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The Dead Kneazles
WHiMCoverboys

Origin

United Kingdom

Genres

Wrock, Alternative Wrock, Contemporary Wrock, Classic Wrock, Wizmetal

Years Active

2082 - present

Label

Mindseye Records (2089-present)

Associated Acts

Agromantula , Disorder of the Phoenix, Noel Wallace

Current Members

 West Odessa (2082- present)
Nigel Barrington (2082- present)
Ascanius Stark (2082- present)
Vesper Bayliss (2082-2085, 2089-present)

Discography

The Self Titled EP
To The Deep and Drown
Little Death
Hand of Glory

The Dead Kneazles (also colloquially known as TDK) are a wrock band which formed in the United Kingdom in Febuary 2082 when the four founding members attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry together.

Origins

The band members met each other while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Having played with both his housemate Ascanius Stark, and Ravenclaw Vesper Black née Bayliss on separate occasions, West Odessa realized that the three of them would click well and potentially form a band. With both Black and Stark agreeing, it was decided that a fourth member to round the band out would give them a fuller sound, so Odessa sought out Nigel Barrington to play Bass Guitar, and instantly the four of them proved to mesh well musically.

In the early days of the band's formation, TDK played many cover songs of popular classic Muggle rock. As Odessa explained in a March 2085 interview with Spella Weekly, "We especially wanted to introduce some amazing Muggle music from generations past to the Wizarding youth of today, and of course its a great excuse to play the songs that inspired us too; we're all pretty old school in our tastes."

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Gigs

Special Performances

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Tours

Disorder of the Phoenix: Up in Flames Tour (July 2086)

After their EP was noticed by Classic Wizarding Rockers Disorder of the Phoenix, TDK was tapped to join the Up in Flames Tour across the UK, performing as the opening act for 5 of the 7 gigs, marking the beginning of a close working relationship with Disorder of the Phoenix, and Wiggenweld (who opened on the remaining 2 gigs, and played at half time at the five gigs which TDK opened for) respectively.

New Wrock Order Tour (2087)

The New Wrock Order Tour of 2087 combined The Dead Kneazles on their first ever European Tour with Wrock royalty Disorder of the Phoenix. Both bands took the stage separately, and then ended each night end with a surprise collaboration. Several of the concerts featured special guest performers. Ascanius Stark's daughter was born during the New Wrock Order Tour, though he did not miss any tour dates.


NWOtour

New Wrock Order Tour

Friday 11th July (Moscow)
Saturday 12th July (St Petersburg)

Friday 18th July (Helsinki)
Saturday 19th July (Tallinn)
Sunday 20th July (Stockholm)

Saturday 26th July (Oslo)
Sunday 27th July (Copenhagen)

Thursday 31st July (Berlin)
Saturday 2nd August (Cologne)
Sunday 3rd August (Amsterdam)
Monday 4th August (Brussels)

Friday 8th August(London)
Saturday 9th August(Cardiff)

Tuesday 13th August (Paris)
Friday 15th August (Zurich)
Monday 18th August (Venice)

Thursday 21st August (Athens)
Friday 22nd August (Cairo)
Sunday 24th August (Istanbul)

Wednesday 27th August (Bucharest)
Friday 29th August (Budapest)
Saturday 30th August (Warsaw)

Thursday 4th September (Prague)
Friday 5th September (Dublin)
Saturday 6th September (Glasgow)


The Little Death Tour (UK only) (July-August 2089)

The Little Death Tour featured UK only gigs, much to the disappointment of TDK's international fanbase. "Touring in the UK means we can go back home to our families whenever we need to." Odessa explained. The short tour allowed Stark to spend time with his young daughter, and did not interfere with Odessa's intense Quidditch schedule which limits his ability to perform internationally during the majority if the year. Much to the surprise and delight of fans, Vesper Black joined them on stage for their final performance. This reappearance was unannounced and the band remained closelipped on whether or not she was officially a member again. Two of the early gigs on the Little Death Tour featured only Stark and Odessa, as Barrington, who is also a curse breaker, had a work injury which prevented him from playing. Samir Darzi of Disorder of the Phoenix filled in on one of the dates Barrington was unable to attend.

Standing Gigs

None, currently, though Odessa and Stark often perform with their side projects, 27 Club in muggle venues, and alongside London local wizarding jazz band The Shapeshifters (who are known for a rotating line up) as unofficial members. Odessa regularly performs as a guest artist with other known wrock acts when they perform in the UK.

Previous Standing Gigs

TDK Live @ The Thirteenth Use
Every second Thursday of the month at 8pm from June 2086 through April 2087 TDK performed at Wizarding pub The Thirteenth Use, owned by Cody and Camden Banner. The door charge was 6 Galleons, or  presale tickets were 4 Galleons. This was an R18 gig. These gigs were notably intimate due to the small sized venue and TDK often took the stage without a setlist, and simply played what the audience wished to hear, both originals and well known rock hits. Several of the songs which would appear on their later albums were first debuted here and the trio (at the time) often performed acoustic or unplugged.

TDK Live @  Hush Hush 
Every third Friday of the month at 8.30pm from June 2086 through April 2087 TDK were found at wizarding night club Hush Hush, owned by Wiley Wilkes. The door charge was 5 Galleons, presales were not available. This was an R18 gig. The Hush Hush gigs tended to be more true to the 'wrock' persona the three TDK boys were developing: loud, upbeat, intense, with audience members headbanging and truly wrocking out.

