Behind the door
The poison door
We search the still hours
Looking
For a place to hide(For a place to hide)
Behind the door
Where dreams collide(Where dreams collide)
Behind the door
The poison door
We sit in silence waiting
For a deadly friend
Behind the door
Where dreams descend(Where dreams descend)
And the shadows smile

Lips dark and wild
The shadows smile
And kiss the sky
Behind the door
The poison door
The puppets dance on a burning floor
Like dying flames
Behind the door
Shoot me down again

[repeat to first break]

And kiss your memory goodbye
And the shadows smile
But their lips are ssss...

And the shadows smile
Lips dark and wild
And the shadows smile
Kiss your memory goodbye
And the shadows smile
Lips dark and wild
And kiss the sky


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    General CommentAlright, since no one else will. This was one of my favorites...I was in high school, and got my first CD burner. Somehow this song always made it on my mixes, no matter what. Seriously, I even went through this stupid 80's revival, and you could bet this song was on there too. Oh, the meaning? No clue; Eldrich was a genius, and I could spend hours pulling this one apart. Drug induced paranoi? Maybe; this seems to go along with a really horrifying recurrent state of mind I've had...I remember watching a door, not wondering, but actually preparing for the most horrifying sight to emerge. Paranoia...delusion...that seems to be a mainstay with Andrew.

    "And the shadows smile" -- makes me think paranoia as well. Cruel, and mockingly

    "We sit in silence waiting" "We search the still hours looking for a place to hide" -- The still hours refer to communion with God right?

    "Kiss your memory goodbye" -- ehhh..i don't know, that's the one that gets me. Alright, I'm giving up now.
    eldrochon January 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentEldroch , as this song is one of your favourites , i'm surprised that you didnt know that Andrew Eldritch's sole contribution to the song was the vocal. It was in fact a sole Gary Marx songwriting credit for both words and music.
    Djflemingon September 22, 2011   Link

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