Raising Steam

by Raising Steam

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Additionally there is a bonus PDF telling you more about Raising Steam, the 2 day Steampunk music festival that never was, the charity it was all for - New Futures Nepal, and all the bands who've donated tracks.
    Now isn't that jolly splendid?
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    CD-R (home burned) sample of the first Raising Steam download. Comes in a DVD box with a limited edition pin badge, only available through one of these purchases. Also has a code to get the entire download through Bandcamp. ALL monies to New Futures Nepal. Colour/images may vary slightly.

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They call me Jack the Ripper, Sir, but I tell you, I'm innocent ...
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Good morning, on this fine and classic Ripper-foggy morning. Sit yerselves down, and have a pie ...
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Gravedigger 04:40
Well the gravedigger's drunk, and the sexton's getting rich off your grief ...
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... dressed in black face pale and wan I am, a Resurrection Man ...
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When you put your arms around me, I feel so safe inside, Tell me that you love me well, I must have died You say that you adore me, my heart skips a beat You tell me that you love me, well that's really neat ...
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The Future 04:09
I think of the future, but what do I see? A world of degradation, no time for you and me. Oh the things we loved, and the things we did A walk in the park, a time we never hid Oh the times we had ...
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Song Of Love 04:10
.. what's the music that fills all our being, that thrills around us, beneath us and above? 'Tis a secret, none knows how it comes how it goes, and the name of the secret is love ...
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Hedge Witch 03:55
By the pricking of the thumbs, something wicked this way comes ...
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Red Violin 04:46
Smooth scarlet under my fingers Feels like silk, feels like skin Sensation clings and lingers Taint of spoil, taint of sin Scarlet, crimson, red Case of wood, steeped in blood Thirsty, sated, fed The red violin is calling Hear it cry your name In the night, in the dark Calls you to its game Like a player, like a shark Scarlet, crimson, red Case of wood, steeped in blood Thirsty, sated, fed The red violin is calling Sound wails from its strings Crystal clear, can you hear? Promises you all… things Will you go, will you draw near? Scarlet, crimson, red Case of wood, steeped in blood Thirsty, sated, fed The red violin is calling Every note a blade Cold as ice, sharp as steel Pierces to your very core Turns within, never heals Scarlet, crimson, red Case of wood, steeped in blood Thirsty, sated, fed The red violin is calling Nearer now you’re drawing Feel the pull of the strings In your soul they’re clawing As they moan and they sing Face to face you see it The red violin, the siren The last note fades then all is still The red violin Has found you.
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When the Crimson Clocks chime the crimson hour And the crimson night doth the light devour If you show your coin they’ll be at your command The Crimson Circus is at hand The crimson fliers don’t need wires They never tire as they soar higher On crimson wings they laugh and sing See everything, eyes glittering Crimson creatures long to meet-cha They can teach ya why they’re such a feature With crimson jaws they will adore And claw and paw and still want more Roll up for the crimson circus Roll up for the crimson show Please take care you do not irk us What’s under the crimson, well you don’t want to know The crimson freaks from dwarves to geeks Will pinch your cheeks to make you shriek Their crimson eyes cannot disguise The hunger that provokes their sighs Roll up for the crimson circus Roll up for the crimson show Please take care you do not irk us What’s under the crimson, well you don’t want to know Send in the crimson clowns With crimson painted grins Even teeth drip crimson Scarlet with their sins The Crimson Gypsy shakes her hips, She’ll make you tipsy as she strips, She’ll catch your payment in her raiment Drain you dry without lament Roll up for the crimson circus Roll up for the crimson show Please take care you do not irk us What’s under the crimson, well you don’t want to know What’s under the crimson, well you don’t want to know
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.. A moment, mes amis, this is very very serious here. The names .. Oscar Wilde, Van Gogh, Manet, Edgar Allen Poe ...
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Hello Chrononauts ... More tea? Have a scone ... There is no colour ...City dwellers, urban blight ... Body parts, airship parts ...
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Five and twenty ponies, trotting through the dark Brandy for the parson, baccy for the clerk Them that ask no questions isn't told a lie, Watch the wall my darling, as the gentlemen go by ..
