Marrubium
written by: Jak Locke

version 4:
from Pale Devil Sun: Sacred Malice (December 10th 2020) (4:52)
Let's drink from the Lethe in my hands, baby, baptize me in hell
Feel my lips as if there's one more nothing in there for me to tell
Don't you feel the lustful majesty in every shadow behind the lies
I'm betraying an angel for you so lay back baby and watch it die

Keep it with yours above the dying embers of the sun
The butchered sky calypso dreams and bleeds on everyone

Now the hangmen kick the dead leaves and idly wait for dawn
This deception like auroras only realized when they're gone
Now angel's in the Bowery, my hands are drenched with guilt
And you and I are running like children toward the suicide we built

Codeine dreaming, black soil scars the blue
Suck my vengeance, nobody knows for who
Just like my angel, swallowing every lie
A crystalline facade I'm growing weary holding high

Keep it with yours above the dying embers of the sun
The butchered sky calypso dreams and bleeds on everyone

version 3:
from Pale Devil Sun: Demo (March 27th 2018) (3:28)
Let's drink from the Lethe in my hands, baby, baptize me in hell
Feel my lips as if there's one more nothing in there for me to tell
Don't you feel the lustful majesty in every shadow behind the lies
I'm betraying an angel for you so lay back baby and watch it die

Keep it with yours above the dying embers of the sun
The butchered sky calypso dreams and bleeds on everyone

Now the hangmen kick the dead leaves and idly wait for dawn
This deception like auroras only realized when they're gone
Now angel's in the Bowery, my hands are drenched with guilt
And you and I are running like children toward the suicide we built

Codeine dreaming, black soil scars the blue
Suck my vengeance, nobody knows for who
Just like my angel, swallowing every lie
A crystalline facade I'm growing weary holding high

Keep it with yours above the dying embers of the sun
The butchered sky calypso dreams and bleeds on everyone

version 2:
from Flower of Flesh and Bone (October 7th 2008) (as "Marrubium Vulgare") (4:54)
Let's drink from the Lethe in my hands, baby, baptize me in hell
Feel my lips as if there's one more nothing in there for me to tell
Don't you feel the lustful majesty in every shadow behind the lies
I'm betraying an angel for you so lay back baby and watch it die

Keep it with yours above the dying embers of the sun
The butchered sky calypso dreams and bleeds on everyone

I reap hopeless melodies of broken splintered notes
We carve our own epitaphs of forbidden verse we wrote
Blindly we shriek at the nothing if only to hear echoes crying
Sleeping we suckle the hemlock if only to know that we're dying
My love my love my dead love

Now the hangmen kick the dead leaves and idly wait for dawn
This deception like auroras only realized when they're gone
Now angel's in the Bowery, my hands are drenched with guilt
And you and I are running like children toward the suicide we built

Codeine dreaming, black soil scars the blue
Suck my vengeance, nobody knows for who
Just like my angel, swallowing every lie
A crystalline facade I'm growing weary holding high

Keep it with yours above the dying embers of the sun
The butchered sky calypso dreams and bleeds on everyone

version 1:
from Rain Cabinet (February 23rd 2007) (as "Marrubium Vulgare") (5:49)
Let's drink from the Lethe in my hands, baby, baptize me in hell
Feel my lips as if there's one more nothing in there for me to tell
Don't you feel the lustful majesty in every shadow behind the lies
I'm betraying an angel for you so lay back baby and watch it die

Keep it with yours above the dying embers of the sun
The butchered sky calypso dreams and bleeds on everyone

I reap hopeless melodies of broken splintered notes
We carve our own epitaphs of forbidden verse we wrote
Blindly we shriek at the nothing if only to hear echoes crying
Sleeping we suckle the hemlock if only to know that we're dying
My love my love my love my love my dead love

Now the hangmen kick the dead leaves and idly wait for dawn
This deception like auroras only realized when they're gone
Now angel's in the Bowery, my hands are drenched with guilt
And you and I are running like children toward the suicide we built

Codeine dreaming, black soil scars the blue
Suck my vengeance, nobody knows for who
Just like my angel, swallowing every lie
A crystalline facade I'm growing weary holding high

Keep it with yours above the dying embers of the sun
The butchered sky calypso dreams and bleeds on everyone

earliest live performance: March 28th 2008
chorus line taken from "Black Rainbow" (Battery Acid, November 25th 2005)