Pnakotic Fragments - Lyrics

Swords in the Ground

(Lyrics by Husa)

Night clouds are coloured red by fires below.
I sit by a river watching it flow
under the blaze of bridges aflame.
I've stuck my sword into the ground
At the edge of the world that’s coming down!

I sit and wait until their bodies float by.
I sit and wait until their bodies float by.

Are we doomed to witness
while it’s being repeated.
Again and again, are we fighting in vain.
A wiser man might know when he’s been beaten.

From their conspiracy of silence
like thieves in the night they operate.
A flash of a knife, a despicable lie.
Yes, they want you to die

Ignorance
isn’t the bliss it used to be.
In their war on reality
we go out as embers,
(Reap what they've sown!)
when all our lives will go up in smoke to the skies!

We are doomed to witness
while it's being repeated,
never again, triumphant or slain,
I can't kill enough with just one blade!

I sit by the river watching it flow.
I stick another sword into the ground.

How long I have to wait before I see them.
I stick another sword into the ground.
How long I have to wait before I see them.
I stick another sword into the ground.

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By This Sign We Conquer

(Lyrics by Husa and Backman)

Countless bodies lay scattered on the once-green glade.
I skirt the pools of guts and gore,
as the crows feast on the severed flesh.
Acrid smoke burns my eyes as I wipe
the sweat from my brow, the blood from my sword.
Horns of victory echo from the north.
Hold our banners high up in the wind.

By this sign we conquer!

Thousands of souls we have slaughtered.
We brought them faith and salvation.
Whilst slaying these infidels,
we feel close to God.
Driven forth by the flame of our blind faith,
We bear our crests with pride.
Our God's law precedes all mortal laws.

By this sign we conquer!

Battlefields lost and swords dry
became our downfall.

Armored by faith and steel we fear no man or demon.
Yet we had no armour against vile treachery.

Treachery crept through the court and cathedrals.
For a debt is the currency of slaves not kings.

At the break of dawn of the thirteenth day
The darkness fell upon us.

"God is not pleased!
We have enemies of the faith in the kingdom!"
Blasphemies, heresies, Baphomet!
Screamed in horrible torture.

Condemned to burn at the stakes.
The most heinous judgement.
What we confessed in torture,
We now renounce in agony and death.

(As the fire consumed them a shout was heard over the rising flames)

Cursed you all shall be.
Cursed for thirteen generations.
Within a year and a day you shall face
Your judgment before the tribunal of God.

God shall avenge our deaths.

By this sign we conquer!

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Diabolical Passenger

(Lyrics by Kristiansen)

I’m roaming across the borders,
aware of what’s left behind.
The thrill shivers on my skin.
From this energy I'm reborn.
The wilderness beckons me,
volumes of contrast flow by my eyes.

A dusty broken shrine within a eutrophic garden
Hiding something beautiful, forgotten and ancient.
Pleading, yearning, dragging me in.
Closer and closer to the glimmering.
My mind screams to run away
but I'm already reaching for this beauty.

Like a thousand needles
running through my veins
The bitter smell of burning flesh
and the growing pain inside my head.
A Hazy glimpse of my home town
flashes in front of my eyes.
The cold thirsty blade on my hand
reflects the wary faces of the townsmen.

Screams and horror smothered by mayhem.
Cracking, slashing and spilling the guts.
Raging madness swirling through
this grotesque scene.
The eyes of a broken man
filled with terror.
Courage replaced by fear,
hope by despair and life by death.

A headless mother shielding her child.
The sound of the dying echoes throughout the valley.
The struggle against the inevitable is meaningless
No one can cross this malice.

Screams and horror smothered by mayhem.
Cracking, slashing and spilling the guts.
Raging madness swirling through
this grotesque scene.
The eyes of a broken man
filled with terror.
Courage replaced by fear,
hope by despair and life by death.

Awakened by silence.
Dead, mutilated bodies all over.
In dismay of my achievement.

I bury my face in my stained hands.
Contaminated by the blood of the innocent.
I try to claw the abomination off my flesh.

There is no escape.
It's a part of me now.
The diabolical passenger.

A sickness growing inside of me,
eating me inch by inch.
I’m a shell filled with darkness
An imprisoned soul within a fragmented body.

This desolate view
will be the last I'll see.
The blade in my heart
will grant me salvation.

The reality was sickening
An immortal body with a broken soul
Mine is the kingdom of everlasting torment

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Oculus

(Lyrics by Backman)

Of all diabolical sights
the Fiend entices the eye the most.

No mortal over whom It's sight has swept shall be seen as he once was,
like I haven't viewed them the same way
ever since the night I gazed upon
It's horrific beauty.

Of all diabolical sights
the Fiend entices the eye the most.

Mankind's palpitating souls sicken me.
Their faces shall become swathed in blood
as I gaze upon them,
and through my moldering eyes
their beauty shall come to a withering end.

