Dead Can Dance

Yulunga

Dead Can Dance is a musical project formed by the duo Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry. Here are some songs from the eclectic Into the Labyrinth album. Many thanks to my French friend, Michel Duchaud, who shared with me the CD! It is always a challenge and a pleasure to listen to unusual musical styles.

The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove

I thought that you knew it all
Well you’ve seen it ten times before.
I thought that you had it down
With both your feet on the ground.
I love slow…slow but deep.
Feigned affections wash over me.
Dream on my dear
And renounce temporal obligations.
Dream on my dear
It’s a sleep from which you may not awaken.

You build me up then you knock me down.
You play the fool while I play the clown.
We keep time to the beat of an old slave drum.
You raise my hopes then you raise the odds
You tell me that I dream too much
Now I’m serving time in disillusionment.

I don’t believe you anymore… I don’t believe you.

I thought that I knew it all
I’d seen all the signs before.
I thought that you were the one
In darkness my heart was won.

You build me up then you knock me down.
You play the fool while I play the clown.
We keep time to the beat of an old slave drum.
You raise my hopes then you raise the odds
You tell me that I dream too much
Now I’m serving time in a domestic graveyard.

I don’t believe you anymore… I don’t believe you.

Never let it be said I was untrue
I never found a home inside of you.
Never let it be said I was untrue
I gave you all my time.

Emmeleia

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