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Discussion in 'Theocracy' started by Ryan M., Apr 14, 2010.

  1. FleshAndBloodTheocracy

    FleshAndBloodTheocracy Living Apple

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    400? Man, I have like, 40. I had potentially 60, but I threw some out because they weren't any good. Lol

    Well....if you think that's long.....I finished my autobiography in song format. My goal was to write the most moving piece I've ever written, and also the longest (11 pages in microsoft word, 12 pt Times font), and still have it point to hope in Christ.

    A New Age Dawns

    [I – Intro: Ground Zero]
    Darkness inside controls your mind
    Search for the light, seek truth inside
    Preemptive strike to hide the light
    You must break free and start the fight

    Darkness inside controls your mind
    Search for the light, seek truth inside
    Preemptive strike to hide the light
    You must break free and start the fight

    [II – Act 1: A Black Sunrise]
    Prisoner
    Of the heart
    Held captive by oppressive lies
    Soul shackled
    Growing weak
    Bound and chained to keep the dreamer down

    Once you said
    That you cared
    And I believe you and gave you my trust
    Once you said
    You loved me
    Now I know you used your lies to control my mind

    My heart and my soul
    Are empty within
    Because of you
    You’re lying again
    Always playing games
    You’re selfish and you take
    Away from me

    This black sunrise
    Daylight’s never felt so bleak before

    You’ve damaged my mind

    My heart and my soul
    Are empty within
    Because of you
    You’re lying again
    Always playing games
    You’re selfish and you take
    Away from me

    [III – Act 2: The Mourning of Lost Souls]
    Nowhere is home
    Far from all I’ve known
    All of my pain
    To my heart, rests so close
    I’ve set to roam
    Lost forever on my own
    To my eternal shame
    I can’t find my way home

    Darkness inside
    Controlling my mind
    My heart is cold
    Turned from warm and bold
    Generations of lies
    Advanced by oppressive liars
    Killing me inside
    I’m so cold, I can’t hide

    [IV – Act 3: High Noon of the Black Sun]
    Tempted to believe the lies
    Tempted to freeze inside
    Tempted to let the blood run
    Pouring down as the pavement draws near

    Six feet of lies
    Has led to my demise
    Buried inside
    I know I’ve died

    Tempted to believe the lies
    Tempted to freeze inside
    Tempted to let the blood run
    Pouring down as the pavement draws near

    I’ve felt naught by pain
    But I know the greatest pain
    Is yet to come

    Tempted to believe the lies
    Tempted to freeze inside
    Tempted to let the blood run
    Pouring down as the pavement draws near

    My long lost friend
    I still feel you there
    My only hope
    I know you care
    My Lord, Savior
    Is it You I hear?
    Why won’t You rescue me
    From my despair?

    Tempted to believe the lies
    Tempted to freeze inside
    Tempted to let the blood run
    Pouring down as the pavement draws near

    [V – Act 4: After Noon, the Black Sun Begins to Fall]
    Abandoned by the light
    Never knowing right
    Justice is a joke
    I begin to choke
    Darkness presses in
    Taking over my thoughts again

    Rage boils over
    Words fall like fire
    Dealing with what’s wrong
    Not with the light
    But with what’s wrong

    I turn cold to escape the cold
    I use fire to fight the fire
    I rage to calm the seas
    Can’t You rescue me
    I don’t know myself

    No more will I live this way
    It’s You or death, Lord
    Overlook what I’ve done wrong
    Save me from what I’ve become

    [VI – Act 5: An Evening with the Devil Within]
    Dwelling in the darkness
    Hiding from the light
    Waiting for the chance
    To rise up and strike

    Flaming swords descend
    Frozen heart awaits
    The war inside rages
    Darkness hopes I’ll take its bait

    The angels strike again
    Cutting away the darkness inside
    The demons will not die
    Only God can save me from my mind

    Only You could see the beauty within
    Only You could save what I have become
    Only You could stop the beast within
    Only You could warm a heart that’s become so numb

    [VII – Act 6: The Dusk of Darkness/Setting of the Black Sun]
    “Oh, you think you’re lost, but I see you
    Oh, you want to scream, but I hear you
    Oh, you’ve become so numb, but I feel you
    Oh, you think you’re alone, but I know you
    Oh, you are my son, and I love you

