"Temple Of Love (Extended)" as written by and Andrew Eldritch....
With the fire from the fireworks up above me
With a gun for a lover and a shot for the pain at hand
You run for cover in the temple of love
You run for another but still the same
For the wind will blow my name across this land

In the temple of love you hide together
Believing pain and fear outside
But someone near you rides the weather
And the tears he cried will rain on walls
As wide as lovers eyes

In the temple of love: Shine like thunder
In the temple of love: Cry like rain
In the temple of love: Hear my calling
In the temple of love: Hear my name

And the devil in black dress watches over
My guardian angel walks away
Life is short and love is always over in the morning
Black wind come carry me far away

With the sunlight died and night above me
With a gun for a lover and a shot for the pain inside

You run for cover in the temple of love
You run for another it's all the same
For the wind will blow and throw your walls aside
With the fire from the fireworks up above
With a gun for a lover and a shot for the pain

You run for cover in the temple of love
I shine like thunder cry like rain
And the temple grows old and strong
But the wind blows longer cold and long
And the temple of love will fall before
This black wind calls my name to you no more

In the black sky thunder sweeping
Underground and over water
Sounds of crying weeping will not save
Your faith for bricks and dreams for mortar
All your prayers must seem as nothing
Ninety-six below the wave
When stone is dust and only air remains

In the temple of love: Shine like thunder
In the temple of love: Cry like rain
In the temple of love: Hear the calling
And the temple of love is falling
Down

In the temple of love: Shine like thunder
In the temple of love: Cry like rain
In the temple of love: Hear my calling
In the temple of love: Hear my name

In the black sky thunder sweeping
Underground and over water
Sounds of crying weeping will not save
Your faith for bricks and dreams for mortar
All your prayers must seem as nothing
Ninety-six below the wave
When stone is dust and only air remains
the only haven you can trust

And the devil in black dress watches over
My guardian angel walks away
Life is short and love is always over in the morning
Black wind come carry me far away

With the fire from the fireworks up above
With a gun for a lover and a shot for the pain you

You run for cover in the temple of love
I shine like thunder cry like rain
And the temple grows old and strong
But the wind blows longer cold and long
And the temple of love will fall before
This black wind calls my name to you no more

In the temple of love you hide together
Believing pain and fear outside
But someone near you rides the weather
And the tears he cried will rain on walls
As wide as lovers eyes

In the temple of love: Shine like thunder
In the temple of love: Cry like rain
In the temple of love: Hear the calling
And the temple of love is falling
Down


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"Temple of Love" as written by Andrew Eldritch

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  • +1
    General CommentOne of the best songs from them in my opinion.
    ~*whisper*~on May 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBlack wind could be a reference to the collective unconsciousness.
    gothic_hobbiton May 25, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think this song talks about heroin addiction. The "Temple of Love" is the effect of the drug.
    brunnogcoon October 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGREAT SONG! sisters of mercy rock! this song is genious!! "And the devil in black dress watches over My guardian angel walks away Life is short and love is always over in the morning Black wind come carry me far away..." amazing lyrics, absolutely tremendous!
    o0Sid0oon August 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSome accounts have the author describing this song as being about the Vietnam war. I understand there's a site in Hanoi sometimes known as the Temple of Love, which could support the theory.
    vigilanton July 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShite...this is a long but amazing song... :D

    ~Vampy
    vampirella666on April 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"devil in a black dress watches over, my guardian angel walks away" i know how that feels, fucking great line!!!!
    mentalisticon December 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so filled with symbolism that you can get almost anything out of it.

    For example:
    "In the black sky thunder sweeping
    Underground and over water
    Sounds of crying weeping will not save
    Your faith for bricks and dreams for mortar
    All your prayers must seem as nothing
    Ninety-six below the wave
    When stone is dust and only air remains"

    That isn't exactly spelled out.
    JASGripenon March 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is made to be about just about anything, most obviously about the Vietnam War, and also about Love. Probably a lot more too.
    D.B.on August 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure that this song is a SCATHING curse to a woman who's in love with another man. He's cursing her to be haunted by him until the relationship with the other man is destroyed. It's evil and brilliant.
    heidismuttion February 12, 2010   Link

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