Grave (SWE-1)

Out of Respect for the Dead tracks

Lyrics

1. INTRO / MASS GRAVE MASS

Waking up in silence in a trench of rot,
Completely buried by the dead,
Their screams are silent now, the mission complete,
To forever be forgotten in this hole of hate

The stench of my friends and family,
As a morbid reminder, all over me

Starting my ascent through the pile of twisted flesh,
I can't believe I'm still alive,
My intended grave looks so peaceful from above,
Another unknown pit in the forest of genocide

Left alive,
Left alone,
I say farewell
As the spirits call my name

Gathered just like sheep
For the cleansing of humanity,
Marched into the night,
Paraded to the sound of rapid fire

Through the helpless screaming
I heard them dropping one by one,
Absence of their trusted God
As the dawn breaks the forest weeps

Waking up in silence in a trench of rot,
Completely buried by the dead,
Their screams are silent now, the mission complete,
To forever be forgotten in this hole of hate

Left alive,
Left to rot
So I say farewell
As the spirits call my name




2. FLESH BEFORE MY EYES

Never felt a part of this gruesome world,
On the edge of what they accept,
Feeling so hateful and lost within,
Born in sin, heart of stone

Heart of stone

Rebel since the early days and always derailed,
Born and bred into the lords command,
Never trusting anyone but myself,
Cast the stone, break the seal

Common sense declares,
They must die,
Overflowing life,
Purposeless, benign

Murder in my blood,
A sweet arousing sight,
Flesh before my eyes,
Forever my destiny

Torture in the air,
Stained by rot they rest,
As I walk among the pain,
My purpose now complete

Murder in my blood,
A sweet arousing sight,
Flesh before my eyes,
Forever my destiny




3. PLAIN PINE BOX

Far below the living in a plain pine box
I was put to rest for their sanctuary,
The bells they ring but not for me,
Forced to pay my sins in holy remedy

But my eyes still bleed
And my hands are clinched
Far below the sun,
Buried on these hallowed grounds

Terror in their eyes at the sight of my remains,
Unearthly wounds and scars,
Ignoring my last wish to remain godless and free,
They wash their hands of me

Exhume my bones and take me home,
Far from the cries of the dead,
Save my soul from this sacred ground,
I see the smiles of the dead,
I'm forced below against my will,
Reveled by illusions of my last will




4. OUT OF RESPECT FOR THE DEAD

Lurking in the shadows on the prowl again
To satisfy my need for rotten limbs,
The moon is my companion shedding light upon the pale,
I dig and crawl in stinking soil to feast again

The night is calm and quiet now, my grunts the only sound,
I found what I am looking for again,
Affection towards rotting flesh is my sick deed,
These people still need comforting and care

My new friend unveiled,
Age and gender unknown,
The rush of desecration
In my veins

Forced to accept my command,
Death cannot be the end
So I gather their bones for a feast,
Out of respect for the dead

Out of respect for the dead,
Out of respect for the dead,
Out of respect for the dead,
Out of respect for theā€¦ dead

The night is calm and quiet now, my grunts the only sound,
The moon is my companion shedding light upon the pale
Once again




5. THE OMINOUS "THEY"

Disrupted in my peaceful sleep
By sounds familiar again,
Dormant spirits in this creaking house
Come again for pleasure and pain

Cold,
Afraid,
Dark,
Restless souls disrupting my sleep

"They" claim the house as theirs
And come alive at dusk,
Lost among the dead,
Revealing the horrors of afterlife

Cold, still decaying "They" roam the night,
Afraid of changes, disrupting their world,
Dark in mind and dark in heart,
Restless souls demanding to return again

The ominous "They",
Lost and ridden with grief,
Returning to obtain serenity

Cold, still decaying "They" roam the night,
Afraid of changes, disrupting their world,
Dark in mind and dark in heart,
Restless souls demanding to return again

Lurking in the shadows, awaiting the night to come,
Reliving life in an endless vortex of pain and suffering,
Trapped between the worlds of the living and the dead,
"They" cry out in frustration remembering past lives




