Ihsahn - Citizen Lyrics

Ihsahn The Adversary cover art
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Whence came your voice
Your right to speak?
Is there a purpose to your tongue
And gnawing teeth?
I ask thee;
How deep and hollow
Is your mouth?
What lie is too decayed
For you to stomach?

With humility and obedience
You pride yourself
Evasive and lukewarm
Until the end

The interdependent morality
Of your collective
Made too soft the bed
In which you lie.
I ask thee;
Do you acknowledge
Your own fragility
When you sleep
To server the "Great Good"?

United in fear
Lives "hard to bear"
Illusions that "we are all peers"

I preach not for understanding
In you I have no faith
I spit at you my truth;
That you are the burden of my heritage.

For herein lies the irony
There is neither room
Nor air
For the wakeful fire
In your precious world
Of equality

You are truly faithful
To tradition
When you crucify
Those whose voices burn
A hundred years from now
You recite and corrupt
Their epitaphs
To crucify another.
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Invocation
  • 2 Called by the Fire
  • 3 Citizen
  • 4 Homecoming
  • 5 Astera ton Proinon
  • 6 Panem et Circenses
  • 7 And He Shall Walk in Empty Places
  • 8 Will You Love Me Now?
  • 9 The Pain Is Still Mine

  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Burt Bacharach, Hal David
    album: Track 3 in album The Adversary
    release date: 2006-4-10
    popularity : 102 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock
    styles: Prog Rock/Black Metal/Heavy Metal/Avantgarde
    length: 5:22
    Album Information
    label: Mnemosyne Productions
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 803341191327
    script: Latin