muted land lyrics – faith & the muse

there was a friend upon whom once nature played her joke

she gave him width instead of height
and hands too large for chivalry
a strength of body quite too great
to satisfy a soul that craved aesthetic light

she must have smiled when in that frame
was placed a heart so delicate
that it would vibrate melody
until her artifice produced wild rhapsody

with eyes that sought insatiably
the harmonies of life he found
but discord and a dark despair
and so the jest so well concieved turned tragedy

the spirit tired and sought release

/ faith the muse lyrics