SALOME

Salome, Sharon Eliashar Spring 2022

 

You can call me Salomé

I will be the villain-in your imagination

Please bring me your clove to burn on the alter

 

I will do a dance for you

A golden plate upon my head, under seven lucky candles;

We will bathe in steam - for we - are the only ones

 

Sapphire, rubies, roses and pearls

Lapis and emeralds, opals and myrrh.

One hundred and eight precious gems for this girl.

 

Everybody’s talking about the Camel Rock and Roll

Swing it to me with Persimmons in a bowl

Give it to me now, his Head on a Platter of Gold

 

You will be my wicked king

Your whole life in search of rabid admiration

They still call you Great - but you - are the broken one

 

Sapphire, rubies, roses and pearls

Lapis, emeralds, opals and myrrh.

I wanted diamonds and you want his head.

 

Everybody’s talking about the Camel Rock and Roll

Swing it to me with Persimmons in a bowl

Give it to me now, his Head on a Platter of Gold

 

Sapphire, rubies, roses and pearls

Lapis and emeralds and topaz and bells

One hundred and eight precious gems for this girl

 

Everybody’s talking about the Camel Rock and Roll

Swing it to me with Persimmons in a bowl

Give it to me now, his Head on a Platter of Gold

©2022 SHARON ELIASHAR

Produced by Sharon Eliashar

Recorded by Rich Mouser - The Mouse House

Mixed by rich mouser and sharon eliashar

Mastered by robert vosgien

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