Nightwriter


Reprinted from Songworm 1

Parody of “Nightcrawler”, words by Mercedes Lackey , music by Julia Ecklar

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Parody lyrics ©1/29/88 by Bob Kanefsky. All rights reserved. The copyright of the original lyrics and music remain with the holder(s) of the original copyright.

Am
Some
thing lingers in the ear, 
Called up by aDm
sso
ciation. 
Am
Some
thing rings out Dm
loud 
and E
clear
,
Dm
Not 
the way it E
first 
was heard.

Am
Music 
festers in the mind,
Changes theme and Dm
change
s lyrics,
Am
And 
its author Dm
now 
would E
find
Dm
It
has E
grown 
foul Am
and 
E
ab
Am
surd
.

Pen assaults the virgin page:
Rhyme and syntax locked in struggle.
Twisted talents now engage
In the rape of something sweet.

Now it moves like one gone mad,
Molds and mocks and scribes and scribbles;
Til within the cluttered pad,
Something takes form on the sheet.

Dm
Some
thing new is Am
born 
this night,
Dm
Born 
of shameless, Am
ill-
bred E
hum
or,
Am
By
one fond of Dm
mak
ing E
light
Dm
Of 
another s E
mast
erpiece.

Dm
Volu
me no one Am
can 
outdo,
Dm
For 
it feeds on E
oth
ers  brilliance.
Am
Lyri
cists can Dm
onl
E
stew
Dm
As 
they E
watch 
the Am
slime 
E
in
Am
crease
.

So it passes through the years,
Growing staid and well-established 
Til it reaches younger ears,
Feeding on its every word.

Something lingers in the ear, 
Called up by association. 
Something rings out loud and clear,
Not the way it first was heard.