Tales From a Southern Land


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Secret Messiah

Verse 1:
Roaming the streets in the dead of the night
Searching for the cure for the madness
Craving your next sweet rush
Slowly murdered by yourself

Pre-chorus:
Seeking the thrill you need to feel
When you're tempted by the light
Found pain, misery, death
Missing from the shallow grave

Verse 2:
It's no wonder why you felt fine
As you followed that long white line
Was your bitter, sweet disease
The one that got you on your knees

Pre-chorus:
Seeking the thrill you need to feel
When you're tempted by the light
Found pain, misery, death
Missing from the shallow grave

Chorus:
Please come help me
My only secret messiah
Flowing slowly through my veins
That burns inside like fire

Solo

Chorus:
Please come help me
My only secret messiah
Flowing slowly through my veins
That burns inside like fire

 

Go With The Flow

Verse 1:
Meant to be somebody
Another loose link of the chain
Not exactly chosen
Plain old simple folk
Blinded by the bright light
Of the concrete sky
Heading for the jungle
Gotta heed the call

Verse 2:
There's always something strong enough
That kills the beating heart
The rules were meant for breaking
Isn't that the sadest part?
Such a little cog in the big machine
Cannot make a difference
You're only chasin' a dream
As you see under the surface

Verse 3:
It's just looking for
To grind you up and spit you out
It's a dog eat dog world
If you play by their rules
Soon enough will drive you mad
To be surrounded by these fools 
It's all kill or be killed
In the concrete jungle now

Chorus:
As long as you go
Go with the flow
Follow the masses
Gowith the flow

Solo

Chorus:
As long as you go
Go with the flow
Follow the masses
Go with the flow

 

Oh Brother, Where Art Thou

Verse 1:
Have you fallen off the face of the earth
Hid your face in the dirt
Took the high road when you knew how
Nothing brings you back now

Chains eating up all your flesh
Spitting your blood on your land
As you slowly crawl down your path
That leeds you to your faith
Oh brother, where art thou?

Verse 2:
A pack of wild dogs in your trail
Thirsty for blood, hungry for bones
Weekened knees refuse the last step
Cannot run from their wrath

You are left on a single noose
Leaving the shaking ground
Silver coins blind your eyes
As you΄re sent off on your way
Oh brother, where art thou?

Chorus:
Evil thoughts infect the purest mind
Dark dreams that are never too kind
Your contract with the devil expires now
Oh brother, where art thou?

Solo

Chorus:
Evil thoughts infect the purest mind
Dark dreams that are never too kind
Your contract with the devil expires now
Oh brother, where art thou?

Gloomy Sunday

Verse 1:
Sunday is gloomy, my hours are slumberless
Dearest the shadows I live with are numberless
Little white flowers will never awaken you
Not where the black coach of sorrow has taken you
Angels have no thought of ever returning you
Would they be angry if I thought of joining you?

Gloomy Sunday

Verse 2:
Gloomy is Sunday, with shadows I spend it all
My heart and I have decided to end it all
Soon there'll be candles and prayers that are sad I know
Let them not weep let them know that I'm glad to go
Death is no dream for in death I'm caressing you
With the last breath of my soul I'll be blessing you

Gloomy Sunday

Verse 3:
Then came a Sunday when you came to find me
They bore me to church and I left you behind me
I waited 'til dreams, like my heart, were all broken
The flowers were all dead and the words were unspoken
The bell tolled for me and the wind whispered, "Never!"
But you I have loved and I bless you forever

Last of all Sundays

We Don't Bleed

Verse 1:
Born free, or so we thought
Exploring countless possibilities
Deep inside our mind it seems
Spawned a horde of unseen monstrocities

Verse 2:
Don't even feel the weight on his shoulders
All hail the digital slave
Gave up the fight of the organic
Just heading for his early grave

Chorus:
Shed every survival affinity
Settle down, and welcome infinity

Verse 3:
The deadly fist, of our own sins
Don't seem to loosen their grip this time
Hold your breath as it pulls you under
To the wall you cannot climb

