"All Hope In Eclipse" as written by Paul James Allender, Dani Davey, Robin Mark Eaglestone, Adrian Paul Erlandsson, Gianpiero Guiseppe Piras and Martin F. Powell....
A thousand nights once succored Me
In the shadow of Miss Anne Thropy
Sat gargoyle-limbed amid My licking flame

A cruel tongue at work in Her secret vaults
Sent Rebellion's embers into revolt
The coming of extinction
Synced to whimpers of my name
Legion I arose, a flood of inhumanity
An acid reign to purify the world
The Asp at Pharaoh's breast
The Atom split under duress
A sniper at the gates of spattered pearl

My heart, torn apart, left a rifled grave
Save for an unfurled flag of hate
To enthrall a mindless zombie race

All hail, all hail, all hail the serpentine's gift
All hail, love fails, all hope lies in eclipse

Black bibles I inscribed,
The words "Damnation through design"
Seemed a bitter truth far better for the lie
For as hope was felled by reason
Forlorn became the season
And Death was swift to swallow on the hells of life

Lowered souls, growing cold, tendered easy prey
When heaven's flock, a fair game, dropped
I bored of war with God with greater thrones to claim

All hail, all hail, all hail the Libertine's wish
All hail, love fails, all hope lies in eclipse

(There was not a prayer left in this wretched world)

Then between the past and the ravening dark
A sly Messiah came
In the thick of treaty with obligatory greed
She stole the soul hate had sold away

An ancient chill blew down the centuries
That night atonement's eyes
Lit a burning man in Me

When love lay bleeding
And Fates sate feeding
From wounds gored 'neath
Those cherubic wings
She of kindred light
Gladly sacrificed
Eternity
Just to be
With Me

As the moon whose silvered fingers play
On words and dreams too cursed for day
She led my hand to lands I'd not accrued
Where the Faun Dawn bathed Her golden hair
And faith renewed, leapt joyous there
I praised their worth, then planned their conquest too

All hail, all hail, all hail the serpentine's gift
All hail, love fails, all hope lies in eclipse

All hail, all hail, all hail the Libertine's wish
All hail, love fails, all hope lies in eclipse
And ignorance is truly bliss


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"All Hope in Eclipse" as written by Dani Davey Adrian Paul Erlandsson

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    General CommentThis is definitely about Satan rising and enslaving all, while everyone else remains happy in their beliefs that Heaven will always win... (Ignorance is truly bliss). Basically, they won't know what hit them.
    mrsdanifilth73on May 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think u r right there, but i can't help but think this has somethin to do with ware wolves, it would make sense, in the first verse "in the shadow of miss anne thropy", suggesting lycanthropy which basically means to turn into a warewolf, also the actual song "all hope in eclipse", man turns to wolf on a full moon, but if there is no moon, then problem solved. I'm probably wrong though as ure view would appear to fit better, although i do have no idea were hitler comes into it for fuks sake.
    phatpaton July 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy interpretation of this song is that it is about a man who was a Satanist, or a member of the occult, who fell deeply in love with a women who's beliefs where the exact opposite of his. And although she loved him back, she felt that she was forbidden by her beliefs to be with him and therefore broke up with him or refused a proposal or something like that, sending whoever the man in this song is into rage and depression also making him swear revenge on God. But then, the woman relizes that she loves him so much that she would give up living for eternity so that she could live how she wanted to on earth and be with him. I feel as though I'm missing out a lot of the songs meaning though and agree with the person above about the warewolf idea, although I'm not sure with how it fits into what I believe the song is about. I do agree also that there are a few lines that could make sense as to being about Hitler, but I don't think the song is about him.
    CutHerLaceson September 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentphatpat, I can assure that this song has nothing to do with werewolves. The reference to Miss Anne Thropy is a scarcely noticed pun on the word misanthrope which is defined as a person who bears a great hatred for humanity. It is not a reference to lycanthropy. The refrain "all hope lies in eclipse" is likely meant to simply say that hope lies doused in shadow.

    Although I do not neccessarily believe this song is about Hitler specifically, it does seem to fall in line with the concepts thereof. For instance:

    The comming of extinction
    Hitler desired to set the mass of "undesirable races unto extionction"

    An acid reign to purify the world
    Hilter saught to purify the world of undesirables.

    Save for an unfurled flag of hate
    the hooked cross or swastika

    To enthral a mindless zombie race
    The aryans who mindlessly follwed Hitler's lead

    In spite of these similarities, because of the nature of much of the song, I really doubt that this is simply about "nazis and stuff"
    P.L.U.C.K.on August 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this song is about nazism or hitler but I understand how the imagery can be interpretated as such and wonder if this was Dani's intention while writing the lyrics. There is definatly a love story in there somewhere and I wonder if this is a tragic love story of a satanist falling in love with a christian and vice versa or something similar and weather or not the lyrics are a variation on the literary genre of Love Suicides. The most well known Western example of this genre is Romeo and Julliett.
    Dressed2Depresson August 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually i think its about the end of the world and the christian lover of the satanist who gives up heaven to be with him, if that makes any sense.
    Dressed2Depresson August 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdefinatly my fav CoF song at the moment. I love how a lot of cradle of Filth songs build and have a kind of momentum to them an sorta give a false impression of calmness in the middle, I can not think of a finer example that this song
    Dressed2Depresson August 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSat gargoyle-limbed amid My licking flame

    A cruel tongue at work in Her secret vaults

    I think this is a clever metaphor for cunnilingus

    and again:

    Synched to whimpers of my name...

    this refers to vocalisation during the sex act...

    She led my hand to lands I'd not accrued
    Where the Faun Dawn bathed Her golden hair
    And faith renewed, leapt joyous there
    I praised their worth, then planned their conquest too...

