Roll of thunder
Kiss and the scream
Hold out my arms and scars start to show
Howling for the glory of the innocent
But don't despair for the shame I know

The taste of ash on my tongue
Faith and prayers, wanton dust
Chanting strangers, blood on their cheeks
Haunt my dreams all covered in blood

Dance, Dance on Glass
Saints and Martyrs
Dance, Dance on Glass
Saints and Martyrs

Tarnish, taint, and punish me softly
Cut that bleeds and burning skin
Screaming in the darkness, torn and ragged
For the love of God, my dreams look dim
So

Dance, Dance on Glass
Saints and Martyrs
Dance, Dance on Glass
Saints and Martys

A whisper and a promise lit on fire
Kiss the hands where the angels dread
Love is the corpse that draws on dreams
Rips them apart and tears them to shreds
So

Dance, Dance on Glass
Saints and Martys
Dance, Dance on Glass
Saints and Martyrs

Tarnish, taint, and punish me softly
Cut that bleeds and burning skin
Screaming in the darkness, torn and ragged
For the love of God, my dreams look dim

A whisper and a promise lit on fire
Kiss the hands where the angels dread
Love is the corpse that draws on dreams
Rips them apart and tears them to shreds
So

Dance, Dance on Glass
Saints and Martyrs
Dance, Dance on Glass
Saints and Martyrs
Dance, Dance on Glass


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  • +2
    General CommentThis is essentially the Black Planet demo with guide vocals.
    gothic_hobbiton January 15, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is just such a great song. The lyrics really speak in volumes of this unknown pain and anguish, and tells you to pillage these feelings. To explore, to take a chance, to Dance on Glass. The Sisters of Mercy are truly great musicians, and their music is and inspiration to many people...
    o0Sid0oon August 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBear in mind that the songwriter for this song could be Wayne Hussey, then a SOM member but which after the first CD broke apart from the band to form The Mission Uk. In fact, the Mission has a song by the same name (different music).
    Moshon February 22, 2007   Link

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