Sleep of Monsters - Darkroom - Portraits by Ville Olkkonen
A portrait tells a human story. It can capture emotion, expression, a happening or the soul of the moment in a way that can alter our perception of the world
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Helsinki, 2013

 

 

MURDER SHE WROTE
by Sleep of Monsters, lyrics by Ike Vil.
Spring came early that year
When past statues austere
they walked down
The Cobblestone streets
Through glories long wathered
By history tethered
And buried beneath their feet
And The cats on The piazza lay sleeping
Where a mansion had stood in The past
And inscribed with The Words of a marquis
Was a portal that led nowhere:
”there’s a gate to a magical garden
Kept by The dragon of Hesperius”
”When you’re burning in water
And washing with fire
You can turn The earth into sky”
He said:
”I’ll be your Lover
I’ll be your Man”
That’s what he said
For that he was damned
”I’ll be your Woman
I’ll be your Wife”
That’s what she said
She wanted his life
Upon Palatine
It was Wolf valentine
And The Swastikas circled The walls
Down The stairs to The Lupercal Halls
there’s a ring for a chemical wedding
Kept by The King who has died in The fire
When you visit The Bowels of earth
You can rectify The things you will find
He said:
”I’ll be your Lover
I’ll be your Man”
That’s what he said
For that he was damned
”I’ll be your Woman
I’ll be your Wife”
That’s what she said
She wanted his life
In The Murder she wrote
And they both died
In The Murder she wrote
But no one did note
they were no one of note
We all have died
In The Murder she wrote
When we gave them our hearts
But they wanted our souls
In The murder she wrote

 

Sleep of Monsters is my favorite finnish band. And this is my favorite song by them. The photographs were originally taken for the cover of their first promo single.

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