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pronounced: La Ven-juh-nista
La Vengenista is a fictional character I created for this song. She travels to Mexico to seek vengeance against those who killed her lover, Anhelo.

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With my tin skeleton
And a brand new ghost
I set sail for you on the Mexican coast
I had demons all wrapped up in my hair
I had angels armed to the teeth around me everywhere
I was wind, I was dust, I was fire
No, they could not hold me back
But lord, they tried
The birds rose and sang your name to the night
I went to the mountain I raised up my hands and I cried
"Anhelo, Anhelo, my lover my soul
I will find out where they buried you
And I will take you home"
When I left the town lit the sky
You have never seen flames rise so high
No, you have never seen flames rise so high.....

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from "Dark Horse/ La Vengenista" single, released November 18, 2012

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The Long Wives Los Angeles, California

The Long Wives is the solo project of Brandy St. John.

"St. John spins haunting yarns, each woven simply with a guitar, piano and her throaty, impassioned voice. She makes beauty like you wouldn't believe." -Mishka

"Brandy's tender 'songs about death and love, and the death of love' bristle with a striking clarity. Songs to love without condition." -Dots and Dashes
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