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Birth of Violence

by CHELSEA WOLFE

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rhatgod Stunning album where everything just works. Chelsea sounds amazing as always, the production fits the songs perfectly and the powerful cover art completes the package. Favorite track: Be All Things.
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Bloodflight I'm not one for lyric tattoos, but 'bloom and eclipse them, wake up and transform' is very tempting. Favorite track: The Mother Road.
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Dark, somber, powerful, emotional, deep, beautiful, perfect, invincible, lyrical. Sink into this music. Freedom over the unbearable. I own every single album. All these beautiful songs turned me into the person I am. Holy crossover. Favorite track: Preface to a Dream Play.
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1.
took the mother road down to goddess flesh i swallowed the key i want to learn to swallow my pain hallowed the fruit, hallowed thy name guess i needed something to break me guess i needed something to shake me up guess i needed someone to break me guess i needed someone to shake me out afraid to live, afraid to die building a broken but precious web like a spider in Chernobyl and when the cattle low, something is on the horizon i do not have a child but i’m old enough to know some pain and i’m hell bent on loving you women know what it is to endure guess i needed something to break me guess i needed something to shake me up guess i needed someone to break me guess i needed someone to shake me out it was you it was you bloom and eclipse them, wake up and transform bloom and eclipse them, wake up and transform bloom and eclipse them, wake up and transform bloom and eclipse them, wake up and transform
2.
when you come dead last in battles long past intended to rip my heart out oracle of your secrets your eye was trained on me as i stood before you, unbuttoning kiss me as the bell tolls swiftly, as the horses ride won’t you dance won’t you dance won’t you dance won’t you dance damn my dreams, the tormentors last night your mouth was on my skin and the poppies were like fire on the mountain i took your hand and led you home all my old ways have started kickin in and my bad days are comin round again left here in American darkness river on fire and sun eclipsed won’t you dance won’t you dance won’t you dance won’t you dance (cause i’m comin) when you come when you come when you come when you come back to me
3.
i see you harvesting i see you wrapped in my way but you won’t get away with it honey no, you’ll never come close to me you will forgive me if i’m lean or comatose on codeine we were baptized: grey stones and azure river to wake me from this twilight sleep as we draw near the waiting room with the nod of two white owls one to sedate her, one shot to stop her heart dear Ethel, all the lights in the city went out birth of violence sister of the road i see your defenses i take ten paces i’ve come to know what i need i visualize while i bleed Townes sent a mudslide - an early morning shiver won’t let them take you from me birth of violence sister of the road i see your defenses i take ten paces baby you are the only one
4.
i’m deranged for rock n roll starlit big mood don’t get me started this ain’t the life i chose it was waiting there for me to call now i’m on this train i hear it rollin’ on i’m deranged for rock n roll all these years have made me strong 3 baptisms for this soiled dove out of my head the final high i am yours and you are mine i’m deranged for rock n roll
5.
walking the old path turned me towards death the ravens woke at dawn and daylight plumed my skin then the air was full, simply composed of prey i cannot stop i want to be all things i’ve got to let go i want to be all things warriors, newborns, and queens the lion and the wolf gnarling at eternal sleep let it burn hear it groan restrained desire cast it down i cannot stop i want to be all things i’ve got to let go i want to be all things i cannot stop i want to be all things i’ve got to let go i want to be all things
6.
Erde 03:31
a hundred million hours spent on the wire Erde like the crooked river would catch fire all-dirt waves of devastation Erde got a baby on death row all-dirt I dreamt of buildings long left-behind young children running blind Erde broken frame of mind intertwined from the vales of Eden to the swelling tide we cried together Erde woman is the origin all-dirt Erde, rip my heart out Erde, rip my heart out Erde, rip my heart out
7.
i don’t care what they say what we’ve done not this time cause people sure got a lot to say until they’re standing right in front of you they’ll hunt you then they’ll haunt you their anger has them under a spell their hatred is like a poison that makes them feel again hear you - i wanna hear you say i wanna see you beg need you no i don’t need you, oh not this time when anger turns to honey in moments like this i can understand you for pain is the great connector they treat you like prey but you’re the hunter you’re the hunter
8.
living in dirt universe i didn’t know what was worse the indifference or longing the staying or the going they say glory comes from the dirt water cuts through the rock and the hurt begging for healing, surging and thrumming i sedated myself just to be close to you i am the daughter of sorrow keep looking - you’re gonna find me teeth ready, sharp, snarling oh, i’m waiting the tongue of silence it congeals and it’s voided it congeals and it’s voided living in dirt universe some gift and i’m blessed with a curse a head full of howling self-exile and recoiling i sedated myself, just to be close to you i am the daughter of sorrow keep looking - you’re gonna find me teeth ready, sharp, snarling oh, i’m waiting with a tongue of silence with a tongue of silence with a tongue of silence with a tongue of silence it congeals and it’s voided it congeals and it's voided
9.
Little Grave 03:22
when i was a little one i’d follow you into the sun i held your hand you held me then i went outside you never saw me again sunrise sunset sunrise sunset touch not ye my little grave for mama is now far away they lay me there and there i lay you can’t fight guns with guns - we’ll all perish that way sunrise sunrise sunrise sunset and the blue dreams keep on calling me sunrise sunrise sunrise sunset
10.
preface to a dream play time and space do not exist here and everything is possible throw a spear into the unknown the clock hands begin to melt away replaced by the marching of your army you were right you were right those were the days when your hair was wild and long those were the days when we could do no harm you gave it away and all you can say is you gave it away and all you can say is you were right you were right you were right ingmar hell is on earth hell is on earth hell is on earth hell is on earth
11.
Highway 02:50
another city, another day left all of me on the stage hear that train hear that lonely highway highway so adrift so alight lost myself in the lights spinning wheels kill the time with you on my mind hours of the holy we were so alone there just can’t seem to get away shade our eyes to veil the pain houses of the holy whispers of the lonely just can’t seem to keep me off this lost highway highway highway highway highway
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The Storm 01:07

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released September 13, 2019

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