When the sun has wept upon the waveless lake
And the mists steal in with ease
Covened wolves are their eerie dissonant napes
In adoration of the moon and thee

"They call as I to thee"

And I will come, as if in dream
My languid, dark and lustrous Malaresian Queen
Of vengeful, ancient breed
Gilded with the pelts of many enemies
Erishkigal, raven-haired
Thy seduction haunts the castle in erotic despair
I can taste thy scent by candlelight
Legs of porcelain traced and laced to their lair
Appease the beast on spattered sheets
Dyed unearthly red as sobriety weeps

She shall come for me

A black velvet painting sprung to elegant life
Like a poignant Madonna perverted to night
And I have ridden from the westerning light
To expend my lust
Tear away the funereal dress
Know that I will escape from my death
Surrendered to the splendour of her sharpened caress

Lo! The pale moonlight
Weaves a poetic spell of vital death and decline
Of mist and moth and the hunger inside
Kisses took to fever and the fever, demise

"Through twilight, darkness and moonrise
My scarlet tears will run
As stolen blood and whispered love
Of fantasies undone"

Countess swathed in ebony
And snow-white balletic grace
Rouge-filmed lips procure the wish
For lust and her disgrace

Dusk and her embrace

We shall flirt through the shadows
Like a dream of (were)wolves in the snow
Under deadly nightshade
Still warmed with the kill's afterglow

Beneath the stars thy flesh bedevils me
(Beneath the stars taste the death in me)
Bequeath to me thy fiery kiss
To sever thin mortality

My heart is thine
Thy fragrant words Warm within like wine

"Let me come to thee
With eyes like Asphodel
Moon-glancing, loose desires free
To writhe under my spell"

Ereshkigal, raven-haired
Thy seduction haunts the castle in erotic despair
I know thy scent by candlelight
Immortal flesh I yearn to share
Appease the beast on spattered sheets
Dyed malefic red as sobriety weeps
She shall come for me

Unfurl thy limbs breathless succubus
How the full embosomed fog
Imparts the night to us

Lyrics submitted by sean

Dusk and Her Embrace Lyrics as written by Gregory Moffit Dani Davey

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis song is about Elizabeth Bathory and her lover, the protagonist. The protagonist absolutely loves her. But he wants not only her love, he wants also the eternal live that only she can give him, because she is a vampire and by biting him he becomes one, too.

    An interesting line is "Warm within like wine". Wine in Dani's texts often symbolise blood, and blood obviously symbolises life (looks at the V Empire booklet: "Blood is the life of all flesh"). Her words are like wine, they're full of (eternal) life.

    Hence this song shows three aspects of love: The "real" love, the sexual love and the eternal love.

    The result of these three things put together is the absolute love. There is no better love if one loves the person's soul, the person's flesh (sex) and the love is eternal.

    This utopic love is what everybody tries to achieve without success, because time and death will always be stronger than love.
    Kemanon June 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhats a nape? (ill look it up..i just wanted to post)
    ace76543on July 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is really a cool song! when i first heard it live it was like.. unbelievable!!!!
    samaraon April 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGians guitar parts here are unbeliveable.
    Razormasticatoron June 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the mix of voices. The deep one, the woman's, the other one...
    Visceral Bleedingon June 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe deep one is dani using a harmonizer.
    its a good song, but there are better in the album
    erudite strangeron February 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe woman is called Sarah.
    m3tall1caon February 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a really heavy song, but what i love most about it is the way its so heavy but still fairly up-beat. some1 please comment on beauty slept in sodom!!! its probably the best song on the album.
    erudite strangeron February 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is great!
    I love every aspect of this song...
    The lyrics are genius!
    mrsdanifilth73on February 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmrsdanifilth73 we meet again and I couldn't agree more. This is my current fave C.O.F song and the lyrics are totally amazing. How does Dani come up with this stuff all by himself. I am a songwriter and Cradle have influenced me alot but my lyrics don't even compare to Dani's. Oh how I LOVE Cradle Of Filth.
    filthybeaston March 20, 2005   Link

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