And Everybody Died

by Leper

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released June 1, 2009

Produced by: Leper
Recorded and Mixed by: Ed Bialach
Mastered by Trevor Sadler at Mastermind Productions in Milwaukee, © 2009 Grrr Music.

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Leper uses hauntingly melodic vocals, driving keys and brooding guitar to orchestrate a compelling sound combining elements of goth, Industrial, dance & rock. Leper’s influences and inspiration are drawn from many different sources creating a musical tapestry woven with the threads of despair, struggle and redemption. ... more

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Track Name: Primul (The First)
It’s been years I’ve traveled the sand
Most of the time the only prints I see are my own
I’ve heard it said that’s when I’m carried
But on the downswing it always seems
This does not apply to me

Here I hang from a thread - choking, strangling - see a wounded mouse Blindly follow, filled with doubt and despair too dark to mention
Desperately trusting The First Whom I cannot see

Surely You have not led me this far to abandon me unto death
But with my waking eyes I see my whole world crashing down around me
I have not forgotten where You’ve led me from
So even though it seems I’ll lose everything I value
Still I will not curse You

Here I hang from a thread - choking, strangling - see a wounded mouse Blindly follow, filled with doubt and despair too dark to mention
Desperately trusting The First
Track Name: la CA Vrei (Take What You Want)
I’ve been wrong more than I’ve been right
Fooling myself painted with pride
Angels of death darkness and light
Kissing my forehead
Beautifully tasted their dreams - sown shut my eyes

What do you want from me?

Mongrels and goats
They were the golden hooks in my nose
Fall on my knees Lift up my face
No longer deny Wonderful grace
You make me cry - with one drop of blood

What do you want from me?

You took my hate
replaced it with love
You took the coal that healed my tongue
You took my death
replaced it with life
You drove out the horrors that possessed my mind
You showed me peace
when I had none
Shown me forgiveness
forgot what I’d done
You gave me the sky
You gave me the sea

Take what You want from me
Track Name: Lyken (Werewolf)
On the prowl again
You’d hear something growling from the shade if you’d listen
Fierce malicious malevolence to deny thy forbearance
Lovers of fear and superstition
After all there’s something sinister about everything we love
Elusive as any fox - far more dangerous
Desperate struggle to maintain humanity
But if you quarrel with one of them remember to watch your step
At a half past twelve he will come back to kill you where you stand

The nature of a beast is to behave as a beast
But the nature of redemption is to allow yourself to be changed
Track Name: Ai Grija Ce Spui (Watch What You Say)
Words of malice
Burn and break
Sarcastic needles like a mouth full of blades
Cut me down to lift yourself up

You better watch what you say

Showing no discretion
Left with no resolve
Do you really think you gain respect
If your words destroy them all?

Digging ever deeper
The hole that you’ve been living in
Keeping yourself isolated
Aggression your defense
Priding yourself on just how well you speak your mind

You better watch what you say

Has your tongue been tamed?
Are you a perfect man?
Have you truly been redeemed
Of all the pride and arrogance?
Try so hard
Still no one’s impressed

You better watch what you say
Track Name: Lins (Lick)
Behold and see that nail-scarred hand
reaching out to me, should I take hold?
Maybe I should scream,
maybe I’ll just take a chance
You might prove Yourself to me

You have been my hiding place
You have led me into grace
Rescue me out of the flames of hell
that seek to lick the back of my neck

I have trusted You -
You have never failed
When Satan tries to rape my mind,
let it be he who fails
In all my trials through and through
You’ve delivered me
When the enemy comes in like a flood Lord lay my enemy at my feet

You have been my hiding
place, You have led me into grace
Rescue me out of the flames of hell
that seek to lick the back of my neck
Track Name: Voal Negru De Dantela (Black Lacy Veil)
I would behold You but they will not let me be
For I would long to be the way it used to be
Within a folded blind a lie of constant make believe
In them find ecstasy the deeper that we sink

The faces are so soothing and pretty, petting my eyes
Why are they always talking? They are the stain in my eye

Delete the history and still they block my view
I cannot escape the digitizing swoon
Angelic form to cloud the window mock and tie
And only One can wipe the stain out of my eyes

