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"Lucifer's Lament"

by Casey Ruff featuring Zelda Starfire

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Volume 7 of the Splintercat series in collaboration with Colin J Nelson of Her Car Studios.

A little sympathy for the devil, "Lucifer's Lament" began as an identifying with the Sufi interpretation of The Fall, which is interpreted as Satan (read: not Lucifer-there is a difference) going to war with Heaven because he didn't want to share his love of Yahweh with humanity. I, too, at one point wasn't keen on sharing my love for a certain love object with others, and said love object helped inspire a pretty satisfying torch song out of the whole deal.

Now: I realize that I just intimated a difference between Lucifer and Satan, and though the story I am echoing is one of Satan's own, I thought Lucifer to be a better fit as protagonist and the title "Satan's Lament" sounded too METAL. I figure, from an audience perspective, most folks are gonna lump the two together anyway. Well, consider this a disclaimer for the few Occidental-focused comparative theologians that are gonna write me and complain about there being a difference- to which I shall reply, "Yeah, I know. Thanks".

lyrics

Have a drink with me
Just for a spell,
Let's write our names in the Book of Hell.
One last time
Let's light the morning star,
Bring the night, I'll bring the fire.

Because I can't forget the magic of you,
Though I know, I know I'll have to.
What happened to the happiness in me?
Though I know I can't believe.

I'll be damned if I'll stand with lesser men.
I'll be damned if I share my heaven.
Because my love is not a consolation,
I'll be damned either way.

Because I can't forget the magic of you,
Though I know, I know I'll have to.
What happened to the happiness in me?
Though I know I can't believe.

This world feels like it's just
An evil opposite.
If I had wings, I would rain this world in fire
Leaving nothing in between us.

Because I can't forget the magic of you,
Though I know, I know I'll have to.
What happened to the happiness in me?
Though I know I can't believe.

credits

released January 21, 2020
Casey Ruff: Writer, Wronger, Guitar, and Vox
Zelda Starfire: Player, Prayer, Guitar, and Vox

produced and engineered by Colin J Nelson.
recorded at Her Car Studios- somewhere deep in the heart of Fremont.
masterfully mastered by Ed Brooks
www.resonantmastering.com
caffeine provided by the good people at Fremont Coffee Company.

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Casey Ruff Seattle, Washington

A singer/songwriter living in Seattle, WA. He's originally from Custer, MT. Known by migrant beet laborers as "El Dragón de las Altas Llanuras". Former high school mascot. Future nihilist. Acting Vice President of the M. Bellucci Fan Club. Sounds like AmeriContra, Gravelvet, and Frontier Orchestral ... more

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