A Cloud Took Me Away

from Through the Mirror by Illiteratty



One possible scenario for dying


A Cloud Took Me Away

We all walked to the foot of the cliff
Stood in its shade in morning light
The sea was wrinkled and clouds were swift
The air was cool, the sun was bright

I said to Jane are you happy now?
She said you never can be sure
The matchstick boy knelt down by a pool
& glowered up at me with a look so pure

Then a cloud took me away
Don’t know how it happened but the next I saw
They were small down on the bay
I was floating high above them all

Watched them suddenly start to move
Crowd around someone lying there
I couldn’t tell exactly who it was
From where I floated I didn’t care

I kept on rising into the sun
Silent voices in my ears
Some of them calm saying don’t be afraid
Some of them sudden and quick with fear

A cloud took me away
Like a gentle hand on my brow
Into the brilliance of the day
It was all familiar somehow

A cloud took me away
To a shining temple in the air
Into the brilliance of the day
To a quiet place somewhere


from Through the Mirror, released April 24, 2016


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Illiteratty Vancouver, British Columbia

We play metafolk… meaning, original swing, European cabaret, celtic, rockabilly, a cappella, folk, world, pop, with sharp lyrics and up to five-part vocals.

Our instrumentation is for three to six musicians, and our full complement includes guitar, mandolin, violin, keys/accordion, upright bass and small percussion. Our music is funny, angry, idiosyncratic, intelligent, and extremely varied.
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