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Plagues of Babylon

(2014)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresPower Metal, Thrash Metal
LabelsCentury Media Records
Album rating :  57 / 100
Votes :  12
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Plagues of Babylon Lyrics

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1. Plagues of Babylon (7:47)
We lie in wait
time is drawing near
earth crisis is all too clear
the human virus starting to awake
so me must manipulate

we can't accept this human threat
the power structure is intact
as gods on earth we will forsake
we must release the plague

so if you're asking yourself why
your eyes are blind to the raging storm
will they cleanse the earth of humanity
unleash the plagues of babylon

compliance
submission
cowards led astray
traitors
liars
deceivers have their way

"And this shall be the plague that which the gods will strike all the peoples that wage war against them, their flesh will rot while standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths."

there's no escape
they feed from our hands
our minions plot
as they make their stand
as gods on earth
we have foreseen
we'll make the peasants bleed

so if you're asking yourself why
your eyes are blind to the raging storm
will they cleanse the earth of humanity
unleash the plagues of babylon
2. Democide (5:22)
This blasphemy, why can’t you see?
Their crimes are crystal clear
Deception reigns, you live in chains
You can no longer feel
In your eyes there is no life
Only flesh and blood
Fluoride heads, the walking dead, no fight to stay alive

Our mind are blind, our body’s overcome
They beat us down, bread and circus
This is our destiny, spawned from their master’s creed
A vicious plot cull the masses

They set the trap, you took the bait
Diseased, they vaccinate
Create the fear, create the pain
In chaos they will reign
Spewing lies, a thin disguise
To mask their true intent
Depopulate, with quiet rage
Patience will feed revenge

Our mind are blind, our body’s overcome
They beat us down, bread and circus
This is our destiny, spawned from their master’s creed
A vicious plot cull the masses

We reign with our shadows
Fomenting the treason
Soulless corrupted vessels
Don’t question our motives

It’s clear to see, in history
The harvester of death
The trusting herd will never learn
They just repeat the test
In your eyes there is no life
An empty shell inside
Fluoride heads, the living dead, victims of democide
Our mind are blind, our body’s overcome
They beat us down, bread and circus
This is our destiny, spawned from their master’s creed
A vicious plot cull the masses

We reign with our shadows
Fomenting the treason
Soulless corrupted vessels
Don’t question our motives
3. The Culling (4:26)
Send them down to the pits of hell
clip the angel's wings and watch them as they fall
spiral into silence
Blackened sun turns the ancient tides
mountains crumble and we watch the ocean dries
the dawn of the end approaching

Space and time call the chosen damned
as demigods we will reign across the land
our shadow creates the darkness

Serpent skies shape the oracle of time
shadow future makes the prisoners in their minds
Our power creates the darkness

We will tear the weak from the strong
to enslave the masses
Our storm has come, see the times are ending
until the culling is over

Take their bodies
We will kill them all

This divide wicked factions shape our plan
shake the sky we besiege the earth and man
Follow us to the ending

We will tear the weak from the strong
to enslave the masses
Our storm has come, see the times are ending
until the culling is over
4. Among the Living Dead (5:14)
As was promised you
Pathogen’s upon them
This creation out of control
They’ve come back to life
Their hunger is unrelenting
The flesh will ease their pain

They will never take us
Our numbers are to strong
They’ll never see the light of day
Waves of the undead storm
Draining life from their path
Spreading death and vile decay

When in the darkness, the groans are all we hear
The sunshine rises, they never disappear
Then they come, the evil procession
Sweeps through us all and we fall
When we rise, a gruesome creation
Enslaving the dead as their pawns

They’ve built themselves an army
Mindless, void and violent
Crushing all opposition
And those preaching resistance

Roaming armies of death
The plague sweeps across the land
Created by the hands of men
Body’s ripped to shreds
The stench makes us sick
Among the living dead

When in the darkness, the groans are all we hear
The sunshine rises, they never disappear
Then they come, the evil procession
Sweeps through us all and we fall
When we rise, a gruesome creation
Enslaving the dead as their pawns
5. Resistance (4:49)
On your knees is where you’ll be when we find you
Smoke you out, a den of thieves, we’ve succumbed to
You stand warned, your mindless hoard
We will not falter
You think you’re gods upon the earth
Wes mash your altar

