"Lorelei" as written by Tina Weymouth, Laura Elizabeth Weymouth, Steven J. C. Stanley, Adrian Belew and Christopher Frantz....
Ferie dearest, was it loe soothfast or a façade
A serenade siren'd to lure Zounds! not to court me?
A menad, yet the sweetest colleen
Certes didst thou me unveil meekly life pristine

Lorelei
A poet of tragedies, scribe I lauds to Death
Yet who the hell was I to dare?
Lorelei
Canst thou not see thou to me needful art?
Canst thou not see the loss of loe painful is?

Dedally didst thou perform the tragic pasquinade
For all years a damndest and driegh'd accolade
Caus'd for all eyes mazed to behold a mêlee
In the midst did I swainly cast thee my bouquet
The one and sole faggot that feedeth the fire
Bellow'd bidingly by my heart's quailing quire

Lorelei
A poet of tragedies, scribe I lauds to Death
Yet who the hell was I to dare?
Lorelei
Canst thou not see thou to me needful art?
Canst thou not see the loss of loe painful is?

Perchance author I thee this ikon'd apologue for aught
Doth the wecht burthen thee?, then bethink thine afterthought
'Tween Aether and 'Nether art thou the peerless phoenix
Prithee, darlingmost! - court me rather than the peevish prolix


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"Lorelei" as written by Laura Elizabeth Weymouth Tina Weymouth

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  • +1
    General CommentThere is a remix of this song that I really like.
    The lyrics are pretty difficult to make sense of however, this type of old-time-English in lyrics feels a bit pretentious...
    Secubiaon October 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSecubia, it is just their style of writing. Enjoying music isn't always about the lyrics and the meaning, and personally I think it's poetic. At any rate, just for you, here is a stab at a translation. Have I not got anything better to do? No lol

    Dear fairy, was it true love or a deception
    A love song sung to lure – damn! not to court me?
    A mad woman, yet the sweetest maid -
    Truly, you gently woke me to perfect life
    Lorelei,
    A poet of tragedies, I write prayers to death
    Yet who the hell was I to dare?
    Lorelei,
    Can't you see I need you?
    Can't you see that the loss of love is painful?
    You skilfully ridiculed me in public
    For all years a damned and endured ceremony
    Caused all surprised eyes to see the struggle
    In the middle of it all I praised you like a young country lad
    The one and only bundle of sticks that feeds the fire
    Commanded by my heart's cowering choir
    Lorelei,
    A poet of tragedies, I write prayers to death
    Yet who the hell was I to dare?
    Lorelei,
    Can't you see I need you?
    Can't you see that the loss of love is painful?
    By chance I write you this iconed fable at all,
    Does the weight burden you? Then think through your change of plans;
    You are between heaven and hell, unrivaled phoenix -
    Pray thee, sweetheart! - woo me rather than (my irritable and prolonged writings?)
    draigon September 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNice work on that! I've never actually listened to the lyrics in this before, I just think it's a beautiful song, but that just makes it ever the more powerful.
    RainbowDemonon December 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLovely song, and, contrary to popular opinion, I think the use of archaic whose meaning is slightly opaque actually adds to the gothic ambience of the music rather than detracts from it.

    Anyway, the credits at the bottom are amusingly erroneous - I think they've got this page confused with the song 'Lorelei' by the Comeback Kid. Oops.
    profsketton May 15, 2012   Link

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