Obsidian

Paradise Lost’s sixteenth studio album, released in May 2020.
Limited editions feature the bonus tracks ‘Hear The Night’ and ‘Defiler’.

Obsidian cover artwork
1. Darker Thoughts 5:46 Lyrics
2. Fall From Grace 5:42 Lyrics
3. Ghosts 4:35 Lyrics
4. The Devil Embraced 6:08 Lyrics
5. Forsaken 4:30 Lyrics
6. Serenity 4:46 Lyrics
7. Ending Days 4:36 Lyrics
8. Hope Dies Young 4:02 Lyrics
9. Ravenghast 5:30 Lyrics
10. Hear The Night 5:34 Lyrics
11. Defiler 4:45 Lyrics

Darker Thoughts

Drifting through loss
we escape from the cost of the pain

The healing through years
so obscured by the tears and the strain

But this one-way street you’re on
You’ll never be fulfilled
And this one-way street you’re on
Is gonna get you killed

Healing.The lost,so delusional hollow and vague
ascending through fear as emotionless dreams of the grave

but this one-way street you’re on
You’ll never be fulfilled
And this one-way street you’re on
Is gonna get you killed

Onto a higher ground, a youthful lie, no warning, death
Hiding is truth in all us
Another fired down, do or die it’s just despair
Hiding the truth in all us

God asks not to kill, God asks not to kill
God asks not.
Godless sworn to kill, Godless sworn to kill
God asks not.

With inner peace gone, you pray
All those darker thoughts are coming back to stay
With inner peace gone you’ve paid
All those darker thoughts are coming back to stay

Godless sworn to kill
Annihilation
Godless sworn to kill
Annihilation

God asks not to kill, God asks not to kill
God asks not.
Godless born to kill, Godless born to kill
God asks not.

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Fall From Grace

No celebration for the damned
one last defiance on command
receiving malice for mistakes
rejoice as adversaries fall

As we fall from grace
And we touch deaths hand too soon
As we fall from grace, like you.

Would the eyes of another god, decide to end your life?

The defamation of the damned
this poison chalice you withstand
receive,decry and slowly fail
neglected, self inflicted loss

As we fall from grace
And we touch deaths hand too soon
As we fall from grace, like you.

Through the eyes of another God,decide to end your life?

We’re all alone.

There’s something inside me, there’s something unknown
A suffering sublime speaks, words I don’t know

There’s something inside me, there’s something unknown
a suffering that finds me, the eyes don’t show

We’re all alone

As we fall from grace
And we touch deaths hand too soon
As we fall from grace, like you.

Could the eyes of another God, decide to end your life?

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Ghosts

Life endures, it serenades
Obliteration through wars
Unholy fire seduces
The undead lust withstands

For the fire burns, deep within mistrust
For the ghosts, the ones to break me for Jesus Christ

Life is charged , prepared in rage
Fooled generations no more
Unholy fire reduces
The undead lust demands

For the fire burns, deep within mistrust
For the ghosts, the ones to break me for Jesus Christ

Could you feel the same? Would you feel the pain?

For a fire burns deep within mistrust
For the ghosts, the ones to break me for Jesus Christ

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The Devil Embraced

I’m tired of dreams, I’m tired of almost everything
Dreams deceive and living never lasts.

Too tired to sleep, denial of grief awakes my sins
Too weak to breathe, from living in deaths hands

Underneath.A shadow falling
Unbelieving prayers for all who die

Foolish trust, in reverent pain
Foolish trust, the Devil embraced

I’m trying to give, forgiving is meaning for myself
To see is believe, just remnants of my past

Underneath.A shadow falling
Unbelieving prayer for all who die

Foolish trust, in reverent pain
Foolish trust, the Devil embraced

There’s nothing more to lose, The pain is over
There’s nothing more to lose, now it’s over

To enslave, extinction of self-worth

Chains of rust in this kingdom for the dead
Burn to dust for this wisdom we all dread

Underneath.A shadow falling
Unbelieving prayer for all who die

Foolish trust, in reverent pain
Foolish trust, the Devil embraced

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Forsaken

What we don’t know will set us free.
Until tomorrow.
What we don’t show the enemy
Breaks them all to follow

What we don’t show, can never be,
Until tomorrow.
What we don’t see, the agony
Await the call of sorrow

Reverence.You’re taking
We’re all forsaken
Reverence, mistaken
We’re all forsaken

What we don’t show, affinity
Until tomorrow.
Cannot breathe, cannot flee
Break them all to follow

Reverence, You’re taking
We’re all forsaken
Reverence, mistaken
We’re all forsaken

What we don’t know will set us free,
Until tomorrow.
The purest deep. An empty sea
Break them all to follow

Reverence.You’re taking
We’re all forsaken
Reverence, mistaken
We’re all forsaken

Reverence, mistaken
we’re all just faking.

