Bedtime song post: Dead Can Dance – The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove

Dead Can Dance is one of those bands that combine a unique vocal with very medieval instrumental additions and african drumbeats adding up to pure genius.  Not much to watch on the video, I couldn’t find an official one that actually has some interesting action other than live versions.

The main players in the band are Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry and it was formed originally in Melbourne, Australia in 1981 but later re-located to London.  Apparently, they were a “domestic couple” at some point, but I believe they are no longer.  The group broke up for a while but has re-united and is actually touring.  Enjoy…

From Lyrics Freak:

Songwriters: Perry, Brendan / Gerrard, Lisa
I thought that you knew it all
Well you’ve seen it ten times before.
I thought that you had it down
With both your feet on the ground.
I love slow … slow but deep.
Feigned affections wash over me.
Dream on my dear
And renounce temporal obligations.
Dream on my dear
It’s a sleep from which you may not awaken.
You build me up then you knock me down.
You play the fool while I play the clown.
We keep time to the beat of an old slave drum.
You raise my hopes then you raise the odds
You tell me that I dream too much
Now I’m serving time in disillusionment.
I don’t believe you anymore … I don’t believe you.
I thought that I knew it all
I’d seen all the signs before.
I thought that you were the one
In darkness my heart was won.
You build me up then you knock me down.
You play the fool while I play the clown.
We keep time to the beat of an old slave drum.
You raise my hopes then you raise the odds
You tell me that I dream too much
Now I’m serving time in a domestic graveyard.
I don’t believe you anymore … I don’t believe you.
Never let it be said I was untrue
I never found a home inside of you.
Never let it be said I was untrue
I gave you all my time.