I'll slip away as you are sleeping
murmuring something from a dream.
And it's not that my heart is bleeding
but there is something I've got to see.
Past the blinds, cab-fair'd towers,
past the gates party-pumped after hours,
past all your delicious human powers,
don't worry my love I'll come back to you.
Untainted, untouched, unslept, unfucked,
re-enchanted, forever chaste,
to you my darling I'll make haste.
My love, my life, my beauty, my strife,
my sacred sacrament, my bitter hearts lament,
my dulcet rumbling voice, my build, my choice,
my right, my bite, my starlit supple night.
In me you're the best, in you I take rest
my toy, my melancholy ploy,
be my joy.
from Orchid Mantis,
released February 8, 2017
Produced by Elizabeth Devlin
Recorded & Mixed by Daniel Sanint at Flux Studio NYC
Mastered by Paul Gold, Salt Mastering
Written by Elizabeth Devlin
Elizabeth Devlin, with her haunting combination of lilting voice and enchanting Autoharp, is a self-produced NYC singer-
songwriter. Devlin defies traditional musical structure with many of her songs, building miniature narratives and magical worlds where characters, fantasies and time collide. Devlin has toured nationally, internationally, & performs in venues throughout NYC's 5 boroughs....more