Follow your common sense
You cannot hide yourself
behind a fairytale forever and ever
Only by revealing the whole truth can we disclose
The soul of this bulwark forever and ever
Forever and ever

Indoctrinated minds so very often
Contain sick thoughts
And commit most of the evil they preach against

Don't try to convince me with messages from God
You accuse us of sins committed by yourselves
It's easy to condemn without looking in the mirror
Behind the scenes opens reality

Eternal silence cries out for justice
Forgiveness is not for sale
Nor is the will to forget

Virginity has been stolen at very young ages
And the extinguisher loses it's immunity
Morbid abuse of power in the garden of Eden
Where the apple gets a youthful face

You can't go on hiding yourself
Behind old fashioned fairytales
And keep washing your hands in innocence

Lyrics submitted by stacibug, edited by Suraku, HystericRomance

Cry for the Moon (The Embrace That Smothers Part IV) song meanings
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    General CommentFor the moment, the most beautiful song which epica made, the words are marvellous and full with hidden directions. A beautiful lesson of morals for the pitiful Human race!
    walkinmoodon January 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYes,this is actually song against the Catholic church,and probably has something to do with priests who are abusing little children.Before a few days there was a scandal in Croatia.The old priest was abusing one of his students....sorry for my terrible English
    originon July 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentVery simple... It's about hypocritic people involved in religion (leaders mostly). The last line is reference to holy water (on a more literal level) and confession (on a more figurative level).
    btrswtbutterflyon October 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is the 4th song from 'the Embrace that Smothers', a serie of songs written by Mark Jansen, started of with the band After Forever, but continued by Epica after Jansen switched bands.

    Like all other songs of this serie, this song is a statement against organised religion. In specific this song deals about the sexual abuse of little children by catholic priests.
    It also states the hypocritic behavior of these priests (and the church in general) telling us what to do and not to do, accusing us of being sinful, while committing worse crimes themself.
    SnowballInExtremumon May 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThey're criticising Christians because they're flippin' hypocrites. All the abominations that are taught against in the Bible are committed by them. They even try and justify it by twisting scriptures. It's sick. I agree with the song.
    truehebrewon October 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell, i got the message of this song a while after i heard this song. this is about the priest of the catholic church, the way that they abuse of the little children and how the criticize people but they are worst.
    C4th3r1n3on November 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI see that point about the church and hypocrisy and stuff but what does the song title have to do with it?
    GMSuerteon January 26, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Cry for the Moon" is based on the abuse of children by Catholic priests.
    bayern1on March 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThank God I'm an Orthodox Christian, our church is full of love, justice and normality and yes, the catholic church made lot of sins, like burning thousands of women, abusing young children, their priests are sick!
    Danilosoulsaveron June 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentJudging by the song lyrics, it is no doubt about abuse to children in the Catholic Church. Right there is one reason I don't believe in the Christian (etc) god; all of the hypocrisy.

    And yes, the last line is about them 'washing away their sins' through confession or holy water.
    Aurynon September 17, 2009   Link

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