Queen of Shadows

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Queen of Shadows

Deep are the pools beyond the reach of time
Stark branches etch their sigils in the sky
Quiet is the snow that embraces the land
Brittle are the roses that crumble in your hand

Patent Leather heels of the mistress who presides
Oh, the violent ecstasy that’s promised in her eyes
All your dark desires will flourish at her touch
And if she speaks your name you have promised her too much

Your soul stripped like petals from a rose

Gardens of desire and pomegranate wine
Silently she watches the passing of your time
And when the serpent sheds her skin and frees you from this life
The ferry man will carry you across the sea of lights

Hers are the kisses that give knowledge and delight
Hers the poison apple from which we all shall bite
The thorns of the rose cut deep, blood lies on the snow
An when the bells are tolling you’ll know it’s time to go

Bansidhe at the well gonna call your name
She is the chooser of the slain

Night has swallowed up the day


from Dangerous Beauty, released September 25, 2010
Sharon Knight: lead vocals
Winter: harmony vocals, acoustic & electric guitars
Tim Rayborn: harmony vocals
Jeff Obee: fretless bass
Mark Abbott: drums


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Pandemonaeon Oakland, California

Pandemonaeon is an American independent progressive folk metal band from the San Francisco Bay Area founded in 1996 by the Celtic singer Sharon Knight & her long-time musical collaborator, Winter. They incorporate such folk instruments as violin, oud, saz, mandocello, & flute, as well as many ethnic hand percussion instruments like dumbek, djembe, tar, & riqq. ... more

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