Allegory

Download 2000 Version from "Soft Taco"

Download 1993 Version from "Beowulf: The Rock Opera"

Each of us is the hero of the sun,
Each of us the deadly mistletoe.
Each of us is the rainbow guardian
Each of us the winter fire we bury in the snow.

Whoa... the sun is sinking low
But baby, time is not the only,
The only one who's leaving.
Whoa... but everywhere I go
I'll take some comfort in the knowledge
Calliope's still breathing!

Da da da da....

Each of us is the soldier who abandons his own king,
Each of us the friendly trubadour.
Each of us is the god or gods about which men will sing
Each of us our own device, an extended metaphor.

Whoa... we struggle to restore
The closet poetry of childhood,
The epic of transcendence.
Whoa... it seems so long ago
But what's a century of waiting
For terminal dependence

Whoa... the sun is sinking low
But baby, time is not the only,
The only one who's leaving.
Whoa... but everywhere I go
I'll take some comfort in the knowledge
Calliope's still breathing!
Still breathing...


(1993 version:
Jon Greenlee - drums, bass, lead guitar, additional vocals
Park Krausen - additional vocals
2000 version:
Jon Greenlee - drums, lead guitar, additional vocals)

Copyright 1993 Zach London

Hard Taco Radio

Discography