Musick Most Dark

by Valentine Wolfe

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released September 1, 2012

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Valentine Wolfe Greenville, South Carolina

Two classically trained musicians combining ambient solo bass, brutal distortion, electronica, and 18th century opera to tell a story of the macabre.

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Track Name: Gaslight Fantasia
Gaslight Fantasia
There’s a secret door - hidden in my parlour
There’s another world - hidden in the dark
There’s a gaslit street - waiting just outside
There’s a darkened path - lurking in plain sight
Bottom of an alleyway
Where the dead come out to play
I’m the whisper in the darkness
The shadows that embrace you
The dusk that will complete you
And call you home
To a life that you’ve been missing
A glimpse of the forbidden
Lost amongst the mournful
Yet now you’re home
Let’s distinguish wicked from the uncouth
Yes, I know a secret - ritual to observe
Bottom of an alleyway
Where the dead come out to play
I’m the whisper in the darkness
The shadows that embrace you
The dusk that will complete you
And call you home
To a life that you’ve been missing
A glimpse of the forbidden
Lost amongst the mournful
Yet now you’re home

yalpottuoemocdaedehterehw yawyellanafomottob

I’m the whisper in the darkness
The shadows that embrace you
The dusk that will complete you
And call you home
To a life that you’ve been missing
A glimpse of the forbidden

