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The World and the Hooded Man

from The World and the Hooded Man by JAYL

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Jayl's mysterious and haunting gothic folk masterpiece. The song draws on characters from the ancient tarot pack to weave a tale of love and obsession.



Cast off the veil my pretty one, do you still look at the moon? Smile and know I'm looking too, and know I'm coming soon. I flew to you from another realm, the watcher of your dreams, the guardian at your window...the voice you'd never seen. The hero of your story books, the man to make you glow; the fire for your airy soul... from ashes you could grow. You the girl from the world with the man in the hood, he bore his cup of joy, savage but soft, `twas a Gemini blue ...for you the perfect toy.
Mysterious enchantment, sensuality from the wood, walking with the devil...certain that we should. The awesome force of earth bound lust, we rode the page of knives, leaving a trail not following a path for the best times of our lives. Exploring our forbidden love, hearts enough to share, a potion from the two of cups...enticing us to dare. The taste of blood, the lovers...we were winning with a style, we'd shared our secrets, diced with death...we were tortured for a while. I warned you of the karma of the film of filth and rot; but the fool he lingered, took us in and threatened all we've got. But I kept the demon quiet; I sang him to a sleep...so that you could steal the crystal and know I was yours to keep.
So cast off the veil my pretty one, do you still look at the moon? Smile and know I'm looking too and know I'm coming soon. And open your mind, my, pretty one, believe the gifts I bring...anyone can be a phoney, but how many of 'em sing? I know we've often fallen foul of the tower in the gloom, torrents of rain on streets of grey... the days that end too soon. But its summer, rich, a time to live...drive away you petty fool; the sun is here for lovers and friends to appreciate the cool. So when you think that love is fading and the crocodile's quelled the spark...just give me a kiss and say “hello"… illuminate the dark.
Princess of the gift of light you could change my world for me...dance your dance and God you dance... dance your dance for me! Return to our secret places; carve our names upon the tree, you looking like an angel… you looking like one at me. Now my heart it pounds like a big bass drum, I’ll always feel the same… and if we meet again in heaven …we’ll fall in love again.

Lyrics by Jayl De Lara © All Rights Reserved


from The World and the Hooded Man, released September 5, 1997
Music and Lyrics by Jayl
© Jayl - Task / Invicta Publications
Jayl - Vocals, Lyrics, Bass, Mandolin, Production
Steve Jones - Guitar
Googe - Keyboard
Andy Gilliams - Percussion
Marcus McIrnerney - Violin
Steve I Ras - Programming, Engineering & Production


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JAYL Gloucester, UK

JAYL (aka: Jayl De Lara) Singer - Songwriter - Musician - Producer + Founder of the Harmony Label and the PURISM music methodology & genre. Jayl has an amazing and extensive back catalogue going back to the 1980's which is now being made available as digital downloads through this Bandcamp site. ... more

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