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Ghost Ship official lyrics

Discussion in 'Theocracy' started by prem, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. prem

    prem Member

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    Originally, I had posted asking for anyone with the CD/LP to post the lyrics (I had purchased from Amazon). I now have the lyrics in hand, so I will post those as time allows.


    GHOST SHIP
    (Music and Lyrics: Matt Smith)

    Messenger of ages
    Carried on the wings of second birth
    Unto the silent secrets of the earth
    Justice generation
    Anthem for the sense of purpose we lost
    We rise above and count the cost
    We are the ones the others left behind
    Breath of life from the four winds
    Watch these bones of death now march again

    Pay the piper
    Here we go
    Got a ticket for a one-way journey
    Slay the viper
    Come follow, even if you’re ordinary
    There’s a place for you here
    Raise the anchor
    All aboard as the Captain calls His misfits
    This Ghost Ship
    Sets off to shake the world
    Let’s go!

    Cast off for the journey
    Join us as we sail the open seas
    Unto the great adventure—follow Me
    All the world’s unwanted
    Come aboard and leave your darkness behind
    Desperate to count, redeem the time
    We are the ghosts awakened to the light
    Forged and branded in His name
    Ancient workmanship before ordained

    Pay the piper
    Here we go
    Got a ticket for a one-way journey
    (There’s revolution in the air)
    Slay the viper
    Come follow, even if you’re ordinary
    There’s a place for you here
    (Though you were dead, come alive)
    Raise the anchor
    All aboard as the Captain calls His misfits
    This Ghost Ship
    Sets off to shake the world

    Solo: Val

    Pay the piper
    Here we go
    Got a ticket for a one-way journey
    (There’s revolution in the air)
    Slay the viper
    Come follow, even if you’re ordinary
    There’s a place for you here
    (Though you were dead, come alive)
    Raise the anchor
    All aboard as the Captain calls His misfits
    This Ghost Ship
    Sets off to shake the world
    Let’s go!
     
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  2. prem

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    Paper Tiger

    (Smith * Wood * Hinds)

    Fake tears in the aisles
    List, fear and denial
    Glass cages and rivals
    False threats of reprisal
    One more rally cause and off we go
    We've got 'em primed and ready to explode
    The narcissist machinery, forging a self-made victims' new society
    This world is growing more demented by the day
    We let in fear along the way
    Now for political advancement, we've co-opted pain
    Beware snakes in the dark; don't set them free

    One more life, for the glory to bear Your name
    The honor to share that cup of suffering, we've burned it away
    On we go, with our drama flags unfurled
    While they die in chains around the world, and we dance on anyway

    Selling false persecution, rage and de-evolution
    Martyr complex we're feeding; paranoia we're breeding
    Inventing problems for all to see
    Caught in the cycle, self-fulfilling prophecy
    We're living lives fit for a king
    And most of us have never known real suffering
    So join the pageant, fake the hurt, take up the cause
    Lay in the paper tiger's jaws
    Walk the stage now, take a bow and soak in the applause
    Beware snakes in the dark; we set them free

    One more life...

    Solo: Jon / Solo: Val / Solo: both

    Fear and paranoia bring a false sense of entitlement
    Pretend we're persecuted, love the sound of our own voice
    Media fearmongering is just a paper tiger
    Because don't you know that misery is oftentimes a choice?
    Caught up in our drama, we pretend that we have problems
    While across the world our brothers are beheaded in the streets
    Malcontents and dissonance uncover our indifference
    Wolf's cry obsolete

    One more life, for the glory to bear Your name
    The honor to share that cup of shame, we've burned it away
    One we go, with our drama flags unfurled
    While they die in chains around the world, and we dance on anyway
    Burn the tiger down today.
     
  3. prem

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    The Wonder of It All

    (Smith * Wood)

    Paradoxes of all time, limitations of the mind
    Darkly looking through a mirror, parallel distorted lines

    All our knowledge and our plans, every circumstance of man
    All the wisdom that we've gathered never reaches the divine

    (Wake the wonder of it all)

    Hear the fool's soliloquy: cannot grasp, it cannot be
    Life unfiltered and unfocused, in a broken sanctuary

    So we seek through every flaw, and we contemplate in awe
    Ever trusting through the madness that one day we shall see

    Some may rise, some may fall, wake the wonder of it all
    Raising seasons and kings, hidden deep and secret things

    Giving to receive, you'll be exalted through humility
    True freedom found through slavery
    Behold: what a mystery!
    Last shall be the first, a living water for eternal thirst
    Two natures and a virgin birth, all woven in this story's tapestry

    Die to live and live to die, you lose it all to save your life
    Become a fool to be as wise, and see when you close your eyes
    Saints shall serve to lead
    And you'll be strong when you are weakest
    Finding joy through trials and grief
    It all shall be told upon the other side

    Some may rise, some may fall, wake the wonder of it all
    Raising seasons and kings, hidden deep and secret things
    All shall bow at Your throne, for Your ways are not our own
    That You would hear my call, in Your holiness
    This is the wonder of it all

    Lead Break: Val * Solo: Val

    Three in One and One in Three, my burden's light and yoke is easy
    Grace sufficient for you to glory in infirmity
    All of God and all of man incarnate, soul's redemption plan
    The Lamb's blood spilled by human hands shall clean
    And wash the stain away

    Some may rise, some may fall, wake the wonder of it all
    Raising seasons and kings, hidden deep and secret things
    All shall bow at Your throne, for Your ways are not our own
    That You would hear my call, in Your holiness
    This is the wonder of it all
     
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    Thanks for the work on this! The lyrics are always such an important thing to have.
     
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    Thanks for doing this. My 47 year old eyes couldn't read the lyrics on the CD insert, so I scanned them, blew them up, and combined them into one pdf document. The quality's not awesome, but at least legible. Now sing along to your heart's content!
     

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    You should have got the album. It has the lyrics much bigger on the inside cover! It is really cool.
     
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    Aish! -Аиш!

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    Big pictures & large lyrics - the only excuses for vinyl, in my opinion.

    Speaking of lyrics, the rereleased Theocracy CD is very hard to read with poor contrast of font colour & background. Fortunately I still have the original, so it doesn't really matter for me.

    Not that anybody was asking, but the tiniest lyrics I've come across are in the cassette of "Mystical Thieves" by Lightforce (who became Mortification). As a teenager I had to screw up my eyes. As a 44 year old I wouldn't bother trying!
     
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    I love the vinyl. :)

    But I love the digital too. ;)
     
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    That cassette was the best blind-purchase-based-on-cover-art that I made in high school! But I don't actually remember the lyrics sticking out as smaller than those in any of my other cassettes.
     
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