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  1. SongWolfe

    Molly Brooker

    A story-based lyric, albeit a fictitious story. It was prompted by a colleague commenting on how odd it is that people fall in love with prisoners they've often never met who have been convicted of horrible offences. A tale of murder was probably not an ideal topic for a lyric contest but I enjoyed teasing out the story Molly Brooker (Verse 1) Molly Brooker loved cats and lived alone In a shabby cottage hewn from stone, There were mountains of books raggedly high Pot boiler novels where the dead don't lie. (Verse 2) Ricky Breen had all but done his time Two decades chalked off for his crimes, Molly had been his light through it all Her weekly letter, latterly a call. (Chorus) She knew the nature of his crimes The grisly details The dates and the times, But she went willingly To the vampire's lair. (Verse 3) On the tenth of July Rick got his parole The gates slammed shut and he took a stroll, To a shack that was derelict and damp Had a mat on the floor and an old gas lamp. (Verse 4) Molly unboxed a dress she'd bought long ago Splashed on some perfume, tied her hair in a bow, As she danced to her car a smile played on her lips She’d waited so long imagining his kiss. (Chorus) She knew the nature of his crimes The grisly details The dates and the times, But she went willingly To the vampire's lair. (Bridge) (Bits in italics spoken or sung fast) If this was a film shot in black and white With spiky orchestral music, a shadow looming in the night We'd scream "he's behind you!", our fists clenched so tight And turn at the last moment, Paralyzed, yet not surprised Unable to watch, unwilling to see The predatory denouement, that last piercing scream. (Verse 5) Molly Brooker loved cats and died alone Trails of bloody tears streaking down her cheekbones, There was silence and darkness, decay in the air No happy ending cos life is not fair.
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