Agathodaimon

Phoenix tracks

Lyrics

1. HELIOPOLIS

[Chorus]
Heliopolis in flames alight, a flickering and rebirth
Enlightened night overthrown by a place of shame
The scorched sky converts night
You wish for light to call
Face to face with the madness
The call of fate to save us all
Daily horror that brings you sadness

When smoke arises from the planes
With a loud, triumphant sigh
I always bleed, i always heal
I live to die anew, it breaks me, it burns me...

Al around us is just decay
There's no means to wash the pain away
You will turn your head and say
I always only cared about me

[Repeat Chorus]

When the darkest tempest roars
Passes by with quiet wings
Landscapes swiftly burn away
And fall apart to dust

All around us is just decay
There's no means to wash the pain away
You will turn your head and say
I always only cared about me

[Repeat Chorus]

The memories, the pictures, the melodies, the wars
Everything i was, everything i earned
Grasped in my claws

All around us is just decay
There's no means to wash the pain away
You will turn your head and say
I just cared about - me

No more years of waiting
The final days, the conflagration
Feathers falling from my winds now-
Here comes sunset

[Repeat Chorus]




2. DEVIL'S DEAL

Cry with my tears, crawl across the floor
This body of clay may need no more
He gives you hope, he shows his care
Or is your patience a form of despair?

For a moment I feel embraced
Now that I'm unbound
My eyes have lost their grace
I scream a demonic sound

Shed all your tears , myfriend, come release them all
We've flooded heavens, hear their desperate call

While Death becomes angels. Death becomes real
All of god's work you know - It's devil's deal

(Will you be... Lost struggling in vain?)

Within the fields of sorrow, I pass to the other side
Facing my deepest hollow, which mirrors my dark light

Cry with my tears, my dear, the waters are coming down
Call my name, aloud, but before you drown

Cause god and satan, you know
They reach out their hand
So they are reconciled withinme, my friend

Shed all your tears, my dear, all these words as such
'Cause in this world of lies, all your words... Don't mean much

(Or will I come once more to rescue you again?)

Within the fields of sorrow, I pass to the other side
Facing my deepest hollow, which mirrors my dark light

Shed all your tears, give me your hand
Look into my eyes, make your final stand

Whereever you will go, hence, go without regret

Within the fields of sorrow, I pass to the other side
Facing my deepest hollow, which mirrors my dark light.

Shed all your tears, give me your hand
Look into my eyes, make your final stand
It's been so long, I hope you don't forget
Whereever you will go, hence, go without regret..




3. DECLINE

You drown in stagnation, in a world of frustration-
Your chance gor salvation is to weave a cell of fears
This stainless collection of countless imperfection
A mild satistfaction, a sea of rotten tears

This serpentine throne suits you well
A place to reign the deepest hell
Faded memories, they crawl across the years
Reveal your hidden fears

A short hesitation on your way to desperation
You'll fell the agravation before devline begins

I gaze into a darkened well
With madness that erodes my shell
Decay's burning bleakly in my eyes-
No way to save our wasted lives

Death's in your soul dear
It's in your dreams -
It's always near

What I was meant to be, what I was born to be
What will set me free, I was too blind to see
Too blind to realize
To blind to turn the tides
Too blind to see your lies
I was too blind to see

This serpentine throne suits me well
A place where vilest worms do dwell
Faded memories
They crawl across the years
Enraged by all your fears

Death's in your soul dear
It's in your dreams, It's always near...
Death's in your soul, dear
It is near, it's in your dreams,
It's always near...

Oh, how dare you come into my lair
Here in this void, this sanctum
Reigns despair...

...and sombearly it sleeps
It winds, it slowly creeps
The end is near...
The end is near

Take a look around - this evil lurks behind you
Two thousand years of lies
And arrogance that blinds you

Nightmares crawl , the serpent in your eye
The road of Cain widns on until you die

Death's in your soul dear
It's in your dreams
It's always near...
Deat's in your soul, dear
It is here, it's in your dreams
It's always near...

The end is... Here




4. GROUND ZERO

Peering into darkness without prospect, the future to be left in despair
A presage gorn of plenty filled with plague and famine
Unbroken mind case dramatic ground zero
From a distand dream to be seen, surely undreamt yet unbelieved
Seem to be, with me, in severe insanity
Forever there, forever deceived

No disguise of fevered innocence
A lovers fear in mourning, epiphany

[Chorus]
Another life, another time
Dream of stars but proclaim fire
As flames meet earth , I throw you down
To watch your flesh blister and char
I annoint you, dress you in white
Attenpt to allay those fever dreams
These pitiful dreamers...
Witnessed the reconstruction of fallen stars

Your life is doomed, a misplaced soul you are
Your thoughts are sparkles in despair
Fighting the cold, inconsiderate emotions
Confusing future threatening ahead

Deep down the abyss of my crystalline soul
Into the valley of sore thoughts
Like that insignificant refuge of lies
That make you shiver, that make you cry

