Carpe Noctum

by Lachrymose

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    "Carpe Noctum" is the debut album of Lachrymose.
    Recorded at Revolver studios in Thessaloniki, Greece.
    Mixed and Mastered by Chris Fielding at Skyhammer studios, UK.

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released August 28, 2015

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Lachrymose is a metal conspiracy with a passion for everything dark, doom, heavy and gothic.

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Track Name: False God
Awaken, dreamer,
Lost in your mind's alternate reality
Breathe in, breathe out,
Hush, your little prayer is in vain
No one can hear you now
Your god is dead
A haven for the weak and deranged

Faith and reprieve interwined
Your fear of death in disguise
What if I choose not to conform?
What will your false god do?
I will not follow you
Can't infect my mind with your lies

"Of good and evil much they argued then,
Of happiness and final misery,
Passion and apathy, and glory and shame,
Vain wisdom all and false philosophy"

In fake devotion you bow
Yet before me you stand proud
Divide and conquer to prevail
Forever I'll defy you

Your god is dead
A haven for the weak and deranged
Your god is dead
Your poison can't affect me

Sleep now, believer
Fear not, I'll be right beside you
Take my hand
Embrace your redeemer
Torture him, then crucify him for your sins to be absolved
Your god is dead
A haven for the weak and deranged

Faith and reprieve interwined
Your fear of death in disguise
What if I choose not to conform?
What will your false god do?
I will not follow you
Can't infect my mind with your lies
Track Name: Pinnacle of Faith
Like bloodthirsty ravens
Closing in on their prey
They came that fateful night for her

With luring questions and sharpened forked tongues
They sought to implicate her
Weighing every word against her
She pleaded innocent,
But her fate had been sealed long before they knocked on her door

Lying preachers
Vermin, leeches
Caging women,
Burning witches

Deny them
Ignore them
But in the end you will confess
How much pain can you take?
Your flesh is weak

In my mind it's so clear
I'll never get out of here
For I won't confess to a crime
That my heart and soul deny

And here comes the pain
My friend in isolation
My body may be frail
But my mind's beyond your reach

I cannot, I will not prove that I'm innocent
To bigoted, blinded fools
In this parody of a trial
There is no escape from your web of lies
False witnesses all,
They point their hands at me
Spitting vile accustions
Save me your theatricals

So gather around my pyre to warm your cold hearts
And feast on my life like parasites
Track Name: Black Legend
Hapless creature, lost in sin
Who would dare defy a priest?
Hear, the crowd affirms your guilt
To question true belief is heresy

Lower your head now
Come closer
Confesss your crimes and all your vices
There's no way to escape
The wrath of our mighty church

Hapless creature, lost in sin
Who would dare defy a priest?
Hear, the crowd affirms your guilt
To question true belief is heresy

Mother, wife, or daughter
Regardless, you'll be burnt or slaughtered
A man of faith knows how to silence and preach
The pain will set you free

Into the pyre
of all your sins you'll be condoned
Broken your body and soul
Behold the might of our dogma

Thou art vile and infernal
Thus speaketh our Lord

Thou art conceived by blasphemy
Wicked seductress, evil breed

The snake's pawn, Satan's harlot
A lying, foul wretch

Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live
Burn the witch
Track Name: My Shadow (A Revelation)
I am but a speck of dust
Caught in the winds of time
Just one breath away from dying
My time has come
I'm ready to take flight

How I long to close my eyes
This is the end
I have to die
There is no escape

Now as never before I feel that I'm alive
My heart is filled with love
Yet I have to die

I embrace my fate
I'm leaving you
Please forgive me
But I have to let go

Only you can breathe life into me
I need to hold you
I need to feel you lying next to me
Your absence pains me, like flying daggers that carve your name on my skin
There’s nothing but your voice that relentlessly rings in my ears
Let me sleep in your embrace
Caress me as we unite in my deepest dreams
Forever as one

I will not let you have your show at my expense
What if I just took my own life?

