"Damaris" as written by and Patrick Wolf....
Black rain
Floods the downs
Ferrets burrow
Moles make mound
Round your bones
Deep underground
But nobody knows
Nobody knows
How I wait for you
Summer, Spring
Autumn, Winter
Here perishing

Gypsy, stray
Bleak orphan
No one could say
The land you came from
But deep in my arms
You belonged
But nobody knows
No body knows
How I wait for you
Summer, Spring
Autumn, Winter
Here perishing

My god damned
Damaris
Killed with last kiss
God damned
Damaris
I loved you

Goddam these tears
And this religion
Thought I was more
Than just my father’s son
Who says in limbo
Be where you've gone
But nobody knows
No body knows
How I wait for you
Summer, Spring
Autumn, Winter
Here perishing

My god damned
Damaris
Killed with last kiss
God damned
Damaris
I loved you

And now I kiss
I kiss the earth

Oh rise up
Rise up
Rise up
Now
From the earth

And I smash my fist
Into the earth

Oh rise up
Rise up
Rise up
Now
From the earth

I loved you

Black rain
Floods the downs
The black rain
Black rain


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"Damaris" as written by Patrick Wolf

Lyrics © CHRYSALIS MUSIC GROUP

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    General CommentThis song is about when Patrick took a trip to Ireland and saw a wooden cross with just the name 'Damaris'on it. He enquired with the vicar as to who it was and the vicar said he didn't know, that it had been there and was said to be the grave of a girl, probably a gypsy or a black girl, who fell in love with the vicar (of the time)'s son, but he had to stop loving her because of her religion. It is said she died of a 'broken heart' which in those days was another word for suicide. The song is from the vicar's son's point of view.

    I love the story that goes with it, it makes the story all that more real and beautiful. It's very choral and stuff, but is still really epic!
    rhimansworldon June 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a hymn!!! definitely one of the greatest songs of the new album.
    adelheidon April 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe strings on this one ... God damned Patrick, only keeps getting better.
    stentorianon May 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere's the Patrick I used to love so much.
    JimmieNeverDieson May 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest part: when Patrick sings "Gypsy, stray" and the strings kick in. Epic.
    coolchrison May 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^ That's my favorite part as well. Freaking strings!!
    stentorianon May 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentuhhh oh my god, this song. this entire album. just spectacularly amazing. this song can't be expressed properly through words, nothing I type can explain its brilliance and beauty.
    HighOnSunday51on June 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the song and everything but who is Damaris?
    b-rock89on June 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a good song.
    I bought the CD today and I'm having so much trouble finding a favourite. The whole thing is fantastic.
    cookiejaron June 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI forgot to say, he saw the cross in a graveyard of a church.
    rhimansworldon June 12, 2009   Link

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