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"Ceremony"
by: Saviour Machine
album: Saviour Machine II
written by: Saviour Machine
from: kpaju@sci.fi (Kalle Paju)
(C) 1994 By the author and the composers (GEMA)


Intro:

Em - Cm

Em                           Cm      Em
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT, ANYTHING YOU SAY
        Cm                            Em            Cm
CAN AND WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU IN A COURT OF LAW.
Em                         Cm               Em
TO STRIP AWAY THE MYTH FROM THE MAN IN ONLY DEALING
                          Cm                        Em
WITH THE SYMPTOMS IN THIS CRITICAL CONDITION, THE DISEASE
               Cm
IS UNTOUCHED.

Em                Am          G
YOU SAW WHAT THEY DID TO ME,
      D             Em    B
DON'T TELL ME TO FORGET.
Em               Am        G
HAVE NO SENSE ON DECENCY?
            D         B
HOW CAN YOU JUSTIFY ARREST?

Em                        Am
AND NOW THE CHARGES ARE ENRAGED (WITHIN THIS CEREMONY)
Em                         B
IMPRISONED WITH A KISS, BETRAYED (WITHIN THIS CEREMONY)
Em                     Am
THE CRUCIFIXION OF THE FAITH
Em                            B
FOR ALL THE LOVED ONES LEFT UNNAMED
Em
WE FOUGHT TO GIVE THEM LIFE,
   Am
WE TOUCHED THE WERY SOUL
       G      D    B                 Em
IN THE ANCIENT FUNERAL, THE CEREMONY RITES.

Em                       Cm
HIS FAITH RELENTLESSLY ATTACKED AND DESTROYED
          Em                      Cm
WHEN YOUR ENEMY CAN FIND A WAY OF TWISTING YOUR
           Em              Cm
MOTIVES, BELIEVE HE WILL.
Em                      Cm
TO BE CONVICTED WITHOUT FATAL CHARM'S INFECTION,
         Em                       Cm
WHEN THE PERFECT LIGHT HIM WAS CORRUPTED BY VOID,
     Em                   Cm
SELF-RIGHTEOUSLY JUDGED.

Em          Am           G        D             Em      B
TO DIE IN A LINE OF DUTY, I AM COMPLETE IN IT'S TRUTH.
Em                  Am           G            D
IF YOU HAVE DIED UNTO THE WORLD, WHAT CAN THE WORLD DO
  B
TO YOU?

Em                       Am
INTO THE DARKNESS OF THE NIGHT (BEGINS THE CEREMONY)
Em                   B
INTO THE SHADOW OF A DREAM (BEGINS THE CEREMONY)
Em                         Am           Em
ANNOUNCE THE COMING OF THE WHITE PROPHET AND TAKE
                  B
THIS CUP AWAY FROM ME,
Em                         Am
AND STAND IN THE LIGHT THE SUPERSTAR BEHOLDS,
       G      D    B                 Em
IN THE ANCIENT FUNERAL, THE CEREMONY RITES.

Em                      Am           G
WE ARE CONCEIVED AS THE FIRST CIRCLE, THE BOOK OF
D               Em       B
KNOWLEDGE SURELY TELLS,
Em                    Am             G           D
WE ARE ALL PART OF AN UNSEEN CONFLICT WITHIN THE WORLD
             B
AND WITHIN OURSELVES.

Em                          Am
AND NOW WE'RE CLOSER TO THE LIGHT (RELEASE THIS CEREMONY)
Em                          B
AND NOW WE MUST PREPARE THE WAY (RELEASE THIS CEREMONY)
Em                       Am  Em
REMOVE THE ANCIENT BOUNDARIES TO GIVE THE SON OF MAN
   B
HIS DAY.
Em                         Am
TO ROLL AWAY THE STONE AND RISE TO THE THRONE
    G     D     B                     Em
IN AWAITED RESURRECTION, THE CEREMONY RITES.

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