No more time to justify or look for reason
We will survive, we will defy this blatant treason
We are strong, we stand tall, we’ll face the judgment
We are alive, we will survive the corruption

Take a deep breath, winds of freedom
Spread like fire through the minds of brothers
Love the fallen, fight the tyrants
Face the challenge and you’ll never find falter

They think it’s over
That victory is imminent
They will fail
Safe in the illusion their reason goes unpunished
The vicious crimes against their fellow man
They suppress and enslave us
An endgame of total death

We shall rise and resist!

You think you’ve won, we’re overcome
Bur we have risen
You can’t deny, your cloak of lies no longer hidden
You’re going down, you are exposed in your deception
We’ll string you up, you all will die
We’re reaping vengeance

Take a deep breath, winds of freedom
Spread like fire through the minds of brothers
Love the fallen, fight the tyrants
Face the challenge and you’ll never find falter
6. The End? (7:13)
As we gaze uncertain of the future
Breaking dawn reveals impending rapture
The darkest days seem to fall behind us
We stand tall with pure defiance

Stench of death is thick with carcass and decay
Destiny obscured, have we been led astray?
Forge ahead, we will scale the mountain
We are focused on the path of inner light

Salvation, we are chanting of the sun
Dawn closer, we’re fearless to the end
Torch the dead, see the burning embers
Eradicate this disease, reclaim the earth

Bodies cleansed, our land purged of this nightmare
Standing tall with these who truly are aware
We survived, is it really over?
We are clinging to the thread human of life

Are these illusions in our minds?
Or will the plagues come back in time?
We will survive to find a new life?
Or will the rage reclaim us?
Feeding on our yearning of the end

Everything seems perfect and surreal
Cant help but wonder if this is the end
Look around as paranoia swells
Are we safe? Only time will tell

We feel uneasy
Vagabonds drifting all around
The aftermath of their global cleansing
We survived the attempt of mass genocide
Is this the end?

We are guided to the clean and promised land
Seek a life, live where darkness has an end
This horizon leads us to our freedom
Reminiscing, all the plague’s and death behind

Are these illusions in our minds?
Or will the plagues come back in time?
We will survive to find a new life?
Or will the rage reclaim us?
Feeding on our yearning of the end
7. If I Could See You (3:55)
Where can I turn?
You’ve grown away
I grieve in silence
So much I’ve learned to life today
Still I need your guidance
You always find the words to say
To ease my troubles mind
Now you’ve gone I feel alone
If I could see you one more time

If I could see you now
You’d help me find my way
If I could see you now
You’d help me find my way

Where can I turn?
You’ve grown away
I need your words of wisdom
Sometimes I’m lost and in the rage
Taking things for granted
You were the one who did believe
When no one else could see
If I could share what’s on my mind
If I could see you one last time

If I could see you now
You’d help me find my way
If I could see you now
You’d help me find my way

If I could see you now
You’d help me find my way
I’ll find the strength somehow
I’ll fight to seize the day
8. Cthulhu (6:04)
We see the air is thick
Between the ocean and the forest mist
This blackened ocean calling for us
Our minds are drawn to hates eternal storm
The being screams it’s name to howls for more
This spawning creature rises to our shore

Dark soul of the elder gods
Spawning evil from the oceans floor
Shape shifter fools all mankind
To manipulate this world
Mankind is hypnotized
We’re standing paralyzed

We are minions in the master plan
Evil falls into unconscious minds
Building armies for the chosen one
To dominate this world
Our future will be drowned
The dark one will be crowned

We are grains in the sand of time
His power gained though the passing tides
Soon he’ll rise draining life and air
Leaving man in despair
The scriptures on the wall
Hear the Cthulhu’s call

You will see the visions peel away
Shape shifting demon
Casting spells upon the human race
Death phoenix rising
Tainted by his vile heinous stare
Consciousness fading
We are misted by his salted air
Cursing our spirit

All behold as the Cthulhu rises
Taking it’s form from the ocean floor
His tentacles grasp embrace with power
Were tantalized transfixed by evil

