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Mammongammon

from Mammongammon (Single) by Alexander Dove

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A firefly dies of living fifteen hours,
a toy house crumbles after two years' time;
on his bed of golden eggs and flattened flowers,
the fox sleeps soundly in his den of crime.

Self-serving, unswerving,
all-craving, feasting, saving,
feeds his brothers, eats his lovers,
Son of Mammon gets his scam on.

A seeker scribbles on a barren board
and turns his talent to a demon's toy
to heap more riches on the master's hoard,
and loves the other in the one's employ.

Self-serving, unswerving,
all-craving, feasting, saving,
feeds his brothers, eats his lovers,
Son of Mammon gets his sham on.

He drives his warhorse at the needle's eye
revising heaven with his every breath
in self-made virtue; and with every lie
he pours oblation to the second death.
And Earth though full of those who know the way,
weeps in silence at her slow decay.

Self-serving, unswerving,
all-craving, feasting, saving,
feeds his brothers, eats his lovers,
Son of Mammon gets his damn on.

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from Mammongammon (Single), track released January 1, 2011
Written and performed by Alexander Dove.
Backing Vocals: Hana Zegeye, Iain Dove Lempke

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Alexander Dove Minneapolis, Minnesota

Alexander Dove is a songwriter, poet, and composer, who also plays in the traditional Celtic folk group Dòrain. Alexander Dove is used or more-or-less solo or self-directed work, regardless of genre. Published writings are under the name Alexander Dove Lempke. ... more

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