Weak midnight promises of love
Were wept upon Her grave
And shunned by stars above
In mortal life lurks my dismay
An Angel stole my heart
and Death took Her away

She sleeps beyond the grace of god
A dreaming beauty
If wishes could only fray that bond
The dead would sing for me...

Twelfth moon arose with ghostly voice
A poet's serenade
Her name a whisper 'pon my lips
And lo, Rorasa came

"Fear me not my grieving King
Funereal in breath
The secrets of the dark I know
And thus, we shall cheat Death"

My promises wrought though despondence that night
Have delivered me gifts from the grave
Rorasa enshadowed and eternal life
Never a Devil so vain
The Angel is fallen, for I thought her lost
And no heaven would silence the pain
Teach me these secrets, the sensual frost
Desire for warm blood again

Princess lay down thy florid cheek
In drunken splendour
Tonight rare regal fate has cast
The wolves among the sheep

Dark nature clasp my soul
Around Her throat mine arms enfold
To sleep, perchance to dream
And then...
To dusk and flesh ascend

The Sun descends, magenta spirits fill the skies
and wreak erotic maladies where sex and Death abide
From writhing tides where gothick siren weave their song to shore
Through the ashes of the battlefields where ravens and angels war
As phantoms we have fled the basilisk of day
To rise as phoenix taloned, nightly taking prey

We rule like the red and risen moon upon the sea
The stars of judgement silent, for we share joyous
Eternity
Damnation
Salvation
Stigmata plague

The wine of Bacchus flows
Listen to the thunder rage

Deceivers dragged before their cross
I am He that vanquished Death
And bore the sting of loss
What vulgar christ will unprise my grasp?
His temple, ruined, burns
And sweet Rorasa laughs

I am enamoured and imparadised
To catch the fires dancing profanely in her eyes
"I will crush them all
If this holds thy delight"
Rather dead forever than to lose her
Nymph-lascivious Aphrodite


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    General Commentyeah musically i think this is one of their best songs, and its on their best album.
    phatpaton April 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy interpertation(im pretty sure about this song-contrary to other cof songs):

    "Weak midnight promises of love
    Were wept upon Her grave
    And shunned by stars above
    In mortal life lurks my dismay
    An Angel stole my heart
    and Death took Her away"

    his love died an he weeps opun her grave

    "She sleeps beyond the grace of god
    A dreaming beauty
    If wishes could only fray that bond
    The dead would sing for me..."

    her soul is beyond the 'realm' of god.

    "Twelfth moon arose with ghostly voice
    A poet's serenade
    Her name a whisper 'pon my lips
    And lo, Rorasa came"

    here danny reavels that it is a december night and
    the dead women he loved called - rorasa.
    rorasa - a name of a witch from the 'witches gospel'.
    in wihch rorasa was the disciple of the goodess of the moon 'diana'.

    "Fear me not my grieving King
    Funereal in breath
    The secrets of the dark I know
    And thus, we shall cheat Death"

    rorasa is back from the dead with a secret that can help danny live forever.

    "My promises wrought though despondence that night
    Have delivered me gifts from the grave
    Rorasa enshadowed and eternal life
    Never a Devil so vain
    The Angel is fallen, for I thought her lost
    And no heaven would silence the pain
    Teach me these secrets, the sensual frost
    Desire for warm blood again"

    this can mean the secret of eternal life has to do with
    the desire for warm blood - vampirism through drinking others blood and/or to have a warm blood even in death.

    "Princess lay down thy florid cheek
    In drunken splendour
    Tonight rare regal fate has cast
    The wolves among the sheep"

    rorasa is drunk - a clue which means she drank is blood.
    now they are both vampires and can act as 'wolves'
    among the sheeps - the victims.

    "Dark nature clasp my soul
    Around Her throat mine arms enfold
    To sleep, perchance to dream
    And then...
    To dusk and flesh ascend"

    danny describes the feeling of becoming a vampire -
    with his arms wrapped around her neck as she just bitten him.

