Hagzussa - Riding The Fence

by Goat Of Mendes

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    Sixth album of the band, comes with 12 pages full coloured booklet, released by Witches Brew records

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Amidst the frozen forest Clandestine we gather United by the glory of our mother Magna Mater from the ancient times Sisters and brothers chant her sacred rhymes From my Book of Shadows spells we now prepare Fumes of incense enrich the nightly air Watchtowers are invoked, blessed by the athame Fellow witches dance around the flame Refrain: Maiden – Wed on Beltane's Night Mother – Proud in full moon's light Crone – Your wisdom we obey Lead us on the Wiccan Way! Maiden – Youthful Queen of May Mother – Watch your children pray Crone – All future you'll foresee Thricefold Goddess, Blessed Be! Guardian Spirit, bless and guide the Paganborn Sabbatic Goat of Mendes, we praise the God with Horns Consort of the Goddess, for thee our voice we raise In perfect Duende, a Hymn to One Ablaze Your tale of doom and passion, for soon you're bound to fall The Dying God shall heed our mother's call To nourish the Earth, when the sun stands low In spring once more, your power will regrow Refrain Sparkling Ostara, dance with the faeries The newborn light, lustful you cherish Mother Diana, bearer of life Avenger Kali, bringer of strife Dark Hecate, beneath your eye The secrets of life and death lie Gracious you give, relentless you reap The eternal circle of life you will keep Children of Aradia, heed the oath we swore The curse of Constantine shall bother us no more The wisdom of the Shaman preserves our sacred art For merry we will meet and merry we shall part Refrain
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Oblivion's Gate is yawning wide Lost shadows dwell in timeless, ageless slumber With eyes ablaze, they yearn for us Who're left behind The Veil is torn apart The vaults beyond agleam in unlight The storm is closing in Riding the gale, I sense her dreadful shadow Endtime's upon us all The war to end all strife The bloodsoaked crow shall rise And wail her song of sorrow Chorus: Her eyes have seen the Unknown The Raven Lady speaks to me The living and the unborn Shall find infinity The Crow of War She speaks to me Morrigu Fly, oh dreadful shape with wings aspread Great black bird of ill omen Her mournful cries disturb the silence Filled with rage She heralds war and fire Nemain and Dagda in her wake A sisterhood of thricefold terror To doom us all Yet urges us to follow Her eyes like glowing coals Mirror the funeral pyres On Raven wings She brings oblivion's shadow Chorus Goddess Great bird of ill omen I will ride in your vanguard To spread word that the time is nigh In the forests the covens Leave their ritual fires And rally round the flag held high A crusade of redemption Under heathendom's idols Fueled by our long suppression's wrath Clad by Earth and the sky Filled with vigor and furor We tread once more the ancient path I now know the time is right If I'm to die, I'll greet my fate For I will follow Mother Crow Beyond the veil and the Black Gate Chorus
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Welcome traveller, Merry Meet Sit down and rest your worn and weary feet It seems you're lost along your destined path Join our fire, take share of what we have For we're a fine community Although at first it might seem strange to thee Beneath the crossroads we will keep you warm And rest assured that we will mean no harm We are the Flow We are the Ebb We're the Weavers Of the Web Between the Worlds Bare space and time We're the rhythm And rhyme So listen Take heed Relax And let your mind roam free Refrain: We're riding We're riding the Fence Where time and reality ends We're riding We're riding the Fence We're riding We're riding the Fence Light and Dark must be kept in balance We're riding We're riding the Fence The way we walk upon you might dislike Caught in the laws of your Religious Reich Your Führer claims that God will keep you safe From Hell and fire, if you don't misbehave So you beg and weep beneath their golden shrine This devious Propaganda works just fine Throw off your gilded shackles, flee their charms And head right back in Mother Nature's arms! No more fear No oppression Live your own life And your obsessions Unless you cause No pain or harm You're free In our Great Mothers arms (So listen...) We're as one with the Lord and his beautiful Lady Keep turning the spokes of Eternity's Wheel We sit on the verge between here and thereafter To no mortal we bow and to no God we kneel! (Refrain)
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Heed November's coming fire In the midst of Autumn's gloom Light the lantern at the threshold Let incense fumes immerse the room Spirit Night, the brink of Winter Where the departed might roam free Onward to Summerlands We light your way and welcome thee Refrain: Dark the night, spirit-lantern lights flicker Through October's rain Time stands still, the Gateway is open On this night of Samhain Celebrate! The memory of our ancestors Eternally remain I feel your presence behind the veil On this night of Samhain Set up the tables Stoke up the hearth, so they might rest Pour the wine to honour The presence of our unseen guests But watch out at nightfall In shadows lurk strange things unseen To prey on the unwary In the dim light of Lunas gleam Hear the lost souls' howling Outside your doors they're prowling Ward yourself with Mandrake Mugwort,Sage and Nightshade! Incense and spices keep the spirits away You don't want to let in, whose you don't want to stay Light candles to lead those you still keep in your heart And welcome them back when the veil tears apart When the veil tears apart On Halloween! Father, I miss you But this night, I feel you're here No longer blind, you watch us For it's our love, which draws you near Sister, you're smiling I'm glad to feel, you're finally free Be now our guest until I see you When I will reach eternity (Refrain) (Hear the lost souls...) (Refrain 2x)