    How could you ask if I care?
    How could you question if I’m there?
    You know me, you feel me
    You know I’ve died so you can be with me
    You know I’m there when nobody else can be

    I know you’re so tired of hearing
    The sound of your tears
    I know you’re so tired of dying
    Buried by their lies

    Find rest with me
    Never hurt again
    Find love with me
    Never hate again

    I can burn your hate away
    I can take your pain away
    I can bring you love now
    I can bring you peace now

    You can come to me
    Your past will be erased
    No matter what you’ve done
    I’ll be waiting”

    [VIII – Act 7: Night of Redemption]
    I know You’re there
    I know You care
    I don’t know why You died for me
    But now I know who I want to be
    I will live for You

    To He who is great, I give my praise.
    Creator of all, holder of my heart.
    Lord, forgive me.
    I have sinned and rejected You.
    I turned from Your grace time and time again.
    I tried to live on my own.
    I know I cannot, but still I try.
    Please, fix what I’ve messed up.
    Grant me humility in the future, to recognize that I need You in order to live.
    Grant me patience, that I do not alienate those close to me with arrogance.
    Grant me forgiveness, that I may not burn when I die, but instead reside with You, Father, in eternal paradise.
    In your Son’s, my Savior’s, name – Amen


    I know You’re there
    I know You care
    I don’t know why You died for me
    But now I know who I want to be
    I will live for You

    [IX – Act 8: A New Age Dawns]
    Once I was
    Held captive
    Now I’m free and my wings are spread to fly
    Once I was
    Full of hate
    Fed lies to oppress me and what I could be

    Once You said
    You’d save me
    You’d get take me far away from all the lies
    Once You said
    You loved me
    And You died for me so I might be with You

    You said to me “step down off the ledge
    My friend, forget the lies they’ve said”
    Now I believe I am worth more than
    They led me to believe

    You said to me “put down the knife
    My friend, forgive the pain they’ve caused”
    Now I know I am loved more than
    They led me to believe

    You asked me “will you come with me
    Heal your scars and live the life you want to?”
    I told you I’d do whatever it takes to be with You
    Forever

    [X – Outro: Forever]
    There’s nothing I want more
    There isn’t anything I need
    Than to be with You
    My Father who rescued me

    There’s nothing I could ask for
    There isn’t anything I see
    That I want more than You
    My Father who rescued me

    I want to be with You forever
    Live in Your halls, work in your Kingdom
    Bow to your throne, worship your presence
    You died so I could be with You
    Forever

    I want to be with You forever
    Live in Your halls, work in your Kingdom
    Bow to your throne, worship your presence
    You died so I could be with You
    Forever

    There’s nothing I want more
    There isn’t anything I need
    Than to be with You
    My Father who rescued me

    There’s nothing I could ask for
    There isn’t anything I see
    That I want more than You
    My Father who rescued me

    I want to be with You forever
    Live in Your halls, work in your Kingdom
    Bow to your throne, worship your presence
    You died so I could be with You
    Forever

    I want to be with You forever
    Live in Your halls, work in your Kingdom
    Bow to your throne, worship your presence
    You died so I could be with You
    Forever
     
  2. FleshAndBloodTheocracy

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    Also, Ryan, I think Seas of Confusion is my favorite that you've posted, so far.
     
  3. Ryan M.

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    WOAH! THAT is long! I'll read it when I get the chance.

    Here is a long one by me: (Not super long... just a bit!)

    (A bit dark lol)


    -[Wanderer]-

    [I- Lost]

    Searching for a door
    In a hall unending
    Searching for more
    In the shadows descending

    Lost in this land
    I try creating path
    But no control is in my hand
    Of our God almighty's wrath

    Destined to fall
    I won't admit that it's true
    I can hear the call
    But there is nothing I can do

    I wander the street
    With no goal to behold
    I take a shameful seat
    A silent stare so cold

    [II- The Shadows]

    I've tried so hard with all my heart
    To fake this life and win it all
    The shadows melt my work of art
    Into the shadows, deep, I fall

    No light can we see
    No bells can we hear
    What's become of me?
    The stranger whispers in my ear:

    "Into the shadows of the night
    Just join me, I'll prevail
    We will win this midnight fight
    No lie beneath this veil!"

