"Beauty Slept In Sodom" as written by Nicholas Andrew Barker, Robin Mark Eaglestone, Gregory Moffit, Stuart Anstis and Dani Davey....
Death, spirit me away
My anguished soul doth strain
On taut and twisted reins
Yet, insatiate I still remain
Like a proud, unfalled star
That dares thee from afar
To calm my thund'rous heart
Else, rend it's knots apart
So I may never sing

Of jewelled skies o'er my strings
And love, a wanton thing
Can plunge on burnt, black wings
To hang amid the thorns
In scarlet, like velvet worn
About the clouded moon
Who wanes in solitude

I am alone
Thirsting for the dark
That lurks beneath marbled stone
What black witchcraft
Shalt prise thee from thy dreams
And what perverse world-strategy
Will wend it's way with thee from sleep?

"Rouse my disease
And with cadent naked dance I shalt teach
Thee wisdom of darkness
From earth and red sea

Light bearing Samael
Coalesce with me"

Twilight
Through pagan city gates
Bred shadows play like twining snake
By candlelight
Thanateros rites
Death seduced and chaos wakes

Obsession grips, blindragon fever
In throes of scythed orgasm, Eros dies
And Saturn rapes faith's lovelorn Diva
Upon a cyprean altar, stripped bare for sacrifice
Virtue births a demon
Pandora's box, unhinged, sets loose the night
Winged lilith born for want of Eden
Fanning plumes of harlotry
Like pearls before the desert swine

The skies, they darken
And the oceans part

Storm forth indignant Kraken
Reborn Venus as thou art
Feasting at my banquet
Of Saturnalia
I call thee having wrestled
The tides from lonely Diana

"For thee Endymion
I forsake the cerements of this star-flung tomb"

Be-with-us come
Unveil the ancient flame
Throw the cats our enemies
Desire's menstrual strain
Eastern Devil eyes
A cruel erotic plague
The Shekhina is in exile
And the Israelites enslaved to shame

Midnight
Jerusalem
A tenebrous phantasy
Revelates to men
Their celestial walls crumble
When walks the Xul
Born to the scarlet whore in Babylon

The centuries of wait have all but gone
Behold dark beauty stirs to conquer on and on

Now worship everything


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"Beauty Slept in Sodom" as written by Gregory Moffit Dani Davey

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    My Interpretationthis song, after hearing it again and reading the lyrics, is basically about the destruction of the Jewish and christian faiths and the reincarnation of paganism. here are three examples to prove my theory:
    1. ... and saturn rapes faith's lovelorn diva. saturn refers to the father of all the gods in Greek mythology, and "faith's lovelorn diva", in my opinion refers to the virgin mary.
    2. "for thee Endymion i forsake the serements of this star flung tomb" refers to the Greek mythological account of the titan goddess of the moon Selene fell in love with the youth.
    3. the Shekhina is in exile and the Israelites enslaved to shame. a shekhina is the feminine term for a Jewish House of worship and an israelite is a jewish person.
    this song is also peppered with the names of other pagan gods and goddesses throughout,such as xul, Lilith, and Diana to name a few.
    whitechocolate89on June 14, 2012   Link
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    General Commenti find it hard to believe no-one else has commented on this song. It is the greatest fusion of lyric and music i have heard. filled with pagan images of savage beauty. and the closing words preach greatness
    erudite strangeron January 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the lyrics on this song are great but that really is no change to any Of Cradle's lyrics. I especially like Sarah's part in all of Cradle's songs because she always has the best lyrics of the sing most of the time and though her appearence is brief the bits she sing really mean something.
    filthybeaston March 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentamzingly composed (as usual) they use great harpsichord for intro lol didnt see that one coming!
    anyways this is one of my fav. songs by cradle
    King_nothing666on April 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song i think it is about a mixture of fear and hatred that is usualy felt whilst preparing yourself for a fight. what do you guys think?
    kingbrownieon August 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactualy going over it again i think it may be about a crusade
    kingbrownieon August 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy fav. Cradle song so far.. I listen to about 3 times a day
    spunky666on February 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you! Thats what I said...
    spunky666on June 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDeath, spirit me away
    My anguished soul doth strain
    On taut and twisted reins
    Yet, insatiate I still remain
    Like a proud, unfalled star
    That dares thee from afar
    To calm my thund'rous heart
    Else, rend it's knots apart
    So I may never sing

    Of jewelled skies o'er my strings
    And love, a wanton thing
    Can plunge on burnt, black wings
    To hang amid the thorns
    In scarlet, like velvet worn
    About the clouded moon
    Who wanes in solitude....

    Sounds like shakespeare (literally) like, the style and stuff... hmm
    Sea_Of_Faces90on August 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenteh, slightly different from shakespear, his lines rhymed every other line, he used iambic pantameter..
    xXschmerzXxon January 25, 2008   Link

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