Renegade Fairytale

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Listen to Renegade Fairytale by Richard Charles Stevens

Listen to Nightmares by The Psychopaths

Devil inside
The devil inside
Every single one of us
The devil inside
Every single one of us has fire in our eyes
Every single one of us has ticket to ride

The night train on a one-way trip to hell and some way back again
All depends which wall we have our backs against

It’s a mad world and a cruel one too
Depending on our point of view
Depending on the pointed tooth that punctures our compunction
It’s tempting to avoid undue distress to basic function
By heading to the point of no return
Awaiting further crude instruction
Nothing put up for discussion
End of tethers weathering
Encouraging reduction
Cutting back on slack we give
To live for take instead
Sleepwalking through life
And only wide awake when dead
Devil inside
Knows the places where the angels fear to tread
In hellish disguise
It blackens eyes set to antagonize every agonizing sinew thread
Tears to shreds our satin gowns and paints the town assassin red
Bled without a spotter at the height of headstrong fashion
All withdrawals blocked
And cheques drawn obstinately rationed

Devil inside
The devil inside
Every single one of us
The devil inside
Every single one of us has fire in our eyes
Every single one of us has ticket to ride
The night train on a one-way trip to hell and some way back again
All depends which wall we have our backs against

Devil inside
Confides with tongue of fork impassioned
Undersigned until all thoughts are hung drawn quartered
Scorched and ashen
The fungicide among us shoot the runners to outrun us
Reliant on the webs of intrigue feverishly spun us
Claimed to be the gunners
They take aim and set their sights
On acting with unnecessary roughness
All the while
The devil inside
Sees us heavily tied by our own fettered bind
Cleaves us wide open and leaves us behind
As it thrives upon jut of our guts
Spiny hands cut through the ribbon forbidden of giving us slack to fall back from our ruts
Blinded by the fire within our eyes
We see a glut of rising flame upon the climbing frame reclining sight delights
Days trade gaze with nights
Yet twilight pilfers from each ray of light
One time bright stars fade and die
While cast aside, the angels cry

Devil inside
The devil inside
Every single one of us
The devil inside
Every single one of us has fire in our eyes
Every single one of us has ticket to ride
The night train on a one-way trip to better days that never made their getaways
For all they see are entranceways in kind
The fairytales of renegades
Need only be one breath away
When flowing freely owes to bleeding death away
Holy seed herein no sin implied
Go tell it to the devil inside

Richard Charles Stevens

Keeper of The Crimson Quill

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