Gallowbraid

Ashen Eidolon tracks

Lyrics

1. ASHEN EIDOLON

I remember sunlight dancing across her face
Patterns in my mind gently etched in golden amber
And when the summer ended she'll be gone away
I will become only memories of hauntings and yesterdays

Now summer has ended and the warmth is gone
Nothing but a breeze, a narrow stream that aims to block my passage
In mountain’s spring, sorrow took her as it sung
My heart was buried with her in beneath the bleeding oaks

She died alone in the mournful rain
No drop of sun again in painful solitude
She feels the roses black as seething night
I will reside abiding cursed woods

Gold and ochre
Behold the tapestry of the fall
There is a beauty a certain subtle grandeur
In the withering that consumes us all

Among the side, these chosen mouths
They feed upon forgotten soil as
The leaves fly to her desperate cries
As the ravens watch from every branch
And with discreet her final fall
This solemn cause
They count the dead
And throw them to their graves

Time fades
Away as
Sorrow remains

And as a final song she sang:
Time fades
As I comprehend
I am the ashen eidolon
The deeper shade of grey

She shadowed with her flaming leaves
Her wings of golden downs are burning like
The swirling arrows against the pouring rain
Which gave now heart as I am coughing out

Expect her brooding limbs and shattered stars
And now they’ve hung her lifeless begging corpse
They gave her liming for what she could no longer bear
And forged for her a heaven giving truth

Gold and ochre
Behold the tapestry of the fall
There is a beauty a certain subtle grandeur
In the withering that consumes us all




2. AUTUMN I

(Instrumental)




3. OAK AND ASPEN

For all this time I have been searching
For white, when skies are grey
All of the loss to time and [soul?]
The sun put out my pain
As autumn leaves keep on dancing
And pay no heed to me
I journey through these wild rantings
It’s all that I have left

I come across a quiet river
That wanders through the trees
I stare into its running waters
And fall on to my knees
In resignation to the forest
That’s held me for so long
I close my eyes and drift away
Into nature’s air[?] and song[?]




4. AUTUMN II

(Instrumental)




Bonustrack (Vinyl Reissue)

5. STONE AND REMEMBRANCE

Sixty winters and six long past,
Carved my path into the stones,
Weathered lines familiar to my touch,
I know them deep within my bones,
I have stood here so many times before,
tracing lines with aging hands,
All that’s left is desire for reclamation,
Or the ability to forget

Once more for the days long past
Heads bowed for the one’s we’ve lost
(x2)

I remember the breath of desolation
Sighing through the battlefield
with age came the heavy price of slaughter
I traded innocence for steel

Celtic steel!

Seen in fragments, memories of the days
When all was simple, all was clear
When I was young the world was filled with wonder
No sorrow, no hate or fear
So as I lay my hand upon the stone
I think of all those I’ve lost
The lives I’ve stolen, the lives forever gone
the cost of battles lost or won

We will never reclaim
Those gilded days of old
But our fates are our own to weave
No destiny
No distant god

Once more for the days long past
Heads bowed for the one’s we’ve lost
(x2)

I have reached the end
Only my deeds live on