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Death Waits I is adapted from Jacques Brel’s song "La Mort," with new music, and revised and extended lyrics.

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Like a withered crone in the shadow of the sickle. Like a debutante at the funeral of my youth. Like a poisoned kiss on the lips of my unveiled bride.

What waits behind the door, and who? Angel or devil, what's in store?

There beneath my pillow when I forget to wake. And among my friends when they visit late at night. In your fair hands to put the pennies on my eyes. (He waits.)

What waits behind the door, and who? Angel or devil, what's in store? Before the door there's you...

We're plucked and we wither like buds for the vase, to crumble to nothing, alone in the maze. But Death hasn't found you, and Death never will. He waits for you now, and he'll wait for you still.

In the final nail to secure my coffin. In the lilac bush planted on my grave. On a new made bed, sheets stretched without end. (He waits.)

I don't care what's behind the door, and who? Angel or devil, what's in store? Before the door there's you...

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from Death Waits I: Music And Fine Arts, released November 13, 2015

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Art Schop Brooklyn, New York

Contemporary rock that's "a mixture of Murder Ballads, Songs from a Room, and Hunky Dory."

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