"The Sweetest Chill" as written by and Siouxsie The Banshees....
Hearing you in my sleep
Feeling you, your cadence seeps
Whispering in flashback
The specters of your memories
Fall in glistening showers

Such a tender descent
Intones this haunting lament

The sweetest chill

Fearing you but calling your name
Icy breath encases my skin
Fingers like a fountain of needles
Shiver along my spine
And rain down so divine

The sweetest chill
The sweetest chill

A drowning so sublime
Spins in a heavenly climb

Calling you, tears thaw my sleep
Wanting you, this hoary web is weaved
From this strange confusion
Grows a perverse communication
It enthralls me and coils me around

The sweetest chill
The sweetest chill
The sweetest chill

Enchantment ebbs and whirls
The sweetest chill
Enchantment ebbs and whirls
The thrill, the sweetest chill



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"The Sweetest Chill" as written by The Banshees Siouxsie

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    General CommentI recall John Carruthers saying that this was about a dead lover visiting in the night.
    didleyrooon January 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSIOUXSIE: "It touches on the death of a loved one, being touched by the chill of their presence..." Source: NME 28/09/85.

    CARRUTHERS: "This is about a visitation from a lover's spirit who is already dead - someone who comes back from the grave and greets her as a lover. I don't think Sioux wrote it from personal experience, but you never know. Whenever she tries to write a love song it always comes out from a very different standpoint. It's not exactly Bonnie Tyler, though Sioux can do a great Bonnie impersonation. Source: Melody Maker 1986.
    JJKelsallon December 01, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThe dichotomy of a sweet chill. Sorta like if something is bittersweet, carrying mixed emotion. This is likely about a man that perhaps part of her loves and longs for.
    lokithecaton April 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI recall John Carruthers saying that this was about a dead lover visiting in the night.
    didleyrooon January 09, 2008   Link

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