Suspended in Dusk
Type O Negative Lyrics


Damn me Father, for I must sin

Four centuries of this damned immortality
Yet, I did not ask to be made
Why?
I will never again feel your sun upon my face
Or the comfort of a grave
I am not alive and I am not dead
This is Hell on earth
How can I possibly explain this eternal youth?
When I can do nothing, but sit by
As my loves grow old and wither
And with each of them, take a fragment of my heart
and prolong this endless winter
It is October's perpetual agony
It is the shadow realm

Father, please forgive him
For he knows not what to do

With every victim I pray for my own death
And as much as I love the night
I curse the moons eerie glow
This blood lust that drags me forever
The toxic rays of dawn that condemn me to limbo
I am forced to dwell in gray Autumnal twilight
I am suspended in dusk

Father, please forgive him
For he knows not what to do
Father, please forgive him
For he knows not what to do

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Written by: PETER THOMAS STEELE

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Karina Saeki

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Damn me Father, for I must sin

Four centuries of this damned immortality
Yet, I did not ask to be made
Why?
I will never again feel your sun upon my face
Or the comfort of a grave
I am not alive and I am not dead
This is Hell on earth

How can I possibly explain this eternal youth?
When I can do nothing, but sit by
As my loves grow old and wither
And with each of them, take a fragment of my heart
and prolong this endless winter
It is October's perpetual agony
It is the shadow realm

Father, please forgive him
For he knows not what to do

With every victim I pray for my own death
And as much as I love the night
I curse the moons eerie glow
This blood lust that drags me forever
The toxic rays of dawn that condemn me to limbo
I am forced to dwell in gray Autumnal twilight
I am suspended in dusk

Father, please forgive him
For he knows not what to do
Father, please forgive him
For he knows not what to do



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S S

It was insane that this didn't make the original release of the album as it is obviously one of the best songs they ever made and probably the most aesthetically fitting for Bloody Kisses than even the title track itself.

vesuvia corpseflower

I have to listen to this song at least 5 times in a row (such a beautifully depressive and enveloping atmosphere). This is the ultimate gothic doom-metal song ever written in my opinion. Suspended In Dusk has been my all-time favorite Type O song since the spring of 1999 when I bought the digipack 'alternate' version of the album. Nearly 23 years later...still my all-time favorite Type O song. It has gotten me through some bleak times throughout my isolated Midwest existence. Their covers of 'Paranoid' & 'Black Sabbath', and the songs 'White Slavery', 'Bloody Kisses' 'In Praise of Bacchus' etc, are all personal favorites as well.
This band has been with me since I was 13 years old, I first heard them on an unmarked mix-tape in the spring of 1996 (that I had to steal out of my eccentric older brother's room -ha), I got to meet Peter Steele & the band in Peoria, IL in 1997 at a local record store, and finally saw the play in Chicago, IL in 2007. After seeing Pete at the 2007 show, I wasn't totally surprised of his passing as he had looked unusually frail at that performance. Unfortunately, the curse of good artists is that they become more popular after their death...but it is pretty inspiring to see how many others have had such a deep connection to Type O Negative's music. As long as I'm around...the music of Type O Negative will be listened to with passion. -Devon

Karina Saeki

Lyric 💚

Damn me Father, for I must sin

Four centuries of this damned immortality
Yet, I did not ask to be made
Why?
I will never again feel your sun upon my face
Or the comfort of a grave
I am not alive and I am not dead
This is Hell on earth

How can I possibly explain this eternal youth?
When I can do nothing, but sit by
As my loves grow old and wither
And with each of them, take a fragment of my heart
and prolong this endless winter
It is October's perpetual agony
It is the shadow realm

Father, please forgive him
For he knows not what to do

With every victim I pray for my own death
And as much as I love the night
I curse the moons eerie glow
This blood lust that drags me forever
The toxic rays of dawn that condemn me to limbo
I am forced to dwell in gray Autumnal twilight
I am suspended in dusk

Father, please forgive him
For he knows not what to do
Father, please forgive him
For he knows not what to do

Kevin Scott

Tied with "Haunted" for my favorite Type O Negative song. Saw them with Pantera in '95 (yeah, it WAS one helluva show). Sadly, that's the only time I saw them live.

𝕯𝖞𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕰𝖛𝖊

understandable! another 𝗵𝗮𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗹𝘆 beautiful song. the both have a slower tempo and the guitar slides almost dragging. At least you got to see type o and pantera! I was 6 when pete passed so i unfortunately never got to.

Kevin Scott

@Clunde I think the end is my favorite part. Just something about the dreaminess of the music and the harmonies that click with me. But yes, no other band did or could do what Type O Negative did for atmosphere in music. Their songs take me to some really cool places.

Clunde

Haunted is epic level heaviness. Imo, no other band, in my lifetime, attains the atmosphere Type-O has.

Kevin Scott

@Hazardeur Yes! It's hollow, lonely, depressing, and macabre-- all the hallmarks of a great Type O song.

Kevin Scott

Hell yeah! I was center stage right, so I was near Peter. Took full pulls on that wine all set long. Incredible show. I was blown away.

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Blackened Heart

No band will ever be able to compete with these guys! 🤘🤘🤘 They had a short run but they left a legendary legacy! Rip Peter Steele

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