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Fallen Creature - single

by The Icebergs

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“Fallen Creature” speaks to the myth of Persephone, who was abducted by Hades and became queen of the underworld, goddess of vegetation/nature. Persephone embodies the conflicting desires humans exhibit balancing passion and duty, bound to live in both the dark and the light. Descartes claimed that people have free will, and that is why we deserve praise or blame for our actions; but we are drawn to certain people and experiences whether we like it or not, just as Persephone was.

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I am a fallen creature
who knows my way
around the ground
I am a fallen creature
who knows my way
around the ground

I know insects
worms and arachnids
I know silken threads
the stickiness of woven webs
I speak to xylem and phloem
I know where roots come tendril home
I speak to burrowing dwellers
and get the tour of many cellars

I made a promise long ago
gave up the sky to live below
My heart was heavy at that time
now it’s gone and I’m not mine
The price of love is never cheap
but the price of not loving is eternal sleep
The ink of the promise is dripping still
Whoever said we have free will?
Whoever said we have free will?

I’ve been waiting for the ink to dry
and I don’t think it will, ever
Yes, I’ve been waiting for the ink to dry
and I don’t think it will, ever
I’ve been waiting for the ink to dry
and I don’t think it will, ever dry
dry, dry dry dry

Nothing quite lays
like the moon on the water,
a thousand bright pieces
left from the sun’s slaughter
And I wish I could follow you
I wish I could follow you, follow you

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released September 27, 2019

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