    I wander the street
    Without a light, my own way
    I take a shameful seat
    I fear I'll never see the day

    [III- The Voices]

    Trying to sleep
    With the voices dark song
    I'm falling down so deep
    The nightmare oh so long

    And I cannot show
    What is dwelling within
    And you never will know
    What evil lurks beneath my skin

    The beast awakes
    I'm one with the voices of the night
    The whole earth shakes
    There seems no end to their midnight flight

    I wander this land
    With no goal to behold
    Nothing in my hand
    A silent stare so cold

    [IV- Dead of Night]

    And the worst is yet to come
    So beat the midnight drum
    Unleash the power of the night
    The darkest rider's midnight flight

    The shade of night is growing stronger
    The voices cry to me
    The time wasted is growing longer
    There is no end to see

    I race off the edge into more abyss
    An endless loop of doom
    What will come? What's come of this?
    I'm trapped inside this room

    I wander alone
    With no goal to behold
    The silence has grown
    As I have grown cold

    [V- Self-Control]

    I rise again
    Yes, I the dark lord
    The lions den
    Will fall under my sword

    And I will stand on high
    No beast will strike me down
    I tell myself this lie
    I crown myself, a serpent's crown

    I try to control
    What is not in my hands
    I am losing my soul
    Lost within shadow lands

    I wander this tale
    With no goal to behold
    A smile painted veil
    Beneath is a face so cold

    [VI- Madman Breakdown]

    Here I stand
    In the shadows
    In the land
    By the gallows

    A cast my life within the lake
    And dance around in fear
    I scream aloud, "this life please take!"
    Why can't you see the tear?

    I am dying without you
    There is nothing I can do
    In the night I still remain
    So wash away this sinner's stain

    I have wandered alone
    With only sin to behold
    And I have come to your throne
    Withered, dying, and old

    [VII- By Your Blood]

    LORD take it away
    It's by your blood I live
    You bring me life today
    I'm undeserving of what you give

    I raise the sword
    With my life in your hand
    And I join the horde
    Of the holy land

    And it's by your blood alone
    LORD I come before your thrown
    A rebel forgiven again and again
    A child born from the lions den

    And I will wander no more
    For you have given me sight
    I have entered the door
    Into eternal light
     
  4. FleshAndBloodTheocracy

    FleshAndBloodTheocracy Living Apple

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    It's about 1200 words (Mirror of Souls is about 1600, if memory serves) :p

    I like how you use swords and mythological stuff as symbolism, Ryan.
     
  5. Ryan M.

    Ryan M. Theocratic Fanatic

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    Thanks man! Yes... It's a common theme for me. I have done some sci-fi ones also though. Only a couple. I write mine into a series then release them on a forum or something. 6-12 in a series. My latest series is called "Nightmare Come To Life". It's not yet released. I believe I've had like... 38-40 releases so far. All are pretty long and have a theme.
    BTW your's are very biblical and quite refeshing.
     
  6. FleshAndBloodTheocracy

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    Thanks.....I just try to write honestly. Christ's a big part of my life, so Scripture works its way in here and there ;)

    Here's one I wrote from a prophetic word I had -

    Weather the Storm

    Storm clouds rolling in
    Darkness falls on your heart again
    I see the pain within
    I see how the thunder resounds inside you
    A tsunami of despair is falling again

    Oh, give your pain to me

    When life is pouring rain
    And hail is beating resistance
    When there’s ice on the ground
    And lightning aimed at you
    When a hurricane’s sweeping through
    Tornado watch in your heart
    You know you have a friend in me
    Take my hand and I’ll save you
    I’ll help you weather the storm

    The rain’s in torrents now
    You’re falling on your knees
    The flood is coming down
    Blood is falling all around
    Your blood replaced with mine

    Oh, take shelter with me

    When life is pouring rain
    And hail is beating resistance
    When there’s ice on the ground
    And lightning aimed at you
    When a hurricane’s sweeping through
    Tornado watch in your heart
    You know you have a friend in me
    Take my hand and I’ll save you
    I’ll help you weather the storm

    Fear in the sky
    Death here below
    Wanting to cry
    Pain you’ve never known
    I can feel your pain
    I’ve been in your place
    I know your name
    I died to take your place

    When life is pouring rain
    And hail is beating resistance
    When there’s ice on the ground
    And lightning aimed at you
    When a hurricane’s sweeping through
    Tornado watch in your heart
    You know you have a friend in me
    Take my hand and I’ll save you
    I’ll help you weather the storm
     
  7. Ryan M.

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    I really like it. Also, the fact that it shows in your lyrics does show it's a major part of your life. Well... it should be. In fact it's our purpose. to give God glory that is.
     
