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The Raven and the Reaping

(2008)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresDeath Metal, Metalcore
LabelsSolid State Records
Album rating :  -
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The Raven and the Reaping Lyrics

(11)
Submitted by level DaveÅkerfeldt
1. Scar the Earth (3:01)
Son of war
Stand at the front
Take it by force
Leave no one behind
Scar the earth with the sword
Bringing forth a rebirth

It's the dawn of a new day
The air smells of revolution
Our victory exposed by sun
Conquer the weight of the world
and the makings of man
All to yield new blood

Push and pull
cry out for God
To overthrow
Leave no one behind
Scar the earth with the sword
Bringing forth a rebirth

We will dance on the ashes of the wold way
Now freedom courses through these veins
It's a hope for things unseen
Now that our hearts are clean
Inhale the power and breath

Breath!
Breath in new life
Receive new blood
2. Behemoth (2:41)
From the earth iron rises
An awakening, a rebirth
Lifted on wings of ashes
All moving forward

As it falls all around us
Failure climbs with heavy limbs
Our eyes, a witness to everything
As all is laid to waste

Fed through my actions
It breathes and hunts with tormented eyes
My strength crumbles at the breath of behemoth

Ripped from the tongues of liars
Torn from the hearts of thieves
Resting in the laps of tyrants
All moving forward

As it falls all around us
Failure climbs with heavy limbs
Our eyes, a witness to everything
As all is laid to...

Burn it all down to lift it up
Absorb the ruin, inhale the dust

All hail the new crown
Filled with remorse and regret
Face the reflection upon you
This day you won't soon forget
3. Consume, Devour, Repeat (3:13)
Plans of man done in the darkness
Sleight of hand will be the process
Enemies created from ghosts
To lure the fools into hunting shadows

The target centuries old
Lust for power and control
Bow down and kiss the ring
Consume Devour Repeat

Hell-bent to dominate
Countless dead in the wake
Bow down and kiss the ring
Consume Devour Repeat

Giants of steel brought down to the earth
With a word from the mouth of a man
Swallowed up in the undertow
Where snarling fangs feast on the brave

My brother, my sister, my father, my son

The secrets buried beneath
In the wreckage where it sleeps
As your rats haul away
Evidence of a new dark day
4. The South Will Rise (3:43)
Drink it away
Medicate
A catalyst for it to operate
Sons of the fallen
Seed of the flies
The raven is calling
The south, it will rise

Crawling from darkness
Makes way to the surface
Feeding my weakness
Tells me I am powerless

Smoke it away
Medicate
A catalyst for it to operate
Sons of the fallen
Seed of the flies
The raven is calling
The south, it will rise

Its hand clutches ruin
Its grip laced with pain
Day in and day out
It's more of the same

The sins of the father
Bruise the back of the sons
No relief from the slaughter
I'm (you're) not the only one
5. Death Threat (2:52)
Bleed through this life filled with sorrow
Rebuild with promise of tomorrow

Burn away this living hell and all that try to stop it

Remains of callous heart and treason
Begin to rise against and conquer
This is a death threat, this is the end for all you know
Lashing against it, overthrowing this world of shadow

Dissolve the hold, cast aside and focus all to fury
Open wound and seeping pores, all is left to bury

Destroy the damaged soul and coward
Receive through self then devour
This is a death threat, this is the end for all you know
Lashing against it, overthrowing this world of shadow

Seasons of this shadow have spoken
Through overcast we'll reach up and choke them

Burn away
6. Killing for Sport (0:53)
Unleash the horror
Evolution moving forward
Forgotten compassion
Nothing left within destruction

Intent on ruin to quench desire

As the skies open up and you fall to your knees
The darkest of hearts on this day was received
As the mind begins to drown and you draw final breath
That stain on your soul leaves you begging for death

Killing for Sport
7. Cut From the Stone (3:30)
Can you stand like a man?
Face the war and earn it
Blood for blood you heard it
This is what you're made of

Broken will, broken dreams
Grease the gears of the modern machine

Live...Bold...

The legend of man in flesh and blood
Built for war, cut from the stone
You want to walk the ground and claim it
Get in the trenches, you can't fake this

You want it? Come take it!

Talk the talk because talk is cheap
Bark with no bite, a dog with no teeth

Do what you say not what you wish
A coward's mouth met with a fist
Jaw of glass will be shattered
8. Ascend (3:24)
I tried to do it on my own
That time is wasted
My mind and evil has grown
I had to face it
Deliver me from this pain
Without You I have failed
Make me whole again

It's been so long since I've said Your name
I will return to You, run to your embrace
I will take shelter in Your wings
To soar above it and set me free

I want to drown in the floods of forgiveness
Pouring fire to my soul
My lungs are filled breathing in healing waters
Oh Lord tear it down, let it flow

From the valley of the dead I must ascend
Take it all away until there's nothing left
Remember things you said
Give me new hope oh Lord
Make me whole again

It's been so long since I've said Your name
I will return to You, run to your embrace
I will take shelter in Your wings
To soar above it and set me free

Now that time is wasted I had to face it
9. Another Foot to Shovel (3:47)
A torrid kiss ignites the flame
With these swollen hearts the fires will rage
A scar from the past sends icy rains
The warmth of love will turn healing to pain

Past scars. Jaded.

Dig away, scrape the pain
Another foot to the shovel
Bleed these wounds and drink the cup
Honor the oath two souls as one

Will we be forgiven?

This won't come easy
We fought for this in the past
Jaded and hopeless
We let it fall through the cracks
Hatred now heats the blade
It divides and it cuts
You gave in and I gave up
Through glares of disgust

Jaded

The first time was the last time

How could it get this far?
Why did it come to this?
My heart's been ripped apart
Torn by your poisoned lips

How could it get this far?
Why did it come to this?
Our souls are ripped apart

The wounds of love forget the oath

Bitterness the soil, resentment the stone
A grave of shallows filled with her bones
Buried my heartache, buried my hope
My soul now dies with her down in that hole
10. Unending Silence (2:57)
I'm alone, all alone, creeping years
The seed now sleeps in me
To my bitter end I've seen the world
It tells me I'm alone
My pillowed head wakes the dead
The dead asleep in me
Dying days, idle ways
This seed now sleeps in me

I'm falling it fades away
Unending silence, today's the day
I'm sinking, you held me down
To show me my arms were broken

Alone, dead alone, showing fear
The seed still sleeps in me
To this bitter end I've seen the world
It tells me I'm alone
My pillowed head wakes the dead
The dead that live in me
Dying days, idle ways
This seed now sleeps in me

You held me down to show me my arms were broken

Now I wake the thunder
I turn to hooded hordes
This light deep within me
This is the end of the lie that you fed to me
11. Stiched in Plastic (2:32)
Confident that the arms of the law can't reach you
Crack the whip, snap the backs of the ones who
elect you

The hope of the people?
What about all the promises?
So now what do we get?
But in the public eye
You're so beautiful, you're so perfect
You're dead inside, I just know it

Your skin it cuts like mine
Grab the knife let's look inside
A heart that's stitched in plastic
Now the world can see you are a fraud
The world can see you are empty

Empty
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