Doorway In The Pines

by Cat Faber

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This is about a podcast that has been seriously preying on my mind; The Adventure Zone (the Amnesty Arc.) This is a song I wrote for Duck Newton, who is one of the characters; it's the best one to introduce the show (so far) so I'm uploading it first.
I'm trying to upgrade my mandolin chops which means I keep writing stuff I can only barely play; if it makes it on an album I will do better.

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Doorway In the Pines (Duck’s Song)
lyrics and melody by Cat Faber 2019

When your life was laid before you,
Known and named, straight as any arrow shaft,
You complained that it was scripted,
Sought out change; Lord how fortune must’ve laughed.
Now your life spins out on strange and twisted lines,
Around a doorway in the pines…

Two worlds touch like bubbles,
And it’s likely one is going to disappear,
While their junction summons monsters
Who regard you with a very human fear,
As your life spins out in choices fate designs,
Around a doorway in the pines…

You would burn a world to ash
To win the forest that you guard another day,
And now your only hope and greatest fear
Are those who feel the self same way.
As your life spins out as random chance aligns
Around a doorway in the pines…

But in this desperate struggle your old certainties
Are shattered like a reed,
Your power and your purpose smashed to flinders
In your hour of greatest need…

You are warden of the forest
And you know it from the river to the scarp.
You aren’t what you were,
But we may find a broken sword can still be sharp--
As your life spins out where mist and moonlight shines
Around a doorway in the pines…

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released February 9, 2019
written, played, sung, recorded and mixed by Cat Faber, 2019

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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.

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