Paradox in Paradise

Paradox in Paradise

Roel van Veldt's picture

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Thank you Stephen for your deep and rich lyrics! Smile

§ Roel

Lyrics: 

Stephen Wordsmith

Inside a vast and timeless land
There lies a single grain of sand
Beside it, deep in lifeless sleep
Are piled a thousand in a heap

Then, on the east wind, flies a rook
And takes a grain in talon's crook
From off this sandy hillock's crown
And by the hermit, lays it down

A grain of truth, a mound of lies
A paradox in paradise

And with each thousandth new year's tick
The ageless rook repeats his trick
Until at last, upon the beach
Lie two sets of five hundred each

A grain of truth, a mound of lies
A paradox in paradise

Til finally, his work now done
The rook flies east into the sun
A thousand grains could then be found
That never did become a mound
And by its side, a pile sits dumb,
Consisting of one single crumb!

A grain of truth, a mound of lies
A paradox in paradise

For one grain cannot make a mound
But where a thousand more are found
With every mote you take away
The pinnacle remains to stay
From lofty peak to single grain
Just how long does the pile remain?

A grain of truth, a mound of lies
A paradox in paradise



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metalfoot's picture

Lovely tune and great job conveying this lyric, Roel!