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Carnal Cage

by Mandragora

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1.
Masquerade 06:06
Ladies and gentlemen, maggots and slime Welcome again in the circus of mind I give you the blades, the masks and the wine Please do stab your neighbour and do hear him whine Chorus: Put your masks on to begin the grotesque Everything is free, there's no need to digest Enter the chambers of infinite game I'll help you forget your own names Enter the chambers of infinite games You'll forget your own names, your own names, your own names! We dance and we crawl, we vomit and laugh We feast and we torture and spill all we have We fall into frenzy of utmost extremes Still we're hungry for more, we are never at ease Chorus Seems that minutes have passed when it's actually days Time consumed in a glimpse, lifetime flies, till it fades When you stop to perceive your existence as naught It's too late, you are lost, have you simply forgot? Blindfolded hate no escape - out of constant masquerade Pain, hate and greed, sacred three - trinity that's breeding thee Blindfolded hate, out of lust - on your souls the Master's fed Blindfolded hate, no escape - out of constant masquerade
2.
In Doubt 04:52
I follow reflections in search for the answers To questions that poison my shivering mind The mirrors deceive as the images blur They leave me to rot at the place I began Chorus: I'm blind - for no sense do I see I drown - my faith is leaving me I choke - I've nothing to believe I die - in doubt if now I'm free A Sisyphus' fate that I am to take It tires me so, it crushes my will Can't leave, nor can I accept what I'm given See my worthless efforts resulting the same Chorus The march of humankind you are so eager to Defend your worthless pride - it gives you shelter Even though you're alive - that changes nothing 'Cause you still are to deny - gone, damned is your mind I follow reflections in search for the answers To questions that poison my shivering mind The mirros deceive as the images blur They leave me to rot at the place I began A Sisyphus' fate that I am to take It tires me so, it crushes my will Can't leave nor can I accept what I'm given See my worthless efforts resulting the same Chorus
3.
Tempting is your preach The thoughtless dolls are all delighted Never asking why You summoned them for pointless lives Desperate for a faith The infinite minions crawl Unaware and hoping A whining anthem as they fall Come follow me - fall into slumber Come follow me - my mental slaves Come follow me - follow my word Come fall before me Chorus: Desolated fields I breathe rapidly Any shade of faith Would cure misery A choice is to be made Whether to crawl unconscious Or for all left time-lapse To suffer the constant drift I shall cleave your false and loving face To see what lays behind Come and punish me Lord of countless lambs Come follow me - fall into slumber Come follow me - my mental slaves Come follow me - follow my word Come fall before me Chorus
4.
Children cry as the old men die A perfect circle of life There is no point as there is no end Bound for existence in scorn Locked in a cellar of personal self A creature I be blind Held by the shackles and impelled with nails Awaiting once more to be born Chorus: The greed of joy A lack of sense Now lay and whine Illusions fade An immense void Of nothingness A perfect pure Unconsciousness Come, observe The rot of thousand words There is no use in reaching for the gods Unknown is the truth - You're never to find out You drift in a mist There's no way to get out Chorus
5.
I spit at the face of the one that imprisoned My soul in a cellar of personal self And put me in stance of constant collision With despair and absurd from irrational realm Exceeding the borders of faith and despair Not leaving a slightest place for a tear A fusion of emptiness and desperate hate Corroding the mind and leaving no faith Chorus: In frenzy of savage and miserable kin I flee through the fields, from the terror within But wherever I'd run, to my grief and despair I am who I am, I am what I fear And after I'm through with this life Shall I be free or again have to suffer Somebody help me to drive My soul to a place I can rest for ever! A curse of imprisonment a curse of existence I'm born with a sign, I'm never to defeat this Addicted to joy, addicted to pleasure I'm in constant need for some miserable leisure Exceeding the borders of faith and despair Not leaving a slightest place for a tear A fusion of emptiness and desperate hate Corroding the mind and leaving no faith Chorus
6.
Walk to Fall 05:15
Chorus: You're none - just meat to the cannons You're none - in the feast of infernos You're none - you're a puppet of fate You're done - pile of dirt is your grave Accept - all your previous life Accept - had no meaning at all Accept - all of value is lie Submit - you walk only to fall You wake as your room flashes with light The sound of a blast rips the silence of night Your bed sheets are red with blood of your own You're trying to rise then you fall... then you fall with a groan A war - it has come, it has knocked on your door A terror you've felt never before Run out of your home as they fall into flames You think of your children, see them perish away! Chorus You run through the screams of crowds of live torches Your leg's stuck, you sense how it burns, how it scorches You try to get loose, you hear crack of your bone You fall and just watch, you are left all alone By then you recall all that you've left behind The screams of your children, they torture your mind How could you abandon those innocent souls? You see your own home and the roof as it falls A militant boot smacks your face into dirt You choke on the gas that has gone, that has... gone to your throat When you try to catch some sour air as you gasp They pound you to death... and that's just for a laugh! Chorus
7.
The Unknown 05:25
Destiny we hold in hand Afterlife - our promised land Like so many times before There's no savior at the door Mankind's blind and trying to see But, you know, this just can't be We are living in a dream But it's over - now I feel Chorus: Fear - I fear my heart and fear my soul And all the things that are unknown Faith - faithless is my darkest hour It makes me bleed my only hope Destiny we hold in hand Afterlife - our promised land Like so many times before There's no savior at the door God will give and God will take No one really knows the pain Life's a wheel, nothing more My final ride is almost done Chorus Too many roads we've travelled on And every journey must come to an end Faith is the final key As the answers lie in death Destiny we hold in hand Afterlife - our promised land Like so many times before There's no savior at the door Mankind's blind and trying to see But, you know, this just can't be We are living in a dream But it's over - now I feel
8.
In lifeless plains a lonely road A silent song of people old Of those who're gone in misty time For such is fate of yours and mine Chorus: Forgotten gravestones lay ahead Marking their eternal beads Inscriptions blank, the meanings lost No remnants left but sand and dust There's no choice for a path to take No other shall be ever made And you shall fade the same as they Another stone no plains of grey Chorus A striking thought to cause chill That none you are and stay you will And you shall fade the same as they Another stone on plains of grey And all the efforts you make alive They all shall fade, they all shall die Chorus
9.

credits

released January 20, 2011

Arvydas Grišinas - vocals.
Rimas Ganseniauskas - guitars.
Kirill Degtiarenko - guitars.
Almantas Jasiūnas - bass.
Vilius Stašauskas - drums.

Keyboards (in the record) - Veronika Jašina.
Lyrics by Arvydas (track 7 - by Rimas).
Music by Rimas (track 4 by Kirill & Rimas, track 5 - by Almantas & Rimas).

Recorded, engineered, mixed, mastered by Gints Lundbergs and Mandragora @ Pheonix studio, Kekava, Latvia - September 2010.

Cover design by Mindaugas Kunevičius, Kazys Šešelgis (photography), Arvydas Grišinas (drawing)

Record label: SG Records

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Mandragora Lithuania

Melodic Death Metal from Vilnius, Lithuania

Members:
Gražvydas (vocals)
Rimas (guitar)
Margo (bass)
Matas (guitar)
Mindaugas (drums)

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