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December 16th, 2004
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okay, what the hell?
uh. Whoah. Radio KoL is playing ... something Christian. I think. With violins and a children's choir and a droning lead singer with a voice down in the sub-basement. I think the DJ is In A Mood.

I can't find a copy of the mp3 anywhere online but I can at least try sharing the lyrics to give some taste of the weirdness.

"Nail," Downbeat Pursuers

(BACKING CHILDREN'S CHOIR in parentheses)

Warm, fragile hand
pierced through the skin.
I crawl by the cross
Where your sacred blood drips.

Your perfection ebbs out
Redeeming my sin.
But you rise into light
And I'm left in the darkness.

I praise you from my dirt.
  (Praise your perfection)
I praise you from my filth.
  (Praise your sweet light)
My words hold you down.
  (I reach for your cross)
My words are your nail.
  (You bleed and I cry)

You cry in your sacrifice
The tear burns my flesh.
I welcome the pain,
I'm unworthy of your smile.

Leave this black world
So I can't stain your soul.
Forgive me from heaven
Far from my black taint.

I praise you from my dirt.
  (De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine)
I praise you from my filth.
  (Domine, exaudi vocem meam)
My words hold you down.
  (Fiant aures tuae intendentes)
My words are your nail.
  (in vocem deprecationis meae.)*

Domine, tua decoris ultimis
Te noceo per mea anima 
anima sordida
anima sordida
anima sordida. **

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* Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord
Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thy ears be attentive
to the voice of my supplication.

** O Lord, thy greatest beauty 
I wound with my soul
My filthy soul
Filthy soul. (out)
... What the hell would you call that, anyway? Gothic gospel?

Current Mood: confusedweirded out
Current Music: "Nail," Downbeat Pursuers
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From:elynne
Date:December 16th, 2004 03:57 am (UTC)
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I wouuld love to hear Type O Negative cover that song... they could make it sound - perversely sexy. ;)
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From:baxil
Date:December 16th, 2004 04:15 am (UTC)
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A Type O Negative cover would have been a hell of a lot more uptempo, that's for sure! Although I kind of hope they would keep the violins.
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From:dancinglights
Date:December 16th, 2004 05:27 am (UTC)
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My brain refuses to parse "Type O Negative cover" with "more uptempo".

I'd kind of like to hear it too, though.
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From:baxil
Date:December 17th, 2004 12:03 am (UTC)
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I stand corrected - for some reason I confused Type O Negative with a metal band last night.

Yeah, the song would be right up their alley.
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From:necama
Date:December 16th, 2004 08:47 am (UTC)
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I'm with dancinglights on this one -- my brain can't parse those two tokens with each other.

I think I'd vote for a NiN cover, or possibly a Dreamtheater cover. Shadow Gallery would also have fun with it.
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From:baxil
Date:December 17th, 2004 12:03 am (UTC)
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I stand corrected - for some reason I confused Type O Negative with a metal band last night.

Yeah, the song would be right up their alley.
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From:kaijugirl
Date:December 16th, 2004 06:40 am (UTC)
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... that really does sound like gothic gospel. XD See, that's the kind of ultra-religious imagery that children's choirs shouldn't be singing... only because they can't understand it. Heck most adults can't understand it.. 9.9; The thing about suffering is that when there is no ultimate or greater meaning to it, it becomes only a bitter and foul experience.

I for one hope I never see the phrase 'anima sordida' every again. -_-; That's just.. .wrong.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:December 21st, 2004 12:16 am (UTC)
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... (http://www.livejournal.com/~xiombarg/654728.html)
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