Tracks

01. These Woods Breathe Evil
02. Falling World
03. Sleepless Swans
04. And Heavens Cried Blood
05. Lights On The Lake (Horror Pt. III)
06. New Moon
07. Servant Of Sorrow
08. Weight Of The Dead



01. These Woods Breathe Evil

Music & lyrics by Juha Raivio
"I grasp the soil from this tomb
And cover my face, this face of a murderer"

Serpents betrayed me
They crawled in my head and betrayed me
Old woods, they misled me
Cut my face and misled me

The owls are not what they seem
They made me do it
Am I a ghost amongst them?
But this blood is real that stains my hands

Tortured by these voices
Like flies around me
They chased me here
And you invited me in...

These woods breathe evil!
Rust on the ground and the arches of fire
These woods breathe evil!
Here in the circle of eerie winds
Towards the black heart of magnetic north

Black lodge and red rooms of insanity
Here I reached the point of no return
With my hands around you
They chased me here

To this hotel of ghosts
And they showed me this room
This doom with a view
And you invited me in...

Tortured by these voices
Like flies around me
They chased me here
And you invited me in...

These woods breathe evil!
Rust on the ground and the arches of fire
These woods breathe evil!
Here in the circle of eerie winds

Tortured by these voices
Like flies around me
They chased me here
And you invited me in...

These woods breathe evil!
Rust on the ground and the arches of fire
These woods breathe evil!
Here in the circle of eerie winds

These woods...
They led me back here
To your buried body...


02. Falling World

Music by Juha Raivio
Lyrics by Mikko Kotamäki
Hold me
This world is falling down on me
Feel it
Is it the dead or death that walks among us?

Close your eyes, but stay awake
They are trying to crawl inside your head
Wish I could end this all today
But like all good, our hope fades away

Hold me
Few more steps and I will fall
Watch me
I'll take you with me, too sad to leave alone

Burden on my shoulders, the curse of man
No stepping back, I'll take you there -
No life, no cries, no more sleepless nights

Close your eyes, but stay awake
They are trying to crawl inside your head
Wish I could end this all today
But like all good, our hope fades away

Close your eyes, but stay awake
They are trying to crawl inside your head
Wish I could end this all today
But like all good, our hope fades away


03. Sleepless Swans

Music & lyrics by Juha Raivio
Too late to leave, blinded by the last light
Too far, too late, too deep
To escape from the hands of this night
Winter has our hearts, it finally tore us apart

The cries of loss, ripping wings
We are frozen on the lake
So close to watch her die
But too far to leave together
This tomb of ice finally ripped us apart

We are sleepless swans
Frozen on the lake

Lay down your eyes, blinded by the last light
The sun won't light them any longer
The deeper the dark, the clearer we see
Escaping death only made it stronger

The cries of loss, ripping wings
We are frozen on the lake
So close to watch her die
But too far to leave together
This tomb of ice finally ripped us apart

We are sleepless swans
Frozen on the lake

Waiting, silence, burning touch of air
Eyes, frozen, Orion, the map of sky is quiet
November sang us songs of goodbye
But foolish hearts hailed the wait

Winter has our hearts now
It finally tore us apart
We are sleepless swans
Frozen on the lake


04. And Heavens Cried Blood

Music by Juha Raivio
Lyrics by Mikko Kotamäki
And heavens cried blood
As I swallowed the poison from her lips again
And heavens cried blood
I felt no regrets for her death

No need for sympathies
What she got is what she deserved
She blackened the world
She blackened the sun

These drops of blood won't wash away your sins
I buried you deep to forget the pain
But every night I see you through sleep
Another cold night, neverending hell

Skies opened, red started to flow
It is murder, sun shed its last rays
The seraphs fall, the angels are gone
The end will surely catch us all

And heavens cried blood
As I swallowed the poison from her lips
And heavens cried blood
I felt no regrets for her death

And heavens cried blood
As I swallowed the poison from her lips again
And heavens cried blood
I felt no regrets for her death

Skies opened, red started to flow
It is murder, sun shed its last rays
The seraphs fall, the angels are gone
The end will surely catch us all