Carve your tombstones,
wrap yourselves up in shrouds,
I've come to paint the town red.

Seek me out in every glare.
Turn a stone and I am there.
Smoldering embers mark my path,
glimpses of my indignation.

My obscure demeanor
is something to take delight in,
for the moment you lay your eyes on me
you'll gaze in the eye of a fiend.

My cornucopia spills pandemonium and disharmony,
blades and spikes chime my symphony.

Seek me out in every glare.
Turn a stone and I am there.
Smoldering embers mark my path,
glimpses of my indignation.

My obscure demeanor
is something to take delight in,
for the moment you lay your eyes on me
you'll gaze in the eye of a fiend.

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Fevermist

(Lyrics by Kristiansen)

My mind slips deeper into the darkness,
the flame of my consciousness smothers.
A numbing feeling creeps over my body,
gnawing at my sanity.

I try to escape from the diseased images,
but there's no escaping one's own mind.
Hammering pain rushes through my veins
and strikes me down with its fury.

I gasp for air, but it only
feeds the fire in my lungs.
I scream out into the void.

Clawing at the ground beneath me
I try to hide from this insanity.

Through my tears I see
everything distorted and dying.
Moldy leaves land on my mutilated hands
and this bleak reality
tightens its hold on me,
offering no comfort, only fear.

Inch by inch I wedge my way through the cutting rocks.
The smell of my flesh burning
and the taste of blood
augment the sound of my bones breaking.

I reach a ledge and find
that serene, pellucid lake I've been yearning for.
Below it glimmers, beyond my reach, promising me comfort.
I take a leap and plunge into her deadly embrace.

Screaming, I wake up from this nightmare,
only to realise it was all true.

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Decision

(Lyrics by Kristiansen)

I pass the gates, forevermore
free of pain and of torment.
Now, for the first time, I can see
the world clearly, cured of a poisoned mind.
Not one of them ever understood me,
no one even truly wanted to.

The cruelty of mankind is sickening.
Blood-thirsty vultures glide through the air,
awaiting your collapse to get the chance
to reave the flesh of your corpse.

A comforting breath of the wind
caresses me in the moonlight
as I walk firmly into the fondling darkness.

Briefly, I glance back to see the gates close.
I know I made the right decision.

There's nothing in this world I'd miss,
nothing worth crying for.
Only pain remains in the past,
scorched in my memories
(and buried within me).
The bitterness dies with the flesh,
memories find their rest in grave

The cruelty of mankind is sickening.
Blood-thirsty vultures glide through the air,
awaiting your collapse to get the chance
to reave the flesh of your corpse.

A comforting breath of the wind
caresses me in the moonlight
as I walk firmly into the fondling darkness.

Briefly, I glance back to see the gates close.
I know I made the right decision.

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Abandoned in Exodus

(Mikkonen, Crowley)

"Ware, nor of good nor ill, what aim hath act?
Without its climax, death, what savour hath
Life? an impeccable machine, exact
He paces an inane and pointless path
To glut brute appetites, his sole content
How tedious were he fit to comprehend
Himself! More, this our noble element
Of fire in nature, love in spirit, unkenned
Life hath no spring, no axle, and no end."

Imprisoned in the focal point of realms,
fixed in an endless stasis
Unable to move,
observing everything pass by.
Indulging with malicious plans
to turn the universe
upside down

The intoxicating sensation of gaining momentum
Overwhelming nausea blurring every thought
Prior to sense of space the mirrored images laid ahead
for another cosmic order.

Waiting,
waiting for the space to bend for me
Hoping,
hoping that it'll be my turn soon

Remembering,
remembering the atrocities preceding the advent of time.
No more,
pre-written chronicles dictating every intent.

Through a cosmic surge
I was one with the unified creations
only to be over-throned by the next order.
These everlasting cycles,
peering in disrespect,
augment me to conceal my true feelings
from the guarding Sole right.

I am here, awaiting, in this rigid cage,
fearing the moment when it all will begin,
when it all will end.

"His body a bloody-ruby radiant
With noble passion, sun-souled Lucifer
Swept through the dawn colossal, swift aslant
On Eden's imbecile perimeter."

Still here awaiting, in this protracted state
fearing the moment in which all begins,
and ends, again.

"He blessed nonentity with every curse
And spiced with sorrow the dull soul of sense,
Breathed life into the sterile universe,
With Love and Knowledge drove out innocence
The Key of Joy is disobedience. "

Seemingly submitting, with turmoil inside,
I bow down like a mindless servant
Imprisoned between creations of an endless equilibrium
Unable to move, observing everything take form.
Indulging with malicious plans to turn the universe
inside out,
inside out.

Ad Mortis Infinitvm

(Lyrics by Backman)

Dawn caught me in a shimmering silver haze.
The early sun caressed me and drove away the morning chill,
dispelling the clinging damp mist
and revealing the canonised valley.

