Lucretia My Reflection

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Lucretia My Reflection by Sisters of Mercy

The third single from the goth rock band's second studio album is about the fall of an empire and the aftermath of war. The title refers to Lucretia Borgia of the prominent Borgia family of the Italian Renaissance, who were notorious for their ruthless political tactics and alleged crimes.

Lucretia herself is often cited as a murderer with a penchant for poison. Lead singer Andrew Eldritch wrote the track for bandmate Patricia Morrison (bass), who "always strikes me as a Lucrezia [Borgia]-type person."

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I hear the roar of a big machine
Two worlds and in between
Hot metal and methedrine
I hear empire down
I hear empire down

I hear the roar of a big machine
Two worlds and in between
Love lost, fire at will
Dum-dum bullets and shoot to kill, I hear
Dive, bombers, and
Empire down
Empire down

I hear the sons of the city and dispossessed
Get down, get undressed
Get pretty but you and me,
We got the kingdom, we got the key
We got the empire, now as then,
We don't doubt, we don't take direction,
Lucretia, my reflection, dance the ghost with me

We look hard
We look through
We look hard to see for real
Such things I hear, they don't make sense
I don't see much evidence
I don't feel. I don't feel. I don't Feel

A long train held up by page on page
A hard reign held up by rage
Once a railroad
Now it's done

I hear the roar of a big machine
Two worlds and in between
Hot metal and methedrine
I hear empire down

We got the empire, now as then,
We don't doubt, we don't take reflection,
Lucretia, my direction, dance the ghost with me

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from Klepto, released April 25, 2017
©2016 Konqistador
Produced: J. Pascinuic, R. Tiessen,
Written: Andrew Eldrich
Recorded: Detroit, USA and Bucharest, Romania
Mixed: J. Pascinuic
Engineered: J. Pascinuic, RSSR
Mastered: D. Feeny at Tempermill Studios
Artwork: hawkhaus

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Konqistador Detroit, Michigan

Konqistador is led by Canadian producers Elizabeth Graham [Elle Stark] and Reginald Tiessen [RSSR] accompanied by producers and engineers spanning Detroit, Melbourne, Sydney, Istanbul and Bucharest. Konqistador collaborates with both master and emerging artists, forging an international 'no borders, no boundaries' creation and performance process. ... more

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