Tracks

02. Slaves For Life
03. Birth Of Deliverance
04. Midian
05. Zipporah
06. Burning Bush
07. The Wooden Staff
08. Return To Egypt
09. Ten Plagues
10. Land Of The Dead



02. Slaves For Life

In a land of two horizons
One million suns ago
Where Pharaoh rules
Black magic thrives
Effigies with marble eyes

King of all kings
Not like one before
He never knew of Joseph's sons
Enslave the Hebrews
Kingdom come

Seasons end,
Years went by,
Oppression,
Forced labour,
Bleeding hands blistering our souls

Look for a sign in the pale grey sky
Look for something we might never find
If God exists
Please tell us why
Must we die in the clutching hands of evil?

Deliverance
God send us your helping hand
Deliverance
Striving for our promised land

Walk towards the sun
From anguish to redemption
Look for a guiding hand
To bring us all salvation

Ho mighty gods of Egypt
Rulers of winds and suns
Look, they outnumber us
Shrewdly we deal with them
proudly we stand as a kingdom
One must be strong
It has begun

[Hebrew text]
('Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies...' [Exodus 1:10])

Master Anubis
Demonstrate your powers
Abashed I stand before you
Crush their spirits
Subdue the Hebrew slaves
No leniency, compassion

[Hebrew text]
('...Fight against us and leave the country.' [Exodus 1:10])

A vision I had
Someone will arise, a new messiah
Liberation is thy name

You shall not see the light of day
You will not run nor slip away
No way out from this enchanted land
The gods of Egypt cast their spell


03. Birth Of Deliverance

[Hebrew text]
('Every born son you shall cast into the Nile' [Exodus 1:22])

Many sleepless nights
Far too many troubled days
The prophets are grim at thought
The oracles have spoken

Dark and gloomy eyes
Turned hellish red in mind
Every born son you shall cast into the Nile

And I know for sure
That they won't endure
Something's got to give
They will crumble down

Show them no remorse
Make them feel the pain
Spill the blood of every son
For this is not in vain

Be silent my child
Be silent my child
Your tender cry
Visions in your eyes

And I won't let go
No I won't let go
Embracing you
My Child
Stay with me

[Hebrew text]
('And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, Whom the lord knew face to face, in all the signs and the wonders, Which the Lord sent to him to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, And to all his servants, and to all his land, and in all that mighty hand, And in all the great terror which Moses shewed in the sight of all Israel' [Deuteronomy 34:10-12])

Distant sound of evil
Getting closer with each step
Must hide before they reach
Quick, hide before they breach

I know that they look for you
You're safe with me
God holds your hand

Silent screams
For if they hear us
It will be the end of his life

I'll sacrifice myself
For you, my child,
I'll sacrifice my soul

My gracious God
Please send me an angel
With crystal white wings
Which under it we safely abide

No evil can harm us
Holy savior
Protector of kingdom of heaven
I'm calling your name...

Hear me!

I've seen the light shining from above

[Hebrew text]
('The Lord make his face shine upon thee' [Numbers 6:25])

[Hebrew text]
('End she took for him an ark of bulrushes and put the child therein, And she laid it in the flags by the river's brink.' [Exodus 2:3])

Hush my baby don't you cry
My love for you is eternal
Like the everlasting fire
You light up the darkest corner of my soul

God please, God please hold his hand
Protect him from our sins
Show your grace
Bless the child

Watch him from a far
As he floats along the Nile
Aimlessly drifting
Washed away with all my tears
My sorrow
My pain

A tear drop falling
Ripples my reflection
And I can't let go


04. Midian

I was born into the unknown
Don't know who I am
But they say I'm the chosen one

Not knowing how my people suffer
I hear their cry for deliverance
With each brick stone they build
I reach out, I'm the only one

My heart goes out for you
Bless you my brothers
May the holy light shine on you

I'll take your life
By sticks and stones I'll die
My hate will bring my end

Feel the power of a man possessed
Like a blood thirsted daemon
Won't let go

Only one will be victorious
The last man who's still standing
I shall prevail
No way!

What are you fighting for?
Blood!

Rage and hatred will remain
In our soul!

A silent scream inside of me
What have I done
Blood stains on my hands
Contaminate my soul
Eliminate my goals
If I could find a solace
It would comfort me

Finding peace within my rage
Lost in my world
Will it crumble down on me?
Someone save me please!

(Slave masters:)
[Hebrew text]
('He killed the officer! He killed the officer! Catch him! Catch him!)

I see the burning eyes
Chasing me into the night
Follow me as I run away
No one to lead the way to paradise
let not such act to be in vain

The stars won't shine
Moon turned to black
Will I ever be able to go back?
The night is falling down on me
In my anguish I cried to the lord
And he answered by setting me free

And if the day will come
That I stand before you
I'll show my atonement
Ask for forgiveness
For I am a sinner
My spirit will ever be scarred


05. Zipporah

The clouds are long gone
The sun is shining from above
A fountain of life in the desert
I saw her standing by the well

[Hebrew text]

I fell for you my one true love

[Hebrew text]

You are my guiding star

[Hebrew text]

I whisper your name

[Hebrew text]

Come my dear and cure my cries
Day and night I can't rest my eyes
Screams inside of me torturing my soul
I hear my crying brothers

[Hebrew text]

I fell for you my one true love

[Hebrew text]

You are my guiding star

[Hebrew text]

I whisper your name

[Hebrew text]

Fallen from grace, will these wounds heal?
Scarred by hands of faith, a higher seal
Desert daughter please help me feel
Is true and destined love for real?


