"Nymphetamine Overdose" as written by Daniel Lloyd Davey, Paul James Allender, Adrian Paul Erlandsson, Martin F. Powell and David John Pybus....
Evanescent like the scent of decay
I was fading from the race
When, in despair, my darkest days
Ran amok and forged Her face
From the fairest of handmaidens to
A slick perverted wraith

Nymphetamine

Heaving midst narcissus
On a maledict blanket of stars
She was all three wishes
Sex, sex, sex

A lover hung on Her deathrow
I was hooked on Her disease
Highly strung like Cupid's bow
Whose arrows hungered meat
And the blinding flare of passion
In the shade of narrow streets
Where their poison never rationed
All the tips they left in me

Two tracks
Bric-a-brac
Something passed between us
Like a bad crack
Upward-lit
I'd met another kind

Of rat
In fact
With every Rome inside me
Licked and ransacked
She haunted at the corners of my mind

In black
Cataracts
Wouldn't whitewash away
Her filthy some stack
She burnt me like a furnace
For my future suicide

Lead to the river
Midsummer, I waved
A V of black swans
On with hope to the grave
And through Red September
With skies fire-paved
I begged you appear
Like a thorn for the holy ones

Cold was my soul
Untold was the pain
I faced when you left me
A rose in the rain...
So I swore to the razor
Than never, enchained
Would your dark nails of faith
Be pushed through my veins again

Bared on your tomb
I am a prayer for your loneliness
And would you ever soon
Come above onto me?
For once upon a time
From the binds of your lowliness
I could always find
The right slot for your sacred key...

Six feet deep is the incision
In my heart, that barless prison
Discolours all with tunnel vision
Sunsetter...
Nymphetamine

Sick and weak from my condition
This lust, this vampyric addiction
To Her alone in full submission
None better...
Nymphetamine

Wracked with your charm
I am circled like prey
Back in the forest
Where whispers persuade
More sugar trails
More white lady laid
Than pillars of salt...
(keeping Sodom at night at bay)

Fold to my arms
Hold their mesmeric sway
And dance out to the moon
As we did in those golden days

Christening stars
I remember the way
We were needle and spoon
Mislaid in the burning hay

Bared on your tomb
I am a prayer for your loneliness
And would you ever soon
Come above onto me?
For once upon a time
From the binds of you're lowliness
I could always find
The right slot for your sacred key...

Six feet deep is the incision
In my heart, that barless prison
Discolours all with tunnel vision
Sunsetter...
Nymphetamine

Sick and weak from my condition
This lust, this vampyric addiction
To Her alone in full submission
None better...
Nymphetamine


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"Nymphetamine Overdose" as written by Daniel Lloyd Davey Adrian Paul Erlandsson

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    General CommentTaken from the official site and mouth of Dani Filth:

    Nymphetamine

    The title track concerns itself with a love affair so intense, that although soured and dead, ignites at the slightest sniff of re-invention. The first hand characterisation insinuates a drug-like addiction to the woman in question, with her insidious vampyre qualities literally bringing Her lover back from the brink of the spiritual grave, only to bury him further on the strength of a whim. This is very Edgar Allan Poe in style and leaves one thinking that, despite the character's inner agonies, he is really a welcome submissive who readily enjoys the terrible highs and lows of his relationship with this alluring and filthy, depreciative succubus. The cool thing about this song is that it is really a beast of several parts. A chimera. The main hub of the song is very lovelorn and drowsily melodic and it is these traits combined with shared female and male vocal passages that serve to highlight the plight of this, the title track of the album. However, this catchier side to C.O.F (a la 'Malice' and Babalon') is offset next to the first and last parts of the song which all come together to form a darkly erotic triptych.
    These two sections reveal another chorus augmented with an exceedingly creepy and menacing lead line that bursts suddenly (and frenetically) into brutal riffage along the lines of: Napalm Death and Mayhem.

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    Take it for what you will.
    Egghead15229on November 26, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI adore this song, its one of my all time favorite songs. Lets put it this way; the song is about drugs sex and love! ITS PERFECT !! hahaha. I agree with the meanings everyone have given the song. Most of them are corect!. I can personally relate to this song, yes seriosly. My ex dedicated this song to me a few months ago, we went trough this -hystericalnightmare- & also -nyx_massacre- describe it pretty well xP.

    COF forever (:
    jessicaCupcakeson March 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song rocks ma world its just a song u cnt help but like! the way its sung drills its meaning deep inside of you and i love it!!! cradle of filth carry on rockin!!! x_fallen_angel_from_hell_x
    traphic_maniacon January 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is beautiful. The video is amazing as well.
    Dani's so freakin' sexy, you can't help but love all aspects of this song...
    mrsdanifilth73on January 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentholy shit! i love this song!!!!!!!!!!!! everytime i listen to it, i want to hear it again and again and again. it's just awsome. Cradle of Filth did a very good job doing this song...
    blacknmetallover999on March 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is beautiful...
    mrsdanifilth73on March 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song its my fave c.o.f song and its just a beautiful song i love it
    i_love_nirvanaon April 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm addicted to this song!!!!
    all three versions!!!!!!!!!!
    y3M3k!on April 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti dont care what anyone thinks cradle of filth are the best band ever, they are great live, danis lyrics just soreing above anything that will be around for a very long time, i only hope that they keep the current line up
    k-lum666on June 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI personally just think that this version kicks the others ass....my friend hates overdose and loves fix, but i tend to skip the fix and just O.D. =)
    dirstreetlightplugon July 23, 2005   Link

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