Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The Wolf

The Wolf by GothicNarcissusAnd you once said, ‘I wish you dead, you sinner.’
I’ll never be more than a wolf at your door for dinner.
And if I see you ‘round like a ghost in my town, you liar,
I’ll leave with your head. Oh, I’ll leave you for dead, sire.

You were sharp as a knife to get me.
You were a wolf in the night to fetch me back.
The wishes I’ve made are too vicious to tell.
Everyone knows I am going to hell…

And if it’s true,
I’ll go there with you.

And you once said, ‘I wish you dead, you sinner.’
I’ll never be more than a wolf at your door for dinner.
And if I see you ‘round like a ghost in my town, you liar,
I’ll leave with your head. Oh, I’ll leave you for dead, sire.

I know my way through the night to your door.
You know, the blood that I’m owed is all yours.
The wishes I’ve made are too vicious to tell.
The devil, already he knows me so well.

And if it’s true,
I’ll go there with you.

And you once said, ‘I wish you dead, you sinner.’
I’ll never be more than a wolf at your door for dinner.
And if I see you ‘round like a ghost in my town, you liar,
I’ll leave with your head. Oh, I’ll leave you for dead, sire.

[ The Wolf – Phildel ]

Eighth work from The Disappearance Of The Girl.
One of the things I love the most about Phildel’s music is she’s not afraid to show her dark side. Many of her songs have some kind of underlying dark imagery even when they’re actually abou love (see Afraid Of The Dark or Switchblade), and even more so when they are about people who hurt her. This is the case of The Wolf which, you may guess, is about her stepfather and calls for some quite explicit dark imagery. Due to its irresistible groove and the fact that both Luisa and I are very invested in the theme of freedom from religious oppression, this is one of our favourite songs on the album and we wanted the photo to truly be special.
The idea came out quite easily: blood, the door, Luisa’s beautiful black lace shirt, dark make up and more blood. Shooting was smooth as well, as my bedroom’s door looks quite creepy on its own, the light is always very soft. All I had to do was basically get Luisa’s hands bloody, have her pose and wait for the perfect expression to fit the song, which came really quickly. The most difficult part of the whole shooting was really cleaning the blood stains off my door. As for the rest, the image speaks pretty much by itself, I hope!

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