Damn me Father, for I must sin

Four centuries of this damned immortality
Yet, I did not ask to be made
I will never again feel your sun upon my face
Or the comfort of a grave
I am not alive and I am not dead
This is Hell on earth

How can I possibly explain this eternal youth?
When I can do nothing, but sit by
As my loves grow old and wither
And with each of them, take a fragment of my heart
and prolong this endless winter
It is October's perpetual agony
It is the shadow realm

Father, please forgive him
For he knows not what to do

With every victim I pray for my own death
And as much as I love the night
I curse the moons eerie glow
This blood lust that drags me forever
The toxic rays of dawn that condemn me to limbo
I am forced to dwell in gray Autumnal twilight
I am suspended in dusk

Father, please forgive him
For he knows not what to do
Father, please forgive him
For he knows not what to do

Lyrics submitted by jc6md

"Suspended in Dusk" as written by Peter Thomas Steele

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  • +2
    General CommentThe monotony of the song is intentional. Vampirism is dull and loses its initial thrill very quickly. Upon the forfeit of all ability to change, nothing arises save the endless stretch of years and centuries.
    Silencenolongeron July 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwsome Lyrics.... about a person that is turned into a vampire.. and did not want to be.. he is having to live with the fact he can only live at night... at dusk..... Awsome...
    Vampyreon March 09, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentVampire-ish lyrics ^__~ yum.
    Very gloomy and dark...i love the lyrics. the song is rather boring, though,...but it's okay :D

    Dead_Hoshion May 26, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI cry while listening to it... Peter Steele understands the painful misery paired with the sweet gift of immortality. I mean... imagine loving someone but not wanting to curse them along with you... to watch them die.... as the great vampire Lestat De Lioncourt once said... "immortality seems like the good idea at first... until you realize that you're going to be spending it alone." The pain in this song is simply intensified by the monotony, as Silence said. The boredom of an unending existence.. to be forever trapped in eternal night... this is one of the most beautiful... heartfelt songs about vampires I've ever heard.... and this is coming from a vampire.
    Luna666on June 01, 2012   Link

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