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The Circus Maximus

(1992)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresEpic Traditional Metal, Power Metal
LabelsBlack Dragon
Album rating :  80 / 100
Votes :  1
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The Circus Maximus Lyrics

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1. Throne of Blood (5:01)
Terror inside my domain,
Spawning a life so insane,
Horror's unspeakable name,
Haunting my soul once again,

Three witches told me of this at the start,
They said it would be the death of my heart,
No feeling for life or loss of love,
My fate to die on a throne of blood,

I have raised my voice in anger,
Unto the elder gods,
Royal blood drips from my dagger,
And I am lost,

I strived in lust for power,
And stained my path in blood,
Now the woods come to devour,
My throne of blood,

Violence has reigned or'e my life,
Sword drawn to combat the strife,
Once I had visions of light,
Now my fate is but to die,

The ghost of the king that I have slain,
Comes tormenting me again and again,
No power on earth can save my soul,
I should have trusted in the gods of old,

I have raised my voice in anger,
Untol the elder gods,
Royal blood drips from my dagger,
And I am lost,

I strived in lust for power,
And stained my path in blood,
Now the woods come to devour,
My throne of blood,

Terror inside my domain,
Spawning a life so insane,
Horr's unspeakable name,
Haunting my soul once again.
2. Lux Aeterna (8:01)
In the corner of my empty room,
There is a place where sunlight dies,
No one seems to care,
For the lost and lonely ones,
Out of sight is out of mind,
Still I wait for morning's warm embrace,
I can't see into the dark,
Is someone watching me?

Now that it's all over,
What chan you believe in,
When you kiss the night,
Feels like everything is dying,
Give me some eternal light,

People stand around as castles fall to crumbled ruins,
Don't lift a finger-he might just take your money or your life,
Slip away,
Hide behind an empty stare,
Much safer now pretending to be blind,
No more, I can't take it anymore,
I'm leaving for a brighter place,
So much brighter,

Now that it's all over,
What can you believe in,
When you kiss the night,
Feels like everything is dying,
Give me some eternal light,

Not so long ago,
I'd have waited for a lifetime,
For the chance to think it's over,
Someday I hope to find,
The truth in love and reason,
Such things I'll never find alone,

Waiting in darkness,
I've grown weary of the chase,
Still my conscience lingers on, so tired,
Goodbye promise me you'll hope for something after,
It's much brighter than today,
So much brighter
3. Spider (7:15)
Spider, do you have a name,
Moving like a black fist,
Moving like a dark flame,

Spider, when to sleep,
Sink it in my flesh,
Sink it in so deep,

Spider, under my bed,
What you did to my daddy's leg,
What you did to my head,

The spider, in my dreams,
Want to wake up,
Want to scream,

You don't know what you did,
To me with your wicked little mind,
You don't know what you do,
To me with your wicked little mind,
Never wonder why,

Spider, now I'm dreaming,
And my body is something to bite,
To suck it dry,

Tear into my gut, wouldn't you try,
If you were bigger,
If you were bigger,

You don't know what you do,
To me with your wicked little mind,
You don't know what you do,
To me with your wicked little mind,
Fucking little mind.
4. Murder by Degrees (4:38)
In a dream I was playing the hero,
When lightning stopped my nerves were shattered,
Dark laughter said that I was much too late,
For the very last time,
Night again and somehow colder,
Breath escapes in a crystal haze and I,
Chase panick in the black of a whispered scream,
As blood turns to crimson ice,

Murder by degrees,
And frost killing time,
I still see my brother's eyes,
Burning through the freeze,

Vision clouds to the sight of a dream and then,
Grey eyes of a snow wolf fill the sky,
Feel the hot sting of winter's dying kiss,
A glass angel chills my heart,

Murder by degrees,
And frost killing time,
I still see my brother's eyes,
Burning through the freeze,

Snow creatures swarming as sleep comes I fall,
I'm pulled through a crack in the ice.
5. No Sign from Above (5:23)
We have searched throughout eternity,
To find the hidden truth,
But it still remains a mystery,
Man doesn't have a clue,

And we strive so hard for sanity,
That we can't find in in the news,
What happened to serenity,
I thought we paid our dues,

Waiting for a sign,
Waiting for a sign from above,
Waiting for a sign,
Waiting for a sign from above,

As teh tyrants lead us all astray,
Through the timeless winds of war,
There will be no other games to play,
When our bones rot on the shore,

And it seems we've nothing more to say,
Than the things we've said before,
We must break out of the molded clay,
Get back our wings and soar,

Don't wait for a sign,
There'll be no sign come from above,
Get your wings and fly,
Wash away the stain of the blood,

Yet the chains are still unbroken,
And we haven't learned to fly,
If we don't get back our wings,
We're sure to die,

Don't wait for a sign,
There'll be no sign come from above,
Get your wings and fly,
Wash away the stain of the blood.
6. In Gein We Trust (6:47)
Father said the crop was going to be a good one,
Alot of holes to dig, alot of work to be done,
Good old Gein goes to pay a visit to a stone,
Maybe he'll keep you company if you're all alone,

[Chorus]
Gein, we trust in you, we trust in me,
Gein, what is this, what does it mean,
Gein, no we don't know this place,
Have you seen Gein?

