My Dying Bride - The Whore, The Cook And The Mother Lyrics




Tell me that I'm a sinner
Lay me down again
I need a soft flesh bed
My lust must be fed
Lay your hands on me
Lay your perfect hands on me
You know exactly what I want
So open wide
Take me now I'm yours
Lay me down again
Your heat rips through me
Your hands rip my skin
Deep inside your love
You're screaming for me again
My seed is passed to you
We are now one
To you. I'll only give it to you
(But only if you're there)
Only you. There's no-one else for me
(Until something better comes)
Be mine. Be mine forever more
(Until I'm fucking sick of you)

[reversed speech:]
How old are you?
Tell me what you remember about your first few birthdays?
How tall was your mother?
I said. How tall was your mother?
What colour was her favourite dress?
Did you have any pets when you were a child?
You see a women stripping on a television in a shop window. Do you stay and see what happens or do you continue walking?
If a blind man drops some money in the street do you pick it up and give it back to him or keep it for yourself?
You're driving in your car and suddenly a cat runs out right in front of you and you accidentally hit it. You're in no hurry to get anywhere and the poor animal is screaming in pain but you don't bother to stop and help it. How do you feel?





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My Dying Bride The Whore, The Cook And The Mother Comments
  1. ΘΟΔΩΡΗΣ ΓΙΑΝΝΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ

    fucking good album.i love it since it was released

  2. Joao Vilaca

    I love the 'wall of sound' guitar tone they're using in this album.

  3. Alex Terenin

    Да. МДБ круто мозг "выносит" с 1993 мне, я пластинку, по пьяни, в карты выиграл. Вот ведь фортануло.

    Rastaman0v

    Вот так удача )

  4. Rajesh nagarajan

    MDB - 5i ★/1 of the most Album ...

  5. Joakim B

    Fucking beautiful

  6. Nick Talope

    Stop telling is an underrated band or album. For rating you have to know. It's just unknow from most people :D

  7. Ryan Worstell

    Absolutely love this song. Dark in a different way.

  8. Fabio Giraudo

    apocalyptic environment

  9. Shane Gordon

    This was my introduction to MDB way way back...Still one of my fav albums to this day in 2018...it was ahead of its time imho.

  10. Timo Laak

    This is simply the best song they've ever made

    Vladimir Pistsov

    their best sing is Apocalypse woman

  11. Rakfisk

    turn up full volume at 8:30 <3 <3 <3

  12. Edi Baramashvili

    If you are not blinded by harsh metal noise, this is the most qualitative MDB album after Turn Loose The Swans and Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium EP.

  13. Ľubor Komenda

    Excelent song...

  14. Alex Aronsky

    The silent, the proud

  15. Emil Phoryew

    This is My Dying Bride's weirdest and sexiest album. Definitely decent material but nonetheless one of my least favorite of their discography. Being that this is different it does give some variety and versatility to My Dying Bride's overall range of musicality.

  16. Patrick Bertlein

    Yep, exactly my life.

  17. The Mana Screw

    Arguably the most beautiful guitar playing since My hope the destroyer

  18. Psicosombra

    This album it's really strange and experimental but so fucking good.

    karol metal

    Psicosombra i first heard it in 98 and somehow it still go back to it after 20 years and iam not even a fan of the band

  19. Moutaz Jwiehan

    after all the years it makes since now

  20. Hristo Yosifov

    huh... fuck you.

  21. deceiver

    Another amazing MDB song...

  22. 19 84

    My favorite album

  23. Anti Monitor

    Bride rule......

  24. Apollon

    THIS SONG IS AMAZING IS NOT FOR EVERYONE YOU HAVE TO GET USED TO LISTEN METAL TO GET IT BUT ONCE YOU ARE ITS AMAZING

    Mika Salinto

    People into metal didn't much appreciate this album..

  25. Valeria Della Valle

    Questo album è sublime. Nulla da aggiungere. Top five album della galassia.

