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Third Act in the Theatre of Madness Full Album Lyrics

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Third Act in the Theatre of Madness

(2011)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresSymphonic Black Metal
Album rating :  66.4 / 100
Votes :  11
Lyrics > I > Illnath Lyrics (35) > Third Act in the Theatre of Madness Lyrics (10)
Submitted by level 21 Eagles (2018-11-25)
1. Third Act (5:36)
Once upon a time a man was cast into fields of evil pleasure
The first act would trick him but become no kind of treasure
In spite of what was behind the mirrors passion never left his side
Regardless of the pain in his inner strife

In the second act in the book of sand he met a man of mimes
And thought 'I must try to make you mine'

And that is the story of metamorphosis of his kin
He shed, and saw the second skin of harlequin

And even though some have tried to destroy his path
They found themselves drowning in their own bloodpath
So...

Lean back, enjoy the third act of Illnath
Lean back, enjoy the third act
Welcome to the theatre of madness

Lean back, enjoy the third act of Illnath
Lean back, enjoy the third act

I searched for this my entire life
And finally my time has come

After this nothing happened for a while
Waiting, searching, looking, for a new style
He heard the angelic voices calling
And his ancient legacy would no longer be stalling

The third act in the theatre of madness began with change
Everything came together thewe was no more pain

The twistedness of the characters engaged
Had in the end taken away the short-handedness and rage

Welcome to the third act in the theatre of madness
2. Scarecrow (4:51)
You hover above and I can do nothing but stare
As your greedy black eyes search and glare
The skies turn grey and then you will come
Black scavengers of the night
I loathe you with my entire strawfilled heart
You have come only to pick a fight

You grusome creatures are the only company I have
To you I am a place to sit, while you ignore my wrath

The loneliest scarecrow in the world
Proud but useless you are
The loneliest scarecrow in the world
Crows, pick me apart! So someone will fix me again

I am nothing to you, lonely scarecrow, but I have feelings too
It is funny how humans are very much like me, are you like me?
I am nothing to you but lonely scarecrow, but I have feelings too, do you?
It is funny how humans are very much like me, are you like me?
It is funny how humans are very much like me

The loneliest scarecrow in the world
Proud but useless you are
The loneliest scarecrow in the world
Crows, pick me apart! So someone will fix me again

Pinned to a tree destined to live my eternal life
With nothing left but crows by my side
Slowly picking me apart, to bring me peace
So you'll fix me, human contact brings me relief

And after I've been fixed I will hang here with them
Waiting for them to pick me apart so I can be fixed again
So we live in a malevolent never ending game of sin
I need the creatures in order for my life cycle to end and begin
3. Lead the Way (6:30)
You can see me but can you see yourself?

Fight for freedom fight for war fight, doesn't matter what you stand for
Fight for nothing fight for fame, never knowing you put us to shame
So pick your conscience up from the floor
You betrayed it for so long, what are you fighting for?

...yourself or for everything?
So how can you tell us how to act when you don't know who you are?

You can see me but can you see yourself?
Let the lantern of passion lead the way
Let the lantern of passion lead the way

Fight for yourself, fight for your pride, do anything you can to deny
Fight for the right to fight, fight, as long as you can do it in spite
So pick you oppinionated mind apart
And remember, once you had a heart

Your heart is on fire
Fighting for any cause you can blame for your own mistakes
You lost your desire
Now aware that the flames consumed you completely
You are an empty shell full of hate
Walk towards the light
The lantern of passion will give you back your life

Fight for yourself, or fight for nothing!
Fight for nothing and fight for everything
Your oppinion becomes obsolete
Your cause has become to promote yourself
And nothing else

You can see me but can you see yourself?
Let the lantern of passion lead the way
Let the lantern of passion lead the way

For yourself or for everything?
So how can you tell us how to act when you don't know who you are?

Die!
4. Snake of Eden (3:26)
The snake creeps around in your paradise, tasting the air, sly creature of Eden, cunning as the devil himself.

