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Everything Remains
Альбом: Everything Remains As It Never Was
Дата выхода: 19.02.2010
Формат: Полноформатный
Лейбл: Nuclear Blast

1. Otherworld (1:57)
2. Everything Remains As It Never Was (4:25)
3. Thousandfold (3:20)
4. Nil (3:43)
5. The Essence Of Ashes (3:59)
6. Isara (2:44)
7. Kingdom Come Undone (3:22)
8. Quoth The Raven (4:42)
9. (do)minion (5:07)
10. Setlon (2:36)
11. Sempiternal Embers (4:52)
12. Lugdūnon (4:01)
13. The Liminal Passage (2:16)
14. The Otherworld Set (2:34)
15. The Liminal Passage Set (2:49)
Время звучания: 52:27

Where ere thou hast been,
Here or in yon world manifest,
Canst thou tell
What is, or what was or what is to come?
No thing shall last
And there are things
That shall never change.
History is written in blood,
Yet are battles really lost
On the battlefields?
Canst thou tell me whence thou comest
And where thou goest
And what is, or what was, or what is to come?
For everything remains as it never was.

Everything Remains As It Never Was
Who will measure the dimensions of antumnos?
Who can tell the gauge of its veil?
Who can manifest the size of its maw?
And infer the value of its stones?

Yet the glowing wick will not be quenched
The sown fire will never die

What is
What ever was
What ever is to come
What would
What ever should
It will remain as it never was

Eternity's past was repeated in time
The eternal knot will be unbroken
Whence comes the motion in this picture?
Where does the moment go when it steals away?
Who will pen the pages of time?
Who will be the audience when the curtain rises?

Where do we go. Question mark.
What have we become. Question mark.
Wither went what was. Question mark.
Shall there be a dawn. Question mark.
Did we ever change?

Sprinkled by the trappings
Of words that make the outlines
Blur on the showplace of made history
The folk is willed
To parrot the dished up tale
The lure of a higher meaning

Cheat you had to create
An enemy stereotype
To receive your absolution
A frothy poor excuse for your foray
To disengage from the deeps
Of your encumbrance

All our gold
Bereave me!
Truths ensign
Forever mine!
Bereave me!

March in with ten legions
Whilst the crucial weapon's not the pillum
But the feather held in your hand
Penned in blood
Your tall-tales rule the forum
Altering it into the battlefield

I, the spectral guise
Evoking these baring fears
Pestering your conscript fathers
I smile at my demise and while I die
I cherish the roots of my perseverance

Curtains up for this lurid age
Clear the ring for oppression and greed
Welcome to this wasteland
Of blight and havoc
Once known as my home

Deleting fulfilled!
Erasing procedure done!
Cleansing complete!
It’s done, my friend,
It’s over and done!

There was nothing left
But the smell of Salassian blood
Nil and nothing left
But the braying void in our homes

I never forgot the eyes of the kids
Wrested from their moms
To be sold into slavery
I still can hear
The cries of the raped
And the bellow of the flames
The hymn of absurd death

Heed the chronicles
Of lucrative genocide
Annals of effaced tribes
Pages written in blood
Ave Caesar Augustus
It's done my friend
It's over and done

The Essence of Ashes
And it came to pass
In those leaden days
That a plain, poor man got sick of his yoke
Of condemned soil
And a foreign empires hungry purse
Time to replace
Pitchfork with sword
And sound the anthem
Of sheer rebellion

Once too often!
Enough is enough!

We strive not for war
We just crave to have our home
We just seek to have the rights
That our fathers used to have
But we tasted the grime and blood
We tasted the essence of ashes

A glowing spark
Rising up from blazing flames
To lead the forlorn and wroth
The epitome of hope and freedom
A daring venture
A frenetic attempt
When Amandus was slain
The Bagaudae still sang

(посвящено Isara)

Kingdom Come Undone
While the noose is tightening
You still sit here on your fleeting thrones
So busy with your own little feuds
And your own blinker crowns

But we all are Gauls
And we are free at least by now
So take the fucking plunge
Rise and unite

United we'll stand!

