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A modern retelling of the Icarus and Daedalus myth with respects to Auden and Williams, exploring the idea that the myth is less about failed ambition and more about the risk of parental overindulgence.

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Falling Down

A boy tells his father
I wanna fly across the water
They fashioned together
The pinions of wax and feathers

An epic disaster
A painting by some old master
The ocean was calling
A corner from the sky is falling

Down
Into the brackish brown
Down
We’d barely left the ground
Down
A reckless boy is drowning
And the world turns ‘round to greet another day

A boy tells his father˙
I wanna fly across the water
There’s no use forestalling
The darkness when the night is falling

Down
Into the brackish brown
Down
I’d barely left the ground
Down
A reckless boy is drowning
And the world turns ‘round to greet another day

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from Reverb & Suction, released July 29, 2014

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