I sought after gold, but I found it not My rules are found by the Conclave of Ur I am the coxswain, as I shall valiantly face the dangers With my chariot, I am declared!
[Chorus x2:] I discover its foundations require cavernous mining in the primal basis Enlil exhumes my unearthing and makes a sudden decision after Anu arrives
[Chorus Ii x2:] Shar shadi il enlil ana kakkab shu gi ikabbi
[b. A Myriad of Portals]
You are falling into the squalls Spirit fills itself with the tint of the teaching Messengers of Namtar drink from your toxic well And sink in the flood of black miasma - drunkenness
[Chorus:] You are neither male nor female Don’t break the pledge of the zephyr The broad corrals, high enclosures… A myriad of portals Evil it is: Nanna is nigh Tear the wives from embrace of man Snatch the child from knees of mothers Opening the flaps of time
[Bridge:] Seven, you are in midst of the deep Ma.Gur.Ur.Nu.Ab.Zu
Silence is the slaughter and the seal is the crown On sacramental grounds, feign as creatures of the Light
And the body of the night turned out in daylight to be yours Order and kindness don’t exist like a wing without a bird And the body of the night turned out in daylight to be yours Order and kindness don’t exist like a tongue without a mouth… A myriad of portals
[c. Third Tablet]
[1st verse] At last, my slog is Home to the Tides Tablet of Fate obtained As once, my trek is deftly guided Blue-hued Antu: our way
The Water Thruster The Tester’s Sunbeam The Giant Kishar
Tablet of Fate attained
The Hammered Bracelet Deleted Weapons A Lucid Pathway
To all who assemble, My words of command are in the hands of Bane To all who assemble, My words of command are in the hands of Bane
[Repeat 1st verse]
[d. Warren Of Imhullu]
Now that I have your face by heart, I look more at your features being the First You are the perturbing tempest and the worst of all Inrush!
[Chorus:] Gathering speed as it blows - O’ Imhullu To the Abzu, you will follow Scowl of Waters
Now that I have your voice by heart, I glance more at your features being the Fourth You are the distressing Shibbu and the worst of all Indraft!