    "The Sun descends, magenta spirits fill the skies
    and wreak erotic maladies where sex and Death abide
    From writhing tides where gothick siren weave their song to shore
    Through the ashes of the battlefields where ravens and angels war
    As phantoms we have fled the basilisk of day
    To rise as phoenix taloned, nightly taking prey"

    maladies are a reference to illnesses - those are specificlly connected to Death and Sex - vampirism.
    gothick sirens - actually sirens are from greek mythologhy.they are like mermaids who use their beautiful voice (while singing) and later their beauty
    to attract sailor to their doom.
    ravens - actually means 'satan's angels' ,they appear in many cof lyrics - and yet not as the animals - since the animals are deliberatly called 'crows'(in cof's songs).
    phantoms - a ghost ,a spectre.
    as ghost they hide from daylight - as in the night they arise stronger as pheonix(a mythologhical bird which ressurects) to hunt.

    "We rule like the red and risen moon upon the sea
    The stars of judgement silent, for we share joyous
    Eternity
    Damnation
    Salvation
    Stigmata plague"

    the stars of judgement - refers to astral pagan deities and the believe(originally pagan) that stars can determine one's fate(survived till today - astrology).
    stigmata - in middle ages christianity - a believe that trying to feel jesus's pain on the cross or trying to share is burden can manifest with his crucifiction wounds in the believers body.

    "The wine of Bacchus flows
    Listen to the thunder rage"

    this is an important part we shouldnt allow to miss...
    it was believed that the eruptions of the vesuvios vulcano mountain in italy is a punishment to the romans from the god of wine bachus because they left paganism and began to practice christianity.
    have a look on this picture which emphasizes the link between bachus and vesuvios.
    qsov.com/Italy2005/…

    so the wine of bachus is a metaphore for the lava,
    while the thunder rage is the sound of the eruption itself.

    "Deceivers dragged before their cross
    I am He that vanquished Death
    And bore the sting of loss
    What vulgar christ will unprise my grasp?
    His temple, ruined, burns
    And sweet Rorasa laughs"

    the christians are portrayed as decievers who defended the cross before their lives(dragged before their cross).
    the temple of christ(churches) are burned by the lava - yet danny escaped death because he gained eternal life with rorasa and her pagan ways.

    "I am enamoured and imparadised
    To catch the fires dancing profanely in her eyes
    "I will crush them all
    If this holds thy delight"
    Rather dead forever than to lose her
    Nymph-lascivious Aphrodite"

    observing how she delights from the sights of the eruption,danny,promises to kill more christians if it will please her.
    he rather be forever dead(vampire) than to live without her.
    roznson October 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm listening to this song as I type and I can tell you all that this is another of the good songs from Cradle. I enjoy this song but I still think that the best song by them is Scorched Earth Erotica, it's definently a good song.
    Wilcoboyon June 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard the soundcheck recording on livebait disk2, and i have to say, it lives up to its name.
    erudite strangeron March 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentProbably one of the best written songs about vampires in my opinion. Not that hard to figure out, his lover is dead, but one night she returns to him as a vampire and makes him into one as well. It's pretty obvious to tell that they're vampires because eternal life, blood, hiding from the day, and taking prey are all mentioned. Favorite line is probably "As phantoms we have fled the basilisk of day / To rise as phoenix taloned, nightly taking prey" Oh and the best written part is from "Twelfth moon arose..." to "...and thus, we shall cheat death"

    Great lyrics!!
    kandyon July 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is based on a fairytale about Rorasa. A woman who cannot find the right man to marry, so she throws herself to death. On her way down, she is saved by the moon goddess Diana, and thenceforth puts her faith into Her. In the actual tale, she never dies, and gets married to the man of her dreams. But since Dani likes to twist fairytales, he has taken the perspective of a man who was in love with Rorasa, but learned of her death so he feels great pain in the beginning. But since Rorasa has been saved by the Dark Goddess, she comes to him with the mind that she and him can use this power to cheat death under the prowess of the moon. And then of course Dani hints at vampirism, and paganism which would lead to Anti-Christian endeavors such as burning the temples of Christ. Fair enough by my standards
    Reptile_Houseon April 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy interpertation(im pretty sure about this song-contrary to other cof songs):

    "Weak midnight promises of love
    Were wept upon Her grave
    And shunned by stars above
    In mortal life lurks my dismay
    An Angel stole my heart
    and Death took Her away"

    his love died an he weeps opun her grave

    "She sleeps beyond the grace of god
    A dreaming beauty
    If wishes could only fray that bond
    The dead would sing for me..."

    her soul is beyond the 'realm' of god.

