Iconoclast

by Ol Sonuf

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The voice of the Accuser speaks again in this merciless follow-up to "Glass Idols" (2013).

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released October 31, 2015

All guitar, bass & vocals performed by Jason Aaron Wood.
All music & lyrics written, performed, programmed, recorded, mixed & mastered by Jason Aaron Wood.

This album was recorded using INTEX Cables exclusively.
www.intexcables.com

Album cover artwork by Cihan Berk of 7 Ensigns.
cihanberk.deviantart.com

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Track Name: Iconoclast
What human hands have made,
They can destroy!
No Idol is sacred
Any more than a children's toy

And the god which it represents
Who for all his might, can't seem to make sense
With all this talk of "mysterious ways"
Somehow he always needs to be praised

Suffering isn't a virtue
You're just caught in this masochistic game
Where up is down, and left is right,
And the winner is the one who puts himself
Through the most amount of pain...

If you would just read the whole goddamn book
And keep an objective mind
You won't believe all the contradictions
That the priests don't want you to find

They've got a protection racket
On the safety of your soul...
Here come the collection baskets
'Cause for favor above you've got to pay the toll...

Oh God in Heaven,
Will you save us from yourself?
Track Name: The Fires of Walpurgisnacht
In the mountains of old
There's a scene few behold
On the peak of the Brocken
Where the old ways are still extolled...

And Witches are seen at the offering stone
Invoking the Names of powers once known
Reveling in their rites at this most sacred place
With their bare-bodied dancing ever quickening pace

Walpurgis Night is upon us again
And the forces of darkness shall soon be unchained

As the fire BURNS
A celebration of FLESH!
With desire we YEARN
As two worlds intermesh
And now the figure in black is rising again

As the bonfire shines even brighter still
The chanting grows louder on top of the hill
For these carnal desires we yearn to fulfill
Bringing love, wealth and vengeance to us as we Will

Fire, Air, Earth then Water are called
And now the Great Parchment where our wishes are scrawled
We commit to the flames that shine through the night
Invoking the Names by the bonfire's light

As we dance through the night
We find ourselves standing in the midst of the figure in black
And yet OUR sacrifice comes from WITHIN
For we have no need for the pouring of blood!!!

At last the ritual draws to a close
Through the smoke and the mist
Still the bonfire glows
And so burns the fire in each of our hearts
As we proudly continue to practice our Arts

Try as you might
You have extinguished NOTHING!
Our heathen fires... Continue to burn!!!
Yes they BURN!!!!
BURN!!!!!!
Track Name: No God to Hear Your Cries
Take one last look
On the life you leave behind
As the pills go down you feel the end
It's the shutdown of your mind

There is no god
To hear your cries
As the last trace of life
Drains from your eyes
Abandon hope
Your time has come
As the poison starts to make
Your body numb

When your final moment comes
There's no one there to care
No one watching over you
No one there to hear your prayers

You'll leave the world the way you lived
Forgotten and alone
No one will care when you check out
A useless sack of flesh and bone

There is no god
To hear your cries
As the last trace of life
Drains from your eyes
Abandon hope
Your time has come
As the poison starts to make
Your body numb

There is no god
To save your soul
You're six feet deep
Within a hole
Track Name: Apocalypse Dimension
(instrumental)
Track Name: Hiding From Reality
Though you may close your eyes
There's nowhere for you to hide...
Track Name: Dizzying Intellect
Cherry picking all your favorite parts
From a book you can't be bothered to read
Claiming that it's love within your hearts
Just as long as everyone's agreed
'Cause everything HAS TO
Support what you want the truth to be
Your confirmation bias trumps my liberty

So we should just step aside and hold our tongues...
'Cause who needs proof when you can just
PICK AND CHOOSE
Just the parts that
FIT YOUR VIEWS?
Just stick to the script and
YOU CAN'T LOSE
No matter what they say you
JUST REFUSE
To hear a fucking word of it
HYPOCRITE
You don't even know...You're so
FULL OF SHIT
With your dizzying intellect
But THAT'S JUST IT —
You haven't even thought these things through
But yet you fucking SWEAR it's true

In a mass of contradicting claims
In one breath you profess your love for all
In the next you threaten us with eternal flames
And it's US you blame
AAAAAAAHHHH!
It's like music to your ears
The suffering anguish and the fear
Are you always this sincere?
As when you are wishing to see us all BURN?

Once again your persecution complex
Becomes the topic of the day
While you ensure that you're the only one
Who even gets to have a say

'Cause who needs justice when you can just
PICK AND CHOOSE
Just the parts that
FIT YOUR VIEWS?
Just stick to the script and
YOU CAN'T LOSE
No matter what they say you
JUST REFUSE
To hear a fucking word of it
HYPOCRITE
You don't even know...You're so
FULL OF SHIT
With your dizzying intellect
But THAT'S JUST IT —
You haven't even thought these things through
You just took it as a given

Now your can of answers seems to be running low
And just when you had it all figured out
More and more it's starting to show
You have no idea
What you're talking about
Track Name: Conviction
Killing on orders divine
Never a doubt in my mind
That god demands the heathen swine
Must die, their blood shall spill upon his shrine

The everlasting flames....forever await

It must be true, for I was
Told a tale from ancient times
Of men who god killed for their crimes...
Men who dared to exercise
Their own 'free will' to deny
What conflicted with their eyes
When they dared to use their minds...
Which, you see, god expressly forbids...
So he brought his wrath down upon all of their kids...

And thus he shows his love for man
It's not atrocity, but mystery!
Just a small part of his holy plan
Track Name: The End of Your World
"The end is near! The END IS NEAR!!!!"
Well maybe for you...
You've spread these fears for 2,000 years
And it's never been true!
Where will you go now that the end of your world has come?
You fear mongering clerical scum!!!

Back in the time of the plague...
Yes those were the good ol' days...
There WAS no dissension,
As you ruled through contention
And set your opponents ablaze!

But now those days are gone...
As your desperation grows with every passing year,
The only way you can think of to regain control is to keep them all in constant fear...

So everyone SCREAM!:
"The end is near! The END IS NEAR!!!
He's coming for you!
The signs are clear, it says right here!
So THIS TIME it's true!
The 4th blood moon shall be here soon!"
Well it's gone now you fool!
It's time you should know
Now that the end of your world has come
You fear mongering self-righteous scum!!!

Threatening condemnation
To your dwindling congregation
It's worked in the past
But you look like an ass
Just spouting the same revelations
Give it a rest, you self-righteous pest
And enjoy your enormous donations

[Doomsday Evangelist:]
hahahahahahahahahah!

One would expect that these lies would finally die
Or that the next generation of fools would be too embarrassed to try...
But no, you hold them in thrall
It's clear that you have no shame at all!

You'll usher the end in yourself if you must
Just to be seen as right,
Reducing the world to dust —
Testament to his volatile "might"!

Oh, How convenient!

That you only have to get it right once
And then the world will see
The truth in your self fulfilled prophesies of destruction
And how it was "meant to be"
Annihilation Divine...

The end is near! The END IS NEAR!
And this time it's TRUE
But only for you!
It's time that we take back the power to live
Our own fucking lives!
Instead of consulting with parasites for the answers which all of us have inside
The truth of the world is what you make it while you are still alive