I've Lived a Life of Fantasy and Terror

Music: Sonata K108.
By Domenico Scarlatti. Performed by
John Sankey.

I've lived a life of fantasy and terror,
Plunging now and then headlong towards death.
I cannot think what agony it must be
To see your child burn in such a hell.

I've fought your love with all the madness in me,
Screaming at my stubborn love for you,
The one thing in my heart that will not let me
Toss my tortured soul into the sea.

I do not know what pain your love has cost you,
Or with what courage you have seen me through.
I only know I love you so much for it
That life becomes too beautiful to hold.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.

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