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The Root of All Evil

(2009)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresMelodic Death Metal
LabelsCentury Media Records
Album rating :  77.7 / 100
Votes :  28
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The Root of All Evil Lyrics

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Submitted by level Eagles (2016-10-09)
1. The Root of All Evil (Intro) (1:06)
Instrumental
2. Beast of Man (3:45)
Beware the beast of man
For he is the devils pawn
Alone among gods primates
He kills for sport, lust or greed

The sacred scrolls…
The truth unfolds…

Chorus:
Shun him… or become like him
Shun him… the beast of man

Let him not breed in great numbers
For he will make a desert of his home and yours
Shun him… drive him back into his jungle lair
For he is the harbinger of death
3. The Immortal (3:47)
This liquid vision of euphoria
Living a life on borrowed time
Paying the price of immortality
Desperately avoiding our fate
Lead me through the halls of tortured souls
Alone, forlorn…human dignity dethroned
Forevermore – A life never ending
Time stands still as the immortals keep on breeding

The future is locked within us
All we need is the key
Crying at the fountain of youth
Eternal life is killing me

Triumphant in chariots they ride
On this arena of the undead
Another lap of honour for the…
Vacant galleries
Lead me through the halls of tortured souls
Alone, forlorn…human dignity dethroned
Forevermore – A life never ending
Time stands still as the immortals keep on breeding
4. Diva Satanica (3:48)
Divine queen of evil
Sowing her seeds of hate
Mistress of pain
Diva satanica - Master of temptation

Medusa... abuser... both beast and beauty
Seducer... she'll use you... bring you to your knees

Blinded by her infinite beauty
you are lured into the temple
The smell of incense burning
this carnal pleasure yearning
Bride of satan
Transgress the rules of this world
Too late you realize
this love is ripping you apart

Medusa... abuser... both beast and beauty
Seducer... she'll use you... as fodder for her dreams

Drinking the blood
Eating the flesh
She's getting high on you
Watching you die gives her a thrill
...There is always more blood to spill...
5. Demonic Science (5:24)
The human blood is far too thin
The life in it much too fragile
DNA code twisted into form
An ancient dream will now be reborn

Demonic! Science!
A high price for a passion so intense
Demonic! Science!
This world no longer makes any sense

Save the best – strip away the rest
Every weakness, every bleakness will be erased
New flesh for a new world!
Men in white clothes performing the ultimate test

This is the era – this is the time
A new dawn arrives…
6. Bury Me an Angel (4:25)
Symbolical and mystical
Between life and death we're torn
A constant struggle
Like an apocrypha
Nobody can be certain
A thousand days, spent in hell
The ultimate sacrifice
Your voyage starts
With a question mark
But the distant future
Will not tell

Bury me an angel
Set my black soul free!!

Blackened chariots
Bearing evil souls
Ride the surface of burning holes
Nocturnal…traveller
You represent the ruined spirit
Symbolical and mystical
You shall be damned for all time
7. Dead Inside (4:24)
Spiritual Isolation – The ultimate frustration
Scratch the surface, turn another page
The ugly truth or another pretty lie
You deceived me, I believed you
Why did everything go…

So wrong…
For so long…
So the truth comes out at last

I'm dead inside
(I'm burning up)
A hollow shell
(My private hell)
In my own misery
You leave me to dwell

Then we were young and strong
Now everything is wrong
Did you want me, did you need me
Could you not say you believed me?
Everything we had is gone…
Like an old forgotten song
The deceiver and believer
Now everything is…

So wrong…for so long.
8. Dark Insanity (3:25)
Weak and sick I crawl
In the dust of past mistakes
Leaving for the darkness
Of tears and cold heartaches
Suffer in this grief
Of forever burning hate
The ashes of my life
By the torment you create

On my knees…remembering
The wasted years of dark insanity

The rage increases fast
As the memories eat me alive
God, I wish this to end
But I'm not prepared to die
No more a human being
Just a fool of anxiety
Unable to escape
The darkest insanity
9. Pilgrim (4:50)
From the womb, to the tomb
An eternal struggle for the holy truth
We are not the first, nor shall we be the last
We shall be followed by thousands more
Study the scriptures – Intensify the faith
The works of men much greater than you or I
From the cradle to the grave
Thousands of immoral souls just waiting to be saved!

Pilgrim man – What are you searching for?
Believe the tales when everything else fails
Pilgrim man – Deep in your heart you know
Your faith is already bought and sold

All my life I served the cross
Always believing my God was a just one
I maimed for you – I killed for you
But looking back at my life
I just don't know anymore…
10. Demoniality (1:40)
Instrumental
11. Transmigration Macabre (3:33)
Trapped in a downward spiral of pain
Horrific memories, your life flashing by
There is no life left for you to live
You've had your share and more
Act of transfusion – blood child!
Transmigrate into the future or the past

Eternal damnation awaits you my love
In the kingdom of the sick and the rotting dead
You will suffer excruciating pain
You shall now reap the twisted fruit
Of what you once sowed
Transparent – revealing the lies
Transmutation – What you have become
Act of transfusion – blood child!
Transmigrate into the future or the past

Transmigration macabre
12. Silverwing (4:22)
Fly with me on a starlit sky
I'll set you free… Yes, it can be
A dream unchased is a life at waste
Never let them conquer your pride
Our love is warm here
Like the image of a distant sun
This star will always shine
And never, ever fade away

Fly on…Silverwing
Fly with me…Stay free…Silverwing

Seeking truths in spirit skies
Which one of you will guide me tonight?
The milky way tastes sour,
Has heaven lost its power?
So let us set sail on this sea of dreams
The moon gets lost in the morning sun
Just let the spinning wheel spin
And let your life begin
13. Bridge of Destiny (7:53)
Standing at the bridge of destiny
So long since I tasted fear
Lurking in the darkest holes
Awaiting my minds weakest moment
Old words from an old world
Against the laws of the nature
They say the truth is overrated
Wall of anger corrupts my thought

Standing at the bridge of destiny
Show me a sign…
On the verge of losing my sanity
Free my soul…

My inner demons torture me
Flapping their wings in my face
Damn you! You twisted illusion
I am no longer afraid
See through their liquid souls
Evil eyes that will hypnotise
You can no longer hurt me
I am my own worst enemy

Unleash the trapped souls of the dead
Spirits since long forgotten
Guardians of the lost faith
Destined for glory?
Watch them all turn into sand
And the wind blow them away
Wisdom pours into my soul …endlessly…
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