Appearances in Media

Music Review: The Dead Kneazles - Student Editorial Published in the Daily Prophet, December, 2083
Diagon Alley Faces the Music-TDK announced as a headlining act for the WWN Festival Summer, 2085
TDK: All the Way - Interview with Odessa, Barrington, and Stark surrounding their EP release, Jan 2086
Wrock Renaissance - TDK mentioned in this up-and-coming wrock article in WHiM magazine, Feb 2086
Designer looks announced - Nigel Barrington features as a model in this design contest with WHiM magazine, April 2086
WHiM Fresh Faces Finale - Nigel Barrington features as a model in this design contest with WHiM magazine, Winning designers announced, May 2086
Branxton-James Wedding is a Quidditch Who's Who - West Odessa reported to have been the musical act at the Branxton-James wedding, singing an exclusive ballad written for the pair, April 2086


Gossip and Rumours

A Musical Mess - WHiM Magazine, December 2085. Reported love triangle between Vesper Bayliss, West Odessa, and Agromantula frontman, Charlie Black
A Weekend in Poland - WHiM Magazine, December 2085. Reported secret relationship between Ascanius Stark and a 'mystery' woman (Isidora Miroslava). 
Baby Fever - WHiM Magazine, May 2086. Nigel Barrington rumoured to have got Ascanius Stark's former girlfriend pregnant. Former band member Vesper Bayliss also rumoured to be pregnant, to Charlie Black.
Ships... On the Rocks- WHiM Magazine, June 2086. Ascanius Stark and Isidora Miroslava rumoured to be on the rocks.
The Secret Power of Penelope Greenwell - WHiM Magazine, August 2086. West Odessa suggested to be the TRUE father of Penelope Greenwell's rumoured love child despite initial reports that Nigel Barrington was the father. Penelope, Ascanius's ex, hinted to be MORE than just a groupie to all three members.

 Discography

Self-Titled EP (11 January 2086)
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The Self-Titled EP

While Vesper Black features on the tracks on this EP, she had by the time of the release, left the band. A Hiatus which would last four years. Rumour states that the album had a different cover featuring all four band members before Black quit but that Odessa insisted that they change the cover art. This EP got the band noticed and they opened for Disorder of the Phoenix in July of 2086, performing Aparecium, Aparecium, Screwing Cupid, and Twist (My Little Torture Curse) At several sold out shows - their first experience with stadium performances. -Reached Number 1 in Wizarding Charts in 14 countries
Aparecium, Aparecium (Peaked at #1, 6 weeks)
Finest Firewhiskey (Not released as a single)
Sticky (Peaked at #10, 4 weeks)
Screwing Cupid (Peaked at #3, 5 weeks)
Echoes (Peaked at #14, 3 weeks)
Twist (My Little Torture Curse) (Not released as a single)

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To The Deep and Drown LP

To The Deep and Drown LP (15 Feb 2087)

This LP features collaborations with Charlie Black from Agromantula, solo artist Sundae Dilaurentis, and Gilbert Vickers of Disorder of the Phoenix. Several songs that featured on this album are rumoured to address Vesper Black's leaving the band. It is noteworthy that one of the top charting singles from this album features Charlie Black, Vesper's now husband, who she was rumoured to be dating at the time.

-Debuted at Number 1 in the Wizarding Charts in the United Kingdom
Baby Want a Wrockstar ft Charlie Black (Peaked at #1, 8 weeks)
Go Where You've Got To Go (Peaked at #3, 5 weeks)
Body/Soul/Mind (Peaked at #1, 4 weeks)
Seven Seconds ft Sundae Dilaunrentis (Peaked at #3, 7 weeks)
To the Deep and Drown (Peaked at #1, 2 weeks)
She's My Horizon (Peaked at #1, 7 weeks)
Tongue Tied (Not Released as a Single)
Twist (My Little Torture Curse) (Peaked at #12, 6 weeks)
Finest Firewhiskey (Not Released as a Single)
Working off a Broken Heart (Peaked at #21, 4 weeks)
The Dragon Inside (Peaked at #1, 6 weeks)
No Feet ft Gilbert Vickers (Peaked at #5, 10 weeks)

Little Death LP (25 December 2088)

The Little Death LP features TDK's highest charting single, The anti-love love song, which charted for 23 weeks, reaching number 1 in 26 countries. The album went platinum and has subsequently become TDK's best-selling record to date.
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Robes Off (Peaked at #1, 11 weeks)

Wear You Out (Peaked at #2, 15 weeks)
Little Star (lullaby) (Peaked at #1, 6 weeks)
Spoonfed (Peaked at #3, 6 weeks)
Rumours Brewing (Peaked at #1, 12 weeks)
The Honey (Not released as a single)
My One and Only (Peaked at #8, 2 weeks)
Breakthrough (Not released as a single)
Surface (No released as a single)
Great for the Night (Peaked at #6, 9 weeks)
The anti-love love song (Peaked at #1, 23 weeks)
Hand of Glory LP (10 October 2090)

This is the first album with Vesper Black returned as a full member since the EP released in January 2086. The track Seven Seconds, originally released on the To the Deep and Drown LP (2087) with feature singer Sundae Dilaurentis was rerecorded with Black and Odessa singing together once more. Several of the songs on this album have been cited by various band members as having been written specifically for Vesper to sing during the time that she was on hiatus from the band, suggesting that Odessa, Stark, and Barrington, always expected her return. This album also features a cover of a Disorder of the Phoenix track originally released in 2071, 'Baby, Stick Around (Epoximise)' with an additional verse.

