Morbid Angel

Gateways to Annihilation tracks

Lyrics

1. KAWASU

(Instrumental).




2. SUMMONING REDEMPTION

I stand before thee, Gods of all, prestine
Come forth to see, all things, to be seen
Now know the presence, and, choose, thy wrath
For flock of tyrants, who know not, not thy path

Come now in sweeping vengeance, come now in needed time
I demand as I stand before you, cleanse this worlds decay

I demand to know, the light of a promised land
I demand to see this, corrosion wiped away

And the slithering begins, as the shell of men crawl weeping
And as the light of dawn is growing, the realization sets in
And with the winds that are blowing, the final truth has come
That the ways of the shallow empty, have brought it down
The winds that are blowing, shall bring it down

And while your clinging, to the ways of your worthless life
Your world is falling, you are left with nothing
And with the winds that are blowing, the final truth has come
Your ways so shallow and empty, have brought it down
Your ignorant haze, has brought it down

Return these days to the righteous, heal these wounds of time
I have waited so long, for the winds of change to come
Through eyes still clear
(Clear), through eyes not dulled by fear
Through eyes behind the soul, I see what, must be

I demand to know, the light of a promised land
I demand, to see this, corruption wiped away.




3. AGELESS, STILL I AM

Breathless I stand free, blind to fates, which fall to men
Embracing the chilling winds, still I am
The mist freeze falls from my breath
Steel gray skies encompass my sight
Caring not, for, other worlds

Your fathers, tried, to slay me, your brothers, fell, before me

Clashing, as hates collide, through echoed, cries I wade
Upon frozen ground, my victims lay

Pounding frozen earth, the hooves of horses carrying men
Swords high, the rush of war, flowing through their veins
The warm blood soon, to meet the earth, from which it came

Your fathers, tried, to slay me, your brothers, fell, before me
Ageless, still I am

Heathens, they bring their crusades to me
Failing, they've come to die in vain
Nameless, their meaningfulness is none
I summon the strength of the Gods and we are one
Hear this, see this, know this
For this is the ways that it must be

For solace, I eat the heart, to steal the power, this magic holds
And to taste, the, bitter vengeance, that within me has dwelled
Men of kings have come to end me, to die in vain
Legends, have cursed my name, spells are spoken
Believed to ward me away

Your fathers, tried, to slay me, your brothers, fell, before me
Ageless, still I am.




4. HE WHO SLEEPS

Awaken, my brothers, of vengeance, we rise
To devulge, this, enemy, to enlighten the ones, who sleep
Worlds have passed and so too has time
My slumber now, disturbed
This place, of hate, this world shall burn
Humans, I shall feast upon your ignorance
You will destroy yourselves, mortals, your slithering existence
Sickens the Gods, my brothers
It awoke me, from timeless sleep
My dreams destroyed, my vision lost
And so I watch you pray, and spite your worlds
(Forgive me father?), I am, not, your God
(You crawl to me), beg, to me, my sheep
You have, fallen, curse your, empty lives
(Blind, blind), blind like wolves you turn on yourselves.




5. TO THE VICTOR THE SPOILS

Decide, between the ways of the weak, the sheep, to live a lie
Or to come to life, in victory we stand, above the meek
To raise the chalice and toast the conquering
To feast upon the spoils that we claim

We are wakening, we are the one you seek
We are the merciless, we are the all, that is truth

We await, the coming of days
The awakening of the eyes that sleep
The dawn of light for those of us who see
To stand above the shattered flock and their lies
For now it is our time

We are the conquering, we are the one you seek
We are the merciless, we are the all, that is truth

Victors, now hear me, victors, come now know your name
Brothers, as it must be, in victory, we stand

Our wake, our secret is broken, our legions now are one
The time, of silence now ended, in victory, we stand
We are the conquering, the clearing out, the storm.




