"Cthulhu Dawn" as written by Paul James Allender, Dani Davey, Robin Mark Eaglestone, Adrian Paul Erlandsson, Gianpiero Guiseppe Piras and Martin F. Powell....
Spatter the stars
Douse their luminosity
With our amniotic retch
Promulgating the birth
Of another Hell on Earth
Shadows gather poisoned henna for the flesh
A necrotic cattle brand
The hissing downfall pentagram
Carven deep upon the church doors of the damned
But no Passover is planned
A great renewal growls at hand
And only when they're running
Will they come to understand

So ends the pitiful reign of Man

When the moon exhales
Behind a veil
Of widowhood and clouds
On a Biblical scale
We raise the stakes
To silhouette the impaled
Crowds

Within this kissed disembowel arena
A broken seal on an ancient curse
Unleashes beasts from the seismic breach
With lightning reach and genocidal thirst
Mountains of archaos theories
In collision as at planetary dawn
Apocalypse's razorbacks
Beat wings on glass as thunder cracks
Unfurled across a world hurled to the black

Cthulhu dawn

Shatter the glass house
Wherein spirits breathe out
Halitosis of the soul
From a recking abscess
Plague of far righteousness
All fates hang in the balance
Mocking crucified dolls
An inquisition outs
When the Sun goes out our powers
Will extend throughout Heaven like Asphodel
As they have for countless lustrum
In dark Midian accustoned
To burning effigies of our enemies well

So begins the sibilant world Death knell

When a corpse wind howls
And awakes from drowse
The scheming dead freed
Of gossamer shrouds
We gorgonise eyes
Of the storm aroused
Red

Blinding time
All lines dine on this instance
A melting spool of beggar, negative frames
The skies teem alive, to watch die
Mankind hauled to fable in vast tenement graves

Cthulhu dawn


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"Cthulhu Dawn" as written by Dani Davey Adrian Paul Erlandsson

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    General CommentCthulhu is this great beast that lives under the ocean, when it rises, it will destroy all man-kind. There you go.
    deCarabason March 16, 2003   Link
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    General CommentCthulhu is the creation of H.P. Lovecraft and a group of other authors. He was the most well-known of a series of gods that features in short stories written by Lovecraft and his friends in the 20s/30s/40s.

    Lovecraft also created the Necronomicon made popular by movies like Evil Dead; unfortunately, some weirdos take Cthulhu and the Necronomicon more seriously and act as if Lovecraft's stories are based on real Sumerian myths and a "real" Necronomicon. However, every single Necronomicon that has been found so far has been fake, and Cthulhu does not appear in ANY Sumerian or Babylonian myths whatsoever. If anybody ever mentions the Cthulhu mythos as real, punch them in the face for being so stupid.

    But nevertheless, read the stories - they're great.
    6th_sadistic_sniperon May 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentCthulhu is used more as a symbolic in this song I think. And historical significance means nothing in the ritual chamber... Er, read a book by Peter Carroll (Liber Null and Psychonaut maybe?) before you begin Lovecraft-esque occultism. Cthulhu is seen as a manifestation of raw human fear (I don't recall that as being noted in Carrols work, but this applies in the song). And I know you were reffering to the Simon Necronomicon hehe, the guy switched KUTULU (Cthulhu) for TIAMAT sometimes, made no sense. I guess calling it the Necronomicon helped sales though.
    Zanarathon October 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI would basically sum up Cthulu Dawn by saying "Apocalypse"

    Darkday: Cradle of Filth lyrics aren't that easy to understand even for some native English speakers. I have no idea about that line. I think I did, a little while ago, but I've forgotten/can't be stuffed remembering. Sorry.
    666unconsciouson January 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcthulhu.org/cthulhu/…

    *cough* Answer your question? Cthulhu for president!
    empire of dirton March 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentlol. The short answer would be "Cthulhu is someone you don't want to mess with." The long answer would be to quote all of Lovecraft's work on the topic. Guess which one you're getting.

    I don't particularly like this song as Cradle of Filth aren't my cup of tea, but I just had to see what kinds of comments were posted.

    Vote Cthulhu in 2004 or he'll eat you!
    diabolusmaguson March 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this whole COF album. It's not my fav, but I think it is the darkest one yet. Their recent one damnation And A Day is more heavy than dark I think. I agree with what everyone is saying too.
    pollockon April 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHahaha yes. Damn that Simon Necronomicon.
    6th_sadistic_sniperon November 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentNearly all of You got the meaning right. I've come to notice that,usually, CoF songs are pretty self-explanatory. But anyway, this is about Cthulhu/Ktulu/Kutulu/Clulu and all his Demon/Evil minions rising up from the bottom of the deepest portion of the sea near Babylon to destroy Humanity.
    Later, Georgie
    060606on December 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHey if youve ever seen the live video, does it not look like marylon manson is standing behind some chick in the front
    necrobreed789on December 29, 2004   Link

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