    Piernicola Mele

    Peccato che all'epoca pochissimi lo abbiano apprezzato, costringendo la band a tornare sul sentiero "sicuro" del classico doom che li aveva resi famosi. Ma a ben vedere quella formula è ormai troppo sfruttata, e artisti con grande talento compositivo come i MDB soffrono di sicuro a restare confinati in quel genere "limitato"... chissà che un giorno non scrivano il seguito di questo disco così affascinante. (il titolo deriva da un sogno del bassista nel quale lui viene a conoscenza di una teoria evolutiva per cui il genere umano è al 34,788% del suo percorso evolutivo)

  26. anna elvira postma

    my dying bride tried something different, they completely blew me away. The first time I listened to this album I couldn't stop listening. The fans did not react well to this master piece, and on the next album my dying bride returned to their basic doomy sound. " the light at the end of the world" felt a bit disappointing at first but it grew to be one of MDB's best albums. I do still wonder what would have happened if they stayed with the sound of this album,.... And to all the idiots who dislike this version of MDB I just have to say this 8:27

    tangente00

    i also think that a MDB that developed further in to such a direction would have become a gem

    Captain Klondike

    As much i support bands sticking close to there original sound and style, i don't believe anything MDB ever put out was bad. They are greatly talented group. I prefer their more Doom Metal sound but i love this sound as well.

    EndeAbgrunds

    Yeah fuck those people who dislike something that is completely subjective.

    Renato Muniz

    I don't consider myself an idiot just because I don't like this album!!! As you yourself wrote, on the next album they returned to the style they became famous for!!! This song and Under your Wings... are pretty good, though!!!

    nighttb

    xD hahaha I agree. Like this song and album: a very creative and original way of making a statement.

  27. Antonio Elena

    fuck! I did not know better back in the day to appreciate how beautiful this is

  28. Matthew Deagle

    This may be the best metal song of all time.

  29. Hells Wrath

    mesmerizing, stood the test of time extremely well...

    Aliz Horváth

    +Hells Wrath
    ..as i feel the same, now.

  30. ablazedark

    that interview-like mid-section is actually inspired from blade runner's voight-kampff test, which makes this song more amazing than it already is.

    Tomasz Lasek

    ablazedark I had just the same thought when I heard it :)

    peter 73

    my hypothesis is that it is happening in some kind of futuristic robotic rental company, and the interview was about to define personality characteristics of the subject, to better match the machine, machine in a skirt of course :)

    Erik Richard

    Are you trying to find out if I’m a replicant or a lesbian ?

  31. Alfonso Jose Martinez Gonzalez

    Despues muchos años sigo diciendo que esta cancion es una obra maestra .

  32. Adham El-Khatib

    two cats

  33. cronos

    One of the most underrated album ever ! Beautiful sickness !!!

  34. Kuato Lives

    I always come back to listen to this song
    one of the most atmospheric I´ve ever heard

  35. Роман Дарнин

    Когда вышел этот альбом, сколько разговоров было. Настолько непохоже на то, что они делали раньше.

    Роман Дарнин

    А голос - это Харрисон Форд из Бегущего По Лезвию.

  36. rafał leśniewski

    Proszę proszę. I mamy światło pośrodku mroku gatunkowego. Płyta wybitna. Coś tam słuchałem. Za wolno, za wolno. Nie trzeba mi było tych klimatów. Nie taczałem się w mdłościach sentymentalnych poczynań "gryząc" tynk pod coś muzycznie wścieklejszego. Dojrzałem. Emocjonalnie. Ten Album to wyciskacz nie tyle łez rozpaczy co potok myśli. A one są jego wyrazem. Do dziś nie ma metalowego krążka równie wspaniale obrazującego dojrzałość muzyka w relacji ze słuchaczem. Tytuł enigmatyczny. Może kojarzyć się z liczbą Pi. Może kojarzyć się z czymkolwiek do rozszyfrowania. Matematyka to przecież praca z jedną niewiadomą. A procent wyraża jej nieskończoną. I tutaj muzyk - kreator ubrał w dźwięki zrozumienie procesu myślenia. Procesu kalkulacji i nieskończoności możliwych sytuacji. Słuchacz ma do wyboru jedynie wariant jego zastosowania. Płyta dociera po zrozumieniu gdzie był błąd w jego braku. Mój pierwo - dziesiątak w rankingu na Album ever. Zalecam jako relaks dla cierpiących na rozstrój nerwowy zarówno przed jak i po. Czym? Czymkolwiek gdzie myślenie utkwiło w marnym punkcie. Dojrzałość muzyka i słuchacza to swoboda interpretacji. Mnie wtedy to otrzeźwiło. Majstersztyk.
    Realnie. Jest to mój najwartościowszy wpis?

