The Phantom of Nottingham

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Strange to think that it won't be
My nemesis who conquers me
How could I have failed to see
I'd be undone by your beauty
But now the door is locked
I will not be mocked

How is it that I believed
Anything you said to me
I turn my back and one-two-three
You've gone and set my captive free
You said you've be my wife
But now you've got my knife

Be careful with that thing
That is now a toy its blade is sharp
And if you do not watch yourself
You just might poke out someone's heart
I was going to set him free
All you had to do was love me.

So here we are. You and me
Standoff of the century
Kill you both, or let you leave
Either one is agony.
Daggers in our hands.
We circle like a dance.

And in your eyes I see that fire
The fire I tried to hard to tame
But I see now if I took away that passion
You'd never be the same.

Be careful with that thing
That is now a toy its blade is sharp
And if you do not watch yourself
You just might poke out someone's heart
Now you strike and I evade
Silver steel its point so fine
And though you've cut me to the core
The blade that finds a heart is mine
I was going to set him free
All you had to do was love me.

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from Tradition Change Geekery, released July 1, 2014

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Seth Phillips Longmont, Colorado

From the nexus of tradition, change, and geekery comes Longmont songwriter Seth Phillips. His original songs range in subject from "raving evil genius" to "madman wandering in the desert" to "unrequieted nerd love" to "hitchhiker searching for home." And the good ones just might touch something deep inside the most cynical heart. Come find out for yourself. Even if you don't have a cynical heart. ... more

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