Ambling Toward the Unknown 11

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DEVIL IN THE WOODS

I
STRAIGHT ARROW SAN MARCO MONK RAILS AGAINST THE WICKED AND PROFANE,
 “GODLESS ART LEADS TO SIN AND SHAME” OR SO IT IS SAID.
THERE’S CHAOS IN THE STREETS, MADNESS RULES SOCIETY,
BLOOD AND LUST RUNNING RAMPANT, THERE’S NO SPIRITUAL DIGNITY

II
PADRE RECLAIMS THE STREETS FEEDS THE HUNGRY AND THE POOR,
BANISHES GAMBLING KNAVES AND CRIES OUT:  “COME TO MY LORD!”
ROUNDS UP THE RED LIPPED GIRLS, CALLS THE SISTERS TO HIS SIDE
“ONLY PIETY AND FAITH WILL CASTE YOUR SINS TO THE SKY”

CHORUS
THERE’S A DEVIL IN THE WOODS, CALLS OUT MY NAME
BECKONING AND PLEADING FOR MY DEEP ETERNAL FLAME
BEHIND EACH TREE THERE, LIES TEMPTATION AND LUST
PROMISING SALVATION FOR THE WEAK AMONG US

III
HOPE SPRINGS OUT OF THE PAIN, SO WE LOOK THE OTHER WAY
IT’S NOBODY’S BUSINESS, FATHER HAS HIS WAYS
HE BURNS BOOKS IN PIAZZAS, BURNS CANVASS, BURNS ART
IT’S THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES, REPLACE HEATHENS WITH THE LORD.

IV
GOOD BYE DONATELLO, ADIEU BOCCACCIO
“THEY DON’T SPEAK TO GOD YOU KNOW THEIR WORK TAKES HUMAN FORM”
“THERE’S ONLY ONE TRUTH, THERE’S ONLY ONE STORY
NOW BOW TO GOD AND SAY HIS WORD…WE’LL RISE UP IN GLORY

REPEAT CHORUS

V
MY NAME’S FRANCESCO, LOVER OF ANTIQUITY
I YEARN FOR POETRY AND ART…LOVE BOTTICELLI
LIVING WORDS ON PARCHMENT, ANCIENT THOUGHTS FOR THE EYE
THE GREATEST VIOLENCE IS THE LOOTING OF OUR HUMANITY

VI
“PADRE, YOU MAY SPEAK FOR GOD, BUT DOES HE KNOW WHAT YOU SAY
YOU’RE VENGEFUL AND DESTRUCTIVE,…CRUEL IN MANY WAYS
YOU HIDE BEHIND YOUR SHROUD AND ROBES AS TYRANTS OFTEN DO
I WILL WALK THROUGH FIRE AND FLAME TO SHOW THEM THE TRUTH”

REPEAT CHORUS

VII
FRANCSECO Y TERRAGNI, MATTEO Y CESARE
WALK SOFTLY ON THEIR WAY TO PIAZZA DELLA SIGNORE
DEFY FLAME AND FIRE, IN THE FACE OF RIDICULE
FIGHTING PIOUS FICTION WITH ETERNAL TRUTH, YOU ABOUT TO GET YOURS

VIII
IT’S THE TALE OF THE TYRANT, PLAYING TO THE GULLIBLE
CASTS RELIGIOUS SCREED TO SNARE THE VULNERABLE
BEHIND EACH PIOUS SERMON, BETWEEN THE PSALMIC TRUTHS
THERE IS A VENGEFUL SPIRIT, EVEN THE LORD WOULD FIND ABSURD

REPEAT CHORUS

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Song by Steven G. Mednick © 2007 Steven G. Mednick/Prospect Hill Words and Music

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