"Pointing Bone" as written by Robert James Smith, Steven Severin, Budgie, and Sioux,....
From the fury pit, a reek of misery
Like a trumpet groan, tornado moan
The splendor splits like a golden skin

He and the wizards cry like hummingbirds
In treasure glows, your weeping wings
And a slaughter grins, on a pleasure spike

When held on high by the riverside
Like a torn-throat child in a jackals hide
Cool water dies, vile diamond eyes

Silent in flamingo ease distant in troubled trance
Within a whirlpool, we're breaking our backs
The tears of the moon, the sweat of the sun
Sacrificial hearts for a pointing bone

With a gorgons head and a coal of skulls
They're kindling fires in open wounds
Pointing bone, in a jaguar skin, blood matted mane
Beacons blaze toward a waning moon

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"Pointing Bone" as written by Steven Severin Robert James Smith

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    General CommentI have no clue what this is about. Deinately one of the Banshees more obscure lyrics; but I love the brooding, eiree mood delivered by this track. It's a great way to build tension before the creshendo that is Blow The House Down.
    JJKelsallon September 22, 2012   Link
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    General CommentA type of Aboriginal magic, the pointing of the bone (sometimes called singing someone) was believed to cause death. People who had been 'pointed' often died, not as a result of the magic itself, but because of their belief that they would die i.e., death through superstition or imagination.
    JJKelsallon December 01, 2012   Link

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