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The Pardoner

(2017)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresDeath Metal
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Lyrics > A > Abhorrent Decimation Lyrics (18) > The Pardoner Lyrics (9)
Submitted by level 1 4ZM0D4N (2018-06-18)
1. Soothsayer (3:13)
Trust in your fear of sorcery and supernatural forces
I fear for what death will make
And leave of this village
Capturing thy appetite as the moon draws in at night
Death takes many forms
Youth, gold, serpent or lamb
You'll do well to never meet him

Radix malorum est cupiditas
Death comes our way
Soon I must leave
Radix malorum est cupiditas
Atone for your sins
Find peace

Seek out the pardoner
You will be saved
He can forgive
A single indulgence will rid you of sin
(Seek out the pardoner)
O' what terror I have seen
It led me
Right to this place

I herald of majesty
Pray you take heed
Death comes this way
To sow a seed
2. Heretic Sacrifice (4:30)
A child with a message breaks the glow of day
"Another man is laid to rest! Do you hear the death bell toll?"
Silent procession, a corpse carried to town
Buried by the blade of death
Another soul to the grave

"Taken by a creeping, veiled demon
He drives a scythe into their hearts

Men, they call him death
He who has defiled heaven and the earth."

"Peasant, or king, the beast has always slain
Thy heretic, his sacrifice, committed to demise
Villain, or page, all get buried the same
The serpentine is writhing, I saw it go that way!"

Death will posess you
In a world of hopeless sinners
To harps and loot I see them dance
For this devil scribes his word on every wall
"Heretic Sacrifice"

"Can he be so perilous a naive to meet?
Haunting the brothels, feasting on games of chance."
He has taken every man, woman and child
Fearless our three
How soon they do forget

"Proceed, to the blighted village of sin
Seek out the demon street by street

Men, they call him death
He who has defiled heaven and the earth."

"Peasant, or king, the beast has always slain
Thy heretic, his sacrifice, committed to demise
Villain, or page, all get buried the same
The serpentine is writhing, I saw it go that way!"

"We shall slain this faithless vermin they call death
We will return
With stories of his end"

In a world of hopeless sinners, to harps and loot I see them dance
For this devil scribes his word on every wall
"Heretic Sacrifice"

"Peasant, or king, the beast has always slain
Thy heretic, his sacrifice, committed to demise
Villain, or page, all get buried the same
The serpentine is writhing, I saw it go that way!"
3. Votive Offerings (7:39)
Like a moth to a flame
I see a shape trembling
Cloaked, eerie beast, it speaks
"come hither love, to me"
The bravest of the three, questioning
"why art thou all forwrappéd save thy face?"

"It is a wretched curse
I walked the earth
To find a soul
That can release me from this infinite hell
But now I shall remain;
Cold, pale and still
As long a time as it is Gods will
Pain fills my days like a constant noise
I have begged death to take me away
Cursed are the fates
I dance into the fires
At the ground that is my mothers grave
I lay with her, early till late
Mother let me in
Look at me now, dull flesh, blood and skin

Let me die
Box up my living corpse
When will I wake from this nightmare?
Death, let me die
Will you not do me that grace?
Look at my forlorn face
Let me die
Can't you see my life's not worth living?

But to you it is of no concern
In holy writ that I know you have read
Against the old
Aged be thy head
Youth shall arise
Drown with me in this black light
Do unto me no harm
God be with you
Be with you tonight"

"You can not part so lightly
Thou spoke of death
In this land, all our friends he slayed
Swear by the holy sacrament
That you are not his damned assailant
Simply sent to betray us"

"If you be so desperate to die
Head up that winding path
For in that grove, the dwelling place of death
You will see his design

Once you reach that oak
You will meet death

God save you all
Votive offerings
God save you all
Votive offerings."
4. Granted Indulgence (3:59)
To the verge
of the forest dark and deep
A sparkle of light, so beautiful a sight
beneath the oak
florins fair and bright

In search of death
a treasure we have found
Our happening a blessing and a curse rolled into one
Our prayers are answered
the voiceless god doth act
for decades I have begged him to release me from the grips of total poverty

This is our granted indulgence

Lightly it comes
so we will spend
But each of them so ignorant to the horror that impends
So consumed with gluttony the three begin to gorge
forgetting soon the memory of the brotherhood they have forged

In that moment
my lust for life became real
Locked in greed's eternal embrace
Amongst the evergreen, away from the eyes of the world
Ready to commit
complete and utter sin

To lay upon, the boundless seas of gold
A single coin performs to me a rhapsody
Each note a blessing
a symbol of pure wealth
Guided by imperative that was beyond control and comprehension

This is our granted indulgence

Lightly it comes
so we will spend
But each of them so ignorant to the horror that impends
So consumed with gluttony the three begin to gorge
forgetting soon the memory of the brotherhood they have forged

Brethren,
take heed of what I say
Journey deep in oceans of gold and drown with me
This treasure a fortune given unto us, does it make you think?
Why today should we have so fair a grace?
Awakening; Peasant to king

This is our granted indulgence
5. Black Candle Gathering (5:21)
Kneel before the fields of gold

A question burning, the need to implore
The flame is glowing, the purpose is spreading
Supplies are needed for the eve they endure
They must elect
A hunter to gather

"Who will go
From this place
And return as a king?
Veiled by the flesh of night, go fetch some bread and wine
Guided by candle light"

Kindle the fires of greed
Black candle gathering
Thrive on the burning
Of purity
Raging the flames of gluttony
Black candle gathering
Thrive on the burning
Of purity

Kneel before the fields of gold and you will see

The youngest soul pulls the shortest of straws
To leave the fold and venture for rations
Brothers of valour, they will harbour the gold
Shy of the dawn
Will three emerge?

