13 Songs About 7 Deadly Sins

Been absent for a few months but not idle! This is the title track of my new album due out at Christmas….

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13 SONGS ABOUT 7 DEADLY SINS

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We lay beneath a ragged ash late one summer’s evening

In the drifting townships, the call to prayer begins

In the valley far below, the musicians at the inn

Were singing thirteen songs about all seven deadly sins

I could smell the apple wood burning on the fire

I could hear their warnings screaming down the wire:

Hold her closer; much closer!

 

Envy! they’re so envious of us!

Prideful? Don’t you be ridiculous!

Why must our love be the ultimate sin?

 

We lay beneath a ragged ash, lost in the moonlight

You can hear the dog-fox bark in the glamour of the headlights

Safe within our silence; shadows in the night

Witching hour has come and gone leaving magical delights

In the valley far below, they’re singing round the fire

We can hear our cadences echo in the choir

Hold her closer; much closer!

 

Slothful? This just isn’t laziness!

Anger: at their unjust craziness

Why must our love be the ultimate sin?

 

We lay beneath a ragged ash in the chorus of the dawn

Messengers of morning creep across their lawns

Mist is on the mountains: calm before the storm

All we have is our sweet love to keep us safe and warm

In the valley far below, musicians at the inn

Are singing 13 songs about seven deadly sins:

Hold her closer; much closer!

 

Hunger? I’m so hungry for your love!

Lustful? Hot blood, cool hand, velvet touch

Why must our love be the ultimate sin?

 

Why do they judge us so harshly? Are they human at all?
Hold her closer; much closer!


(c) 2018 all words,music, instruments and voices by Paul D E  Mitchell

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© mitch 2020
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