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    Here's a pretty new one:

    -[A Tale of The Void]- (By MINARD777)

    Cast into the void
    Surrounded by the masters of illusion
    So many spirits to avoid
    Seas of life but seas of confusion?

    Bitter are the tears I cry
    Why night invade my soul?
    I Watch the roses slowly die
    I wander 'round the nightmare, dull

    Mirror, mirror on the wall
    Who is the greatest king of all?
    Night by night I watch them fall
    Why must I wait for the midnight call?

    Oh cursed kings of dust
    Masters of the void of lies?
    Shatter the mirror if I must
    And watch as our world slowly dies

    Staring into the void of madness
    Serpentine, oh kings of fear
    Dripping down oh tears of sadness
    Why shed another tear?

    Is this world all lived within?
    The mask cannot prevail?
    LORD have I lived a life of sin?
    Why dwell within a cursed tale?

    Tonight we fly
    Into the land of eternal light!
    Tonight we die
    Then resurrect above the night!

    Christ the king has shed his blood
    For those who search the void
    And as it drips into the mud
    We see the truth we can't avoid

    Our sin so great
    His love far more
    It's never to late
    To open the door

    ...AND STEP BEYOND THE VOID!
     
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    Dream Breaker

    Don’t you dare to
    Say you care about me
    Don’t you dare to
    Claim that you love me
    Don’t you dare to
    Try to blame this on me
    Don’t you dare to
    Think I’ll pay your price this time

    No one’s there, no one cares
    Nobody could love you
    Liar

    Never before
    Had I thought anyone
    Could be as selfish as you
    Innocence ripped apart
    By the Dream Breaker

    Don’t you think you
    Can take from me again
    Don’t you think you
    Can point the finger this time

    I know I’m loved
    Liar

    Never before
    Had I thought anyone
    Could be as selfish as you
    Innocence ripped apart
    By the Dream Breaker
    I thought I’d died
    Felt like I was in Hell
    Each day was a new worst day
    Trapped with the Dream Breaker

    -No one’s there, no one cares. Nobody could love someone like you. You’ll be alone forever
    I know I will die alone, but I will be loved. I am loved. Liar
    -You are a nothing! You can’t make a difference, why bother? You aren’t good enough
    What we do DOES matter, more than you can imagine. What I do matters.
    -You are the dirt on society’s shoes, get out and be done pretending to be human
    Nobody is subhuman. We were created equally, we are loved equally.
    -Nobody loves you
    Liar


    Do you think you’ve won?
    Do you feel proud?
    All the pain you’ve caused me
    All the hate you’ve brought me
    All the lies you’ve taught me
    Does it make you proud?
    Liar

    Dream breaker
    You own me no longer
    Dream breaker
    I’m taking back my stolen years
    Dream breaker
    Prisoner no longer
    Now that I’m free
    Of the Dream Breaker
     
  10. Ryan M.

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    I like it! Did you recently write this one?
     
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    Uhhh.....it's like, a month or so old, I think. Oh, the italics are spoken, not sang, if you coudn't tell, and it's in conversation/dialogue format....the one's with the hyphens are said by one person, the ones without are said by someone else. It makes sense to me :p
     
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    I agree. It does.
     
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    Oh, that's good. I've learned what makes sense to me doesn't always make sense to normal people ;)
     
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    Same here. Haha! Like my symbolism.
     
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    I'm in the mood to write an epic, but I don't know what to write about :p
     
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    Me too... lol.
     
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    Anyone been watching America's Got Talent this season?
     
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    We watch an act here and there when we are flipping channels, but not following it. I've seen a couple of impressive acts.
     
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    It's mostly pretty boring, but there are a few good ones. I'll pretty much stop watching if this guy gets voted off. He's an amazing singer and a lot of fun to watch.
     
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    I think Matt needs to wear that guy's outfit on stage. :p lol.
     

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