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The Mist of Forgetting

from The Pearl (2019) by Metaphor

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I forgot that I was a prince and became a slave to their king. I forgot all concerning the pearl for which my parents had sent me. And due to the weight of their food, I sank down into a deep sleep. —HYMN OF THE PEARL, VII


I’m the fading man, don’t remember who I am. Everything I ever loved is slipping through my fingers. Now nothing lingers. I’m the man of tears, don’t remember why I’m here. It feels so safe on the bottom of the sea, feels so warm on the bottom of the bottom of the sea. Can’t wake up when love is salty. Now, now and then, I break the surface of my skin. Molasses slow, no longer know when. Poised, in the middle I can’t go back, can’t go on. Closed, all the alternate roads. Just hear the same old songs. And I no longer dream, just watch the dust motes dancing in the beam. I’m a shooting star, don’t remember who you are.


from The Pearl (2019), released January 4, 2019


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Metaphor hails from the San Francisco Bay Area. The band was originally a tribute to the music of early Genesis, then released four much-acclaimed albums of their own highly original compositions.

As a band, Metaphor is no more; but the members are still active. Visit their record label at tropeaudio.com to see other projects.
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