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Antler Velvet

(2012)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Gothic Metal
LabelsRavenheart Music
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Antler Velvet Lyrics

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1. Trickster Queen (4:33)
Maidens fair and cunning, do take caution
And heed the tale of I, the Trickster Queen

She was a part of me that would lie and cheat
She was a malicious, possessive woman
She was afraid the pillars of her life would crush her as they strengthened
She would leave a trail of jilted men
She would lose their minds, some would lose their heads
She would turn to evil as their hearts grew cold, bitter and hardened

Regret gains interest so very fast
Revenge cannot change a thing
Redemption is a verse away
So I take back my curse at last
Forgive me

She was a part of me that would not retreat
She would've rather died than admit defeat
All who loved her risked suffering her spell of crippling devastation
I shall drain her treachery from my blood
I disown her heritage, and by God
I proclaim to every infected one their new emancipation

Regret gains interest so very fast
Revenge cannot change a thing
Redemption is a verse away
So I take back my curse at last
2. Unconverted (4:23)
There's a war waging for the rule over me
Inside my skull they scratch and they bite
Which could the lesser evil be -
The disease or the parasite?

The tyrant I know and the alien fruit
Somewhere in the chaos is the memory of I
Like a childhood friend that learned how to lie about each misdemeanor

We are all more or less fucked in the head, are we not?
We are all more or less immoral and discontented

Actions fueled by feelings unchecked
Logic watching in contempt from the side
At the wreckage

We are all more or less fucked in the head, are we not?
We are all more or less immoral and discontented
We are all more or less fucked in the head, are we not?
We are all more or less unconvinced and unconverted

I'm tight-rope walking on a dubious line
Trusting emotions that might not be mine
Learning my way around a room without lights or walls
That keeps on changing

We are all more or less fucked in the head, are we not?
We are all more or less immoral and discontented
We are all more or less fucked in the head, are we not?
We are all more or less unconvinced and unconverted...
3. The Gemini Ascendant (3:59)
The silence will fall, the twilight shall play
It was predestined to happen this way
The grand machinations hidden to us then
Were biding their time to uncover again

The signs becoming so clear
- The Gemini ascendant (Horizon in their eyes)
But what happened now that we're here
And cannot be interdependent?

Who are you to threaten my throne?
A stranger who's soul seems to mirror my own
Who am I to follow your heart?
So close to be touched, yet forever apart

You're sensing my presence in the midst of a crowd
I utter your thoughts 'fore you voice them out loud
The obscure connection which draws me to you
Will either destroy us or follow us through

The signs becoming so clear
- The Gemini ascendant (Horizon in their eyes)
But what happened now that we're here
And cannot be interdependent?
4. Auryn Virus (4:40)
Am I human enough, concrete enough?
Have I done enough for you?

Please define me and outline me
Please re-phrase, describe, appraise me
Manufacture me so that none may compare

Trying to salvage his quitter steed
The fangs of nothingness at his heels
Poor Atreyu couldn't save me, and you can't name me
Moon-daughterís not my name

Make a wish, while you're at it, make a few
Dream me truer, the perfect fit for you
Lose a piece of yourself in the cursed affair

I've thought me wicked for saying no
I figured it easier to soften the blow
I've surrendered my power beyond repair

Trying to salvage his quitter steed
The fangs of nothingness at his heels
Poor Atreyu couldn't save me, and you can't name me
Moon-daughterís not my nameTrying to salvage his quitter steed
The fangs of nothingness at his heels
Poor Atreyu couldn't save me, and you can't name me
Even you can't make me real

(Atreyu...atreyu...the Auryn wants you)
5. Conundrum (5:05)
(My friends and I at the club
Just want to laugh and dance
And if I'm in the mood
I won't say no to a lil' romance)

The people writhing,
Writhing to sounds incomprehensible to me
Their intoxicated mating rituals result in promiscuity
I watch from the darkest reaches of my hollow shell
How they postpone thinking of their own demise so well

Death must be only the hardest lil' conundrum
We will ever be against
Don't you see?
I see
Death must be only the greatest ol' adventure
We will ever face
So why can't you see?
The eyes see

