"Tonight In Flames" as written by Paul James Allender, Daniel Lloyd Davey, Charles Hedger and Dave Pybus....
When contrary winds blow across the sands
Their murmurs can be easily swayed
But when storms quicken one cannot placate
The howling of their murderous rages

Winged seraphim hold love's trembling hand
Beside our waiting graves
As war roars about our precious land
Seeking cause to subjugate

Tonight in flames
Tonight the world will fear our names
Tonight in flames
Stay my feeble hearth
Our deaths will be the start
Of something glorious and vain
Tonight in flames

There is no fanaticism as virile as faith
To the blind his words are clear
Suffer not the infidel!Suffer not the infidel!
Assure your place in paradise here

Winged seraphim hold love's trembling hand
Beside our waiting graves
I will avenge her, do or damned
Her sacred mother did the same

Tonight in flames
Tonight the world will fear our names
Tonight in flames
Stay my feeble hearth
Our deaths will be the start
Of something glorious and vain
Tonight in flames

I went to see her dance one day
In play by a wailing wall
Now she is gone
But the song lives on
Zealous and maniacal

The Eastern sword must fall

Winged seraphim hold love's trembling hand
Beside our waiting graves
As war roars about our precious land
Seeking cause to subjugate

Tonight in flames
Tonight the world will fear our names
Tonight in flames
Stay my feeble hearth
Our deaths will be the start
Of something glorious and vain
Tonight in flames



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"Tonight in Flames" as written by Daniel Lloyd Davey Charles Hedger

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    General Commentwords litrally spoke from dani:
    "tonight in flames concerns the theory of religious (not sure what he says here) it reflects spiritual darkness. losing a loved one. relgious wars."

    check out the interview on cradleoffilth.com
    cradleoffilth1on October 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe chorus is really melodic... like he practically is singing...

    It seems to be similar to Nemesis but even more ambigous in terms of actual meaning... this one I think is about the current situation in the Middle east, suicidal bombers, relgous fanaticism etc...
    Dressed2Depresson December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it could be about religious fundamentalism/fanaticism.
    It's not like COF though to make songs which so heavily relate to current situations.
    I always thought they eschewed political musings (or dropped them more subtley into songs) in favour of doing fantastical songs.

    Does anyone know what is said in the deep spoken voice, in the part after "the eastern sword must fall."
    I think it is: "The cowardly, the unbelieving, the violent, the murderers, the ideologists and all liars. There place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulphur"
    A.Mon December 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot sure exactly what he says, but what I heard was similar to what you have, A.M.
    mazikon January 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song rocks too. another cradle of filth gem. I hope they play it live.
    vince mcmahonon February 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti was just on the hecate enthroned thread and some stupid dude said cradle of filth sold out. in order to sell out don't you have to change your sound or let your song be used for a pepsi commercial or something...someone break it down for me plz
    vince mcmahonon February 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentVery different to their usual style....you would almost call it death metal as opposed to black metal...
    Ben_D618on February 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, and the chorus especially. Dani has come a long way vocally and I think it's for the best. The way he sings the chorus, mixed with the lyrics, is so touching and moving. I am a lyricist and singer for my band, and I take a lot of influence from Dani, he is amazing.

    And A.M., you are right, that's what is said in that deep voice
    mcnuggetpieon February 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me it sounds like "idolaters", not "ideologists".
    neoflameon February 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn my version of the song, there is an extra part to it. In the very beginning, a deep voice saying;

    "I will give to drink without cost,
    From the spring of the water of life.
    He who overcomes will inherit all this...
    And I will be his God... and he will be my son."
    Megalomaniacalon April 18, 2007   Link

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