Savage Garden (EP)

by Mortanius

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released April 26, 2015

Recorded with Dungeon Audio



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Track Name: Savage Garden

I leave the dawn behind me,

Beyond the dusk I find my way.

The path that lies before me now,

I bid farewell to old ways.

The law of god’s creation,

A decree which no longer holds

This being that is not a man,

And yet is not a beast.

Pre chorus

Blood flows cold through my veins

Are those eyes mine, have they changed?

Verse 2

Vitality within you,

A crimson force so enticing.

The only way to satiate

The hunger of a fiend.

Pre chorus 2

Look into my eyes and

Fall to my charm, you’re all mine.

In this embrace we are

One at last in your final death knell.


Born into the chaos of a world built on disorder,

When a life so fragile wanes, is each breath taken in vain?

We must all find our place, in this cruel savage garden.

Beauty exists within fleeting moments between kindred

Get my pleasure from your pain, and to me you do the same.

Savage beings we be, in this garden we play in.


The tides, they're flowing past me. Adrift within the sea of time. This gift that binds me to the

dark, my human life is no more.

Verse 2

Mortality’s restrictions,

I left their shackles far behind.

Though my doubts may never fade,

My nature guides my way.

Pre chorus 2



Please, don’t leave me be.

The wear of years takes its toll, you

Must face it with me.

Against the citadel of time.

Bridge 2

I assert my will

To preserve my sense of self.

I'll defy your rules.

I’ll poke the sleeping dragon.


Chorus 2

By the moon my life illuminated,

From the shadow I watch as the world passes by,

A relic of times long gone, an old world evil.

I continue to prey upon these humans I love so.

Though unnatural, my existence continues.

With this dark gift I have wandered the years.

But I know just beyond lies the abyss I glimpsed

From our conversation when nothing else at all mattered.


A dark angel flourishes in this savage garden. Amen.
Track Name: Ashen Arms and Open Wings
Verse 1

The horizon split in twain, over blackened seas

Crimson rays pierce an endless roof, smoke and fog entwined.

Unveiling, broken, and burned,

Lands of shattered bone.

Tomb and stone, broken.


And from the shore,

A sight of seas and skies,

Ascending, falling, bend to meet


And from the depths,

As black as any night, an

Inmost rising force to cleave the welkin


Clouds unfurl and light­less beam,

A thousand, million angels scream.

Faces twist and turn in agony, as they look to the sea.

Ashen arms and wings unfold,

Reaching up, start to take hold.

Cherubs crushed and thrown into the sea, groping hands stop their plea

Chorus end

And lined along the shore, they twirl and dance,

The children, laughing, playing.

Flesh fading, blown away, taken by wind,

Porcelain faces shattered.

Verse 2

Hills that bend and mountains fall, turned within themselves.

Earth Covers Earth in endless waves, corpse upturned in time.

Remains smashed upon the shore, up from depths return,

Outstretched arms, wings wide


Ave verum corpus

Stop start part

Miserere nobis, Miserere nobis

Dona nobis pacem, Dona nobis pacem

Miserere nobis, Miserere nobis

Dona nobis pacem, Dona nobis pacem domine!

Slow part

Those, long forgotten now,

Leave behind, their tombs, and bones, and stones,

Beckoned to, blackened depths

Of yonder, oceans.


Chorus x2

Chorus end
Track Name: My Requiem

Not a soul among these ruins,

Chapel walls of stone like cracked upon the hallowed ground.

Deep within a wood desolate,

The church bells toll.


Long the road I have tread the years of my life,

Of mist and moonlight,

The grave and the immortal hunger,

I’m damned on this earth,

I have wandered in solitude,

Lifetimes slipping away.

Now at the end of all I’ve found from a time,

The spring of my life,

A vision of grandeur once sacred, divine,

Alas fallen, a victim derelict of time.

Weary I lay my head.


Now, time has come, (time for the end)

For a preternatural life’s end.

(on this day) Here, on this day of warth a wandering damned finds it’s final tomb.

All washed away, (all lost in time)

As the rain weathers the stone, years and

(centuries) centuries forgotten, lost forever.

As it was, it shall be.

Fast verse

The silence is broken, distant the sound, a call in the night.

An ominous drone, increasing in strength, from earthly maw.

The rolling thunder, the trumpet now sounds, a force drawing near.

It’s the voices of hell’s dead.

Fast Bridge

Rising from their graves, the rumbling earth is split.

Forsaking their tombs the dead have finally come to take me.

The churchyard bells herald their coming, triggered by infernal winds,

As sanguine rain is swept across the land, skies fall.

Fast verse 2

The low hanging clouds, now blackened and burnt, they part like the seas.

Descending on high, wicked cavalcade, reaping time has come.

Demonic ensemble draped in shadow cast the world in gloom.

Countless souls claimed in gripping hands.

Fast bridge 2

Centuries spent alone, a life anonymous.

As this hellbound soul is claimed, those lifetimes rendered wasted.

For in time as moments pass into a memory, then are lost,

All things shall be as if they never were:

My requiem.

Opening (alt)

The last bell tolls.

Chorus x2
Track Name: For The Longest Time (Billy Joel Cover)
Woah, oh, oh
For the longest time
Woah, oh, oh
For the longest
If you said goodbye to me tonight
There would still be music left to write
What else could I do
I'm so inspired by you
That hasn't happened for the longest time

Once I thought my innocence was gone
Now I know that happiness goes on
That's where you found me
When you put your arms around me
I haven't been there for the longest time

Woah, oh, oh
For the longest time
Woah, oh, oh
For the longest
I'm that voice you're hearing in the hall
And the greatest miracle of all
Is how I need you
And how you needed me too
That hasn't happened for the longest time

Maybe this won't last very long
But you feel so right
And I could be wrong
Maybe I've been hoping too hard
But I've gone this far
And it's more than I hoped for

Who knows how much further we'll go on
Maybe I'll be sorry when you're gone
I'll take my chances
I forgot how nice romance is
I haven't been there for the longest time
I had second thoughts at the start
I said to myself
Hold on to your heart
Now I know the woman that you are
You're wonderful so far
And it's more than I hoped for

I don't care what consequence it brings
I have been a fool for lesser things
I want you so bad
I think you ought to know that
I intend to hold you for
The longest time