Shades of God

Paradise Lost’s third studio album, released on Music For Nations in 1992.

Shades of God cover artwork
1. Mortals watch the day 5:12 Lyrics
2. Crying for eternity 7:04 Lyrics
3. Embraced 4:29 Lyrics
4. Daylight torn 7:52 Lyrics
5. Pity the sadness 5:05 Lyrics
6. No forgiveness 7:36 Lyrics
7. Your hand in mine 7:08 Lyrics
8. The word made flesh 4:40 Lyrics
9. As I die 3:46 Lyrics

As I Die

Paradise Lost’s second single release. Released on Music for Nations in 1992. The title track ‘As I Die’ was subsequently added to the CD release of the ‘Shades of God’ album following its popularity.

As I Die cover artwork
1. As I die 3:46 Lyrics
2. Rape of virtue 4:48 Lyrics
3. Death walks behind you (Atomic Rooster cover) 6:30 Lyrics
4. Eternal (Live) 4:29 Lyrics

Mortals watch the day

Plead forgiveness father
All my troubles fade from view
Pale the four walls surround
Have I madness in my eyes?

While mortals watch the day
Our fear will pave the way
Hidden until the end

See a room of crimson
Nothing I have seen before
Coldness wrapped around me
Struggle not, for Hell is here

While tyrants close the doors
Each one will know the score
Sorrow takes it all

Saved the sick of life’s bliss
Charity of utmost guilt
Fear the blinded temper
It has lied it’s way to you

While mortals watch the day
And light has turned to grey
What lies up ahead

Light shines into your eyes
That I’m blinded by, your eyes
Mortal throughout the days
Until we’re saved

Turning to black
I can’t see through this
No option from turning away
Will we see another day

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Crying for eternity

Lying here alone and cold
And I’m waiting for the dawn
Laughter at my every move
As if crippled by my thoughts
And I’m burning cold, burning cold

You prevail in the end
(Unlike your God’s obscenity)
Hating the disgrace
(Of a child’s insanity)
I’m taken all the more
And I’ll take all that I see
You’ll do it all for me
(Is this the end – it cannot be)

All the more, you feed off my rejection
All the more, I tear your soul in two

Lonely are my tears of pain
And I’m punished by their cause
I’ll rest on my burning throne
A release I move towards is eternal sleep

All the more, I battle through the heartache
All the more, I’d lay myself to rest

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Pain is what we are waiting for
Lying deep in comfort, I awake now
I cannot believe this tale
I cannot believe the echoes, or your petty lies

Take away our world, thrown into the stars
Take away our world, worship all that’s ours

Cry at echoes in your heart
Lying in the ocean until the end of time
Solitude embracing us
Suicide our hearts embrace
Life and death become the race

Take away the world, hold it to the sky
Take away the world, pity your demise

Array of fear, controls me now
And I cry – In dark despair

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Daylight torn

I am oppressed by lack of power holding on until the end
Helping me tread on your life, life is the game, strengthen my anger
Reshape the misguided times see me then, die, fate has control of us all
Blemish the quest of all create the dread

Waiting in line, lost in all your prayer, lost in your insanity
It seems to be real soothing the pain that you feel
Can’t find the key to destiny, life is your quest, erase your quest

Your Christ is failing you, like poison running through
Does God know what to do, as I tell the harboured truth
While grief lies at your door, for shreds of flesh you’ve torn
The pain comes back for me, too vague for you to see

Lord, smile at me
My ashes have scattered the plains, they won’t return again
Lord, stare at me
Wait for me here to rise, rise again, rise again

Finding the truth, behind lies, logic is paralysed
Feeding the flesh, consuming the rest
You’ll reach your end, you’ll pay the debts and silently send

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Pity the sadness

Sadness lives after we die
The pains of life increased outright
Contempt and sins priorities
To crush good fortune to it’s knees

Morning’s calm, inside I cry
This painful life has raped my mind
Take me down, slow release
From sorrow’s penetration

Life is there for me
Hell is there for me

Sunlight greets my open wounds
Morning’s light reflects the doom
My soul is free, it lives again
To roam alone in darkness

I’ve cried for God
And I’ve cried for you
I pray that in the end your sense will break through

Sadness lives after we die
The pains of life increased outright
Contest my sins priorities
Crushed my spirit to its knees

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No forgiveness

I have seen for myself
The rogues of all life born
And I’m lying through the night
My solemn end
And a cold touch of death
Takes my hand
The only way… The only way

Well, I’m fighting for my life
And I’m wasting away the time I’ve got left
The only way… The only way

Hearing you talk is a waste of silence
I can’t bare… I no longer care

I create the cross that I must wear
And I am flying to my plight successfully
The only way…

Turning around to an empty space
I cried despair… I no longer care

Feelings of remorse
Now locked away, another day, to live again

Feeling the pressure high
Holding on to the fire

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Your hand in mine

Pay the deadly price
Lift the fallen prize
Told you soon will die
Sin that sails alight
Carry ungodly crimes
Travelling out of reach
Taking the weight of the night upon my back
You cannot believe the pain that I’ve seen

Crawling out of life my fire is strong
Can it be, I can’t go on?
And I’m hurt now, don’t turn your back

Changing ways, events prolong
Hidden by the mist, insinuate what’s gone

Your hand in mine
We’ll reach the sign of plains above us
Your hand in mine
Unholy times of pain relentless

Forced to watch not eagerly
Breaking hearts with words and all ecstasy

Your hand in mine
Reveal all life, uphold all others
Your hand in mine
Are you alive, with flames of sadness

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The word made flesh

It looks to kill
And fails to wait in sight
It twists me from inside
Carry all, heal the sore, I can no longer bleed
What is this, thing I’ve been, you can set me free
The one I see, a blinded fool corrupting me
From within, worn away

Find, by mind, abusive ways
Allures me from restrain (I’d kill while others rape)
Create the obscene, you can set me free
Sense predicts the scorn
The hour of peace is gone
The one I see, a blind dead fool – Forever be
Burning me

Worn fools that prey
On a faith filled day
Laughter stays, out of my way
Pass through my dismay

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As I die

As I die

Stare as eyes uphold me
And wait to see right through
And curse me – The love has crippled you

Shadows haunt the night
Burning my disguise

Reaping through the truth
Life becomes untrue

Sin the last diversion
My fate will be untouched
Dismissed now, the anger of a fool

Shadows haunt the night
Forgive me as I die

Taking a chance
And take what you gain
My soul is has no price
Total release is out of harms way
Until I can decide
You punish me, can’t you see, I’m not real
Tears are flowing free, passing by, as I die

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Rape of virtue

The end untold desire

Night reveals unearthly ways I felt
Failing life’s abruptive games I felt
Gripped to life you must resign all pride
saved from this and use your darker side

Is your trust in God abandoned now?
Silently we’re doomed
Silently we’re doomed…

The end untold desire

Rage of fear inside and not fear you
They show my faith expire the truth
Waiting for the darker side to greet me
Pale my face until you’re bleeding for me

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Death walks behind you (Atomic Rooster cover)

Death walks behind you
Death walks behind you
Death walks behind you
Death walks behind you

Lock the door, switch the light
You’ll be so afraid tonight
Hide away from the bad
Count the nine lives that you had

Start to scream, shout for help
There is no one by your side
To forget what is done
Seems so hard to carry on

Death walks behind you
Death walks behind you
Death walks behind you
Death walks behind you

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