I felt its timelessness and was immersed in awe.
Through an arch of leaves I gaped,
afraid to take the step which would blemish
that silent, perfect beauty.

A tinge of ominous red across the darkening heaven,
a jackdaw perched on the gallows.
Three pensive men of faith,
two hundred credulous fools.

With impunity I've slain,
heedlessly marched into battles of others.
Impervious to the most mordant of jeers
I transcended mere mortality,
but in one transitory moment of hatred
work of eons was swept away.

The small boys have come see me hang.

The creaky sound of rope against firm wood
the only mournful accompaniment
of my patronizing decease.
Two muffled caws, one final twitch,
and the callous hands cut me down.

I sleep through the night and wake up anew
as dawn catches me in a shimmering silver haze.
I pass underneath the leafy arch and hear myself scream
the piercing newborn's cry.

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Make-Believe Logic

(Lyrics by Backman)

Confined to the frames of our minds
our lives revolve around our little own selves.
Our notions of truth are the only truths
and the question to make sense of the senseless is "why?"

Oh why?

In the fading sunlight we ponder the ways
and ask questions that will always stay unanswered.
When reason fails we turn away,
unwilling to face the truth.

In the fading sunlight we ponder the ways of the world
and ask questions that will always stay unanswered.
When reason fails we waver and turn our eyes away,
unwilling to face the truth.

Countless are the sleepless hours I've spent
on mulling over non-existent times
and gazed in mysterious awe
the cradle of time and matter
that curves around
and within me,
embraces me
and shows me to otherworldly planes.

Where evil thoughts remain
And feelings have no name
Insanity retained
The otherworldly, otherworldly planes

I found my way to the birthplace of dreams
of blissful sorrow, of woeful joy.
Here things have no names;
I know them by their true nature.
Drifting further now, I realize
this is it, the epitome of existence,
and I know, when time is due,
I'll meet death in ardour.

Every pale gray day I see the people in their droves
sticking to their mundane, rancid ways.
Learn compassion and be true to yourself while there's time
or one day you will expiate your pride.

How could have things been any different
when the difference was to be found in me?
How could I've supposed change to be possible
when the subject of change should have been me?

All I loved, I loved for selfish reasons.
In everything I looked at I saw small glimpses of myself.
In newfound understanding I shall begin my
transmigration of souls.
It's all so painfully obvious now.

It's so cold in here.
It's a game of make-believe.
Shafts of yellow and tan streak the sky
only fade into a dark and dreary night.

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Eerie Presence

(Lyrics by Mikkonen)

You swore to be true to your liege,
but nothing lasts forever.
Life is doomed to wither away -
slowly, like the oceans of tears.
Healed wounds still ache inside,
the barren world awaits its wanderers.
Screams of yesterday still echo in this land.

When no man was to be blamed for his faults,
ignorance was the way out.
Inside the flames escape seemed doubtful.
See them coming, abolishing existence, the world divided.
Being trapped between for all eternity.

Seeking for a haven, hiding from the watchful eyes.
Running towards freedom which will never be found.
Over the slopes, stumbling towards the moonlight
the haunted ones scream for your blood.

Death's unforgivingness is your share.
Only the weak cries at the end.
Your ending is near; taste its harsh bitterness,
hear the diabolical ridicule.

Watch the turmoil turn into bliss
try to break free from the watchful eyes' glare.
No light at the end, it all seems so futile.
Here is your rest, this is your haven.

Hanging between these planes of creation,
like a wave of pure energy I float through cosmos.
This is my realm, this is my hell.

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Defective

(Lyrics by Backman)

The evening's light is fading as I stumble towards
the flickering light of your lantern.
Into the light I cling enraptured,
a glimpse of your face is all I will need.

Biting branches rend my face, I fall and you turn away.
Mangled, I drag myself out of harm's way.

I thought I'd find shelter in the darkness, in shadows.
A glance at the pitch black night sky
made me sneer at life's bleakness.

My dreary moments I faced with a crooked grin,
the grievous thoughts I brushed off with a shrug.
No words could sway me from my path,
my aim, my goal, gleamed luminously in my shady mind.

One final, blunt gaze at my reflection.
An archaic smile augments my grit.
Passing through the blighted landscape
I beseech unerring judgement.

My prayers echo back from nothingness,
no god hears my appeals.
Your marble face midst the pure white snow
reflects sun's golden beams.
Your ebony hair and melodious laughter
make my reason waste away.

In you I sought shelter, you scoffed at me
and threw yourself on your lover's arms.
Neither of you will ever feel the same
for into the grave I sent you in your sleep,
but you will always be mine in my dreams.

I faced my demons,
my mind is clear of thoughts of you.
The image of consuming flames,
the rasping screams of your pain
now hidden away within me,
muffled by my laughter.

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