The Pegasus Awards

Velvet

Talis Kimberley

Pegasus Award

Award Year Category
2002 Best Filk Song

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category
2001 Best Filk Song
2000 Best Filk Song
1999 Best Filk Song
1998 Best Filk Song
1997 Best Sorcery Song
1996 Best Filk Song

"Dangerous woman, this."- Talis Kimberley

Talis is a multitalented filk/folk musician from Bristol, England. This song was recorded on Mythical Beasts Undubbed published by Marchwood Media; and on the now out of print Made By Magic by Kathy Mar and Zander Nyrond. Talis' material is available from CD Baby, Filklore, and her own website at www.talis.net.

Velvet

Words and Music 1992 Talis Kimberley
All Rights Reserved- Lyrics posted with permission of the author

He sleeps the deep deep sleep of the sated lover
He dreams the twisting dreams of a human man;
She leaves the tumbled bed and the warm bedcover
And shuts the bedroom door with a gentle hand
She needs no candlelight when the full moon calls her
Her cambric gown lies on the floor

She puts on velvet like a second skin
Beast without, woman within
She puts on velvet, cloak and hood
She knows what's next, nothing good
She puts on velvet, fits like a glove
She doesn't hate and she doesn't love
She's a beast without and a woman within
When she puts on velvet like a second skin.

She stalks the deep dark woods like a savage creature
She hunts because she needs to kill
She scents the prey, and touches a brief, bright rapture
It never lasts but she knows what will...
She stills; she leaps - and a neck snaps backward
She feeds till the hunger is appeased:

She puts on velvet like a second skin
Beast without, woman within
She puts on velvet, cloak and hood
She knows what's next, nothing good
She puts on velvet, fits like a glove
She doesn't hate and she doesn't love
She's a beast without and a woman within
When she puts on velvet like a second skin.

She's home to wash herself of the blood she's wearing
Her lover's still asleep upstairs
He barely stirs - she slips in beside him swearing
It'll never be his blood she wears
So long as some dumb beast can be found by morning
The kiss which wakes her lover needn't ... hurt

She puts on velvet like a second skin
Beast without, woman within
She puts on velvet, cloak and hood
She knows what's next, nothing good
She puts on velvet, fits like a glove
She doesn't hate and she doesn't love
She's a beast without and a woman within
When she puts on velvet like a second skin.
Second skin - second skin... oooh.

 

 

 
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