"From The Cradle To Enslave" as written by Robin Mark Eaglestone, Stuart Anstis, Dani Davey and Keith Leslie Smith....
Two thousand fattened years like maniacs
Have despoiled our common grave
Now what necrophagous Second Coming backs
From the cradle to enslave?

Sickle constellations
Stud the velts that welt the sku
Whilst the Bitter winter moon
Prowls the clouds, dead,eyed
Like shifting parent flesh
Under silk matricide

Watchful as she was upon Eden
Where every rose arbour and orchard she swept
hid the hissing of a serpent Libido
In an ancient tryst with catastrophe
Soon to be kept

Hear that hissing now on the breeze
As through the plundered groves of the carnal garden
A fres horror blows
But ten billion souls
Are blind to see the rotting wood for the trees

This is the theme to a better Armageddon
Nightchords rake the heavens

And what use are prayers to that god?
As devils bay concenus for the space to piss
On your smouldering faith
And the the mouldering face
Of this world long a paradise lost

This is the end of everything
Hear the growing chora that a new dawn shall bring

Dance macabre ´neath the tilt of the zodiac
Now brighter stars shall reflect on our fate
What sick activities will be freed when those lights burn black?
The darkside of the mirror always threw our malice back

I see the serpentine in your eyes
The nature of the beast as revelations arrive

Our screams shall trail to Angels
For those damned in flames repay
All sinners lose their lot on Judgement Day
We should have cut our losses as at Calvary
But our hearts like heavy crosses held the vain belief
Salvation, like a promised nation
Gleamed a claim away

This is the end of everything you have ever known
Buried like vanquished reason
Death in season
Driven like the drifting snow

Peace, a fragile lover, left us fantasising war
On our knees or another fucker's shore
Heiling new flesh
Read, then roared
To a crooked cross and a Holy Cause
What else be whipped to frenzy for?

This is the end of everything
Rear the tragedies
That the Seraphim shall sing

Old adversaries
Next of Eve
Now they´re clawing back
I smell their cumming
As through webbed panes of meat
Led by hoary Death
They never left
Dreaming sodomies
To impress on human failure
When we´ve bled upon our knees

Tablatures of gravel law
Shall see Gehennag paved
When empires fall
And nightmares crawl
From the cradle to enslave

This is the end of everything

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"From the Cradle to Enslave" as written by Keith Leslie Smith Dani Davey

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    General CommentI think this is a totall clasic, one of the best song ever! I think Motionlessandwhite about the meaning of the song. WOW Dani filth is one helluva writer, just imagine if he was alive back in the day of shakespear, he would have totally shadowed shakespear, Dani is a genious.
    dirkwiezeron August 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentif he was alive in the days of shakessphere hed be hung for sure
    balls_faceon April 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAhh this song is a COF epic, it's a shame the rest of the EP doesn't hold up half as well. This song is mainly about end of the millenium tensions, among other things. Fucked up video as well, heh.
    Motionlessandwhiteon April 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis has to be one of the best cradle songs ever. dani filth is god!!! the video is amazin as well!!
    cherryscentedon June 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is kick ass... no other band would compare to cradle of filth... awesome live too
    SydFilthon April 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the only song by cradle of filth that I like. Has anyone seen Cradle of fear? Don't bother, it's piss poor. As for being better than Shakespear, have you been smoking crack?
    quiffpornon April 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song kicks so much ass, the video is like porn. You get to see boobs and Dani with no make-up. Yum. I get that it has to do with religion. Maybe I'm just an idiot.
    cradle_of_bodomon April 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about the devil, the garden of Eden and the end of the world.
    It borrows a lot of imagery from Paradise lost by John Milton.
    quiffpornon July 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcradle of filth's lyrics are pure genius
    n0kturnaldollon November 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe video clip for this song is great.A bit disturbing, but great.Especially the bit with the chiks and the violin/wrist thing.Crazy.
    COBHATEBREEDERon January 25, 2005   Link

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