Danse Macabre Tristesse (Of Cardinals and Skeletons) Lyrics

Totentanz Track Listing
  • 1 Dust of Centuries
  • 2 Totentanz
  • 3 Death in Midsummer
  • 4 Gott ist tot (Where Science Prevalied)
  • 5 Jester’s Farewell (Solitude)
  • 6 Decline of Romanticism
  • 7 Tristesse (Of Cardinals and Skeletons)
  • 8 Ignorance is Bliss (Di talem terris avertite pestem)
  • 9 Overture to the Sun (Finsternis) (instrumental)
  • 10 Megalomania
  • 11 Psychopompos
  • 12 A Dream Within a Dream
  • 13 [untitled]
  • Skeletons on parade in villages on fire
    Divine maidens suffering from the plague
    Apocalypse my friend put these cities into dust

    Dust on coffin lits
    Tales never told
    Citizens living in cages of glass
    Writing poetry in the fields of bretagne
    But hear the cries of a distant battle

    Cardinals in decay and Gods who failed everywhere
    Nero's fiddle distuned, Rome into flames

    With wings wide spread I wish to fly
    Like an eagle embracing the sky
    Dying during a final flight
    Oh deliver me from life

    Plundering savages drunk with bloodlust
    Knights in armour now long vanished

    Jesters holding the crown
    Noblesse fading away
    Noblesses fading

    Blood red skies like a messenger of doom
    Skeletons on parade in villages on fire
    Divine maidens suffering from the plague
    Apocalypse my friend put these cities into dust

    Dust on coffin lits
    Tales never told
    Citizens living in cages of glass

    Writing poetry in the fields of Bretagne
    But hear the cries of a distant battle

    Cardinals in decay
    Gods who failed everywhere
    Gods who failed...
    TRISTESSE!




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