Autumn, Emilie - The Spider's Face Lyrics




There's a world outside of these crumbling walls
Where the weak men hide under battles and brawls
And the only pride is a spider that crawls
Into the cracks and calmly waits
For the flies to realize
As they're sitting in the shit and dirt
That their heads all ache
And their bellies all hurt
And there's nothing that can save
Neither drink nor skirt
For the disease has proven fatal and spreading

But the spider knows and will generously give
And he promises the flies that they all shall live
Though the cost of a drop of the cure is dear
How the penny doth flow when it's death they fear

And he cast his web so prodigiously wide
That he snared the whole sniveling world inside
And the lot who couldn't pay him, well, they bloody died
But that's all for the best
Puts the terror in the rest
For you fear the man who can save your life
And your bastard child, and your blithering wife
And the petty little people with their petty strife
So have a cough? Have a chair
For the spider's there!

And the spider sees how to bring them all in line
How to keep them very quiet, how to herd the swine
Though the cost of a drop of the cure is dear
How the penny doth flow when it's death they fear

Now, the spider thinks, what a glorious game
But it's not the gold, and it's not the fame
It's the fear the fools are feeling when they praise his name
For in their prayers they'll say, "he who gives can take away"
And they never ask, not in any last case
Where this plague came from in the very first place
And the spider smiles with a spider's grace
For he knows when all humanity for centuries to come
Envisions God, they will see the spider's face!





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Autumn, Emilie The Spider's Face Comments
  1. Eric Coyle

    Like to see this as a stop motion film in the style of Corpse Bride. Emilie does it again.

  2. witchGender

    I can't wait to see this song sung on stage.

  3. Ganymêdês Ploútōn

    I’m in love with this song 🖤

  4. Jergens Pinnochio

    There's a world outside of these crumbling walls
    Where the weak mean hide under battles and brawls
    And the only pride is the spider that crawls
    Into the cracks and calmly waits

    For the flies to realize, as they're sitting in the shit and dirt
    That their heads all ache and their bellies all hurt
    And there's nothing that will save - neither drink nor skirt
    For the disease has proven fatal (and spreading)

    But the spider knows and will generously give
    And he promises the flies that they all shall live
    Though the cost of a drop of the cure is dear
    How the penny doth flow when it's death they fear

    And he cast his web so prodigiously wide
    That he snared the whole sniveling world inside
    And the lot who couldn't pay, well they bloody died
    But that's all for the best; keeps the terror in the rest

    For you always fear the one who can save you life
    And your bastard child and your blithering wife
    And the petty little people with their petty strife
    So, have a cough? Have a chair, for the spider's there!

    And the spider sees how to bring them all in line
    How to keep them quiet, how to herd the swine
    Though the cost of a drop of the cure is dear
    How the penny doth flow when it's death they fear

    Now the spider thinks "What a glorious game!"
    But it's not the gold and it's not the fame
    It's the fear the fools are feeling when they praise his name
    For in their prayers they'll say "He who gives can take away"

    And they never ask, not in any last case
    Where this plague came from in the very first place
    And the spider smiles with a spider's grace
    For he knows when all humanity,
    For centuries to come, envisions God
    They shall see... The Spider's Face