We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Emerald City

by Black Nail Cabaret

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      €7 EUR  or more


Let Me In 03:30
Looking through a window I’m watching you, I lick my teeth Sigh behind your room door Don’t be silly, it’s only me Lalalala I’m not gonna hurt your sweet white flesh Because I really really like you I really really do You’re so soft and young Use me anytime you want There’s one thing you have to do I want you to (Let me in) Don’t deny your childhood-leaning That you’d once become a killer (let me in) You’re still not shaking from the smell of blood (let me in) So why don’t you accept me as I really am I won’t change you I’m not changing anymore Smell you after making love Like clotted blood after a lunch You’re used but so delicious though I feel sated, I sing a song Are you gonna hurt me? Would you say a no Or will you say a yes? Are you really my knight? Are you still alive? Your zombie cries: Let me in Here comes the morning sun Don’t you let me in? I don’t wanna die die die die die here You won’t let me die die die die die here You don’t want to hurt me I see it in your eyes As you try to kill the time I can’t stand the sunlight Save me Don’t you let me in?
Veronica 03:43
She turned me on So I grabbed her neck And pushed her to the floor She’s begging me To spit her on the face She was crawling to the door She took her panties off In the bathroom She looked so unnerved So I’ve just said: There’s no reason You just get what you deserve (Chorus) Have you ever met that girl called Veronica? Everybody’s looking for the sweet Veronica She used to be my best friend I can ever have We were so lonely The music was the only thing we had We tried to be friends With her everyday-need of pain He taught her She will never answer me She will never call me back again (Chorus) ...Veronica... Everybody’s looking for the girl called Veronica Once she was mine, my little friend Veronica Everybody’s looking for the sweetest girl: Veronica Once she was mine, the lonely girl Veronica Once she was mine, the beautiful Veronica Everybody wants Veronica Everybody wants Veronica Have I ever really known you Veronica Do I really want to see you Veronica Have you ever heard this song Veronica
Hangman 04:49
Time is standing still Ribs are cracking Eyes dried out wishing for another day killing seconds turnin’ my head ’round I feel like shit I’m a criminal And my cell is pink Oh run run run It’s visiting time I’m screaming through the glass My sore is wet But it’s healing fast I’m still missing you Down here in mine (Time is standing still Ribs are cracking Eyes dried out) I’m still missing you down Here in mine (wishing for another day killing seconds turnin’ my head ’round) I’m still missing you down Here in my garden (Chorus) No movements, no effects One step forth and one step back Time is my hangman The flesh burns away Tomorrow keeps me waiting I’m so troubled and elated It’s a screwed up saturday Just a screwed up saturday I’m a sinner my hell is purple like the cloud in my eyes I see you you you I’m coming after you I’m dragging you down I’m a strayer and Mess is my friend Oh run run run It’s a flood and you’ll drown I’m a proud robber girl Robber girl – robber girl Such a weak-hearted Freak Your gun is bringing me down (Chorus) I see you I’m still screaming through the glass At visiting time I’m a criminal and Fate is my friend Oh run run run It’s dragging you down
Time 04:11
One more year without her I recognized that she was lost in the space But she finds the way back home soon And when she returns she gives birth To me again A month is gone in the winter As I just tried to get some sleep at night Played chess with the monsters Suddenly I wake up into a new spring picture In a day Time is ebbing away One short decision Should I leave or should I stay I fly or I fall humbly One day of thinking Almost too late They’ve lent the world to us For a minute With all the big words And we just stole it Laughing around and keep it to ourselves Running away forever One move in one second As your finger’s twitching on the trigger And your blood stops noising in your ears As the gun sings into them
Storm 04:47
The army from the sky The grey fat bodies Are marching to the edge of the ground I’m running in dust As the warmth is swirling Up into the sky (Chorus) Try to catch your storm Wanna ride against the wind Feel the air on my back Your dust fills my mouth Flying through the storm I hear that throbbing sound These things in my head I’m spinning round and round I cross over the waves Right into the danger Looking for the sun behind You are the beast of all And I am the chaser Turn my skin out to the light (Chorus) The rain keeps falling Your rain on me
Butterflies 04:00
Raspy petal cemetery Where the sun starts to shine Airborne white flake enemies Are dancing in the skyline In the space between the motion They are yearning for the flavour Flashing floating and vibrating It just makes me full of anger (Chorus) I’m afraid of butterflies As they are trembling on the flowers They’re too beautiful for me Until I kill the crazy colours die by one touch of our hand How dare we be so cruel and evil Wing dust flaming on our fingers Just like fresh blood on the crime floor Why is it good to be so fragile If it forces out protection Charm is far too less for me Well I need scratch and bite and action Colours need to be defended Yes, I guess they make you happy And I don’t want to be an oddball But I’m so scared when they’re near me (Chorus) I’m afraid of butterflies As they are trembling on the flowers They’re too beautiful for me Until I kill the crazy colours die by one touch of our hand we are so cruel and evil Wing dust on our fingers Just like fresh blood on the crime floor We’re the killers we are so cruel and evil Wing dust on our fingers Just like fresh blood on the crime floor
