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|EVE artwork by Kristilyn – Zombie Romance|
I was extremely excited to be paired with visual artist Kristilyn / Zombie Romance (whom we had worked with on The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library’s Art-Music Exchange) and dancer Jane Doe (whom we hard worked with on the Endation “Staab” music video).
In writing the lyrics, I hoped to tell the story in mixed perspective – my own outsider perspective as a male descendent, an omniscient outsider narrator perspective, and a portrayal of God’s anger at the end. I borrowed some turns of phrase from Milton’s _Paradise Lost_ and this is what I put together…
“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me”
God made the sky, air, earth and heavens
Breathed life into you Eve, demanded your reverence
a dowry enough for relations hymenean
All the creatures of Earth witnessed your dynastic birth
To rule, to subdue, a suitable helper for you
You tore a rib from your flesh, gave life from your chest
You knew we had nothing to hide, You knew we had nothing to hide
Bone from her bone and flesh from her flesh this binary fission, bypassing a creche
A jealous lord says kneel, crawl and these women must take the fall
so the Serpent was sent to stop God’s little malcontents
to strip them of favor, demand subservience
But you knew we had nothing to hide, You knew we had nothing to hide
Millennia have passed and not much changed; Far be it that I should write thee sin or blame
Or think the unbefitting holiest place; Whose bed is undefiled and purely chaste
Of virtue, and place, and innocence; defaming, impure God takes offense
Whatever hypocrites austerely talk
Dear Bacchus punishes priss, you punish those who’re not
Pandora, Cassandra, this is it, so listen bitch!
No woman, no woman, no woman, cuts off God’s dick!
“I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband and he will rule over you.”
Big thanks to John Doherty for recording this:
Playlist of all of the videos of the night (available so far):