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Portrait of a Headless Man Lyrics

Septicflesh - Codex Omega

Codex Omega

TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresSymphonic Death Metal
LabelsSeason of Mist, Prosthetic Records
Album rating :  90.9 / 100
Votes :  19
3. Portrait of a Headless Man (5:00)
Track rating :  98.3 / 100       Votes :  6       [ ]
"What could be more simple and more complex, more obvious and more profound than a portrait?"
[―Charles Baudelaire]

In a world controlled by fire..
In a world controlled by fire,
Psychotic preachers thrive.

They use the waves to bind us,
They use the screens to blind us.
I joined headless forces
They told us what to do.
We worked, we fought, we bled.

A cogwheel in the system,
A ghost in the machine.
In my private thoughts,
Only pain felt real.

I am crying, in the portrait
Of a headless man.
I am laughing, in the portrait
Of a headless man

I am a man with strong regrets.
I followed great deceivers
Believe in headless leaders.
They played their game, true sons of Cain
But I was a hopeless dreamer,
With my head deep in the clouds.

More joined the fiery leaders,
And blood was shed in rivers.
Those without a mind had to pick our side,
With the use of fearsome methods.
One more empty frame ready for display,
On a gallery of headless portraits.

I am crying, in the portrait
Of a headless man.
I am laughing, in the portrait
Of a headless man
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Septicflesh - Codex Omega
Codex Omega - Album Credits
  • Spiros Antoniou : Bass, Harsh Vocals
  • Christos Antoniou : Guitars, Orchestrations
  • Sotiris Vayenas : Guitars, Clean Vocals
  • Kerim "Krimh" Lechner : Drums
Additional musicians
  • The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra : Orchestra
Other staff
  • Jens Bogren : Producer, Mixing, Mastering Engineer
  • Terry Nikas : Engineer
  • Jan Holzner : Engineer (orchestra)
  • Linus Corneliusson : Assistant Mixing Engineer
  • Spiros Antoniou : Artwork
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