Racing the Dark

by Rosie Roulette

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released February 28, 2015

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Singer. Songwriter. Poet. Actress. Pianist. Cat-lover. Dark Cabaret Artist. Unashamedly crazy…

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Track Name: Little White Dress
He said to me “Let’s run away.
Everyone's gone. We’ll go
To my happy place. Don’t worry babe
We’re doing nothing wrong”

He followed me into my bedroom,
Into my bed and in my little white dress
I ran into, into my bedroom

In my little white dress (x3)
In my little white. He said to me
In my little white dress (x2) - Yes

He promised me it wouldn’t hurt
As he closed my eyes and lifted up my…
[He promised me it wouldn’t hurt
As he closed my eyes and lifted up my…]
He promised me it wouldn’t hurt
As he closed my eyes and lifted up my…
He promised me. He promised me
But it hurt!

He followed me into my bedroom,
Into my bed and in my little white dress
I ran into, into my bedroom
In my little white. He followed me
Into my bedroom, into my bed
And in my little white dress
I ran into, into my bedroom

In my little white dress (x3)
In my little white. He promised me
In my little white dress (x2) - Yes

Now in my dreams he’ll be there
Nestled deep in my nightmares
And in my dreams he is there
Nestled deep in my nightmares

He followed me into my bedroom
Into my bed and in my little white dress
I ran into, into my bedroom…

In my little white dress (x3)
In my little white. He said to me
In my little white dress(x2)
In my little white. He promised me
In my little white dress(x2)
In my little white. And in my dreams
In my little white dress(x2)
Yes.
Track Name: Romeo
She stands at her window and calls his name
Softly repeating the same refrain
She never blinks but often sighs
Helplessly gazing o’er starry skies
Singing…

Romeo, Romeo, Romeo
Wherefore art thou Romeo?
You’ve left me awaiting and so alone
Wherefore art thou Romeo?

‘It’s only a name. What’s in a name?’
It cannot tame. I do not understand
It is not hand. It is not foot
Nor any other part belonging to a man
So why do I love you? My poor Montague?

Romeo, Romeo, Romeo
Wherefore art thou Romeo?
You wander tormented. And so alone
So why are you my Ro-me...?
Ro-me-o, Ro-me-o. Ro-me-o, Ro-me-o

She stands at her window and calls his name
Softly repeating this same refrain…

Romeo, Romeo, Romeo
Wherefore art thou Romeo?
You’ve left me awaiting. And so alone
Why are you my Ro- me...?

Romeo, Romeo, Romeo
Wherefore art thou Romeo?
You’ve left me awaiting
And so alone
So why are you my Ro-me...?

Ro-me-o, Ro-me-o. Ro-me-o, Ro-me-o

Romeo, Romeo, Romeo
Wherefore art thou Romeo?
You wander tormented. And so alone
So why are you my Ro-me...?

Ro-me-o, Ro-me-o. Ro-me-o, Ro-me-o
Track Name: Du und Ich
Save me from the light of day
And the evil dark of night, I pray
Keep wandering blind in search of me
I want to escape this cold reality
I know that love is hard to find
Even more so when you’re wandering blind
And I thought that love would be warm and kind
But it’s not when I’m without you
Without you…

Chorus
Lost in a world without you
Ohne Dich. Wishing I could hold you
Just Du und Ich. Du und Ich
You and me escaping reality,
Escaping all that was true before
I told you I swore my love is true
Du und ich. Me and you

Cannot sleep for lack of sleep
Can only moan and sigh and weep
Every night’s a muffled scream
Locked inside a Hellish dream
I only wish my love would come
And help me learn to overcome
These suicidal thoughts I think
Only from the wells of Hell can I drink
And I drink…

Chorus

And when the light shines down on my window
Baby, I just run away and hide
And when the rain is pouring down on me
I barely find a way to survive
‘Cause when you’re not by my side
And so far away I lose track of what’s night
And what’s day. I used to look in your eyes
So I’d recognize which path in which to direct my way
Direct my way. Direct my way
Oh baby, direct my way.

Save me from the light of day
And the evil dark of night, I pray
Keep wandering blind in search of me
I want to escape this cold reality

Verloren in einer Welt. Ohne dich
Ich wünschte, ich könnte halten dich
Nur du und ich
Oh I’m lost in a world without you
Ohne dich. Wishing
Wishing I could hold you
Just du und ich. Du und ich
Flucht aus der Realität
Alle fliehen vor ihr
Ich sagte es dir und schwor Mir,
Meine Liebe gehort nur dir
Du und ich, you and me
Track Name: Oh Ophelia
Let your pastures be forever green
Let your hair flow one with the seaweed
Nevermore the raven cries to me
Ophelia
Happiness has sunken with thy tears
Sorrows lost in search of yesteryears
Did he break your heart? Oh yes he did
Ophelia
Oh Ophelia

Nevermore, nevermore
A penny for your thoughts
Nevermore, ladies, no, nevermore
Now, he is dead and gone
Oh, he is dead and gone, ladies
He is dead and gone
Rosemary, that’s for remembrance
Oh no need to call
An ambulance
I’m fine.

Lost are you and lost am I likewise
Sadness I see captured in thy eyes
Let it go and let it flow to me
Ophelia
Down the river of our sweet, sweet dreams
Tattered, torn and tearing at the seams
Madness isn’t all it appears to be...
Oh Ophelia

Nevermore, nevermore
A penny for your thoughts
Nevermore, ladies, no, nevermore
Oh he is dead and gone

He is dead and gone, ladies
He is dead and gone (x2)

Rosemary, now
That’s for remembrance
Oh no need to call
An ambulance
I’m fine. Really. I’M FINE!

NO..... Ophelia
Oh Ophelia…
Oh Ophelia
Track Name: Hello Virginia
This is the only chance
I have left to say goodbye
All of the other chances simply fly
I know it may sound ridiculous
But you were my best friend

Virginia has been and gone
Virginia has left me cold
He reared his ugly head, you fled
And left me for dead
But I hope you keep him warm,
Virginia, as I stay cold.

You were always supposed to be my friend
Always, to the bitter end
But you went and lost it, lost it.
You were always supposed to hold my hand
Be my rope in the sinking sand
But you couldn’t hold it, hold it.
Why’d you have to go and make me cry
Why do we have to say goodbye?
Say goodbye.
Why’d you have to go and make me cry
Why do we have to say goodbye?
Say goodbye.

Virginia has been and gone
Virginia has left me cold
He reared his ugly head, you fled
And left me for dead
But I hope you keep him warm
Virginia… Yes I hope you keep him warm
Virginia...

Virginia has been and gone
Virginia has left me cold
He reared his ugly head, you fled
And left me for dead
But I hope you keep him warm. (Virginia)
Yes I hope you keep him warm. (Virginia)

But no!
I’m still as pure as mountain snow
I’ll choose when you may go
Ohhhhhh…

This was the only chance
I had left to say goodbye
But I simply said, “Hello”
Track Name: Dear Myself
Dear myself, I've got a couple things I need to
Get off my chest
So I can get some rest
I know we haven’t spoken in quite a while. But if you just invest a little time and jest along
You’ll understand what’s wrong
Is your hair is too long
And your eyebrows are becoming one
And ‘the boy next-door’ you think is cute, is a bore
And could you please keep your
Dirty knickers off the floor
I can’t find any in my draw.

Dear myself, I know we’re
Not considered the best of friends
But surely we can make amends
Just listen.
And I know it doesn’t sound too nice
But surely you’d benefit from taking my advice
It seems quite plain to me that you’re too skinny
And the people around town just think you’re crazy
And you’re clearly too over-emotional and your memory... is…
Like a funnel
And you must admit that you’re quite unfit. And your organization
Ain’t worth what a pig could spit
Time’s on the run, you’d rather sit

And oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
You know it’s time to go
Get up and go-oh-oh

Dear myself, I hope you’re
Not taking the news too bad
Not trying to make you mad
You know I really love you
Despite your flaws
But just hold on a sec
You’ve got a couple more
Everything, you know
Is worth giving a go,
But that doesn't mean
You should let the alcohol flow
Peer pressure sucks
Don’t give that boy 20 bucks
You’ll never see it again
Trust me, I’m your friend
Now be more wise with what you spend

And oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
It’s not quite worth giving everything a go-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Say yes and you’ll be fresh out of dough-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh (x4)

Dear myself. Dear myself
Sincerely me
Track Name: Crazy, He Calls Me
Crazy, he calls me
I’m not crazy. I was just in love
Crazy, he calls me
It’s not that I’m crazy
It’s just that I was in love with you
Love, something you wouldn’t know
If it beat you over the head
Oh, and I hope that it does.
Crazy, he calls me
Well maybe I’m crazy
But fair enough after all he’s done!

You play two faces very well
But don’t think that I can’t smell you out
I won’t let you escape from this
You play two faces very well
But don’t think I can’t tell
When you’re lying straight to my face!

Did you really think you’d get away?
Did you really think you could play
The villain and then wash your hands
As though nothing happened?
Well darling I know how your story ends
And it’s not pretty, ‘my friend’
Because if karma’s a bitch
Then I’m your worst nightmare!

