This is My Design

by Ian Doherty

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"Now on to the next phase..."

A collection of creepy songs featured on the Hannibal and Horror podcast A Matter of Taste, inspired by modern-day horror television, including NBC's Hannibal ("Iodine"; "This is My Design") and Constantine ("The Rising Darkness").

"This is My Design" featured as the main theme on A Matter of Taste Podcast (amatteroftastepodcast.blogspot.com). Follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/amotpodcast), Tumblr (amatteroftastepodcast.tumblr.com), and Facebook (facebook.com/amatteroftastepodcast).

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released June 4, 2015

Music & lyrics written & performed by Ian Doherty

Recorded 2014/2015 at Hobin Studios in Baldwinsville, NY
Sound engineered by Andrew Sudol
Produced/mixed by Andrew Sudol & Ian Doherty
Mastered by Andrew Sudol
Album art by Ian Doherty

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Ian Doherty Syracuse, New York

Singer/songwriter, keyboardist, guitarist, composer, and all-around lover of storytelling in all its forms.

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Track Name: The Rising Darkness
Blame it on the rising darkness
Don’t blame it on the dark inside
Yeah, blame it on the full moon shining in the night and
Tugging on the rising tide

There are forces
In this world we can’t control
Though we may try to understand

We try to grasp it,
Clinging tight to bookmarked bibles
It slips like smoke between our hands

So tell me why
You’re giving into all this darkness
Have you caught glimpses of the plan?

You’re just as clueless
As every one of us
Tough luck—you’re just a simple man

So blame it on the rising darkness
Don’t blame it on the dark inside
Yeah, blame it on the full moon shining in the night and
Tugging on the rising tide

Shadows growing
As the sun sets on this day
It’s hard to tell who’s friend or foe

God, shine a light on
The ones you call your angels
And shelter me from those below

Yeah, there are forces
We may never understand
Try as we may, we can’t control

Fool yourself
Into thinking you know better
The only cost is your damn soul

So blame it on the rising darkness
Don’t listen to the doubt inside
Yeah, blame it on the full moon shining in the night and
Tugging on the rising tide

Blame it on the rising darkness
Don’t blame it on the dark inside
Yeah, blame it on the full moon shining in the night and
Tugging on the rising tide
Track Name: Iodine
The acrid smell of iodine in the air
The gentle look of knowing in your stare
The words you say, so sweet, betraying nothing of your aims
An appetite so rare

The scalpel sits so readily displayed
The strips of gauze with stitching like a maze
The pain I feel so quickly is assuaged
Now on to the next phase

(Instrumental)

I’ll nod right off before you even know
Perhaps there’s still a chance you’ll let me go
The wounds are deep, but hope’s still running true
Please say it isn’t so
Track Name: This is My Design
In a minute you’ll feel nothing
But until then, we’ll have fun
And it won’t matter how you struggle
You’ll get no help from anyone

And I’ll admit I get a charge from frantic newscasts
But right now, it’s you and me
They’ll theorize the “who” and “why” but never realize
My modus operandi

This is my design
This is my design
The way I’ve got you here right now
Is how I planned it from the start
And only I know how to slow that racing heart

This is my design

They say they’ve got their best detectives on the case
But none of them have any clue
My path seems random, but it’s carefully constructed
I know exactly why I do the things I do

And you may try to reason with me
Try to argue moral ground
But I left right and wrong behind some time ago
So it’s best if you not make a sound
Don’t like it?

This is my design
This is my design
The way I’ve got you with me now
Is how I planned it all along
The perfect placement for a note in this sweet song

(Instrumental)

This is my design
This is my design
The way I’ve got you here right now
Is how I choose to make my art
And only I can hear the beating of your heart

I hear their footsteps on the floor above our heads
Seems my play is at an end
I’ll leave, you’ll live, you get away this time
But I hope we’ll meet again, my friend

This is my design
This is my design
The way you’re running from me now
Ain’t how I planned it from the start
But I have many ways to stop that beating heart

This is my design
This is my design