[I. THEY CONGREGATE TO MOURN]

No, we do not welcome the day,
Though we quietly pled for the end inside.
Neither time nor daybreak will suppress this nightmare.
This we take to our graves.

[II. THE PERSECUTION OF EVERY NEXT BREATH]

True living and breathing death.
Every breath is surely the last.

But another...

How many more will follow--

And another...

How many more can be endured...

Broken whispers; shy touches to passing flesh.
A twitch of life. A cold shudder.
Defy the instinct to recoil.

Yet another breath...

Ignore your pain
You are not your own,
You are the strength of life and love
To usher in the end.



Hearts besieged by lament and relentless trial are pumping cold blood.
Glacial and ceaseless desolation commands the stillness we have become.



Submit to fear.
Bow to sorrow.
Assent to death.
The cold lord governs by decree.



Yes, we welcome the day, precisely the hour,
We plead for the grave;
This, our bitter confession.
Conquered long before we begin to suffer the loss,
Death holds dominion over more than the dying.
Aching for the next reachable paradise.
Awaiting the last...
Dear lord, not another breath.


Cold Lord impacts the loss, bound with resulting relection, deep and depreciating.

Was I mindful...
Have I suffered...
Am I of warmth...
Worth affection...
Capable of love...
A vessel of hate and bitterness...

In this death so close, beset with travail,
I am aware of my every fault and failure.

[III. GO FORTH OF LIFE]

Now rest;
Leave your venom behind.
May we all have such strength


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    General CommentTo me, this song is being "told" by a person on their deathbed, scared for their life, scared that they didn't live it righteously and as well as they would've liked to and contemplating every detail of their life. It basically seems like an attempt to try to scare people out of a rut in their lives but in an incredibly insightful way.

    Classy as always, Shai Hulud comes in at the end to provide a glimmer of hope:

    Now rest;
    Leave your venom behind.
    May we all have such strength.

    Brilliant.

    *Lyric corrections

    Cold Lord imparts the loss, bound with resulting reflection, deep and deprecating.


    RighteousAngeron June 17, 2009   Link

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