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Rivers
(The Great Awakening)


Flowing through chasms
Pooled in gorges with no wake
I see, let no man take away
Blessed be me
Floating aimless in the maze
Rising, flooded putrid waste
Tide of impurities
Slowly digesting me
Sinking scum
Dissolving I become
Nameless, faceless
I accept the brine
Salt me in crystalled essence
Stagnant rivers
Bless my soul
Carve waste through me
Submerged until pure
Bog of impurities
Jewel of the maze
Crystalline glaze, hardening
In murk I am born
Crystal is formed
Soylent sea

Divine Punishment
(The Great Awakening)


Drawn, get off the cross
Been hanging to long
Unhung, red is the speech
With blood in the lungs
Ignorant passage
As crimson is flung
Bathed in surreal
Words worth writing
Beast, sharp are the teeth
When loose of the leash
Released, hunger is power
When will is deceased
Gorging on pure
Until it is pleased
Cold and lifeless
Flesh left rotting
The wrath has fallen on your head
So loose the tears
And once your judgment comes
Inquisitor, he stands behind you
Makes for the icy veins
When temperatures have fallen
My thoughts have just begun
To find more ways to punish
You
Dieing, nail through every poor
Begin to salivate
Killing in so many ways
Bleed
Seething, insides are so ornate
With the saber drawn
Commencing to eviscerate
Pleased

Mariner
(The Great Awakening)


How did you ignore their cries
Just when they needed you
Turn away Mariner
Sailing, gone
Did you forget all their names
All their plights
When they believed in you
Calling heard
And do my words leave you scorn
Just come inside me
Weíll dream of better times
Of better days and count the ways
That timeís left us behind
If there weíll bide it
Empty, the visionís lost
Whatís paid with words
Is great the cost
To love your enemies
So I can soak it in your tears
To wipe your lies away
Purify the stain
Kill the strain
Cleaned
Jettisoned in icy blackness
Frothing sea
Mariner abandoned
Waiting patiently
Words like the winter
Fill your lungs with cold
So youíre not breathing
Immersed and drowning you slow
You wonít deny me
I see the damage done
And subtle hints
Of whatís to come
Through eyes beyond the veil
Embrace your sorrow
Too late, the time is gone
Just say the words
It wonít be long
Weíll bring the hammer down
Ignore their screaming
Shun their words
Voice last heard
Begging for mercy
Jettisoned in icy blackness
Frothing sea
Mariner abandoned
Waiting patiently
Chill of the waters
Takes your pain away
But youíre not healing
Immersed and drowning in waves
So the plan went astray
Need a muse
Iíll be your Gabriel
All my words, lonely
Something to keep you warm
When you canít think of a way
Nothingís right
Iíll be your genius
Call my name Mariner
Are you sailing on
Once led into the ark
Predator
Never to disembark
Mariner

Those Born to Suffer
(The Great Awakening)


I made it hollow
Scars, pain and sorrow
It seems you fed it
When you gave it all up to faith
Itís growing, beloved sensation
Cut me open just to see what
Makes you want to wound me
With your knowledge found
The point is moot for anesthetic
Or would you numb me
So the drugs could wear away
Thatís life for those born to suffer
It seems the time has come
Relief in what you need
Open hearts forever bleed
Pray, belief in what you see
To bring the heavens down
One must worship from the ground
Flee, withdraw and hide away
Conceal your shameless face
Hollow acts are such a waste
Be, no more to life than
Belief, itís ignorant to
Be, searching blind for
Meaning, sold your soul for
Free, criticized for stealing
A soulless form
It seems you fed it
When you gave it all up to faith
Giving birth to the slayers
Of meek religions
All knowing, deformed creation
Cut me open just to see what
Makes you want to wound me
With your knowledge found
The point is moot for anesthetic
Or would you numb me
So the drugs could wear away
Thatís life for those born to suffer

Scourge of Wills
(The Great Awakening)


