hell of a drink tom

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Where was I, Oh, yes thats right. Along the distance, out on the horizon Christopher could make out what appeared to be an iron gate. By now, he'd wandered several kilometers from the hunting lodge in search of that haunting female voice. The voice that woke him from his sleep in the middle of the night, and lured him from his bed into the darkness of the forest. As the sun began to rise Christopher headed up the hill.

Behind the iron gate lie a garden, with a mix of beautiful flowers and fruits teaming with birds and other flying creatures Christopher had never seen before. He stepped up to a giant steel door etched with a figure of an angel holding a trumpet, and beneath it what appeared to be ghosts, arms out stretched rising from their graves. Christopher hesitantly approached raised his hand to the door and tugged, but it was locked. Again, he heard her voice, now much clearer and closer than ever before... Startled, he placed his hand on his nervously beating heart and while doing so rediscovered the contents of his pocket.

You see earlier in the evening while in the attic (of his mind), Christopher stumbled upon an old trunk containing an assortment of art paintings, a single tap dance shoe and other misc childhood relics from his forgotten youth. Now while flipping through the contents he came across an unusual key. With out much consideration of it he slid the key into the upper left chest pocket of his shirt and buttoned it closed.

As ridiculous and unlikely as it was to consider that the key from the trunk in his grandfathers attic might unlock this giant garden gate door, RIDICULOUS! Christopher decided to try it just the same. He slid the key into the lock and turned.

Unlock the gate door, insert the key something is happening to me
I feel like a child
But aren't we all children?
children
children

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from Voices of the Carousel, released January 1, 2017

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the strange Detroit, Michigan

Detroit based, The Strange, consist of Erik Nordin and Brent McKay. 'Voices of the Carousel' is the bands fourth full length album. This concept record features 17 songs and leads the audience along a fictional journey inspired by the bands former engineer and producer Chris Hughes. 'Voices' is currently being adapted into a three act (dark comedy) musical by the Detroit Actor Theatre Company. ... more

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