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Serpents In Camoflage – The Gathering

As I watched from the towers
A valley opened up with a scream
On the threshold below came an army
Counselled in all the ways of war
We are here before you
We are here as men
To take hold of possessions and praise the severed head
Show heed to your wives and your children
And open up for all will soon be dead

Oh God of war and of fear don’t leave me
Please help me through this troubled time
Just give me power and give me strength
Walk before me
And give me honour in the fighting line

The sheep have all been slaughtered
Prophets signalling this side
It has begun

All at once there was shouting
To my left I saw a friend of mine
We are here before them, we are here as men
So fight and crush the enemy
And claim the bastard’s head
I raise my shield to stop their arrows
But a spear enters flesh above my thigh

Oh God of war and of fear don’t leave me
Don’t leave me here on the field to die
Just give me power, give me strength, walk before me
Please give me honour in my father’s eyes

I feel the ground start moving
I’m drifting in a dream
The scene I’m in is fading
I hear echoes of strange screams
A thousand horse pound over me
Their hooves crush my bones
And I feel them crack and I’m spinning round and round
I’m spinning round and round

Spinning, I’m spinning round and round
Spinning, I’m spinning round
I, oh I, I know there’s something wrong
I, oh I, wanna go back home
Spinning, I, oh I, I know there’s something wrong
Yes, I, oh I, wanna go back home

Now you have come to Hades
It’s far below the ground
Death is your membership for life
We have adorned God’s blessing
It’s neatly wrapped in shrouds
No mummy sand stone pyramid
A sepulchre and knife

And in the corner Hector
He’s sewing up his heels
He’ll never stop the blood dissolving on the floor
Does the light not shine here
Can I go outside
Could I look around a bit more
Does anybody mind

Hey have you seen man-hater
He’s Ulysses by name
He has a herd of swine that follow him
He keeps them in a cage
You cannot eat the apple son
You cannot drink the wine
And when your skin starts fading
You will look quite fine

And no the light won’t shine here
You cannot go outside
You can look for all eternity
But no-one here will mind
Who could mind

You know you have fallen
And the darkness he is your friend
Look now before the image fades
Ah no tears now you must awake
But I don’t know where I am
You’re here, you’re here
You’re just sailing through a dream
But will I come back one day
You’re here, you’re here
You’re just sailing through a dream

I’m sailing through a dream
I’m slowly fading through all that’s real, that’s me
I’m sailing, sailing on a quiet dream
I’m slowly fading through all that’s real, that’s here

But now I have eternity upon a raging horse
Like the wind before us
Like the winds of war
I ride the mare of night-time
Fortunes of great wars
To carry me forever
To carry me away

Sailing in a dream
I’m slowly fading through all that’s real, that’s me
Sailing, sailing on a quiet dream
Sailing through all that’s real, that’s me
So carry me away
So carry me away
Just sailing, sailing on a dream
I’m slowly fading through all that’s real, that’s me