Undun

She’s come undun
She didn’t know what she was headed for
And when I found what she was headed for
It was too late

She’s come undun
She found a mountain that was far too high
And when she found out she couldn’t fly
It was too late

It’s too late
She’s gone too far
She’s lost the sun

She’s come undun
She wanted truth but all she got was lies
Came the time to realize
And it was too late

She’s come undun
She didn’t know what she was headed for
And when I found what she was headed for
Mama, it was too late

It’s too late
She’s gone too far
She’s lost the sun
She’s come undun

Too many mountains, and not enough stairs to climb
Too many churches and not enough truth
Too many people and not enough eyes to see
Too many lives to lead and not enough time

It’s too late
She’s gone too far
She’s lost the sun

She’s come undun
Doe, doe, doe, doe, doe, doe, un doe, doe, doe, un doe, doe, doe
Doe, doe, doe, doe, doe, un doe, doe, doe, doe, doe, doe
Doe, doe, doe, doe, doe, doe, doe, doe, doe, doe

It’s too late
She’s gone too far
She’s lost the sun

She’s come undun
She didn’t know what she was headed for
And when I found what she was headed for
It was too late

She’s come undun
She found a mountain that was far too high
And when she found out she couldn’t fly
Mama, it was too late

It’s too late
She’s gone too far
She’s lost the sun

She’s come undun
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
Doe, doe, doe, doe

I once read that Stephen King was so disturbed by the manuscript he had written (Pet Sematary) that he wasn’t going to publish it. Then he finally did, and it was a huge success (but still very disturbing – a definite read if you haven’t).

This piece is kind of the same way for me. It’s based on the Guess Who song Undun. On the surface it’s not that disturbing…unless you know the story behind my other inspiration for the piece. It still haunts me – you can read about it here if you’d like. It literally happened the next street over from us – about a block away.

I had an extremely hard time finishing this piece. I guess maybe it was kind of cathartic, in a way.

The style of this piece is an homage to one of my new favorite artists, Daniel Danger. Check him out – he’s fantastic.

 

Rest in peace Liam and Madigan.


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