Song: Belladonna
Album Hyaena front
#4: Belladonna



Track Number

4 of 9

Track Length



8 June 1984



Lyrics, Electric Bass & Keyboards

Steven Severin

Guitars & Keyboards

Robert Smith

Drums, Percussion & Marimba



Mike Hedges

Additional Info:


"Belladonna" is the name of a song performed by Siouxsie Sioux with the Banshees, for the album Hyaena.


The "Belladonna" chords/melody had been considered for the lyrics of "Cocoon" from the "A Kiss in the Dreamhouse" album. After the demo was recorded, the band realized the lyrics didn't suit the song. The "Belladonna" chords were shelved; and later retrieved when the band were working on "Hyaena". Then "Belladonna" was born.

Belladonna LyricsEdit


♪♫Belladonna Lyrics♫♪

Sunrise breaks its fatal perfume And I'm dizzy to distraction The scented clutches of a siren's lament Embrace the sound of enchantment

Five fathoms deep, the lovers leap The lanterns of skin beckon us in O Belladonna

Daylight devours your unguarded hours Burnt and charred, this bride of scars O Belladonna

Five fathoms deep, the lovers leap The lanterns of skin summon us in O Belladonna

Nightfalls descent shrouds her intent In a halo of sharks and a skeleton mask O Belladonna

Lost in the glare, all of us stare The patterns of pain, scream out your name O Belladonna

Written By: Lyric credit pending!


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