the lady wore black

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Queensrÿche - The Lady Wore Black

“I should have listened to the wind’s cold warning and walked the other way
I touched her soul and now I bear her sentence, but for her love I’ll gladly pay”

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BUFFYVERSE + Aesthetic: Kendra Young (for nikii-the-slayerette & ladiesorgtfo)

Yesterday at this wedding we went to I wore a black dress and this old lady was talking to another lady behind me saying “oh why would you wear black to a wedding, that’s just wrong” and just generally being rude about my dress.
So I turned around, looked her dead in the eye and said “I wore it because I look damn good in it”
Her little fake teeth nearly dropped out of her gummy jaws.

“The Lady Wore Black” by Queensryche

On a lonely walk this morning
A light mist in the air
Dark clouds laughing at me in silence
Casting shadows through my hair

In the distance I saw a woman
Dressed in black with eyes of grey
She wore her pain like a shackled spirit
Eternal life was her debt to pay

The darkness. The moodiness. The slow song building to a faster song. This song is classic early 80′s metal and quite a ways from what the band would eventually become lyrically, but exactly what everyone at the time wanted to hear. It could have easily fit in alongside Dio and Krokus and Saxon. It’s really interesting to see how they have developed their own style and themes over the next five or six years. 

On a lonely walk this morning
A light mist in the air
Dark clouds laughing at me in silence
Casting shadows through my hair

In the distance I saw a woman
Dressed in black with eyes of grey
She wore her pain like a shackled spirit
Eternal life was her debt to pay

The lady wore black
It’s the sign of the prisoners lives
The lady wore black
See the years through the tears in her eyes
The lady wore black
Her mystic power calls to me
The lady wore black
Her love can set me free

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The Lady Wore Black

“The Lady Wore Black” by Queensryche

The words she spoke were of forgotten lives
And of all knowledge gained
Mem'ries I had and didn’t know why
With a smile she explained
I should have listened to the wind’s cold warning
And walked the other way
I touched her soul and now I bear her sentence
But for her love I’ll gladly pay

As great as this song is, it’s amazing how simple it seems compared to even their stuff from a couple years later.