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Featuring Kayleigh McKnight and Lauren Osborn


(Narrator enters and takes us from Jasper into a small flat in New Albion where one of the most prominent girls from the Voodoopunk party is sitting alone in her room listening to an old fashioned radio.)

Jasper’s song that he made
All the Dolls in the town play
And it broadcasts all throughout the day

There’s a girl in a small flat
With a cruel father who’s quite sad
And she listens and feels a deep compassion

(The sound of the song Elysian Night is heard playing over the radio. It’s interrupted by the father violently yelling at the girl. After it finishes she sings quietly.)

A place I cannot bear to be
Where loneliness, brutality
And days of endless, dismal sky
Just go by and by and by

Another place I never knew
A distant, silent, sweet refuse
With razor, rope and no lament
I go to where my sorrows end

The silent sigh beyond this life
Elysian night

The girl who cries her last goodbye
Elysian night

(Amelia kills herself.)


from The Dolls Of New Albion, A Steampunk Opera, released May 8, 2012
Featuring Kayleigh McKnight and Lauren Osborn



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