Song: Cocoon
Album Kiss In The Dreamhouse front
#8: cocoon


A Kiss in the Dreamhouse

Track Number

8 of 9

Track Length



5 November 1982

Lyrics and Voice:



Steven Severin


John McGeoch

Drums, Percussion:



Mike Hedges

Additional Info:


"Cocoon" is the name of a song performed by Siouxsie Sioux with the Banshees, for the album A Kiss in the Dreamhouse.


The lyrics for this song were originally used to record a song with the chords/tune of (what later became known as) Belladonna - from the latter album Hyaena. When they didn't sound appropriate for one another, the Belladonna chords/tune were rejected as a candidate for A Kiss in the Dreamhouse.

Cocoon LyricsEdit


♪♫Cocoon Lyrics♫♪

Here in my cot -- where my cot loves me I'll stay here a while -- in the cotton wool cocoon 'Til the chrysalis is ripe -- 'til the time is right With this feeling of insecurity I have to shrink back inside -- run and hide

Back in the cocoon -- hugging my knees Watching my insides -- the skinned glow-worm writhings Lying in blankets -- I've been here a while Tapping out rhythms -- against the mattress and wall

The heat melts the sheets -- another layer is peeled Tapping out rhythms... Just my cot, the wallpaper and me I've been here awhile -- tapping out rhythms

Still finding charms in the memory of those constrictor arms Glowing in the dark in my luminous green A pearl beaded lizard -- bathed in a gossamer scent With my heat detector lip-pit -- pulling at the newly formed tissue Lying in blankets -- I've been here awhile Tapping out rhythms... against the mattress and wall

Waiting... to loose the bandages Waiting for new appendages Lying in blankets -- I've been here a while I've been here too long -- banging out rhythms Listen for other tappings... Banging out rhythms Back in the cocoon

Written By: Lyric credit pending!