Murder of Crows

BENEATH GREY SKIES

1. Betrayal

I live and Breathe, Yet I cannot fight

I sense only shadows Of perpetual Night

My ears silent, My eyes black

My senses cannot define this anxiety attack

I cannot move, I cannot sleep

I can’t even feel, My own fucking heart beat

Death will not take me, Life has become unfair

If there’s a hell, I’m already there

I am Betrayal, That Which is Dead

I am the Shattered Soul.  Wh fate must decide

Lift the Fog of War, Where even death cannot reside

My blood still boils, My soul is stagnant

My breath but a vapour, I am forever dormant

I am Betrayal, That Which is Dead,

I am the Dark Eternal Night, I am the Darkness in the Light

I am Betrayal, That Which is Dead,

I am the Darkness in the Light, I’m the Dark Eternal Night

2. Dead Men

Dead men don’t breathe a word

Friend of deceit, speaking, gloating your pride

Your mouth always open, it’s time to take a ride

Every breathe you breathe, the bones pile higher

Every breathe you squeeze, I must silence another

 

You are the martyr, the supposed suicide

If you hadn’t opened your mouth, you could have just lied

Rats in the cellar, no longer the singing bird

You belong to carrion and crawlers, you’re food for the dirt

 

You took an offer, you couldn’t refuse

Now the final stone is cast

The time has come, friends they become enemies

Make your wish, it’ll be your last

 

You are the gambler. I’m the knife in the dark

You’re the faintest trace of blood in the water

I am the reaper, the bringer of death

You’re a little lamb to the slaughter

 

Friend may you rest, try on these concrete shoes

Lay your head on the riverbed and sleep away those blues

Dead men don’t breathe a word

3. Dogma

Faith is the measure of a dream

The nightmare that runs its course

To disbelieve or to be the believer

Nature will always take it’s course

 

Deviate to the realm of anomaly

Rupture the vessel and let it rain

Pour your sorrow down upon me

Let the world around us know of pain

 

Follow the path of the aberrant

Leviathans wounding the weak

Seduce us with your transient kiss

Enlighten then murder the meek

 

Deviate to the realm of anomaly

Rupture the vessel and let it rain

Pour your sorrow down upon me

Let the world around you know your pain

 

Angst is a measure of darkness

The hallucinations of your breed

A brooding congenital nature

Go ahead and spread your anger seed

 

Deviate to the realm of anomaly

Rupture the vessel and let it rain

Pour your sorrow down upon me

Let this fucking world know your pain

4. Scapegoat

Beneath Grey skies

My subliminal veils demise

The rain pours down around you

Cleansing the open view we rue

 

Leaving no trace of the previous race

Against time and energy waste

Numb the pain with unforgiving sorrow

Floods wash the barren landscape

Scapegoat no more, lightly treading

Igniting inspiration to aspire

Fueling feelings from a cold internal fire

Let the river rise…

 

The wicked hide in shadow

The weak wallow insane

Pestilence is life…Consume us all in the blight

The Bloodless shall feed…The Eyeless shall bleed

 

Marring their once honored beauty

Scarring all who succeed…

The diseased shall seed, The gods will be displeased…

A waking cry for humanity, Unanswered in the breeze

 

Beneath a landscape of fear

The scapegoat I appear

All have deserted the desert sun

All but I who remain the bane

A howl to the waning moon

The dying laugh of dissolution

Burn them with the silver spoon

Bite the neck to sate ambition

 

The Sun and its corrosion…The entropy and its cycle

All renew yet I evolve…Revolving with the Earth

Revolting against pleasure…A passion for the pain

Death feeds life…& life must die

5. Quietus

The cycle begins,The cycle revolves,

To murder is just … Let the World dissolve

 

Fear of god, For drugs, for oil,

Your weapon of choice … Set scope, aim, recoil

 

Sing her quietus, For she is cursed

Take your enemies, and kill them first

 

Be the Whore, Die by the Sword

Fight the War ... Knock on Death’s Door

 

One with the Herd, Live the curse

Follow your gods… Pray, Kill Prey, Disperse  

 

Placate your senses, Show them no mercy

Teach them of grace, Narcissistically

 

Sticks and stones will break their bones,

Rift their pride… Deceit dethrones

 

Eye for an Eye, Life for a life,

Your debt is repaid… Lynch, Hang, purge, dispose

 

With vengeance and greed

We will bring the world to it’s knees

Through power and glory

The Earth shall wound and bleed

The Apocalypse remains

A grand conjunction takes place

Through smoke and fire

The will to life shall be erased

6. Risen From        the Ash

Looking for conviction, keep me from salvation

Tied to the new world order, states desecration

Step out, glimmer at the moon, attack is coming soon

One in the same, destroy scuds and smarts, deploy

 

Step in line, a march of crime,

Risen from the ash

Dead weight stones, banks deny loans,

Dealing with the wrath

 

The morning sun breaks through, the first haze of day

Time for machines to rise and conquer, humanity enslaved

The dust dries the desperate tears, forever to be blind

Your gods turn away, forever washed from the mind.

