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1. Drawing Down The Moon (Intro)


[Intro]


2. The Sabbatic Goat (Blessed Be)


King of the north and south, the universe is mine
I bear the torch that glows in darkness, I am the astral plane
I am All, I unify what's torn apart
I am the semen, I'm the seed
I am the beacon to your heart
I was known by many names throughout the realms of man
From the scorched sands of Egypt
To the green and lustrous glades of Pan
I am the Horned God, the first and last in line
I am the hand that rocks the cradle since the first days of mankind

[Bridge:]
Lay down your pride and join the coven
All hail to the Sabbatic Goat
Curved are his horns, his hooves are cloven
All praise to the Sabbatic Goat
His age is wisdom, but wild his temper
Bow to the Sabbatic Goat
May be this night a night to remember
In the gaze of the Sabbatic Goat

[Refrain:]
Blessed Be
All air and fire
Blessed Be
Lust and desire
Blessed Be
All things that grow
As above, so below
I roam the Wildwoods, Cernunnos is my name
I am the beast in man, raw energy which can't be tamed
Virile and lustful, I renew what dormant lies
I cast the spear of searing fire breaking through the clouded skies

[Bridge]
[Refrain]

Blessed Be the great Sabbatic Goat


3. My Book Of Shadows


I light this white candle for the maiden
Goddess of beginning and the birth of spring
She is growth, she is fertility
Mirrors all the secret beauty
Of nature and all living things
I light this green candle for the mother
Nurturing and protecting she gave us life
Her breasts are heavy with sweet summers milk
I grab the Sun Kings antlers, take her as my wife
With fire and wax this spell shall begin
Invoking the magic from deep within
Three candles on my witches altar
I feel my power, I will not falter

[Refrain (2x):]
All my wisdom preserved
And bound in a tome
For those who shall follow
I am turning a page
Full of magical lore
In my Book of Shadows
Tome of the secrets of
Pagans and Witches
Volume of knowledge,
Of potions and rituals
Guide for our dances beneath Lady Moon

Book of Arcana, of Sigil and Rune
Manual of herbs and of magical spice
Diary of noteworthy words of the wise
Foliant of creatures of land, air and sea
The script of my free will and so mote it be!
I light this black candle for the crone, old and wise
She reigns in wisdom like an ancient queen
She guides us through the winters darkness
When our autumn in this world is slowly vanishing
Dancing, spinning, Day and Night
Along the neverending wheel


4. Discordia


A vicious she-wolf
On the prowl for prey
So beautiful
But utmost deadly
Her lush ripe shape
A promise of fever
In a cloak of blackest velvet
Hypnotized
There's no pack to stalk behind her
A solitary Queen
No single thought wasted on others
Preying the male to fit her likes
Beware her when she strikes!
"I promise love so pure!"
-But deep in your mind there's just festering hatred
"My body longs for you!"
-Until your thirst for my lifeblood is saturated
"Your happiness I'll share!"
-But the cancer of envy is gnawing relentless
"I'll be forever there!"
-As long the slave is obeying the will of the Empress
"You'll do what pleasures me!"
-Just like Sisyphus eternally carrying the boulder
"There's no one next to me!"
-Except for the wicked imp perched on your shoulder
"Mirror, mirror on the wall am I the loveliest of all?"
Somewhere, some time, some place
Might be a prettier face!
Oh sweet Discordia
Mischief be thy name!
When we are dancing and feasting in moments of joy
We fail to notice rank odors of jealousy pass by
A sweet fruit that has grown by our labour and soil Is attracting the maggot on a mission to spoil
The 13th fay we did not invite
So Discordia forced her way inside
At the feasts very climax she was shedding her mask
To deliver her poison
Discordia, wicked seductress, from all grace you fell
You're the witch with the spindle, unleashing the spell
A withered hag in the guise of a harlot
Repulsive but beguiling
Winding and slithering
A charming leech
Gorging itself on your very essence
Rosebud was sleeping like a corpse on a hearse
But nobody came to lift off the curse
She slept hundred years in a flowers bouquet
But there was no Prince Charming to take her away
Unable to hear, unable to see
Cut off from the world, dead but dreaming
An utmost deadly barrier of thorns
To keep out her saviour
"Your happiness I'll share!"
-But the cancer of envy is gnawing relentless
"I'll be forever there!"
-As long the slave is obeying the will of the Empress
"You'll do what pleasures me!"
-Just like Sisyphus eternally carrying the boulder
"There's no one next to me!"
-Except for the wicked imp perched on your shoulder
"Mirror, mirror on the wall am I the loveliest of all?"
Blindfolded I was and a stake pierced my heart
The curse of the witch tore my senses apart
I will unsheath my sword now and raise it in wrath
To cut down the hedge of thorns right in my path
I embrace the beauty that was hidden inside
And kiss the cold skin of my still sleeping bride
All that was denied in the end shall awake
And Discordia will finally roast at the stake
Oh Discordia
You're known by thousand names
Oh Discordia
And still a dream remains


