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Testo the lamia - genesis

The scent grows richer
he knows he must be near


He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier.

Each step he takes
the perfumes change

From familiar fragrance to flavours strange.

A magnificent chamber meets his eye.



Inside
a long rose-water pool is shrouded by fine mist.

Stepping in the moist silence
with a warm breeze he's gently kissed.



Thinking he is quite alone


He enters the room
as if it were his own


But ripples on the sweet pink water

Reveal some company unthought of-



Rael stands astonished doubting his sight


Struck by beauty
gripped in fright;

Three vermilion snakes of female face


The smallest motion
filled with grace.

Muted melodies fill the echoing hall


But there is no sign of warning in the siren's call:

Rael welcome, we are the Lamia of the pool.

We have been waiting for our waters to bring you cool.




Putting fear beside him
he trusts in beauty blind


He slips into the nectar
leaving his shredded clothes behind.

With their tongues, they test, taste and judge all that is mine.

They move in a series of caresses

That glide up and down my spine.



As they nibble the fruit of my flesh, I feel no pain,

Only a magic that a name would stain.

With the first drop of my blood in their veins

Their faces are convulsed in mortal pains.

The fairest cries, 'We all have loved you Rael'.




Each empty snakelike body floats


Silent sorrow in empty boats.

A sickly sourness fills the room


The bitter harvest of a dying bloom.

Looking for motion I know I will not find


I stroke the curls now turning pale
in which I'd lain entwined

O Lamia, your flesh that remains I will take as my food


It is the scent of garlic that lingers on my choclate fingers.



Looking behind me
the water turns icy blue


The lights are dimmed and once again the stage is set for you
Classifica Testi canzoni genesis
LAND OF CONFUSION - 530
NOSONOFM - 221