Samael - Moonskin Lyrics




(En)chained to a shadow of the past
He walks the path of life
Following the same quest, like a ghost silly lover
Silly romance, how pathetic!
Constant, permanent disenchantment
She will be called moonskin
And she will have the beauty of the marble
Hair dancing like flames
Around her snow-while shape
(En)chained to the Venus spell
He left the reason behind
Defling the garden
Forcing the passage
Going to the bottom
To steal the end
To shake death's hand
Once again illusion fades away
Once again he's falling
As the milky stream of life goes dying
She was called moonskin
Now she's no more
But a round bright sphere
In his night
Floating in a timeless place
(En)chained to a shadow of the past
He walks the path of life
Carrying that old story like a cross
On which he will, on which he may
Nail another star...





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  1. AESTHETIC Cosmopolitan

    This songs wakes up in me memories that aren't mine

  2. faultypremise

    I don't consider this song romantic. He clearly raped and killed Moonskin. But it's a great song nonetheless.

  3. Trace zach daniels

    SO SHWEEEETTT...much love Tee with LIONS NAMED LEO.[the music worldwide}
    ..on 3 13 2019..!!!

  4. kevin36361

    Beautiful song. Fucking love it !!!
    Powerful , meaningful, spirtual ,

  5. Carlos Rodríguez

    Years looking for this song, wow, thank you

  6. elvisman2000

    The quality of this clip is fucking terrible. Compressed beyond belief.

  7. Darth Teddy Bear

    I will re-post my reply to some comment here, as it should increase the visibility of my message.

    Generally, my aim was to argue why the lyrics do not necessarily have anything to do with rape and murder.
    Please, do not get me wrong, I'm not trying to strip this song I happen to be in love with from its romanticism.
    While my interpretation might be far from some fuzzy projections, I still deeply appreciate the beauty of the song, with its imminent sense of tragedy fueled with the excruciating longing for beauty.

    I'd say it's more about symbolic death, when sexual fulfillment is found, and the god-like entity, once worshiped, is demystified by the act (and thus, symbolically killed or sent to a distant dimension, where the symbol no longer holds and power, remains but a distant memory, another tragic reflection of the past).

    For me the line "the milky stream of life goes dying" is a clear metaphor for the climax followed til the bitter end - with ejaculation and the surrounding hormonal bath (which obviously supported the illusion) fading away, it is done. Or should I say, "consummatum est"? ;)
    No blood, no gutting, no massacre.
    Only a shadow of a spiritual experience, too fleeing, to be grasped or sustained.

    As for "to shake death's hand" part, Samael, with their Swiss background, is very likely to be familiar with the French expression "la petite mort" (the little death) which is commonly used specifically to refer to orgasm, with its momentary state of ego loss or its dissolution, with that bittersweet taste of melancholy and insatiable hunger for transcendence.
    It is as if "the same quest" that he follows "as a ghost" has something metaphysical to it, as it's clearly about something more than seeking consolation and oblivion in carnal pleasures.
    Also, I would say it's normal for some temperaments that sex can be wild and intense, and even some level of violence is fine, if agreed between consenting adults; it might seem that there's something total and ultimate in the experience.

    Yet, as much tempting, promising and stimulating the partner may seem, she is destined to fail the expectations of the one, whose desperate efforts are mere attempts to feed the black hole within.
    (Quite often the modern psychologists state that only someone internally complete is capable of loving another in a healthy way.)
    To diagnose the root cause of the tragedy: he takes romanticism and eroticism as means to the end of spiritual enlightenment or fulfillment; something ultimate. Since it is as deceitful as seeking eternal bliss in opioid drugs, they are doomed to fail and fall, regardless of the being he initially chooses to deify, as the state of sanctity projected originally on the woman, portrayed as an unearthly phenomenon, a statue (an abstract ideal trapped in a moment of time, nothing any person could ever live up to).

    Please note that "nail" happens to be a... not exactly sophisticated synonym of having sexual intercourse. Introducing the cross and intertwining it with the overall wordplay adds an ironic, grotesque touch to the picture, which seems to go well with the initial "silly lover, silly romance / how pathetic / constant (...)".

