Bathory Aria Lyrics - Cradle Of Filth

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[I. Benighted Like Usher]

Snuffed tapers sighed
As Death left impressing
His crest of cold tears on the Countess

Benighted like ill-fated Usher
The House of Bathory shrouded
'Neath grief's dark facade

If only I could have wept
In mourning by Her side
I would have clasped Her so tight
Like storm-beached Aphrodite
Drowned on Kytherean tides

And Kissed Her
For from Her alone
My lips would have known
Enigmas of shadowy vistas

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Where pleasures took flesh
And pain, remorseless
Came freezing the breath
Of raucous life hushed unto whispers


Inhaling the pale waning moonlight that crept
Through the crypt of Her Lord who so lucidly slept


Exhaling the wail of black widowhood's toll
Waxing eternal night entered Her soul

[II. A Murder of Ravens in Fugue]

Now haranguing grey skies
With revenge upon life
Gnathic and Sapphic
Needs begged gendercide

Delusions of Grandier denounced the revolt
Of descrying cursed glass, disenchanted in vaults
Encircled by glyphs midst Her sin-sistered cult

With hangman's abandon She plied spiritworlds
To Archangels in bondage
From light to night hurled
Cast down to the earth where torment would unfurl.......

But soon,
Her tarot proved
Hybrid rumours spread like tumours
Would accrue
And blight Her stars
However scarred
To better bitter truths
Of cold bloodbaths

As bodies rose
In rigid droves
To haunt Her from their
Shallow burials imposed
When wolves exhumed
Their carthen wombs
Where heavy frosts had laboured long
To bare their wounds

To the depths of Her soul they pursued
Wielding their poison they flew
Like a murder of ravens in fugue

And knowing their raptures
Would shatter Her dreams
She clawed blackened books for damnation's reprieve
Baneful cawed canons on amassed enemies

So Hallow's Eve
As She received
Like Bellona to the ball
Those enemies
Fell-sisters heaved
Her torturies
Cross stained flagstones
To Her carriage reined to flee

But She knew She must brave the night through
Though fear crept a deathshead o'er the moon
Like a murder of ravens in Fugue

For each masked, jewelled gaze held dread purpose
Horror froze painted eyes to cold stares
And even Her dance
In the vast mirrors cast
Looked the ill of Her future
If fate feasted there....

[III. Eyes That Witnessed Madness]

In an age crucified by the nails of faith
When rank scarecrows of christ blighted lands
An aloof Countess born an obsidian wraith
Dared the abyss knowing well She was damned
Her life whispered grief like a funeral march
Twisted and yearning, obsessed an entranced
With those succumbing to cruelty
Crushed 'neath the gait of Her dance
A whirlwind of fire that swept through the briers
Of sweet rose Her thickets of black thorn had grasped...

She demanded the Heavens and forever to glean
The elixir of Youth from the pure
Whilst Her lesbian fantasies
Reamed to extremes
O'er decades unleashed
Came for blood's silken cure

But Her reign ended swiftly
For Dark Gods dreamt too deep
To heed Her pleas

When Her gaolers were assailed
With condemnations from a priest
Who'd stammered rites
In the dead of night
For maidens staining winding sheets

And She postured proud
When Her crimes were trowelled
And jezebelled to peasant lips
Though She smelt the fires
That licked limbs higher
To the tortured cunts of accomplices

So ends this twisted fable's worth
And though spared the pyre's bite
By dint of nobled bloodlined birth
Her sins (crimes) garnered Her no respite

Forever severed from the thrill of coming night
Where slow Death alone could grant Her flight

"The Spirits have all but fled judgement
I rot, alone, insane,
Where the forest whispers puce laments for me
From amidst the pine and wreathed wolfsbane
Beyond these walls, wherein condemned
To the gloom of an austere tomb
I pace with feral madness sent
Through the pale beams of a guiltless moon
Who, bereft of necrologies, thus
Commands creation over the earth
Whilst I resign my lips to death
A slow cold kiss that chides rebirth
Though one last wish is bequeathed by fate
My beauty shalt wilt, unseen
Save for twin black eyes that shalt come to take
My soul to peace or Hell for company"
(To peace or hell for company)

My soul to Hell for company

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Bathory Aria | Reviewer: Steve V | 9/9/13

What a great song! Atmospheric lyrics mixed with some evil screams, excellent arrangement. Brilliant key and time changes. This song shows that COF are more than just scary faces. AWESOME song guys!

