Tracks

01. The Calm Before The Flood (Ararat remix incl. new lyrics)
02. Building The Ark
03. The Kiss Of Babylon
04. Mercy



01. The Calm Before The Flood (Ararat remix incl. new lyrics)

Dream,
The more often you crawl
The hate you inspired arousing desire
A call to awake for the ones who won't listen
Dream,
Dim the light on your soul
Beneath every surface you encourage the farces
What use in the prophecy they had given?

(Grieve them, Leave them, and redeem them)

[Chorus:]
Words of wisdom twisted and burnt (by cowards)
Pillaging the very essence we've earned (devoured)
Facing no consequences, learning no morals
Igniting new pestilences transferred so oral
Celebrating the dawn of an eon
By the sins we disdain just days ago
If treachery been written then treachery won
In the enlightening we though that we saw

[C-part:]
Treacherous, infamous,
Try to raise the worst of us
Empty words, empty souls
Filling faith within them all
Whisper his name when you wake
From the dreams the sinners bled
The martyrs of art bled life in a storm
Crawling toward the path ahead

Holiness is now automat
Melting down the ornaments
Drink the joy, the wine of god
Does the storm still rage inside?
All false love now overcome
Beating me, leave me numb
Seasons turn so violent
You deserve none but true forgiveness

Bleed,
As I bled eons ago
The claws of the jealous reaping the velvets
Their fate is so hard to (be) ignored
Bleed,
After you chew on our soul
Salvation sees through all even though
Ararat collapsing by the choirs of war


02. Building The Ark

Comque vidisset Deus terran esse corruptam omnis
Quippe caro corruperat viam suam super terram
Fac tibi arcam de lignis levigatis mansiunculas
In arca facies et bitumine linies intrinsecus et extrinsecus
...Corrupta est autem terra coram Deo...
Et ex cunctis animantibus universe carnis bina indu-
Ces in arcam ut vivant tecum...

"Thy servants are we.
Our lord who sits up high,
Thy rod and thy staff,
Shall comfort and guide our hands"

[Translation:]

And God looks upon the earth, and, behold, it was
Corruptly for all flesh
Had corrupted his way upon the earth.

"Make Thee an ark of gopher wood;
Rooms shalt thou make in the ark,
And shalt pitch it within and without with
Pitch"
...The earth was corrupt before God.
"Of every living thing of all flesh,
Two of evert sort shalt thou bring
Into the ark
To keep them alive
With thee"


03. The Kiss Of Babylon

Twisted ways blackened nights
Sin upon Sin, gone is the light
Doom shall befall them all
A Downward spiral they shall fall
The Three, all this they see
As they try to pass god's decree

Worshiping the gods
That demand lives and sacrifice
None but the blood of infants will suffice
Fallen sparrows fall as one into a grave
They are the souls of living men
That could not be saved.

"Walking the land we see
The sins of flesh and spirit flow
Bodies entwined a serpent's
Leathel kiss of venom is bestowed
Our lord watches them fall -
He stands above you all"

"Son slaying father
A Cain's mark upon us all
Babylon's rising, cast from heaven
We see the angels fall
When will the heavens be alight
The seasons will re-unite"

"Ahavat hadasa al levavi nikshera
Ve'ani betoch gola paamay tzolelim;
Lu yesh reshut li a'ale ethabera
Toch she'arey zion asher hem nehelalim;"

[Translation:]
"My heart is bound with love to the Holy Land,
But my feet are sinking in the depths of exile
When will he give me leave to go up and make my home
Within the extolled gates of Jerusalem?"


04. Mercy

Denying our restlessness
Frustrations tension eludes
The past was clean
Where thoughts were mild
The present day horrors alive
Slowly passing timeless horrors
Lives within all fear
The mourning in my tears
Drown all the past
We lived beneath these years
Awaiting for the call
For all life to expire
It's mercy you're asking for cheating life
By taking more it's mercy you're asking for
Take my life or give me more...
The light is dim before us
Shadows appear and fall
A barrage of savage ways
Only the darkness can filter through
Lives within all fear
The mourning in my tears
Drown all the past
We lived beneath these years
Awaiting for the call
For all life to expire
It's mercy you're asking for cheating life
By taking more it's mercy you're asking for
Take my life or give me more...