When the light was taken from the day
And the land was hugged in darkness,
The devil did come.
He whispered quietly-told me to pray.
In the church I prayed in the blackness
Of his shadow-to the devil, I succumb.
With my soul crucified on the marble altar
In the burning church.
The ashes of the bible were scattered.
A dying religion, a truth we can’t alter.
The sulphur fumes lurch
Into the air, the stained glass shattered.
When the devil said mass the demons
Bowed and god gave our daily bread.