Lucretia My Reflection
|"Lucretia My Reflection"|
|Single by The Sisters of Mercy|
|from the album Floodland|
|Format||7", CD Single|
|The Sisters of Mercy singles chronology|
The song was written by Andrew Eldritch for Patricia Morrison, who "always strikes me as a Lucretia [Borgia]-type person." Its lyrics concern the fall of an empire, war and the consequent destruction of other aspects of life.
The mechanical structure of "Lucretia My Reflection", with its repeating bassline and drums, coupled with the song's cold lyrics, would go on to be a major influence on the industrial music genre, especially when coupled with the music video containing images of pounding machinery and grainy imagery.
- "Lucretia, My Reflection"
- "Long Train"
Cover versions of Lucretia My Reflection have also been recorded by the following musical groups or artists:
- Kreator - Voices of Transgression - A 90's Retrospective (1999)
- Alkaline Trio - The Suicide Girls: Black Heart Retrospective (2005)
- Gene Pool, B.C. - 2 (2007)
- Ladder Climber - This Is Neo Goth (2007)
- Black Kites - Paper Heart (2007)
- Maryslim feat. Jyrki 69 of The 69 Eyes - This Corrosion (2007)
- Project 86 - The Kane Mutiny EP (2007)
- Vampire Lust - Music Inspired by Sisters Of Mercy (2008)
- Tangerine - Lucretia My Reflection - Single (2008)
- Warrel Dane - Praises to the War Machine (2008)
- Black Light Burns - Cover Your Heart and the Anvil Pants Odyssey (2008)
- The Pinion - Deus Ex Machina (2009)
- Destroid - Silent World EP (2010)
- 'After the Flood', Ted Mico, Melody Maker, 14 November 1987
- "Lucretia My Reflection". allmusic. 2009-04-02. Retrieved 2009-04-02.