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On The Promises Of Angels

from Empires Vanquished And Dismantled by Mystras

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In a time before nations and capital
There was only Judgement and Salvation
And the glory of mighty Kings sent by God
Which by Grace turned their kingdoms into vast empires
That illuminated the minds of the barbarians

In Europe piousness and domination competed (as higher values)
So the Pope thought: "what if they are combined?"
A theology of war created, roman duty and Saint Augustine
Carolingian warriors cannot stay idle for long

Kings, nobles and villagers from the west answered the call
And Christians united to point the sword at Others
March to the Holy Land! God will guide us through!

Some decided to start the Crusade at home
Bands of roving murderers slaughtered Jews at many cities
Christ's mouth tasted first blood, that of his own people

Victorious they marched in Nicea, Dorylaeum and Armenia
Yet in Antioch the Christian horde was stranded
Eight months of waiting agitated them enough
To slay every Muslim in the city

In the city's ground, the Holy Lance that pierced Christ
Was found and it pointed to the throat of Jerusalem

Ganoese engines struck the gates and walls
With ferociousness the Fatimid defended the first waves
Godfrey, Tancred, Robert and Raymond attacked all five gates
Until Ludorf finally stood victorious atop the wall

Then the teachings of mercy, love and piety
Αgain fled from the Christian hearts

Such is the Glory of the Kingdom of God
The blood of the unfaithful
Flooded the temple of Solomon up into the knees
Pyramids of bodies, no women or children spared

And the slaves of old cried for the masters of tomorrow
For their names were uttered in vain
And their stories carved on the edge of the sword
Spoke on ears which only listened to the promises of Angels


from Empires Vanquished And Dismantled, released November 5, 2021


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