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"Tara" (2001)

1. Tara
2. Pillars of Mercy
3. A Shield With an Iron Face
4. Manannán
5. The Cognate House of Courtly Witches Lies West of County Meath
6. She Cries the Quiet Lake
7. Yrp Lluyddawe
8. From Ancient Times (Starless Skies Burn to Ash)
9. Four Crossed Wands (Spell 181)
10. Vorago (Spell 182)
11. Born (Of the Waves)
12. Stone of Destiny (...For Magh Slécht and Ard Righ)
13. Tara (Recapitulation)

1. Tara

Though this track is never sung or spoken, in the cd
booklet they have something wrote down for it, so here it is.

Ioldánach's Accepted Wisdom in Prefaced Tense;
In the great strategy of bout, there will be three thousand score.
They will do as they see fit.
They are neither younger nor older
Than them, in their klans;
A triumph declared: three tyrants will conquer
Surmounting for undying candor,
As one and three will stand as one;
Their swords blemish with crimson clots.
That's a great honor, killing one by one, and
"A GREAT INCENTIVE," according to them.
If they go to where the king is killed, then
They will compose (he shall decompose)-
They will compile a final victory for his fortitude
Posed within his mind.

2. Pillars of Mercy

Cairn Warrior's Atrocious Assertion to War:]
I (still) admire the flow of echoing horns.
Mimicking blows so boldly, I hear...
I stand visibly, high, on this splendid bastion,
To remember a High King, a tyrant of no fear

I am the first son: a commander without a father,
"Fortuitous doom," the last of his predictions.
I'll take advantage by igniting the balusters...
Preparing enraged flames with sweltering speed.

[Chorus I - Cairn Warrior and Art Aenfer's War Exclamation (High King of
Today, I am callous...
Tomorrow, I am king -
Immortal, strong, exultant, and conquering!

[Chorus II:]
My song and my word are iniquitous -
Gathering assemblies in days gone by!

[Chorus III:]
My chariot races through saw-toothed hills,
And hurls through every valley and mere!

[Chorus IV:]
Watchtowers collapse before the lift of the twilight,
I am swift in battle-
My voice is heard!

Frost, fire, and wind are pelting all the columns...
There is no dilution for them to fight again!
Only three chariots are seen on the charred plains -
Through all the throngs and clusters, lambs and stallions!

"If you should speak to me now,
Then I will chamber Tara's pinnacle.
Why my father? Another damning scuffle?
I (still) admire the sound of echoing horns!"

[Chorus V - Cairn Warrior and Art Aenfer's War Exclamation (High King of
Frenzied vultures gnawed the necks of dead men,
As the sturdy, gilded columns had seethed!

[Chorus VI:]
Enemies' blood spurted like volley sprigs-
The blustery fight was planned, then fought!

[Chorus VII:]
Their vapid minds were troubled and sides were pierced-
And warlike deeds had been fulfilled!

[Chorus VIII:]
We saluted chieftains on the regal Tara -
We hailed the tyrants that governed our waters!

There shall be no lack of dignity,
For those who oppose them.

[Repeat Terminus]


3. A Shield With an Iron Face

Mong n:]
A Cairn warrior dressed in his harness feeling fury and frenzy.
His silky top had blood stained gauze stretched across his pecks.
His tartan had lines of symmetry running east and west.
An embellished shield with an iron face was embraced in his left hand.

[Bridge - Eremon (Chieftain of Cairn):]
"I welcome thee, o' victorious, I'm the lift!"
"I welcome thee, o' victorious, I'm the dark!"

[Mong n:]
He rushed to feed the fire,
As honor gained him a home -
He veered beyond the pyres,
The Son of Cairn sat enthroned.
An iron shield gaped toward the sky,
With oak wood and leather backing;
Reprisal lead the way to his mind,
And so it did.

[Cairn Warrior's Question of Vindication:]
"C bhfuilimid ag dul amarach?" ("Where are we marching tomorrow?")

