Ruins of Mankind

by Burning Circle

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released May 10, 2012

Produced by Burning Circle

Mixed, mastered & additionally recorded by Pik, at Road Studio, Novi Sad, Serbia

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Track Name: Circle Cycling
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Ruins of Mankind
Ruins of Mankind


Wake up! Don't step aside for another rule!
Welcome - to this godforsaken world!
Everything was born to grow,
And rising just to fall.
What happened to billions of people?
No trace of them at all!

People pretended they don't remember
The past decades,
The downfall of honest man,
The corrupted government,
The war crimes, genocide,
‘Blood and soil’, then the air raids,
The fields of corn are now the war zone
For an outdated armament.

We're our worst enemy,
Bailout - save us from the jail,
We trade our gold for whiskey,
And everyone's for sale.
They want you to dream,
And you should never wake,
To prevent you from seeing
The world so wrong and fake!

What happened to honesty,
Wisdom and sobriety?
Nothing seems to be a virtue -
Unless you get paid!
Material and moral crisis,
The crumbling of society,
Like someone cursed all things
That man has ever made!

Stay calm in this world
Of misery and disgrace,
Keep quiet as they
Stamp their trademark on your face,
Pray for a miracle,
Soon you'll meet your fate,
And keep on dreaming
That it's not too late,

No use - all the wealth
And profits that you gained,
And all you've ever earned
Now it's all in vain.
As your flesh and bones
Turn into the clay,
And only ruins -
Ruins will remain!
Track Name: Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits


We seemed like brothers,
But now you're gone,
I've got no dreams left,
There's so much left unsaid
I feel deceived, I feel betrayed
You left me alone, to fight against myself,

I hear your endless screams,
In my restless dreams,

Why am I still struggling?
I keep fooling myself that without you
It is still worth trying.
Time can easily erase me,
I've got no spirit left to see,
That today another one is dying.

I hear your whisper - ''come with me,
Join in with me, we're bound for all eternity''

And every night I see your face,
We drown in tears,
And in my every dream
I can hear you
Calling me,
And all my life I've known,
Kindred spirits - meant to be,
Our paths have crossed,
We've mixed our blood
We're sharing the same destiny... no more
Track Name: The Burning Circle of Life
The Burning Circle of Life


So proud and so alive,
A new horizon spreads in sight,
Stay strong don't lose your mind,
No place for sad song tonight.

Each day - a wonder unseen
The pleasant breeze and fields of green,
Embraced by love, the air we breathe
And we are free, free to live,

Free to roam this world forever,
To create and give,
To be a part of the circle of fire,
For lifetime's burning desire,

Stay here, right by my side,
And then we won't be so blind,
Here comes the path so wide,
Don’t have a sad song in mind.

Just one spark can light up the flames,
But lack of vision can keep you in dark,
Life seems to be a child's game,
Only when nothing can do you harm

The new day gives birth to a time,
When everything's alright,
We watch the dawn and smile,
And the sad song is far behind.

Free to roam this world forever,
To create and give,
To be a part of the circle of fire,
For lifetime's burning desire,

Stay here, right by my side,
And then we won't be so blind,
Here comes the path so wide,
Don’t sing a sad song tonight.

Right here - the passion alive,
Immortal man - but only for a while,
It's just a blink of an eye,
Still, it is worthwhile.

It's worthwhile - every single day,
Each and every second of your own way,

Free to roam this world forever,
To create and give,
To be a part of the circle of fire,
For lifetime's burning desire,

Stay here, right by my side,
And then we won't be so blind,
Here comes the path so wide,
And a sad song is left far behind.
Right here - the passion alive,
Immortal man - but only for a while,
It seems to be a blink of an eye,
Still, it is worthwhile.
Track Name: Ghosts Crying
Ghosts Crying



One day I was walking down
The street of my childhood,
It seemed like there was no one else around,
I walked the well known pavements
Of my neighborhood,
And my footsteps were the only present sound,

I turned left at the end of an alley,
Near the old elm,
I looked upon the wooden creature,
And he looked down on me,
He knew where I was going, and I didn't tell,
I passed the rusty gates of an old cemetery,

All of a sudden, the giggling breeze,
Turns into the lament of the dying,
I could hear the wails, yet I couldn't see,
But I knew for sure that ghosts were crying.

It was one December eve,
When fog lays all around,
Once again, as usual,
I went out for a walk,
I took the well known path,
Near the burial ground,
And once again I heard
The most unusual talk,

I wasn't scared,
As it was familiar voice,
I dared not to look;
I didn't push my luck,
But magic pulled me by the sleeve -
Made of steam and moist,
And as I opened my eyes I was stuck!

The tombs were open,
As well as all the coffins,
No names on the gravestones,
No crosses in the ground,
And all that was left
Was fog that was soaring,
The fog was made of tears, I found.

