Extending the Tangent

by Empyrean Sky

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released 21 December 2012

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Track Name: For The Sun
For The Sun

Here I stand alone, With open eyes that seek the glow,
Atop the tower of stone. The raven’s eyes reflect the light,
Of the candle burning bright, As we stare into the night

Waiting for the sun.

Inside of me what is this, Are these dreams I’ve confessed?
The poison burns me still, As I’m waiting for the sun
How could this moment have transpired? To flood my heart with my desire, I’m a slave to the filth and mire, I’m unworthy of your sun

But I am wanting, And I am waiting…

My love is waiting for, For the sun,
To chase my darkest fears away. So I don’t have to run

The hands about my wrist whisper the hour is late,
I gaze up at the moon to ponder, if not to wait

Is it destiny that’s chosen? Or is karma the one to blame?
The oracle has spoken; the bones cast across the plate

Heavy are the hands that shuffle the cards of fate,
Heavy is the hand that dealt you the jack of spades
Heavy are the hands that paint the sky with gray,
Heavy is the hand that wipes your tears away

My love is waiting for the sun to chase my darkest fears away

Here I stand alone with open eyes that seek the glow,
Atop the tower of stone. I see my life flash before my eyes
The sun, the moon, the day and the darkest night,
And though it all seems so mundane
I cannot close my eyes to look away.

Don’t go searching for it.
Close your eyes and look away.

My love is waiting for the sun.
Track Name: The Lost
I thence invoke thy aid
To my adventurous song
That with no middle flight
Intends to soar above the pain.

What in me is dark illumine
What is low raise and support
As I spin this yarn of war
Waged in vain with no remorse.

Cover your ears and close your mind
Or hear the tail of how we died.

It all began with trumpet calls
On blackened wings the dark one falls
This ancient war was never won,
In this struggle for life we were overrun.

Archfiend:
So come with me, if you believe
'Tis better to reign in hell than serve his creed.

Is this the region, the soil the clime.
Is this the seat we trade for Heaven; this gloom for light?

So come with me, if you believe
'Tis better to reign in hell than serve his creed.

Narrator:
Thus spake the apostate angel
Racked with pain and despair.
Tears such as angels weep burst forth
As his sighs found their way.

Archfiend:
Henceforth his might we know, and know our own.
If our black insurrection rise to confound Heaven's purist light.

A heart that's full of lies
Is a heart I understand
These innocent creatures will be putty in my hands.

Narrator:
How many lies led you to this ground,
A child of God now fallen down
To the place from whence you came
Where everyone knows and hates your name?

Fueled by jeaoulsy and hate
Let your anger forever reign
Where they live to see you die;
Tell me how many lies?

Archfiend:
Life is not unlike a dream
Nothing is as it seems
But I have seen his face.
Damn the light in this place!

God:
I preach messages of forgiveness and light
I sing songs full of love and full of life
My heart is big enough to hold you all
I'll be there for you if you stumble or if you fall.

Archfiend:
I am anger, I am hate!
Fill your soul full of rage!

Raphael:
Beware the Archfiend, now fallen from the light
His intentions are dark indeed, prepare yourselves to fight.
Track Name: Noise of Conflict
Narrator:
Join me, oh prime of men, sad task and hard
How shall I relate to human sense
Invisible exploits of warring spirits
Darkness descends on Paradise from Hell escaped
Seeking retribution for the war they waged in vain.

Veiled with gorgeous wings
Upspringing light flew through the night
Hear the angel choirs delight.
Strange it seemed, that angel should with angel war.

God:
Drive them out from God and bliss
Let fiery chaos receive their fall.

In dusky wreaths, reluctant flames
The sign of wrath awakes.

Abdiel:
Thyself not free but thyself enthralled
Reign thou in hell thy kingdom
Yet chains in hell, not realms, expect.
This greeting on thy impious crest receive!

Narrator:
Dire was the noise of conflict
A horrible discord.

Michael:
I see thy fall determined, for you have lost your way.

Author of Evil, how hast thou disturbed
Heaven's blessed peace?

