Lucretia My Reflection

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"Lucretia My Reflection"
The Sisters of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection cover.jpg
Single by The Sisters of Mercy
from the album Floodland
B-side "Long Train"
Released June 1988
Recorded 1987 in England
Length 4:57
Label Merciful Release
Songwriter(s) Andrew Eldritch
  • Larry Alexander
  • Andrew Eldritch
The Sisters of Mercy singles chronology
"Lucretia My Reflection"
"Lucretia My Reflection"

"Lucretia My Reflection" is a song by English rock band the Sisters of Mercy. It was released as the fourth and final single from their second studio album, Floodland (1987), in June 1988. The song peaked at number 20 in the UK and number 22 in Ireland.


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.

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:


Chart (1988) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[2] 22
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 20
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[4] 30


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