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The Fall of the House of Usher

This song is by Valentine Wolfe and appears on the album Once Upon a Midnight (2013).

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It was a crack, it was a fissure
Running down the facade
The vacant eye-like windows
Reflecting agony inside
An unredeemed dreariness
Of thought and sensation
The hideous dropping off of the veil

Not hear it? Yes, I hear it
Yes, I have heard it
Long, long many minutes hours and days
Dared not speak - I dared not
Miserable wretch that I am
We have put her living in the tomb

Do I hear her footstep on the stair
Do I hear the beating of her heart
Madeline, Madeline
O whither shall I fly?

Blood red moon
Show me the fissure
Splitting the house of Usher in two

Blood red moon
Just enough light
To show the tarn swallow it whole

Music by:

Sarah Black and Braxton Ballew

Lyrics by:

Sarah Black


  • Sarah Black: vocals, piano
  • Braxton Ballew: electric upright bass