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House of God

(2000)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHeavy Metal
LabelsMassacre Records, Metal Blade Records
Album rating :  75 / 100
Votes :  1
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House of God Lyrics

(13)
Submitted by level DaveÅkerfeldt
1. Upon The Cross (1:44)
Upon the Cross he did not die, they tortured him, but he survived
Smuggled across the open sea, to Southern France, tranquility
There he married Magdalene, and founded another dynasty
A church was built upon a hill, to serve all of the gods at will
2. The Trees Have Eyes (4:46)
I'd been riding hard most of the night, wooded ravines on a mountain side
My horse was getting tired... and so was I
Up there the moon was full, down here darkness ruled
The trees were so much higher than they were meant to
In what is known as "The Devil's Hide"
I knew I was not alone, and it was not that crazy moon above
Oh no... I could feel the trees have eyes
I used to know this road so well, many a time i was here before
But now it seemed so different, the road was no more
I was lost, I stopped and looked around
I had this eerie feeling, that I was being watched
In what is known as "The Devil's Hide"
I knew I was not alone, and it wasn not that crazy moon above
Oh no... I could feel the trees have eyes
Watching me
The trees have eyes, watching me
Then the sound I didn't wanna hear, howling at the moon
Eyes I didn't wanna see, I should have turned around
So much louder, the howling was chilling my bones
One wolf grown to a dozen, and here I was alone
Yellow eyes... they were everywhere... yellow eyes... as I prepared to die
Suddenly there she was, in a halo of light
Suddenly there she was, silvery black and white
The bluest magical eyes staring right into mine
Never ever had I seen in a wolf, such a beautiful beast
In what is known as "The Devil's Hide"
I knew I was not alone, and it was not that crazy moon above
Oh no,,, I could feel the trees have eyes
3. Follow The Wolf (4:28)
The morning slowly came, my life about to end
Then the wind would change, all but one had left
The angelic wolf had stayed, without a word she said
Follow me, follow the wolf
And so i followed the wolf, up the wooded mountain side
Close to the top... she suddenly stopped
Sun to the East, man and beast
Just two silhouettes... in a landscape never to forget
Like dark decaying teeth, I saw the village beneath
A few and distant roads all leading away from here
Nobody in the streets... decay
I must follow the wolf again, I must follow her till the end
The end
The Wolf had turned around, facing higher ground
And there it was... The House of God
In awe I looked as time had stopped
Follow me
I had never seen a church like this before
"This Place is terrible" inscribed above the door
Like dark decaying teeth, I saw the church within
A few distant thoughts, inviting me in to sin
Nobody in the church... decay
Shrouded in a gloomy light, as if my final night
I wonder if God was ever here
Or did he turn away in fear, did he turn away in fear?
4. House Of God (5:36)
Once inside, everything would change before my eyes
No more decay
Glorious beauty had taken its place
But in horror... I watched as the wolf... began its
skin to shed
I grabbed a silver crucifix expecting evil to be next
To the floor it fell, the crucifix, the wolf was no
more a beast
Instead a lady only dreams can create
Creeping deep into the heart I never had
"I'll love you forever... never leave"
It was love at first sight, in true love there is no
wrong or right
I didn't care from where she came, just her name...
Angel
Then a kiss, soft and warm, my love, am I really not
alone?
Nights of heavenly sin, in the House of God, I
found... true love
Nights of heavenly sin, in the House of God, I
found... true love
"Plenty of Food and wine, so we laughed and we dined"
"We made love in the holiest of places, all the
passion
it made us crazy"
"I'll love you forever... never leave"
To the floor it fell, the crucifix, the wolf was no
more a beast
Instead a lady only dreams can create
Creeping deep into the heart I never had
I didn't care from where she came, just her name...
Angel
Then a kiss, soft and warm, my love, am I really not
alone?
Nights of heavenly sin, in the House of God, I
found... true love
Nights of heavenly sin, in the House of God, I
found... true love
Angel... Angel... Angel... Angel where are you now?
5. Black Devil (4:28)
There he was that little man, sitting by the altar... Black Devil
Carved in stone so dark and could... Black Devil
Help me, Help me, cause I don't know what's going on
It was the early morning of the seventh day
I had been making love to Angel in every single way
The sun was peeking through a window high above
That's when I saw her kiss the little devil on his head
Black Devil... if you could only speak... Black Devil
What do you see when you're looking at me?
