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Death And The Maiden - Lyrics

I spy the spreading fear
That crawls wormlike beneath
This ageing mask of time that grasps
To call itself belief

So down here in the valley of the shadow of death
To the best denomination I have taken her soul
To show just what faith-tested means
Never seen the sun
Never been undone
Never thought her feeble screams would court such fascination
Never in a thousand years, no
A thousand years

I am the lord of the bored underworld
Her hand is pleasured in mine
Together we will climb past the pearly castellations
A wealth of treasures to find

We'll fly, crows of ill-omen
Across a leaden sky
To red squares of holy roman
Catholicism in an eye
To deeply sow, where sorrow rose
Having all tomorrows for our wedded union to impose

The world in misery succumbs to frost
Without her here I'm lost
The seasons absorb the cost
Together our paths are crossed
Eros and Thanatos
One by one
Love's raised horns sound their sweet surrender
And one by one
Her defences fall, debris
My will be done
I shall storm the gates where fates defend her
And once I've won
Her heart will belong to me

I saw her there gathering despair
By the light of the moon on the vale of Nysa
I walked the endless night
Before she pressed from me
The swallowed seed of winter's bite
Undressed Persephone

So down here in the shadow of the valley of kings
Let this sticky situation spur on fertility
Come be my perennial queen
Never seen the sun
Never been undone
Never thought her velvet ports would wean such masturbation
Never in a thousand years

Whithout her here I'm lost
The season absorb the cost
Together our paths are crossed
Eros and Thanatos
Without her here I'm lost
The seasons absorb the cost
Together our paths are crossed
Eros and Thanatos
One by one
Love's raised horns sound their sweet surrender
And one by one
Her defences fall, debris
My will be done
I shall storm the gates where fates defend her
And once I've won
Her heart will belong to me

Hades, I've slept delightfully within these open arms
Plucked, I'm a magnet to your charms
Lost in a skeletal dance

I rent the meadow's earth to embed her as my bride
This wond'rous light of life that rights the wrongs I've bred inside
Her mouth no longer plaintive
Those lips no longer dry
We waltz the great halls naked, candlelit and oft obliged
To deeply sow, where sorrow froze
Having all tomorrows to bathe in the savoured afterglow
To slave at the favoured crafts we know

Writer(s): MARTIN SKAROUPKA, DANIEL LLOYD DAVEY, DANIEL FIRTH, RICHARD SHAW, MAREK SMERDA, LINDSAY MATHESON

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