Beneath The Ashen Sky

by Apathy Noir

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about

Written and recorded between December 2012 and August 2013
in Studio Noir, Norrköping, Sweden. Produced, engineered, mixed & mastered by Viktor Jonas.

Artwork, layout & design by Viktor Jonas. Music & arrangements by Viktor Jonas. Lyrics by Philip & Liza Grüning.

Viktor Jonas: electric guitars, bass guitar, keyboards & drum programming
Philip Grüning: vocals

credits

released October 14, 2013

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Track Name: Leper Tides
I saw them fade limb by limb
In our well known imprisonment
Recovery was my naïve whim

We all waited for death to come
Like a bent liberation
And he came for us one by one
Extinguished a whole nation

One day they all were gone
Rotten and disfigured
Gone was the hope I rested upon

Nothing really matters anymore
This is not a life it is a curse
My heart is fighting the biggest war
The pain can’t get any worse

I don’t want to stay in a rotten dump
I am as lonely as anyone can be
My hope is featureless

Deliverance
What a relief
The rope killed all my grief
Rather dead than a zombie
Deliverance

I opened doors so many I couldn’t count
But no hope left, all there was; a disgusting reek
Superior my happy thoughts amount
No wonder my mind is starting,
starting to get weak
Track Name: The Burial Ground
Above us there’s fire
Around us darkness falling
We know our fate
Before it's too late
We cannot wait

Grab your spear my loyal man
Spread the Word all through the clan
Land of Gods, here we come
Got descent of a warrior
Gather around

What could evoke this fatal wrath?
If the culprit is revealed
I will send him to the burial ground

He who turned my world
Into a burning chaos

It's hot up here
The air is thick of dust
We cannot breathe
And hardly walk on the fiery crust
Continue, we must

Increasing doubt
Boiling fire around
It will wipe out my world
With a hissing sound
No need to run
Nowhere to hide
This molten sun will surely get us fried

I raise my spear
The end is here

If the culprit is revealed
I will send him to the burial ground
Track Name: Typhoon
Get out of my way
if you want to survive
There will be no life left
when I arrive

I pick you up
Just to smash you down
I will throw you off
the wrong side of town

Don't
Push your luck
I have seen you try

Smash into pieces
Tear off the ground
My action decreases
all things around
I'm fast and I'm strong
Don't get in my way

My only mission and meaning
is to stir the pot
Perhaps also demeaning
And show you all you're not
And show you all
And show you all you're not

I will enjoy to get you
Lift you, shake you and throw you
When I leave your broken body

I must confess
I couldn't care less

Don’t get in my way
You’re not able to stay
I'll pick you and smack you down
I'll spread your life all over town

Like I said I must confess
I couldn't care less

I don’t even know your name
To me you people are all the same

All
The
Same

No remorse, I'll kill you all
Totally impassive I'll watch you fall
Your life and wellbeing means nothing to me
Compassion have never been my cup of tea
Track Name: Fear Me
Who let this stupidity loose
I have to suffocate
Who told them they were in charge
I will extinguish

In their bombastic stupidity
I suppose they won’t see
They will blame it on some made up creature
And take the glory off of me

I kill the rich I kill the poor
I stop for nothing nor your armor door
I kill their young I kill your old
I fear no weapons so don't get bold

I love to see your deadly fear
I feed from your frantic tears
Come in to my grasp
Give in to me

You think your power is omnipotent
You find ways to stop me
I arise
When you least expect it
Your new born hope dies
Some say love your foes and keep them close

Is this close enough for you
I'll fill you up I truly do
I'll eat you from the inside out
I will enjoy every desperate shout

I will enjoy every desperate shout
I'll eat you from the inside out
Call my name, go insane, and fear me

I love to see your deadly fear
I feed from your frantic tears
Come in to my grasp
Give in to me

I kill the rich I kill the poor
I stop for nothing nor your armor door
I kill their young I kill your old
I fear no weapons so don't get bold

You think your power is omnipotent
You find ways to stop me
I arise
Some say love your foes and keep them close
Track Name: Murder Sun
My task; to bring life, once you knew you saw my greatness
Suddenly you've got no clue
For a fact, I´m beginning to hate you

You praised, you glorified, just like you should
I blazed with well-deserved respect
and assisted when I could

I watched you below with pleasant affect
What a huge evolution fail

From confident and insightful
to weak, pathetic and frail
Humanity is frightful

When you nourished our alliance
So did I
You’re a huge disappointment

Have you ever thought of why
I who before brought life
Now make you sick
and let you die

You speak of diseases
But the worst plague is you
You ought to be exterminated
And in time that’s just what I’ll do

My nutrient powers are almost gone
All because of what you´ve done
Once I was the healing one
Now they call me murder sun
Murder sun

Before I gently caressed your skin
Nowadays I plant cancer within
Because of you, all because of you
I call you murderer son
Since you´re the killing one
Track Name: Amongst The Dead
A senseless and trifling movement some might say
Maybe I would too before this sunny but deadly day
I am searching for life and faces I recognize

Stumbling over swollen bodies
Walking amongst the dead
Happy, shameful and exhausted
Where's my angel?
It should have been me instead

Nothing is constant

Despair!
Rotten corpses everywhere

This very same morning you were good to us
Cuddling, throwing treasures in our way
That’s mean and deceitful
Obviously just the way you play
How can anyone like you be trusted ever again?

You swallowed my life and left me here with nothing
Trapped in paradise with the devil laughing in my face
My being is a haze

Stumbling over swollen bodies
Walking amongst the dead
Happy, shameful and exhausted
Where's my angel?
It should have been me instead
Track Name: Consumed
I never asked for you to come
But now your in my life
It just all went so fast

You said I'm here for you
I feel you
I thought “okay”
I believe all you say
And then let you in
In my life full of sin

You stroke my soul with a gentle touch
And promised to care, care for me just as much as much I care
None of my secrets I care
I care to save

Then you touched my heart and smiled
I thought I misjudged you and liked you for a while
I felt bad, thought I must have been all just me
You were so kind
It had to be

I let you in under my skin
Deep within
You ate me up like a piece of chop
Deep within
You killed me but wait you’ll see
Betray me
I’ll let you see the real me
You will see
The real me

You're a lie
So am I

But just a gleam in one of your (eyes)
and suddenly I realized
I saw pure evil
It shone right through
and revealed the real ghastly you

You're evilness personalized
You're abhorrence supersized

Your abhorrence supersized
Your evilness personalized

Turn you back or fall asleep
Dare to provoke
I don’t say that it must but it could make you choke
I might have lived a few lives before
You´ve met Mr. likable
Let me introduce the other me
Mr. Vindictive, pleasant to meet
I cancel my victims precisely and neat
Precisely and neat
Track Name: Endgame
What made you believe?
How could your ego grow that big?
What did you achieve?

You act like life is a solo gig
Imagine your future, what do you see?
Only you or does it embrace me?

Your wise men so saintly fulfilled
Enlightened by God and prophecy skilled

They sat a date for my unavoidable end
When there’s no return and faults can’t be mended

They sat a date for my unavoidable end
When there’s no return

Your end is near
Cruel and sincere
But not by your hand
I’ve got it all planned

You’re slowly killing me
Yes that's true
But it's not about me, it's all about you
You're too dumb to realize
You're breaking me down
But it's you who dies
Suddenly life will drop off
Suddenly you'll hopefully see why you’re not my creator
I'm not here for you
I leave when I want to
Just watch me when I do