Beyond The Gates Of Imgination Pt.1 (2011) – Leviathan

1. Prologue
[Instrumental]

2. Beneath A Blackened Sky

Through the wallows of poisoned water
Through the mists of ill longing I shall walk
To share my vision of demise

We leech on to the ashes with fires in our wake
Need to comfort our languorous limbs
"Black gold" as you call it is death in liquid form
Closing your eyes will not simply unmake

Claiming forces that we cannot tame

Will greed and recklessness reign
Till only ashes remain
Secured by disbelief
Above the blackened sea
See the biotope that we spoil
Between the acid and soil
Is where our fortune lies
Beneath a blackened sky

On a seaside hidden from your sight
I've see their corpses washed ashore
Black clad by the earth's pouring blood

Do you believe in afterlife
Believe there's judgement for your failure and crime
Then let old mammon be your guide
Cause I don't care what dream you live
No one will forget no one will forgive you

Will greed and recklessness reign
Till only ashes remain
Secured by disbelief
Above the blackened sea
See the biotope that we spoil
Between the acid and soil
Is where our fortune lies
Beneath a blackened sky

3. Where Light And Death Unite

Fire - the root of extinction
Fueled by ignorance and hate
Burning for the sake of diremption
The lingering death of our race

The passion of warfare
Game of kings in the ages past
Wailing in despair
For the murderous instinct will last

Dying for objectives unknown
Conditioned out of reason or rest
Falling when the urge to kill
Reflects my desire to live

Your decision - destroy or decay
Tell me, what the fallen ones pray
Cut the thread that was spun by the norn
Tell them "your decision is not mine!"

War- where light and death unite
When the puppets are played by the blind
Freedom and mercy shall fail
Only the soulless prevail

4. Reaper's Edict

I'm on the ground- wake up!
Time for another prescription
All that's left in my head
Is the echo of a liquid drop splitting
I can't feel a thing
Is this wrecked shell really my body
Catch a sight of hell
Another bite of the nine-tailed cat

I smile back at the reaper's face as the bade cuts through my veins
Please tighten the cement sting that reclines around my neck
Shadow of the broken world that reigns above these halls
Hear your lordship shall be crushed as the reaper's edict falls

Another day or week
Needles drawing into my flesh
Frosted teeth of demons
Crushing the bones in my thumbs
Weren't you the one
To predict mercy to this earth
Just another false prophet
Or a disciple to speak with forced tongue

You want me to fall yet I will rise
When it's time to pay the ultimate price

Deep within the dark
Where time lost all its meaning
I swallow my blood
Wondering why my heart is still beating
Found a knife shaped
Sharper than an angels feather
Gonna use it now
And then death surrounds my tired soul

I smile back at the reaper's face as the bade cuts through my veins
Please tighten the cement sting that reclines around my neck
Shadow of the broken world that reigns above these halls
Hear your lordship shall be crushed as the reaper's edict falls

5. Servants Of The Nonexistent

Created when the ages where young
Selfhood and lust were yet still unsung

Divested from ancestors' advice
Many were willing to pay their price

They carved the ancient spell in the wall
Defining all that you are
Creating righteous beings so tall
Eternal moral memoir

And as the mist of ages arose
Their minds were washed clear of the cause
That what once was innocent and pure
Would vanish except for the contour

See the king in his palace
Who calls himself the god's firstborn son
Remaining utterly faceless
Enforcing the will of the one

For his crypt to eclipse the sun
The subjugates blood spilled upon

Fatuous believers of unequal realms defused upon the earth
One in shape but not in believe envy was given birth

And soon the earth was soaked in blood
As empires fought for their ways
Jaundice is the ill-bred's cud
And mistrust would reign in these days

Time would come and gods would fall
The spell rebirth and reshape
Hidden behind a fortress wall
For knowledge should not escape

I know you may have fear inside
Enslaved ones hear my call
There is no word written in a book
That's righteous to us all

May you be prudential and decent
You are the only one to obey
Bow not to the nonexistent
For it won't help you find your way

A new dawn will break
Mankind shall awake
A wise man once said
That god is dead

Go to where we are one

6. The Scourge We Wield

Have I been searching for the light?
Wherever I go there'll be poison and blight
What am I so desperate to find?
Is there a spark that causes the world to ignite?

