Necrologies

by Scarlet Stories

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You hunted, gunned and broken Forsaken, raped, betrayed, unspoken Wronged, supressed, muted, ill-gotten Cut and hanged, hurt and forgotten. Through script and melody Forever in our hearts and praised be Commemorated in these necrologies Here written are your scarlet stories
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The Tell-Tale Heart While the old man slumbers, A shimmer in the dark is cast upon the bed In a sickening desire, infatuated longing To witness the vulture’s eye in the light’s shed Oh, but never the eye is opened Biding his time, night after night Watching sweet ignorance, vanity rising Feelings of triumph and might Conceited chuckles disturb the silence The innocent man awakes from repose In mortal terror he shivers An unseen shadow of death lingering close “Who’s there?”, the old man cries But no answer returns Then, a dim ray of light pierces through the darkness Shining right upon the damned eye, for which the madman so yearns Oh, the beating of his heart increases Rising and rising, beats in the night He who’s been waiting Can’t take it no longer Feelings of terror and fright One shriek in the night, And it’s all over... Stone dead body, Breathing nevermore Cutting up the corpse in pieces Placing them carefully under the floor Men of justice, alarmed by the shriek Are brought to the chamber of the deed But do not find what they seek Then the madman starts to hear A sound like the old man’s heartbeat Foaming and raging, he screams: Villains, I admit the deed!
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Vingt Mille Lieues Sous Les Mers A heart, pure and full of wonder Turned cold and dark and wished to flee To stay forever undiscovered And remain hidden 20.000 leagues under the sea The whispers of a monster roaming the sea Lead many men to search for an answer offshore But not all was what it seemed For this cetacean was built of steel not bone Commanded by a captain Who'd left the world and had created his own Despite the Captain’s riches They couldn't lift his spirit, grave and dark His manic hatred of oppression Had left him with a heavy mark Revealing treasures hidden to the orbs of night and day Countless spectacles for the eyes to see Uncovering secrets of the sunken world But the Captain's heart remained a mystery Grief deepens the sorrow of the Captain When a loved one is taken once more Igniting anger and desire To revenge what’s been lost before After his murderous act, The angel of hatred is woebegone No longer cares for the worldly things And says farewell to the moon and sun Grief deepens the sorrow
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The Gallows Tree: Part I Lullaby Blackened bark Charcoal skin Fury unleashed Bodies cleansed within Blackened bark Charcoal skin Desolate field Where birds no longer sing Blackened bark Charcoal skin Mourned by none Silenced heroines Blackened bark Charcoal skin Scorched shrouds All laid to waste and ruin Blackened bark Charcoal skin The price you paid For someone else's sin
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The Gallows Tree: Part II The Price You Paid Blackened bark Charcoal skin Fury unleashed Bodies cleansed within Blackened bark Charcoal skin Desolate field Where birds no longer sing Blackened bark Charcoal skin Mourned by none Silenced heroines Blackened bark Charcoal skin Scorched shrouds All laid to waste and ruin Blackened bark Charcoal skin The price you paid For someone else's sin
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In Blood and Limbs and Gore and Clay She stands and watches Over the gruesome plains of greed While their pitiful bodies crawl forth She mourns their vicious creed On top of the world she rises But few will heed her call In their thirst for fame and glory They’re blinded for the fall In the dirt they fight their battle Their clawing erodes the soil away In the serpent's burrow, Their bodies squirming In blood and limbs and gore and clay For eons now she stands and watches Saving those who hear her call But millions of souls stay deaf and blinded She just can't save them all
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Dust 04:50
Dust Dust, little clouds of dust Swirl and twirl To the North, to the South East and West Tiny specks of earth Fill the sky Climb up and up Gently, swaying, to each a different side Ashes to ashes Dust to dust Whirling, back their way From whence they came In the sunlight they sparkle Twinkle, twinkle, little stars of dust Little flakes In a sea of red They sink, they float From brown to scarlet Running down the stream As tiny ships they sail To the North, to the South East and West Little flakes In a sea of red Following the floods They spread and wash away
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Craving 06:57
Craving A longing has come over me Something I have never dared to feel before It mingles and infects my every thought, makes me beg for more It’s been there all along But I never felt this way before Seeing you do the things you do Makes me want to crave it even more Craving To touch you Craving To feel your skin Craving To rip it into pieces Commit this delicious sin It sure feels good inside To have something to long for I must somehow express this craving for it makes my heart feel so sore It’s been there all along But I never felt this way before Seeing you do the things you do Makes me want to crave it even more Craving To feel you Craving To hold you tight Craving To smash you up to smithereens Commit this delicious crime
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Nostalgia in a Closed Mind Empty eyes stare into nothing Wrinkled hands cold and lifeless Locked up inside, but cannot explain The world he used to know A ghost of long ago Reflections envisioned in his mind But no words to describe The world he used to witness Visions of a forgotten past Appear so real to him So unreal to him And no one seems to remember And no one seems to recall The ticking clock only increasing the distance from the life he used to live and no one seems to remember The ticking clock only increasing the distance from the life he used to live and no one seems to recall Only nostalgia
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Living, Breathing, Yesterday Like selling oxygen Or clouds of dust In their delusion And their bloodlust Forget what is important Thinking they would find it here Ritual malevolent Laws of riches they adhere Destroyed for promised gold Vanishing all that can be sold Dismembered body Left to decay Business bloody Breathing; Living; Yesterday Forget what is important Thinking they would find it here Ritual malevolent Laws of riches they adhere Destroyed for promised gold Vanishing all that can be sold
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Epilogue: Necrologies Is now the world in chaos? No hope for those who seek So many of us ploughing on, for nothing It’s ashes what we reap Is now the world in chaos? No hope for those who seek The ones who died and suffered Or kept alive as cocoons of void Preyed upon by others How did their death bring you hope? The ones who died and suffered Or kept alive, cocoons of void Necrologies, necrologies You hunted, gunned and broken Forsaken, raped, betrayed, unspoken Wronged, suppressed, muted, ill-gotten Cut and hanged, hurt and forgotten We have the knowledge and the might How can you not see? We’ve watched their bloodied bones Turn into misery Praised be to those whose lives you took before May their stories never be forgotten And be told forevermore

