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lyrics

Invocation

Barbarian that I am, I bow before your hand.
I vow to make the sound that brings the Citadel down.
Here inside this cage of bone, wherein dwells this pounding bird –
This is where my passion for you has grown.
Have you heard the Invocation, have you heard?

Barbarian that I am, I humbly offer up this chant –
To kiss the blossom of your mouth, as I bow before you now.
As in another wild & ancient life, where once we walked, our feet unshod,
Have you heard me playing on my lute tonight?
Have you heard the Invocation, have you heard?

Have you heard, have you heard, have you heard
The Invocation, have you heard?

Barbarian that I am, I stand at your command.
And out there by that gate, two restless horses wait.
O, that I might say to you what Yeats failed to say to Maud Gonne.
Out on the edge of this trembling gypsy tongue –
Have you heard the Invocation, have you heard?

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from Barbarian Hymns, released January 1, 2014

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John Terlazzo & Voices in the Hall York, Pennsylvania

Voices In The Hall: Songwriter / Poet John Terlazzo on vocals, guitar, Indian harmonium, Kristina Machusick on vocals, flute, recorders & Paul Wegmann on vocals, lead guitars. Together
they have become one moving, breathing creature, offering up a rich array of "Modern Surrealist Gypsy Folk", & described as "Marc Chagall gone aural" and "Leonard Cohen meets Rumi".
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