There he was that little man, fingers spread like claws... Black Devil
I wonder what it is he knows... Black Devil
Help me, help me, cause I don't know what's going on
Black Devil... if you could only speak...
Black Devil What do you see when you're looking at me?
When I look around, this church on holy ground
There are things within, that should have never been
Why two pulpits in a place like this?
One facing to the East, the other to the West
One of th guilded canopies have gargoyles in the sun
And on the other canopy I see demons having fun
Black Devil... if you could only speak... Black Devil
What do you see when you're looking at me?
Black Devil always near, why don't you want me here?
I can feel your hate in my soul, I wonder what it is you know
Black Devil... what's going on?
6. The Pact (4:10)
Outside the leaves are slowly falling from the trees
Black clouds are moving in, a storm is coming on
Inside the confessional, Angel and I are playing games
I'm acting the priest, and she is the sinner of all my dreams...
Dreams, dreams, turn into a nightmare
A sudden change on her face, her smile is gone without a trace
"Nothing... nothing is forever", she said
"So many things are wrong in here, so many times I've lived in fear
A year ago... I signed a sacred pact, and if you love me so will you"
Then she told me of the Pact, her tears were not an act
And they were not alone, all my dreams... shattered to the bone
I fell to my knees in prayer... but ohhh this is Hell
The Pact is so powerful, it leaves you no way out
Unless within a year, someone else will sign it in blood
Someone to take your place, to guard this evil church
Another wolf to roam the hills, another wolf... in for the kill
"Nothing... nothing is forever", she said
"So many things are wrong in here, so many times I've lived in fear
A year ago... I signed a sacred Pact"
If i sign it now, Angel will be free to go
She must leave without her memory, no more a wolf, but as a lady
And if I don't, then in seven days she will die before my very eyes
Either way... I'll never see her again
If i sign then I must stay, and only leave as a wolf for prey
"Nothing... nothing is forever", she said
"So many things are wrong in here, so many times I've lived in fear
A year ago... I signed a sacred Pact"
And now I'm signing it for you
7. Goodbye (2:00)
So many tears in my eyes, I have to look away
How can I say the word, that never should be said
I lay my broken heart to rest, and so I set you free
I wish you only the best... even if it's not with me
Fly away...
Beautiful angel Fly away to better things
Beautiful angel Fly away to better things
Fly away
8. Just A Shadow (4:37)
Again I'm so alone, the wine is pouring down
No one to share with, no one to care with
The only light in my life
Comes from the candlelight, black candles left behind
As I'm sitting through the night
I'm so cold and dark inside
Angel, your memory will haunt me till the day I die
Just a shadow, a shadow of a man
I'm just a shadow, a shadow of a man
The eyes of statues standing along the nave
They seem to follow my every move, every tear I shed
I am no longer living, but I am still not dead
I'm somewhere in between, I am of the unseen
Must we have the other side, just to feel alive?
Oh I wonder what would be had we not created me
Just a shadow, a shadow of a man
I'm just a shadow, a shadow of a man
The eyes of statues standing along the nave
They seem to follow my every move
They drive me insane
Surrounded by darkness in this cold church of thine
I try to remember, all that once was mine
I don't know what tomorrow will bring
But if life is so divine, how come I suffer so in mine?
How come I suffer in mine?
The eyes of statues standing along the nave
They seem to follow my every move
They drive me insane
I am no longer of the living, but I am still not dead
I'm somewhere in between, I am of the unseen
I lived a lifetime of sorrow and hate, up until the other day
That's when I left this sick old world behind
Oh how love can make you blind
9. Help!!! (4:22)
Help... help... can anybody help me now?
Help... help... my mind is lying on the ground
I don't know, I just don't know if I'm still alive
I see the sun, the sun is up again, another day of just the same
I'm slowly going mad, emptiness is all I have
I see the sun, the sun is up again, another day of just the same
Help... help... can anybody help me now?
