Cradle Of Filth - The Spawn Of Love And War Lyrics




Poets racking absinthed brains
Could never fully paint these nights
No martyr parting from his pain
Could utter words so erudite
As those she now divulged to me
In throes of passions grip
Indulging latent fantasies
That ran forked tongues along the lip

Of fate's pudenda
The twisted snake's agenda
Now the world would bend
To her deadly legacy

Life's graveyard was waiting, such dizzying flight
From the convent at All Hallows Fair
Without contemplating, we fled through the night
Too blood-drunk and cunt-sated to care

The Goddess had spoken
And woken desire
It crackled in the air around us
A psychic force shimmering like fire

And on her breasts. that old necklace
The one I snuck from the fucked Abbess
Whose dirty little secret, other than me
Now shone with bold intensity

Vast the power it possessed
The darkness Brought to living flesh

This treasure was ancient, taken by force
From an elite caste of priests in Delphi
The Templars were patient, they stayed out the course
Then fleeced their Greek hosts in their sleep

That necklace traversed
Vile murders and miles worse
But what was a curse
To this perverse demoness?

Legend swore it was a gift of malice
For the maiden Harmonia
The illegitimate spawn of love arid war
Jealousy made it gleam for her
For with it clasped, her looking glass
Was ever beautiful and young
But disaster choked her royal caste
And every throat on which it hung
There madness, death and horror clung

Immortalised in mortal guise
She was a sight for blighted eyes
A plague to gladly plagiarise
And spread like red excited kisses

She was more than me
More than wards
Could fulfil in the parlance of the angels
She cast a spell on every cell
In my nobody
She gave me back my tongue
That she might run it on herself

She was Lilith. she was light
I was but a parasite
Beckoned to temptation
In her velvet overtones
Through frozen antics, dressed in white
She led me into paradise
Neath comets in ovation
Like the Queen of winter, throned...

Pleasures archetypal
Then much rarer agonies
I was a sworn disciple
Of her whims and dark decrees

In Europe's hair
Her spies were everywhere
A sylph amongst the filthy rich and debonair
Her greater plan
All chaos and the all of man
For as she fed dark appetites
She bred her children there

The spawn of love and war

Presiding over Hellfire clubs
Arch-masons and Agharta

The spawn of love and war

She rode the beast. her legs apart
A blazing pyre starter

Life's playground elated, such dizzying sights
And sensations ignited her grin
As slaves celebrated her Satanic rites
We climbed up to heaven in sin

She came to me
As she will come to You
Intoxicating in her seduction
Her siren sway. devastating voodoo

Persistent, resistance is useless, fool
To this Goddess, in lust she's cruel

Beyond any measure, her pleasures will found
A perverted Eden on sacred ground

vast the power I caressed
The darkness brought to vivid flesh
And in it she now rules a cowered universe





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Cradle Of Filth The Spawn Of Love And War Comments
  1. Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight

    5:35-5:47 my favourite part of the song

  2. korncows1

    Poets racking absinthed brains
    Could never fully paint these nights
    No martyr parting from his pain
    Could utter words so erudite
    As those she now divulged to me
    In throes of passions grip
    Indulging latent fantasies
    That ran forked tongues along the lip

    Of fate's pudenda
    The twisted snake's agenda
    Now the world would bend
    To her deadly legacy

    Life's graveyard was waiting, such dizzying flight
    From the convent at All Hallows Fair
    Without contemplating, we fled through the night
    Too blood-drunk and cunt-sated to care

    The Goddess had spoken
    And woken desire
    It crackled in the air around us
    A psychic force shimmering like fire

    And on her breasts. that old necklace
    The one I snuck from the fucked Abbess
    Whose dirty little secret, other than me
    Now shone with bold intensity

    Vast the power it possessed
    The darkness Brought to living flesh

    This treasure was ancient, taken by force
    From an elite caste of priests in Delphi
    The Templars were patient, they stayed out the course
    Then fleeced their Greek hosts in their sleep

    That necklace traversed
    Vile murders and miles worse
    But what was a curse
    To this perverse demoness?

    Legend swore it was a gift of malice
    For the maiden Harmonia
    The illegitimate spawn of love arid war
    Jealousy made it gleam for her
    For with it clasped, her looking glass
    Was ever beautiful and young
    But disaster choked her royal caste
    And every throat on which it hung
    There madness, death and horror clung

    Immortalised in mortal guise
    She was a sight for blighted eyes
    A plague to gladly plagiarise
    And spread like red excited kisses

    She was more than me
    More than words
    Could fulfil in the parlance of the angels
    She cast a spell on every cell
    In my nobody
    She gave me back my tongue
    That she might run it on herself

    She was Lilith. she was light
    I was but a parasite
    Beckoned to temptation
    In her velvet overtones
    Through frozen antics, dressed in white
    She led me into paradise
    Neath comets in ovation
    Like the Queen of winter, throned...

