The Deplorable Word

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about

A song inspired by a chapter in The Magician's Nephew by CS Lewis. Diggory rings a bell that wakes Queen Jadis, who has used the deplorable word, a weapon so powerful that it will destroy all life except the one who spoke it. If a weapon so powerful were to exists, would anyone dare to use it?

Warning: may contain allegory

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Ring the bell, break the spell
See the destruction rain around
Witness the destruction of Charn all around
This is what happens to people and things in her way
Look well on that which no eyes will ever see again
The deplorable word,
don’t speak it unless you are sure
The deplorable word,
can’t go back – you’ve opened that door
The secret of secrets, brings unstoppable power
At the secret place she paid a terrible price
To learn the word she paid a terrible price
If spoken aloud it destroys all around
save the one who spoke it
They thought that no one alive would ever dare to speak it
The deplorable word,
don’t speak it unless you are sure
The deplorable word,
can’t go back – you’ve opened that door
The last great battle raged for three days
Many great kings thought they could stand against But they all fell, their names forgotten in time
The roar of the people rose up from the streets, rivers ran red
The last army was right at her door,
she looked into their eyes and she said...
The deplorable word,
she’s finally queen of the world The deplorable word,
last left alive under the sun

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from Things Unseen, released April 24, 2020
Written by Michael Whiteman

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