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The Road Revisited

(2005)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresDoom Metal
LabelsPsycheDOOMelic Records
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The Road Revisited Lyrics

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1. Eulogy (1:21)
instrumental
2. The Unseen (9:40)
Do you believe in me, I don't think you can
A mind too small to see, through the obvious
Unperilled extremes of inner fright
Blocked from view of unborn sight
Of things not whole and yet complete
Of all things that are seen and unseen
You mock you stand so tall, where is the need
You beg, you lose, you crawl once it hits
The hour of darkness falls upon you now
It's time to believe somehow
The voice of anguish closes in
If I'd have listened, I might never have been
Vile misconceptions prey upon your thoughts of corruption
See it stand so tall
Blatant and unforgiving is what you are
Faith in the darkness alone I stand in mind
Can't turn back time
Your world, your dreams, your life all for nothing
But there is joy and peace to be
Splendour built in harmony
I can't live my life to what's been
I dream alone in thoughts of the unseen
3. A Wayfarer's Tale (7:13)
Hear me now, my tale to be told
Of dreams of greed and sins of old
The tide breaks calm and closes in
The sails catch wind, my tale begins
Journey out to sea, lust and greed follow me
Ride the path to shame, winds of deceit call my name
Shipwreck of centuries old, festival of long dead gold
Innocents not long on life, but long to die for my pleasure
Ahead lies the monstrosity, unveiled in glory for me to see
So sad a fate so many should die, but no more deserved for one such as I
Footstep through the dread, torn limbs and flesh now shred
Gather together the jewels from this ship of fools
As I turn to flee, mangled hands reach for me
The dead now rise at last to protect identity with the past
More lost souls rise from the depths of the sea
and surround me on the shore
Gamble your soul for this chest of gold
or dwell with us now and forever more
I grab for life, I run for gold
The wind is with me, the sails take hold
I am the man who cheated death
With newfound wealth and tainted breath
I hear the limbs scrape below
Life breaks surface with death in tow
Now I've learned too late to see
I dwell below for now and eternity
4. If They Would Cut My Throat Out... (5:44)
instrumental
5. Misgivings (5:00)
Out of the blackness comes the saving light
Lifts me on wings to a dizzying height
I can't believe it
I know I need it

Revel in feelings of borrowed time
Taking for granted the things I thought were mine
Time is coming near
The day that I fear

It's just a matter of time

You give me feelings I can't replace

Inevitable way
Darkness has its day
Like a child to the grave
My future is paved

All I can do is wait
6. Soul Rot (10:44)
I can't right my course
Could it be any worse
Don't want to be
A slave to monotony
A life without a dream is living a wasted life
No dream, no hope, no time, no wife
The longer the wait, the more the hesitancy
Must get away soon or this place is the end of me
Ambition, complacency
Half full, half empty
The watchful eyes have guided me
But now is the time to be free
Optimism, my dear friend
Our life is mine until the end
Complicated course
What could be the source
Don't want to think
Just want to sleep
Something calling and bringing me back again
Sounds like music, who cares how and when
A road less traveled that some can't find
Don't look to me because the answer is inside
Relations, strained
Half empty, half drained
Complacency, leave me be
7. Not What It Seems (6:10)
You pretend to be my friend
But you can't make that which isn't real
You fill your mind with facts
But you will never get the feel

It's not quite right, you're not what you seem
One part false, two parts obscene

Back stabbing hypocrite
Won't let you scandalize my name
You want my confidence
But no two things you say are ever the same

You're not quite right, it's not what it seems
Social status, human obscene

Yours is no sacrifice
It's all just a worthless slice
Of conversation for the day
Mine is a paradise
Upon which there is no price
Of that you mock and betray

And you're telling me what it is I need
I don't have a clue; How can you?
I know what's real or at least I can feel
Vengeance is mine in due time
8. Penance (11:36)
Sit and watch the world, I contemplate
Existence ill legitimate, a quirk of fate?
Is man of God or just Nature's folly?
Still with intelligence we all are crawling

One step forward and two steps back
Bring Man's destined descent into black

What does existence hold for me?
A mutation of what Man conceives?
Did you ever step back and look at yourself?
You might not like what you see

And with each dawn that brings a new day's breath
For most it means life, but for me it means death

Man is a paradox drowning in irony
The world is chained to Man's reality
Can't you see?
It wasn't meant to be
Not you or me
Humanity...

You're killing me
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