Cradle Of Filth - The Twisted Nails Of Faith Lyrics




"Mirror, mirror on the wall
Shouldn't not grave pleasures be my all?
For if I shall see thy Will be done
Grant Me the Witchcraft of thy tongue"
[Quoted words above are from Hammer Film's "Countess Dracula" (1970).
The singer is Imgrid Pitt, the actress who played the role of Elizabeth in that film.]


Three moondials froze in the shadow of six
As another soul passed to the grasping Styx
Clutching their trinket crucifix
Bats blew from eaves in a dissonant surge
Omens of corruption from within the church
A fetid, dank oasis still clung to fool rebirth

Alone as a stone cold altar
The castle and its keep
Like faerytale dominion rose
A widow to the snow peaks
Wherein reclined the Countess
Limbs purring from the kill
Bathed in virgin white and like the night
Alive and young and unfulfilled

Was it the cry of a wolf
That broke the silver thread of enchanted thoughts?
Of Her life as a mere reflection
(As the moon's in narrow windows caught)
That opened like dark eyelids on
The sigh of the woods that the wind fell upon

Like a Siren weaving song
From the lilt of choirs choking
Where the vengeful dead
Belong...

To the Sorceress and Her charnel arts
She swept from ebon towers at the hour of Mars
'Neath a star-inwoven sky latticed by scars
To unbind knotted reins that kept in canter, despair
Shod on melancholy, fleet to sanctuary there,
In netherglades tethered where onyx idols stared

Was it the Kiss of the mist
That peopled the air with the prowess of absinthe?
Lost souls begging resurrection
From Gods upon their forest plinths
Whose epitaphs read of re-ascending to win
Remission from despair through a holocaust of sin

In a tongue hilted in invective rectums
Over signs and seals the sorceress prayed
To Death, to rend the slender veil
That Ancient Ones might rise again

As shadows swelled
The Countess fell
To masturbating with Her dagger
As the Witch gabbled spells
Cumming heavy roses all the way to Hell
As sudden thunder's grue harangue
Announced two pincered worlds

Exuding bane, something came
With the stench of necrophiled graves
To these clandestines
Who shrank from glimpsing horror
That the growls of mating houls inclined...

Resplendent
In pendants
(Natal trophies torn from bellies of desanctified nuns)
A demons, bewinged, bedight
In scum, prowled their circle seeking entry to run
An arctic tongue upon Her vulva
Where rubies smeared to alabaster thighs
Glittered like a contract in the purse of a whore
Receiving sole communion from the body of christ

"If blood is what thou carves, foul fiend
I will yield this witch to thee
If thou wouldst draw a veil for Me
O'er lengthening scars of age and grief"

As the Demon slavered foetid vows
And bore His prey away
In talons itching to perpetrate
The nausea of eternal rape
The Sorceress screaming in His grasp
Spat a final curse to stain
The Countess with the promise
That Her lord at war would be cruelly slain

And She would rot.
Alone
Insane.
On the twisted nails of faith.





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Cradle Of Filth The Twisted Nails Of Faith Comments
  1. Jack Mammon Bifrons

    What a fuckin song! Got to be one of my favourite COF songs of all time !

  2. gammaraider

    I bought the original CD when it came out in the late 90, and this song has been giving me spinal chills ever since

  3. Wanja [Nechtan] Gröger

    Damn I love this song! The remix is super awesome!

  4. Jon Wismer

    Love this song is awsome

  5. Lone Wolf

    Thing of beauty 😈😈👻☠️

  6. Ernesto Romo

    Quien escucha clade of filth en 2050

  7. Johann S

    Vinyl Würdig! 1A Re Release!

  8. Big Monk

    I want to hear dusk remastered now, or did that already happen?

    Metal Man

    They remastered the previously unreleased version of dusk from 1995 (the original one) from the principle of evil lineup. It's called dusk and her embrace - the original sin.

  9. Lydia Crowley

    666th like!

