Lyrics

Be Gone

Speak to Me

  • Music: Matt Johnsen, Tim Aymar
  • Lyrics: Chris Black

The sadness of sunrise
Blinded by green in my eyes
I'm lost in a mist of tragedy and pain
A mystery washed in rain

And still I wonder what this means
Lost in dreams, oh can't you see
Can't you speak to me

In tides like the ocean
The waves of my true emotion
I'm always upstream with nothing to hold on
Only my call to you

And still I wonder what this means
Lost in dreams, oh can't you see
Can't you speak to me

As you are near me
Hear me
This loneliness is past filling me
How true
Are you
Your silent presence is killing me

Like mountains in moonlight
Questions rise high to your skies
I'm clouded with doubt that silences my pride
And yet I feel you outside

And still I wonder what this means
Lost in dreams, oh can't you see
Can't you speak to me

Dark New Life

  • Music: Chris Black
  • Lyrics: Chris Black

Darkness, calling me to rise again
Always midnight and my heart feels right
Sunrise, distant at your journey's end
I'm still flying in this dark new life

Outside, where the light keeps fading
This hell burns high
On this night comes the end of waiting
This world has died

Dark in the daylight tragedy
Killing me
Fly in the midnight majesty
Breaking free

Starlight, guiding my procession
I lock these doors
All mankind, deaf to my confession
These sins are yours

Now it's a moonlight odyssey
Finally
Here watching the earth fade under me
Silently
Gone in the name of one

Darkness, calling me to rise again
Always midnight and my heart feels right
Sunrise, distant at your journey's end
I'm still flying in this dark new life

Who will cry
Who will crawl
Wait ëtil that final tower falls
Never mind, as I escape this all

Now it's a moonlight odyssey
Finally
Here watching the earth fade under me
Silently
Now I will know infinity
Spinning me
Saving me
Taking me home

Darkness, calling me to rise again
Always midnight and my heart feels right
Sunrise, distant at your journey's end
I'm still flying in this dark new life

No Remains

  • Music: Matt Johnsen, Chris Black
  • Lyrics: Chris Black

Death in the dirt
A mighty race is starving
Hell in our nation
A thousand dead each daybreak
Famine's fist
It pounds and twists our villages
Strong men crawl
Will hunger kill us all

By night they huntÖ desperate
At dawn they feastÖ scavengers

Time running out
The hollow houses blooming
Faith now a falsehood
The only god is sickness
Just one way
To starve alive another day
Dying fed
By harvesting the dead

By night they huntÖ savages
At dawn they feastÖ on what remains

Save me
Escape this hellbound place
Take me
Beyond this dead grey waste
Safely
After this last disease
Lay me
Where I'll forever rot in peace

Father, if I die overnight
Brother, keep my bones out of sight
Mother, hide from the damned hordes
Hear me
If I die this way, bury me whole
Not to be

Dead in the dust
A withered trace of mankind
Hordes in their hunger
The raids are growing constant
No more dead
The scavengers no longer fed
End of life
A famine striking twice

Onward the huntÖ desperate
Starving in fearÖ now traitorous
All life has passedÖ dead and gone
No final feastÖ no remains

Save me
Escape this hellbound place
Take me
Beyond this dead grey waste
Safely
After this last disease
Lay me
Where I'll forever rot in peace

Red Honor

  • Music: Matt Johnsen
  • Lyrics: Matt Johnsen

History beckons them
Dares them to say
They see like none have before
Afraid to enter the fray, they cower
Craven but craving
Cunning and cruel
Committing their charges to war
Fooling their fellows to bring them power

Red honor, promise of fame
Eternal calling
Red honor, hallow your name
Deify the fearless falling

Go bury the dead in glory
No witness to tell their story
Go bury the dead in glory
No witness to tell their story

Ghosts on the battlefield
Search for their graves
They gasp with nothing to say
These shades that died without meaning wander on
Promises broken
Their names are unspoken
Or taken in vain
Their dreams are sold, their tales untold
Their gifted gold an empty token

Red honor, promise of fame
Eternal calling
Red honor, hallow your name
Deify the fearless falling

Go bury the dead in glory
No witness to tell their story
Go bury the dead in glory
No witness to tell their story

No!

Red Honor
Live in glory
Red Honor
Tell your story

Buried at Sea

  • Music: Chris Kerns, Matt Johnsen
  • Lyrics: Chris Kerns

A lonely empire, bound to one
The breadth of gazing wonder, seized firmly
Never to reach out, never known
So hallowed we shall be, when we return to thee

Our whole world and all our needs
Will wash away in time
We conceal the shame
Of helplessness

Where are we now
I can't see through all the smoke and rain
To find the point where death and our lives meet
Some things I'll never know
But I can see we have nowhere to go
I just hope that there's a place for you and me
When we're buried at sea

As we go it alone
Unknowingly gone astray
A new tide is turning
It's life that supports life
A virus by some other name
Is still cause for rage

Our whole world and all our needs
Will wash away in time
We can build walls high and trenches deep
Though we don't transcend
We stalk our crypt alive
Force fed borrowed time

Where are we now
I can't see through all the smoke and rain
To find the point where death and our lives meet
Some things I'll never know
But I can see we have nowhere to go
I just hope that there's a place for you and me
When we're buried at sea

