Gary Miller Songs

"As a song poet there are few in the world today to match him"
Green Man Review, USA

 

Cloak and Hood

 

Lyrics

He came from out of nowhere

On a silent wind

A lull to dull the senses

Before a storm begins

His heart was strong

His resolve was tough

That no back-stabbing butchers’ knives

Could ever hope to pierce

Throughout their miserable lives


Beneath the cloak

Beneath the hood

A powerful force of nature stood


He crossed the Bridge of Success

On a single coin’s good luck

He built his wealth on property

On coal-mines and livestock

Beside him in his mansion

His woman stood strong and sleek

Whilst the almshouse that he built

Showed compassion for the meek


Beneath the cloak

Beneath the hood

Was a power for the greater good


No portraits hung, no songs were sung

For this man of mystery

With all knowledge and all memory

Swallowed by History

He came, he chanced, he conquered

Till at last his ghost dispersed

On another silent wind

That blew in unrehearsed


Beneath the cloak

Beneath the hood

Strong the mind, the spirit and the blood



(Gary Miller)


© 2018 Whippet Records

Copyright Control MCPS/PRS

 

Helen's initial illustration 'The Butcher Baronet' © 2018

Illustration by Helen Temperley © 2019

 

Illustration by Helen Temperley © 2019

 

Notes

 

Currently Unreleased