"The Cardinal Sin" as written by Lisa Germaine Gerrard, Brendan Michael Perry, Peter Lawrence Ulrich, Scott Rodger, James E. Pinker and Gus Ferguson....
Sail to the stars on your shining desires.
"Reasons? There are none" cried the whisky laden brain.
"When all is said and done it amounts to just the same".

There in your starry eyes lie hopes that have been betrayed.

The cause of your desire
Can also lead to your demise.
When all is said and done
It will be you who pays the price
As countless fools are often loathe to testify
"It's an illusion of life, the whole cause of our demise".

Sail to the stars on your shining desires.
Lucretia waits in vain for the child of her dreams.
Within her aching womb there burns a funeral pyre.

There in your starry eyes lie hopes that have been betrayed.
The prize that you claim can never be yours to take
Like castles in Spain,hope is all that will remain.

Abstain from the fools paradise, it's an illusion of life,the whole cause of our demise.
Fools are often loathe to testify "it's an illusion of life, the whole cause of our demise".

Contemplate the world and it's traitors to the soul.
The forces of derision and their legions manifold.
Usurpers of the crown,all pretenders to the throne,
Your world is linked in chains "All in one, One in all" (x9)

Fools are often loathe to testify
It's an illusion of life
The whole cause of our demise
It's an illusion of life (x4)


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"The Cardinal Sin" as written by Gus Ferguson Brendan Michael Perry

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    General CommentLucretia being mentioned in this song is key point here; about Lucretia, she was a semi legendary figure in Roman history
    EternalTearsOfSorrowon May 09, 2014   Link
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    General CommentOops my comment got cut off: more on Lucretia :her rape by the Etruscan king's son and consequent suicide were the immediate cause of the revolution that overthrew the monarchy and established the Roman Republic.

    To me this song is in that respect one that speaks of lust crimes and crimes done mindlessly in the midst of alcohol & drug abuse "Reasons? There are none" cried the whisky laden brain . Lucretia an example of the height of corruption & crime that was inflicted, better judgement often clouded & usurped by alcohol & drugs as well as just greed and lust. Rape is a cardinal sin in my opinion especially against a woman but most certainly a man too. This song explores sin against the highest moral scale. How the guilty sinner would just go about there ways in disregard of who they may hurt (sail to the stars on your shining desires) speaks to allowing ones darkes lust & desires to lead the way as opposed to better judgement. In conclusion, the song is brilliant & a cautionary tale. Remarkably written lyrically and hauntingly beautiful musically.
    EternalTearsOfSorrowon May 09, 2014   Link

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