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By the light of the guttering candle he sat His face set and grim He could feel magnetic rays dancing in his head Why would no one listen to him ...
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I saw a girl, dancing on the floor .. dancing on the floor of an engine room Her feet skipped here and there, while bricks and mortar fell ..
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.. Mother's been talking to ghosts again .. You can read 'em cold They won't be told, Give them the truth and they will shout us both down Stuff your ears with leather Spike your eyeballs out Might as well now our soul's well sold Cause all that we have ...
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Sirens 04:43
Counting the years on a salt water wasteland, Islands I live where the air is thin It's a desperate situation as isolation closes in Time slips by on the wrong side of nowhere The bleak horizon my only home Solitude my constant companion dressed in darkness, cold as stone Will it make a difference if I kneel and pray? Long forgotten innocence shows its face then laughs and slips away
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New Ice Age 04:35
Stare at the black and white paintings that hang, from smoke filled skies obscuring the sun Suburban paradise falls to its knees and offers the future to anyone Nuclear children, how does it feel, you're not young anymore and you do not belong ... Remember those colours that danced in your eyes, must they go with you when you are done? Inside your head, outside your window, everything seems strange, you are old and out of touch, and you know you'll never change Life is slipping through your fingers, don't you feel afraid Welcome my friends, to the new ice age ..
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Pump Shanty 02:49
Some wiser man than I once spoke That life at heart is all a joke But he was not embroiled in smoke So it’s pump, me boys, before we choke. CHORUS Pump, me boys, let her fly Down to hell and up to the sky Bend your backs and break your bones We’re just a million miles from home. The image of my sweetheart’s face It fires my heart and sets the pace Whate’er the time, whate’er the place I’ll find him through the depths of space. CHORUS I long to lie atop my bed With pleasant dreams inside my head But pumping’s all I get instead I’ll only sleep among the dead CHORUS My blood is pooling on the floor And every second I lose more, But there’s so many meds in store I’ll do the work of three or four CHORUS The engine fumes will scorch your lungs The air is thick, your eyes are stung, But there’s no clean air left to run This pumping business ain’t much fun. CHORUS The outer hull is shot to hell The thrust has just one plasma cell My joints and muscles ache and swell So fuck the Rose, and you as well! CHORUS A transport mission gone awry, Attacked by Cole and left to fry, Is no excuse, boys, let us cry: “Today is not the day we die!” CHORUS INSTRUMENTAL CHORUS x2
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I thought myself an orphan I clawed my way up from the streets To earn the rank of doctor Equal to any I should meet I couldn’t know my fame Arose from sly Olympian winks And soon I’d match myself Against the riddle of the Sphinx CHORUS Four legs in the morning Two legs in the day Three legs in the evening As body and mind decays A mad disease Striking poverty In the slums no-one cares about In its host Causes rapid growth In a week they shall die Infants then Look as aged men But have not learned the words to shout An old withered corpse yet a child CHORUS Many years I spent In experiment Dissecting its chemistry Endless tests Finally yield success With the compounds I need A consequence Baleful oxidants Of Olympian eternity They need to know what it leads to CHORUS FATHER: Oedipus Come don’t make a fuss Your research takes a dangerous path Take a pause Find another cause This will end in your fall OEDIPUS: Whoe’er you be If you threaten me I warn you will feel my wrath Don’t interfere with my calling CHORUS x2 Soon the Olympians knew Just what their immortality cost They feigned their contrition Mourning the lives that had been lost They swore they’d find a way That wouldn’t lead to loss of life They showered me with riches And introduced me to my wife

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This is the first Raising Steam compilation, featuring all the bands/artists who would have played at the Raising Steam festival in Reading in September 2013 ... all monies raised go to New Futures Nepal, registered charity number 1142984.

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released April 20, 2014

All songs (c) the contributing artists.

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

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Raising Steam England, UK

You can purchase merchandise and downloads from this site, raising funds for and awareness of New Futures Nepal (reg no 1142984).

THANK YOU to all the bands, artists and those involved who have given permission for their music to be included in these downloads.
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