    Pleasures archetypal
    Then much rarer agonies
    I was a sworn disciple
    Of her whims and dark decrees

    In Europe's hair
    Her spies were everywhere
    A sylph amongst the filthy rich and debonair
    Her greater plan
    All chaos and the all of man
    For as she fed dark appetites
    She bred her children there

    The spawn of love and war

    Presiding over Hellfire clubs
    Arch-masons and Agharta

    The spawn of love and war

    She rode the beast. her legs apart
    A blazing pyre starter

    Life's playground elated, such dizzying sights
    And sensations ignited her grin
    As slaves celebrated her Satanic rites
    We climbed up to heaven in sin

    She came to me
    As she will come to You
    Intoxicating in her seduction
    Her siren sway. devastating voodoo

    Persistent, resistance is useless, fool
    To this Goddess, in lust she's cruel

    Beyond any measure, her pleasures will found
    A perverted Eden on sacred ground

    vast the power I caressed
    The darkness brought to vivid flesh
    And in it she now rules a cowered universe

  3. Ladislav Metzger

    I fucking hate Cradle Of Filth......but love this one album by them. I find I feel that way about a lot of bands.

  4. alekos beis

    when cof were good

    James Ford

    90s cof was when they were good.

  5. Paleopalescence

    reminds me of a Dimmu Borgir song... I forgot the name but they obviously ripped off from them.

    Kaenan James

    Dimmu Borgir started off on the first two albums with their own sound, but became Cradle clones after that.

  6. Naru Nari

    Stellar creation. The spawn of a mind of pure and perfect genius. Those who say the new Cradle sucks are too closed minded to appreciate the evolution of an art.

  7. videogamegenius

    Extremely Fucking Superbly Epic. If you read the lyrics it is just mind boggling how it was thought up.

  8. Dani DarkII

    Some parts in this song definitely resemble Cruelty!

  9. Dani DarkII

    A band which cannot b compared, DDVA's not bad..I prefer Cruelty and the Beast over all!

  10. Francisco Pinto

    It wasn't. The only thing you can say is that you prefered COF when Nick Barker was with them, but Marthus is much better and much more talented.

    Marthus is my favourite drummer, and I'm not saying he's better than george kolias, for example.

  11. TempleofInanna

    Say what you will, Cradle is a talented band.

  12. Mark Lyne

    I agree although I found Cruelty amazing..I'm a little bias as Dusk and Her Embrace is my all time fav album (as it was the first COF album I ever got) a bit sentimental I know lol. Nymphetamine was ok although I got really fed up with the hellraiser actor voice overs in everything from Midian to present. Midian at the time i wasn't a fan of the album but looking back and re-listening to it..it's quite a good album, although it did herald the end of classic COF

  13. Reamonn D'Arcy

    They're beyond metal. To class cradle as a mere metal band is almost condesending.
    They are revoloutionary - the spawn of an entirely new genre that will bloom into fruition within the decade to come.

  14. Abomb520

    I still think Nick Barker was Cradle's most supreme drummer.

  15. Joshua .Lancaster

    @christianmendieta1 what... did you go to a 'youtube comment' generator? xD

  16. Christian Mendieta

    2 people never expirenced the spawn of love and war

  17. Christian Mendieta

    1)lillith immaculate 2) spawn of love and war 3) decieving eyes I never really got forgive me father (I have sinned) and noo!!! I accidently erased this song

  18. Christian Mendieta

    Nooo!!!! I accidently erased this song from my phone :(

  19. Brett Combs

    Top Five Albums/EP's IMO
    1. The Principle of Evil Made Flesh, (Nothing will ever top this)
    2. Dusk and Her Embrace
    3. Vempire
    4. Cruelty & the Beast
    5. TIE Midian/Damnation and a Day

  20. Neanderthal 23

    @MsLarilord Yea this is Dani and the Filths.

  21. harold mirasol

    mumu dien mow

  22. Shalis Morthanien

    The way I see it: This album has more or less the same writing style as Godspeed. But Cradle have melted it with various elements from earlier releases. The part from 3:20 - 4:09 sounds like it would come from Cruelty. In other songs such as Deceiving Eyes, The Nun..., The Cult..., I hear elements from Midian an Principle. Even Reatreat of the Sacred Heart has some Midian harmonies in it. So basically it's a melting pot from most of their albums.
    And it definitely works for me =).
    Love it!