I walk, I breathe to gorge my seed
With blood under my feet
I live, I breed, I gather heat
To satisfy my need
I came I saw I forced the world to follow my lead

Mother did you know that I do not hear you
Brother all your tears will be cried in vain (cause)
Earthly shell and sky will bend to my will
Plant and animal shall wither in my way

I carry light into the night the shadow is my foe
I confront with no foresight conclusive source of woe

Go now, break the chain that holds you tight
It's time, cast of your scourge and fly

Mother did you know that I do not hear you
Brother all your tears will be cried in vain (cause)
Earthly shell and sky will bend to my will
Plant and animal shall wither in my way

I turn around to look at my way
I see a path of death and decay
Voice inside that I would obey
Be silent now, come whatever may

Go now, break the chain that holds you tight
It's time, cast of your scourge and fly

Mother did you know that I do not hear you
Brother all your tears will be cried in vain (cause)
Earthly shell and sky will bend to my will
Plant and animal shall wither in my way

7. About Fangs And Feathers

O great raven in the sky
Guided by thy will shalt fly
Higher and higher with no obstruction
What injustice thou imply
How am I taunted by thy cry
Can't you see the glory of thy creation

Look at you great wolf
Your eyes tell me there's nothing you fear
Wanna be like you
And not the poor bird that I am

And when thou spread these wings and fade from my eyes
My mind journeys forth
If I had those wings I would conquer the sky
And be bound by nothing more

Now hear the wolf sadly howl
Obsessed with the desire to fly
So far out of reach seems his goal
The tears in his eyes will not dry
And thus goes the fable of raven and wolf
Never seeing though each others' eyes
When the wolf seeks the sky and the raven the earth
Only death is the fate to us all

Let thy fangs be thy beak
Let thy claws be feathers and wings
May howl equal shriek
Ringing through the night
The raven will be hunting prey
On blood pieces he shall feed
The wolf high in his nest may bread
Spreading its wings and then fly

Feel the urge that takes you higher
Satisfying for a while
Running dry of thy desire
Cause in time it will seem vile

Lone wolf in silent night
Silhouette against the moon
Cloaks itself in silence but soon
The forest is filled with his saddened cry

I wish I never would have changed
Oh give back my beak and wings
Have my foolish wish exchanged
And again I could fly
Now that my freedom is gone
Listen how the clock of time rings
My path still seems so long
But I will stay wolf till I die

Now hear the wolf sadly howl
Obsessed with the desire to fly
So far out of reach seems his goal
The tears in his eyes will not dry
And thus goes the fable of raven and wolf
Never seeing though each others' eyes
When the wolf seeks the sky and the raven the earth
Only death is the fate to us all

8. Sway Of The Stars

ACT 1

The child dreams of the greatness once to come
Slowly lifted into the sky to find its destination

"I’ve seen you shine so silently
Guiding our way through eternity
Taunting me in my misery
Dressed in your solemn light"

And faster than an eye could see
He crosses what was meant to be
To leach on the sway of the stars

"I’m flying out to the stars
Through the cosmic storms the wonders beyond
Deathlessness shalt be given to me
As I will become one of them "

After the depths of space
Finally standing before them

"You dare to seek my power?
Without me you can’t last
The knowledge you devour
Futile in space so vast"

"Embrace me gently oh sweet dimentia"

"For the sway of the stars
I will walk the aeons through the chaos driven realms
The eye of cosmos upon me
And fate is guiding my way
Human flesh I forsake thee
Not in vain will be my outlay"

ACT 2
"Passing through galaxies so far away
As I dive further in the endless grey
I’m losing myself but my goal seems so clear
The end of my journey’s near, I’ll go"

"Do you wanna be like me?
What am I like in your fantasy?"

"Now you are here so tell me your goal"
"The essence of eternal life"
"What is the deepest wish of your soul?"
"To shine with your presence so bright
Give up yourself, star, for your time has come"
"You cannot bear it" "don’t bother"
"Do you even know who I am?"
"Shut up for I do not care"
"Do you wanna live among equals illuminating the sky
Do you not fear the depth of reclusion so cold and so far away"
"I don’t care for your misery
Now let me take what is dear to me"

"For the sway of the stars
I will walk the aeons through the chaos driven realms
The eye of cosmos upon me
And fate is guiding my way
Human flesh I forsake thee
Not in vain will be my outlay"

“The might that was yours shall be taken by me
Unheard be your last cry for mercy
Embracing the energy pouring in me
And I know that I will be complete”

ACT 3

The shining newborn floating
In loneliness twisted
Slowly opens his eyes

"Blinded all this time
By their light!
Lost now I am to
Feed the void inside"

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