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Behold of what we have become Mere slaves of those who rule as one Are we, who labour for those few Too dumb to notice that we're screwed? An army's worth of serfs and paupers heed the clarion call towards all future's lies Or just mere sheep, being led to slaughter? In towers we built from marbled stones the Trumppets blaring the call to demise They feast on our own flesh and bones For the sick and the weak, nought's left but ire we've got no bread to eat and the cake's also spent For those who're spent, there are more to hire Euthanasia of unworthy life's their gist we're condemned men, the Final Solution's our end Those too fragile and poor got no right to exist Reinstate the National Razor's blade And lead them to deserved fate! Join us now in the paupers jig And turn against those swollen pigs Stand up to those who told us lies And led us blind to our demise Who said, obedience makes us rich If we just vote in fevered pitch Who made their fortunes on our backs And left us with a bunch of rags Corruption grown like a putrid boil Fed by our labour and our toil Whilst we grew miserable and sour Deprived of rights, deprived of power So here we stand with an empty hand Our feet are sore, our backs are bent But we are legion, let's resist An empty hand can still clench a fist! So here...(Repeat) Behold of what we have become Those been cast out now stand as one And finally, the chosen few Begin to notice that they're screwed The forests fall, the oceans dried they're exploiting the earth with our shovels and picks For Mammon's sake, science is denied Whilst humble folk's condemned to rot our mother's got gangbanged by the worlds biggest dicks They claim they serve the will of God But the meatshields now block the elite's path just like Spartacus' slaves crushed the armies of Rome For one of them there are scores of us A bloodied rag, our flag shall be we shall feed them their food-stamps and ransack their homes Spells doom to their hypocrisy Put an end to all their lies And hang 'em high on their own ties! Join us now in the paupers jig And turn against those swollen pigs Stand up to those who told us lies And led us blind to our demise So here we stand with an empty hand Our feet are sore, our backs are bent But we are legion, let's resist An empty hand can still clench a fist! So here we stand...(repeat)
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Slowly daylight fades Leaves darkness bound to reign I watch the circling crows Above the golden fields of grain The last warm rays of sunlight Pass cloud laden Autumn skies I bid my Lady Farewell For soon I’m bound to die The scion of my seed Now grown up pure and strong My duty is fulfilled, I go To where I now belong Oh sweet impending darkness Cover me in velvet shroud This sputtering candle slowly dies My essence soon worn out There’s no further sense in life No fate which beckons me Without a goal for which to strive The Earth now longs for me So here I shed my tears To salt the bitter ground And mourn all those I've lost And those I've never found There ain't no beauty in The last sunrise my eyes shall see Maybe then in another life Fate might be mercyful to me I reject this life of failure Of illness, pain and broken love No more strings which make me dance As puppet for the gods above I dearly hope this wounded heart Will finally yield to all this pain Can’t bear another jest of fate To hope when there’s no hope to gain Refrain The sun and the moon Shine in equinox’ gloom The feast of Mabon Is heralding my doom In equinox' gloom I'm meeting my doom

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Sixth album of the band, comes with 12 pages full coloured booklet, as download or physical release, Witches Brew records limited edition to 700 copies

Contrary to some critic's dearest wishes, recommendations and expectations, our humble band hasn't split up yet, although another six long years have passed since our last release. Instead you have now our self-produced six song Album on offer.

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released October 31, 2017

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Goat Of Mendes NRW, Germany

Founded in 1994, this German band is probably one of the first in the scene to combine atmospheric Heavy Metal Music with lyrics inspired by Wiccan Paganism.
Over the past 24 years, GOM released six albums and one demo.
GOM always delivered their own unique style of Heavy Metal. Influenced by all styles of true Heavy Metal, be it classic HM, Thrash, Black, Death or Doom!
GOM is Wiccan Metal!
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