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SARCOPTES - Songs and Dances of Death


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1. THE VEIL OF DISILLUSION

I woke from reveries of love to find they were not real
Yet her talons still rake wounds no salve can ever heal
I grew up from youthful fantasies where colors filled my sight
And slowly watched them fade away, the world an ashen blight
I gazed into the heavens, night’s train of stars above
And felt their cold indifference snaking through my blood
I escaped into bemusement, and drowned inside her swirl
And found that I have become one lost unto this world

Betwixt the forest of confusion and the slough of despair
The path before you weaves and twines far beyond your stare
Beset with briars and with thorns hopelessly treacherous
Enshrouded in gloom and mist your senses you mistrust
Victims of this cruel road lie slain and unredeemed
This pestilential air occludes with noxious misery
Across the boundless distance you espy a glimmering
The goal at last, the end in sight you bear this suffering

Twisting, writhing soul
Escape these common thoughts
Look beyond your brethren’s ken
Drink from wisdom’s draught
Burning, bleeding heart
See the universe within
Wipe the scales from your eyes
The veil of disillusion

Transcending the boundary, this prison of false dreams
Ascending through the netherworld of lies and human schemes
To navigate a course through the round of wandering stars
Passed the manifestations I set my gaze afar
At the heart of creation where time and space proceed
The poets and philosophers are silent in their screed
In the hollow of this mystery eclipsing arcane law
No one knows its origin, the source is without cause



2. THE SEXTON´S SPADE

Countless, an infinitude of paths lead to your threshold
The doors to your hall are open wide
Frozen, the kiss you bestow upon your lovers
Faithful, till the end of the age

Sexton
With hallowed earth
Baptize us all

Like incense, our prayers rise ever before thee
Casting all crowns, bending the knee
The idols that have misled man’s heart and clouded his vision
Wither like grass and scatter like sheep

Fear of thee
Gave birth to mankind’s faith
You are the source
The essence of deity

Faceless, the throng is assembled within your mansion
Never to speak nor to depart
Silent, beholding your face and your ghastly pallor
O Mistress Death, Goddess of All

Sexton
With hallowed earth
Baptize us all
Celebrant
The Spade’s work unceasing
In filling the void

Within this realm of dreamless sleep
No names exist, no gods are invoked

Within this realm of dreamless sleep
No names exist, no gods are invoked



3. THE FALL OF CONSTANTINOPLE

Crush them!
Hate them!
Kill them!
Slay them!

With thunderous sound, the walls are breached
Soldiers come charging in
The Janissaries to their work
With scimitar and pike
The canons scream, the bells ring out
The churches razed in flames
The holy city’s corridors
Lie choking with the dead

Crush them!
Hate them!
Kill them!
Slay them!

The soldiers lust for violence
Is sated on her masses
The holy brides of Christ
Are ravaged on the altar
Her children so innocent
Now slaves unto the Sheik
The icons of the saints
Lie trampled in the ashes

The crosses are torn from the steeples
In their place, the crescent moon
The eyes of the saints are gouged out with daggers
Hagia Sophia lies in desolation

The crosses are torn from the steeples
In their place, the crescent moon
The eyes of the saints are gouged out with daggers
Hagia Sophia lies in desolation

The Theotokos goes unheard
Her intercessions failed
The city once so beautiful
Wallows in destruction
Man’s true self is revealed
When left to his own whims
With God on their side
All crimes are justified



4. WHEN THE STARS HIDE THEIR FIRES

This malarial dream
This unending sorrow
Born of the stars
Before the Aeons

Its ever expanding form
From nothingness begun, to nothing return

Freezing winds howl
As the worlds drift apart
In this voiceless plane
Where memory has drowned

The spiral nebulae and its cosmic laws
Twisting upon itself in unending cause

Isotropic emission, unbounded course
Ever evolving with parallel force

When stars hide their fires
The earth turns to ash
The lights are extinguished
Silence conquers the void

Its ever expanding form
From nothingness begun, to nothing return

In the visage of infinite space
Thoughts of the self lose all their meaning

Decrepitude infests the mind
The bewilderment of fools
When reality is overbearing
All manner of lies become truths

In the visage of infinite space
Thoughts of the self lose all their meaning

The spiral nebulae and its cosmic laws
Twisting upon itself in unending cause



5. BARBAROSSA

Fire sears the azure sky
All the fields are burning
Mass graves fill the sacred soil
Children ground beneath the wheels
Of this vile procession
The locusts swarm
Beneath a banner
Of madness

No respite
From devils on either side
Pillars of flame
The freezing hell of Gulag

No resistance met
The First Throne in their vision
Her spires glisten in the snow
The dead beneath the earth
Of this glacial wasteland
Are laughing
For the miscreants
Are trapped

No remorse
The hydra’s head springs anew
Death rides forth
The seventh seal lies broken

Shackled and hemmed in on all sides
There can be no escape
Bound in this frozen abyss
Like Judas in Satan’s jaws

With violence unrestrained
Unknown since earth’s foundation
Cities become ruins
People turn to ashes

As winter changes seasons
The world becomes a mire
The locusts turn to flee
The crops have all been scorched

Shackled and hemmed in on all sides
There can be no escape
Bound in this frozen abyss
Like Judas in Satan’s jaws

From this dream
You will never awake

Fire fills the azure sky
The fatherland is burning
Your sins are repaid at last

No respite
From devils on either side
Pillars of flame
The freezing hell of Gulag

When shadows ensorcell the heart
Destruction shall be your guide
Following blindly like sheep
Authoring your own demise



6. WITHIN THE LABYRINTH MIND

Incessant, these thoughts unconstrained
Weigh heavy upon you
A deluge of fear
Flooding the mind
Shadows encompass the heart
Your hope and your reason are fading
A descent into dread
All courage departs

This battle cannot be won
Within the labyrinth mind

Trapped in a spiraling maze
Its start and its finish are cryptic
The architect lost
In his own design
Guard-like these tenebrous walls
Will ever confine you
The world and its cares
Become more unreal
Senseless once consumed with itself
The soul forever is restless

Within this benighted slumber
All fictions are real, and truth is a lie
The honey is poisoned, the flowers have thorns
The sun never shines
At the heart of this hellish dreamscape
In coffles you lie bound
You knit them together link by link
In silence, without sound

Stirred in a feverish sweat
Night’s host of terrors upon you
This cackling horde
Tears at your flesh
Behemoth, the beast of the earth
His signs and wonders deceive you
Leviathan roused
He opens his mouth

This battle cannot be won
Within the labyrinth mind



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