[Chorus - Iold nach:]
A shield with an iron face gapes towards the sky,
The death of a man is never going to die.
A resolute falcon gawks back at the armor -
On the wing, yet on the lifting hour.

[Repeat Bridge - Eremon (Chieftain of Cairn)]

4. Manannán

[Manann n's Notions from Emain Ablhach:]
I am a wave: on the rapt Cythr ul
I am a flood: across the croggy plain
I am a wind: of seven gales
I am a tear: the Sun lets fall

[Chorus I:]
I am
Manann n
Mac Lir
Noble warrior of lycanthropy
I am
High King
To shake thy cloak shall bring outbreak

I am a tide: that drags to engulfment
I am a current: a compass towards Visnech
I am a tempest: the onslaught of outburst
I am a zephyr: theirs is second pain

[Chorus II:]
I am Manann n
Mac Lir
Avatar from sail to sea
Thy horse
Grand Steed
Chariots forever lead

I am an ocean's womb: of all abysms
I am a blaze: for every burning bathym
I am a lure: of the plumbless benthos
I am a breaker: bottomlessness doom

[Chorus III:]
I am
Manann n
Mac Lir
Shape-changer; Lar of deep
Thy sword
"The Answerer..."

Remember me, thou art all wind
And back with gusts thou shalt return

I'm the hawk: above this cliff, behind the waves
I'm the thorn: exude this rose, yet fleece the sky

I'm the hill: where poets walk and Tara lies
I'm the throne: from a tantalizing glimpse

[Repeat 4th & 5th Verse]

[Chorus IV:]
Hear the thunder roll
I am
Manann n,
And fear the sky shall fall [x5]

[Repeat Chorus IV]

5. The Cognate House of Courtly Witches Lies West of County Meath

[Cairn Warrior's Appetency of Invultuation:]
I am the one to seek the courtly witch -
She is the one to find me.
I am the one to yearn the dazzling bitch -
She is the one to bind me.
So I say, the spell has begun!

[Tea (Courtly Witch):]
"The darkness is starting and control is done..."

[Cairn Warrior:]
Stones of power inside this sphere
are stark stones of magick -
I am joining the mystic ring,
with this woman, as we implore.
We do implore.
I am aiding the mystic writ;
I am gifted knowledge from deep wells!

[Chorus - Cairn Warrior's First Myaltic Rite:]
Candle of fire, candle of might,
Create my desires here on this night -
This candles stream is suddenly flaming higher!

Bring to me my heart's desire,
My words of strength are suddenly hung,
So I proudly state this spell has begun!

[Cairn Warrior:]
Stones of power within ire
are strong stones of cabal.
I am joined int he magick round,
with this bitch, as we implore.
We shall explore.
With Paralda by my side,
I am granted sylphs and zephyrs!

[Cairn Warrior's Second Myaltic Rite:]
Show me the rings of your cosmic fire,
Make my pathway carved and clear.
Give me a code that's no will of mine,
To show me your presence is here!

[Repeat Cairn Warrior's Second Myaltic Rite]

[Chorus II - Cairn Warrior's Last Myaltic Rite:]
Courtly witch of the beast -
Courtly bitch of the daring arm,
I am your tyro, yet never alarmed!

A dash of thistle, and in my dreams -
Give me the silver-gilt key,
That will unlock the spell...
Courtly witch, assist me!

6. She Cries the Quiet Lake

[Cairn Warrior in Advocated Manner:]
Stones of power
Stillness of her spawn
Gems of symbols
She cries the quiet lake

Weeping waters
She cries the quiet lake

Dripping ruptures

Enduring: death is mine to keep
Timelessness: unborn in timely shape
Balancing: between stone and sky
Promulgate: lamentations

Continually: she wails and she whines
Nonetheless: linking stone to sky
Leveling: the tarns to the tides
Circulate: limpid-forming tears

[Tea's Diktat:]
"The darkness is starting and control is done:
The cosmic light is fading, as the shadow's won."

