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Deadlands

(2002)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresAtmospheric Gothic Metal
LabelsCentury Media Records
Album rating :  -
Votes :  0
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Deadlands Lyrics

(10)
Submitted by level Sathanas
1. Enter (1:07)
[spoken]

so
I am invited
but still I hesitate
though a thousand tracks preceding
mine lead inwards
not one single print emerges
2. Necropol Lit (4:04)
Remind
Here I am in Necropolis
Run my fingers down my spine
Beneath my feet a thousand ruins
Coming here in my own time

Here I am and here I'm staying
Queen of all that crawls and dies
Queen of crippled, blistered bodies
It's all done and it's all mine

Lay down all at your master's feet
The taint is on you now
This is my turf, this is my land
so let the virtue go

And now I see in painful clarity
Intention that was and the truth that will be

Remind
Remember Necropol lit

Wading through the mirthless alleys
Smell the fear, the cold stale air
Bones and teeth, a garden withered
Broken hands and broken lives

Remember
Remake
3. Omnivore (4:44)
Oh, little figures that toil under weather and sun
Your backbreaking labor is earning you nothing but hopes undone
Here nothing is sacred; what pride there is left will not hold
The price of your failure is shown in the trinkets that weigh you down

I'm swimming in obscenity that gives me not one second's peace
Mirror all my faults and flaws, crack jokes at all that I'm made of
Weeping in our restless sleep, we're dreaming of lucidity and peace

All good withers and dies
We seized it all, only to let go
The empty winners drowning in the flow
We are all forlorn

Riddle is solving itself as I kneel and devour
The strength of the terror will never relieve you of crawling on
Small voices are prying at secrets I don't want to share
Pathetic and sweet, all remorse is cut off with the leech that bleeds me

All good withers and dies in our hands
We seized it all, only to let go
The empty sinners drowning in the flow

I'm swimming in obscenity that gives me not one second's peace
Mirror all my faults and flaws, crack jokes at all that I'm made of
The silent heartstone at my feet: we're gagged and bound and incomplete
Nothing holds in what we are, our filth and greed has come too far
The great deceit, the greater made by truth well hid in words and shades
Ten letters on my stony bed to witness every mouthful fed
'Cause I am the one who will rip you apart
So die
4. Rust Cleansing (7:20)
Silence has already spoken
They have all failed to hold their chairs
Shame left its print on their faces
Muted and perfectly there
And so am I

Rust, cleansing in harm

Echoes of laughter and beauty
Cleverly disguised and still and cold
In every eye silver mirrors (without compassion)
Plasterlike face ignores the call
And so will I

Rust, cleansing in harm

The unforgiving mask that drives the lesson home
The fear that ties us down and leaves us all alone
We are all alone

Screaming beneath placid gazes
No one is there to break the fall
Spineless and amazed we greet the metaphor
that leaves us as beggars at the door
And so we tie

Rust, cleansing in harm

The bond that ties us holds
Hate the price we pay
5. Faceless (5:41)
Blood to bind and love to damn me
Formed in clay, the fire has made me faceless
Torn to shreds, but I'm still standing
Never sleeping and never blinded

Sweetness taken from me in the moment I misspent
All good ripped out from me and the silence never ends

Blood to fade and love to wither
No one holds and nothing lives here
Faceless

Sweetness taken from me with a gesture of contempt
All good ripped out from me and the silence never ends

I could scream into finality
With the knowledge that's consuming me

Blood to bind and love to damn me
See me now and know that I am faceless
Blood that is purer than the poison in your veins;
Love that runs truer than the hatred and the pain;
That's the blood that runs in me

Blood to bind and love to damn me
6. Distance Will Save Us (5:06)
This is where the bodies fell
Feel the pressure on the surface
Too long buried arrogance
Rising up to reign
Palpable and crystal pure
Sovereign and without master
Perfected and far too sure
It is on its way

Save us
Stay your hand
We are born too far from morality

This is where it all began,
Where the wounds were left to fester
Here the feeder will unhand
Those that could not choose
Here, at last, it all comes true
See the pity and devotion
In the scar that marks you, too
It is on its way

