Elvenking

To Oak Woods Bestowed tracks

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1. To Oak Woods Bestowed

[Instrumental]




2. White Willow

At night I heard the owls say :
"Find the truth beneath the stars
You'll have to travel back to heaths of green...

...The entrance to the oak woods will be revealed to you
A king will tell you to ride until..."

[Bridge:]
... the leaves on the trees from black colour turn to green
There to find the oak woods I seek, where the old oaks
still speak

At night I heard the old king say:
"To find your journey through the dark
You'll have to travel on a field of green"

Through time dark landscapes leave their place to
grasslands of joy
Bestowed to ancient oak woods here I ...

[Bridge2:]
... stand astonished by green, light of power covers me
To understand the nature of man I have now to speak with
the trees.

In my life I always prayed the ancients acting with pure honesty
This is time to face the truth so here I go

Running through the woods I question every plant and every tree
Searching for the answer that was promised to me
Then the full moon comes out and the wind whispers in my
ear :
"Ask for White Willow near the Silver Lake"...

[Chorus:]
-The fire in my heart was burning like the flames of
ancient times
White Willow with his knowledge opened up my eyes
-The vision of the world I had before was based on
thousand lies
White Willow taught me how to live my life with truth

And there it stands the only White Willow tree
He embraced me and he told me to gaze at the stars!

The wise old tree twice spoke to me and he said :
"Bring truth to the ones that you trust
And make them believe that I still exist"
So he closed his eyes and I traveled back home

Back to my world, home I return :
And the birds cry out "The old king has died"
With tears in my eyes I follow my heritage :
Now I am to be new Elvenking!

[Chorus2:]
-Green power light was flowing down my eyes like

waters from the falls
White Willow filled my heart with lore I now recall (lore I now recall!)
-The black horizons once I saw now turn to white as I pass by
And now I know why man can't bear to know the nature of the truth

[End:]
[Narrator:] and there it stands, the only white willow tree
with golden leaves and a sweet old voice
He embraced me, hard as rock
and he told me, gaze at the stars




3. Banquet Of Bards

Should I never roam anymore,
I'm on journey, silently the moon whispers
Words I'll be recalling
Miles away lies the unknown fate
Through dwarven lands, where the shadows
Never fall in I rest and sing,
under an oak so old

[Bridge:]
Round and round we dance through
The willows Even though the day's turning dark very fast now
Rivers full of dreams flow endlessly
May the stars will stay and will laugh at our smallness

[Chorus:]
Into the woods, hear the silver firs' breathing
Where the forests end, it's the banquet of bards
So, that's the magic - whirling clouds and fair
Journey stories to find!

Someone's announcing the event of a new day's birth
Bards around a table sing "All is fair in love and war!"
Farewell, my friends, I leave

Wisdom's all I learned so far, words of ages
Heard the jester's voice, by the ruins he spoke
Atrocious truths under the cloak of lunacy
Learning from into the brushwood of K'horen
I lie and wait, chasing my dreams so far

[Bridge:] Round and round?

[Chorus:] Into the woods?

[Solos: Aydan, Jarpen]

In a forgotten place of earth, a noble quest it has begun
Another banquet, another song, grace to you o forest deep
Gathering of dwarves, elves and men
Satchels and pouches they bring forth
The banquet of Bards

Now that we leave all the crickets stay silent
Along our quest, we'll see the world spin
Mystic places and yellowing leaves that won't fall
It's my own fate

Into the woods, hear the banquet of bards
The treasure I found now I share with you




4. Oakenshield

Oh pick up flutes and fiddles, a new tune is beginning
A melody forsaken, on the chords of our elders' song
Each note is telling a story, a fragment of existence
Oh people ye who listen, sit down and hear the old man's story

He was standing right in front of me, few steps from where
I've been
That day the manor's tower is hiding a sun in agony
Filthy and soiled from head to feet, his sword was rusty
and ruined
But in his eyes I caught a fleeting glimpse of his pride

[Bridge: He said:]
"Seven moons painted the skies before I reached for the chosen one
A travel through the starlit horizons, through the magic's way
On the path that leads us to knowledge, a light fall of rites

and believes from past forgotten times
Outshining the malice on our thoughts !

[Chorus:]
A story that came from so many miles and years ago
The legend of the magic shield
The elf, the dwarf, the man who carries true faith deep within
Was known by everyone as Oakenshield

I didn't understand the words he said, the silence fell on the scene
A watercolour painted with a thousand shades of feels
A wooden shield tied on his back, the magic wisdom seed
From that day on

[Bridge: He told:]
"From the time when the ancients' glory rules us all, the shield has been
passed hand in hand to the few, whose hearts are pure and bold
made with the hardwood of Usdu'm, never

decline his influence on character
outstanding is the power of our will !

[Chorus:] A story?

[Intermezzo:] Shield, from the sources of our depths

in the universal edge
Declining
Shield, from the wounds in your malice grains

"Face up and take a contact with your inner fears
You will find a well of gloominess and humble damp
Make yourself a trace on walk, the power of become
The enchantment is the magic of being"

[Solos: Aydan, Jarpen]

Slowly fades the light, the story slips away
The old man's tired now: doze off!
"Sleep well, keeper of the shield!"
Mankind could never understand,
the shield remains forever only as a?

[Chorus:]
A story that came from so many miles and years ago
The legend of the magic shield
The elf, the dwarf, the man who carries true faith deep within
Was known by everyone as Oakenshield




5. Under The Tree Of Us'dam

[Intro harmony:] "March to the tree"

Step by step, we walked the elfdom as far as the pass of Helm
Now waves of twilight wash our shields, shine in our swords
We've reached the elfic mighty oak, over hills await the
legions of the ogres
With new sun the final battle will begin

[BRIDGE:]
Is the bond of our companionship
that will lead us to the victory All the blood that (will)
spill from our
enemies is the only grim reward

Tunes of battle clash, ploughing all the seven seas and
Time is coming fast

[CHORUS 1:]
Far to the world where the dawn is falling
Far, through the lands, against the power of the Dark
To the fields where you hear the calling
Down, to the hills where the wizard of Arthanelron had ruled

[Melody: Jarpen]

Far beyond, over the horizon a sickle of Moon floats in the night
An handful of sparks Branches to roots, blood to the flesh
A spell of ancient ages past, draw the swords and raise
our hearts to glorify
With new sun the final battle will begin

[BRIDGE:]
Is the bond of our companionship
That will lead us to the victory For the life of one that has fade away
Another one will fight for all

Tunes of battle clash, ploughing all the seven seas
And Time is coming fast

[CHORUS 2:]
Far to the world where the dawn is falling
Far, through the lands, against the power of the Dark
To the fields where the blood is flowing
Down, to the hills where the wizard of Arthanelron had ruled

[Hymn: Aydan]

Strong and proud we stand again In circle round the tree of Usdu'm
The shadow in the wood are lengthening Over our fears and beliefs
A frosty blanket's wrapping us In death or glory at dusk it will end
The banner's high on our lances The final clash has begun

[Solos: both, Aydan, Dag'or'dil]

Tunes of battle clash, ploughing all the seven seas
And Time has come too fast

[CHORUS 1 & 2:]
Far to the world where the dawn is falling
Far, through the lands, against the power of the Dark
To the fields where you hear the calling
Down, to the hills where the wizard of Arthanelron had ruled

Far to the world where the dawn is falling
Far, through the lands, against the power of the Dark
To the fields where the blood is flowing
Down, to the hills where the wizard of Arthanelron had ruled