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by Black Tape For A Blue Girl

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I have a Patreon page for my music. www.patreon.com/blacktapeforabluegirl Patreon is a crowdfunding site built for "empowering a new generation of creators to make a living from their passion and hard work." This is where dedicated fans of my work with Black Tape For A Blue Girl sign on to provide ongoing support on a monthly basis to assist me in following my muse. In exchange, they get unreleased (and possibly never-to-be-released) music every month. Thank you so much to everyone over there!

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Hi, this is Sam of Black Tape For A Blue Girl. I'm really happy that somewhere along the way you discovered my music. Getting reconnected with so many of you over the last year has been incredible, amazing and inspiring. I put together this collection for you. It contains many of the "hit" songs we've recorded over the years, some introspective album tracks, as well as our cover of a Dead Can Dance song.

If you like the songs my bandmates and I have created, please… share this url!

THE COLLECTION sells for $5 at iTunes -- but you can get it for free here at our Bandcamp page. Ten songs spanning twenty-eight years of music. Thanks so much for your interest.

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Cover model: Bitsy "Tits" Blitz | www.facebook.com/bitsytits
Photo by Allen Seelye
Graphic design + processing by Sam

Vocalists:
Elysabeth Grant, 3
Bret Helm, 4
Oscar Herrera, 2, 6
Athan Maroulis, 5, 7
Julianna Towns, 1, 10

All tracks written by Sam, except #7 by Dead Can Dance

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released August 19, 2014

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Black Tape For A Blue Girl Portland, Oregon

Black Tape for a Blue Girl is an American Darkwave band formed in 1986 by Projekt Records' founder Sam Rosenthal. Their music takes on elements of darkwave, ethereal, ambient, dark cabaret, and neoclassical music. Director David Lynch, alt-Porn actress Sasha Grey and writer Poppy Z. Brite are some of the band's more well-known fans. ... more

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Track Name: Given (1. the waterfall 2. the illuminating gas)
I want to stop thinking of love, dreaming of love, defining love.
I want to feel the earth below me... ravish me.

Given: the waterfall, the illuminating gas.
The bachelors: suitors at my call.
I used to dream of love as a machine;
Myself as the motor, erotic energy.

I'm ready to experience this love, to look beyond this glass, leave concept for reality.
I want to feel the water immerse me... consuming me.
I want to leave behind this lauded virginity, to experience love, to be taken by love.
I want to feel the sunlight upon me... overpower me.

Given: the waterfall, the illuminating gas.
The cinematic blossoming: halo of the bride.
I used to diagram love as a machine;
Myself as the motor, erotic energy.

(repeat during atypical fade-out)
Track Name: Knock three times (skinny kinda mix)
Autumn leaves blowing across my floor
Windows broken out by the mean kids who live next door
And there she is, well not her exactly but the box she likes to sleep in
She was so cute in a skinny kinda way; and they say:

Knock three times on your coffin if you want my love
Twice on the pipe if the answer, answer is no

She put with all the taunts all the nasty things they'd say
She'd smile and pretend to ignore them but she stored it all away
Don't blame me, don't blame me, they drove her 'round the bend
She was so cute in a 'why-don't-you-get-out-and-see-the-sun' kinda way; and they say:

Knock three times on your coffin if you want my love
Twice on the pipe if the answer, answer is no, no, no

The world grew dark, insane men ruled, our stomachs kept on grumbling
But we had fun, we danced a lot, if you don't count all that stumbling
She was so cute in a 'why-don't-you-put-some-meat-on-those-bones' kinda way, kinda way
Kinda weighs not much than the mice and skeletons that run across my floor
Mice and skeletons that dance across my floor

Knock three times on your coffin lid if you want my love
Twice on the pipe if the answer, answer is no, no, no
Knock three times on your coffin if you want my love
Twice on the pipe if the answer, answer is no
Knock three times
Knock three times
Track Name: Remnants of a deeper purity
she was so beautiful to watch, swirling in and out of view
a seemingly spanish dancer, hands and heels -- a moon-faced girl with eyes downturned
subtle flesh stirs beneath blackened threads -- refined and tempting
so shy and enticing, yet i fear she’ll disappear before the night ends.

time seems to bring us together again
a decade later in another face - are you the girl i’ve been dreaming of?
you look like her, you smile like her - that raven-haired beauty of another time
a rush of memories washing over me - i’ve always been waiting for someone to set me free.

those eyes quietly tell me of the passion we could share
your dance reminds me of the life we once knew
snares for my hopes, snares for my thoughts, snares for my dreams -- drifting on to oblivion
can you tell me about the intuition i feel -- can you tell me about everything i long to understand?

remnants of a deeper purity
remnants of a deeper purity

she was so beautiful to watch - drifting out on to oblivion
a moon-faced memory with eyes downturned - are you the one, the one i’ve been dreaming of?