See the light and feel my warm desire
Run through my veins like the evening sun
It will live but no eyes will see it
I'll bless your name before I die
No person in everything can shine
Yet shine you did, for the world to see
All a man hath will he give for life?
For life that's lost bleeds all over me

I'd fallen before but it never hurt like this
Don't leave me here to crawl through the mire
I'm without fault before the throne of god
Take from me the crown of sympathy

What do you think you'll see? what do you think there will be?
Sit down, did you see the sun? What will we become? Great ones?

The mouths that dare not speak his name
Behold them, raised, complete and fine
The battle for our lives is oh, so brief
Take my hand and please walk with me

When I was young the sun did burn my face
I let its love and warmth wash over me
The melting voice of many, in the hush of night
Whispering tongues can poison my honest truth

Come dress me with your body, and comfort me
I dreamt of a dead child in my sleep
I wear a terrible mark in my head
My clean, white bed, it calls to me, I must lie down
And I want you to lay with me, in sympathy
No sad adieus on a balcony, for one last time, just walk with me
At the beautiful gate of the temple, we must be saved
For deadened, icy pain covers all the earth

Lyrics submitted by Shadee01

Crown Of Sympathy Lyrics as written by Adrian Jackson Aaron Stainthorpe

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is definitely my favourite MDB song. The subject, like so much of their work, is a combination of religious angst and mourning a love lost, which has destroyed the man whom the song is written from the viewpoint of, annihilating both his faith and will to live.
    Borknagaron February 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can't believe this doesn't have more's one of my absolute favorite mdb songs. A masterpiece is what it is
    Stelalaon April 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOnce again the songs about sadness of a person and about love and sex.
    In the song he just asks for sex: Come dress me with your body, and comfort me..
    A sad song. The person seems to die soon so he asks for sympathy.
    UnraisedMetalon June 16, 2005   Link

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