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In the Court of the Crimson King

by Ellis D., 29 year old Chaos Magickian/Plant Afficiando/Evil Musical Genius from Vancouver, Canada

91 comments · 11 · October 29, 2009

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  1. Marching Band Tunic

    flea market

    , in Outerwear
  2. noir skinny jeans

    a ghoulish place known as the mall

    , in Skinny Jeans
  3. CSA approved Shitkickers

    Extreme Workload

    , in Boots

The rusted chains of prison moons
Are shattered by the sun.
I walk a road, horizons change
The tournament's begun.
The purple piper plays his tune,
The choir softly sing;
Three lullabies in an ancient tongue,
For the court of the crimson king.

The keeper of the city keys
Put shutters on the dreams.
I wait outside the pilgrim's door
With insufficient schemes.
The black queen chants
the funeral march,
The cracked brass bells will ring;
To summon back the fire witch
To the court of the crimson king.

The gardener plants an evergreen
Whilst trampling on a flower.
I chase the wind of a prism ship
To taste the sweet and sour.
The pattern juggler lifts his hand;
The orchestra begin.
As slowly turns the grinding wheel
In the court of the crimson king.

On soft grey mornings widows cry,
The wise men share a joke;
I run to grasp divining signs
To satisfy the hoax.
The yellow jester does not play
But gently pulls the strings
And smiles as the puppets dance
In the court of the crimson king.
- KC

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Dalila  Luna
AJAJAJA And my photo is crazy?? Dude! you're out of your mind! I love you!
Ellis  Dee
I'm not as out of my mind as some of the leaders of the 'free' world. Irrational ideas sometimes make the most sense, especially in a life filled with hollow meaning.
Dalila  Luna
I dedicate to you this quote from the argentinian Jorge Luis Borges " here is a concept that is the corrupter and destroyer of all others. I speak not of Evil, whose limited empire is that of ethics; I speak of the infinite"
Hannah Roach
Love the tunic, looks like you should be stood outside the palace as the queens guard! Well in England anyway. Nice overall shot, you have won my heart congrats
Ellis  Dee
The Crown is probably the last institution on the planet that I would guard. My great great uncle was the guard of czar Nicholas II.....history shows he failed at that.
Hannah Roach
Imagine having to stand still all day like they do *horrified face*, I think that shall be labeled most tedious job in the universe, after the job that I just discoved ;envelope labeling!

Our crown isn't protected by the queens guard as the crown is at Winsor castle. The queens guard protect good old queeny in buckingham palace.
Ellis  Dee
when I refer to the crown, I'm refering to the broader institution that perversely affects the entire commonwealth....not just the queen but all of the property and people retained by her....not to mention her grizzled visage on all our money.
Hannah Roach
Our queen owns all the swans in England. I think swans are vile creatures as one hissed at me one time. I don't really understand what the queen does cos politics take care of everything. I would love to be the queen, I'd probally kick it back to th victorian era & wear gowns & collars and shit
Sarah H.
this is great.
and i'm loving the fact that you're canadian :)
Ellis  Dee
Canadian bred & born unfortunatly....Saskatchewan is reminiscant of Siberia.
Sarah H.
Oh man, Saskatchewan? I can imagine.
Come to Ontario :)
Ellis  Dee
No chance of that, although I've given humourous thought to the idea of doing a Bunny Cunts tour in eastern Canada, but that would be a logistical nightmare.
Sarah H.
Ahaha, why is it illogical? And also, I tried youtubing bunny cunts because I cant seem to find the music on your myspace...and the videos were quite disturbing. Thought I'd let you in on that tidbit.
Ellis  Dee
Le' BC havn't been unleashed on the youtube public, as first we have to get other things out of the way.

Its illogical because this country is too damn big, going around th great lakes takes frighteningly long.
Lilli C
love the jacket!
and proud to see someone from saskatoon here :)
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Pauline T.
i love what you did to this picture. and that jacket is awesome! HYPE
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Paulaa Kappelli
dude...you fecking rock ! i love everthing about this look especialy the jacket :D i am a FAN :D +1
Ellis  Dee
Well thanks, I need to be reminded how much I rock every once in a while.

I could always use an extra fan ;)
Jkfehb Kjfjbf
This jacket is so Sgt Pepper! and well, King Crimson are great. So yeah, you got my point! +1
Ellis  Dee
Thanks, I wonder how it would sound if King Crimson played all of the songs off of Sgt.Pepper? I wonder if it would be as good as the Easy Star All Stars version of that album?
Jkfehb Kjfjbf
To be honest, I don't know Easy Star All Stars at all. I'm really more into what people use to call "classic rock", even if I think that this expression is sort of cheap and totally wrong. I don't even know how it would sound. I think that we both know that they have really different styles. Buuuut: that could be interesting. lol
Marta Djordjevic
the buttons and details on that jacket...fantastic!
I want it :(
Ellis  Dee
I'm sure if you roamed enough flea markets & thrift stores you could find one :)

  

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