A million mushrooms fill the field
Where marchers' bodies lately fell
For marchers, marching heavy-heeled
Release more spores, that march as well

Across the twilit charnel ground
And over long-bewildered farms
Through palaces, where not a sound is heard
Though there should be alarms

But winter comes and only ice
Is crushed beneath the marching feet
In all the land, where once was rice
There now is nothing fit to eat

except mushrooms, which nourish not
the body, nourish not the mind
And often poison
eating rot, the marchers march
insane and blind


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    General CommentLike every song from the CD Tragic Treasure, this is an allusion to one of the books, in this case Grim Grotto. More specifically, the Medusoid Myceluim, which is highly poisous, releasing spores that quickly develop in closed and humid spaces, such as inside the human body.
    Its a hymn to the menace which becomes quite bothersom after book 11.
    Aryallinon April 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA-bomb , much?
    aropeofsandon October 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentQuite hard to know what this means... Maybe From the book Grim Grotto??
    Azurethon March 26, 2007   Link

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