"Ligeia" as written by and Jeffrey Bruce Waters....
I do not remember, where we did meet
Lengthened years have built my mind, memories undeo
Yet with instability one thing stands too clear
Lady perfection, mystery, of whom I shed a tear

Airwoven divinity, mind, soul in victory
Cured of her malady, could this be my lost;
Ligeia

Airwoven divinity, mind, soul in victory
Cured of her malady, could this be my lost;
Ligeia

Sickness fell upon Ligeia, all knew she would die
Midnight came to lay her rest, farewell
Opium dreams, grief-stricken years, I took another bride
Replacing that which I did have, Ligeia why

Airwoven divinity, mind, soul in victory
Cured of her malady, could this be my lost;
Ligeia

Airwoven divinity, mind, soul in victory
Cured of her malady, could this be my lost;
Ligeia

Chronic disease, my luck cursed
My new wife has died

Coming from her bed of death, I thought I heard her cry
Could a corpse cold, stiff, sedate, sob in the bed it lie
Approaching her, I chilled to stone, for it did swiftly rise
I can never be mistaken, there were, they were Ligeia's eyes

Airwoven divinity, mind, soul in victory
Cured of her malady, could this be my lost;
Ligeia

Air woven divinity, tears shed, vitality
Cured of her malady, yet this is my lost;


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"Ligeia" as written by Jeffrey Bruce Waters

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    General CommentThis is all referencing the short story by Poe, "Ligeia," in which a beloved but sickly wife dies, then possesses the man's new wife once he remarries, to the extent that the new wife, Rowena, becomes Ligeia.
    Acey_Deareston January 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentalso it is notable that many phrases and imagery sets in the original storey are preserved in this song.

    however in the short storey and this song there are facts which acey omits. firstly ligea dies of a preculioar malady; rowenna is brought to the point of death by the same disease. The speaker takes a lot of opium and so is worried he is hallucinating; he can't believe his senses- 'could a corpse cold, stiff, sedate, sob in the bed it lie?' but rowenas body metamorphiises into that of ligea before becoming reanimate.
    the painkilleron April 23, 2006   Link

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