‘Gatekeeper’ feat. Ryan Kirby of Fit For A King, taken from the new LP ‘Trinity’, out now.
Mixed & Mastered by Jeff Dunne
Engineered by Mikey Arthur
Vocal Production by Steven Cannatelli
Additional Vocal Performance by Ryan Kirby
Additional Voice Acting by Monique Pym and Monica Strut
Let me tell you how I died;
My life was taken by a man who could finally get the best of me; an occasion to rejoice; the spinning coin had finally dropped. Though I was not sent to Hell, I received a judgement far worse; I became a keeper of worlds, a just sentence for a life so cursed. In the time since passed I’ve been the keeper of gates; I’ve stopped catastrophes with the clap of my hands. I kept the worlds in balance, I’ve been pulling the strings. Heaven, Hell and Earth have been my marionette.
What happens when there’s no one to watch the gate? When the strings are cut; no one’s controlling fate? When the artist is pushed in the midst of an act? When three worlds collide, because I wasn’t asked…
If I even want to be alive, if I want to be by your side. If I’m happy or if I’m dead inside.
I’m sick of always being the one to blame when you’re the ones who’s set this world aflame.
The good are meant to die young, and the worst die last.
You tried to stop the rain, but all you did was bring the storm.
Like I’m a maestro conducting an orchestra where the angels play harps and the demons play strings.
How fitting an awesome that would be to see; it’s all kept in line, a balance of three worlds until this girl wants her love to come back home to her. He doesn’t want it nor need it, but it’s what she deserves. Forget Heaven, forget Hell, forget the balance of worlds; as long as we have each other it’ll be ‘til my death ’til us deter.
The wolves are at the door ’cause no one guarded the gate.
Your ignorance and need for love has brought Hell upon us all.
I’m contractually obliged to make sure that you suffer here to repay my sins, for the evil I’ve done.
See I was meant to stay dead so the good can live. That’s the price of pain, because you tried to stop the rain.
“Do you know what you’ve done, or the damage you’re about to cause through
The collapse of worlds? Now I can’t even light, my own fucking cigarette…
Oh, for heaven’s sake.”
Do you know what you’ve done? Do you know what you’ve caused?
The price we’ll pay, oh so great, my worse side said it best;
A kingdom falls, as do we all.
There’s acid in the rain to dissolve us of all our sins
I said ‘God Abandoned Me’, but God Abandoned Us All.
Jay tells how after his death at the hands of DeGraver, he and Sherlock were assigned to the Panel of Judgement as Gatekeepers; the authoritative enforcers that serve as both bounty hunters in the ethereal realms, working to keep people dimensional jumping between worlds and “collecting” souls that have led astray into the Mortal Realm. Not quite alive, but not quite dead, both he and Sherlock walked between the three realms ethereally for a decade, doing the Panel’s work and maintaining peace amongst the realms; “Correctional Department 3BC”, under their department head “Barry”, the Narrator. Jay explains that he never put together that Ethan was the Rōnin due to another department signing off that Ethan was perma-killed just before he got his armour that made him the Rōnin. He only put two and two together after they first crossed paths after speaking to Charon, where Jay and Sherlock were already chasing another bounty at the time of the crash. Shifting his tone, Jay explains how he and Sherlock attempted to stop the Trinity from performing the dimensional jump tasked to them by The Narrator, knowing the events that would follow if Rachel found out that Jay was dead in the Mortal Realm, but was stopped by the Narrator, without knowledge as to why. Rachel tries to reconnect with him, but Jay pushes her away, asking her if she knows the full extent of what they’ve just done. As if on queue, portals between the three realms begin to open up, and the foes the Trinity had defeated, DeGraver and Encey included, resurrect from death, commencing the first stage of the world collision. As the sky opens up and begins to rain, the Trinity and Jay are surrounded once again by their foes, a siren blaring in the background, and a prerecorded message of warning plays out over electronic devices, warning of the end. Before the onslaught can begin however, a voice commands them to stop, and emerging from the crowd of now bowing servants, is Sherlock Bones.
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