6. REDEEMED THROUGH HATE

Starved through years of worship and sin,
My dark side of life,
As my hunger grows my faith declines,
Lust for flesh stronger than God

Perished through years of divinity,
Love to you is hate for me

Raised to obey their fairytales unquestionably,
Ridden with fear and whipped with words about sinners' fate,
As my true self emerges violently,
Lust for God through blasphemy

Blessed by the words of the fellow flock
"Praise the newborn son!"
But my faith is stronger than flesh and blood,
Death to you means life for me

Reveling in sin amongst a pile of dead,
Piled against their idol on his cross of shame

Darkness growing closer,
My fear is gone as death arrives,
Hatred growing stronger,
My dreams are real,
Now forever I shall burn

Piled against their idol on his cross of shame




7. DEIFIED

Stranger in a strange world, forgotten and alone,
Imagining a higher truth with me as the divine,
Searching high and low for the weak of mind
To build my empire and revel in my law of dirt

Scheming and illusive, my way of life,
Gathering my followers of truth,
Promising eternal life for those who obey,
Every twisted sick compulsive stray

I tether them to silence and lash them into shape
Molding their minds to suit my paradise,
I'm in charge, they follow every wish and word,
Reversed psychology has now put me on their throne

I'm glorified, deified,
Turned myself into God in their eyes

I tether them to silence and lash them into shape
Molding their minds to suit my paradise

Come and share my dreams,
Come and share my sins,
Live through my revelations,
My way is yours for life

Scheming and illusive, my way of life,
Gathering my followers of truth,
Promising eternal life for those who obey,
Every twisted sick compulsive stray

Come and share my dreams,
Come and share my sins,
Live through my revelations,
My way is yours for life




8. TRAIL OF UNGODLY TRADES

Gathered here again to embrace the night,
To summon spirit and beast,
The coven is my family through ties of blood,
Connecting Heaven and Hell

Trading their lascivious thoughts for immortality,
Demons lurk in every soul biding their time

Speaking in tongues and rolling their eyes
In search for secrets and truth,
As the candles flicker and the walls cry blood
The passage opens once again

Set the beast free,
Embrace his hate,
Summoning the dead,
Summoning the dead

Hollow eyes around me, I smell their putrid breath,
Returning to what once was their home,
Relatives, fugitives, murderers and thieves,
Eager to return in human form

Gathered here again to embrace the night
To summon spirit and beast,
As the candles flicker and the walls cry blood,
The passage opens once again

Trading their lascivious thoughts for immortality,
Demons lurk in every soul biding their time




9. GROTESQUE GLORY

I arise from the dark rotten soil,
Awoken from my restless sleep,
Slowly my limbs regain control again,
Claws of doom, crackling of bones

I remember the days
When I ruled all living, dead and foul,
Regaining my strength for centuries,
It is time to strike and rise

Rise my friend, our battle awaits to be fought again,
My years of lust grows stronger by each day,
Raise the dead, take me to where our worlds collide,
Our force of death will conquer all that breathe

With staggering steps I stumble through this land of ash, fire and gore
Seeking my true companion of death,
His severed head beneath my feet, I curse the gods of all living, dead and foul,
Forever trapped in this wasteland of grotesque glory

Rise my friend, our battle awaits to be fought again,
My years of lust grows stronger by each day,
Raise the dead, take me to where our worlds collide,
Our force of death will conquer all that breathe

Ripping through the night in anger, slashing through the fields,
Fields of black and dormant mud where blood once flowed,
Streams of fire glowing cold with an everlasting hope
To redeem our fallen warriors and the dreams of nevermore

Rise,
Raise the dead,
Rise

With staggering steps I walk across the lake of frozen blood,
Cursed to forever roam this land, my kingdom restored

Rise my friend, our battle awaits to be fought again,
My years of lust grows stronger by each day,
Raise the dead, take me to where our worlds collide,
Our force of death will conquer all that breathe