Viva - Chapter One: Roots

by A.E.N.E.A.S.

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A concept album about love and war, family and loyalty.


released November 24, 2012



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A.E.N.E.A.S. Portland, Oregon

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Track Name: The Will of The Emperor
After seven years, thy will (my will),
shall be finally done.
The key has been her all along.
She is strong, but that won't last long.
Soon they will see that he has gone.
They'll give me what's been mine all along.

Even I grow weary of the wars we fight
so that we might reclaim what is ours.
I'll carve my name into the stars.
The might of the empire.
Even my best men begin to conspire,
but they can never know.

They can never know.
They'll never know.
Because I'll tell them.

These fires we set,
are to burn what we covet.
But the truth is that the siege I lay,
is not to the castles across the bay.

Oh, Adelaide.

Though thousands of my people slayed,
thousands of your people,
lay with me,
Oh Adelaide.
Track Name: Southern Tides
The sea brings ill tidings.
On the sea air, I swear,
a call to lift all my hair.
My kin seems to scream,
or perhaps it's just a dream.
God, make it a dream.
God, let this be a dream.

My patience wears thin.
My trust is broken.

Adelaide, once again I see you have strayed.
The bay now grows wide,
with the coming of the evening tide.
As I listen to whitecaps sigh,
I kneel in prayer, and plead for a sign.

And the gull drops dead in front of me.

Adelaide, this bed you've made, your debts unpaid.
Adelaide, what would your mother say? What would our father say?
Adelaide, they're turning in their graves.

And you will rue the day.