How hast thou instilled thy malice
Heaven cast thee out!
Upright and faithful, now proved false
Heaven cast thee out!

Let my sword begin thy doom,
A sudden vengeance winged from God.

Narrator:
And Satan first new pain, as Celestial spirits bleed.

Angels bore him back to his chariot
humbled by such rebuke.

Meanwhile in other parts,
Like deeds deserve memorial.
When Gabriel fought and vanquished his foe
But the angels content with their fame in Heaven
Seek not the praise of men.

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Arm warriors, arm for fight! Our foe at hand.
Whom fled we thought, would save us long pursuit.
When will this battle end?

God:
Pursue these sons of darkness into the outer deep
Let them despise, Messiah and his King.
Track Name: Ascension
In a time unlike today,
The fall of man still on its way,
There hanging in the tree,
A serpent staring down at Eve

Taste the Fruit, taste of me
Let the knowledge I provide
Set you free...

I will not fall again
If these broken wings ever mend
I will not fall again
In the end we begin again

The ascension will take place,
I will not fall again.
The ascension will take place,
and I will not fall again.

Corruptible, destructible,
Is this the great design?
You gave man the power to choose,
And he chose to be blind,
War, Disease,
You set us free?

How many lives were wasted here?
Looking back what have you done?
How many lives were wasted here?
Are you proud of what you’ve become?

Like sand in your eyes,
Or thorns under your nails,
The pain of life is real,
And its rewards are often stale

Is there a good life?

It's up to you, the deeds you do.
It's up to you, the life you choose.
Track Name: Wide Awake
Alone... in the darkness I am falling
I know not from what or from where I fall (falling)

Wide awake I'm dripping with sweat
This nightmare I can't forget
I wonder if I will live to see the dawn?

My eyes are closed this time as I fall asleep
And as always to the Lord I pray my soul to keep
But even as I close my tired eyes
The ground is gone from under me;
I'm falling from the sky!

Wide awake I'm dripping with sweat
This nightmare I can't forget
I wonder if I will live to see the dawn?

The darkest of all surrounds me
And threatens to swallow me whole.
A chasm beneath me opens.
If I stumble how far will I fall?

A chasm beneath me opens;
If I stumble how far down will I fall (how far down)
The darkness of all surrounds me
And threatens to swallow me whole.
If I stumble how far will I fall?

This is it. The fated fall.
This is your wake up call!
Wide Awake
Open your eyes and you will see the light.

The darkest of all surrounds me
And threatens to swallow me whole
A chasm beneath me opens
If I stumble how far will I fall?

Just before the fall would break
I open my eyes and I'm wide awake!

Alone, in the darkest hour falling
I would use my strength to sublimate this dream
I will rectify these wrongs within my life
If I can only make it through this endless night.

Don't let them take control of you.
Don't let them tell you what to do.
If it starts to feel too strange
Open your eyes and you're awake!

This dream of mind will end tomorrow
These dreams of mine were never hallowed.

This night is a battle.
This night is
This night is a battle
A battle I won't lose.
I've been waiting for this night to come to an end.

This life is a battle.
This life is
This life is a battle of hope
A battle I won't lose.
I've been waiting for this night to come to an end. (Good night.)

Sitting in my room
While the moonbeams fall like sand
My eyes are closed; will this pain ever end
Will this nightmare ever end?

What if I don't see the light?
What if the moon doesn't shine?
What if my dreams come to life?
What if I'm damned for for all time?
Waking the dead. Horrified.
What if it isn't the darkness that makes you fall?

The darkest of all surrounds me
And threatens to swallow me whole.
A chasm beneath me opens.
If I stumble how far will I fall?
Track Name: Trauma and Tragedy
Born for war. Bred for death.
Warmaster Horus, a soul bereft
In this life, of the light divine;
An immortal soldier full of hatred and lies

A fallen hero. A fragile soul.
Warriors of filth beyond control,
The friends of Tzeentch begin to rise,
Warriors of chaos in death unite.

Heed this epic tale of woe;
A clash of titans and beleaguered foes.

On your left are demons that will not rest,
On the right are soldiers, the Emperor's blessed.

