Music to Raise the Dead and Calm the Lost Souls

by Gerald "GothiCello" Nicks

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Gerald “GothiCello” Nicks - "Music to raise the dead, and calm the lost souls"

I’m a Gothic Singer-Songwriter of Dark Electronica with roots based in Jazz, Lounge, Rock, Folk and Americana. My purpose is to create "Music to raise the dead, and calm the lost souls". The recurring themes are dark, but hopeful, based on life experiences, and cautionary tales of lessons to be learned in this life and the next. I chose the stage name GothiCello several years ago due to my primary interest in the cello, and while it is still used in my music, the emphasis has now turned to singing and performing live over tracks I’ve created with my 5-string electric cello, electronic percussion, and laptop. Some of my most notable influences are Dead Can Dance, Fields of the Nephilim, Lycia, The Cult, Batlord, Type O Negative, Voltaire, Depeche Mode, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Thelonius Monk, and The Doors. Thanks to Aetherial Images for their collaboration to re-invent my musical persona, I portray a grave-digging crooner, with a spade shovel microphone stand, ready to dig up undead followers and throw them in the back of his big white hearse!

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released 02 July 2012

Music by Gerald "GothiCello" Nicks (vocals, 5-string electric cello, electonic percussion, guitar, looping/DAW tracks)

Lyrics by Gerald "GothiCello" Nicks on "Forgive", "Monkey Mind", and "Reanimate"

Lyrics by Viola Frigg on "She Haunts the Movie House", "Girl From Transylvania", "Bittersweet", "He leaves Roses", "Mechanical Heart"

Guest vocals by Viola Frigg on "He leaves Roses"

Mastered by Kevin Byrne of Catacomb Laboratories

Audio Engineering by Charles Russo of the Skylark Cafe on "Mechanical Heart"

Photography by Aetherial Images, www.AetherialImages.com

WebSite: www.GothiCello.com

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Gerald "GothiCello" Nicks

"Music to raise the dead, and calm the lost souls"

Gothic Singer-Songwriter of Dark Electronica with roots based in Jazz, Lounge, Rock, Folk and Americana

Thanks for taking the time to listen to my music. I hope my music has made a difference in your life, because life is worth living; always keep being creative and have fun!
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Track Name: She Haunts the Movie House
Lyrics to "She Haunts the Movie House":

She left it all behind
Flying like a moth to a flame
She heard the siren’s song
Promising fortune and fame

They fed on her innocence
Like blood thirsty vampires
Building up her hopes
Of dressing in diamonds and furs

CHORUS:
She haunts the movie house
Her emotions are black and white
She haunts the movie house
She’s playing there every night

On the night of her big premier
She thought she was gonna go far
How could she have known
She was just a falling star

Hollywood killed her dreams
Left them on the cutting room floor
They promised her everything
Then treated her like a whore

CHORUS:
She haunts the movie house
Her emotions are black and white
She haunts the movie house
She’s playing there every night

She had one claim to fame
To appease her burning desire
She took her life and theirs
Cleansing them all with fire

CHORUS:
She haunts the movie house
Her emotions are black and white
She haunts the movie house
She’s playing there every night
Track Name: Forgive
Lyrics to "Forgive":

Your soul’s trapped here, whatcha gonna do now?
You went and killed yourself, nobody gonna help you now
Yeah you killed yo’self, not going anywhere anyhow!

Forgive yourself, for what you’ve done
Forgive others, for what they’ve done to you
Forgive yourself, for what you’ve done to them
Forgive others, for what they’ve done to you

You must forgive yourself, to set yourself free
You must forgive yourself, or walk the earth for eternity
You must forgive yourself, and let your soul be free

Forgive yourself, for what you’ve done
Forgive others, for what they’ve done to you
Forgive yourself, for what you’ve done to them
Forgive others, for what they’ve done to you

Now you’re at the crossroads, don’t know what to do
Take a path unspoken, or one that’s tried and true?
You have to bless yourself, and then you’ll know what to do!

Forgive yourself, for what you’ve done
Forgive others, for what they’ve done to you
Forgive yourself, for what you’ve done to them
Forgive others, for what they’ve done to you

You’re ready to pass on, the door is in front of you
A ray of hope, at last some proof for you
Have a fine journey, you have found the truth!

