Watain – Before the cataclysm Lyrics


Before the cataclysm Lyrics by Watain


Ready or not
Will come to be known by us all
Where leads the winding path
Over tar fields aflame, since Eden’s fall
Cross hidden cracks and furrows
Where fiery currents surge
Restlessly, like mercury
Spilling forth through the ruins of a barren world

Thus, you shall stand
A naked child before the cataclysm
For ready or not, come it will

Dark is the deep that you fall into
Endless, the void that expands from under you
Now the gods claim their sacrifice
And the devil his due

Strange glows the night, but fear not its shadows
They’ve come to awaken the flame that’s asleep within you
A cross has been carved in the place where we go to die
There they await, to draw every secret from you
And the blood of thy heart

And the blood of thy heart

Then you shall see it clear at last
As the mist unveils the moor

Here ends the charted lands
The path beyond is made visible

The time has come to dare the dunes
Of endless oceans vast
No guiding stars to lead you now
Through the labyrinth of our pasts
An edgeless map, a nameless space
Such is the province of our demise
Yet on it goes, this eternal voyage
Above a sunken paradise

Yet many more kingdoms must fall before
You may find your rest there, on the other shore

Well I fare for the furthest beacon
Fare for the glow

Bright, like the light that you go into
Life is a dream that is fading away from you
Fare now to what’s real, fare now to what’s true
Yours is the night, yours is the shadow
Yours is the star that forever shall burn in the dark
A cross has been carved in the place where we go to die
And for all those that go there with fire in heart, we shall kneel
And bless their journey

Sail on, sail on
Into the night
Sail on, sail on
Into the light
Sail to the souls that shine there

Tonight, I stood out by the sea
And saw the seventh lighthouse glare
The yonder beckons, the twilight calls
And one day, I’ll meet you there
Where unchained spirits, rampant, soar
In starless heavens, like before
The cataclysm, in timeless time
When God was not forevermore