Raising Steam II

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A virtual Steampunk and Alternative music festival compilation!

All songs (c) the contributing artists.

Best enjoyed with a cup of tea or a shot of gin or absinthe ...

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released May 5, 2016

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Raising Steam Reading, UK

Raising Steam is the soundtrack to a virtual festival. Planned as a festival, when that fell through the artists generously agreed to donate 2 tracks to a compilation which would raise funds for a registered charity, New Futures Nepal (reg no 1142984).

And now RS2 is available!

THANK YOU to all the bands, artists and those involved who have given permission for their music to be included.
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Track Name: The Dark Design - Trip to Mars: Red Queen
'This is the story of the Red Queen, maybe it was all just an opium dream, I can't pretend it didn't happen; if you think it'll help, can't say yet how we got there but I'll tell you where I went.'
Track Name: The Dark Design - Haggard Rider
'In the black hole of Calcutta, well I met a Haggard Rider ~ he said, I am the storyteller, one of those rider fellahs ~ kill the baddie, get the girl'
Track Name: Gurdybird - Raggle Taggle Gypsy (video edit)
~ instrumental ~
Track Name: Venus de Vilo - It's My Party - I'll Die If I Want To!
It's my party, I'll die if I want to, my funeral, nobody asked you, it's my party I'll die if I want to - DIE DIE DIE I WANT TO!

Today is a gift, that's why it's "present"
Well life has shit taste,
I'm not saying thank you, or sharing my cake,
I'll burst the balloons at this wake COS

It's my party, I'll die if I want to, my funeral, nobody asked you, it's my party I'll die if I want to - DIE DIE DIE I WANT TO!

If life was to live for, it wouldn't invite
Kids I don't like,
It's not what I wanted, no more playing nice,
GIVE ME TOYS OR I WILL BITE COS

It's my party, I'll die if I want to, my funeral, nobody asked you, it's my party I'll die if I want to - DIE DIE DIE I WANT TO!

We're all gathered here today, smile for the camera,
what's not to celebrate, sing happy deathday,
we're gathered anyway, dressed in our finest,
what's not to celebrate? We're one brat minus.
We're. Here. HOORAY. Play Pass the Coffin,
What's not to celebrate? I'm getting my own way - UH-OH!

It's my party, I'll die if I want to, my funeral, nobody asked you, it's my party I'll die if I want to - DIE DIE DIE I WANT TO!
Track Name: Venus de Vilo - Miss Frankenstein
She's alive! She's vile! Miss Frankenstein,
Heartless scientist crossed the line,
Monstrous love lab, doomed humanity,
The B- Movie bitch that shouldn't be,
Bolts and scars- no human trace,
Plan 666 she's escaped.

She's alive, she's vile, Miss frankenstein,
Alive and vile Miss Frankenstein,
Miss Frankenstein, Miss Frankenstein..

This burning city now Her slave,
A hungry horror, night screams craved,
In Her veins- what didn't kill,
Cross Her glory and guts will spill,
Chains of love, left on the slab,
Guest of honour at the monster mash!

Build a monster- tear it down . . . .

Grab your pitch forks gather 'round,
Chase the beast from outta town,
Grab your pitchforks, burn Her down,
But you can't keep a vile bitch down!
Track Name: Ague - To Hell With The Temperance Movement
'I have a singular secret recourse, a pint of gin in my portmanteau, if you and your parents and good comrades desire a fracas meet me in the music hall ~'
Track Name: Ague - Fifteen Leagues to Providence
'It's fifteen leagues to providence, time he took a long draft of turpentine, when stepping off a bridge he went blind, oh lord ~'
Track Name: Violent Sky - Shadow Man
'I've been here before; just close the door; ~
it's a nervous disease, a psychological freeze ~
now it's come this far, contradictions tear you apart.'
Track Name: Violent Sky - Frances (In the Gallery of Stars)
'In the gallery of stars you shine so bright ~ between the darkness and the light.'
Track Name: The Wattingers - Jacknife Daddy
'She was on her knees, begging you please, leave the boy alone, just leave the boy alone ~'
Track Name: The Wattingers - Evil Driving Rain
'Evil rains a falling, from clouds of bible black, and burning bolts of lightning split and crack ~'
Track Name: Under A Banner - Steam
'The future, I don't know what it's worth, it's organic or mechanical or magical world we're lost in, don't want to go back to when the hills were dark green and the skies were black.'
Track Name: Under A Banner - English Soul
There is an English soul, you can feel it in the whipping wind, the very same that blew the boats to the bays to make this cauldron what it is. You can feel it in the iron gates between the bars and the factory hands. We are the distant sons of the warrior clans who scarred and named the land.
CHORUS: There is an English soul.
There is an English soul, you can see it in your misted breath; when it's minus two on the terraces you are in a battle of life and death. You can feel it on the quiet streets after your team's gang clash, you step over the blood of an Englishman 'cause there ain't no soul in that.
There is an English soul, you can read it in the lines of peace between the men and women of word and song and when the melody's unique. And you feel it in the swell of the school yard where she cannot understand why her father the fusilier was flown into the sands of a foreign land.
From the beaches, over the grains, they lit the beacons when the war boats came. From flint to firearm why don't you know? We are the blood collective, we are the English soul.
Track Name: Ghostfire - Servants
'Forget the fatal things you've seen, a memory of the darkest dream ~ servants of the mad desire ~ don't hold a mirror to that light, the shadows rank with things unquiet ~'
Track Name: Ghostfire - Griminsky's Soul
'Lurking in the shadows, rivers start to freeze, he's the curse of eternity, root of all disease ~'
Track Name: BB BlackDog - State of Today
'There's kids with knives, roaming the street, and you could get killed by anyone you meet, kids on corners, for a fight ~'
Track Name: BB BlackDog - Steam Punk Junkie
'~ looking splendid, goggles on their head ~ meet old friends, so many Victorian trends, creations on the stalls in mighty halls ~'
Track Name: New Jacobin Club - Champagne Ivy
I am man as he would be
I’ve seen the darkness in your soul
Don’t turn away, embrace you ego
Tonight we dine in hell

He is man as he could be
He fights to rule his soul
But the desires of flesh are stronger
And he releases control

Champagne Ivy – look at me
This is the life you were meant to lead
But my affections are not free
Champagne Ivy look at me

I am man as he would be
I’ve seen the darkness in us all
So look inside, you call me brother
We know each other well

Champagne Ivy – look at me
This is the life you were meant to lead
But my affections are not free
Champagne Ivy look at me
Track Name: New Jacobin Club - Angel MMXVI
'I've seen the darkness in your soul, don't turn away, embrace your ego;
Such a long time now, I've had my eye on you, took time to figure out where you live and what you do, it's too late to turn back now, you can feel my hot breath, will you be ready when I call, I'm the Angel of Darkness.'