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The Gathering

(1999)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresThrash Metal
LabelsSpitfire Records
Album rating :  87.3 / 100
Votes :  50
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The Gathering Lyrics

(11)
Submitted by level Mefisto
1. D.N.R. (Do Not Resuscitate) (3:32)
Lies... broken dreams, dismal past
Is there more in life I should've knew?
Ending wars... ending pain
Ending of mankind is insane

And there's all the possibilities
Some will fail and some will achieve
Even though in my youth
I didn't know but what can I do

And I may not ever see
In my pain, my suffering
Can not live for the rest of my life
D.N.R. - Do not resuscitate me...

Life... lost unseen behind the mask
And with the open arms will I grasp
Open doors... open minds
Ending all the madness I hate

And I may not ever see
In my pain, my misery
Can not live for the rest of my life
D.N.R. - Do not resuscitate me.!.
-- D.N.R.

Wing of sadness will hold my prayers
All this madness will end my fears
Contempt in life, conceptualize
Wrong or right - the ending of life
-- God save me now.!.

Time... end it now, no going back
Can you see the light as you pass?
Ending wars, ending pain...
Waited all my life to be saved

And I will not ever see
All the hate and suffering
Can not live for the rest of my life
D.N.R. - Do not resuscitate me.!.
-- D.N.R.
2. Down For Life (3:23)
When I see my brother what I see is like no other
What we had forever lost
Can't deny our friendship
Feeling like it's time to end this bad relation ripped appart

When we're young and disaranged
We didn't know it any other way
Now we're grown, he's still the same
People see him suffering

I am not about to run away
Turn my back to him in his darkest hour
Give him will to fight, antagonize his thoughts
See him through his thoughest times, purify his weakened heart

All the friends, we feel the same
The way it was back in the day
The more we change, he stays the same
Will we ever see our friend again?

I... feel... that I can not protect my friend from himself

All I've got are these lessons learned in life
The lessons I've been taught, they still remain inside my thoughts
Even as we speak as troubled as it seems
He'll always be a friend of mine - that's the way it was and always will be

When we're young and disaranged
We didn't know it any other way
Now we're grown, he's still the same
People see him suffering

I... feel... that I can not protect my friend from himself

You... can't hear what I say
Never going away
Still friends down for life
Can you still fight.?.

All I've got are these lessons learned in life
The lessons I've been taught, they still remain inside my thoughts
Even as we speak as troubled as it seems
He'll always be a friend of mine - that's the way it was and always will be

Now in the end it plain to see
What kind of friend he has been for me
All along he could never see
Who he was and always will be?
3. Eyes Of Wrath (5:27)
Eyes of wrath - the beast is on your back
Razorblade slice your neck, slowly tear you down
Takes another life to feed his bloody lust
Random crime spree attack; there's no random at all

Dead city nights - another daughter's done
Another victim of circumstance took the wrong way home
Can you hear the screams, the music of the dead
A ritual of broken flesh annoints the silver blade

No one lives forever!
There is no forever!
And I'll tell you why:
Rage... Rage soothes the pain
Pain.!. Pain soothes the rage

Lash out in angerthat never will chance
I can never escape
Rage... Rage soothes the pain
Pain.!. Pain soothes the rage

Rage!!! Pain!!!
4. True Believer (3:37)
Do you believe in the darkness below?
Well, I can summon them up if you really want to know
As I tow the line between bad and evil
Nothing can touch me now - true believer

Born in sin where I pledge my evil oath
Violence is golden now; did you really want to go?
As I draw the line between bad and evil
Nothing can touch me now - true believer

True believer! Nothing can stop me now and-
Nothing can touch me now - true believer

No use in praying forever shall I roam
Smoke dusted angels now: it's the only way I know
As I cross the line between bad and evil
Nothing can touch me now - true believer

Ash to ashe, dust to dust
All I ever wanted was power of the blood
Now look what I have done, what I have become
I'm the choosen one; never gonna take me
Never gonna change me, never gonna escape me now

Do you believe there is evil in my soul?
One final high is the way that I really want to go
As I cross the line between bad and evil
Nothing can touch me now - true believer

True believer! Nothing can ever touch me now!
5. 3 Days In Darkness (4:42)
In a world polluted inside let's pretend the nightmare is done
From the earth the magma will rise
From the sea comes cancerous tides

The meaning of life ends in prophecy
Premonitions bring tragedy
Is the hope for humanity?

Molten fire... flies thru the sky
Burning high - eclipse of the sun
Blackened skies - rites of the night
The days in darkness in 2012

Mother earth's been withered by time
Already dead and we didn't even know it
Watch the stars to give us a sign
From above all the angels descend

The meaning of life ends in agony raped by impurites
Not chance for humanity

Molten fire... flies thru the sky
Burning high - eclipse of the sun
Blackened skies - rites of the night
The days in darkness in 2012

Magma splits the earth and shifts below
Molten lava bursts and overflow
Rise as we wait, annihilate
Burning earth pulls to the sun
Rise as we wait, obliterate
Burning earth pulls to the sun

Three days of dakness in 2012!

Mega cities still blaze in the night
Burning the ashes they choke
From the earth the magma will rise enveloped in poisonus smoke

So the meaning of life ends in prophecy
Premonitions of tragedy
Still no hope for humanity

Molten fire... flies thru the sky
Burning high - eclipse of the sun
Blackened skies - rites of the night
The days in darkness in 2012
6. Legions Of The Dead (2:37)
Chant! Incantate!
See his legions march in trace
Destroy! Desecrate!
Church of lies
The priest awaits

Paralyzed by what they believe... to be

Right in this world by fate the host of hate arose from a whirl
Sealed the earth from all it's sins, from fire that he spreads
Where's your God to save you now from the hordes of the undead?