Sun shed its last rays
The end will surely catch us all


05. Lights On The Lake (Horror Pt. III)

Music & lyrics by Juha Raivio
Father, why did you drown me here?
In these waters
And Father, why did you leave me here?
In deep waters

Father, it's getting darker here
As the years pass
And Father, I'm the whispers on the lake
Lights on water

My child, I carry the burden of sorrow with your soul
The songs you gently sing to me
But the love was never stronger
Than the grief of your unholy price

I curse you forever
In your watery grave
You passenger of evil
For taking her away, from me
The blood of your arrival
Cutting knives and shadows
A ceremony of pain

Through living flesh to the dead
Both in my bloody hands
But only one cried

In blazing fury I carried you through the woods
While the trees tried to stop me in horror
Your cry echoed on the lake
As I laid you down on the bout

The tears made circles on the still water
The circles made the waves
The waves raised the tide and made rain fall
Raised the lights on the lake

The tears made circles on the still water
The circles made the waves
The waves raised the tide and made rain fall
Raised the lights on the lake

Through the mist, further on the lake
In the eye of still water
Into the deepest pit you silently fell
Slowly in the throat of dark water

The tears made circles on the still water
The circles made the waves
The waves raised the tide and made rain fall
Raised the lights on the lake

The tears made circles on the still water
The circles made the waves
The waves raised the tide and made rain fall
Raised the lights on the lake


06. New Moon

Music & lyrics by Juha Raivio
"Tomorrow will be worse", I heard her say
As she closed the curtains and walked away

Tied on the bed by hands of the past
Memories too painful to be opened
My body crushed and burned from escaping life
The sleep will come, with horrors of you...

New moon, would you open the gates
And take me away, away from this night
New moon, between the curtains
Walk me away on your silvery bridge
New moon, lay your mercy on me tonight

The despair of morning sun, beams of unholy light
No one can read the signs of these eyes
The prayer of escape, I will never heal...

The flames on my skin to wash all bad away
Was unpurifying kiss of suffering

But I judge myself to give it all away, for you...

New moon, would you open the gates
And take me away, away from this night
New moon, between the curtains
Walk me away on your silvery bridge
New moon, lay your mercy on me tonight


07. Servant Of Sorrow

Music & lyrics by Juha Raivio
Memories start to fade
Only a gray thought of something
Was it even me?
All the scars remind me
I was somewhere, somewhere

Forgotten you were, so don't dare to rise
Stay in your tomb, whoever you were
I washed myself with pain a long time ago
So deep that nothing can reach me

These deep shadows of my heart
Crushing pain, it follows in voices
The rooms, the garden
Leaving me to bleed the truth of it all

Who ever is sentenced to love
Will bow down as a servant of sorrow

Searching memories of the days of light
It will kill me, even a touch of warmth
But I long for it more
Than the stone I've turned to

These deep shadows of my heart
Crushing pain, it follows in voices
The rooms, the garden
Leaving me to bleed the truth of it all

Who ever is sentenced to love
Will bow down as a servant of sorrow

Alone in this castle
In these halls of gloom
And old shape, once a brave man
Now the servant of sorrow

I washed myself with pain a long time ago
So deep that nothing can reach me

These deep shadows of my heart
Crushing pain, it follows in voices
The rooms, the garden
Leaving me to bleed the truth of it all

Who ever is sentenced to love
Will bow down as a servant of sorrow


08. Weight Of The Dead

Music & lyrics by Juha Raivio
"I lost the last of my hope
On that night when the morning never came
Staring in the eye of all those ghosts of loss
And like the plague it crushed me
On the eve of a new moon"

I've made of filth, of lies
No clean blood runs in me
I've turned to everything I hate
Black blood and dirt in a human shell

Leaving these trails of betrayal
Cold lifeless flesh, a so called man

Choking on the pain of others
In my own lies I drown
Happiness was all I reached for
But sure, no one deserves it
That dim light I still held
Finally faded

There was so much in me that I trusted
But so little I knew
The weakness I held was stronger than anything
And it turned me into arrows for the ones I truly loved

Forgive me for falling
I know you all trusted in me
But I'm made of filth, of lies
No good blood runs in me

Forgive me all, no more hope