Chapel Perilous

“Chapel Perilous”
written by Glen Phillips
All my life I’ve disappeared
Tell myself it would get better
So my wife you leave me here
Chapel Perilous I enter

All the blessings of the world
Could not heal the sadness in me
As poppies in the light unfurl
So might I have truth shine near me

Take me
Guide my hand
Take me in

The hand that left its mark on me
Is the only hand to heal me
All the doors to paradise
Are guarded, gated, all locked to me

Take me
Guide my hand
Take me in

And the mouth that took the breath from me
Left my tongue a burning desert
I must kiss so hard it bleeds
I will bring the rains to wet it

Take me
Guide my hand
Take me in

Here in Chapel Perilous
Kings are made and lives are ended
I will learn to trust my love
Until the bonds we severed
Are mended

Take me
Guide my hand
Take me in

NOTES: A demo of this song was released on Glen’s website as an mp3. It was later re-recorded for Winter Pays For Summer, but that version was only released on a limited-edition various artists sampler CD. The sampler was distributed at select MAS shows and the song was officially released on Unlucky Seven (March 20, 2006).

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