"Transylvanian Concubine" as written by and Melora "rasputina" Creager....
If you want to know how
To fly high, then go now
To the place where all the concubines
Meet and converse with them,
Marvel at their pale skin,
Wonder how they chew on their pointy
Teeth and hair are beauty,
They know it's their duty,
To be countess in their hearts and their
Minds that have to whisper,
See in them a sister
Look into their eyes and you'll be a
Transylvanian Concubine.
You know what flows here like wine.
Stay with here us
it's just time.
Transylvanian Concubine.
Sorrow is their master
Cackling with laughter
Now he's having just one piece of....
Cakey is their make up
Catholics try to shake up
All the things that form their lives, but they're
Dead, their sighs, their songs
They know what they do is wrong
Stay here with us,
it's just time.
Transylvanian Concubine.
Candelabra's lighted,
Satan has been sighted,
Never has there been an evening like
This is what they wanted
Always to feel hunted
You can never be too rich or too thin.
The blood has run out.
Fangs ruin any cute pout.
Morning has come now they've flown...
What have you learned from what has been shown?


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"Transylvanian Concubine" as written by Melora "rasputina" Creager

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    General CommentI don't know if the song is about vampires or if they're just symbolic of something, but it makes me think of the three brides of dracula in the book by bram stoker...an author, i'm forgetting who right now, wrote an amazing series about the three 'transylvanian concubines'. what do you think it's about, magdalena?
    Ardnaxelaon May 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentUm it's definitely about vampires...at least one interpretation. It was on the Buffy soundtrack....played at a vamp's party in an episode...
    StarAngel2003on July 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's definately about vampires. The lyrics point to it.Marvel at their pale skin , Wonder how they chew on their pointy Teeth and hair are beauty they know it's their duty to be countess of their hearts and their minds that have to whisper. See in them a sister. Look into their eyes and you'll be a transylvanian concubine. (This part really sticks out to me) You know what flows there like wine. Plus the end about the fangs and the daylight. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. Plus the whole transylvania thing.
    PoeticStarron July 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is the song that brought me into the Rasputina world. I heard it on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was played at Drusilla's party as she danced around the room. At that moment I thought it was the most hypnotic song I had ever heard and went on a search to find out who sang it. A month or two later I found out that it was by Rasputina, and bought the Thanks for the Ether soundtrack. After that it's all cello music and roses!
    VampedVixenon August 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so about vampires. The music is so beautiful and I love it.
    celticthunderon May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSome hardcore fans maintain that it's actually about Elizabeth Bathory, a serial killer of yesteryear. I'm sure you can find out more about her in a simple internet search, since there's some "fun" details about her adventures, but she basically thought killing young women and bathing in their blood made her younger, or at least appear that way. But that doesn't really apply to many of the words, so it could just be a little aspect of where the song came from, or nothing.
    ClioMouseon May 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmmm i'm thinking
    trophy wives (or concubines)=vampires
    interesting allegory, fitting.
    i can, though see the Erzebet Bathory connection, and i also see the one that Ardnaxela brought up...I don't know. i guess you could interpret this many different ways
    karma86on June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhether its about vampires or not, I love it.. it makes me wanna strip ;)
    jennaliciouson July 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWinning my ears, it was quite a steal...perhaps, no mockery involved, as others talk about vampires...poeticstarr, I question your last comment: "Plus the whole transylvania thing"...what do you mean...or a mere stereotypical fantasy you say...they weren't just from Transylvania...
    XdarksirenXon August 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think it IS about vampires, well i might be wrong i suppose...
    helpful_cornon August 18, 2002   Link

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