Candlemass

Epicus Doomicus Metallicus tracks

Lyrics


1)solitude

I'm sitting here alone in darkness
waiting to be free
lonely and forlorn, I am crying
I long for my time to come
death means just life
Please let me die in solitude

Hate is my only friend
Pain is my father
Torment is delight to me
Death is my sanctuary
I seek it with pleasure
Please let me die in solitude

Recieve my sacrifice
my life blood is exhausted
no one can love and understand me
hear these words vilifiers and pretenders
Please let me die in solitude

Earth to earth
Ashes to ashes
and dust to dust

I'm sitting here in darkness
waiting to be free
lonely and forlorn I am crying
I long for my time to come
death means just life
Please let me die in solitude

Earth to earth
Ashes to ashes
and dust to dust

And please let me die in solitude





2)Demon's Gate

Beyond doom and all nightmares I met my fate
an ancient pathway surrounded by hate
scared I was with my hand on my cross
I went into the demon's gate

Across the Styx among the mist of Hades
a gate of stone marks the path
to soul's damnation and hell's wrath

Ancient evil is waiting there
at the doorstep to hell
within its darkness the demons dwell

From the dark gate the passage paid
created by witchcraft and hate
where every sinner will meet his fate

This place is curved by the hands of doom
unholy powers embrace
the devil's paradise of pain

Approach, the Eibon opens for you
choirs of damnation call you on through
twilight possesses the heart of your soul
the starlight is fading to black, to the demon's gate

Demon's gate





3)Crystal Ball

Black heart, your soul is mine, mine, mine!
Gaze into and the secrets you'll find, find, find!
Just read the sign

Gaze into the crystal
see what it tells
it can bring you a fortune
do you so well

Visions and dreams you can see in the crystal ball
The crystal ball

I saw the rainbow's end
I am raptured I cannot pretend
I found Atlantis
the talisman of Seth

Gaze into the crystal
see what it tells
it can bring you a fortune
do you so well

Visions and dreams you can see in the crystal ball
The crystal ball

I've seen it all
gaze into the crystal ball
tell me what I want to know
please hear my call

Gaze into the crystal
see what it tells
it can bring you a fortune
do you so well

Visions and dreams you can see in the crystal ball
The crystal ball





4)Black Stone Wielder

The rain kept on falling and darkened the sky
the dawn was to come with the sunrise
Revealing the shadows that passed through the mist,
the torch light was flickering
the storm was chasing them on

A procession of dark coats followed the star
foretold to come since ages
In silence they walked on crossing their lands
on the way to Bethlehem to break the chains of the spell

Stone, they worshipped the stone
in generation from father to son
A star, a star is to come
to light the way to the one who is born

The leader he knelt there to greet the new born
holding his pendant before him
tear drops were falling from his eyes as he said
"Take the stone and use it well
don't do as I did long ago"

Went into the sundown, never returned
The moon was rising and the heaven burned
Like shadows disappeared the men
and the black stone weilders were never seen again

Stone, they weilded the stone
in generation from father to son
A star, a star is to come
to light the way to the one who is born

Black stone weilder is born

They came across the western sea
with powers greater than needed
The wizards commanded the lightning
every creature knelt before their will

But they weilded the black stone with evil
and their evil was cast back on them
Damned to praise God forever
till His son was born to deliver

Stone, they weilded the stone
in generation from father to son
A star, a star is to come
to light the way to the one who is born





5)Under the Oak

Deep was my anguish and for those words
they froze my blood and chained my soul
the master had spoken, the truth, not any lies

The devil gives and evil takes
the things in life that foresakes
a throne in hell, a price or a sacrifice?

Still the wind was blowing soft
and gentle here under the oak
which gave me shelter and rest for my trial

"I'm not strong, weak is my mind
a new biginning, where to find?
I'm the last one on earth, please forgive us our crime"

It was a time, when love was mine
now its time, to sacrifice

My heart, bleeding for my race
the traces of mankind was swept out by the hands of our lord
I cried, for the ones I had lost
Midnight in paradise, grief, away goes my hope

I cried for, the ones I had lost

"Hear my prayers, climbing on the clouds above
Silent cry, reach the inner halls of truth
Give me a sign!

A crimson sky, bless my eyes
up goes the sun, my time has come"





6)A Sorcerer's Pledge

Time stands still in these ancient halls
Only the castle itself can tell what it keeps
Dark are the secrets between these walls
hidden in shadows of death, while the sorcerer sleeps

Where is the morning
where is the sun
Thousand years of midnight
the sunrise is gone
An old man marked by a life so long

Is sleeping so sweet while his magic is growing so strong
Waiting still for new times to come
a thousands years to see if he has won

Where is the morning
where is the sun
A thousand years of midnight
the sunrise is gone

What has he done ?
Why is he sleeping so long ?
He wants to live for evermore

Soon is he young
n will he open his eyes ?
When he is strong enough to rule

Back in our time goes the legend
of a sorcerer so old
He drank the blood of the virgin to be reborn
Soon a tyrant will conquer
So spoke the wise
of the day when the sorcerer will rise

Blood is his wine
The sorcerer is cheating on time
and he'll be stronger than before

Cursed be the sun
the women will weep for his fun
In the name of his magic so strong

A thousand years have gone
Armageddon hasn't come
Only the cry of a child echoes in the dark
wards goes time
as the stars are passing by
and nothing remains of this foolish man except his fate