Insomnium

Underneath the Moonlit Waves tracks

Lyrics

1. THE ILL-STARRED SON

Her dirge still echoes in these woods
Mourning lingers in the vales
As the wind cries on the shore
Her wailing can be heared

Mirthless is this wandering through
Hollow days
Like a pale ghost I waste away in
This foul world

What sin do I atone for in this
Dreadful way
Why the gods snee rat me as I
Keep writhing in pain

Where has my dearest gone to
Where sings now my maiden fair
Beneath the darksome waters
Underneath the moonlit waves

Where is our ill-starred son
Where lies our poor stillborn child
Below the silent mound
In the arms of scared earth

She become weary of the world
Tired of this marred life
Burdened with sorrow far too deep
A pain impossible to bear

There is no light at the end of this
Blackened path
Calm again are the sullen waters
Before me

If gods shall hearken to me
Fate with be bening
I leave these woes behind
Depart from these cares

For we shall be reunited on the
Other side
I desscend to my love and caress her forevermore




2. JOURNEY UNKNOWN

I'm rushing through the cosmos
Reaching the light from the beyond the sun
I see my self dissolving, as universe locks me into its arms
When you dream of the sea of stars
And in the sky the northern lights flame
Sometimes do you remember,
Hear the silence between the worlds

Swirling surges of plasma, permeate me as I continue my fall
Distorted dimensions swarm around me,
Flickering a while, soon lost to sight
And all these shapes I've seen
Always through thick darksome mist
Become now clear vision of consternation and awe

Into soothing silenceI lapse,
Under your guarding eyes I rest
At the gates of your kingdom
I bow down and enter

Domed stellar colonnades outline the arch of the sky
A scene from here to eternity
And everything that betwenn lies
The grandeur of all existence,
Reveals me now pass my closed eyes
And as my slepp turns ever deeper,
I'm really awaken for the first time




3. BLACK WATERS

Somber is my mind, now that
Misfortunehas faced my kind
Weary glazed stare, Beneath the
Pitch-black hair
On my cheeks, once so live, Adorn
Flood of tears, caused by strife
And as I griewe under the sky, even
Raven croaks to me it's despise

My warm hand against your cold
Palm
Words echoing in the air through
You're gone

Somber is my mind, Black is the
Colour I feel
These completely dead emotions
Drain the last bit of me
No matter how many tiers I shed
No matter how much I repent
Some things just can't be undone
And some of us can't be forgiven

No matter how many tears I shed
Some this can't be undone

I've reached the point of the no return
These are deeds from I can not flee
From a reflection I see a tired man
Longin for a relief
The Black waters in front of me
Will sway me till I'm in sleep
Carry me to the shores of Manala
Where I'll be free from my sins
The Black waters will sway me till I'm sleep

This Roaring stream will wash me
Pure and clean




4. THE BITTER END

The silent moment right before the
Dusk fades away
I open my eyes but the darkness stays
Nightfrost covers the
Brittle flowers
Around you
I realize that what I
Dreamt is true

Beauty beyond words
My dearest one
Her light burns my eyes
She is all mine

By these frosty waters I rest by
Your side
I hold you in my arms for the last
Time
If only I could tell
you how I need
Your love
If only you had seen
what I kept in
My heart

Now it's the time of grieving
Reign of sorrow in my heart
All I have ever wanted
Is today forever gone
Bitter is the nightly silence
Bitter till the end of time
The sky grown ever darker
Through now she''ll always be mine

I hold you on my arms so tight
I kiss your frozen
lips for this last
Time
For the first time