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Engorged with the skin of fallen allies
I am one with the horde

Awarded for the deeds I have done
Many medals given for death dealt

Eye of Orion looks upon with knowing
Old John Prophet awakens under silver bask of electro light

My fate again
You want a hero?
I'll give you a hero

Swarm of Calarean pod people drive me from their camp
I'm unwanted and left to wander again
Through Pyron deserts of worthless diamond dust
I scale Mount Horus in search of my father

The creator of All
Eye of All

Mega-lord seeks revenge for the Earth crimes I brought upon it
But that Earth no longer exists -
They are not crimes to me
My empire knife is unique to me
but it is one of a thousand
I seek through the ships correlated crystal and
see the trials of my brothers
Fighting for the earth-empire-brain-mother
Fighting a war of 300 years

Blind to the truth
Blind to the memories only I, the true John Prophet hold
I must tell them

We aren't alone in this world
Never alone

We cannot die, we are cursed with flesh
As the rest are transcended
to the plain of Amnenti

A world of sinners and fascists
300 years ago, they took the ground, and left us the sky
They took the good, they left the bad

I slaughtered them all, as were my orders
Never thinking that my leaders were in disguise
That they were the bad, that we were the good

Waiting for my God to arrive

Order amongst the chaos of human civilization
We are the antibodies that cleanse the universe of the land-dweller
A uniform cloak of unrepentant scourge that brings death to all visitors
We are the good
We are the bad

Living for a millenia
Losing all sight of reality
I am all that's left
I am alone again
Born into war
Living as a warrior
And unable to die a warrior's death
The ultimate penance for my crime of having been born

Never to be born again


from In Shadow Of The Sky Ladder, released June 18, 2013


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