Thee I invoke, bornless one
all woman, pure predator
wherein conspiracy and impulse dwell
like a seething fall from grace

Thee I worship...

Thou art darkest Gabrielle
Lilith who rode the steed
thou art pale Hecate
rising from Thessaly

Crush their unworthy idols
no church shall bar our path
seductive Evil drink your fill
of the bleeding christ in your arms

You are in my dreams
the darkness in my eyes
the rapture in my screams
Black Goddess arise

Nothing will keep us apart
we could kill them all
if our desire tore free
Our union is one, sweet, sinful Eve

And the night draws in beside her
as we embrace the dark side by side
I pour my soul to those eyes full of fire
to harvest the seed ploughed inside her

Archangel, snare the flesh
suck dry the ebbing wound
leave them lifeless and broken
my beloved...

Oh, how I craved for you
You so pure and other-worldly with your scent of Winter
am I to bleed myself dry to see your delight?

And the fear retreats forever
(come to me...Black Goddess arise)
when my secrets are buried in thine
(come to me...Black Goddess arise)
under seven stars we came together
(come to me...Black Goddess arise)
to plot the new age's decline
(come to me...ARISE!)

Ishtar my Queen
come forth to me
and help me seize
my future from the House of Death

That in the release of immortality
I should slay their fucking nazarene
Ah...the lies...the jew...I kill for you

Hidden lusts will break the gates and swarm
as love secretes the thrill for war
the virgin raped shall seek to whore
She-wolf bare your snarling jaw


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    General Commenthmm...what can I say? The Black Goddess rises...
    "the lies...the jew...I kill for you" - sheer genius
    doombunnehon September 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOne sees this figure a lot in Dani Filth's lyrics -- an "evil" goddess whom the narrator either fervently worships or desires to make his wife. Sometimes she seems to be a vampire: note the line "Am I to bleed myself dry to see your delight?" He submits to this woman/goddess/vampire in a sadomasochistic, even self-sacrificing way: "You are in my dreams/ the darkness in my eyes/ the rapture in my screams."

    Like I say, Filth uses this image a lot. But of all the times this dark goddess appears, here and in The Black Goddess Rises II are where CoF do it best and most beautifully, with passion that's largely missing from their later work. The narrator alternately cries his utter submission and devotion, and screams his willingness to destroy Christianity in her honor. The background chant of "Come to me . . . Black Goddess arise" is breathtaking (and sadly missing from "The Black Goddess Rises II").
    MaureenLycaonon June 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe song is just pure beauty. the words show his adoration in such a magical way.
    DarkAbysson November 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHas anyone ever looked at The Principle of Evil Made Flesh album, and see how Dani has on a shirt that says "The Black Goddess Rises" that almost is on the precise same latitude as the song title listed on the back?

    I think this was an awful album but this was the only good song on it.
    Necrophagus2Comingon September 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about THE goddess. The one that christianity forbide to worship and destroy her cult. Now the goddess returns and she call all mankind to return to pagan ways.
    Aegipanon December 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is the revival of the black goddess!!!!
    She will slay their fucking nazarene through those who worship her, and the church will despair, for their lies will be uncovered.
    Dani is but a minion of the goddess, but, as he has aided her return, she satiates his hedonistic desires.
    Wackuson August 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentshe's the all encompassing goddess ancient mother. The one Christians fear with their life. But secretly desire.
    vladlockeon August 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenteve lilith ishtar venus hecate , women were always blamed for religious conflict.
    vladlockeon August 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenteve lilith ishtar venus hecate , women were always blamed for religious conflict.
    vladlockeon August 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentpandoras box ya know ok im done
    vladlockeon August 18, 2007   Link

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