The Minstrel's Chaotic Chronicles
In the year 1204, a flagellant has a fateful encounter with a minstrel.
Song and E-book
Once Flagellant p1
I'm witnessing the end before my eyes
This plague of death that sweeps the land
How can it be a part of God's plan?
I whip myself each day and night
Praying for all pain to end
So we can start to thrive again
I march these dismal streets, nine tails in hand
The blood it sprays from me
The people shower in its blessing
Proceeding through in faeces which I stand
The rats they scurry
Searching for a place to feed
Once Flagellant p.2
I suffer for my kin to find the light
Each wound I inflict to my back
It brings me closer to God's path
Thirty-three days of lashing right
Processions come to halt
As church bells ring at twelve o'clock
A minstrel walked out playing tunes so beautiful
I could not help but weep
And throw my mask onto the floor
He then approached me with his red hat and his pipes
As though sent from above
To bring an answer to our plight
Once Flagellant p.3
"I am not the one that you are looking for
I've been sent from the sun to start the chain and much more
You are the aura chosen to aid in the prophecy
First comes salvation, followed by a hollow legacy"
"The Bringer of the miracle divine
Deity Manipulus Jude
Not in this incarnation, this lifetime
But it all starts here right now, me and you"
Once Flagellant p.4
Then he walked away
My brain oscillates
Things that I have known for so long
Turns out I have not been more wrong
Standing on the edge of sanity
What's it mean to become a god?
What miracle, my mind is bogged
All of which feels like a blasphemy
I'll never forget
What came next
Once Flagellant p.5 (fin)
I watched a red dragon soar in the sky
A sure sign that it was not fake
My self-torture is not in vain
So many years an acolyte
Once Flagellant, no more!
With new purpose, I shall explore!
The Minstrel - Once Flagellant (Official Lyric Video)