"Sanctum Sanctorum" as written by Roman Jug, Bryn Merrick, Christopher John Millar and David Vanian....
I know it's late and I should goto bed
But I can't tear away from the night
It holds the seed of a memory
Its true of you

When I first saw you I realized
The fire burned deep inside your eyes
I knew a kiss would paralyze
Its true from you

Awake in the night to whisper your name
Only a silence replies it's answer a sleeping refrain
The moment dies but memory stays
Love like a run our way by
We spin and we climb
To where once islands cried
And there sometimes angels can be devils too
It's true of you
It's true of you

When shadows no longer fall
And footsteps can't be heard at all
I hear the ghost of a call
Its true from you

Awake in the night to whisper your name
Only silence replies it's answer a sleeping refrain
The moments die but memory stays
Reaching for something that's just out of reach
Lost to your lips and drowned in your kiss
The tide of your passion is now but a dream
Its but a dream


Lyrics submitted by Girgo, edited by FireClown

"Sanctum Sanctorum" as written by Christopher John Millar Bryn Merrick

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    General CommentReplace misheard lyric "Love like a run our way by" with
    "Love like a carnival's runaway ride"

    And "To where once islands cried" with
    "To where once sirens cried"

    It matters. Anyone who's ever attended a traveling carnival, especially at night, especially as a teenager with, or in pursuit of, a new lover can recall that certain delirious abandon. The infatuation, the promise, that can really only be appreciated after the sun has gone down.

    Have another read of "Wait for the Blackout " from The Black Album for what darkness means to The Damned. Darkness serves to intensify feelings. Love, in the case of Blackout; and utter emptiness as Sanctum Sanctorum reflects on the loss of love--the personal holiest of holy feelings.

    The song is simply gut-wrenching.
    FireClownon July 24, 2017   Link

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