    This again could be interpreted as being about experiencing new sex acts...

    No idea if I'm reading too much into the lyrics or weather this song is about succumbing to forbidden carnal acts and thereby loosing innocence and the promise of heaven...
    Dressed2Depresson October 03, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song may be interpreted many different ways, to me its a sexual, apocalyptic song.

    A thousand nights once succoured (or cold be a play on words for the sound is similar to secure or Suckered) Me In the shadow of Miss Anne Thropy (Misanthropy)
    Sat gargoyle-limbed amid My licking flame (Tongue)

    A cruel tongue at work in Her secret vaults (Vulva)
    Sent Rebellion's embers (Cum, hence the next line) into revolt
    The comming of extinction
    Synched to whimpers of my name...Legion I arose, a flood of inhumanity (Legion he arose a demoned possesed, perhaps this is where he "came" to at the same time, refer to upper line "The coming of extinction Synched")
    An acid reign to purify the world
    The Asp at Pharaoh's breast (Now this is where he kills her in his own climax, Asps where used sometimes in egypt for quiet murders, they are little poisonous snakes)
    The Atom split under duress
    A sniper at the gates of spattered pearl(This is what justify's my idea he killed her, Spattered pearl could mean cum, and him the sniper who fucked her then killed her, almost like an oldschool Lord Abortion)

    My heart, torn apart, left a rifled grave... (perhaps he regrets it)
    Save for an unfurled flag of hate
    To enthral a mindless zombie race

    Thats all i am writing for now.
    ZyklonDawnon March 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThere are several ways I've interpreted this song, though none have to do with Hitler or Satanists.

    The first is that this is Lucifer, "Legion I arose", and his fall from grace as well as the aftermath.

    "A thousand nights once succoured Me
    In the shadow of misanthropy" (this word meaning the hatred of mankind, which would make sense b/c essentially man is the reason Lucifer fell)

    A cruel tongue at work in Her secret vaults
    Sent Rebellion's embers into revolt
    The comming of extinction
    Synched to whimpers of my name (her being mankind, or possibly the angels, rebellion's embers being the aftermath of the war in Heaven, and the “whimpers” being the fear with which Lucifer is now regarded)

    An acid reign to purify the world...(he and God are now playing a game of who can win the most souls)

    A sniper at the gates of spattered pearl (Pearly Gates being the common term for the gates into Heaven and Lucifer who is doing his best to keep man from entering)

    "My heart, torn apart, left a rifled grave...
    Save for an unfurled flag of hate
    To enthral a mindless zombie race" (If you believe the Muslim version of the fall of Lucifer, he was thrown from Heaven for loving god too much and refusing to bow to man, who was so very inferior to his beloved God. In this version, Lucifer did love God, hence his "torn heart" this "flag of hate" being his vow to prove just how corruptible and crappy God's newest creations (the zombie race) really are)

    "Black bibles I incribed,
    The words "Damnation through design"
    Seemed a bitter truth far better for the lie
    For as hope was felled by reason
    Forlorn became the season
    And Death was swift to swallow on the hells of life" (even the devil has a bible but this line is about his twisting man and turning his fears against him. "truth far better than the lie" he knows the truth but for his purposes is willing to twist the facts and make man doubt god "Hope was felled by reason" and therefore drag them into hell)

    “Lowered souls, growing cold, tentered easy prey
    When heaven's flock, a fair game, dropped
    I bored of war with God with greater thrones to claim...” (I believe this is self-evident)
    The “sly messiah” he speaks of could be one of the many God sent in times of need to lead his flock back to “the light” and away from damnation.
    However this is where there are inconsistencies and we come to my NEXT theory:

    Theory TWO: There is a love story here.

    "A thousand nights once succored Me
    In the shadow of Miss Anne Thropy" (the play on words seems to say that this man was once deeply in love but the loss of this woman, be it death or abandonment has led him to despise all people and seek to get some sort of revenge on them for his unhappiness though I believe he was hatful before)
    The next verse is blatantly sexual if looked at in this context and adds to this Romance theory. “A cruel tongue at work in Her secret vaults
    Sent Rebellion's embers into revolt
    The cumming of extinction
    Synched to whimpers of my name”

    “I bored of war with God” perhaps he blamed God for loosing this girl which points the idea that she might have died, as well as the mention of the pearly gates before)
    “She stole the soul hate had sold away

    An ancient chill blew down the centuries
    That night atonement's eyes
    Lit a burning man in Me” (she made him feel something other than hatred and made him want to love her)
    The verse “When love lay bleeding
    And Fates sate feeding
    >From wounds gored 'neath
    Those cherubic wings
    She of kindred light
    Gladly sacrificed
    Eternity
    Just to be
    With Me” leads me to believe that this romance might have even existed between an angel (the woman) and a demon, the whole star-crossed lovers bit. This however adds weight to the idea that after losing her, his hatred for man and everything else grew, because he lost her after she left Heaven to be with him.)

    “As the moon whose silvered fingers play
    On words and dreams too cursed for day
    She led my hand to lands I'd not accrued
    Where the Faun Dawn bathed Her golden hair
    And faith renewed, leapt joyous there
    I praised their worth, then planned their conquest too...” (here he talks about their shaky romance, the fear that they would be discovered/separated/whatever, but forget these fears once day shows her true beauty nd instead plans on making the sexin’)

    “all heil the serpentine's gift” (his stripped love) the Libertine’s wish (to keep this woman as his sexual and emotional companion)

    “and ignorance is truly bliss.” ( now that he’s had this great love stolen from him, he wishes that he had never known it at all and saved himself the pain)
    CalamityFaeon August 09, 2010   Link

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