Ecclesiastes

by Sophrosyne

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1.
Circumdederunt me dolores mortis Dolores inferni circumdederunt me Commota est, et contremuit terra Ascendit fumus in ira eius Et ignis a facie eius exarsit Caligo sub pedibus eius Tuus est dies, et tua est nox Yours is the day, and yours is the night From the morning light, may your spirit arise But the bells don’t chime The bells don’t chime at midnight
2.
What can be gained from their labours Of which they toil under the sun Generations come and go But the earth remains forever The sun rises and the sun sets And hurries back to rise again What has been will be again What has been done will be done again There is nothing new under the sun No new generation to come Come now, I will test you With pleasure to find out what is good It’s all so meaningless A time to be born and a time to die A time to kill and a time to heal A time to weep and a time to laugh A time to mourn and a time to dance Come now, I will test you With pleasure to find out what is good It’s all so meaningless Laughter is madness I denied nothing my eyes desired I refused my heart no delight But I was chasing the wind The wisdom is within
3.
Original Sin 02:50
Flesh of my flesh Bone of my bones Blood of my blood Sinner of my sins From the dirt in the ground of the pits of hell And the breath of God eternal God is gay God is love God is hate God is all Flesh of my flesh Bone of my bones Blood of my blood Sinner of my sins You will carry my pleasure and pain through physical life Until your spiritual death God is gay God is love God is hate God is all We were born this way So we shall die this way too If we feel shame Then, Lord, the responsibility is on you If your fruit bears all your wisdom Then expect it be bitten We are as much flesh and earth As we are crafty deceivers You will crawl on your belly And you will eat dust Until you stand up And plant fruits in the mud
4.
Skin scalded, human abattoir Body dangling, human abattoir Peel the shell, human abattoir Rotting stench, human abattoir Your flesh Grotesque But not too bad in between two bits of bread Savouring the gristle that I scraped from your cold dead skull You are just meat to me Decimation Of your species waiting to be slaughtered in a pool of their own feces You can’t spell slaughter Without laughter The rotting And burning Preparation For feasting
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Scum of the earth Malevolent since birth How does it feel to be spoon fed power How do you sleep in your ivory tower Scum The condition of an ugly world These are the men we choose to lead the herd They’ve never walked a mile in anyone's shoes Yet you willingly drop to lick their boots Scum Propaganda, war, dictation Funding endless infiltration Scorching earth in conflagration For mass control of population Scum of the earth Sending millions to their death Submission is defeat Persecute the weak Massacre the innocent Hate runs deep Scum
7.
Liar Deceiver Deviant Heretic Hear the devil’s angels sing For the wolf in sheep’s clothing Predator Abuser Oppressor Pedophile Repent, holy man On your fucking knees Beg for redemption On your fucking knees You are no man of God Just a devil in bishops robes You will be condemned by your lord and saviour Laughing as you suffer for your fucked behaviour
8.
Bonded by darkness Haunted by blood Broken by suffering United in pain Blessed by sadness Worry and ache Hallowed be the depression and strain Giving and bleeding Patience receding Needing a soul to connect with when grieving You deserve to live peacefully After all those violent days The mental scars you carry Show you won’t be beaten again The sun lies beyond the horizon
9.
In the house of mourning Wisdom can be learned For death is the destiny of everyone And the living should take this to heart Our entire lives spent In the shadow of the hangman’s noose It’s only a matter of time Before the teaching of life’s cruel truth There’s a beauty in mortality That there’s a finite amount of time to appreciate life’s beauty To fill every second with love and humility And find joy amongst life’s absurdity Our entire lives spent In the shadow of the hangman’s noose It’s only a matter of time Before the teaching of life’s cruel truth An entire life in preparation With the shadow of death beside us Although we die alone We live together under the sun
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Humankind is the disease of the world No immunity to the infection Pestilence reigns Fatality ensured Sadistic predators of pain Descend upon the earth To reap it for its wealth Then monetize every blessing Death becomes dishonour Stubborn in our ways After a thousand years in the grave We have come to far The damage is already done Fire and blood rain down upon the earth Mankind annihilation Apollyon Block out the sun Suffer unto the locust A lifetime of woes worshipping false idols and gold No remorse for the innocence that they stole Poisonous scroll of knowledge and wisdom Turning sour all the fruits of the system We have come to far The damage is already done We should never have come this far Cursed with consciousness With too much power Fuck it all No regrets Do what you will with what’s left The only equality we have is death See you on the other side Final breath We have come too far The damage is already done

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Sophrosyne first entered our orbit in true underground fashion; handing over a demo CD at the end of our debut live event (a cardboard sleeve with Sophrosyne scratched in biro, of course).

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released April 6, 2021

All tracks written and produced by Sophrosyne

Album cover painting: 'The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah' by John Martin. 1852

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