(The) Sun enter the Capricorn (and) the Star of Sin will shine
The King of Sodom drink again
Lady Babalons whine

(One) Hundred and Twenty days in the Depth of the Dead sea
And walk the Path of Peccatus
(and) the Setian alkhemy

Rise of Sodom
and Gomorrah
Reveal the gnosis
of Borora

The princess Justine
sing a song of her sin
of pleasure and pain
and the virtues in vain
to the ear that will hear
and the one without fear
to the old fallen ones and the forbidden thing they all have done

(The) Sun enter the Capricorn (and) the Star of Sin will shine
The King of Sodom drink again
Lady Babalons whine

Rise of Sodom
and Gomorrah
Reveal the gnosis
of Borora

Hear the king Bera
cry out in the land of Canaan
and the daughters of Lot
cry for their father and their god

('The Cry of Complaint of Sodom and Gomorrah
yes, it's loud and their sins are heavy')

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  • +2
    General CommentTherion lyrics are often complex with lots of mythological references, so bear with me as I go through some of these lyrics to give my understanding. Also note that my interpretations generally do not reflect my own beliefs.

    "(The) sun enter the capricorn (and) the star of sin will shine"

    Astrologically, when the sun enters Capricorn it is a time to obtain that which you desire. The "star of sin" is a reference to Ishtar/Venus/Aphrodite. Together this indicates satiating your sexual desires.

    "The king of sodom drink again
    Lady babylon's wine"

    I believe lady babylon is a reference to the biblical Whore of Babylon, which represents those who profess to be Christian, particularly religious leaders, but their actions prove the opposite...that they are liars and sexual degenerates. This indicates the Sodom political leaders are "in bed with" false religious leaders.

    "(One) hundred and twenty days in the depth of the dead sea"

    The "dead sea" is also known as "the sea of salt" due to its extremely high salt content...close to ten times that of most oceans. According to biblical accounts, the sinful inhabitants of Sodom were turned into salt. Given the context, I believe this is a reference to the book "120 Days of Sodom" by the Marquis de Sade. This book goes into detail about sexual depravity and torture.

    "And walk the path of peccatus"
    (And) the setian alkhemy"

    Peccatus is simply the Latin word for sin, so this line is the same as "And walk the path of sin". Setian is a reference to followers of the Egyptian god Set, who walk the "Left-Hand Path". In biblical terms, those at the left-hand of God were not in his favor and thus Setians are often associated with Satan. Together this lyric indicates walking a path of sin in opposition to God.

    "Rise of sodom and gomorrah
    Reveal the gnosis
    Of borora"

    Gnosis is a Greek word indicating mystical religious knowledge through enlightenment, as opposed to faith based Christianity. I'm not sure what "borora" is a reference to, except maybe something to rhyme with Gomorrah?

    "The princess justine
    Sing a song of her sin
    Of pleasure and pain
    And the virtues in vain
    To the ear that will hear
    And the one without fear
    To the old fallen ones and the forbidden thing they all have done"

    This is a reference to another Marquis de Sade book, this one named "Justine". This book details a girls life starting at 12 years old who is on a quest for virtue, but instead is constantly raped and sexually abused by all manner of scum including religious monks.

    "Hear the king bera
    Cry out in the land of cannan"

    King Bera was the king of Sodom which is located in the land of Cannan.

    And the daughters of lot
    Cry for their father and their god.

    In the biblical story, only a man named Lot and his two daughters were able to escape the divine destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah by fire and brimstone.

    It seems this song is about the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, which is made obvious by the song title. These people had become only interested in satisfying their own pleasure, with no regard for others. They may have enjoyed themselves for a while, but it eventually lead to their death and the destruction of everything they knew.
    Clearon January 27, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationit's about the people of sodom and gommorah two ancient cities near the modern Jordanie
    the people of S and G were damned by god because of their homosexuality
    according to torah and coran they suffered a lot

    Tunis :p
    gormagonon October 17, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General Commentwhy doesny anyone post coments
    prayer_4_tarjaon February 21, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt's because those who understand choose not to discuss.
    Lateralus518on April 28, 2009   Link

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