The Descending (Album, 2015)

by Ariel Maniki and the Black Halos

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released February 15, 2015

Ariel Maniki: Vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, synths and programing.

Randall Redondo: Additional guitars.

Josue Peraza: Additional guitars

Henry Vega: Bass

As Lee Smith: Live bass

Cover Art: Ariosto N.

Recorded and Mastered at Martenitsa Recording Studios
Recording assistant: Janice M
Production, concept and engineering: Ariel Maniki

ANK Records 2015

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Label: ANK Records / Deepland Records

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Track Name: The Wild Ride
All the lines and all the shapes
Everything on its right place
For me to rest

Then it comes into my flesh
Flood my eyes and push my nerves
The greed comes in

It takes me on a wild ride
It shakes me on a wild ride
It keeps me on a wild ride
And push me on and on

All the shapes and all the lines
Like a poison to my heart
A heat on me

Don´t you take me home tonight
After all it just a ride
Forgive my sins

It takes me on a wild ride
It shakes me on a wild ride
It keeps me on a wild ride
And push me on and on

This is my heaven
All filled with dirt
This is the heaven you asked for

Take you on a wild ride

It takes me on a wild ride
It shakes me on a wild ride
It keeps me on a wild ride
Takes me on a wild ride
And push me on and on
Track Name: Lila
Willing to become a ghost
She´s a spectrum on the high school prom
Willing to surrender down
To the chains of the eternal night

Lila-la-la-la-la-lila!
Lila-la-la-la-la-lila!

Wishing for the wish of blood
Wants to taste the darkness on her flesh
She´s so innocent, so young
A fake promise took her to my hands

Lila-la-la-la-la-lila!
Lila-la-la-la-la-lila!

My little whore
I have raped down your dreams
I have pushed you to taste
Real fear... and death

Lila-la-la-la-la-lila!
Lila-la-la-la-la-lila!

My little whore
I have raped down your dreams
I have pushed you to taste
Real fear and death

But now I´m running away
From you, demon and child
Now your raptor is your capture
My victim came back from hell
Track Name: Sparkle
Dangerous temptation
Fate is calling at your door
Under skin vibrations
Thoughts you never had before

Show no desperation
But something´s burning up inside
The calling of the nature
Lights that sparkle in your eyes

Heat and suffocation
You just have to get it out
Set your new direction
Straight and forward to my arms

Love's abbreviation
You and I confronting on
A sweet amalgamation
Of our sould skin and bones

Here in your words
In your silence I´ve been caught
Here in your wings
I got higher than I ever thought

Dangerous temptation
Fate is calling at your door
Under skin vibrations
Thoughts you never had before

Show no desperation
But something´s burning up inside
The calling of the nature
Lights that sparkle in your eyes

Here in your words
In your silence I´ve been caught
Here in your wings
I got higher than I ever thought
Track Name: Madeline
Isolation lives inside my head
And surrounds me and keeps me safe
You could kiss me with your silken lips
Almost reach my heart with your fingertips
And I feel nothing
You are not there at all

You can come yet closer if you want
Let your skin become one with mine
Whisper on my ear your passion dreams
Tell me a love tale before I fall asleep
And I feel nothing
You are not there at all

Tell me, beautiful Madeline
How come you are in love with me
Will I ever love you as you love me now
We don´t know... I don´t know

Isolation lives inside my heart
There´s another girl that I keep inside
The door is closed, I can´t let you in
And the story ends where everything begins
And I feel nothing
You are not there at all

Tell me, beautiful Madeline
How come you are in love with me
Will I ever love you as you love me now
We don´t know... I don´t know
Track Name: Room 524
The cigarette smell
The bloodstained floor
The skin so pale
The crack on the door
The whisky glass
The lips un-pure
The ghost remains in the room 524

So alone
A sad song on the radio
Sing along
A sad song on his way back home

The drugs on the bed
The noise from the hall
The snake-skin belt
Around the throat
The lipstick stains
The cracking bones
The reaper danced in the room 524

So alone
A sad song on the radio
Sing along
A sad song on his way back home

The TV glares
The eyes are lost
The clothes away
The dripping blood
The shocked maid
The mourning voice
The devil inside the room 524

So alone
A sad song on the radio
Sing along
A sad song on his way back home
Track Name: Gray
When the clouds are all removed
I see blades of moonlight
And the shadows come alive
And the streets are hungry
There´s no secret hidden behind this pale gray

And this city has no voice
Just a lifeless whisper
And it´s magic fell asleep
And we roam like phantoms
There´s no fate lines in our hands of a pale gray

Everything we´ve lost
Everything we have
Everything we love
Everything we hate
Everything is cold
Everything is gray
Track Name: Salvation
You´ve been here by near 2000 years
You preach about love and darkness
You´r kingdom in built upon our fears
To make us just blind and hungry

Throw me a crumb
´Cos I want to believe
Throw me a bone
I´m your dog, I´m your deer
Throw me a crumb
I am down on my knees
Throw me a bone
I just can´t believe

You just stay away from me
Don´t want to know about revelations
You just stay away from me
Don´t want to hear about my salvation

