phantom love

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Why must you torment me with your love?
Torture with promises of bliss
Snake oil and poison-laced ambrosia
The open heart, a bleeding fist

After the chaos of indifference I've endured
To come stumbling to your gleaming doors
Bound by my mortal fingers
The key to infinity sinks into the floor

I'll tight-rope walk the line
Through your keyhole I can taste your shine
To become divine
Through our unity all that is will align
Merge into the sublime
No end or start to consign
This single heart to mine
Has no owner…has no owner

And if there is no door at all?
No light to accept me into grace?
What of this dream of defeating the cold eyes?
I can't make this transition alone

Wrap me in amaranth tied with serpent's coil
There will be an exception for me!
A breathing statue arriving at your shining portal
There will be an exception for me!

Mummify my body in gold, engulf me in crystals
There will be an exception for me!
A stalking zombie approaching the underworld
There will be an exception for me!

I will cross the line
No end or start to consign
This single heart to mine
Has no owner but the Godhead
I create my own line
There is only my center
My own heart to define
What resides in my skies

I am the door
I am the living gateway
I am the light


from Hymns of Ahriman, released January 11, 2014



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ONTOGENY San Francisco, California

Ontogeny is a progressive death metal band from San Francisco started in 2002. After many demos Ontogeny released the first full length album in 2005 "Pillars of Perversion". With the additions of Keith Grimshaw, Sam Zuerner and Chazz Mcconnell Discord and Disillusion was recorded and released. Ontogeny is currently seeking label representation for the 3rd full length Hymns of Ahriman in 2014. ... more

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