 

Step in line, a march of crime,

Risen from the ash

Dead weight stones, banks deny loans,

Dealing with the wrath

 

An aberration of humanity, left to die in vain

Bodies fill the cavities, sift through the remains

Survivors unheard, fill the need for pain

Catalytic failure, death bleeds through once again

 

Step in line, a march of crime,

Risen from the ash

Dead weight stones, banks deny loans,

Dealing with the wrath

Throwing stones at glass homes,

Risen from the ash

 

Lyrics by Gary Desormeaux & Craig Moggy

7. The Vessel

I stood aboard the bridge

Immense does not begin to define

The greys with their big black eyes

How I arrived is all missing time

 

I thought it was all a dream

Believed to be in my mind

The experiments, the lacerations

My encounter of the fourth kind

 

I will not be denied breath

I cannot define fate

Yet I'm still alive... ALIVE

 

The sightings of nocturnal light

Invisible Companions in the sky

The Ghost lights of the Mother

Tectonic Strain, the reasons why?

The Devil’s triangle their place to hide

To dematerialize

A fog of war, a denial of sorts

Hidden by their secret lies

 

Dragon Worms & Burrowers

Prepare the Wanderers rebirth

Wispy Angel Hair left behind

Fighting Skunkworks of the Earth

Uncertain mysterious vessels

Throughout the history of humankind

A peaceful warning to prepare

For an invasion in our time

 

I found myself in a field

Freed from the prison of the mind

Felt no pain, I know I survived

My encounter of the fifth kind

8. Enemy   Within

Apparitions leave me hungry

Thoughtful demons I feed

These fiends they call me on

To face my fears & fulfill my needs

 

Shadow me in darkness

Or lay me down to rest

Let the revolution commence

Put my hatred to the test….Put my hatred to the test

 

Familiar spirits reign

Ravenous rage devours

Illuminating fear to sacrifice ideal

Consume the mind in sin

 

Only to kill the enemy within,

Only to silence the enemy within

 

Wash my hands and burn my eyes

These thoughts must be fulfilled

Cleanse the spirit and close the mind

It’s where I am, not where I’ve been

 

Only to kill the enemy within,

Only to silence the enemy within

 

His mind is exploding every single night,

Day after day he’s losing the fight

The voices in his head, the way has been shown,

he just wants to go home

 

For Honour, for glory, for power, for strife

Foretell my future before I lose might

For sins, for solace, for master, for slave

Bear witness to closure as malice takes flight

 

The end of all ends, from life to decay

When frenzy takes flame and burns at the stake

This madness I plague, lacks self control

I blame my own conscience for taking it’s toll

 

Familiar spirits reign,

Ravenous rage devours

Illuminating fear to sacrifice ideal,

Consuming the enemy within

9. The Pale

       Rider

Dying souls, bodies bulimic

Bubonic, pneumonic and septicemic

A condition for the living

To spread disease we must keep giving

 

Carrying our swords of war

Leading the hordes, we set forth

A hostile right to the ends we call our own

Cutting our brothers making their lands our own

 

A pale sickly sight, to the end of the apocalyptic night

Let death ride forth to claim their worth

Send the eater of souls to the edge of the earth

In the wake of his brothers, the destruction of all other

Through sword sickness and the curse

Confine the lost souls so Hades may have the Earth

 

On the balance of scales

Through hunger they fail

A ravenous cannibalistic desecration

And all that remains is a starving nation

 

A pale sickly sight, to the end of the apocalyptic night

Let death ride forth to claim their worth

Send the eater of souls to the edge of the earth

In the wake of his brothers, the destruction of all other

Through sword sickness and the curse

Confine the lost souls so Hades may have the Earth

 

Fear sickness and decay,

The aftermath of our fucking righteous way

Buried deep within the soil

Our souls intact leave their worm bit coil

 

A pale sickly sight, to the end of the apocalyptic night

Let death ride forth to claim their worth

Send the eater of souls to the edge of the earth

In the wake of his brothers, the destruction of all other

Through sword sickness and the curse

Confine the lost souls so Hades may have the Earth

10. End of 

 The Kings

The horde move forth from undercover

Clashing swords, arrows in flight, take cover

Breathe the air, like an open tomb around me

Fire in the end, my only guarantee

 

I rule this world, through pure insurrection

Spreading my wings, feeding my obsession

With death at hand, and no resurrection

Time is a disease, that only spreads infection

 

Will I be the king in the end, Or the end of the kings

 

Panic frenzy, their lifesblood  in the sand.

Break their will, let them crumble into my hands

I am the king of this putrid unholy land

Death becomes me & my final command

 

Will I be the king in the end, Or the end of the kings

 

Will I be the king in the end, Or the end of the kings

Maybe a god or the angel, who’s fallen and lost their wings.

 

In the wake of the crimson tide

Not many have survived

Dead is the king, but was he ever alive

And of his remains, let the vultures decide.

All Lyrics Written by Craig Moggy, except as noted