Kathy Mar Grendel Lyrics

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  • 1 Drink Up the River
  • 2 Grendel
  • 3 Saddest
  • 4 Crystal Singer
  • 5 I Am Lord
  • 6 No Heroes
  • 7 Shai Hulud
  • 8 Ivory Rose
  • 9 Velveteen
  • 10 World Inside the Crystal
  • 11 Little Green Eyes
  • 12 Spoon
  • 13 Ship of Stone
  • Lyrics © 1988 Kathy Mar
    Melody © 1988 Leslie Fish

    Reference: 'Beowulf'
    Dumb as dirt and twice as mean, such a son makes Mother crazy
    Foul as sewers I have seen, ugly, loutish, large and lazy
    That's the child I've had to raise, what's a mom to do?
    Drag him in an ocean cave and stay to watch him, too

    Chorus: Son of mine you've been a disappointment since your birth
    Now I've had to bury you in this cold Northern earth
    I know you would be sorry if you weren't so very dead
    But you never listened to a word I said

    Everybody has to rest, even I got sleepy
    Sonny left our little nest on errands cruel and creepy
    Came back with a haunch of man gnawed down to the bone
    Left each night from that day on as I slept like a stone


    Vikings gathered in their hall, heroes all in war delighting
    When my Grendel came to call, he was met with mighty fighting
    One among them took his arm, ripped it off for good
    Chased him to our ocean home and killed him where he stood


    When I found my wine was spiked, it was far too late to aid him
    Though there wasn't much I liked I was often glad I made him
    So I must avenge him now, what's a mom to do?
    If he was yours anyhow, I'll bet that you would too


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