Heed this epic tale of woe;
A clash of titans and beleaguered foes.

A sinister plot has been devised;
A threat to all mankind.
Should this come to pass,
Pray death will find you.

Join us now as the mighty begin to fall.
It seems they get lost all along the way.
With so much power, the corruption comes,
As the night overpowers the day

Horus:
Through the eyes of the Dark Ones I could clearly see
Through the lies he told us to what his world would be.
We are cast aside. We are betrayed.
The lies he told us, must end today.

On Istvan war rages against the Xeno breed.
The outcome unknown to the soldiers who bleed.
The enemy force venerable and sublime
And there on this day, they met their demise.

The untainted ones fight for their lives
Oblivious to their true defeat.

As brother turns on brother
The ultimate betrayal is now complete.

On Istvan war rages against their fellow man.
With horror and despair they fight their brethren.
Those once loyal deceived to despise
As viral bombs drop from the skies.

The loyalists flee with their lives;
Disguised they escape the fleet.

As brother turns on brother
The ultimate betrayal is now complete.

To Terra they fly with haste
Traitor marines give chase
The Emperor must know of the
Betrayal of his own.

The impossible news of the fallen one's deluge
The deceit and abuse of a chosen son imbued
With plans to besiege aiding devils in league
Their falsehoods exposed. The Emperor must know!

In the days that followed they were put to the test.
The warp could not stop them,
a saint would guide them through the rest.

The dark eye of Horus descends to besiege.
His warships in orbit launch the diseased
As the Emperor's Palace comes under attack
By those sworn to protect it, there's no turning back.

Horus:
Now look upon me father
And see what you have done.
The galaxy shudders within my grasp
For I am the chosen one.

Even the gods know my name!

Emperor:
Horus, my heart weeps to see
The monster you have become.
With heavy hand I lift my sword
For you were my chosen son.
Track Name: Blood of One
These were not the plans I laid
How many lives could have been saved

Which side are you on? The line has been drawn.
And if you dare to cross your soul so quickly lost.

Since the dawn of time,
The emperor was in your mind,
His blood was in your veins,
His aura so bright it lights the way,

Like a candle in the dark,
The light that guides you when you’re lost,
In shadows of dismay,
Woe to he who’s path doth stray

Suspended by machines,
The engineer is now the king,
Give praise unto the crown,
The blood of one will save us now!

Like a candle in the dark,
The light that guides you when you’re lost,
In shadows of dismay,
Thinking in the light you're safe.

Beyond these walls you are not safe
Beyond these walls Chaos lies in wait..

war encompasses all
in this we shall fall

to be baptized in war with a badge made of blood
the inquisition of man must renew its acquaintance with fear

Come to me all my children
My worries have grown for you of late
Come to me all my children
And tell me what you seek

The heretics are everywhere
Given a chance they would tear
Apart our theories and rules of logic
Try as you might you cannot stop it
Their evil knows no bounds

Let his light protect you from the darkness
Trust in him and he will lead the way
Pain is an illusion of the senses
If armor can protect then so must faith.

There is no innocence
Only degrees of guilt
By the hand of the Emperor
Blood of the heretic spills

Light, protects you from the darkness
Trust, and he will lead the way
Pain, an illusion of the senses
Steel, can protect so must faith

Power demands sacrifice and pain
A universal truth for those who play the game

But there's far more fear than faith
'For the Emperor, His might and His grace

We'll play the good host, indulge them in a bloody feast
Burn the heretic and purge the unclean
Hatred was the greatest gift he ever gave
We seek redemption fighting in his name

Our terror wasn’t enough (It's never enough)
It came from within lashing out at our trust.
Heads bowed even if rushed
If armor protects the Emperor must

Will it ever be the same?
Will we ever recover from the choices made?

The heretics are everywhere
Given a chance they would tear
Apart our theories and rules of logic
Try as you might you cannot stop it
Oh there evil knows no bounds.

Will it ever be the same?
Will we ever recover from the choices made?

