Tracks

01. Chart of the Elements (Lincchostbllis)
02. Antiseptic Bloodbath
03. The Maiden Who Slept in the Glass Coffin
04. Chamunda Temple Stampede
05. Flowering Cadaver
06. 86 Bullets
07. Duplicitous Endeavor
08. Lost Language of the Andamans
09. Carried Away On Uncertain Wings
10. Fed By Ravens, Eaten By Vultures



01. Chart of the Elements (Lincchostbllis)

Give me an L - Lithium
Give me an N - Nitrogen
Give me a C - Carbon
Give me a Ch - Chlorine
Give me an H - Hydrogen
Give me an O - Oxygen
S-T-B-L-L-I-S
S-T-B-L-L-I-S

Chart of the elements! (Woo-woo, woo-woo)
Chart of the elements!

The chart hung on the wall of the school
Learn every element, the golden rule
Written in stone, we were told it was true
To question it would make you look like a fool

A shocking discovery was recently made:
some facts were messed up on the chart we obeyed
An error was found in the weights of these ten
So tear down the chart, let's start over again!

God lives! God is truth!
God breathes! God is truth!
God loves! God is truth!
God lives! God is truth!

Lattice energy, orbital properties,
allotropes, isotopes, vaporized particles
Lattice energy, orbital properties,
allotropes, isotopes, covalent radius

Chart of the elements! (Woo-woo, woo-woo)
Chart of the elements!


02. Antiseptic Bloodbath

2,000 years ago, a sacrifice was made for us
When the holy Lamb of God gave His all upon the cross
It's easy to forget, cause it happened long ago
The details aren't important, plus we already know
We sanitize brutality
We casually let it wash right on past our heads
For our comfort, we maintain and live our life that way instead
We sanitize brutality

Antiseptic bloodbath
Sanitize it, please
Don't upset my comfort zone
Brutal truth, leave me alone

The Bible is given to those who receive,
but never forget what it took to achieve
The black ink on white tames the bloodiest price
The pages are dripping with the blood of Christ

The blood of cloven hoof and feathered fowl stains the floor, and no one but the workers hear their screams and the gore
Their miserable lives were never meant for us to see
So we who do not kill them, we accept it by degree
We sanitize brutality, we sanitize brutality
Pneumatic bolt to pierce the skull, dispatch them one by one
Terrified, they look on, but there is nowhere to run
Crammed in wire cages, mutilated and defeated
On a factory farm, of any life they're always cheated

Antiseptic bloodbath
Sanitize it, please
Don't upset my comfort zone
Brutal truth, leave me alone

Their various parts packaged up oh so nice
You can't see the blood as it sits on the ice
The life from their bodies all washed down the drain
You buy it so they do it over again

Let not yourself become detached from innocent spilled blood
But I cannot let my painted world get dragged right through the mud
I cannot bear to look my suffering Savior in the eye
I cannot bear to hear their piercing screaming as they die

Antiseptic bloodbath
Sanitize it, please

Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war
With the cross of Jesus going on before
Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe
Forward into battle see His banners go
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war
With the cross of Jesus going on before


03. The Maiden Who Slept in the Glass Coffin

Shield yourself from all the pain
Let nothing get inside your brain
Ignore the need for others in your life
Stuff all your feelings deep within
Block out the gentle voice from above
Be sure to deflect, most of all, love
Let your hardened heart close up and die
"Live for myself" the words you live by

The seven kept a vigil by her side,
refusing to believe that she had died
No sign of life in her coffin made of glass
'til a prince her way did pass
A single kiss had brought her back to life
to live and love once more
There lives the Prince of Peace who waits for you
Just open up the door


04. Chamunda Temple Stampede

Darshan goddess, kneel at her throne
3:45 AM, no way they could have known
Ancient holy site, we pay our homage here,
and to your honor we will solemnly adhere
Crushed under the feet of countless rushing devotees
Lungs gasping for breath while standing in the massive queue

Follow the crowd, the thousands avowed, to the temple gates
Single file, to the deity within
Follow the crowd, the thousands avowed, to the temple gates
Single file, 'til the panic soon sets in

Final body count of 148
Hardly a drop of blood was seen on the gate
No way to escape the crushing human tide
When the crowd beckons you, it's up to you to decide
Find your own path out
You'll find out what you're all about
Crushed under the feet of countless rushing devotees
Lungs gasping for breath while standing in the massive queue

Follow the crowd, the thousands avowed, to the temple gates
Single file, to the deity within
Follow the crowd, your own life avowed, to the bitter fall
Single file, 'til the soul inside is sold

Chamunda temple stampede


05. Flowering Cadaver

Hidden deep in the Sumatran jungle
lives the mystical titan arum
The natives call it "bunga bangkai"
A behemoth among all plants
Strange enough that years pass before it even flowers
Stranger still that the flower emits
the putrid stench of rotting flesh
Bunga bangkai! [x4]

