"The Velvet Cell" as written by and Nicholas John Talbot....
To understand the killer
I must become the killer
And I don't need this violence anymore
But now I've tasted hatred I want more

The velvet cell within men
Gloriously rusted masks
Grey death heart crocuses
And I had always thought

The desire to kill was a disease you caught
But it's dormant in the hearts of everyone
Waiting for a spark, an emotion


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"The Velvet Cell" as written by Nicholas Talbot

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    General CommentThis song is so good and this band is my new obsession.
    I can't believe this doesn't have any other comments!
    I think this song is pretty straightforward lyrically. It's about the dormant animalistic instincts that can become triggered within people...resulting in destruction. :)
    schizophreniqueon September 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRe. the first 2 lines - in the 1920 German silent movie, 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari', there is a scene in which the insane director of the hospital declares,

    "I must know everything. I must penetrate the heart of his secret! I must become Caligari!" - subsequently the same words appear outside to him, like graffiti - "You must be Caligari!" - Caligari being a murderous showman.
    Cartilageon November 01, 2015   Link

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