Tracks

01. The Curse Of The Red River
02. Our Twilight
03. Forlorn Waves
04. Flicker
05. The Leer
06. The Ritual Of Dawn
07. Ere All Perish
08. Cold Earth Chamber
09. Deserted Morrows



01. The Curse Of The Red River

Music by Laine & Yli-Sirniö
Lyrics by 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

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


02. Our Twilight

Remain in silence or death arrives
At strange doors we are now
Quiet in tranquillity or everything breaks
The bow is strung up
No stepping forward, no stepping back
Better to remain transfixed
Balanced in calmness
Lest one twig shall crack

A brimful chalice
Just one drop more
And everything cascades
Benighted stillness
Elusive daylight
Escape in masquerade

A brimful chalice
Just one drop more
And everything cascades
Benighted stillness
Elusive daylight
It's our twilight

Devoid of strength
It is lingering
No voice, no words
One move to deceive the haven

God-forsaken without lucky stars
Soon to breathe but not yet
In silence to endure this
Or our twilight

A brimful chalice
Just one drop more
And everything cascades
Benighted stillness
Elusive daylight
Escape in masquerade

A brimful chalice
Just one drop more
And everything cascades
Benighted stillness
Elusive daylight
It's our twilight


03. Forlorn Waves

Music & lyrics by 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

The forlorn waves rowing ashore
The island with no name


04. Flicker

Music & lyrics by 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 truth
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

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


05. The Leer

Music by Laine
Lyrics by Laine & Koskinen
Stream of time has been broken
Blessed is the infernal soul
Dark desire has awoken
And I see the angels fall

In the moments of silence
As the wind has abated
The clouds of black come in sight
Down pour the tears of god

From beyond the end is creeping
Fleeing bliss redressed by agony
From above the eye is leering
For what has been and what will ever be

In the moments of silence
As the wind has abated
The clouds of black come in sight
Down pour the tears of god
Sailing down on the tears of god
On the way to oblivion
And we sleep without dreaming
In the eternal wake of the leer

From beyond the end is creeping
From above the eye is leering

In the moments of silence
As the wind has abated
The clouds of black come in sight
Down pour the tears of god
Sailing down on the tears of god
On the way to oblivion
And we sleep without dreaming
In the eternal wake of the leer


06. The Ritual Of Dawn

Music by Mårtenson
Lyrics by 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

Summoning me
Blessing our grief

My love



07. Ere All Perish

Music by Laine
Lyrics by Laine & Kotamäki
With words of scorn they call
Through the times they burn
Where they go death always follows

Through the skies like the wind they storm
Birds of doom
Filled with a holy rage against you all
With words of scorn they call

The stranger is an enemy
Servants of a false god they are
Holders of innocence
Drowned in blood

Blameless observers of eternity
Drowned in blood
In the hopeless land of no return
Through the times they'll burn

The stranger is an enemy
Servants of a false god they are
Holders of innocence
Drowned in blood

With words of scorn they call
Through the times they burn
Where they go death always follows

Through the fire their passage goes
Years turn to black
At the dawn of the coming times
Where they go death follows

The stranger is an enemy
Servants of a false god they are
Holders of innocence
Drowned in blood


08. Cold Earth Chamber

Music & lyrics by Tarvonen
What grief and obscurity surround my soul
Like an autumn night on a barren earth?
Insignificant to suffer here
The struggle is so futile and eternal

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 is 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

Build a house of the underworld
My dwelling in earth is to hide


09. Deserted Morrows

Music & lyrics by Laine
The pining silence
Crying from solitude
Wandering pathways
Waving from grass
Beside the fence
Lies the mortal clay
The echoes from the past
Flavoured by dismay

Bleed for the one
Who scattered in sorrow
The stars above her
Foreshadowed a lorn tomorrow

And as I'm crawling
Across this weedy acres
Towards the dismal calm
That in the soil awaits

Each morn a thousand
Heartaches will bring
Moreover to the woes
Of yesterday

The pining silence
Crying from solitude
Wandering pathways
Waving from grass

Bleed for the one
Who scattered in sorrow
The stars above her
Foreshadowed a lorn tomorrow

And as I'm crawling
Across this weedy acres
Towards the dismal calm
That in the soil awaits
By day I find no comfort
Nor repose by night
The stars are calling
Luring with their divine light

Bleed for the one
Who scattered in sorrow
The stars above her
Foreshadowed deserted morrows