JUNKYARD ANGEL (ARIANNA RETURNS TO HER MAKER) ~ Glass Hammer
"As I walked home one night a junkyard angel tried to catch my eye The rain had got in her wings and weighed them down far too much for her to fly
I whispered a silent prayer to see if I had the strength to pass on by But the will of a mortal man was brought low by one soft and unearthly sigh
Another voice from through the mist of space and time I heard, but could not place And when I turned to see its face it said to me, "Never yearn, never burn for a junkyard angel: Never cry, never sigh for a junkyard angel"
Across the sands of Nevermore A faceless lord upon a throne Of onyx cold, and brittle bone Does his mind to his minions reach as on their knees they would beseech. These abandoned souls of Evermore, Their timeless torment make an end: Their souls to lasting darkness send Though such a hope is truth be told. Another dagger in each soul... As I looked in her eyes, I felt so alive She made such a promise of unending passion The voice and its warning, like shadows in mourning Disappeared without a trace in the new rising sun of her smile... (or was it just guile?)
I heeded the call to be fully enthralled To take on the mantle of fate she had shown me For though she was doomed I still blindly assumed The power of love would shatter the chains on her soul (or so I was told)
Across the sands of Nevermore A deep laugh echoes through the halls On cold stone floors and marble walls The dust of ages thick has spread Where mortal feet shall never tread Another soul of Evermore Entrapped by a bewitching stare of helplessness and flowing hair Begins the journey forth from light To kneel before the throne of Night
As I put on my irons The angel still tried to hide her smile from me I guess it could have passed for love for we would be together through eternity
And once again through the mists of space and time I saw the master's face And when I tried to turn away he said to me, "Never yearn, never burn for a junkyard angel; Never cry, never sigh for a junkyard angel."
Come up to meet you, Tell you I'm sorry, You don't know how lovely you are. I had to find you, Tell you I need you, Tell you I set you apart.
Tell me your secrets, And ask me your questions, Oh let's go back to the start. Runnin' in circles, Comin' in tails, It's only science apart.
Nobody said it was easy, It's such a shame for us to part. Nobody said it was easy, No one ever said it would be this hard. Oh take me back to the start.
I was just guessin', At numbers and figures, Pullin' your puzzles apart. Questions of science, Science and programs, Do not speak as loud as my heart.
And tell me you love me, Come back and haunt me, Oh what a rush to the start. Runnin' in circles, Chasin' our tails, Comin' back as we are.
Nobody said it was easy, Oh it's such a shame for us to part. Nobody said it was easy, No one ever said it would be so hard. I'm goin' back to the start
My boyfriend and best friend, Thad. This is a print done in my darkroom class this semester at school. I hope to upload a better version when I scan the print, as this is just a digital photograph form my portfolio and is really grey. The print has a muc better b&w spectrum
hnnn. Been a while since I wrapped ammolite, for sure. Still a favourite of mine. I've recently been thinking that I veer towards fossils a lot - ammolite, ammonite, petrified woods, amber, copal. I'm getting some amber soon.
Oh, and the name of this one, in Cantonese, means simply "forever".