Avathar (FIN)

For What Dwells Behind the Mist tracks

Lyrics

1. TO THE LAND VEILLED IN MIST

Pale sky now stands before me
Leaves grey are dead
To the west
Our light now must flee
In the gloomy night we shiver
Our time has passed
Say farewell to these shores
Long here did we dwell

Flee from the dark hand
And the fading light
Your time here is gone
The world you knew has changed
What once was green
Now lies dead and cold
Never will return
The good days of old

Grey waves now flow before me
Longing my return
To the west
Where night does not reign
Golden flowers still there bloom
And majestic towers marked with runes
Stand undefeated and eternal
Beside mountains fair

Flee from the dark hand
And the fading light
Your time here is gone
The world you knew has changed
What once was green
Now lies dead and cold
Never will return
The good days of old

With bright steel in hand
Shielded by shining armour
To these eastern shores you rose
Usurpers and self made kings
Exiled by your ancient sins
Hear now the howling winds

Cursed by your pride
To everyone you lied
Both pain and beauty sailed with you
Against the dark lord you fought
Yet more misery here you brought
Leave now and never come back

For our days are ending and our years failing
I will pass the wide waters lonely sailing
Long are the waves on the Last Shore falling
Sweet are the voices in the Lost Isle calling

Pale sky now stands before me
Leaves grey are dead
To the west
Our light now must flee
In the gloomy night we shiver
Our time has passed
Say farewell to these eastern shores
Long here did we dwell
Grey waves now flow before me
Longing my return
To the west
Where night does not reign
Golden flowers still there bloom
And majestic towers marked with runes
Stand undefeated and eternal
Beside mountains fair




2. THE WIND

The wind was on the withered heath
But in the forest stirred no leaf
There shadows lay by night and day
And dark things silent crept beneath

The wind came down from mountains cold
Older than any story that is told
The grass hissed, their tassles bent
The reeds were rattling and on it went

A shaken pool under the heavens cool
Where racing clouds were torn and rent

It passed the lonely Mountain bare
And swept above the dragon's lair
There black and dark lay boulders stark
And flying smoke was in the air
It left the world and took its flight
Over the wide seas of the night
The moon set sail upon the gale
And stars were fanned to leaping light

Of secrets long lost sings the wind
Of times forgotten and the dust of the old
Of white bones that lay in the cold
Of distant echoes somewhere in time told

Hear the endless call
Of hope and regret
Mixed as a lamentation
Forever singing to the lands

Of dreams long lost now sings the wind
Of futures forgotten and the dust of the old
Of rusty swords and broken bows
Of distant echoes and songs of victory

Hear the endless call
Of hope and regret
Mixed as a lamentation
Forever singing to the lands

It passed the lonely Mountain bare
And swept above the dragon's lair
There black and dark lay boulders stark
And flying smoke was in the air
It left the world and took its flight
Over the wide seas of the night
The moon set sail upon the gale
And stars were fanned to leaping light

The wind was on the withered heath
But in the forest stirred no leaf
There shadows lay by night and day
And dark things silent crept beneath

The wind came down from mountains cold
Older than any story that is told
The grass hissed, their tassles bent
The reeds were rattling and on it went

The day has ended, dim are my eyes
But a journey long before me lies
The wind sings its never ending song
Beneath the eternal and ever bending sky