Tracks

01. Portals
02. The Momentum
03. Coffin-Shaped Heart
04. At Takao River
05. Severings
07. Death Meditations
08. Penumbra
09. Dying Codex
10. The Aphotic Depths



01. Portals

[Instrumental]


02. The Momentum

Nothing is really here
But what is in front of you
The enigma of the present
Are you one of them
That looks for it behind the corners
Or one that have seen
The true emptiness of the now

The electricity that binds us
For the grand great of the microbe
That rule is a constant truth
It can not be changed nor reset
And all must abide and accept
How complete the void stays yet
All things unchanged except right here
And right now - contemplate and resign
Unto the possibility and the past
It is all that we are granted

[Chorus]
What casts the shadow of doubt
It must be cut down, down to the ground
And replace that - that uncertainty
With a will and a marrow
Made of steel and of stone

All things of matter or dust on this plane
Cast away by the lady of fortune
And a dark one - a presence of no devotion
Leads on from a second to a tomb
The treasures of all time
Can be found in this world
The reason for what lies
In the spun thread of life

Nothing is really here
But what is in front of you
The enigma of the present
Are you one of them
That looks for it behind the corners
Or one that have seen
The true emptiness of the now
And how death is ever near

What casts the shadow of doubt
It must be cut down, down to the ground
And replace that - that uncertainty
With a will and a marrow
Made of steel and of stone


03. Coffin-Shaped Heart

You may rest in doubt forever
And the choices will be made for you
Concerning good and evil
No rash judging should be done

Where the view is broad
Atop and above, from within

But is that really so
It all lies for you to decide
No heavens would care
If you only did dare
Sigh and moan
Cry or scream
The facts won't wash away
But one end there will be

In the heart of all that
That do come here
No flow or devotion or aim
To be found
It will forever stay the same
And the art of them
That climb and ascend
The start of things anew and reborn
Free of the worrying and any scorn
And any scorn...

Through all the nights thick with mist
And the blank unrelentness of days
Eagerly keep eyes open to see
What tool to be picked up for your final
A pondering of might through a peeking top
And the shadow, and the dark side
Of your existence will be forgotten

[Chorus]
The limbo unmade into a garden
Coffin-shaped heart
And dawning suns to rise for that -
That sole one
Coffin-shaped heart
And who would have thought it -
Thought it to be true
Coffin-shaped heart
That all answers were found -
Found in there

In the heart of all that
That do come here
No flow or devotion or aim
To be found
It will forever stay the same
And the art of them
That climb and ascend
The start of things anew and reborn
Free of the worrying and any scorn
And any scorn...

The limbo unmade into a garden
Coffin-shaped heart
And dawning suns to rise for that -
That sole one
Coffin-shaped heart
And who would have thought it -
Thought it to be true
Coffin-shaped heart
That all answers were found -
Found in there


04. At Takao River

A road was leading on
To the land of eternity
For a man on his last travel
When he came to cross
Over a bridge broken
Dismounted and pulling heavy weight
Tremendous effort and struggle
This man did fail

Through grasped the piling firmly
And giving mighty shout
It still sank to the rivers step
And when the man returned he died
After the Takao river
After the Takao cross
After the Takao river
That man, he died

One man's death
Giving another one the gifts unforeseen
By destiny and by chance


05. Severings

This will leads the way
Even beyond when life runs out
For the craving and the yearning
Nothing ends in no haste
Deeply considered beforehand
When that day or night do come
we never did fear it
But knew with certainty

[Chorus]
It surely would come
Oh yes, for us all
Would our spirits fail and be weak
This action would not be done
This will occur
By simple determination
It will occur
By simple determination
We will see this come to an end

Transforming into a werewolf
Or a hate-filled revengeful ghost
Makes the already dead remain
Leaving with one more task to be made

In that armour and attitude
One can meet and be taller than giants
As the goal is kept always in sight

Though with head cut off,
he should not die
This is our discipline,
this is all martial valour [x2]

It surely would come
Oh yes, for us all
Would our spirits fail and be weak
This action would not be done
This will occur
By simple determination
It will occur
By simple determination
We will see this come to an end


07. Death Meditations

The perfection of the spirit
Perform the ritual of dying
Deep in yourself,
on the somber set scene
Make no mistake
You must already be there
Retreat your body
and your mind inside

[Chorus]
Consider it already over
You must be dead by now
Leave the gate
And the enemy is silently waiting
So die already
Disheartening mind
And no one can stand before you
Stand before you

Then let the torments begin
And meditations set up behind closed eyes
Your flesh being ripped by arrows
And bullets from blazing guns
Knives carve holes in your chest
And spears impale every limb
Surging waves carry you away
And waters burst your lungs

You are thrown into the midst of great fire
Then in heavy storm struck down by lighting
A mighty earthquake shakes and eats you up
Then you fall from a thousand-foot cliff

Consider it already over
You must be dead by now
Leave the gate
And the enemy is silently waiting
So die already
Disheartening mind
And no one can stand before you
Stand before you


08. Penumbra

Sands brought by storming air
Covering all that was of good
Killing and suffocating any organism
To make fertile lands unborn
Nothing so painful
As a hole filled with regrets
No man good willing
Would take this one sin in

Into the nights of glowing
Holds no one thing too high
It can save you when lights fade
I will always be there
Such is our secret way now
From which no one will fall
And nothing seemed to matter
No remorse
They say it burns so vile
The scriptures of this life
In fears that must be over
I will never turn back
Unchained and bloody untamed
Comes out when no one sees
To raise what some call limbo

[Chorus]
So when they go light at heart
In great joy and become elated
When they habitually jump
Without consideration
When they are so very distraught
So in that blinding sorrow
Take it in and swallow it down
Don't stray in thoughts away
No regret shall pass
Over the threshold

Elevate and transcend
What was before now
Now that it is almost
Almost over and done with
The osmosis of a strange being
An environment made of putrefactions
And rocky roads in labyrinth's design
Where the obvious dark is seen white

Into the nights of glowing
Holds no one thing too high
It can save you when lights fade
I will always be there
Such is our secret way now
From which no one will fall
And nothing seemed to matter

So when they go light at heart
In great joy and become elated
When they habitually jump
Without consideration
When they are so very distraught
So in that blinding sorrow
Take it in and swallow it down
Don't stray in thoughts away
No regret shall pass
Over the threshold


09. Dying Codex

And with no shaking hands
Holding tight to cold steel
And an even colder ideal
Hammering the soul til it is hard as a rock

[Chorus]
Not in any kind of dying
Could there be a greater peace
Never being in for a burden now
Could there be a greater peace

If ones sword gets broken
You strike with hand and foot
If your hands and feet get cut off
You press your enemy down with your shoulders

When the old gather the young
And those who have lived
Tell of the inevitable death
That is when life is defined
And do begin
Thus the path is set
Life has begun
Onward march

Not in any kind of dying
Could there be a greater peace
Never being in for a burden now
Could there be a greater peace

Codex...Dying Codex


10. The Aphotic Depths

[Instrumental]