  37. Thirdfish

    Welcome back Calvin...

  38. LordCatharsis

    One of the most underrated albums of all time.

    Kalimdor199

    @Mika Salinto In other words, most of the core fanbase was too preoccupied with non-musical related aspect of MDB to appreciate the experimentation done on this album. I remember listening to this album when it came out and I immediately liked it. It was a welcome change from that soft goth doom metal formula that they established with their 3rd and 4th album. This album is hard to listen. You need a trained ear to recognize more complex tunes and song structures, something that doom fans in general don't have. This album saw the band going not into techno, but into psychedelic grounds, with influences from The Doors and mid Killing Joke period.

    Mika Salinto

    @Kalimdor199 There's some truth to what you say but non-musical related things are always important too especially in doom/death, doom, death, well basically even every musical genre in the world, pop culture included.
    The main disapointment with the fans (mind you it was a My dying Bride mailinglist) was the music and that Aaron Stainthorpe (the main composer) had left and I don't remember if Martin left to CoF too (mayve a few records later).

    Not familiar with Killing Joke's music. Have heard the name but that was enough to put me off.
    That trained ear comment is just elitism. There were also many Opeth fans in the group and many other bands were discussed also. Morbid Angel, Cradle of Filth. I don't see this album as anything even close to complex. It's very slow with trippy parts, almost like they were stoned.

    Kalimdor199

    @Mika Salinto You might be true about that as well, but non-musical related things when it comes to music only takes away from the quality of music. I know there are other aspects that bands need to tackle aside from just composing music, releasing albums and doing gigs, but if those non-musical related things become more important and more in-your-face than your music itself, then that is a problem. This is why most musical fans today are superficial and greatly contribute to the success of lousy bands.


    Aaron Stainthorpe never left MDB. You probably mean Calvin Robertshaw who left 1 year later, but Calvin never was the main composer. Andrew Craighan was and still is. Also, even Calvin never essentially left the band. He became its manager. Martin Powell indeed left before this record was recorded.


    Killing Joke is one of the best industrial/psychedelic metal bands. They started out as a new wave/synth pop band in the 80s but evolved into an industrial metal outfit with psychedelic influences. I recommend everything they released in the 90s and 2000s.


    The album is more complex than what they have released before and after. It has something other MDB albums (with few exceptions) do not have. Unpredictability. I still remember when I first listened it and I was blown away with each track, how different they were, how different they were structured and how tempos changed but still manage to keep the music interesting.


    I do remember the overall reaction to this album when it was released. Much of the criticism was that it strayed away from their trademark sound and that it wasn't alike albums they released before. In other words, fans were butthurt that they did not release the same album for the third time. This kind of attitude is prevalent in the metal scene particularly, as other musical genres are much more predictable. Many bands had to ditch a certain style of composing songs just because it was unpopular with the established fanbase, disregarding the fact that that style might better. It happened with Morgoth as well. They released 3 unoriginal and boring death metal albums and the 4th one was an alternative industrial album with some psychedelic influences a la Killing Joke. That album was their best. But their established fanbase hated it so much, the band split up after releasing it.

    Amstersam

    @Kalimdor199 I try to reply to your comment, first, I´m sorry for my english, I haven´t spoken english for years.


