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Caress the Grotesque

(1996)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresDeath Metal
LabelsBlack Mark Production
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Caress the Grotesque Lyrics

(10)
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1. Perfection Dies (5:50)
Even beauty must die:
That which subdues both gods and mortals
Leaves the steely breast of the stygian Zeus untouched

As I wake I hear these words in my mind
Their meaning is one that I cannot find

My head it pounds with a tempered thought
Did my eyes betray that which I sought?
What was his gift for I can't ignore
The question posed now as before

Once and once only did love soften the lords of the shadow
Then, on the very threshold, he sternly revoked his gift

What was his gift for I can't ignore
The question posed now as before
I can't begin to realise
That I'm the one to which they empathise

Aphrodite herself has no power
To assuage the hurt of her lover
His tender flesh ripped by the cruel boar
Nor can the godlike hero be saved, deathless mother
At the Scaean gate when, falling, he achieves his date
She rises out of the sea
With all the daughters of Nereus

And the mourning begins for her glorious son

All good things must come to pas, too soon
Perfection dies
Trusting vanity, fading
Perfection dies
Look back, the mirror shows, Narsus
Perfection dies
Grieving for what I lost, slowly
Perfection dies

See! Where the gods are weeping
And the goddesses, all of them
Weeping that beauty passes
Perfection will always die

Good, a lament in the mouths of loved ones
What is common goes to Orcus unsung

And the mourning begins for her glorious son...

All good things must come to pas, too soon
Perfection dies
Trusting vanity, fading
Perfection dies
Look back, the mirror shows, Narsus
Perfection dies
Grieving for what I lost, slowly
Perfection dies
2. Fireball (4:34)
Withering beneath my feet
My eyes that scorch the earth dilate
I drink the rivers dry each year
I drown my freezing pain
To quench my endless thirst again
Will take more than the falling rain

Anti season sister cold
Has faded and has watched me grow
And now I walk among you
A source of life to all I see
A single glance to the weak
Can reverse that state with ease

Burning, feel me weaken you
Fading as I linger
Sweating, lifeblood leaving you
Closing in much tighter

Who would want to live against
The mightiest of elements
Feel the wight, my burning heart
Tearing land and life apart
Seasons go, I come again
Eternal, blessed lions mane
I take my place among the stars
Looking down from afar

You to me are lumps of meat
Cooking, basting, excrement
Some worship me and travel far
To sleep at night then back for more
The key to life, I give birth to all
Omnipresent fireball

I yearn and cry
Break from the earth to azure sky
Above me lies my natural realm
Divinity from where I fell
To live again, to rise once more
A demigod to those who went before, once more

Blistering, dehydrate
Your throat it dries, your skin it flakes
But bathing you in warmth
I seem to fill you with a love of life
To appreciate all that I am
You must overcome, adapt, survive

Anti season sister cold
Has faded and has watched me grow
And now I walk among you
A source of life to all I see
A single glance to the weak
Can reverse that state with ease

I yearn and cry
Break from the earth to azure sky
Above me lies my natural realm
Divinity from where I fell
To live again, to rise once more
A demigod to those who went before, once more
3. Mastery, Infinity And Separation (3:58)
I control my life, mastery
Ride long internal unity
I know myself and you know me
A fervent soul flying free
Take your life and join with me

Infinity, my words live on
The eternal shrine, indesinent, amarathine Aeonian
The words you hear
Taste the salt within these tears
Perpetual, unending, evergreen, infinity

Mastery
Walk with me and drink of all that I am infinity
Know you this, that I am the essence of man

Empty illusion, who do you think I am?
A mortal passion, The plague, man
In one dimension, I like to live this way
But who controls me? I can't say
Day is breaking, look up into the sky
Breathe deeply and ask why
'Cos I can hear you, yes you are known to me
The only difference is I'm free

Separate, I fade with time
Kargan Tor now satisfied
And you who cannot understand
Can only laugh, your head in sand
Join with me a timeless land
4. Void Existence (4:51)
Too weak to stand crawling in this darkened place
Of my being there is no trace
Hnad of wrath it greets my pain
Tyrant kin still holds the reins
This famine soil sees this flower spoil

Enshrouded in darkness
Every sound now strikes fear
Alone in my kingdom, no one knows that I'm here
No clues given in this unlit tomb
Bizarre extension to my bearers womb
Open my eyes that lie here drowning in tears

Open my mind to the long lost years
Tormented silence somehow beckons my dreams
Perpetual anguish, how fruitless it seems

Incarcerate... Void existence
Disregard... Non entity
Experiment... No resistance
I'll never find tranquillity

Glaring eyes are hounding me
Not understanding what they see
In an attempt to reimburse
Presenting me an empty purse
Blinded by the mystery
A testament to atrophy

Incarcerate... Void existence
Disregard... Non entity
Experiment... No resistance
I'll never find tranquillity

Living by the rules that my wisdom permits
Under the guidance my senses remit

No light to reach for, there's no reason to doubt
No hope I can will for and no reason to shout
Open my eyes that lie here drowning in tears

Open my mind to the long lost years
Tormented silence somehow beckons my dreams
Perpetual anguish how fruitless it seems

Joy of knowledge, I'll never taste
Potential mind has gone to waste
With their test they'll apparently
Recuperate my infancy
Inculcated with nature's way
No common ground on which to sway
Born again immaculate
Petrified inanimate
Innocence whiter than snow
Pure to a world I'll never know
5. Feed On Me (4:28)
Another life finds me numb
Permeate my weakened veins
Motion
Confusing me
Marble dance in ecstasy
Endless worlds beckon me
Opening my brainwashed mind