Bathory | Reviewer: Dark blood | 8/23/13

This i just awsome and i bet none other than COF can design this hell of a lycrics by mixing all the things I am just huge fan of DANI FITH and PAUL ALLENDER a big fan just their whole team are just awesome keep it up guys be on top as you are in top for your fans keep it up DANI!!!!

stupid ppl | Reviewer: the smart one | 2/9/12

the song and album is about her but it wasent 300 it was 650 ppl witch only 50 of witch was actually found to be guilty in trial regardles its 650 and there was never any witnesses or evedence to prove she bathed in or drank there blood

Excelent!! | Reviewer: Som Satpathy | 1/11/12

I can bet you guyz, you wont find any other band who has the excellent mixture of black,gothic,symphony!! Cradle of filth is the only band who has the awesome works over their songs!! bathory aria is just awesome!! I love this song and i am a big fan of C.O.F. cof rockzzz!!

Elizabeth "the vamp" Bathory | Reviewer: Hephaestus | 5/22/11

this songs about a super physco chick who ate, tourtuered, drunk and bathed in the blood of virgin teen girls, over 300 of them, and Cradle of Filth made a whole album for her, because she was a positive role modle, who helped begin the age of the vampire ;)

awesome! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/21/10

this is one of the song i just luv!
frankly, it takes tym for me to understand cof lyrics. i find their lyrics are complicated and this song has gotta awesome music which just brings tears in ma eyes whenever i hear it :)

C O F rocks!

love this song | Reviewer: kellen.lee | 1/28/10

i saw a youtube vid about her Elizabeth Bathory, it said she was the first known vampire becuz her beliefs of drinking the blood and bathing in it would intertwine to a youthful life. since like everyday she sat at a mirror and saw the days of aging binding into her mind going crazy.

Amazing Song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/13/09

Cradle of Filth is a very interesting band...they are a mixture of great black/symphonic/gothic metal and pure...pervertednesss...but i guess in a ...classy way? xD anyway i love this song and i will always be filthy :)

Erzebet Bathory | Reviewer: Miss Kitty | 1/20/09

I did a thesis on Elizabeth Bathory for school that was about 16 pages long and I came across the song during my research...Now I'm goth as fuck, but I honestly cannot stand COF...but his song is so beautiful and addictive I cannot help but love it...XD

Awsome | Reviewer: NiNa | 8/15/08

I totally love this song
It's like .. heaven
I already knew the story behind elizabeth bathory, because I have this little obsession with serial killers with interesting stories :)
anyway, the guy I'm in love with,
he sent me the song,
and I absolutely loved it :)

It's my fav song ever :) | Reviewer: andre | 8/2/08

I totally love this cof song. the three parts are just perfect, the lyrics are excellent and ingridd did a good job. its probabilly one of their best. i cant decide whats their best, cause I cant choose between funeral in carpathia, dusk and her embrace, 13autumns and widow, beneath the howling stars and tortured soul asylum...

Bathory History | Reviewer: Mydian | 1/24/08

I agree, this is one of Cradle of Filths' best songs and they did a damn good job with the lyrics. Elizabeth Bathory was a hungarian countess that yes, did bathe in blood and probably did drink blood, but it was only the blood of beautiful virgins because she thought they were the purist. I dont remember where she got the idea from, but I think she slapped one of her servants and her ring hit the servant causing blood to come on her face. But this pretty much tells about what happened from the beginning to her last moments. They locked her in her room and she stood there forever, till death.

woooow | Reviewer: pizzaman | 11/6/07

I had never heard a cradle of filth song untill this song. Its amazing. The poetry, the music, everything about this song is perfect. I just learned of them 3 days ago and its almost as if this song deleted some portion of pain from my life. I cant get enough of them or most of all this song. Its eleven minutes of feeling awesome perfection. I just wish I had 4 more minutes. Listening to them gives me my 15 minutes of fame.

Elizabeth Bathory | Reviewer: PureGothicPoison | 8/2/07

This is one of my favourite songs by cradle (if i had to pick 1), they did Elizabeth Bathory (the blood countess)accurate justice, and the lyrics are beautiful.

Elizabeth Bathory | Reviewer: PureGothicPoison | 8/2/07

This is one of my favourite songs by cradle (if i had to pick 1), they did Elizabeth Bathory (the blood countess)accurate justice, and the lyrics are beautiful.

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