Tracks

01. The Drowning Years
02. Of Empires Forlorn
03. Voice In The Wind
04. Soulsadness
05. Epistle No. 81
06. Sorrow Of The Angels
07. From Empires To Oceans



01. The Drowning Years

These empty years, in sadness repose
What once were joys now have become sorrows

I drank them all away

Once, I held hopes, loves and dreams... now they've sunken into the sea
And I've no one left to save me from drowning eternally

I drank them all away
I drank myself away


02. Of Empires Forlorn

Damned, I crawled valleys silenced with death
Through the seas of carnage, over mountains of regret
Reaching summits only to behold barren wastes endless

Just when I needed you the most
You had forsaken me
To this kingdom of ghosts

Bleak are the skies above this ruin
I've found no solace in cathedrals fallen
I am so far from the light and warmth of Heaven

To the hell of myself
Alone I am damned
To weep for you

Now, above this vast ruin alone I stand
All light and hope has fled my kingdom and land
Betrayed by bride and brethren, my heart burst in your hands

Forlorn empires
My kingdoms damned
Forlorn empires
I am damned


03. Voice In The Wind

Lyrics by Klaus Hess and Tom Phillips
I hear your voice in the wind
Haunting me once again

Maybe our dream is over
But the sorrow never ends

I hear your voice in the wind
Haunting me once again

I knew someday, you would leave
And abandon me to forever grieve

Maybe our dream is over
But the sorrow never ends

I hear your voice in the wind
Haunting me once again

Maybe our dream is over
But the sorrow never ends


04. Soulsadness

Sunk into the corner
Where the forlorn drift to die
A broken man staring into his glass
With weeping eyes

Drinking away this empty life
I'm bleeding to death inside
Torn apart by bladed words
In sorrow capsized

I gave myself completely and deeply
But that was never enough for you
More alone than ever,
Your knives have finally pierced on through my heart

Drinking away this lonely life
I'm bleeding to death inside
Torn apart by bladed words
In sorrow capsized

Now, I know I will die alone
Cold and broken...
Now, I know Hell is my destiny
You took everything from me... everything...

I am the desolate one
Bleeding
You took everything from me... everything...

Drinking away this waste of life
I'm bleeding to death inside
Torn apart by bladed words
In sorrow capsized
I gave my heart up to your knives
I'm bleeding to death inside


05. Epistle No. 81

Music & lyrics by Carl Michael Bellman
Mark how our shadow, Mark Movits mom frere
One small darkness encloses
How gold and purple that shovel there
To rags and rubbish disposes

Charon beckons from tumultuous waves
Then trice this ancient digger of graves
For thee ne'er grapeskin shall glister
Wherefore my Movits come help me to raise
A gravestone over our sister

Even desirous and modest abode
Under the sighing branches
Where time and death, a marriage forebode
Twixt beauty and ugliness ashes

To thee ne'er jealousy findeth her way
Nor happiness footstep, swift to stray
Flitteth amid these barrows
E'en enmity armed, as thous seest this day
Piously breaketh her arrow

The little bell echoes the great bells groan
Robed in the door the precentor
Noisome with quirsters prayerful moan
Blesses those, who enter

The way to this templed city of tombs
Climbs amid roses yellowing blooms
Fragments of mouldering biers
Till black-clad each mourner his station assumes
Bows there deeply in tears


06. Sorrow Of The Angels

Heaven weeps with my sorrow
Through the clouds a veil of black lace
An infinity of angels
Share the tearstreams I pour away
Within the storms of sadness
I'll eternally remain
Love is lost forever
You are mourned by this rain

Forever weeping


07. From Empires To Oceans

Instrumental