Somebody Is Waiting

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This song was inspired by a role-playing game.

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Somebody is waiting
lyrics and music by Catherine Faber, 1999

I have heard the song that every prisoner knows
How death is only freedom in her working clothes
Between my death and freedom lies a hell of a toll
Somebody is waiting to eat my soul.

Now every time I falter, in danger's face
Behind the door of death I hear a voice saying grace
Make my shroud a napkin and my coffin a bowl
Somebody is waiting to eat my soul.

So call me a coward but I can't forget
That I am always working without a net.
Silverware is gleaming, there is wine, and a roll
Somebody is waiting to eat my soul

I did the gods a favor by the river banks
And they left a little gift by way of saying thanks
Never touch a god, not with a twenty foot pole;
Somebody is waiting to eat my soul.

I have heard the song that every prisoner knows
How death is only freedom in her working clothes
Between my death and freedom lies a hell of a toll
Somebody is waiting to eat my soul.

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from The King's Lute, released July 28, 2012

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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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