Katatonia - Dance Of December Souls lyrics


01. Seven Dreaming Souls

Music by Blackheim

02. Gateways Of Bereavement

Music by Blackheim
Lyrics by Lord J. Renkse
I stand as I cry
Mourning in the silent rain
Death will light my burden
Endless is my sorrow
Gateways so dark
All these years of dying

Gone are dreams of velvet voices
I am you, we were one
Vast are fields I walk
Where sorrow never dies
The sky unites with the blackened rain
Summon with my tears
Now descend on winter wings
My withering soul

Let me die
Gateways of bereavement
A temple of guilt
Falling deep
Embraced in grief
My withering soul
Let me die

Farewell life and all I died for
now my time is over on earth
Another journey has begun
Alone I died, not praying for mercy
nor praying for salvation
A lonely journey in a darkened dream
Time has come to spread my wings

Descending from a silent sky
Death comes to take me away
And from the gateways you hear me cry...

...I love you...

03. In Silence Enshrined

Music by Blackheim
Lyrics by Lord J. Renkse
In silence enshrined through ages
A dying beauty on a journey far
Fading roses enchants the garden
Sleeping, dreaming of my bride

In quiescence faces borders the path
On the shore of no hope I am stranded
Fading roses enchants my grave
Sleeping, dreaming of my bride

Lift my remains from water violent
Unite the body with a serene sky
Enlighten my wounds with a healing tongue
The portrait is kissed in a solemn night

In silence enshrined through ages
A rotten beauty on a journey far
Blackened roses celebrates my death
How I never could reach my bride

Putrid faces engulf the path
To the shore of no hope, a bridge
Blackened roses in the cradle of sleep
Whispers: "Our death is eternal"

In silence I fall through sorrows
A dying lord on an eternal journey
Your face is torn and lifeless
And the passage is locked now forever

Tearful my face borders the path
Sleeping, dreaming of my bride
And freezing my soul is praying
"Take me the way, through the night"

04. Without God

Music by Blackheim
Lyrics by Lord J. Renkse
Human birds watch the sky
Where dark formations sail
Infecting the area of god

I am god creator of life
I am god enchanter of death
Death - that now marks you
Life - that slowly passes away

Screams of fear, dismembering the wind
Helpless souls drowning in pain
But storms of dawn...
A dawn without god

My spirit filled with hate sets free
The force of the golden dawn
Without god
Entomb your fear

The spirit is free
Jhva Elohim Meth
Satan laughs
Jhva Elohim Meth

I raise my fist to the sky
Swear the ancient oath of black
The lambs shall bleed
Eternally bleed
God is dead and shall forever be

05. Elohim Meth

Music by Blackheim

06. Velvet Thorns (Of Drynhwyl)

Music by Blackheim
Lyrics by Lord J. Renkse
Ten strings of darkness on a violin sad
I watch the mountains where the frost begins
The northern storm is guiding me
To the forest

Silently the night birds fly
Their last scream my eternal dirge
Under the full moon a funeral
In the forest

Still I walk with open wounds but the third is now rising
Through the ashes of a dying love a new soul is born
I watch the feathers like snow in the winter
The angels that fell, so splendid to rape

Tall are the shadows that dance before me
as they show the way to the dawn
An autumn forest that never reach
Condemned to sorrow

Chasing the Wind / Like a spirit fly
Through the Autumn trees / Towards the sky
Hoofs are pounding / In the clouds above
The Chariot of sorrow / Watch me die
Hear the Violin / So sad and blackened
Like a Breeze / The songs of Drynhwyl
Chasing the wind / Like my spirit dies
Dreaming of the Queen / The queen of roses
Now they die, pure sorrow flow
My soul's funeral, too close to the end
Now they die, purest blood pours
Forever die, but I must...

I must die
Through the sky
And the forest

Follow the wind, go north my child
To the purest of winters
Go to the forest that never ends
There you'll find your fate

And to the north I rode, on the coldest of winds
I watched the mountains where the frost began
Where no angels ever dare to tread
Where death is all mine

At last I found the throne of bereavement
Grim and bleak raised to the sky
The velvet thorns of Drynhwyl are mine
and so are death and sadness

My final sacrifice
In the trees you will hear my voice
ever calling ever falling

Ten strings of darkness on a violin sad
Flowing tunes on autumn Funeral
Ashes spread in the northern storm

07. Tomb Of Insomnia

Music by Blackheim
Lyrics by Lord J. Renkse
Falling, crying
Sleeping through the ancient winter
Evil shadows moving towards the sky

Doomed spirits marching in the fields of eternal mist
Laughing, crying
The autumn turned into the fall of god

Behold the ancient sky
Clouds of blood
Souls cannot sleep
Until the throne has been risen

Tomb of insomnia

Souls cannot sleep
And nor can I

They fall
The heavenly angels
Their wings soaked in blood
They can't fly
A cathedral of splendour
They fall
So now I can sleep
Purest sorrow embrace my soul
I can sleep

08. Dancing December

Music by Blackheim
Lyrics by Lord J. Renkse
Dance away