i am lyrics – thalarion

i am the throne in the foot
i am the blur in the sight
i am the worm at the root
i am the thief in the night

i am the rat in the wall
the lepper that leers at the gate
i am the ghost in the hall
herald of horror and hate

i am the rust on the corn
i am the sm*t on the wheat
laughing man’s labor to scorn
weaving a web for his feet

i am canker and mildew and blight
danger and death and decay
the rot of the rain by night
the blast of the sun by day

i warp and wither with drouth
i work in the swamp’s foul yeast
i bring the black plague from the south
and the leprosy in from the east.

i rend the flowers from the hemlock boughs
wine stepped in the petals of dooms
where the fat black repents drowse
i gather the upas blooms

i have plumbed the northern ice
for a spell like frozen lead
in lost grey fields of rice
i have learned from mongol dead.

where a bleak black mountain stands
i have looted grisly caves
i have digged in the desert sands
to plunder terrible graves

never the sun goes forth
never the moon glows red
but out of the south or the north
i come with the slavering dead

i come with hideous spells
black chants and ghastly tunes
i have looted the hidden h*lls
and plundered the lost black moons.

there was never a king or priest
to cheer me by word or look
there was never a man or beast
in the blood-black ways i took

there were crimson gulfs unplumbed
there were black wings over a sea
there were pits where mad things drummed
and foaming blasphemy

there were cast ungodly tombs
where slimy monsters dreamed
there were clouds like blood-drenched plumes
where unborn demons screamed

there were ages dead to time
and lands lost out of sp*ce
there were adders in the slime
and a dim unholy face

oh, the heart in my breast turned stone
and the brain froze in my skull
but i won through, i alone
and poured my chalice full

of horrors and dooms and spells
black buds and bitter roots
from the h*lls beneath the h*lls
i bring you my deathly fruits.

/ thalarion lyrics