  10. James Mcdonough

    runs naked around a fire

  11. Cygnus Vismund

    One word for this album..... Poetry

  12. Javo Roma

    5:04 Hell breaks loose.

  13. Эдгар Коляденко

    Удивительно,как можно было объективно улучшить звук,но при этом потерять атмосферу и суть альбома,ещё и смазав все самые сильные акценты и моменты?!
    Тот Cruelty,не смотря на недостаток ударных,был записан живыми музыкантами на пике вдохновения (не одного из тех ребят к стати нет в группе )).Это,я так понимаю смастерино звукоинженерами на компах.Вывод очевиден...(

  14. Privatise TheNHS

    Do you have to say Mirror Mirror or Disney do you for Copyright? Considering it was only Mirror, but no one ever says that.... just not like Dani to make that kind of mistake.

  15. Thronumgoroth Diabolus

    Holy fuck, this slaps so hard!

  16. Markku Koljonen

    :D Markku&Huns :D

  17. Wedge

    Can we appreciate the amazing key work from Lecter, proud to be from the same town as him.

  18. Pik Hik

    One of my favourite Cradle songs

  19. Aeonalastor

    This new mix reveals a lot of different keyboard sounds that were not that present in the original release... cool

  20. Alexander Glavan

    The drums are better but everything else sounds so off I can't even listen to it :(
    Like a bad cover that doesn't capture the spirit of it.

  21. Kezevile Kera

    🤘cof

  22. gianmarco zanetti

    I love the work done by Martin, but Nicholas Barker cannot be beaten, anyway, i find the remix not very balanced, it is so sad, because to give justice to the original album it would have been enough to remix the sound of the drums.

    I Am Me

    Martin? Lector was on keys. Martin's first album with the band was Midian

    gianmarco zanetti

    @I Am Me

    no, I was referring to the drummer.

  23. Robert Gray

    Another Anstis Masterpiece!

  24. Cassius Loz

    Best lyric ending to a song.

    And she would rot.
    Alone.
    Insane....

  25. Doom0104

    FODAAAAAAA!!!!

  26. Antti Silvast

    This album cover is much better. Great song. Much better version. Cleaner and so epic.

  27. Luis De León

    I think that's Martin in the drum in this new version of Cruelty and the Beast.

  28. Julio cesar Ruiz Carbajal

    Megachingon!!!!

  29. Grant Hudson

    YESSSS!!!!!

  30. Yherok Scars

    OH damn yes!!!

  31. Ralf Dawson

    The best album of metal music history...

  32. Tom Cat

    "Mirror, mirror on the wall
    Should not grave pleasures be my all?
    For if I shall see thy Will be done
    Grant Me the Witchcraft of thy tongue"

    Three moondials froze in the shadow of six
    As another soul passed to the grasping Styx
    Clutching their trinket crucifix
    Bats blew from eaves in a dissonant surge
    Omens of corruption from within the church
    A fetid, dank oasis still clung to fool rebirth

    Alone as a stone cold altar
    The castle and its keep
    Like faerytale dominion rose
    A widow to the snow peaks
    Wherein reclined the Countess
    Limbs purring from the kill
    Bathed in virgin white and like the night
    Alive and young and unfulfilled

    Was it the cry of a wolf
    That broke the silver thread of enchanted thoughts?
    Of Her life as a mere reflection
    (As the moon's in narrow windows caught)
    That opened like dark eyelids on
    The sigh of the woods that the wind fell upon

    Like a Siren weaving song
    From the lilt of choirs choking
    Where the vengeful dead
    Belong...