    I have to say, that now, in my 40s , I listen to this album much more often than I did 20 years ago. Frustration and anger are the feelings this album leaves on me and frustration, anger and failure are the moods, when my brain forces me to listen to this album. Probably, they did good job at that time, because frustration was the atmosphere in which they recorded this album. In an old interview in late 90s Andy said, that those times were hard for MDB. And, in general, this particular interview is important to understand the whole atmosphere around 34... and then the change of direction towards TLATEOTW.


    http://www.chroniclesofchaos.com/articles.aspx?id=1-258


    From my point of view, most of all, 34,778%....Complete suffers from Martin Powell left the band. Just listen to those songs and in your imagination, try to replace the keys with violin (for example 01:35 or 03:20 in this song, or 0:35 in The Stance of Evander Sinoue etc). They wanted to have that atmospheric touch but didn´t choose and use the keys properly (and later, The Dreadful Hours suffers the same).


    And if you give away that Heroin Chic and that spoken part in this song, you will get commonly used MDB guitar work, commonly used MDB song structures.


    I adore Der Ueberlebende.

    Angela Ryan

    @Mika Salinto Toxic masculinity.

  39. Thirdfish

    @Luka Horvat The early work like this were the best, they should get Calvin back in the band.

    Mika Salinto

    The early work was 3 doom/death EP's and 3 doom/death albums plus Like Gods of the Sun.

  40. Sanerita Sileku

    i fucken love this art of song, great every thing, its songs like these that make me cry of madness and destruction!!!

  41. Luka Horvat

    welcome :)

  42. Kevin Carey

    interesting information thanks!

  43. Luka Horvat

    The album's title was derived from a dream former guitarist Calvin Robertshaw had where he was told the human race had a limited lifespan on earth, 34.788% of which had already expired.

    SixPounderNix

    Quick! Someone do the math D:

    Hopswatch

    No way we'll exist as a race for that long.

  44. Kevin Carey

    weird name, weird cover, not like regular MDB but still awesome album!

  45. Thirdfish

    Best album they did.

  46. Nikola Chikos

    Different and awesome.

  47. CoolDandona

    Amazing..

  48. dacart

    this is so awesome

  49. AGatheringFan

    ALWAYS! going to this album!

  50. GreenDayRoxer1

    I'm hearing this song for the first time here on youtube, and this is also the first song I've ever heard from this album. I must say, my first impression of it is just pure fear, something I have never felt before from any other MDB song. They really excelled at creating this genuinely disturbing atmosphere, almost as if taken from a horror film. I can really liken it to watching a Japanese horror film, it is the only thing that comes to mind. Definitely unlike anything I've heard before.

  51. magda wiercik

    lubię tylko dobra muzykę! :)

  52. Ivano Forgione

    I love this album. At the end of the 90's every band that made history in that decade decided to try something new. They all had to break up or revert to the old. Sometimes it's been a good move, other times just sad. I like later MDB's more classical efforts, but still I feel sad for the constraints that mass appeal forces unto artists.

  53. Talliesyn

    Tomasz, jesteśmy w mniejszości, deal with it :P
    A co szukasz The whore, the cook and the mother? lawl

  54. TOMASZ NAWROT

    wiesz oprocz MDB lubie jeszcze stare klasyki takie jak PANTERA, DEATH, czy SEPULTURA z polskich to FLAPJACKA mialem zajawke na LUXTORPEDE ale jakos mi przeszlo, skad jestes Magdaleno??? z tego co widze to lubisz dobra muzyke dzisiaj gdzie nie pujdziesz to same disco ,wszystko na jedno kopyto!

  55. magda wiercik

    a co.............hahaha

  56. James Eberlein

    I agree. I REALLY dig this album. Probably my favorite MDB.

  57. Alana Sighild Petersson

    Great song!

  58. TOMASZ NAWROT

    KTOS Z POLSKI TEGO SLUCHA ? MOZE JAKAS FAJNA DZIEWCZYNA? GRAM NA BEBNACH I CHETNIE KOGOS POZNAM KTO TEGO SLUCHA NAPRAWDE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. DarkSektori

    Too many people have knocked this because obviously it was not a typical MDB style album. Actually though its quite good, it might require a few listens in order to grow on you, but so what. The Guitar work is phenomenal and the overall atmosphere is very deep and dark, granted "Heroin Chic"was very off the wall but not a bad song, just freaking weird.