This is V for vengeance
This is V for vehemence
This is V for victory
This is V for Vercingetorix

Let them feel the Gaulish violence
Impetuous furor
The bite of our blades
Let them see our freedoms ensign
Let us raise our clenched fists in pride
What benefit will it be
To save your crowns but forfeit your freedom at last?
We are one folk and we can make a stand
So lay down your crowns now
Rise and unite

Wake up!
As one we'll prevail!

This is V for verdict
This is V for valour
This is V for venture
This is reVolt
This is kingdom come undone

Quoth The Raven
I am the mystery
And I am the bringer of moonless night
I bear the wisdom arcane
I, harbinger from the burrowed isle

Once you break forth
Hearken the flap of my wings

I haunt your fears
Though you don't know of my duty
To lead your path
Because I'll take you home to rest
In my black wings enfolding you

I am the icon sublime
The guide on the voyage clandestine
I sign the verses bewailed
I, torch of the radiant way

Once you step out
Hearken the strokes of my wings
Once you will leave your cocoon
I will be there

"And death will smile his barefaced smile
Initiating your final anguish
It is not before my arrival
That you will be lead to feel
The natural serenity of leaving this world...
Hear my wings caressing the wind!
Hear my KRAAAK!"

I, the vermin
The leader
The failure
Brother, I shall not weep
When you meet your doom
Not again shall I be your saviour
This nation is moribund
You just can't see
We have to align with the mighty
Lose your soul or lose your life

In the name of Gallia
In the name of my tribe
In the name of my greed
I became the minion
In the name of the Gauls
In the name of the kneeled
In the name of fold, the name of the sold
I became the lie

Brother, I shall not weep
When you sail to the isles
Atlantic or otherworldly
Be my sentence, be my punishment
Be the sword to pierce my heart

You dared to contest
My dear-bought crown
For glories extinct
You waged to evoke
My wrath, my weakness
And my innermost craving for...
In the name of my tribe
In the name of my greed
I became the minion
In the name of the Gauls
In the name of the kneeled
In the name of fold, the name of the sold
I became Rome's slave

Dumnorix, I did quite weep when I betrayed us all
To save us all at the threshold of our demise
Be my penance, be my nemesis
For I sold my soul...

In the name of Gallia - welcome me, ferryman!
In the name of my greed - welcome me, ferryman!
In the name of the Gauls
In the name of the kneeled
In the name of fold, the name of the sold
I came to die


Sempiternal Embers
Glowing and blazing
In the wind of times
Ever lit
Searching and fathoming
The fires arcane
Consuming flames
Sparks to imbue
Our very souls

The very breath of life
Flickering from the depths
Of eternity

Never asleep
Never extinct
Not ever ceasing to gleam
Never sear
The sempiternal embers
Never profaned
Never frail
Not ever ceasing to refine
Never forfeit
Never faint
The sempiternal embers

The essence of being
The form of existance
Forever inflamed with passion
Heart of hearts
Burning so bright
Yet clandestine

Gleaming in the lair
Of the powers to be
The four mighty ones
The high kings concealed

Giving birth to the glimmer within
Incessantly fostering the flames...

We set forth
A retinue
With steed and cart
So we roved the land
We sallied out
To find new shores
As the presage led

Set sail, ye hearts
Into the sea of hope
The druid blessed
This mount forseen
We grudged no pains
We faced distress
Yet a glowing wick
Kindles fire...

Alike a liminal place
A dormant beacon we faced
The haven foretold
A fortress of ages to come

At the rise of a new dawn
Woke the daughter of the sun
Wafted on black wings
Vastly soaring boding skies

We followed
The rites of old
As we stook out
The ordained new land
We held our breath
As the skies got black
And a storm arose
A swarm of crows

Lo and behold!
The black birds branched out
A circle wide
In the riven skies
They limned the nemeton
Of the fulgent hill
The presage witnessed

The Liminal Passage

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