No disguise of fevered innocence
A lovers fear in mourning, epiphany

[Repeat Chorus]

Edacious burning, destroying, turning
What was living to death
Walking, stalking, going, gone (2x)

[Repeat Chorus]




5. GHOST OF A SOUL

Way down to heaven
Your needless resource
Is a forecast of cruelty and dismay
Cast into mirrors
An ambush on its course
You are blemish, frailty and decay

Will i get at something
Will i ever be complete
Build by dust - born to slave away

Taste an angel's life's blood
So pure and bitter seet
Buil of nothing - born to decay

[Chorus]
Deep in my mind there rests the ghost
Of an innocent soul
Capped by darkness and dismay
Out of these depths
I slay so cruel and so confident
Will i ever be set free

Lust prevails my temper
Endless rapture turns to grief
A silent scream which fraudulent arises

Without shelter, your wounds lead me to lambency
Spouts truth above your lies

Step bystep, piece by piece
Cut by cut - we reach the end together

[Repeat Chorus]

Take this cloak from me - your offer i will not embrace
A failure once for me - not to be driven into hate

Will i ever be set free
Will i ever be complete
Will i ever be set free
Will i, can i, ever be complete?

[Repeat Chorus]
Come set me free




6. WINTERCHILD

You're standing numb
Looking back
How long already?
How could you fool flee to the world
Just right before the break of winter?

[Chorus]
And nothing in this world will change
All just stays the same
The world - a gate
To a thousand deserts, silent and cold
And one who's lost what you have lost
Does stop at nothing, never rests

You're standing pale
Damned to go off on your winter-travel
Just like the smoke that's always seeking
Colder, chiller, higher skies

[Repeat Chorus]

Fly, bird, and sing your song
In the way of the desert bird
And hide, you fool this bleeding heart
In ice and snow, in chill and scorn

Save your prayers before they swoon
This bitter cold that came so soon
Every story has its end
His future dreams forever banned

Oh my dearest winterchild
Overwhelmed by coldness, ice and snow at night

Thw crows are screaming
And fly whirring towards town
Soon it will snow-
Woe betide those who don't - have home

[Repeat Chorus]

Fly, bird, and sing your song
In the way of the desert bird
And hide, you fool this bleeding heart
In ice and snow, in chill and scorn




7. TIME IS THE FIRE

Skies above the endless seas
Engulf horizons till they disappear
At a sign a ship shaking its masts
Passes by like a fortress floating on wastelands

Flocks of cranes sail to the skies
Where never ending paths arise
Neath the blunt and timid sun
Skies above the endless seas
The shil, the ocean, the days are... Gone

Likewise lives and youth pass by
They pass away, like a lie
Likewise lives and youth pass by
And die...

Skies full of stars above endless seas
Horizons till they disappear
An enormous ship shaking its masts
Passes by like a floating keep

Skies above the endless seas
The ship, the ocean, the days are... Gone

But till I'm not 6 feet underground
My angels bow to my mourning sound
And sing along my weeping, over and over again

Likewise lives and youth pass by
They pass away, like a lie,
But till I'm not 6 feet underground
My angels, bow to my mourning sound
And sing along my weeping, over and over
With the passion of a new born lover
...Again

And then, I will look behind to the world
Like those who don't have much to tell (eachother)
When they can't say what they want
In the shadow of these ancient walls
In their silence, I lay down to rest

In the same silence that swallowed the travelers
Who fell asleep in time
Who are now... forgotten... by aeons

Time is the water in which we drown
Time is the fire in which we burn

Likewise lives and youth pass by
They pass away, like a lie
Likewise lives and youth pass by
...and die

Time is the water in which we drown
Time is the fire in which we burn




8. TO OUR ASHES

It is the mind, which creates the world about us
And even though we stand side by side
My eyes will never see what is beheld by yours
My heart won't respond to your touch

(chorus a)
Out of the caverns of the pain
Like a child from the womb, stillborn
Like a ghost from the tomb
I arise and unbuild it again

(chorus b)
We don't see things as they are
We see them as we are
And all that we see or seem to be
Is but a dream within a dream
I see life blorred and shallow every day by day
In this world's theatre in which i stay

Three death gently descends, from spheres up high
Staring into my cold and humid eyes
You're closing your eyes, try turning your head
Away from the gloom, trying to forget

But when i start to laugh, she mocks
And when i cry she laughs...
And hardens evermore her heart
But when i start to laugh, she mocks
And when i cry she laughs...

All things come to the those who wait
I say these words to make me glad
But something answers, soft and sad
They come... But often come too late

(repeat chorus b)

Three death gently descends, from spheres up high
Staring into my cold and humid eyes
You're closing your eyes, try turning your head
Away from the gloom, trying to forget

But something answers, soft and sad
They come... But often come too late

Cause i am sick of this way of life
As life is sick of the way we pretend
But i have walked with death hand in hand
And death's own hand is warmer than my own!