06. Burning Bush

[Hebrew text]
('There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up' [Exodus 3:2])

I've learnt of brimstones
I've learnt of ambers
But a thing like this
Is far beyond what I've learnt to know
A sorcery of some origin
An ancient force
A flame that keeps to grow

Unburning flame
Undying knowledge
Inflamed can't be this fiery perception
Embrace the strength
Bow and acknowledge
To answer the uncalled Hebrew question

[Hebrew text]
('When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush' [Exodus 3:4])

Recreating everything in every single word
In awe I knee before the ruler of the world
I'm but a shepherd, I cannot lead no man
I won't defy the voice, but I cannot understand
If truly you are God, If you can see inside my soul
Who am I to stand against the Pharaoh, and who am I at all?

Who am I at all?

On this forsaken mountain nothing is mundane
This voice is telling me of a land forgot by men
My lord has spoken true
His words sculpture my heart
The warrant is superb, indeed the high command
Even as a stammerer your distant voice be heard
Now I'll leave my home and gather all my herd

[Hebrew text]
('So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt' [Exodus 3:10])

Unresting fire, the sacred flame of God
From this moment on to you my lord I vow
A holy cleansing, secular shell being shed
As instant as a heartbeat - I'll follow his command


07. The Wooden Staff

[Hebrew text]

('The Lord of the Universe who reigned
Before anything was created.
When all was made by his will
He was acknowledged as King.
And when all shall end
He still all alone shall reign.
He was, He is,
And He shall be in glory.
And He is one, and there's no other
To compare or join Him.
Without beginning, without end
And to Him belongs dominion and power
In his temple my soul shall rejoice.
Our messiah He shall speedily send.
And then we shall sing in the holy temple,
Amen amen, The Awesome one.')


08. Return To Egypt

(Instrumental)


09. Ten Plagues

[Hebrew text]
('And he cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, Wrath, and indignation, and trouble, A host of evil angels.' [Psalms 78:49])

Two brothers stand; their eyes are caught with fire
They know no fear from the tyrant on the throne
A simple wish not granted, to worship for their god
There's no compassion inside the Pharaoh's heart of stone.

Blood consumes the waters; tainting red the sacred Nile
The rancid stench of death harbours winds for miles
The cities and the temples, flooded now with frogs
And their croaking lasted days until Moses gave his word

The Pharaoh's slender patience was reducing with each night
But to free the Hebrew slaves was an unimaginable right
Though the word that spread in Egypt was speaking of the awe
That was penetrating slowly about a God they do not know

A host of evil angels - each has a different sword
Striking down at Egypt in the name of the one and only God

By the brandish of the staff a cloud of dust arises
Carried by the desert winds and turning into lice

Harming none in Goshen, infecting with their woe
A gathering of vermin collide against the Hebrew's foes

God presents severity like never seen before
His words to Moses rumbles like the distant thunder roar

The pestilence and sickness that stroke the heathen fold
Are the labour pains of freedom taking out their toll?

Storming down with holy anger
Rain of fire destroys all
Unending swarms of God sent furies
Covering the suns in whole

(Aaron:)
[Hebrew text]
('Thus saith the lord God of Israel, let my people go, that they may hold a feast Unto me in the wilderness')

(Pharaoh:)
[Hebrew text]
('Who is the lord, that I should obey his voice to let the Israel go?')

(Aaron:)
[Hebrew text]
('The God of the Hebrews hath met with us')

(Pharaoh:)
[Hebrew text]
('Get thee from me! Take heed to thyself, see my face no more; For in that day thou see my face... thou shalt die!')

(Moses:)
[Hebrew text]
('My lord, master of the universe, Flesh and blood when he comes down to rage war, his ministers and servants surrounding him in all his glory. And you supreme king of kings, judge us for we are your servants and they are your allies. Come and rage war with hem, hallowed be the name of God... For ever and ever!')

The Pharaoh's heart was stubborn
But the grief was greater than his will
By taking every first-born
Entire Egypt chilled


10. Land Of The Dead

The eye of Ra will see no more
The sun the lights his kingdom's shores
A kingdom that became a grave
Is now the liberty of every Hebrew slave

When neither side will dawn a smile
None of the fallen souls rejoin the Nile

And all shall perish
Across this land
Forsaken and condemned

As destiny of man to rises like a morning star
Nightfall will embrace Goshen from afar
And in the hour of bereavement
Every mourning witness can gasp;
"It's not the end"

In our hour of darkness
Our prayers are all ignored
The winds that blow inside our temples
Whisper of our coming fall
In our time of need
Before we turn to animals
The home that Ra's forsaken
His absence scarred our souls within

As destiny of man to rises like a morning star
Nightfall will embrace Goshen from afar
Every mourning witness can gasp;
"It's not the end"

After we have been diminished for more than we could bear
After both of our children were murdered in sickening affairs
We're eager to leave this cursed place of death and mourning
Sent and cast away with haste, pain within our souls
Our triumph is their loss, Replacing hoes with knives
There is no single soul left in Egypt that can be called "Alive"

[Hebrew text]
('And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, what is this? That thou shalt say unto him...' [Exodus 13:14])