Hear the locust roar.!.
The legions of the dead envoked in this world
The legions of the dead.!.
Envoked all hell on earth
Choked this world dead

Paralyzed by what they believe... to be
Unholy! All evil! Immortal!
Unholy! Infernal!
Unholy! All evil! Immortal!
Unholy! Infernal one!

The legions of the dead envoked all hell on earth
7. Careful What You Wish For (3:31)
Grace! In a perfect world on shines the light
Praise! An angelic song, but there's another side you'll see

Now hide! Salvation easily denied

Reigns down with misery
Life's not always what it seems

False hope written in the testament of old
Take heedstop believing everyword you read

Truth inconsistencies distorts the lie
False imprisonment forever lost inside your mind

Fates door! Just be careful what you wish for
Death's door! Just be careful what you wish for

Peace of mind I can't find
Don't be blind, take the ride

Hey! We live in a fucked up world
Walking on through the demise
We step into the unknown
Your better save yourself

Hey! We live in a fucked up world
Hiding behind the disguise
Never let your feelings show
Why can't you be yourself?
We live in a fucked up world
Walking on through the demise
We step into the unknown
Your better save yourself
8. Riding The Snake (4:13)
Caged... and riding the snake straight down from the night
True love for the fix and she never been able
One minute to kick back the feelings enticed and you know it's never the same
Venomous poison constricting your life

Life... enough of the taste
Sweet demonic night raised up on her legs
Everytime you encounter the demon your future forever is lost
While riding the snake who suffers the loss

Is there no shame.?. Is life so bad without you.?.
So far away... and I still can't fight you!

Climb... straight into the veins
Ran into the cell, straight up to the snake
And it never will ever be hidding from futures of innocence lost
Will we ever escape from the clinch of the jaws?

Drowning in pools filled with lies... filled in with pain
Watch how the serpent survives... simmering hate!

Caged... and riding the snake
Love loss for the fix
Bit down on the snake

Fate sending her back
No place to go
Will she ever change her ways?
Spent to many nights and can not take raw emotions from others...

Drowning in pools filled with lies... condemned in pain
Watch how the serpent survives... simmering hate!
9. Allegiance (2:38)
Hey, everybody
Join together unified
Hey! Are you ready?
For us all to fight for pride

It's our last chance to defend
Our war cries to the bitter end
Pray up to the heavens
Our creator justifies
A war dance of Indians
It's my own allegiance to the-

Fight... me... white... breed...
Everybody, simbolize, join together unified
Hey! Are you ready?
Fight... me... white... breed...
Everybody, simbolize, join together unified

Hey, everybody, come together, raise the knife
Same old promise that we've heard a thousand times

It's our last chance to defend
Our war cries to the bitter end
As man shows his ignorance
It's my own allegiance to the-

Fight... me... white... breed...
Everybody, simbolize, join together unified
Fight... me... white... breed...
Everybody stand and rise and join together unified
10. Sewn Shut Eyes (4:15)
Hate... Hate is a lesson we know
Alone on its own it will die
It eats what it needs to survive
-- It wants to survive
Every night you look deep in your soul
Burn the fields where the the hatred is grown

Hate... Hate always seething to find
Some way to get to your brain
Infesting what's pure in the mind
-- Hatred divine
Look around you is anyone pure
Free of hatred inside this cold world

Pre-conceived truth from lies
Blind to see thru sewn shut eyes

Hate breeds hate

Hate... always eager to rise
Above all to gain full control
Infesting what's pure in the mind
-- Evil entwined
Even now that the seeds have been sewn
Burn the fields where the hatred still grows

Hate breeds hate

How many have to die before we realize hate undermines?

Hate... Hate always eager to find
Some way to tear out your soul
Surviving the passage of time
-- Dirty white lies
Back in time as our history shows
Endless cycless of hatred still flow

Pre-conceived heartless lies
Blind to see thru sewn shut eyes

Is there still hope for us now?
I said: "Is there still hope for us now?"
-- No!
11. Fall Of Sipledome (4:48)
Melting ice beneath the waves
Frozen ice sheets slowly start to break away
Another cycle has begun
The ice is flowing, the meltdown has begun

Fall of Sipledome
The core reveals the past of a world once lost

Shifting ice plates below
Without warning inter glacial sudden death
Land of ice, free to roam
Global warming - the sea will overflow

Sheets below float in time
Arctic death, millenium
Melted ice, it floods the earth
In twenty thousand years the process will repeat

Under ice the river flows
Swiftly moving, falling earth into the sea
Death is slowly on the move
The level's rising and there's nothing we can do

Fall of Sipledome
The core revealed the past of a world once lost

Man will find the climate change
Mandatory: extinction of the human race
Apocalypse, millenium
We'll get colder to meltdown by the sun

Sheets below float in time
Arctic death, millenium
Melted ice, it floods the earth
In twenty thousand years the process will repeat

And in the end you will find:
Under the sea earth will rise
Freezing! Melting! Oceans! Rise!

Tidal waves found the shore
Destroying cities no longer can be recognised
Devastation to us all
The sea will rise and a world soon to fall

Fall of Sipledoom
The core revealed the past of a world once lost
Fall of sipledome.!.
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