The Miseducation of Dr. 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 is an update on the classic story.
This is the story of Faust with first world problems.

This album also marks the long awaited collaboration between Kid Mercury and Child Mercury.

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released July 5, 2016

All songs 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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Track Name: An American Gothic Horror Story
I woke up on the floor,
Found I'd fallen out of bed.
The Pentagrams on the radio,
Suggest I'm better off dead.
I shine the obsidian mirror,
Don't recognize what I see.
What is that ghastly visage,
Staring back at me?

Outside on the street,
The sky a deep blue tease.
But I've got this ominous feeling,
Like the Sword of Damocles.
The American in the newsboy hat,
Attacks me with its eyes.
But if it takes a step too close,
I'll give it an unpleasant surprise.

I can't stop these thoughts inside my head.
They pulsate, fill my heart and soul with dread.
I can't keep these thoughts outside my head.
They pulsate, fill my heart and soul with dread.
Maybe I've just simply lost my mind...

I ran around the corner,
Donning a fresh disguise.
Averting eyes from TV screens,
The feeding trough of lies.
But this is all not happening,
It's all inside my brain.
American Gothic Horror Stories,
Driving me insane!

I can't stop these thoughts inside my head.
They pulsate, fill my heart and soul with dread.
I can't keep these thoughts outside my head.
They pulsate, fill my heart and soul with dread.
Maybe I've just simply lost my mind...
Track Name: Swan Song for Faust
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)