At The Gates

Purgatory Unleashed - Live at Wacken tracks

Lyrics

1. SLAUGHTER OF THE SOUL

Never again
On your forcefed illusions to choke
You feed off my pain
Feed off my life

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There won't be another dawn
We will reap as we have sown

Always the same
My tired eyes have seen enough
Of all your lies
My hate is blind

[Chorus:]

Slaughter of the soul
Suicidal final art
Children - born of sin
Tear your soul apart

Never again
My tired eyes have seen enough
Of all your lies
My hate is blind

[Chorus:]

Slaughter of the soul
Suicidal final art
Children - born of sin
Tear your soul apart

'Men must attempt to develop
in themselves and their children
liberation from the sense of self
...men must be free from
boundaries, patterns and
consistencies in order to be free
to think, feel and create in new ways'




2. COLD

To rid the earth of the filth
To rid the earth of the lies
The will to rise above
Tearing my inside out

[Chorus:]
I feel my soul go cold
Only the dead are smiling

To rid your heart of all lies
Their poison tongues, poison hearts
Burning cold...
Now let the final darkness fall

[Chorus:]

'...The dream of the new disease
On wings of euphoria...
Sucking terror from the needle scars...'

22 years of pain
And I can feel it closing in
The will to rise above
Tearing my insides out

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3. TERMINAL SPIRIT DISEASE

Can you feel the pain I feel?
I've lost all sense of what is real
I'm lost, in a world I detest

Can you feel the pain I feel?
This wound I've got will never heal
I'm lost, in the serpents own nest

Oh - set me free - crucify life itself
And let your joy be the reality
Our suffering life - the dream

Pain, the highest order
Scorching the inside of my skin
Terminal spirit disease
An itch of thirst twisting my tortured nerves

Kill the worm that is depression
Join the leeches of oppression
Inpure - twisted - logic they die

Kill the worm that is depression
My fevered circle - circle of damnation
Consumed by this torment pivine

Terminal spirit disease
Terminal spirit disease

Your souls condemned to sing of life
Must die to be set free




4. RAPED BY THE LIGHT OF CHRIST

When the yellow dies under the velvet thoughts
Blood-bubbles nestled in thorns

I have travelled thrugh suns,
And the darkness of the end
Now I surrender to the void
And join with the pulse of the universe

The world burns with worms of fire
The world burns

The beauty in twisted darkness
Raped by the light of Christ
We were not born to follow
We don't need your guiding light

I tear the skies with my bare hands
There is no death for me
The world burns with worms of fire

Sun or animal, star or beast
Alone all the way to the heart of Christ

I'm free to die when I wish
I'm born from scarlet songs
And when the time is right
I shall forever walk alone

The beauty in twisted darkness
Raped by the light of Christ
Worlds end, through a thousand suns




5. UNDER A SERPENT SUN

Web of corruption thick with deceit
The language of destruction, the slaughter of the meek

Under a serpent sun - we shall all live as one

No rest for the wicked, the children of god
The final retribution, the final curtain torn
Within us - the flames of the end
Survival of the fittest, the hunt for the sacred game

Under a serpent sun - we shall all live as one

Children of chaos - born of holocaust seed
Inherit the addiction, angels of genocide breed
Within us - the flames of the end
Survival of the fittest, the hunt for the sacred game

Under a serpent sun - we shall all live as one

Sweetfleshed, hellbent creature
Artist of the fevered soul
Heavenly, venomous rapture
Stricken numb by fear I fall

Stricken numb by fear I fall




6. WINDOWS

Eternal, now you live a dead lie
Plague years, a walk down the trail of misery

Put fire to your soul
Set it ablaze

A lunatic music, the end of flock kingdom
Sheep, you thirst for our insanity

Windows, sharp, cold
Wrap your psyche in blankets of pain
No more light of day
We're the windows to your insanity

Screaming, roaring, we'll alter your reality
Dancing razors cut your sanity

Windows, sharp, cold
Wrap your psyche in blankets of pain
Fuck you, light of worlds
We're the windows to your insanity

Reflections in the shattered glass
Singing songs of blasphemey for your soul




7. WORLD OF LIES

Degeneration tears your black skies
The final descent for the last in life
No joy in our tired lives - the torment builds inside
The sun sets forever on a world of lies

World of lies

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World of lies
Non-divine
Release me

Demonic vultures feed on your mind
Disarmed of all your pride you die
No life in our alien eyes - the blind lead the blind
The sun sets forever on the non-divine