    As if we all were bound to fall victims to the same, ever-recurring patterns of delusions, as nailing and being enchained seems to have something in common as well, disturbingly.

    TheSoulhunter6

    wow..I absolutely agree, and me too, first thought at rapture or bad experiences by getting adult and that carried cross on which he will, may nail another star seemed in first impression like an allusion to the christian belief, to Jesus, carrying the cross.. superstar nailed.. but I considered that's all it is - an allusion used as metaphoric instrument.. All in all for me now seems more like a tragic romance, a failed love story, a girl broken, destroyed by love and romanticism.. All this stuff for interpretation is one thing that I love a lot at Samael... for not-knowers it seems like a black metal/deat metal band with gothic influences..and they expect undeep lyrics about zombies, dead stuff, Satan, Killing and hatred... but they have deep messages, kind of yoda-style/buddhistic confession, but with a whiff of anti-monotheistic fighting spirit (mentioned be "The Cross").. Samael are one of my favorites from the beginning.. no.. I confess.. I bought the Double "Worship him/Blood Ritual" but I didnt really liked the "Worship him".. but from that point on.. I loved them.. Samael had some downs "Reign of.." wasnt really a masterpiece and "Above" was so not-Samael.. I don't really count it to their discography..And the new song "Red Light" became one of my over-top-tracks!!! May Union arrive some day!!!

  8. Anna Wyszyńska

    as far as I'm concerned the lyrics simply describe rape and murder... it does have a romantic atmosphere but the story is very clean here

    Darth Teddy Bear

    I wouldn't say it's necessarily about rape and murder. I'd say it's more about symbolic death, when sexual fulfillment is found, and the god-like entity, once worshiped, is demystified (and thus, symbolically killed) by the act.

    For me the line "the milky stream of life goes dying" is a clear metaphor for the climax followed til the bitter end - with ejaculation and the surrounding hormonal bath fading away, it is done. Or should I say, "consummatum est"? ;)

    As for "to shake death's hand" part, Samael, with their Swiss background, is very likely to be familiar with the French expression "la petite mort" (the little death) which is commonly used specifically to refer to orgasm, with its momentary state of ego loss or its dissolution, with that bittersweet taste of melancholy and insatiable hunger for transcendence. It is as if "the same quest" that he follows "as a ghost" has something metaphysical to it.
    Yet, as much tempting, promising and stimulating the partner may seem, she is destined to fail the expectations of the one, whose desperate efforts are mere attempts to feed the black hole within.
    (Quite often the modern psychologists state that only someone internally complete is capable of loving another in a healthy way.)
    To diagnose the root cause of the tragedy: he takes romanticism and eroticism as means to the end of spiritual enlightenment or fulfillment; something ultimate. Since it is as deceitful as seeking eternal bliss in opioid drugs, he is doomed to fail, regardless of the being he initially chooses to deify.

    Please note that "nail" happens to be a... not exactly sophisticated synonym of having sexual intercourse. Introducing the cross and intertwining it with the overall wordplay adds an ironic, grotesque touch to the picture, which seems to go well with the initial "silly lover, silly romance / how pathetic / constant (...)".
    As if we all were bound to fall victims to the same, ever-recurring patterns of delusions, as nailing and being enchained seems to have something in common as well, disturbingly.

    - - -

    Maybe it would not be so clear and natural to read (sometimes a bit between the lines, I admit), if it weren't for the reader - the kind with voracious hunger for life, non-binary in terms of gender, pansexual... One that might have been trapped in a similar pattern before realizing, and as such, inflicted upon oneself a regime to overcome it.

  9. Anna Wyszyńska

    as far as I'm concerned the lyrics simply describe rape and murder... it does have a romantic atmosphere but the story is very clean here

  10. Anna Wyszyńska

    as far as I'm concerned the lyrics simply describe rape and murder... it does have a romantic atmosphere but the story is very clean here

  11. julius heide

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCgskl9vE60

  12. The Talking Penguin

    Great song.

