Ned's Adventures

from Through the Mirror by Illiteratty



Ned is an unusual child...


Ned’s Adventures

It is the time when all children should be safe in bed
Not so our friend Ned
He’s looking in gutters and drainpipes for signs of the dead

He’s plying with sensitive fingers
The muck that is lying in unexplored places
No one but Ned would ever think to look there

No one has any idea what Ned’s been up to
They think he’s just blue
They think that it’s all just a phase that some children go through

They don’t realize the potential
That Ned has achieved with his engine of night
No one knows Ned is doing anything right

Ned, Ned, will we regret the disparaging things that we said?
Will your vengeance come crashing down on our heads
When you’ve become a plague to us all?

We may finally lose count
Of the bodies that once hosted quick human souls
As Ned marches forward with his army of trolls

It is the time when all children should be safe in bed
Not so our friend Ned…


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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