5. Staff And Chalice, Sword And Stone


Wake Up!
Eternal Champion
The One who's known by thousand names
Wake Up!
Time to prepare
To sail the endless Sea of Fate
Again...
(Scream)
Midnight, I'm lying in bed but I'm screaming
Although I'm still caught in what seems like a dream
Shadowy faces are constantly whispering in tongues
I recall from past lives and they're beckoning to me
The visions, the names, oh they are so familiar
I'm eternally doomed to remember them all
Somewhere in this intricate web of dimensions
Someone longs for a Hero to answer his call
Oh no! My feverish shouts of defiance
Echo unheard in the maelstrom of fate
My body and soul lie battered and broken
On this Wheel of Rebirth to which I am strapped
Once more I'm drifting away into the Unknown
To reincarnate into mind, flesh and bone
Once more to recover four artefacts needed
The Runestaff, the Chalice, the Sword and the
Stone

[Bridge:]
Eternal battle
Of Law and Chaos
The Cosmic Balance hangs awry
I'm doomed to stand
Between the Powers
Shout my defiance to the sky
A lonesome Champion
Trapped in Infinity
Within the Multiverse I roam
I am the one
Who's bound to wield
Staff and Chalice, Sword and Stone

[Chorus:]
A Staff of Runes
Axis of Fire
The Grail of Law
Unveils the Liar
Black Sword of Chaos
Fierce Storm it brings
An earthen Gem
The Stone of Kings
A host of Chaos rises
Tightening its grip across the planes
Forces of Law in dire retreat
Helpless to watch as Balance wanes
The Eldritch and the race of Man
Are moved as pawns in a cosmic game
By powers born out of their dreams
But for a dream no one can be blamed
And just a single champion
Is summoned forth to fight what futile seems
To battle ancient gods and show
That they are just a dream within a dream
I toppled the towers of Londra
Under a dying sun I fought on icy plains
As Mankinds designated hero
I utilized Eldritch powers to vanquish my own race
As the Pale Prince of the Ruins
I stood on Melnibon├ęs raped and ravaged shores
NO!!!

[Bridge:]
Eternal battle
Of Law and Chaos
The Cosmic Balance hangs awry
I'm doomed to stand
Between the Powers
Shout my defiance to the sky
A lonesome Champion
Trapped in Infinity
Within the Multiverse I roam
I am the one
Who's bound to wield
Staff and Chalice, Sword and Stone

[Chorus:]
A Staff of Runes
Axis of Fire
The Grail of Law
Unveils the Liar
Black Sword of Chaos
Fierce Storm it brings
An earthen Gem
The Stone of Kings
Don't shed a tear
But Love isn't eternal
Nor Forces of Light
Or Powers Infernal
Just four Watchtowers remain
And one hero to unify all
A Staff and a Chalice, a Sword and a Stone
Eternally remain when all else is gone
Dreams, emotions and gods
Eventually will die
But Fire, Earth, Wind and Sea
Are the essence of infinity


