I bled on a pivotal stretch
Like a clockwork Christ
Bears sore stigmata, bored

And as I threw Job, I drove
Myself to a martyred wretch
To see if I drew pity
Or pretty litanies from the Lord

So the plot sickened
With the coming of days
Ill millennia thickened
With the claret I sprayed
And though they saw red
I left a dirty white stain
A splintered know in the grain
On Eden's marital aid

So glad for the madness
I walked the walls naked to the moon
In Sodom and Babylon
And through rich whores and corridors
Of the Vatican
I led a sordid Borgia on

I read the Urilia text
So that mortals wormed
As livebait for the dead

And as I broke hope, I choked
Another pope with manna peel
Dictating to DeSade
In the dark entrails of the Bastille
And as he wrote, I smote
A royal blow to the heads of France
And in the sheen of guillotines
I saw others, fallen, dance

I was an incurable
Necromantic old fool
A phagadaena that crawled
Drooling over the past
A rabid wolf in shawl
A razor's edge to the rule
That the stars overall
Were never destined to last

So glad for the madness
I furnaced dreams, a poet, for of sleep
Turning sermons with the smell
On Witchfinder fingers
Where bad memories lingered
Burning, as when Dante
Was freed to map Hell

I sired schemes and the means
To catch sight of the seams
And the vagaries inbetween...

And midst the lips and the curls
Of this cunt of a world
In glimpses I would see
A nymph with eyes for me

Eyes of fire that set all life aflame
Lights that surpassed art
In sight, that no intense device of pain
Could prise their secrets from my heart

I knew not her name
Though her kiss was the same
Without a whisper of shame
As either Virtue or Sin's
And pressed to Her curve
I felt my destiny swerve
From damnation reserved
To a permanent grin...

So glad for the madness

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Babalon A.D. (So Glad for the Madness) Lyrics as written by Dani Davey Adrian Paul Erlandsson

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  • +1
    General CommentThis whole song is about defying christianity in order to satisfy one's personal desires. In this case, it is sex, and he has decided that it is more important to him to enjoy life than to adhere to the laws of a religion.
    Sielenseon April 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWrong, wrong, and incorrect. Of course its about defying Christianity. The WHOLE ALBUM'S CONCEPT IS ABOUT THE FALL OF LUCIFER. The ultimate defiant one. The song is about the existance of Lucifer through time and the present day in the form of written text (The Urilia Text is a section of the Necronomicon. Google that because I'm not explaining it all). That's why he mentions influencing De Sade, and the mentions of Dante and Borgia.
    xunholyblackmetalxon June 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyour right. but no one should be chained down to the laws of religion
    DarkAbysson April 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes religion is full of bullshit, you only live once damnit.
    pollockon April 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis was my favorite song on the album. i mean is. lol.
    born4of3desireon September 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTis one super song, This is how I found COF, Never was a metal fan, Personaly I think most "goths" are geeks, not the REAL ones, the ones that pose.
    xxxLadyLuckxxxon October 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentxunholyblackmetalx is spot on, it is about how satan has always been here and it talks about all the stuff he has seen over the thousands of years.

    I think this song is kind of like a black metal version of "sympathy for the devil" by 'The Rolling Stones'.
    quiffpornon October 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt is about satans life... it follows what he did and how he had messed with us during his time. Just adding this becuz you never mentioned the fact that the whole song talks about his plan of corrupting the human race as revenger... I also think thats why they added the final sections about sex. Its saying that he is succeeding
    SithspawNon November 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentxxxLadyLuckxxx (nace name), there is no such thing as REAL "goths". People have many interpretations but really they don't exist. People think that REAL "goths" are people who dress in all back, hate everyone, slit their wrists and want to dis and of course are depressed all the time and keep their heads down. That really is all bulshit. And I think people who are as stereotypical as that do deserve to die. SMILE GOD DAMN IT!!! I believe there is no such thing as "goths" or "moshas" it's just what people like to say. Hell I shoudn't even call scallys "chava" but i do anyway and thats what they do to me. It's like nobody is the same and thats why they shouldn't be grouped into catergories. Nobody in the world is the same. Whether they dress the same or like the same music they still shoudn't be grouped under a catergory. Anway I think SithspawN (cool name) is right about babylon A.D even though I need most of Cradle's song meanings explained to me I still think that some of you should check the video for the song out.
    filthybeaston January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry, xxxLadyLuckxxx I mean Nice Name
    filthybeaston January 23, 2005   Link

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