    To the Sorceress and Her charnel arts
    She swept from ebon towers at the hour of Mars
    'Neath a star-inwoven sky latticed by scars
    To unbind knotted reins that kept in canter, despair
    Shod on melancholy, fleet to sanctuary there,
    In netherglades tethered where onyx idols stared

    Was it the Kiss of the mist
    That peopled the air with the prowess of absinthe?
    Lost souls begging resurrection
    From Gods upon their forest plinths
    Whose epitaphs read of re-ascending to win
    Remission from despair through a holocaust of sin

    In a tongue hilted in invective rectums
    Over signs and seals the sorceress prayed
    To Death, to rend the slender veil
    That Ancient Ones might rise again

    As shadows swelled
    The Countess fell
    To masturbating with Her dagger
    As the Witch gabbled spells
    Cumming heavy roses all the way to Hell
    As sudden thunder's grue harangue
    Announced two pincered worlds

    Exuding bane, something came
    With the stench of necrophiled graves
    To these clandestines
    Who shrank from glimpsing horror
    That the growls of mating houls inclined...

    Resplendent
    In pendants
    (Natal trophies torn from bellies of desanctified nuns)
    A demons, bewinged, bedight
    In scum, prowled their circle seeking entry to run
    An arctic tongue upon Her vulva
    Where rubies smeared to alabaster thighs
    Glittered like a contract in the purse of a whore
    Receiving sole communion from the body of christ

    "If blood is what thou craves, foul fiend
    I will yield this witch to thee
    If thou wouldst draw a veil for Me
    O'er lengthening scars of age and grief"

    As the Demon slavered foetid vows
    And bore His prey away
    In talons itching to perpetrate
    The nausea of eternal rape
    The Sorceress screaming in His grasp
    Spat a final curse to stain
    The Countess with the promise
    That Her lord at war would be cruelly slain

    And She would rot,
    Alone
    Insane
    On the twisted nails of faith

    8523wsxc

    If blood is what thou craves...

    Tom Cat

    Fixed. Thanks, I hate typos as well.

  33. N3xs

    Well fucking done👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  34. code sergio

    cradle of filth edo carrrrralho berço da chugeiraaaaaaa porrrrrrra

  35. Héctor Torres

    I'm sorry, but there is a notorious bass lack, especially in 5:40. Robin graves won't like this. The remastered version is good, but not perfect.

    Héctor Torres

    @ModerusPrime +F.D. Geiger really? Make a one on one comparison with the original

    Héctor Torres

    @LV2Fish RN just damn listen to the original, there is a deep deatish growl really hellish and brutal in the last minute, that voice is found here and there in the album to give it a brutal and scary feeling. Dany was great back then

    Héctor Torres

    @Valandryl agreed!

    ModerusPrime

    @Héctor Torres Don't need to, it's there.

    Hallien Astareal

    You can clearly hear the bass in the last part...I just compared it with the original. Maybe its your headphones/speakers?

  36. roromoho

    Metal masterpiece, even music in general.
    The end of this song is beyond this World.
    Even the drums are emotional.
    What a great band it was.

    andré pereira

    You said it all!!! Btw,that's why i always loved Nicholas on drums in Cradle! He always knew what to do,his drumming always fit the songs so perfectly. In fact,tbh,it was so important as the guitars/bass,voice,keys,to the feeling of their music,imo. From "The principle..." to "Cruelty and...",they were amaizing!!!

    Edwin Lap

    It still is...

  37. jaybird

    Nice, best song on the album for me!

  38. Bryan Flores

    Perfection 😱😱😱

  39. G34L3S SO4R3S

    😎😈

  40. Типичный Блэкушник

    Кредлюков нельзя назвать истинными блэкушниками. Истинные блэкушники это Иммортал и Дарктрон.

    Типичный Блэкушник

    @Bellum нет, готикой тут и не пахнет. Готика - это просто депрессивно-романтическая культура без преклонения перед нечистой силой - это как раз свойственно блэку.

    Типичный Блэкушник

    @Bellum Креддл оф филс - это фьюжн метал, сочетание хардкор-панка, пауэра, и симфоник-металла.

    Типичный Блэкушник

    @Bellum готика - это лакримоза и сопр этернеус - та ещё параша!

