Who Sang Hymn to Pan? Rhea's Obsession

Release information
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Electronic Rock
Style: Goth Rock/Ethereal
length: 7:15
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Lyrics

Thrill with the lissome lust of the light
Oh my man! My man!
Come careering out of the night
Io Pan! Io Pan! Come over the sea
Over sea;
Roaming as Bacchus, with fauns and pards
And nymphs and satyrs for thy guards
On a milk-white ass, over the sea
Come to me, come to me
Come with Apollo in bridal dress
(My shepherdess, my pythoness)
Come with Artemis, silken shod
And wash thy white thighs, my beautiful God
In the moon of the woods, on the marble mount
And in the dimpled dawn of the amber fount!
Dip the passionate prayer
In the crimson shrine, the scarlet snare
The crimson shrine
The soul that startles dip
To watch thy wantonness weeping through
The tangled grove
Of the living tree
That is spirit and soul
And body and brain - over the sea
I am not man
Devil or God, come to me
I am not man
Dip the passionate prayer
In the crimson shrine, the scarlet snare
Come with trumpets sounding shrill
Come with drums low muttering
From the spring!
Come with flute and come with pipe!
Am I not ripe?
Am I not ripe?
I am not man
I, who wait and writhe and wrestle
My body, weary of empty clasp
I am numb, I am numb
With the lonely lust of devildom
Thrust the sword through the galling fetter
I am awake in the grip of the snake
The eagle slashes with beak and claw;
The Gods withdraw;
To the crimson shrine, the scarlet snare
To the soul that startles in eyes of blue
To watch thy wantonness weeping
The tangled grove
Of the living tree
That is spirit and soul
And body and brain - over the sea
Devil or God
I am not man
I am awake in the grip of the snake
The eagle slashes with beak and claw
The eagle slashes with beak and claw
I am numb, I am numb
With the lonely lust of devildom
The eagle slashes with beak and claw
The Gods withdraw
Wash thy white thighs, my beautiful God
In the moon of the woods, on the marble mount
The eagle slashes with beak and claw
The Gods withdraw
On the marble mount
In the dimpled dawn of the amber fount
Dip the passionate prayer
In the crimson shrine, the scarlet snare
The soul that startles dip
To watch thy wantonness weeping through
The tangled grove
The eagle slashes
The eagle slashes with beak and claw
The Gods withdraw.(3)


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Memento Mori
  • 2 Waves (Take Me Alive)
  • 3 Cun Lacoudhir
  • 4 When I Was in My Prime
  • 5 Strategies of Movement
  • 6 Death by Moonlight
  • 7 Ocean
  • 8 Luft und Erde
  • 9 Hymn to Pan
  • 10 Tsunami

  • Release information
    label: Spider Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin