The Feast Of The Mantis

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"The Feast Of The Mantis" will take you on an epic journey through time and space, where you will encounter giant carnivorous insects and hideous aquatic lifeforms, explore human/centaur relations and android transfigurations, be treated to the musical wisdom of Noldors and the romantic misadventures of unlucky dwarves.

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released October 31, 2010

All titles (words and music) copyright 2010 Corey/Hall/Knight/Malinowski

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Track Name: Feast Of The Mantis
Dancing by the firelight
They begin the ancient ritual
Lost with those who's path has left
The ingenious emerald jewel
Offering the yearly harvest
Celebrating season's end
Remembering the ones before
Upon whose embers this flame sends

Begin The Feast of the Mantis
Calling upon his presence
Enter the Feast of the Mantis
A cacaphony unlike any
A seduction of the many
Taking inside of the Mantis

Blackened embers turn to grey
Interruption of the static energy
Hunger's thirst is quenched at last
Creating bonds of cosmic synergy
As the evening turns to dawn
And the passion ends with discord
A new passing of the moon begins
The last mating of the Harvest Lord

As the Mantis feasts
A fountain of knowledge springs forth
Irrevocable incantations
To pass beyond the generations
To pass beyond the generations

Begin The Feast of the Mantis
Calling upon his presence
Enter the Feast of the Mantis
A cacaphony unlike any
A seduction of the many
Taking inside of the Mantis
Track Name: Sea Beast
From the crashing waves
Came a singular force
Across the tidal field

The fear it craves
As loathesome source
For those who yield

See maiden fair
With her untouched flesh
Chained upon the reef

The titular bait
Drew the shortest straw
In a lottery of grief

BEHOLD, THE SEA BEAST!!!!
BEHOLD, THE SEA BEAST!!!!
BEHOLD, THE SEA BEAST!!!!
BEHOLD, THE SEA BEAST!!!!

Out in the parting surf
It is tasting her scent
The horizon bends

Now it is heading ashore
And it's ready to feed
Leviathan ascends

Rusting slow
With salty brine
Ironhanded will

Bloody dawn
Weeping breast
Time stands still

BEHOLD, THE SEA BEAST!!!!
BEHOLD, THE SEA BEAST!!!!
BEHOLD, THE SEA BEAST!!!!
BEHOLD, THE SEA BEAST!!!!

Hear the lament of the Myrmidon
Focus the sextant of her song
Dark constellation from afar
A mariner's sacrifice to the stars

An ancient warrior
Irredescent source
An elemental sage

With a blinding fire
Crack of Thunder
The maelstroms rage

Endless fury
Boundless hate
From the frozen deep

Sinking down
Unclaimed souls
Where the darkness sleeps

BEHOLD, THE SEA BEAST!!!!
BEHOLD, THE SEA BEAST!!!!
BEHOLD, THE SEA BEAST!!!!
BEHOLD, THE SEA BEAST!!!!

Hear the lament of the Myrmidon
Focus the sextant of her song
Dark constellation from afar
A mariner's sacrifice to the stars
Track Name: Lady Centaur
Lady Centaur, where have your people gone?
Cruelly abandoned, and still you linger on
Forced into battle, you survived where others died
Lady Centaur, please let me come inside
And let me ride!
And let me ride!

Lady Centaur, majestic beast of the forest
Stoic protector, when will you ever rest?
Guide my soul, shepherd me to the light
Lady Centaur, I pledge my life tonight
And I shall fight!
And I shall fight!

The Griffin spreads his wings
And roars his mighty roar
Parts the heavens
To unleash the hounds of war

Lady Centaur, please lay with me tonight
Come the morning, we shall ride clear out of sight
Lady Centaur, a new age has begun
Lady Centaur, I will ride you to the sun
To the sun!
To the sun!
Track Name: New Girl
I.....I'm getting a new girl
I.....I'm really digging my new girl
I couldn't afford one made out of flesh
But I think my new girl, she's the best
Now you know, I'm really not one to brag
I wish I could wave her like an American flag

I take my girl to work with me
I let her hold my seat on the bus
No one's gonna sit down next to me
No one's gonna put up a fuss

I.....I'm getting a new girl
I.....I'm really digging my new girl
Thanks to my girl I can go to the shopping mall
But without my girl I can't do nothing at all
So much fun when I go on an airplane
Drives the security guards completely insane

My girl don't mind if I travel incognito
Or out by the pool just me and my speedo

I.....I'm getting a new girl
I.....I'm really digging my new girl
Even The Fonz thinks my new girl is cool (aaaay)
Alice Cooper told me he'd take her to school
My girl's tougher than a dinosaur's hide
When she fought Hulk Hogan she done made him cry

'Cause she's my girl
I'm getting a new girl
I'm getting a new girl (repeat)
Track Name: Without A Care
Shredded hopes and shattered dreams
Reddened skies and tattered seams
Little rabbits in big top hats
Homeless dogs and stray tomcats

And you do what you wanna do
Without a care in the world
Yeah you do what you wanna do
Without a care in the world

Dancing in the firelight
Singing to the starlit night
The struggles of the native tribes
Or the works of ancient scribes

And you do what you wanna do
Without a care in the world
Yeah you do what you wanna do
Without a care in the world... in the world, in the world, in the world

Inside the minds of death-row slobs
Or the wake of angry mobs
Screaming guitars and thunder drums
Catchy tunes you love to hum

And you do what you wanna do
Without a care in the world
Yeah you do what you wanna do
Without a care in the world... in the world, in the world, in the world.
Track Name: Return To The Stars
Falling like a whisper from a darkened summer sky.
I land upon the fields of emerald,
Onto a static high.
I left my world behind me, circuits failing fast.
Left alone with no conception for me,
The boundaries never last.

