Earth and sea cower from My screams
As I climb into the Skies.
Atop Sins towered Heaven-high for me
From whence I see no reason why
I should not smite with vengeance
And hurl thieves down from Paradise.
For as storms before were as nothing more than a breeze next to this night.

I am Methuselah of the Tribulation.
The Moonchild come to harm.
A riot of stars shaken from their stations.

The choking smoke of Jerusalem burning. Six vices become wrath.

And though half-blind with ravening
Like Phineus now I see the end declared from the beginning.
Love won through My defeat.

But now I fear I will never peer on Her radiance again. I shall glimpse instead the slurried red of faces pressed to bloodstained panes.

Betrayed and played by God who alone but He scapegraced and goated me?
Now I wish to piss on His parade.

Angels, clawed with burnished wings still loyal, kiss the seal.
Bent on knees and harrowing promise overkill.

Know that you shall die like whores
And the cries of your writhings shall rise
To please their Lord...
So before the sword side with me in slaughter.

I am Methuselah of the Tribulation.
The Moonchild come to harm.
The spoken horns of desolation.

Drink the pouring of My fury.
Those darkened waters spur the brink of war as my judge and jury and rapist executioner.
Our time is short, the horsemen ride.
A foul-breathed chora howls, besides
Damnation and a day has passed
this divine right to genocide.

Weld the gates to heaven shut.
The abyss leers in hissing ruts.
Unhilt the black grimoire of death,
inscribe all names that God has left

I lived the dream of Nymph and Men,
but now the nightmares come again.

Now the nightmares come again...

We come again...to kill...you all.


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    General CommentThis song is about the early Christian beliefs of the Judgment and the Tribulation. The Judgment is when the Anti-Christ will walk around condemning people, while the Tribulation is when God and Jesus will take away all the good souls to Heaven. Methuselah was the leader of the Tribulation.
    060606on October 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMethuselah was noahs grandfather...i thought...
    in the bible he is...
    erudite strangeron July 27, 2005   Link
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    General Comment060606 is exactly right. this is about judgement day
    Corpse_Grindon January 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe storming of heaven by the troops of Feriluce/Hell. And of course, it falls ("Now the nightmares come again").
    slave2thewageon October 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjudgement day, thats wer it all begins.
    where our sins are spread out to the entire world.
    despiseXmeon September 20, 2008   Link

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