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Second Skin of Harlequin

(2006)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresSymphonic Black Metal
LabelsWorld Chaos
Album rating :  76.1 / 100
Votes :  10
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Second Skin of Harlequin Lyrics

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Submitted by level DevilDoll
1. And There Was Light (4:59)
And there was light
And the darkness that followed blinded my eyes
The night made we trustworthy and hid all my lies
I called the seventh of the eight and gave him my offer
So cold were the feelings I bore inside after I'd lost her

Sometimes I still can hear
His voices calling, calling me from everywhere
And now and then
I feel my soul slowly slipping out of myself into his...

Hell claws at my window and makes me forget
To tell her of the deal and the conditions I met and now
It's far too late to tell her what's going on here
Somehow I'm almost looking forward to when this is over

"I felt my ghost cross over, and knew he was near
And across the river I could see him standing there"

And there was light
And the blackness that followed blinded her eyes
The night drew her to me and we met in the dark
And this "why am I here?" where the words she said
A kiss told her responsible for her being dead

She cried in silence and I wiped away her tears
She felt my cold hand amplifying her fear
She knew where she was and cursed her beloved
And all of a sudden it all was over...

Sometimes I still can hear
His voices calling, calling me from everywhere
And now and then
I feel my soul slowly slipping out of myself into his hell

"I know he's waiting there for me
In his limbo between destination and reality"
2. Virgin Soil (4:08)
Behold, he stands before you all
Upon the tower, fit to fall
See the beauty of the never-ending
Hear his creatures call

Say then, say then:
Lay no eye upon my eye, lay no voice upon my crying
Set no truth above my lie, shed no tear upon my dying

An orphan is your child to be
And like you took my child from me
The likes of this, my vengeance
Have my hell bred creatures yet to see
I've never known such naked pain
As if I'm naked in the rain
I've searched each world for virgin soil
Fit for my slaughtered child's remains

Say then, say then:
For an eye you take an eye, take my voice for all your crying
Upon your infants grave I lie, upon it's death I do my dying
For his eye you take an eye, shattered was he when we found him
Stone and cut and crucify, leave his killer's heart unpounding

Men and angels hide in vain
For he who hath my firstborn slain
Shall die before the sun has set
He took my child, he will regret

Say then, say then:
Lay no eye upon my eye, lay no voice upon my crying
Set no truth above my lie, shed no tear upon my dying

Poised the strike in the slumberous sword
Of the dark and childless lord
"This machete of mine will get thee in time
We're alone in a room with no door"

Yes, I recall the death of one
Older and more holy son
I see the irony, but that won't render
This one deed undone

Say then, say then:
For his eye you paid an eye, a law you find is self-fulfilling
In your place your child did die
Death is all you gain from killing
3. Pieta (4:06)
Your smile so dim, your eyes alive
A gesture hides a vicious lie
Your face so clean, but deep inside
I know you're hiding something
A trace so faint, a chisel's scar
Carved piece by piece who you are
His head held high, but deep inside
I know you're hiding something

Pieta, you're the one and only truly holy sculpture
So now... sentenced by the divine tool I wheel he falls down

A crack and crackle, a thin black sear
Upon the surface pale and raw
Frozen for now, neatly carved
Deep in silence, clutching at straws
I crush the face, the crumbling lines
An expanding maze that seems alive

Again alone, you're face is gone
Still I see no confession coming from
Your soul, your core, your hand, your son
Still I know you're hiding something
I sit and wait, then un-create
My mind confused and filled with hate
I marvel at our common fate
Still I know you're hiding something

Pieta, you're the one and only truly holy sculpture
So now... sentenced by the divine tool I wheel he falls down

Another crack upon the marble
Disfigurement I don't even enjoy
I see it now, though in vain
I see how perfect art is pain
And as I make you dissolve
I see the secret that I have destroyed
4. Sought By The Fallen One (4:57)
A granted wish for a demon's kiss
Drew lust for more and mental twists
Across the simple minds of men
And no one here was watching them
As they broke into their certain doom
By craving more that they deserved to

So crowned and claimed by Satan's eye
Is a book of truth that doesn't speak lies

Written words in well-inked shapes
In demon-blood as he rapes
The book of destiny
Claimed by the damned who wants
To stain his soul, but more can't be
For the one who seeks and will find me

