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Inspired by Dracula

For today's Halloween quote, I offer the lyrics to the song "Shelter from the Night," which was written by Gary Hughes and inspired by Bram Stoker's Dracula. It's on Bob Catley's wonderful album Legends.

Teaser:
"Listen to the sounds of a frost covered dream
Children of the night whisper softly to me
Caught against the white Transylvanian snow..."



Listen to the sound of the wind in the trees
Falling down below like a lost melody
Echoes that resound in the depths of my soul
Beckon the blood to flow

Listen to the cries of the wind in the eaves
Every nerve exposed, only one remedy
Deep within the vaults of the castle I roam
And wait for the light to go

I'm burning like a fire in the dark tonight
She put the knife through my tender heart
Pyres in the dark tonight as I bleed

All I need is shelter from the night
The love I buried deep within her eyes had passed and gone
All I need is shelter from the light
The quest within for peace, a thousand years, with a love to last eternity...

Listen to the sounds of a frost covered dream
Children of the night whisper softly to me
Caught against the white Transylvanian snow
Calling me down below

Listen to the sighs you were scared to believe
Haunted by the ghost that my love never sees
Searching every night, that one day she might know
Just how the feeling grows

I'm burning like a fire in the dark tonight
She put the knife through my tender heart
Pyres in the dark tonight as I bleed

All I need is shelter from the night
The love I buried deep within her eyes had passed and gone
All I need is shelter from the light
The quest within for peace, a thousand years, with a love to last eternity...


from "Shelter from the Night" by Gary Hughes

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melissagay
Oct. 7th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! Really beautiful. Thanks for posting that!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 8th, 2005 01:48 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm so glad you liked it! :) Bob Catley has an amazing album called Middle Earth that's just about Tolkien. I just love his music. This seemed particularly Halloween-ish, though.
greenhoodloxley
Oct. 7th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)
All I need is shelter from the night...

Mm, the first verse is really good. Also like the lines 'Listen to the sounds of a frost covered dream, children of the night whisper softly to me.'

Heh, I love All Hallow's Eve as well. The whole feeling of October and everything, but also for a purely selfish reason. It's my birthday. *grin*
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 8th, 2005 01:50 am (UTC)
Re: All I need is shelter from the night...
I can't even begin to number all the ways your icon is fantastic. It's marvelous!

I'm glad you liked the song. And lucky you - what a great day to have a birthday! And it's easy to remember, too! :) Mine's almost a month later, and having a birthday tangled up with Thanksgiving isn't fun at all. Happy early birthday AND All Hallow's Eve!
greenhoodloxley
Oct. 8th, 2005 05:40 am (UTC)
Re: All I need is shelter from the night...

Hehe, thanks.

It is a great day to have a birthday. Oh, near Thankgiving, tsk. Near Christmas would also be a bother, people combining birthday/Christmas presents. *shakes head*
Thank you:)
sailingwest
Oct. 7th, 2005 08:14 pm (UTC)
Thats really lovely! Thanks.:-)
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 8th, 2005 01:51 am (UTC)
Thanks - I'm so glad you liked it! :)
sailingwest
Oct. 8th, 2005 02:12 am (UTC)
I love your ghostie icon btw! I'll have to find a Halloween one somewhere too.
vaklam
Oct. 7th, 2005 10:13 pm (UTC)
Wow, I had never heard that. Now I want to get a copy of that album.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 8th, 2005 01:53 am (UTC)
Bob Catley is amazing. Legends has songs all about figures from literature and popular culture - everything from the Phantom of the Opera and the Illiad to Elvis Presley. My favorite album of his is Middle Earth, which is all Tolkien related. Remind me before we see each other again (will you be at PhreakNic?) and I'll be glad to loan you some of his work, if you'd like.
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