To Bend The Law

from BARDS: Of The Morning Star by BARDS

  • Mystic Tape Deck successfully funded production of this 50 Page illustrated full color book and companion 16 song CD via Kickstarter in 2019:

    The book is a collection of reprints of several recruitment pamphlets issued by an underground musical/spiritual cult known as the "Cloak Of Nazili" in the early 1970's - complete lyrics with full color plates of original artwork by PS Perkins.

    This edition serves as the minerval guide to the Cloak, a mere introduction to the the world of and beyond the confines of one of the world's most underground, elusive and bizarre hermetic cults. A basic cosmogony and foundation of the surface mythology is cryptically laid out for eager believers and bold adventurers alike. A fusion of reality and fantasy, a "megafictional" blend of myth and fact that at once seeks to explain not only our current place and predicament as a species, but how we got here, and where we might be headed.

    What secrets will the next installment hold?
    What new strange and esoteric truths are waiting to be revealed?


    Includes unlimited streaming of BARDS: Of The Morning Star via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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The Shining One seeks a means by which he may cheat death for another mortal with whom he has fallen in love.


Many colored beads along a string
And halls of dusty bells which never ring
Veins which ache and pain for poison’s sting
While all tomorrow’s sorrows sweetly sing:
“There is only the law”

Always chose to roam instead of stand
Shards are shattered, scattered through the land
It’s not enough to simply know I am
Many shining beads along the strand
Is there a way to bend the law?
(There is no way to bend the law)

Rustling in the reeds around the lake
Whispers of the law we never break
Oh the many hammer strokes upon the stake
Eye of bat, tongue of newt, wing of snake
There is no way to bend the law
(There is no way to bend the law)

Now I wander lost within this cave
For the law spares neither cowardly nor brave
Even as we’re lying in our grave
To the law we must all remain a slave
There is only the law


from BARDS: Of The Morning Star, released October 31, 2019
(Perkins/Thomas/The Universal)

All guitars, bass guitar, lap steel, vocals: PS Perkins
All drums and percussion, keyboards: R Thomas
Guest lead guitar: Brian Amberg


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