White pillars stand before me, on this ancient shore
Time's eternal gateway to,
What has passed before.
My thoughts expand around me searching out this place.
Seeking for connections like me,
A soul with no embrace.

My light receptors scan the atmospheric haze.
As I ponder my existence,
This eternity of days.
I feel a new vibration eminating from the ground.
A polyphony of photons,
A kaleidescope of sound.

Other beings now surround me, their infancy is at hand.
Strange travelers just arriving,
Guided towards this land.
Their magic flows about them, the Aether growing strong
The Noldor shape the forests,
Gaining power from their song.

The music passes through me, the program is undone
I start the final movement,
Guided to the Sun.
I trespass across the celebration of vibrant poetry.
Transparent Songs of Wisdom,
To evolve and be free.

And what they were,
And what they lost,
When they began,
From what they are,
All that I know,
All that I feel,
Shall return to the stars........
Track Name: Balladeering
I am the balladeer of good fortune
The minstrel of the fair
Come with me on an enchanted journey
Through the summer evening air
We'll converse with fellow wanderers
And drink beneath the stars
We'll lay down into dawn's slumber
And dream of travels far

Oh how the time passes
The fleeting moments fly
Just when we think we've 'woken
It's time to say good bye

I greeted her within the twilight
The solstice of my year
With an aura like a sunset
She sets my heart to fear
She guides us with her submissive embrace
Her breath whispers of the light
She opens the way for our passing
And she fades into the night

Oh how the time passes
The fleeting moments fly
Just when we think we've 'woken
It's time to say good bye

Our journey's only started
But our voyage is at an end
It's times transcended passage
Into the sun

I am the balladeer of good fortune
The minstrel of the fair
Come with me on an enchanted journey
Into the summer evening air
Track Name: Wisdom Of Song
I. Into the Void (instrumental)

II. Coming of the Ainur

In the receding gray of twilight's mist
They came to this Earth from seas afar, from seas afar
Givers of the fruits of the Sacred Tree
Purveyors of knowledge revealed by Iluvatar, by Iluvatar

Through the frozen slumbers of the final dawn
The burning desires and the flesh that warms.
Lies the eternal chorus of the immortal's song.

They sowed the seeds of life into their Mother
And banished evil machinations of men, machinations of men
With infinite Wisdom taken from time
The enraptured people of Valinor's rule begins, Valinor's rule begins

Through the frozen slumbers of the final dawn
The burning desires and the flesh that warms.
Lies the eternal chorus of the immortal's song.

III. The Ritual of Manwe

Dancing by the fire's light
Invocations into the night
Stars shining down upon
A world whose mystery is yet unfound
Witness to this Mother Earth
The Children of the Celestial Birth
Bound to serve by a faith
From whose music and logic and reason awakes
I bare witness to this world
My minds spectral image unfolds
Ancient visions of times grown long
My soul afire as I join with their song

VI. The Revealing of Iluvatar

And I understand now
The magic is in the song
I was looking for something heard
I was searching for something found
They walk among us still
Their music has never left
The spring flows eternal
Iluvatar's light remains

V. Eternal Twilight

They board their white ships to travel West
As millenia pass they grow anew, they grow anew.

Through the frozen slumbers of the final dawn
The burning desires and the flesh that warms.
Lies the eternal chorus of the immortal's song.
And their song remains
And their light remains
Through eternal change

VI. The Voyage (Instrumental)
Track Name: A Dwarf Named Ron
The Golblins, the Trolls, the Ogres and Gnolls
They all laughed at a dwarf named Ron
But the dragons didn't laugh
'Cause after all they're dragons
And dragons don't care about a dwarf named Ron

Under the ground in a dark dreary cave
Lived a dwarf and his name was Ron
And in his dreary cave he baked his bread
And he dreamed about finding a woman

Long ago he had a girl and her name was Carl
"Carl's a funny name for a girl!" thought Ron
And when he tried some dwarven lovin'
Carl said "No!"
And she said it with a voice like a mastodon

Ron once had a trove of silver and gold
He had mounds which he slept upon
His treasure hoard would impress a mighty king
Didn't eat steak, he ate filet mignon

Ron thought some more then he said "Wait a sec!
I've only seen Carl with clothes on!"
So off came her dress and he had quite a shock
Now you know why they laughed at a dwarf named Ron

The Golblins, the Trolls, the Ogres and Gnolls
They all laughed at a dwarf named Ron
But the dragons didn't laugh
'Cause after all they're dragons
And dragons don't care about a dwarf named Ron
Track Name: Alex And Sam Rock n Roll Band
Alex and Sam playin' in a rock n roll band
Alex and Sam playin' in a rock n roll band

They don't care what you say
They're gonna play anyway

Alex and Sam playin' in a rock n roll band
Alex and Sam playin' in a rock n roll band

They can't hear what you say
They're gonna play loud today

Alex and Sam playin' in a rock n roll band
Alex and Sam playin' in a rock n roll band
Alex and Sam rockin' in a rock n roll band
Alex and Sam rockin' in a rock n roll band