Song: The Double Life
Album The Rapture front
#11: The Double Life


The Rapture

Track Number

11 of 12

Track Length







Jon Klein

Cello, Keyboards & Accordion:

Martin McCarrick

Lyrics & Bass Guitar:

Steven Severin

Drums & Percussion:



John Cale

The Double Life is the name of a song performed by Siouxsie Sioux with the Banshees, for the album The Rapture.

The Double Life LyricsEdit


♪♫The Double Life Lyrics♫♪

At the top of the stairs is a locked room My secret chamber that no outsider views For entry is forbidden Prohibited

Behind this door is my other self Not a picture in a frame nor a fresh disguise But my other self Immobile, inert and sanguine My narcissus kisses exhale crimson breath And pump ruby to the lip

I stand before myself not Jekyll nor Hyde Not sibling nor twin separated at birth I stand before myself Unaccountable

I dreamt that I had feet of clay I dreamt I crossed the seven seas And when I woke not knowing I knew I led the double life

All I ever needed is twice removed I spit my bile in an airless temper In this vacuum - a vampire reversed This one who breathes life into me And even dull mirrors reflect the tarnished twosome

I stand before myself not another me Not doppelgänger nor witless clone I stand before myself unrepentant

I dreamt of sin and aftermath I dreamt of centuries laid bare And when I woke not knowing I knew I led the double life

Written By: Lyric credit pending!


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