Let his light protect you from the darkness (from the darkness)
Trust in him and he will lead the way (lead the way)
Pain is an illusion of the senses (of the senses)
If armor can protect then so must faith. (so must faith)
Track Name: Exterminatus
On my home world of Cyrene,
The eye of chaos spilled its seed,
Infecting all within its path,
Spewing forth bloody wrath,
Tumbling spires to the ground,
The smell of death all around,
The taint of chaos is strong,
It will swallow them all.

I’ve seen the future and its dark,
My home world torn apart,
Ravaged by famine and disease,
Exterminatus, set them free!

The Emperor is on our side,
And still though millions will die,
We shall not suffer their existence,
I want none left alive

I’m wide awake with these dreams of hate,
With every man, woman, and child they take,
Another mutant is born enslaved,
Infected, insane, their minds erased

In this unholy ceremony – the heresy grows,
Respect the power fear the threat,
There is so much pain,
If you’re afraid to feel you feel you’re lost,
But once you fall you never forget it,
At what price comes peace?

Could this be my home?
Could this be my land?
My family and friends,
Overrun by the damned

The horrors they’ve seen are second to none,
Only death can save them this blasphemy done,
A prayer is said in the emperor’s name,
The blood is the life as it flows in these veins

This is black, this is white,
But what is wrong? What is right?
It’s not that easy to say,
What is evil at the end of the day

Do you have the strength, do you have what it takes?
To kill them all…

Stand back as we purge the unclean,
You cannot stop this war machine,
The throne of chaos threatens all,
I raise my blade and demons fall,
Cannons fire engine churn,
Flamers light heretics burn

The final phase has now begun,
The emperor’s heel charges their guns,
Unleashing a fury of death’s design,
Hell unearthed, none left alive

I’m wide awake with the dreams of hate,
With every man, woman and child they take,
Another victim is born enslaved,
Infected, insane, their minds erased

The emperor is on our side,
Though millions will die,
End their existence,
I want none left alive

As I pulled the dead from the pool,
I thought about what I’d done,
The horrors committed in his name,
The pain and suffering of everyone,
And as I buried them one by one,
I thought about what I’d done,
As I buried them one by one,
I thought about what I’d become

The emperor is on our side,
Though millions will die,
End their existence,
I want more left alive

What have I become?
Track Name: Where We Belong
As thoughts of dismal deeds,
Race rapidly through me,
I close my eyes;
yours open wide.

My heart does pound, my pulse doth race,
The beads of sweat drip from my face,
Your heart next to mine is placed,
Our bodies writhe in passion's embrace

Know I not if you feel the same,
But a night as this would surely tame,
The burning of the beast inside.

Feel my heart, beat so strong,
Feel my heart, where we belong

I ride today,
Leaving your side for the first time,
Heart race away,
I say goodbye with a tear in my eye

On a ship to foreign shores,
I carve your name in the seat at my side,
The drum beats away,
And in the distance a fading coast line

Feel my heart, beat so strong,
Feel my heart, where we belong

I look to the sky,
I see my breath grey in the moonlight,
Then I close my eyes,
And I think of you sitting by the fireside

I awake to see the sun,
Visions of you have already begun,
Hear the horn of the ancients call,
The shore is sighted, the time has come

Feel my heart, beat so strong,
Feel my heart, where we belong

With my hand on my axe,
I disembark and know I may not comeback,
Step into the snow,
And with a battlecry, "Onward I Go!"

Feel my heart, beat so strong,
Feel my heart, where we belong

Bless my heart,
Bless my soul,
Bless my sword,
For onward I go!

Feel my heart, beat so strong,
Feel my heart, where we belong

That night I dreamt as I recall,
I was struck (soundly) and to the ground I did fall,
Alone in the black the riders came,
On horses hooves alight with flame

When I awoke I was clutching my blade,
Right or wrong, my choice has been made,
Now I know just what I must do,
End this war so that I might see you

And while you're home thinking of me,
I head into battle across the sea

We march onward,
Into battle we ride

At last I meet my foe,
And this journey of woe,
Will finally end,
When you die my friend...

Tonight

Feel my heart, beat so strong,
Feel my heart, where we belong

I'm finally coming home,
To see you tonight,
I'm finally coming home,
Going to make things right

For I am coming home tonight!