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A 200-bpm tour-de-force through the twisted mind of the von Stadbergs' arch-nemesis, the sky pirate Thorngauge.


His face is wet
His knees are weak
Can't find the strength
Get to his feet…

He lives in fear
For ones he loves
Seeps out evil
Like it's a drug

Professor my love, can't you hear the clock winding
And though what you've done has you toss in your sleep
I'm here for you now with my love for you blinding
Still your heart now my love, I am here when you need

He flips a switch
He checks a gauge
He palms his gun
Face full of rage
O my love, don't give in to these feelings of despair!

Knows what he's done
His face is cold
He bares his teeth
Darkness below
O god, my love, shrug off this sickness that you wear!

It can't be helped my love, I feel the darkness slowly rising
For all the damage done nothing can quell the pain inside me

Don't make me watch this pain, blood on your hands
What purpose is it now that fuels this dark desire?
I will bring them horrors, on the sea, air, and on land
Where wicked plagues this world, temper their souls with fire!

He sets his brow
Tightens his fist
Scours the land
Thoughts veiled in mist
I turn my heart from you, what is this you've become?

He flicks his wrist
He wills out death
Snubs out a life
With every breath
You quell the light from me, my heartstrings come undone!

Home, home, take me home
Take me home, won't you take me home, won't you please take me home
What have you done?
Won't you please take me home


from Scratch The Aether, released March 20, 2010
Thanks again to Ace Talkingwolf, who presented us with the intriguing character of Captain Dreorig Thorngauge.



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Part lover's caress, part pugilist’s fist, songs of THE EXTRAORDINARY CONTRAPTIONS are sonic space-time adventures. This patent-medicine man, time-traveler, gentleman explorer, and madman advance the steampunk rock movement with 2012 album The Time Traveler's Constant, employing danceable prog rock and Victorian aesthetics in genre-bending, aggressive-waltzing stories of steam and strife. ... more

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