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Ars Moriendi

(2005)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresSymphonic Black Metal, Doom Metal
LabelsIndependent
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Ars Moriendi Lyrics

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Submitted by level Besi Karat
1. A Prelude to Darkness (2:36)
2. Auri Sacra Fames (8:12)
Struck down upon these hateful sands
Drawing my last breath in this foreign wasteland
So far from my home. Led to die for his gold
They filled our ears with lies
Painting an image of people with freedom denied

So we left our families and homes behind
Never once suspecting the treachery which lies
Beneath the veil so cleverly they disguised
Greed entombed, the motive in your lies

Lies desecrate the memories of our lives
Feigning grief, you profit as we die

Heroes heed your emperor’s call to arms
Question not what you’re fighting for
Your fate is mine alone

Red sand, red sun, my life has come undone

A bleak day beneath a raging sun
If ever a hell there was, I’ve found it here
I’ve traveled both land and sea to see my life undone
and pour into oblivion

Where they make a wasteland they call it peace

Vox clamantis in deserto. Qui tacet consentire videtur

Auri Sacra Fames!
3. Forever (6:38)
4. The Withering (7:36)
Wilt for me, in my presence. Grow cold for me, and wear your sadness

An undying love can be a blessed thing, unless it’s not returned. Then you’re damned all the same

You’ll fall to me in your weakness. You’ll cry to me in your sadness
Fall to your knees and beg for me. Hurt you I will, but you need me

You will never leave. Your love will always bind you. There is no escape, for I can always find you
I will watch your pain and stay the same

Your love shall drown you

I shall never grieve for you, for you mean nothing. I shall never change. I’ll do whatever I please
I will never care for you

Your love means nothing to me

When time doth steal your will, you’ll wither as a flower unearthed and severed

Desolate is this place, barren of that which matters and void of all those who would care

Trust in me, trust me blindly and crawl to me. Now know your place is at my feet

An undying love can bring a thousand pains and when it’s not returned on yourself you’ll place the blame
5. Carus Immortalis (For Laura) (3:04)
6. The Clarion Light (6:19)
Bleary this world does seem through eyes yet to awake
Though I focus on something still, I reel from a dream that leads to other dreams
so nothing is certain within this cage

Shadows did converge in my cryptic slumber, coalescing into withering scenes of fate
Yearning to awake from the visions portrayed by the poisonous minds of regression’s ascent
Then did the Clarion speak and all was revealed. My world itself did shake at the power of its shriek
The apples laid before my feet, so splendidly arrayed, with a harrowing taste for a dead mind

I’ve lost innocence, clove dreams, raged and despaired for a mad world deafened by apathy
These wisdoms never sleep and they’re tearing through me. Only pain lies beyond ignorance

There is no night where lies cannot exist. No rest beneath the Clarion’s light. No strength to know the darkness

Shadows did converge in my cryptic slumber, coalescing into withering scenes of fate
Yearning to sleep again, though the vision is betrayed by the white searing call of the haunting Clarion

Then came the siren’s entreat and I was transfixed by a poisoned lullaby of the sweetest deceit
The last vestiges of light now shrank beyond sight. Sleep’s dark mantle descended and pulled me beneath again

Where is the light to burn away these mists? It lies beyond veils of lies behind the fear in our minds
7. Autumnal Lament (5:19)
Let pass and fade her vernal hues that once quelled my life’s despair
Only shades remain now lingering on a fell air, an empty fell air
Waning within her thoughts. I betrayed, my misdeeds, my shame
As these leaves, shall I wither the same and fall within an eternity

Apathetic stars mill in their spheres. An overture to the bleak
Waking to this silent discord and an autumn chill of disparity

Shadows stirring in her wake apprise me she is well
I bide this austere flower. A forlorn wind doth sunder to bone

Beneath a dark uncaring sky, I watched her close for her eyes to bespeak
A telling sign that her soul doth not seek another’s comfort, beyond my heart’s reach

That night I died. She was my light, my Luna. Like I was the sun, away in flight fled Luna
My skies now bare. Far from my sight, crying Luna. Forever gone. Black empty night. I lost Luna

The night falls with one breath and delivers me to the cold, to her cold

Shadows stirring in her wake apprise me she is well
I bide this austere flower. A forlorn heart doth sunder and fall away
8. Seraph Enslaved (5:42)
My love, an endless seduction in a play of affliction. Embracing our sin to replace what we’ve lost
You will feel my grievous touch, once again

With your ephemeral breath witness you must heaven’s end. Portrait of a queen, perfection in flesh, my seraph enslaved

Only through blood and tears can a vision of heaven reach us
Where choirs of light sing our names, you’re an angel and I am god

You would say anything and sustain these stinging wounds for the slightest hope that I might again know the bliss to chain you

You would give anything, even step within your own tomb, just so I could hear your final cries end

That we may find cataclysmic relief, you bleed within this aberration of our hearts growing decay

When will I become at once undone, swallowed by your abysmal pains?
So close to the stars, yet heaven’s so far with you chained to me

Seraph, I need you enslaved at the edge of life and you need me, your guide
9. The Acolyte (6:47)
I beheld my life in all its mortality, and I knew I could not tread the same path
We often mistake the horizon for the journey’s end, though ever farther it does recede

So I plunged myself into the deepest wood far beyond the haunts of men
There I learned it’s not the beasts without that they fear, but the demons within

You come bearing gifts and lofty words. Peace in your countenance but a sword at your side
I can see the worm burrowing behind your eyes. They hover about you, the poisonous flies

I need not your contempt for life, nor the plagues of your guilt
Your cruel path towards enlightenment shall reap thee perpetual misery

In my cathedral of the forest, the vaults of green rise before me
A tremulous light weaves through the trees and illuminates their leaves

It is here that I reign and am humbled just the same
I fall to my knees and resonate with the impulse of this vernal wood

The sea, the earth, the sun elevates me above the sky
where I can see the storm coming to cleanse this world of all which it fears
A violent wind gathers in the darkness. Coiled and poised to strike upon the beast

I shall not kneel before your words of fear, nor the blood upon your throne
All I need is before me, all I have is within. I lift my eyes beyond your poisoned schemes

I need not your contempt for life, nor your need for absolution
Your false hopes of enlightenment shall not chain me in misery

I… I am aware now
10. Prologue (0:42)
11. Of Love and Shadows (7:42)
12. Epilogue (2:44)
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