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A Gothic Romance (red Roses For The Devil's Whore) Lyrics

from Sodomizing The Virgin Vamps

"A Gothic Romance (red Roses For The Devil's Whore)" is track #1 on the album Sodomizing The Virgin Vamps. It was written by Barker, Nicholas Andrew / Eaglestone, Robin Mark / Moffit, Gregory / Anstis, Stuart / Davey, Dani.
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"A Gothic Romance (red Roses For The Devil's Whore)" is track #1 on the album Sodomizing The Virgin Vamps. It was written by Barker, Nicholas Andrew / Eaglestone, Robin Mark / Moffit, Gregory / Anstis, Stuart / Davey, Dani.
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Evening minuetto in a castle by the sea
A jewel more radiant than the moon
Lowered her mask to me
The sublimest creature, the Gods, full of fire

Would marvel at making their Queen
Infusing the air with her fragant desire
And my heart reeled with grave poetry

From grace I fell in love with her scent and feline lure
And jade woodland eyes that ushered in the impurest
Erotic, laden fantasies amid this warm autumn night
She lulled me away from the rich masquerade

And together we clung in the bloodletting moonlight
Pearled luna, what spell didst thou cast on me?
Her icy kiss fervoured my neck

Like whispering waves 'pon Acheron's beach
In a wirl of sweet voices and statues
That phantomed the dying trees
This debauched seductress in black, took me

In the pale azured dawn like Ligeia reborn
I tore free of my sleep sepulchre
On the sea misted lawn where stone figures, forlorn
Lamented the spectre of her

Bewildered and weak, yet with passion replete
I hungered for past overtures
The curse of unrest and her ardent caress
Came much more than my soul could endure

I, at once endeavored to see her again
Stirring from midnight's inertia
Knowing not even her name
On a thin precipice over carnal abyss

I danced like a blind acolyte
Drunk on red wine, her dead lips on mine
Suffused with the perfume of night

For hours I scoured the surrounding grounds
In vain that we might meet
When storm clouds broke, ashened, fatigued
I sought refuge in a cemetery

Sleep, usher dreams
Taint to nightmares from a sunless nether
Mistress of the dark
I now know what thou art

Screams haunt my sleep
Dragged from nightmares thou hast wed together
Lamia and Lemures, spawned thee leche
To snare my flesh

Portrait of The Dead Countess
Deep stained pain that I had dreamt
Flaunted demise, life's punishment
Leaving little strenght to seal this wretched tomb

But poisoned nectar within me stirs
Up feverous desire and morbid purpose to search
Through cobwebbed drapery to where she swoons
Goddess of the graveyard, of the tempest and moon

In flawless fatal beauty her very visage compels
Glimpses of a heaven where ghost companies fell
To mourning the loss of god in blackest velvet
Enrobed in their downfall like a swift silhouette

Fleeting, enshadowed
Thou art privy to my sin
Secrets dead, wouldst thou inflict
The cruell daylights upon my skin?

Dost thou not want to worship me
With crimson sacrifice
So my cunt may twitch against thy kiss
And weep with new-found life?

Red roses for the devil's whore
Dark angels taste my tears
And whisper haunting requiems
Softly to mine ear need-fires have lured abominations here

Nocturnal pulse
My veins spill forth their waters
Rent by lips I cherish most
Awash on her perfidious shores

Where drowning umbra o'er the stars
Ebons graves where lovers whore
Like seraphim and nahemah, nahemah

Pluck out mine eyes, hasten, attest
Blind reason against thee enchantress
For I must know, art thou not death?
My heart echoes bloodless and incensed

Doth temptation prowl night in vulvic revelry
Did not the queen of Heaven come as devil to me?
On that fatal hallow's eve when we fled company
As the music swept around us in the crisp, fated leaves

Under horned Diana where her bloodline was sewn
In a graveyard of angels rent in cool marbled stone
I am grieving the loss of life in sombre velvet
Enrobed in death's shadow like a swifter silhouette

Songwriters
BARKER, NICHOLAS ANDREW / EAGLESTONE, ROBIN MARK / MOFFIT, GREGORY / ANSTIS, STUART / DAVEY, DANI

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