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The Lost King of the Lyre

This song is by A Dream Of Poe and appears on the album The Mirror of Deliverance (2011).

Rotten and scarlet death
At night when I go to see him
White hair of cinnamon smell
On dusty chambers of ancient lore
Locked behind Death's door

The venom in his scream fills my song
As the voice fades away
The sun sets on our hearts
Deep down in Victorian fire
I still play lost tales on his lyre

So lift your wine and tear
Lit the candle of despair
Doomed to wander forever deep
On woods where ghouls never sleep

May you lay a bottle of green death
At the stone of his grave
So the flowers of evil may blossom
From our graven pain at winter

I'd be the patron of lyre and solitude
On his castle of gravel
I'd be the queen of silence
Forever a necrologic navel

May you come every year
Traveler from a pure and enchanted land
With Cognac and flowers on your hand
To lay a black lotus on our eyes
As my heart gently dies

I'll dry my flesh on October leaves
Beg seven coins for the boat of ghosts
Travel in dreams and song into his decay
As I rot myself day by day

Let me fade into this soil
Deep into my King's arms
Let me toil the dirt
And disperse the shards of my existence