It watches you in your happy place, pushing you around a bit, there by your side at your best moments when they turn to your worst
When it turns your best into your worst

From the beginning there was a snake
Chewing on your conscience from within
But were you really not aware that all along it was your own private sin?

It watches you in your happy place, pushing you around a bit
There by your side at your best moments when they turn to your worst

It is so easy blaming everyone else for your choices
But your priorities are your own
It was so hard to consider our choices
But in the end our priorities are our own

Nobody is perfect, even Adam and Eve were fooled by the snake in you
Slithering, deceiving, denying yourself and everyone else the truth
I am sorry that your winning streak didn't last
But it was you who threw it away
The stakes were high and no one thought
You would be the one to betray

You blinded yourself

Friendship has been fading, you didn't pay attention to their cries
Did you not care or was it not worth a try?
Maybe something else caught your eye
Not realising the snake was you not I

You were here in your happy place, puhing everyone around a bit
There by your own side at your best moments
And you turned them to your worst

Nothing left to say now but goodbye
5. Shorthanded (5:50)
In order to be loved respect is needed
To give yourself completely
To another person knowing they can pick you apart
Knowing that by a flick of their wrist they can break your heart

Once broken it can never again be completed and
What can take you years to build can be torn apart in a second of guilt
It takes a lifetime to create, but love can be replaced with purebred hate
In the blink of an eye you'll be branded and both will end up shorthanded

Betray everything you've ever known
You'll betray, regret but not before it is too late
Betray everything you've ever known
You'll betray, regret but not before it is too late

A passion so strong it can turn doubt into stone
You find once in a lifetime if you overcome
The difficulties to give everything you have in order to live
With a person who has the power to rule
Your insides in whichever way he chooses

You'll be here but will you stay here, you can never convince my heart

Sometimes you lose and sometimes you win can you feel the difference?

You'll betray everything you've ever known
You'll betray, regret but not before it is too late
Betray everything you've ever known
You'll betray, regret but not before it is too late

Now you have to choose, take the risk or you loose
The latter will leave you shorthanded
And to take the risk can crush your bones
Decisions cracking in the back of your mind, making you wanting to die

You'll be here but will you stay here, you can never convince my heart

Corrupting the mind of another with false promises
Not realizing you smother everything it was meant to be
When your greatest fear is to end up shorthanded
Be careful where your seed is planted

You'll betray!
6. Spring Will Come (5:20)
Spring Will Come
After the winter has ravaged your bones
Life Will Come

Everything will die, but it will return
Frozen rivers will thaw and reflect the sun back into space
The brutal winds of the north will settle down its elevated pace
But before spring comes the bitter cold
So brutal it can turn you to stone
And before warmth comes the bitter cold
So brutal it can turn you to stone

Spring Will Come, after the bitter cold has ravaged your bones
Life Will Come
Spring Will Come, after the bitter cold has scattered your moans
Life Will Come

Blizzards of chaotic tyranny will be tamed by the summer breeze
You will see the world and let go of your soul's dreadful disease
But before spring comes the bitter cold
So brutal it can turn you to stone

See the fields, watch them sway ayaw
See the sun, feel it on your skin

Spring Will Come, after the bitter cold has ravaged your bones
Life Will Come
Spring Will Come, after the bitter cold has scattered your moans
Life Will Come

The forrest will transform and once again provide for you
The land will be forgiving and you will pull through
After summer comes the bitter cold
So brutal it can turn you to stone

See the fields, watch them sway ayaw
See the sun, feel it on your skin
7. Tree of Life and Death (5:34)
You can see whatever you want to see
You can believe whatever you want to believe
The world will keep on changing and so will we
So suck it up, dry your eyes and wake up!

You want to see us fail? Not today!

Some will die, some will live, I fought for this privilege!
Some will fail, some will shine, it's up to you to live your life!