  13. sarah ridel

    One of the most beautiful songs of fallen love that I could listen..it touches me so much... Thank you Samael for this depth of
    your text....and these notes are running...Adaptable for each of us and for his personal history..we find ourselves there, when we know how to listen more closely, all the experience is there, Bravo!

    Hady Beydoun

    100% my feelings...

  14. Nikola Vukovic

    docent imitira ovog original

  15. john reji

    oh Jesus, what a creation, my eyes are filled

  16. Willem Dafuck?

    I don't have any legs.

    john reji

    i can c your heart, sad fate

  17. Kurisu Yamato

    One of the best fucking songs ever.

  18. Guy Quanstrom

    if you liked this you will like nightwish - deep silent complete, had to mention

  19. Guy Quanstrom

    one of a kind song, love it xx

  20. Martin Bührer

    Wonderful, beautiful, spheric, dark, romantic. I am in love with this song.

  21. Vivre Simplement

    Nostalgia !

  22. mateusio

    Ale dziś świeci księżyc, nie da się spać.

  23. John Doe

    She'll be called... moonskin

    Amos Koren

    mooooonchillllld

  24. debiler

    Man, this was the high point of dark metal. Wonderfully romantic, harsh and full of energy. It just doesn't get better than this.

  25. Ema Sudec

    man I love you because of your comment!!

  26. ShoeEaterThe2nd

    im pretty sure thats most people on youtube

  27. Sacha grübener

    Versteht doch keiner-please write in english

  28. ThejohnnySmoker

    my fav

  29. Mike Brown

    I dont think so they do play it live

  30. 1919alison1919

    AWESOME!!!!!

  31. mrpectoris

    yes, it is!

  32. notmrbill

    Is this a drum machine?

  33. UA Kiyiv

    One of their gratest albums!

  34. Samael

    defiling the garden,
    forcing the passage
    going to the bottom, to steal the end

    Surprise buttsex!

  35. FightMeNow

    Zardonic sent me

  36. Andres Cordoba

    gracias samael por esta canciom...desde colombia sur america

  37. Odralag555

    I understand you. It's the same for me. It's like a relationship, but with their music. :)

  38. trollhorn1977

    HAch ja... der Drummcomputer. Schade

  39. bartek2507

    old good samael, good klaviert spielen !

  40. Juggernaut76

    @sotonindeda

    Its my favorite album of theirs as well. 'Angel's Decay' is probably my favorite song, but I listened to it so much years ago I almost don't like it anymore.

    Samael is weird with me, sometimes I like them others I don't. Been listening to them more again lately.

  41. Kazenotanino Naushika

    fantastica

  42. Tokalafox

    Love this song, yet it's painfull to listen it. This was my first girlfriend's and my "song" years ago. Damn i miss her, almost always cry when listening this. The lyrics don't help, they fit so badly to my my feelings.

    "She was called Moonskin
    now she's no more, but a round bright sphere
    in his night floating in a timeless place

    Enchained to a shadow of the past
    he walks the path of life
    carrying that old story like a cross
    on which he will, on which he may
    nail another star.

    Hady Beydoun

    i hear you...

  43. romansoldierofhonor

    @Soulplan fucking funny..... lol :)

  44. tsetse88

    My Own Hymn

  45. Johnny2d2

    the companion cd to this is incredible. of just the keyboard parts by Xy

  46. Tavogtx

    @Gimmpy224 LOL!

  47. VanillaDackelFisch

    This guy can't sing, but the lyrics are so beautiful ... ♥

  48. Dirge Misanthropia

    Metal on!!! Horns up and slamming!

  49. demaciu88

    @Chaocracy wtf? that doesn't even make the slightest sense. I was there when Depeche Mode was new, and I listen to them now, I listen to Sameal. But they exist in entirely different worlds. This is before Emo whiny bullshit that prevails now, It's hard without asking permission, it's real without checking to make sure you have an audience. go away. DM and Sameal is above most of you.

