Ado with a mean woe,
An ado as aglow;
Belying the paynim
Thou rewrot'st the tome -
An ivy-crown'd and dancing,
And fawn'd and trancing -
Espying the surly wud,
And heeding her not.
Afear'd of Bacchante,
And dost thou 'hold the yill? -
Behind is the sleepless;
Eyne 'holding na mo.
"Onto the paper scribe I the words that fro my heart move -
With every dight letter, with the ebb of ink,
The point of the quill my penmanship doth mirror;
Tales of theft and adultery,
Tales of devilment and witchery -
Tales of me"
Celebration Bacchari

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Bacchante song meanings
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    General CommentBacchus was the ancient Roman god of wine, but was often associated with sex and lust. Celebrations were held in his honour, in which everyone got drunk and had wild orgies. Though legitimate events in the Roman religious calendar, these celebrations were frowned upon and eventually banned, which didn't stop them continuing in secret for some time to come.
    Viroon October 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAnd no, I don't know what that has to do with the song.
    Viroon October 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song, to me is about secret celebrations in the dark. Occult, eroticism, darkness... There is also the holy effect implied by "Bacchari" as Viro pointed out and the pagan traditions, as suggested by the word "witchery".
    He is writing something. That can be taken metaphorically as "he is living his life".
    This song is very specail to me...
    seraphic-deviltryon December 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely about Bacchanalia, the ancient Rome celebrations in honour of Bacchus (at least the literal meaning). "An ivy-crown'd and dancing, and fawn'd and trancing". "Bacchante" is a woman who takes part in Bacchanalia.
    ale5875on June 03, 2012   Link

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