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"When have I last looked on
The round green eyes and the long wavering bodies
Of the dark leopards of the moon?
All the wild witches, those most noble ladies,
For all their broom-sticks and their tears,
Their angry tears, are gone.
The holy centaurs of the hills are vanished;
I have nothing but the embittered sun;
Banished heroic mother moon and vanished.
And now that I am come to fifty years
I must endure the timid sun."

-W. B. Yeats, "Lines Written In Dejection"


I heard the noble centaurs are no more
I heard it from the last of their kind
The witches are gone, the magic is gone
I refuse to believe it

Given to be forgotten by all else
Given to me by old Father Time
Sister Moon remembers but the Singing Sun forgot
One hundred thousand souls he happened to drop

I've seen a hundred billion stars light the sky
They told me they would find a new sun
But the sun was nowhere to be found
And The Traveller dared not make another sound

I know why the noble centaurs are no more
For I have spoken with the last of their kind
I would not live in this world, had I a sliver of choice
Had I a voice...had I a choice


from Traveller's Lament / The Bearded Fool, released January 23, 2013
Performed by Old Man Wizard
Flute and Additional Vocals by Minni Jo Mazzola
Music and Lyrics by F. C. Roberts
Mixed by Brian Rumsey
Cover Art by Valin Mattheis


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Old Man Wizard San Diego, California

OLD MAN WIZARD are a heavy rock band based in Southern California, which formed in late 2011.

Francis Roberts - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals francisroberts.bandcamp.com

Kris Calabio - Drums, Guitar, Vocals

Andre Beller - Bass Guitar, Bowed Strings, Vocals
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