Disgraced inventor upheaved
Removed from power and seized
Creator of the malignant
Imprisoned for his deeds
Thoughts formed from smelting torment
Divine the crucible
unholy is the entity
Beast among the living nightmare
Locked inside a cage of dream
Though not yet seized
Father has the means to conjure
He, profane abomination
Scourge of the wills that follow
Sorrow of the wills that lead
Dormant lie the spells forgotten
Thrall within the memory
Though not yet seen
Visions hold the way to conjure
Doom
Sworn allegiance, battle scarred
Marks of torture on face and arm
Regardless of the fields you plunder
Reap what you sow
Burning of the fertile garden
Luscious the smoke
Menacing, imposing tyrant
Slumber awakened, violently
Grinning, a way of showing the teeth
Awkward lord of dementia
Whore of suffering
Sworn allegiance, battle scarred
Marks of torture on face and arm
Refund for the things you hunger
Buyerís remorse
Haggle over gifts of wonder
Trading of souls

Arctic Reflections
(The Great Awakening)


Frozen are the shores I see
Icy waste and caverns blinding
Glaciers of the north beg me
Onward through the fields
Arrive at the gates
Crossing the gullies
Pressing on in arctic torment
Chilling frost encrusting me
Trudging over winter hills
Enormous ice lands
Caught in the storm
Cold and diseased
Trying to keep
The tundra appeased
Submitting to darkness
And begging to freeze
Bejeweled in crystals
Of infinite forms
Polar ice protect me
And shield me from heat
Solstice approaching
Make haste to the cave
Winds of ice consume me
In slush I am born
May the swirling snow
Stick to me
Holding tight
The sword to sheath
Forward to the maze
Of the freezing canyons
The quicker you come
The sooner youíll leave
When you are lifeless
Is when you are freed
Escaping the blizzard
Youíll never achieve
Embrace the cold
Seek pleasures yet untold
Freezing, seal me
In hardened water
Blanket of perfection
Encasement for protection
Prism light defiled
Exalted from dissension
Vast expanse
Of freezing wonders
Ice lands still await
Uninsulated, captivated
And from the sounding chimes
I see itís time to reflect

Theoretics
(Utopia Reborn)


Atomic feat, Searing heat, Theory
Holding life by a string
Or do...
Do just what the fuck they tell you to
And ewww...
Does it hurt when they rape what's inside of you?
Lead sheep, Lamb of the meek, Theory
Rise to curse the name of Darwin...
Can you feel your indifference
Are you part of the same?
Makes no difference
Itís all theoretics, We all live in pain
There is no acceptance, Only the shame
No forgiveness
Itís all theoretics, We all live in pain

Red Sea
(Utopia Reborn)


What defines a human being?
What is life and what does it mean?
To die alone in misery
Blood was thick, now it's salt in the sea
Winds... They've come to take them
Blow through their armies
Capsize their fleets with winds...
Seven decades
Fall of Tyre, Ashes reborn
Who defines holy things?
What are lies?
And what do they bring?
To foolish minds with empathy
For a life eternally
Waves, They've come to take them
Cut through their armies
Crushing their fleets with waves...
Ships of Tarshish
Fall of Zidon, Ashes reborn
Blood was thick
But now it's salt in the waves
Flowed within me
Now it's rust in the wake
But be brave
You'll only suffer until
Homage is paid
Let us pray...
That we find a way
Just to make them pay
For the life of the matrix
That they preach
That the bastards teach
To control the weak
May the floods flow crimson
Render salt unto the sea
And may the floods flow crimson
And render salt unto the sea...

