Dead Can Dance - The Cardinal Sin Lyrics




Sail to the stars
On your shining desires

"Reasons? There are none"
Cried the whisky laden brain
"When all is said and done
It amounts to just the same"

There in your starry eyes
Lie hopes that have been betrayed

The cause of your desire
Can also lead to your demise
When all is said and done
It will be you who pays the price

As countless fools
Are often loathe to testify
"It's an illusion of life
The whole cause of our demise"

Sail to the stars
On your shining desires

Lucretia waits in vain
For the child of her dreams
Within her aching womb
There burns a funeral pyre

There in your starry eyes
Lie hopes that have been betrayed

The prize that you claim
Can never be yours to take
Like castles in Spain
Hope is all that will remain

Abstain from the fools paradise
It's an illusion of life
The whole cause of our desire

(As countless) fools
Are often loathe to testify
"It's an illusion of life
The whole cause of our demise"

Contemplate the world
And its traitors to the soul
The forces of derision
And its legions manifold

Usurpers of the crown
All pretenders to the throne
Your world is linked in chains
"All in one, one in all"

All in one, one in all
All in one, one in all
All in one, one in all
All in one, one in all

All in one, one in all
All in one, one in all
All in one, one in all
All in one, one in all

(As countless) fools
Are often loathe to testify
"It's an illusion of life
The whole cause of our demise"

It's an illusion of life
It's an illusion of life
It's an illusion of life
It's an illusion of life





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Dead Can Dance The Cardinal Sin Comments
  1. ADHD Synth

    Life is the illusion.

  2. Network57

    Sail to the stars on your shining desires.
    "Reasons? there are none" cried the whisky laden brain.
    "When all is said and done it amounts to just the same".
    There in your starry eyes lie hopes that have been betrayed.
    The cause of your desire can also lead to your demise.
    When all is said and done it will be you who pays the price
    As countless fools are often loathe to testify
    "It's an illusion of life, the whole cause of our demise".
    Sail to the stars on your shining desires.
    Lucretia waits in vain for the child of her dreams.
    Within her aching womb there burns a funeral pyre.
    There in your starry eyes lie hopes that have been betrayed.
    The prize that you claim can never be yours to take
    Like castles in Spain, hope is all that will remain.
    Abstain from the fools paradise, it's an illusion of life, the whole cause of our demise.
    Fools are often loathe to testify "it's an illusion of life, the whole cause of our demise".
    Contemplate the world and it's traitors to the soul.
    The forces of derision and their legions manifold.
    Usurpers of the crown, all pretenders to the throne,
    Your world is linked in chains "All in one, One in all".

    Ofelia Orozco

    A Course In Miracles

  3. BloozeDaddy

    My buddy Greg exposed me to this obscure song several years ago. An ominous, moody tune that sticks in your head and not the least bit cookie-cutter. This is the kind of stuff we need more in the mainstream today.

    Lisa Kaufmann

    Plus he actually sounds like a man.

  4. Kael Nox

    Just magnificent.