Soundtrack – Persephone: A Rock Ballet

Below is credits and information on the SOUNDTRACK for the Rock Ballet. Stay tuned for the DVD release of the live performance!

Listen to the soundtrack for free on bandcamp.

Written by David J Murphy.

Produced, Engineered, Edited and Mixed by David J Murphy

Performers:

David J Murphy – Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, MIDI programming, Synthesizer Programming, Percussion

Nina Benjamin – Vocals

Tim Britton – Irish Whistle, Bodhrán

Artwork by David J Murphy

TRACK LISTING:

01 – Everything Is Simple (3:11)
02 – Bring It On (1:40)
03 – With Open Eyes (feat. Nina Benjamin) (2:53)
04 – Hades Rising (0:41)
05 – Girl, You Could Raise Me From The Dead (3:18)
06 – Alone (0:47)
07 – The Dance of the Lost Souls (3:29)
08 – Famine (feat. Nina Benjamin) (3:41)
09 – Bathe Your World (2:14)
10 – Jump In The Fire (2:22)
11 – Anger and Illusion (1:00)
12 – Celebralorico (1:13)
13 – Ignore Me (feat. Nina Benjamin) (4:44)
14 – Antigravity (3:13)
15 – I’ll Never Know (feat. Tim Britton & Nina Benjamin) (2:56)
16 – Was I There For You? (2:59)
17 – Queen Of The Dead (feat. Nina Benjamin) (4:17)
18 – Love Will Take Your Heart Away (3:01)
19 – Mother I’m Floating (feat. Nina Benjamin) (6:01)
20 – I Always Remember Love (5:15)

 

LYRICS – all lyrics ©2012 David J Murphy

 

“Everything Is Simple”

this is a day for rising
this is a day for growing
all this time we’ve been asleep and healing

this is a day for freedom
this is a day for running through the grass
I met with God and we decided that
just past what you see
everything is simple

and it’s there
oh, it’s there

I am a total stranger
this is a day for becoming new
all this time we’ve been a wandering hero

something’s in the air I breathe
something’s in the face I see
I think I know what it means to be full

I met with God and we decided that
just past what you see
everything is simple
oh, simple

and it’s there
oh, it’s there
yeah it’s there
definitely there
oh, can you feel it
it’s there

 
“Bring It On”

when I was small they asked me what I wanted to be
said I could see what I wanted to see
said that I could be whatever I wanted to be

life is so grand they said, and you’ve got so much to know
you’ll be somebody and you’ll learn as you go
you’ll come up with things that nobody else could know

that was years ago
and I still do not know
where this train is going
so I say
bring it on
bring it on
bring it on

in the beginning I was always up to no good
taking chances where a kid never should
or just doing things that they never thought that I would

so much trial will get you some errors and a bump on the head
broken bones, broken heart, broken life that I’ve led
or all of the above
but don’t worry mom I heard what you said

that was years ago
and I still do not know
where this train is going
so I say
bring it on
bring it on
bring it on

 

“With Open Eyes”

what’s it like to be in your world
what do you feel
what’s it like to be a girl
what do you feel

far away from home
something inside begins to speak
what is your secret
Persephone

are you scared
are you hiding
how does it feel
what is your secret

I’m not scared
I want to know what it’s like
to feel alone
to be alive
to feel the love
to walk the line

what’s it like to be in this world
how does it feel
is it mine
it’s a world I alone have made
but is it mine

far away from home
something inside begins to speak
of every secret

I’m not scared
I want to know what it’s like
to feel the love
to feel alive
to kiss the ground
to walk the sky

I’m not scared
I want to know what it’s like
to love the light
and walk the darkness
with open eyes

 
“Girl, You Could Raise Me From The Dead”

once there was a soul
who lived outside the rules
what should we call him
Man or Death

once he got control
he made so many fools
then one day
he showed his face
game changer

ooh girl, you’ve got
you’ve got somethin’ pure
ooh girl
you just don’t know how you shine
ooh girl, you’ve got
you’ve got some allure
ooh girl
how I want to make you mine

once there was a soul
who lived inside a shell
what should we call her
Slave or Angel

once she got control
she set a course for Hell
now this dead bag of bones
has got somethin’ to live for
hell yeah

girl yeah you make my coffin crumble
how could I sleep with you dancin’ in my head
yeah you could raise my tombstone any day
girl, you could raise me from the dead

once there was a feeling so loud
it made the ground shake
it made the fire burn
the skies illuminate
once there was a feeling so loud
it spoke of something new
it brought together Hell and Heaven, baby
it spoke of me and you

what about me and you girl, what about me and you
what about me and you girl, what about me and you

girl yeah you make my coffin crumble
how could I sleep with you dancin’ in my head
yeah you could raise my tombstone any day
girl, you could raise me from the dead

