"Burnt Offerings" as written by and Rikk Agnew Rozz Williams....
Fresh night perfect insanity
Very dark placid skies bring an end
No moon shining like an untouched
Ass of the boy next door

Feeling the first impressions
Of a strange drug
Set the leathery skin of a female
Straddling a furnace

Illuminates in blue
Hands melt against its surface
Feel no pain
Kiss the burner, lips fall away

Blood runs down insides
Of her thighs
She tightens her grip on one last
Exaggerated movement

Then falls to the ground
A pile of ashes
The furnace stands triumphant
Over the mound

The next in line, a young boy
Approaches
He is assaulted by the flames
Shooting out like sharp tongues

Of hungry animals
Of hungry animals
The disciple now crouches in
The belly of god

His second skin removed
The boy lay sodomized and tired


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"Burnt Offerings" as written by Rozz Williams Rikk Agnew

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    General CommentProbably my favourite Christian Death song. :)

    It could mean many things, but my latest guess is that it could be about a cremation.
    sp0kkon April 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRozz had a problem with heroin. And this song is describing the effect, "Beginning to feel the first impressions Of a strange drug ". Also, he describes a young boy, who could perhaps depict him when he started using.
    DrewKon October 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI could be way off but this song is about heroin. Maybe Rozz didn't take it at this age but there seem to be drugs references within the lyrics, the leather (as in a belt), the flames of a match lighting up the heroin, morphine relieves ""pain" and "the belly of God" could be the comfort blanket that drugs of the opiate variety can provide. The last line for me is the author saying he feels literally fucked and tired - Maybe drained from the drug experience.
    joydivisionalon March 06, 2014   Link

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