Age Of Reason

by Legion of Grandeur

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Releasedate: Sometime in 2013-Early 2014

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released October 11, 2012

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Legion of Grandeur

Legion of Grandeur, often shortened as Legion or LoG, is a 7 pieced band. They formed early 2011 and did covers before moving to do original songs.

The genre is mixed; Symphonic Tech Extreme Death Metal

Their first single ''Age of Reason'' was released 12th August 2011 and will be featured on the album with the same name.
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Track Name: Age of Reason
Verse 1:
Listen, hear thy son's afflictions
Born in adoration
Now a black sheep in pastoral binds.
Spoken, Lord's decree unbroken
Hollow words a token
Meaning has been dead for long inside
Jesu, joy of man's delusion
Papal retribution
Self-aggrandizing for two millenia
Come now, defend thy holy station
'Gainst my accusations
You stand on trial for the death of all I love

Chorus 1:
Can't you see that we are falling?
Deeper, darker, backwards spiraling
Don't you care the world's on fire?
Matryrs, murders, in your name.
Shepherds lead their flock to slaughter
Fattened from their birth to death.
I am hoping against reason
That one day we'll all break free.

Verse 2:
Preacher, call yourself a teacher
You are just a lecher
Prey upon the weakest fertile blooming minds
Pastor, teachings of the master
The unbridled cancer
Generations dying 'fore they're even born
Sister, restricted to the cloister
Habit gripping tighter
Hide your cursed shame of femininity.
Father, filthiest misnomer
Come unto your altar
Bear the bones of patriarchy.

Chorus 2:
Can't you see that we are falling?
Bleaker, blacker, backwards spiraling
Don't you care the world's on fire?
Holy wars fought in your name.
Shepherds lead their flock to slaughter
Fattened from their birth to death.
I am hoping unto reason
That one day we'll all be free.

Chorus 3:
Can't you see that we are falling?
Rise up now, new day is calling
Don't you care the world's on fire?
Embrace unfulfilled desire
Shepherds lead their flock to slaughter
Fattened from their birth to death.
I am hoping unto reason
That today we'll all break free.

Outro:
It is only in the embrace of reason
That we may ever shake these shackles
The old ways of antiquity must give way
To a new age of enlightenment and ingenuity
For too long have their ways beleaguered us
For too long have we been held silent
But in this new dawn of self-reliance
We shall be unyielding in our resolve
Track Name: Five Angels
Verse 1:
The witching hour sung to him, as the choir in the loft.
Untainted was his sense of virtue, wild eyes they sighed to save
The prettiest doves of his congregation, thin veils lay on their heads
So pure and holy were their hearts, and holy must they stay.
Soon after Mass, he crept away, his plan had long been set.
Little cherubims would come to him to pray the rosary.
"Sneak away, my children" he said to them, "Come quietly from your homes.
Meet me at the rectory, tell no one, not a soul."
And so they came, 10 eyes of grace, without a sin amongst the lot.
In the quiet of the moonless night, a horror that Christ begot.

Chorus 1:
Above the mantle was it hung, salvation in the form of steel.
Blade reflecting fireplace's light, emboldening his zeal.
He sprayed them all with holy water, swung, and sprayed them all with blood.
"No devil shall corrupt you, on this night you go to God!"
Verse 2:
The macabre martyrdom that would shake the town had only just begun
One little lamb in eternal rest, the others came undone
Fearful shrieks filled the room, with beads in hand, the children were now prey
To the Angel of Death, they felt the cold breath of steel on their necks on Christmas day.

Chorus 2:
He had seen far too many girls just like these five grow up to defile themselves
Not on his watch would these fair virgin maidens be tempted to all burn in Hell.
So again he struck, crimson mist kissed his cheeks, as little bones cracked and fell.
"Saint Agnes, please pray for us, and for our crosses dealt."

Harmony:

Strike by strike the deed left him awash in purest red.
When all was done he looked around, walls painted with the dead.
"Hear me now, Lord Jesus Christ, I've preserved your creations
From the plague of lust, from Satan's touch, and fire for eternity."

Chorus 3:
The holy man was satisfied with his night of terrors cast
These sacrifices sent to God, atoning for mistakes of past.
Five souls he saved, five canonized Saints, his life was finally done.
With his final breaths, he admired his scene, running wrists outraced the sun.
Track Name: The Purging Wells
Verse 1:
A fresh new start with swelling pride, adored just as her own
In the crevice of disheartening failures this ravenlocked child fit alone.
Time, though, has a way of eroding all grace and soon it became clear
Horrible visions lining her eyes, suffocating all joy with fear.

Chorus:
"It was never meant to be like this," words wept with silent tears.
All beauty drained, her mind was stained in the presence of her haunted dear.
Driven to madness, her dear friends lept, ever since she met her.
With sack in hand she calmly soothed, "I know things will get better."

