Beneath the sediment of aeons In ancient repose
My trust lay eroded by age The old glory faded
And past times forgotten My reign given way to my rage

Harmonious the centuries The land and I were one
My Soil My water, My air Bringer of light And Master of night
In balance The earth in my care

But with the passing of days A new wind came blowing
With whispers of change On its wing
This tide of corruption Laid siege to my world Usurping the throne of a King

Your new gods Your new ways All seek to dispel me
With doctrines of fear built on lies The hidden one no longer I claim my dominion
To the sun of your age I arise...

...Of your anger Your anger Your ignorance Your blindness Your greed
Your progress Your conquest Your mania Your need
Your sorrow Your sickness Your final, parting breath Your hatred Your bloodshed
Your future Your death I will have none I will have none I will have none I will have none

I, dread lord of shadows With broken spell unto this dying age I bid farewell...

Lyrics submitted by Digital_Tempest

Cernunnos song meanings
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    General CommentIntense structure of our self destructing ways of life.
    Adaptationon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe imagery created in my mind while listening to this song is superb. I've always thought the king that is being usurped is more than likely God, but at the same time it could double up as a song about a common medieval king whose people overthrow him.
    unfashionedon September 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCernunnos is a god that has been depicted mostly in the Celtic world. It seems like not much is known about what kind of god he actually was, save for having symbols of fertility. This song is eerie to me because there is a video game (.hack//G.U.) I am currently playing, and Cernunnos is part of the game's story/mythology. And the story/situation this song paints is very close to Cernunnos' predicament.

    Anyway, I think this song is probably about what life was like in those ancient times when Cernunnos was worshiped by the Celts, and how "he" felt when other religions (such as Christianity) came and drove his believers, and the religion, to battle and death. And at the end, Cernunnos gives up and leaves the "new age."
    Kagerouon November 25, 2006   Link

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