Cold tomb, is now my room,
Of slow decay, or so they say,
All turns to dust,
All turns to dust,

But my last wish, if anyone can hear,
To become a tear,
The teardrop is clear,
The teardrop is clear,

I'm not the filthy dust,
I won't go down and rust,
The water goes around,
From cloud to soil, beneath the ground,

The spring of eternity,
And for a second in a living cell,
And across the galaxies,
Way beyond the earthly hell,

My soul is the teardrop
In the vast oceans of lifetime!
Track Name: Gabriel Principle
Gabriel Principle



The human nature - war to end all wars,
The final conflict to settle up the score,
The gun in 'hand of black', aim between the eyes,
Angel of death - devil in disguise,

The tools are ready, conspiracy's unveiled,
The trenches far and wide,
Balkan's fate is sealed,
The wrong people fighting for right cause,
The first act's smooth - waiting for applause.

We believe
In Holy Spirit of war,
Doomed to destroy
'til nothing's left anymore,
We claim your land - on God's command.
Gabriel principle

The choice of weapons, plenty of machinery,
The prison camps, extinction marks,
Death squads and Zyklon b,
The wicked creature, shrouded by pathology,
Sacrificing whole mankind
To some sick ideology.

The blood is boiling, vestals into whores,
Rape and murder, plunder and gore,
A little soldier marches and dies,
There is no mercy below the empty skies.

We can't let them do it anymore,
Or is the only chance to pray
For the final war?

We believe
In Holy Spirit of war,
Doomed to destroy
'til nothing's left anymore,
We claim your land - until the end,
On God's command.
Gabriel principle.
Track Name: Gargoyle on a Belfry
Gargoyle on a Belfry


Even when the lights are gone,
He sits there cold and quiet,
Imprisoned for eternity,
Carved in marble white,

His face is pale, he guards alone,
The ghastly grin of granite stone,
The roar of thunder is his cross,
Leaden skies - his crown of thorns.

The square spreads before his eyes
As the temple defies the skies,
Cripples and beggars - the holy mass,
From baptism to the final rest.

The church bells ring, the choirs sing
The second coming of the king of kings,
Just noise that echoes in his ears,
Praying for the centuries.

All in vain, in vain, in vain...

Oh - will you ever lay your eyes onto my soul,
Oh Lord - rid me of my burden,
All of my life I've been guarding with my body
These cold walls - still my heart is burning.

Now lead me - into temptation!

So easy to fall from grace,
The church is crumbling down,
They spit in your face,

Where are the ones who you called the meek,
Those who'd turn the other cheek?

Only the vultures will survive,
They feast upon your bread and wine,

They'll scavenge and devour,
There will be no trace,
Of decent human race.

Oh - will you ever lay your eyes onto my soul,
Oh Lord - rid me of my burden,
All of my life I've been guarding with my body
These cold walls - still my heart is burning.
Track Name: Dies Illa
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Dies Irae
Dies Irae



Who will be alive to witness the splendor -
To watch the brilliant dawn?
When everything will perish away,
All futile beings, all we've ever known,
When the day of wrath is near,
As we look towards the blackened sky,
And for sure on that day some may live,
But many more will die!

There will be no sorrow, Dies Irae!
There will be no tomorrow, Dies Irae!

Standing in line, one by one,
Mortals marching on,
Sinful every living creature,
Only because it was once born,
And the dead resurrected,
Rise up from the ashes, up from their graves,
On their own, and so alone,
Now washed away by eternal waves!

There will be no more crying, Dies Irae!
There will be no more dying, Dies Irae!

There will be no filthy hell, Dies Irae!
There will be no calls for help, Dies Irae!

There comes the judgment soon, Dies Irae!
There will be no ending too, Dies Illa!
Track Name: What Would Life Be?
What Would Life Be?



If I could find the word, no one has heard,
I couldn't be more wrong, still the same old song

Fear me not, cause all I've got,
Is here and now - the one and only shot,

So how about some old fashioned love?
Steal the part of forever
And frame it in each other’s heart.

Hold me close tonight - I feel I'm drowning,
All I need’s your smile to cure this frowning,

Take my hand and hush my cries,
I'll live with you fairytale tonight!

What would life be without love?
Lonesome forever,
Only sorrow and eternal dark!

I don't know about friends -
World without friends
And friends helping hand -
World without help,
I don't know about passion -
World without passion
Between woman and man -
World without man,
I cry tears of forever -
I linger forever,
I envy the infidel -
Me and myself,
Alone in my heaven -
Or is it hell?
Alone in my hell!

Steal the part of forever,
And frame it in each other’s heart!

What would life be without love?
When it's raining in heaven
And skies are falling apart!

What would life be without love?
Lonesome forever,
Only sorrow and eternal...

What would life be without love?
When it's raining in heaven
And skies are falling apart!