"The 13th Caesar" as written by Paul James Allender, Daniel Lloyd Davey, Charles Hedger, Mark Newby-robson, Dave Pybus and Martin Skaroupka....
When Joan was burnt
He knew malevolence
At the heart of all
A cold and jagged abyss bled of sense
The throne he earned
Through God's benevolence
Started his own fall
Clothing ragged dogma in his own magnificence

Here the stench, the gold events
The bold inventions of the will
Luxuries and splendors past the ken of mortal men
Every wanton bent desire went fulfilled

[Chorus]
A Daemon sat upon the top of the world
Like a Herod over Genesis
They sang hosannas as his banners unfurled
Kissing terrors with paralysis

His brash canvas insulted the view
Moving heaven and earth to please the
Tumultitudes, whom his strange retinue drew
To assert the thirteenth Caesar

The thirteenth Caesar
Ichor kicked inside his veins
The thirteenth Caesar
War was licked, for shame
The thirteenth Caesar
Sicker, but just as vain
The thirteenth Caesar
Gilles De Rais

When Joan was burnt
He knew malevolence
At the heart of all
He swore henceforth he would serve evil alone

Here the stench, the gold events
The insurrection of his will
Theater and feasts past the ken of mortal men
Every wanton bent desire went fulfilled

[Chorus]

Suetonius and Ovid
Filled the moonstruck dreams
With the purple of Rome

His Venus of arena-blood was dead
And he was storming home


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"The 13th Caesar" as written by Daniel Lloyd Davey Charles Hedger

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    General CommentIn his confession (extracted under the threat of torture) Gilles de Rais claimed that he had been corrupted by reading about the vices of the Roman emperors - Caligula, Nero, Tiberius & that mob - in a book called 'The Twelve Caesars' by Suetonius. So here he becomes the 13th Caesar. Ichor is the blood of the gods - the Roman emperors were deified but only, I believe, on their death.
    morbid moragon December 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmorbid pretty much got it right. that plus the first few lines are referring to how he went mad at the death of Joan of Arc. this song is great
    Josefupu3on January 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentCan somebody tell me what "tumultitudes" means?
    Katsyon July 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGodspeed On The Devil's Thunder Talk About Life And Crimes Of Gilles De Rais......Dani Talk About Charecters With A very poetic way........like Cruelty And The Beast Album Which Talk About Elizebth Bathory...........But Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder IS the best album For CoF.........fucking awesome band
    ahmed1995on August 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGodspeed On The Devil's Thunder Talk About Life And Crimes Of Gilles De Rais......Dani Talk About Charecters With A very poetic way........like Cruelty And The Beast Album Which Talk About Elizebth Bathory...........But Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder IS the best album For CoF.........fucking awesome band
    ahmed1995on August 09, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionGodspeed On The Devil's Thunder Talk About Life And Crimes Of Gilles De Rais......Dani Talk About Charecters With A very poetic way........like Cruelty And The Beast Album Which Talk About Elizebth Bathory...........But Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder IS the best album For CoF.........fucking awesome band
    ahmed1995on August 09, 2009   Link

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