"Venice Drowning" as written by and Simon/rhodes Lebon....
Venice breeding
Shy chimeras of sex and violence
In the purple evening silence
Venice dreaming of a partner

Fill you arms with breasts of marble
From the cradle to the table
Coax this naked treasure
From your saviour

Come swim into my love
Come swim into my life

Divine blasphemer
Tempting holy beads of jism
With the scarlet catechism
Her lips will answer
(Oh, her lips will answer)

How to be the perfect stranger
The perfect lover
Wanting
And as you'll discover
Giving
And as you'll discover
Being

Come swim into my love
Come swim into my life

Enter this sublime corrosion
Venice drowning in emotion

The body stirs and is reanimated
But only briefly and that life is very brief

(Entra in questo sogno di corruzione
Affogamento di Venezia nell'emozione
Vieni e nuota nel mio amore
Vieni e nuota nella mia vita)

Venice drowning
Venice drowning
Venice drowning
Venice drowning?


Lyrics submitted by Canada, edited by Outrune

"Venice Drowning" as written by Nick Rhodes Warren Cuccurullo

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    General CommentVery disturbing song.
    Canadaon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this is Simon's view on religion, assuming he wrote it. I heard that it was inspired by his and John's trip to Venice but it has a definite religious theme. I guess faith is like swimming out into the ocean to some, that's what the chorus makes me think of.
    Canadaon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat does this song mean to me?

    Lust. Pure and simple. Prettied up with suggestive wordplay but... lust, nevertheless. The words, sensual decay, come to mind. I love the lyric in the second verse. "oh, her lips will answer" Naughty.

    As far as the religious aspect of it, I don't know about that. If anything the song is deliberately profane.
    eterneworldson June 04, 2006   Link

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