Non-divine

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Final psychotic eclipse
Painted in the colours of war
Final psychotic eclipse
A world drenched in blood

Degeneration tears your blackened eyes
The final descent for the last in life
No joy in our tired lives - the torment builds inside
The sun sets forever on a world of lies

World of lies

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'And it's his illusions about what
constitutes the real world which are
inhibiting him...
His reality, his reason, his society
...these are what must be destroyed'
[Luke Rhineheart, 'the Dice Man' - 1971]

Final psychotic eclipse
Painted in the colours of war
Final psychotic eclipse
A world drenched in blood of the innocent




8. THE BURNING DARKNESS

To see a wormhole in your eyes fall to earth
And plague my heavens black

With fear I kiss the burning darkness
Forever burn

Leave not only me
But for every thought I think

Forever burn




9. THE SWARM

Catch fire - just like a living disease
Unholy desire - a world on it's knees
Our burning minds they are ridden of hope
In a dreaming utopia - dead on dope

A generation of obscenities
We have lost our faith in our own creativity
What is evil, but good
Tortured by it's own hunger and thirst?

The living end
The dwarfed soul of man
The living end

The sweetest of lies - it's embrace so warm
So void of life - one with the promised swarm
Our burning minds they are ridden of hope
In a dreaming utopia - dead on dope

A generation of obscenities
Our ignorance will be the end of humanity
A dead nation under one dead god

The living end
The dwarfed soul of man
The living end

Written in napalm over genetic wastelands
We move on, our fate is to die by our own hand
A dead nation under one dead god
What is evil, but good
Tortured by it's own hunger and thirst?




10. FOREVER BLIND

In this cell that is ours there is no pity
No sunrise on the cold plain that is our soul
No beckoning to a warm horizon
The sun shall never greet my eyes again

It is our world
It has been stolen from us, bastards

No goddamn sun
No goddamn pain
I've searched my heart for love
But all in vain
No goddamn soul, no goddamn pain

Exploring life, without fear
Without feeling I am one with my torment
And forever blind

My desire clenches itself in a hungry fist
And welcomes my soul to the thirst of dying
Mother of all, come take your revenge
The sun shall never greet my eyes again




11. NAUSEA

Release me from your world of lies
I cannot bear this pain
Degenerate machinery
The monsters we create
The monsters we create

Nausea, oh sweet nausea

Genetic barcode hell
Mental genocide
Repulsive human shells
Choke on the fruits of life
Choke on the fruits of life

Nausea, oh sweet nausea

Cold stare, starving eyes
Blinded, tired lives
Release me from this pain
Unknown to man

Nausea, oh sweet nausea

Cold stare, starving eyes
Blinded, tired lives
Release me from this pain
Unknown to man
Unknown to man

'The family structure,
victory over adversity
through the family.
Mix the god and country
add the ten hour day
and you had what was needed...'




12. THE BEAUTIFUL WOUND

My veins they are open
And yours to fill
The beast of my sins
Ain't easy to kill

Drowing in love, by bitterness warped
We sleep in different nights
Ugly and drugged, rotten to the core
But I just can't let this die

My intellect bund
My will amputated
It's a sweet little need
Your need to be hated

Ugly, drugged and fevered
By bitterness warped
Your beauty rages through my veins
Declaring war

Drowning in love, by bitterness warped
Stab your darkness into me
Ugly and drugged, rotten to the core
I see a truth you cannot see

As smooth as the skin
The skin of fire
I'm at the mercy of urges
You're my funeral dyre




13. UNTO OTHERS

You hold high the banner of self-deceit
Encaged in the dogmas of life, you join the elite

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My Judas-window stays shut - shut forever more
My Judas-window stays shut - shut forever more

You mock the weak for not giving you their trust
In your world of make believe, where statues turn to dust

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You walk through what is me
Stare blind - cannot see
Your thoughts flee to a different land
They are free, but you are bound

Silenced forever, the walls are closing in
The keys to our damnation - burial... burial within

[Chorus:]

...shut forever more




14. ALL LIFE ENDS

My life fades, my visions dim
all that remains are memories
I remember a time of chaos
time of war
as men began to feed on man
only the scavengers survived
gone now, swept away
for reasons long forgotten
touched of a blase
which engulfed them all
a firestorm of fear
the answer is written in their bones
all life ends

