Sibilant and macabre
Walpurgis sauntered in
Skies litten with five-pointed stars
The work of crafts surpassing sin
As She graced Her window ledge
An orphaned gypsy nymph
This issue of the forest's bed
Skin flushed with sipped absinthe
Her eyes revealed, as Brocken's peak
Tried once concealing Hell
A snow white line of divine freaks
In riot, where they fell

The circus lurches in, a ring of promised delight
For seven days and seven festival nights
What wicked wonders lie within the confines
Of the panther's den

She watches from a maypole, on the rip of Her tongue
The restless spirit of Christmas to come
A Gretel sick of merely sucking Her thumb
Than gingerbread men

Spawned scorned, abhorred by the aerial
She was the light of the world going down
War-torn, forlorn and malarial
She was found
Born in a burial gown

Unloosed, the chain of Her god-given cross
Seduced, now pagan ribbons swathe Her repose
In a carnival of souls sold and similarly lost

Too many decades misfit and mislaid
In innocence, a tender legend of prey
Parades Her second coming, now they're running afraid

Spawned scorned, abhorred by the aerial
She was the light of the world going down
War-torn, forlorn and malarial
She was found
Born in a burial gown

Now She moves with a predator's guile
Beyond the fire lit circle of life
She soothes your cold heart for a while
Then matches its beat, syncing in with a knife
She wrestles Her dreams with a delicate case
Espied by Her cross on the wall
And should She awake, through embrace or mistake
She would take Jesus
Bless foot forward and all

Sibilant and at last
The circus crawled away
With another lover in its arms
Dancing on Her grave

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Born in a Burial Gown Lyrics as written by Dani Davey Adrian Paul Erlandsson

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Peermusic Publishing

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    8 words...some of us are merely born to die
    hell_i_call_my_headon May 21, 2002   Link
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    This song is about what a dick RedArmy is
    sugarpunkon June 14, 2002   Link
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    I'm gonna be honest, I have no clue what the fuck these guys are talking about. But this song kicks major ass. This is a different type of metal, its starts off with sedistic church music and then gets heavy. I love this song
    Blackdragn01on July 05, 2002   Link
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    all i can say is that RedArmy what kind of music do u listen to? and cradle of filth is not a crap band they happen to kik some major ass and hahaha a novelty act... that a horrible thing to say and sugarpunk is right you are a dick
    HawaiianBluPunkon July 08, 2002   Link
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    is C.O.F. worth the download??? i never heard their music,
    mudagram50on July 09, 2002   Link
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    YES!! download it, but then make sure you buy the album ;)
    DamagedJusticeon August 04, 2002   Link
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    This song seems to be about (can't make up my mind) either 1) Going from the "Norm" to the "Abnorm" or 2) some kind of divine person, like that guy Jesus in those fairy tales, who dies and comes back.
    hexCEASARon August 14, 2002   Link
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    Jesus in fairy tales? Um, Jesus was a real person, Jocephus, a Jewish historian, records his birth and death. You may deny his divinity, but he was a real person. Anyway, on topic, this band makes scary music. Marylin Manson is nowhere near it.
    webermgon August 16, 2002   Link
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    COF are an amazing band, they are so different to all the other black metal bands out there, this song is a pretty good representation of just how brilliant they really are.
    dirkwiezeron August 21, 2002   Link
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    Meh, I can see why people don't like them, but saying they suck cause they aren't black metal is the dumbest argument ever. So is saying that they aren't "real" metal. I personally think they have a unique sound that I don't think I have ever heard in a band before, but, whatever, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
    webermgon September 24, 2002   Link

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