In Shadow of The Sky Ladder

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More blood than I can consume
A half-skull full of it
Light wanes through burned trees
A mirror to the fatalist crimes of our fathers

Fallacy of the new stone-temples
Built to celebrate remembrance day

A whole ship crashed unto our crops
Cargo lends testament unto our hands

Day we scale the sky-ladder
And take on new forms
John was the first to govern
But there were many John's more

In the shadow of the Sky-ladder
It's wicked arc carries scorn
A flock of headless sea-crom
Flies above the Aten's shore

Meticulously crafting a psy-blade
In meditation for hours
Implanting jeweled crystals into my body
To channel the hate into form

Megallanic cloud sweeps dust over our city
For the fourth time today
Mission is given by the electron field emitted
In the Hydrogen's infinite decay

Cross Aten's shore
Find the lands of our fathers
Learn the truth of giving
New purpose to life

Daylight passes through the trees
On the first day of my journey
Joints ache and I use herbs to medicate

Aged 63 – I am too old for this
The red sea breathes salt into my eyes
A clan of worker Centians blocks my path
Trade a Nicene crystal from my arm
My psy-blade is weaker, but my journey lives on

The Tungarian water moths lap at my boat hull
The red cyanide sea laps
I cover my joints to avoid rust
Should've known who I couldn't trust

The sky-ladder is closer now
I meet its rock barrier and its jade encrusted walls
I ascend like an arachlian shorn-lu
until I find the ancient gate at its peak

The mage
who sent the images into my mind
Meditates on a dead skorn carapace
He lifts his eyes and points his single tentacle to the sky
The tip of the ancient star satellite Hondun-Ra
Peeks the lower atmosphere


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


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