Pygmalion

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Pygmalion
(©Peter Reid)

Pygmalion looked out the window…
Up to the softening sky,
Pygmalion looked down to the waters…
Above which the gulls flew and cried…
Pygmalion made a fine statue,

And that much is very well known
Pygmalion looked down to the waters,
And read his reflection as stone…

Pygmalion, all of those hours
You spent for your ossified bride
Pygmalion all of those hours
Have turned your own self petrified…

And in the moment he looked in the waters,
And saw his own self petrified…
So he remains to this day by the window,
And behind him his stiffening bride…

Pygmalion, look at you now!
And look at your body of stone!
Oh, what a price to pay…
Oh, what a way to be.

Pygmalion became what he made and loved!
That much may be not so well known…
And forever he’ll stare out the window…
And forever his wife like a bone…...

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from Pair Of Rogues, released February 15, 2018
Writing, vocals, guitar by Pete Reid, violin by Kirri Buchler, additional vocal by Steph Brett.

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Pete Lyrebird Melbourne, Australia

Pete Lyrebird has been everywhere but belongs to no place. He has bound himself to a stone carved in the vague image of an ancient troubadour... From here he creates songs for our own times. Nice to have you drop by, traveller.

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