Swan Song for Faust

by Child Mercury

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Inspired by the legend of Faust, the scholar who sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his worldly dreams to come true.
This song is about the moment when he realizes his spiritually fatal mistake.
To me this song also represents how much of ourselves we compromise for worldly success, in smaller ways. How much of our true nature we hide away to be accepted by the rest of society. How much of our true inner dreams we sacrifice for the sake of material or mundane comfort.

A project that was started almost 9 years ago, and is only now seeing completion. Needless to say, it was a project I felt strongly about for a long time!
The lyrics and the basic melody were created then, but has undergone many changes as a result of my influences and experience since then.

Dedicated to Grey Muldoon, and Tomo Morita, who are as different as night and day, and shed their light to illuminate my music, to varying results.

lyrics

I figured it out,
I figured it out,
I found my last minute prize.

I've lost my way,
I've lost my way,
I've halted my Memphitic rise.

And what have I gained?
And what have I learned?
Happiness feigned.
When's it my turn?

What profit to a man,
If he gains the whole world,
And loses his immortal soul?

I traded all in,
I traded all in,
For my Luciferian Politic Design.

And now it's all gone,
This dream is all gone,
A hundred thousand years left behind.

And what have I gained?
And what have I learned?
Happiness feigned.
When's it my turn?

What profit to a man,
If he gains the whole world,
And loses his immortal soul?
(Matthew 16:26)

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released 23 August 2015
Sun in Leo, Moon in Sagittarius.

Written and Performed by Child Mercury.
Produced by Kid Mercury at The Star Chamber, Kagoshima, Japan.

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Child Mercury Kagoshima, Japan

A repository for the musical/magickal projects of Gaze Santos, musician/magickian of the Hodic Sphere.
He is an aspiring multi-instrumentalist with folk and psychedelic leanings.
Originally hails from Canada, he currently resides in the land of the rising sun, also known as Japan.
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