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Vanity / Nemesis

TypeStudio Full-length
GenresThrash Metal
LabelsNoise Records
Album rating :  87.3 / 100
Votes :  7
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Vanity / Nemesis Lyrics

Submitted by level Sathanas (2011-05-26)       Last modified by level Besi Karat (2014-07-04)
1. The Heart Beneath (3:50)
Heaven carries not
What the soul would reap
Growth of deception
Lined between the weeps
A thousand lusts luring in the heart
A desire in our sleep Nemesis
A million lies striving to be shared
Escaping mindless leapsereos
An afterthought formed
First among fallen idols
Of the pandemonial storm
The heart beneath, the desire to die
Scepters of Scarlet, the eternal lie
Tormented eyes, perceiving relief
The shadow's light won't disappear
The mist reveals the shades of grief
The heart beneath, inside my fear
2. Wine in My Hand (Third From the Sun) (3:29)
They're sleeping through the ages
Faces bare of names
Remembrance ever lies
At the Bosom of the insane
Death's cold embrace
Across the restless seas
Unfolding the wish to forget
The eyes of the deceased
Thirst for the wine in my hand
Third from the sun
The heart of death
A thought for fake desires
Starving trough the night
Engulfed in an earthbound fire
Left all alone among the dances and cries
They seed all the hate
Within the shade of sights
3. Wings of Solitude (4:36)
I'm sensing the paleness of lies
No rest to caress their eyes
In visions enthroning sleep
A mistress of eternal weep
Wastelands against the night
Bound in chains, a wish for light
Wandering beneath my fate my body slowly pales
Unleashed, with hands that cannot reach
The screams of heaven and shores
The sleep - sound of a shadowed search
Foresee the wings of solitude
The wings of solitude
Ages of bleeding in vain
Entrapped by the whine of the insane
Civilization - a vision of deceit
Misfits, emerged from the heat
The violet dances fade
Restless dreams of hate and a silent cry
Wastelands against the night
Bound in chains a wish for light
Wandering beneath my fate
My body slowly pales
4. The Name of My Bride (4:32)
Burning in a hell made of my own
Looking for the you I once knew
Your love is hanging over me
Like a big black cloud of misery
Oh mother I beg of you to set me free
Now, like the tempting snake of old
She has seduced my very soul
She took my rib she stole my heart
And hid it in her bosom's warmth
Oh mother hallowed be thy name
For u give birth to us in pain
Maybe I'm Adam with a paradise lost
Or maybe I'm Abel, maybe I'm not
But as sure as hell I know that I'll be chain
Wasting love and my life again
Oh woman of sorrow, you guide me on
into caverns, where I do not belong
Out of your womb, onto the earth
Oh mother of my life, please give me birth
Oh mother of pain, please let me go
For you must reap what you have sown
Oh mother, my mother yes I know
The name of my bride is sorrow
5. This Island Earth (Bryan Ferry cover) (5:50)
So I send an SOS . Semaphore myself . Catch me falling finally . Through the air and underground . Everywhere this sound . Screams whisper "I can’t breathe" . I feel it in my bones . Though I know I’m not alone . You’re spinning far too far from me . So cruel to be so kind . Now I know I’ll always find . This island earth . A mystery . As I stumble through the dark . Dream lovers dream apart . Starry eyed a vision rushes in . Do I wonder or care . My spirit’s bleeding God knows where . A never ending stream . I tried to love, tried to find . My soul in shadows running blind . restless as the sea . Via sidewalks through the haze . Wandering as in a maze . Lost in number time and space . So near and yet so far . Castaway as strangers are . This island earth . And you and me

E.G. Music Ltd © 1978

Music & Lyrics: Brian Ferry

Curt Victor Bryant: Leads, Bass
Stephen Priestly: Drums
Thomas Gabriel Warrior: Voice, Guitar
Ron Marks: Lead, Guitar
Leads: Bryant
End Lead: Marks
6. The Restless Seas (4:41)
Traces of dew, eyes in disbelief
Did we persist in misery and grief
Tasting a glance of the bold
A thousand days of fates untold
And from the restless seas I'm born
Through pain and in the restless seas I drown
Love in vain
Cold embrace
Regresses from mankind's trace
Ruling the light, we gave our lonely hearts
Addicted fiends, through weakened weeps and woes
The sight of fear, trading in for faith
Eternal thirst to lead the circling hate
Traces of dew, eyes in disbelief
Shattered at base, the lies that we breathe
7. Phallic Tantrum (3:29)
No more... Harassed Hearts Primeval wings of solitude
The cross has saved the soil
Traces given to sinister moods
Cavity of hate
Unborn faith, scorn beneath
The quest for death
Gold built the mortal feat
Into the phallic tantrum
Stronghold of eternal fear
Into the phallic tantrum
Their only wish... to reappear
Infinite space
No dreams of sleep of death
Humane, cold embrace
Concepts of might and reign
The apocalyptic raids
Shadows over the hearts beneath
Calls that forever fade
Their visions betrayed
8. A Kiss or a Whisper (3:05)
By masquerade of sleep madness ever lures
Resting soul's rebirth, denying the depths of fear
Necropolis Built from mortal bones
Death descends inside the darkened mind
A thousand cries in pain, spread beneath the fall
A kiss glowing above, feeding upon the heart
Spells... on glory they ride from within
Light, as they seed hate onto the path
A kiss or a whisper
Floods of hate without relief for all sinister sleep
Shadows of eternal belief
9. Vanity (4:26)
Deep within my bleeding heart
Stranded by the hold of fear
Agony takes a final role
Sipping the dew of tears
Thorns and rites idols of false
Tearing apart the skin of lust
Forever still but never born
Broken by the final quest
Vanity, silent choir spreading lies
Vanity, fallen shrine of muted sighs
Surrender, dance and cry
Their Tormented eyes perceive
Grasps of fright, lusters crawl
Tarnished grounds of faded beliefs
10. Nemesis (7:49)
Heaven and shores
Beneath the death of the sun
Suffering at will
Slaves in the cavity of doom
Wastelands without winds
Cries cut through the lies
The heat of the deserts
Heart closes to my throat
Will death cleanse me of this nemesis
I taste the blood and all the pain
In darkened depths
A vision of fear becomes as real
Nursing the dead
No love, life is grief
Dare to escape
The claws of sleep of death
No good, no cold
Salvation we are praying for
Days full of fear The silent eyes perceive
Will death cleanse me of this nemesis
I taste the blood and all the pain
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