Help... help... my mind is lying on the ground
In the mirrors on the walls, with the crosses standing tall
I see misery take another hold of me
I'm hanging on to a memory... I'm hanging on to myself
The wine is turning sour, I'm longing for my final hour
Never to be free, cursed for eternity
I'm hanging on to a memory... I'm hanging on to me
Be it God or Satan, whoever you are
You're hiding in the shadows
You cursed me with the Devil's mark
I'm hanging to a memory... I'm hanging on to myself
The wine is turning sour, I'm longing for my final hour
Never to be free, cursed for eternity
I'm hanging on to a memory... I'm hanging on to me
Help... help... I'm slowly going mad
Help... help... emptiness is all I have
I smash the mirrors... the mirrors on the wall
I have to smash them all before they crush my soul
Help... blood... I'm bleeding now, Help... I'm bleeding bad
I'm bleeding on the floor
Help... help...
I can't take this anymore
10. Passage To Hell (2:00)
What was that sound?
I slowly turn around, something moved
A void of darkness in the floor, where the altar stood
I move a little closer, cause I cannot see from where I stand
Blood still running down my arm, from all the cuts in my hands
I must enter the unholy cell
I must enter a passage to Hell
Someone is ringing the bell
But there is only me, there is no one else
I think I hear a voice from deep within the hole
I wonder who could be in there, the strong smell of old
I must enter the unholy cell
I must enter a passage to Hell
I can barely see the stairs below
Stairs on which I know my feet must go
11. Catacomb (5:01)
Down into the dark I go, armed with just a candle and then my soul
Cryptic messages written on the floor
Rats are nibbling at my feet, I send one off to nevermore
Too much darkness, spiders on my eyes
Webs are hanging from my thighs, the fatter ones must die
I see shadows walking straight and tall
I don't know how they move, dancing on the walls
Presence of fear, a presence so near
I wonder what could be so powerful beyond the dark
Human bones... in little chambers all along the narrow halls
Catacomb, death over life... Catacomb, am I here to die?
I see a light, I push some bones aside
Down into the dark I go, another chamber, a chamber with a glow
Could this be a doorway to another world?
Or darkness playing tricks, with my little mind?
The virgin Mary is standing tall
A full size figure carved in wood up against the wall
Her face is peeling from all the years gone by
Is it just a statue, or is it what I'm looking for?
I break her face and see another one instead
The mummy's face appears as the bandages they fall
Dried out face with hate upon me gaze
How grotesque... the mummy wears a crown of thorns
From the empty sockets where its eyes should be
An entity of light is pouring out towards me
And then the sound... Jesus Christ,what have they done to you?
I'm running for my life, I'm running from the night
But it's so hard to breathe, the stench down here is much too much
Satan help me, help me God
Help me anyone, anyone who hears my cry of fear
Cold winds from far beyond the dark
Chasing through the catacomb and breathing down my neck
Human bones... in little chambers all along the narrow halls
Catacomb, death over life... Catacomb, am I here to die?
I know I'm here to die
12. This Place Is Terrible (5:34)
I'm back in the church... night has taken over
I'm breathing hard... in the dark
Through the hole in the floor, I hear the winds from the catacomb
Here it comes, out of the hole, a magnificent light
Blinding the entire church
Contorted faces and bodies too, powerful entity floating high above
I was no more scared of dying, but I was terrified of knowing the truth
I don't want to, but I have to... I have to know who you are
"You have entered where no human must go
You have seen the lie... the lie about the cross"
I am many... We are One, THE HIGHEST
You'll never know why We kept Him here
The one who did not die on the cross
Could it be We kept Him away from God... so that he may never walk
Never walk the Earth again?"
"Or could it be that We've kept Him... safe from YOU
So you may never try to do again what... you did back then?
I guess it all depends on who you are
I guess it all depends on who you really are"
"God and Satan are just puppets on OUR strings
Creating conflicts in your little human minds, keeping US alive
It doesn't matter who or what you think We are
It only matters that you know We are
God, The Devil, good and evil, We're all that and so much more"
"Live this life the best you can, and leave the rest to US"
But I can't... I won't be one that feeds an unknown God
Show to mankind that You really exist
And then explain to us the meaning of chaos
Give us reason to persist, to go on living through this Hell on Earth
All I want is peace of mind from all you non existing Gods
I bet that not even You will ever understand the truth
Cause YOU are nothing but a puppet on even higher strings
Your unholy eyes, I wanna sew them shut
Oh you meaningless little God, and so I choose death over you
Up up the grey cold stairs, up into the tower of Hell
With a rope in my hand, I'm searching for the unknown land
FATHER OF THE UNIVERSE, here I come.. THIS PLACE IS TERRIBLE
13. Peace Of Mind (2:32)
Instrumental
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