CIRQUE NOIR

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released October 24, 2013

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CIRQUE NOIR Ventura, California

In the spirit of elegant eccentricity, sadistic strangeness, quintessential quirkiness, genre-blending/genre-bending ingenuity, fanatical iconoclasm, darkly inclined silliness (and a light sprinkle of pre-meditated pretentiousness), the maniacal musical cavalcade known as CIRQUE NOIR have maliciously and deliciously manifested a brand of circus laced rock! ... more

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Track Name: Bump in the Dark
BUMP IN THE DARK

I heard the Soundless Sounds from Shadows
I walked in sunless halls
Where ancient winds call
Emptiness glanced through infinite windows
Every road leads to Zero
Unknown untold Threshold

Look upon the door inside your mind
There within the ever shapeless night
Dark devoid world is our true stage
Here alone we sing, dance, kill, and play

LA LA LA LA LA LA LA

Secrecy, Vastness, and surreal Solitude
Tread in Dark avenues
Where Lightless Depths seclude
Betwixt the stars, dwelling in Empty Spaces
Transfixed between all thoughts
Are eyes without a face

Look upon the door inside your mind
There within the ever shapeless night
Dark devoid world is our true stage
Here alone we sing, dance, kill, and play

“That which is eternal lies; with strange aeons death may die…”

There… here…

Sing, dance, kill, play
Track Name: The Green Hour Draws Near
BUMP IN THE DARK

I heard the Soundless Sounds from Shadows
I walked in sunless halls
Where ancient winds call
Emptiness glanced through infinite windows
Every road leads to Zero
Unknown untold Threshold

Look upon the door inside your mind
There within the ever shapeless night
Dark devoid world is our true stage
Here alone we sing, dance, kill, and play

LA LA LA LA LA LA LA

Secrecy, Vastness, and surreal Solitude
Tread in Dark avenues
Where Lightless Depths seclude
Betwixt the stars, dwelling in Empty Spaces
Transfixed between all thoughts
Are eyes without a face

Look upon the door inside your mind
There within the ever shapeless night
Dark devoid world is our true stage
Here alone we sing, dance, kill, and play

“That which is eternal lies; with strange aeons death may die…”

There… here…

Sing, dance, kill, play
Track Name: Big Top (The CIRQUE NOIR song)
~Big Top~

Burlesque Blitz Bizarre!

Welcome here, fun is mixed with fear
Beyond black curtains, wondrous and the weird
Know the unknown, hear the clattering bones
See the unseen sights yet to be hear shown
Creepy crawly, we’re quite naughty
Hiding things within this tent
Frozen smiles, seen for miles
Piercing eyes of ill intent
Beneath the graves, and beyond the hills
Dance the once dead creatures which can’t lie still
Broken dolls silently laugh
As mindless cracked clowns turn all your smiles to frowns

Cirque Noir, Cirque Noir, oh…
Cirque Noir, Cirque Noir, oh…
Ohhhh…

Downward descend spiraling stairs
Where within shadowed minds, glaring one eye stares
Mesmerized, let thy earthly eyes
Wither, shiver and die with their tears and lies
Puppets dancing, night entrancing
White hands pulling their own strings
Dolls are singing, ears are ringing
Shadows causing eyes to cringe
Porcelain white, living eyes inside
Seeing past the light, darkness brings true sight
See the cracks in the pretty doll’s face
Gazing past the shell, silent dark embrace

Cirque Noir, Cirque Noir, oh…
Ohhhh…
NOIR! NOIR! NOIR!

Windows painted all black, mirrors unmasked
Walk beyond within, ending begin
Burlesque Blitz Bizarre…CIRQUE NOIR!
Track Name: Suspension
Suspension

We're small and creepy
We hang from a tree
Descending upon all humanity
You're getting sleepy
From eyes that you see
Ascending into such strange mysteries

[chorus]:
Our dead eyes fixed on nothing
So sightless, we see all things
We cannot tell, only show
We're walking this lonely road

Suspended like leaves
We sway in the breeze
Dolls dance in the wind of lost memories
Unseen faces freed
By sinister deeds
We rise from decay, seize all destiny

[chorus]

Now behold our devil's grin
Empty under cold white skin
We're walking through every wall
We're rising up as you fall!

