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The Nightingale: A Gothic Fairytale

by Valentine Wolfe

Black Feathers Black feathers teasing the edge of my mind Black feathers wrapping my body in sin Black feathers whispering secrets to me Black feathers winging my soul to the night Beautiful song bird Come to me now Wrap me in pleasure Say you’ll be mine Beautiful song bird I just might hurt you I just might take you I need what is mine! My Nightingale sings for me Like no one else can Her voice whispers just for me Of pleasures just out of reach Belladonna has opened my eyes To a world I don’t want to leave Whatever the price to stay here I’ll gladly pay
Dark Desire 03:05
Dark Desire She is my everything She is my sin She is my fantasy My dark desire The voice of an angel Floating all around me Enraptures and captivates me My wanton desires I’ve never encountered An enchantress quite like this Her beauty surrounds me I drown in her bliss A fragrance consumes me And sends my thoughts reeling I’m drowning in passion Unquenchable thirst I must possess this creature She will not escape me I’ll terrify and subdue her I’ll tenderly make love
The Place Where Evil Grows Have you ever felt out of place? Have you ever ended up In a world you know is off limits? We reach for what lies just beyond The edge of tainted fingertips Yearn for the blackness which comes Past the edge of shadows Where nothing ever quite makes sense And all surrounding me is wrong I can’t believe it might be true That I have finally found a home So give me the bloodroot whose juice is red I’ll drink it down and lose myself I’ll partake of the monkshood and as I burn All my doubts will drift away If home is the place where evil grows If home will tear your heart to pieces When home wraps you tight in her poisonous blooms Where else can I choose to be In seeking something we are not What type of madness will we find And if the rot has settled in What new creations then unlock I twist the key and close my eyes Afraid of what lies just beyond But nothing good is ever cheap Tonight I know I’ll pay the price
Inside My Nightmare Inside their Poison Garden Strangers come and go Inside my Nightmare The iron bars the way Inside their Poison Garden Terror grips my limbs Inside my Nightmare The stench of death is rife What happenstance What twist of fate Has brought me to this place I'm drowning in their nectar I'm crumbling neath the weight Blooms around me beautiful Deadly one and all Fragrance so insidious Snares a gentle soul Inside their Poison Garden Twisted lilies bloom Inside my Nightmare No petal must I touch Inside their Poison Garden Trapped the weary heart Inside my Nightmare Forever I am lost Inside their Poison Garden Toxic lover's kiss Inside my Nightmare Where touches are remiss Inside their Poison Garden Plant a little seed Inside my Nightmare Then we'll see what grows
Devil's Bane 03:31
Devil’s Bane Devil’s Bane, Devil’s Bane Shrieks are ringing through the night Devil’s Bane, Devil’s Bane Lips like honey spew nothing but lies Cause the Devil’s coming after me She’s turned a deaf ear to my pleas I seek asylum for this night I will look to Devil’s Bane Her stinging touch Her icy stare Within her breast No love found there Vervain, vervain, my Devil’s Bane Vervain, vervain, my Devil’s Bane
Darkling, Listen Darkling, listen For many a time I have been half in love with easeful death My heart is aching, drowsy numbness pains My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk Or emptied some dull opiate to drain One minute past and Lethe-wards had sunk Darkling, listen For I will fly to thee Where youth grows pale and spectre thin and dies Where but to think is to be full of sorrow Where beauty cannot keep her lustrous eyes Or new love pine at them beyond tomorrow Darkling, listen For I will fly to thee I cannot see what flowers are at my feet Nor what soft incense hangs upon the boughs You make me beg or crawl upon my knees Just for a taste, a decadent perusal Darkling, listen For I will fly to thee
Twisted Melody Twisted melody Work your magic over me Twisted melody Captivate the errant heart Let me drink it in I will rise again From her ashes Beauty for the night Nothing in this world can stop me There’s no price I wouldn’t pay I will have it all I will get my way The Song will be mine The night will bow to me Such enthralling, captivating splendor all for me Twisted melody Work your magic over me Twisted melody Captivate the errant heart
Precious Moments Precious moments All I have When the night is dark Making music For the night Sadness from my heart Fate has brought me to this place I never thought to be I wrap my arms around myself to try to give me peace But any feelings bubbling up from deep inside of me Must explode so quietly that no one else can see Precious moments When my heart beats To the rhythm Of the darkest night Precious moments All alone now No one sharing My forlorn melody I don’t want them knowing what this place has done to me I won’t let them see how much their ways are killing me I wasn’t meant to live this way and now the truth comes out I’m thinking thoughts too dark to let the light back in my mind The path of least resistance will not ever set me free The power to take action is so deep inside of me It’s time for me to let it loose and set that darkness free To work its wicked magic on this twisted poisoned world
Moonlight Prayer Why me? Why now? The sweat is dripping off my brow... Why this? Why indeed? No one will answer this for me! Moonlight, now wash over me Moonlight, you must comfort me Let my earthly cares fade into nothingness this night I will sing until my breath leaves me at the last moment I will cling to shadows till the end So little time left to me So many dreams left undreamed So much pain is welling up Inside my heart tonight This treachery from within Undoing all my hopes Leaving me bereft Leaving me to die Thou wast not born for death Immortal bird or waking dream Fled is that music Do I wake or sleep
Belladonna, Deadly Nightshade Six small berries So innocent in size And yet they can send me to my grave Six little berries And if I consume them No euphoria will carry me away Belladonna, Deadly Nightshade Take me away Belladonna, Deadly Nightshade Please end my sorrow Death has beckoned, and I must follow Is my hand being forced in this strange world Savior, killer (what a lovely taste) Maybe my pain is neverending They slip past my lips Roll over my tongue Now so deep inside me What have I begun A brand new beginning An end to this night Six little solutions My pupils to dilate Belladonna, Deadly Nightshade Take me away Belladonna, Deadly Nightshade Please end my sorrow
You Could Never Have My Heart My last night has come too soon So much work is left undone So many songs I had yet to sing And tales I longed to tell But the light is quickly fading My breath is leaving me I have strength for one more curse I’ll let my captors know You could never have my heart Never touch my soul You never even came this close To finding the real me You can keep your poisoned lies Your poisoned thieving hands I’ve got a one way ticket To leave your poisoned hell A dark shadow welcomes me Into his close embrace He whispers just beside my ear Tonight I will be safe With this curse I’ll leave you wretched Flailing useless after me Hearing just a fragment now But never my full song If my shade can haunt this garden If I leave something behind As the saying goes May you get what you desire
Ghost of Her Self What was lost will all come back Changed yet so familiar Differences all wiped away Her song my heartsick mirror Dancing lonely once again Waiting breathless for her signal Ghostly reveries now beckon Of her sleep eternal Whispers in shadows Fragments of a ruined song Whispers in shadows Tendrils snake around my face Filling all my senses With memories of her Ghost of Her Self


Guard your passion as if your life depended on it, for well it might!


released May 1, 2015


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Valentine Wolfe Greenville, South Carolina

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

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