[Chorus - Cairn Warrior in Encouraged Mode:]
It's the lake of your liquid, glass heart
It's bringing your writ; it's bringing you tears
It's filling your thirst and never with fears
It's the tears of my liquid, glass heart

[Repeat Chorus - Cairn Warrior in Encouraged Mode]

7. Yrp Lluyddawe

Though this track is never sung or spoken, in the cd
booklet they have something wrote down for it, so here it is.

"With warriors like these, he won victories wherever he went...the heroes of a legend never really die, and a hundred years was neither here nor there for the Celts. Their champions remained unfettered by logic and could even be reborn through the transmigration of souls."
---Jean Markale---

8. From Ancient Times (Starless Skies Burn to Ash)

Blazing to their pikes
Turning to dust
Gusting with the wind
They (still) dream of an older delusion

Reigning, raining
Dampening the empire
Their excursion burns with the ashes

Calm lakes mirrored
Glistening everywhere
They rove through the waters and fires

Silent seas paused
Enlightening low light
Their visions for imperishability

The weakened flesh
Expecting downfall
Their ashes spread through lightless, starless skies

The Eminence
Not expecting wind
They (now) think of a newer illusion

PRAISE - The ancient times
AS EARTH - Equates their end
COMMAND - The ancient times
LIKE TARA - Shall never pretend
DIES - Irae, dies illa
QUIDQUID - Latet adparebit
NIL - Inultum remanebit
DEPOSE - Towards ancient times

[Repeat Chorus]

[Repeat All Verses In Reversed Order Excluding The First & Last]

9. Four Crossed Wands (Spell 181)

Chorus I:]
I'm the Knight of Wands-
Yodh is in the name
I'm swift and violent:
The fiery part of Fire-
I'm a lightning flash
Between the symbol,
And the natal force.

[Chorus II:]
She's the Queen of Wands-
H is in the name
She's fermenting, yet
The watery part of Fire-
She's quick to receive
Between the surface,
And the process of (pro) creation.

Kan! King!
51st Hexagram
A warrior in complete armor
With wand in the left hand and torch in the right. (181)

Su ! Queen!
17th Hexagram
Her crown is topped with a winged sphere,
And rayed with flames. (181)

[Chorus III:]
He's the Prince of Wands-
Vau is in the name
He's manifesting, but
The airy part of Fire-
He's the "Dying God!"
Between the virtue,
And the Leader of his caste.

Y King! Y King!
42nd Hexagram
A shrouded warrior in full-scale armour-
On his chest, he bears the sigil "TO MEGA QHRION."

[Chorus IA:]

+ Queen! + Queen!
27th Hexagram
Her crown is surged with a disque of the Sun
And once again, rayed with fire.

[Repeat Chorus IA]

"They observe no regular rule in the ordering of their hearts."

[Repeat Chorus IA]

[Chorus IV:]
She's the Princess of Wands-
H is in the name
She's crystallizing, yet
The earthy part of Fire-
She's absorbing
Between the Silence,
And the 10th of May.

10. Vorago (Spell 182)

I am not limited to this Underworld.
I am settled in this Barrenness.
I am kept in this Emptiness.
I am not restricted to this Underworld. (182)

I travel Earth in the train of You.
I offer Earth to reach the field of You.
I walk Earth to see the mark of You.
I proffer Earth to feel the lure of You. (182) (FOREKNOWLEDGE)

Hail to you, prime mover of the Deep.
Sun of the heart: possessor of Voids.
The awe of whom created This.
The thirst of this revered Abyss. (182) (ADAEOT)


I have made, for myself, a space within Time.
I mutely descend to the cavity of my Cell.
I am the furtive seeker ensnared Underneath.

[Chorus II:]
My gray wand is your Bout.
Your grandeur is my Time.
My sunray si your Beam.
Your splendor is my Turn.
My circlet is your Crown.
Your allure is my Shape.
My pattern is your Kind.
Your extent is my Scope.

