Paradise Lost: Tragic Idol [2012]

Released 23 April 2012
Recorded at The Chapel studios in Lincolnshire, England[1]
Genre Doom metal[2], gothic metal[2]
Length 46:05
Label Century Media
Producer Jens Bogren

Tragic Idol is the 13th studio album by Paradise Lost. The album was released on 23 April 2012 in Europe and 24 April 2012 in North America via Century Media Records.[6] In support of the album, Paradise Lost will go on a UK concert tour with Insomnium.[7] Formats the album will be released through are: Standard CD; Limited Edition 2-CD Box; 12″ Vinyl; and a fan box, which includes a poster, slipmat, and army cap.[citation needed]

Commented guitarist Gregor Mackintosh: “The [new CD was] again produced by Jens Bogren and is influenced by classic doom metal and classic metal. I would say it is more melodic than the last record whilst retaining the heaviness. There are lots of guitar solos and melodies.”

Track listing

All songs written by Nick Holmes and Gregor Mackintosh.

No. Title Length
1. “Solitary One” 4:08
2. “Crucify” 4:08
3. “Fear of Impending Hell” 5:25
4. “Honesty in Death” 4:08
5. “Theories from Another World” 5:02
6. “In This We Dwell” 3:55
7. “To the Darkness” 5:09
8. “Tragic Idol” 4:35
9. “Worth Fighting For” 4:12
10. “The Glorious End” 5:23
Limited edition bonus CD
No. Title Length
11. “Ending Through Changes” 4:09
12. “Never Take Me Alive” (Spear of Destiny cover) 4:48

Lyrics

1. Solitary One

Love fails to die
Remain survive
It feeds off life
Weary frustration it’s not enough
I’m pleading with the Solitary one
In this temptation we’re without blood
I’m weakened by a solitary one
Redemption lies
In blood-filled eyes
Weary frustration it’s not enough
I’m pleading with the Solitary one
In this damnation we’re without blood
I’m weakened by a solitary one

2. Crucify

Honesty repentence ’til the grave
Will our prayer obsessed
Intentions not sustained

Am I dreaming?
A sinner soon to die
Am I dreaming?
The sentence you decide
Crucify

Dying flame
Sweetness in such grace
Without a caring glance
The regret not to change

Am I dreaming?
Transcending you deny
Am I dreaming?
The sentence you decide
Crucify

Crucify

Am I dreaming?
A sinner soon to die
Am I dreaming?
The sentence you decide
Crucify
Crucify
For eternity you’re my sentence
Crucify

3. Fear Of Impending Hell

Lies divided me I wonder
Cries enlighten me I wonder
Light has guided me I’m stronger
To escape to where dearly intended dwell
Never seen the light, I don’t know where to escape
From that fear of impending hell
Now I’ve seen the light, my soul laid bare
To forsake that fear of impending hell
Life denying needs my hunger
Paralysing dreams I wander
Life has binded me I’m stronger
To escape from the tears of a last farewell
The party’s over you never could believe
Now it’s over you never would believe

4. Honesty In Death

In amidst the madness
That only tears into myself
The mist of sadness
It turns into my hell

Burns into the frail
All this speak of death

My honesty in death
Modesty until the end
Honesty in death

In amidst the anguish
My only prayers are to myself
Resistance crashes
As clemency compels

Turning not to face
Only speak of death

My honesty in death
Honesty adorns the end
Modesty’s intent

My honesty in death
Modesty until the end
Honesty in death

My honesty in death
Honesty adorns the end
Modesty’s intent

5. Theories From Another World

Erased by the words, consuming desolate
In death in remorse, in this we celebrate
Theories from another world, from another failure
We don’t adhere to fascination
Weary, fall on mother earth, call your other saviour
We don’t adhere to fascination
Drained by the voice in which we tolerate
Rejection restores resistance provocates
Theories from another world, from another failure
We don’t adhere to fascination
Weary, fall on mother earth, call your other saviour
We don’t adhere to fascination

