Curse of the Red River - Lyrics

Curse Of The Red River

(music: Laine & Yli-Sirniö, lyrics: Laine)

On pathless ways you wither
and hope has flown away
Rise before my sight
In the great eternity
darkest obscurities
no sun will ever shine again
As the days of gold have passed
never to return
Just like a dream too bright to last
is the curse of the red river
See the raging torrent
wash your soul to the valley below
to the graves
of the sea of oppression
And see the bleak reflections
of the days that are no more
from the dreadful shadows
As the days of gold have passed
never to return
Just like a dream too bright to last
are the beds of blood by the rivers of red

Forlorn Waves

(music & lyrics: Mårtenson)

Without a sound
saw the eagle rising
The bringer of storms
under dark clouds flying
The forlorn waves rowing ashore
the island with no name
Many a ship
here lost its way
A few return
from the cross swell may
Brave men of old
their screams now silent
Forever gone
as the sea embraced them
The forlorn waves rowing ashore
the island with no name
A man unknown
sailor of the seas
Cast overboard
here he found his peace

Flicker

(music & lyrics: Perttilä)

I could hold that hand no more
I turned away and tried to swim back to the shore
To let go of joy and fear
Forsaking all that will melt down to tears
Forever shifting place and time
Caught in delusion
This dream is only mine
Released from
all sorrow
you bring tonight
Reflecting
a sunrise
as I close my eyes
In the distance for evermore
swimming miles and miles to never reach the shore
Last flicker of reality
All I can portray is only real to me
Released from
all sorrow
you bring tonight
Reflecting
a sunrise
as I close my eyes
Drifting with
true wonders
to never touch the ground
Merge sorrow
with beauty
as I close my eyes
Another thruth
a different sun
No infinity could be the only one
So I embrace
the other side
and it hits me with sunlight
and shatters the space
purpose and time
rejoice this night
is shifting worlds
A thousand suns
No one can share this end of time

The Ritual Of Dawn

(music: Mårtenson, lyrics: Jussi K. Niemelä)

Wash her
Kiss her
Feel my

Thunder

She's gone

Like my wrath

She’s gone

You scream

Watch me

Kneeling

Touch her

She's here
Heat fire

She’s here

Summoning me
Blessing our grief

My love

Lie down
Praying

Worship

Dying
My life
Bleeding

My life

Sleeping

Weeping
Hear my

Silence

She's gone
Fire

She’s gone

Hold the candles and slay the sky

Take her home
Sanctify

Curse the darkness to make it right

Watch the dawn, closing her eyes
See it shine

See me rise
Like the sun

Breeding life

Make her sleep

In my heart

There she waits
Fire

And I feel the rays

Closing in on me

And her spirit stays
Fire

Cold Earth Chamber

(music & lyrics: Tarvonen)

What grief and obscurity surround my soul
like an autumn night on a barren earth?
Insignificant to suffer here
The struggle eternal and futile
No heaven I desire nor the night of inferno
Never indulge a wench in my arms
Away from the sense of despair
All in all the soundless void
(Hearken now what I beg)
Build a house of the underworld
my dwelling in earth to hide
Dig my grave near the guarding elms
and cover it with black gems
Then forever leave my court
In peace I want to rest
A hill shall never mount on my grave
but the earth turns under the meadow
None shall know my resting chamber
under the frosted elm

The rest of the album lyrics can be found in the album booklet