This is about a man who's love was raped and killed by five men as she picked herbs at night. The song talks about the men's lust for her ("By her taffeta lay of her hips that held sway") and his destined love for her. It eventually leads up to his killing of the men and his suicide ("I embrace where lovers rot"). He is haunted by her ghost in the fog.
Andrea from ArkansasYou guys should listen to their version of Mr. Crowley! It's a masterpiece!
Andrea from ArkansasI wouldn't read to far into the "meaning of the songs" any band whose tee shirt reads "Jesus is a c--t" is pretty self explanatory.
Andrea from ArkansasAli... That line "oh no tears please" is definitely from hellraiser. Doug Bradly is the one who did all those parts. He has info online about what it was like to work with cradle of filth.
Matthew from Harties, South AfricaI have to say, that lead riff in the chorus... O-R-G-A-S-M-I-C. Haha, I love when Cradle does a melodic song... It is a really sort of dark/tragic tale that the song puts forth, but at the same time... I love that bittersweet sense of loss. Danny's vocals are awesome, the cleans are awesome... This is the song you use to get people into Cradle Of Filth.
Nathan from Louisville, TnHmmm...imho this another one of CoFs songs about their obsession with making the bad Christians make ALL Christians look bad. But all the same, I'm gonna say she was indeed raped and killed (obviously) but whoever the hell it was didnt necessarily kill himself, just weeped for her. The songs purpose I already stated...it's meaning...well you guys are dead on :) But keep in mind a song can have a different meaning to anyone.
Nathan from Paoli, InJust another reason to hate "men of god" as all you hypocrites call
Mike from Matawan, NjThe singer sounds like he's either a helium addict or has his privates caught in haybailer while doing an impersonation of Donald Duck. Well done.
Quentin from Jackson, Mscradle is the best band in the world by the way swansong for a raven is not as good as you may think it is check me out on myspace. i am SiHkKeD KlOwN!
Cody from Front Royal, Vaits about a man whos love is picking herbs when she is suddenly raped by five church men who have a violent lust for her in the process they drop the church key. When the man finds his love dead he mourns her and sees the gleam from the key and uses it to lock the men in the church and burn it down as their judgement he then burys the girl later revealed to be named clarrissa (swansong for a raven)
Ali from Sterling, KsI'm pretty sure that the line "Oh, no tears please" was from Hellraiser... not sure, but I just watched it and that sparked in my head because a person used that line
Micka from Å¡Ã¨avnica, OtherThere are just 4 Cradle songs on this site?! MORE CRADLE!!!
Amanda from Walled Lake, MiThis song is fricken great!
Mitch from Ames, Iathese five people werent very good christians if they decide to rape her
Matt from Allentown, PaI believe this song is about the Corruption of the various Churches in our world. It is playing on the fact that the churches teach chastity and purity, but most of the followers believe and do what they want, and use religion as a comfort. I always figured that the five men of god were people of a religious order or priests. Because, that would give the meaning of the song...more meaning. If the preachers don't practice what they preach, then that truely will show corruption in an organization.
Zack from Gun Barrel City, TxIn the song, he does not commit suicide in the end. "I embraced where lovers rot..." just implies his mourning for her in a graveyare (where lovers rot)
Elijah from Shoalhaven, AustraliaShe was raped and killed by Church soldiers. "They raped and left, five men of God". This was because they thought she practiced witchcraft, but her beauty was such they felt the need to rape her. "For she's been a witch their men had longed to try..." He locked them in their church, and burnt it to the ground. Overall, it's a gnarly song, one of Cradle Of Filth's best works. And no, I don't believe he does commit suicide, for in Swansong For A Raven(the followup to this song), he mentions being behind bars, which gives an allusion that he was captured and imprisoned.
Adam from Halifax, CanadaIt should also be noted that the church (chapel) was burned to the ground.
Travis from Nashville, Tnlol the bible is silly not just the anti christ the song rules.
Max from New York, NyYou know, I thought this song was ridiculously similar to Anthony Burgusses Clockwork Orange. When Alex and his 4 droogs, violently rape and murder F. Scott Alexander's wife. Hey both Danny and Anthony are from England, u never know. Ok i'm just bs'ing here but just opening up the doors.
James from Brighton, Englandyeah, i'm not a religious man but i think rape may be frowned upon by the church...
Carlos from Oxnard, CaThey raped (five men of god) . . . No doubt that anti-christ that Danny "thinks is silly" is ever present in this song.
Tanen from Wurtsboro, Nythere is a little more ot it then what Ross said.. the song is about a man who's love was raped and killed by five men as she picked herbs at night. The song tlaks about the men's lust for her(by her taffeta lay of her hips that held sway) and his destined love for her it eventual leads up to his killing of the men and his suicide (i embrace where lovers rot)..He is haunted by her ghost in the fog