Sometimes things end, sometimes you bend
Things will change, tree of life
Sometimes things end, take your last breath
Take a look at the tree of life and death

Some will do their best to be static and detest
Anything new, or not created by them
Unfortunately for them, nothing can mend

You are blinded by your own insecurities
So afraid to stand up in case someone will see
We all have flaws and then you'll turn to stone
I love my flaws they are my own!

You want to see us fail? Not today!

Some will die, some will live, I fought for this privilege!
Some will fail, some will shine, it's up to you to live your life!

Sometimes things end, sometimes you bend
Things will change, tree of life
Sometimes things end, take your last breath
Take a look at the tree of life and death
8. Fall of Giants (6:05)
We have all secretly watched them create history
We have all enthusiastically enjoyed every masterpiece

They have helped mold me into who I am
They have changed my view of what can be done
I had no clue such fathomless things could be created by man
And I am crushed to know their time will come

We will live to see the giants fall

It doesn't matter if you like them or not
They have helped create the scene that you love so much
But be aware it is corrupted, everyone wants to be on top
Scavengers await your spot!

You can always sell your soul if your talents do not suffice
Money can solve your problems, drink their blood as lice

No integrity is left for sale, put on your suit and smile
But know inside that some of us see right through your lies!

So to those of you who paved the way I salute you
You have helped make my dreams come true
The world has changed because of you
This, no one else has the power to do!
So to those of you who paved the way I salute you

We stare at you and admire your guts and glory
And every one of us wish we could live your story

We will live to see the giants fall

To those of you who paved the way I salute you
9. Vampiria (5:31)
Skin as pale as grave
More thirsty now than ever before
The hatred for each other fuels your lust
All you live for is blood no matter the cost

You will drain their lives
And still for blood you thrive
Nothing can stop you nothing can kill
This pinnacle creature of the night

Welcome to my world - Vampiria
I live for the thrill of the kill - Vampiria
To live or love? My home - Vampiria
I bid you to enter my world - Vampiria

Hunting in the night, take a breath make a sigh
Your victim has no clue what waits ahead
Eternal life and crushing hunger
For all eternity you will be no longer

Fangs as sharp as razorblades
More greedy now than ever before
The cold and bitter pleasure will rage
And kill the thrill of the kill

Welcome to my world - Vampiria
I live for the thrill of the kill - Vampiria
To live or love? My home - Vampiria
I bid you to enter my world - Vampiria

The only thing to fear is a wooden stake
In your heart so make no mistake!
10. Kingship Incarnate (bonus track) (4:28)
Cracking the whip in the burning sun
Breaking limbs and crushing skulls
In desperate need of victory
Denying to the bone, this is not your throne!

Your empire is falling
Crumbling at your feet
Your empire is falling
Into the righteous hands of your flawless fathers other son

Letting your anger out on them - slaves shall serve!
Wanting to rule more than anything else
Meticulously punishing their every move
Willing to accept anything but the truth

The city is burning feel the wrath of Ra
Pay for your betrayal you have come too far
You rip them up, tear them apart, leave them for dead and rot in hell
The ghosts of those you killed await your presence
Savage and enraged in the underworld they dwell

Your mind has betrayed you feel the wrath of Ra
Plotting against your own blood you have come too far
You rip them up, tear them apart, leave them for dead and rot in hell
The ghosts of those you killed await your presence
Savage and enraged in the underworld they dwell

In the end no one will hear your final call
In the end you will be alone when you fall
As corrupt as Seth, Osiris will prevail
As corrupt sa your mind I will prevail

Corrupting the minds of those closest to you
Wanting for your dreams of power to come true
The snake of desperation has poisoned you
Watching him, in war and peace, he's better than you!

Your empire is falling
Crumbling at your feet
Your empire is falling
Into the righteous hands of your fathers flawless other son

When the dust has settled the king is in his place
Incarnation of the god he rules unscathed
Whatever you were meant to, you'll do!
That is the most universal rule!
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