A sleeping explorer; his wandering mind crossed over the border
A mind like a cemetery where the corpses are turning
Where the bodies twist deep in the frozen grip of a dreamless sleep
Then the lowest comes up like a wreck from the depths
He hears night calling; he has dreams of waking here in this brightness that burns like slow lightning
He sees words burnt in ice and reads, "That the world is a wound in the Body of Christ"
Effects of the animal - animal sound effects
He says, "Death: he is my friend; he's promised me
a quick end. The world is in pain; he should be put down; and God is a sadist and that he knows it"

The depths of the night skies reflects in his eye
He says, "Everything changes and no one survives and everyone dies"
And the night slits her veins and the darkness drains and the void rumbles in like an underground train...
Forever comes closer; the world is in pain
We all must be shown
We must realize that everyone changes and everything dies


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    My InterpretationI thought it was "... in the body of Christ..."

    I was probably wrong. Either way, the lyrics strongly lean towards the idea of enlightenment - or, rather, endarkenment - being a source of suffering, and ultimately only a conformation of truths necessarily excepted to go forward on the esoteric quest: All things change, suffer, die. Entropy as the source of infinite/ultimate wisdom, death as the great pacifier and clarifier.

    An odd thought: Dimethyltryptamine, the chemical produced in the brain during certain states of dream, religious ecstasy, and near-death experiences, is a close relative to one of Coil's favourite psychedelics, 5-MeO-DMT... Although, considering that both are used "recreationally" (loose term, considering the rarity and odd effects), and the predilection of the group's members towards the psychedelic experience, I don't doubt that both were encountered in their travels...
    Cynothoglyson July 17, 2009   Link

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