Before the Lion Sleeps

from by James Teague

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lyrics

heart held in abeyance
fear admonishes the fall
tentatively bargaining
your comfort for the call
in the sigh of silence
may the answers resonate
guiding you so freely
from this stifling arid plane

harness your love before the lion sleeps
lock your cage and hide the key

freeze the flailing arrow
as a rose bound by your bed
for drunken winged babies
tend to lurch when they’re misled
the joy of love is fleeting
seeping through crevice and crack
and all the dulcet daydreams
won’t make up for what you lack

harness your love before the lion sleeps
lock your cage and hide the key…

…is to shroud your signature relapse
all those times you gave your heart, now take it back

hush the howling lycan
cast his appetence aside
for you are only lonesome
when you pause to dry his eyes
lead now with devotion
to a land beyond the pale
you lived your life a spectre
cursed to watch behind the veil

harness your love before the lion sleeps
lock your cage and hide the key

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from Beyond the Melting Dawn, released November 18, 2015

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James Teague Melbourne, Australia

...his music is as complex as the self; one moment whimsical and dreamy, with shades of 60s psychedelia and 70s progressive folk – the next, they’re wrought with mortal gloom and adorned with hints of jazz and howling blues. It’s difficult to describe Teague’s style, but it usually consists of unpredictable melodies that stray, intricate, dynamic arrangements and a soaring, vocal tremolo. ... more

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