The Mendicant

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about

Besides looking for an excuse to use my newly acquired banjo in a recording, the main inspiration for this song and lyrics came from The Fool trump card.
Traditionally, The Fool is card "0" of the Major Arcana. It stands for no-thing, from which all things have their source.
It represents the beginning of the journey of life.
It also represents the emptiness full of infinite potential.
It is divine consciousness.
Therefore, it is a holy fool.

My hope is that this will be the first of many Tarot inspired tracks.

lyrics

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.

credits

from The ArchArkana, track released April 3, 2014
Sun in Aries, Moon in Leo.

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

Special thanks to Neil Ó Briain for helping me acquire an affordable banjo.

This song is dedicated to all travellers and seekers.
It is also dedicated Brendan and Patrick Balson, two fellow seekers on the path.

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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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