Fall of the Dagger

by Forgotten Gods

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released December 14, 2013

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Track Name: King of Dread
Into the forest I go
fucking invisible
the smell of carrion
avenging perfection
angel with seven eyes
from the far side of the mountain
where the trees don't grow branches
the king of dread
Over the hill along the river
to the lake of the undine
asleep in bloated skin
angel with seven eyes
from the far side of the mountain
where the trees don't grow branches
the king of dread
Track Name: First Light
White ghosts swim across green grassy hills
pock-marked with rocks and leaning stones
whispering woman dances cold in mania
a winter's kiss to chill our bones
women of sullied ivory stare with wild eyes
toward the east where the fog ends
over the mountains that trespass in heaven
into darkness, darkest peril, dark as the monster
remind me of the days when I could sleep
without a thousand demons watching over me
gather your iron tools
death-bringers to men and ghouls
while broken-hearted ladies fill our cups with tears fermented
at first light
the rain comes
and we're far
from our homes
We walked a thousand miles in misery
to fall upon the mountain's mouth, painted red
I stood unscathed, in madness and severed limbs
black scales and tongue, forked like a serpent
I lowered my pants and pissed on its evil eye
and laughed out loud as it withered and died
at first light
the rain comes
and we're coming home
Track Name: Fall of the Dagger
Flying through celestial seas
lonely traveler gliding free
exiled from ancient gods
in search of a home
traveler of both time and space
blue planet my resting place
feeling like I never felt
a long time ago

Purple fog veils the stars in motion
for the triangle gods
burning low over plastic rivers
and cyclopean alligators
feral children run from the hunters
making the rounds for 100,000 years
He's alone under the canopy
they point their fingers
set form to piercing dagger
to rend the heart of the dark creator
diamond mirrors, sliced reflection
carving fractals into pale blue skin

release the sound

white lights, exploding sun
numbers, drip down the walls
crash

Fall of the dagger
its coming for you
fall of the dagger
prophecy is true
fall of the dagger
its coming for you
fall of the dagger
for the chosen few

He fell from the sky that night
neon
wrote his name in a burning fire
across the plains
they rose like shadows then
with lying eyes
beheld the blue-skinned man
from the sky
He pointed to the bear
made of stars
held out an open hand
they understood
they gave him communion
and took him in
offered him burning plants
and it was good

Visions of gods and men
dancing hand in hand
cold sweat, clenched teeth
thunderbirds overhead

Time on my hands
blood on the table
look at yourself
I'm more than able
to offer this gift
of lightning and coils
from the expanse
to men of the buffalo
pick in my hand
dagger's on overdrive
release the sound
of evil asleep in heaven
Track Name: Ghosts & Fire
Looking for holy fountains
searching through ghosts and fire
follow down rotten pathways
through mystic jungles lost
mother of the shadow lands
dances slowly
provider, caregiver
to ghosts and fire
peoples of dark religion
the eight-armed spider woman
stands tall above the mountains
supplicants stare toward heaven
mother of the shadow lands
dances slowly
provider, caregiver
to ghosts and fire
Track Name: All or Nothing
I walk alone in this thoughtless, dying world
don't try and find me, I'm already gone
searching for poison, ammo and gasoline
don't try and find me, I'm already gone

Get out of my way
get out of my life
I took my power back
you shattered my dreams
you stole my life
the battle is done
scotch-whiskey man
I'm ready to rock

They killed my wife
murdered my son
the damage is done
one bullet, one gun, one plan
just a shell of a man
the Nightrider, the Toecutter, Cundalini is on the run
nowhere to go

Get out of my way
get out of my life
I took my power back
scotch-whiskey man
I'm ready to rock
you shattered my dreams
you stole my life
the battle is done
bourbon-whiskey man
I'm ready to rock

Through all this darkness, I know I'm not alone
don't try and find me I'm already gone
I found the poison that numbs the pain inside of me
done with the games, I'm already gone

Get out of my way
get out of my life
I took my power back
scotch-whiskey man
I'm ready to rock
you shattered my dreams
you stole my life
the battle is done
bourbon-whiskey man
I'm ready to rock

They killed my wife
murdered my son
the damage is done
one bullet, one gun, one plan
just a shell of a man
the Nightrider, the Toecutter, Cundalini is on the run
nowhere to go
Track Name: Seasons
The great tree crawls out of the earth
in a deluge of broken fingers
thicker than walrus skin
separate the divine
seasons always change
heavens fall like rain
don't forget the serpent's name
don't forget that I'm the same
Grey fog like a glaucoma eye
lesions open in the sky
long path of boots on snow
crushing on fallen angels
seasons always change
heavens fall like rain
don't forget the serpent's name
don't forget that I'm the same
They stole the fire from the sun
cast the stones into the ether
hung the skin upon your bones
then closed the door