I saw a tattered cloak, drawn about the face
A gesture of farewell, to the kiss of God's mouth
Kiss the image in a stranger's casket
What has become of splendour?
Twelve strokes have fallen
And the faintly heard breath
That argued my beauty
A ruined soul bewailing
Where the angels allow their wings bewilted
To droop, to bow to the bosom of a friend
Kiss me tenderly, savage God
My lips are dumb to speak a thousand inane words
And how sweet a toil
All is dark, all is blackened
All but an upturned face


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    General CommentThe song seems to be about being afraid of God.
    'Kiss me tenderly, savage God' speaks of stepping out even though you may not be completely comfortable with worshiping Him, or you have a misconception about God because of the way the church has portreyed him.

    Then it offeres hope. It tells that all is pointless and miserable but 'an upturned face', which would be someone who is looking at/seeking God truly.
    Aluding to people who are too busy looking at themselves, or like him previously, too busy looking down in shame.
    Roufuson September 07, 2007   Link

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