Thursday, 5 August 2010

Oseaan Kroniek Lyrics

I. Oseaan Kroniek


“As Olokun awakes, water trickles from a single stalactite in the cave of Vehemence. Followed by others, it flows down a narrow stream, through limestone, to the River of Empathy, which leads to the Ocean, the Ocean of Chronicles”

II. Ocean Chronicle

Into the vast aquatic spheres untouched by man
A light of reverence breaks the blackened void
A void home to beast that once conquered
And now rest eternally

Into the vast ocean where chronicles unfold
Stories took place that have never be told
A deity reigns in these depths
One who seeks revenge

Olokun seeks to cleanse the earth
Casting great walls of destruction
He calls on Oya.
She vomits a gust of wind upon the betrayers
Swiftly an old Houngan rides a Horfe scrying this prayer!

“I praise the Spirit of the vast Ocean
I praise the Spirit of the Ocean who is beyond understanding
Spirit of the Ocean, I will worship you, as long as there is water in the sea
Let there be peace in the Ocean
Let there be peace in my soul
The Spirit of the Ocean
The ageless one
I give my respect.
May it be so…”

Hearing this, he sheds a tear
He shrieks to the sun
The Houngan strikes Olokun with his staff
And stops the ageless one from his wrath

Oya flows with the evening winds
Olokun creeps with the dying tide
The elder rides into a thick fog
The chronicle ends as darkness falls

III. The Vehemance of Neptune

Death! I declare upon Mankind
I can no longer bear your ignorance
Your cultures
Your idols
Your existence

Go my daughters of the sea!
Devour the souls of the mortals you reach
Feed upon the drunkards and whores
Leave no remains on my ocean’s floor

As I raise my trident of vehement torture
Your vessels are sent into the ageless vortex
No more will you harm the creatures of the sea
As long as I reign these waters will be of harmony

IV. Queen Anne’s Revenge (…And The Bonnet Militia)

Avast Ye! Clear the path
The gentleman sets out to spread his wrath
On the high seas, of the West Indies
Brawl yer best aboard the Queen Anne!

Revenge! For those who suffered
Revenge! For those who died
Revenge! For all those lost
Vengeance in blood his final cost.

English vessels. Bajan sloops
They stripped them all and tookst the loot!
Over the seas they greet Blackbeard
Damnation seized their souls, sailors flee in fear


At Last! They reign with swords in hand
The Militia prowled on the blood-stained sand
Your crew imprisoned. Your ships were sank
Lay down ye arms or walk the plank!


V. Oracles Of Olokun


“Iba Olokun fe mi lo're. Iba Olokun omo re wa se fun oyi o.
Olokun nu ni o si o ki e lu re ye toray. B'omi ta'afi. B'emi ta'afi.
Olokun ni'ka le. Mo juba. Ase.”

(Same lyrics as the spoken word in “Ocean Chroniclein Yoruba)

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