  23. matthew Mc

    Cradle of filth Great Fucking Band i lisned to them on 7 hit off acid Great band and this Album is Great

  24. emilieautumnFAN13

    favorite albums: 1. Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa 2. Midian 3. Cruelty and the Beast 4. Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder 5. Damnation and a Day

  25. Astaroth666

    dani's voice is a little bit other the some years befor how it came :S?

  26. tom tom

    martin skaroupka kicks nick barkers fat ass on the drums and he shall whip his ass in the street also, this guy is a true speed demon Martin forever!!! they said the drummer from Cryptopsy is faster and Hellhammer is faster but martins blastbeats beat them all

  27. Jay DaBassPlayer

    @galvan420 HAHAHAHA!! i read that nd started hella laughing dude

  28. Seek1Destroy1

    In my opinion, my top 5 CoF albums are:


    5. Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa

    4. Dusk ... And Her Embrace

    3. Vempire

    2. Cruelty and the Beast (a close second!!!)

    And DRUM ROLL ...

    1. Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder (as a drummer, I REALLY appreciate this masterpiece of music!)

  29. EAPTRTPATP

    Favorite Albums:
    1. Midian
    2. Nymphetamine
    3. Dusk and Her Embrace
    4. Thornography
    5. Cruelty and the Beast
    6. Damnation and a Day
    7. Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder
    8. Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa
    9. The Principle of Evil Made Flesh
    (I love all of these albums and I can't really put them in an order from most fav to least fav. In other words they are all great!)

  30. mike13lowe

    1.) Cruelty And The Beast
    2.) VEmpire
    3.) Damnation And A Day
    4.) Nymphetamine
    5.) Dusk And Her Embrace

  31. J Groovy

    You know, for Cradle, I honestly can't place the albums in rank... they're all so different... I love each and every one of them. This one has kind of a ... "throw Godspeed and Nymphetamine in a blender" sound. Gotta say, I fuckin' love it.

  32. maleficrose

    With every listen, this album becomes better..!
    My version of the top 10 album is:
    1. Dusk..and Her Embrace
    2.Midian
    3.Bitter Suites to Succubi
    4. Cruelty and the Beast
    5. Damnation and a Day / Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa
    6. Nymphetamine
    7. VEmpire
    8. The Principles of Evil Made Flesh
    9.Godspeed on the Devil`s Thunder
    10.Thornography

  33. Ditte R

    best drum breaks ever from 2:27 to 2:45 and best shift in beat after that!! epic song !! :D

  34. emilieautumnFAN13

    I think for me their albums go: Darkly, Darkly Venus Aversa...Cruelty and the Beast...Midian...Damnation and a Day...Principle of Evil Made Flesh...Nymphetamine...Thornographyy...Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder...Dusk and Her Embrace

    but no matter where you place the albums I think this is one of the best bands out there musically, and unmatched lyrically.

    Aleksandr Oleynikov

    with all do respect sir if cruelty and dusk are not the best 2 albums on your list you rather listen to a cat rape orgy

  35. Industrialist2015ofUk

    @Samoth666metal only in your opinion damnation is the best.
    In my opinion its The Principle of evil' is the best cuz im more into that side of metal, and 2nd best record is darkly darkly.

  36. K6Mace

    @deathmetaldave1134 I'm not an expert on their old stuff, but I don't think they are stupid enough not to realize what they're doing and the style they're playing... they did Forgive Me Father on purpose, and I don't believe anyone is to critisize them as I'm sure they have their reasons.... and personally I can see several points made by that song... it's like the colorful cover of a 1000 page book written in the darkest black.. I guess it is commercial and for fun xD Cradle REIGNS!

  37. xbmwx666

    CRADLE OF FILTH RESPECT

  38. Samoth666metal

    This is amazing another masterpiece. But their best album still Damnation.

  39. Neanderthal 23

    There are some really dope songs on this album and some really bobo ones too. But Cruelty and the Beast is 100% pure genius. 7 songs of absolute perfection. that's all I have to say.

  40. XTXcalVinXTX

    @VisionXray23 dusk...and her embrace rapes cruelty and then rapes it again for fun

  41. Neanderthal 23

    @crossbringer BULLSHIT THIS IS BETTER THAN CRUELTY ! NOTHING TOPS CRUELTY.

  42. liron itzhak

    like the rest of the album !
    cradle really got this time !