"Enigma" as written by and Dan Erland Axelsson Swano....
[Psalm 1 'The Blessing']

[The Priest]
Confess your sins to God, don't be afraid.
Just like me of flesh and blood you're
made. I can heal your wounds and cleanse
your soul, but never return all those
lives you stole.

[The Witch]
'You can burn in hell'

[The Preacher]
God gives you shelter at heavens shore,
Abandon your thoughts to the mighty.
Into the chapel of holyness, live for the
Sacred empire, engender the Enigma.

[The Unorthodox]
Sacerdotal majesty, a recreant nonentity?
Do you remember when you said.

[The Priest]
I can heal the dead.

[The Unorthodox]
Paroxysmal ecstacy, dementia or deity?
Sapless you are crawling, to confess
your sins?

[Psalm 2 'Celestial Dissension']
The further side, a confounded lie, panegyration a reunion of riddles?
The sorrow, the funeral truth, mentally fraud wih pseudo relics, enigma, unholy, ungodly, commander of the regeneration.

Insidious and caught, implored by disgrace.
Inhumation... The burial of man. Confession...
Unify all evil. Deep inside, the unknown quest, the sphere is so depressaid,
a harp with broken strings, and the ground, this mazy world do still exist,
then ghouls arise fromthe mist.

Renascent through the holy scripture, submission to what for us is illusion.
From the tenebrous depths of history, who will divulge the mystery.
Unguiculated, unholy, ungodly, commander of the regeneration,
insidious and caught, implored by disgrace, inhumation...
The burial of man, confession... Unify all evil.

[Psalm 3 'The Loss of Hallowed Life']
Ha, ha, ha, haoow.


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"Enigma" as written by Dan Erland Axelsson Andreas Magnus Nerberg

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    General CommentEnigma is essentially an attack on chrisianity, particularly the idea of salvation. The Priest and the Preacher represent the church, the preachers beautiful choral verse a honeyed invitation to give up fones free-will to God The Witch and the Unorthodox (see the song 'Unorthodox' also by EoS) represent defiance and reason. The song makes slightly awkward (one must consider it was written by a seventeen year old Swede) philosophical points, feeding into part 2, which is essentially a huge rant. The theme is the classic: heaven is a lie designed to keep you in line, evil as defined by the church is the true vital force of humanity etc. It is worth noting that this is not the complete lyrics. Every version I have seen misses a section linking 'a harp with broken strings' and 'the ground': 'Has the angel lost it's wings? And plummets screaming downwards'. The title, celestial dissension, indicates that Swano (the author) is in active rebellion against the celestial (God). psalm 3's title references the destruction of faith and the myth of heaven, and is simply a hollow laugh of victory.
    Borknagaron January 04, 2005   Link

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