Emeralds of Opium

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released December 1, 2015

all songs written, performed and recorded by Sam Kassel

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Track Name: dark deal
waited so long, waited so long
she wanted a baby, she made an appointment
the doctor is strange, the nurses are strange
they look so familiar until she remembers
she dreamt it all before, when the tied her to the wall
reciting the writing all written in blood,
'a baby you'll have, a baby you'll bear
you'll know it is mine by the sign in the air...oh yeah'

have you read the poem that drove the poet mad?
Just a memory he had, oh yeah
I'll drive a nail into her shadow,
so I know she'll hang around, oh yeah
Track Name: blue tattoos (of angel wings)
I pretend she's dancing just for me
she got blue tattoos of angel wings
within my all seeing third eye screen
she is realer than reality to me
you know I send her all the cash I get
and I blow my unemployment check in a flash
the sun becomes a memory,
cause I will never leave my room again

I would give you everything, blue tattoos of angel wings
blue tattoos of angel wings, won't you fly to me?

it's a solo hallelujah
I drink til I become a better man
when she kisses at the camera
a dream unfolds around me like a tent
where I know she smiles just for me
and I am not a failure anymore
until the show is over
until I fall asleep upon the floor

give ya anything you want, rosaries and angel dust
rosaries and angel dust, if you fly to me darling
blue tattoos of angel wings if you fly to me
blue tattoos of angel wings, if you fly to me
Track Name: dust
as enchanted treasure turns
to wilted flowers in the sun,
black ribbon wrapped around her neck
was all that kept her head upon
her body and I never knew,
I never knew til she was gone
she was just a wicker girl,
she was just an eidolon...

I thought she gave me her heart,
but it was only a fake
when I got her alone she turned to dust
thought she gave me her heart
I guess I made a mistake
when I got her alone she turned to dust

you can wish on a magical monkey paw
for stupid things you think you want
this corpse a'knockin' at your door
is here because you wanted more
this corpse a'knockin' at my door is here because I wanted more
this corpse a'knockin' at my door is here because I wanted more
(gimmemore)

when the sun came up,
I realized I was in no maiden's bedroom
I was outside and I was alone
embracing only tree roots and spanish moss in the wet grass.
I looked up at the headstone of the silver bed
and read out her name
it was a grave, and I was in a graveyard

Thought she gave me her heart,
but it was only a fake
when I got her alone she turned to dust
thought she gave me her heart
I guess I made a mistake
when I got her alone she turned to dust
Track Name: alone
if you are alone but you don't wanna feel alone
then sing along, alone with me

the old piano fills my dreams,
her melodies all lost on me
like a silver petaled rose within a cage of blood and bone
I'll set you free eventually
cause when I am alone I call your name on a golden phone
and in the glow, perceive the rose
yeah even when I fall and can't remember who is who
this much is true, I always fall to you

she is a song forever singing in my mind
she is the tree with golden leaves that never wither

if you are alone but you don't wanna feel alone
then sing along, alone with me
when the sun grows old and it is twilight all the time
I'll take your hand, your cold hand in mine

before our eyes, Valkyries descending from the sky
what does it mean? Skeletons arising from the river...
There is a door you must not open for your life
there is a book whose words and pictures will destroy you...
Track Name: riding with the wind
oh my baby, I know things got pretty bad
now I'm a different man, now I'm riding with the wind
yeah it's a lonely place when faces fade away
and it's an ugly game that we've all gotta play
no my baby, I don't hear anything at all
it's just you and me in my castle made of gold
forever stay a maiden of my halls
ignore the moaning bones within the walls

don't try to save yourself, you'll break my heart

run my baby, I feel my beard a'turnin' blue
I'm only evil girl, cause I'm afraid of losing you
you had to choose the one forbidden door.
inside, a bloody bride in pieces on the floor

she tried to save herself, she broke my heart
don't try to save yourself, you'll break my heart