25 Oct 2019

We Are 138 #53 - 138 Second Siren

On a beach, in a place beautiful and lost
A wanderer wanders but does not know the cost
What will happen if he steps into that water?
His life over barely a century quarter

A beautiful bay, somewhere to stay, a glorious day
From the water he hears a weird noise,
It stops him in his way
Until it doesn’t
It draws him in
A siren, burning sin
As soon as his foot breaks through the waters edge
The 7 foot long tail of this monster accepts his pledge
Pulls him in
Three inch needle teeth win
A beautiful bay, somewhere to stay, a glorious day
A most hideous creature
It stops him in his way
It took him one hundred and thirty eight seconds to realise the cost
On a beach, in a place beautiful and lost

I’m Damon Springthorpe the songwriter/lyricist from rock band Broken Looking Glass, this is inspired by a picturesque waterfall pond area I found in Scotland and have never been able to find again.

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