Save us
Stay your hand
We are born too far from morality

The stones in our hands uncloud the senses
No time for demands, time moves against us

Dawn is breaking in the clouds and the starkness of light is blinding
Give us a moment to savour your face and to worship and love our murder

Save us
Stay your hand
All we need is one more chance at life
7. Silverspine (8:12)
This is all yours if you want it
My sick landscape, dry and fevered
My survival and the hunger
Growing older in a heartbeat

You took us by surprise
Stepped in where no one goes
In forcing open doors
you sacrifice us both

This is all yours if you want it
This is all I ever offered you

Hoping against all sense
(We bite the hand that feeds us pain)
Hoping against myself
(There is still pride inside our veins)

Underneath our sores and blisters
spines of silver that won't listen
Your perception is not flawless
We are dying while you watch us moan

Hoping against all sense
(We bite the hand that feeds us pain)
Hoping against myself
(There is still pride inside our veins)
Biding my time

The perfection has turned sour
in the moment of salvation
Every minute is pure torture
This is mercy, if you want it

Hoping against all sense
(All meaning rots and slithers grey)
Hoping against myself
(We bite the hand that fed us pain)

This is all yours if you want it
This is mercy, if I have it

Biding my time
8. Jigsaw (The Pattern & The Puzzle) (4:53)
Words vomited into a face
Cold leavings, there's only bleak and lifeless duty
Moan into my ear, though I know
You would break me but I will watch you choke

I'll tear myself into pieces
and grow out stronger and colder
I turn the tables on you
There's no place to hide

I tear myself into pieces
There's nothing here to hold me
I tell myself apart from you
Above and beyond

I tear myself into pieces
Know I'm beyond all despair
Don't turn your back on me again,
transcribing my name to nothing

Hope a saviour with all fingers crossed
I slip on my gloves and carve a flawless icon
into pieces

I tear myself into pieces
Placing me where I belong
Outside all soft dreams and outside the throng

Fools
The error is all in yourselves
The ideal is pure and cruel and nauseates you
So give me the crown and the throne
I render you dead and tear all you completed
into pieces
9. Deadlands (6:05)
All I ever wanted was a little discipline
A master's touch to give me some serenity within
Now I know there's no one there to save me from myself
All I ever needed was a minute of safe rest
A stronghold to give shelter from the pressure and the test
Now I know there's no one there to save me from myself

Standing cold in victory and longing for some sun
Begging still for mercy when the time for truth has come

Leave here. Turn home

We're all dry and dead and gone and not to breathe again

Leave here. Turn home

Rip the life and laughter out, rebuild it in my name
When the city rises, I will rule and I will blame
Now I know there's no one there to save me but myself
See me, fat and choking on the words that I remade
See my lover bleeding, there is beauty in the strain

Now I know there's no one there to save me from myself
10. Resonatine (9:57)
I am so sorry. I've made amends
I've kept my peace and bent my neck
I know the pattern, I know the sound
and I have twisted it around
The chance to speak passed me by
Remaining frozen in dead time
Honesty stripped of its meaning
I would not hurt you again
You have my heart, you have my hands
Pinning me down when I'm leaving

Moving without sense or sign
Uprooted, and the pain refined
How long can the silence hold?
Where were you when I grew old?

Move me in my lack of faith
Unhand me when it's all too late
How long can your arm hold strong?
Where are you when I am wrong?

I know you well enough

On the treshold of speaking of truces
Then the mouthful of still, hollow fear
There's no name to the path I am choosing
Time is passing, but I am still here
to see it through

Will I carry this burden forever?
My hands moving with words you won't hear
My heart beating the pulse for the deathbed
It's my kingdom. Here I am it all
So I know it each time you are lying
I can tell from the shame in your eyes
And each time there's a piece of me dying
but you know that I never compromise

Drowned inside you, all embraced
Grown to love the safety it gave
All protection ripped away
Never leave me alone and mute again

How long can the silence hold?
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