"Lovesick For Mina" as written by Paul James Allender, Daniel Lloyd Davey, Charles Hedger and Dave Pybus....
One might see in Mina
My disease
But it is She who has infected me
For all eternity...

As the sun slips the tearaway stars
Into the scented scheme of night
I kissed her mouth like a dark red rose
Set upon a marbled dream of white
So pure of thought like a Vestal statue
Jewelled with a God-lent grace
I was close to coming when She bid adieu
Fuelled by the heartache rent upon her face there

Oh Mina, obscener
Thoughts obsess my days
Oh Mina, obscener
Thoughts possess me
That I must now obey

They say the darkest hour
Is that before the dawn
When nothing in one's power
Can dissipate the great forlorn
Shadows of fire that haunt me
Like risen whispers of her name
For dawn is a dusk
Wherein needs must
Erupt from the grave, aflame

Written in the dead of night
And riding on the burning wind
Smitten by her read delight
My words alight like leaves of sin

Stepping through a mirror
The princess of the emerald glass
Brought me one step nearer
Love's infernal past...

They say Hell hath no furies
Like a woman scorned by life
When the Heavenly Judge and juries
Participate to chain this wife
With forced virtues, Her secret needs
Drew on my foreign blood
On warm wet nights, with storm-wracked bites
I gave her Eden after the flood

Written in the dead of night
And riding on the burning wind
Smitten by her red delight
My words alight like leaves of sin

Verona, Marishka, Aleera
Brides of old and goddesses all
Forgive my wishes to be always near her
Forever or whenever seas recall

This Aphrodite from my embrace
For as Mars (whom her lips placate)
I tore these shores with wars of hatred
Before our Paris set his fate
In Helen, one might find mistake
In winning tragedy
For all eternity...

I am still lovesick for Mina
I am still so lovesick for her



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"Lovesick for Mina" as written by Daniel Lloyd Davey Charles Hedger

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    General CommentI think this song is about how Dracula fell in love with Mina Harket in Coppola's version of Dracula. Kick ass song from a great new album
    River Wolfon October 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRiver Wolf is right.

    This song is just... brilliant. Especially the last verse, but hell, anything that uses Classical allusions fucking rules.

    Probably my favorite CoF song.
    hotsoupwomanon November 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRiver Wolf is completely right.

    Dani is personifying himself as the mournful Dracula from the Coppola version.
    The only referance I could find with the names Verona, Merishka and Aleera is from the film Van Helsing (which I haven't seen, and don't care to) which supports the Dracula theory.
    Also the haemophiliac undertones to the song makes it clear that it's about vampyrism.

    A great song, so deep and powerful.
    riverofletheon December 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGREATEST song on Thornography. and for those of you kids lurking around who don't know what a lycanthrope is first, slap yourself, next it's a werewolf. DUH!
    In Sorte Diaboli...on May 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnd following sweetly on in this vein....
    Another song whose essence is undoubtedly in the title. Mina Harker is the intended bride of Bram Stoker's infamous Count Dracula. The lyrics in this case are set in a time when Mina is irrevocably lost to him and he is pining for his immortal beloved. This song is a blend of Gothic Romance and balls-to-the-wall thrash.

    -from cradleoffilth.com/descriptions.html
    laurelinwyntreon December 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSo this is my interpretation of this song. The speaker evidently is in love with a woman named Mina. Her name can be paralleled to the novel Dracula, by Bram Stocker. One night, both the narrator and Mina became kissing and when the sexual intensity began rising, Mina left and backed away as a result of her being a virgin. She also felt heartbroken, for whatever reason. It is now the goal of the speaker to win Mina back, for his love for her is too intense. On another night, Mina let her inner feelings out and began to have sex with the speaker, erotically biting him continuously. The narrator asks forgiveness from the Brides of Dracula for his love towards Mina is stronger than him love for them. This song end with Mina deceiving the narrator by making him realize that loving her proved to be a fatal mistake. This demonstrates how strong her ability to make anyone love her truly is. My question is whether the speaker is Dracula or Jonathan Harker. Why would Dani allude to the Brides of Dracula if Jonathan didn't have any relationship with them whatsoever. Great song!
    ksanchez15on April 21, 2013   Link

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