Architecture Of Aeons

by Mezzanine Floor

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released September 4, 2016

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Track Name: Behold! Lusca
LOW AND BEHOLD
FINALLY HOMEWARD BOUND
UPON SEAS ONCE RESTLESS NOW SEEM CALM
VISIONS OF TREACHORY NOW GONE

AND I’VE FOUND PEACE
THOUGH SO MUCH I’VE SACRIFICED
UPON THIS TRAIL AND DARKEST PATHS I’VE CROSSED

NOW I FEEL LIFE
FOR I’VE TAKEN LIFE

I BREATHE NEW LIFE, I’VE CONQUERED ALL
I’VE STOLEN LIFE AND CRUSHED MY FOES
DEFEATED DEATH AND SLAIN THE BEAST

YOU CAN’T TAKE ME, YOU WON’T BREAK ME DOWN
YOU CAN’T TAKE US, YOU WON’T BREAK US DOWN
TRAILS OF TEARS AND TALES OF OUR DEMISE

TASTE MY STEEL, SHROUDED IN GOLD AND LACED IN
BLOOD WILL RISE, FROM OCEAN DEPTHS
WHERE YOU WILL DRAW YOUR LAST BREATH
THE BEAST IS BANNISHED TO A SHALLOW GRAVE

SING YOUR SONGS OF PRAISE
YES SING THOSE SONGS OF PRAISE
AND I SWEAR BEFORE THE NIGHT IS GONE YOU’LL BE MINE
AND I SWEAR BEFORE THE DAY IS DONE YOU’LL BE MINE

NOW I FEEL LIFE
FOR I’VE TAKEN LIFE
Track Name: Shine No More
THIS BODY BROKE UPON THE ROCKS
AKIN TO RESTLESS WATER
COLLISION WITH COLOSSAL CLIFFS
HAVE CLAIMED BOTH SONS AND DAUGHTERS
AND AS THE OCEAN DISSIPATES, RETRACTS AND
BUILDS ITS FORM
SO SHALL I MEND THIS DAMAGED VESSEL
BLOOD, FLESH, TOOTH AND NAIL

CONSTRUCTED THE LADDER TO FIND YOU
THE SCENT OF MY PREY IS WHAT DRIVES ME
CONSTRICTED THE GUILT OF MY CONSCIENCE
BUT DARKNESS IS ONLY WHAT YOU DESERVE

I SHALL SUMMON THE SHADOWS AND BLACK OUT THE SUN
SHINE ON VILLAINOUS BEING, IN TIME VICTORY IS MINE
I SHALL SUMMON THE SHADOWS AND BLACK OUT THE SUN
SHINE ON VILLAINOUS BEING, THIS DAY VICORY IS MINE

I SHAN’T BE BEATEN BY THE SHORE
FOR HOURS I’VE LONGED
YOU HAVE ALL BUT DEFEATED US
A MERE DIAL SHALL NOT CONQUER US


BROKEN, BATTERED, BANDAGED, STILL STRONGER THAN BEFORE
FOCUSED, FIGHTING, FEARING, THE SUN WILL SHINE NO MORE


FROM THE ASHES I SHALL RISE AGAIN
THESE WAVES ONCE BATTERED ME NOW CALM CREEPS IN
THIS GOLDEN GOD ONCE SHONE SO BRIGHT
NOW DULL AND MEANINGLESS, I’VE TAKEN HIS LIGHT
THOSE SONS AND DAUGHTERS YOU SO CHEAPLY CLAIMED
I KNOW THEIR NAMES NOW YOU SHALL SHARE THEIR PAIN

FROM THE ASHES I SHALL RISE AGAIN
THOSE WAVES ONCE BATTERED ME NOW CALM CREEPS IN
THIS GOLDEN GOD ONCE SHONE SO BRIGHT
NOW DULL AND MEANINGLESS, I’VE TAKEN ALL HIS LIGHT
Track Name: Trading Gallows For The Sun
WE FLED THE DIRT TO RISE, TORE OUR NAILS OUT
CLAWING AT THE SKIES ABOVE OUR HEADS
TO LEAVE BEHIND ONCE SACRED PALACES

SUDDENLY, IN FRONT OF ME, BEFORE MY EYES
THE SKY TURNED BLACK, SACRIFICE I’D GLADLY MAKE
TO SAVE MY KIN AS I DESCEND

SUDDENLY, IN FRONT OF ME, BEFORE MY EYES
THE SKY TURNED BLACK, SACRIFICE I’D GLADLY MAKE
TO SAVE MY KIN, RETURN TO THE EARTH

I’LL SACRAFICE MYSELF
THE COUNTLESS HOURS SO TREACHEROUS
THESE MUTILATED LIMBS
BY-PRODUCT OF THIS BASTARD BREED

TATTERED MESS OF EMPTINESS
THE LOSS OF WHICH IS MEANINGLESS
THE CRIPPLED STATE OF MY MISTAKES
I’LL LEAVE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE




I’LL SACRAFICE MYSELF
THE COUNTLESS HOURS SO TREACHEROUS
THESE MUTILATED LIMBS
BY-PRODUCT OF THIS BASTARD BREED

WE FLED THE DIRT TO RISE
SCALED THE TOMBS AND CATACOMBS OF LIES
ON ROUTE TO REACH THE SUN
TO LEAVE BEHIND THOSE GALLOWS FOR THE SUN

WITH THIS NOOSE AROUND MY NECK
I STRUGGLE TO BREAK FREE
THE DECADES OF ABUSE FROM YOU
I’M TRADING GALLOWS FOR THE SUN
Track Name: Behold! The Temple Of Light
IN THE TEMPLE OF LIGHT
THE ‘OTHERS’ WILL COME
THEY’LL BANNISH THE SUN
THEY’LL BURY THE SUN
I NEED TO FEEL THE WARMTH OF LIFE
FREE FROM HOLLOWED EMPTINESS
THE PERILS OF MY WRECKLESNESS
DESIRES PLAGUED BY MALICIOUS INTENT
A DUEL OF HEART, MIND, SOUL AND FLESH
Track Name: Asphodel Meadows Part 1: Deception
EMERALD RIVER TURNS RUBY RED
AS WE APPROACHED THE JUCTION OF TREES AND FIELDS
SPATTERED IN BLOOD, MASKING THE GATEWAY
TO THE REALM OF THE DEAD

CIRCLED BY A FLITTING OF SHADOWS
NOT HERE NOR THERE, NOT LIVE NOR DEAD

WITH EACH THRUST OF THE BLADE THROUGH THE HORNED SOW
BRINGS SOUND TO VOICE AND MOTION TO THE MOTIONLESS

AS THE UNDERBELLY SPLITS BESIDE THE CUT OF THE KNIFE
THE COLD BLOODED KILLER BECOMES THE BRINGER OF LIFE

ORION GATHERS SOULS OF THE WARY AND LOST
A SHEPARD HEARDING CATTLE IN THE FIELDS OF THE PAST
I AM NOT A BEAST OR A SOLDIER OF THE SHADOW
THE ULTIMATE DECEPTION OF THE ASPHODEL MEADOW

CAST MY BODY INTO THAT ORB
SAIL ACCROSS THOSE STREAMS OF GOLD
DON’T BELIEVE A SINGLE WORD THEY SAY TO YOU
Track Name: Asphodel Meadows Part 2: Redemption
OBOLUS PLACED UPON THE LIPS
A JOURNEY DOWN THE RIVER STYX
CAUGHT BETWEEN THE ACHERON
TO A LAND OF THE UNBORN
CHARON! CHARON! CHARON! STRIKE HIM DOWN!

RETURN THIS BODY FROM DISGRACE
TO HIS FINAL RESTING PLACE
Track Name: Behold! The Ascention
I’M STARING AT A GLIMMER OF LIGHT
A FLICKER OF HOPE
A HOPE THAT I’LL FIND MY WAY BACK HOME
LIKE THE WAY IT WAS BEFORE, I’LL FIND MY WAY BACK HOME
BEFORE IT ALL WENT WRONG

IN THE DARKEST SHADOWS OF THE NIGHT
BENEATH THE SLARLIT SKY
A BITTER SOUL RESTS IN THE DIRT
AS LIFE HAD PASSED HIM BY
WHEN ALL SEEMED LOST HE CAST HIS EYES
UPON A FIGURE THROUGH THE TREES
A BEAUTY HE’D NOT SEEN BEFORE
A VESSEL COME TO SET HIM FREE FROM THIS

THE SHADOW LIFTED FROM HIS WORLD
THE DIRT HAD DISSAPEARED
WHAT ONCE WAS DEAD AND BROKEN
BREATHES AND WALKS AGAIN
THE MEMORIES OF THOSE VICTORIES ARE SURE TO MEND THIS SOUL
SO FEAR NOT DEATH NOR THE MANY THREATS
FOR HE KNOWS HE, KNOWS HE’S GOING HOME

