I'm clicking your fingers for a gothic twilight
that actually existed just in your head
your fingernails painted black
or bloodred
I forget

And your fake-leather volumes
jabbering on hell
manifest decadence was what you hoped to exhail
your eyes tried so hard to glitter

A star-snuffing black
so you opened your books
and you opened your legs
and so opened your heart
and let in the badness
you claimed
as your friend
with un-angels hovering
like flies round the ordure
that had covered your soul
their empire increasing
and your country
deserted by yourself

The bells of St. Mary call us to remember
that life is with end
and the gestures can kill us
moreover destroy
and there is one jugdement only

Your letters came daily
in French or in German
but they meant to me nothing
I caught the slow cords
and dry ice fogging your mind
I see all too clearly now
why you could be discarded
and though I could pray for you
I probably shan't
having had my cup filled up
with your lies
and your makeup
you were nothing
thinking you're something

And nonetheless I still write this gothic lovesong
a sign to myself
and the memory of my past
I still write this gothic lovesong
and the memory of my past
and a way to shut out your face


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    General Commentwhy doesn´t anyone says something about this song?
    Susseon January 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like David Tibet's work. I'll post "Lucifer Over London", "Panzer Rune", and "(Falling Back in) Fields of Rape".
    Cynothoglyson January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is David Michaels' denunciation of his former self. I'm a little uncertain of the timeline involved, but I suppose this was prior to his serious involvement in his present expression of religion, during that "upside down tree of life" phase.
    emueyeson August 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song, it sounded to me like a joke. The way he sings it... Is it serious or not?
    Ruinahillon April 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMaybe it's a response of sorts or update to the earlier song "Horsey": that one seemed in part a metaphor for heroin addiction, with this one being more a direct jab at people like Boyd Rice.
    Cynothoglyson June 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthmmmm... i can't hear anything giving thoughts about him being unserious when i listen to the song, but i don't know who N. is, does anyone here know?
    lars123456789on December 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentN could be for Noddy.
    flavour countryon October 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentInteresting lyrics !
    gothic_hobbiton September 22, 2009   Link
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    General Commentnothing about drugs here. He's just loughing about gothic people. How they need to grow up and find the light. And for a previous comment, "fields of rape" is a song from Death in June. cheers.
    relax777on October 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWow, I had never thought about drugs listening to this song, that's interesting! To me, the lyrics to it refer to a certain person.. However, it could also be about pretending or trying too hard to be somebody.

    Incredible song!!
    InBetweenTheLineson March 23, 2011   Link

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