Monday, March 17, 2014

COLLAPSE pt. 3 - Gradual

Timur and the Dime Museum will premiere my new piece, COLLAPSE, at REDCAT on March 27-29!

Go to the REDCAT website for tickets

For the days leading up to the premiere, I'll be posting the libretto for COLLAPSE, one song at a time.


COLLAPSE part 3: Gradual
THE HOUSE OF MOLOCH

Born in the house of Moloch, baby
When you grown up you're never going to sleep
Electric lights burn out your eyes
you die right there on your feet

Oh, in the house of Moloch, baby

And all I want and all I need is you
And all I have and all I need is you

Born in the house of Moloch

No one will remember and no one will care
If you were ever even really there
You speak no, See no, hear no evil
You sleep like a baby and mind the steeple

Oh, in the house of Moloch, baby

And all I want and all I need is you
And all I have and all I need is you
Born in the house of Moloch

© 2014 by Daniel Corral

Wikipedia says:
Moloch has been used figuratively in English literature from John Milton's Paradise Lost (1667) to Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" (1955), to refer to a person or thing demanding or requiring a very costly sacrifice.
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