She was the picture of beauty and grace

He bottled her magic and fixed her in place

His music was written all over her face



He mined her perfection and chipped it away,

reducing his lover to poems and paint

As his gaze grew distorted his subject grew faint



Howling, Eurydice covers her face

as we carry her off to the vanishing place

Shuddering, Orpheus opens his eyes

A look nullifies her,

he blinks and it flies her

away…



His tributes were clumsy and tainted by lust

Her features were blunted and cold to the touch

She covered his failures with lipstick and blush



He’d harvest the melodies caught in her throat

He’d belch out the rhythm and raise her a toast

Of all his abortions, he loved her the most



Howling, Eurydice covers her face

as we carry her off to the vanishing place

Shuddering, Orpheus opens his eyes

A look nullifies her,

he blinks and it flies her

away…




Lyrics submitted by jmburge

Orpheus song meanings
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