Feeling the shape of where I have not been
Tasting the rage of the ice and the green
Falling through the light, the few become one
Beneath the sad eyes and the weight of the sun
Feed on me

Laugh at the sky and its love for the ground
Touching the rough, odoriferous sound

Eat of the fruit and the bird in the sky
Rejecting the Zen, understanding the dry
Season the sect of the seven unseen
Gaze from the path to the bold and the keen

Once here now stay
Blood turns foul grey

Orb is the seed, lust draws my eye
Craving the tree as the river runs dry
Beauty caresses, senses I bleed
Stare at the rain to the one that I need
Dark final rape
Forging the blade, mapping the spine
Ripping and tearing the flesh that I climb
6. Driven Hard (5:39)
My dreams are not my master
My thoughts are not my aim
Triumph balance with disaster
Two impostors one and the same

I have heard the truth I've spoken
Twisted now a trap for fools
I have had my life's work broken
To start again with worn out tools
Held my winnings in one hand
And risk them on a single horse
Lose and start at my beginning
And never tell about my loss

Driven hard, mind, heart and body
When all is gone
Held on still even tighter
To my will which screams to me 'Hold on'
I've kept my head when those about me
Losing theirs on me they blame
Trust myself when other doubt me
Allow their doubting all the same
Driven hard, mind, heart and soul
To the point when all is whole

Driven hard, my heart
Driven hard, my soul
Driven hard, is the way that I see this world

I have waited and not grown bored
Lied about, not dealt in lies
Some men hate me but I not them
Don't look too good nor talk too wise

Talked with crowds and kept my virtue
A common touch
Friend nor foe can ever hurt me
All men count with me but none too much
I fill each and every hour
With sixty minutes of distance run
Knowing that no man can touch me
Gazing straight into the sun
Mine is the world and all within
And, which is more, I'm a man my son

Driven hard, my heart
Driven hard, my soul
Driven hard, is the way that I see this world
7. 33 Utopia (4:30)
Living safe and happy with friends far and wide
In this community with people by my side
So why did no one notice when four years ago I died

Why did they not find me
On the first day that I died
More were soon to pass on by
Before there came the rancid flies
The first week I but wondered
The second puzzled me
The third then made me realise
that a fourth was yet to be

Here I now lay
How long must I remain
Why must I be seen this way

I have had my time
Did I need to die?
Now low here I lie

Letters fall to the floor
Watched by silent eyes
Every know at the door is met by soundless cries
I live in debt and pay no bills, still I have my home
No one cares so no one knows, tell me why this should be so

Laying here, serenity
Silent heights, a lonely climb
Melancholic company
I've been absent for sometime
The first year was so lonely
The hate grew in my mind
Three more years were soon to pass
Open the door to a gruesome find

Here I now lay
How long must I remain
Why must I be seen this way
8. Override (3:36)
Unjustified, condemned by my guilt
I feed on the innocent
No mercy I need, obsessed by my thoughts
Unleashing my need to kill
Control's all I fear, increases all I hate
Darkness impairs my vision, destruction is your fate
Destruction, your fate

No more rage, no more pain

Life or existence, truth or a lie
What is the truth, which is the lie
Voice in my mind asking me why
Deformed or a freak, victim to die
See through the dark, blind in the light
Bow to the weak, willing to fight

No more rage, no more pain

Pure adrenalin rush, this host in which I lust
Unholiest of sins, the pleasures I win
Satisfy my need, the hunger I feed
Soulless, in a maze of deceit

I shall live eternally
Your torture I need, your tears are my blood
Your screams are the air I breath
Controls all I fear, increases all I hate
Darkness impairs my vision, destruction is your fate
Destruction, your fate

Pure adrenalin rush, this host in which I lust
Unholiest of sins, the pleasures I win
Satisfy my need, the hunger I feed
Soulless, in a maze of deceit
9. Mask (5:00)
Everything that I do, everything that I say
Everything that I am, everything within my day
That you once thought was me
No longer lives, no longer breaths
But held within is hate and rage
Suppressed when I'm in company

To see my true self, to own my soul
No man shall have that hold on me
I now acht my life, my life so well
And show you who you want...
...To see my true self is to own my soul
No man shall have that hold on me
Which is why I now act my life this way
And show you, show you what to see

This is not me, but what I want you to see
this ain't a change, but what I will always be

The skin you see and recognise
Beneath there beats a different heart
Beats as sure but you can't see
that I now play a different part
Blind before but now I know
My true self and all my goals
All this time I never showed

Everything that I do, everything that I say
Everything that I am, everything within my day
Emotion is a curse to which I never bend
Don't look deep into my eyes
Their vacant stare offends
Everything that I do, everything that I say
Everything that I am, everything within my day

This is not me, but what I want you to see
this ain't a change, but what I will always be
10. Triggered (4:59)
Death and murder, sex and rape
Blood and slaughter, mindless hate
Incessant, violent, saturate
Fear and loathing, spite and greed
Insane, cruel, psychotic breed
Gore soaked anger, watch them bleed

Set the trigger, sit and wait
Life and fiction integrate
Feel compelled to imitate
Mind now set, plans I make
What I've seen I cannot fake
Reject conscience, life I take

Feelings latent
Growing, breeding

I see, I hear, my way

Death and murder, sex and rape
Blood and slaughter, mindless hate
Incessant, violent, saturate
Mind no set, plans I make
What I've seen I cannot fake
Reject conscience, life I take

I see, I hear, my way

Feelings latent
Growing, breeding
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