Tracks

01. Seeds Of The desolate
02. Black Castle
03. The Final Sin
04. It Came Upon One Night
05. The Hourglass
06. Beneath The Fading Sun
07. Plague Of Procreation
08. Beyond...



01. Seeds Of The desolate

Shifting silent shades
Of seething thoughts abroad
Amuck in shallow graves
Not of solid Earth
Silhouette charades
Of cascading shattered walls
Confusing conscience craves
but we must not fall

At the first sign of light
We approached the once closed door
A gaping hole to that beyond
Where men should go no more

Descending stairs of icy stone
Carved by man himself
We built these frigid cavern halls
Where limbonic lives have crept

The seeds of the desolate
Sown in the blood of ourselves
The seeds of the desolate
Have we forever failed?

We stepped into that swallowing void
Exchanging life for death
Descending downward ever intent
Taking life from our fellow man

I speak to fragile forms in moving mass
To men with intent awry
To solid forms of Earthen mind
Whose burden equals mine


02. Black Castle

Torch lit halls
Deceit that burns
The dragon's lair
The blackened air
The face is now upturned

Deceiving mask
Your silent sword
The tithe of sin
The lion's den
Blasphemy unto your lord

The Black Castle of Rome
Midnight's shallow home
Monument of lies
Blinding faithful eyes

Cathedral bells your faithful tears
The divine right
The fearless might
Play upon men's fears
Burning the wise in fires of gold
The dogs of doom
The empty tomb
Millions of faltering souls

Our destiny turned
Never to learn
The saving grace
The endless faith
Has condemned us all to burn


03. The Final Sin

Ancient black and silent fire
Within your hearts creates desire
To covet far beyond your need
The embers of eternal Greed

Destroy the Earth and cloud the sky
Fill your chests with other's lives
A Midas curse - A deadly shroud
And "all for what?"I ask you now

Armies fill Towers of Greed
Ultimate drones of deceit
Selling you won hopes and dreams
For nothing is nothing it seems

Godsend
The Crimson wind
You'll die with nothing
In the end
There is only pain within
There is only pain for sin

Still trapped inside the hourglass
Toil and break our backs 'till death
Chained to our dying breath
Behind the mask of loneliness

Forever burning golden pyre
Weeping tears of crimson flame
For ashes that shall bear your name

So I ask you once again
Why must you forever exchange
The peace that gold can buy
For the vanity that it may?


04. It Came Upon One Night

It came upon one night
When Nemesis besieged
Lightning streaked across the sky
And thunderclouds did scream

It came upon one night
On land the seas had turned
Typhoons swept with certain death
Air began to burn

Apocalypse is born
Nightmares will begin

It came upon one night so bittersweet the end
The world was cloaked in darkness
And winter brought the rain
A poisoned soul was pondering
This mortal fool's to blame

Defense became the joke of the day
Rivalry the nations now regret
Politicians threw our lives away
The day that dust and ice the Earth beset

Into battle cried the poor
As famine took its toll
The world had turned so desolate
That nothing much would grow

Apocalypse was born
Nightmares had begun
Nature claimed a victory
As neither side had won
The world was all asunder
When sorrow took a leave
Hatred fled when Christ returned to Earth as King


05. The Hourglass

Moments last to our closing eyes
No one gets out alive
The ring of truth bears no weight
Of prophesy none too late

The glassy eye of measured time
A witness to our mortal lies
On we stride our love behind
Too blind to see the other side

Destroy
The hourglass
Unchain the sands of time

Fly on
Return our chance for life

Pouring sand Drowning souls
Rising Falling Beyond control

Tears of hope now lost to me
Cast upon the ancient sea
Forever trapped behind the glass
Tomorrow now becomes the past


06. Beneath The Fading Sun

Today I weep
And who shall do the same
For empty halls and shadowed flames
For kin that nigh remain

Tonight I sleep
And nightmares have their reign
In grayish dawns and visions gone
The world is not the same

Tomorrow see
A lonely child in pain
His father torn in tides of war
But tears cannot regain

I cannot believe
As I see the fading sun
The child has turned and gone away
The future now is done


07. Plague Of Procreation

In the world of distortions
Procreation our doom
Images set before us
Weigh false in truth

Swords from other lands
Are wet with blood
An enemy invades us
The great plague has come

Leaders of the twisted sect
Backwards in their love
Bind upon terrors chain
Shackles of the prophet's vision

The Plague of Procreation
The white satin blood
The Plague of Procreation
On Earth it is done

In a madman's deliverance
Destruction's fire
This drive inside our veins
Only fool's desire

Through shallow cities vast
Crying souls pray for death
Like ruins that never collapse
In the final face of regret


08. Beyond...

Through the door of endless time
We fall beyond the burning sky
Like clouds that ever sink behind
The crimson horizon's fading line