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Published © 2019 by Scarlet Stories, All Rights Reserved

Music by Scarlet Stories
Lyrics by L.M. van den Berg

Scarlet Stories is:

Bram te Kamp – guitar & acoustic guitar
Lisette van den Berg - vocals
Carmen Raats – guitar
Tim Kuper - drums
Maarten Grimm – bass
Sophie Ansems - violin

www.scarletstories.com
Contact: scarletstories.music@gmail.com

“Necrologies” is a tribute to all animals and humans who suffered or died by the greed of others. It acknowledges their battle, struggle or innocence. The songs tell stories about their suffering or how they died. Our stories show the dark side of humanity and are soundtracks to emotions, injustice, murder, but also beauty and innocence.

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released September 19, 2019

“Them as can do has to do for them as can't.
And someone has to speak up for them as has no voices.”
- Granny Aching in 'Wee Free Man' door Terry Pratchett -

Music by Scarlet Stories
Lyrics by L.M. van den Berg

Recorded and engineered by Joost van den Broek and Jos Driessen at Sandlane Recording Facilities
Produced by Joost van den Broek & Scarlet Stories
Mixed by Joost van den Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities
Mastered by Darius van Helfteren at Amsterdam mastering (www.amsterdammastering.com)

Samples downloaded from www.freesound.org, licensed under the attribution license (A) or Creative Commons 0 (CC0) license:

Sample ‘Thailand jungle cicade’ in ‘Prologue: Scarlet Stories’ by Greencouch (A)
Sample ‘Dark ambient underwater’ in ‘Vingt mille lieues sous les mers’ by Bulbastre (A)
Sample ‘Scream spear submarine’ in ‘Vingt mille lieues sous les mers’ by Thanvannispen (A)
Sample ‘Wind blowing on top of Kitt Peak mountain (USA)’ in ‘In Blood and Limbs and Gore and Clay’ by Felix.blume (CC0)
Sample ‘Forest in Tierra del Fuego (Argentina)’ in ‘The Gallows Tree: Part II & Part III’ by Felix.blume (CC0)

Samples of whale sounds in ‘Vingt mille lieues sous les mers’ from freesoundeffects.com
Drone in ‘The Gallows Tree: part I’ by Than van Nispen tot Pannerden

Artwork by Jelle Steenhuisen
Album booklet design by Djerri Nuijen

Scarlet Stories would like to thank: all people who supported us in our crowdfunding campaign, our families & partners, Than van Nispen tot Pannerden, Joost van den Broek, Jos Driessen, Jules Verne, Edgar Allan Poe, Ria & Gerard van den Berg, Djerri Nuijen, Lori Linstruth, Taz de Hoogh, Marcela Bovio, Irene Jansen, Eric Hazebroek, Marjan Welman, Ivo van Dijk, Little Devil Bar Tilburg & crew, Jip van Kaam, Jelle Steenhuisen, Nick Bökkerink, Eva Brunklaus, Dynamo Eindhoven, Richel van Halteren, Darius van Helfteren, Arnout Leene, Roxanne de Buijzer, + Bidi +, Ron van Hal, Jack van Dongen, Hans Verschoof, Sebastiaan Donders, Paul Guldemond and Rob Scholtens.

