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Lent 2010

by Once in a Moon

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New Year 01:16
There's sixty seconds left til midnight I've seen a few my love I've done the Thames, been crushed in Times Square Crowds below and fireworks above I've partied in mansions and squats and on beaches I've even once tried to drink a bar dry But spending new year in my own back garden Has been the best and I'll tell you why It wasn't the pizzas in greased cardboard boxes It wasn't the hunt for curious foxes It wasn't the champagne, or even the gin, It wasn't the place that we were in I'll tell you now and I'll tell you true, The thing that makes my heart explode is you
See that Punxsutawney Phil Knows the Winter, good or ill Six score years and going strong Lucky groundhog lives so long Watch him poke his nose outside Hope he doesn't run and hide Hope that then the clouds are grey Hope that Spring is here to stay Tells the hatters good or bad Never call the hatters mad Once he's done we all can go Tell your neighbour what you know
We're pirates on the open sea We fly the jolly roger The captain says I work all night Or he'll cut off my todger So heave ho and haul away One plunder to another We fight and we drink and we steal and we kill But still we love our mothers The first mate had a nasty fall From off the highest masthead He landed on the captain's sword Which sodomised the bastard So heave ho and haul away In one hole and out the other He may never sit down again But still he loves his mother The cabin boy's a lithe young lad Quick as the artful dodger He spends his days on his knees on deck That's why we calls him Roger So heave ho and haul away There he'll stay 'til kingdom come He might not tell her of his life on board But still he loves his mum The cook on board's a dirty git He's loud and fat and grumpy He'll vomit in the mutton stew Because it make it lumpy So heave ho and haul away He'd roast his only brother He might be the worst cook in the world But still he loves his We all love our Yes, I loves me Mother
Have you heard the latest from google? They've got a thing you can use Tell your cat to speak to the mike And it'll tell you it's blues It'll tell you if it needs feeding It'll tell you when when it wants a drink It'll tell you when to pet it and stroke it and scratch it It'll tell you just what a cat can think And this miracle doesn't just stick to cats It can talk to all the things it's supposed ta It knows dog and duck and mongolian girafe And also the language of the coat and the toaster So now you can speak to tiddles I know your life's just complete Make sure that you keep your pets feeling happy Now go give tiddles a treat
Father's Day 00:19
I dabble in music I dabble in art At cross stitch and needlepoint I've made a start I don't need awards Or cheers from the crowd I just want my father To say that he's proud
Tanabata 00:35
I wish for peace I wish for health I wish for time I wish for wealth I wish in all Of Fate's design Just for happiness Yours and mine
Edinburgh 00:27
Hi there. How's it going? I've only got a minute. I'm on my way and if a taxi comes I'll have to go and get in it I've seen three shit plays already today And I'm heading to number four Tales of love and loss and pain And a confession of sex with a door Comics are dying, flierers fliering And crowds in everyone's way And the worst of it all, I paid to be here An Edinburgh holiday
XXX 'cause I'm turning thirty XXX and i'm feeling flirty XXX must mean i'm sexy XXX what what happens next? Just cause I'm getting older doesn't mean I'm grown up Just like setting off fireworks doesn't make you blown up Just like cause I've had a drink doesn't mean I've thrown up So just cause I'm thirty don't, no don't call me grown up XXX 'cause I'm turning thirty XXX and i'm feeling flirty XXX must mean i'm sexy XXX what what what what happens next?
Halloween 00:30
Never try to spook a ghost You'll find they're quite unscarable Instead of running off in fright They'll groan, it's most unbearable Never try to bite a vampire Although they look quite tasty You'll find there's not much meat on them That's why their skin's so pasty
Movember 01:04
Day 1: Nothing at all Day 2: Some stubble Day 3: Could strike a match Day 4: Girlfriend in trouble 30 days to grow a 'tache 30 days to make a splash 30 days to raise some cash Movember Day 15: I start to hone it Day 20: I start to comb it Day 25: I can curl the ends Day 30: I've lost all my friends 30 days and I've grown a 'tache 30 days and I've made a splash 30 days and I've raised some cash Movember Movember Movember
Christmas 00:52
There's not a lot I want this year when Santa comes to town I don't need socks or handkerchiefs, I've got a dressing gown No more chocolate for me please, I'm going on a diet But I've heard a hug makes a lovely gift and I'd dearly like to try it
Basketweave 00:47
Dan's Music 00:30
Tove's Song 01:12
Corin's Song 00:42
Linda's Song 00:44
This is music This is music This is music This is music
Train Sets 01:39
Fifths 02:14
Book I 00:42
From the fierce winds of Aeolus Where we feared total wreckage Neptune calmed our seas And we landed in Carthage The Gods Decreed That I should be here upon bended knee Please help us to find the city we are destined to build And help the prophecies be fulfilled The future is known only to the gods above But I will tell you my tale as you gaze in my eyes as we both fall in love
Book II 00:46
With fear, and hate, and fire, they steal through my Troy Awoken by ghosts, with father and son I flee My sweet wife's pale face urging me safe out to sea
