Extending the Tangent

by Empyrean Sky

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1.
For The Sun 05:14
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.
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The Lost 05:20
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.
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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. solo: john, doug, john, doug, john, doug 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.
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Ascension 06:00
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.
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Wide Awake 08:44
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?
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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.
7.
Blood of One 08:15
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)
8.
Exterminatus 08:14
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?
9.
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!
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released December 21, 2012

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