In The Shadow of the Raven

from by CirQuS VoltairE



A dark (no kiddin'!?!?) track based on Edgar Allan Poe's "The raven"...
A video of the song is available at


Once upon a midnight dreary I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint volume of forgotten lore

While I nodded, nearly napping suddenly then there came a tapping,
As if someone gently rapping at my chamber door.

Distinctly I remember ‘twas in the bleak December
Each dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor

Eagerly I wished the morrow, vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow for the lost Lenore...

My Love Lenore...

Deep into the darkness peering, I stood wondering, fearing
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal dared dream before

But the silence was unbroken and the darkness gave no token
And the only word there spoken was the whispered word “Lenore”

Open here I flung the shutter when with many a flirt and flutter
In there stepped a stately raven of the days of yore

Is there, is there any balm in Gilead? Tell me, tell me I implore!
Quoth the Raven: Nevermore...


Prophet! I said, Thing of evil! Prophet still, if bird or devil!
Whether tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,

Prophet! I said, Thing of evil! Prophet still, if bird or devil!
By the heaven that bends above us by the God that we both adore

The raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust above my chamber door;

And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor…
Shall be lifted … Nevermore!


from 1 by CirQuS VoltairE, released May 23, 2016
Words & music by Di Tommaso/Di Vincenzo/Pandev

Recorded at ItalMusik Studio (Saint-Maur-des-Fosses, FRANCE) and LedPan Studios (Vincennes, France)
Mixed at ItalMusik STudio and Mastered at LedPan Studios.
© CirQuS VoltairE 2016 (rights administered by SOCAN)
℗ CirQuS VoltairE 2016



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A very singular musical universe is the playground of CirQuS VoltairE. Mixing styles and rhythms, literary and pop culture references, Lorenzo on drums back vocals, Vinz on bass and back vocals, and Van on guitars, vocals and a smattering of keyboards, offer up their own and very personal take on the basic rock trio. ... more

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