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​Labyrinth

This song is by Art Bears and appears on the album Hopes and Fears (1978).

Money bought me,
Lusts made my labour,
Greed sustained me,
I, the manufacturer of Engines
Wrought the union, it was I.
From my inventions
Sprang the offspring who would
Slay his master.

Guilt persuaded me,
Necessity bound me,
Fate took away my will.
I built the cell - the labyrinth
To hold the half-man I had fostered
It was I
Who built the city
To contain him.

Science sustained me,
And time my master.
I acted eventually unbidden.
I gave her the twine, and she he
But the thread that he followed
Was mine from
Beginning to end. Now
I wait for my murder
With a cold heart.