Language Of The Gods
(Utopia Reborn)


I see the eyes of a coward
Pathetic, blank, ugly stare
I see the look of remorse, contempt
Confusion and sorrow
I know I helped take you there
I know you'll get what you came for
I know you'll reap what you sow, so
When all your lands are infertile
Clay, red, empty
Hollow your gardens will grow
The things I see in my mind
They make me feel so dizzy
The antidote is strong today, will it be?
Enough to damn you to a new disease
The sick are in need
Blessed the hymns of redemption
Call to wroughter of the soil and seeds
Does it make you feel free
When they do as they please?
God anthems put my soul at ease
You may be taking a loss
You may be taking what others have lost
But what you've claimed it makes no difference
Said the liar to the thief
For after all they hold no preference
To those in labor of the beast
Odds weighed, regain
The thing to shut my mouths to feed
Remorse, up-close and sensual
Lash out, repay
I'm not the thing I used to be
Enforced and quite exceptional
Thus far the rest remain unseen
A wall to scale, lay veiled in dreams
Ingrained and willed at birth
To smite the edge and break the curse
All too much to handle
These demons we must battle
No way to damn the pain
To the clay and earth in which it came
But whom you've slain it makes no difference
Said the butcher to the priest
For after all it bares no relevance
Once the slayers are released
Odds weighed, regain
The thing to shut my mouths to feed
Remorse, up-close and sensual
Lash out, repay
I'm not the thing I used to be
Enforced and quite exceptional

Lost
(Utopia Reborn)


To save the nine, The weak and blind
They find, A stitch in time
To mend the vines, That reap the wines
That serve to fatten kings
Fermented suffering...
The ones before, Who left our shores
To sail, The sea of dreams
Left only whims and poets hymns
To hold as cherished things
Left wondering...
Can you feel me? Lost...
Can you feel me? Are you lost???
To save the nine, The weak and blind
They find, A stitch in time
To mend the costs, Of what was lost
To spoil the harvest seeds
Fermented suffering...
All before, Who left our shores
They fled in, Dead of night
Upon the gale, They've set asail
In search of better things
Kept wondering...
Pray they have their peace...
What comes through me
Can make you feel so, Lost...
What comes through me
Can make you feel, so...
Flows through me
Too complex the views
That's why they sing to me...

Vapors

Ich rufe all die Engel
Die verkrueppelt am Boden liegen
Halbiert, zerissen in Zwei
I see you hiding through vapors
Deny you eat
Though you reek of the feast
Stink like your supper...
This is a call to the angels
Lain in half, Torn in two
Cut at crease
White at the knuckles...
This is a call to the angels...

Deceiver
(Utopia Reborn)


When you swelled
Did it hurt your vote?
Were you labeled cheater?
Was your pride hanging from a rope
That was woven in tears?
So it seems that the wounds are work
In the eyes of a healer
Undeterred you intend to cope
With the scorching fever
Lies, Creature of habit
Servant to no one
It knows you
Wise, It never forgets you
Make it bleed
Watch it scab again
So the scars run deeper
So a lifetime of pain begins
For the next deceiver
Lies, Creature of habit
Servant to no one
It knows you
Wise, It never forgets you
Tortured body
Soul in misery
Perhaps it's best if it die
Leave it hated and uncreated
Amongst the kings, it will rise
Don't mold me Deceiver
Can't make me a believer
Deceiver, foul creature
Waste breeder
Deceiver
Don't mold me, Deceiver
Or soil my bloodline either
Deceiver, foul creature
Waste breeder, Deceiver

To Suffer Mortality
(Utopia Reborn)


Torn apart, Led astray
Feel betrayed by your mother
Impulsive
This ain't you...
Break the hold, There's a way
Controlled by your weakness
Indulgence
Emotions are clouding your mind with their haze...
Limp away, Wounds too deep
Can't run now
Limp away
Then crawl when you drop to your knees...
She circle while you bleed
Falling in closer
Once all your flesh lie stripped away
She pick her time to feed
Void calling, Blood colder
She's picked the carcass clean
You're dead to me
You'll get nowhere...
She prays, You fall to your knees
You'll get nowhere...
She stay, Prevent your retreat
You'll get nowhere...
She pray, You fall
You'll get nowhere...
So don't cast your guilt on me
Like I give a... Fuck
Call him a myth
Call him creator
You wear your fears
You bare your cross
For after all
You're only mortal...

