Ihsahn

Eremita tracks

Lyrics


1. ARRIVAL

Eventually the fire overcame
The smell of
Now seal the purposes anew
The night outside was still the same

From the window one could see
The long dark road stretch back for miles
A path of peril, sleepless black
Now breathing slow alone, not free

Breathing slow
Alone, not free

Within this cloak of shame
There is nothing worth undoing
The night outside is still the same

Tragedy writes snow and storm
By now it cover and entrack
Of this escape whence no one knew

And know all fears were now long dead
A whisper of the night and
The door below had better still
To keep it shut

Sleepless
Fearless
Lifeless

Within this cloak of shame
There is nothing worth undoing
The night outside is still the same

White snow would cover every track
Of this escape whence noone knew
And all the fears should be long dead
The night outside was still the same




2. THE PARANOID

Slow-motion

This smell of isolation
A hall of mirrors multiplying
Grotesque features of a golden idol
Melting fast in the fires of confession

And the shame feeds the anger feeds the shame

Dim lights from a dying coal
Cast a silhouette upon
The soot-smeared window
The unsolvable crime

And the heart implodes like a faithless star
Beating backwards, beating fast
Black coals of nothingness
Beyond redemption

And the shame feeds the anger feeds the shame




3. INTROSPECTION

Time, dissolves before my eyes
I know, the graves, they always try to hide

Then, what are graves to me?
Their sins are not infectious
I claim immunity to their disease
Oh, the serpent coils
Again I will consume the fire
To purge the entrails of my soul.

Now let go, disperse, the fear
Loose the grip on what is out there
What I see, is me, inside
Paranoid will be my guide

Hollow eyes will lead the way
A cross for peace will burn in
Inhale, exhale, reach far into the deep
Descend to where the devil's crying, angels weep

Better forget what force wide open
Embrace the night where blood is
On the

Oh, I fall and know to bleed
The source from whence my demon sees
Time, dissolves before my eyes
I know, the graves, they always try to hide

Breathe
Breathe, reach far into the deep

On a quest for peace
In burning




4. THE EAGLE AND THE SNAKE

I crawl through mud and secrecy
To reach the edge of sanity
And fall... through cleansing air
Clashing down into the sea

We - between the eagle and the snake
Beyond what is real and what is fake
Between the eagle and the snake
The walls come down

Embrace the pain of this profound affliction
And yearn the sting, the serpent's tranquil kiss
Just sow and reap the gifts of liberation
To reach the shore and do it all again

It is night, now, do all leaping fountains speak louder
And my soul, too, is a leaping fountain
It is night: Only now do all songs of lovers awaken
And my soul too is the song of a lover

We - between the eagle and the snake
Beyond what is real and what is fake
Between the eagle and the snake
The walls come down




5. CATHARSIS

To drain the blood from this vast
This black, stinking oil
And scorch the prints all there
And deeds go

To pull the dead from the jaws
All this treacherous
As the
And the mouth to the

To cut off every link
That ever touch the soul
All this burn

And burning
That my suffer

To drink the blood

To cut off every link
That ever touch the soul
All this burn

And burning
That my suffer
This crippled memory...




6. SOMETHING OUT THERE

Like a statue
With no more room for

Slowly taken down by age
Going back through every page
Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue

They like a monument's

Rime frost blocking out the light
Drapes the memories in night
Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue

This will not sleep
This will not die
This will not sleep
This will not die

The world is away
While guilted
When the skeleton eagle fought, fought, fought to the
Slowly taken down by age
Going back through every page
Counting enemies in flashlight dreams
Rime frost blocking out the light
Drapes the memories in night
Something old, something new,
Something, something...

This will not sleep
This will not die
This will not sleep
This will not die




7. GRIEF

(Instrumental)




8. THE GRAVE

He hammers the earth with a shovel
Anger thunders with every strike
Inside his skull
A funeral
A cold-blooded murder.

He hammers the earth with a shovel
Yet, his grave was empty from the start
someone or something
to forget
A hole in the ground

He hammers...

He hammers the earth with a shovel
Beating it all to dust and stone
Beyond recognition
Faceless
Bloodstained soil

He wipes the sweat of his forehead
A strained laughter in the face of dawn
Marks the completion, the end
The last missing pages

Secretly he hammers the earth.




9. DEPARTURE

Descending backwards
Through the sleepless black
Washing the fire inglare
The small

Breathing with emptiness
Filled with collumns of winter and night
The stinging sensation remains
Of hungry eyes, nurturing the pain

The stinging sensation remains
Of hungry eyes, nurturing the pain

What there was a man
Through

Your heart is barrenflame
You keep it above your head
Like a torch gone black
You dig in the dark
You dig in the dark

She spoke to me like hope was real
That peace was something I could feel