Forbidden Duet

from by Miller Carr



Monk wandered off alone
Out into the heat
Trouble's always looking for an easy way out
And feeling like a cheat
Monk came down to your parlor
Unhurried by his doom
He wants to watch your little rosebud bloom

Pushed back in the corner
Sand was falling through the glass
The birdie on your shoulder
Said "It's never gonna last"
"Well who put thoughts like those into your head?"
"Everybody's got them" that's what you said
"Now set your boots down by the bed"

Monk lit a roman candle
And placed it on the floor
The figurines on your mantle
Their eyes fixed on the door
Rose water on your neck
Honey on your breath
Your temple to protect

These walls are closing in on you with memories
Of all the times you struggled to forget
The very thing that brought you to your knees
When you were young
A forbidden duet

Monk was looking out your window
You were blowing on the fire
Under your kimono
The palace of desire
Shadows on the wall
Dancing in the moonlight
You could forget it all
You could forget it all
You could forget it all


from Trickster In Exile, track released June 21, 2015



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