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The Quest of Pi Cho (The Emperor's Doctor)
The Emperor has gone mad and I am his Healer.
There is nothing I can do to save our Lu Shen Ti.
From a child I raised him as my own.
Fortold a Saviour, his madness must be healed.
Elders tell of a Shaman and her Daughter who cure the mind,
Their arcane potions charmed by their craft.
So I wander the forest benath the mountains
To find the Hag who heals.
Eraser of evils enclosed
With the Daughter who is masterly pure
As old a man as I, it is hard to walk the palace steps.
I have no credence in my task.
To conquer the crag will test my frailty.
The bite of frost will thin my caravan.
But I scale and I climb and I crest the peak.
And I stumble on the Shaman, Su, with her relic book of odes
And her ma-fei-san.
She had forseen my coming and brought me in from the cold.
And the Daughter, Shi Chin Li, steered hammer on.
released 17 July 2013
Music/Lyrics by Jacob Evan Sawrie
Arranged by Sawrie, Ingram, Skarda
Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Mark Colbert at De Soto Recording, Little Rock, AR
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