Lady in Waiting (ft. Unwoman)

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This song was inspired by a Dragon*Con panel which covered the reality of Victorian England. Amongst many things, they discussed how homosexuality was perceived in those times. Whereas male homosexuality was demonized by actual Victorian laws, there were no such regulations on lesbian relationships because the Queen felt, "Women just didn't do such things."

Erica "Unwoman" Mulkey lends her wonderful voice to this track.

lyrics

Verse 1
Turn down the gas lamps in your somber tower.
Where their eyes cannot see they have no power.
Undo the laces... slip off the braces of your corset.
Your skin glistens as I listen to your heartbeat.

Verse 2
Pressed hard against the wall, soft flesh against stone.
Our fingers seek places it feels we've already known.
Let go your shame... you're not to blame for the scars you bear.
I will be your light... throughout the night I'll keep you near

Chorus
A thing so precious yet unfit for a noble queen
Wrapped in a veil, so beautiful yet so obscene
An abomination to those who'd imprison our waking hearts.
If this is a sin then let God himself tear us apart.

Verse 3
The door lies open so let's make our escape
Their judgment means nothing outside of this place.
Listen to me... your every need will never be denied.
I am your lady in waiting... always wanting... to be at your side

Chorus

credits

from Until the End, released August 24, 2011
Music and Lyrics: Mark Rossmore
Vocals: Erica Mulkey
Breath Vocals: Marinerys

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