Sought by the fallen one
Sought by the fallen one

And I can never leave
Forever bound in here
An everlasting dream
In an everlasting nightmare
And even though I still
Have my mortal soul to sell
In here I've found
My own personal hell

Sought by the fallen one
Recreating tortures down
Inflicted deep by the foulest demons
Children of the second son

Sought by the fallen one
Damnation for a battle one
There's nowhere left to hide my guilt
And nowhere left to run

My confessions were to grave
That no living priest was brave enough
To hear my spoken word be said
Corrupted by my pain
Slowly driving me insane
With oblivion due, I'd rather be dead

Seraphims sing their hymns in disgust!

"You cannot run from what isn't hunting", he said
"It cannot kill what was never meant to be dead"

Seraphims sing their hymns in disgust!
5. She, the Plague (4:56)
She sweeps the doorstep, a well-used broom
Bring diseases and plague, the ultimate doom
By witchcraft of trolls she casts her spells
With curses from heaven and blessing from hell

With the unholy rain and the northern breeze
She curses the land with her broom-sweeps of disease
While beasts obey her commanding word
She sweeps mankind from the face of the earth

A damp air surround what's left
A faint touch of decay
A vast wreck yard is all that's left
Ruins of yesterday
Cultural monuments scattered

Broken, crushed, betrayed
As the survivors rise and start again
Trying to find a way

Plague! The devil is amongst us
Plague! Demise!
Plague! Run and hide the youngsters
Plague! Sacrifice!

"I'll kill you all as winter is coming and summer starts to crawl"

She comes to town at the raven-dark night time
When everyone lies restlessly inside
Like a lonesome ghost she walks out there
With red glowing eyes and pitch black hair

Bubonic plague, we're rotting alive
We are all bleeding so deep inside
Run to the forest, hide in there
Let not this demon come you near, my dear!

And all that's left is ashes
All that's left is dust
But we rise and live again
Because we know we must
And all that's left is broken dreams
All that's left is death
But we rise and live again
Living with every breath
6. Feathers Shall Fall (4:23)
The last days soon comes, the signs are shown
In the blood washed streets of a manmade Babylon

Feeding on everything our fathers left behind
Abasing her grace since the beginning of time

The rotten flesh of mother earth
Pleads in sincere desperation her longing wish for Armageddon
Deep inside a diabolical birth
Prepare the grim invasion of the twisted demons soon unleashed
"The worms shall seek the light, homeless children seek the night
Their minds in loveless bright, and dying sirens shall call
Angels walk the ground, no longer shall they be heaven-bound
Thunder's distant roar shall sound and feathers shall fall"

Pulling at her blood stained sleeve
Closing our eyes in disbelief

A starless sky in purple shades
Shine upon the landscape of am apocalyptical metropolis
It's a vast wound in her face
Decaying since the coming of man like god's leprous kiss
"The worms shall seek the light, homeless children seek the night
Their minds in loveless bright, and dying sirens shall call
Angels walk the ground, no longer shall they be heaven-bound
Thunder's distant roar shall sound and feathers shall fall"

Feeding on everything our fathers left behind
Abasing her grace since the beginning of time

Gnawing at her empty breasts
Tearing at her heartless chest

Rip the veil and secrecy away
Expose the truth, her deepest secrets in the name of progress
Bend the rules and break the chains
Binding us to the only touchable and certain god or goddess
"The worms shall seek the light, homeless children seek the night
Their minds in loveless bright, and dying sirens shall call
Angels walk the ground, no longer shall they be heaven-bound
Thunder's distant roar shall sound and feathers shall fall
The worms shall seek the light, homeless children seek the night
Their minds in loveless bright, and dying sirens shall call
...and feathers shall fall

...and feathers shall fall"
7. Clockwork of Time (5:57)
I see no hope where hope should be
A courtroom drama in major aspect
Mortal laws for those who see
Beyond extorted discipline and respect
I see no hope where hope should be
I see no seven, six nor three
Faith has vanished, they are banished
And gods fall furthers that you and me

Fall!

