Thaurorod

Upon Haunted Battlefields tracks

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1. WARRIOR'S HEART

I will tell you a store about a man with a will to fight
A warrior – no fear or weakness in his mind
From battle he carried his armour with pride
The glory was there when he raised his arms after fights

But one there was no more in that warrior’s heart
Maybe after all years left too many scars

The wind was with him when he sailed with stars through the Seas
Coast to coast he left only sadness and tears

But once there was more in that warrior’s heart… Oh Lord

So many oceans
He sailed all alone
To unknown…
Once he had… A heart to share
But thought he was all alone with his sword and bows
Through the seas he sailed all alone

So many oceans
He sailed all alone
To unknown…
Once he had… A heart to share
But thought he was all alone with his sword and bows
Through the seas he sailed all alone

So alone… with his sword and bows
So alone… he sailed so alone…




2. CURSED IN THE PAST

One time he did not know the tales ahead, the war awaiting
His eyes were full of life and his thirsty heart felt only Yearning
He walked home through the forest, wasn't aware of losing It all
that all he cherished and stood for were to be soon behind..

..And so it rose the seventh moon and silent was the land
Then wardrums echoed far from villages out of sight
And so bright was his sword that sought its voice, waiting For battle
The great war that would seal his fate and slay his dreams

And so there was the battle, moon descended and rose again
Trees were burning next to him but still he did not feel The heat
His sword laid on the ground as he walked towards the Flames..

And so daylight struck the land not so silent anymore
The wardrums pounding rose in villages, in the night
And there lied his blood-stained blade with body all covered in blood
The signs of battle that sealed his fate, vanquished his Soul..

”Swallow your defeat and walk among the stars
Wander through the altar of past, there you shall witness it all

But don't fall into memories, you can't have them back
Out of sight, out of mind they say
Still forgetting cannot prevent that which must be
..A Stain in your mind you can't wash away….”

There he stood unknowing where the path would lead
He didn't grieve as he sat upon his grave
The familiar face crying kneeled next to him
He realised this land was his no more..

..Once it rose the seventh moon and silent was the land
Screams still echo far from villages out of sight
And so cruel were his deeds in battle once upon a time
In battle that did seal his fate and slew his dreams




3. SHADOWS AND RAIN

So we have come to the edge of forever
When we have lost all the things we had together

Now shades and shadows are fading away
I can feel I'm healing

Now, now I can see
How things were meant to be and where we went wrong
Faith, I still have my faith
To turn away sorrow and pain
Shadows and rain

Far, far away, I have sailed on distant oceans
But still in my heart there is you for my emotions

Now shades and shadows are fading away
I can feel I'm healing

Now, now I can see
How things were meant to be and where we went wrong
Faith, I still have my faith
To turn away sorrow and pain
Shadows and rain

Far far away...
There is you for my emotions...

[Solo: Pohjalainen]

Now, now I can see
How things were meant to be and where we went wrong
Faith, I still have my faith
To turn away sorrow and pain
Shadows and rain




4. MORNING LAKE

Far from home
And days of childhood
I was searching my way in the rain
The lights died out
Blinding my narrow trail
How I long for my childhood and home

No shackles are binding me
No shades are following me
The gates are opening
The gates I once did leave behind
..so far behind

I'm on my way again
Retracing back to reach my roots
And I have seen it all
Been lost just way too long now

Head for stars
I'm holding on
Though I'm thousands miles away

Tonight I'm wasting no more time to fly where skies are Grieving
I have been searching for my heart lately
These visions from the morning lake in me are burning Brighter
You know I can't be too far from home.. I have to go

This moment breaks the night
Back then I don't know why
Why I was travelling on
Without my guiding heart

Head for stars
I'm holding on
Though I'm thousands miles away

Tonight I'm wasting no more time to fly where skies are Grieving
I have been searching for my heart lately
These visions from the morning lake in me are burning Brighter
You know I can't be too far from home
It's time to go...




5. SCION OF STARS

He was born with a lion’s courage
Strength and might to match the Gods
A son of his, a thorn in her eyes
Made Immortal by wrath and love

She devised him a life of servitude
He was made one with self-sacrifice
The lion of Nemea, hydra’s reign
Their terror ended they met their bane

And so the final strophe it ends
A hero born may now ascend
To take his own place among the gods
Rise!
Oh son of Zeus
Oh scion of Stars

He outran the hind and he brought back the boar
Eurystheus hiding afraid to the core
Carrying the armour and the shield of Hephaistos
Rise!
Oh son of Zeus
Oh scion of Stars

Into hades he did dare
Threading the silvery line
Between death and life
Life where there should be none
Yet still he does not fear

I am the king of the underworld
Mortal why are you here
In this kingdom of shadows and dread?
Why have you come?