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Serenity

Till the last kingdom falls
To a shelter repressed, by a long loneliness
Finding answers we scorned
In a vile yonder grave, with a scowl, we’ll remain in blood

For the hour of unrest, reeking this world of contempt

To the landscapes were drawn
A serenity dawns again
Till the last kingdom falls
And the circle will close again

Till the last kingdom falls
With inspiring intent and an iron contempt
All our chances withdrawn
Such a valiant refrain, in amongst this campaign for blood

In the hours of distress, grieving, the words of regret

Till the last kingdom falls
To a shelter repressed, by a long loneliness
Finding answers we scorned
In a vile yonder grave, with a scowl, we’ll remain in blood

For the hour of unrest, reeking this world of contempt

To the landscapes were drawn
A serenity dawns again
Till the last kingdom falls
And the circle will close again

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Ending Days

Searching, from so far away
I’ll be back to stay

Searching, from so far away
All these endless days

Maladjusted, I suffer.

Yearning, from so far away
dreams are left decayed
Ill adjusted I suffer
Readjusting discovered

Ending life
The days of unending strife
So sacred as years go by
We don’t care till it’s time to die
On those ending days we’ll harmonise

Searching, from so far away
I’ll be back to stay

Ending life
The days of unending strife
So sacred as years go by
We don’t care till it’s time to die
On those ending days we’ll harmonise

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Hope Dies Young

How could you know?
As pure as driven snow

Through a winter of descent
The splintered argument
Such a withering lament

Hopes will die young
Hopes will die young now

Obscure the light of day
Assured the life that yearns inside
Reaching out in vain
Reaching out betrayed

How would you know?
The purest visions grow

Through the system of intent
A weakened argument
Is your eternal punishment

Hopes will die young
Hopes will die young now

Obscure the light of day
Assured the light that burns inside
Reaching out in vain
Reaching out some way

How could you know?
As pure as driven snow
How could you know?

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Ravenghast

The riches gone
A darker crown
The liar found , mistakenly unbound

Your eternal kingdom dead

Always lose, devour
Thy kingdom come
Always lose, devour
Thy kingdom come

The wretched one
It’s tortured frown
The dying sound,audaciously profound

Your infernal kingdom wept

Always lose, devour
Thy kingdom come
Always lose, devour
Thy kingdom come

Fortune turns to die
Returns to die

Way beyond trepidation
Preaching laws of a condemnation
Reaching out for who serves up high
With the heartless, you must try.
Inner darkness, you must try
In the darkness- you will die

Begone the hours of distress
Behold a life of regret
Begone, behold as strife increases

Begone, unfold the towering resent
Begone, disposed and dreams are gone

Fortune turns to die
Returns to die

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Hear The Night

Waiting is the fool
All desire consumed
All we symbolise
We gaze at walls that burn eternal

Ending hours entombed
Pleading madness rules
As we sympathise
Ablaze the walls that burn infernal

Look in the darkness to take a place
Obscured in madness, awake the grey

See the night, desire the fear
you need it now
Hear the night ,desire the fear
you need it now.
A call from the grave
See the night, desire the fear
you need it now
A call from the grave
Hear the night ,desire the fear
you need it now
A call from the grave

Bleeding hearts demanding our blood
Agonise beyond the shroud
Vapid eyes demanding ourgods
Destroyed to the ground

Waiting is the fool
All desire consumed
All we symbolise
We gaze at walls that burn eternal

Look for the darkness to take a place
Obscured in darkness, awake the grey

See the night, desire the fear
you need it now
Hear the night ,desire the fear
you need it now.
A call from the grave
See the night, desire the fear
you need it now
A call from the grave
Hear the night ,desire the fear
you need it now
A call from the grave

Defiler

Rise and fall beyond the law, beyond the danger
To rise above, command in blood

Rise and fall beyond the cause, beyond endangered
A call above, damned by war, damned by failure

The unstoppable threat bound to evolve
The unstoppable threat lost all control

Like a child in arms we dwell
You can turn the tide of dreams we’ve held
Like a child in arms we dwell
Who controls the mind that drifts to hell?

Rise and fall beyond the law beyond the danger
A call above, command in blood

Rise at dawn, beyond the law, beyond all hatred
A call above, damned by war, damned by nature

Like a child in arms we dwell
You can turn the tide of dreams we’ve held
Like a child in arms we dwell
Who controls the mind that drifts to hell?

Foolish tyrant compelled
Foolish tyrant repels

Like a child in arms we dwell
You can turn the tide of dreams we’ve held
Like a child in arms we dwell
Who controls the mind that drifts to hell?

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