Bodies without eyes unnerve them for whatever reason
I suppose it would remind them of what we all have in store

Death must be only the hardest lil' conundrum
We will ever be against
Don't you see?
I see
(I do believe Iím tipsy!)
Death must be only the greatest ol' adventure
We will ever face
Oh why can't you see?
The eyes see
6. Minotaur (4:23)
A wise man with a way with words
Sung that the world is a wilderness of mirrors
And every one holds a different image of me
Now if all the looking-glasses were turned around
Would I cease to be?
I never grew up, but I'm growing older each day
Learning to love the things that I dread
Bleeding my your away

These self-replicating days of confinement
While I alone stand out of place and alignment

Neither man nor beast
In a long-gone mason's maze of amazement
That maddening laughter of his
Speaks volumes of my state of debasement

These self-replicating days of confinement
While I alone stand out of place and alignment

I want out (or do you?)
7. Harbour of Naryon (4:55)
Merciless storm from the north I presume
Lashes this vessel scheming its doom
As I write you this letter my fingers are cold
We will not make it home - or so I'm told

Darling, be patient, I'll swim if I must
Defy whichever deity unjust
For you, Lenore

Fires are lit at the harbour of Naryon
"The Barinthus" sails on

Wait for me at the harbour of Naryon
"The Barinthus" sails on (Over the treacherous sea)
The fires are lit at the harbour of Naryon
"The Barinthus" sails on (A widow she'll be)

Fall - beneath the waves (No!)
And then sleep
The harbor is far
And the ocean is deep
8. Through Unknown Gateways (5:00)
Freedom's not reserved for those with their pockets lined
Their wording eloquent and their manners so refined
All you need to leave your misery behind
Is the will to find yourself where the roads unwind

"Beggars can't be choosers" they say,
But whadda they know, and who are "they" anyway?
Scoffing at dreams and their dreamers makes Jack a dull boy

Through unknown gateways
Your fable unfolds

So let's outrun life and our threshold of pain
Run where the landscape meets the skies
Wading through trenches, crossing fell and plain
Somewhere true meaning underlies

Abstain from being an obstacle on your path of discovery
Just put one foot in front of the other and repeat infinitely
Don't you listen to the 'nos' and the 'whys', they're
No wiser, and you'll be an expert in the field
So never submit and never yield!

Through unknown gateways
Your fable unfolds

So let's outrun life and our threshold of pain
Run where the landscape meets the skies
Wading through trenches, crossing fell and plain
Somewhere true meaning underlies
9. Prodigal Son (5:54)
Well ...he never could see the err in his ways
It's all black or white without any greys
When his mountains fell
His finger would point at anyone, anywhere
What could I do but disappoint him?

You lost your path while shadowing mine
You spent your days on a bottle of wine
So who is to blame this time?

It wasn't I, it isn't her
Shan't be her either; we all concur
Dissected for flaws by the prodigal son
Down comes his tower of Babylon

Empty words and delusions abound
Plenty of directionless critique to go around

You had it all, yet you peddled for more
You sold out for less than you bargained for
So who is to blame this time?

It wasn't I, it isn't her
Shan't be her either; we all concur
Dissected for flaws by the prodigal son
Down comes his tower of Babylon

(What are you looking for?)

It wasn't I, it isn't her
Shan't be her either; we all concur
Dissected for flaws by the prodigal son
Down comes his tower of Babylon
Oh, Prodigal Son
Prodigal Son
10. Touch the Zenith (5:28)
Some souls carry the dust of a millenia's griefs
Its heartaches, its triumphs, its current beliefs
Eons of dreams and aspirations, so frivolous and vain
Nothing symbolizes closure like the last link in a chain

The sun must begin its rising
Following night obediently
Lift it high above the horizon
And touch the zenith with me

I sense in you a kindred mind for this final round
Worn-out and jaded, terminally earth-bound
But it never through the centuries loses its appeal
How each you of every lifetime allows me yet to feel

The sun must begin its rising
Following night obediently
Lift it high above the horizon
And touch the zenith with me
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