"Filthy Little Secret" as written by Daniel Lloyd Davey, Paul James Allender, Adrian Paul Erlandsson, Martin F. Powell and David John Pybus....
There hides a secret
Deeply twined inside of her mind
A tried and confined egret
That pines to fly south
To this mouth of mine

Pity

Too long have these emotions
Like potions, made me
A sole castellan
Trusted to keep
The weight of oceans
From her rusted gates of sleep

A dreaming angel
Lying curled in the circles of Hell
I must protect her
Watch her back for any cracks to occur
For in the witching hour
She slips into the underworld
A pearled Persephone
Deflowered by the powers
Hat around her
Down her
Whirl

Doomed to damn the rift
Across the shifting abyss
With her body and it's giftâ?¦
My filthy little secret

I serve her slender hope
To preserve mankind from old ghosts
Disturbed though by recurring crimes
I sense that dead
Might be best for both

Pity

Too long have these emotions
Like potions, made me
A sole castellan
Posted to keep
Slow wheels in motion
From the human race to beat

Without her there
My nymphetamine with the faraway stare
Thin walls would crumble
Horrors would corroborate from dogstar lairs
For in the dead of the night
She spasms with orgasmic flare
This reamed Demeter
With Poseidons there inside her
Too appeased to grieve our air

Doomed to dam the rift
Across the shifting abyss
With her body and it's giftâ?¦
My filthy little secret

Forever sworn to keep it
My filthy little secret

Pity

Too long this urchin princess
Has incensed, made me
A wanton felon
Searching for the key
To loose her harness
And set desires lurching free

Without her there
My nymphetamine with the faraway stare
Thin walls would crumble
Horrors would corroborate from dogstar lair
But in her room at night
I care not for the underworld
Slathering and gathering emboldened Reichs
To breach, to teach
A dread thereafter

I would risk all this
For one minute of bliss
With her body and it's gift
My filthy little secret

Forever sworn to keep it
My filthy little secret

I know a deeper beauty shines
Beyond the veil
Her roots and creepers mine
As the worms beneath rise


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"Filthy Little Secret" as written by Daniel Lloyd Davey Adrian Paul Erlandsson

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    General CommentThe guitars in this, right after "She makes me burn" are bloody amazing..
    Arabian Morningson June 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is the tale of an extraordinarily gifted young woman slips beyond the veil of the Underworld to dam the rift between our world and the abyss.
    The twist comes when her guardian fails to resist his won desire for the beauty.
    mrsdanifilth73on January 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about A single father's love for his daughter and how his thought push the brink between fatherly love and incestuous love... thus he is

    Doomed to dam the rift
    Across the shifting abyss
    With het body and its gift...
    My filthy little secret

    I think in the end of the song it is talking about how he does push the brink to far and she is forced to live half in both heavan and hell with her father thus the story of Persephone the daughter of Zues and Demeter who was Kidnapped and taken to Hell then resuced by her mother and lives 6 months in heaven and six months in hell... It also says he is "Searching for the Key" to aet her free into the regular world again with what he has just done to her.

    IMO and I just saw this through the words
    Siyanon April 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all I must say that imo you guys are totally missing the point.. No offense, but the title itself should have given you enough of a clue to see that this song ain't about love, but just plain sex. Which doesn't suprise me, because its from Dani's hand. Probably not even plain sex, but about mastrubation (what would be my filthy 'lil secret)

    Some of the clues you get in the lyrics (besides the obvious clue found in the title itself) are the references to nymphetamine.
    If you'd read the meaning of the song 'nymphetamine', you'd find out that the word itself means 'a beastily love for beautiful women'. So.. In the lyrics he's saying that he is addicted to this girl and without her to think about it's hard for him to get an orgasm.
    He even literaly uses the words "orgasmic flame"

    Also.. before the guitar solo he seems to scream: "she makes me MOURN" (not 'burn' :S) Which obviously shows that he gets off on this girl :P

    Besides the 'mastrubation'-thing, this song has another intresting layer: a mythical layer.
    Very often Dani refers to the myth in which Hades (Lord of the Underworld) took Persephone (daughter of Demeter and Poseidon - if I'm correct) as his bride against her will.

    He uses it as a metafore for what he wants to do to this girl.. take her with him and make her his bride.
    To make it even clearer:

    "I would risk all this
    For one minute of bliss
    With Her body and its gift
    My filthy little secret"

    In these lines he says that he would do anything for just one moment of really being with her.. having real sex with her, in stead of just mastrubating on the thought of her.

    But when we reach the end of the song he says:
    "Forever sworn to keep it
    My filthy little secret"
    Which means that it will forever remain a fantasy and that he'll never be with her.

    The reason for this is that she's dead, I get this idea by the last line of the song: "As the worms beneath arise"

    Makes me wonder... Maybe he killed her.. Because some of the lines can be interpretated as references to this.. And maybe this murder is his filthiest secret ;)
    SnowballInExtremumon April 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is fucking AWESOME!!! I used to HATE Cradle Of Filth but after hearing this song I knew I was WRONG.
    But they will NEVER replace Green Day.
    Marion Wilsonon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is fucking AWESOME!!! I used to HATE Cradle Of Filth but after hearing this song I knew I was WRONG.
    But they will NEVER replace Green Day.
    Marion Wilsonon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAs i mentioned in Nymphetamine, Nymph is a word used as a pedophilic term for a very attractive child. Also as i mentoined before, the term was used in a book called "lolita", a story about a pedophilic father who steals his own daughter and rapes her continuously as he travels.

    So what if we assunmed that the song was about a man having satist and sadistic thoughts of either his or someone elses child? puts a whole new spin on things.....

    but if u dont like my theory, get onto a chat room whith him if u can and ask him? id love to hear what hes tryin to put across.

    COF RULE!! PREISTS ARE SADISTIC KIDDIE FIDLERS AND RELIGION IS A HIDE AWAY 4 PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO FOLO THE CROWD!
    F.E.A.Ron January 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoops

    him being dani
    F.E.A.Ron January 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with snowball.
    Does'nt anybody read?
    the lyrics are about the Myth of Persephone and Hades.
    I mean, says it right there:
    A dreaming angel
    Lying curled in the circles of Hell
    I must protect Her
    Watch Her back for any cracks to occur
    For in thwitching hour
    She slips into the underworld
    A pearled Persephone
    Deflowered by the powers
    That around Her
    Drown Her
    Whirl

    Stop trying to give each and every song a insanely deep meaning, not all songs have one, somtimes its literally right there. sheesh.
    snowxwhitexwhoreon December 30, 2008   Link

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