Desire in Violent Overture Lyrics

Cradle of Filth


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Dani Davey, Gianpiero Guiseppe Piras, Keith Leslie Smith, Nicholas Andrew Barker, Robin Mark Eaglestone, Stuart Anstis
album: Track 6 in album Cruelty and the Beast
release date: 1998-5-4
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Black Metal/Gothic Metal
length: 4:17
lyricist: Dani Filth
composer: Dani Filth, Stuart Anstis, Gian Pyres, Robin Eaglestone, Nicholas Barker, Les Smith

Cover Art

Cradle Of Filth Cruelty and the Beast cover art
sponsored links

Nights came tralling ghost concertos
Heartstrings a score of skeletal reaper bows
Playing torture chamber music allegretto
Conducting over throes trashed to crescendo

Skinless the dark shall scream
Hoarse Her symphonies

Deathmashed as the moon
That had lifted Her dreams
And frowned on the winding steps down
To where the vulgar strayed,
Taunting sick Her tender prey
She glided in Her bridal gown

How sleep the pure
Desire in Violent Overture

An emanation of phantom madness
The Countess beheld in shroud
By girls bereft of future vows
Soon to wed in white the frosted ground
Burning like a brand on the countenance of god
A yearning took Her hand to His Seraphim, bound

Deep red hissed the cat whips
On the whim of ill-will
Whilst She entranced, nonchalant, abliss
Flayed further songs of overkill

How weep the pure
Desire in Violent overture

In a crescent-whime cellar of crushed roses
Pooled blood and broken dolls
A torchlit shadow theatre souled
With the echoed cries of lives She stole

Killing time
She struck the hours dead
In Her control
Thus menopaused
Her clock of hacked out*****s
Began to toll

"Thirteen chimes of ancient strain
I conjure forth with dirge
That fills the void with timbred pain
To fulfil my sexual urge"

Frights came wailing from the Darkside
Haunting lipless mouths a fugue of arcane diatribes
Velvet, their voices coffined Her in slumber
Bespattered and appeased
As pregnant skies outside bore thunder

How sleep the pure
Desire in violent overture

As when high winds
Attune whipped trees
Her savage nature pitched
Would once again conduct the pleas
Of those She loved to agonies

As if it were
The first time every night
That She carved Her seal
In the flesh of life.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Once Upon Atrocity
  • 2 Thirteen Autumns and a Widow
  • 3 Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids
  • 4 Beneath the Howling Stars
  • 5 Venus in Fear
  • 6 Desire in Violent Overture
  • 7 The Twisted Nails of Faith
  • 8 Bathory Aria: Benighted Like Usher / A Murder of Ravens in Fugue / Eyes That Witnessed Madness
  • 9 Lustmord and Wargasm (The Relicking of Cadaverous Wounds)
  • 10 Black Metal
  • 11 Hallowed Be Thy Name (Shallow Be My Grave)
  • 12 Sodomy & Lust
  • 13 Twisting Further Nails (The Cruci-Fiction mix)