"The Rapture" as written by and Siouxsie The Banshees....
O pull on the rein and haul me in
Back to the start where eyes first blink to see
A flowing mane a cut-glass limb
And they're falling soaring so rhythmically
O pull on the rein and haul me in back to the start
Rebirthed in ecstacy with cherubim and seraphim
When I was falling soaring so rhythmically
Falling soaring falling for you so completely
The Rapture unfurling blues and greens
The Rapture a swirling violet stream
Mystic majestic entangled in a web of curling vapour thread
Encaptured by forces unseen
Enraptured an eclipse intoxicating
Strangely not inside strangely not outside
Drowning in the middle of an eerie transition
And I don't know your name
Never been alive yet I haven't died
I hover disembodied in a semi-wakened haze
Floating far above the cloud
Sinking far below the ground
Only my senses remain
The Rapture unfurling blues and greens
The Rapture a swirling violet stream
Mystic majestic entangled in a web of iridescent curling vapour thread
Floating far above the cloud
Sinking far below the ground
No form only my senses remain
Wondering if I dare to say your name
Wondrous thoughts embalmed avow you came
By the crescent disc rising amethyst
How can love remain the same unchanged?
Moonlight plays upon this sunken brow
Midnight ink bleeds wet mercurial clouds
By the crescent disc rising amethyst
Somnambulist unharnessed storms the plough
By the crescent disc rising amethyst
How can love remain the same unchained?



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"The Rapture" as written by Siouxsie Sioux Martin John Mccarrick

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    General CommentThis song has nothing to do with sex. It is an epic ballad, a rock n roll opera if you will.
    The song is so brilliantly written and composed it would take a lifetime to dissect. The Rapture gives and re gives the gift of itself to the listener. I heard it for the first time in 1996 and still can sit in deep thought about its meaning. My personal opinion is that it's about THE RAPTURE, end of times, etc. And that it's not going to be that bad, it can be a beautiful transition. The line "wondering if I dare to say your name, wonderous thoughts embalmed, avow you came" I think she means she's afraid to name God, because there are so many different Gods/ religions etc. She wants to get His name right. And after all Jesus did vow He would return. I could be completely wrong. Only God and Siouxsie Sioux know.
    paintedbirdon February 01, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentNo comments for this masterpiece! To me, it's about the strength in the female during the making of sweet love that shouldn't be ignored that rises over the male into these moments of rapture.
    sisteraquanettaon May 03, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt is a little bit a homage to Lou Reed´s Street Hassle song.
    Bengalion November 04, 2014   Link

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