Gates of Pearl

by AJ Wigwams

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Einstein reflecting on guilty conscience

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A compass of my own design is all I had to use
Without a tuning fork would it even work?
So I just drew a straight line from my heart of hearts
With no way to check myself but what seemed best at the time

Daddy do you think I'll get to heaven?
Daddy please don't let me go to hell!
Surely you know someone that knows someone to get me through the gates of pearl

A mere idea while I'm down here could cause great fear
In order to lessen the strain, the human decay I chose to wear that pain
And with a mind made up I was feeling down I had to stop somewhere
Oh what a frankenstein I had put on my own kind.

And people sang, "you're a genius!"
And if they freeze my brain will this pain be infinite?

I've never been ashamed to be curious
But it never carried the weight nor the truth I gained a truth that aches everyday
A genuine impulse bid me to use my gift. So could I really say that I'd have lived any other way?

Daddy do you think I'll get to heaven?
Daddy please don't let me go to hell
Surely you know someone that knows someone
Surely you know someone that can hear me out
Surely you know someone that can pull some strings
To get me through the gates of pearl

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released March 24, 2015

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