Act 2: Choral Ode 2

from by David Avidor and Nicole V. Gagné

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ACT 2: CHORAL ODE 2

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Fred Frith - voice, keyboards


CHORAL ODE 2
the staggring states of kynges readdy bee to reele

no day doth shine that they might say
to morrow shall wee rule as wee have done to day

what castell strongly buylt is not by fortune brought loe

downe paysed with theyr owne waight the massy things do sinke

the ramperd walles of Troy made weake by wicked warre
are cleane overthrown and broke

that skyrmishe ceases
winding both peoples in the bonds of griefe

theyr teares fall in the dust
that was the bodies of theyr sonnes

and in theyr heartes they hale out to hell
the royall courte the sonnes of Tantalus and theyr broyles

lyghtning first lyghteth on the mounts that are most hy

whose necke is larded best his throate shall first be cut

those Erinnys ever more in proud and hauty houses sit

the thinges of midle sort and of a meane degree
endure above the rest and longest dayes do see

the man of meane estate most happy is of all

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from AGAMEMNON, released September 26, 2012

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