Biblical choirs soar beyond veiled light
A swansong for ravens trapped flapping in night

A tragic yet magickal fall from grace
Too awful to taste for the led and the chaste
Those whose long fetters are addressed to all saints

Free shining souls torn from Giod's given Reich
Defiled, reviled, exiled from sight

And Hell knows we sought victory
Chancing the leash
But when bad die were cast
We were cast down to die
A steeple of needles thrust into our eyes
So scholars might say we were blinded by pride
Like the sin of Our Father (and the whims of our kind)
Whom in Isaiah and Midian thrived
Regaining His sights for the storming of skies

And after descenturies have crawled, vilified
Our dark harkened day on spread wing now arrives

For eternity is a coprophagic
Backward figure head
Gorging on Her own bitter end
And We have eaten shit
Until we're close to addicts
Now grime is running out
For us to make amends

To retake what once was lost
To exalt our throne above the stars of God

"To throw our fuck into gates and guts
Of a severed neverland
Where we, the damned
Once pleasured ran
Like seamen from the phallus sea"

Atrocious oceans must be crossed
To exalt our throne above the stars of God

The thirteenth sign of the Zodiac climbs
Cowled and scythed to snuff the sunrise

Throwing shades of war before like prophecy
Nightbreed freed from the vasty deep
Nasty reap of freaks forsaken
And when sultry Dusk disrobes they'll learn
She is not a natural blonde
For the lower She goes the darker it grows
An Eve that blows on Her knees for Satan

Fellated Satan
Screams congeal in clotted pearl
As He unfurls from aching hibernation

Stormbringer drums thunder to full Dis orchestra
As lighting streaks with fire
Black clouds that shroud the Earth
Whose cold breasts have held us in scar pillories
But now the Sun is loath to come
The crescent moon is freed

Elated Satan
The scimitar slash to the undergash
Of Heaven too slight for penetration

We strike as wolves from the thickening fog
To exalt our throne ove the stars of God
Lowly holy goats bare the brunt
Of rabid dogmas on a stellar bearhunt
Bastioned in citadels and monastic cells
That smell of blessed cunt
Like a convent where crosses rust
From thirty dirty habits of shaved nun
There where deeper needs are begged of lust
And cess and less impress enough

Obtaining the ord of Our Gaurdian, Anger
And Death's tunnel vision
Bad thing in collision
The locking of eyes and jagged antler

Unpicking the seams of fate sewn over dreams
Feasting from throats of celestial thieves

And God knows we seek victory
Now that we are unleashed
To drive nails home of blind faith through those
Who drove us from error to terror below
Refugees clung to a crown furred in flies
Tarred with red honey, the plaster
Of many a spire that aspired to rise
Seeking Messiahs that by us soon die

In the start like a cast
In morality plays
Our hearts wore a mask
Of dead rooks in the rain
The World was our cloister
No prayer, bent in shame
Our once lucent plumage
Stung with horn withered grey
And away
As Aeons slew so we grew to myth
Revenge accrued to a monolith
Bursting through from our roofed abyss
Like an aether greased fist
Now vulvite gates are so sorely missed
Our horror pours through the orifice
Where once the spheres and archangels kissed
Phallelujah!

Fellated Satan
His coming assails
The Night In Gales
That bewail turned tides
That engulf their nation

Now divintity is a worm ridden mouth
In a darkened high house
Overrun by disease
So let the truth be wrung
That the Banished Ones intent
On reinstatement have won

We breathe by virtue of their rot
Now our souls exult above the stars of God


Lyrics submitted by sean, edited by MusicGetsBest

Tearing the Veil from Grace Lyrics as written by Dani Davey Adrian Paul Erlandsson

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    I think it's pretty easy to figure out what this song is about.

