This is what I hear, but I don't swear to it.


I heard in the dark,
a soft pair o' arms
under the leaves,
naked shoulders
Under the moss,
skinny sides.
Don't wake from your sleep.

Unaware of the common men
who would judge what they didn't understand

Sacrilege, and they keep on dancing.
heretic, they spin round and round.
Blasphemy, circle round the fire

Don't wake from your sleep..

Tossing their heads,
eyes of fire.
Leaving their beds,
of leaves and briar.
Singing their spells,
to heathen gods.

Don't wake from your sleep.

(Unaware of the common men
who would judge what they didn't understand)

Sacrilege, and they keep on dancing.
heretic, they spin round and round.
Blasphemy, circle 'round the fire

Don't wake from your sleep.

I heard in the dark (Sacrilege)
a soft pair o' arms (and they keep on dancing.)
under the leaves,
naked shoulders (heretic and they spin round and round.)
Under the moss,
skinny sides.

Don't wake from your sleep

I heard in the dark (Sacrilege)
a soft pair o' arms (and they keep on dancing.)
under the leaves,
naked shoulders (heretic and they spin round and round.)
Under the moss,
skinny sides.

Don't wake from your sleep


Lyrics submitted by Dr_Toxicophilous

Sacrilege song meanings
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    General CommentThis seems to be about Pagan fertility rites.
    Dr_Toxicophilouson October 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love his way to pronounce "naked shoulders" and "skinny sides". This was not one of the first Abney's songs I liked, but now it's one of my fav' :)
    Morwenaon December 27, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe this song is based off of the witch trials of the early American times. Specifically the Salem witch trials. And if anyone has read/watched/seen The Crucible, then I believe "Naked shoulders" and mentioning the dancing is reference to win the girls danced naked in the woods.
    And the line "Unaware of the common men who would judge what they didn't understand" would definitely reference to what the Puritans thought of witchcraft.
    And I also believe that "Don't wake from your sleep" is when the girl witches would try to cast spells or accuse the other women they didn't like.
    MaidenOfCannibalson June 04, 2010   Link

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