Sin Eater

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A body lies, the recent dead
Now drink the ale, now eat the bread
I close the door, the family waits
A priest was called, he came too late
A hungry man, a volunteer
I should act swift, the devil nears
All of his sins I must take on
The town it will shun me as one

Now smash the cup, its taint must be ruined
He is the one become the sin-eater

I make the speech, we're all alone
All things confessed, his wrongs atoned
I give easement and rest to thee
Do not return, so I decree
An empty shell with face serene
His essence flies with conscience clean
Playing my part, my solemn role
And for thy peace I've pawned my soul

Now burn the bowl, its taint must be destroyed
I am the one, they call the sin-eater

My throat it burns, my body hot
My mind it swims, my guts they rot
A vision forms before my eyes
Of people killed, of children's cries
Foul murderer, vile paedophile
How many lives did he defile?
But not in Hell his punishment
To Heaven's gate his spirit sent

A beggar man without abode
In tattered rags on lonely road
Another house, another time
I'll take them all, I'll take all crimes
Eternal rest for lapsed devout
They'll thank me once then turn me out
But when I die will I be free
Who will step forth to eat for me?


from Reborn in Darkness, released November 18, 2016
Music: Thorne/Collins
Lyrics: Thorne



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Nightlord, originally active 1989-1993, reformed in 2010 with all 4 members from the original 1989 line-up, and released and re-released 2 CDs through Copro Records. Appearing over the years in London with Sepultura, Onslaught and Gama Bomb, Annihilator, touring with Onslaught and Artillery and M:Pire of Evil. Future appearances at TITANFEST 2016 & headlining Eradication Festival in Wales in 2017. ... more

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