When Ronnie presented this we all knew where we were goanna begin with the album. I could have sworn he was writing about the situation I was in in my personal life but he couldn’t have known and as a result I grasped at the chance to make this my own.
I love the opportunity to deliver when my own natural voice is put a side and I can become someone or something else, like method acting I guess… Musically the juxtapose in textures from section to section supports the story of love passion and the forbidden fruits...
Harvest Moon is about fate and destiny. We all arrive at the same place, in the same condition, regardless of who we are or how we have lived.
The musical themes have been around for some time, in fact, most of the component parts were written before XXV began. It is purposely gothic, dark and violent – setting the scene for the perpetrator, who is who he is.
The final toll
The price of death,
For one and all.
Good or evil, great or small,
Deliverance is the same for all
Ronnie brought this track to the band and it really is a cracker. I love Ronnie’s lyrics and they really work with the artwork that accompanies the track.
Again, if memory serves me, Ronnie’s original version was quite long and we spent quite a lot of time experimenting with different arrangements.
The “Let Go” end chorus always sends a shiver up my spine.
Oor Ronnie pitched up with this dark little piece! Loved it straight away, as soon as the skull crusher riffs kicked in. I wonder what Ron gets up to of an evening as this has a great insight into the tragedy of the Vampire!
Colin's comments coming soon.
Outside, night sky
Pale moon, way up high
Space, time, rending torn
Air burns, something forms
Black wings, unfold
Take flight, take hold
Bird-beast, blood lust
Suck you dry, turn to dust
Harvest moon is in the sky
Who will live and who will die?
Who will wash away my sin?
Dim the lights, the show begins
Mirror mirror on the wall
Who is the sweetest of them all
Rest in peace, antiquity
Vanquished soul and empathy
Someone loves me, this I know
The Bible tells me so
Out of your head and into the night
The human sea, the blood, the light
Over the river the hunt begins
The primal desire, the city, the sin
Drink, drink deep from the mortal still
Drink from the heartflow, the spirit, the will
Jesus loves me!
This I know
For the Bible tells me so
Little ones to Him belong
They are weak, but I am strong
Let go, can you see the river?
Can you see him waiting ?
Waiting by the water
Reaching for his Obal
Reaching for your mouth
Reaching for your soul
Do you want to cross?
Do you want the cross?