TIN ANGEL







TIN ANGEL





it was late last night when the boss came home

to a deserted mansion and a desolate throne

servant said boss the ladyís gone

she left this morning just before dawn

you got something then to tell me tell it to me man

come to the point as straight as you can

old Henry Lee chief of the clan

came riding through the woods and took her by the hand

the boss he lay back flat on his bed

he cursed the heat and he clutched his head

he pondered the future of his fate

to wait another day would be far too late

go fetch me my coat and my tie

and the cheapest labour that money can buy

saddle me up my buckskin mare

if you see me go by put up a prayer

well they rode all night and they rode all day

eastward Ďlong on the broad highway

his spirit was tired and his vision was bent

his men deserted him and onward he went

he came to a place where the light was dull

his forehead pounding in his skull

heavy heart was racked with pain

insomnia raging in his brain

well he threw down his helmet and his cross handle sword

he renounced his faith he denied his Lord

crawled on his belly put his ear to the wall

one way or another put an end to it all

he leaned down cut the electric wire

stared into the flames and he snorted the fire

peered through the darkness caught a glimpse of the two

it was hard to tell for certain who was who

he lowered himself down on a golden chain

his nerves were quickening every vein

his knuckles were bloody he sucked in the air

he ran his fingers through his greasy hair

they looked at each other and their glasses clinked

one single unit inseparably linked

got a strange premonition there's a man close by

don't worry about him he wouldn't harm a fly

from behind the curtain the boss crossed the floor

he moved his feet and he bolted the door

shadows hiding the lines in his face

with all the nobility of an ancient race

she turned she was startled with a look of surprise

with the hatred that could hit the skies

you're a reckless fool I can see it in your eyes

to come this way was by no means wise

get up stand up you greedy lipped wench

and cover your face or suffer the consequence

you are making my heart feel sick

put your clothes back on double quick

silly boy you think me a saint

I'll listen no more to your words of complaint

you've given me nothing but the sweetest lies

now hold your tongue and feed your eyes

Iíd have given you the stars and the planets too

but what good would these things to you

bow the heart if not the knee

or never again this world youíll see

oh please let not your heart be cold

this man is dearer to me than gold

oh my dear you must be blind

he's a gutless ape with a worthless mind

you've had your way too long with me

now its me whoíll determine how things shall be

try to escape he cussed and cursed

you'll have to try to get passed me first

I dare not let your passion rule

you think my heart the heart of a fool

and you sir you can not deny

you made a monkey of me what and for why

Iíll have no more of this insulting chat

the devil can have you I'll see to that

look sharp or step aside

or in the cradle you'll wish you died

the gun went boom and the shot rang clear

first bullet grazed his ear

second ball went right straight in

and he bent in the middle like a twisted pin

he crawled to the corner and he lowered his head

he gripped the chair and he grabbed the bed

it would take more than needle and thread

bleeding from the mouth he's as good as dead

youíve shot my husband down you fiend

husband what husband what the hell do you mean

he was man of strife a man of sin

I cut him down and I threw him to the wind

hear this she said with angry breath

you too shall meet the Lord of death

it was I who brought your soul to life

and she raised her robe and she drew out a knife

his face was hard and caked with sweat

his arms ached and his hands were wet

you're a murderous queen and bloody wife

if you don't mind Iíll have the knife

we're two of a kind and our blood runs hot

but we're no way similar in body or thought

all husbands are good men is all I know

then she pierced him to the heart and his blood did flow

his knees went limp and he reached for the door

his doom was sealed he slipped to the floor

he whispered in her ear this is all your fault

my fighting days have come to a halt

she touched his lips and kissed his cheek

he tried to speak but his breath was weak

you died for me now Iíll die for you

she put the blade to her heart and she ran it through

all three lovers together in a heap

thrown into the grave forever to sleep

funeral torches blazed away

through the towns and the villages all night and all day








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"TIN ANGEL" was released in September 2012 on the album
"Tempest", which had been recorded in the beginning of 2012.