Tracks

01. From The Dark
02. Forlorn
03. Nightfall
04. Hollow Shrine
05. Soulscarred
06. Peccatum
07. Dark Clouds



01. From The Dark

Music & lyrics by Isole
Surrounded by dark and cold stone I am
What is this place? What am I doing here?
All is silent, all is so still
I feel the stones coldness against my back
Am I awake or is this a dream?
I cannot tell, my eyes see nothing at all
Am I alive or is this my death?
I feel no wind, nor can I hear any sounds
The air is so cold, the air is so damp
Oh could it be I am inside my own tomb?
Is this the end of my existence?
I cannot see; darkness is everywhere
Numb by the pain, I try to move
From my bed of stone, from this cold lonely vault
I must escape, I have to get out
Slowly I arise
...No memories...
Suddenly I see a glimpse of light
I slowly move towards the enticing light
...The light...
So distant and pale blue it glows
It seems to fade away before my very eyes
...No memories...
I walk through the dark
I must reach the light
Before it disappears into the pitch black
That surrounds me
Tired steps, stumbling on
Through the dark, for the light
I'm getting closer
I'm almost there
Will it reveal the truth?
Show me where I am?
Bleeding steps, from the dark, finally I am there
Out from the dark, into the light
I stand outside, feeling the wind on my face
My body aches, my mind is tired
With fear I gaze on the landscape before my eyes
In ruins it lays, a forsaken place
A desolate ground under the stars up above
In silence I stand, staring alone
Into the night sky...


02. Forlorn

Music & lyrics by Isole
All lies in ruins
The world is silent
Under an awakening sun
With dread I wander
Across the wasteland,
through dust and empty streets
No signs of life
In this barren landscape
All lies withered before my eyes
No sounds, nor scents
Not even laughter
In this desolate, cold Hell
I cry without tears, forlorn
I have become
What is this place?
What has happened?
I cannot believe my eyes
Where are the ones
I used to honor?
All my past forever gone
I cry without tears, forlorn
I have become
I cry without tears, alone
I shall remain
Fear inside, cannot hide
From its grasp, ripping me
Loneliness, tears my soul
To a shell, (of) void and pain
The night will come
With chilling darkness
And haunting dreams in restless sleep
I glance into
The distant sunset
And try to calm my anguished mind
I cry without tears, forlorn
I have become
I cry without tears, alone
I shall remain


03. Nightfall

Music & lyrics by Isole
Lying here again
Questions eating my mind
No answers to find
To why I am here
What have I done?
Is this my punishment?
Will I spend my time on earth alone?
The wind starts to blow
I wrap my cloths tighter
Around my tired body
Weary from this pain
Please let me out
From this awaken nightmare
With dread I gaze into the setting sun
Now the Dark will take my soul again
And my heart longs for the end
The end of this pain, of loss, of the loneliness
And life!
The day comes to an end
Coldness sets its talons
Deep into my flesh
And chills my weakened soul
I am at unrest
I cannot find peace
Nor any answers to this uncertainty
Now the Dark will take my soul again
And my heart longs for the end
The end of this pain, of loss, of the loneliness
And life!
Oh, father
Creator of all
Hear my plea
Please forgive my soul
Now the Dark will take my soul again
And my heart longs for the end
The end of this pain, of loss, of the loneliness
And life!


04. Hollow Shrine

Music & lyrics by Isole
In the nights embrace, sadness cloaks my eyes
I stare into the cold empty space up above
From deep within I hear a cry
Forming with my voice, a wish to die
Lost is my past,
Shrouded in haze
No future I have
In this hollow shrine
Have my deeds
Caused our downfall
From Gods grace
Into this Gehenna
My birth,
Worlds demise?
All I've lost
Everything is gone now
Damned I stand
Alone until the end
My God
Forgive me!
Blinded by my tears I retire into a shell
Close my eyes to the truth,
I curse the day I was born
Lost is my past,
Shrouded in haze
No future I have
In this hollow shrine


05. Soulscarred

Music & lyrics by Isole
I'm inside this void
Where silence screams louder and louder
Trapped without walls in an empty world
I scream without voice
Silent words that none will ever hear
A silent plea, for mercy and relief
Father,
Forgive me
What I have done!
My spirit
Is in pain
Please set me free!
Mother,
Sooth my wounds!
Save my mind!
My scarred soul
Falls apart
Please set me free!
Silence, it surrounds me
Within its embrace
All is still and calm
Nothingness
I bear the worlds
Sins on my back
Since they are my sins
I must repent, now
From the grief I feel, Please set me free
From the fear I feel, Please set me free
From the pain I feel, Please set me free
From the loss I feel, Please set me free


06. Peccatum

Music & lyrics by Isole
From the sins of my past, the signs of my guilt
I cannot escape, nor hide away
I will always bear its mark on my soul
Forgiveness I seek, to redeem
In regret I wander aimlessly
For lifetimes to spend in my shame


07. Dark Clouds

Music & lyrics by Isole
No More!
I have fallen into the depths of my soul's shame
All humanity have witnessed my failure and pain
No More!
Dark clouds fill my sky and mind
Clouds of fear
There is no light at the horizon
Nor hope for a new dawn
No more!
An existence of perpetual sorrow and anguish
My end I will greet
The release from this loathsome coil
Set my spirit free
By dawn, I lie cold
Drained of life
Drained of sin
But still not dead
Why?