The Moon and the Sea

by Rachelle Armstead

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released February 2, 2017

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Rachelle Armstead Beaufort, South Carolina

Music has always been my passion. Since childhood, I've taken music lessons and participated in choirs and junior orchestras. I'm currently attending Full Sail University where I study Audio Production in the hopes of becoming a film and video game music composer. ... more

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Track Name: Blackberry Wine
Death smells like oil paints and blackberry wine
Drowned in royal blue and fresh turpentine
You're regal as dahlias and ripe muscadines
Eyes closed
Lips cold
Sweet love of mine

Dear flesh of my flesh
Bone of my bone
In ash you will rest
In dust you'll find home
Fear no vengeance, no wrath
No fire nor brimstone
For in ash you will rest
In dust you'll find home

Death smells like taffies and sea salty brine
Buried by old books and burnt valentines
You're red as the passions that cling to the vine
Eyes closed
Lips cold
Sweet love of mine

Dear flesh of my flesh
Bone of my bone
In ash you will rest
In dust you'll find home
Fear no vengeance, no wrath
No fire nor brimstone
For in ash you will rest
In dust you'll find

Flesh of my flesh
Bone of my bone
In ash you will rest
In dust you'll find home
Fear no vengeance, no wrath
No fire nor brimstone
For in ash you will rest
In dust you'll find home
Track Name: The Singers
Hide in the close. I cry in the dark.
Open my eyes, that's when the nightmare really starts,
And you sing.
Nobody sings like you do.

Mama doesn't know, and daddy doesn't care.
Auntie locks the door. You run your fingers through my hair,
And you sing.
You sing.

A sad song I just can't get out of my head.
Some days it holds me hostage, keeps me tied down to the bed
While you sing your sickening song,
And to my shame I sing along.

"Come on meet me in the garden; come on prick me with a rose.
Baby, no one's watching us; God only knows
That you sing.
Nobody sing like you do."

You say, "Don't tell your mum; she wouldn't understand."
You just need to feel warm. "Baby hold my hand
While you sing
You sing."

A sad song I just can't get out of my head.
Some days it holds me hostage, keeps me tied down to the bed
While you sing your sickening song,
And to my shame I sing along.

It's a sad song I just can't get out of my head.
Some days it holds me hostage, keeps me tied down to the bed
While you sing your sickening song,
And to my shame I sing along.
Track Name: Roses in the Snow
Look at the freezing roses
They were so vibrant in bloom
Now they do seem to possess
A certain dreary gloom

Petals falling slow
Drifting down like tears
Naked stems shiver in the snow
Aged in months what looks like years

Shriveled bodies
Remembering spring
Withered corpses fading fast
Listening close I hear them sing
We forlorn flowers never last

Petals falling slow
Drifting down like tears
Naked stems shiver in the snow
Aged in months what looks like years
Track Name: The Moon and the Sea
She looks upon the loyal sea
And pulls him gently t'ward;
Then pushes him away again
With coyly chosen word.

The moon and the sea
Never will you see
A love so pure, two hearts so sure
Such perfect amity
As the moon and the sea

When the wind insults her grace,
His anger's quick to storm,
And always faithful, he remains
Upon her silver arm.

The moon and the sea
Never will you see
A love so pure, two hearts so sure
Such perfect amity
As the moon and the sea

Her face illuminates his night,
And he reflects her glow.
It pleases him to follow her;
It pleases her to know.

The moon and the sea
Never will you see
A love so pure, two hearts so sure
Such perfect amity
As the moon and the sea
Track Name: Kiss Me, Kill Me
I know too well a man I never knew.
He gives me hell but he looks a lot like you,
So I try not to wonder where you went
Or why you left me weathered cold and spent.

I've got a man, a roof, a home.
I may be lonely, but at least, I'm not alone.
He watches like a warden pacing outside my cell.
I wish I had friends, but at least, I know him well.

K-k-k-kiss me, kill me.
Dress me up to tear me down.
K-k-k-keep me bleeding.
Clean me up and watch me drown.

He was once as open as the night.
He'd whisper, "Mi amor." I'd forgive the latest slight.
Now there's a lock on his heart, in the closet there's a gun.
He says, "Don't even start, girl. I'll use it if you run."

So I stay,
And we're ok.

K-k-k-kiss me, kill me.
Dress me up to tear me down.
K-k-k-keep me bleeding.
Clean me up and watch me drown.

Close my eyes and pull the trigger.
Close my eyes and pull the trigger.
Close my eyes and pull the trigger.
Close my eyes and pull the -

K-k-k-kiss me, kill me.
Dress me up to tear me down.
K-k-k-keep me bleeding.
Clean me up and watch me drown.
Track Name: The Woodsman's Lament
I met a woman in the wayward wood
Whose hair was wild as the willow tree.
She spoke no words but I understood
Her wayward heart belonged to me.

I took her hand and I led her home.
I loved her 'til I couldn't see
That though her eyes saw more than one
Her wayward heart belonged to me.

I bound her hair and I chained her feet.
I burned the forest for the tree,
And as she died, she whispered sweet,
"My wayward heart belongs to thee."
Track Name: Adeline
Nobody knows where the lavender grows
The garden is covered with thorns
Nobody sees where the morning shrike sings
In the beautiful Adeline scorned

She sings be the sea
Melancholic melody
She sings as she shivers to foam
She sings to the cold
Turquoise waters of old
To the waters that call her home

Nobody knows where the lavender grows
The garden is covered with thorns
Nobody sees where the morning shrike sings
In the beautiful Adeline scorned
Track Name: Wraith
I wanna dance you outside
I wanna dance you inside out
I wanna hold your head high in victory
Scream, "Bout time you burned in hell with me."

Your fingertips still sting, lit cigarettes on phantom skin
Caustic carcass erode me from inside out, from outside in
And while I crumble, embers, i feel you breathing
Your rhythm stokes my rage, revulsion, seething

I wanna dance you outside
I wanna dance you inside out

But I am the wraith
Barely a memory
A forgotten fey
Your perverted reverie
Only a whisper
A flicker of smoke and ash
The pitiful remnants
Of a pleasurable drag

Your beer stale breath still stains my dreams, hot branding on my brain
Withered moans, your cologne, breaking me insane
And while I crumble, embers, i hear it beating
Your heart it somehow sings above my shrieking

I wanna dance you outside
I wanna dance you inside out

But I am the wraith
Barely a memory
A forgotten fey
Your perverted reverie
Only a whisper
A flicker of smoke and ash
The pitiful remnants
Of a pleasurable drag

I wanna dance you outside
I wanna dance you inside out

I wanna dance you outside
I wanna dance you inside out

I wanna dance you outside
I wanna hold your head high
Scream
'Bout time you burned in hell with me

But I am the wraith
Barely a memory
A forgotten fey
Your perverted reverie
Only a whisper
A flicker of smoke and ash
The pitiful remnants
Of a pleasurable drag