Devil Dance

Devil Dance

phoenixash's picture

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This one is about a period of incredible darkness in my life.

Was lost inside some folder and I just decided to finish up and polish a bit.

Lyrics: 

Devil Dance

Gm Dm Cm Gm
You come for me under the darkest night

Gm Dm Cm Gm
while my Angel weeps for my fall, my plight!

Ddim Gdim

Gm Dm Cm
You drag me in the chains of my wasted years,

Gm Dm Cm Gm
through the desert Hell my dreams’ve become.

Gm Dm Cm Gm
Feed its fire with the opus I bore

Gm Dm Cm Gm
'till it brings me shame and I awe it is gone

Gm Dm Cm
You dig out ghosts from the past forgotten

Gm Dm Cm Gm
to spit and scorn my defeat and woe

Gm Dm Cm
You summon demons sealed away in my soul

Gm Dm Ddim Gdim Ddim
to feast and frolic with you as you dance on me

Ddim Gdim Ddim
Dance on me!

Gm Dm Cm Gm
You carve my faith into a heavy cross

Gm Dm Cm Gm
on which I'm nailed, laid for you to mock

Gm Dm Cm Gm
Pierced, the passion, out of my heart fills the grail

Gm Dm Ddim Gdim Ddim
you drink from as you laugh and dance on me!

Ddim Gdim Ddim
Dance on me!

Gm Dm Gm Cm EAug
The Devil crafts his speech with truth to masquerade all the lies

Gm Dm Gm Cm EAug
Split tongue spins words with golden threads taken from your virtues pure!

Gdim Cdim
Bereaved by the Spirit,

Gdim Cdim
Accept all you've done is sin

Gdim Dm
Just yield all your will to me

Gdim Dm
And join this ballet with me

Gm Dm Cm Gm
Torn to pieces all hope of going back

Gm Dm Cm Gm
home to Father’s arms seems abandoned

Gm Dm Cm Gm
But martyred must be every soul to enter

Gm Dm Ddim Gdim Ddim
the Kingdom so I shall endure your dance on me!



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Comments

jcollins's picture

Looking at the lyrics...nice tone from the beginning...the darkest night while my angel weeps. Wow, the chains of my wasted years is a powerful statement, I like it. Desert hell my dreams become...feed its fire with opus I bore. This is why I like looking at lyrics first because your writing is outstanding and there is so much here already I'm just super impressed. I can't do that...no way. Let's move along...you dig out ghosts from the past forgotten...another great line. To spit and scorn my defeat and woe...love it. You summon demons sealed away in my soul...another great line. Dance on me is a key phrase and part of the title hook. The heavy cross on which I'm nailed...another strong image. Again in the grail section...quite visual and unique...fits this work perfectly. The devil crafts his speech with truth to masquerade all the lies...very nice. Again, the split tongue spins words...very nice. I had to look up Bereaved (to take away by violence) and later martyred (to sacrifice on account of faith or profession). The kingdom so I shall endure your dance on me! Wow, this is one of the strongest lyrics that I've seen anywhere. Maybe not everybody's cup of tea but to me it is quite an amazing lyrics. Also, before I listen, I can't play diminished chords, unfortunately, but they always sound awesome when you are playing them. Well, I can play one diminished chord. Ok, I'm ready for the audio now...hold. Strong piano opening...vocals now...I hear the minor chords...vocals sound good...hard to understand...I know what this is though as I've already looked at the lyrics...strong vocals...good playing...dance on me...got that part....powerful voice...dance on me....ok, the song is over. Well, I certainly admire your talent and took a pretty close look at the writing. I don't want to say anything negative. I think maybe slowing this down a little bit and a little softer on the keys would bring these excellent lyrics out a little more. That said, I have the headset on and it might just be I have it too loud. Anyway, it's an awesome song and a great performance. I like it a lot.

tcelliott's picture

I love your use of diminished chords in this song. The lyric is good and I like the imagery you conjure. And the music is powerful. I'm surprised at how upbeat it is for the lyric content, but it seems to work by setting up the diminished chords so well.. Your voice is powerful.

Fuzzy's picture

Ooh, lovely lovely dissonance.
This is really operatic; I feel like I've walked in to the middle of some kind of dark musical.
This tune of yours reminds me a lot of something by Peter Hammill, or, really, by his band Van Der Graaf Generator.
Which is a total compliment.
Yeah, super dramatic and so very nice!

corinne54's picture

Such an expansive melody and the lyrics are so powerful. So many great lines. While I like some of the chord choices, I think you could go further and have a more varied palette. They're a little too repetitive for such an, as I said, expansive melody