6. Guardian Spirit


Finally the last leaf has fallen
From the withering tree of your life
Kind was your soul, wise your deeds for your loved ones
Vast is your shadow, bleak the space you abandoned
Now you are washed on eternity's shore
And this tightening hull is no more
I took his eyes
I struck him with disease
Most gruesome fate
To bring him to his knees
For those who're blind
Against the Christian Lord
Shall be destroyed
Along their Pagan Gods
At least you're free from all struggling
'Gainst a God you had been forced to love
An outcast of Eden on pathways so hopeless
Despised by a Saviour who plunged you in darkness
In peace now sleep far beyond all life's tortures
Pulled away from God's grasp by far more benign forces...
The pawn of God saw desperation
For lack of faith leads to damnation
They buried him in Christian filth
Against his faith, against his will
Those who had sacrificed their Lord
To cleanse them of their wickedness
And nailed him high upon a cross
So they might easier kiss his ass!
A kind soul cannot be defiled
And cannot be threatened by Hells
Fires from Below
For he was a true Nature's Child
And back to Nature he'll go
He refused to be Gods puppet
And he refused to bend his knee
So use your imagination on my fathers' damnation
May you find your salvation by drooling in glee!
As Guardian Spirit he will stay
Protects my life and guides my way
Now the warm soil rests thick on your body
With the dark night your blanket to be
In a garden of stones rest for aeons eternal
A birch on your grave grows as silent memorial
Enjoy in silence eternal embraces
The Earth Mother now your tortured body caresses
I took his eyes
I struck him with disease
Most gruesome fate
To bring him to his knees
For those who're blind
Against the Christian Lord
Shall be destroyed
Along their Pagan Gods
His offspring I eventually might take
Instead of his strong mind I couldn't break
His son I'll claim
And as soon he leaves his guard
I'll intervene
And grab him by the heart
I stood on the threshold of death
But all attempts on my life you could thwart
I now know that my life's got a meaning
And I know it from the depths of my heart
Father, although I am missing you dearly
I still know that your spirit lives on
When I look in those innocent eyes
Of my son and your heir, Gwydion
As my Guardian Spirit you will stay
Protect my life and guide my way
My Guardian Spirit you will be
Yesterday, Now, Eternally
Blindness and pain were your eternal companions
Now your soul is free of its carnal dominion
May your spirit eternally remain
Rest in peace 'til I meet you again...


7. The Shaman


Strapped tight
Suspended
To earth, fire, wind and rain
About to
Start my journey
My mortal frame remains

[Refrain:]
I am the Shaman
I cross the boundaries of Death
But I will return
A Shaman's Song
Of agony and ecstasy
For wisdom I yearn
Bound tightly and helpless to the Arbor
Infelix
The Tree of Woe in the focus of elemental might
The creatures of Earth gorge themselves on this body
Fiery rays of the sun, rain and storm clear the mind
Ancient wisdom lasts eternal
I roam the planes up high and below
I will live and die forever
I will go where no one goes
My heart will steadily beat the rhythm
Of lives past and lives to come
Universal knowledge gathered
Until all else is said and done

[Bridge:]
To where I go you can't follow
Your spirit is bound to remain
But when I return from my journey
As a healer I will ease your pain
Impressions
And visions
Subdue my pain
A gateway
Of white light
Is opening again

[Refrain]

Behold the stars shining pale and brightly
Gleaming in silence like the Earth Mothers tears
Stigmata of light on a pitch black horizon
As a beacon to the Healer's return
Still the tree stands erect as Autumn's leaves are falling
Flakes of snow are swirling from the lowering sky
Witness the Gods in the dance of the flames
Nothing comes to an end when you die

[Bridge]
[Refrain]


8. ...And Inanna Stood Unveiled


"Behold, I'm Inanna, great Queen of the Heavens
I open my ear to the Great Below
I seek to pity my misshapen sister
Into her bleak realm of darkness I'll go
And so Inanna donned her worldly attire
And prepared herself for her descent to Hell
Instructed her faithful servant
Ninshubur
On how to act if her mission should fail
"Go to Eridu, the temple of Enki
The God of Wisdom knows the food of life
He knows the water of life, he knows the secrets
Surely he won't let me die!"
And thus Inanna set for her journey
To indulge herself on her sisters fate
"Open the door!" she commanded fiercely
As she stood before Arallu's gates
But at each of the seven bolted doorways
She had to give a piece of her gown to prevail
Naked she entered Ereshkigals throne room
And Inanna stood unveiled
The Great Bitch rose from her seat
In her eyes all anger's glow
Accompanying her were the
Annuna
The judges of the Great Below

