‘Prometheus’ is the name of one of the 11 songs I’m recording.
It begins like this:
As life begins to slow,
I sense your impotent gaze on me.
Sure, everything's fine!
I’m just chained up to my first act.
I think the connection with ‘Pandora’, the song I wrote about last week, is clear enough. These two myths have always been associated for various reasons, the most important being their narrative structure. We could call it ‘Misdeed & Punishment’.
Here’s an extract from one of my favourite Greek tragedies:
'Tis for this, in truth, that I am bent by sufferings such as these, agonizing to endure, and piteous to look upon. I that had compassion for mortals, have myself been deemed unworthy to obtain this, but mercilessly am thus coerced to order, a spectacle inglorious to Jupiter.’
Prometheus Bound, Aeschylus (Attributed to)
In my song there are no gods: the ‘titanic’ act becomes automatically the punishment. And, of course, the punishment is the pain (mental and/or physical).
Thanks for reading!