"Elizabeth" as written by and A Ghoul Writer....
Underneath the moonlight of old Hungarian skies
buried in the blood-drenched earth
These barren lands of ice
She was an evil woman with an evil old soul
Piercing eyes emotionless
a heart so black and cold

Elizabeth, in the chasm where was my soul
Forever young, Elizabeth Báthory in the castle of your death
You're still alive, Elizabeth

Her pact with Satan
Her disposal of mankind
Her acts of cruelty and her lust for blood
Makes her one of us

Our ancient countess was refused her desires will
To bathe in pure fresh blood
She'd peasant virgins killed

Elizabeth, in the chasm where was my soul
Forever young, Elizabeth Báthory in the castle of your death
You're still alive, Elizabeth

Elizabeth, in the chasm where was my soul
Forever young, Elizabeth Báthory in the castle of your death
You're still alive, Elizabeth


Lyrics submitted by TheIndestructableD, edited by sokorny

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    Song MeaningThis song's about Elizabeth Bathory. And Satan.
    timshanks1on August 26, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationAs @timshanks1 mentioned it is reference to Elizabeth Báthory who was a countess in Hungary who murdered young girls and women and then bathed in their blood believing it would make her look young (stay young in appearance).

    Lots of lines in the songs relate to this:

    "old Hungarian skies"
    "Forever young, Elizabeth Báthory in the castle of your death"
    "Her acts of cruelty and her lust for blood"
    "Our ancient countess was refused her desires will
    To bathe in pure fresh blood
    She'd peasant virgins killed"

    Not sure how to take some of Ghost's lyrics. Are they literally agreeing with her actions? Simply recollecting an historical account? Being satirical?
    sokornyon April 13, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationAs to sokorny's question to me this is the narrator, Papa, being in love with the Countess Bathory. He's proselytizing about this evil old woman with the cold black eyes that murdered virgin peasants to bathe in their blood to keep herself young and beautiful and how, because of that, she's not only part of their dark congregation but they are either currently lovers or it's an unrequited love. Personally I think it's the latter.

    For those who don't know Countess Bathory was eventually found out and locked up until her dying day in a tower in her castle. To me the song is Papa saying his love is up in that tower, still alive, and he will eventually rescue her from her captors and they will live evil-ly ever after
    chadwick57on June 26, 2016   Link

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