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Humanity Dethroned

(2008)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Power Metal, Melodic Death Metal
LabelsKillzone
Album rating :  90 / 100
Votes :  6
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Humanity Dethroned Lyrics

(9)
Submitted by level Draconian
1. Eyes of Defiance (5:06)
Fallen, but I've just begun
Rebirth by the barrel of a gun.
Vengeance racing through my heart.
No end until you're torn apart.

Fear inspired,
The eyes of defiance see the truth.
Hate transpires,
The eyes of defiance burn into you.

Now I'm lost.
Through centuries I fly,
You will count the cost.
Like an obsessions, death steals my mind.
No remorse!
And when the night descends,
I bring pain and loss.
And through regression I am the end.

Another lifetime so long ago,
Wasted away like ash in the fire.
Another memory of places I know,
Taken from me. Reborn now, I will arise.

Incarnation of former lives
Inquisition of human kind
There's no better way to end
My redemption than with revenge

Shadows of the past
Are consuming all I see
Break on through the darkness
There's another chance for me
Once again inside me breathes the energy of life
Wash away the past, look into my eyes...
2. No Sign of Life (5:05)
Forsaken ground, the engines burning,
A bloody hand reaches out.
And for what cause do we fight this war?
Hypocrisy cultivates doubt.
Shattered souls, former lives,
Begging to be released.
Another civilian casualty
Lies dead on the side of the street.

Will we rise? Will we fall?
Can we save ourselves at all?
When the day is done, there's no sign of life.
One last spark, one more day
Final moments slip away.
In the setting sun there's no sign of life anymore.

Fire fights, napalm strikes,
Chemical warfare from planes.
So tell me now, justify somehow,
Loss of life for dogmatic gain.

Sons of the fallen arise from the dust.
Hatred consumes, gunfire resumes,
Marching forward they are lost. We are lost.

Waiting for an answer,
And will we ever see?
To crack through illusion,
The downfall of humanity.
With reason as our guidance
We make our final stand
Against a holy martyr
With a rifle in his hand.
3. Humanity Dethroned (5:12)
Erase, reform. Deceived by a light divine.
Create the reborn, believers that follow the blind.
Control, conform. Led to the slaughter, they wait.
Freewill deformed, consigned to the cold hand of fate.

Judgmental hearts and intolerant minds
Preaching with fear, leaving reason behind.
Sacrifice all innocence to influence the law,
The breaking of progress befall.

Lost by desire, we destroy the unknown.
Paralyzed dreams, illusions conceived from a mind cast in stone.
Truth forged by liars, grand design eternal.
A skeptic's disease decaying the free,
Humanity dethroned.

Slaves to the end, driven to condemn and blame,
Await the descend, denying questions the same.

Faulting the heart and distorting the mind,
Creating fear for the sins of mankind.
Undermine technology, the wisdom in us all, Shattering knowledge we fall.
4. The Forgotten Sin (8:26)
The fallen leaves of time, I see,
Cover the ground eternally.
This indifference I so despise.
Sentenced ourselves, passive suicide.

How many times are you going to look away?
Pretend this is old news and not a concern for today?
Well bother, I've seen you in action and this is not right,
If we're going down, well, I'm going to put up the fight.

Again and again, our society placing the blame.
We're pointing our fingers, as victims we proudly proclaim.
Ignoring the problem and putting your mind on a shelf.
If you're looking for someone to blame, take a look at yourself.

See her there, a bloodshot stare,
She lays down the tracks to nowhere.
This tragic song plays on and on,
A requiem within.

Jaded and broken, we live out our days,
Hopeless to find a better way.
Media merchants tell us what we need.
A market of fear that we buy, sell trade, and breed.

There he stands, with trembling hands.
His child cries for mercy.
This tragic song plays on and on,
A requiem within.

Here we are, a burning star.
A light that slowly fading.
This tragic song plays on and on,
A requiem within.
5. Faded Dreams (5:30)
Shadows cross over my mind
Once bright stars are missing
A life turned with the seasons
The snowfall echoes of spring
Now I watch and wonder,
"Has it all been in vain?"
Living with false intentions
Is driving me insane

So, I find myself to be lost
Inside my head, wondering why
It seems so strange to me
It keeps spiraling on and on.

Faded dreams still whisper
From the depths of my mind,
"Remember your ambition
For the passion of life".

Grey from the passage of time,
One last leaf has fallen.
Awaken me from this venture
For my final redemption.

So, I find myself to be all alone
In this world. Tell me why
It seems so strange to me
Time is marching on and on.

Watching fragments of my past
Carved in stone
Weathered, they begin to crack,
To dust they've gone.
Like a sun-bleached photograph,
It brings me home
To the place the place that I forgotten
Exists at all.
6. Salvation Denied (5:16)
A promise was made, of fortune and fame,
"Just signe the dotted line."
You think you're so sly, so you drag me through a lie.
I resisted you, and you lay me down to die.

