Stealing From The Dead

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A compilation of all of Sevenchurch's Demo Recordings 1991-1994

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released September 30, 2013

Martin Spear - Leading Voices
Dave Smart - Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Dave Capel - Electric Guitar
Ollie - Electric Bass Guitar & Backing Voices
Grahaeme Bastable - Acoustic Drums (Tracks 1-3, 8)
Doug Stephens - Acoustic Drums (Tracks 4-7)

Music: Dave Smart
Lyrics: Ollie / Martin Spear

Remastered by Rob Lawrence

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Sevenchurch Oxford, UK

When Sevenchurch played live it tended to rain, storms ensued. Maybe it's a good thing they are not currently gigging.
However, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the release of Bleak Insight, Sevenchurch have 2 new releases, Festival Of The Spoons and Stealing From The Dead.
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Track Name: Circus Divine
At the final reckoning
Seven churches, seven holy lights
Eyes of flame, behold his prophecy
The first, the last, all that you see shall pass
Show no fear, the servant of the lamb

Chimera, of the lamps
Chimera, is the man
Chimera, in his hand the seven stars
Chimera, from my Lord
Chimera, is his word
Chimera, by the sword within his mouth

Is this truth or fantasy?
This prophecy that comes before me
Twisting all reality

Blessed Lord am I deceived?
I ask myself can I believe?
Give me faith, arrest my need

As I feel your presence near
Cast aside all mortal fear
Open up my mind and hear

Thy Holy Son, thy sacred Lord
My praise to you, by your accord
This night I will for you record

Do not fear, I am here
Hear these words and observe

I know your works, your toil and patience
I know your fear, your need and hardship
I know your worship, your faith and service
I know your lives, see with your eyes

At the final reckoning
I will judge you for your sins
Each must face eternity
Repent evil, join with me
Circus Divine
Track Name: Twilight Of Evergreen
Rise
I rule in solitude,
monarch of night's pale embracing light
Born from mortal flesh, transformed to ice
Angel that survived the demon's kiss
From his crimson soul received the gift

I transcend mortality, consternation has no reign of me
Beauty now exists in all I see
Satisfied that all I want is mine
Disaffected by the pass of time

Swift, decisive, instinctive, incisive
Silent sophisticate, subversive seducer
Fearless, relentless, ruthless, remorseless
Entwining, enticing, confounding, consuming
Regal replenishment, essence of life

One greed, one passion, one burning desire
A thirst to be quenched, insatiable fire
The supreme attainment, relinquished each night
Euphoric indulgence, existence revived

Emotion, a blazing pool, intensified beyond control
Perceiving effect anew, tainted with this deathless hue
Glory frames each disposition, augments every complex mood
Entrancing its composition, enlightening its over view

As decades passed me by
Time struck such wounding blows
I remained while loved ones died
Now in anguish I'm alone. Alone

Anonymous, concealed, passing like death's shadow
I am but a legend
A myth from some other time
Such is the irony, and paradox
That assures my continuance, forever
In a twilight of evergreen

Swift, decisive, instinctive, incisive
Silent sophisticate, subversive seducer
Fearless, relentless, ruthless, remorseless
Entwining, enticing, confounding, consuming

One greed, one passion, one burning desire
A thirst to be quenched, insatiable fire
The supreme attainment, relinquished each night
Euphoric indulgence, existence revived
Rise
Track Name: Old Truths, Ancient Magick
By ancient laws of witches
Eight sacred nights set apart
When all Earth’s forces combine
Magical rituals will start

Seductive infamy, dark attraction
Forbidden paths, fascination
Beguiling intent begs deception
Decay of innocence commenced

What is the truth behind these lies?
Why are such sacred beliefs despised?
Do the Black arts warrant fear?
Unfounded cautions to adhere

Darkness waits where answers lie
Hand in hand their paths entwined
Among the trees upon a hurst
Seven sisters stand accursed

Come brave the sacred land
Beyond your pale existence
Wait for the midnight hand
inside a ring of crosses

God … Bless … Your … Soul
God bless your soul. God bless your soul. God bless your soul

Doubts in your mind abound, silence the only sound
Darkness has cast a shroud, reach for your own
Choose your eternal path, ring destroyed, just two halves
Torn at its callow heart, caution withdrawn

The silence is broken, old truths are spoken
Unholy awakening
Madness surrounding, the beast cry resounding
Born from the pit
Never turn back, on eyes that are black
Run for your life
Shepherd’s lost sheep, your soul pray to keep
Comfort me still
Track Name: Magnolia Siege
One voice calling you underground
White noise far removed, deafening sound
I don’t love you
Torn apart, cut in two, broken down

Underground, Magnolia
Broken down, you can’t leave
Underground Magnolia under siege

Cold sweat, twisted veins, run through your head
Ice cold, scream in pain, our love is dead
I don’t need you
All day long, permanent rain, it’s raining red

Underground, Magnolia
Broken down, you can’t leave
Underground Magnolia under siege

Hey
You scream and shout, day, night
Turn inside out, day, night

Is this the end? Has something upset you?
I put your head in a bucket, it made you sad
I hear you cry, from the black shadows of disgrace
Your head full of milkmen, they all look so mad, mad

So much confusion, you’re so naive
Stone cold illusion, you can’t deceive
Your morbid silence claws through the air
Fantastic violence, stranger beware

