Lucretia My Reflection

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"Lucretia My Reflection"
Single by The Sisters of Mercy
from the album Floodland
Format 7", CD Single
Genre Gothic Rock
Writer(s) Andrew Eldritch
Producer(s) Larry Alexander, Andrew Eldritch
The Sisters of Mercy singles chronology
"Dominion/Mother Russia"
"Lucretia My Reflection"

"Lucretia My Reflection" is a song from the album Floodland by The Sisters of Mercy. It was released as the third single from the album in 1988.


The song was written by Andrew Eldritch for Patricia Morrison, who, he said, "always strikes me as a Lucrezia [Borgia]-type person."[1] 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.[2]

Track listing[edit]

7": Merciful Release / MR45[edit]

  1. "Lucretia, My Reflection" - 4:20
  2. "Long Train" (1984) - 7:27

12": Merciful Release / MR45T[edit]

  1. "Lucretia, My Reflection" - 9:52
  2. "Long Train" (1984) - 7:25

CD: Merciful Release / MR45CD[edit]

  1. "Lucretia, My Reflection" - 9:51
  2. "Long Train" (1984) - 7:26

Cover versions[edit]

Cover versions of Lucretia My Reflection have also been recorded by the following musical groups or artists:


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