Gravedigger’s Ode

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Guest Musicians

Casey Erdmann (vocals)


Lyrics

For the lover of the moonless night ~ Finding their way in the world gone dark ~ Whose gravity holds us and keeps us from flight ~ Whose madness consumes the song of the lark ~ For the lover play, play guitar play ~ For the artist lost in utopian dreamscapes ~ Painted beyond the reach of this mortal coil ~ Always shell-shocked by all of her heartache ~ She’s always on the losing end of all man’s toils ~ For the artist play, play guitar play ~ For the soldier lifeless on foreign field ~ Slain by pointless lines drawn in the sand ~ Truth covered up never to be revealed ~ Freedom desecrated in a desert wasteland ~ For the soldier play, play guitar play ~ For the politician of the divided states ~ Polarizing this nation, then cleaving her in twain ~ Failing to heed the spinner of fate ~ He runs headlong into the impending rain ~ For the politician play, play guitar play ~ For the raven that cast his shadow upon ~ The sanctimonious corrupt in vanity’s hold ~ Feeding on their bloated carrion ~ They’re just flesh and bone that were bought and sold ~ For the raven play, play guitar play ~ For the digger of graves when the hole is his own ~ Break the cold hard ground with irony’s blade ~ Silence that hollow rattle o’ bones ~ Lay him down in the earth with his rusted spade ~ For the digger of graves, play guitar play ~ For the digger of graves, play guitar play