My blood is tainted; azure blue
A setting sun bleeding
Into an ocean of tears, for you

It’s an exodus from the dark
The night is breathing; the night is exhaling
Falling, falling – up a staircase
Towards the moon, the stars, and a Venus-kissed Mars

Blood runs south
as the days grow darker
and this fight is eating at me
I see the dead awaken
My fate forsaken; I’m free

I am talking on a hidden line
She says she’s feeding; she says she’s dead
She says – there is a downward spiral
From the moon, the stars, the ever-warring Mars



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Sanguine Sky song meanings
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    General CommentIt's likely referring to the colour of blood as the definition of sanguine. Blood is mentioned in the song.
    Night Sanctuaryon June 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow, has nobody got that it's about vampires?

    Well not vampires per say, but probably a sanguinarian. You know, one of those people that are actually convinced that they're a vampire or an 'emotional vampire'.

    I get the feeling that she is one of them and she has convinced him that she really is a vampire, though he remains sceptical. It kinds of reminds me a little of 'The Lady Of The House Of Love" by Angela Carter. I'm not too sure why.

    I think this album has a strong theme of belief within it, or at least a sense of something being built up again. I remember reading an interview inwhich a member of the band said that Illumination and Ashes has a link, and I think whereas Ashes deconstructed alot of things, new links, ideas and faiths are formed in Illumination.

    ambrielon September 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commentno one commented on this song yet?
    this is probably the best song of their new album.
    the name of the song is ironic though, with sanguine meaning cheerfull and optimistic while the song is so gloomy.
    i love the way the male and female vocals interact
    sad that vibeke left, i doubt they will find a worthy replacement
    roxy_sk8ron June 09, 2007   Link

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