I’ve come, like I was told, to fight

And in triumph led the three-headed hound
Fought and tamed

And so the final strophe it ends
A hero born may now ascend
To take his own place among the gods
Rise!
Oh son of Zeus
Oh scion of Stars




6. GUIDE FOR THE BLIND

I took pity on mortal men
He decreed that my torment would never end
I gave fire straight into your hand
And taught you to use it in cold winterland

I betrayed him for he was wrong
I saw wanders poetry and song
Loved and cherished to guide them through the dawn of time

Once we stood together
Against your father Kronos
Now our thoughts nevermore
Can find their mutual trail

Here I am chained to this mountain of Caucasus
Each day the eagle it lands to eat my liver
Cold every night…
Oh, how I wish for it all to end

Will this torture never cease?
Time is standing still I am Chained
Waiting for salvation to kill me
My circle of torment begins again…

Chained to the mountain Caucasus
Suffering all the wrath of Zeus
Trapped on the mountain Caucasus
No mortal child can understand

Suddenly an arrow sprang
Through the sky closing in on its pray
The dying eagle lies on the ground
I am set free this I cannot believe

But still the curse of the Zeus is upon me for evermore
And now mankind is sick and diseased but nor without hope…

She was a maiden fair and kind
Her faith would be intertwine with mine

Here I am chained to this mountain of Caucasus
Each day the eagle it lands to eat my liver
Cold every night…
Oh, how I wish for it all to end

Chained to the mountain Caucasus
Suffering all the wrath of Zeus
Trapped on the mountain Caucasus
No mortal child can understand
No mortal Child can understand

Once he gave us the fire of Gods
Since he could not deny his own heart
Pain he left for us tore through the night
He suffered it all alone, guide for the blind




7. UPON HAUNTED BATTLEFIELDS

Darkness dwells inside my head
I was not aware back then so I couldn't know

As they fell into my arms
Their blood it left me deep scars

Cold bodies lay upon green fields where once children played
A demon overtook my mind spreading destruction and grief
I can see a child alone screaming in her burning home
I wish I'd died then long ago ‘cause I'm still trapped upon these fields

By light of dawn a thousand men in arms await their Leader's call
And if we stand and they do fall what will we know better then

As they fell into my arms
Their blood it left me deep scars
And as they ran for their lives
My blade did silence their cry but their souls haunts me Now..

And as my spirit slowly rises into the sky
I see my life and it fills my whole mind

I have lived deep down in the shadows all these years
The war was something I could never forget
For things I did commit (their faces I see..)
My soul burns eternally…




8. TALES OF THE END

It's my journey out of this storm
In one that I've been reborn again
When the darkness landed on me
It cuts so deep inside me
I have seen the light in the dark
I know the tales of the end
Once I thought the future was mine
Until I reached the night

Once I believed in you and me
It felt like in a dream
But now I'm left to bleed
Waiting for eternity...

I will need no sails cross the sea
I'm searching for waves to be free
Soul in me is trapped with the greed
My life is fulfilled with my dreams in the end

I've been down, so close to the edge
And circled walls of death
Might be loosing all of my life
What I have left is my pride
How I wish to find you again
But it's not my reality
Wish I could be smiling once more
Without pretending eyes

Once I believed that you and me
Would share my fantasy
But now I dream alone
Waiting for the final shores...

I will need no sails cross the sea
I'm searching for waves to be free
Soul in me is trapped with the greed
My life was fulfilled with the dreams long ago...




9. BLACK WATERS (PROLOGUE)




10. INTO THE REALMS OF HIDDEN ME

These fields of grief and sadness
This woe of an endless fight
An angel veiled in silver gown
In the morning glow secret she reveals…

The heresy never written
Veils me with its purity
Forsaken memories
Keep me under this ice so thin

In these ages of eternal frost
Her wings and faith forever lost
Could she touch the night?
The night so mesmerising

I feel the leaves of the trees gathering around me
I hear the howling beneath…
Soon it will drown within me

Here are no nightly dreams
No beauty of a morning glow
Shall I ever breathe again?
Will I ever rise from the sea?
Thou shall never find the truth so sealed
As I fall deeper into the realms of hidden me
I see my life flash before me
Cannot break this ice that keeps me under…

She was standing right above him
Stared with those weary eyes
Cruel sun goldened her hair
Beside the tears she shed

He felt the rage of years gone by
Lost his wings so long ago
Could he touch the night?
The night so close beside him

Morning smiles with its glow
Reflecting the sorrow of its own
The fight of mournful years
Has brought this void into my soul
For eternity it seems…

I see the leaves of the trees withering away now
Harken the howling beneath…
Oh it is frightening me…

Sun has died, moon shall shine so bright
At the sea no-one shall cross any more
I shall never breathe again
I will never rise from the sea
Thou shall never find the truth so sealed
The truth lies buried in the realms of hidden me
I see my life flash before me
Cannot break this ice that keeps me under




11. ELAMAN TULI

Taistelun jälkeen lyötynä
Hän makaa alastomana pimeässä
Taistelun jäljet hänessä
Ei koskaan kuole sillä hän kantaa niitä

Taistelun äänet hänen mielessä
Seuraavat häntä minne vaan, on turhaa juosta
Sydän vain tahtoo levähtää
Vaan ihmismieli varjoinen peittyy mustaan

Onko taistelut taisteltu
Onko niin etten enää näe aamuista usvaa
Valoisat kesäyöt on historiaa
Saapuu pimeys se täyttää mielen ja maan
On aika jättää vehreys jälleen taa
Pimeys se täyttää mielen ja maan
Vehreys on jäämässä kauas taa

Elämän tuli ikuinen
On lohduttoman lämpöinen
Elämän tuli ainainen
Kuolee hiljaa pimeyteen

Onko taistelut taisteltu
Onko niin etten enää näe aamuista usvaa
Valoisat kesäyöt on historiaa
Saapuu pimeys se täyttää mielen ja maan

Elämän tuli ikuinen
On lohduttoman lämpöinen
Elämän tuli ainainen
Kuolee hiljaa pimeyteen