(repeat chorus a+b)

All things come to those who wait
I say these words to make me glad
But something answers, soft and sad
They come... But often come too late




9. AMONGST THE VULTURES

He hears the call which destines his fall
A fire burns that slowly pierces his soul
And now the tide turns
The blackest flame still burns
Immortally he's waiting so unconcerned

Before the blade penetrates his skin
A versant cloud enwraps his body
Slowly and dreadfully
A subtle cut brings liverty

His path of blashphemy
Atrocious angels lead his way
To apathy, an apathy revealed by sway

By Cains force assigned, ferocious demons crawl to mate
Black altar wine flows to blur his fate

Beyond the veil, amongst the vultures
Beneath the sky, he lives his dream

Inside his veins throbs mortal poison
The netherworld has opened its gates
Wide and enormous, a final cut brings liberty

The candles leave their set
All sounds extinguish in the dark
No hope and no regret
Silence rules his heart

No whisper sent to god
Abysmal hate turns to dismissal
Cold becomes hod
His sould leaves in a glorious bliss

He hears the call which destines his fall
A fire burns that slowly pierces his soul
And now the tide turns-
The blackest flame still burns
Immortally he's waiting so unconcerned

Inside his veins the poison dries
The netherworld has closed its gates
Amongst the vultures
He will make all his dreams come true




10. ONCOMING STORM

Years of ignorance have gone
Mankind destroys and rapes the earth
The world withers and the end comes soon

Will i , can i ever by unbound and flawless
Will i , can i, ever be so alive

Another step to peace
Another memory has gone
Another time we'll see the end
The setting of the sun

And all the shades seem now so clear
Every cloud has disappeared
The sun encases all the moments we'd wish to be seared

[Chorus]
What brings the end, what brings the time
What keeps my memories alive
What makes the world we're living in a better place at a better time
What brings the end, what brings the time
What makes this world we're living ina a better place for a better life

The years went by and the earth still falls and decays
Slowly, we unfurl the storms

Will we, can we ever be thougher, stonger than the rest
Can we ever be so alive?

We've gone finally but why
The wave of fortune passes by
The thirteen demons burn the gates
And so the earth enrages

[Repeat Chorus]

Can't you see all the blindness in their eyes
Can't you feel that the spiteful ghosts arise
Don't you know i'm the sinner in disguise
I sense your dirty lies

[Repeat Chorus]




11. THROUGHOUT THE FIELDS OF UNSHADED GRACE

Throughout the field
Of unshaded grace
Within the land
Of the neverending sun
With all the appropriate compliance
I strive for the sunset
For all time from now to then

I can not free myself from the memory
Warmth surrounding me
In the darkest corner of my mind
A childish joy overwhelming me
While aggrieving insects
Smashing rocks on them
A wholeheartedly joy
Aggrieving, crushing
It fills me from the navvel to the chaff

Now, as I refuse to soar myself above others
It's getting cold, deep inside of me
It's been a decision of my mind, not of heart.
A coldness that makes me shiver
Catches up to me, displaces warmth.
Abiding my decision
I ache for the times I was free
To unleash this childish joy and warmth
The decision was made somehow
Without my anticipation.

It's a long way fromn home one to the other side
A fucked up journey
When you try to walk away from yourself
From the darkest corner of your mind
The decision was made somehow
Whitout your anticipation

Into the never-ending sunset
The memory, a so called friend,
Is always acoomanying me,
Torturing me by reflecting what I was.

I cannot free myself from the memories
In the land of the never-ending sun




12. GREY WHISPER

Dust and oblivion lay down onto my name
My sotne they've raped with the rules of the game

A grey whisper dying
New grey day upon me
Fetters all the colors
That (once) used to be

No, you can't deny it
Can't deny the raining
Catch my tears falling...
And sip of me, and drink of me, at last

As if you didn't know, me, memory, to tame
I should have known it would never be the same...

I'd live twice the pain to even be the flowers
You'd hold for me in vain

Dust and oblivion lay down onto my name
My stone they've raped with the rules of the game
I'm like lost chapters of an old an welken book
Please wipe your tears, my dear, and my funeral look

[Chorus]
Driven by suffering
Haunted by hate
Whatever tomorrow brings
I shapened my blade

As if you didn't know, me, memory, to tame
I should have known it would never be the same

A grey whisper dying
New grey day upon me
Fetters all the colors
That (once) used to be

No, you can't deny it
Can't deny the raining
Catch my tears falling...
And sip of me, and drink of me, at last

Where are the sweet poems
Pieces of the whole
Pictures of you, violins
To indulge my broken soul

Rain, music you wrote
For your bloved dead
Word splintered before
They could have been said
I'd die once more
To live this moment again
To hold you near
To soothe my pain

[Repeat Chorus]

Driven by suffering
Haunted by hate

[Repeat Chorus]