Swansong for a Raven

Cradle of Filth


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Adrian Paul Erlandsson, Daniel Lloyd Davey, David John Pybus, Martin F. Powell, Paul James Allender
album: Track 12 in album Nymphetamine
release date: 2004-9-27
popularity : 12 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Black Metal/Death Metal/Symphonic Rock
length: 7:09

Album Information

label: Roadrunner Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 016861828226
script: Latin

Cover Art

Cradle Of Filth Nymphetamine cover art


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Forgive the day's
Her skies they bruise like Nordic women
That Death would claim

For his dark eye
On charred remains
For those I chose to mortify
Their cries
And the smoke has choked these vistas
Though tears have died

(A lover's curse is a see-through coffin)

No Snow White on the night she died
Lipped with blood and secrets pried
For on and in they spread her wide
The Devil's pride

For my dark eye
On Esther's reign
I saw their lust still stain her thighs
Their cries
And the smoke has choked these vistas
Though tears have died

Her spirit flees, seeing chains of torches

No dark knight, breaking men like ice
Lipped with blood and last goodbyes
Now I dream
Where beauty streams
To tear out her spells
Wherein even the crown prince of Hell
Would falter to better
But her face soon dispels
From heaven's smoke
Her exquisite corpse
Of course

Strung up in my sight
Displayed for their vulgar delight
I scream through my bars at the stars
I will fear not the flames
Not nearly the same searing pain
Nor the mettle of roars
As with our ghosts in the fog


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Satyriasis
  • 2 Gilded Cunt
  • 3 Nemesis
  • 4 Gabrielle
  • 5 Absinthe With Faust
  • 6 Nymphetamine (Overdose)
  • 7 Painting Flowers White Never Suited My Palette
  • 8 Medusa and Hemlock
  • 9 Coffin Fodder
  • 10 English Fire
  • 11 Filthy Little Secret
  • 12 Swansong for a Raven
  • 13 Mother of Abominations
  • 14 Nymphetamine (Fix)