River (Peaked at #1, 10 weeks)
Tenderly (Peaked at #6, 2 weeks)
Cry Now (Peaked at #3, 6 weeks)
Reality Check (Peaked at #1, 9 weeks)
Seven Seconds (Not released as a single)
Hand of Glory (Peaked at #1, 4 weeks)
Witchhunter (Not released as a single)
Aresto Momentum (Stop Right There)  (Not released as a single)
Pocket Full of Anger (Not released as a single)
Fly by Night (Not released as a single)
Your Two Knuts (Peaked at #2, 9 weeks)
Epoximise (Baby Stick Around) (Disorder of the Phoenix cover) (Peaked at #1, 11 weeks)

(Rumoured Album) (TBA)

TDK's next rumoured album has been a long time coming. Stark explained that the band have been focusing on their families and other projects and that they will not release the album before it is ready. Odessa, who has no children of his own, reiterated that the band puts focus on their family lives. Both Stark and Black have young daughters, while Odessa and Barrington have secondary careers which they balance with their music.

Expected release is 2094-2095.

(Rumoured Remaster Collection) (TBA)

This rumoured collection is a project which Odessa has alluded to numerous times in interviews, supposedly to be in support of the LGBTQ+ community. An unnamed source at Mindseye Records states that several of their top hits are expected to appear on this collection, and a number of session musicians have been hired over the past several years to help lay down the tracks in order to give a 'fuller' sound. It is unknown if this collection will be released prior to their rumoured new album.

Rumoured Collaborations

Rumoured collaboration with Xander Lockwood Rumoured collaboration between West Odessa and Charlie Black Rumoured collaboration with Wiggenweld' Rumoured collaboration with Noel Wallace Rumoured collaboration between Vesper Black and Charlie Black Rumoured collaboration between Nigel Barrington and Glitter Dragon

Lyrics [under construction, PM for info regarding missing lyrics]

The Self Titled EP Official Lyrics

1. Aparecium, Aparecium 2. Finest Firewhiskey 3. Sticky 4. Screwing Cupid 5. Echoes 6. Twist (My Little Torture Curse)

The silence fills these empty spaces
like darkness swallowing me whole
I'm running out of my many faces
as if I'm starting to lose control

Echoes. That's all I hear...
White noises that won't disappear

I like the loneliness
I thrive in pain
The brokenhearted are all insane
Or maybe it's all in my mind
I feel stir crazy all the time

Drip, drop away
Bye-bye my sanity

the web I spin for you
is sticky with the residue
of lies that once were true


baby I’ve changed
but the words stayed the same
and I’m caught up in the blame

Chorus:
Tricky, sticky situation
don’t make me eat my words
I need a little motivation
for this relationship to work
Girl, I’m not a liar
Just read it in my heart
we’ve got to stick together
before we fall apart

this situation has corrupted
every little thing it touches
you know you think too much

Girl you don’t believe in me
the way you should be
and I know I don’t make it easy

Chorus

our sticky little history
is not enough for you and me
I just can’t make you see

Chorus x 2

the web I spin for you
is sticky with the residue
of lies that once were true

I am the ink in the quill
and you are the parchment
I stain you with the words
I’m writing in the darkness

I am the ink on the page
but you are the message
each word a violent rage
the truths in the wreckage

I am the words in the book
but you are the theme
our story is a battle
my heart is the scene

I can’t ever say the right thing
so let me write it all down, down
I’ll be invisible ink
and tell you what I think
what I want, what I feel
and you can ignore it all
as you do, as you do
And one day maybe you’ll say
aparecium, aparecium
and my truth will be revealed to you

you had me enthralled from the start
before I even knew what to do about it
you’d captured my heart
and I couldn’t even breathe without ya
For you I’d do anything
anything it takes
every song I sing
every time my heart breaks
its for you

I’d never been bewitched before
I still don’t quite know how to take it
I feel you on my skin
And feel you in my waking dreams

twist my arm, twist my words
twist the knife,to make it worse
fill me up until I burst
yeah, you’re my little torture curse

twist my arm, twist my words
twist the knife, to make it worse
I broke your heart? you broke mine first
yeah, you’re my little torture curse

Bridge:
I guess that I had better stay
at St Mungos for a year and a day
And then maybe I’ll escape the pain

I liked to think she was beautiful best
When sleep clung to her eyes and she nuzzled my chest
seeking oblivion for as long as night let her
Though she could fight her demons better

But I never knew I'd miss her more
when she screamed and left and slammed the door
I watch those memory fragments over again
Hoping I can change the end and erase the pain

But now I've got a bottle

of finest firewhiskey
A missin' spring in my step
No gleam in my eyes
A cold spot in my bed
And the ghost of her smile
Some of her clothes
Some missing of mine
No one to talk to
A broken passage of time
And the last words she said

And while your last words were true
I'd rather exchange them for you

It's been a couple days since you've been gone
all I’ve got is another bottle and the knowledge I’m wrong
I’m eating my words but I can’t swallow my fear
It'd be so much damned better if you were here

