Swallow The Sun

Songs from the North I, II and III tracks

Lyrics


DISC 1

1. WITH YOU CAME THE WHOLE OF THE WORLD'S TEARS

"Saint Peter, save me and send me down to hell
For I will find her there, where moonlight catches her scarlet hair
Where she sings, and black ravens circle above her in the burning air"

Silence your heart before it tears you apart
Keep your eyes on the distant thunder
Unfold your wings against the dark

"My heart thrown to the lions
My soul fed to the wolves
Arise, Arise, Arise!
Walk on your altar of sacrifice
And let the blood for her"

"My heart thrown to the lions
My soul fed to the wolves
My body left for the winter
My eyes for the night"

With you came the whole of world's tears
The space between the heartbeats
Is where I felt you
A small death each and every time

I stand straight at the form of my faith
To keep the last of my honour
But my legs won't carry me anymore
Paralysed before the eyes of a hunter
I open up my veins for the parasites to come

Silence your heart before it tears you apart
Keep your eyes on the distant thunder
Unfold your wings against the dark

"Saint Peter, save me and send me down to hell"




2. 10 SILVER BULLETS

Burn-marks on my chest so the arrows won't miss
Surrounded by the cupid of Lucifer
And she, who stands on his left side
With her burning spears
Straight into the heart, my love, straight into the heart

The silver bullets, but I won't shed a tear for you
Won't cry for mercy, none from you
They always find you in the shadows
For my heart is a light house of burning flame
Straight into the heart, my love, straight into the heart

Would have followed you down to the depths of hell
And saved you from these flames
Built a bridge over this dark world that we have created

"Blessed be the ones who do not feel
For you the heavens are open
Such is the nature of the heartless"

"And for us who tread in the dark
The road goes on forever
From sunrise to sunset and all through the night"

The serpent's words, I remember well
And the venom she spat, unholy offering of fire and lust
Was a road straight to hell

Ghosts and owls wrapped around my neck
She led me too far this time
There's no heaven to help us now, no repeat

Woman is a creator, man is a destroyer, or so I thought
The judgment of our sins fell upon us
From the ivory garden of the gods to the worms of the earth
To the worms of the earth!




3. ROOMS AND SHADOWS

I walked into the room of shadows
And closed the door behind me

Silent walls remind me of my faults
Bleeding paintings of holy colours
Burnt letters and ghosts from the past
Floating through the heavy air
With the ghosts I left behind
Like the ashes I left behind

From the cradle of this life I bleed upon your holiness
The ones I left behind

My heart, withered with time, dead from all this emptiness
The dark I came to find

Blind is the mirror that reflects this art
From poisoned daggers and lies it's been forged
To carry the weight of devil's wings
Is less than what I carry inside

When everything vanishes around you
And slowly slips through your fingers
And all you have left is pain
Would you do it again?

Alone in this empty room of shadows
Alone, filled with memories of nothing
Would you do it again? And remain the same?




4. HEARTSTRINGS SHATTERING

See the ghost I have become
Save the prayers for the living ones
Feel the dark that I've become
Send your crows into the light
To fill the skies and dim the sun

Cast the shadows on my side
Fulfil the oath of the broken ones
Hallowed halls of setting suns
Lost in the vacuum of this heart

Hear my heartstrings shattering
As tombs open before me
And she sang

Bury my heart
Cover it with the coldest stones
So it will suffer longer
Like I did in your arms
Like I did in your arms
Like I did in your arms
Your arms

You led me into the darkest night
To the deepest shades with your heart open wide
Into the battle with death on your shoulder
Like a templar knight
With god on his side
Straight into the arms of your enemy
Through the flames with fire in her eyes
Saints, have mercy upon us

Cast the shadows on my side
Fulfil the oath of the broken ones
Hallowed halls of setting suns
Lost in the vacuum of this heart
Lost in the vacuum of this heart

You led me into the darkest night
To the deepest shades with your heart open wide
Into the battle with death on your shoulder
Like a templar knight
With god on his side
Straight into the arms of your enemy
Through the flames with fire in her eyes
Saints, have mercy upon us

See the ghost I have become
Save the prayers for the living ones
Feel the dark that we've become
Send your crows into the light
To fill the skies and dim the sun

Bury my heart
Cover it with the coldest stones
So it will suffer longer
Like I did in your arms
Like I did in your arms
Like I did in your arms
Your arms




5. SILHOUETTES

I painted my heart black, just to cover the darker shades
Framed by tears so think from ashes, oil and blood

