Three Years' Good Wind

from by Daniel Muenz

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This is an original song. It tells the harrowing tale of a man's 25 year journey, in which he sets off to sea, almost drowns but is saved by a suspicious whale, becomes an enslaved miner, and finally achieves glory after being eaten by worms. Enjoy! (Note: I've only recorded up to the encounter with the whale so far -- the rest will come later.)

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Twenty-five years
Off to sea
Told my love
Not to wait for me

Ten years o’ storms
Carried me far
Wrecked my sails
And heaved me overboard

A giant whale
Tried to swallow me whole
But I offered one arm
To pay her toll

She filled my lungs
With three years’ good wind
Carried me far
To a place I’d never been

Accelerating apart
Each from each
Each from each
I washed up on a beach

Of a blood-dark isle
With men, the murderous kind
They bound my leg in chains
And threw me down the mines

Seven long years
Passed with pick and leash
Till I cut through foot and wall
And jumped into the breach

Tunneling through the rock
I came upon a lair
Giant toothy worms
Breathing sulfur air

They chewed off my head
Replaced it with a crown
Spent my final years
The Worm King underground

Accelerating apart
Each from each
Each from each
My body rests in peace

credits

from Old Ghosts, track released May 11, 2014
Daniel - uke, vocals, bug on berry

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Daniel Muenz Ann Arbor, Michigan

A folkie at heart, I'm drawn to simple melodies and to lyrics that tell a story. This whole thing's an experiment; I'm figuring out how to make music as I go.

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