If I told you I could absolve you of sin
That I could set you on the right path again
Would you believe me?
If I heard your confession
Told you to say your hailmarys and you are forgiven
Would you be thankful?
Say I heard you say that you murdered someone today
Do you think I would keep it a secret?
There is so much filth and sin I think it likely you would never tell me
Instead, you would likely continue to ruminate in your sins
Enjoying your pleasures, swearing you are more powerful than God
Assuming you believe in some great deity…
Excuse me now, I must confess to something of my own
I served my God for so long and yet here I am
He cast me in this cess pit of sin
I swore my life to him
Gave up all things fleshly and sin
I repented of all my past wrongs
I was bathed in the spirit of God
I became a priest
Yet this is what he has done to me?
If you hear my confession could you point me in the direction
Of someone more deserving than me?
Why am I here and not in heaven?
An organ begins to play…In its notes there are whispers, perhaps a demon?
Priest, if you would please
You are so full of shit!
You are a liar!
Masquerading as a man of faith
You claim to be wronged by God
Like you have somehow been robbed
I think we both know, why you sit here and not behind those pearly gates
SILENCE! Listen here demon
I will not tolerate your lies,
Your slanderous cries
I am a man of God
I have done no wrong
In which to deserve this fate!
My voice is vicious
I bathe in Sin
I love fear, lies, hate
I laugh when people are dealt a shit fate!
I know and love what I am…
I don’t sit and cry wondering why I’m not in heaven
All the while ignoring my sin
Like young Kara, who you fucked
In the very waters you claim redeemed you to your Heavenly Father!
No! Lies! I never desecrated this most sacred place!
I would never do something so unholy
In a place of power, a place of peace…A pl-
PLACE WHERE YOU ASKED QUITE MANY TO GET DOWN ON THEIR KNEES!
You loved the feel of committing such a deadly sin
The rush you felt to then claim you were a holy man!
Oh what a beautiful farce!
SHUT UP! I’m sick of your lies!
You loved her cries, her screams of ecstasy!
Placed your faith between her knees
Howling as she screamed in pleasure
A bliss beyond measure!
I pray in the lords name please banish this foul demon from
This holy place, rid this man who abuses his power
This waste of faith
I pray for faith
Send him straight to hell!
I need your strength!
Please God end his suffering
Please God end my suffering
Rid the world of this evil!
Rid the world of this evil!
Kill this false prophet where he stands!
Kill this demon where he stands!
In Jesus name I pray (hiss!) AMEN!
In Jesus name I pray AMEN!
Silence…all music stops…is the demon gone?
A new voice, so charismatic and smooth now echoes through the room…
Oh priest…please he heard not your words
How do you expect to be redeemed or show you even deserve this 2nd chance
When you can’t even be honest about what you have done?
I know your sin runs much deeper than this
Despite my overzealous servants hate
He isn’t wrong, you are a flawed man who presently is being given a better fate
A chance you don’t deserve
But don’t worry…I’ll wait…
Soon you will be home
A place quite warm
I assure you there is plenty of room
For sinners like you…
A twisted smile appears on this mans face, His black stained teeth tell the priest everything…
Why God? Why have you forsaken me?
I’m sorry for any wrong I have done but these are lies at best!
The man in black lights a cigarette…
Please! I am on my knees, begging you for reprieve!
A great irony indeed…
God, get rid of this man in black
I banish you back to Hell!
I invoke Christs name!
I expel you from this holy place
IN JESUS HOLY NAME I PRAY!
You can’t invoke power in a holy place when you sin day after day
I think your prayer might have tickled a bit but I’m not quite sure you understand
Just who you are dealing with.
Know this Harlocke, listen well, I have witnessed all I need to see…
It won’t be today
You won’t know the hour
Someday soon, I will come back for you!
When next we meet, your soul will be my meat!
Until then I say goodbye, rest well on your pillow of lies
Listen to the sweet serenade of the clock
Counting down the days till your eternity of pain!
The man in black disappears leaving the priest in silence…
The priest too terrified to speak, listens as those departing words resonate in his mind…
Fear grips him as he knows inside…
The man in black was right…he’d been lying this entire time…
-Sin & Consequence-