You made up the sin, a fancy word
To control our basic instincts
How many innocents killed on god´s name
But sex is just something dirty

Give me a clue
´Cos I´m feeling alone
Give me a chance
¨Cos I need to be loved
Give me a clue
I am down on my knees
Give me a break
I just can´t believe this shit

You just stay away from me
Don´t want to know about revelations
You just stay away from me
Don´t want to hear about my salvation

And what if heaven is not a place for me
Yeah, maybe heaven is not a place for me

You just stay away from me
Don´t want to know about revelations
You just stay away from me
Don´t want to hear about my salvation
Track Name: Colourless
On a silent day
Walking out the non-sense world
Like I always did
Shadows surrounding my thoughts

And the skies went red
And the night starts calling
And a hundred birds crying out
Just like a hundred ghosts

On a silent evening
Looking for some real fun
Then I saw her there
Like a living marble doll

And our stares collided
And the shades gone brighter
And the spotlight where she danced
Became my one and only hope

No blame, no chains
That´s the lover´s game
No pain, no gains
So hurt me once again
I´m not myself
When dancing in the flames where
I´ll die tonight

On a silent morning
She was laying by my side
I can´t feel her breathe
I can´t hear her beating heart

And the skin went pale
A touch cold as winter
And my memory was empty
like her colourless eyes

No blame, no chains
That´s the lover´s game
No pain, no gains
So hurt me once again
I´m not myself
When dancing in the flames where
I´ll die tonight
Track Name: Into Words
Don´t know how to put this into words
For so many years I´ve been so lost
A man who has fought against the world
Can easily forget about love
But I´m healing now below your touch

Allow me to believe is just us
That no one out there cares where we go
And open your arms to let me in
I know there´s a shelter in your dreams
I can be your shell to fight the cold

The summer shades
The night sky falls
I want to stay with you

Erase the time
Turn down the lights
I want to stay with you

The sun will be rising very soon
Will break like a thief inside this room
So let´s push the dawn backwards again
You can freeze the time within your hands
Tomorrow will never ever come

The summer shades
The night sky falls
I want to stay with you

Erase the time
Turn down the lights
I want to stay with you
Track Name: Nothing Remains Sacred
The time is here between cracks and voids
I see you fall
The time is gone like a bad dream fades
We do both fall

Light of my life, stay beside me
Don´t walk alone through this cold labyrinth
Deities gone blind, heaven in gloom
And nothing remains sacred but you

The time is here, the silence so unclean
I hear you cry
The time is gone and left the torture mark
We do both cry

Light of my life, stay beside me
Don´t walk alone through this cold labyrinth
Deities gone blind, heaven in gloom
And nothing remains sacred but you

The time is here, behind the darkness veil
I feel you bleed
Anguish is the flame that lights the only path to follow
And we do both bleed

Light of my life, stay beside me
Don´t walk alone through this cold labyrinth
Deities gone blind, heaven in gloom
And nothing remains sacred but you

No child forgets, no man forgives
There comes the white night dressed in black winds
Light of my life, your soul is pure
Among the spirits I´ll look after you
Track Name: Intimate War
I have never had compassion
Nothing´s gonna change today
See all of the crap that god
Or the devil puts on the way

I have very few rewardings
Few things make me feel ok
Where I see a chance I take it
I will break you if I can

I have nothing else to lose now
My own life is on the bet
A bit of pain, a bit of pleasure
But no one´s gonna win this game

The hands are tied, the legs in leather
Half naked and lips so red
Say my name and go to heaven
While the flesh still burns in hell

Pull the stars down
Push the rain up
Hit me to the floor
Beat me down in this intimate war

I have nothing else to lose
My own life is on the bet
A bit of pain, a bit of pleasure
No one´s gonna win this game

Pull the stars down
Push the rain up
Hit me to the floor
Beat me down in this intimate war

She says is not yet enough
She says is not yet enough
She says is not yet enough
She says is not yet enough

Pull the stars down
Push the rain up
Hit me to the floor
Beat me down in this intimate war

Pull the stars down
Push the rain up
Take me on the floor
Beat me down in this intimate war
Beat me down in this intimate war
Beat me down in this intimate war
Beat me down in this intimate war
Track Name: The Descending
She´s descending on spirals
Deep into the woods
Following a path of fireflies
Like a ghost she moves

Shattered white dress in the darkness
Catches the moonlight glow
Walk away beside the ravens
Hear the autumn moans

Careful, don´t disrupt the lion
Do not whirl the mist
Leave the wolves alone and quiet
On their mellow dreams

In her eyes you can see nothing
No remains of soul
Through the winds Sibú is calling
While she walks almost alone

She´s descending on spirals
Through the veins of earth
Where spotless secrets can lay
On a silent grave

Holding on the hands of her love
Carrying on his head
Drags him deep into oblivion
Leaves a trail of pain

Down the swamp the night goes deeper
There´s no turnaround
Nor even the wind can be heard
On this unforgiven ground

Trails of blood has been erased
Tears where never drop
On this god´s forgotten landscape
Where she lays almost alone