yalpottuoemocdaedehterehw yawyellanafomottob
Track Name: You're Not an Angel
You’re Not an Angel
I know you’re not an angel
Cause your wings are drenched in blood
But I also know I haven’t seen
Where your darkness really lives
Show me what is means to feel
The bitter anguish mixed with pain
A decadence I cannot find
I’m lost inside of my own mind
I know you’ve got a secret
Something that’s for sale
Services are rendered
When payment is in full
But that’s not the secret I’m referring to
I want something exotic
What you try to hide
I know you’re not an angel
Cause your wings are drenched in blood
But I also know I haven’t seen
Where your darkness really lives
Show me what is means to feel
The bitter anguish mixed with pain
A decadence I cannot find
I’m lost inside of my own mind
I heard a little rumor
You’re keeping something back I want to get inside
The filthy part of you
I want to rip aside
The shroud of propriety
I want to dwell in darkness
Find out what makes it yours
I know you’re not an angel
Cause your wings are drenched in blood
But I also know I haven’t seen
Where your darkness really lives
Show me what is means to feel
The bitter anguish mixed with pain
A decadence I cannot find
I’m lost inside of my own mind
Track Name: A Thousand Little Deaths
A Thousand LIttle Deaths
I gave you everything I had
Now it's too late to take it back
You said you loved me oh so much
And never would you hurt me
How I clung to that lie
I die a little bit each night
You're killing me slowly
Just like a poison
Your venom leaks through me
I die a thousand little deaths
But all that pleasure can't change the truth
Your love is killing me
Your love is killing me
How long does it take to die
Of a broken heart
I have been slipping away for years
A pinprick here, pinprick there
The color leaches from my life
I die a little bit each night
Track Name: Obsessions in C Minor
Obsessions in C minor
The echo of an angel
Who’s weeping tears of desire
Illusion casts my dying shadow
I simply must possess you
I simply must posses you
No law can keep me from you
I will hunt you, I will find you
I will take you for my own
An echo of a memory
And a world that shuns my shape
There’s no place on earth for my bones
There’s no room in heaven for my music
Last kiss goodnight
She is my elegant decay
I am older than your sun
I am older than the stars
Essence of my soul lives on in everyone
I am older than your sun
I am older than the stars
Essence of my soul lives on in everyone
The echo of her beauty
It’s long since passed away
Pearls encircle alabaster neck
And a velvet pall is her death mask
A creature singing in a lonely chapel
Performing a serenade no one will hear
I am older than your sun
I am older than the stars
Essence of my soul lives on in everyone
I am older than your sun
I am older than the stars
Essence of my soul lives on in everyone
The echo of an angel
Who’s weeping tears of desire
Illusion casts my dying shadow
I simply must possess you
I am older than your sun
I am older than the stars
Essence of my soul lives on in everyone
I am older than your sun
I am older than the stars
Essence of my soul lives on in everyone
The dying sound of the sigh of strings
My obsession, my lust
Fill this deserted menagerie
I simply must possess you
Track Name: Her Ladyship's Remedy
Her Ladyship’s Remedy
“Jealousy pricks at my heart like a knife. Your face is all I see. My heart stops at the thought of what you choose over me.”
1. One drop for dexterity
2. Two drops for purity
3. Three will bring the sleeping death
4. Four brings out the crimson rain
-eye of newt
-toe of frog
-howlet’s wing (colors swimming in the air) -adder’s fork
-blindworm’s sting (I start to hallucinate)
“Poison is the leveler, the judge who sits upon the court of infidelity and rage passing sentence on us all.”
Give it to a man who doesn’t understand how to please a lover, how not to break a heart. If he’s out of line, watch him drink it down.
IT WORKS JUST LIKE A CHARM!
Ladies often have different sets of needs. What may work for one is disaster for her friend differing amounts
different results
The Charm’s full Potency!
Track Name: The Darkest Night of Winter
The Darkest Night of Winter
Waiting for the moon to hit the sky
Then will be the time for you and I
To dance until our hearts explode
We will take the less traveled road
It’s the darkest night of winter
Waiting for the moon to hit the sky
Then will be the time for you and I
To dance until our hearts explode
We will take the less traveled road
Snow will help to muffle my footsteps
As I hurry now to the grove
I don’t want to miss my lover
We will meet out under the stars
it’s the darkest night of winter
Snow will help to muffle my footsteps
As I hurry now to the grove
I don’t want to miss my lover
We will meet out under the stars
My lover comes to me wrapped in a pelt
An arctic winter fur to keep us warm
The things we then will do on sacred ground
A blessing sought and never to be found
Our hands will seek the place of inception
Our lips continue work thus begun
The night after all holds many hours
To succor strangers rekindling pleasure
It’s the darkest night of winter
Our hands will seek the place of inception
Our lips continue work thus begun
The night after all holds many hours
To succor strangers rekindling pleasure
Track Name: A Rose for Remembrance
A Rose for Remembrance
place it gently now
upon her still form
a rose for remembrance
a life now is gone
untold possibilities
waiting to discover
now lie unanswered
and fading away
no more her lips
will taste of this pleasure
time has bereft her
of lasting forever
a bleak disappointment
tired nonaction
stillness embodied
no longer my lover
Track Name: Whisper My Name
Whisper my Name
The dark shadows need hold no fear for you
A hushed whisper doesn’t need to send chills
Down the spine of such a pretty young thing
I’ll keep you safe
I’ll take you under my wing
Come with me
Let’s step over the Edge of Unreason
Whisper my name
So quietly in fear
Unreason takes over
But you know I am near
I know that you hide in terror
From the things that take away your smile
I’ve watched the light leave your eyes
I have seen all they do to you
I’m here now to tell you this
Not while I have breath in my body
Not while my eyes can still see tears
Never again will I allow them hurt you
Whisper my name
So quietly in fear
Unreason takes over
But you know I am near
Two hearts burning up as one
Never more to be alone
I look into her blazing eyes
And see my future written there
Whisper my name
So quietly in fear
Unreason takes over
But you know I am near
Track Name: Black, Black Kisses
Black, Black Kisses
If you want to be a heart breaker
Then baby, you’re safe with me
Cause I don’t have a heart to speak of
Just an empty black, black hole
If you want to play some rough, rough games
If you want to go for broke
I think I can help you out
I’ll go along for the ride
Black, black kisses
From your head down to your toes
They don’t mean a thing
Why would you ask for more?
I know I won’t feel a thing
When I see your pretty tear-stained face
Not even a touch of guilt
When I see your bruised and reddened flesh
Cause in the end we’re both alone
In matters of love
You want eternal and exquisite
Well, I can give you one
Black, black kisses
From your head down to your toes
They don’t mean a thing
Why would you ask for more?
Some pains don’t fade away
They leave a mark, a burn so deep
I wonder if I’ll ever feel the way I did before
Some wounds leave a lasting scar
I’m slipping into the dark
I’m losing all those bits of me
I don’t know if I can wake up from this dream
Black, black kisses
From your head down to your toes
They don’t mean a thing
Why would you ask for more?
Track Name: La Cantarella
La Cantarella
Something in the way she stares
Across the room at me
A sweet and gentle sister’s kiss
Can bring me to my knees


