Art Bears:Labyrinth

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“Labyrinth”
Artist: Art Bears
Albums: Hopes and Fears (1978)
The Art Box (2003)

Money bought me
Lusts made my labour
Greed sustained me
I
The manufacturer of Engines
Wrought the union, it was I
From my inventions
Sprang the offspring who would
Slay his master

Guilt persuaded me
Necessity bound me
Fate took away my will
I built the cell
The labyrinth to hold
The half-man I had fostered
It was I
Who built the city
To contain him

Science sustained me
Time my master
I acted eventually unbidden
I gave her the twine
And she he
But the thread that he followed
Was mine from
Beginning to end
Now I wait for my murder
With a cold heart