"Figurative Theatre" as written by and Rozz Williams....
In the shallow holes
Of a thousand eyes
In the knee-deep graves
Of future survivors
The fleshless guests live off
Children of the past
Their aging fingers cast the
Shadow of Death

Their razor sharp tongues
Invite to relax
As they slip the skin of your
Eyelids back
Invasive spectators
Get into the act

With roses and candles
Silver knives and spoons
Persona read women dance with
Priests on a side road
Your vision perspectives are
Turning to stone
Cabaret slide show starts
Shooting their loads
Act one is the end, the show
Now begins

Their razor sharp tongues
Invite to relax
As they slip the skin of your
Eyelids back
Invasive spectators
Get into the act

Breath ballet prancers spin on
Porcelain backbone
A child's muddled cry turns into
Hilarity
Ungracious freeloaders leave their
Dead on a doorstep
Flowers of doom bloom in prosperity
Luxuries of past days are
Luxuries of our days
Luxuries of past days
Luxuries of our days


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"Figurative Theatre" as written by Rozz Williams

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    General CommentFor me, it seems to be speaking of the double life that many religious-fanatics live. They claim to be all-loving and merciful and virgins of the soil, but they are the ones most likely to spit in the face of someone that doesn't agree with them, or they're "shooting their loads" to cabaret slide shows, even though they took a vow of fidelity. Christian Death writes a lot about religious hypocrisy, especially in the firts album.
    Arc Avaloon July 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFor me this likens organized religion to some kind of mad cult.
    joydivisionalon March 06, 2014   Link

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