Jeff Brown - Orion (Shadow)

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When Orion was in Crete, he hunted with the goddess Artemis and her mother Leto, and in the course of the hunt, threatened to kill every beast on Earth. Mother Earth objected and sent a giant scorpion to kill Orion. After some struggle, the creature succeeded, and after Orion's death, the goddesses asked Zeus to place him among the constellations. Zeus consented and, as a memorial to the hero's death, added the Scorpion to the heavens as well, and while the two constellations are never seen in the same sky (as one raises, the other descends), the bow of Orion is always trained to the red star Antares, often seen as the heart of Scorpio.

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Arms raised – feels like a good day to die
Stand straight – seems the winds are blowing dry
So many secrets still to keep
The Archer and the Thief
Sink low – returning to the dark
We know – the light is but a spark
So many secrets still to keep
The Archer and the Thief
The edges slowly fade
The thief will crawl away
While perched upon the wall
The Archer's time will fall
Draw fast – the hour's getting near
At last – the reckoning is here
So many secrets still to keep
The Archer and the Thief
So many years we've been asleep
The Archer and the Thief

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from SpinTunes #11: Round 3, released February 23, 2016

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