Mortiis - The Smell Of Rain

Artist: Mortiis
Release: The Smell Of Rain


1. Scar Trek - Parasite God

We are floating above the mountains
Watching all the tiny people
How they waste themselves away
Obey themselves away

How willingly they lay their love
How willingly they sacrifice themselves
To the locust master
To the one that drowned the world

They love their parasite god
Yet they crucify me

How willingly they lay their love
How willingly they sacrifice themselves
To the bringer of hunger
To the one that drowned the world

They love their parasite god
Yet they crucify me

I want to be your parasite god
So I can show you what you really are
I want to be your parasite god
So I can show you who you really are

They love their parasite god
Yet they crucify me

2. Flux - Mental Maelstrom

I want you to descend
I want you to fall down
I want to be the end
Of everything you’ve ever done

The cities that I built
The forests that I grew
Got stained by your filth
And now they smell like you

You stink!
Just like the pigs you are!

How long?
How long?
How far are you willing to go?
How much?
How dry?
I have seen the Devil’s eye
And it is you

The world shut me out
I see your faces in the sand
But if I reach out
You’re gonna break my hand

I want you to be here
I want you to descend to
This pathetic mind-made sphere
The perpetual end

I want to be the end
Of everything you have ever done

3. Spirit In A Vacuum

Mental maelstrom beckons me
To fall into the core
The centre of the universe
Mocks me forevermore

Who awoke the engine when I could not find its key?
Who landed me upon this place
This island in the sea?

There’s four or five thousand clouds
All inside my head
I’m looking for the mind I had
How long has it been dead?

Eighteen thousand million years
With aeons in between
Cannot save me from my fears
Of things I might have seen

What did you see?
Who did you see?

Don’t want to go back to that place
Don’t want to go back to my soul
My spirit in a vacuum
Spirit in a vacuum
My spirit in a vacuum

Mental maelstrom, that is you
You’ve killed my inner sun
The sacrifices that I made
I want them all undone

You put the engine back to sleep
When I thougth I’d found the key
Now that I am stranded here
You return to misery

How can I kill the alien mind
That tries to be me?
I’ve seen the vacuum’s eye
And now I see the thing that I be

Don’t want to go back to that place
Don’t want to go back to my soul

Spirit in a vacuum
My spirit in a vacuum

4. Monolith

Go away from me
I just want to flee
The god I used to be
Fill me no more with glee

Where am I now?
Upon whom to bestow
The secrets locked inside
The universe I hide

The Monolith is I
It was always me
This world has always been
The place I really lived in

You asked me if I have a cause
But I think that I don’t
How can I have a cause
When I don’t have a conscience?

Here I stand, alone
My soul has turned to stone
Half my kingdom too
Him that helps me through

5. You Put A Hex On Me

Dancing ’round the burning fire
Calling out the names of the dead
Chanting all your dark desires
As you stick your pins in my head

Painted faces all around me
Speak of things I don’t understand
Somebody’s blood is on the ground
My time is here, it is at hand

Why do you use the old juju?
Why do you rattle all them bones?
I’m telling you I’m not the one for you
But still you throw the stones

You put a hex on me

In the middle of a circle
Sits the one to fear
Maker of all miracles
The one I won’t go near

It’s the doctor that is blind
But still he’ll cast the spell
Don’t ever look into this evil mind
Unless you want to see his hell

Wicked laughter fills the air
Everyone is laughing at me
Can’t escape this trance-like stare
He wants me to be blind like he

Needles, nails and broken glass
Incantations from the past
I’m just a toy in this unholy mass
Not the first nor will I be the last

6. Everyone Leaves

I’m going back, thinking about all the changes
I’m going back to all those wasted years
I see the rise and fall of the world I lived in
This time it doesn’t seem real at all
But I took the fall and on came all the changes
All I had could not be saved – it was far too late

Everyone leaves in the end
Everything dies in the end
It doesn’t matter how hard you hold on

I’m going back to the times you went away
I thought you thought that I was the monster
I see the rise and fall of the world that I made
I always wanted to take you with me
And then I saw some people for the people that I thought they were
In your painful absence

Everyone leaves in the end
Everything dies in the end
It doesn’t matter how hard you hold on

How hard can you…
Do you want to hold on?

How hard can you…
They all leave in the end

How hard can you…
We all die in the end

7. Marshland

I have been here for too long in this lonesome twisted land
It is deep and sickening, I have to find my way back home
The only way to find myself is to descend deeper still

I’m stuck and cold
I’m stuck and cold in marshland
I’m stuck and cold where life is plentiful but nothing lives

A voice I know speaks to me of self-deceit and mockery
I search for life and sights to see
Somewhere beyond this cold machinery
So take me out of this insanity

Nothing that I say or do, matters to the big machine
Nothing that I think or feel, matters to the big machine
And if I’m dead when tomorrow’s gone, the big machine will just move on

The scar you gave me left my soul, hollow like the love you showed
That empty shell you offered me, took me further away from the machine

8. Antimental

The marshland that is down and deep
Holds me tight
It’s clutching me
Like black cold chains
Forever dragging me towards hell’s misery

The things that I’ve seen with your eyes
The things that you choose not to see
Have scorched me like ten thousand burning years
In a purgatory

Is this damnation?

Is it in my mind or is it something I don’t know
Something that I should control
I’ve got to find
Find the machine
That makes me want to be me

Cannot face another mirror
Cannot face another truth
I’ve got to find
Find some new eyes
I’ve got to find a substitute

My omnipresence, this is me
My weapon against your dynasty
I have to stop existing mentally
In places that I do not want to be
I have to move away
From thoughts terrible and grey
It will not let me go

Is this damnation?

My omnipresence, this is me
My friend, turns into an enemy

Must control, I must control the evil daemon
Antimental!

9. Smell The Witch

It’s been ten long years since I smelled the witch
I don’t think she will ever go away
Do you think that’s her lurking over there?
In that shadow that has been cast by me?

Can you smell the witch?
The witch is still alive
Can you smell the witch?
I see her dead eyes
I wanted you to go away
Can you smell the witch?
The witch will never go away

Does she hide in that old corner over there?
Are you dead when you are made of straw?
Is she still in that old house?
The lonely old house
Far away from everyone else
Her smell was strong up there

The first time I saw you
I smelt you more than I could see you
The smell won’t go away
Is this how fear smells?
Does fear smell like a witch?
Come on, smell the witch

Can you smell the witch?
Sneaking up behind
Can you smell the witch?
Can you feel the fear?
I want to go far away
Can you smell the witch?
The witch will never go away