Odes of Ecstasy War Symphony (Act III) Lyrics

Embossed Dream in Four Acts Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Autumn's Grief (Prologos)
  • 2 The Total Absence of Light (Act I)
  • 3 Faithless (Act II)
  • 4 War Symphony (Act III)
  • 5 Gardens of Temptation (Act IV)
  • 6 Vampire Hunters (Epilogos)

  • Iron horses burn the land
    Iron eagles sky attack
    The dogs of war, now are loose
    To devour through their pass

    Rain of fire, metal storm
    A roar of winds takes away our souls
    Carve my stone, carve my name
    To the hires of flesh
    Among the thorns I lay

    ...and I listen the war symphony
    My last ode of ecstasy
    The orchestra plays dark melodies
    as I fall in endless sleep

    When the wicked are confunded,
    Doomed to flames of woe unbounded,
    Call me, with Thy Saints surrounded.

    Low I kneel, with heart submission!
    See, like ashes my contrition!
    Help me in my last condition!

    ...and I listen the war symphony
    My last ode of ecstasy
    The orchestra plays dark melodies
    as I sink in bottomeless seas

    "Confutatis maledictis,
    Flammis acribus addictis:
    Voca me cum benedictis.

    Oro supplex et acclinis,
    Cor contritum quasi cinis:
    Gere curam mei finis".

    "We are like certain rickety guitars
    Whenever the wind passes through, it sets
    Astir our verses and their dissonant sounds
    From the slack strings that dangle down
    Like watch chains

    We are like certain incredible antennae
    That with long finger reach into the void
    As on their tips the infinite resounds
    But quickly they shall snap and trumble down"

    [Poetry by Kostas Kariotakis]
    [translation by Kimon Friar]



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