    "Twelfth moon arose with ghostly voice
    A poet's serenade
    Her name a whisper 'pon my lips
    And lo, Rorasa came"

    here danny reavels that it is a december night and
    the dead women he loved called - rorasa.
    rorasa - a name of a witch from the 'witches gospel'.
    in wihch rorasa was the disciple of the goodess of the moon 'diana'.

    "Fear me not my grieving King
    Funereal in breath
    The secrets of the dark I know
    And thus, we shall cheat Death"

    rorasa is back from the dead with a secret that can help danny live forever.

    "My promises wrought though despondence that night
    Have delivered me gifts from the grave
    Rorasa enshadowed and eternal life
    Never a Devil so vain
    The Angel is fallen, for I thought her lost
    And no heaven would silence the pain
    Teach me these secrets, the sensual frost
    Desire for warm blood again"

    this can mean the secret of eternal life has to do with
    the desire for warm blood - vampirism through drinking others blood and/or to have a warm blood even in death.

    "Princess lay down thy florid cheek
    In drunken splendour
    Tonight rare regal fate has cast
    The wolves among the sheep"

    rorasa is drunk - a clue which means she drank is blood.
    now they are both vampires and can act as 'wolves'
    among the sheeps - the victims.

    "Dark nature clasp my soul
    Around Her throat mine arms enfold
    To sleep, perchance to dream
    And then...
    To dusk and flesh ascend"

    danny describes the feeling of becoming a vampire -
    with his arms wrapped around her neck as she just bitten him.

    "The Sun descends, magenta spirits fill the skies
    and wreak erotic maladies where sex and Death abide
    From writhing tides where gothick siren weave their song to shore
    Through the ashes of the battlefields where ravens and angels war
    As phantoms we have fled the basilisk of day
    To rise as phoenix taloned, nightly taking prey"

    maladies are a reference to illnesses - those are specificlly connected to Death and Sex - vampirism.
    gothick sirens - actually sirens are from greek mythologhy.they are like mermaids who use their beautiful voice (while singing) and later their beauty
    to attract sailor to their doom.
    ravens - actually means 'satan's angels' ,they appear in many cof lyrics - and yet not as the animals - since the animals are deliberatly called 'crows'(in cof's songs).
    phantoms - a ghost ,a spectre.
    as ghost they hide from daylight - as in the night they arise stronger as pheonix(a mythologhical bird which ressurects) to hunt.

    "We rule like the red and risen moon upon the sea
    The stars of judgement silent, for we share joyous
    Eternity
    Damnation
    Salvation
    Stigmata plague"

    the stars of judgement - refers to astral pagan deities and the believe(originally pagan) that stars can determine one's fate(survived till today - astrology).
    stigmata - in middle ages christianity - a believe that trying to feel jesus's pain on the cross or trying to share is burden can manifest with his crucifiction wounds in the believers body.

    "The wine of Bacchus flows
    Listen to the thunder rage"

    this is an important part we shouldnt allow to miss...
    it was believed that the eruptions of the vesuvios vulcano mountain in italy is a punishment to the romans from the god of wine bachus because they left paganism and began to practice christianity.
    have a look on this picture which emphasizes the link between bachus and vesuvios.
    qsov.com/Italy2005/…

    so the wine of bachus is a metaphore for the lava,
    while the thunder rage is the sound of the eruption itself.

    "Deceivers dragged before their cross
    I am He that vanquished Death
    And bore the sting of loss
    What vulgar christ will unprise my grasp?
    His temple, ruined, burns
    And sweet Rorasa laughs"

    the christians are portrayed as decievers who defended the cross before their lives(dragged before their cross).
    the temple of christ(churches) are burned by the lava - yet danny escaped death because he gained eternal life with rorasa and her pagan ways.

    "I am enamoured and imparadised
    To catch the fires dancing profanely in her eyes
    "I will crush them all
    If this holds thy delight"
    Rather dead forever than to lose her
    Nymph-lascivious Aphrodite"

    observing how she delights from the sights of the eruption,danny,promises to kill more christians if it will please her.
    he rather be forever dead(vampire) than to live without her.
    roznson October 05, 2008   Link

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