Crazy, he calls me
I’m not crazy. I was just in love
(Till I knew what you’d done)
Crazy, he calls me, I’m not that crazy
Only mad at what you’ve become

I believed in you! (x2)

So go ahead, call me crazy
Call me names as though you’re not ashamed
I can see right through you!

You play two faces very well
But don’t think that I can’t smell you out
I won’t let you escape from this
You play two faces very well
But don’t think that I can’t tell
When you’re lying straight to my face!

Did you really think you’d get away
With playing us like you did?
Did you think that you could’ve hid
From this reckoning?
Did you think you were in the right?
Did you think that you’d seen the light?
That immorality meant the freedom
You’d been seeking?

Well darling I know how your story ends
And it’s not pretty, ‘my friend’
Because if karma’s a bitch
Then I’m your worst nightmare!
Yes darling I know how your story ends
You’re just the villain and that’s how it ends
Because karma’s a bitch and I’m your worst nightmare!

Crazy, he calls me, but he’s the crazy one
After all that he’s done!
Track Name: Silence Your Lips (With Tea)
The tea is in my hand
And yet I do not understand
With every lump I drop
Of sugar sweet, into your cup
How did we get to here?
Caressing all my darkest fears
You brought me oft’ to tears
Pretending that you really cared
But I will not cry for you
I SCREAMED until my heart turned blue
With all the evil things you do
They shall be the end of you
Your never-ending spree
Of hate and lust and villainy
Won’t get the best of me.
For I shall….

Chorus -
Silence your lips with tea
And with my friends bring and ends
To your treachery
So that no others need to bleed
At the hands of your selfish greed
I will silence your lips with tea
And with my friends bring an ends
To your villainy
For you could be the death of me
If I don’t put an end to this misery!

You walk into the room
I feel how my heart used to swoon
Whenever you were near
I pull you out a dining chair
And present you with your tea
Your probing eyes just stare at me
And my heart, it skips a beat
As you get up from my seat
And pull me close to you
I SCREAM until my lungs turn blue
The table set for two
With china that we’ll never use
I manage to break free
Your sadistic eyes still watching me
As I bring you back your tea
And pray to God that I can….

Chorus -
For you could be the death of me
If I don’t put an end to this agony!
(This agony)

So drink the tea, sweetie
And don’t tell me it tastes funny
Just drink the tea, sweetie
Sweetie, sweetie… (x2)
Oh I loved you. How I loved you
And you betrayed me
Like I never could have predicted. Oh

I will silence your lips with tea
And with my friends bring an ends
To your treachery…

I will

Chorus -
For you could be the death of
Won’t be the death of me! No!
Track Name: Poison
This body is bleeding
This mind, unreeling
With this pain I’m feeling
Before God I’m kneeling
This heart is broken
These lips unspoken
For he took his token
But he did not know I had awoken

Chorus -
And so you want to call me
POISON?
And so you want to judge and ostracise me?
But while you call me poison
I can still feel him inside of me
You call me poison
You’ve chosen what want to believe
So go on call me poison
But there’s still so much
That you do not see
Your anger makes you blind
To how truly unkind
And the monster that he can be.

This body feels unclean.
These things cannot be unseen
His dealings cannot be unfelt
This hand cannot be re-dealt
This heart is bleeding
These thoughts are speeding
This moment shivers down my spine
I cannot make back the lost time

Chorus -
I can still feel his racing heartbeat
You go and call me poison
You’ve chosen what you want to believe
So go on call me poison
But there’s still so much that you do not see
Your anger makes you blind
To how truly unkind
And the monster that he HAS been.

I’m not the poison. I am the poisoned
No, I’m not the poison. I am the poisoned
And I won’t be the victim
I will fight until they catch him
That’s right I’ll fight until the end
Even if that means losing you as a friend.

Chorus -
I can still feel him inside of me
You call me poison
You’ve chosen what you want to believe
So go on call me Poison
But there’s still so much that you do not see

She goes and calls me
Poison!
You want to judge and ostracise me
But while you call me poison
I can still feel his racing heartbeat
You call me poison
You’ve chosen what want to believe
So go on call me Poison
But I’m not Poison!
Poison!
Track Name: I've Fallen In Love/Outro
I’ve fallen in love
Fallen in deep
Deeper than ever before
My heart’s yours to break
My heart’s yours to keep
With you forever more
You may sigh
And I may start crying
But why?
I’ve fallen in love with you

Now I will stay by your side
And never leave
In spirit I’ll be
Within your heart
And never leave
For as long you want me
You may cry
But don’t worry darling
‘Cause I, I’ve fallen in love with you.




But the dark can be beautiful
I can make the dark beautiful...