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Earth

(2013)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresThrash Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal
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Lyrics > M > Monsterworks Lyrics (68) > Earth Lyrics (7)
Submitted by level 21 록스타 (2017-08-19)
1. From Dust and Gravity (5:55)
The first truth to understand is the vast tract of time 
Shaping the way of all things, silent and vigilant 
Inevitable consequence of those laws, 
physics is relentless 
From supernova; elements born: 
a star, to metal, to man; all one 

Proto-planets condense 
around an infant Sun 
Fusion ignites its core, 
as a beating heart to burn 

This world was once a fluid haze of light, 
Till toward the centre set the starry tides, 
….From Dust and Gravity 

(An ode) To the weak force: 
present the strongest case 
Without which this rock 
would be directionless in space 
Molten sea before liquid water reigned 
Devoid of organic life; but living all the same 

Barren cradle, waiting in the underworld 
Hardening resolve, but never set in stone 
With her orbit in place, determined road 
Lucky third world in the Goldilocks zone 

"This world was once a fluid haze of light, 
Till toward the centre set the starry tides, 
And eddied into suns, that wheeling cast 
The planets." -- Tennyson, "The Princess” 
....From Dust and Gravity 

No occasion for a deus ex machina 
Simple words; the language of nature
2. Late Heavy Bombardment (4:13)
Distant dueling giants reach resonance
Looming collisions set on course
Theorised planet, fifth in the sequence
Scattering comets, spirals to the Sun

Cosmic silver bullets
Late heavy bombardment
A hundred million years of hell on Earth

Kinetic pure energy transposed to heat
Afflicts on a scale never since seen
Gateway between natural war and peace
Sterilised to wipe the slate clean

Lunar cataclysm that scarred her face

Apollo found the traces of evidence
That might point to Panspermian genesis
The veil between Hadean and Archean
Epochs defined, destined to survive

Most of the content is taken from the BBC documentary series "Wonders of Life" presented via a wistful stare into the distance by Professor Brian Cox. There is in fact a section specifically on the Late Heavy Bombardment.

We did not seek permission to use the footage...but hope that the mutual promotion of science and reason is sufficient justification in this case. Monsterworks is a never-turned-a-profit organisation.
3. Last Universal Ancestor (5:24)
Boundless source to fuel the change 
Thunder, lightning, rain 
Against a backdrop of extremes 
Evolution crucible 
Earth-engine finds its stride 
Despite thousand foot tides 
Time, the enabler of conditions 
For abiogenesis 

Chemical reactions 
to produce more complex molecules 
Simple organic compounds: nucleobase, amino groups 

Oceans command, a primitive world 
Black smokers or thermal vents 
Establish weather in the skies 
On the crust, clash tectonic plates 

Carve the face of mountains 
with movement of glaciers 
The highest peak dives deepest, 
but one day returns again 
It is believed, of the multiplicity of protocells 
Only one line survived – the last universal ancestor 

“Therefore, should infer from analogy that probably, 
all organic beings 
Which ever lived on this Earth have descended 
from some primordial form 
Into which life first breathed.... 
(the) great first cause of animality 
Delivering down those improvements 
by generation to posterity.” - Erasmus Darwin 

The last universal common ancestor 
Progenerator of the immortal gene 

At the deepest root of the tree of life, 
neither true animal or plant 
Alive in its purest form; 
something new, unique, in a vast Universe
4. Oxygenation (4:34)
The strata laid down in extensive shallow seas 
Leaves a record of continental growth 
The experiment gains momentum for nature 

While mountains are built on a macroscopic scale 
Down in the depths cyanobacteria....evolved 

Unoxidised sulphur and iron 
When saturated, a new scope unfolds 

Oxygen will rise in the atmosphere 
Cycle begins with photosynthesis 
A great event or crisis for some 
It will bring death to the anaerobic 

Sexual age of reproduction 
Sharing genes to speed advance 

A shining snowball, floating in space 
Waiting to find the perfect equilibrium 
Complex beings start to move 
The trilobites arise
5. Powered by Fate (5:32)
Still it is time that comprised the vital piece 
That sets the stage for the players to animate 
To what end could they know to act 
No sign of a guide....or a hand 
To disprove and to undo a point of fact 
Evidence suggests explosion of life 

From initial footprints onto land 
Treading steps steeped in the basest microbial crud 
Naked hills surround a barren shore 
Invasion comes, like never before: 
first rulers of the Earth 

Think - of the loneliness and the silence, 
found....by those trailblazing few 
Pioneers in a new.....frontier, colonising emptiness 
Potential patiently waits, in the dark 
Rapid emergence in the grand scheme 

The greening of the planet to a familiar state 
Coasting, inexorable, powered by fate 
Ancient forests born in Devonian soil 
For the first time, defined, this mortal coil 

In spineless mode, courage grew a backbone 
Yet in the end all clades will fade and turn to dust 
and then (they will) be gone 
The rise and fall of all species 
Follow the natural order’s consequence 
All fates lead to fossilised rock 

Eternal war for balance 
In a battle toward symbiosis 
So much progress gained 
But the lurking threat ever present 
A slow chokehold building 
The Permian-Triassic wall
6. Bookended by Extinction (2:13)
Born of The Great Dying 
That cleared the way for a fertile world 
and the most impressive masters yet 
An increase in predation pressure 
lead to a Mesozoic marine revolution, 
in the Panthalassic ocean depths 

Prosauropod, walking the land 
Pliosaur, swimming the seas 
Wing-ed beasts glide through the air 

Fireball growing on the....horizon 
Oblivious until it set the night aflame 
The miraculous age of leviathan kin 
Bookended by extinction events
7. Aeon of Man (4:12)
8. Earth (9:31)
We have come so far, why not a little farther? 
Gaiascope dreaming, oasis in the void 
Grandeur sacred, sufficient on its own 
Maternal vale, no need for revelation 

Consider this, the probability 
The uniqueness, how precious? 
We were blessed with an age of calm 
for man to evolve and grip a firm handhold 

What we see, a perfect circle 
In overview, most striking 
Blue marble parallel 
Delicate yet robust 
to support the most beautiful....accident! 

We have come so far, why not a little farther? 
Is that the least we deserve? 

It was not faith that built the stars 
It was not faith that forged the Earth 
It was the laws of the Universe 

Alone in the cold emptiness 
Keeping us warm in the darkness 
Embrace life with open eyes 
To see that narrow arc of light 
Showing our Earth, clearly fragile 
Empires will fall, one and all 
Returned....home 

From fire and air to Earth 
A small ball of rock and iron 
It is ours for care or destruction until its demise 
The afternoon in the garden 
where I would contemplate such things 
To the evening that became the dawn 
and made a new day 
(for) There may be only one
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