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A performance of "The Art of Suicide".

Easongs

A Cure? (Instrumental)
Ancient Grounds (Instrumental)
A Strange Device (Instrumental)
Be Silent, Be Still
Best Safety Lies in Fear
By the Sword
Castle Down
Chambermaid
Cold (Instrumental)
Come Away
Constant
Dead is the New Alive
Delirium
Dominant (Instrumental)
Don't Blame Me
Dry
Epilogue (Instrumental)
Epilogue: What If?
Ever
Face the Wall (Instrumental)
Faces Like Mine
Fight Like a Girl
Find Me a Man
Gaslight
Gaslight Reprise (Instrumental)
Gentlemen Aren't Nice
Geordie
Girls! Girls! Girls!
Gloomy Sunday
God Help Me
Gothic Lolita
Goodnight, Sweet Ladies
Heard it All
Hell is Empty (Instrumental)
Hollow Like My Soul
How Strange
I Don't Understand
I Know Where You Sleep
I Lost My Mind But I Found My Body
I Want My Innocence Back
If I Burn
If You Feel Better
In Reality
In the Lake
Juliet
Lady Anne
Leech Jar (Instrumental)
Let it Die
Let the Record Show
Liar
Mad Girl
Manatee Retard
Manic Depression (Instrumental)
Marry Me
Misery Loves Company
Miss Lucy Had Some Leeches
My Fairweather Friend
Never You Mind
O Mistress Mine
On a Day... (Instrumental)
One Foot in Front of The Other
One Foot in the Grave
Opheliac
Organ Grinder (Instrumental)
Photographic Memory
Prologue (Instrumental)
Prologue: Across the Sky
Rapunzel
Remember
Revelry (Instrumental)
Rose Red
Russian Bride
Save You
Scavenger
Second Hand Faith
Shalott
Start Another Story
Swallow
Syringe (Instrumental)
Take the Pill
Thank God I'm Pretty
The Art of Suicide
The Key
Time for Tea
Unlaced (Instrumental)
We Want Them Young
What Will I Remember?
Willow
Willow (Instrumental)
306
4 o'Clock
4 o'Clock Reprise (Instrumental)


"The Art of Suicide" is the fourth track on the album Opheliac by Emilie Autumn and is a common favorite among fans. When Opheliac - The Deluxe Edition was released, the song once again appeared as the fourth track, but the second disk contained an acoustic version of the song. In the regular version, the harpsichord is prominently featured. It has been performed at every show since the Opheliac era, and currently remains one of the very few Opheliac songs on the concert setlists. Live performances originally featured Emilie sitting in a wheelchair, Aprella and Veronica holding bouquets, and Maggot and Contessa holding large poles with wooden moons and stars dangling off of them. After Aprella's departure, Contessa became the second Crumpet to hold the bouquet while Maggot holds the moon in one hand and the star in the other. However, ever since Contessa resigned from the Crumpets, the moon and star were abandoned altogether and Maggot now holds the second bouquet instead.

ReleasesEdit

Album: Opheliac

  • Track: 4
  • Length: 5:32
  • Release: September 1, 2006

Album: Opheliac - The Deluxe Edition

  • Track: 4 (Disc One)
  • Length: 5:32
  • Release: October 26, 2009

Acoustic VersionEdit

Album: Opheliac - The Deluxe Edition

  • Track: 7 (Disc Two)
  • Length: 5:45
  • Release: October 26, 2009

LyricsEdit

The art of suicide
Nightgowns and hair
Curls flying every which where
The pain too pure to hide
Bridges of Sighs
Meant to conceal lover's lies
Under the arches
Of moonlight and sky
Suddenly easy
To contemplate why
Why...


Why live a life
That's painted with pity
And sadness and strife?
Why dream a dream
That's tainted with trouble
And less than it seems?
Why bother bothering
Just for a poem
Or another sad song to sing?
Why live a life?
Why live a life?

The art of suicide
Pretty and clean
Conveys a theatrical scene
"Alas, I'm gone!" she cried
Ankles displayed
Melodramatically laid
Under the arches
Of moonlight and sky
Suddenly easy
To contemplate why
Why...

Why live a life
That's painted with pity
And sadness and strife?
Why dream a dream
That's tainted with trouble
And less than it seems?
Why bother bothering
Just for a poem
Or another sad song to sing?
Why live a life?
Why live a life?

Life is not like Gloomy Sunday
With a second ending
When the people are disturbed
Well they should be disturbed
Because there's a story
That ought to be heard
Life is not like Gloomy Sunday
With a second ending
When the people are disturbed
Well, they should be disturbed
Because there's a lesson
That really ought to be learned

The world is full of poets
We don't need any more
The world is full of singers
We don't need any more
The world is full of lovers
We don't need any more

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