Forgive yourself, for what you’ve done
Forgive others, for what they’ve done to you
Forgive yourself, for what you’ve done to them
Forgive others, for what they’ve done to you
Track Name: Reanimate
Lyrics to "Reanimate":

Reduce - Reuse - Reanimate!
Track Name: Monkey Mind
Lyrics to "Monkey Mind":

Oh MonkeyMind, I’m Breathin’ (keep on breathin’)
Oh MonkeyMind, I’m Healin’ (keep on dealin’ with the pain)
Oh MonkeyMind, I’m Dreamin’ (keep the dream alive)
Oh MonkeyMind, I’m Breathin’ (breathin’, breathin’ through the pain)

My co-worker killed himself today,
We’ve got a lot of bills to pay,
Seems there’s something bad every day,
It gets me down but then I need to say …

Oh MonkeyMind, I’m Breathin’ (keep on breathin’)
Oh MonkeyMind, I’m Healin’ (keep on dealin’ with the pain)
Oh MonkeyMind, I’m Dreamin’ (keep the dream alive)
Oh MonkeyMind, I’m Breathin’ (breathin’, breathin’ through the pain)

Lost my job, Lost my Dad,
Buried so many people, it makes me sad,
Losin’ my life, losin’ my mind,
There’s one little thing, to help me find …

MonkeyMind, I’m Breathin’ (keep on breathin’)
Oh MonkeyMind, I’m Healin’ (keep on dealin’ with the pain)
Oh MonkeyMind, I’m Dreamin’ (keep the dream alive)
Oh MonkeyMind, I’m Breathin’ (breathin’, breathin’ through the pain)

Thoughts are swimmin’ ‘round my head,
Wishing I was somewhere else, wishing I was dead,
Things that never have and been,
What I should have done, what I should have said …

Oh MonkeyMind, I’m Breathin’ (keep on breathin’)
Oh MonkeyMind, I’m Healin’ (keep on dealin’ with the pain)
Oh MonkeyMind, I’m Dreamin’ (keep the dream alive)
Oh MonkeyMind, I’m Breathin’ (breathin’, breathin’ through the pain)
Track Name: Girl From Transylvania
Lyrics to "Girl From Transylvania":

Faint and gaunt and dead and ghostly
The girl from Transylvania goes haunting
And when she passes, each one she passes dies, too

When she skulks, she’s like a shadow
That slinks so low and terrorizes
That when she passes, each one she passes dies, too

Ooh, but I know she’s so deadly
How do I show her I love her
Yes she could take my heart gladly
But each night she returns to the grave
She stares straight ahead, though I wave

Faint and gaunt and dead and ghostly
The girl from Transylvania goes haunting
And when she passes, I die – but she doesn’t care (doesn’t care)
Track Name: Bittersweet
Lyrics to "Bittersweet":

I thought I heard a plaintive cry
Outside my bedroom window late last night
It sounded so sad and mournful
Like a poor lost soul from light
It was soft and it broke my heart
So I went outside to check
I stood upon the grass in my bare feet
Then I felt a fire within my neck

And I went down hard onto the ground
Like a train slammed into me
A shadow blocked out the moon
And that was all that I could see
It whispered in a foreign voice
Words I could not comprehend
It meant for me to understand
That this was not the end

The panic subsided as its teeth went in
And I felt a soothing peace
As I was drawn beyond this world
To a land of sweet release
Now I walk among the nights
Casting wide my net
And I’ll call to you in dulcet tones
Until my hunger’s met

Bittersweet .. . . .
Virgin Meat. . .. .
Track Name: He Leaves Roses
Lyrics to "He Leaves Roses":

The man of my dreams,
rides a dark horse,
across barren fields,
under a blackened sky.

He leaves roses,
on my grave.
They smell so sweet,
even through layers of dirt.

I know he's there,
standing above me,
with the moon at his back,
and shadow across his face.
Track Name: Mechanical Heart [Live]
Lyrics to "Mechanical Heart":

There is a ghost within this shell
Hidden beneath the wires
There is a heart inside a plastic wall
It knows not of its desires
Would flesh and blood be alive
If not for the stainless steel
Can a computer feign obsession
If the soul cannot feel
What is it to be human
Will we ever know
Is it what we see or internally
That drives this man-made show
What more exists under a metal frame
Than the essential parts
To this end I reveal to you
Confessions of a mechanical heart