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"Borellus" is the second track on the first tape from HIM's 1995 demos. The first verse is a partial reading of a passage read in the first chapter of The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward, by H.P Lovecraft.


Song Details
Writers Ville Valo
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Last Known Performance
Total Times Played Live


Song History

"Borellus" is a song that was written and put on the band's first 1995 demo tape. The song's lyrics are heavily influenced and even some text are taken from H.P. Lovecraft's book, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.

Lyrics

Essential salts of animals
Be so prepared and preserved
That an ingenious man
May have the whole Ark of Noah in his own
Study and raise the fine shape of an animal
Out of it's ashes at his pleasure
Ahhh, ahhh
Oh


Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood
Bring only fear and sadness
Oh, yes lovely
Wretched is he who looks back upon lone hours
In vast and dismal chambers
With brown hangings
And maddening rows of antique book
Watch them in twilight groves
Oh,in twilight groves
Oh,in twilight groves
Ah


By method from the essential salts
of human dust
A philosopher may call up the shape
of any dead ancestor
From the dust where into
his body has been incinerated, incinerated, incinerated


You're under pressure baby
Christ has returned
He's returning in every newborn child
In every newborn child


You're under pressure baby
Christ has returned
He's returning in every newborn child
In every newborn child
Every newborn child


Essential salts of animals may
Be so prepared and preserved
That an ingenious man
May have the whole Ark of Noah in his own
Study and raise the fine shape of an animal
Out of its ashes at his pleasure


You're under pressure
Christ has returned
He's returning in every newborn child


You're under pressure baby
Christ has returned
He's returning in every newborn child
In every newborn child

Versions

Borellus

This version is only found on their first 1995 demo tape, which is unreleased.

Appearances

Demos

Performance Dates

This song has never been performed live.

Notes & Trivia

  • This song is Linde's favorite.
  • Ville plays drums and performs vocals on this track. Linde plays bass and guitar.

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