If I hold onto you Saturnalia
Do you think we'd be whole?
One two three times I can say it here
And do feel me
Do you care about it?
Is there anymore time to spare in me
more time to spend on you my love

my adoring love you look so smooth and you glisten in the other room
where I took you to see underneath the stairs where killers go to bury their dead
you're mine now
hey won't you come down here to let me release

you will be my doll and when I tilt your head back, your eyes will close
I will hold that look on your face and your
paranoid hands
just remember one thing

don't look in my eyes
you're mine now
now hey, won't you come down here to let me release
your hand, won't you come down here to let me release

and what keeps me inside of you is isn't fake
at least this time
now you're fuckin' mine
you

hey, won't you come down here to let me release
your hand, won't you come down here to let me release


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    General CommentSaturnalia was what the Roman's called their Winter Solstice festival. It was a celebration of a horned god, Saturnalia. 'Ancient Pagan Fertility Rite' is another way of describing it. Basically, a drunken night, then later in Roman history a whole week, of debauchery. Sound like fun? Well for slaves and servants it sure was! They were able to gamble and talk down to their master(s). A night of role-reversal without *fingers crossed* consequences. The religious aspect of the festival was that the Horned One/Saturnalia would impregnate Mother Earth and ensure a good harvest for the coming year since the Winter Solstice marks the end of winter and longer days of light.

    In actuality, the song reminds me of James VI of Scotland, James I of England. Why? Well because, despite passing an act against sodomy, James, shall we say, had quite a group of male attendants (even in the toilet!) and close, favoured male 'friends' he er...well the Divine Right of Kingship's all I have to say...*coughs* His court, to put it mildly, was corrupt (Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot anyone? haha)

    Many of the court masques at the time refer to him as Jupiter, but if you view Saturn as Greek Cronus, then he ruled during the Golden Age (which was actually what the people called Elizabeth's time, except when James wanted his rule to be the 'New Golden Age') before Zeus/Jupiter overthrew him...*insert dramatic music*
    Carielon September 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIf I hold onto you Saturnalia
    Do you think we'd be whole?
    One, two, three times I can say it here
    And do feel me
    Do you care about it?
    Is there anymore time to spare any
    More time to spend on you my love

    My adoring one you look so smooth and you glisten in the....
    Where I took you..... see underneath the stairs where killers go
    To bury their dead to mine now
    Hey won't you come down here to let me release you

    You will be my doll and when I tilt your head back your eyes will close
    I will hold that look on your face and your
    paranoid hands (possibly hair in my hands)
    Just remember one thing
    Don't look in my eyes
    you're mine now

    A-hey, won't you come down here to let me release
    A-hey, won't you come down here to let me, to let me please

    And what keeps me inside of you is in....
    At least this time (x5)
    Now you're fuckin' mine
    NOW!

    Hey, won't you come down here to let me release
    Hey, won't you come down here to let me, to let me please


    Very deep and disturbing song. Much darker than their other stuff. Reminds me of Iowa by Slipknot. To me its about someone killed a girl and is holding onto here body. Someone who never wanted him or loved him in life so he killed her to make her his.
    Pentagrammatonon January 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell i kinda agree with both of you. With this whole saturnalia idea, i dont think its as deep as the romans had it going on. However, there was definitley an 'orgy' of some sort, whether or not there was protection involved isnt said =P
    However, this person seems to be obsessed if not just infatuated with another. It is dark and kreepy how fascinated he/she is. There are hints towards the person being dead or inanimate as well... which is chilling.
    Although its vauge about the exact situation, i can guarantee you that the narrator is a dominant, possesesive figure.
    "Now you're fuckin' mine" Kinda hints that, doesnt it?
    yummitsericon April 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis really reminds me of a tool song. I love it.


    sorry, no interpretation from me. just thought I'd point out how it reminds me of the best band ever =)
    fizz7283on October 01, 2008   Link

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