As pride precedes the downfall
So he took His place before the firewall
Of dissonant choirs whose faith in one
Was embraced in this wraith whose fate was hung

Between forgiveness and the damage done

An electric scent over drear decay
Lent a violent surge to their serenades
Through white glades as His winged parade
Bent to silhouette and to sharpen dull razors

Within vast skies unversed in starkness
His might grew
And blew light hues to grey...
And worse, a third of stars to darkness

Then thunder seethed
And wreathed in thickening night
A line was drawn midst wrong and right
And across the throat of thieves

As love fell choked, the tempest broke
From Heaven's farthest shore
Descending to eclipse all hope
Repentance might stay holy war

He would not heel nor fake a bow
Murmur curses to the wind
Enraged, he raved in balrog howls
Upon a storm firstborn of sin

Incensed anew, rebellious tore
Like frenzied beasts of prey
Through temple doors...
Thrown east before the midnight masses

And where once bliss reigned so serene
In sweeter glades
Now veins ran openly...
Like eyes that shed from kindred ashes

When suddenly
There shone a hideous light
And a voice like three insanities
Soared up in thistled speech

"Thou hast bred hate where there dwelt none
And for this grave mistake
How thou art fallen Morning Sun
The proud will be abased"

He would not heel nor fake a bow
Murmur curses to the wind
And lo, the wrath of god swept down...

"Thou art no more an angel filled
With light, but a leech to be abhorred
And thou shalt suffer My burning will"...
Quoth this raven: "Nevermore"


And with these words like heavy stone
Cast against that gilded throne
With many legions still in tow
He turned his wings to flee
His eyes a picture of distaste
Drawn to tears and in their place
The dawn of time and fates to face
Through all eternity...

I wept for him a deep red river
That ran like blood through scarred ravines
To sluice away the guilt that slithered
Like a serpent tongue to Eve
For once as I, in heaven climbed
Too high for truth to truly see
My sunken mind, drunken and blind
Saw the lie: The fool was Me...

Alone and cold, face to the crack
Beyond the dark gates with no way back
His crown of gold faded to black
Like a bruise upon the heart that lingers

With thrill-kill culture shock wave lengths
Of rope to hang high
Ten commandments by...
Snaked about his upraised fingers

Lyrics submitted by Dying_In_Vain

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  • +3
    General CommentNever-fucking-more!
    Apollyon.on August 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMachiavelli was right, I do want to go to hell, much better company with kings, princes and popes than in heaven with apostles and beggars.

    God's a sadist
    cylent watcheron February 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts about the Falling of satan. Lucifer in latin means lightbringer or MORNING STAR. Its an amazingly planned out song, but the album could have been better.
    erudite strangeron February 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, it's about chaos coming to Heaven when it once was so perfect and peaceful, Satan being the culprit, and then receiving his punishment. Very well-written song.
    mrsdanifilth73on May 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the coolest part f this song is the intro... the drumming is plain visious! Awesum stuf...
    Iowa $evenon March 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the part when it slows down and all you here are angels and god talking to satan telling him how evil he is.

    God is a sadist.
    vince mcmahonon February 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcylent watcher wrote:

    "Machiavelli was right, I do want to go to hell, much better company with kings, princes and popes than in heaven with apostles and beggars.

    God's a sadist"

    I second that and the up the ante by one soul.
    lunaticon November 02, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think this song is about how the singer licked out a french poodle. Like all there other songs. Very good inspiration
    hateinaboxon February 09, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commenthateinabox had the best idea
    vladlockeon August 20, 2007   Link

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