Not Happening

from 2020 Songs Rough Cuts by Cat Faber

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Inspired by events in The Red Death podcast. (It has been a while since I listened to this episode so hopefully I am not too off base.)


Not Happening. (Ignacia’s Song)
Lyrics and melody by Cat Faber 2020

Now I have joined the Order, your plans you would unfold
This guardian’s no stranger; I know this man of old.
I am glad to have his aid here, our efforts to combine,
But I cannot be a healer and trade his life for mine.

He says he’s done such evil, that all his rights are spent.
To give his life in service, he says he is content.
I don’t care if he is willing, the gift I must decline;
I cannot be a healer and trade his life for mine.

You tell me he’s an Arrow and meant these risks to take,
That no one likes to think it, but sometimes arrows break;
The world lies in the balance, and blood may flow like wine;
But I cannot be a healer and trade his life for mine

I don’t care if I am learning, nor yet if I am young.
It’s not in resignation I nod and hold my tongue
I am not going to argue, about some grand design.
I cannot be a healer, and trade his life for mine.


from 2020 Songs Rough Cuts, released January 25, 2020




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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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