Dark Designs

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Chasing red ribbons, snow-blind and moonstruck, with dark designs bent below
This twisted trail of hope will end when the blood drops start to slow
 
The wolves are on the scent; I must go in haste
And keep their hounds at a distance 

Close to a feast of Thyestean grandeur in this winter will be a godsend
Fingers are numb, frozen to a knife, the lifeblood of an ill-fated friend
 
An endless winter siege with no end in sight
Overcome with this sick inclination
 
I said a prayer or two—silence…
Where the hell is your guidance?
Time to take control of my fate
Time to pick apart deadweight
 
What began as a party is now down to few—survival is the only law
The warmer the corpse, the easier to flay, no time for the flesh now to thaw
Around my neck hands a crucifix, praise God all the hope that it gives
Yet hope here is absent for the devil he knows: where all life dies, death lives
 
Still alive, I'll end you quick with one long slice
Show your throat, let blood seep into the snow
 
No virtue left within this sanguinary pursuit
When the sight of meat is present, hunger is absolute
Close, the ever-watching eyes, haunting while I eat
If we should both enter afterlife I hope our paths never meet
 
Slice forbidden fruit from the limb, praise the good God with a hymn
Feel the bitter juice trickle down, down my throat slowly and grim
A sacrifice was set in motion coming on like a dark flood
Ominous words are whispered, "This is my body, this is my blood."
 
A new craving for flesh, dark designs are refreshed
I feel a power rising deep within my soul
All illness gone yet there's a new hunger—uncontrolled
 
The morning star now bringing dawn, shedding light upon the kill
After days now of voracious hunger I won't stop till I've had my fill
 
In a storm of sins no one likes to point
Lest they themselves be judged

Turn a blind eye this way; never mind what they'll say
Just this one time you'll see, understand it's him or me

What began as a party is now down to few, survival is the only law
The warmer the corpse, the easier to flay, no time for the flesh now to thaw
Around my neck hands a crucifix, praise God all the hope that it gives
Yet hope here is absent for the devil he knows where all life dies death lives

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from Ruination, released December 23, 2014

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Adversary Columbus, Georgia

Adversary is a melodic death metal band whose songs are focused on emphasizing melody, emotion and song writing while remaining accessible and sincere.

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