But instead I've got a bottle

of finest firewhiskey
A missin' spring in my step
No gleam in my eyes
A cold spot in my bed
And the ghost of your smile
Some of your clothes
Some missing of mine
No one to talk to
A broken passage of time
And the last words you said

And while those last words were true
I'd rather exchange them for you

It was so easy for you to walk away
A quick lesson for me in reality

It's strange I have a bottle

of finest firewhiskey
A missin' spring in my step
No gleam in my eyes
A cold spot in my bed
And the ghost of your smile
Some of your clothes
Some missing of mine
No one to talk to
A broken passage of time
And the last words you said

And while those last words were right
I'd rather hold you and your demons in the night

screw with cupid, steal his honey
work your ass off, make the money
Days and nights and dollars done
wasted, squandered, all on fun
breaking hearts and getting stupid
shooting arrows, screwing Cupid

Cupid baby, you don’t own me
your arrows don’t choose the worthy
its my life and I wanna live it
So here’s to my heart cos I’m gonna give it
to anyone I damned well please
I’m young and dumb and there’s no stopping me
I don’t care about tomorrow
tonight, tonight I’m getting stupid
tonight, tonight I’m screwing cupid

They used to say you live once only
don’t waste your time on being lonely
Tug your heartstrings right on out
lift the shadows of your doubt
This anthem’s for the young and stupid
making moments, screwing Cupid

Cupid baby, you don’t own me
your arrows don’t choose the worthy
its my life and I wanna live it
So here’s to my heart cos I’m gonna give it
to anyone I damned well please
I’m young and dumb and there’s no stopping me
I don’t care about tomorrow
tonight, tonight I’m getting stupid
tonight, tonight I’m screwing cupid

To The Deep and Drown LP Official Lyrics

1. Baby Want a Wrockstar ft Charlie Black 2. Go Where You've Got To Go 3. Body/Soul/Mind 4. Seven Seconds ft Sundae Dilaunrentis  5. To the Deep and Drown  6. She's My Horizon  7. Tongue Tied 8. Twist (My Little Torture Curse)  9. Finest Firewhiskey  10. Working off a Broken Heart  11. The Dragon Inside 12. No Feet ft Gilbert Vickers

With a barely constrained undertone of raw sex appeal which indeed permeates the whole album, this upbeat, lasciviously delivered track featuring Agromantula’s Charlie Black, is set to become the party anthem of the season.

Charlie:
she knows our names, she’s got childhood pictures
she recites my lyrics like they come from the scriptures
she’s at every show and memorized the whole set
she even knows the songs that haven’t come out yet
she imagines that I’m hers down to my core
she’s got tickets for every night of the tour

West:
She wears a t-shirt with my face across her chest
She turns it inside out so I’m up against her flesh
she pretends when I caress my guitar strings
that its her body that my fingers are playing
And when I sing into the microphone
in her mind its her lips that my lips are on

Charlie:
she’s dying to be the girl who gets with the band
whatever it takes to know, whatever it takes to show
she wants a rock n roll man

West:
baby don’t want the music, baby want the bass player
baby don’t want the beat yeah, baby want a drummer
baby don’t care about the lyrics, baby want a singer
baby can’t control her feet, yeah she only want my guitar

All:
Yeah baby want a wrockstar
baby want a wrockstar x3

Charlie:
she sends me love letters and her lingerie
and hopes one day on stage I’ll sing her name
When I clench my jaw and bare my teeth
she imagines her skin beneath
the girl is crazy but she’s sure it will happen
and she’ll do things to me you’ll never imagine

West:
she wants to be my next tabloid scandal
even though she knows I’m too hot to handle
she’ll do anything to get my attention
she’s a good girl but I’m her exception
But although she’d die to undress me
she doesn’t love me she just wants to possess me

Charlie:
she’s dying to be the girl who gets with the band
whatever it takes to know, whatever it takes to show
she wants a rock n roll man

West:
baby don’t want the music, baby want the bass player
baby don’t want the beat yeah, baby want a drummer
baby don’t care about the lyrics, baby want a singer
baby can’t control her feet, yeah she only want my guitar

All:
Yeah baby want a wrockstar
baby want a wrockstar x3

Go Where You’ve Got to Go is a powerhouse ballad delivered over a subtle beat and insistent bassline which gives the effect of a heartbeat reverberating through the entire song. Odessa’s vocals are underpinned with a earworm of a melody fingerpicked on his guitar. The way the elements come together suggests that for these boys, this song is both personal and cathartic. You’ll be humming it before you know it.

