This song was prompted by a story my daughter posted on social media this morning about a professor she had had while a drama student. The professor is being called out for a series of inappropriate actions with students including sexual and psychological abuse. The teacher is still at the school, but I suspect this latest onslaught of publicity will be his downfall.
As a teacher myself, I am appalled at stories like these that crop up whether it is scout leaders, priests, teachers, coaches, choir directors, relatives, etc. Such power and trust must not be broken, but it is. Over and over again.
How the mighty they fall they’re not mighty at all all the good they’ve ever done has now become undone he’s in the toilet Salome’s been unveiled his actions left a trail they’re going to spoil it At the base of the tree people learned at his knee they hung on every word of his cause he knew the truth he was always certain no one look behind the curtain and see the proof gospel was his word then the lines got blurred he stepped over the line but was safe cause he was a prophet but what profits a man to gain the world if he loses his soul he directed the show told you where to go like Svengali he pulled the strings he roped em in, he wrangled but then the strings got tangled the wicked web he weaved was built to deceive oh…you’re busted oh….you can’t be trusted that teacher,he used treachery to send innocents into therapy like an actor, sublime he knew all of his lines he used them on the people he used all of the time everything was scripted measured and predicted it’s a crime… so do the time.
Biblical temptress who dances before Herod II.
To the French, Salome was not a woman at all, but a brute, insensible force. The idea of Salome’s dance and the seven veils, originates with Oscar Wilde’s 1891 play “Salomé”. Wilde was influenced by earlier French writers who had transformed the image of Salome into an incarnation of female lust.
Svengali …Early 20th century the name of a musician in George du Maurier’s novel Trilby (1894), who controls Trilby’s stage singing hypnotically.
A person who exercises a controlling or mesmeric influence on another, especially for a sinister purpose.