    We've (all those who don't follow the world's top four religions) have been sent into the underground. "Biblical choirs soar beyond veiled light A swansong for ravens trapped flapping in night " points that out. This song is about fighting (i'm not sure if it's physical or something else) for our right to take back what once was our's. "To retake what once was lost To exalt our throne above the stars of God" says it all. The song goes onto describ what it would be like when we claim victory. "Nightbreed freed from the vasty deep ...Nasty reap of freaks forsaken " and "Bastioned in citadels and monastic cells that smell of blessed cunt Like a convent where crosses rust From thirty dirty habits of shaved nun There where deeper needs are begged of lust And cess and less impress enough " and "Fellated Satan His coming assails The Night In Gales That bewail turned tides That engulf their nation " and "Now divintity is a worm ridden mouth In a darkened high house Overrun by disease So let the truth be wrung That the Banished Ones intent On reinstatement have won" show this.

    Over all, I think this song is quite nice.

    hexCEASARon August 12, 2002   Link
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    I was hoping someone would remember the theme of Midian, Lovecraft and Barker's characters. If people have seen the movie 'Nightbreed' or read Barker's book 'Cabal' you would see that Dani has written these characters as heroes and victors in this song. While also entwining other chracters and stories. This song is definately one of my favs. Along with "Queen of Winter, Enthroned"

    Reptile_Houseon April 09, 2008   Link
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    I think this is one of their best songs...

    jcb_2kon August 28, 2002   Link
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    This song is about Lucifer and his followers falling from grace, and their plan to overtake Heaven again when the time is right.

    "Free shining souls torn from God's given Reich Defiled, reviled, exiled from sight" Refers to the angel's falling from God's grace and being exiled from Heaven.

    "Regaining His sights for the storming of skies..." Gives the impression that Lucifer waits in Hell, plotting his revenge.

    "And after descenturies have crawled, vilified Our dark harkened day on spread wing now arrives" Refers to the time finally coming for them to attempt to take Heaven. "To retake what once was lost To exalt our throne above the stars of God"

    "Now divintity is a worm ridden mouth In a darkened high house Overrun by disease So let the truth be wrung That the Banished Ones intent On reinstatement have won We breathe by virtue of their rot Now our souls exult above the stars of God" In the end Heaven is defeated, and the Banished Ones rejoice.

    "Phallus sea" Could also be heard as Fallacy, referring to how they feel about Heaven, see also: Phallelujah!

    There is obviously much more that could be discussed, but I'm sure you can find the rest out yourself. ^_^

    Tauramehtaron June 30, 2004   Link
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    I love the way it starts with a sort of defeated trajic mood, breaks into a viscious hostile declaration of war and somewhere in the middle turns to a cry of victory, a celabration, and a historic account of the victorious race, which then returns to the hostility which reminds us of the fight they endured and the malice still shared for their enemies. This is one of the best structured songs from cradle, along with beauty slept in sodom, and swansong for a raven.

    erudite strangeron February 15, 2005   Link
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    They should have saved this for DaaD. I think it pretty much sums up that whole album...Prolly one of my favorite songs by cradle, prolly.

    you're fired!!!!

    vince mcmahonon February 05, 2007   Link
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    It's more than detailing Lucifer's fall from grace, and his battle to take back the throne.

    Midian is a concept album about a semi-mythical underworld that offers sanctuary to monsters. The album is interwoven with classic fictitious creatures such as Lovecraft's Cthulhu. This is Midian's rise. With that concept in mind, Tauramehtar hit the nail on the head.

    rabbithowlon December 06, 2007   Link
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    My favourite song ever. I love it.

    Apollyon.on September 14, 2008   Link
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    i love this sooonnnggg!!!!!! i love the contrast of the first and last section to the middle section. A work of lyrical and musical genius from one of the best black metal bands

    psycholeprachaunon April 16, 2009   Link
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    i love this sooonnnggg!!!!!! i love the contrast of the first and last section to the middle section. A work of lyrical and musical genius from one of the best black metal bands

    psycholeprachaunon April 16, 2009   Link

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