ON THE VANITY OF HUMAN AMBITION

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ON THE VANITY OF HUMAN AMBITION
H. P. Lovecraft (January 1923)


Apollo, chasing Daphne, claim'd his prize
But lo! she turn'd to wood before his eyes.
More modern swains at golden prizes aim,
And ever strive some worldly thing to claim,

True bliss, methinks, a man can only find
True bliss, methinks, a man can only find (bis)
In virtuous life, and cultivated mind.
True bliss, methinks, a man can only find
In virtuous life, and cultivated mind.

Yet 'tis the same as in Apollo's case,
For, once attain'd, the purest gold seems base.
All that men seek's unworthy of the quest,
Yet seek they will, and never pause for rest.

True bliss, methinks, a man can only find
In virtuous life, and cultivated mind.

True bliss, methinks, a man can only find
In virtuous life, and cultivated mind.
(ad lib)

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from DESPAIR (EP), track released September 9, 2016
Lyrics : H.P. Lovecraft
Composer : Ludovic Kierasinski / Julien Bardou
Vocals: Julien Bardou
Drums : Benjamin Richard
Instruments / Programming : Ludovic Kierasinski
Recording : Ludovic Kierasinski, Manu Cabrol
Mixing : Arnaud Gineste
Mastering : Manu Cabrol

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