Ferie dearest, was it loe soothfast or a façade
A serenade siren'd to lure Zounds! not to court me?
A menad, yet the sweetest colleen
Certes didst thou me unveil meekly life pristine

Lorelei
A poet of tragedies, scribe I lauds to Death
Yet who the hell was I to dare?
Lorelei
Canst thou not see thou to me needful art?
Canst thou not see the loss of loe painful is?

Dedally didst thou perform the tragic pasquinade
For all years a damndest and driegh'd accolade
Caus'd for all eyes mazed to behold a mêlee
In the midst did I swainly cast thee my bouquet
The one and sole faggot that feedeth the fire
Bellow'd bidingly by my heart's quailing quire

Lorelei
A poet of tragedies, scribe I lauds to Death
Yet who the hell was I to dare?
Lorelei
Canst thou not see thou to me needful art?
Canst thou not see the loss of loe painful is?

Perchance author I thee this ikon'd apologue for aught
Doth the wecht burthen thee?, then bethink thine afterthought
'Tween Aether and 'Nether art thou the peerless phoenix
Prithee, darlingmost! - court me rather than the peevish prolix


Lyrics submitted by TheUnholyMaster

Lorelei Lyrics as written by Laura Elizabeth Weymouth Tina Weymouth

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  • +2
    General Comment

    Secubia, it is just their style of writing. Enjoying music isn't always about the lyrics and the meaning, and personally I think it's poetic. At any rate, just for you, here is a stab at a translation. Have I not got anything better to do? No lol

    Dear fairy, was it true love or a deception A love song sung to lure – damn! not to court me? A mad woman, yet the sweetest maid - Truly, you gently woke me to perfect life Lorelei, A poet of tragedies, I write prayers to death Yet who the hell was I to dare? Lorelei, Can't you see I need you? Can't you see that the loss of love is painful? You skilfully ridiculed me in public For all years a damned and endured ceremony Caused all surprised eyes to see the struggle In the middle of it all I praised you like a young country lad The one and only bundle of sticks that feeds the fire Commanded by my heart's cowering choir Lorelei, A poet of tragedies, I write prayers to death Yet who the hell was I to dare? Lorelei, Can't you see I need you? Can't you see that the loss of love is painful? By chance I write you this iconed fable at all, Does the weight burden you? Then think through your change of plans; You are between heaven and hell, unrivaled phoenix - Pray thee, sweetheart! - woo me rather than (my irritable and prolonged writings?)

    draigon September 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    There is a remix of this song that I really like. The lyrics are pretty difficult to make sense of however, this type of old-time-English in lyrics feels a bit pretentious...

    Secubiaon October 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Nice work on that! I've never actually listened to the lyrics in this before, I just think it's a beautiful song, but that just makes it ever the more powerful.

    RainbowDemonon December 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Lovely song, and, contrary to popular opinion, I think the use of archaic whose meaning is slightly opaque actually adds to the gothic ambience of the music rather than detracts from it.

    Anyway, the credits at the bottom are amusingly erroneous - I think they've got this page confused with the song 'Lorelei' by the Comeback Kid. Oops.

    profsketton May 15, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    what does "faggot" mean in the context of this song?

    PanzerMann!on March 07, 2023   Link

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