"Her Ghost In The Fog" as written by Paul James Allender, Dani Davey, Adrian Paul Erlandsson, Gianpiero Guiseppe Piras, Robin Mark Eaglestone and Martin F. Powell....
The Moon, she hangs like a cruel portrait
Soft winds whisper the bidding of trees
As this tragedy starts with a shattered glass heart
And the Midnightmare trampling of dreams
But no, no tears please
Fear and pain may accompany Death
But it is desire that shepherds it's certainty
As We shall see

She was divinity's creature
That kissed in cold mirrors
A Queen of snow
Far beyond compare
Lips attuned to symmetry
Sought Her everywhere
Dark liquored eyes
An Arabian nightmare

She shone on watercolors
Of my pond life as pearl
Until those who couldn't have Her
Cut Her free of this World

That fateful Eve when
The trees stank of sunset and camphor
Their lanterns chased phantoms and threw
An inquisitive glance, like the shadows they cast
On my love picking rue by the light of the moon

Putting reason to flight
Or to death as their way
They crept through woods mesmerized
By the taffeta Ley
Of Her hips that held sway
Over all they surveyed
Save a mist on the rise
(A deadly blessing to hide)
Her ghost in the fog

They raped left
(Five men of God)
Her ghost in the fog

Dawn discovered Her there
Beneath the Cedar's stare
Silk dress torn, Her raven hair
Flown to gown Her beauty bared
Was starred with frost, I knew Her lost
I wept 'til tears crept back to prayer

She'd sworn Me vows in fragrant blood
"Never to part
Lest jealous Heaven stole our hearts"

Then this I screamed:
"Come back to Me
I was born in love with thee
So why should fate stand in between?"

And as I drowned Her gentle curves
With dreams unsaid and final words
I espied a gleam trodden to earth
The Church bell tower key...

The village mourned her by the by
For She'd been a witch
Their Men had longed to try
And I broke under Christ seeking guilty signs
My tortured soul on ice

A Queen of snow
Far beyond compare
Lips attuned to symmetry
Sought Her everywhere
Trappistine eyes
An Arabian nightmare

She was Ersulie possessed
Of a milky white skin
My porcelain Yin
A graceful Angel of Sin

And so for Her
The breeze stank of sunset and camphor
My lantern chased Her phantom and blew
Their Chapel ablaze and all locked in to a pain
Best reserved for judgment that their bible construed

Putting reason to flight
Or to flame unashamed
I swept form cries
By the taffeta Ley
Or Her hips that held sway
Over all those at bay
Save a mist on the rise
A final blessing to hide
Her ghost in the fog

And I embraced
Where lovers rot
Her ghost in the fog

Her ghost in the fog

Lyrics submitted by sean, edited by DeathImmortal

"Her Ghost in the Fog" as written by Dani Davey Adrian Paul Erlandsson

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentIt wasn't that no men could have her, obviously the narrator in the song is talking about his lover, it's evident in the line "She'd sworn Me vows in fragrant blood
    'Never to part
    Lest jealous Heaven stole our hearts'"
    The girl he's describing is too beautiful for everyone and she knows it, "She was divinity's creature" means she was perfect, god's child. "that kissed in cold mirrors", this means that she knew of her beauty. The mirror is a reflection of herself, and it's cold because narcisism is a negative thing. The intro "the moon, she hangs like a cruel portrait..." is foreshadowing the entire story, especially in the lines "fear and pain may accompany death, but it is desire that shepards its certainty" That is saying that her perfection is going to be what kills her, the other mens desires of what they can't have make them rape and kill her. Anyways the rest is basically self explanatory. Brilliant lyrics.
    dillingerescapeplanon March 08, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIts possible that people don't like his voice.... I personally think his voice seduces me. I get the weirdest feeling when I listen to this song. It reminds me of me 4 years ago when I wanted to be a witch and live in a wood house in the middle of the forest. :)
    xxbrackishxxon August 29, 2002   Link
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    GreatRedGoaton October 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song really helped me through a depressing time in my life (when i lost my girlfriend)....thank u CoF
    Survived Abortionon May 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCoF kicks my ass. and your ass. Ah, how can you not like Dani's voice? I'm a girl and I can't scream that high to save my life. I love it. ^_^
    Afinaon July 20, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song, to me, means a lot. it's exactly what waster said. this woman who, because of her beauty, no men could have. so five priests raped her and left her in the woods. this song has such meaning. cof is personally my favourite band. i love dani's vocals. in fact, he's one of my favoruites from the band. he and gian. i love CoF they're my inspiration for my songs and drumwork.
    Beauty_to_Asheson September 26, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI just love cradle of filth because I, unlike a lot of people around nowadays, appreciate the music and lyrics for what it is, not for what the bands appearance or reputation is, and I especially don't let the fact that so many stupid little fucking kids all obsess over it because its 'hard-core metal' as they like to think it is...
    beatensenselesson December 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    Proves that you're too shallow to get to know someone based on their appearance.

    Two things wrong with that:
    Not all goth people are ugly, and:
    So do preppy chicks. What's your point?

    Anyway, on to the song.
    It's a very deep song, and it obviously has a more personal meaning to the writer (I'm not sure if Dani came up with all the lyrics or someone else in the band did). Also, to all of you saying "LOL SHE GETS RAPED WAT A BITCH", get a life.
    Victor8988on December 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about a woman with such great beuty that no men could have her. so five priests were so frustrated that they raped and killed her
    waster666-1on May 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI have to give C.O.F. credit they are very artistic, and I like there posters, T shirts, ect., but I'm not really into there music. Dont get me wrong the instruments, and lyrics are VERY good. I just dont like the vocals. I realize alot of people are into C.O.F., and thats cool, its still better than alot of other stuff out there. I'd listen to C.O.F before Id EVER listen to [c]rap music. Anyways, they do have talent. I just cant stand the vocals. Although. I guess the lead singer is part of there popularity. Am I right?
    Ratgirlon June 11, 2002   Link

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