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The Other Side of Death

by Of Blood and Mercury

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    "The Other Side of Death" is a commissioned piece exclusively written for the Roadburn Redux festival event, April 2021 @ 013 Poppodium / Tilburg. This is a live album recorded during Roadburn Redux

    All music and lyrics by "Of Blood and Mercury"
    Olivier JLW: Guitars, programmation
    Michelle NCN: Vocals, noisebox, tapeloops

    Recording: Ken Kuipers & Erik-Jan Dodd

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The Self cannot be destroyed by the purging that awaits on the other side. The world as we know will end. I am all that is. Everything ends and begins, always in eternity. The hallucinartory nature of reality. I am all that is.
2.
The Moment 05:28
We neither wake nor sleep. Leave a mask that seemed to fit. She, herself and I have become alive, we’ve become alive. I fell and darkness passed over me. It passed over me and now… it’s time. It’s time and there we all go. Hell will be born in this dim place that men call earth. Eyes will rise upwards and none remembers you anymore. I fell and darkness passed over me. It passed over me and now… it’s time. It’s time and there we all go.
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Crowned on ocean's waves. Skin falls into the soul. Death waits inside our bones I've seen life and after, that selfish burden. Death wakes inside our bones. In the thin air gently breaths the last voice. The river always flows. We wait for the last turn. In the thin air, gently preaches a last word, of solace and comfort. It sinks into the core of you. No place to go up. With a nervous scare of being trapped in the gap, of the void.
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Grown old with eternity. Made you of us and you of me. Passing God’s great town and the great grey sea watches. The strange things said by God, come near I leave you to the water’s care. Our paths might seem chaotically winding (but in the end it’s a straight path to death). I leave you to the water’s care, sad song for all my days. I leave you with her quiet shade, in every way. I leave you to eternal stare, sad song for all my days. I leave you to the water’s care. It’s so well played, illusion on a stage. I’d push this belief from me, if only I could somehow. The strange things said by God, come near I leave you to the water’s care. Our paths might seem chaotically winding (but in the end it’s a straight path to death). I leave you to the water’s care, sad song for all my days. I leave you with her quiet shade, in every way. I leave you to eternal stare, sad song for all my days. I leave you to the water’s care.
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Monachopsis 05:05
Let them sink and forget laying down in the heart, with me. At the top of this mess, at last singing Serpent and Cross are best. I and mine are long past human hurt, or hell. There’s so little self, a shadow sighing at the end of the world. And so… They have lied to me. I am not hurt. They have wept for me, I had not known. They have lied to me. I am not hurt. They have wept for me, I had not known. In this shell, my senses died. All ceased and I was not. I am in the place where the demon is, but he is not with me. This who wish to cross from here, cannot. There’s so little self, a shadow sighing at the end of the world. They have lied to me. I am not hurt. They have wept for me, I had not known. They have lied to me. I am not hurt. They have wept for me, I had not known.
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When a man thinks of throwing himself off a cliff, he pictures himself falling. Everyday you will eat from the fertile land of pain. You’ll drown for sure. The lips of a fool consume him. Death comes to us all. We will not be deprived from that right. Just a little while, you’ll be nothing. Lord I am overwhelmed, like an ox to the slaughter, like a deer leaping into a trap. Doctor, heal yourself. Come to me all you who are struggling hard and carry heavy loads. What if even death separates me from you. You’ll die for sure.

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released September 11, 2021

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Of Blood and Mercury Brussels, Belgium

Olivier J.LW: Guitars, keyboards.

Michelle Nocon: Vocals

Jonas Sanders: Drums

David Alexandre Parquier: Bass

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