Jump to: navigation , search. Categories : Songs Sisters songs. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. He attributed the recurrence of this theme to the amount of water within Hamburg, where he was writing these songs.
Bonner noted that the song seemed to have been inspired by Cold War geopolitics as well. Eldritch considered the song to be about "the prostitution of Europe by the Americans". On how the song was created, he said "I made the mistake of getting caught in central Europe when Chernobyl started sprinkling its residue over the land.
I just had the idea of all them huddled in their mobile homes while Mother Russia rained down on them. Eldritch commented on the song, saying "most people, if you think about it, only get wet under certain circumstances. He thought of the song as regarding "innocence—inherited as opposed to environmental. The centre piece of the album, "This Corrosion", goes back to the conflict between Eldritch and his former bandmates who were now in the Mission.
Eldritch noted that "it is, of course, directed at somebody and it doesn't take a genius to work out who, although it'll probably take the person concerned some considerable time. It would be too confusing to print them all. It didn't have to have any meaning, it just had to sound good. He thought of the song as a way to logically explain why the relationship had to fall apart.
It would take an eternity to reach the earth—by which time you'd be reasonably spiritualised—and even when you reached the destination, you wouldn't actually hit the ground. You'd be going so fast you'd just go through and out the other side, where there is another eternity of nothingness. I just tried to write a song about these impressions.
It was released as a 7-inch, inch, CD and cassette; each version contained a different mix of the song. Eldritch originally wanted the long version on the single, but the record company desired for an edited version instead.
The mix of the LP version is identical to that of the 12" version, but lasts about 45 seconds longer. The cassette version was mixed by Steinman and differs from other single versions. It had been written in for the aborted Left on Mission and Revenge album.
The 12" single added Eldritch's version of the Sisterhood song "Colours". The band wanted to film in Kazakhstan in the Soviet Union, but at the same time, Russian record label Melodiya was in negotiations with the West regarding video rights, and filming there would have botched the negotiations. Morrison downplayed this in interviews, saying "if you look at Sisters' records, the names for what people play usually aren't there.
Andrew writes the songs so there's no reason for anyone else to be featured. I was well aware of that when the album came out but what I didn't realise was that it would confuse other people. If people haven't seen the press we've done, they don't know I'm in the band. Following the release of Floodland in November, a remix of "Dominion" was announced as the second single in December Morrison provided the bass guitar for the track.
Eldritch recorded vocals for the song several times, but regardless of the result, he felt that it didn't sound as good as his vocals from live performances. As a result, he and producer Hugh Jones hired the Kilburn National Theatre and the Rolling Stones Mobile recording truck and played the track to him through the stage monitors, recording multiple performances with him singing on the stage.
This, this is the way it was This, this is the way it is When the water come rushing, rushing in She says She says anytime Raise your arms Flood And her hallway She says She says anytime Raise your arms Flood.
Still night, nothing for miles, White curtain come down, Kill the lights in the middle of the road And take a look around And the mist will wrap around us And the crystal, if you touch it Driven Driven together And driven Apart. I had a face on the mirror I had a hand on the gun I had a place in the sun and a Ticket to syria I had everything within my reach I had monkey and stuff Each and every call Too much but never enough Tear it up and watch it fall.
And now the torch And shadows lead Were it not so black and not so hard to see How can it help you when you don't know what you need How can anybody set you free? Simon Thornhill says:. April 2, at Chuck says:. December 2, at Paul Anthony Chapman says:. November 23, at November 5, at You ordered garbage from Germany? No trash of your own? September 22, at They said, "We're keeping the name.
We're Sisters Of Mercy. He's like, "I'm Sisters Of Mercy! There was a bass player, Patricia Morrison, but he wouldn't let her do anything. Even on the album you see his face and Patricia's face is off in the clouds kind of fading away. How long did that album take? It took a while. Manchester is kind of an industrial place, and we were in a studio [Strawberry Studios] that had actually closed.
So we got a really good deal. They said, "If you wanna work in here, you can, but we have nothing to do with it.Floodland and its accompanying singles This Corrosion,. Dominion and Lucretia were preceded by a press statement. from Merciful Release, which can be found under A Short History. The album was accompanied by videos for This Corrosion,. Sandstorm/Dominion, Lucretia and In , the video compilation Shot was released featuring all of. these vids. They are also included in the revised.