For Those Who Died

APPEARS ON:

  • HISTORY OF A TIME TO COME
  • “This version is pretty much the same as the demo, but it’s tighter and faster and there’s some harmonies in the solo that I couldn’t put into the demo. Plus there’s Roy and Martin pretending to be burnt at the stake at the start.”

    • CRADLE OF FILTH – Lovecraft and Witch Hearts


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Our tongues they could not silence,
with their malicious lies,
their unforgotten violence,
remember those who died.

And as my flesh is put to fire,
I hear their voices still,
their unjust accusations,
demanding I am killed.

“We shall know no mercy to heathen
such as thee,
who stand accused and have refused,
the Church’s clemency,
your wicked acts are endless,
though the crimes we cannot name,
innocent or guilty proved,
we’ll burn you just the same.”

Burning, into the fire.
Burning, a funeral pyre.
Burning, into the fire.
Burning, a funeral pyre.

This self-righteous inquisition
is a plague upon our land,
as false as the confessions they force
from shattered hands.

“We shall know no mercy to heathen
such as thee,
who stand accused and have refused,
the Church’s clemency,
your wicked acts are endless,
though the crimes we cannot name,
innocent or guilty proved,
we’ll burn you just the same.”

Burning, into the fire.
Burning, a funeral pyre.
Burning, into the fire.
Burning, a funeral pyre.

Abused my broken body is cleansed
by righteous flame,
their God a ‘God of Mercy’ –
yet in whose name I’m slain.

My innocence the victim of their
superstitious fears,
religious persecution for the past
three hundred years,
preaching peace and mercy ‘neath the
shadow of the knife,
a papal reign of terror –
slaughter in the name of Christ.

And as my flesh is put to fire,
I hear their voices still,
their unjust accusations,
demanding I am killed.

“We shall know no mercy to heathen
such as thee,
who stand accused and have refused,
the Church’s clemency,
your wicked acts are endless,
though the crimes we cannot name,
innocent or guilty proved,
we’ll burn you just the same.”

Burning, into the fire.
Burning, a funeral pyre.
Burning, into the fire.
Burning, a funeral pyre.