6. AT ONE WITH NOTHING

Omniscient are the eyes that see, beyond
What, we choose to see
Transcending of beliefs, that limit, man's being
The dogma that feeds the listless thrived, uncounted years
Impeding on ones perception, of what is, to be
Awaken, to see, a God, of desertion, God of lies
Enlightened by a way, deceiving, only truth, to the blind
The salvation that you seek is empty, no God, of light
The venom that has fed your faith you except, with ease
But the sights that lay before you, destroy your beliefs

Awaken to be, at one, with nothing, now all, will be seen

The seeds

Of the weak, destroy, the lies told of forgiving, exposed
Ignorant, thrown to the wake
Your calling, names of Gods, they are only shrines
(Shrines), the waves of the truth, enslave, slaying the blind

Awaken to a light of knowing all your truth, was lies
And the faith which you embraced, has, left you blind
Deceived like the fools that surround you
It came, with ease, unfulfilled were the days of your being
But now, you will see.




7. OPENING OF THE GATES

These chains that have choked, existence have fallen away
This veil that has blinded eyes, has been lifted
And now it is gone, like the ways, of the sheep
The flock has been, but to receive
Led to the gates of their enemy
Led to the slaughter, of their beliefs
Now their gazing eyes have turned
(Turned), turned to see us, laughing
These fools who have though us to be as they are
Have never seen, guided by limiting the ways that they think
They thought us blind and obscene
Now the sheep are wailing, cries to a God they’ll never see
And as the gates are closing down
Upon the all they have believed
And now their pleading eyes have turned
(Turned), turned to see the eyes of the laughing

The ties have bound these fools, to the ways of the blind
Is ignorant bliss, lies that were fed to the slumbering mass
They've grazed upon it, and all that awaits men, failing to see
Is the sight they've despised, the gates have opened
Your religion has died.




8. SECURED LIMITATIONS

Secured limitations, you created this thing you call sin

A guide for the undisciplined sheep
Through the pain and denial the pleasure reaped
A freedom contained within a shell
And all that's without you call Hell

You scorn our existence, unclean, despising our ways
Shall the unclean come and infect you

For our ways, disheveling your hold
And the random perplexing the fled
Behind the walls of concrete, they hide

Secured limitations

From uncertainties the God-mind knows
And from the nothingness, all the wines flow
The affluence, the-mother's gift
But you can't see, through the concrete

You scorn our existence, unclean despising our ways
Shall the unclean come and inflect you

For the heathens have chosen a different light
And the vision of the all through the inner sight
For the freedoms and prisons, are in the mind

Secured limitations

From the uncertainties the God-mind knows
And from the nothingness all the wines flow
The affluence, God-mother's gift
But you can't see, through the concrete.




9. AWAKENING

(Instrumental).




10. I

I, I am the void of light, silence, I am the dawn of time
I, I am the all you see, emptiness I am the non, I
(I), am the air you breathe, treachery, I am your wine, I
(I), am the soil and seed, mundane, I am the in between

Taste of my knowledge, come bleed me weak
Of my forces, feed
Drink of my power, breathe of the mist, dine upon divinity
From the earth and wind, our return is now
Forever and now again
Our voice is one, voice of the ancient ghosts
Now your chains, are stripped away

I, I am the void of light, silence, I am the dawn of time
I, I am the soil and seed, mundane, I am the in between

Taste of my knowledge, come bleed me weak
Of my forces, feed
Drink of my power, breathe of the mist, dine upon divinity
From the earth and wind, our return is now
Now the chains are stripped away.




11. GOD OF THE FORSAKEN

I've seen visions awakening, drawing timeless life to an end
I've felt forces pulling me, and I have rejoiced in them

I've heard voices, calling names
I have reveled in their beckoning
For the voices, that summon me, have grown immense

My senses keen, with desire and pain
Senses heightened, by my need to see
To feed the hunger, that I feel inside, awake my soul, to ecstasy

My father, the forsaken, the king of blasphemy
They cower at your name, they live in ignorance
They hide behind a doctrine, that has taught them only lies
Now let them see, thy world, immaculate

I've seen visions awakening, drawing timeless, life to an end
I've felt forces, pulling in me, and I have rejoiced in them

I've heard voices, calling my name
I have waited for their beckoning
For the voices, that summon me, bring the gift, of bliss.