Ebony and The Monster

 

In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week, which is a week that’s very close to my heart, I wanted to share a little song I wrote a while back. It’s about my inner Monster, who I have come to know very well.

Live recording.
Piano and vocal – Ebony Buckle
Recording by Nick Burns

Lyrics:

She fell apart day by day
And week by week in silence
And in the dark a monster stirred
And fed upon her silence.

A blue tint vase and chorus shoes
And flowers in her hair.
She closed her eyes and held her breath
And wished for it to care.

But all her blood was running cold
And she could only run
And push and push at he who loved
Until they both were done.

And then this beast did something odd
This sucker-out of life
This parasite fell to its knees
And handed her a knife.

“I have hurt you far too much
And you are all too young
I only wanted someone else
To put warmth in my lungs.”

She knelt before this fearsome creature
Cradled face with hand.
She gently took the knife from him and
Placed it in the sand.

“You are not the one to blame
For all this dark and fury
I made you thus and here you are
In all your cruelest glory”

She looked at it and it at her
And hand in hand they turned
And walked away in to the world
And where they touched
It burned.