Sopor Aeternus: Blut der schwarzen Rose - Undead Trilogy (1989)

Dead Souls

Hidden behind this shadows, beyond this cruel daylight,
Living to hunt and kill, we're the damned children of the night.
Dragging our immune existence through thousands of centuries
And from dusk to dawn we suffer from our immortality.

Hosts contaminate our tombs and crosses burn our skin,
You can kill us a thousand times, but we're the ones,
Who will always remain... In Pain... In Pain...

"I'm the resurrection-man, who steals his own corpse
and abducts himself to the beloved catacombs and vaults".


After the dead lover's kiss you fall into a dream,
But with your second birth you're a prince in our mournful realm.
By day, when a million suns are killing with their shine,
The cold, dark crypts are saving me and mine...
Me and mine...

Death and decay, cadaverous smell,
For us there's neither heaven, nor is there a hell,
And only the stigmata could be able to betray
The sombre existence of the former days...
The sombre existence of the former days...
Of the former days...


Beautiful Thorn

Ivy kissed the shadows,
As mo(u)rning lusts for dew,
She with lips of sweetest pain,
Lies in wait for you.

With the dawn she went away,
Before mist veils the earth,
Nothing remains, except for the wounds -
The only gift of hers.
Of hers...

For themselves they should despair,
The graves lie in silence, but we're not there.
When there are voices close to hear,
No reflection haunts the mirror.

With the dawn we went away,
Before mist veils the earth,
Nothing remains, except for the wounds -
The only gift of me and her.


Baptisma

Shivering with awe and delight,
"Here is my throat", I said,
As I bowed my head in silence to him.
Behold my white flesh
Shining in the velvet darkness.
Take me now and I will be,
Yes, I will be yours forever...
Take me now and I will be,
Yes, I will be yours forever...

There I stood bare and willing;
As the blood - my blood -
Was streaming down this naked body,
My naked body...
Gushing out of the wounds,
Enfeebled I was sinking to the floor.
Gushing out of the wounds,
Enfeebled I was sinking to the floor.
"Cold", I thought, "so cold the stones...
Colder I'll be soon..."
"Cold", I thought, "so cold the stones...
Colder I'll be soon..."
Still not enough... still not enough...

This is the moment, my beautiful beloved one,
The time has come, to send a farewell to the sun,
To cross the threshold
And leave all these mortal dregs behind.
You shall be flesh of my flesh and blood of my blood...
Flesh of my flesh and blood of my blood...
Let me take what you have to give,
Let me take and you shall receive.
Let me take what you have to give,
Let me take and you shall receive.
Feel the beat of my dead heart...
Feel the beat of my heart...
And drink, as I have done,
Drink, my beautiful beloved one!

A new flower in the ancient bouquet.
Another rose in the garden of darkness
That will never see the day,
That will never see the day...


The Feast of Blood

The Fiend...

Today they've found another one,
Lifeless on the cold subway-floor.
His face was turned to his back -
The way the others died before.

Drain the mortals to their last convulsion
And veil the ancient cause,
Let off of them and see them tumble,
Let off and enjoy their fall!

The Feast of Blood...
The Feast of Blood...
This mortal nectar...
The Feast of Blood...

This mortal nectar, that warms from the inside,
This very special sort of wine.
So delicious... let it flow, devour!
Oh, so divine!..
And the feast shall never end,
Until we all descend...
And the feast shall never end,
Until we all descend... in hell.


Sopor Fratrem Mortis est

...I'm the resurrection-man, who steals his own corpse
and abducts himself to the beloved catacombs and vaults...