Spewing anger on the land below
We submit to the creatures form
Demi god reigning with his power
Were twisted, broken and torn
The age has reached us now
The dark one has been crowned

You will see the visions peel away
Shape shifting demon
Casting spells upon the human race
Death phoenix rising
Tainted by his vile heinous stare
Consciousness fading
We are misted by his salted air
Cursing our spirit
9. Peacemaker (5:02)
As the sun sets I ride
With my pistol by my side
I know I’ll survive tonight
Like dust in the wind
I’m restless with no end
I’ll find the man who sinned
Death heavy on my mind
The wounds will heal in time
My strength will win the fight
The sun begins to rise

Rode in town with a loaded gun
My face is burnt and I’m on the run
The whole damn town won’t look me in the eye
Took a seat at the local saloon
Piano man playin’ outta time
A shot of whisky to wash away the pain

Raise my head the man is staring at me
I grind my teeth my heart quickly beats
I make my move cause it’s time for him to pay
He stands and tries to ghost himself away
I quickly follow I can’t hesitate
My trigger finger tellin’ me he’s got to die

I shot my gun he had to pay the final price
One man down many more to go
I’m justified I just need to settle the score
They’ll never take y peacemaker away

Grab my steed and I’m set to tide
I gotta move or they’ll catch my hide
I’m only free with the blood I’ve left behind
I make my journey across the dusty plains
I got a plan to cure my sorrow and pain
The smoke clears and I live to see the day

I shot my gun he had to pay the final price
One man down many more to go
I’m justified I just need to settle the score
They’ll never take y peacemaker away
10. Parasite (3:30)
It rises from dormant slumber
Drains life from the host in hunger
Seeding it’s evil
Manipulation

Disguise, masking true intention
Truth lies in it’s own reflection
Burrowing deeper
Spreading infection

It grows, swelling in the darkness
Feeding on the host and weakness
Feeling exploited
Our path in turmoil

In the dark it drains our energy
Devouring for its own need
Vigilance will fight the parasite
Prevent it’s roots from settling
Our minds and bodies strengthening
Flush the poison from existence

Inside
It burrows
Divides
It tears us

No more
Destruction
Shifting
New victim

Defeat, cast away corruption
Embrace with a new beginning
These qounds are healing
This strain has lifted

In the dark it drains our energy
Devouring for its own need
Vigilance will fight the parasite
Prevent it’s roots from settling
Our minds and bodies strengthening
Flush the poison from existence
11. Spirit of the Times (Sons of Liberty cover) (5:05)
And as I sit and ponder
Regrets I have no longer
But the questions still remain
A world filled with injustice
Division, pain and violence
Will we ever find our way?
I look deep in their eyes
The fear I see makes me cry
It’s the truth we must embrace

Chorus
You may take me
But you’ll never break my will
My soul is not for sale
I fear nothing
And justice will prevail
My soul is not for sale

This is my commitment
And darkness, I’ll resist it
And if danger comes my way?
Well, I’ll stand firm in knowing
The truth just keeps on growing
We’re getting stronger everyday
If they take my fleshly body
Then I truly am free
My spirit will remain

Chorus
You may take me
But you’ll never break my will
My soul is not for sale
I fear nothing
And justice will prevail
My soul is not for sale
12. Highwayman (Jimmy Webb cover) (3:12)
I was a highwayman. Along the coach roads I did ride
With sword and pistol by my side
Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade
Many a soldier shed his lifeblood on my blade
The bastards hung me in the spring of twenty-five
But I am still alive.

I was a sailor. I was born upon the tide
And with the sea I did abide.
I sailed a schooner round the Horn to Mexico
I went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blow
And when the yards broke off they said that I got killed
But I am living still.

I was a dam builder across the river deep and wide
Where steel and water did collide
A place called Boulder on the wild Colorado
I slipped and fell into the wet concrete below
They buried me in that great tomb that knows no sound
But I am still around..I'll always be around..and around and around and
around and around

I fly a starship across the Universe divide
And when I reach the other side
I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can
Perhaps I may become a highwayman again
Or I may simply be a single drop of rain
But I will remain
And I'll be back again, and again and again and again and again..
13. Outro (0:24)
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