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i. Ambrosia
ii. The Web
iii. Melt Away

Music written and performed by The Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra. Song lyrics written by David King. Published by Bliss Avenue Songs, ASCAP.

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AMBROSIA

Your web is strung and I'll take the bait.
Your trap is sprung now, so don't you hesitate.
Do what you'd like, and I'll go willingly because your venom is ambrosia to me.

You pierce my flesh, your fangs seep deep--
now I'm dissolving into a sweet and dreamless sleep.
Do what you'd like and I'll go willingly because your venom is ambrosia to me.

My fate was sealed when I saw your eyes--
now I'm just dancing towards my own demise.
Do what you'd like and I'll go willingly because your venom is ambrosia to me.

Although it hurts, I can't avoid
longing to go where I know I'll be destroyed.
Do what you'd like and I'll go willingly because your venom is ambrosia to me.

THE WEB

The falling stars you wished upon
are cinders now and now they're gone.
Their residue festoons my fetid field.
Revealing husks of lovers past,
their shells are all that ever last--
I've taken everything that they've concealed.

Whoever told you life was fair?
Look around you everywhere, the cruelty of Nature is displayed.
Why the scorn? Why the surprise?
Everything that's born must die and it isn't I who made the world that way.

What wicked little twist of fate placed you here upon my plate?
Here where no one hears your cries?
Where was your God to steer you through?
Perhaps your God's forsaken you?
Otherwise, why lead you here to die?

MELT AWAY

I know the way how, I'll melt away now.
I know the way.
I'm feeling bliss now, dissolved to mist, how strangely I go away.
Now I finally know....

It's merely moments now,
moments now until your feeble flesh bends to my will--
and it will, so rest your weary head.
There'll be no pain, no pain at all,
as everything you are dissolves.
Your fate resolved upon my silky threads.

I know the way how, I'll melt away now,
I know the way.
I'm feeling bliss now, dissolved to mist, how strangely I go away.
Now I finally know.....

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from April's Empire, track released April 21, 2012

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Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra Urbana, Illinois

Energetic and unabashedly romantic, The Duke of Uke & His Novelty Orchestra enchants audiences with witty lyrics, complex vocal harmonies and funky rhythms.The unique combination of ukulele, violin, tuba, saxophone, bass, rock drums and latin percussion swing you from sweet to funky with a sound that will remind you of summers gone by, road trips to come, and long-lost friends you've never met. ... more

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