The Great Darkness

by Waves of Mercury

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released February 13, 2012

Dave: Drums, Vocals, Mellotron
Brandon: Guitars, Mellotron, E-Bow
Greg: Six String Fretless Bass, E-Bow

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Track Name: Memory of the Sea
We steal the dying kisses
Invisible lovers stretched across the shore
Between two worlds yet whole in none
This is our penance forevermore

The colors wash away
From our flesh and from the skies
Entwined under falling shadows
To disappear at sunrise

(Chorus)
Our words they linger
On the whispers of the waves
The sea she sweeps us
In her cold embrace
Casting to the current
All that's left of us
The sea remembers...us

We writhe as fallen angels
In our throes we march to the dawn
Swirling tempests of lust and need
Burning like a thousand suns until we’re gone

Our fate to live again
Until the Heavens crumble within
In the ether of our existence
Our one lonely sin
Track Name: The Great Darkness
No!

Down it comes
A streak tearing the sky
The morning star
A shooting flame from Heaven high
Descent everlasting
Blistering of flesh and bone
At once it ends
Lying ...alone

Serenity and misery
Breaching the borders of eternity
Where worlds end and so begin
For those guilty of immortal sin
Dust falls, giving him rise
All around The Great Darkness lies

A landscape of nothing
A world in a void
Crossroads oblivion
Where angels lose their way
He is forgotten
This prison without walls
Spat out by Heaven
Where divinity falls

Darkness illusion
This world a masquerade
Swallowing emptiness
Will shimmer and fade
Hope lies abandoned
Across this scorched earth
Waves of decay bring no rebirth

Darkness tumbles away
Burned by fires of his rage
A unity of exiles
Carve a bloody new page
Darkness covers
A new God leaving its shell
One dream dies for another
In his kingdom of Hell

Down it comes
A streak tearing the sky
The morning star
A shooting flame from Heaven high
Descent everlasting
Blistering of flesh and bone
At once it ends
Lying in wreckage...alone

Dust falls, giving him rise
All around The Great Darkness lies
Track Name: A Silencing of the World
I) The Watch

I take my place
A witness to the End of Days
The silencing of the world
In the sun’s dying rays
Mankind’s demise
Gasping at it's last breath
One last golden horizon
Then lonely death

The night forever
An eternity in wait
The pestilence of man
Ushered in by our own fate
Gaze to the black heaven
We are a world standing still
Our twilight reaching for us
At last tranquil

II) The Darkness

Serenity and misery
Breach the borders of eternity
Never to rise from black wings
Fools were those who thought them kings
The crossroads of oblivion
Where angels loose their way
Tombs of ice shall be their rest
Fallen to the Great Darkness

III) A Deafening Quiet

A deafening quiet
Sings the songs of our bitter end
A populace of statues
Guardians with nothing to defend
Slithering shadows
Bleeding over withering light
Our dead sun, our deaths knell
Dawn of our perpetual night

A deafening quiet
Sings the songs of our bitter end
A populace of statues
Guardians with nothing to defend
Our dead sun, it's death knell
Dawn of our night
In the suns dying light

IV) Hope

Now here lies hope
A rebirth ...of the end of days
A shining golden world
At the dawn of days
Track Name: What I've Been Shown
I felt the storm fall down upon me
I felt my life fall away from me

I hear the whispers of those I've loved
I heard the silence from high above
Spoke to no one and all alone
Taste the sadness of what I've been show
Felt the storm fall down on me
I felt my life fall away from me
Saw the world crumble away
I saw The Great Darkness here to stay
Track Name: Eye of Every Storm
I have seen this broken girl
But a million years before
Pale and drawn
Riddled with her lies
Mistress and martyr
Her dead, languid eyes
The secrets sealed away
Behind her haunted lips
I have seen this broken girl before
But a million years before

She lies in the arms...
She lies in the heart of the storm
She dies just like the rest of them
Only time and time again

Pale and drawn
Riddled with lies
A mistress and a martyr
Her dead, languid eyes
Secrets sealed away

I have seen this broken girl before
But a million years before
Track Name: Judgment of Gods
I) The Warning

All that falls and all that wilts
So begins in decay
As above and so below
Shooting stars from the House of God
Those who stand before us shall pay
The Judgement of Gods

II) The Observation

I saw mankind die
Awash upon the shore
I dwell within the wait
I know where you stand...
Along the broken path
I will see you again
Cut you down to size
And know this...

I have watched you as you grow
I've seen you fall before
And yet you rise up high
Only to fall back again
Down to your knees
I have seen your ways

I will remain forever, forever

And there you stand alone
With your faith and hope
That you will rise again
But soon I will pull you down
And you will all come to rest
Awash on this bloody shore
Then I will pull you down
Awash on this bloody shore

Now as you crumble away
You will see how it begins
And how it ends in pain
These words I have told you before
Each time you repeat yourself
At times we think you will learn
But it's always far too late

III) The Reckoning

Beheading of sanity
Desecration of virtue
The end of reason
No reason for the end
Cries of the lost
Mourning of the skies
Ashes of mankind
Float in bitter hues

The worlds you walk
The gods you pray
They are as nothing
Before the Undying
Eyes may witness
The glory that is ours
Beyond your knowing
We are magnificent
Track Name: Trembling Hands
You whisper things...
Not come to pass
We spent each dying moment
As though it was our last
And with trembling hands
We held on to it all

And in silence I watched
In silence I watched
As you began to fall...

Down upon me was...
Sadness and pain
And I hoped and I prayed...
That it would leave me some day
As we wasted our days...
There out in the cold

This I do know
This I do know
That you were my silence in the falling snow