  60. TOMASZ NAWROT

    THIS TRACK IS GREAT!

  61. apollon 23

    AMAZING SONG !!!

  62. TheBlazingak

    so what

  63. Ming Chun Tang

    Cantonese.

  64. SeemingEmptiness

    excellent song! Congrats to the cook!

  65. AGatheringFan

    i agree, sooo underrated! dont understand why!

  66. lygophile

    although both the title of the album and that of this track are pretty stupid; as is their band name. oh well.

  67. lygophile

    yeah it's not my farovite MDB album, it doesn't have what makes them so great. but for a break-away from style, it's a really genuine, authentic effort, rather than just "lets go do what these people do now and be unorignal in it" paradiselostahum.

    they did their own thing in a new mostly unexplored way. pretty respectable.

  68. Seraphonic

    I am wondering if Aaron said he was 5'4 in this song, because that's what it sounded like.

    Kevin Carey

    that's what it sounds like to me too! sorry for responding to 4 year old post

  69. Halbumen

    FUUUUUUCK - Just accidentally hit 'dislike' instead of 'add.. to favourites'. Sorry guys :*(

  70. Murat Ircı

    amazing

  71. astraltears1

    This album has received a lot of negative feedback over the years, yet I have defended it as I am sure others have as well. The fact that they took this electronic style and added it to their sound actually worked well, this song in particular was a great track as well as most of this album. Heroin Chic was a mistake though, even Andrew from the band hates this song. It proved MDB had diversity and balls. Besides they went back to their older style after this and have made some great albums.

    nighttb

    I love this album. Not the best from MDB but very creative and original. This song and Heroin Chic are my favorites from this album.

    nighttb

    Why Heroin Chic was a mistake??
    Maybe the lyrics are a bit..."hard, decadent?"
    But I love how it was created. It's original. I love the "censorships", they give shape and color to the song. I really like how the story is told, even if it is very low.

  72. FerretFerrari

    Sounds like Chinese or similar language around 6:25

  73. Przemek Sowiński

    Remember it from when I was a kid, must've been ages. But they sound like HELL.

  74. ratteasd

    @Jalanko13 hm. u dont deserve life.

  75. Jalanko13

    @satariel667 I give the money back to the man, because he's still a fellow brother in humanity.
    I keep driving however, because it's just a cat.

  76. LastNomad1

    legnagyobb..........

  77. nostratosphere

    Majestic song and album !!!

  78. Satariel_666

    ...

    If a blind man drops some money in the street do you pick it up and give it back to him or keep it for yourself?
    You're driving in your car and suddenly a cat runs out right in front of you and you accidentally hit it. You're in no hurry to get anywhere and the poor animal is screaming in pain but you don't bother to stop and help it. How do you feel?

  79. Satariel_666

    [reversed speech:]
    How old are you?
    Tell me what you remember about your first few birthdays?
    How tall was your mother?
    I said. How tall was your mother?
    What colour was her favourite dress?
    Did you have any pets when you were a child?
    You see a women stripping on a television in a shop window. Do you stay and see what happens or do you continue walking?

    ...

  80. EmperorToMegaTherion

    La canzone migliore della sposa morta.

  81. TheAjhomie

    EPIC THNKS FOR SHAREING

  82. Lino Kurtz Marriott

    STRAORDINARIO e GENIALE !!!

  83. BalkanibalX

    A hidden gem. This album is underrated. The day WILL come when this album will be apriciated. I think it's a masterpiece. I send you regards from a small Zagreb apartament 2:16 am. I'm drinking wine and smoking a joint and remembering old times when this music really ment something for me.

    felhasznalonev000

    And I'm doing the same 8 years after your post

    Uberlebender

    Sounds good! What are you doing today?

  84. jollyboyzseton

    @prinszcsarming
    hopp, bocsi xd

  85. jollyboyzseton

    @prinszcsarming
    no problem m8 :)