Cruel lover
I lay me down again in your arms
Undress me and possess me
With your toungues of fire
Withershins feeding from the child to the breast
I plunge my knife in you
At all hell's behest

Cruel mother
Dig your nails into my back
Grant my furtive soul a place in your design
Know me now as I place my ashes into your urn
Of the flesh am I and to the flesh I shall return

I am a shadow
Moving with shadows
I am blood and piss
Coming in waves
I am Isaiah's nightmare
Brought into flesh now (and once again)
I am the sword and the whip
And the pleasure of slaves

Cruel father
I've climbed the ivory spire for you
I've seen your blade-like arms
Rake the stars from the sky
Tearing through the kingdom
Like so much kindling and straw
Casting down all order into the gape of salvation's maw

I am a shadow
Moving with shadows
I am blood and piss
Coming in waves
I am Isaiah's nightmare
Brought into flesh now (and once again)
I am the sword and the whip
And the pleasure of slaves

Come rending and tearing
Speak to me in voracious lust
Crush my will and awake the snake at my spine
And when the whores of the night
Proclaim your name
I will know you then and there
And I will go insane





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