The ArchArkana

by Child Mercury

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A work in progress.

Songs inspired by the Major Arcana of the traditional Tarot.

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released March 19, 2016

All songs written and performed by Child Mercury.
Recorded and produced 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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Track Name: The Mendicant
Golden Rays from the Sky Above,
With every step pf my way.
At my heels is a yapping dog,
But I don't understand what it wants to say.

Not a care in the World have I,
'Neath the amber Dome of the Sheltering Sky.
My Worldly Goods in a bindle bag,
That's all held fast with a clasp of brass.

Just a travelling Mendicant,
Are you going the same way as I?
The Joker of the Pack.
Are you going the same way as I?
Just follow me on my path.

On my head is a crown of green,
Nature's Kingdom and Nature's Son.
From my wreath comes a feather of red,
for the animal that runs in my veins.

A puff of air propels my weary way,
I simply follow the North-Western gale.
I'm known by many names across the land,
Nemo's my name and Zero's my game.

Just a travelling Mendicant,
Are you going the same way as I?
The Joker of the Pack.
Are you going the same way as I?
Just follow me on my path.
Track Name: The Old Man on the Mountain
You come to me, full of hate,
And I don't know what to tell you.
I struggle to find,
I struggle to find,
The words that are able
To quench the fires of your anger.

You come to me, heavy with sorrow,
And I can't find you peace of mind.
I search my soul to see,
I search my soul to see,
An image to help you illuminate your mind.

Lay them by the fires,
They're not what you need.
Nothing is real.
And if nothing is real,
Everything is permitted.

You come to me, poisoned with envy,
A yearning for the things you've never had.
You purchase trinkets here,
You purchase trinkets there,
Searching for something to fill you inner void.

You come to me, burdened by your guilt,
But words alone won't absolve you.
We urge you to let go,
We urge you to let go,
You're always conspiring to complicate you own lives.


Lay them by the fires,
They're not what you need.
Nothing is real.
And if nothing is real,
Everything is permitted.