Tam Lin

by La Belle Damned

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A tale of metamorphoses in life and legend...

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Do you remember the red sky that night,
Foretelling the shepherds' and my delight?
I promised myself some peace of mind
By keeping both feet on the ground this time
But I'm holding your hand now to save my sanity,
I'm losing my faith in the power of gravity;
Will you turn and leave me here
When I can no longer mask these futile fears?

Tam Lin took a serpent's form,
Flowed as water and burned brighter
Than starlight or the firestorm,
For love's sake she held him tighter.
I'm not asking you to save me from myself,
All I need to know
Is will you still hold onto me
When I let myself go?

I talk to a darkened space in my room,
Searching for God in the gathering gloom,
And lost here in literature I hope to find
Some wandering meaning in my half-lit mind.
I've lost myself one too many times,
The perpetrator and victim of all my crimes.
I'll drive you away,
Then curse my self 'cause I couldn't make you stay.

Tam Lin took a serpent's form,
Flowed as water and burned brighter
Than starlight or the firestorm,
For love's sake she held him tighter.
I'm not asking you to save me from myself,
All I need to know
Is will you still hold onto me
When I let myself go?

When I stare, I shout with my eyes
The only word that could ever describe
The rising crescendo deep inside me...
Forgive me please,
It terrifies me.

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released April 28, 2014
All music written and recorded by Samael Jones and Alicia Lewis.

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La Belle Damned Brighton, UK

La Belle Damned are an international symphonic metal five-piece combining evocative lyrics and soaring vocals with swirling synths and driving riffs, transporting listeners to a world of passion and poetry.

Our sound is driven by constant contrast - chiaroscuro, anachronism, and bittersweet tales of the unexpected.

We are currently seeking gigs around the UK.
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