The Writing of Gods in the Sand

by Wildernessking

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(The Fleeting Vessel) There was a time in which we claimed our lives Declaring no return to days of old Then came regret and grief, but grieve no more, we are alive And when we rode with grace, calloused hands to the sky Shattering the mould and constructing the crown From the abyss rose the sun As we crossed the horizon of life 'Til the end... Newborn we yield the fruits of our youth Earthly delight Intoxicates Newborn we cast death down to the dumps Dreams unearthed Emancipate Mist abolished Ripened land Daylight splendid Boundless beauty Our home is built in season's bloom The path is carved into the night Mere skin and muscle we journey far Through fields of wealth until the end Now we bow before the RUBICON
(Chasing the Gods) The morning sky glazed in timeless blue Brings about an awe in our eyes As it adorns a kingdom unveiled And pays homage to the wild seas of our DISCOVERY This is the day, come all ye reapers And reap in (reap in) abundance This is the day, the past is eclipsed Memories anew, desperation exiled These are the times of change from the roots to our veins Onwards through ecstasy, spiritual poetry These are the times, burn bright in us flames Of the sacred animals, speech of the kings Oh mountains high In your reach we are safe No more barren lands No longer in search of the truth Aeons of splendour at hand Fertile ground at our feet So soar we must There cannot be a better way Feel! Feel! The dawning, the rapture See! See! The writing of gods in the sand
(Nectar of Earth) The holy water flows So sound your horn In this golden age Where I find you again The essence of gods resonate throughout What consumes this place, footsteps in fascination Deep is the void and long is the road Knees to the earth, the devil dwindles So far have we come with the rags on our backs Through the years living, ageing, weeping Who we were now obsolete Breaching the border of existence From the RIVER we drink The ale of time we drink On and on and on and on In attires of finesse The great secret made known Downstream where life's forever Transcendental, above the cold, sick world As we travel on Thirsts are quenched, souls are cleansed And all shimmers in the sun Awaiting the moon The essence of gods Trickling down our bodies What consumes this place Endless fruition Deep is the void But deeper the heart Knees to the earth Purification
(Throne of Earth) Naught we are Among the tallest trees That sail to the sky With twilight’s pride Signals sent out from above left us to gaze in drunken joy And heartbeats gallop exquisitely to the sound of a calm never known All limbs in tact and the shadows we shed turns to ash and becomes one with earth Now we submit to a life lived only in our restless dreams The logs are lit Gather ‘round the fire We won’t breathe again In frail human flesh Devoid of grief, a toast to you my friends Freedom has called us, we’ve answered with action Devoid of suffering and regret There are many sights left for us to see As we create art with our scars Painting revolution In UTOPIA
(The Ages) When we were frail And we were lost in the haze Never imagined the path we'd walk We were cursed as rats Flesh ripped from bone to bone Desperate in the darkness Dead leaves in the wind Dripping with blood from every hole No tongue to speak of your diabolical deeds Woe burns deeply And woe, in your tomb I reside Naked and crippled in the perverted truth Awakening of summer sighs There is nothing for us in the world of man Withering away This fragile tall tale And we must SURRENDER Past, present, future When we woke from the horrors of yesterday Eyes open to dreams And all will be well Now growing older with the guidance of gods And the freedom of birds Our heads on high will REVEAL
(Nightfall) Instrumental
(And the Dream Continues...) And rest comes swiftly In the prime of our days Underneath the night in gathered thought en route to INFINITY So now we voyage On the stars, the celestial ships Nostalgia my dear old friend, truly, you've been erased A tune etched in the crystal spring A tune for the slain we left in our wake Trampling, the stride of giants Trembling, no more Looking on, the grand opening Looking on, with vision clear Looking on, our carriage awaits Looking on, 'til the end... Seizing the throne as we announce the death and doom of a dead world Fireflies flicker, flaring with grace and hope just as we came Winter cometh without a need to hold on, unlike before Our lives have just begun, in the wilderness kings we have become


Recorded sporadically between March and September 2011 at White Horses, Cloud Studios and The Shed, Cape Town, South Africa.


released February 23, 2012

Keenan Nathan Oakes - Bass, Vocals
Dylan Viljoen - Guitars
Jesse Navarre Vos - Guitars
Jason Jardim - Drums

Engineered by James Seewer, Julian Brusser, Dean Bailey and Wildernessking.

Mixed by Dean Bailey.

Mastered by Magnus Lindberg.

Artwork by Reuben Sawyer (Rainbath Visual) - CD version.

Artwork by Murray Fraser - Vinyl version.




Wildernessking Cape Town, South Africa

Four friends from the suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa making music together.

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