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Desolation Full Album Lyrics

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Album

Desolation

(2018)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresDoom Metal
Album rating :  85 / 100
Votes :  2
Lyrics > K > Khemmis Lyrics (6) > Desolation Lyrics (6)
Submitted by level 21 Eagles (2018-06-30)
1. Bloodletting (6:24)
Have we gone blind?
I used to sing of finding light in the darkened skies above
No fleeting glimpse
All hope is bleeding from this shell
The wolves are snapping at all sides
Consuming fear

The faith I held is fractured like a mirror
Both sides reflect the darkness of the other
Without the will to look inside
We cut our wrists on the divide
And I am bleeding out with no one there beside me

No fleeting glimpse
No hope remains inside this hell
The noose is gripping at my neck with every breath
Our life is drained
We’re being punished for our crimes
The executioner calls out a final time

Offering wealth and wine, take my hand and twist the knife
We’re depraved and reviled, welcoming eternal night

The faith I held is fractured like a mirror
Both sides reflect the darkness of the other
Without the will to look inside
We cut our wrists on the divide
And I’m retreating now into the silence of the starless skies

Into the starless skies

Eternal rest
Merciful death
2. Isolation (4:48)
Tormenting silence, the endless days bleed into
Nights where I begin to fade away
Burdened by failure, cannot remember why we
Hide within this fractured veil

Born of death, hiding just beneath the flesh
Desolate, this heart yearns for a reprieve
How could I pray for salvation?
When I’m the only mourner left to grieve

Baptized in shadows, cleansed by the pain I bury
Betrayed by pretending I’m alive

Born of death, hiding just beneath the flesh
Desolate, this heart yearns for a reprieve
How could I pray for salvation?
When I’m the only mourner left to grieve

There he was laid to rest

I’m dreaming of your call that will never come
Holding on by a thread
3. Flesh to Nothing (7:31)
On my knees again in familiar lands
Echoes pierce the dark and to the left he stands
Open yourself to me and take the eucharist
Climbing down my throat, the snake begins to hiss

In this past I hide, still you feel me
Rings of smoke obscure my eyes
The memory, the loss and shame, don’t define me
But I fear that is a lie

Lost forever in the tides
Of a voice that’s calling from inside
Words are locusts, scratching out our eyes
We’re bondsmen feigning freedom but ensnared

Silent passenger, he who guides my way
Chained within my mind until the end of days
No one escapes his wrath, for he is always near
Clinging to my neck, paralyzed with fear

From the depths I cry, no one answers
Overtaken by the tides
Deep inside, a spark remains, growing stronger
Let the blaze consume the binds

Run away, cast off his weight, remove the shackles
Take the reins while I have time

This body, no longer a vessel
From flesh to scars to flesh to nothing
In his empty promise, I reject that I am broken
Make way, I have time
4. The Seer (6:02)
Circle the skies in search of carrion
Silhouetted by a blood red moon
A silent seer preying on my mind
The lurking fear tears at my eyes

When the night falls and the fog grows
Seek the shelter of these blackened wings
Flee the sunrise so I won’t find
That I might rise on these tattered wings

Why would I raise my eyes to danger above?
I keep my gaze upon the graves

When the scavengers feast upon what’s left
Only a husk remains, rotten and bereft

When the night falls and the fog grows
Seek the shelter of these blackened wings
Flee the sunrise so I won’t find
That I might rise on these shattered wings

So long beholden to heresy
And drifting away from the sun
Until the talons rip at my flesh
Lifting, I rise from the earth

I am grasping at air
For my earthly remains
When we thought we were flying
We were falling again
5. Maw of Time (7:23)
Burn the pyre to our daughters’ pain
In the fire there can be no eulogy
Swine and sickness, shrouded in disgrace
Ordained sinners preying on her memory

Cast out of Eden
Her flesh a sacrament
Corrupt. Enshrine.
Upon an altar of her bones
Confess. Betray.
The sky is burning red
Renounce. Decay.
We lie beneath the stones

Salvation’s but the gilded door of the abattoir
One by one, all will bleed for her
Our legacy, a world reduced to ash
Souls of black — barren, diseased
Hide behind the mask

Hunt the vultures
Bring them to their knees
Bind and gag them, waiting for their fall from grace
In the darkness
Tear the mask away
Hollow rulers trading their power for decay

Cast out of Eden
Her flesh a sacrament
Corrupt. Enshrine.
We built an altar of her bones
Confess. Betray.
The sky is burning red
Renounce. Decay.
We drain the chalice

We — We are echoes of loss
Are — In the absence of light
Dust — Wrought of corruption, unworthy of redemption
Shadow — Tombstones, an endless grave

Fragments of root and bone
Time becomes our tomb
We are destined to rot eternal
Consumed by a world forsaken, we will not be mourned
6. From Ruin (9:27)
So here I rest
I’ve come undone
Somewhere behind these eyes
Rising from the thorns
Beyond the endless nightmares
There’s still a soul
I’m reaching out to catch a breath
To brave the storm

The fog is closing in
Upon a freezing night
Far from the love I’ve known
Give me the strength to carry on

Deep in the forest
I am alone again
A warmth begins to rise
Fighting back the dread
And when I close my eyes
I swear I smell the smoke
I used to know before the fall
And now you’re gone

There’s a fire
Set ablaze in my heart
Casting a shadow
On the cycle of thoughts
That pull me away
From the dance of the gods
Leave it behind me
To burn in the dawning light

Sure as the spring
Casts a light on the snow
I have awakened
To the ashes anew
They’re burning away
Though I yearn to hold on
Knowing that I can accept this life
Unblinded, renewed

Out of the darkest night
No one could help me find the way
But in the new spring dawn
I find the strength to carry on
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