Wednesday, April 23, 2008

281 : 1/16/99 : Sanctum Sanctorum

There is a chamber in stone
Some things are better left alone
My god the way the time has flown
Time for harvesting what seeds were sown
In the Sanctum Sanctorum
The ancient of days takes tea with great decorum
Just as it was in the days of the forum
Human hands tore them down but angels will restore them
The cognoscenti descend to ask
When will you quit your crypt and take your task
in hand open the flask
reveal yourself remove the mask
The ancient only laughs and sings
Are humans still such reckless beings
Obsessed with pride and shiny things
You know a lot but the truth still stings
Back to sunshine I count the clock
You'll have other plans by the third crow of the cock
I'll take tea while you take stock
Time moves so slowly down here in the rock

You can read an explanation of the origin of these lyrics here
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