Poison Door (song)

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Coverart taken from the 12" edition, which is, however, identical with the artwork for the 7" single


Poison Door is on the b-side of the Walk Away single released on 8 October 1984 in 7" and 12" format,

the latter of which also featuring On The Wire and an additional Long Train promo flexi with the first 5,000 issues.

The song was never performed live on tour by the band, but only played once during the second radio session

with John Peel at BBC Radio One on 19 June 1984.

Poison Door is also one of the few songs written completely (music & lyrics) by Gary Marx,

remarkably during the recording sessions for the The Sisters of Mercy's first (and in this constellation)

last studio album First And Last And Always.




The Sisters of Mercy - Poison Door (from the Walk Away single)
*** Our thanks for this video go to the original uploader

Lyrics

Behind the door
The poison door
We search the still hours
Looking
For a place to hide (For a place to hide)
Behind the door
Where dreams collide (Where dreams collide)
Behind the door
The poison door
We sit in silence waiting
For a deadly friend
Behind the door
Where dreams descend (Where dreams descend)
And the shadows smile

The Sisters of Mercy - Poison Door (from the John Peel Session, June 1984)
*** Our thanks for this video go to the original uploader

Lips dark and wild
The shadows smile
And kiss the sky
Behind the door
The poison door
The puppets dance on a burning floor
Like dying flames
Behind the door
Shoot me down again

(repeat to first break)

And kiss your memory goodbye
And the shadows smile
But their lips are ssss...

And the shadows smile
Lips dark and wild
And the shadows smile
Kiss your memory goodbye
And the shadows smile
Lips dark and wild
And kiss the sky


Music and Lyrics: Gary Marx
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