6. In This We Dwell

We adapt to pain
In the hour we’ll fight until the grave
As darkness sets on dead cells
Crawling rise, to which they fell
The dead sing out for my soul
Before they hide in their own hell
In this we dwell
We are trapped in blame, in a tower of spite
Until the darkness strikes the death knell
Paralysed bewitch the spell
The dead sing out for my soul
A torment thrives this dismal shell
In This We Dwell

7. To The Darkness

So determined to enslave
A pain we long disdained
Seem determined to embrace
We are all the same
So conceal the night & day
Afraid of what’s portrayed
Breathing deprivations wake
We’re all inane
Until the dawn lifts
Only stare into the darkness
The days will blur
The darkest days, days will seem so clear
Announce your turn
Today we turn to the deceased
So determined to explain
Those tortured steps invade
Your sole integrity betrayed
We’re all the same
Until the dawn lifts
Only stare into the Darkness

8. Tragic Idol

Ground below, just save me from it all
Ground below, embrace me
Dark the soul that saves me, you save from
With all your faith, the more we take away
In a daydream all along such fragile words
A daydream all along fragile worth
It escapes me, all alone my tainted soul
It escapes me, all control, Tragic Idol
Dark the soul, such frailty and self control
The more we take, the more you fade away
In a daydream all along such fragile words
In a daydream all along, fragile worth
It escapes me all alone my tainted soul
It escapes me, all control, Tragic Idol
Long ago you saved me from it all
Your darkened soul embraced me
Gave me such resolve

9. Worth Fighting For

It’s worth fighting for
Failing now I wonder, turn the other way
Fading down to under
Don’t let me dream at all, don’t let me sleep
Don’t let me dream at all, there’s something that’s a part of me
Must never be revealed, a rushing that just starts in me
It’s never to be seen
It’s worth fighting for
Fading down to under, turn the other way
Afraid and down I wander, damned & disobeyed
There’s something that just starts in me,
It never can redeem
There’s something that’s regarding me, you never would believe

10. The Glorious End

Faithless unrest, only the end we can see
Fading distress all innocence we conceive
Faithless martyrs now at the end we only pretend we can see
Fading darker now at the end the death you intended will be
Haze at sunset
On this surrendered frontier
Frayed and unblessed
Only a yearning through tears
Fading numbers knowing the chance throws light on this endless ordeal
Taking from us now at the end
A depth of repentance revealed
Faithless father now at the end pretend I can see
For a glory ascends, surrounds us
For a glory ascends, devours us
For the glorious end
Predatory intent devours us
Pretend I can see

11. Ending Through Changes

[Bonus Track]

It’s the same again. The truth is not too plain
No matter where you start
It’s the same again. Refusal not to blame
For anything you are
An insane attempt a dire loser’s discontent
Like arrows in the dark
Ending through changes everything changes
In the shade again, a truce too much to take
Endeavour night & day
It’s the same again, a truth’s too much to take.
Innocent, no matter what they say
All the blame again the truth is not too plain
What matters falls apart impart
Ending through changes, everything changes
In the shade again, a truce too much to take
Endeavour night & day
So ashamed again, until my dying day

12. Never Take Me Alive

[Bonus Track]
[originally by Spear Of Destiny]

I’m leaving on the five train
Don’t ask me when I’m coming back again
I reckon it’s only a matter of time
Before the law kick in the door
Mother I’m running out of change,
But I had to phone to let you know

They’ll never take me alive
They’ll never take me alive

Mother I killed someone
It wasn’t that I hated him
You see, he was trying to stop me
But he found out
I’d go the whole way

They’ll never take me alive
They’ll never take me

I can’t tell you how I feel
Maybe you don’t wanna know
Maybe, maybe
But anyway: I love you so

They’ll never take me alive
They’ll never take me

They’ll never take me alive

13. The Last Fallen Saviour

[Bonus Track]

Perceived as something you cannot wish
A dream that someday you can exist
Fortune in tears forever taken in vain
For the last fallen saviour
For the ones that betray us
The grief is something you can’t restrict
Belief that someday you can resist
Fortune in tears forever taken in vain
Scream but your voice is unheard as you descend
Forever taking the pain
Forever’s taken away

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