The Triumph Of Death

by Walkers

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about

This album is themed around the several outbreaks of the "Black Death" in past centuries. Focused more on how individuals might have felt when faced with the adversity of the times. Loss of loved ones was unshakably common though each life meant a great deal to someone. One of the last widespread outbreaks of the epidemic killed approximately 100,000 people in one year. Mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, children, grandchildren. All fall into the statistical numbers we recount as history but each single life meant something. This reflects on the individual within the integers.

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released September 6, 2011

All songs written by Walkers. Tracked, mixed, and mastered by Thomas Colello. Cover art by Adam Hecht. Original imagery from the Dance Of Death woodcut series by Michael Wolgemut.

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Track Name: Only Child
"bring out your dead"

bring out your loved you lost
"your sons and daughters are gone
miasma filled these homes
now we must let them rest"
bring them out
and place them in the pile
for our dear shepherd
leads them to their grave

"there's no hole that's fit
for my sweet child to lay
I'd sooner end myself
than let them fester
in the mass of dead
in this foul heap of corpses"
the wind grows stale
your face turns pale

you watch the sunrise
the light of dawn
falling from the sky
at lagging speeds

then it hits their face
your only child
no breath in their lungs
no pulse from their blood

it was only days ago
when you held their hand
the light of life
it burned so bright in them

now you feel the pain
your only child
no breath in their lungs
no pulse from their blood
Track Name: Love Let Me Go
open up your eyes
receive the messenger
"there's no saving him
he's too far gone"

damn that fool
they call a doctor
he's nothing more
than the devil's wicked courier

"I can't help you
I can only love you until the day you leave me"

no sleep
just the sound of him suffering
"my love
what can I do?"

"please kill me
breathing is a burden"
now the guilt is heavy
and your head is hurting

"I can't help you
I can only love you until the day you leave me"

he hands you his knife
"please plunge it deep
end my suffering"
your selfishness overcomes you
you just can't bear to let him go

"I can't help you
I can only love you until the day you leave me"

"please, you must let me go!
the pain, it fills me
it's overwhelming"
Track Name: The Rising
the breath of life escapes my lungs
so I've not much time
soon, I leave this life

the rising occurred
only just days ago
now my body aches
while this condition
is slowly ripping
through all of me

the scent of death
is what surrounds me
filling every breath
filling every breath
the reaper waits
for my perdition
tracing every step
tracing every step

the air is freezing
only when I take it in
the lesions on my skin
are not a match for
the legions of the dead
I'm meant to join
Track Name: To Live And Die By The Tower
"Dad's not breathing"
"Mum's skin is ghostly pale"

breathe in this putrid air
the fires burn for days and nights
the contagion rages on
it's spreading by thousands more
and it's coming
to reunite us with the love we lost

just two kids all alone
dear sister, I'll take care of you
lay by the docks at night
no home left, we're just waiting
for our ferryman
to reunite us with the love we lost

"dear God hear me
this is no place two kids should be
dear God hear me
how have we wronged you?"

sleep in the filth, rest well
the birds descend now with his will
I wake to hear your cries
sweet Grim's mark, for only you
he's coming
to take away my only love I've left

"dear God hear me
this is no place two kids should be
dear God hear me
how have we wronged you?

you took my family
all with your plague
we were no sinners
we praised your name"

and night now falls
as does my chest
"I'll meet you soon"
expel my last breath