"Witch Image" as written by and Suzzane Lyn Shinn Thomas Arthur Dalgety....
You have never stood this close to where you want to be
You have always waded in the shallows between me and the deep blue sea

You'd never want me to appear
You never want this to be over
You never want it to reach out to the edge of time

While you sleep in earthly delight
Someone's flesh is rotting tonight
Like no other to you
What you've done you can not undo

I have always kept you closer than you have known
I am riding in the shadows behind you on a pale white horse

You 'd never want me to appear
You never want this to be over
Someone's flesh is rotting tonight
Like no other to you
What you have done you can not undo

While you sleep in earthly delight
Still your soul will suffer this plight
Like your father in hell
What you've sold you can not unsell

While you sleep in earthly delight
Someone's flesh is rotting tonight
Like no other to you
What you have done you can not undo

While you sleep in earthly delight
Still your soul will suffer this plight
But like a mother would save
Her own child from digging a grave


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"Witch Image" as written by Thomas Arthur Dalgety A Ghoul Writer

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    General CommentI think this song is about a pope during the middle ages that sells favors to people in order to get to heaven.

    In the beginning verse the guy had never touched real power and I believe sells his soul to gain that. When he becomes the Pope he sells indulgences to gain wealth and more power - remember at this time the Pope was probably the most powerful person on earth.

    This person is selling out others for his own benefit, but at the same time fears death creeping in on him to collect on his promise, but does not want this to end.
    Psychotron1099on July 08, 2018   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationCould be about someone that has done everything for power and status, even sold their soul (what you sell, you cannot unsell), but when the time comes to pay for their crimes, someone that loves them (like no other to you) offers to take the fall for them (perhaps the mother we hear of in the last verse?). This powerful individual gladly accepts (While you sleep in earthly delight, someone's flesh is rotting tonight). But despite the events of the here and now, death is coming for them and the afterlife or those who have a bone to pick with them, will give them what they deserve (still your soul will suffer this plight).
    The mother saving her child can also mean to do anything for someone, in this case it could mean that both the power-thursty individual, and the one loving them, would do anything for them/ themself.
    Moondanceon February 14, 2019   Link
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    My InterpretationPerhaps a bit off, but this song reminds me of the story of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
    "You'd never want me to appear
    You'd never want this to be over" (a life if sin and pleasures)
    "While you sleep in earthly delight" (everyone loved him and he could get away with anything)
    "Someone's flesh is rotting tonight" (the deaths of Sybil, Basil, or even his own portrait)
    "Like no other to you" (his lover, one of his best friends, or himself/ his soul)
    "Still your soul will suffer this plight" (the portrait representing his soul was rotting away with his sins)
    "Like a mother would save
    Her own child from digging a grave" (A mother would do anything for her child, just like Dorian would do anything for himself, his youth and his beauty).
    Moondanceon February 14, 2019   Link

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