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Literary references

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© The Heartagram Path.


Borellus is mentioned in two of H.P. Lovecraft's stories, The Evil Clergyman and The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward. The lines of this song as well as the beginning of this story are taken from one of Borellus' works:
'The essential Saltes of Animals may be so prepared and preserved, that an ingenious Man may have the whole Ark of Noah in his own Studie, and raise the fine Shape of an Animal out of its Ashes at his Pleasure; and by the lyke Method from the essential Saltes of humane Dust, a Philosopher may, without any criminal Necromancy, call up the Shape of any dead Ancestour from the Dust whereinto his Bodie has been incinerated.'
Borellus could be both the French scientist Pierre Borel (as told by the scholars of Lovecraft) and the Italian scientist and writer Alfonso Borelli, (1698-1679), whose masterpiece is the treaty De motu animalium.

Serpent ride
The lines:
That is not dead which can eternal lie.
And with strange aeons even death may die.
are taken from from H.P. Lovecraft's The Call of Chtulhu released in 1928 and they refer to the legendary Necronomicon mentioned by Lovecraft himself.

I’ve crossed oceans of wine to find you
This title is a wordplay  from Bram Sotoker's Dracula and the original version was I’ve crossed the oceans of time to find you.

666 Ways to love you: Prologue

Dark Secret Love
Set me as a seal upon thine heart,
As a seal upon thine arm,
For love is strong as death
Jealousy is cruel as the grave.
The coals thereof
Are coals of fire,
Which hath a most vehement flame.
These lines are taken from Solomone's psalms: song of solomon 8:6.
The song is inspired by William Blake's poem The sick rose (...and his dark secret love does thy life destroy).

Razorblade Romance

Join me in death
As Ville himself once told during an interview it's inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Gone with the sin
The song is inspired by Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the wind. The film is one of Ville's favourites.

The 9th circle
It refers to Dante's Inferno, the ninth circle is the deepest one, and it receives the traitors and the people who rebelled against God.

Deep shadows and brilliant highlights

In joy and sorrow
In joy and sorrow my home’s in your arms is taken from a wedding rite of a Navajo tribe.

Heartache every moment
From lashes to ashes and from last to dust is a modified line from the Genesis book. The original is From ashes to ashes, from dust to dust.

Love Metal

Buried alive by love
If I should die before I wake
Pray no one my soul to take
If I wake before I die,
Rescue me with your smile
These lines are inspired by a Protestant prayer for children, which says:
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
Should I die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.

The funeral of hearts
...when angels cry blood on flowers of evil in bloom there's a hint of Baudelaire's Les fleurs du mal.

Dark Light
The title of the album refers to Mette Newth' story, Dark Light, who's a Norwegian writer. The book tells the story of a ill child who suffers from leprosy. Probably the song Dark Light is inspired by her.

Rip Out the wings of a butterfly
The lines
Rip out the wings of a butterfly
For your soul, my love
are inspired by the mythology of North Europe, according to which the immortal souls have butterfly wings.

Behind the crimson door
During the instrumental part, you can listen to Ville reciting the poem Kadotettu by the Finnish poet Timo Mukka.
Meille ei tule vapautta
vaikka pääsisimme selleistä ulos
vaikka häkkejä ei olisi
vaikka jalkaraudat muuttuisivat ruusukkeiksi
me emme vapaudu
elleivät ajatuksemme virtaa syyttävinä
ja omatunto paljasta syyllisiä
sisällämme - sieluissamme - sydämissä
kun kyyneleet valuvat silmistä
ja kaikkialta keihäät sinut lävistävät
muuri murtuu
seinä sortuu
kaikki kahleet putoavat
sydämessä soi laulu
rajaton vapaus siivillensä nousee...

The Lost One
We will not get freedom
even if we got out of the cells
even though there were no cages
even if the fetters turned into rosettes
we will not be freed
unless our thoughts flow blaming
and the conscience reveal the guilty ones
inside us – in our souls – in our hearts
when tears fall down (our) eyes
and all over the spears are piercing you
the wall breaks
the wall (of the room) collapses
all the chains fall down
our heart is singing
infinite freedom spreads its wings...

Under the rose
Burning in water and drowning in flames is the title of a collection of poems byCharles Bukowski.
The title of the song also refers to Christian mythology ("sub rosa" referred to the secret of the confession) and it could also refer to Dan Brown's The Da Vinci code (the Holy Graal was hidden "under the rose").

The face of God
Probably the title is inspired by Lovecraft's story The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath whose protagonist, Randolph Carter, goes to Dreamlands looking for the face of God, engraved on the wall of a mountain. In the nightside of Eden
We deceive ourselves to start a war
Within the realm of senses
And descend to the circle number four
Where we are nothing
It refers to Dante's Divine Comedy, the fourth circle of Hell is the one of misers and prodigals.
The title of the song is also the title of book by Kenneth Grant, an occult scholar.

Venus (in our blood)
Venus denies your seven towers above dark waters
You can't quench her thirst with the fear hiding away from the day
Ville once told in an interview that in the paganism, seven towers in the black ocean represent the Hell. The seventh tower is reserved for Venus, once she's taken to Hell.

Venus Doom

The kiss of dawn
The line Death frees from the fear of dying is taken from Paulo Coehlo's book, Veronca decides to die.

Sleepwalking past hope
My hell begins from the 10th and descends to the circle
Six hundred threescore and six
And from there I crawl beneath Lucifer's claws just for one last kiss
It refers to Dante's Inferno.

Bleed well (acoustic version)
Oh we start with the circle number one
through 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 or 6 then we descend to the 9th
the last, where we're judged for what we did to ourselves
Yeah we're bleeding well on all layers of hell
Again, it refers to Dantes' Inferno.

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