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D EA D C A N DA NC E 1 . T HE FATAL IM PAC T 2 . T HE T R IAL 3 . F R ONT IE R 4 . F ORT UNE 5 . OC E AN 6 . E AS T OF E DE N 7 . T HR E S HOL D 8 . A PAS S AGE IN T IM E 9 . WIL D IN T HE WOODS 1 0 . M US IC A E T E R NAL G A R D EN OF TH E A RC A NE D EL I G H TS 1 1 . C AR NIVAL OF L IGHT 12. IN P OWE R WE E NT R US T T HE L OVE ADVO C AT E D 1 3 . T HE AR C ANE 1 4 . F L OWE R S OF T HE S E A

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The Trial All my senses rebel under the scr utiny of their persistent gaze. It took a lifetime to get here, a jour ney I'll never make again. For those who have accepted the burden of shame. For the innocent only guilt will remain and our lives will be forced to accomodate the perpetrators of our own bastard race. All my senses rebel under the scr utiny of their persistent gaze. It took a lifetime to get here, a jour ney I'll never make again. I stand accused of a thousand and one crimes. A witness to events that led up to this present time. These traditions, which bind our hands and keep us tied, will never sur vive the g reater test of time. Deliver me from these feverish eyes that threaten to unbalance my state of mind. For I must confess only to the smallest of crimes. A sense of guilt.

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Fortune

Wi l d i n t h e Wo o d s

From ancient times to the present day there have been those who have claimed her as a lover. So driven by the will to move up have pursued her to the ver y ends of the earth.

Wild in the woods of love we harm those whom we adore and contrar y to all good intentions we suffocate them in an alarming embrace.

She enters into it enters into us. As the wheel spins and tur ns the fortunate ones are seen to emerge. She enters into it enters into us.

Listen child, tr y to understand, all is not what it appears to be in the world at hand. Here dreams are bought and sold for a price. The tr uth a burden to keep for the rest of your life.

Fortune smiles upon our heads. Mistakenly we cling to her warm embrace. How easily we seem to forgive and forget lost within the security of our new found wealth.

These paths that have been chosen can only lead to fear and despair. So we lear n from and experience the corporeal. All is hidden in hidden meanings. All can be lear ned from within. We are all brothers and sisters in spirit.

There are those of you amongst us bearing vacant faces and empty smiles. Their fates have already been decided upon. They will leave behind them only victims of their misplaced tr ust. Fortune smiles upon our heads. Mistakenly we cling to her warm embrace. How easily we seem to forgive and forget when lost in the security of our new found wealth.

Wild in the woods of love we harm those whom we adore and contrar y to all good intentions we suffocate them in an alarming embrace.


Dead Can Dance formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1981, making a handful of live appearances before core members, Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry decided to move to London in 1982. They felt that the group had gone as far as it could on the Australian underground scene. A year was spent rehearsing in an East London flat before the group summoned up enough confidence to approach six independent record labels, having already ruled out the majors after initial rebuffs. The only label to show any interest was 4AD, who gave them the chance to record an LP and also put them on tour with the Cocteau Twins in Holland. On their eponymous debut album, Dead Can Dance, originally released in February 1982, they successfully harnessed a “bewitching barrage of sounds, layering grinding guitars and even a dulcimer-like yang chin over a taut wash of percussion.” If the range of the group is staggering, then so too is their disciplined economy, no song lasting more than four minutes or degenerating into formless cacophony. With the five group members continually interchanging instruments, only the vocals of Lisa and Brendan remain as a constant focus. Many people ask where the name ‘Dead Can Dance’ came from. Brendan points to the cover of this album as its source. He noted, “…the cover of this album is really important to us. We’ve been using that logo since we started and we chose it because the people who originally wore those masks believed that they could put a life force into the inanimate wood when they wore them. We were attracted to it because what we do is similar. The name of the group is simply an allegory to describe that bringing of a dead object to life. Hitting a drum brings it to life in some ways, so the name just describes the process of creativity.” “We bring instruments and ideas to life.” And dead can dance.

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I n P o w e r We E n t r u s t T h e L o v e A d v o c a t e d Sail on silver wings, through this storm what fortune love may bring, back to my arms again the love of a former golden age. I am disabled by fears concer ning which course to take, for now that wheels are tur ning I find my faith deserting me.

Here in the garden of the arcane delights, dark shadows over whelm us and we become blind. Blind to the needs of those who would be free from the g rip of fear and the prisons of the mind.

This night is filled with the cries of dispossessed children in search of paradise. A sig n of unresolved ambition drives the pin wheel on and on. I am disabled by fears concer ning which course to take, When memor y bears witness to the innocents consumed in dying rage.

Amidst the throes of perplexity Phobia moves amongst us, in her hand is held the seed. Extermination angel stood beside the road in violent retribution for the seeds that we have sown.

The way lies through our love. There can be no other means to the end, or the keys to my heart you will never find.

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The Arcane


BREN D A N P ERRY LI S A G ERRA RD J A M ES P I N K ER S CO TT RO G ER P ETER U LRI CH

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