Principles Of Lust

One of my all time favorites from Enigma’s debut album MCMXC a.D….

A little bit about MCMXC a.D. from wikipedia:

MCMXC a.D. (the year 1990 in Roman numerals followed by a seemingly incorrect abbreviation of “Anno Domini”) is a concept album created by the musical project Enigma, spearheaded by Michael Cretu. It was Enigma’s debut album and one of the most influential albums ever produced in the New Age genre. The project’s popularity soon soared beyond Cretu’s expectations after the album’s launch, as it reached number 1 position in charts of 41 countries.

Four singles were excerpted from this album: “Sadeness (Part I)”, “Principles of Lust”, “Mea Culpa (Part II)” and “The Rivers of Belief”. “Sadeness” and MCMXC a.D. itself hit No. 1 on the UK singles and albums charts respectively on its UK debut in January 1991. On the U.S. market “Sadeness (Part I)” reached fifth place on the Billboard Hot 100 and MCMXC a.D. made sixth place on the Billboard 200 and remained in the charts for a total of 282 weeks.

Theme of MCMXC a.D.:
The main theme in MCMXC a.D. could be interpreted as the struggle that one faces in life, between religion and sexuality. The main song of the album (“Sadeness (Part I)”) questions the personal beliefs of the Marquis de Sade, who had an affection towards torture as pleasure. Other themes that appear on the album were based on Christian beliefs, and the end of the world from the Book of Revelation.

Videos from youtube:

Lyrics:

Procedamus in pace
In nomine christi, amen…

Cum angelis et pueris, fideles inveniamur

Attollite portas, principes, vestras
Et elevamini, portae aeternales
Et introibit rex gloriae
Qius est iste rex glorie?

Sade, dit moi…
Sade, donne moi…

Procedamus in pace
In nomine christi, amen…

Sade dit moi quest ce que tu vas chercher ?
Le bien par le mal ?
La vertu par le vice ?
Sade dit moi pourquoi levangile du mal ?
Quelle est ta religion ou` sont tes fide`les ?
Si tu es contre dieu, tu es contre lhomme.
Sade es-tu diabolique ou divin ?

(3x)

Sade, dit moi…
Hosanna…
Sade, donne moi…
Hosanna…

In nomine christi, amen…

B : find love

The principles of lust… are easy to understand
Do what you feel… feel until the end
The principles of lust… are burnt in your mind
Do what you want… do it until you find love…

C : sadeness (reprise)

(3x)

Sade, dit moi…
Hosanna…
Sade, donne moi…
Hosanna…

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~ by Rajeev on May 19, 2007.

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