Don’t break my heart girl
don’t make another sound
why don’t you just go ahead and leave

chorus:
you feel like its the right thing
But that don’t stop it hurting
go where you’ve got to go
be who you’ve got to be
just know for me its hurting
(its still hurting)

Don’t try to bury me girl
I’m a seed in the ground
and I’ll grow like you wouldn’t believe

And don’t forget me girl
keep your ear to the ground
you’ll hear about all that I achieve

chorus:
you feel like its the right thing
But that don’t stop it hurting
go where you’ve got to go
be who you’ve got to be
just know for me its hurting
(its still hurting)

But you know me well girl
and even on the rebound
I’ll always wear my heart on my sleeve

You know I’ll miss you girl
I hope you’re safe and sound
in your little world of make believe

chorus (to fade):
you felt it was the right thing
But that don’t stop it hurting
go where you’ve got to go
be who you’ve got to be
just know for me its hurting
(it never stops hurting)

my bite marks
down your back
leave my tracks
break the skin
make you mine
outside in

chorus: on the inside of my eyelids
I can see you, I can rewind
our whole story, every moment
words unspoken, lines undefined
all I know is body, soul, mind
I’m selfish, and you’re mine.

greedy eyes
salty breath
fingers touch
skin caressed
less is more
more or less

chorus:
on the inside of my eyelids
I can see you, I can rewind
our whole story, every moment
words unspoken, lines undefined
all I know is body, soul, mind
I am selfish, and you’re all mine.

on my lips
you still linger
favourite flavour
perfect pleasure
taste your tension
at my leisure

chorus:
on the inside of my eyelids
I can see you, I can rewind
our whole story, every moment
words unspoken, lines undefined
all I know is body, soul, mind
I’m still selfish, and you’re still mine.

West:
I’ve got a thousand words inside me
but nothing I can say
to take back those seven seconds
when you walked away

I’ve got a thousand miles behind me
but nothing I can see
to change those seven seconds
and keep you here with me

Chorus (West & Sundae):
Seven seconds is enough
for a dementor’s kiss to suck my soul
for a manticore to get rough
for me to lose control
Seven seconds is enough
for love to take its toll

Sundae:
You can break a heart in seven seconds
go to hell or up to heaven
But you can’t mend
a broken friend

West:
I’ve got a thousand good intentions
but not a single one
was enough in seven seconds
when all was said and done

Sundae:
I’ve made a thousand bad decisions
but there’s only one regret
I can’t take back those seven seconds
But it’s not over yet

Chorus (West & Sundae):
Seven seconds is enough
for a dementor’s kiss to suck my soul
for a manticore to get rough
for me to lose control
Seven seconds is enough
for love to take its toll

West:
You can break a heart in seven seconds
go to hell or up to heaven
But you can’t mend
a broken friend

I've tried to run away from the parts of me that are ugly
I don't wanna play this game where the end result is deadly
But temptation is god's evil creation
If I stop where I stand
And throw up my hands
Surrender to the deep and drown
At least I'll have some fun before I go down

I hate it I love it
Don't have the strength to stop it
My heart knows that it's missing some relief
It's selfish It's greedy
To leave the world without trying to save me
But maybe that's the way I'm meant to leave

I've tried to run away from the parts of me that are ugly
I don't wanna play this game where the end result is deadly
But temptation is god's evil creation
If I stop where I stand
And throw up my hands
Surrender to the deep and drown
At least I'll have some fun before I go down

she appeared where the dawn should’ve been
maybe she called first but I wasn’t listening
I was consumed, my nightmares had won
and in the darkness, my soul was undone
I couldn’t see, I couldn’t leave,
I was bound and blind
I couldn’t scream, I couldn’t breathe
I was gagged and tied
then suddenly she appeared
where the dawn should’ve been
with a kiss and a smile
she set me free again

The long night is over
and she’s my horizon
bathed in her daylight
I find myself rising
Up through the shadows
and into the light again
she’s my forever
she’s My Horizon

just before my demons vanquished me
she cut through that dark embrace and set me free
I knew I could face a brand new day
with her by my side I can do anything
I can see, I can’t believe
I am free at last
she is my faith, she’s my breath
fogging up the glass
all because she appeared
where the dawn should’ve been
with a kiss and a smile
I am home at last

The long night is over
and she’s my horizon
bathed in her daylight
I find myself rising
Up through the shadows
and into the light again
she’s my forever
she’s My Horizon x2

I am tongue tied
No one here to save me from her sweet smile
Mindful that I got too close
Fighting the urge to say I'm in lo-

But I'll stay silent
Because I know that feeling is never permanent
It's not something you can buy, you can only rent
At least that's what I'll always say
But I've never needed someone this way

I am tongue tied
She makes me sick, makes me laugh
I moved forward without looking back
She crept up on me, I didn't see
This kind of story was meant to be make believe

I am tongue tied
My heart is screaming at me
To say it to her, to spill it out
To say I'll never want another now

I am tongue tied
No one here to save me from her sweet smile
Mindful that I got too close
Fighting the urge to say I'm in... love

you had me enthralled from the start
before I even knew what to do about it
you’d captured my heart
and I couldn’t even breathe without ya
For you I’d do anything
anything it takes
every song I sing
every time my heart breaks
its for you

I’d never been bewitched before
I still don’t quite know how to take it
I feel you on my skin
And feel you in my waking dreams

twist my arm, twist my words
twist the knife,to make it worse
fill me up until I burst
yeah, you’re my little torture curse

twist my arm, twist my words
twist the knife, to make it worse
I broke your heart? you broke mine first
yeah, you’re my little torture curse

Bridge:
I guess that I had better stay
at St Mungos for a year and a day
And then maybe I’ll escape the pain

I liked to think she was beautiful best
When sleep clung to her eyes and she nuzzled my chest
seeking oblivion for as long as night let her
Though she could fight her demons better

But I never knew I'd miss her more
when she screamed and left and slammed the door
I watch those memory fragments over again
Hoping I can change the end and erase the pain