Years of sin unspoken
Wounds prove a grave aftermath
An irreversible path
Silent oaths are broken
Harvest a strike in defense
A means to an end

Years of sin unspoken
Wounds prove a grave aftermath
An irreversible path
Silent oaths are broken
Harvest a strike in defense
A means to an end

Bring your storms in staunch brigades
Do your worst, we're not afraid

Our world and all our needs
Will wash away in time
We can build walls high and trenches deep
Though we don't transcend
We stalk our crypt alive
Force fed borrowed time

Where are we now
I can't see through all the smoke and rain
To find the point where death and our lives meet
Some things I'll never know
But I can see we have nowhere to go
I just hope that there's a place for you and me
When we're buried at sea

Rats and Rope

  • Music: Matt Johnsen, Tim Aymar
  • Lyrics: Matt Johnsen

Are you really so naive
Believe the lies you hear
Without so much as wondering
See the world in black and white
Refuse to look between
"You're with us or you're with the enemy"

Reality and fiction
They're both the same in your mind

It's a sickening charade
Pretending what you say
Is something that you know is true
I refuse to be deceived
Your spells don't work on me
I see behind your eyes, there's nothing there

You might see on reflection
That your constant contradiction
Could kill the tune as you

Sing your song (the rats will come along)
Spin your web on and on (until the flies are gone)
Ropes are wound as you
Sing your song (the rats will come along)
Spin your thread 'til its gone (the flies are catching on)

Won't be long...

Forever we are led astray
Ever blinded to what is true
You liars will face a judgment day
Soon enough we will be coming for you

When the truth has been revealed
And all that you've concealed
Is brought before the world to see
In the face of all your lies
The stones at last will fly
As we who cast them watch you dying

As your feinted conviction
Finally crumbles and falls
For your guilty admission
Voices call as you

Sing your song (the rats will come along)
Spin your web on and on (the flies will soon be gone)
Ropes are wound as you
Sing your song (the rats will come along)
Spin your thread 'til its gone (the flies are catching on)

Await the break of dawn
But still you spin on and on (the flies will soon be gone)
Ropes are wound as you
Sing your song (the rats will come along)
Spin your thread 'til its gone (the flies are catching on)

Cover Your Eyes and Pray

  • Music: Chris Kerns, Tim Aymar
  • Lyrics: Matt Johnsen, Tim Aymar

Lost in the wasteland, losing hope
We carry on
On a mission that we don't understand
We were sent to recover the past
Our quarry's fleeting
Ghosts of failure bind our hands and minds
Submissively marching in line

Thirsty for honor, starved for ideals
Lusting for distant glories
Desperate rulers put their servants to flight
But we do as we're told and we bow
Their guilt's in our hands
So the quest goes on, no treasures in sight
We grope onward in darker night

Will we make our way back home
Will our courage be exalted
Or damned in dismay
Cover your eyes and pray

Glory and pride
Won't show the way
Who is our light
And our guide
Losing every day

Years have passed and many are lost
Forgotten, unmourned
As they fail so too shall we fail them in turn
Our memory's lost in the wind
The raging storm
Buries bodies, deeds, and all that we learned
This is the prize that we've earned

Will we make our way back home
Will our courage be exalted
Or damned in dismay
Cover your eyes and pray

In the night
Look to the sky
Watch for the lights
Wait for the sign
We'll never see

We hope in our hearts that we can find some way
To bear the decay

Cover your eyes and pray
Cover your eyes and pray
Cover your eyes and pray

Telepath

  • Music: Matt Johnsen, Tim Aymar
  • Lyrics: Chris Black, Tim Aymar

An information haze
A cult of crime in rotten rays
An infrared daze
Lysergic lucid dreams
On channel one
Infect the young
The cult is spun

Telepath, tell me everything

A central system cracks
The system set for self-attack
Etched in black
Hardwired hell for home
A grand design
The perfect crime
Download your mind

As silent voices call to us
Free will is stripped away

And we obey
Afraid to doubt what they say
Our faith is blind from the light
And all we trust in our first sight
Burns right through our eyes

Telepath
Tell me everything
Oh, Telepath
Tell me everything

You've known all along about this
All the world has gone insane
Obstreperous or strident as the words may be
The truth will set us free again

As silent voices call to us
Free will is stripped away

And we obey
Afraid to doubt what they say
Our faith is blind from the light
And all we trust in our sight
And we obey
Afraid to doubt what they say
Our faith is blind from the light
And all we trust in our first sight
Burns right through our eyes

Be Gone

  • Music: Chris Black
  • Lyrics: Chris Black

I remember a time when I climbed every day
But those years disappeared and the light went away
Still we crawled through it all and saw skeletons pray
But the ghosts hovered close and rattled these carbon cages

Here I lay me down
Silence, lift this crown of sorrow now

In my heart I did know I must go to be free
And I've found that it's now that my exist shall be
Gone with the sun, everyone fades in echoes of me
And the silence of my life a chapter in all white pages

Here I disappear
Silence, take this fear of being here

I'll go on being gone and missing these dark new ages

Here I leave alone
Silence, take these bones of burden home
Here I say goodbye
Darkness, take these eyes of sadness high