From the west comes old Death
A-riding on the storm
With hungry eyes for funeral fires
To burn till the morrow's dawn
For tis the night, here comes the dead
Unbound from the Underworld
And the children dress as the babes of Hell
All the boys and all the girls
And the fires shall burn
And the wheel of life shall turn
And the dead come back home on Samhain
And in the night sky
On the lunar light they fly
And the dead come back home on Samhain
At the Sabbat high on the funeral hill
Wait the witches at the feast
For the first winter’s day
The first winter’s sun
A-rising in the east
For Death has come for the summertime
And to take the leaves of spring
Hecate, Nemesis, Dark Mother take us in


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    General CommentIt's simple.

    It's a song about Samhain, the Pagan Autumn holiday.
    beau99on December 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSamhain is Halloween for those of you who didn't know...
    vampirella666on December 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMore specifically, Samhain and Halloween have similar inspirations.
    Brackon June 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSamhain is the Witches' New Year, a holiday in which the dead are honored, and even communicated with. Hence "and the dead come back home," it also begins the dark/goddess half of the year. Thus "Dark Mother take us in."
    massacregoddesson February 03, 2008   Link

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