But now I've got a bottle

of finest firewhiskey
A missin' spring in my step
No gleam in my eyes
A cold spot in my bed
And the ghost of her smile
Some of her clothes
Some missing of mine
No one to talk to
A broken passage of time
And the last words she said

And while your last words were true
I'd rather exchange them for you

It's been a couple days since you've been gone
all I’ve got is another bottle and the knowledge I’m wrong
I’m eating my words but I can’t swallow my fear
It'd be so much damned better if you were here

But instead I've got a bottle

of finest firewhiskey
A missin' spring in my step
No gleam in my eyes
A cold spot in my bed
And the ghost of your smile
Some of your clothes
Some missing of mine
No one to talk to
A broken passage of time
And the last words you said

And while those last words were true
I'd rather exchange them for you

It was so easy for you to walk away
A quick lesson for me in reality

It's strange I have a bottle

of finest firewhiskey
A missin' spring in my step
No gleam in my eyes
A cold spot in my bed
And the ghost of your smile
Some of your clothes
Some missing of mine
No one to talk to
A broken passage of time
And the last words you said

And while those last words were right
I'd rather hold you and your demons in the night

If I could set you free
I'd give you everything
A part of myself to burn in your fire
My clothes and the hang ups in my heart
And I know it wouldn't be enough
'Cause fixing your soul is dangerously tough

Your hope is gone
You keep holding on
To find yourself again

Your hope is gone
You keep holding on
To find yourself again

I know that things are hard
You're working off a broken heart
But if I could I'd take your pain
Swallow it up and shield you from the rain
And I know you won't let me keep it all
But it's hard to watch as you stumble and fall

Your hope is gone
You keep holding on
To find yourself again

A sweet young Fireball passed me by
and she was giving me the Opaleye
I said girl I’ve got a Long-Snout looking to guess
what’s hid under your little Hebridean Black dress
unfurl, unfetter the dragon inside
and show me how you set my heart afire

draco dormiens nunquam titillandus
(draco dormiens nunquam titillandus) x2

My Longhorn could meet your Short-Snout
I guarantee it won’t be your average night out
I can tell she’s got a sweet Vipertooth
And I’ve got a Horntail and an abundance of youth
so untie, untame the dragon inside
And show me how you set my mind afire

draco dormiens nunquam titillandus
(draco dormiens nunquam titillandus) x2

Doesn’t matter if you’re a Common Green
or something rare that’s never been seen
Ridgeback that thing up baby
get down on your Ironbelly
unleash, untether the dragon inside
and show us how you set the floor on fire

draco dormiens nunquam titillandus
(draco dormiens nunquam titillandus) x3

It's blurry, life
It's out of focus
But when you age
You suddenly notice
The people left
Pain in your chest
An echo of your life
When it was the best
The strong survive
The smart will thrive
The problem with you
Was that your never tried

I can’t walk this path
I have no feet
But that’s okay
I’m on my knees
I’ll crawl my way
beneath the trees
And be caught
upon the breeze

And ride the winds forever
Start again, mend the ends
piece it back together

It’s funny, life
It’s out of stride
but when you run
you’re forced to hide
The reasons why
you live or die
its easy to quit
but you have to try
can’t outrun your past
no one’s that fast
to be in first place
you’ve got to fight to the last

I can’t walk this path
I have no feet
But that’s okay
I’m on my knees
I’ll crawl my way
beneath the trees
And be caught
upon the breeze

And ride the winds forever
Start again, mend the ends
piece it back together


Little Death LP Official Lyrics

1. Wear You Out 2. Little Star (lullaby) 3. Spoonfed 4. Rumours Brewing 5. The Honey 6. My One and Only 7. Breakthrough 8. Surface 9. Great for the Night 10. The anti-love love song


Take your robes off baby
I’m done playing guessing games
I know you’ve got a surprise for me
Judging by that smile
and that look in your eyes
You’ve got a little something special beneath

She’s walking the street
with a secret to keep
And I hope that she’ll confide it in me
whisper it, promise it
sign, seal and deliver it
I won’t repeat it
baby you can trust me

So take your robes off baby
I’m done playing guessing games
I know you’ve got a surprise for me
Judging by that glance
and the way you use your hands
I’m gonna go crazy for what I’m bout to see

she’s feeling a breeze
right between her knees
Gotta hurry home now and talk to me
whisper it, promise it
sign, seal and deliver it
I won’t repeat it
baby you can trust me


she’s my bling bling
shiny
diamonds
fit for a king
show her off right
wear her out right

I’ll wear you like jewellery
fancy necklace
laced up, bracelet
baby embrace me
until you’re undone
be my wedding ring
I’ll wear you out
I’ll go to town
and make you sing

show her off right
wear her out right
she’s my bling bling
shiny
diamonds
fit for a king

hey little star
I've been wishing on you
shining brighter than the sun
you're more lovely than the moon
no other star in
the sky can twinkle like you do
little star, little love
I'll do anything for you
little star

I don’t earn enough to pay for your kind of love
You’ve been spoon-fed all your life
I can’t be your sugar daddy, I’m just not old enough
You’ve been so lucky all this time
You expect the ends of the earth and the heavens above
I can’t even walk a mile in my own shoes
So I won’t waste my time on that stuff