Bella mia, mio dono
Mia saggezza, mia creatura
E nelle vostre mani, sono stato
Sempre un arma

You’ve got a special something I need to exploit
You make my breath catch in the back of my throat
You are like the moon reflecting light across the night
I want to catch a little bit
I want to make you mine
A steady hand to pour the wine
Belies intent inside
A crafty mind so cleverly
Planning her widow’s weeds
You’ve got a special something I need to exploit
You make my breath catch in the back of my throat
You are like the moon reflecting light across the night
I want to catch a little bit
I want to make you mine

Bella mia, mio dono
Mia saggezza, mia creatura
E nelle vostre mani, sono stato
Sempre un arma
Track Name: Lucy
Lucy
The lights of London are in the wrong direction
A trick of the moonlight
Gliding across the graves, my mouth is hungry for you
Can you keep a secret?
It’s my beginning
The bed was empty
The tomb was empty
I’m counting on your discretion
Lying alone, my lips are red
Do you suppose I’m beautiful?
A wanton smile, redder than before
In the brilliant moonlight
Silver sound, ruby on pearl
Languorous ecstasy
Now I live alone in my churchyard
Do you suppose my sweetness turned to heartless cruelty?
The bed was empty
The tomb was empty
I’m counting on your discretion
Lying alone, my lips are red
Do you suppose I’m beautiful?
A wanton smile, redder than before
The bed was empty
The tomb was empty
I’m counting on your discretion
Lying alone, my lips are red
Do you suppose I’m beautiful?
A wanton smile, redder than before
“She’ll makes a very beautiful corpse, sir. It’s quite a privilege to attend on her. It’s not too much to say that she will do credit to our establishment!”
Track Name: Reliquary of Thorns
Reliquary of Thorns
There was a princess asleep in a castle
She was surrounded by a wall of thorns
The apples were monitored
The paradise was under siege
Now the thorns fall down around me
I can’t stop this forest of splinters
I can’t take the pain of these thorns
Stabbing deep into my heart
This princess doesn’t want a savior
Her apple is rotten to the core
Give me a thorn
I know how to use it
Her ladyship is a maiden no more
Now the thorns fall down around me
I can’t stop this forest of splinters
I can’t take the pain of these thorns
Stabbing deep into my heart
This princess doesn’t want a savior
Her apple is rotten to the core
Give me a thorn
I know how to use it
Her ladyship is a maiden no more
There was a princess asleep in a castle
She was surrounded by a wall of thorns
The apples were monitored
The paradise was under siege
Track Name: Disarticulation
Disarticulation
I’ve got bones in my skirt
An extra head in my bonnet
Mustn’t meet the constable
Some men just don’t understand
My husband brings home the cash
It’s never quite big enough
A girl’s got to find some honest means
To keep herself in luxury

Disarticulation: It’s a gentlemen’s occupation
No women need apply for we know you’ll only cry
Watching our frightful vivisection

I gently pry open the crypt
With the lantern, I peer inside
I’m here for the dearly departed
Fresh ones fetch the most coin
There’s a tidy sum to be had
If you don’t mind the grave
No one suspects a lady
Some men just don’t understand

Disarticulation: It’s a gentlemen’s occupation
No women need apply for we know you’ll only cry
Watching our frightful vivisection

Now, I would like to take a moment if I may, to address these most dreadful accusations and assaults on my character and indeed, my philanthropy. You see, I provide a valuable service to all the young medical students out there! They need all the help they can get to get ahead: good thing I’ve got a few to spare. A helping hand or two or three or six is really all they need to get a leg up in their studies. And they find the freshest selections in my hearse....er..wagon! my wagon! My prices are always a cut above the rest!

My friends say I look tired
I’ve mud on my boots and my skirt
I find I’m quite enjoying my nights
Cavorting among the dead
Don’t know why he wants bodies
I keep all the jewels I find
He’s up to no good with those corpses
Some men I just don’t understand