Attacked, a knife in my back,
Something I could not believe.
Recoiled in the wake, a twisted snake
Sheds it's skin, now true colors I see.

Standing tall, I cry out to the sky,
" No compromise, to the end!"
You try controlling me, your mediocrity,
That's not the way I'll be.

Nothing to say, it's my life, my way.
Oh, you crossed the line on that fateful day.
I'm sure that you'll pay.

Beg for your life, it's coming to an end,
By my hand you can't defend, it's your demise.
Now I defy your insanity, my friend,
So to hell your souls I'll send,
Your salvation is denied.

Now I'm back, regrouping for attack
Nothing is in my way
Soon you will see everything that I can be
A force so strong, you won't exist for long.

It shall be done to the end
Pathetic monarchy, youê worthless blasphemy,
It's not the way for me.

Nothing to say, it's my life, my way.
Oh, you crossed the line on that fateful day.
I'm sure that you'll pay.
7. Prelude (3:14)
8. Haunted (5:28)
Morning sunlight fills my eyes.
Awake again I can't describe
What I've seen in the moonlight
On that cold november night.

On my way home, working late
Past the rusted manor gates
That's where I saw her standing,
Like frost suspended tree.

Taken away, my world shakes
Fallen to ash, my soul breaks
Moments of time escape from me,
Shattering all reality.

Eyes of an angel frozen
Beckoning closer, chosen
Trying to scream, but I can't speak
Embrace my fear, but don't know why.

This beauty that I see
Caught on the other side, I long to set it free.
Now she calls to me
Lead me through the dark I'm not afraid, no.
Leave this world behind, step into the dark and free my soul.

It's hauting me through all my dreams.

So it happens every night,
Taken by the other side.
All desires so fulfilling,
Passion burning through my mind.

And it's driving me insane,
Staying here, this mortal plane,
Now that I've tested wonders
From beyond eternal grave.

What's going on, this can't be
Stolen my heart, how could she?
A spirit, that's all, it's nothing more,
Scattering dust laid on the floor.

Eyes of an angel frozen,
Taking my soul, I'm chosen.
Do I stay here in longing,
Or face my fear and take my life?

And as I'm standing in the frozen air,
Waiting for death's embrace to take me far from here.
The time of crossing is approaching close at hand.
Now I succumb to the temptation, her command.

So, it's come for me
Walk through the mirrors of mortality
See the world behind
Death unites us all in the end for all time.

And now it comes, the end of days,
Awaiting all to turn the page.
I have no fear, 'cause I believe
This afterlife is just another dream.
9. Possessed (We Are One) (5:10)
Fear! The darkness is all that I know
Lies! The force deep inside you, I grow
Destroy! You soul, mind and body are mine
Obey! I've taken what's yours for all time.

Shell of a man, can't understand, tell me why?
(Assimilation's begun)
Out of my head, senses are dead, throat is dry.
(A battle that can't be won)
Nothing to see, will I be free, nowhere to hide.
(The final hour draws near)
Losing control, taking my soul, am I to die?
(You've got nothing to fear)
Why are you here?

Control you, become you
This cannot ever be undone.
Inside you, I am you
Possession takes hold, we are one.

Now succumb to my presence in you
Resist? Don't fight cause there's naught you can do

Shell of a man, can't understand, tell me why?
(Assimilation's begun)
Out of my head, senses are dead, throat is dry.
(A battle that can't be won)
Nothing to see, will I be free, nowhere to hide.
(The final hour draws near)
Losing control, taking my soul, am I to die?
'Cause I am here... I'm in control!

Control you, become you
This cannot ever be undone.
Inside you, I am you
Possession takes hold, we are one.
The omen, the chosen,
Damnation smiles, it is done.
A bond that's unbroken,
Always forever, we are one.

Controlling you.
Becoming you.
Possessing you.
10. Closure (6:47)
That night, I remember
I'll never forget the chill that echoed for so long.
The month of december
Always will be etched into my mind.

I waited for forever
You never did come home at your normal time.
And the I got that phone call
My heart had stopped just when I heard you died.

It's been seven years now
And not a day has passed away not thinking of you.
I know that I must move on, but I can't just forget the past,
No matter how I try.

They say our souls do transcend
To the other side.
On that summer day, I looked into your eyes
And so I pledged, until the end, right to the day I die,

"Here we are, at dawn
Of eternal longing.
All I hope for and all that I do,
My whole life I give to you."

Now I've grown old, my time has come
To reach the other side
On my final day I can't believe my eyes
I see you there once again, to guide me through the light.

"Here I am at dawn
Of eternal longing.
All I hoped for and all that I knew
My whole life I gave to you."

Here we are at the dawn
Of eternal longing.
All we hope for and all that we do,
Our lives now begin anew.
11. The Knife (Genesis cover) (3:36)
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