Union Of Irreconcilables

by Menace Ruine

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released April 17, 2010

Music, lyrics and arrangements by Geneviève Beaulieu
Arrangements, mix and artwork by S. de La Moth
Masteredby James Plotkin
Thanks to Andrew Hartwell and Stephen O'Malley



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Track Name: The Upper Hand
Unequalled and unvowed
We’ll be safe on our own
We are now passing from
The latent to the obvious state
Someone must fall
So that others may rise
Someone must be reborn
So that others may die
Distance is growing more and more
As if we are floating in formol
And dying at a slower pace
It’s a long and winding path
But trying to escape the animal bites
Would make us prey, would make us prey
Unequalled and never
We’ll return to our departed selves
We must bow before the storm
To the inevitable
Or make our prayers, make our prayers
All was threatening to fall down
Disapearing into folds
Invisible to the naked eye           

Better never come to blows
But sow the seed and let it grow
Until you get the upper hand
Blacker than the blackest black
The burning source of life
Is in the depths, not in the sky
Better answer the call
That comes out of the mud
And hope to get the upper hand.
Track Name: Not Only A Break In The Clouds But A Permanent Clearing Of The Sky
Move the dome higher or let it crumble, let it crumble...
Shall we rise from rubble to see light glowing above
Not only a break in the clouds
But a permanent clearing of the sky.
Track Name: There Will Be Blood
Your sword drawn
Glorious and humble
There will be blood
There will be love
From our rotten bodies
New life will grow
Our knowledge dissolved 
and fixed into one and holy goal
A new cornerstone
The white light is born now
There will be blood
We sorely bore
The weight of our soul
The one we avoided
Was endlessly close 
The mirror broke
At our selves exposed
Our wholeness resoldered
The higher and lower halves
Torn asunder no more
There is no love
That shed any blood
The union of irreconcilables
Life and death arose
In the purest form
A light clothed
By a watery body
This fire does not burn
And salt is no longer bitter
All is only of one
There will be blood
There will be love.
Track Name: Nothing Above Or Below
Marry and unify
The earth and the sky
Fix the volatile
Enclosed in the first waters
Not yet divided
Into a matter
So durable, and to the fire
Pierce me with your scythe
So that I could rise
And fly without wings
In the warmth of the lightest star
Where beauty is alive
We won’t dare to hide
Keep the fire alight
I won’t burn...
The black flame is in sight
Must I ring the chime?
If summits are the way out
I’ll do all that I possibly can
To bring you there and bright
We will set and rise
But if the Word is a lie
We will burst...
We levitate so low among the birds of God
We levitate so low along the expanse of the vault

We saw the gates wide open
and neither a heaven above nor an earth below
The universe enclosed we are inhabited by the void
Deliver us from hope there’s nothing out there
Nothing above or below
Above or below.
Track Name: Primal Waters Bed
My sovereign Lord from the beginning of time              
It’s only now that i find you
Just before I escape this life forever
It’s a sign of the times
A sign of the end times
The cycle is broken
Your love like an old forsaken altar 
We struggled hard enough upon the earth
Let’s dive into briny waters
Deep in the blackened oceans
In this fathomless home of ours
There is still a coiling serpent within
The bringer-forth of us all
The glowering eye of turmoil
Senseless and cold and eternal
Now that the primeval dragon has raised us as Gods
Opened our veins and filled our body with venom
We are fearless and calm and eternal
Our blood now venom
The time has come
To return to briny waters
Deep in the blackened oceans
In this fathomless home of ours
Ride on while the tide is on the turn
And dive into starving oceans
Down in the primal waters
We will never want for time
Oh! my sovereign Lord from the beginning of time
We tamed the coiling serpent
And found our forsaken altar
We will never want for time.