 
“The Dance of the Lost Souls”

looks like you fell from a place where no one makes mistakes
comin’ down to a part of town that you can’t understand
we’re down here doin’ our criminal time
you’re up there watchin’ your beauty shine
whatcha gonna do so far from your cloud nine?
looks like you need me
and by the looks of you, I don’t mind

oh I can’t, I can’t, I just can’t lay my soul to rest
I need the touch of a girl like you
I need, I need to pass the test
I’m down here doin’ my criminal time
I can’t get past the day I died
what can I do but prey on food and wine
oh save my soul, looks like I need you
oh sweet heart I hope you don’t mind

dance the dance of the lost souls

 

“Famine”

it’s been months
I’m in the dumps
you walked away
I’m going numb

keep your head up
keep your head up
keep your head up
no, no, no, no

famine

as I stand for the few
who have sought your mercy
I beg of you

can’t you see your power
it divides us
it unites us
I beg of you

keep your head up
keep your head up
keep your head up
no, no, no, no
keep your head up
keep your head up
keep your head up
keep your head up

 

“Bathe Your World”

rest your head
rest your heart
journey’s end

bathe your world
in clean and clear
water for the soul

 

“Jump In The Fire”

(spoken)
son, this is your Higher Self speaking
do you know what the greatest gift is
in the whole, entire world?
why, it’s freedom from suffering!
every soul on this planet must live in pain
and let me tell you outright, son, nothing
will ever take away your pain.
but suffering?
why, suffering happens when you
tell that pain it ain’t welcome

how does it feel when somebody you love
kicks you out into the pouring rain
trust me when I tell you, this is what you’re doing
every time you say No to your pain

(spoken)
long ago, son, your soul was sealed together in one piece.
the shock of being born caused it to tear into four parts
pain, fear, joy, and faith
so you gotta take that fire into your heart
what I say!

you gotta have faith (have that faith)
to get through that fear (through that fear)
and say yes to that pain (yes to that pain)
and you’ll get that joy (get that joy)

I said you gotta have faith (have that faith)
to get through that fear (through that fear)
and say yes to that pain (yes to that pain)
and you’ll get that joy (get that joy)

Oh you’ve got to say yes (yes yes yes)
Oh you’ve got to say yes (yes yes yes)
Oh you’ve got to say yes (yes yes yes)
Oh you’ve got to say yes

 
“Ignore Me”

you try to ignore me
and I wait, wait, wait
I wait, wait, wait
don’t I got what you want
don’t you wanna work with me

but you just ignore me
and I say, say, say
and I pray, pray, pray
you’re my true best friend
I don’t want to get angry
but you’re falling out of line

take on your strength for the future
take on your strength for the future

take on your strength for the future (falling out of line)
take on your strength for the future (falling out of line)

 

“I’ll Never Know”

I wandered down by night a forest road
Bridget in my torch and my love at home
where my steps did turn I’ll never know
as I wandered down by night a forest road

I wandered down by night a forest road
blessings in my heart and a mind set in stone
how my spirits softened I’ll never know
as I wandered down by night a forest road

aye, aye, play for me
sing the world away for me
dance, and pour a drink for me

I wandered from my love into the cold
stars upon the hills and wind on stone
why the voice did call me I’ll never know
as I wandered from my love into the cold

aye, aye, play for me
sing the world away for me
dance, and pour a drink for me

why the voice did call me I’ll never know
as I wandered from my love into the cold

aye, aye, play for me
sing the world away for me
dance, and pour a drink for me

 

“Was I There For You?”

has it come to this?
now that you’re gone is when I look back and think
was I there for you
was I there for you

you did like the sun
you played like the birds and I was off in my world
did they sing for you
it must have been so nice

well I want you back
how could I have been so negligent
now that you’re free
are you glad to be rid of me?

I pray to your face you’re in a safe place
home is where you find your cure
and where the world is yours
but why is it that when you’re gone
is the first time I stop and think
was I there for you

I couldn’t help but feel like a thief
when you got the message through like a knife
I secretly painted my life on the city walls
like a story of the tragedy of history’s fall
where the kings a good king and the world’s a good world
but the king got too big to remember nice girls and he
conquered for his gold and he killed for his pride
and the moral of the story is I don’t know why
’cause he lost what he was trying to save
God knows the man was tryin’ to be brave

what do the stars look like where you’re sleeping tonight?