Like the titan arum,
you only show your good side every few years
On the inside like a rotting corpse,
on the outside like a flowering cadaver
The heart is wicked and deceitful
Magnificent spectral florescence hides the inner sinful man

Jungle orphan hindered at noon, never peering out,
calmly hovers over Nusa Tenggara

Out of the same mouth comes blessing and cursing
Out of the same heart comes beauty and ugliness
The very thing that I want to do, I end up doing the opposite
Out of the same mouth comes building up and tearing down
Out of the same heart comes kindness and cruelty
The very thing that I want to do, I end up doing the opposite

Bunga bangkai - flowering cadaver
Bunga bangkai


06. 86 Bullets

On a hot Hawaiian afternoon in 1994,
9,000 pounds of frustrated fury left the circus floor
Years of strong-arm slavery performing silly tricks
to give the callous crowd their share of foolish misplaced kicks

We were not put here just to entertain you
Just like humans, we've got our own lives too
We were not put here just to entertain you

Tyke left the ring and made it out onto the street
Half hour of gunfire finally knocked her off her feet
Her short-lived freedom finally ended in a hail of bullets
Her blood spilled in the streets
Undeserving end to a noble creature

We were not put here just to entertain you
Just like humans, we've got our own lives too
You take away all the things God created us to do
Profit from our misery as we dance on cue

"Step right up, step right up.
The cruelest show on earth is ready to entertain you!"

86 - 86 bullets to finally bring you down


07. Duplicitous Endeavor

True colors always shine through
Tell me, is this the real you?
It seems you'd sell your soul for fame
and trade in lies to build a name,
insisting you're misunderstood

Deception breeding destruction as you deny

You want to redefine the truth,
rewrite the facts to better suit
Truth's not what you or I decide
Tell a lie a million times, it's still a lie

Deception breeding destruction as you deny

"The vague and tenuous hope
that God is too kind to punish the ungodly
has become a deadly opiate
for the consciences of millions.
It hushes their fears and allows them
to practice all pleasant forms of iniquity
while death draws every day nearer
and the command to repent goes unheeded."
(A. W. Tozer, "The Knowledge of the Holy")

Deception breeding destruction as you deny

Deception
Deception breeding destruction as you deny


08. Lost Language of the Andamans

Lost forever in the sea of forgetfulness
The Andaman dialect she takes to her grave
No one alive now - it cannot be saved
Spoken for centuries with culture and kin
Remote tropic island where it stays therein
Have you forgotten the language of our Lord?

He speaks in the rustling leaves
He speaks in the blackest darkness
He speaks when there are no words
He heals the brokenhearted
He binds up their wounds
He speaks when there are no words

Lost language of the Andamans


09. Carried Away On Uncertain Wings

A final declaration from my deathbed podium
Last words of a dying man to a dying world
Lived a life built by my own hands
Traveled far and wide to find myself
Foolishness turned joy to pain in time
'til I was left with only tears

So many ways for the blind to follow
All that remains, a hollow void unfilled
The plans I made have come apart at the seams
Got carried away on uncertain wings

I lay in this bed of brokenness
With my last breath, I bid farewell
Life flashes before my eyes
I choke on regret with no surprise

What of your life? Open up your eyes and see
The narrow gate far away from those who stray
The path is wide, I hear the Sirens sing
You'll be carried away on uncertain wings

Time has all run out, no more life to live
When the heart no longer beats the blood
Nothing more to give

When your soul is troubled, your will begins to sink
Call out to the One who created all things
No more aimless wandering, wasting your life
Don't be carried away on uncertain wings

Surrender all to Him, nothing else to gain
Empty cup now filled with hope
Living by His grace

When your soul is troubled, your will begins to sink
Call out to the One who created all things
No more aimless wandering, wasting your life
Don't be carried away on uncertain wings


10. Fed By Ravens, Eaten By Vultures

After final separation of the twelve tribes,
the kingdom of Israel succumbed to idolatry
God's anger raged at King Ahab and his nation
for idolatry and persecution of His priests
They were put to death in astonishing numbers
Now God's plan - a punishment for their sins

He sent Elijah
(Tell him!) To tell King Ahab
(Three years!) For three years and a half
(No rain!) No rain shall fall in Israel

As soon as Elijah had foretold this great evil,
God bade him hide himself from the rage of Ahab
in a certain place near the brook called Cherith
where He had commanded the ravens to feed him
So he dwelt and drank of the water from the brook
while the ravens brought him food morning and evening

Do unto the least of these
(God's plan!) God's instruments of his plan
(Ravens!) The blackest bird of them all
(Fed him!) The ravens heard God's call

God provides when hope is gone today
God provides when you must hide away
God provides when hope is gone today

"The members of Jeroboam's family
who die in the city will be eaten by dogs,
and those who die in the field
will be eaten by vultures.
I, the Lord, have spoken."
[1 Kings 12:16-17]