"Carrion" as written by Dani Davey, Paul James Allender, Martin F. Powell, Adrian Paul Erlandsson, David John Pybus and Gianpiero Guiseppe Piras....
Lurking in the shade
Of dark and fragrant trees
Shirking from the rage
That tore the heavens free
A vagrant Angel
His with span to see
The garden swell with terrors
To banish man and Eve

Another fall from grace
Whiplashed from the gates
Half-naked and insane
Full-blooded, breasted
Nerve ends tested
To behests of pain

A sombre lot to gain

A storm slid in
Borne by carnal winds
The upper ether thinned
And therein sat abominations

Satan seated there
Savouring the reek of desolation
Their dank despair
Moved His speech to leech the air

"Behold the golden door
To paradise is lost
So praise Me as you raised your Lord
And I shall thaw this gnawing frost"

Another fall from grace
Whiplashed from the gates
Half-naked and insane
And destined for a spiteful Fate
Wherein evil sought the shamed
As pawns in greater stakes
Across this cosmic game
To win the hand
Of darkness and
Set Her in her rightful place

"Cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow thou shalt eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall bring it forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it was thou taken: for dust thou art and unto dust shalt thou return."
[Genesis 3:17-19]

At the throat of the human race
With claws engorged and poised to rake
With that the pact was sealed
And as creation reeled
Bewitched oration filled
The hearts of all
Who came to crawl
Upon these earthen fields

A sombre lot to till

A wracked black acid song
Spat from the massive throng
Of Seraph knelt along
The deep red welt to domination

The deep red welt to domination



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"II Paradise Lost: Carrion" as written by Dani Davey, Paul James Allender, Martin F. Powell, Adrian Paul Erlandsson, David John Pybus, Gianpiero Guiseppe Piras

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    General CommentI think this song is about Adam and Eve being cast out of Eden and the realization of what they had just done.
    666742617000027666on April 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentas part of the concept album "damnation and a day" and following the seduction of the first and only human inhabitants of paradise, this song basically deals with Satan realizing the new situation and trying to somehow take advantage of it by offering mankind his reign:
    "Behold the golden door
    To paradise is lost
    So praise Me as you raised your Lord
    And I shall thaw this gnawing frost"
    This means that, since paradise has turned into an inaccessable place for mankind, Satan now can provide it a better life. Speaking of this it is also interesting that the earth, the mortal realm including the mortals themselves is called "a sombre lot", which Satan first could "gain", then, after he apparently has had success, now "tills".
    What now follows is Satan's influence changing the course of humanity, which once by was set to praise God, but now, corrupted by Satan, has chosen a different path...
    ycesughoon August 25, 2007   Link

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