Have I become the pretty picture of distress?
Track Name: Casca (Head-Case)
I’ve got this voice inside my head I can’t help but want to tell you what it says Even though I don’t think that you really want to hear
it and I’m sure you’ll roll your eyes instead I don’t want to tell you what to think And I would never treat you like a fink If I try to
pass off my opinion for a fact wouldn’t that make me a liar and a thief And if I’m going crazy I’d like to take you with me So don’t
look at me like I’m completely nuts I can assure you that I’m certainly not I’m sure I look like some hysterical fool But love is He
and He is love So if I’m going crazy I’d like to take you with me No one in the world can shut me up Because I know I didn’t make
it up My life was broken and blown over where it stood So mere confession’s not enough Once upon a time we all were lost Raised
by the power of the Cross and to the perishing it’s all just foolishness and life to those who understand the cost If I’m going crazy I’d
like to take you with me
Track Name: Legea Lui Caesar (Caesar's Law)
The emperor made speeches claiming to want peace Carried in by tanks and bombs and crushed beneath his feet
Killing what compassion that he may have had
Taking out the criminals and ravaging the land
Suing his own people to fund his little games
Of Indians and cowboys that no one wants to play

Do you even see them? Do you even care? Do you even hear them when they cry out in
despair?

Consider now the price the missionary pays
Caesar has his law and we’re expected to obey
Even when it contradicts the laws of love and charity St. Theresa’s been arrested and they’ve thrown away the key

So who cares about religion they don’t want it here
We can’t alleviate their pain,
we’re not allowed to wipe their tears
So forget about the past propaganda's we were fed Before we found out on our own
They made up everything they said
Patriotic blindfold - defend yourself or die!
Kill your enemies, kill their children
And your ruler takes the prize

Do you even see them? Do you even care? Do you even hear them When they cry out in despair?
Track Name: Solitudinea Se Strecoara (The Creeping of Solitude)
I was alone when You came calling
A deep dark hole where I had fallen
My mouth was bleeding from an image so obscene
And yours was blended as you drew me from those things
Things that I thought I’d loved
Quicken pulse and pierce the skin
Poison kiss and scarred within
Deep within Your eyes I’ve come to find lovely depression

Denied

Hang me on your symbol where a dose of love will burn
Begging begging let me rest I’m so weary of this curse Monster that I am I have not been rejected
So I gladly surrender what I was not forced to
give
Quicken pulse and pierce the skin
Poison kiss and scarred within
Deep within Your eyes I’ve come to find lovely depression

Denied
Track Name: Ich Riche Blut (I Smell Blood) (Part 1)
When I lay down to sleep they used to torment me Always there always whispering in my ear always poking and touching and nagging
‘Til the fear washed over me driving me from my bed Oh those terrible fingers I feel those fingers I cannot see them get out get out
Track Name: Noch Ein Verbrechen (Another Crime)
Darkness darkness constantly creeping in
Beneath the nail behind the eyes and underneath my skin
Malice malice malice is where it begins
Judgment grace and mercy is where it will end
I keep on sinking - committing another crime I keep on sinking - committing another crime
Death death death is all that I have
Wicked wicked wicked is all that I am
Love love love is what I will seek
Truth truth and to understand what it means

I keep on sinking - committing another crime I keep on sinking - committing another crime
Track Name: Trot Der Kraehen (Despite The Crows)
I’m in love with this day
And all the subtle shades of white and blue and gray And the voices of the crows echo through the stones
that mark those peacefully at rest

I’m in love with this day
The crows have all come out to play
And there’s nothing much to do but
to sit and think of you and those
demented things you say

Too much is not enough when my whole life is wrapped up in you

I’m in love with this day
Shadows cast across the way
I was once a lonely shade
Admiring hopeless rays ‘til I finally found the way

I’m in love with this day
Despite the crows with you I’ll stay
Let the world lose its mind a child’s heart is thine
I love you just the same
Too much is not enough when my whole life is wrapped up in you

I’m in love with this day
The crows have all come out to play
And there’s nothing much to do but to sit and think of you and the funny things you say

I’m in love with this day
Despite the crows with you I’ll stay
Let the world lose its mind a child’s heart is thine
I love you just the same

Too much is not enough when my whole life
is wrapped up in you
Track Name: Spielplatz (Playground)
Go on kid get out of here
You're just in my way
I don't see you I don't hear you
Nothing that you say
I'm too busy living my life
You just drag me down
Here's a dollar, maybe two
Now go find something else to do

I see them every day
With holes all in their clothes
Dirty faces, matted hair
Snot runnig from their nose
I wonder what they had to eat
I wonder where they sleep
Glue bags, porn, and suicide
The devil sells you cheap

Litlle children in the streets
All day, all day
I wonder where thay play
All day, all day

Behind the velvet curtains
Kids act out what they've seen
All caught up in TV shows
And fashion magazines
I wonder when they talk to dad
I wonder what he'd say
If he knew Jill was pregnant
And little Jack was a gay

They say God lives in the sky
Does he really care?
Maybe he's got lots to do
Don't want us in his hair
But I can tell you firsthand
He took me in his arms
God don't beat his children
Or leave them all alone