BETWEEN THE LINES AND THE CROOKED LIES
OH THIS BITTER SOUL MUST BLEED
RAISE HIM TO THE MOUNTAIN TOP
AND LEAVES HIS BODY TO THE SOULS THAT FEED

SERVANT, MASTER? YOU HANG MY INNARDS FROM THE TREES
CLOVED HOOF CREATURE, YOU’LL NEVER KILL THAT LIGHT IN ME
Track Name: Withered Calla
I’VE BEEN STARING AT THIS WORLD FOR HOURS
IN MY MIND I’VE PAINTED A DOZEN WHITE FLOWERS
I’VE BEEN STARING AT THIS WALL FOR MOST OF MY LIFE
IN MY MINDS EYE I’VE PAINTED A SINGLE WHITE FLOWER

I NEED TO BE FREE FROM THE GUILT OF THE
MANY LIVES LOST BECAUSE OF ME
THE PAIN WEIGHS HEAVY ON THE HEART
OF A MAN BLINDED BY A VICTORIOUS START

I’VE OVERCOME BOTH CREATURES AND GODS
BUT THE SORROW OF THOSE LAID TO REST
AS I KNEEL BLOODIED AND ALONE
MY KNEES TOUCHING THE WATER
AND THE SAND AT MY TOES
FACING THE HEAVENS I RECALL MY ENCOUNTERS WITH YOU...

BETWEEN SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS
THAT I SURVIVED WITH MANY SURPASSED
NOW ALONE I WILL FAULTER
THIS BLOOM HAS WILTED, I’M READY TO GO
SPEAK NOT MY NAME OR THE THINGS THAT I’VE DONE
BUT RATHER OF THOSE MANY BRAVE
WHO WERE LOST TO THE SUN
THE MANY WHO FELL TO THE SEA
THOSE PERISHED DURING THE ASCENTION

I BEG OF YOU TO TAKE ME
I’M COMING HOME
I BEG OF YOU MY MAKER
PLEASE TAKE ME HOME
Track Name: Rending The Veil
NOW I’M JUST A BROKEN MAN
TOOK MY HEART AND ALL IS GONE
EVERYTHING YOU WARNED ME OF CAME TRUE

NOW I’M THE FORGOTTEN MAN
CRIPPLED ON THE RIGHTOUS PATH
THE TEMPLE VEIL HAS BEEN DRAWN ON ALL I KNEW

DEATH, REVEAL YOUR FACE TO ME
COWARD, WHO CAME UNDER THE COVER OF NIGHT
TO STEAL THE FLAME OF THE TORCH BEARER
FOR THOSE UNNABLE TO DO THE SAME
NOT WEAK, NOT MEAK ONE VOID OF SURRENDER
A MOMENT SO RARE WHERE EVEN THE MIGHTY ARE TENDER
BUT THE RIGHTOUS DON’T DIE AND I’LL ASCEND
TO MY RIGHTFUL PLACE UP IN THE SKY
WHEN THE RIGHTOUS FALL REST NOT EASY SERPENT
MANY MORE WILL CHALLENGE THE GOLDEN ORB

ONE DAY, NOT TODAY, THE GIANT WILL FALL
ONE DAY, NOT THIS DAY, THE GIANT WILL FALL

AIR STILL FILLS THESE LUNGS, A FLAME STILL BURNS
A FAINT FLAME BURNS
ONE DAY, NOT TODAY, THE GIANT WILL FALL, THE GIANT WILL CRUMBLE

DEATH, REVEAL YOURSELF TO ME
COWARD, WHO UNDER CLOAK CAME QUIETLY,
TO STEAL THE FLAME OF THE EMPOWERED
FOR THOSE NOT ABLE TO DO THE SAME
NOT WEAK, NOT MEAK, ONE VOID OF SURRENDER
A MOMENT SO RARE WHERE EVEN THE MIGHTY ARE TENDER
BUT THE RIGHTOUS DON’T DIE AND I’LL ASCEND
TO MY RIGHTFUL PLACE UP IN THE SKY
WHEN THE RIGHTOUS FALL REST NOT EASY SERPENT
MANY MORE WILL CHALLENGE THE GOLDEN ORB

ONE DAY, NOT TODAY, THE GIANT WILL FALL
ONE DAY, NOT THIS DAY, THE GIANT WILL FALL

AIR STILL FILLS THESE LUNGS, A FLAME STILL BURNS
A FAINT FLAME BURNS
ONE DAY, NOT TODAY, THE GIANT WILL FALL, THE GIANT WILL CRUMBLE