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I Oedipus - Son Of My Wife

from iGIRL - Act Two by Roger Doyle

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Music and studio production ℗ and © Roger Doyle PRS 2019-2020.
Lyrics © Marina Carr.
Sung by Morgan Crowley.


I Oedipus
Son of my wife
Sister of my
Brother of my sons
Oh my daughter
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
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 still 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
Fastening his feet
Not even
A blanket
The hillside
With gnawed bones
A knee
A ribcage
An ankle
Who’s shoulder
Was that
Who’s clavicle
And the babe
Feet in ribbons
Smeared in shit
Will she never come?
What have I done?
I’ve never known Such pain
A star shoots
If I survive this
I’ll survive
I’ll wreak
Such havoc
No rage
The rage of
Babe of the
Crucified feet
The bolted heels
Curse them on the shooting stars
The tearing wind
Howling down
The mountainside
Citharon hear
My savage

And the shepherd
Doesn’t he always
With his sheepdog
Where would the
Gods be
Without the shepherd
And his sheep


from iGIRL - Act Two, released June 26, 2021


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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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