LAMENT OF LEGLESS LADY / BALLAD FOR SLUG (house arrest demo)

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lyrics

The one legged lady
Standing out in the rain
The day of her birth but nobody came
Except for a slug trailing on the window pane
The one legged lady lives a life of shame


The lady was born under a Taurus moon
She yearned for pleasure she yearned to be soothed
Outside in the rain
A horizon of dark and blue
The slug on the window said to her
I’ve got something for you

He offered her powders
He offered her treats
The one legged lady was glad to concede

The sky above revealed gleaming stars
on the moon a rabbit, a man on mars
The lady felt distant
But in a nice way
Everything felt beautiful
The day of her sad birthday

Lady and slug took a train to the coast
They walked by the beach surrounded by ghosts
The tide was low but the waves felt huge
She looked to the slug, confessed, I think I’ve found my muse

In a field of flowers
The two laid and talked
To trees and leaves and roots and bugs and
Explored each other

The lady was crying
She had done a bad thing
For Treats and moons and bugs and grass
Are forbade by the king

Stars and skies and sun and clouds
And distant feelings and zoning out
men on mars and talking plants
And loving something but a man

But slug had shown her what could be
A world with nothing but the things
She yearned so desperately before
Were right outside the door
The fairies danced above the two
The mushrooms swinging in the plume
She glanced around taken aback
The world was fading slowly black

Soon raindrops began to fall
One legged lady awoke in the wet grass
surrounded by the royal guard
She searched for slug but only saw
The remnants of shell beneath a shoe
They shouted lady, don’t you know that
Treats and moons and bugs and grass
Are forbade by the king

Stars and skies and sun and clouds
And distant feelings and zoning out
men on mars and talking plants and

Warm slithers about your chest
A slimy kiss beneath the stars
A love dart speared between your heart

The Gastropodial affair
The way her touched her hair
She grasped her way to the edge
Towards rocky cliffs and roaring waves
Which spoke in a familiar way
Her body flew towards the sea

God allows powder treats and
Stars and skies and sun and clouds
And distant feelings and zoning out
men on mars and talking plants and
Warm slithers about your chest
A slimy kiss beneath the stars
A love dart speared within your heart
matrimonial affairs between
a slug and a girl with one leg
could never happen here
I love you so much dear

credits

released May 27, 2018
Song: Chloé Bender
Vocals: Chloé Bender
Bass guitar: Chloé Bender
Acetaminophen bottle: Chloé Bender
Guitar: Ethan Gathy
Loving moral support: Ethan Gathy

Track art by Chloé Bender

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