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 elcome to The Clockwork Dolls and Clockwork Dolls Studios home on the web. I can't tell you
how much of a crazy journey it's been since we started in 2007 to the musical entity you see before you.

 

Please enjoy our new website and don't forget to  follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube, as we'll
be keeping you up to date on our new material on our upcoming album, "
The Sleepwalker Chronicles." Don't know what we sound like? Just click on "media" and you can stream our current catalog free of charge.
Like what you hear? Support the band and buy an album; we certainly appreciate it.

 

You may also check us out on CDBaby.com, Amazon.com, iTunes, Bandcamp, and most major online retailers.

 

News Updated 10-26-2015

 

Good news everybody! Iron Terror, the third in a series teasing what is to come in "Sleepwalker Chronicles" is now live.

 

The creepy factor is PERFECT for Halloween. So check it out on bandcamp or our media section I'm sure you'll love it.

 

 

 

 

 

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When The Clockwork Dolls formed in 2007, the concept was simple: Theatrical, grand epic music for folks who dream, and dream big.

 

This band of music lovers, dreamers, and video game enthusiasts took the music scene by storm with their 2009 debut album, Dramatis Personae.

 

Moving from Steampunk to history, The Clockwork Dolls released When Banners Fall in 2012 with a suite of emotional songs invoking a feeling of desperation and sacrifice of one of humanities greatest generation.

 

With Sam Lee on keyboards and instrumentals and Julie Zakar leading lyrics and vocals, The Clockwork Dolls along with an evolving cast will continue our ongoing mission to write emotional, visceral, and cinematic music.

 

Additional guest musicians

Robare Pruyn- Bush - Backing Vocals and Mastering

 

Charlie Stark - Backing Vocals

 

Viviana Westbrook - Backing Vocals

 

 

 

 

About Us

Albums and Singles

The Clockwork Dolls have written quite a few songs in our musical career from historical tribute albums to flights of fancy to our upcoming album Sleepwalker Chronicles which will be released sometime in mid to late 2016.
You may preview and purchase our entire catalog below, have a listen!

The Clockwork Dolls second full
length album released in November 2012.
This album features four brand new songs as well as sweeping instrumentals set to motivational speeches from some of our greatest leaders.

 

Set in World War II, "When Banners Fall" is a loving tribute to our greatest generation in their darkest hour.

 

Hard-copies of the album available at CDbaby or Amazon.com.

 

Download digital versions through Bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.com.

The Clockwork Dolls debut album released in 2009,
featuring stories set around a Neo-Victorian
steampunk universe.

 

Utilizing a healthy mix of contemporary electronic
music and Victorian era style, Dramatis Personae
introduced The Clockwork Doll's unique cinematic style
to the world.

 

Download digital version through Bandcamp

 

Disclaimer: This album is released for free by The Clockwork Dolls, but it is still protected by a copyright. This means that the songs (like all of our songs) are not public domain.

 

If you are interested in using any of the songs for a project, you will need to obtain permission from the band.

 

Downloads are based on set credit through bandcamp, meaning if we run out, we run out. Don't be sad though, it usually recharges after a month.

 

 

 

Released in 2015,  The Clockwork Dolls surprised fans with an upbeat tune! Dragonfall is another teaser for "The Sleepwalker Chronicles" conveying victory over adversity in all it's glory.

 

Download digital versions through Bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.com.

 

 

 

Our Covers

Nope... we didn't cover freebird, and yes that joke is getting old.

 

Sentinel

We are huge fans of VNV Nation and because of this we felt it only necessary to cover one of our favorite songs off of their album, "Of Faith Power and Glory." Enjoy! It's a free download.

Released in 2014,  A Forest of Crumbs
was a return to form for The Clockwork Dolls evoking a feeling of fantasy and mystery with with a healthy mix of heavily layered synth and distorted percussions.

 

This single collection was released for the purpose of teasing our fans of things to come and was the first track worked on that foretold the style we were aiming for with our current project, "The Sleepwalker Chronicles."

 

Download digital versions through Bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.com.

 

 

 

Released in October of 2015, Iron Terror is a sneak peak at just how creepy The Clockwork Dolls can be.

 

Featuring the usual epic sound that the band is known for, Iron Terror also throws in brutal percussion work  that is sure to invoke terror into the hearts of the weak!

 

Just remember to chant

All Will Burn! All Will Burn!

Creep out your neighbors!

 

 

Download digital versions through Bandcamp

 

 

 

Lyrics

So, you want to sing bad karaoke, but to amazing music, huh? Well, I can't say I blame you. I to like to sing depressing
World War II songs in front of a drunk audience.

 

But I digress, The Clockwork Dolls are known for ornate lyrics, sweeping instrumentals, and a larger than life sound.
But sometimes with the timpani blasting away at your ear drums, words get lost. Not sure what you're hearing?
Maybe you need a little help with that one phrase? Did she just say, "Hold the Lime?" What's going on here!?

 

Well, we here at The Clockwork Dolls are here to help. Lyrics! All the Lyrics! All yours! Only not, because they are copywritten. So if you use them, just ask permission, we won't bite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Jack Jezebel

Lyrics by Helene De Fer

Composition by Allison Curval

 

They called her 'Black Jack Jezebel',

The Mistress of the Game,

And every border town could tell

The story of her fame.

 

A long, black coat with two quick guns

And endless luck with cards.

Until one game destroyed her run

The blow, it hit her hard.

 

She lost her cool that fateful night

And bet all on a bust.

She'd put her faith in an oversight:

A man she could not trust

 

He took her heart and took her crown,

Her reputation lost.

She vowed that night to hunt him down

No matter what the cost.

 

She booked her passage on a ship

To search throughout the skies.

Her anger spurred her on that trip

To kill him for his lies.

 

The Dame de Fer saw every town

From Maine to Frisco Bay.

But still she could not hunt him down.

Elusive was her prey.

 

Until one night in Saskatchewan

She found him in a bar.

"Is that my coin you're drinking on?

This time you won't get far."

 

She bought him down with at single shot,

She brought him to his knees.

"I'll have you know I can't be bought.

I will do as I please."

 

He groaned aloud as he hit the floor;

She'd caught him unaware.

"You can't kill me, you dirty whore!

I beat you, fair and square."

 

She laughed and kicked him in the side

And put away her gun.

"I've searched the world for your dirty hide,

There's nowhere left to run.

 

"I'll have what's mine, what's due to me!

You'll give me back my pride!

Return my luck and set me free!

I will not let this ride!"

 

"Your luck's not mine to give or take,

I never stole your pride.

What luck you have is what you make.

It all comes from inside."

 

He chucked then and breathed a sigh;

He bled out on the floor.

The man she'd chased 'cross every sky

Was, suddenly, no more.

 

"I curse the day I saw your face

Or every heard your name!

I curse the land, the sky, this place

As witness to my shame!"

 

That was the last they ever knew

Of Black Jack Jezebel

They couldn't care where she'd gone to

To heaven or to hell.

 

But windy nights with chilly air

Bring voices on the breeze.

And gambling men most everywhere

Might fall down to their knees.

 

And pray a shadow does not come

To play with them at cards.

For Black Jack Jezie's brand of fun

Puts them all on guard.

 

If she wins, or so they tell,

She'll only take your purse

But if you beat that dark-eyed gel

Your life's forever cursed.

 

 

 

 

No Guns Allowed In My Bar

Lyrics by Helene De Fer

Composition by Allison Curval

 

Announcer: Ladies and Gents settle down, settle down. Settle down back there, pay  attention, I tell you! You, in the back: shut your yap!

 

The Cabaret D’Infernal proudly presents: your favorite hostess and mine, the one who makes everything possible, Anne Fernale!

 

Anne: Merci, mes amis, merci! Thank you for the warm welcome. But we are not here to talk about me.

 

Look around you: my beautiful establishment is destroyed!

The night was young when they sat down,

The cards dealt thick and fast.

Cigars were smoked and drinks were downed

But something was wrong with those two.

They claimed they were cheated and started a rout

And turned the table over.

Then guns were drawn and knives came out;

 

My bar was completely destroyed!

 

I tell you lads, I mean it!

I want those fools brought in.

They look on a lot when they tangled with me,

They’ve gotten down under my skin.

 

I tell you lads, I mean it!

Those bastards can’t get far.

 

The rules are the rules

 

And everyone knows:

No guns allowed in my bar!

 

First things first:

The small one’s Owen, he started all this

By calling the dealer a cheat.

Was losing his money hand over fist.

Now, what’s the problem in that?

He slapped on the table and brought out his gun;

The rest of the bar followed suit.

Snatched all the money and started to run

And was out the door into the night!

I tell you lads, I mean it!

I want those fools brought in.

They look on a lot when they tangled with me,

They’ve gotten down under my skin.

I tell you lads, I mean it!

Those bastards can’t get far.

The rules are the rules

And everyone knows:

No guns allowed in my bar!

 

Hick: Tell us about the second one.

Anne: You mean the big one?

 

The big one’s big, what more can I say?

Despite that he’s not very bright.

His money was mine ‘fore he started to play;

That could be what made him so mad.

One look from his friend and he was on board.

He stood and flipped over the table.

Took down seven men, didn’t say a word,

Just lumbered out into the night.

 

Mes amis, I am bereft!   I have given everything to my cabaret and to see it destroyed in one fell swoop . . . why, it’s almost too much to bear!  As you can see, my fine

establishment has been destroyed! Mauled! Ruined! I beg of you, do this for me. You will be rewarded most . . . handsomely.

 

Unless they’re dead. I wanna do that part myself.

 

I tell you lads, I mean it!

I want those fools brought in.

They look on a lot when they tangled with me,

They’ve gotten down under my skin.

 

I tell you lads, I mean it!

Those bastards can’t get far.

The rules are the rules

And everyone knows:

No guns allowed in my bar!

(Laughter and coughing)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Safe Rest
Lyrics by Helene De Fer

Composition by Allison Curval

 

Helene:

How is it we have come to this

A turning that I somehow missed?

What weakened strength is left behind

For me without your brilliant mind?

 

I cannot fix your wounded hole

Or seek to hold your noble soul

But I can hold you till you sleep

And sing the song you sing for me

 

Close your eyes, my dear one

And rest your head beside me

Night's enchanting slumber

Sings you to a safe rest

 

The lissome night has fallen

The clouds are drifting slowly

I'll be by your side, dear

Till morning has come

 

Allison:

There's nothing here for me to forgive

Just live the life that you're meant to live

The greatest thing you've done for me

Is act to set my soul free

 

My journey ends tonight it's true

But so much more is awaiting you

Don't cry my sweet the night is here

And while you sleep I will be near

 

Close your eyes, my dear one

And rest your head beside me

Night's enchanting slumber

Sings you to a safe rest

 

The lissome night has fallen

The clouds are drifting slowly

I'll be by your side, dear

Till morning has come

 

Close your eyes, my dear one

And rest your head beside me

Night's enchanting slumber

Sings you to a safe...

 

Helene:

Rest

 

Flyboy
Lyrics by Colette Lovelace

Composition by Allison Curval

 

A helmet on

A deep breath in

A glance upon the sky

Would we be brave enough

To face the wind?

To fly?

 

No one to stop us now

Just Charlie Jones and I

With nothing but these flimsy wings

Did we dream a foolish thing

To be the men who fly?

 

Up we flew

Our engines burning

Up we flew

To touch the sky

Up we flew

With a desperate yearning

Up we flew

Prepared to die...

Brothers on wing

In skies, together

Far from Earth

Just Charlie and I

 

Up in the air

The radio screams

It's Charlie in distress

"A bandit's shot my wing!

I've had it now

I'm going West...

But know these years with you

I've served them all with pride

I know that all good flights must end

I'm glad my last was with you, my friend

It's been to short a ride..."

 

Down he went

His engines burning

Down he went

From out of the sky

Down he went

In a tailspin, turning

Down he went

Prepared to die

 

Up we'd gone

In the skies together

Up we'd gone

With no question why

Up we'd gone

For a soldier's duty

For a country we could not deny

A brother lost in a blaze of glory

Far from earth

Charlie Jones, farewell

And goodbye

 

Hold The Line
Lyrics by Colette Lovelace

Composition by Allison Curval

 

Whether the sun shines bright on us

Or whether torrid rains should fall

We will fly this bloody banner;

We will heed its rallying call:

Hold the line...

 

What would you sacrifice?

How strong would you stand

To face what lies ahead?

To answer this demand?

 

We'll tip our spears with broken bones

Sew skins into the sails

Our bodies burn from cannon blasts

Come what may, we cannot fail!

 

Brace yourself for the coming storm

With arms and weapons raised

Our glory shall be born of fire;

We will set these skies ablaze!

 

Hold the line!

 

When Banners Fall
Lyrics by Colette Lovelace

Composition by Allison Curval

 

The morning dawn rose bright

Golden on these roads

We thought the night would never end

That there would always be this cold

 

We climbed from the ruins

To see what remained

And one by one, we felt the sun

And prepared to start again

 

We picked up the pieces

From dust and debris;

Was it truly worth the price

Of this costly victory?

 

But there was no time to look behind;

We needed to rebuild

Braver deeds are still to come

And destinies fulfilled

 

Brighter days are still to come

And we at last stand tall

To greet the days ahead

When banners fall

 

From our sacrifice

A victory for all

We are what remain

When banners fall

 

A victory for all

When banners fall...

 

The Band Played Waltzing Matilda (Eric Bogle Cover)
Original Lyrics by Eric Bogle

Performed by Colette Lovelace

 

Lyrics may differ slightly than the original

 

When I was a young man I carried me pack

And I lived the free life of the rover

From the Murray's green basin to the dusty outback

I waltzed my Matilda all over

Then in 1915 the country said: Son,

It's time to stop rambling, there's work to be done

So they gave me a tin hat and they gave me a gun

And they sent me away to the war

 

And the band played Waltzing Matilda

As our ship pulled away from the quay

Amidst all the tears, flag waving and cheers

We sailed off for Gallipoli

 

How well I remember that terrible day

When our blood stained the sand and the water

And how in that hell they call Suvla Bay

We were butchered like lambs at the slaughter

Johnny Turkey, he was ready, he primed himself well

He chased us with bullets, and he rained us with shell

And in five minutes flat, we were all blown to hell

He nearly blew us back to Australia

 

But the band played Waltzing Matilda

As we stopped to bury our slain

We buried ours and the Turks buried theirs

Then we started all over again

 

Now those that were left well we tried to survive

In a mad world of blood, death and fire

And for ten weary weeks I kept myself alive

Though around me the corpses piled higher

Then a big Turkish shell knocked me ass over head

And when I awoke in me hospital bed

And saw what it had done, and I wished I was dead

Never knew there was worse things than dying

 

For I'll go no more Waltzing Matilda

All around the green bush far and near

For to hump tent and pegs, a man needs both legs

No more waltzing Matilda for me

 

So they gathered the crippled, the wounded, and maimed

And they shipped us back home to Australia

The legless, the armless, the blind and the insane

Those proud wounded heroes of Suvla

And as our ship pulled into Circular Quay

I looked at the place where me legs used to be

And thank Christ there was no one there waiting for me

To grieve and to mourn and to pity

 

The Band played Waltzing Matilda

As they carried us down the gangway

But nobody cheered, they just stood there and stared

Then they turned all their faces away

 

Now every April I sit on my porch

And I watch the parade pass before me

And I see my old comrades, how proudly they march

Renewing old dreams of past glories

And the old men march slowly all bent stiff and sore

The tired old men from a forgotten war

And the young people ask "What are they marching for?"

And I ask myself the same question

 

But the band plays Waltzing Matilda

And the old men still answer the call

But year by year, their numbers get fewer

Someday, no one will march there at all

 

Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda

You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda with me?

And their ghosts may be heard as you pass by the billabong

 

Who'll come a-Waltzing Matilda with me?

 

 

The Singles

A Forest of Crumbs
Lyrics by Julie Zakar

Composition by Sam Lee

 

The wind is cold, the woods are deep ...

 Growing shadows start to creep ...

 Will the spectral horsemen ride

 In a Wild Hunt tonight?

 

 The stomach turns at what lies ahead

 And there's an overwhelming sense of dread.

 And it's too late to turn back now,

 We must forge ahead in anyway and anyhow.

 

 No matter what ghosts appear,

 I must face my every fear.

 Hold tight tonight ...

 

 Hold tight tonight,

 Hold tight tonight.

 

 The moon is dark and the sky is falling,

 Voices on the air are calling,

 "Phantom hunters, take your flight!"

 Hold tight tonight ...

 

 At last I end this weary roam,

 In his embrace it feels like home ...

 

 

Dragonfall
Lyrics by Julie Zakar

Composition by Sam Lee

 

Now the nightmare's over,

 Still, this dream goes on.

 After this near endless night,

 The sun begins to dawn ...

 

 A battle done;

 A rising sun;

 A war survived.

 A night through;

 A life anew;

 A world revived.

 

 A peaceful dawn;

 A terror gone;

 A story spun.

 A dragon slayed;

 A people saved;

 A morning come -

 The morning's come.

 

 Now the dragon's fallen

 And the choice is mine to make:

 Do I dream forever

 Or face my world awake?

 

 Now the story's done,

 So let the morning come.

 

 The story's just begun,

 So let the morning come.

 

 Let the morning come,

 Let the morning come.

 

 

When Banners Fall
Published in 2012

Total Tracks: 6

 

Credits

Allison Curval

Composition

Instrumentals

Artwork

 

Colette Lovelace

Lyrics

Vocals

 

Trinket Bramage

Vocals

 

Christopher Bass

Guitars

 

 

Martin Irigoyen

Mastering

 

 

 

 

A Forest of Crumbs
Published in 2014

Total Tracks: 1

 

Credits

Sam Lee

Composition

Instrumentals

Artwork

 

Luna Skye

Live Cello

 

Julie Zakar

Lyrics

Vocals

 

Martin Irigoyen

Mastering

 

 

 

Dragonfall
Published in 2015

Total Tracks: 1

 

Credits

Sam Lee

Composition

Instrumentals

Artwork

 

Julie Zakar

Lyrics

Vocals

 

Robare Pruyn-Bush

Vocals and Mastering

 

 

 

The Iron Terror
Published in 2015

Total Tracks: 1

 

Credits

Sam Lee

Composition

Instrumentals

Artwork

 

Julie Zakar

Lyrics

Vocals

 

Robare Pruyn-Bush

Vocals and Mastering

 

Charlie Stark

Vocals

 

Adami Osho

Vocals

 

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Blades in Autumn

Lyrics by Helene De Fer

Composition by Allison Curval

 

As he turned to go I could tell he was angry

But I would not back down from what I knew to be right.

To ask him to choose between honor and duty;

To aid in my capture or abet in my flight.

 

He knew of my plans, he knew I was leaving

and it offered him the choice to remain or to fly.

To stay in the place where he knew all the answers

Or to face the unknown in the sky.

 

He strode 'cross the grounds looking for isolation

Skipping stones on the lake to clear up his mind.

He was lost in the dark and the choice laid before him

And whom to disappoint he could not decide.

 

It was down by that lake that his father then found him

And they sat in the silence and brooded a while.

At last, he said "Son, I know that she's leaving.

And I know, too, you're thinking of going along.

I remind you a man isn't judged by his orders

But the actions he takes and things he decides."

 

He looked at his blade as it flashed 'cross the moon

In the moment he knew what his future must be.

No longer lost, he had made his decision.

The freedom of choice had in turn made him free.

(Counterpoint: Fly with me, forget the past. We can build the future

in steel and brass.)

 

He raised his father's sword and watched it gleam.

The shadows on the moon made shapes

Of everything he'd ever dreamed.

His anger washed away upon the wind

And left behind a sense of peace,

Anticipation to begin.

And when we met again we did not speak.

He simply nodded yes to me.

A day from now we would be free.

 

Fly, fly with me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impartial
Lyrics by Helene De Fer

Composition by Allison Curval

 

Impartial is my battle cry

For here we stand or here we die

A firefight to light the sky;

The time for reckoning is nigh

 

Their ships outman us one to three

Your choices now could set you free

I ask you all to fight with me;

A challenge for the world to see

 

Prime your guns and whet your blades;

My fury now will be dealt in spades

We'll strike them fast, before night fades

And bring them down, this cursed brigade

 

We've come too far to let this go;

I'll live up here or die below

Make sure the guns are primed to blow;

Our moment thrives in this tableau

 

It is fair to bring them all to a fight we cannot win?

To ask for proof of loyalty they gave me on a whim?

Is this fear and loathsome doubt my last remaining sin

Or can I tamp this feeling down to fit inside my skin?

 

Was I a fool to leave the earth to chase this fairy dream?

For suddenly this carefree life has lost its lustrous sheen

Am I the leader, that they need, a venging Pirate Queen

Or just a girl who's lost her way, a cog in the machine?

 

But none of them have turned away and none of them have fled

Despite the possibility tomorrow we'll be dead

The fears of my mortality take flight inside my head

And supplant the notes of strategy compiled in their stead

 

Impartial is my battle cry

For here we stand or here we die

A firefight to light the sky;

The time for reckoning is nigh

 

Their ships outman us one to three

Your choices now could set you free

I ask you all to fight with me;

A triumph for the world to see

 

Prime your guns and whet your blades;

My fury now will be dealt in spades

We'll strike them fast, before night fades

And bring them down, this cursed brigade

 

They won't decide who'll win and lose

Our story's based on what we choose

I've come too far and paid my dues

Our triumph will be front page news

 

We've come too far to let this go;

I'll live up here or die below

Make sure the guns are primed to blow;

Our moment thrives in this tableau

 

Prime your guns and whet your blades

My fury now will be dealt in spades

We'll strike them fast before night fades

And bring them down, this cursed brigade

 

 

 

 

Clockwork Maid

Lyrics by Helene De Fer

Composition by Allison Curval

 

Allison:

I am the governess, patient and true

Charged with the making a lady of you

Come down from that tree and put on your shoes

There's things to be learnt and there's no time to lose

 

Helene, you must learn to curtsy properly, like so

Now, you try

 

Helene:

Ow, sorry!

 

Alison:

Oh dear!

 

Helene:

Alison, can we go outside to the archery range?

 

Alison:

No! It's time for your lessons

 

Helene:

But you promised to teach me how to shoot!

 

Alison:

*ahem*

 

These things are important, you're nearly eighteen

Your wedding's just one year away

Your posture's atrocious, your hair isn't clean

Your petticoat's starting to fray

 

I saw Charles again today

 

Helene:

O, don't talk to me about that oaf.

 

Alison:

He's a fine gentleman

 

Helene:

I can't stand him!

 

Alison:

You don't have to stand him, just be a good wife;

A jewel in the peerage's crown

This party will launch off the rest of your life

Your destiny's worldly renown

I know that it chafes but it's all by design

You'll be the most beautiful bride

And then will come children... well, all in good time

A new generation to bide

 

Alison:

Helene, take off your party dress before you run. Otherwise you might... fall down the stairs

 

Helene:

I'm alright! Oooo... Ow!

 

Alison:

Oh dear!

 

I am the governess, patient it's true

But I don't think that I'll make a lady of you

You're dirty and wild and a little bit mad

But, strange as it seems, that isn't so bad

The big day's tomorrow, so rest well my sweet

The morning will come all too soon

 

Helene's counterpoint:

You are the governess

Don't make a lady of me

Dirty and wild, little bit mad

Strange as it seems, that isn't so bad

I won't sleep, I can't sleep!

Morning will come all too soon!

 

Allison:

Why does the night come to find me

Dancing alone in a dress of the moon?

I am here to perfect her, to push her into the sun

Seems all my life has been building to this day

Then why would I give, give it all away

For just another ordinary day?

 

Dramatis Personae

Published in 2009

Total Tracks: 8

 

Credits

Allison Curval

Composition

Instrumentals

Post Production

Artwork

 

Helene De Fer

Lyrics

Vocals

 

Johnny Benson

Studio Violin

Instrumentals

 

Tom Kessler

Barker (No Guns Allowed)

 

 

 

 

 

Iron Terror
Lyrics by Julie Zakar

Composition by Sam Lee

 

Heed the sound of the warning drums,

Beware, the Terror comes.

 

Rises from the darkest depth,

Its every step, an anvil’s strike

Every breath, a haze of death

We are all doomed, each alike

 

Heed the sound of the warning drums

Beware, the Terror comes.

 

No one can hide

From the dragon's eye

There is no escape

From what awaits

 

Listen close,

All in turn,

All will burn

 

Listen close

All will learn

All will burn

 

(All will burn, all will burn … )

 

See the dying light

Never to return

Hear the echoed cry,

“All will burn!”

No hope remains,

All in turn

All wiiiiilllllllll

 

The wretched weak march in its thrall

Ever forward to its call

The dark that causes stars to fall

The end will come for us all

 

All

Will

Burn (hold this burn out if you can......)

 

All will burn

All will burn

All will burn

All

Will

Burn

 

Dramatis Personae Lyrics

Maiden Voyage

Lyrics by Helene De Fer

Composition by Allison Curval

 

High above the weary world

I wait and watch and think of you.

I never thought that life would find me

Laughing with the pale moon.

The patchwork of the land below me

Endless ribbons in the night.

I'll ne'er again be who I was:

A child before my soul took flight.

I stop to think of all I've lost;

The list begins and ends with you.

Don't be afraid of who I am,

This strength is what I've come into.

 

Fly with me,

Forget the past.

We can build the future

In steel and brass.

Those below

We leave behind.

 

You really thought I'd be content

A housewife in a gilded cage?

The sea, the sky, it's all the same;

Adventure being what I crave.

I'll never stop, I won't come down!

My passion's here in whirring gears.

This triumph of my female soul

I will not spoil with useless tears.

The deck vibrates beneath my shoes:

The rhythm of my beating heart.

I will not mourn what might have been,

Our story's done before it starts.

 

Fly with me,

Forget the past.

We can build the future

In steel and brass.

Those below

We leave behind,

Conquering the clouds

As gears unwind.

 

 

 

 

Links

We've made a lot of talented friends in our past 8 years of making music, and we'd just like to share them with you!

 

Music and Bands

Resources

Steampunk-music.com

The folks at Steampunk-music.com are a fantastic resource
for checking out bands and listening to new material.  Check them out! Or don't; it's a free country.  America.

 

Sepiachord.com

One of the first, and certainly one of the best, to bring attention to music inspired by a bygone era. Check them out for some amazing interviews as well as playlists!

 

Kindred Spirits

Escape the Clouds

Escape The Clouds is one of those bands we are often times compared to and it's easy to see why.

 

The sweeping instrumentals, intimate vocals, and flights of fancy compliment our brother from another mother.

 

I suggest checking out their song, "Until The End."

 

Vernian Process

Our sister band on the west coast and all around musical

BFFs. Check them out, they are a very talented bunch and have helped us out a lot in the past!

 

In fact, their guitarist Martin Irigoyen mastered our album, "When Banners Fall." I suggest checking out their song, "Something Wicked (That Way Went)."

 

Get on your dancing shoes

Vourteque

So, I'm at this event right? And this dapper swanky gent is up on stage spinning this crazy mix of jazz and electro. Of course my toes got tapping and I started doing a little dance and before you know it I was pulled into the wonderful world of elektroswing.

 

Check out Vourteque; you won't regret it. Make sure you check out "Magic Dance" for all you Bowie fans out there.

 

Platform One

Imagine Depeche Mode or And One with a singer that looks like Professor Snape. That pretty much covers it, although I don't think I'm doing this band justice.  Check out their album, "Before The Fall" and hold the Aquanet!

 

Dark and Atmospheric

The Wandering Cellist

Cello Luna (or Luna Skye) is a remarkably talented cellist, you can hear her work on "A Forest of Crumbs." The problem about "A Forest of Crumbs" is you have all these other pesky instruments getting in the way. It's my fault and I'm truly sorry.

 

Check out Luna in all her glory. I recommend listening to "Ghosts of Greyhame" all the way through.

 

Best enjoyed on a cold winter day covered in your finest fur cloak.

 

Valentine Wolfe

Operatic vocals? Check! Amazing instrumentals? Ever wanted to hear a double bass run through a kick ass amp? Double check!  Triple check even! I've been listening to "Nightflower" and "Gaslight Fantasia," but honestly, you can't go wrong with any of their tracks.  Come to the dark side and rock out to Valentine Wolfe. Bring eyeliner. Bring Absinthe.

 

P.S. We are amp twins!

 

I Wanna Rock

Automaton

What can I say other than their facebook page is listed as "Steampoweredmetal" and it's easy to see why. Check out their bandcamp site and make it rain money. If you want a good place to start? I've been rocking out to "Age of The Smokestacks".

 

P.S. The instrumentals for "The Issue at Hand?" Not saying it's me? But it's me.

 

The Rose West

You're probably wondering who is responsible for those amazing power vocals in our newer tracks like "Dragonfall." Well, my friends the man responsible for those amazing vocals is the one and only Robare. You can check out Robare in his unrestrained vocal glory with his amazing rock band, The Rose West.

 

What does The Rose West sound like?  Coheed and Cambria. Seriously. No other band out there matches the power and intensity of this man other than Coheed and Cambria.  Coheed. .. and ... Cambria.

 

Listen, I'm not a poet; words and me don't add up, so, do yourself a favor and check out "Fear of the Flood" and "The Mekanik." Your earbuds will thank you. If you play them as loud as I do, your neighbors will hate you. I'm ok with this.

 

Acoustic Folk for Folks

Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings

Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings; what can I say other than when they are on stage you have a force to be reckoned with. Literally. It's like an army of every instrument you could pull from a thrift store on stage! Washboard? Check. Trumpet? Check? Clarinet? Check? Banjo? Which kind? Someone need a ukulele? They got them! That's the Abandoned Buildings. You'll rock, you'll sway, you'll tap your feet, and (unlike us) if the power goes out? They can keep on rocking.

 

Take a listen to "Kind" and  "Alone" from the album "To The Weak and the Weary."

Authors

Kat McIntyre

Is it raining outside? Stuck indoors with a cup of tea staring outside wishing you were in the skies? Are you a fan of romance novels? Well, we got the author for you! Check out Kat McIntyre! We recommend "An Airship  Named Desire." You might say we even ... Desire it? Ahhhhhh ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dolls Related

Patreon -Link Pending-

Think of it as a little extra thank you for the hardwork we do.  Throw in a little money we'll make it worth your while (with extra bonuses).

 

Bandcamp

Purchase our music! Listen to what we have to offer and follow us on our mailing list; it's all done through Bandcamp.com.

 

Facebook

In case if you missed the link at the top of the page, we have a facebook profile; it get's updated more than we'd like to admit.

 

Twitter

We really should update Twitter more often.

 

Tumblr

We've never updated our Tumblr profile.

 

Google +

We've never updated our Google + profile.

 

Youtube

We do upload videos on occasion! Subscribe and listen!

 

SoundCloud

We have tracks up on Soundcloud! Follow us if you'd like.

 

Reverb Nation

I'll be honest, it's been a while.

 

Last.fm

Hey, we have a last.fm page! With ... a picture of our first lineup! Wow, that hasn't been updated in a while. Awkward!

 

Myspace

Seriously, anyone even use myspace anymore? Well, we're on there.

Contact

So, I know what you're thinking: Oh, I'm going to send The Clockwork Dolls an e-mail and it's going to go straight

to the trash! The jerks.

 

Well, friend, the good news is that we read every e-mail.
That's right. Every e-mail.

 

Call us crazy, but we respond to every e-mail as well!

 

Unless you're spamming. If you're spamming, don't expect a response.  Why? Because Spam. Seriously. Horrible.

 

 

Seriously though, if you got a business proposal? E-mail me.

 

Question? E-mail me!

 

Medical Condition? Go to the doctor THEN e-mail me.

 

Problem on this website? Definitely e-mail me.

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