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Inspired by the Red Death Podcast and specifically the character of Agnes, played by Clio Yun-Su Davis.


Skeptic’s Song
Lyrics and melody by Cat Faber 2020
Inspired by Agnes, played by Clio Yun Su Davis in The Red Death

My father once answered my childish appeal
I’ll read you a book, with the choice up to you
Will you have fables, or hear something real?
I thought and I told him “I want what is true.”

This was my compass and this was my star
My guide to the universe since I was small
To follow the answers, no matter how far;
Skeptic, who valued the truth above all.

I know that I’m always the one who objects
To mystics and mediums groaning on cue;
But finding the cause of the magic’s effects
It always turned out to be forces I knew.

Till faced with a being of malice and pride
That I knew couldn’t be, but regardless perceived
Certainty faltered and struggled and died
I saw, and I fell, and I broke, ...and believed.

How do I build when there’s nowhere to stand
Undone by the truth I am driven to know
Logic’s a knife that has turned in my hand
But however I bleed, still I cannot let go.

At the end of the road I have walked since my youth
With confidence shattered and certainty dead
To be true to the child who demanded the truth.
I must go in the end where the answers have led

This was my compass and this was my star
The faith I’d still hold if I only knew how
To follow the answers, no matter how far;
Skeptic no more, tell me, who am I now?


from 2020 Songs Rough Cuts, released January 25, 2020




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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