Nile

Promo Sampler 2007 tracks

Lyrics

1. PAPYRUS CONTAINING THE SPELL TO PRESERVE ITS POSSESSOR AGAINST ATTACKS FROM HE WHO IS IN THE WATER

Amun
Lord of the gods
Thou who art of the four rams heads upon thy neck
Thou standest upon the spine of the crocodile fiends
To thine sides are the dog headed apes
The transformed spirits of the dawn

Drive away from me the lions of the wastes
The crocodiles which come forth from the river
The bite of poisonous reptiles
Which crawl forth from their holes

Be driven back crocodile thou spawn of set
Move not by means of thy tail
Work not thy feet and legs
Open not thy mouth
Let the water which is before thee
Turn into a consuming fire

I possess the spell to
Preserve me from he who is in the water

Thou whom the thirty seven gods didst make
And whom the serpent of Ra didst put in chains
Thou who wast fettered with links of iron
In the presence of Ra
Be driven back thou spawn of set

Drive away from me the lions of the wastes
The crocodiles which come forth from the river
The bite of poisonous reptiles
Which crawl forth from their holes
The command to release the seals that bind his tomb




2. AS HE CREATE SO HE DESTROY

At the seething and fiery center
He sits upon his ebon throne
Within his halls of darkness
Which no man has seen and survived the vision

Both blind and bereft of mind
He pipes unceasingly on his reed flute
And the notes that rise and fall in measured patterns
Are the foundations of all the worlds
Ever calculating in sound the structure of space and time

Were his flute ever to suddenly fall silent
All the spheres would shatter into one another
And the myriads of worlds
Would be unmade
As they were before creation

The flute of the blind idiot
Both makes and unmakes the worlds in ceaseless
Combinations
Spinning on the woven carpet of time

No creation without destruction
No destruction without creation

To unmake a thing is to make another
Each time a thing is made
Another is destroyed

The idiot god on his black throne
Does not choose
What shall rise into being
And what should pass away
He cares only to maintain
His mindless unholy music of
Random creation and destruction

No living creature can look upon his face
And endure its terrible heat
And black radiance
That is like the reverberating unseen rays of molten iron
Which strike and burn the skin
Of those who would dare
Gaze into the countenance of the idiot god

Never does he receive supplicants
In his black halls of uncouth angles and strange doors
Nor does he ever hear prayers or answer them
Endlessly he pipes
And endlessly he devours his own substance
For his hunger is insatiable
As he consumes his own wastes after the custom of idiots

As the god creates
So he destroys




3. DELIVER MY ENEMY

I may lie dormant
You make first strike
What I do next
Will end your life

Deliver my enemy
Deliver my enemy
Deliver my enemy
Deliver my enemy

Bring your world upon me
Can’t back it up
Hollow promises
Respect is done

Deliver my enemy
Deliver my enemy
Deliver my enemy
Deliver my enemy

Many foes to fight
Blood flies through the air
Into the dead of the night
Open eyes blindly stare
Many foes to fight
Blood flies through the air
Into the dead of the night
Open eyes blindly stare

Deliver my enemy
Deliver my enemy
Deliver my enemy
Deliver my enemy

Deliver my enemy
Driven before my feet
Blind eyes never see
A life that’s free

Deliver my enemy
Deliver my enemy
Deliver my enemy
Deliver my enemy

Your belief is false
Weak minded fool
Hate me for nothing
Now I fucking hate you
Your belief is false
Weak minded fool
Hate me for nothing
Now I fucking hate you

Deliver my enemy
Deliver my enemy
Deliver my enemy
Deliver my enemy
Deliver my enemy
Deliver my enemy
Deliver my enemy
Deliver my enemy




4. EMPEROR OF THE VOID

I am the king, of the great islands of grey
Windswept and scarred, bent and confused
My castle is my ruin, the mouldering grave
where the memory fades along with the mourning
Cry of the mother

Who counts the wounds, who sees the hunger,
The flight of denial
The fibres the nerves, the raptures and bursts,
From arteric to cell
Continuously repeating, the hymn of life and death
And the wholy whore, desecrated in desperation

I am the king. The ruler of the grey Islands
I'm the emperor of the void
I am grey. The weakened ruler of these islands.
I'm the emperor of the void

I stand before destruction, touching the stone of my realm
So dignified...unmerciful, without empathy
You saw my birth, an ornament in your grain
You see my death, terrible and divine




5. SOLAR SOUL

Go if you want to know
What's behind those hills
Run if you want to catch
What's waiting there for you
Walk through another door
...On another floor
Learn how to get across
If you want to come through

Look for the missing link
Between your dreams
And reality
Find it, it is the key

Push aside yesterday
Push aside tomorrow
The only time is now
What we got is today

One nation-generation
Connecting people in a collective mind

Emergence - Renaissance
The world is in your hands don’t let it slip away

Ask and you're gonna get
Wait and you'll see
Lives more than we think
And way more than they say
Yes we do believe
There's no ending to
What we've started once
It will go on and on

Team up with the best
trust in providence
...It will favour
Your undertakings

Push aside yesterday
Push aside tomorrow
The only time is now
What we got is today

One nation-generation
Connecting people in a collective mind

Emergence - Renaissance
The world is in your hands don’t let it slip away