Here I am
Like a criminal chained and confined
Living on borrowed time

Here there’s only me and my shadow
I am alone

Looking at nothing, expecting nothing
The world is spinning around me

The pyre denied me,
As the rain caressed me
A sign of guilt to eyes that cannot see
But I won't let you have your show
I'll tie my noose before the break of dawn
I am safe now
Farewell my beloved one
Kiss me, my angel of death
I am ready
Take me now
Track Name: Face of Horror
Flawless facade
Haunting, averted eyes
As inconspicuous as a dead man
A dreaded creature washed up by the tide
A walking nightmare fearlessly roaming this land

One by one
You will fall
Face the horrors that you wrought

I will relieve you, priest
Condone you of your sins
Your death can't bring her back
But you will feel her pain
Say her name!

A shallow, lifeless being
My existence has no meaning
My destruction is your doing
My corruption your undoing
Everything I ever loved is dead or dying

I'm just a heavy drop out of the cloud
But soon my lightning will scorch out your eyes
So I extend my hand to the phantom of my fear
I have nothing to lose
There's nothing for me here

Baptized and defiled
In your putrid sea of loathing
Welcome to my ocean
I am so glad to take you in

What should I choose?
The pyre or the noose?
Your holiness, what would you have me do?
Why don't we grace you with the opportunity
to save yourself in her stead?

My poison is my balsam
How does it feel to lose it all?
To be choked by invisible hands?
My retribution

Solemnly I walked down the aisle
My dead bride in my embrace
Everything I ever loved is dead

Damn you
Curse you
Straight to hell I cast you
A life for a life
My blood sacrifice
Track Name: Carpe Noctum
Be it magic or science,
Be it satan or be it god,
I will bring you back to me
At the cost of my own soul
Hereby I seal my damnation
Bearing this crown of darkness
My desolation

Carpe Noctum

Endless days and nights
I've stood by your side
I've struggled,
But I failed to find you in death
I feel you're one breath away
Why do you elude me when I call your name?

Betrayed by sunlight, embracing the dark
All broken mirrors, what have I become?
Will I see you in astral light?
Or will you fade into a figure from my past?

Carpe Noctum

Endless days and nights
I've stood by your side
I've struggled,
But I failed to find you in death
I feel you're one breath away
Why do you elude me when I call your name?

I'm losing you
I'm losing my mind

On the altar of descent
I have sacrificed myself
Your last candle's burning low
My last chance to reach your soul

I'm losing you
I'm losing my mind
I'm losing you
I'm losing you
I call to you
Just follow my voice
Follow me
Come to me
Track Name: In A Reverie (feat. Thomas Vikström)
Is it true, or am I dreaming?
Are you truly returned to me?
Would you look upon me now?
Open your eyes, what do you see?

Who is this?
How dare you call me back
Disturbing my peaceful sleep?
I shall hurt you
I shall crush you
You don't know what you have done

Pray, forgive me
Don't you see me?
How have you forsaken me?
I have crossed dead seas and oceans
All to bring you back to me

I was flying ever higher
With my hand I touched the sky
I would be one with the stars
Yet you forced me down

I see your face
Creeping shadows weep your name
Shattered images are in my head
All my memories are clouded and supressed
It is painful to cling to this world now
I should not be here
A deceased soul here amongst the living
...Release me...
Track Name: Thyella
I feel I'm lost in a lucid dream
Hanging on a string
My will is weak

Eram quod es, eris quod sum

You will lie
You will kill
Murder him in his sleep
You will be one of us
There is nowhere you can hide
This portal now has opened

Can you hear them?
Their grip on me is strong
I am trapped between two worlds

Vengeful spirits cling to me like leeches
Sucking my life away
Please, release me from this nightmare
I'm so frail
I can't hold on

I have damned us both
There is no hope for us
There never was
Yet the faint sound of your heartbeat
Is enough to ease my soul

My every breath is agony
My love, you were deceived
Here there's only death for me

Have I conquered death?
All I know is that in life I have failed
Now it's time to face reality
Reality

"A little poison now and then
That maketh pleasant dreams
And much poison at last for a pleasant death"

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