Grandier's Funeral Pyre

A blissful maid has pierced my heart

She's feasted on my soul

A banquet made of flesh and bone

So I was dethroned

Like kings without shields and swords

Like bards without their chords

Now call the Ravens, light the fire

To rot in hell my curse

Besieged by the flames - By the church declaimed

Unholy will - Pagan I die, as a pagan I lived

The sons of Grandier bade command

Hither to bring all the people from afar

The rich, the poor and the sick were gathered

Countless quite! As the priest was a hero to their eyes

The wood smoke rose black over blaze

And blend was the roar of the fires in the sky

In heavy mood, misery they moaned

As the sky was devoured by the funeral pyre

"Mephistopheles bring wrath

Upon the ones who insult and stain the name of God

with vileness and greed

Upon the ones who torture and their cursed breed"

Before Decay's abismal fingers

Brush against my brow

And sweep the lines where beauty lingers

I will pledge my vow

Of all the villains claimed to live

In chastity and need

"A thousand times into the fire"

The oath I now decree

Besieged by the flames - By the church declaimed

Unholy will - Pagan I die, as a pagan I lived

A false diabolical pact was written

In the name of Grandier and all the spawn of Hell

"The love of women, the flower of virgins

The respect of Kings, honors, lust and charming spells"

"He will join us in our crusade

And sin by sin he'll become the Devil's blade"

In noble mood, dignity he owned

As the sky was devoured by the funeral pyre

(Guitar solo: Raphael)

His eyes were fiery and yet so hollow

Sixteen pints of water he was forced to swallow

But he did not kneel, and vauntingly swore:

"In thy gaze I see the eyes of Satan"

The sons of Grandier bade command

Hither to bring all the people from afar

The rich, the poor and the sick were gathered

Countless quite! As the priest was a hero to their eyes

The wood smoke rose black over blaze

And blend was the roar of the fires in the sky

In heavy mood, misery they moaned

As the sky was devoured by the funeral pyre

Les Démons de Loudun

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