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 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #


by Current 93. Buy album CD: Other Songs H - L

My life is measur'd by this glasse, this glass
By all those little Sands that thorough passe
See how they presse, see how they strive, which shall
With greatest speed speed and greatest quicknesse fall
See how they raise a little Mount, and then
With their owne weight doe levell it agen.
But then th'have all got thorough, they give o're
Their nimble sliding downe, and move no more.
Just such is man whose houres still forward run,
Being almost finsht ere they are begun,
So perfect nothings, such light blasts are we,
That ere w'are ought at all, we cease to be.
Do what we will, our hasty minutes fly,
And while we sleep what do we else but die?
How transient are our Joyes, how short their days!
They creepe on towards us, but flie away
How stinging are our sorrows! where they gaine
But the least footing there they will remaine
How groundless are our hopes, how they deceive
Our childish thoughts, and onely sorrow leave!
How real are our feares! they blast us still,
Stil rend us, still with gnawing passions fill;
How senseless are our wishes, yet how great!
With that toile we pursue them with that sweat!
Yet most times for our hurts so small we see,
Like Children crying for some mercurie,
This gapes for Marriage, yet his fickle head
Knows not what cares waite on a Marriage bed.
This woves Virginity, yet knows not what
Lonenesse, griefe, discontent, attends that state.
Desires of wealth anothers wishes hold
And yet how many have been choak'd with Gold?
This onely hunts for honour yet whop shall
Ascend the higher, shall more wretched fall.
This thirsts for knowledge, yet how is it bought?
With many a sleeplesse night and racking though?
This needs will travel, yet how dangers lay
Most secret Ambuscado's in the way?
These triumph in their Beaty, though it shall
Like a pluck't Rose or fading Little fall.
Another hoasts strong armes, las Giants have
By silly Dwarfes been drag'd unto their grave.
These ruffle in rich silke, though ne're so gay.
A well plum'd Peacock is more gay thatn they.
Poore man, what art! A Tennis ball of Errour,
A ship of Glasse, toss'd in a Sea of terrour,
Issuing in blood and sorrow from the wombe,
Crauling in tears and mounting to the tombe,
How slippery are thy pathes, how sure thy fall,
How art thou Nothing when th'art most of all!

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  1. (Hey Ho) The Goddy (Oh)
  2. A Beginning
  3. A Gothic Love Song
  4. A Lament For My Suzanne
  5. A Sad Sadness Song
  6. A Silence Song
  7. A Song For Douglas After He's Dead
  8. A Voice From Catland
  9. All The Pretty Little Horses
  10. All The Stars Are Dead Now
  11. All The World Makes Great Blood
  12. Alone
  13. Angel
  14. Anti-Christ And Bar Codes
  15. Anyway, People Die
  16. At The Blue Gates Of Death
  17. Be
  18. Beausoleil
  19. Benediction
  20. Black Flowers Please
  21. Black Sun Bloody Moon
  22. Blue Gates Of Death (Before And Beyond Them)
  23. Calling For Vanished Faces I
  24. Calling For Vanished Faces II
  25. Christ And The Pale Queen Mighty In Sorrow
  26. Crowleymass Unveiled
  27. Current 93 - A Song For Douglas After He's Dead (R
  28. Dormition And Dominion
  29. Dögun
  30. Earth Covers Earth
  31. Epilogue
  32. Falling
  33. Falling Back In Fields Of Rape
  34. Fields Of Rape (Sightless Return)
  35. Forever Changing
  36. From Broken Cross, Locusts
  37. God Has Three Faces Wood Has No Name
  38. Good Morning, Great Moloch
  39. Hitler As Kalki
  40. Hooves
  41. Hourglass
  42. I a Voice from Catland
  43. I Have A Special Plan For This World
  44. Ii Steven and I in the Field of Stars
  45. Iii the Teeth of the Winds of the Sea
  46. Immortal Bird
  47. Imperium I
  48. Imperium II
  49. Imperium III
  50. Imperium IV
  51. Imperium V
  52. In The Heart Of The Wood And What I Found There
  53. Into The Bloody Hole I Go
  54. Into The Menstrual Night I Go
  55. It Is Time, Only Time
  56. Ix All the World Makes Great Blood
  57. Judas As Black Moth
  58. Lament For Her
  59. Larkspur And Lazarus
  60. Let Us Go To The Rose
  61. Locust
  62. Lucifer Over London


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