‘…And Hope To Die’ is a song from Torture Garden’s debut full length album ‘Dead Romantic’. It was the final song to be completed for the release, although initial recordings were made as early as 2008. It is also the band’s first song to feature the keyboard work of Christian Woods, and is their longest song to date.

A duet, the song boasts the guest vocals of Lucy Shields, who sings professionally for the BBC and has previously worked with The Drowning.

Credits

Adam Ford - Lyrics, main vocals
Matt Ford - Music, guitar, bass, drum programming, percussion, mixing
Tom Jenkins - Mixing
Christian Woods - Keyboards
Lucy Shields - Female vocals
Diya Azzony - Mixing, mastering

Guitar tuning

CGCFAD

Bass tuning

CGCF

Lyrics

“You’re the light of my world”
Quoth the moth to the flame
As he flitted about his love
“God above”
Quoth the flame to the moth
“You’re everything I dream of”

She’s a femme fatale to die for
So be still my beating heart
And arrest my doomed course
For collision with a heavenly vision
I’m colder than ever before

“You glow in me”
Quoth the moth to the flame
As his wings were singed by the heat
“Time to eat”
Quoth the flame to the moth
“Darling you are so sweet”

She’s a femme fatale to die for
So be still my beating heart
And arrest my doomed course
For collision with heaven’s perdition
I’m colder than ever before

“I burn for you”
Quoth the moth to the flame
And ignited in his flight
“That’s alright”
Quoth the flame to the moth
“You render my fire more bright”

She’s a femme fatale to die for
So be still my beating heart
And arrest my doomed course
For immolation in hell’s catastrophe
The best love of all is agony

Just like at Salem to burn
They fall from disgraceful heights
Dismal stacks of moths blazed black
Lie in pyres of the night
So dazzled and so frazzled
So dead to the world of light
Charred coal is never reborn therefore
Their souls shall be lifted nevermore

Edited by Blessedheart on 8 Aug 2011, 14:45

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