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Desert Songs III​-​IV​-​V

from Desert Songs E​.​P. by Ahráyeph



I'm very proud of this song. Or songs, whichever way you want to regard them. To me, it's one complete song, which meanders through various atmospheres and emotions, different parts of day and night, but always wandering through the desert, be it with purpose or aimlessly.

I recommend listening to this track in near darkness and with your headphones on, because it's quite the trip! It calls for total immersion and shutting out the world outside. Tune in, turn on, and see where it takes you, and if you want to come back from where you've ended up. I know I like it here...



As the Lights go Down
In your Eyes, way Down

Blackened Holes and Hollow Heat
The Beating Sun shines on Defeat
Swallowed by the Sand
The Hand

This Barren Wasteland

Grains tear through Flesh
Bleeding every Step
And still remain Obsessed

Crawl on and on
Crawl on and on
Under the Desert Sun

I, Bastard Son!

I, Bastard Son!


And I wait
And still
So Still

And I wait
Sunset fades
And I fade

I wait

And I crave
And still
Madness raves

And I crave
I thirst
For the Grave

In Grace

For the Grave

I crave

And I see
See me
Staring back
At me

And I see
A Stare
So Cold
So Old

Prelude to Blue
And Yellow Death too
Sweltering Dunes
Of Madness and Moons

Clarity's Haze
By The Senseless, erased
And getting there late
They're sealing my Fate

Space fills with Silence
And Silence is Empty
And deafens
The Dying Heart

Deadens my Senses
To Outer Dimensions
And leadens my footsteps
I'm dragging through Quicksand

Soul turned to Stone
Abandoned, forlorn
Scarred, Torn
Ripped by Scorn

Dressed Down with Lies
By Power-Mad Eyes
Pretending Pretenses...

Berating the Shallow
Frighteningly Fallow
Down to their Marrow
Leaving me harrowed

Straight through my Sorrow
I see no Tomorrow
Leaving me Hollow
Leaving me Hollow

But some day, some day we'll see
The Summerland (repeat several times)


Oh will we see

These shores again

To walk again

Through the Meadowlands

And lie again

'Neath Shadow's Hands

Free at last

Unburdened by the Past

Or Fates yet uncast

The Promised Land...


Mild Oasis, Golden Hell
Keeper of the Poison Well
Toxic Keep in which I Dwell

Tempting Life and Pleasure
In Unequal Measure
Frivolity and Careless

Treasured Love, Silent Scream
Sacrificial Fever Dream
Falls apart - at the Seams

While the Caravan of Dead
Robbed with Unabated Breath
Elders' Wisdom, bereft
Left Unsaid

Left Unsaid!

Retire to your Dreams
And the Lives they bequeath
Clarity Unsheathed

Thrive on this Outside
Live on its Insights
Never hide

Comes the Mourning Dawn
The Abyss looms, a Life forlorn
All Hope gone

All Hope GONE!



from Desert Songs E​.​P., released March 15, 2016


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Ahráyeph Leuven

Prog, Goth, Rock, something music-y. Definitely dark. Dark is good. If you like dark music with the odd odd time signatures thrown in with the melancholy, this is your place to be.

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