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Playing God and Other Short Stories

(2010)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresDeath Doom Metal
LabelsPulverised Records
Album rating :  44 / 100
Votes :  1
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Playing God and Other Short Stories Lyrics

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Submitted by level Sathanas
1. Drums of the Dead Part I (4:23)
When our voice has been muted
And our flesh is met with steel... See More
When a quick end seems like an option
Our trampled dignity takes with bliss

The contemptible, the dispirited
Prayed for years, something answered
The dejected, the faltered, Say it's time to
Dance to the beat of a different drum

Dance to the beat of the drums of the dead
In trance pounding your life away
The long forgotten dead are longing for home
Drums of the dead, the beat's in your head

If you survive the middle passage
Loss of Freedom will be your gain
Loss of family, your own humanity
From now on you'll pray for death

The contemptible, the dispirited
Prayed for years, something answered
The dejected, the faltered, Say it's time to
Dance to the beat of a different drum

Dance to the beat of the drums of the dead
In trance pounding your life away
The long forgotten dead are longing for home
Drums of the dead, the beat's in your head
2. Drums of the Dead Part II (4:46)
Scurvy, smallpox, syphilis, typhoid
Starvation, laceration, mutilation, rape

Drums of the dead
The beat's in your head

Born of prayers of a thousand dead souls
Chained by fate down the abyss
God in drum, protector of spirits
Yearning for home so their bones rest in peace

Sorrow, anger, confusion, fear
Branding, clubbing, drowning, death

Slave traders, death dealers
Misinterpreters of right and wrong
Vengeance from beyond the grave
Will make you pray for death

Ancestors, forefathers
Avengers of helpless souls
Pound your justice upon our own
Who sold their blood,
make them wish and pray for death
3. The Privileged Dead (3:27)
The end of the world, at least as we know it
This is the mantra of those not earth bound
They are the chosen, they are the martyrs
The ones who deciphered the meaning of life

The privileged dead
Are you privileged?

The world's at its end and we don't even know it
This is a mantra for those left behind
Alive and still breathing, hurting while dreaming
Unlike the ones who are not still around

The privileged dead
Are you privileged?

The more I dig into it
Questions are raised
Life should be cursed
Death to be praised
4. Exodus (Bob Marley cover) (4:23)
[Bob Marley cover]

Men and people will fight you down
When you see Jah light
Let me tell you if you're not wrong
Everything is all right
So we gonna walk through the roads of creation
We the generation
Trod through great tribulation

Exodus
Movement of Jah people

Open your eyes and look within
Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
We know where we're going
We know where we're from
We're leaving Babylon
We're going to our Father land

Exodus
Movement of Jah people

Send us another Moses
From across the Red Sea
Jah come break downpression
Rule equality
Wipe away transgression
Set the captives free
5. Downfall of Paris Part I (2:03)
6. Downfall of Paris Part II (5:26)
It will succeed
Let's lynch the rich
This is the downfall of your kind
Sodom, Gomorrah
Idol worship in Babylon
Eve, Pandora
This battle will be won
Shortage, plethora
Our hatred rages on
And so we march

A Morning's stride to the gallows
tends to sharpen the mind
Knowing there will be no tomorrow
makes you enjoy today's ride

Day is done. Gone the Sun.
From the lake, From the sky.
Fading light. Dims the sight.
Drawing nigh, Falls the night

Do you believe that what you see
Through the dust and the debris
Must be in truth the only key
To make us all completely free

History is heresy
The story and the prophecy
Are simply what you make them be
A lie transformed into a decree
7. The Mark of the Beast Part I (4:13)
Prince of the power of the air...

Then the angel took the censer
Filled it with fire from the altar
and threw it to the earth

Five Calamities
Five Disasters
Let the Earth Shake
Intergalactic collisions
Darken the sun
Wipe out life
The Beast has come

Twelve Demons
Disciples of the Star
Twelve Demons
Forcing the mark upon you
Twelve Demons
Servants of the King of Babylon
Twelve Demons
Prince of the power of the air
Forty-Two months to go
The Beast will rule the world below
Receive his mark or face your death
Believe that God will revive your breath
8. Beast Lullaby (0:46)
9. The Mark of the Beast Part II (5:44)
One demon
calling fire down from the sky
Are you Elijah?
One demon working miracles to prove he's God
You are not prophet Moses

The mark of the beast
R F I D

And that no man might buy
Or sell but he that hath
The character or the name
Of the beast or the number of his name

Prophecies for an oblivious world
History written in advance

You shall have no other gods before Me
10. The Mark of the Beast Part III (3:58)
Ten Nine
You have no spine
Eight Seven
Lost your way to heaven
Six Five
Die each day yet stay alive
Four Three
Two One
The beast has won

This is the sound of perdition
It's second coming your way

Smoke of their tormented souls
Ascends forever and ever
They have no rest day or night
Drink of the wine of the wrath of God

This is the sound of perdition
It's second coming your way
Ten Nine
You have no spine
Eight Seven
Lost your way to heaven
Six Five
Die each day yet stay alive
Four Three
Two One
The beast has won
11. I Hate Pigs! (1:10)
12. Playing God (7:21)
It's fact we can not, can not be immortals.
Not all is science, yet.
Rumors of resurrected individuals,
Remain just rumors.
Science on a spree
Cracking secrets of our troubled evolution.
In the longest running play
To beat death
We stand in for God.

God less,
God like,
God bless,
God Damn,
God sent,
Tree of knowledge.
Play mate,
Play ground,
Play dead,
Play God,
Until the end.

שרוי לנו, מחול לנו, מותר לנו,
מפי בית דין של מעלה.

Science can not answer for all that is out there.
A temporary state... Perpetual debate.
Man made men march towards obscurity,
Numbered binary flesh.
On a control freak on a leash's demand list;
A slave free world.

לעולם אדוני דברך ניצב בשמים.
שרוי לנו ולכם ומחול לנו ולכם ומותר לנו ולכם.
שרוי לנו, מחול לנו, מותר לנו, מפי בית דין של מעלה
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