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about

The light reveals the Butcher - in its glare he is no more than meat, all but a corpse. The bones and those previously down trodden and defeated stand watching him thrashing in the light. Defiant the Butcher sings of his rage. Without hope, without love, his rage created the island - kept everyone alive! The defeated speak for the voiceless bones answering the Butcher's rage with distain and ultimately rejection. The Butcher twists and sceams attempting to transform...but the birds have flown and all that remains is meat, a squealing, frightened pig. The Bones pick up the pig in skeletal arms and carry him home. The echo of the Butcher's cries slowly fade into nothing. Not darkness, not light. Nothing.

lyrics

My imaginary son I come and beg of you now
if you'll hear me
what is it I have done to make you hiss and walk away?
for I have let you down and you have let me off so many times before now
but not this time, oh not this time, no what has changed?

Sentimental love songs for sentimental fools
you call to the devil and the devil answers you
even he would run from your rage

I see no plans, I see no tricks, I see no schemes,
because I have no hope, I have no luck, I have no dreams

It's just the rage that's keeping me alive...

My imaginary son I thank you for your candour
if you'll hear me
but there are some things you simply do not understand
men, especially men, they fade and they crumble without labour
so I gift to them that labour keep them useful keep them whole

Father dear father, with the wisdom of your times
lengths that you will go to, to justify your crimes
I am not my father's son

So where are these plans, where are these tricks where are these schemes?
without you I've no love, without you I've no hope, without you I've no dreams

It's just the rage that's keeping me alive...

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from The Butcher, released May 27, 2016
Paul Mosley 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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