Beyond Grace
(Utopia Reborn)


It's true it once lay dormant
Somewhere inside of me
Entombed in deep and timeless sleep
Emerging to the surface
In all it's majesty
I fear that now awakened
I'll fall in deep and timeless sleep
Sleeping through the ages
These years are mine
Through dreaming I feel betrayed
It was not snide nor vicious
More of a subtlety
Bleeding and leaking free
Collecting in depressions
Within it saturates
Cold - used - emptied
Hollowed and cutting through my name
Oh please god don't leave me
Don't let me go
How it pains my soul to see you breathe
Tortured, Scared visibly
Broken, yet still I kneel
Butchered, bleed unto me
Driven, beyond grace

Your Last Enemy
(Utopia Reborn)


Why I seem hollow
Our time is borrowed
It's like a curse to me...
Can't stop the feeling
This pain from healing
It's like the poison breathes...
New life into me
What's the words
That once they're heard
Disrupts the nerves
It is confessing...
To the lies and betrayal in the works of man
All for one
And when you're done
Invoke the son
It is depressing...
The heart can't attain
That which the soul can't reveal
Look away
Enjoy your pricing of me
Left behind
To wither with disease...
Let 'em go and watch 'em grow
The ebb and flow
It is regressing...
To a time where the faith
Is upheld by fear
What's out of site
Is out of luck
And out of mind
It is not brave...
To deny the ones
That have sensed the greatness in me
All that was, It ends now
No...
You're not forgotten
You're not forgotten at all...
You're not forgotten
Won't be forgotten
Culling over, Your last enemy
Try to rape me
Replacing what's inside me
With fear
Do what you want to me
Release the blood
The pain it seems to flee
Caught running
Running blindly
From the thought of the loss
From the fear
But have you lost what you fear...

Cry Out For Mercy
(Utopia Reborn)


Rest in peace...
Their elders hide away
Beyond the light of day
Unto the gods they pray
To bless their steel...
And clad their armor strong
The final journey's long
To sounds of past wars won
The tribes march east...
The frail are left behind
Most of the women try
Unless the elder's wives
Have sensed their seeds...
Against the sun they siege
To all that fall beneath
Their hand of god will strike you deep...
Into a level
That you cannot retreat
Mundane existence
Harbors nothing but bleak
Tear down your altars
Leave your servants to me
Give me your profits
And you'll live like a king
When we...
When we pray...
Pray for peace...
Lord may the fires die
Unto the heavens cry
That their way of life
Lie kept in keep...
Within their books they weave
A noble plot to read
In text their lands must bleed
For sovereignty empowered...
An ever-winding maze
Inside the mindless haze
The young are taught their ways
And noble deeds...
Void of all they seek
And for the price of answers
Their hand of god will strike you deep...
Into a level
That you cannot retreat
Toward the darkness
Will your life force recede
Death of a martyr
For the best guarantee
Give me your profits
And you'll die like a king
In his blood
Cry out for mercy...
Can't help it, My god
I can't take it no more
Iíve been pushed to the edge
On the brink of existence
I just feel like my life
Has been slipping away
If this is the end
I award my persistence

Trials
(Solace of Requiem)


Pain, lost in suffering
The trials begin nor end in
Pain, speak unto me
There are things you must learn
It's not inside me
No longer deep inside you
It only covets what it cannot take away
When all is lost
What the hell have I promised
Lost in the eyes of the creature
Floating in despair
Is the loss that I will, bleeding me
Open wrists to spite the tongue
Did the blood that I spill, beat in me
Lack of clear leave things undone, again
Peace, lost in suffering
The trials begin nor end in
Peace, speak unto me
There are things you must learn
It's not inside me
No longer deep inside you
It only covets what it cannot take away
When all is lost
What the hell have I promised
Lost in the eyes of the creature
Floating in despair

It Feeds
(Solace of Requiem)


