Tango Noir (Guilt​-​free Perfume)

from The Other Side of the Girl by Diana May Clark

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The essence of Tango Noir came during a lyric and metaphor workshop in Melbourne with Berklee Lyric and Poetry Professor Pat Pattison. 'A cheating lover is a magician' was basically verse 1 right there and then, give or take a few words. The music came in a day when the riff fell under my hands at piano. The tango feel suits the duplicitous dueling lovers in the lyric.


She disappears her French lace
A squirt of mundane’s perfume
Abracadabras all trace
“How was work?” as she glides through the room
He didn’t catch her angle
Distracted numb by the screen
The cheating lover tangos
Her spell hits like morphine

Guilt free perfume erasing all the wrong
Broken curfews satisfy the longing

His puppy eyes a smoke screen
Manufactured bait
Addicted to his own scene
Dirty online dates
Another window open
One tap to cover the lies
His racy heart unbroken
The kinky hours fly

Guilt free perfume erasing all the wrong
Broken curfews satisfy the longing
The scent is getting stale on this complicated trail

In former days she was all he yearned for
In former days he the stray she fell for
Nowadays desire’s holding them apart
Puff of smoke illusion, trick of the heart

Guilt free perfume erasing all the wrong
Broken curfews satisfy the longing

The tango noir plays on
After each dance card is done
The craving’s just begun…


from The Other Side of the Girl, released November 15, 2014
Diana May Clark - voice and nord keyboard
Doug de Vries - guitar
Leo Intilangelo - bandoneon

Engineered and mixed by Dave McCluney at Atlantis Sound
Mastered by Jim DeMain at Yes Master, Nashville Tennessee


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Diana May Clark Melbourne, Australia

Aussie singer/songwriter and Brazilian song interpreter Diana May Clark's new Album 'The Other Side of the Girl' sparkles with film-noir-ripe vocals, cool riff guitar & kicking grooves…DMC's sunny set makes you wanna move!

“An amazing sounding record...every song is an event! Musically, lyrically and rhythmically brilliant and topped off with a voice of sheer delight to the ear.” Charles Jenkins
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