Hero 03:15
Standing naked in the crowd again I spread my arms out wide They’re closing around teasing my wounds I have to clear my mind (Chorus) Oh, tear me apart Rip out what you need And then just carry my parts Carry my parts to him Go on and tear me apart Cause the Hero comes around From the skies above The night is speechless My bed is cold his mighty hands Catching a hold Of my little bones There’s no way to kill the pain He has to cut me up again Makes me tremble like a lamb of God (Chorus) So here’s a prayer for you: Strip off, take off the black Come on now show me your truth The maggots in your head Go on and tear me apart My bed gets cold Oh, I grow old in the dark You make me tremble like a lamb You make me tremble like a lamb of God The Hero comes around
Jolly Queen 04:20
The fire of hell burns me Makes the sky dark and cloudy It’s so dirty filthy catchy The sin is raining back The fire spreads on me I’m filled with energy The sin is just a need It’s a throb in my chest (Chorus) Do I have to stay here Do I have to stay Waiting for a free hand Waiting for the day Build my new empire Castle of the truth Freedom is the frame of What I’m looking through All my people come Come rejoice at me I’m the one who made it I’m the jolly queen I have to get out of here I’m bored and full of fear I run but it’s still near The city of the dead I have to get out of here I run but it’s still near Standing makes me crazy So hold on to me baby Hey just run with me and maybe You won’t break your neck Do I have to stay here Do I have to choose a way
GoGo 04:55
(Chorus) I do the solo Easy like the gogo Turning naked up there To learn something about The people all the pretty people They can never see me When I’m crying aloud I do the gogo Spectacular solo While my nerves are crossing The borderline And the people The shiny happy people Remind me it’s just gogo Not cry cry I’m not ready, I’m not really ready yet I don’t look easy, I don’t look really easy yet Give me time, give me a lipstick Smells like the lions are hungry enough I’m not ready, I’m not really ready yet I don’t feel naughty I don’t feel really horny yet I’m a twat, I shouldn’t do this The feed me while I’m playing the part (Chorus) Give me powder Wanna dab it to my nose, Im a clown, but normally I’m scared of those Creepy faces Give me a chrome pole It’s my time to save the world for tonight I’m not ready, I’m not really ready yet But I’m horny or maybe I just act like that Give me smoke, give me champagne And I try to be a lady for a while Only you see glasses dancing on the table Hands are frozen, eyes wide open You try to catch your halo in the mirror Mirror you’ve got to tell me Is that you or I’m a false reflection in your eyes I look into their eyes And ask if anyone can tell my name What’s my name? (Chorus)
Bartender 03:35
Today is the day The green fairy comes this way Bringing magic to the town So the steets are burning down Thoughts are flying through my head Bottle caps’re making me mad Drunken strangers sing aloud I’m fighting through the stinky crowd Hey Stranger hands’re touching my ass In the drunken happiness Feel your stink and feel your itch I’m a bargirl not a bitch Mix your drink and make you hot My Absynthe brings you to God Like the bitches: delicious We serve the dishes We know something about that (Chorus) I’m your bartender And I’m more than the girl Who’s sitting on your knees Cause I’m your bartender I mix your poison And the drunken sexuality Take the bottle take a glass Let the fairy make a mess Burn all sugar to the ground I will mix, you pay the round Don’t know why I sing this song It’s so dumb and not too long But it feels good to be drunk Now in the regular world
Nightsky 03:24
Don’t you give me a sign? You’re just hiding Make me irresolute I lose control Lose humour to survive a day The tram is late And I’m talking to the nightsky (Chorus) Go back and sleep my call-boy I’ll be here again You’re my pretty male whore We’ll make love again I’m just standing here Holding the smoke in my shaking hands The underpass is full of smell Moments are running away without love I’m just singing for the nightsky (Chorus) Go back and sleep my mother I’ll be here again Your daughter’s coming back I’ll touch your skin again Don’t you give me a sign You’re hiding I’m just standing alone without love Smoking all the cigarettes, my dear Listening to the voices of the city Don’t you hear them? Don’t you hear them? Can you hear them The night covers us
Diamond Dogs 01:57
The holy Green Chaos Brings you holy lust Preachers of red lights In corsets so tight Come join together! x2 (Chorus) Come stay around me My dwarf, little darling Deep down inside the wet x2 Filthy eager eyes Crawling for the light An age gone so fast Voices from the past Are whispering to me (Chorus) ..And legs hit the earth now Ankles get broken On and on Blood on the floor


