take my hand
you'll never find
another quite like mine
if you look
you'll see that i'm
a lonely one
I lost my soul
deep inside

and it's so
and cold deep inside

sistine smile
you'll never know
the trap it's set
and if you did
you'd never look
its eyes

the sun don't shine
the wind won't blow
when you go hide
without your love
I'm lonely
deep inside

Lyrics submitted by •·¨Pøisøn·Päle¨·•, edited by ernestcello

Sistinas Lyrics as written by Glenn Danzig


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  • +2
    General CommentActually, the song is a play on Michelangelo's painting on the cieling of the Sistine Chapel (or Capella Sistina in Italian).
    In a famous part of the painting, two lovers are reaching out to each other, their index fingers almost touching.
    The song is about a love that could never come into fruition, recalling the hands of Capella Sistina that could never quite reach each other, leaving the lovers frozen in longing.
    So yeah, unrequited love, basically.
    jackalopehellrideron July 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSome parts of this song he sounds like Elvis. Now that's something :P
    suburbanon May 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentElvis? If anything this sounds like a sad Roy Orbison song to me.
    awk777on January 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentinteresting idea jackalopehellrider! However the Sistine Chapel Ceiling does not have two "lovers" almost touching fingers, it is the hand of God giving Adam life. I believe the word sistine is suppose to take on a meaning such as pristine in the song. I agree with everything you said regaurding unrequited love being the focus of the song.
    emalittaon March 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno comments? come on this is one of the greatest Danzig songs... god that voice just gives me chills
    Girgoon June 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits a love song, of course someone wil say this is about drugs tho, but theyll be a nigger
    damien666danzigon September 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about religion, not love. As to how it pertains to religion, I'm still trying to figure that one out.
    Henleyon October 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh my god! This song is about DRUGS!
    Personally I like the live version on Thrall:Demonsweat Live.
    MrLongroveon January 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBut what exactly is a Sistine Smile?

    looking up the word sistine just revealed that it has to do with pope Sixtus, which isnt really helpful in this context
    Amolynon February 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about a lonley guy(Yea, without your love
    I'm lonely deep inside). he found a girl and is telling her that he is nothing without her and how she moves him (Sistine Smile) like something from god. i dont think the drug thing has any weight cause danzig was never about drugs or other petty things. i really like danzig and this song is one of the best.
    caramelprisoneron June 18, 2005   Link

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