"Gabrielle" as written by Daniel Lloyd Davey, Paul James Allender, Adrian Paul Erlandsson, Martin F. Powell and David John Pybus....
Foul snake despair
Where once you darkened gardens
Another coils there
Where twice you sliced all hope from me
And left these present scars
An insane love now burns above
The weft of incandescent stars

Hilt your dripping fangs that range
Skywards to rend apart
I might have sang of wings unchained
But long before I locked my heart

For Gabrielle
A fit and perfect stitch of foreign parts
Whose beauty fostered poets
Whose laugh like silver belts
Thawed your bitter winter from my path

Gabrielle

Foul snake despair
Where once you peddled secrets
Another spoils there
With speech that sweetens drowning
In deep lagoons of eyes
And legs that begged apologies
For lengths that mesmerized

Spare your hissing sentiments
For her fee welts more than thine
Though no malice she weans
Just a palace of dreams
Where windswept chambers pine

For Gabrielle
Whose hair-spun onyx is run with gold
Her rouge lips smack of dark blood
Her name in whisper rolls
Forever on my tongue
Lest her memory dissolve

Gabrielle
Oh, Gabrielle

Once crucified
I would have died
A thousand more times
Just to feel her breath
On my neck as a fervent lover
To drown her sighs
In floods of tears so well refined
And blind from spying her
In the arms of others

Gabrielle
Gabrielle

Buried inside
Where she's all but mine
Save for those that dine
Oh her, on her perfect carcass

Gabrielle
Gabrielle

Foul snake despair
Where once you wreaked my misery
Another toils there
For long lost Gabrielle
Whose nightly spreading grin
Persists in other faces
By whom I'm slowly taken in

Absinthe With Faust
Pour the emerald wine
Into crystal glasses
We will touch the divine
Through kisses catharsis

Let us pitch to the seven-year itch
Of the ultra-decadent
To a tainted world and the painted girls
That our fantasies spent

Tripping through boudoirs laced with opiate themes
Sipping the bizarre, tasting copious dreams
A toast to those most sacrilegious of days
Where for every whim won
One soon repays

We touched the stars
That now laugh from afar
At we, the damned
The damned
The damned
The damned

We have spent our time
Drenched in opulent splendour
But when midnight chimes
Will gilded souls surrender?

Let us drink on the giddying brink
Of pools of excrement
All manner of shit for the glamour and glitz
Mephistopheles lent

I remember the night as if it were engraved
A bright marble bridge stretched across the dark waves
To the shore from the moon and by her grace
Came that erudite stranger
That fucker

Come my friend, to fate let's raise
Two finger shots at this our last soiree
For tomorrow I fear
Swoops all too deadly near
This precipitous weir to Hell's high gate

We touched the stars
That now laugh from afar
At we, the damned
The damned
The damned
The damned


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"Gabrielle" as written by Daniel Lloyd Davey Adrian Paul Erlandsson

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    General CommentPerhaps Gabrielle refers to a feminization of the archangel, Gabriel?
    mrsdanifilth73on February 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentinteresting analasys. maybe if we had the PROPER FUCKING LYRICS we could look further into it...
    erudite strangeron March 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, what's "Absinthe With Faust" doing where "Gabrielle" is only supposed to be??? What's up with that people???
    mrsdanifilth73on March 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit seems to be a love/lust song, but dani has used the name in other songs, though none of them go through as much detail about her as this.
    but lust alone seems too simple a theme for dani.......
    erudite strangeron March 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou never know what's going through Dani's head.
    mrsdanifilth73on April 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthose lyrics are a bit fucked up, cause theres a fucking song after it. amazing, the stupid shit people can pull. oh well.

    definetly a love song...apparently he was betrayed by this girl since his spying her in the arms of others, who are probably the ones dining on her carcass or w/e.

    a flattering song, since my name is gabrielle. :)
    tuls_de_natason April 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe dining on her perfect carcass is Gabrielles lovers engaging in sexual activities, and its put in vulgar terms by the narator because of his jealousy and malice towards them. but there has to be some greater meaning. The name Gabrielle must have been chosen for a reason, no matter how cool a name it is.......
    erudite strangeron May 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentor i could be wrong and my search for a greater meaning will drive me insane and i'll spend the rest of my life sitting in a dark corner talking to myself......................
    erudite strangeron May 04, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Gabrielle, who is this Gabrielle... Why is Gabrielle on Dani's mind?"
    *rocks back and forth in dark corner*
    mrsdanifilth73on May 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwell, gabrielle is a feminization of Gabriel, which (i think) shows her perfection and how much Dani cares about her. hence the name.

    But more importantly she is the reason that Dani isn't depressed, despite the fact that he has lost her. Or perhaps just the reason that he doesn't commit suicide. But somehow Gabrielle has kept Dani from being dragged under by "Dark Snake Despair," which I think is either suicide or just depression. Probably suicide, since he seems depressed anyway. Actually I'm sure its suicide, because he says that now instead of the Snake Gabrielle is the cause of his misery.

    One of my favorite songs, absolutely beautiful and tragic.

    on a random side note I learned the word weft from this song which came up on an AP test which was cool.
    Itzamnaon May 14, 2005   Link

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