Thursday, August 21, 2008

Burnin' Lake of Fire


Once more delving into the Mahatma Candy archives, I give you Burnin' Lake of Fire. This tune, which we always introduced as the "musical Cliff Notes for John Milton's Paradise Lost," is sung to the tune of the great Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire.

I was born into the Light,
A servant of Heaven's Might;
I sat at God's right hand,
Until He chose the Son of Man;

He cast me down to a burnin' lake of fire,
I fell down, down, down and the flames went higher
And it burns, burns burns, the lake of fire,
The lake of fire;

My angels and I took to flight,
To prepare for the awful fight;
His chariot in flames was veiled;
And, oh, down we fell;

He cast me down to a burnin' lake of fire,
I fell down, down, down and the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns, the lake of fire,
The lake of fire;

Our cause has come to grief;
From torment's flames there's no relief;
But hope I won't forsake;
I've got one more card to play as a talking snake!

He cast me down to a burnin' lake of fire,
I fell down, down, down and the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns, the lake of fire,
The lake of fire;

Mahatma Candy
Sorry, Johnny.

2 comments:

PapaK said...

To be official, Ring of Fire was authored by June Carter and Merle Kilgore. June did write the lyrics about her relationship with Johnny, however. Or so the story goes.

PapaK said...

To be official, Ring of Fire was authored by June Carter and Merle Kilgore. June did write the lyrics about her relationship with Johnny, however. Or so the story goes.