Mister Ed comes back from the dead to ply his trade,
Skull cup-a-soup fats on a boney chair he's made,
Lots of parts all packed away in boxes nice and clean,
Human nipple necklace, you're a scream Mister. Gein,

[Chorus]

He's happy to watch the kids till you get back,
Let's go out to the smokehouse,
Something new upon the rack,
Nothing really showing through his windows all day,
They're painted black so we don't know what to die,

Wearing that face flayed grey and frozen,
Sad sick faces, he's got them by the dozen,
He becomes the person he'd taken way back when,
So he can kill himself and still live to kill again.
7. Flesh and Fury (4:11)
There you are in jet white allegiance,
Sending words of wishful thinking through the air,
There you stand on the thin ice of believing,
Squared for battle, you hear the trumpets call,

Faith take hold, cold smile disguises,
Kneel and breed deception,
Then the world, looking through its fingers,
Finds there's just not much to see,

In our power, glory to us one and all,
Feel no love in freedom,
Don't cry, it's only thunder in your head,
Driving flesh and fury,

There you are in a flash of frozen moments,
On tomorrow's edge and waiting at the gate,
There you stand killing all your words for love,
Whispered hooks in the mouth of fate,

Fall from grace, talk from the corners,
Raise your hands to heaven,
Then from the shadows, choice comes crawling out,
In silence, sister victory,

Can you see them come to rescure me,
Mother reaching out to compassion,
Can you see them standing on the other side,
The warning, God has come for you,

Here we are a circle of shadows,
Waiting in the wings,
Here we stand patiently watching,
The wheels set in motion,

Over-night sensation breaking,
Overkill religion,
Back from the alley, truth comes screaming out,
For mothers of mercy,

In our power, glory to one and all,
Feel no love in freedom,
Don't cry, it's only thunder in your head,
Driving flesh and fury.
8. No Touch (6:20)
Just apart of me afraid to call my own,
Locked inside these barren walls-my heart,
When she appeared I knew the meaning of emotion,
But I don't remember feeling,

Another part of me I need to call my own,
Turns to face this precious sight-my hope,
And then she said to me,
I wonder why you see me like you do,
Such an innocent child,
Like Alice trapped in her looking glass,

She is my agony, my sorrow,
Someone to follow through the rain,
No touch, no feeling of life,
And here I am believing what she tells me,
She's just a shadow on the pane,

As the master of illusion, I can't go on,
Breathing life into a picture on the wall,
But when she sings, I hear the happiness of angels,
I close my eyes,
And when I look again, no one there at all,

She is my agony, my sorrow,
Someone to follow through the rain,
No touch, no feeling of life,
And here I am believing what she tells me,
She's just a shadow in the pane,

And when she came to me again,
Out from the wall,
She showed me her disease,
It's moving closer now,

And when she spoke to me again,
She speaks in whispers only,
She wanted more of me,
She opened all the windows,

I took her hand and I threw my mind away,
Just for a moment I knew love.
9. Hack It Off (4:04)
Hack,

So here you are, lift your head,
You fed on the dawn's early light,
You're so right,
I'm a puppet on a string,
You're the thing,

Unreal you rise, like cold diamond surprise,
You make my bed,
I'm wed to you,
What can I do, I could...

[Chorus]
Hack it off and find a way,
Start another life today,
Grease the guillotine, make it oay,
Bye bye, baby, bye bye

Iron studded icon, you shoot molten lead music,
Into the greedy years of America,
So they can swallow every drop,
Of your cathode ray amor'e,
A moray eel steals into a thousand hearts of darkness,
While Cupid's bow snaps like the spine of love,
And he pulls out his bazooka instead,
So many dead,

[Chorus]

Mirror windshield shards fly like fractured facts,
I ain't no saint so paint me black,
And send me back somewhere,
I don't care,

If I made a point, it's just a fly in my ointment,
Anoint me Holy Mother of Maggots,
For I have sinned against love,
What's love? I think I love it, but I want to...

Hack, hack.
10. Forbidden Zone (8:41)
I've traversed on my own,
To the forbidden zone,
The place where,
All the others never dare to go,

To reach beyond the norms,
A fusion of all forms,
To go where no one else has gone before,
Open all those hidden magic doors,

This is the place of magical unknowns,
No one can help you here inside the zone,
You've got to make it happen on your own,
Youv'e got to go yourself, you cannot phone,

Deep in the heart,
Of the forbidden zone,
Here I am, master of my destiny,
Deep in the heart,
Of the forbidden zone,
Is where dreams turn into reality,

Time has come to pass,
I have to take the chance,
Reaching out to the unknown,
Throw away the fear,
Let the magic appear,
Inside the forbidden zone,

Deep in the heart,
Of the forbidden zone,
Here I am, master of my destiny,
Deep in the heart,
Of the forbidden zone,
Is where dreams turn into reality.
11. She's Fading (8:00)
A painting of a young girl sleeping, framed in silver,
Where all her life is time,
Winter is failing dignity...she draws the shade,
And lying to her grace,
Thinks se feels security...where nothing dies,

She speaks in soft filter smiles,
Tastes the rain of memory's water...can't heal her pain,
She stares into a mirror's cracked and broken lines,
A little girl waves goodbye,

She's fading as her hourglass runs out,
So sorry for the pain,
Still waiting for a young girl from the magazines,
A torn and yellow page,

In her darkened room she cries,
For faces, now shining halos,
Can't believe what time has done to her,
Can't stop thinking through the frame,

She's fading as her hourglass runs out,
So sorry for the pain,
While all her life is time,
Winter finds a place for her,
And draws the shade.
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