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Diary of a Blind Madman

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nanowrimo 2010
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Bringer of Dreams

He enters, evil, the bringer of dreams
And stalks to his place where candlelight streams.
The table's set for a feast of renown,
The servers pale in their shimmering gowns.


The lord of dreams is feasting
On the minds of men asleep.

Gathered round him ancient nightmare shadows
Cast reflections on minds in sleeping's throes.
Men twist beneath the baleful blades of fear
And call out night terrors that all may hear.


The lord of dreams is feasting
On the minds of men asleep.

His glistening blood-cup is raised on high
He quaffs it with a bold demonic sigh.
It drains and souls of men turn cold and dark
And dying spirits give up their last spark.


The lord of dreams is feasting
on the minds of men asleep.

The dawn is coming slow but yet apace
Dreamlord pulls his hood o'er his ghastly face.
The night-feast is ended - terror has flown
Men wake to the day - are no more alone.


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The imagery of this reminds me very much of early songs by the group Magnum.
Here are two examples - Lords of Chaos and The Bringer

Lords of Chaos

Riders of the night are screaming hard above my heels
Princely lord of chaos forges black and fiery wheels
And the mother of the earth is being widowed in my sight
Father of deception, using wrong instead of right

And the moon overshadows the sun
And the masters of war carry on
While the fools and the jokers make fun
Ooh, see them run

Sister of illusion, bend and follow in their mould
Brother of opinion, just remember what you're told
Not a weapon in a traitor's hand will harm you twice as bad
Forests of indifference guaranteed to make you mad!

And the moon overshadows the sun
And the masters of war carry on
While the fools and the jokers make fun
Ooh, see them run

They can't be playing - turning the upside down
They've got me praying - I'll end up in the ground.

When they burn up everything, kill the air for me to breathe
Still they would be thinking there was more they could achieve
Then at last, they would be beaten, for alone they all would stand
Looking at each other, just as if it had been planned

And the moon disappears with the sun
And the masters of masters of none
While the fools and the jokers are gone
Now they're one, oh, how they run

They can't be playing - turning the inside down
They've got me praying - I'll end up in the ground

And the moon overshadows the sun
And the masters of masters of none
While the fools and the jokers are gone
Now they're one

The Bringer

I feel like I am on another planet
The hunter is on the prowl he's got his eyes on me
Silent I tread because he's tracking me down
Awake in my bed I know he's sneaking around
I see culture disappear before me
A gathering of the few who will be torn apart
Foolish the heart that will succumb just to last
Broken the dream when all this does come to pass
The jackal is king down here
Although he's the great pretender
The jackal will smile and leer
A message of bad news
He is the bringer (repeat)
A new change has been swept abroad
A new face for us all
My questions shall be ignored
And too soon will we fall
I hear someone talk that does confound me
On carrion he will feed
Strip clean your warm desire
Dreadful the sight to witness carnage revealed
Hungry the jaws that once lay darkly concealed
The jackal is king down here
Although he's the great pretender
The jackal will smile and leer
A message of bad news
He is the bringer

You can find more at http://www.inlyrics.com/lyrics/M/Magnum/

I seem to have posted this twice in my journal. Hmmm.

I don't remember the group Magnum, but it is quite possible I've heard them. The language is quite similar. The phrase "sister of illusion" rings a bell with me and makes me think I've heard these lyrics before.

Thanks for this excellent connection!

The only place Google has heard of the phrase "sister of illusion" is in the Magnum lyric, so if you have heard the phrase, that is very likely to be it. However, as far as I know the band didn't have much or any impact in the United States, so I don't know where you would have come across them.

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