The Devil's Advocate

from by Mark Lenover

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A single crime undoes all the good you've done
Your charity's tainted by disgrace
One monstrous act, that cannot be taken back
turns lovers into victims of lust
The smell of blood lingers in the open air

Tell me if I'm closer than you want me, baby
Don't let me trespass further than you want me to go
I've got a burning question and it haunts me, baby
Have I ever crossed the line, I need to know
I need to know

A single charge warps our fading memories
turning trust into suspicion and doubt
One foul crime erases happier times
A multitude is boiled down to one

Tell me if I'm closer than you want me, baby (You are only what we accuse you of)
Don't let me trespass further than you want me to go
I've got a burning question and it haunts me, baby
Have I ever crossed the line, I need to know
I need to know

The only concern of the hunting party:
Can the scaffold hold his weight?
The trial's just begun and the judge can hardly
keep his hot disgust contained
There's no doubt, yes he's been caught out
He's been devoured by his mistake
“There's no doubt!” the assembly shouts
but can the scaffold hold his weight?
Can the scaffold hold his weight?

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from Wandering Stars, released April 5, 2016

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Mark Lenover Hamilton, Ontario

Through a distinctive fusion of folk, rock, theatre and electronica, Mark Lenover critically examines pop culture’s ubiquitous influence, its moral philosophy and the potentially devastating effects of drug abuse and mental illness. His recent work frequently challenges an increasingly pervasive culture of celebrity, self-indulgence, distraction and desire.
Mark currently lives in Chatham, ON.
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