Redemption

from EP 2022 by Lyceum

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He saw his death looming, as blood stained the soil
He lay by a tree to rest
Deeply he drew in the fast-cooling air
And ripped the first arrow from his shivering chest

And so it comes to a desolate end
A fugitive cast from the light
But who bears my judgment...a God or a Man
When distant I die from my creator's sight?

Where to begin?
A life filled with beauty then ravaged by sin
Our weakness exploited on a cursed winter's dawn
A smoldering chapel and the bodies within

But God must be here
Even in this foul and blackest night, ridden with fear
He must have seen and thought noble my deeds...
My plaintiff cries, he must

Hear me now
At the hour of my death I command your ear
Tell me I am more than but a vengeful man
Justify all of my loss, justify all of my tears
Hear me now

But the winds blew no harder, the skies did not part
The cold moon gazed down on a dying man's heart
Which just in one moment was ruthlessly broken
And his mind finally open at the hour of his end

Death be my crucible
Fatherless I fall
I spread wide my shoulders and imagine the place where I'll wake
When this long night gives way to peaceful dawn

True love and beauty for eons to come
A warmer rain falling and a fast rising sun
A peaceful life far from this savagery and conquering
Better people living peacefully in heavens of their own making

Truth love and beauty for eons to come
A warmer rain falling and a fast rising sun
Though God had long withheld joyful disincarnation
Just at the end, he finally, finally found one

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from EP 2022, released December 11, 2022

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Lyceum was founded in early 2010 by the former members of three Bay Area metal bands.
The name Lyceum refers to the academy of Aristotle, the teacher of Alexander the Great, dedicated to Apollo Lyceus, pivotal in the history of western aesthetics, education, and philosophy. ... more

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