Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper
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Illusions

daisy_knotwise went to take a nap, so I picked up a riff that I'd found the other night and went after the song that I had a pretty good hunch was hanging around behind it.

You remember that I've been having a musical creep up on me for a while? Recently, I finally got around to writing the song for the heroine of the piece. I knew that there was a song lurking out there for our hero to sing shortly after that, but it was a matter of actually writing it.

And here it is:

Words and Music: Bill Roper
Copyright 2006

Illusions

Power is illusion that whispers in the wind
Seeking to take my confusion
And lead me to battles I can't hope to win.
In moonlight glowing softly, in starlight I can see
Patterns there waiting for shaping
To take you and hold you and bind you to me.

I have fought half a lifetime
To hold back the night,
So how could this time be the right time
To turn to a thing that I'd fight?

Power calls for payment, but the price can be too high,
For the price I have paid to defend you
Has left me a ruin and left me a lie.
I see you as you're sleeping, moonlight in your hair.
Not knowing the secret I'm keeping
And knowing you'd run if you dreamt it were there.

I could force you to love me
With patterns of light and of air.
And I look at the moon shine above me
And I know that I can't make you care.

I did not fight the darkness to take what isn't mine,
So please keep on thinking me heartless
And don't take a moment to e'er look behind
This old mask I am wearing that hides a ruined man.
Keep thinking I'm long since past caring
For I know, if you saw, that no girl like you can.
Tags: filk, lyrics, musings
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