I Oedipus

from by Roger Doyle



Music composition and virtual orchestra ©Roger Doyle PRS 2019.
Text ©Marina Carr. Vocalist: Morgan Crowley.


I Oedipus
Son of my wife
Sister of my
Brother of my sons
My lovely daughter
My lonely sister
Where will it end
Sit down beside me
By the Grove of the Furies In the shade of cypress
And the all too human Olive branch
Let me dry your tears
With this Tainted hand This gnarled Incestuous hand
That will ossify soon
In this strange Haunted place This no man’s land on Citharon
They Left me
Heels bound
A squalling babe For the jackals And the Lions.

I dream of those sounds
On the mountain
The streams Gushing
Lambs bleating The old gay Shepherds Mumbling in Their sleep
The frozen Infant
Naked save
The silver bolt
Fastening his feet
Not even a blanket
The hillside
With gnawed bones A knee
A ribcage
An ankle
Who’s shoulder
Was that
And the babe Waiting
Feet in ribbons Smeared in shit Urine
I’ve never known Such pain
If I survive this
I’ll wreak
Such havoc
No rage
The rage of
Babe of the
Crucified feet
The bolted heels
The tearing wind
Hear my savage song


from Playlist, releases June 6, 2020


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Roger Doyle – composer, keyboardist and producer of own music, in concert and in the studio. Likes to work on large projects and to collaborate with others. Works with a multiplicity of musical languages and evolving technologies.

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