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The sun is falling behind
The hills I see through my window
I feel my time here is clearly running out

And as I write these last words
My thoughts are too dark and horrid
As I recall my adventure
I’m reaching out to all mankind

During the war
When my ship
Was held captive
I managed to flee in a boat

No land in sight
Just the sky and the Atlantic
Desperately seeking for a shore

Sleeping from exhaustion in the sea
Dreaming of the seabed underneath

One day I woke up and was sucked into a slimy black mire
It seemed like the seabed had surfaced somehow
A vast marsh of black slime was spreading beneath my feet and
Dead fish were rotting under the blazing sun

I crawled into my stranded boat in fear
I stood still - there was nothing I could hear
The vanished sea had only left behind
The rotten stench of death that filled my mind

The night fell and I felt secure to explore this new land
To seek water and food and the means to escape
Once again but this time not from men but from madness and death
And from things that should not walk this earth

My eyes got used to the moonlight that saved me from falling straight into a Stygian chasm
And across I could see a stone mass that was tall as a building and carved with shapes older than man

There a beast emerged right from the depths
Just like a hellish god

One-eyed serpent face, it bowed it’s head
And made a monstrous roar

Next thing I knew I was lying in bed and
Around me where sailors with a doctor in charge
Their ship had found me adrift in the ocean
And they’d pulled me up
A sorry body dressed in rags

Still I wish all these were just a dream
A grim delusion stillborn in the sea

But when I turned my palms towards my face
I saw dark stains of tar marking my fate


from Embrace the Mythos (EP), track released May 8, 2020
Music and Lyrics by Yiannis Tziallas


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Cyclopean Walls is an international epic/prog metal project under the artistic direction and responsibility of the guitarist Yiannis Tziallas.

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