Emerald City is the very first album of the Hungarian band Black Nail Cabaret.


released May 29, 2012

Track 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 written by Emese Árvai-Illés
Track 4 written by Zsófia Tarr
Track 6 and 11 written by Emese Árvai-Illés and Zsófia Tarr
Track 12 written by Emese Árvai-Illés and Krisztián Árvai
All lyrics written by Emese Árvai-Illés
Leading & backing vocals: Emese Árvai-Illés
Keyboards: Zsófia Tarr, Krisztián ’Devon’ Árvai
Electric guitar on track 4, 8, 9, 10 and 11: Tamás Számvéber
Bass on track 9 and 10: László ’Cila’ Hornyák
Sound & Programming: Krisztián ’Devon’ Árvai
Mixed by: Krisztián ’Devon’ Árvai, Sándor ’Veréb’ Számvéber
All songs recorded at Daddy’s Studio, Tatabánya, Hungary
Produced by DC Promotion
Executive Producer: Krisztián ’Devon’ Árvai
Cover Art: Josef Stapel, www.stapeldesign.com

Special thanks to (köszönet nekik) : Árvai Krisztián, Számvéber Sándor ’Veréb’, Hornyák László ’Cila’, Számvéber Tamás, Josef Stapel, Karácsonyi Anna, Nováky Zsuzsanna ’Susy’, Láng Veronika ’Silver Ivy’, Tímár Tímea, Vanyuscsák Bernadett, Szilárd Monsterleg, Köves Panni, Tarr Károly, Illés János & Jánosné, Kisduda Árpád, Torda Tibor, Kassai Balázs, Száraz Kata, Kósa Veronika ’Zoei’, Marinka Zsuzsanna Alexandrovna, Gerendás Bálint, Ruprecht Vilmos, Barok Eszter, Krezinger Szonja, Csepelyi Adrienn, Jeremy Cloward, Damage, Aradi Katta, Mojzes Dóra, Bulissa Éva ’Kagero’, Tabbouch Linda, Antal Gábor ’Gameboy’, Jagasits Mária, Suzy The Makeup Maniac, Kovács Anita ’Orizatriz’, Rupa Viktor, Szabados Gergely, Molnár Tamás, Impact Pulse/Nothing Nada, Gulyás Gábor, Schyzzo Karl.


all rights reserved



Black Nail Cabaret Budapest, Hungary

Black Nail Cabaret is a pop noir duo from Hungary. Formed in 2008, the group consists of Emese Arvai-Illes (vocals) and Krisztian Arvai (keyboards). The band originally started with Sophie Tarr (keyboards) who left the band in 2016 to pursue her own music project. ... more


contact / help

Contact Black Nail Cabaret

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Black Nail Cabaret, you may also like: