Museum of Iscariot Lyrics

Virgin Black

album: Track 6 in album Sombre Romantic
release date: 2001-2-12
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genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Gothic Metal
length: 7:42

Cover Art

Virgin Black Sombre Romantic cover art
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Jesus lies dying in my bed
Companions since birth...
in this stagnant dingy haunt
he never really lived.
Last night I beat him as he would not leave
My insane eyes stare at him as his welted body bleeds
Frequently I rape him as I know nothing else
He curls up like a fetus and paints his face with sadness
Now a fragment of remorse has etched
I bandage his wounds, I kiss the face of Jesus Christ but he is dead
What can I do?
You have forsaked me, called yourself messiah, expected me to follow
But now he is dead and his prophecies with him
I will bury him not as insult to your face
as I stare at his corpse one detail disturbs me
His cold stark finger points where I have not been...
From my house, a cage of rotten wood
I stumble forth to lay beneath the bush
withered bones groan,
I cultivate as the soil and I grow closer
The sun receives an empty gaze
it mourns
it knows my life is gone
No more to offer but my flesh to this soil
and a single tear marks my final prayer
a rosebud sits in the palm of your hand as I end
this flower
it blossoms

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Opera de Romanci: I. Stare
  • 2 Opera de Romanci: II. Embrace
  • 3 Walk Without Limbs
  • 4 Of Your Beauty
  • 5 Drink the Midnight Hymn
  • 6 Museum of Iscariot
  • 7 Lamenting Kiss
  • 8 Weep for Me
  • 9 I Sleep with the Emperor
  • 10 A Poet's Tears of Porcelain
  • 11 [silence]