"Desert Kisses" as written by and Severin Sioux....
Desert kisses in the sand
Engulfing joints, engulfing land
Tidal fingers cling to rocks
A deadly grip, a deadly lock

Cursed and pissed into the ocean
Willfully caused a great commotion
But only for a stifled moment
Then it was back to still life motion

A sideways crawl, a sideways scrawl
The cancer crab is on us all
I kissed your face, I kissed the sand
I heard you sigh
There was no sound

Thrashed and spat back at the ocean
But there was nothing, no commotion
Just my lonely stupid notions
Trapped again in still life motion

Sinking down with just my sound
Sinking down running on the moving ground Sinking down
Sinking down without a sound
Sinking down sleeping on the moving ground Sinking down

Desert kisses in the sand
Engulfing joints, engulfing land
Tidal fingers cling to rocks
A deadly grip, a deadly lock

Sinking down the world is round
Sinking down there's no-one around
Standing on the moving ground
Sinking down the world is flat
There's no one here to question that
Sinking down without a sound
Sinking down
Sinking down the world was round
Sinking down there was no-one around
Sinking down.

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"Desert Kisses" as written by Severin Sioux


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    General CommentEverytime I listen to this, I can always imagine Siouxsie stuck in this desert island. She's trying to survive there and also attempting to get out of that place. It kind of seems she goes a little insane too. I'm not very good at identifying the song's meanings, am I?
    Hello Imageon January 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti fucking LOVE this song
    i imagine
    her in like
    or a middle eastern place like that
    like and everyone hates her
    and she wants to get away
    but they get her
    and then
    Avess_thestrangeon February 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSeems like an apocalyptic vision in this song-- the narrator the only one alive for miles, or more. Expansive remoteness and despair here.
    11thomas11on May 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsand, sand, sand.
    later:Venus Sands
    xianificenton July 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis and Lunar Camel are an example of Siouxsie and Severen writing individual songs about the exact same topic, in this case, The High Priestess of the Tarot, or at least using the symbolism thereof. From the Book of Thoth (bibliotecapleyades.net/crowley/…_):

    This card is referred to the letter Gimel, which means a Camel. (The symbolism of the Camel is explained later.)

    The card refers to the Moon. The Moon (being the general feminine symbol, the symbol of the second order corresponding to the Sun as the Yoni does to the Lingam) is universal, and goes from the highest to the lowest. It is a symbol which will recur frequently in these hieroglyphs. But in the earlier Trumps the concern is with Nature above the Abyss; the High Priestess is the first card which connects the Supernal Triad with the Hexad; and her path, as shown in the diagram, makes a direct connection between the Father in his highest aspect, and the Son in his most perfect manifestation. This path is in exact balance in the middle pillar. There is here, therefore, the purest and most exalted conception of the Moon. (At the other end of the scale is Atu xviii, q.v.)


    The following chapter of the Book of Lies (falsely so-called), may assist the student to understand this doctrine by dint of meditation:

    In the Wind of the mind arises the turbulence called I.
    It breaks; down shower the barren thoughts.
    All life is choked.
    This desert is the Abyss wherein is the Universe.
    The Stars are but thistles in that waste.
    Yet this desert is but one spot accurséd in a world of bliss. Now and again Travellers cross the desert; they come from the Great Sea, and to the Great Sea they go.
    And as they go they spill water; one day they will irrigate the desert, till it flower.
    See! Five footprints of a Camel! V.V.V.V.V.
    (For the classical description of the Abyss, the student should consult Liber 418, The Vision and the Voice, especially the Tenth Aethyr The Equinox, Vol. I, No.5, Supplement.)

    princeofcupson September 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSIOUXSIE: "It’s Banshee-ballad. Not wet. It’s a romantic, lonely song. Casablanca. . ." Source: Zigzag 05/80.

    Possibly also based on Dreams, which acted as the inspriation for a lot of Banshee lyrics.
    JJKelsallon December 01, 2012   Link

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