I remember an old man
griping my wrist, he was dying
"imagine", he said
"looking into the eyes of a nova,
the bursting flames, the roar of it's energy
frintly echoing down the corridors of time,
whispering: all life ends
"death, he said "is like a bolt of lightning,

Light cast upon every secret,
just for a moment, till the last spark of life fades
and all is dark..."
then he breathed out his last breath into my ear
his gaze already way out among the stars...
among the ruins of the past

I shelter from the storm
my mind is numb from the lonliness
and the rain that never stops
this wasteland, once a beautiful place
where trees and flowers grew
where deer, and squirells had their home
now rotting are their bones

Where raging waters grind the earth
I go to end my days
the sea that witnessed mankinds birth
shall watch us die again
black and deep,
empty of life
as in the heaven so below
the sun has now forever set
and bids our time to go

I am tired
and I fear not
the cold that now descends
as light grows dim, I bid farewell
all life ends

I am leaving now, my body stiff
just watching for a while
that rigid shell, so small and weak
a corpse on a broken cliff
the stars are calling me now
with distant, speechless voices
and caught by a wind I drift away
and nothing calls me to stay...

I am ridint the wind that has no name,
the fire that burns without a flame
caught by the spell on which all depends,
all life ends
the answer is written in my bones,
all life ends




15. NEED

'...Because of my love for all living
...I choose to die...'

Open me, with your kiss of steel
End my pain - set me free

For we are enslaved, forever enslaved

Open me, with your kiss of steel
End my pain - set me free
Live only to die some more
Need - killing yourself to live

For we are enslaved, forever enslaved

Lay your fears to rest.. fears to rest
Let your dreams awake... dreams awake

For we are enslaved, forever enslaved

Lay your hate to rest - open me...




16. BLINDED BY FEAR

'We are blind to the
World within us,
Waiting to be born'

I cast aside my chains
Fall from reality
Purgatory unleashed
Now burn the face of the earth
Purgatory unleashed
Now burn the face of the earth

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The face of all your fears
All your fears unleashed
The face of all your fears

Born of the demon sky
Twisting reality
Sweet nauseating pain
Is death the only release?
Nauseating pain
Is death the only release?

[Chorus:]

The face of all your fears

I cast aside my chains
Fall from reality
Suicidal disease
The face of all your fears
Now covered with sores
Humanity exiled
Purgatory unleashed
Now burn the face of the earth
Purgatory unleashed
Now burn the face of the earth

[Chorus:]




17. SUICIDE NATION

Utopia - lost in chaos
As the sky turns black
Suicidal legacy
There is no turning back

No turning back!

Retribution answers cold
Moving in for the kill
Deep hideous festering
Bestial epidemic, repulsive need

Control! Control!

Suicide nation
Mass-appeal, death-addiction
Dead but dreaming
Restrained by phobia, brainwashed into submission

Control! Control!

AAAHHHOOOW!

Suicide, suicide, suicide, suicide
Jaws locked around your spine
Locked around you spine

Retribution answers cold
Moving in for the kill
Deep hideous festering
Bestial epidemic, repulsive need

Control! Control!

AAAHHHOOOW!
Suicide, suicide, suicide, suicide
Jaws locked around your spine
Locked around your spine!

OOWW!




18. KINGDOM GONE

"God"
"Creator"
Deciever, you are the sinner.
I cast you down from your throne of lies
And accuse you of a thousand sins
Perished in the flames of what you call Hell
I proclaim your kingdom as lost forever

A thousand Colours invade
All different, all dark
A black sun is now rising
Reality unfolds

Kingdom Gone

Absolute Spirit, we revolt against thee
We are the serpent gods, Wall spawned from you
I am the new messiah, and I will babtise you in sin
We wanted a place in your creation but you wouldn't let us in

With one caress I draw the life from your flesh
With one stroke I render your bones to dust
Kingdom Gone

In the light of the black sun
The seas of starvation start to boil
A new dimension is born,
We die, we learn and are born again

Inverted we've lived our lives
From our death to our birth
Now the liers are awakening
We are the children of "God's" curse

With our caress you greet the slaves of your creation
With one stroke you punish us for your sins
Kingdom Gone

The black gate is closed

Inverted we've lived our lives
From our death to our birth
Now the liers are awakening
We are the children of "God's" curse

I proclaim your kingdom as lost forever

A thousands different colours invade
All different, All dark
A black sun is now rising
Reality unfolds

Kingdom Gone