-Chorus-
Spoon-fed
Couture and jewellery
Sort of lady
Spoon-fed
galleons and cash
Type of lass
Spoon-fed
Diamond and pearl
Kind of girl


-Hook-
Why don’t ya
Why don’t ya try a fork?
Make a grab for it
Take a stab at the fat of life
You can’t take a meaty bite
From a silver spoon
Its too bad you’re so spoon-fed

The world is your oyster, provided on demand
Never had to earn your way
Pretty painted, manicured nails on each hand
Never had a hard day in your life
But your daddy won’t paying your way no longer
You’ve gotta make it on your own, honey
Leachin’ off some poor sap won’t make you any stronger
You’ve gotta follow your own path, honey

Chorus x2

Hook

I tuned in
to dub-W-N
There was some big fool
doing a snap poll
He was askin’ who’s best:
Charlie or West?
The debate commenced
He laid out the evidence
Black got the girl
Odessa got the fans
Black took the singer
and Odessa took the band
But what about our music?
What about our style?
We released a single,
we aren’t rivals.

I guess you’ve seen
WHiM Magazine
My face was on the cover
rumours of a secret lover
Claiming she hit first
but he’s hurt worse
and everyone’s knocked up
and somebody screwed up
Stark misspoke
And Barrington joked
and that West Odessa
Got his heart broke
we’re just trying to get by
with zero privacy
we’re just people,
where’s the decency?

Hold up
where’s your doubt?
it’s just rumours a’brewing
I’m no sell out
Don’t you believe
what the tabloids are saying
the rumours they’re ’brewing
are just to sell pages

On page 3

of the Evening DP
They’ve got an exclusive
The man’s barely lucid
A source close to the band
Has some new dirt for the fans
From someone in the know
Let me stop to do air quotes
Barrington’s lazy
Odessa’s gone crazy
And Ascanius Stark
Has another secret baby
When does it end?
What will it take?
Enough with the lies.
Learn the real from the fake.

Hold up
where’s your doubt?
it’s just rumours a’brewing
I’m no sell out
Don’t you believe
what the tabloids are saying
the rumours they’re ’brewing
are just to sell pages

Girls think we care
'Bout the way they do they hair
Men ain't that complicated
We like a pretty smile
But what really blows our mind
It's the way you groan when you're frustrated

Get mad
It's gets us off
Sorry girl
Was that too raun-
-CHY you wanna know
What makes us go
Give us a show
We're bees, you're the honey

A timid girl is cute
But I like mine in some boots
Pretending that they got all the power
And when they fight back
Man, I have a heart attack
Angry eyes like a cold shower

Get mad
It's gets us off
Sorry girl
Was that too raun-
-CHY you wanna know
What makes us go
Give us a show
We're bees, you're the honey

Slap your hands on your hips
Imagine your mouth on my....
Heh, lips

yeah they say
I’m down for whatever
but only with her
they spread rumours
that I’m freaky and it’s true
but she’s my one and only
and there’s nothing you can do

She’s my secret
You’ll never know the truth
so take my words
at face value
and believe
she’s the only one for me

yeah they say
I’m down for whatever
but only with her
they spread rumours
that I’m freaky and it’s true
but she’s my one and only
and there’s nothing you can do

yeah they wish
they could win me over
but in moments
waking
I’m taken
I’m only free in your dreams

Clouds can part on a rainy day
So you see the sun
Even if it's muted grey
A pitch black sky still has a light
Stars scattered in the darkness
Makes even bad times bright

And that's how I think of you
You wear your sadness so apparent
It's beautiful like only you can do
And tragic that you're consumed by it

Maybe soon
You’ll have a breakthrough
And see the good times again
Maybe you
Will have a breakthrough
And love yourself again

Wrapped up in your demons
Bedfellows with your scars
You keep saying one day you'll leave 'em
Your vices make you who you are

But even on a sunny day
Clouds never quite go away

scratch my surface
make me bleed
get right down
to the heart of me
fair warning: its gory
there’s nothing pretty
about the demons within me
but I want you to see
underneath
and maybe you’ll find
you’ll change your mind
and lose the rose tint
and see the real me
under the surface

I'm sorry I didn't say the right things
I'm sorry I didn't hold you close
I'm sorry you felt like I didn't value who you were
I'm sorry I wasn't that attentive
I'm sorry I wasn't Mr. Right
But you had to know: you were only for one night

Girl, you were great for the night
But by morning I had fly
What did you think this was?
I wasn't here for romance
Find another guy
To do that dance
Did you think you could change me?
Or at the very least engage me
Enough to want to stay?
The evening wasn't bad
But the hard truth is
I don't want you during the day

I'm sorry, I know this might be mean
I'm sorry you feel like a machine
I'm sorry you wanted something more than I had to give
I'm sorry you thought I was a nice guy
I'm sorry I didn't technically say goodbye
Before I walked out your door
But that's kinda what one night stands are for

Girl, you were great for the night
But by morning I had fly
What did you think this was?
I wasn't here for romance
Find another guy
To do that dance
Did you think you could change me?
Or at the very least engage me
Enough to want to stay?
The evening wasn't bad
But the hard truth is
I don't want during the day

So stop following me to my house
And showing up every show
Oh and that girl who you see me with now
Isn't worth your death threats, no
You gotta stop
You need a psych
I'm not your boyfriend
I don't remember your name
Hell, I don't even know
if we spent the night together
And if we did it must've been lame
So go away
No seriously go away

