"I Am The Thorn" as written by Paul James Allender, Daniel Lloyd Davey, Charles Hedger and Dave Pybus....
The needle in the eye of the hurricane
The poison in the font
The nail in the coffin of the profane
I am the lot

Maniacal the fire
That weaves inside my soul
When dripping tongues of hate,envenomed,roll
Like carpet bombs in vast bazaars
My blood runs with the beasts
Though no crescent, cross
Or wandering star
Shalt witness my defeat

Born of jackal in the Vatican
To a loathesome flock
I have crept behind the drapes
And a wizard there is not
Just a white flag blackened by
Singing weapons that have led
A faith that soon dominions over
Desert kingdoms of the dead

I smell the fleur do malcontent
The hellish stench
Of Judas in the dozens

Bouquets for greed and twisted law
Handmaidens of a holy war
Bring on a thousand roses more
I am The Thorn

Tangled are the thickets
That spare the virgin heart
From the waking grasp of rapists in the dark

Mountaineers that strive so far
For a Heaven grown from reach
That love herself is fabled
To be missing from their peaks
Save in one sole tower
Where the presence of a rod
Stays the sleeping beauty
From the prying fingers of the mob


I smell the fleur do malcontent
The hellish stench
Of Judas in the dozens


Bouquets for greed and twisted law
Handmaidens of a holy war
Bring on a thousand roses more
I am The Thorn

I am The Thorn

I am the Spear of Longinus
The Sword of Damocles
Kali up in arms, a bleeding sinus
The hammer of the gods in the prophet's teeth

I am The Thorn

Saint Disgustus, President Evil
Great white hopes of a shark eyed people
Lights of the world now flicker and die

Impaled in the race. in the paling face
Where forked tongues pricked the skies
Choking on these words as I slither to their ear
As lightning strikes their blinded minds

I am The Thorn

I am not the hand of God...
I am The Thorn
I am not the hand of God...
I am The Thorn

Territorial thieves
Ever stealing thunder for religious causes
I will bring you all down to your knees
And fuck you over

Bouquets for greed and twisted law
Handmaidens of a holy war
Bring on a thousand roses more
I am The Thorn



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"I Am the Thorn" as written by Daniel Lloyd Davey Charles Hedger

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    General CommentThis is about the evils of Christianity (especially Catholicism) and, I suppose, all religions. They are the thorn. They have set out to rule the desert kingdoms (the middle east). The narrator points out that the religion is not controlled by God, but rather by man with lust for war/power.

    Verse in point:

    "Born of jackal in the Vatican
    To a loathsome flock
    I have crept behind the drapes
    And a wizard there is not
    Just a white flag blackened by
    Singing weapons that have led
    A faith that soon dominions over
    Desert kingdoms of the dead"

    The masses are fooled by man into thinking that a higher power is directing them. This is why Cradle of Filth is my favorite band of all time.
    skyloron November 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdanis interview:
    oh fuck.well my internet isnt working. some1 get the meaning and type it. go to cradleoffilth.com and look for the album explained. thanks
    cradleoffilth1on October 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is about god sending his right hand man, "The thorn" or the angel of death to the pharaoh back in the old days and basically setting his foot down
    some shit like that
    Thunderhorse_666on January 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit basically says i am death encarnate, so dont fuck with me!
    vince mcmahonon February 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think Dani is sayng he will not go to religion "My blood runs with the beasts

    Though no crescent, cross

    Or wandering star" and he is saying he is the thorn. spear,sword in the side of Religion... not sure... also Jesus had a crown of thorns on when he was crucified... some connection? idk...
    Death_is_a_phase777on March 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOK i can't believe anyones attacked this song yet!
    Im not quite sure on the MEANING, but there are clearly a lot of references to religion and such..

    First off.. Thorn. the crown they put on jesus befor he was crucified was made of thorns as a form of torture."I am the Spear of Longinus
    " im not sure who Longinus was, but Jesus was stabbed by a spear before dying. "Born of jackal in the Vatican To a loathsome flock" - OBVIOUS.

    So instead of analysing this to death... cause im lazy atm.. just think

    ANTI-CHRIST.

    Also, Fleur Du Malcontent - Baudelaire poem. Not clear on the reference ause I haven't read that one.
    Sea_Of_Faces90on May 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentALL HAIL LORD SATAN AND HIS EPPILEPTIC MONKEY!!!!
    In Sorte Diaboli...on May 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"and god looks down and says; well, this is pretty fucked up =/"
    AHAHA I LOVE THAT GUY !
    Sea_Of_Faces90on June 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentjust to answer Sea Of Faces90. "I am the spear of Longinus" St Longinus is the Roman guy who jabbed his spear into Jesus to check if he was dead when he was on the cross. The catholics called him a saint for stabbing Jesus. talk about a fucked up religion. anyway. i love dani's word play. "born of jackal to the vatican" an obvious reference to the movie The Omen. "I crept behind the drapes and a wizard there is not" again, a reference to the movie the Wizard Of Oz. His word play is fucking amazing. "Saint disgustus president evil, great white hopes of a shark eyed people" Fucking genius
    killwestlifeon August 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe closest thing to a title track on the album concerns itself with a livid God, who has seen the multitude of religious wars and causes given over to his many names and has sent his right hand, The Thorn, an avenging angel of death, to mete out a collective punishment, in a way to remind all of his total dominion. If the concept of an all-encompassing God is to be believed, then why should it not be also believed that his Will could turn grim and 'old testament' on the self-professed prophets who war in his name?
    'I Am The Thorn' is a song about global retribution and the dire consequences that waging wars in the name of religion and territory engenders.

    -from cradleoffilth.com/descriptions.html
    laurelinwyntreon December 06, 2007   Link

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