Like a fool, I fell in love with you,
Eric Clapton sang, riffing on a Persian myth, a boy who went mad when the girl he’d loved all his life was married to another, parallelling the singer’s own romantic entanglement, with a moon princess promised to a volcano back home.
Layla, they got you on your knees,
Layla, I’m begging, darling, please,
Layla, darling, don’t appease your fire gods
From Go, Mutants, p. 96