Deep Green Dark Chaos. Blinded I run down these paths. By heart I know them. They lead to the searing cliffs. Stout they stand above the water's edge. Lifeless.
And this is my foundation. Cold stone. Formed only by winds and time. How invulnerable. Lifeless.
Ahh... I have longed to be at one with this. Yet, the waters call my name.
For once I wish to see the entity behind the voice. The face of this seduction, the beauty of my pain.
Am I blessed or am I cursed by thy presence... What is my crime... What is my deed... Is this life my redemption. Shall I repent or proceed?
I hate my flesh. It's dimension poisoned my soul with doubt. It made me question the essence of... The >
Slaves are those of this world given freedom to lay chains upon The Master. The wolf is no longer free. Release the chains and come for me.
The Elder:
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Upon these seas. Wherein I drowned so many times. I scatter the ashes of dignity. Still my flames are in hunger
With fire in my heart. Shall I greet the shores ahead. Though, I know not what will burn
Desire...
Ahh... In the distance, I hear the waves wash over solid ground. And in this moment I am struck blind
Grant me sight so I can see. That which lies ahead of me. Cursed be my mortal eyes. For dying in the realm of death
Hear my call...
I return to the soaring cliffs, they truly shine of strength. Even though, I nothing learned. With strength I burn...


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    General CommentThis song is party of the greater overall concept of Anthems, (tracks 1 to 3) the followers ascendence to and unification with his master; The Emperor, possibly the very same who narrates I Am the Balck Wizards.

    (tracks 4 to 6) He, undergoes a series of trials to determine if he is worthy, They almost destroy him stripping him of his humanity piece by piece, he succeeds in all of these trails however.

    During track 8 he questions his original motive in enduring all of this, and realises that in simply taking up his master gauntlet his courage has already surppased him and it is the humanity he tried to deny which has given him this courage.

    Finally he returns, no more enlightened but knowing enough to known that he knows very little, as well as having the strenght to not need a higher power than himself to believe in.

    To be honest I always felt that many of Emepror's songs were part of a greater universe much like Tolkien's works not necessarily over lapping but all occcuring within Middle Earth.
    Powerson September 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe no-one has commented on this yet, this has got to be the most deep lyrics Emperor ever wrote, about someones journey to discovering their truth in life, yet in the end ending up where he he started but empowered.
    Idiciouson March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is the best Emperor song ever.
    BlackMetalIstKrieg!on December 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentby Idicious on 03-29-2005 @ 07:35:07 PM
    I can't believe no-one has commented on this yet, this has got to be the most deep lyrics Emperor ever wrote, about someones journey to discovering their truth in life, yet in the end ending up where he he started but empowered.




    bout time someone got a songmeaning right.
    Count_Grimon February 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've never considered that before, but sounds plausible.
    Ddaduttaon December 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song off of one of my favorite albums of all time...I pretty much agree with the previous posts, but I was wondering about one lyric in particular.

    "Slaves are those of this world who are given freedom to lay chains upon The Master"

    Anyone have any ideas?
    RobotRockon April 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFreedom, inqusition, not simply accepting the bile which higher powers (the master) spews thought. It's about questioning everything and not simply taking the world at first glance.
    Powerson June 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe posted lyrics are wrong.
    Dumachumon January 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentpowers nailed it. excellent job. i also thought that it may be the same narrator from "i am the black wizards"
    ilookdownon October 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song refers to ragnorak, which is like the nordic equivalant of the apocalypse in which several norse gods meet their ultimate doom. 'Slaves are those of this world given freedom to lay chains upon the master, the wolf is no longer free' refers to Fenrir who breaks free of his shackles and kills odin before being killed. 'In the distance, I hear the waves wash over solid ground' refers to the rising of Jorgmungandr, the world serpent, who is killed by Thor, who in turn dies from the battle, and the world is flooded.
    Dressed2Depresson May 19, 2010   Link

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