Like... A Ballad for the Disenchanted

- Skyclad
Released: 2004 Genres: Rock
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Lyric "Like... A Ballad for the Disenchanted"

Like the promise of a grey day dawning
Like all the dreams I've never had
Like I'm working like the beast of burden
Just like Sisyphus I know where I stand

Like I need another rude awakening
With all your caterwauling in my ears
Like I know where all the money comes from
Just like the man said: "Here my dear"

Like I need another cute Demelza
Like I need to be a gentleman
Like I need another sweet Lolita
Like I need another Jezebel

Love is the flame of burning brandy
I'll take a drink from your poisoned cup
Like I need another Mata Hari
Like I need to see those eyes close-up

Like I need another brief encounter
Like I need another fresh start
Like I understand your indignation
Like you care about my wounded heart

Like I need another misadventure
Like I need another dead-end trail
Like I need another misdirection
Like I need another fairy-tale

Like I bring a plague on all your houses
Just like I'm Herode or the "king of Misrule"
Like I need another stark reminder
Like I'm Jonah or The April Fool

Like I need to make another swan song
Like I need another sordid boon
Like I need another born-again virgin
Cut my heart out with a wooden spoon

Like a ballad for the disenchanted
Like a sonnet for a long lost friend
Like a requiem played on my heartstrings
Like you're the last word and this is the end

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Skyclad

Skyclad

Skyclad are a British heavy metal band with heavy folk influences in their music. They are considered one of the pioneers of folk metal. The etymology behind the term "skyclad" comes from a pagan/wiccan term for ritual nudity, in which rituals are performed with the participants metaphorically clad only by the sky, as a sign of equality. The name alludes both to the band's religious leanings and to their social beliefs, as set out in the song "Skyclad" on their first album.