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February 10, 2012
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(Verse 1)
I watch you dance from afar
with people watching, people laughing
Why do I keep thinking about you
when I don't even know who you are?

(Bridge 1)
Ablaze from a vision so enchanting
I can't sleep---your feet tiptoe through all of my nightmares
All night I torture myself with sweet impossibilities
'til I'm too weak to fight for the truth

Is it a crime?
Fascination with someone you've only seen twice?
Infatuation with someone you've only seen three times?
Is it a crime
that I want to press your lips to mine?

(Verse 2)
You waste your beauty on the weak,
on the common, the unworthy
If you could see what I could give you
I hope that you would change your mind

(Bridge 2)
I'd sacrifice it all to have you
Throw my life away to start one with you
We'd both be free from this hell
if you would just come willingly
and succumb to the unholy truth

Repeat chorus

(Verse 3)
Why do I wake whispering your name?
I'll never know you, never hold you
Yet I have failed to put out the flames
that burn and burn for you

(Bridge 3)
Another day, another lifetime...
Our hearts would meld together like they were made to
There's an inferno in my mind
that's come so close to killing me
with the poison that lies in the truth

Repeat chorus
*Made a test recording (a capella): *

A song about twisted, obsessive, delusional infatuation...

I started writing this song years ago (when I was about 14). Originally, it was just about a crush that I had on a male librarian (don't ask).

When I started this DA account, I came across this old song and wanted to change it. So I decided to draw heavily upon a relationship in one of my favorite novels, Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo. I wanted to capture in a song the obsession that Claude Frollo has for Esmeralda.
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Whazizname Feb 27, 2014   General Artist
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
NVC19 Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely love it. And I feel you got the obsession part down flawlessly.
Wish I could hear the music, too!  :)
Molybdenum-Blues Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much for reading!  I recorded an a capella version so you can listen if you want.  Here it is on YouTube:    Thanks again! :_
Loved it!  You have such a beautiful rich and mature voice.  Have you ever listened to the great Mahalia Jackson?  Some of your lower tones remind me of her qualities.  
Molybdenum-Blues Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much, how sweet :)
I'm in love with this <3
Molybdenum-Blues Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aww, thank you ! :)
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