My seat is your Center.
Your merit is my Dint.
My throne is your Rule.
Your misdeed is my Sin.
My void is your Stone.
Your retort is my Key.
My stone is Yourself.
Your result is my Fate.

VORAGO! [x4]

[Repeat Chorus]

[Pre-Chorus II:]

[Repeat Chorus II]

"O' you abyssic essence who is before me and who follows after my heart,
usher me in at your usherings,
for you are the one who guides me,
who escorts my anima under the Earth,
as I am a soul who is stark in Vorago."

11. Born (Of the Waves)

Though this track is never sung or spoken, in the cd
booklet they have something wrote down for it, so here it is.

"Son of Lir and chief of the Tuatha de Danan; this name comes from the ancient Celtic word "bronnos," which is defined as a "crow" or "raven." It was quite instinctive that the Welsh should have changed the name Bron, whom Irish legend had given them as the brother of Manannán, into Bran, that they might canonize him."
(Manannán mac Lir, Études Celtiques, VI, p.253)
---Proscriptor McGovern---

12. Stone of Destiny (...For Magh Slécht and Ard Righ)

We are three high kings in honor.
We are the midst of Dagda's spell -
We are three armored forces, and
We are the gold-torqued leaders.
Three wild horsemen:
Three fearless in combat -
Three gold-crowned conjurers of clash, yet
Three clannish chiefs from the Kingdom of Midhe...

The leading, foremost tyrant -
The subsequent tormentor, and
The past intimidator of Cythr ul
Are impending.
"Has there ever been a better idol than Dagda?
Will there ever be a better icon than myself?"

"In the yes of myself, I fervently speak."
The trio goes out at dawn.
Fiercely, we plan to fight our assailants:
Three of us versus three thousand: complete.

"In the eyes of myself, I adroitly scream!"


INVINCIBLE: we are to their spears!
INTREPIDLY: we occupy our posts!
INVISIBLE: they are to their hands!
INSOLENTLY: they amuse their own pride!

"With the sway of myself, weather means disaster.
I affirm each day for the men of the brave."

[Repeat Verse]

As our swords of steel, their mead, and courage are fused.
Is it not the throne for our Master of the Gulch?
On its trim are rings of pearls, polished.
One seat remains near the jaded citadel.

[First Supposition - Narration:]
"The plains of adoration do lie somewhere below Tara, way below Tara, as a
matter of fact.
Sometimes give as Moyslaught and as always, Crom Cruach is welcomed."

"With the sway of myself, weather means disaster.
I affirm each day for the men of the brave."

[Final Supposition - Narration:]
"The notorious Klan stands by the ramparts at Tara where all enemies are
Being bound by a geis, the three have no choice but to stand against the
feeble units.
Enveloping in an opaque mist, they suddenly find themselves in a magical
place where they are
received by the deity Manann n and a courtly witch. Finally, they begin to
walk up the steep
grassland of Tara, with wand and sword, which enables them to distinguish
the truth from the lies."

It is the chair for our Master of the Tor.
It is embellished with bullion: marked.
It remains on top of the lofty mound.
It streams gray and silver lining.
It will be an accolade given to us.
That is, by the third of the last king.

13. Tara (Recapitulation)

Though this track is never sung or spoken, in the cd
booklet they have something wrote down for it, so here it is.

The Cythrául Klan's Inherited Perception in Decisive Tense;
We are not the ones who will sing without any hesitation.
Of our crusade, altough we are almighty;
We will sing of a battle from the hill,
Paying homage to the first two leaders: Dagda and Manannán.
We are guardians of the swiftest gales-
Masters of many lands and seas are in attendance.
The waters are like unexpected tears that fall from the sky-
That is, to the depths of the supreme Cythrául.
On the heights of Tara, in County Meath,
We are now signs of intention,
We are vipers in quiet lakes,
We are merciful pillars, yet
We are significance of a legend-
We are masters of the Hall.


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