Not long ago but far away
A rainy winter's day
All her pain she kept inside
Could no longer hide
No cry for help
She killed herself
Both life & love could not be saved
She took them both to the grave

A pair of souls become undone
Where were two now one
divided by this wall of death
I soon will join you yet
With my blood I'll find your love
You found the strength to end you life
As you did so shall I

Oh no
Please don't go
It's like a death in the family

A crimson pool so warm and deep
Lulls me to an endless sleep
Your hand in mine - I will be brave
Take me from this earth
An endless night - this, the end of life
From the dark I feel your lips
And I taste your bloody kiss

Oh no
Please don't go
It's like a death in the family

Don't die on me
Don't die on me
Don't die on me
don't' die


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Bloody Kisses (A Death in the Family) Lyrics as written by Peter Thomas Steele

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    Well the inspiration was his beloved cat who passed away. However, it deals with a loss of a family member or loved one. Pretty self explanatory..

    Metallican41on April 13, 2002   Link
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    hey, uh, i realised i was wrong and he DID write a poem called bloody kisses but it wasnt used in the song... sorry biut that!

    ghoulish_girlon November 15, 2004   Link
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    This song was written after Peter's cat died. It was 16yrs old and had been a member of the family for a long time. Hence the line "It's Like A Death - A Death - A Death In The Family". Basically, he's gonna commit suicide to rejoin the cat on the other side. Look closely and you'll see that there's nothing sexually oriented in this song, a theme in many of Pete's songs. It's a pure love for someone who he feels is practically family.

    StephenSteeleon May 08, 2010   Link
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    no metallican41 is right.THIS is the song.

    needafixon June 06, 2004   Link
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    um, dont yell at me if im wrong i read this article in a mag a bit back and it said "i wrote a poem for an ex-girlfriend. i cut myself with a razor blade, put the blood on my lips and kissed the inside of a card and i wrote a poem called 'Bloody Kisses'" Pete Steele said that about the album title but im not exactly sure if it is referring to this song...

    ghoulish_girlon November 12, 2004   Link
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    Okay, so, in an interview I read of him, he had likened it to a Romeo & Juliet type perspective. If you think of it from that point of view, it makes complete sense.

    xdeadpoeticsxon June 17, 2005   Link
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    I'm with fireprincess6. I'm not saying that this wasn't inspired by his cat, but I've heard that "Can't Lose You" was about his pet, I've never heard that about this song.

    samwaltonon July 24, 2007   Link
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    In the booklet for Bloody Kisses, Peter says it's for his cat. Can't lose you is also about his cat. He loved his animals as if they were family.

    HAlberson December 01, 2011   Link
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    Sounds a bit weird to me the whole cat thing.

    "All her pain she kept inside Could no longer hide No cry for help She killed herself Both life & love could not be saved She took them both to the grave"

    "Your hand in mine - I will be brave Take me from this earth An endless night - this, the end of life From the dark I feel your lips And I taste your bloody kiss"

    Doesn't seem to me possible to be written about a pet. I've always thought about a tragic love story like Romeo & Juliet (agreed with xdeadpoeticsx). However, Peter knows better!:P

    InBetweenTheLineson February 29, 2012   Link
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    metallican41 i believe you were thinking of "cant lose you"

    fireprincess6on April 18, 2003   Link

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