The Bell

from by Joustene Lorenz

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The one thing we all share is our mortality. But how do we make sense of it? How do we deal with the 'chime' that calls to our inevitable passing? How do we defy the despair that haunts us? Perhaps through the pursuit of pleasures—emotional, sexual, narcotic. Either way, the bell will chime for everyone.

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There is a single bell that chimes,
Across the rolling hills of time,
From pauper’s den to regal throne,
The bell will call to everyone.

And so you lie with lovers past,
Your angry mind and anguished heart,
Obsessed by fears you can’t control,
A purple star burns through your soul.

And when the bell begins to ring.
Despair in every song you sing,
The sun of light will throw to black,
You call to gods who won’t call back.

And then the evening turns to ice,
Fantastic dreams roll through your eyes,
In each dark thought a new one breeds,
Contagion of your memory.

And so you turn to ecstasy
Drawn from the well of alchemy,
You think you’re the last one of your tribe,
Perhaps the only creature left alive.

There is a single bell that chimes
Across the rolling hills of time,
From pauper’s den to regal throne,
The bell will call to everyone.

credits

from Lost in Rhyme, released April 4, 2019
Joustene—Vocals, Yairi acoustic guitar, keyboards, flute

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Joustene Lorenz NSW, Australia

Having played in fusion and punk bands through her teens, Joustene often now performs solo. With an eclectic mix of influences and interests, Joustene's song represent a rich tapestry of personal and contemporary life.

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