  50. agnyecka

    @asalynd same here :))

  51. Seregfaroth

    @Gimmpy224
    learn2internet.

  52. Scissorfuk Bax

    Fuck you all! Hail Passage and on!

  53. Albopilosum

    @Chaocracy
    yea , like you :)))

  54. Vadim Verenich

    @fuckallhumanity

    reminds of Depeche mode :)

  55. Aijaa Jahas

    @Wacked420 "Mouthy lil bitch" that supports the bands he likes. ;)

  56. Aijaa Jahas

    @Wacked420 Cause you are a dumbshit that doesn't support his favourite artists. :3

  57. deniro2Thefirstone

    Samael was very atmospheric in this LP. Since then they couldnt repeat this performence. Unfortunately.

  58. milooz1979

    Probably one of the best of her era

  59. Juan Ignacio

    this song is great!!! samael could use solos, though.

  60. TheIdjitSavant

    Cool tune...

  61. Methalien

    the lyrics are simply amazing

  62. Sara Ross

    This particular song got me hooked on this band when I first heard it.

  63. bobbydoomocculta

    musical perfection.......

  64. mėnuo

    Wow, I heard this song first time in my life and I already love it!

  65. Jaredskoll

    One of their best, i absolutely love it.

  66. isegrinns

    Romantic? Well, if you´re necrophile...
    ;-)
    But its my fave, too. The whole PAssage is great.

  67. McLvsio

    My Favourite song of SAMAEL... I love them! So Dark, Romantic, and with a gorgeous Melody...
    S-A-M-A-E-L!!!!!

  68. bimbambula

    using synths and drum machine in metal=gay

  69. Jerzy Buzek

    Świetny kawałek ehhh młodość.

  70. Methalien

    so perfect, romantic,dark,full of melody..i really love it

  71. AguirreFurorediDio1

    He utilized a drum machine for this album

  72. themey

    what's wrong with the words?

  73. MadziaAJ

    udany kawałek, pianinko super...i ten głos:)

  74. Daru

    Moonskin to genialny kawałek !

  75. perdutasaggezza

    Darkest and misanthropic love song ever...Every man in his life had been enchained to a shadow of the past, she was called moonskin...

  76. darkuss3

    Great song,great band.Samael's opus magnum as for me....666

  77. lostsoul60

    I'll never get tired of this song *_*

  78. armancz

    second that! great song

  79. themey

    AlchemistShaman (2 weeks ago)
    "I don't know WTF buck a month download website you use, but mine does indeed give OVER 128bit 44Kz 2 channel stereo MP3s. I opened the property of the MP3 music files to check -- I make music so I'm very picky about quality. And I'm not here to complain-- I was simply giving friendly ADVICE on how you greatly improve the music you upload to youtube....jesus man, you suck"

    ^Your friendly advices don't sound really friendly to my ear.

  80. Black Hand Devilot

    AlchemistShaman just because your parents didn't love you as a kid doesn't mean you have to be a tough guy online and bother people when they're enjoying something, if you don't like the "satanic" music, which they stopped doing a while back, then don't look it up.

  81. Theokondak

    Well i find it fine.If you don't like it get your bucket and go to another beach man.

  82. themey

    It's about the music, not the video.

  83. Vasco

    this music lives in me

  84. Methalien

    i always remember my old times with samael..they're so perfect..listen to the difference between blood ritual to the cross..it's fuckin awesome..totally different..but always with their own and great style..i love samael.

  85. Hyaena

    i found them on the "News from Dr. Blast - Wacken 2008" CD.. now i'm addicted :-P

  86. FreakKitchen94

    Original.I like it! :D

  87. MarkitanTKY

    I accidentally found them when someone screwed up and mislabeled one of their songs as dimmu borgir (which was what i was looking for). Best mistake they ever made.

  88. PsiJohnics

    can someone with a good ear help me get the chords for this song?

    To get started, the chorus is without doubt:
    She was called Moonskin...
    Fm C# G# D# etc

  89. Gerard

    Buena rola

  90. themey

    2:44 - 3:07