In a foreign land
In a foreign time
Reaping time had come

In a foreign land
In a foreign time
Reaping time had come

I'm falling back into
Fields of rape (Falling back)
I'm falling back into
Fields of rape (Falling back)
We're falling back into
Fields of rape, my love...my love.

And this was the way
And those were the horrors
As father went reaping.

And this was the way
And those were the horrors
As father went reaping.

I'm falling back into
Fields of rape (Falling back)
I'm falling back into
Fields of rape (Falling back)
We're falling back into
Fields of rape, my love...my love.

Crushed, crushed, crushed.
Crushed, crushed, crushed.
Crushed, crushed, crushed.
Mother bleeding.

Crushed, crushed, crushed.
Crushed, crushed, crushed.
Crushed, crushed, crushed.
We stand grinning.

I'm falling back into
Fields of rape (Falling back)
I'm falling back into
Fields of rape (Falling back)
We're falling back into
Fields of rape, my love...my love.

In a foreign land
In a foreign time
Reaping time had come...


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    General CommentThis is actually a reworking of a Current 93 song that is called "Falling Back Into Fields of Rape." The only thing the two have in common, however, would seem to be the lyrics. The Current 93 version is, if I remember correctly, entirely percussion and vocals and it's actually quite grating on the ears. The point of that song is to draw parallels between war and rape. I suppose the allegory extends to this version as well, though much less obviously.
    das blaue lichton April 04, 2005   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThe title is also the literal translation of the Latin term 'sub rosa', which is the formal equivalent of the phrase "under the radar". And lest we forget the intentional dual meaning of "rape", as it is also a grain-like plant common to the English countryside...
    Cynothoglyson September 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPeople die, are displaced, or live as refugees every day in this world, because of war and its motives. Those who do the killing, displacing, and marginalizing often learn to enjoy their work. I think this and the C93 song are specifically about such evil intentions and workings.

    When the backing vocals harmonize on the line, "falling back," there is a sense of desperation and tragedy that comes through. It's easy to imagine myself being the one who is falling back, looking upon the fields of rapeseed--a common crop throughout the world but especially in Europe, the number one world producer according to what I've read--and realizing that they are going to be the last thing I ever see. The irony would be that they are likely to be MY crops, brought forth to life from nothing through my toil and for my prosperity, and now taken from me by force.
    maddpsyintyston January 14, 2014   Link

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