I will go
From this place
And return as a king
Veiled by the flesh of night, I'll fetch some bread and wine
Guided by candle light

Kindle the fires of greed
Black candle gathering
Thrive on the burning
Of purity
Raging the flames of gluttony
Black candle gathering
Thrive on the burning
Of purity

Kneel before the fields of gold and you will see your beckoning

Kindle the fires of greed
Black candle gathering
To thrive on the burning
Of purity
Raging the flames of gluttony
Black candle gathering
To thrive on the burning
Of purity

This wretched summoning
The evil wealth of death
Poison the well from which they drink
My vision wuthering
A hateful venom
Lace the fatal chalice with the
Contagion
6. Conspire (6:08)
Sentinels of the gold; sworn devils, colluding
A whisper comes from one, unto the other
"Thou art my sworn brother, the departed fellow is a fool
Let us take this find and split it in two"

Treacherous minds can be heard, poisoned with avarice
Hail wealth, Hail sin. Half is greater than a third
"How may that be? Do we deceive? Surely he'll know that we've taken the gold?"

"It shall be secret, then we can live, live as Kings!"

Two stand stronger than one
In the shadow of the midnight sun
"Arise in play, I shall rive him through the sides and flay"

Conspire, as if its a game
And with my blade I'll do the same
A dagger to heart will declare his end
The gold is divided
Conspire, as if its a game

And with my blade I'll do the same

We shall act as I have said
And then bury our dead

One of three dreaming in gold; the youngest, infernal
His blood is poisoned by a vision of wealth that he dreams was his alone
"O Lord", quod he "no man should be merry as me"
And then, the fiend, Lucifer planted his seed...

Poison the wine that your brothers will quaff
Hail wealth, Hail sin. Never to see the sun again
He who hath tasted the fruits of hell now had intent
To slay them both and never repent

A desperate savage walks the cobbles of town
Apothecary is needed for murder
"Pray sell poison'
I must rid the woods of contamination"

Conspire, as if its a game
And with my blade I'll do the same

A dagger to heart will declare his end

The gold is divided

Conspire, conspire
And then bury our dead

And so he procured a toxin delight
As if for vermin that plagued him at night
"Thou now hold a bane so foul
That it would perish the gates of hell

And with prudence you must act
Use with caution and respect
Thou only need a single grain
To end a life in abominable pain."
Borrowed of him, clean bottles three
In two pours the poison he
The third is clean for him to drink
And to his fellows he retreats
7. A Glass Coffin Burial (3:46)
8. The Scythe in the Dark (2:51)
The blade has swung, demonic force
A soul so dark it draws dead flesh from the grave
Unhallowed hex upon the cross
There is no baptism, only burial
Beware the curse is closing in
Gluttony blooming and you can't escape it
The hidden twist within our tale
Is the assailant simply greed itself?
To drown in florins, morals impeached
An early grave you are ready to meet
Another life is lost tonight
At the hands of the Scythe in the Dark
The Scythe in the Dark
You shall be left where the weed decays
Rotting in gold
A child's word, an elder's prompt
Does your mind not show you misdirection?
Or maybe Death can claim the kill
The dead will join him before the gates of hell
Why should those who bath in filth and famine show concern for their own rotting flesh?
Think about your life before death gives it meaning
Ivory claw, a corpse in dirt
Purge the earth, to reclaim your soul
You shall be left where the weed decays
I am the ghost that roams within the forest
You shall be left where the weed decays
Rotting in gold
The blade has swung, demonic force
A soul so dark it draws dead flesh from the grave
Unhallowed hex upon the cross
There is no baptism, only burial
9. Host (2:58)
Instrumental
10. The Pardoner (9:34)
Deficient in body, depraved in soul
A sterile spirit with unholy goals
"Oh Lord, in churches when I preach
I deliver a scornful speech"
Christ's holy work
"And after that I tell my tales of patriarchs and cardinals"
Stir them to devotion, pray for their sins
"Bring forth my crystal stones
Crammed full of cloth and fake vestige
As I confess... Radix malorum est cupiditas"
Wretched impure ghoul
Masquerading as trustworthy
Looks deceive
"I am The Pardoner
I will preach against the vice
Which that I use, o avarice
Fearing me
Now take heed and part with gold"
"I, depraved in soul
A sterile spirit with unholy goals
Posses a bone that heals dying animals, a miracle"
"And after that I tell my tales of patriarchs and cardinals"
Stir them to devotion, pray for their sins
Hold out my hands of faith
Pray for their sins

The wonders of the holy ghost sacrificing men, leaving widows in the village
"I, the wretched impure ghoul
Masquerading as trustworthy
Looks deceive"
"I am The Pardoner
I will preach against the vice
Which that I use, o avarice
Fearing me, now take heed"
"Bring forth my crystal stones I take from those without a coin
I preach and beg, I must have florins
Fine wine for me
Child starvation
Sons of sin, let them sleep"
"Hearken and lord, to conclude
No pardon will save your soul"
"I am a fraud I preach for nothing but covetise"
"My tale I will begin"
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