A Word to the Wise

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Skyclad are a British heavy metal band with heavy folk influences in their music. They are considered one of the pioneers of folk metal.[2] The etymology behind the term "skyclad" comes from a pagan/wiccan term for ritual nudity, in which rituals are performed with the participants metaphorically clad only by the sky, as a sign of equality. The name alludes both to the bands' religious leanings and to their social beliefs, as set out in the song "Skyclad" on their first album. more »


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1993
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From far outside
Earth's fragile atmosphere
It's clearly apparent that the end is near
The sleeper wakens and removes

His golden casque
Vital signs return to his quiescent craft.
He is truth, a word to the wise
Gods children are so young

They cannot realise
The difference between extinction
And life is now only a matter of time.
In the beginning was the knowledge

He had carried far across
The great unknown
Millennia have passed since he walked
On the savannah where the seeds

Of life were sown.
Yet even deep in slumber he could hear
His children blunder to destruction
The caretaker of creation placed a fail-safe

At the heart of his construction.
Technologies intended
As mans slaves mutated
Now they are his masters

The trust they place in progress
Only serves to bring
The last days nearer faster.
He is truth, a word to the wise

Gods children are so young
They cannot realise
The difference between extinction
And life is now only a matter of time.

I can see the oceans
Stagnent and overflowing
Filled with man made waste discharged
From my cosmic auditorium

I view this crematorium
That is your world at large
My ears hear the wailing of your children
In a future close at hand

Just as it was before, so it may be again
(If you don't try to understand) 
The seas will rise before your very eyes
Until they swallow up the land

If your polar ice caps melt
The cards are dealt
And you have died by your own hands
I will never help you while you still persist

In acting like you're blameless
I would rather let your species die forgotten
So your folly remains nameless.
He is truth, a word to the wise

Gods children are so young
They cannot realise
The difference between extinction
And life is now only a matter of time.

"When to mischief mortals bend their will
How quick they find the instruments of ill."

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