The clockwork of time is no longer divine
Shattered glass will guide the way, the path that leads
To judgement day

Pale and unmoving like golems of ashes
Away from the wind and the rain that slashes
Their powerful limbs to dust
Nothing left to loose, but no one left to trust

The ornamented entrance, the gate of pearls
The lack of maintenance hurts

And shivering is your empty hand
Pointing way to the promised land
Nothing is there but sun and sand
Nothing more than when we are banned
The shivering hand is loosing it's grip
Promises lamenting from your lips
As they're falling brick by brick
Falling brick by brick

Fall!

The clockwork of time is no longer divine
Shattered glass will guide the way, the path that leads
To judgement day

Stored in a space untouched by man
Praying for deliverance like only gods can
Do when they are alone
No churches nor shrines to call "home"
8. Book of Sand (5:02)
Descending rapidly down the spiral
Not quite sure what I have embarked
Thoughts don't make any sense at all
In the shifting, liquid dark
The words my eyes read on the sheet
Pull my gaze along the lines
Devour facts my comprehension meet
In the words, between and behind

Pulling my fate along in the book of sand
(what does it make to make out this enigma?)
Secrets of eternity's at hand
(everything here is a reason to fear the book of sand)

The paper crackles perfectly as I slowly turn the pages
The letters once more greet the light, the first time now in ages
A careful, calligraphic handwriting of a magus
And I crawl deep into his knowledge's pitch black mines

Dig deep and read the breed of the deed!

Dust swirl out of reach of my dim candle light
Little fragments of ink and paper freed of fearless fright
What word were you, my little one why fly into the night?
A death, a tear, a philtre or poison flowing in the wine?
To read and search so deep inside
Behind, beyond, between the lines
What wonders are there I shall learn
Behind, beyond, between the words?
Between the pages like sand...

Time has slipped my memory for long
I tumble past page fourteen hundred and seven
In a reverie out of my control
Wrapped in a world of lore and legends
Suddenly page six hundred and eleven
Flash across my wet and weary eyes
The previous page is unfamiliar
And there yet another secret hides

Pulling my fate along in the book of sand
(what does it make to make out this enigma?)
Secrets of eternity's at hand
(everything here is a reason to fear the book of sand)

Dig deep and read the breed of the deed!

And I so close the book again, leave the words all rest
To ascend before I dive too deep is always for the best
Close the tome and the session, at least until the next
And let my eyes unwillingly forget the text

To read and search so deep inside
Behind, beyond, between the lines
What wonders are there I shall learn
Behind, beyond, between the words?

Between the pages like sand

Time has slipped my memory for long...
9. Aqua Diabolicom (Bonus track) (5:05)
[bonus track]

Children of the elements obey their fathers' laws
Worship the principles from which the manna falls.
Distinguish between the outmost truth and false
Catalysing divine riddles.

Searching between realities on a holy mission
Discovering the facts and fear the inquisition
Trying to read beyond the noise and the fission
Finding answers in the middle

Searching, searching, searching the ultimate one
Searching, searching, finding Aqua Diabolicum

Processes developing to a stabilized state
Time is expensive with everything at stake.

Through science almighty, through science divine
We bring nirvana to mankind.
Spotting truth in elements Creative ways of genesis
Achieving everlasting youth; death's quasid nemesis

Strange smells in the damp, warm corroded cave
Where acids burn and people learn as the fires rave
Beneath the boiling kettles 'tween where we stand so bold and brave
curious as well as damned

Creatures crawl in the deep dark corners of the chamber
As we peek inside of mother Earth and try to understand her
We find the disease, the reason then we find the cure
- So eager as well as banned.

[solo]

Searching, searching, searching the ultimate one
Searching, searching, finding Aqua Diabolicum

Something is developed after centuries of seeking
Something is shaped after centuries of beating.

Opening doors in the labyrinth of time
We brought eternal death to mankind
To break the code of gold, a holy quest for the chosen ones
We must stay secret, we must stay strong.

In the deepest black where the quill slowly creeps
across the ochre landscape of a paper sheet
Symbols of facts are written by a steady hand
like only a devoted and wise man can.
In dim candle light they all are written
letter that speak and seem demon-ridden
living, telling little lives in secret,
- are they truths or lies?
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