Book III 00:44
First to Antander where we built our fleet Then off to Thrace where a tree we did greet Sacred Delos where we heard Apollo's proclamation A plague on crete stopped the founding of our nation Strophades seemed a perfect island but the Harpies pecked us On Buthrotum we gained a route that would not wreck us On Sicily we met the Cyclops who had lost his one eye On Drepanum the fates declared my father must die
Book IV 01:19
In a cave on hill we sheltered from the storm All alone we tried to keep warm Our trains and keepers washed away by the weather Finally chance for we two lovers to be together Here I stand before you The truth on my lips oh my love I adore you My senses left naked, defenses defeated My heart is open for your eyes have entreated I cannot escape you are all that matters Your sweet siren song leaves my duty in tatters How can so hard a fate be took? One night enjoyed and the next forsook We both know That I must go
Book V 01:00
Iris calls to the women of troy why not live on Sicilly's shore Stop this madness, burn their boats, And vow to never never travel more Proud Aeneas weary too his strength, resolve and courage gone Pushed by Gods to carry on
Book VI 01:06
With the golden branch I make my way through the gates of Dis And Charon takes me cross the stream but leaves behind Palinurus The wailing souls are deafening while waiting judgement of Minos The shade of Dido turns from me and holds her husband Sychaeus Past warriors that run from me and to the hated fortress Where tortures fierce and judgements true are carried out by Rhadamanthus To blessed groves where finally I see my father Anchises I only pray I'll meet him there in years to come in Fields of Gladness
Book VII 00:36
We finally landed on Italian soil near the land of Latium ruled by Latinus We asked him begged him let us build our home here He agreed and offered me his daughter's hand With that his public fury filled rose to follow former favourite Turnus The gates are opened, Mars inspires, and battle now will rule over this land
Book VIII 01:14
Seeking out allies I found my way into Arcadia There I addressed the noble King Evander He could see my father's face in me and offered out his hand and all services that he could spare to set the world to rights and fight the might that was Latium Meanwhile Venus is fretting at Vulcan She asks for armour fit for her son Cyclopes in Etna are put to the task Meanwhile King Evander says take my son my Pallas and take him from a skinny waif into a warrior but first a package from that volcano Etna With armour like this I could take on the Latins slay the Turnus creature Armour like this with depictions of future history as a feature Let us march, the time has come to fight and turn you boys to men
Book IX 01:04
When Iris comes to tell you Aeneas is away You know the time is right to strike But their fort is defended Nevermind, we'll burn their boats instead Hahaha Heeheehee You thought you'd burn us But we turned into sea nymphs so bugger off dear Turnus Fuck You This means war and we will conquer We will meet them, fight them Drive them back to base I will slice them, dice them Kill them right in the face If the numbers get too much for me Though chance of that is very slim I will drop right off their battlements And go and have a little swim
Book X 01:05
There is joy to be found when two heroes meet Upon the hallowed battlefield Once they have stepped from their fleet And taken sword and shield They square face to face In this infernal place And begin a dance of grace Each thrust is always parried You watch the blades fly Two perfect fighters married It seems a shame they both must die
Book XI 01:23
When the fight is finally done the sun still rises over head To let those with eyes survey their wounded and their dead They mourn, the grief A pain beyond belief But still they live with hearts heavy as lead But what else should they do instead? But what if anger can not be contained? Or restrained? They killed my friend They killed my son They killed my love They killed my hope They must not live They can not live We live through hate We can't forgive Fetch a sword Fetch a shield Fetch a bow Fetch a spear Fetch me anything you can To help me kill my enemy My enemy A man like me Who walks and talks and breathes Let me mourn my friend For we all know this war must end
Book XII 00:50
All rejoice, all rejoice We have much to celebrate With Turnus dead at my own hands I have brought peace to all this land All rejoice, all rejoice We have much to celebrate The Trojan race can settle here And live a life without our fear All rejoice, all rejoice Our long journey finally is at an end And now we live where , once our enemies, the Latins are now our friends All rejoice, all rejoice All that happens must happen for the best And now I'm home, a bed to call my own, finally, Gods, let me rest
Cancer 00:40
Leo 00:44
Virgo 00:45
Libra 00:27
Scorpio 00:49
Sagittarius 00:43
Capricorn 00:23
Aquarius 00:40
Pisces 00:42
Aries 00:20
Taurus 00:28


Lent 2010 saw me attempting to write a song a day. Here are the results. They tie in to my annual lent puzzle (which can be found at weaselspoon.livejournal.com/250549.html ).


released April 28, 2010




Once in a Moon UK

Robert Wells is a dabbler and a potterer residing in South London. This started as a challenge to write a new song every month (hence the name). He is also an actor, artist, technician and librarian.

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