It came to prey
Your will, my way
It formed as sand
My knife, your hand
It arose as smoke
Inhale then choke
It feeds for now
Steels breath somehow
It cuts, I bleed
Don't be deceived
It calls , I come
No need to run
It dreams too smart
Right piece, wrong part
It feeds for now
Steels breath somehow
Now with its hold on me
No place I'd rather be
The arduous journey
Seems completed
Until hammers fall
Now It spites your deception
As It infiltrates the mind
Dawn of the realm of perfection
With only waste to leave behind
Still breathe somehow

Left Blinded
(Solace of Requiem)


Feed, the thought that drives me
My seed unto this world
A revelation, implementation
What's given me
It's overwhelming
This thought compelling
Ever continuous
Now I see, how it must be
This thought has opened my eyes
Running towards the light
You'll never find me
This strategy was not realized before
What's left unshined in time is blinding
But the deed I am not required for
Bleed, it clots and thickens
Stand tall, arrayed in cuts
Be not ashamed, or speak of pain
We are at peace
Their wounds are mending
My time is ending
I must repay this world
Now I see, how it must be
This thought has opened my eyes
Teach Taught Truth

The Ocean North
(Solace of Requiem)


No mercy, bloodthirsty
In time of needed peace
His kingdom falls
His palace seized
Unwilling, kept killing
Can track it if it bleeds
No escape take to the sea
Sail North the dream of next port
Keep the aft winds blowing
Long awaited
The shores of a foreign state
The creature still pursuing
Drop weight, drop Fear, drop Anchor
Not content on running
Condemn the demon to the sea
From in which it came
For the God that I have promised
May the gravity and chains
Of what you've done
Weight you to the bottom
A tide of lust and indignity flood your soul
Swept off in the current
Days drifted, dark liquid
Afloat a blackened sea
Leviathan, she come for me
Long wanted, life haunted
Stand poised to smite the beast
So alone atop the waves
Sail North the dream of next port
Keep the aft winds blowing
Long awaited
The shores of a foreign state
The creature still pursuing
Drop weight, drop Fear, drop Anchor
Not content on running
Condemn the demon to the sea
From in which it came
For the God that I have promised
May the gravity and chains
Of what you've done
Weight you to the bottom
A tide of lust and indignity flood your soul
Swept off in the current

On To Unreal
(Solace of Requiem)


No more idolatry
Observe it's real
Ones beyond conception
Secure your loyalties
Prepare for existence
Void of limitations
On to fantasy
On to unreal
On to perfection
No attempt to amuse you
You can't understand
What I am going to be
Bio-electrical, electric indeed
Trained in all dimensions
On to fantasy
On to unreal
On to perfection
Take my body
Bio-electrical, electric indeed
Trained in all dimensions
On to fantasy
On to unreal
On to perfection

Hell Is For Those Who Sleep
(Solace of Requiem)


Essence carved in fortitude
Tall amongst the slain
Blood-soaked hands on holy lands
Beyond the waking plains
What of corporate travesties?
Wherein deception grows
What of their perversion now?
Run the blade in slow
Armor forged in cunningness
Crucible of the young
Iron of dexterity
Beware the poison tongue
Hell is for those who sleep
Sleeping
Hell is for those who dream
Dreaming
What of their illusion now
That mask the fangs that drip?
What of their of their
enthralling voice?
Sirens captive grip
Victory over desolation
Burning at the stake
What of their corruption now?
The inquistor awakes
Hell is for those who sleep
Sleeping
Hell is for those who dream
Dreaming
Sleep...

Stir No Echo
(Solace of Requiem)


How did you wake me
Limbs gnawed off in traps?
Your jaws are filthy
Fat from masters scraps
Where's Jehovah
Surely he is pleased
But stir no echo
Until his cities fall diseased
Charge the profits
Charge their every word
While God lay silent
We make our voices heard
Site the children
Their minds are dull and weak
For we embody,
Embody all that they seek




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