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The Black Hymnal is a collection of Gothic love songs. They are funereal, impressionistic snapshots of a forbidden relationship and all the themes that come with it – passion, deception, heartache, grief and loss. These songs were written over the course of 7 years.

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I won a songwriting contest in 2015 with the song "Angels Have Further to Fall". American musician Adam Lee Orr recorded an interpretation of the lyrics as a prize. You can read them here:


Angels Have Further to Fall

You’re playing with fire, you’re playing with fire
You’re playing with a guitar strung with barbed wire
Your fingers are bleeding, you haven’t been eating
You no longer comprehend the words you are reading
The symbols slide off the page, lost without meaning

How does it taste? How does it taste?
Just like a kiss upon your face
Just like your memory erased

When the angels weep for our sins
When the bombs fall from Heaven like teardrops
Leaving blackened snow upon our rooftops
Into churches we are ushered in
We pray to God but hear his twin

How does it taste? How does it taste?
Just like a kiss upon your face
Just like your memory erased

The woman I adore will start a third world war
Leading us into the flames like a matador
As we embrace her, like a savior
She pits neighbor against neighbor
The stakes raise higher, like voices in a choir
The artist I admired is a charlatan, a liar

I’m playing with fire, I’m playing with fire
I’m playing with a heart caged in barbed wire
My fingers are bleeding, the moment is fleeting
But goes on forever while the scene keeps repeating
Dark angels are pleading, her heart no longer beating
Death calls her name from the book he’s been reading
Her symbol slides off the page, lost without meaning

How does it taste? How does it taste?
Just like a kiss upon your face
Just like your memory erased


There are 34 songs total.

Devil You'll Never Know
Azazel
Born From a Kiss
Shrine
Magi
The Prism
Seriphos
Obliquitese
Bone Redemptor
Enemies Closer
My Sin is Wrath
Belial
Premonitions
Angels Have Further to Fall
Dante and Beatrice
Rites of Lethe
Lesbos
Majnun
Reaquaintance
The Fruit of Human Heads
Possessed Song
You’ll Never Find Me (Until You Find Yourself)
Faces That Shone Like The Sun
Gestalt
L'Enfant Terrible
Wormwood
Invincible
Throne Of...
Dream Journal
Time Capsule
One Picture
Sandalphon
Alex's Song
Like Clarity

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