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about

The scientist has found the lighthouse only to find it haunted by the spectral figures of a drunken sailor and a pirate queen. Barring her path they sing a tall tale of a young man setting out to find his love, his life, his way. A tale so tall it might be true....

A tale of a dark and stormy night when a young man lost his love and the lighthouse fell black. A tale of how the young man rose from the wreckage as a tyrant in waiting, a beaten bag of meat who limped away to rule the island as the Butcher.

But a tale too of what the young man left behind there - the bones of him, the good in him, the inextinguishable light of him. His skeletal ghost remains to save oncoming ships from crashing on the shore, shining out a light too bright to see. The island may be hidden from the outside world but the bones stand warning guard to any who come near.

And now the scientist knows - if the young man's bones still shine to save the outside world then there must be an outside world to save.

lyrics

It was a dark and stormy night when our man set forth and all hell fired down from above
The lighthouse was struck the world fell black and he lost his way and he lost his love
He lost his way and he lost his love
That bag of meat they call 'The Butcher' rose from the bones of that soul
Stripped of all the good inside him so where did that goodness go? Where did that goodness go?

Something climbing up on the horizon, those old bones tossed aside all alone in the moonlight...

Born in a lighthouse no skin on his bones sending that love light out there saving those souls
Born in a lighthouse no skin on his bones sending that love light out there saving those souls

That sack of bones took a shape of it's own and made himself a home in the lighthouse
looked on the waves now a perilous place because the light in the lighthouse was still out
Yes the light in the lighthouse was still out
Turns out the bones had a heart like gold and he worried so for the ships down below
and all the good inside him burst free in a light that shined too bright to see
Yes a light that shined too bright to see

Now a siren upon the horizon invisible light impossibly bright in the moonlight...

Born in a lighthouse no skin on his bones sending that love light out there saving those souls
Born in a lighthouse no skin on his bones sending that love light out there saving those souls
And the wind whipped around him the rain nearly drown him the darkness gets into his bones
and the lightning came down but he still stood his ground oh saving those souls

Heave ho! Ships below! Guiding light gonna save my soul
Light that shines too bright to see in the moonlight..

Born in a lighthouse no skin on his bones sending that love light out there saving those souls
Born in a lighthouse no skin on his bones sending that love light out there saving those souls
And the wind whipped around him the rain nearly drown him the darkness gets into his bones
and the lightning comes down but he still stood his ground oh saving those souls

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from The Butcher, released May 27, 2016
Carolyn Mark and Moses

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After an exceptional reception to Paul Mosley’s last album and debut for Folkwit Records, Paul has taken his creativity up another notch after tending lovingly to ‘The Butcher’ – his folk opera over the past two years, to reveal what is in fact his seventh solo record. ... more

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