Our album was made possible by:

Ascent, Maarten van Andel, Rijk van Andel, Bennie Alfrink, Wijnand Bakker, Giedith Balmer, Merel Bechtold, Jacqueline Beekman, Ron van Beijnen, Arne van der Ben, Rogier Berben, Ria & Gerard van den Berg, Berry, Bart van den Beuken, Tijs Bliek, Benjamin Bloemendaal, Cees & Mieke Bloemendaal, CJ & Hanneke Bloemendaal, Herold Boertjens, Marcela Bovio, Kunstloc Brabant, Provincie Noord-Brabant, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Jos Brands, Piet Brouwer, Victor de Bruin, M. G. de Bruin, Linda & Mario Buijk, Roxanne de Buijzer, Fam. de Buijzer, Alan Capinpin, Carlos Celis, Bradley Crombie, Eline & Luca, Peter de Laaf, Jeffrey Deboo, Harko Dekker, Ton Dekkers, Ivo van Dijk, Radina Dimcheva, Dir & Cindy, Jelle Dop, Johnny van Doremalen, John Emmen, Ellen & Rick Fentross, Ab & Petra Figee, Simone Fileni, Thomas Gaertner, Paul Gebhard, Twan van Geel, Guido van Gelderen, Toon van Gerven, Hans Grimm, Laura Grimm, Liesbeth Grimm, Rob Grimm, Sarban Grimminck, Edwin Groenenberg, Lasse Groeneveld, Patrick & Annemarie Golverdingen, Hanneke Gudden, Peter Guzzardo, Harrie de Haas, Katinka van der Harst, Eric Hazebroek, Rien Heinsbroek, Michelle Henriquez, Leo & Mariëtte Hermkens, Bart Holthuijsen, Paul Hoogerwerf, Nadieke Hoting, Thijs Houdijk, Micky Huijsmans, Bernhard Illy, Irene Jansen, John Jacobs, Erik de Jong, Ruud de Jong, Judith de Lange, Hans & Els van Kaam, Fred & Els te Kamp, Dorina Kappatou, Sid van Kastel, Jan Willem Ketelaers, Jeffrey Klumper, Ronald Kok, Paul Kok, Youval Kuipers, E & D Kuper, Andrea Lena, Anrico van der Linden, Marja & Jos Meens, Jeroen Meijer, Johannes Menzel, Peter Mreijen, Majolijn Mutters, Okke Nijdam, Than van Nispen tot Pannerden, Simone Nociaro, Rob van Noort, Djerri Nuijen, Grada & Paul Nuyen, Jeroen Opgenoort, Partouf, Patrick Post, Klaas Prakken, Samantha Proverbio, Katja Remmerswaal, Nico Rijkens, Roel, Michel Ronner, Mark Rozendal, Astrid Rox, Ramona Sahetapy, Laurent Schleck, Volker Schmidts, Patric Schoenaker, Rob Scholtens, Menno Schouten, Edwin Schouwenaar, Hendrik Schroeder, Said Schutte, Sébastien Scoppettone, Ronald van Selm, Anthony Serafino III, Harald Simon, Kateřina/Katka Sloupová, Maartje Smedts, Sonja Snoek, Theo Spaans, Jan Speelman, Marc Suters, Ian Sutherland, Debby Terpstra-Gerritsen, Kelly Thans, Hugues Timmermans, Martin Tsvetkov, Shirley de Vaan, Martien de Veer, Henry Verbaandert, Marleen Verheul, Amber Vermue, Mijke Visser, Erik de Vos, Phil Vossen, Maarten de Waal, Wouter de Waal, Wendy-Jane, Jacqueline Wetterene, Claus Wilhelmi, Clemens Winklmaier, Bert de Wit, Niek Wolters, Dirk Wouters, Marjolein Zaagman, Robert Zant, Dian Zijlmans, all guests at crowdfunding kick-off party 20th October 2018, Little Devil Tilburg and many more (anonymous) supporters, friends, family and fans!

De realisatie van dit project is mede tot stand gekomen door een bijdrage uit de impulsgelden van Provincie Noord-Brabant & Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds en door advies van Kunstloc Brabant. - www.bkkc.nl/financiering

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