Verse 2:
In the morning tide their bodies came to autograph the sea.
Waves crashing down, merciless, on equestrian sanity.
There was no other explanation, so meeting at the well
She hushed a murder sentence just to try to sooth this hell.

Chorus

Chorus 3:
"It was never meant to be like this," her voice shook bitterly.
Now letting go, she hoped to quell this harrowing misery.
But some things never go away, and some things never die.
So with outstretched hands she fell away, to join her horses in the sky.

Outro:
But in the water hung a presence that lived beyond last breath.
Subjected to cruel torments in life, the girl's anger crept past walls of death.
Thoughts burned onto film for those poor cursed souls to witness everything
Resurrecting the Bearer of Fear to say,
"Before you die, you see the Ring!"
Track Name: Humanity's Inhumanity
Verse 1:

I watch your eyes fill with lust for blood
Insatiable desire for unfettered massacre
Behind closed doors, no wickedness too extreme
Forgive me, Gaia, as I turn away.

Chorus:
“Pain is all I’ve ever known now
From my birth I’ve tasted fear.”

Verse 2:

Streams of filth flow down our streets
Humanity never ceases to be inhumane
When you’re sleeping, and you’re dreaming
How do you block out their innocent shrieks?

Chorus 2:
“Pain is all I’ve ever known now
From my birth I’ve tasted fear
Though you see me, though you feel me
You will kill me just the same.”

Feed.

Bridge:
Now tilt their necks and relish in your lovely holocaust.
Murderer!

Repeat Chorus 2

Outro:

Hooks, knives and chains; grinders, too.
This madhouse becomes your livelihood.
Are you proud of who you are?
Track Name: Phoenix
Intro:
There was something in the air that night
That spoke of homicide.
Dreaming darkly was the phantom of his graveyard fantasy that stripped him bare.

Verse 1:
It was a refuge
Consortium hollow as can be
To the cruel northwest flew away;
Entombed within false prophesy.

Pre-chorus:
Suffer me no angel
Barbed wire fence of sanity
Slice me up oh so daintily, why don’t you
With your wings of apathy.

Chorus:
As the sky conflagrated with the Sun’s parting breaths
I turned my gaze up high
No reminder who’s beside her could unravel this passionate heresy

Verse 2:
There was something in the air that night
That spoke of suicide.
Smeared mascara hid a lie so deep, it may even be to yourself
Play the victim, play the hero, if you’d like I’ll let you win.
But the chess game ends tonight, with my patience wearing thin.

Pre-chorus:
Suffer me no angel
Barbed wire fence of sanity
Slice me up oh so daintily, why don’t you
With your wings of apathy.

Chorus:
As the sky conflagrated with the Sun’s parting breaths
I turned my gaze up high
No reminder who’s beside her could unravel this passionate heresy

Bridge:

Crawled away, not a word, how fitting! To go with tepid pageantries.
Such was us in our day, nevermore; emboldened by the night.

Chorus:
As the sky conflagrated with the Sun’s parting breaths
I turned my gaze so high
Who the fuck cares who’s beside her? Live not for you, but for I.

Outro:
Here I am, come get me if you dare
Watch me will away the nightmares, watch me rise above this world.
Track Name: Primum Ego
Intro/Verse 1:

I was born in the context of delusion
Just a cradle's gate away from this confusion
Stole a glimpse of fate as I veered towards illusions
Could have been avoided had I ignored your allusions.

Poured liquor into my veins of permafrost
As time spun round me and I felt all of my future lost
Nostalgia hummed your shiver into my heart
Desperation transposed it into finest art.

Pestilence swooped down upon our mighty gods
Forged of fool's gold, and tempered in denial
[We all ache for the one to save us all
Let me tell you, she was born to make us fall.]

Chorus:

Wade through this weakness, and climb out of despair
Reject compromise. Even if you have to crawl, just find your way there.

Verse 2:

From your treasure chest of ignorance I took one of your finest crowns
Wore it on my weary skull, 'til no one was around.
Now why did it not slip off until you practically knocked it from my head?
I looked the other way as you massacred, until I was the next one dead
It never clicked, it never clicked, it never clicked.

Chorus:

Wade through this weakness, and climb out of despair
Reject compromise. Even if you have to crawl, just find your way there.
Rise off your knees and look around; do you see how far you've come?
Come into your own, with the sweat on your brow, you won't live for anyone.

Bridge:

I got sick of burdening all of your pain and fear
When you came, I never felt you near (x2)
A suicidal swan song was becoming
But hearing it ad nauseaum, the effect it became numbing.

Chorus:

Wade through this weakness, and climb out of despair
Reject compromise. Even if you have to crawl, just find your way there.

Outro:
I walk alone again, but that's just fine by me.
The greatest friends are honest thoughts in silent company
Becoming isolation, becoming condemnation
Travel this path, my will my guide, 'til I've found clarity.