    Типичный Блэкушник

    @Bellum о, ты мне "Википедию" процитировал, она то же самое говорит. Респект, что не поленился целую статью напечатать!

  41. Edison Mustaine Thrash 666

    Who Thinking
    In
    2019
    2020
    3000
    Cradle Of Filth
    Best "Important" Band
    Or Black Metal 😎

  42. Moses Swedberg

    IN A TONGUE.... this passage is just spectacular. Always loved the shrieks and howls, and Sarah's amazing vocals on this track.

  43. Daniel Havok

    Oww lo mejor del metal Cradle of Filth 🤘❤🔥 buen sonido y brutal canción 😍❤🔥🤘 ojala rematerizen la de Funeral in Carpathia del album Dusk and Embrace.

    Jose Velez Marte

    Creo que ya lo hicieron.

  44. Mabilde Soares

    🤘🖤 for ever

  45. amirhossein mobarakabadi

    IM CRYIN..... FINALLY
    ive been counting the days since the announcement 2 years ago
    thank heaven and hell

    gammaraider

    I’m still trying to figure out if I like the remistressed album better than the original. Lots of ppl disliked the “typewriter” bassdrums but I kinda like those for this album. New version sounds a little muddy at times, but great too. Hey, having more choice is always good I guess!

    amirhossein mobarakabadi

    @gammaraider fukin hell I typed an essay in response accidentaly hit the cancel fukin damit

    amirhossein mobarakabadi

    @gammaraider nevertheless, ill summarise it, original vs remastered is not an absoloutist discusstion its releative
    I will listen to the new one for sure, cause original's production quality was an injustice to the album, but still ive lived 15 years with that version and lots of feelings and memories are tied to horrible production of the original, Dani said some years ago that the Drums part is the hardest part to extract and i dunno do what they do, and u can confirm this, listen to some tracks of the original when suddenly Drums sound turn into a static baaaaaaaang or trrrrrtrttttttttttrtrrrrrr
    But the deciding factor for me is Dani's voice, the new one is so much clearer sharper all around better representation of his actual voice.

    amirhossein mobarakabadi

    ​@Lord Gargamel why would u wish death upon me for typing a figure of speech? why my death is important to two people who liked ur cm... oh the start of the sentence is also a thing, well since all of COF romantic lyrics are about loving women I guess that does not apply here.
    BTW- why would u even check the things that make u angry man, u know ur energy is not infinite right, u like to turn ur finite source of life to anger against a random guy who thinks he's Immanuel Kant :D self-dis

    amirhossein mobarakabadi

    @Richard Lion aw yea cause they gave extreme metal legitimacy amongst other genres in grammy, they are a disgrace....

  46. S ?

    nigga why buy the album if it's YT free

  47. Дмитрий Штейнер

    It sounds great! I love it! Thanks!

  48. Weinhardt Music

    That whole part starting at 05:00 has always been my highlight of the album <3

    Harald Baldr

    @Klaus-Herbert Wachtelhuber I second your motion

    Dylan Smith

    If blood is what thou craves, foul fiend. I will yield this witch to thee.

    Hélio Marques

    @DanideRais damn straight!

    Toddamus Roberts

    And She would rot.
    Alone. Insane. On the twisted nails of faith. And the best thing they did was slowly fade the song out. Still gives boosebumps to this day.

  49. John Bangyang

    Dani Filth Fans
    Like Here
    👇👇👇

    Matt Frame

    Fuck off with these normie like whoring post shit to a pop music video.

    Nicolas Janus

    @Matt Frame perfect! 🤘🏻

  50. gioviss bike

    Esta chimba la canción parceros...good Song 🔥💯🤘

  51. gioviss bike

    Hello cradleo from Colombia primer latino escuchandola 🤘🤘🔥🔥👹😈💯

    Luis De León

    No eres el único jeje, desde los estados unidos unas de mis canciones favoritas de este album.

  52. Edgardo Castillo

    PERFECT!