Cathedral - Forest Of Equilibrium

Artist: Cathedral
Release: Forest Of Equilibrium


1. Picture Of Beauty And Innocence (Intro) - Comiserating The Celebration

Our pleasures be joyless doleful experiences
We seek not life’s beauty but cherish its funeral aspects
We crave the misfortunes rich in their non entity
Rejoice in celebrating less severe tragedies
In the toil to exist we excrete individuality
Whilst captivating internment in cloned identity

Real is the oration of stone possessed emotion
I yearn isolation from this realisation
Reject the elation of blissful tranquility
Obsessions they lay with the bleak and sinister
A wealth of treasures be ours to take possession
Yet we break bones and gruel to savour simulations

Disciples of the drabness
Devotees of worthlessness consent to endure the anguish and form only ashes
Real is the oration of stone possessed emotion
I yearn isolation from this realisation
Reject the elation of blissful tranquility
Obsessions they lay with the bleak and sinister

Oh yeah, let me go
Let me wander through buildings immense in their desolation
At peace from your catastrophe here with gargoyles as my friends

2. Ebony Tears

Together we have discovered the languid fatigue of love
Interrogated all our beauty
We’ve turned each other inside out

Drowning in ebony tears
The long face of cheerlessness
The only bonding we share
Enlightened by degradation, the only pleasure is pain

Drowning in ebony tears
Embedded in our resentment
Lay the keys to disengage
But still we burn in persecution for the punishment of possessiveness

3. Serpent Eve

The serpent, she writhes in knowledge for rebellion and heresy
The serpent, she thrives on knowledge for beauty and ecstasy
The night contains me, exults me, promises me the tender touch of the serpent’s dreams

O’ to dark foundations grey deliverance
Mesmerised by descent, shrouded in calm
Fabled curses plunge to depths untold
I conjure, bind and charge thee to heavens unknown, entombed

O’ yea serpent eve
Gather to the lords of facade, beneath the cross of false
Crawl to the figure speared wither within its name
Raise the current, clear the stream

Herald the sound of the serpent dreams
Into the night for the serpent eve psalms
For the spirit, charms for the calling
We’re neophytes for serpent’s eve

4. Soul Sacrifice

Tortured self worth
Abstracts of wrath
Released from attachment human reaction
Muted unable to realise images of your designs
Soul sacrifice a blessing to me
Carve me from your memories

Deep impressions my depths
Worthless as each breath
Worlds within words of half truth
My fears of losing you

I’ll pour scorn from the lowest place
Colour fades from your face
Annihilation acceptance
Paradox of self existence

5. A Funeral Request

White rose perfume go with thee on thy way
Unto thy shaded tomb low music doth fall lightly
As autumn leaves about they solemn pall
Faint incense rise

O’ you, you fell away from me, my love
Like all earthly things
Vanish into death’s cold mysteries

Serpents marked with azure rings
Cathedrals where rich shadows fall
Things strange curious solemn saviour
Solemn saviour

O’ you, you fell away from me, my love
Like all earthly things
Vanish into death’s cold mysteries

You promised me laughter in autumn days
Now I can’t awake from this lucid haze
I can’t awake to laugh with you
I’m so weary

Claws upon my flesh
And statues of lost souls dominate this house
Angels have no pity
Their wings have turned to stone

6. Equilibrium

Lost in the battlefield of opposite extremes
I ponder on the embankment that stands inbetween the
monochrome and colour entirety
I see the beauty and chaos of fate and destiny
Stand in the balance of forest equilibrium

Absorb every aspect of forest equilibrium
The fatality of optimism
Shall we not embrace but evolve into the actual with grace
Outweigh the balance through excessive choice
I return to the wisdom of this equilateral place

Rebuild thy strength here in forest equilibrium
Through irreligious choice in forest equilibrium
Through irreligious choice in forest equilibrium

Come walk with me through violet smokescreens
Where both feet tread upon joys and agonies
Calm in all we see, masters of destiny

7. Reaching Happiness Touching Pain

Dark oceans we cry
Writhing in the misery
Cast spit on the love that lay at our feet
The intrigue of pain
We crave its mystery, neglect to explore the depths to sanctity

We reach happiness
Divine in providence, our lamented desires
Lose scent of the essence
Shunned is the prosperity
We feel the anxiety
Self inserting the knives in our heart

Luring to degrade with bribes of affection
Can’t abide divinity over our imperfection
All love is broken, sombre in devotion
The hearse of selfishness has drove it all away

8. Autumn Twilight

I got those midnight circles
And I pray deceived
Ooh how I despise you (memories)

Tongue tasting moonlight
A tribute to my pain
We could last for never (another game?)

Here in autumn twilight
Morphia cursed delight

I got those midnight circles
I drawn the hanged man
Movin’ towards winter (yes I am)

Eyes seek inner spaces
Guardians of spheres
A touch of dementia’s (fears)

Here in autumn twilight
Morphia cursed delight

And the sun shall never rise again
No more visions to be gained
Stricken mother of failings
Led into a shallow grave

9. Frozen Rapture

You gave to me
Affection I couldn’t see
It felt like a rope
Tightening on me

Frozen rapture
Your warmth I couldn’t trace
Echoed laughter
Bring sadness to my face
Hereinafter
Plagued by my own embrace

In my frailty
Your splendour did penetrate
Onto the cold
Floors of responsiveness

Frozen rapture
Your warmth I couldn’t trace
Echoed laughter
Bring sadness to my face
Plagued by my own embrace

Buried within walls
Of ex-communication
Torch light never shines
Upon my isolation

10. Golden Blood (Flooding)

Crystal towers
I’ve yearned to explore
Shatter as I enter their doors
Splinters sink into tender parts of me
Devouring my inmost quality

Floating through a whimsical breeze
To the pitfalls of discoveries

Assassin of visual fallacy
Dispel aspiration, uncover travesty
Fading convictions losing clarity
Descending to depths of insobriety

Golden blood flooding from me
Into eternal cynical streams

Dismayed by the curse of analogy
In theatrical and reality

Charcoaled spirit the stranger in me
Dissolved in timeless obstinacy

Spectacle of severity
Chasing myself away from me
Blemished wings of vibrancy
Elevate this bane from me