of nails and sinners lyrics – arcturus

(“i know that without me god cannot live a moment;
if i am destroyed he must give up the ghost”
angelus silesius)

i beseech you, god to whom many sinners pray
from the depth of the dark abyss where my heart fell
expelled i was from your tedious grace to the pits of h*ll

so can please cease to deplore my opposite, may only way
for aeons i descended down
till i saw the dreadful truths
of which man wouldn’t know
i, degraded bearer of thy sacred light
– to which i never again will bow
when i rise to avenge myself with darkness
the anger of the d*mned shall flow

i was cast out by the retinue of angels weak
shone to the few who me would seek

a rebel i was, radiant my glow, afar,
my wisdom fathomed by the morningstar

and o your fools, in herdlike fright, stampede
and when creation falls, you must build anew,
with nails that sting my hands –
they grow p*ssionate on a lie
but you know the veracious one was i

/ arcturus lyrics