Are you shivering? Are you cold?
Are you bathed in silver or drowned in gold?
This dream's a vitality
With filaments as fine as a spider's web
Pour through your mouth
That pour through your mouth
O river of silver, O river of flowers
I lie down and shiver in your silver river
Out drips the last drop of this vital fluid

Our life has grown weary
The stars have grown old
Are you still shivering?
Are you still cold?
Are you loathsome tonight?
Does your madness shine bright?
Are you loathsome tonight?

In the oceans of the moon
Swimming squidlike and squalid
This bright moon is a liquid
The dark earth is a solid

This is moon music in the light of the moon


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    General CommentProbably about MDMA. Awesome, near-liquid guitar on here.
    Cynothoglyson January 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree something about this song, both the lyrics and the music just seem to conjure up the Ecstasy experience.

    I also remember reading something along the lines of this song (and the album) was Coil making music more attuned to female energies. I remember that "How to Destroy Angels" was specifically meant to be "Ritual music for the accumulation of male sexual energy" and I think the sleeve notes even suggest it be listened to in an exclusively male environment. I guess as a homosexual couple, you can't blame them for serving their own interests first :)
    Eschatonon July 19, 2007   Link

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