Chorus:
Shed every survival affinity
Settle down, and welcome infinity

Solo

Bridge:
Don't you worry, if it wears you down
The constant fighting with the tide
We don't bleed, we don't need
Once you break, and learn to enjoy the ride

Chorus:
Shed every survival affinity
Settle down, and welcome infinity

Sacred Carnage

Verse 1:
And then comes another day
Another great enlightment
When the man becomes a wolf
And the fallen shell awakes

You should hear their crying
The howling of their faith
The bloodthirsty barking
Of the prophet and the saint

Verse 2:
Who shall be the next hero
In this mindless, naked monde
The mercifull zero
`til the word becomes void

An ordinary lesson
About the sacred blood
But who'll wish stop this carnage
`til he brings again his flood

Chorus:
The promised land`s still bleeding
Our conception gets flecked
The ravished maid's still screaming
Over holy land of dead

Solo

Verse 3:
And then comes another day
Another great enlightment
When the man becomes a wolf
And the fallen shell awakes

An ordinary lesson
About the sacred blood
But who'll wish stop this carnage
`til he brings again his flood

Chorus:
The promised land's still bleeding
Our conception gets flecked
The ravished maid's still screaming
Over holy land of dead

Mean Machine

Verse 1:
Political visions of historical lies
Pathetical try as mythical madness
Diabolical thoughts of a skeptical person
Logical ending or clinical death

Chorus:
Beaten by the odds
Kidnapped from your thoughts
Won`t make too much sense
As the end will soon commence

Verse 2:
Clerical purity on economical price
Mechanical being of a cynical mind
Ascetical forms of physical attraction
Ironical sorrow and scenical distraction

Chorus:
Beaten by the odds
Kidnapped from your thoughts
Won`t make too much sense
As the end will soon commence

Bridge:
Grinded by the mean machine
Just a number in the mean machine

 

Solo

 

Bridge:
Grinded by the mean machine
Just a number in the mean machine

The Ballad Of Martin

Verse 1:
I'm coming uncalled
And I never knew where I should belong
So unfair
Oh God, where could I find my lair

Chorus:
Where would I lay my head
Where should I drop down dead
For what could I pray
When my soul flies away

But 'til I change my night to day

Verse 2:
My tale remains untold
How I got to the point where my soul was sold
My deed, unwise
But I hope my unholy ghost shall arise

Chorus:
Where would the road be what I`m looking for
By whom will I be held when I go
For what could I pray
If I was loosin` the right to stay

But now I change my night to day

Solo

Verse 3:
Followin' a strangers trail
I spend my life wandering by the rails
Now I must leave this barren plain
Got to get onboard the hell-bound train

Chorus:
Where would the road be what I`m looking for
By whom will I be held when I go
For what could I pray
If I was loosin` the right to stay

But now I change my night to day

Burn Well

Verse 1:
Send your pawns to die for king
Drown the fools who dare to think
You own the dust, you own their blood
You play the god till he brings his flood

Pre-chorus:
Who are you?
What do you want?
Ain't it enough?

Verse 2:
Your holy war could sink in damnation
Wallowing in your bloody self-glorification
Your hellhounds have chased the remaining few
The ancient order died, long live the new

Chorus:
The phantom carriage has come
Driven by the wayward son
The deed will be done

Who shall hear the death-bell
In this place called hell
Where you`re burning so well

 

Solo

 

Chorus:
The phantom carriage has come
Driven by the wayward son
The deed will be done

Who shall hear the death-bell
In this place called hell
Where you`re burning so well

Ashes

Verse 1:
See you everchanging
Keep on rearranging
Hanging on to the surreal

So overwhelming
Still everchanging
Always hitting an all new low

Verse 2:
Such a deadly smile
With an evil eye
Staring right into you

The wild and restless child
Scars on the senseless mind
Gonna sink my teeth in you

Verse 3:
Judgement keeps on burning
Still it’s never turning
It's cold stare away from you

Lower the torn white flag
Just rip the price tag
Off your slowly beating heart

Chorus:
You immortalize
Just to terrify
Your puppets shall realign
Their dust would pacify

Solo

 

Chorus:
You immortalize
Just to terrify
Your puppets shall realign
Their dust would pacify