One leafless Tree
It sees, it breathes
Twisting within, shedding our skin
Dead leaves falling
From the dark earth, to the pale sky
In death we rise
Lifeless our gaze, self-actualized
Ways of the the wise
Wiping the dust from our doll eyes
Blindness here dies...

[chorus]
Track Name: Ghost in the Choir
The Green Hour

The hour draws near
Ever now and here
Of swirling depths opaque
Ceaselessly partake

Limits now forsake
Eternity’s gate
Wheat fields of crows bestow
Sower and the Sown

Paint the stars
We weave the green dream
Far yet near
Night skies are revealed

That which you create
We can thus un-make
Infernal carousel
Spinning our mad spell

Sipping from the well
Of sweet emerald Hell
Bu-veh la verre d’ absinthe
Paint worlds we haunt

See translucently
Secret alchemy
La Tremblement De Terre
The abyss stares

Nowhere everywhere
Never more aware
We dance the devil’s waltz
Dissolving the false

Paint the stars
We weave the green dream
Far yet near
Night skies are revealed

Now fighting this - wallpaper
Weird wobbling walls - they fall
We are fighting to the death
One of us has got to go!

And then we dreamed - that we died
Ate supper with - the DEAD!
Life and soul of the party
Madness and grotesquely

With closed eyed now strangely seeing
All delights and sights misleading
Timeless canvas under all
Now possessed - By worlds without walls

Time will end
In this green hour
Time will bend …… oohhhhhh

What is real can be undone

Paint the stars

Paint the stars

Paint the stars
We weave the green dream
Night Revealed!!!
Track Name: Que Sera
Que Sera

Ticking clocks with turning gears
Drafting seconds passing years
Their mad game of lost minutes
Finite masks the infinite
Between our breaths lies the depths
Ceaselessly retrace our own steps
Seen within the winding way
Timelessness unveiled

Que Sera Sera Sera Sera Sera

Time moves on
We stand still

Through dark hallways we ever seek
What winds of time can never reach
Within chambers that they forgot
And our strange dark light flickers not
Trapped by clock hands ever spinning
In a world that’s ever turning
Beyond this maze, we found a place
Stillness never sways

Que Sera Sera Sera Sera Sera

Here the many become one
Past pale moons burn untold suns
Traveling between the stars
Unmasking who we all are
Seeing though this reflection
Beyond within our direction
Now transcending dimensions
In the Depths - Time is undone

Two to One
One to None
We're undone

Que Sera Sera Sera Sera Sera
Track Name: Pastiche
-Pastiche-

Dark mystic masquerade

Infernal cabaret
Dark mystic masquerade
Beyond each painted face
Dwells shining unseen haunted Space
See writings on the wall
We read between them all
These memories and tales of old
Unfolding wordless words we know

[chorus]:
Come a little closer
We're composers from afar
Decomposing songs bizarre
Beneath the stars with Cirque Noir!

Here turn the Dead Man's Key
Create reality
As planets become suns
We see we are the dust of stars
We're merging shades of Night
Discover hidden sights
Mythology and mysteries
Revealing that the myth is real

[chorus]

Voices call
We'll wake the Sleeper
Through cracks crawl
Delving ever deeper
We'll raise the Depths
And break through all walls
As your charade crumbles and all falls

And we will gather dust
Then add the rain
With breath and flame
Bring forth what once was slain
It lies in wait
To recreate...

Gazing into the Abyss
Inwardly we reminisce
Coils unwind within my mind
I am That enshrined
It's sight is mine
Track Name: Sleepless Space
Sleepless Space

Close your eyes and wonder
Feel no fear in slumber
Dolls and toys in silence
Lifeless friends sit quiet
Formless night surrounds you
Tangled webs we undo
Rest in peace, my darlings
In the dark we're dwelling

Sunlight waning, thoughts are fading
Porcelain surface, hides our essence

Call upon your creature
Conjure forth your Nature
So let go, and unlearn
Unknown depths, now return
For we see and we hear
That which you truly fear
Such growling Emptiness
Silence and nothingness

Sunlight waning, thoughts are fading
Porcelain surface, hides our essence
Our eyes closing, true sight showing...

This false landscape
Of forms and shapes
Illusory permanency
Night's creeping hands
Will still the sands
Peel back the paint
Without restraint

Now come with us
Past the surface
To the canvas
Grasp the vastness
Secondlessness
Fathomlessness
Be That which Is...
Ever endless