[spoken] Somebody call security


This is the anti-love love song
I resent you for making me care
I hate the fact that I love your face
That I always feel warm when you're near
Romance doesn't suit me
Now I find myself opening your doors
God, this love business
Its making me sick
Girl, it's you, oh, it's you I adore

You're making me write in verses
I'm finding myself starting to rhyme
There's a stupid, ironic, quirky ballad feel
To the way this song stays in time
I'm self aware of my downfall
I know I'm doomed when you smile
I'm a cliche, you made me that way
Singing this anti-love love song of mine

[quirky weird whistle tune over acoustic guitar section]

Here's the slower bit
When I'm forced admit
That my anti-love love song is sincere
Darling, I hate that you're perfect
I hate that I'm singing
But stick around, my love, my dear

Hand of Glory LP Official Lyrics

1. River 2. Tenderly 3. Cry Now 4. Reality Check 5. Seven Seconds 6. Hand of Glory 7. Witchhunter 8. Aresto Momentum (Stop Right There) 9. Pocket Full of Anger 10. Fly by Night 11. Your Two Knuts

Cry me a river, baby
to prove your love is true
cry me a river, darling
you know I'd do the same for you

And everybody talks 'bout us
its down to faith and trust
two things you're sure to lose
if you don't cry me a river, baby
I don't know what I'll do

Cry me a river, love
to prove you love me too
Cry me a river, sweetheart
if you don't I'll be blue

You say that I don't care that much
that maybe our love's too tough
but hey, this song's for you
boy, cry me a river sometime
or I'll be leavin' you

Love me tender, love me sweet
Love me in spite of who I'll be
If my words are clipped
Or my tone is harsh
Know I love you with my heart

They like to say
Go on, throw away
Her, she's not a loss
I know I'm rude
I know I'm crude
But I can be soft
To you

Love me tender, love me sweet
Love me if I'm a calamity
I may not be kind
I'm never on time
But I love you
Tenderly

They like to say
Go on, throw away
Her, she's not a loss
I know I'm rude
I know I'm crude
But I can be soft
To you

Love me tender, love me sweet
Love me, darling, you have a right to be
Mad at my flaws
So long as it's 'cause
You love me
Tenderly

You’re pulling strings and
now you think you got me
Like a crocodile
inside you’re smiling
‘Cos you only cry
when you want
something from me

I’ve seen it, heard it
learned it all before
Had my sensitive side
Taken for a ride
But no more
I see right through
People like you

Cry Now (because you want me)
Cry now (because I’m not yours)
Your crocodile tears
And serpentine smile
Won’t get you anywhere
But go ahead and cry now
And make it ugly

I try, I try and give
the benefit of the doubt
To everyone, everywhere
But I gotta have my
own best intentions
At heart, in mind
Cos I know you sure don’t

Cry Now (because you want me)
Cry now (because I’m not yours)
Your crocodile tears
And serpentine smile
Won’t get you anywhere
But go ahead and cry now
And show yourself ugly

Check, check (gasp)

Nobody told me
This is the way it would be
Everybody lied to me
They all pulled the wool over my eyes
So sick inside
I need some direction in my life
Feel like a child
Lost and wild
Screaming and unable to breathe

Check, check (gasp)

Guess you could say
It's no surprise
That life’s got it in for me
squeezing citrus in my eyes
so that I can’t see
what exactly is coming next
But I bet that I’m
about to get
another reality check

Check, check (gasp)

It’s so regular
I could cash it
A wake up call
When I’d rather be dreaming
A cold shower
When I’m already freezing
The last damn thing
That I need
Is another heavy dose of reality
But here it comes again
Check, check (gasp)

If I’m ready for it
Maybe I can fight it away
Fists up, fisticuffs
Or hands together and pray?
Take it like a man
or better yet
reality check
take it like a woman
they’re better with pain


It’s so regular
I could cash it
A wake up call
When I’d rather be dreaming
A cold shower
When I’m already freezing
The last damn thing
That I need
Is another heavy dose of reality
But here it comes again
Check, check (gasp)

West:
I’ve got a thousand words inside me
but nothing I can say
to take back those seven seconds
when you walked away

Vesper:
I’ve got a thousand miles behind me
but nothing I can see
to change those seven seconds
and keep you here with me

Chorus (West & Vesper): Seven seconds is enough
for a dementor’s kiss to suck my soul
for a manticore to get rough
for me to lose control
Seven seconds is enough
for love to take its toll

West:
You can break a heart in seven seconds
go to hell or up to heaven
But you can’t mend
a broken friend

Vesper:
I’ve got a thousand good intentions
but not a single one
was enough in seven seconds
when all was said and done

West:
I’ve made a thousand bad decisions
but there’s only one regret
I can’t take back those seven seconds
But it’s not over yet

Chorus (West & Vesper):
Seven seconds is enough
for a dementor’s kiss to suck my soul
for a manticore to get rough
for me to lose control
Seven seconds is enough
for love to take its toll

Vesper:
You can break a heart in seven seconds
go to hell or up to heaven
But you can’t mend
a broken friend

West:
You said a thousand times you're sorry
And I'll forgive you a thousand more
It took more than seven seconds
cos' you're a friend worth fighting for

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