A child was born in silence
And winter rose to clothe itself
With a voice of one who weeps
I curse this memory

You held the hand of hope
With glory's wreath And deceiver's promise
The vows your lips have sworn
Tomorrow wear decay

Stifled sobs Bow to cold laughter
The breeze is speechless
As the dust drinks the dew
A child-like hope
With fear betrothed
Never ceases to kiss my feet

This is my final lamenting kiss
I have spun my last thread
My dreams have broke
Plundered and bare
My jewels are tarnished
The wailings of the heart
Are with the unborn

Dreams of poetry
It is cold within
My knotted hand strikes
A tuneless chord
The noise of tongues
In my darkened labyrinth
Prophesies are whispered
To a face careworn

Why have I forsaken you
The dove so long imprisoned
Sour remembrance
Of a day never born
My retreating steps
Are clothed in shadows
Laden in black
A amn foresworn

Heaven wept
For the wounds that bled
Tears more bitter than blood
Vex your soul
I am thrown on your mercies
Yet my heart is still hardened
Weep for me, my god, weep for me

Sooth my grief
Through my artless prayers
Your tears burden your aching soul
I held hope's hand
But let her forsake me
May I be faithful
To hold onto yours

This is my final lamenting kiss

This is my final lamenting kiss
I have spun my last thread
My dreams have broke
Plundered and bare
My jewels are tarnished
The wailings of the heart
Are with the unborn

To my god of darkness
My sombre romantic


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    General CommentTo me, this is talking about holding on to our faith in God despite all the things we go through in life. I could have totally missed the point here, but this is what I gathered from it. Did anyone get anything different from this song?
    theillusionaryon November 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's pretty much open to interpretations. The author says that the lines
    "I held hope's hand
    But let her forsake me
    May I be faithful
    To hold onto yours"
    pretty much sum up what it's about.

    God bringing new hope to a world of hopelessness.
    patryxdethon January 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA great Virgin Black song. One of the best actually, my asumption is that it means that this is the final Lamenting Kiss to the god of darkness(Satan), the last time the writer is sucking up to him hoping he'll make things better, and that the writer wants to move faith to the true God because he is the only one who can help the lost and hopeless. That's my opinion though.
    ShadowXprton February 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat does this mean?

    A child was born in silence
    And winter rose to clothe itself
    With a voice of one who weeps
    I curse this memory
    followerofchriston August 18, 2010   Link

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