"Serenade of Flames" as written by Thomas Buchberger, Mario Hirzinger and Georg Neuhauser....
I'm glad we're talking face to face
You know I've got a job to do
And I expect some help from you, too
Soon you'll call them in to torture me
Why do you need this privacy?
You'll have your horrid joy anyway

[Chorus:]
One more night and then in flames you'll die
Nothing you can do or say could change your fate
You are mine!
One more night and then in flames you'll die
We invented Lucifer to spread the fear
Across the nations

I can't negate the evidence
They say you've healed a little girl
With guidance from another world
Then a good deed, now my last mistake
You tell me my reward's the stake
Is this the Christian duty you preach?

[Chorus]

You've been caught in our system of power and fear
We will break your resistance, your confession is near

Malleus Maleficarum (4x)

Don't you think God is watching?
Your carnival of lies won't last eternally
Trust my words, if he's watching he has never showed
And he won't take your soul …

One more night and then in flames I'll die
Nothing you can do or say could change your fate
You are mine!
One more night and then in flames you'll die
We invented Lucifer to spread the fear
Across the nations
One more night and then in flames you'll die
We invented Lucifer to spread the fear
Across the nations


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    Song MeaningSerenade of Flames is a beautifully sung duet, playing out an interaction between an inquisitor (witch hunter) and an alleged "witch" that he has captured. Throughout the song the "witch" tries to reason with the inquisitor. However, he is either a religious zealot or just takes sadistic pleasure in having power over people (or both) and refuses to let her go by saying "One more night and then in flames you'll die". Meaning he'll burn her at the stake the next day.

    One exchange reveals the nature of her capture, with the inquisitor saying:
    "I can't negate the evidence
    They say you've healed a little girl
    With guidance from another world"

    This clarifies that she likely used medicine to cure a little girl of some ailment, rather than "using" prayer, and someone accused her of witchcraft for it.

    She then responds with:
    "Then a good deed, now my last mistake
    You tell me my reward's the stake
    Is this the Christian duty you preach?"

    After trying futilely to reason with the inquisitor, the "witch" eventually realizes that she will never change his mind and accepts her fate to die at the stake with the line "One more night and then in flames I'll die".

    Overall, this song highlights the ridiculousness of the witch trials and the cruelty of the inquisitors. It even mentions the Malleus Maleficarum, a text used by witch hunters to justify the torture and killing of innocent women and some men as well. It's an interesting topic and while the subject matter is dark, I really like the song.
    Shadovaron October 24, 2016   Link

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