[Ereshkigal:]
"Hated sister
You have come
Did your arrogance now fade?
Bow down low
Listen closely
'Cause your judgement has been made!"
Yes, your judgement has been made!
"In this trial
You'd been found guilty
Abandon hope, abandon faith
Condemned you are
My dearest sister
And your sentence shall be
Death!"
"Reduced to nothing but a carcass
Her beauty and her life I took
As a piece of rotting meat
She's dangling from a hook."

[Ninshubur:]
"For three days and nights Inanna did not return
The world shall hear my cries of lament
But I must seek out my mistress's father
To fulfil the task on which I was sent"

The wise god Enki pitied Inanna
And decided to answer
Ninshubur's pleas
Although she had craved for
From where no one returns
He arranged for Inanna to be set free

[Inanna:]
"Born again I return to the sunlight
Renewed in vigour for all to see
But as I return to the Great
Above
The fiends of Arallu are accompanying me"

[The Daemons of the Underworld:]
Inanna, you have to provide
Another soul as replacement for thee
For no-one escapes from here
So give us your servant

[Ninshubur:]
To continue your suffering!
-"No! She'd been loyal to me!"
Take a look at your husband
Dumuzi
On your throne in his finest array
Now what doth' thou say?
He never shed any tear
Cause he gained all your powers!
-"Yes, take Dumuzi away!"
"So take this lowly traitor
Remove his manhood and his pride
Until the end of days
He shall be at my sisters side!"
Dumuzi's sister, Geshtianna
Begged that she might take his place
Such compassion moved Inanna
And lightened up her hardened face
"Each one must dwell in the deep Abyss
For six months he'll have to stay
But at the change of the seasons
The other goes the downward way!"
"Behold, I'm Inanna, Great Queen of the Heavens
But I had witnessed where all
Light would fail
And learned when there's Light
there must also be Darkness
As I, Inanna stood unveiled"


9. Children Of Aradia


All we assembled at thy shrine
Mother, darksome and divine
Thine the scourge and thine the kiss
Grant us power, grant us bliss
As thou were named of old by men
Artemis and Ceridwen
Hells Dark Mistress, Heavens Queen
Lady of the moonlight's gleam
In a place so wild and lone
We dance around the Sabbat stone
Aphrodite, Arianhod
Lover of the Horned God
Lore of the Witches Child we bear
Of Diana and proud Lucifer
In between Light and Dark we are
We're Children of Aradia
Heart joined to heart and lip joined to lip
Five are the points of true fellowship
That will bring ecstasy on earth
'Cause you're the Circle of Rebirth
"My daughter I've sent you, Witch
Child divine
Whose fathers proud light was forbidden to shine
The Rebel Angel's heirloom she bore
A book bound in shadows, filled with ancient lore!"
No more we shall know slavery
Under some upstart deity
The Witch Child taught us what we need
For fighting of the Christian creed
Lore of the Witches Child we bear
Of Diana and proud Lucifer
In between Light and Dark we are
We're Children of Aradia
Clad just by the sky we honour thee
As token that we're really free
For centuries we sang the rhymes
There will be no more Burning Times!
We're granted secrets, given spells
To give the oppressors their own
Hell
Their rules we all shall overthrow
No other Law but Love we know!
Lore of the Witches Child we bear
Of Diana and proud Lucifer
In between Light and Dark we are
We're Children of Aradia
Heart joined to heart and lip joined to lip
Five are the points of true fellowship
That will bring ecstasy on earth
'Cause you're the Circle of Rebirth
Invoke thy groom, the Goat of Mendes
Renew our powers to defend us
Join with thy children, grant thy boon
As we are drawing down the moon
So celebrate in greenwoods shade
With staff and chalice, stone and blade
Beneath the light of moon and star
We're Children of Aradia!



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