I pray to your face you’re in a safe place
home is where you find your cure
and where your heart is pure

 

“Queen of the Dead”

I used to be afraid
used to be a thin-skinned
weak, innocent child

but you see, I had some work done
got kicked around, forgotten
you’d be surprised what changes
when you wander in the wild

you can’t damn me, I’m the queen of the damned
feel that pang of pain deep inside your soul
you can’t kill me, I’m the queen of the dead
feel me when you sleep, deep inside your soul

the right to live the right to breathe
the blood that makes you walk and see
the flesh that you so treasure
and the sphere on which you think you’re free
all these things will come to pass
all these things will fall at last
forfeit their holding and forfeit your soul
you’ll rise to a place that makes what came before
seem so cold, so cold

you can’t damn me, I’m the queen of the damned
feel that pang of pain deep inside your soul
you can’t kill me, I’m the queen of the dead
feel me when you sleep, deep inside your soul

this too is love, this too is love
this too is love, this too is love

I used to be afraid
I used to be a fragment of a soul
a follower in denial

so where did you think you’d find me?
what did you think I had done?
in Heaven lay a million liars
in Hell, a solitary honest one

you can’t fight me, I’m the queen of the war
feel that pang of pain deep inside your soul
you can’t kill me, I’m the queen of the dead
feel me when you sleep, deep inside your soul
you can’t save me, I’m the queen of the lost
feel that pang of pain deep inside your soul
you can’t wake me, I’m the queen of the dead
feel me when you sleep, deep inside your soul

 

“Love Will Take Your Heart Away”

babe
I’ve taken you under my wing
don’t go
and I’ve given you everything in my world

you
I saw you climb over your pain
don’t go
and I watched you stand right up again

but I guess it’s inevitable

love will take your heart, no matter what you say
and love will take your heart away, no matter who you love
and love will take your heart away, no matter what you’re dreamin’ of
dreamin’ of

babe
I’ve waited so long all alone
don’t go
and I’ve sit and I’ve watched this whole world come and go

but all along
despite all my laughter and song
I’ve known what becomes of those lovers who “belong”
and I’ve watched every fool play along

love will take your heart, no matter what you say
and love will take your heart away, no matter who you love
and love will take your heart away, no matter what you’re dreamin’ of
dreamin’ of
dreamin’ of

 

“Mother I’m Floating”

mother when I saw you last
pride lit up your face
your eyes shone like the sun
your stride had so much grace
the same eyes look upon me now
I’m still your baby
do you believe me?

mother my eyes have seen the world
that you tried to hide from them
and try as you may
they always find a way
and now I am a picture book
and I still love you
do you believe me?

mother I’m floating
can’t you see me fly
and I will embrace everything
don’t cry
mother I’m flying
can you see me soar
and every day is filled with my love
and so much more

the day I ran away
fear swallowed up my soul
my eyes burned with shame
I shot my heart full of holes
but I came to find I hadn’t lost a thing
and I came to find I could be strong
do you believe me?

like no nightmare you’ve ever had
your worst fear came true that day
your life was in flames
you shot the sky full of hate
but I came back to show you
you haven’t lost a thing
do you believe me?

mother I’m floating
can’t you see me fly
and I will become everything
don’t cry
mother I’m flying
can you see me soar
and all of those days we spent crying
are no more

baby I’m floating
I can see you fly
I love you and I always will
goodbye
baby I’m flying
you showed me more
and I will remember my story
and every day I will live more
than the day before

 

“I Always Remember Love”

seasons grow and change
but they echo every four
the trials of what I’ve sown
return again to teach me
more of what I’m surprised I never knew

I can feel the open wounds within me
but I take ’em in stride
I’ve got a job to do
one that’s fit for a soul of my size
and I know things that I’m surprised I never knew

a part is lost, a part is gained
there’s a world I’ve walked alone
some is pain, and some is ecstasy
but there’s something that’s never touched
something inside
where I always remember love
with open eyes

I’ve felt the dew of Spring
all the days that I’ve lived
all the hearts that I’ve broken
I’ve bathed in Summer sun
it’s not that I laugh when you cry
but a way to remember how to be free

I take your love with me
all the people I’ve met
all the things I’ve forgotten
I will always remember, sometime, somewhere
’cause every living moment is permanent

every living moment is permanent
every moment shapes me
I’m permanent

and I can smell the breeze of Autumn
coming from the west
it’s calling me
and I have hidden from the Winter
for so long
but I know there’s nothing to fear

a part is lost, a part is gained
there’s a world I’ve walked alone
some is pain, and some is ecstasy
but there’s something that’s never touched
something inside
where I always remember love
with open eyes

a part is lost, a part is gained
there’s a whole world I’ve walked alone
some is pain, and some is ecstasy
but there’s something that’s never touched
something inside
where I always remember love
with open eyes
with open eyes
with open eyes
with open eyes

 

 

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