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Drink Not the Water of the Gods

from Monument of Reclamation by BOUQ

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lyrics

Thoughtfulness, the force of his tongue
As the word of Anu, his voice commands
On the waters of the Purattu (on Kar-usakar) he embarks
Adapa, he drifts aimlessly,
and in anger, and in defiance he calls;

Curse the South Wind… Your wings I shall break.
Your brothers whom you command against me, I shall break.

No sooner than his utterance was flung, (for seven earth rounds)
The south wind did not blow onto the land, (for seven earth rounds)
And Anu on his throne, like whirlwind he was enraged

First of the sages, teachers of man, of the sons of Shem
The embodiment of the word of Anu;
his speech on this earth
The architect of the open earth

He who feeds the bolt of Eridu
He who with pure hands sets up the table of offerings.
First of the Apkallu, the mages, givers of the knowledge.

The ancient seer was to stand before Anu
And judgement of the gods was to be given
Ea gave broad understanding (to Adapa)
And gave him wisdom, not eternal life
Ea has made broad understanding perfect in Adapa *
To him he gave wisdom, but not eternal life

The Antediluvian was to stand before Anu

And he the sea had shaken
For he the wind had chained

Adapa - Drink not the water of the gods
Adapa - Take not the food of the gods

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from Monument of Reclamation, released May 10, 2021

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BOUQ Amman, Jordan

One-man epic blackened death metal band by Muhannad Bursheh (Abohotho, Tyrant Throne, Augury).
Bouq is one of the oldest still running metal projects from Jordan; est. 2001.

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