Magnolia, Magnolia, Magnolia

One voice calling you underground
White noise far removed, it’s a deafening sound
I don’t love you
Torn apart, cut in two, broken down

Underground, Magnolia
Broken down, you can’t leave
Underground Magnolia under siege

Magnolia, Magnolia, Magnolia
Track Name: The Rubber Room
I’ve found the chamber I was searching for
No one can enter I can lock the door
I must escape the things you do
I must escape, fall out of view

Into the fountain of oblivion
Slide down the mountain where the days are long
Release the pain, I’ve had enough
Release the pain and rise above
Love, my chosen one, suspended animation

My room of rubber
I’m undercover
There is no other
My room of rubber

Lost in the darkness of the other side
Tuned in and focused I can mend my mind
It takes me higher when things are low
It takes me higher more than you know

Garden of Eden, Summer atmosphere
Into the distance orchids disappear
I’m short of air, I fall asleep
I’m short of air, five thousand feet
Love, my chosen one, suspended animation

My room of rubber
I’m undercover
There is no other
My room of rubber

Here I am dying of consumption
Fade away, hysterical scene
Who cares if there’s nothing tomorrow?
I’m feeling better than I’ve ever been
Here I am dying of consumption
Fade away, hysterical scene
Who cares if there’s nothing tomorrow?
I’m feeling better than I’ve ever been

My room of rubber
I’m undercover
There is no other
My room of rubber
Track Name: Bifocal Mind
Tablecloth cocoon, sunburst or reflection
Time that watch was changed, the hands point into deception
To deception, to deflection
To deception of what you believe
Precious stone cannot be seized
I don’t think you know just how I feel
Just how I feel

Suffocating, grey frame
Old pins, new pain
Bifocal mind game

What is it with you, you make me so confused
Interrogated, mentally abused, cut in neat, bitter
Sweet inside your safety noose
They’re just flesh wounds from misuse
I don’t think you know which hand to chew
Which hand to chew

Suffocating, grey frame
Old pins, new pain
Bifocal mind

What do you believe?
Memory?

What do you think you’re gonna do when everything around you starts to crumble?
What do you think you’re gonna do when everything around you starts to fall?

Minor decorations slip to beat your feathered swim
Hand or bush in fairness your positions growing thin
Stood above the ocean, a foot on either side
I think you’re gonna stumble, if you don’t move with the tide
If you don’t move with the tide
I think you’re gonna stumble, I think you’re gonna fall
If you can’t show commitment, don’t show anything at all.
I don’t think you know whose bluff to call
Whose bluff to call

Suffocating, grey frame
Old pins, new pain
Bifocal mind
Track Name: Green Grass Blindness
Inhale deeply, take a breath, fall into a finer state of consciousness
Recline into yourself and let your mind flow free
Close your eyes, you will find there’s more to see

Reality is fading, there’s no need for masquerading now
I’m here, leave your fear behind you. It will only blind you
Drifting on sensitivity. Oceans wash over me

Listen closely, do you hear? It blurs around the edges, let it disappear
Anything is possible if you believe
Everything’s attainable if you can see

Reality is fading, there’s no need for masquerading now
I’m here, leave your fear behind you. The blindness inside you
Floating and truth comes like a dream
In envelopes, in constant streams

Come with me my only one, come find a solution

Now we must drive out these ghosts
Ghosts that live beneath our table
Ghosts that feed upon our scraps
When they are able

So in a trance we danced our slow dance
Blindly searched for love and romance
Danced around the conference table
Ignored the only choice available
So come with me, take a chance
So come with me one last dance
One chance, one last dance

Helter Skelter, falling free, swept around like autumn leaves
Intertwine, interweave, a coil of smoke caught in the breeze
I’ll take you to a distant sky, where everyone knows how and why
I’ll take you to an understanding, we can make this less demanding
We can make this less demanding, we’ll make it less demanding

Intimate thoughts cut through our confusion
As we become one I search for solution
I see the whole picture, it all becomes clearer
Everything we are is part of the mixture
I see the sunlight shine through the cloud
I see the future devoid of its frown
An orchestra plays on the side of the hill
The grass is much greener when we’re not standing still
The slower the tempo the darker the tune
The deeper the contact the stronger the perfume
In our blackest moments when all else is death
We will rise like the phoenix discarding the blindness
Our green grass blindness
Track Name: Circus Divine (4-piece line-up ft Ollie vocals)
At the final reckoning
Seven Churches, seven holy lights
Eyes of flame, behold his prophecy
The first, the last, all that you see shall pass
Show no fear, the servant of the lamb

Chimera, of the lamps
Chimera, is the man
Chimera, in his hand the seven stars
Chimera, from my Lord
Chimera, is his word
Chimera, by the sword within his mouth

Is this truth or fantasy?
This prophecy that comes before me
Twisting all reality

Blessed Lord am I deceived?
I ask myself can I believe?
Give me faith, arrest my need

As I feel your presence near
Cast aside all mortal fear
Open up my mind and hear

Thy Holy Son, thy sacred Lord
My praise to you, by your accord
This night I will for you record

Do not fear, I am here
Hear these words and observe

I know your works, your toil and patience
I know your fear, your need and hardship
I know your worship, your faith and service
I know your lives, see with your eyes

At the final reckoning
I will judge you for your sins
Each must face eternity
Repent evil, join with me
Circus Divine