"Ebony and the monster"
This beautiful piece of music was contributed by Ebony Buckle.
Ebony contacted me after coming across the Making Magic From Monsters online course. She had written these lyrics a couple of years ago but had not recorded the track. The #mindmonsters project inspired her to lay down this live performance, and we couldn't be more thrilled!
Read the lyrics below.
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"Ebony and the monster" - the lyrics
She fell apart day by day
And week by week in silence
And in the dark a monster stirred
And fed upon her kindness.
A blue tint vase and chorus shoes
And flowers in her hair.
She closed her eyes and held her breath
And wished for it to care.
But all her blood was running cold
And she could only run
And push and push at he who she loved
Until they both were done.
And then this beast did something odd
This sucker-out of life
This parasite fell to its knees
And handed her a knife.
"I have hurt you far too much
And you are all too young
I only wanted someone else
To put warmth in my lungs."
She knelt before this fearsome creature
Cradled face with hand.
She gently took the knife from him and
Placed it in the sand.
"You are not the one to blame
For all this dark and fury
I made you thus and here you are
In all your cruellest glory"
She looked at it and it at her
And hand in hand they turned
And walked away into the world
And where they touched
We don't need to slay our monsters. These aspects of self can bring us creativity, connection, success and so much more. We just have to make friends with them first.