Ode To The Dark

by Melissa VanFleet

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The Buying Queue Instabuy - I don't comment much, but this release moved me - WOW!
Admittedly the cover and the song named 'Raven' drew me in (being a Steve Wilson fan), and man does this deliver. Deeply layered keyboards with outstanding vocals and guitar solos. Highly recommended! Favorite track: Raven.
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released October 13, 2018

Recorded at BRX Studio, Milan
Music by Melissa VanFleet & Marco "Maki" Coti-Zelati
Lyrics by Melissa VanFleet (BMI)
Produced by Marco "Maki" Coti-Zelati
Engineered by Marco Barusso & Dario Valentini
Mixed by Marco Barusso
Mastered by Marco D'Agostino @ 96kHz Mastering Studio, Milan
Lead Guitar Solos by Douglas Blair

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Melissa VanFleet Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A vocalist and musician who crafts dark songs with haunting melodies and intense messages, Melissa VanFleet brings a true singer/songwriter element to alternative metal music. She has powerfully and effectively established her own unique sound by presenting her signature vocal prowess at the forefront while incorporating her classical and orchestral influences with heavy, melancholic undertones. ... more

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Track Name: Raven
A raven, a raven is flying overhead and
I feel hopeless, hopeless in this place
Sometimes I feel I'd be better off dead, ooh
Sometimes I feel I'd be better off dead, ooh
I'm falling apart
With the rising and the falling of my heart
I cannot bear the inadequacy
Ooh, I have heard to look up when
You need a sign but I can't see
I can't fight my demons anymore
I'm pounding at the door
Oh who will heal me, am I too late
Where I long to be is in your arms, ooh
Help, where do I turn
I'm desperate to find the strength to learn
I'm losing hope in resisting temptation
Ooh, in the dark I can't find
You, shine your light 'cause I can't see
I can't fight my demons anymore
I'm pounding at the door
Oh who will heal me, am I too late
As I watch the raven spread its wings
It keeps its eyes on me and won't let me get away
Where I long to be is in your arms, ooh
A raven, raven is flying overhead and
I feel hopeless, hopeless in this place
Sometimes I feel I'd be better off dead
When I go to sleep I don't want to wake up
Don't want to wake up, don't want to wake up
When I go to sleep I don't want to wake up
Who will heal me
I can't fight my demons anymore
I'm pounding at the door
Who will heal me, am I too late
The raven spreads its wings
It keeps its eyes on me and won't let me get away
Where I long to be is in your arms, ooh
Track Name: Atrophy
Atrophy, atrophy
I deteriorate
Call out the highest bidder
I turn and hang my head in shame
You think you're holy but you're a sinner
In the most evil way
Watch me wither away
As you hold me down on my knees
Disappearing at your feet
Atrophy, I deteriorate
I deteriorate, atrophy
I deteriorate
The room's dark but I can't see
Because a blindfold hides my eyes
A rope around my wrists behind me
You can't buy a human life
Wither away
As you hold me down on my knees
Disappearing at your feet
Atrophy, I deteriorate
I deteriorate, atrophy
I deteriorate
Someone please answer my prayer, my prayer
To get out of here, how was I chosen
Why put a price on me, strip me of my dignity
Inject me, collect me like I am a trophy and
Watch me wither away
As you hold me down on my knees
Disappearing at your feet
Atrophy, I deteriorate
I deteriorate
I deteriorate
I deteriorate
Track Name: Marionette
In a dream she came to me
I was on my knees praying for my mind to wake
I heard her call my name
Look down from above
Like a marionette's masterminder
She pulled the strings I tried to break
She's in the corner holding me down
She's in the shadows dragging me around
Control with her eyes as she watches me fall
Devil on my shoulder
Who have I become
I don't recognize this face
My mind says it's me
I think this mirror lies
She's in the corner holding me down
She's in the shadows dragging me around
Control with her eyes as she watches me fall
Devil on my shoulder with no escape at all
She's in the corner holding me down
Devil on my shoulder
She's in the corner holding me down
She's in the shadows dragging me around
Control with her eyes as she watches me fall
Devil on my shoulder with no escape at all
No escape at all, no escape at all
Track Name: Ode To The Dark
I let myself go, drowned in the dark
It opened my eyes and blackened my heart
An ocean of evil poured over me
A life of deception, I'm finally free
I hear you, I hear you calling
I'm listening, I'm following
Sing me a requiem as I lay me down forevermore
I pray my soul to find paradise it never felt before
Forevermore
I walked through life as a hollow shell
Searching for purpose inside my hell
So I made a promise for eternity
And await the fate lying beyond this sleep
I hear you, I hear you calling
I'm listening, I'm falling
Sing me a requiem as I lay me down forevermore
I pray my soul to find paradise it never felt before
Forevermore
A covenant lead to everlasting rest
But who will I be if I'm awakened again
For, forevermore, more
Sing, sing me a requiem
As I lay me down forevermore
I pray, I pray my soul is taken tonight
And I find paradise, paradise
Forevermore, forevermore
Forevermore, forevermore
Forevermore

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