"Honey and Sulphur" as written by Paul James Allender, Daniel Lloyd Davey, Charles Hedger, Mark Newby-robson, Dave Pybus and Martin Skaroupka....
All Saints Day, the taint of rain
Blood and mud and thunder all the same
To those who close their ranks to Gille's men

Bricqueville, Prelati and De Sille
Creatures of the dark creeping up and down the countryside
Little angles out to pasture once again

Torture garden rules of thumb apply
To sacred flesh and the naked eye
Golgothic this erotica
Stinking of honey and worse, sulfur

So black was the magic in this tragical kingdom
The superstitions grew
Wise to the wolves that surprised their children
Gagged in sacks and dragged back to

Tiffauges
It's roads now home to a beautiful stranger
Lifting her veil
Spinning her lies
Tender eyes, never-ending danger

It grows
A rose that chose death for it's bedmuck
Prickles in wait
Thanking her spies
Trickling thighs her only hiccup

And though she walks the forest trails
She's far from innocent or frail
She leads them down the path where darkness dwells

That night is rife with celebration
The tower sings
Where so much foul illumination
Strikes a lighthouse for the things
That slither and slather at the border of the pentagram
Mid sour dreams
A beauty pageant for the gathering damned
Of slaughtered lambs and tortured screams

Praeclarum
Custodem
Ovium
Lupum

Torture garden rules of thumb apply
To sacred flesh and the naked eye
Golgothic this erotica
Stinking of honey and worse, sulfur

So black was the magic in this tragical kingdom
In this castle of loup-garou
When moonstruck veins, inflamed, deranged on
A parcel of victims now tied to

Tiffauges
Engorged on the hordes of the anorexic
Cherubim forced
Naked and blind
A holocaust mind designed their exit

A libertine so grim
Sometimes tore them limb from limb
Slitting their throats
Pissing on graves
Jesus save but the devil made him

Praeclarum
Custodem
Ovium
Lupum


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"Honey and Sulphur" as written by Daniel Lloyd Davey Charles Hedger

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    General CommentOh yeah. The Latin phrase at the beginning of the song, roughly translated is, The Greatest protector of sheep, the wolf
    killwestlifeon November 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI've heard this song (& this album) two or three times now & it sounds gorgeous but I can honestly say I can't make out more than a dozen words in the whole thing! If you're going to go for an "explicit lyrics" sticker it seems only fair to make the words audible. A lot of content in here, not sure how much sense it will make to the average listener. Most people will have heard of Gilles de Rais: Tiffauges is one of his castles, Sille & Briqueville are his cousins & Prelati a fake alchemist from Italy. The idea is that children are being abducted & killed; partly for black magic rituals, partly for fun. I think the woman is supposed to be a glammed-up version of La Meffraye, an old woman who was used to lure children because they'd be more likely to go with a woman.
    It's all very dark & Gothic, but a bit out-of-date now. In 1992 Gilles de Rais was retried & found not guilty! He's now reckoned to be the victim of one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in history, effectively murdered by judges who had divided up his estates between them before he was even convicted. So - no dead kiddies, no satanic rites. Sorry...
    morbid moragon October 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFair enough if he wasn't guilty. However, this makes for a great story! And all I can say is welcome back Cradle! It's been a while
    killwestlifeon November 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFair enough if he wasn't guilty. However, this makes for a great story! And all I can say is welcome back Cradle! It's been a while
    killwestlifeon November 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGilles might be counted as "not guilty" but its a great story still! And i don't think Dany made the whole album about Gilles de Rais while not being aware of that knowledge!! Also Dani used to use Gilles as a figure in his old songs like "lord abortion". Gilles is not someone he found recently. I think he had planning making an album about Gilles de Rais and his aim was to catch up the smell in "cruelty and the beast"... i found this album quiet successful by the way. The album is designed like telling us a tale song by song/chapter bu chapter. I think this is also one of Dani's genious ideas...
    v-empireon November 30, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionThe latest I heard is that Gilles was proposed for canonization recently & unaccountably turned down... He has a Facebook page now, thanks to Cradle, so come argue with me!
    morbid moragon May 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commentloup-garou is French for Werewolf i believe.

    The song is about Gilles "Wolves" who would kidnap children on the road, or from the outlaying villages around Tiffauges, so he could try and summon Barron, or some similar demon, and other miscellaneous demonic shenanigans
    xMattyohhxon August 11, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe Latin at the start is attributed to Cicero. Torture Garden is the name of an album by Naked City, John Zorn's avant-garde jazz/grindcore project. Golgotha was the hill on which Jesus was crucified.
    Dressed2Depresson August 07, 2014   Link

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