Aaron's Song

from 2020 Songs Rough Cuts by Cat Faber

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

     

about

This was written for Marie Brennan's latest book Turning Darkness Into Light. Large portions of it are about the translation of a lost epic poem and toward the end one character writes a poem to another; I have taken the liberty of looting bits of both and combining them.

lyrics

Honesty should be her due
My lack she’ll surely freely chart
That I made profit of her art
And every word of it is true
Though darkness like a curtain sway
Before her brilliance it must part
As she has entered in my heart
Through gates that cannot bar her way

The wings that span the sky of night
The wings that span the sky of day
The mind that thrills to change’s kiss
And thwarts the crown of the abyss
The eyes that lift to see the light
The hands that gave a voice to clay.

It was for knowledge first and last
The legends and the tales of old
The truth she valued more than gold
And all the treasures of the past
And though I’m well rewarded yet
The richer gem the rivers hold
A treasure-house, whose walls enfold
Gold and lapis, emerald, jet.

The wings that span the sky of night
The wings that span the sky of day
The mind that thrills to change’s kiss
And thwarts the crown of the abyss
The eyes that lift to see the light
The hands that gave a voice to clay.

So if I vanish in my sleep,
Bid her when my deeds are shown
To walk the winding streets of bone
To heights that reign above the deep.
She’ll have the fame that brilliance brings
Once her work and name are known
Though I, of all, will stand alone
Outside the shelter of her wings

credits

from 2020 Songs Rough Cuts, released January 25, 2020

license

tags

about

Cat Faber Tennessee

I write music about science fiction and fantasy subjects, commonly referred to as "filk."

I write much faster than I can record. Recent songs may be found at my website--the URL is given below.

contact / help

Contact Cat Faber

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this track or account

Cat Faber recommends:

If you like Cat Faber, you may also like: