Romance of the Counter​-​Elite

by Psyche Corporation

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released October 1, 2015

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Psyche Corporation New York, New York

Psyche Corporation is a cyber/steampunk band fronted by a former Ladies of Steampunk model, who combines dance with a powerhouse vocal range. Hailing from a future where neuroprosthetics allow for dream downloads, the band’s style spans trip-hop, electro-rock, and world music, with themes both dystopian and lighthearted, e.g. “Perl-Operated Boy”. ... more

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Track Name: Annabel Lee
It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

Annabel, Annabel, Annabel Lee,
Won't you come home to me?

Annabel, Annabel, Annabel Lee,
Won't you come home to me?

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea,
But we loved with a love that was more than love—
I and my Annabel Lee—
With a love that the wingèd seraphs of Heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsmen came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

Annabel, Annabel, Annabel Lee,
Won't you come home to me?

Annabel, Annabel, Annabel Lee,
Won't you come home to me?

The angels, not half so happy in Heaven,
Went envying her and me—
Yes!—that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

Annabel, Annabel, Annabel Lee,
Won't you come home to me?

Annabel, Annabel, Annabel Lee,
Won't you come home to me?

But our love, it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we—
Of many far wiser than we—
And neither the angels in Heaven above
Nor the demons down under the sea
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;

For the moon never beams, without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise, but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling—my darling—my life and my bride,
In her sepulchre there by the sea—
In her tomb by the sounding sea.

Annabel, Annabel, Annabel Lee,
Won't you come home to me?

Annabel, Annabel, Annabel Lee,
Won't you come home to me?

Annabel, Annabel, Annabel Lee,
Won't you come home to me?
Track Name: Lady Perilous
Better choke on plastic
Before you're practice
For would-be assassins hiding out in my shadow,
I'm a Lady Perilous
Can't change it, let's be honest, that is why you are so
Desperate.

She is akin to the ocean rising under the moon
And ruthless,
Seduces.

She knows your heat like a furnace will be warming her soon,
It's easy
To please me.

Straight shot to your heart
Is a good start
For the next part,
Oh yes.

So cold, she burns on your tongue,
Salty as the mermaid she's from.

Better choke on plastic
Before you're practice
For would-be assassins hiding out in my shadow,
I'm a Lady Perilous
Can't change it, let's be honest, that is why you are so
Desperate.

My alleys are haunted
By those I wanted
Who didn't have the sense to tell me, "No."
So come refuse me
And dare to lose me-
You want me
You want me
You have me.

Searching,
Waiting,
Pounding,
Aching,
I can make it all go away.

I know it's painful,
You taste of shameful,
I can make it all go away.

Sailors just like you
Are born every day
To decorate
my rocks, dear.

Stranger fish have found my net
and I'm singing yet
--Or is it the ocean (ocean ocean)?

(chorus)

Doesn't matter how you paid,
You paid. (paid)

Doesn't matter how you loved,
You loved. (You loved)

Find another way to save me
Find another way to save me from myself
Find another way to save me
Find another way to save me from myself
Find another way to save me
Find another way to save me from myself
Find another way to save me
save me
save me
save me

(chorus)
Track Name: Monarchy
Soft, it begins again like all
those stories you have heard before..
Once a queen disguised herself
among the poor..

I walk among you to receive
all of the sorrows that you keep.
I would learn the songs your children
believe
and oh my dear..

Let me serve confessor for
your abandoned aspirations.
Let me be the ledger for silent tears
and oh my dear

Will you give to my campaign
to depose your dread oppressor?
Will you dare the king to blame
and appoint me his successor?

Glory and war began her reign
as righteous as the one before
So the king disguised himself
among the poor..

I rise among you to concede
what hopes we pinned upon the queen
lie half-forgotten in the songs we believed
against the king

Let me serve a champion for
your unsatisfied desires
Let us clamor for
a justice inspired
and oh my dears

Will you give to my campaign
to depose your dread oppressor?
Will you dare the queen to blame
and appoint me her successor?

Long live the monarchy!
(The people have spoken)
Long live the monarchy!
(The monarch is chosen)
Long live the monarchy!
(The people have spoken)
Long live the monarchy.

I walk among you to receive
all of the sorrows that you keep.
I would learn the songs your children
believe
and oh my dear..

Let me serve confessor for
your abandoned aspirations.
Let me be the ledger for silent tears
and oh my dear

Will you give to my campaign
to depose your dread oppressor?
Will you dare the king to blame
and appoint me his successor?

Let me serve a champion for
your unsatisfied desires
Let us clamor for
a justice inspired
and oh my dears

Will you give to my campaign
to depose your dread oppressor?
Will you dare the queen to blame
and appoint me her successor?
Track Name: Dance for Me
Come for the power,
Come for the pain,
Come for the glory,
Come for the game.

(The power, the pain, the glory, the game.
The power, the pain, the glory, the game.)

What if I told you, you could be special
What if I told you, you've got potential

(Special, potential, special, potential)

What if I told you, you could be great
All you have to do is do what I say
You could be special, you've got potential
I'm here to help you--hear and obey

Now dance for me, my marionette
Dance for me with no regret
I'm behind your every step
I'm behind your every breath

La-la la la la la-la la la la la-la la la la la-la la la la
La-la la la la la-la la la la la-la la la la la-la la la la

Take in the ache for perfection,
you are ripe for direction
(Tell me it doesn't hurt
doesn't hurt)
(Now give
give it all you're worth)

Forsake the specter of choice
Be my vessel of glory
Carry my voice

What if I told you, power is a privilege
Head down, mouth shut, you are gonna work for it
Dare you to tell me my power is a privilege
Dare to defy me, have you got the courage?

Dance for me, my marionette
Dance for me with no regret
I'm behind your every step
I'm behind your every breath

La-la la la la la-la la la la la-la la la la la-la la la la
La-la la la la la-la la la la la-la la la la la-la la la la

Dance for me, my marionette
Dance for me with no regret
I'm behind your every step
I'm behind your every breath

Do you still feel the rush,
Do you still feel the pain,
Do you still have the guts to keep playing the game?

Choke on the rage and bury your tears
You will serve my kind many more years.

(chorusx4)
Track Name: Nine Lives
In my country, the children are born with nine lives
and they choose the eight weakest to sacrifice.

Welcome to the battleground of Dreams
Forsaken.
Tell me is it greed, if all of us
Should awaken?

But I have a secret in the back of my caravan
Grant me a chance to cross the borderland.
What can I give you, beautiful man,
to be my protector, and count as my friend?

I can see by your eyes, you're the child of the Rose.
Even here, in disguise, you're the child of the Rose.
So flee through the night, and my heart will never know
that in your sleep
you kept them both alive.

Welcome to the battleground of Dreams
Forsaken.
Tell me is it greed, if all of us
Should awaken?

Fresh from the land of Make Believe,
How could you bear
to decide
which hopes to take along
and which to leave behind?

Welcome to the battleground of Dreams
Forsaken.
Tell me is it greed, if all of us
Should awaken?

One in a million
children
will pray for an enormous world they can
hide in,
and never be found.

And it's tragic,
in a shrinking world,
where the Strange have to strive
to be less than visible,
if they want
to survive
(But we survive)

And so below another sky
I reach for Them with all my might
One of silver, one of steel
and both of them wish to be real.