Winter solstice night, but in my soul the dark won't step aside
Increased with these long stretched hours, from seconds to years
Until years become centuries

Lonely silhouettes moving on the wall like wounded birds
With their crooked black claws, dancing around my throat
Wounded in the hands of winter, I froze to death for her
Outcast form her embrace, I bled to death for her

But I shall return, I will haunt her in her dreams

I rise like a morning star, strike down the holy ones
Who betrayed their hearts for the crown
That melted over their eyes

I shine like the North star, and blind their weak eyes
Fill them with my sorrow
And curse them in my arms

You threw me down the throat of hell
Tied my hands and burned me with your tongue
Drowned me in the nothingness
Into the abyss of your poison well

Lonely silhouettes moving on the wall like wounded birds
With their crooked black claws, dancing around my throat
Wounded in the hands of winter, I froze to death for her
But I shall return and sing you back to sleep...




6. THE MEMORY OF LIGHT

From the heavens above
Through the silent twilight, she fell
Blinding light of a falling star
Or wings ablaze?

I watched her sleeping away her pain
Under the eyes of her crows
The dark grew around her like the shadows
As the sun went down

I offered her salvation
From this place of woe and thorns
Washed her wings so black, from ashes
And hid away her horns

Wipe away your black tears
Welcome the darker times
The day of tomorrow
Is for the chosen ones

From the fires of yesterday
Until the hell of tomorrow
The memory of light is all we have

The fear in her voice kept echoing in my mind
Like the cries of a lost child
Who knows she won't last through the night

Under the stars of the open sky
She gazed into the night
Wondered why she fell below
Abandoned by the light

The ballet of shooting stars above
She watches them in tears every night
Her wings chaimed down to earth, unable to leave
I'm the guardian of her hell, the one remind her
That love will get you here




7. LOST AND CATATONIC

Failure, Victim, Nothing, Bleeding, Losing, Everything

I was never the one, in their eyes no one will
I laid them all to rest, the demons inside of me
Bury my heart in your icy womb
Away from the light into earth's silent tomb

I am lost and catatonic

Choking, cursing, shattering
Blame, blame, blame
Burning, Cutting, I'm Vanishing
Shame, shame, shame

Walls are closing in, they're staring
Shade's still chanting
Run, do it, done?`

Brake your wows of trying
Let them suffer in longing
Be remembered
... for nothing?

Felt the pain but I numbed it down
Crowded steets, but no one's around

These kingdoms of dust, these empires of loneliness
Walk through me you all; curse you, you heartless

We are lost and catatonic

Failure, victim, nothing
Pain, pain, pain
Cutting, Burning, I'm Vanishing
Shame, shame, shame

We are lost




8. FROM HAPPINESS TO DUST

It's getting late my old friend, it's time to go now
Say goodbye to all we had and set these torn sails away
You broke me down to pieces, like you always did
I'm ready to sleep now

This tomb of my heart turned happiness to dust
Days changed to lifetimes of promises and rust
All friends around me
From happiness and dust
And I'm ready to go now where I won't be lost
Happiness to dust

Have you come to take me home
Last rays of the evening sun?
With the dream, to where I belong
To the meadows of unsung songs
I'm scarred for lifetimes in here
Worn dowm in these battles
I'm ready to sleep now

I dragged all these shadows behind me
Until they grew into a part of me, but I never wanted it to happen
All the steps I took, I took them for the happiness of others
But they all burned me down, burnt like an emtpy book

I unfolded my wings to their darkness
Stepped into all those rooms of shadows
Tookk those silver bullets to shield their hearts
But I'm too wounded now from these battles
Please let me fall into a sleep of beauty for a while

It's getting lat my old friend, it's time to go now
Say goodbye to all we had and set these torn sails away

Worn down in these battles
I'm ready to sleep now




DISC 2

1. THE WOMB OF WINTER

(Instrumental)




2. THE HEART OF A COLD WHITE LAND

From the shadows inside of me
To the light that shines in me
I will be, like an arrow

And the fire that lights the night
And these shadows within the light
I will be, like an arrow

"This heart of a cold white land
In the dark of the endless nights
And the light of summer that never dies
In these songs from the North"

From the cradle of ice
To the tomb of the night
I will sleep in your arms

And the beauty of the eye
An horizon, guiding light
I will keep in my heart

"These skies of the winter stars
Arise to the frozen night
And the light of summer that never dies
In these songs from the North"

Sky, earth, stars
Lakes, moon, trees




3. AWAY

Arise with the new dawn's hour
Breathe in the air so blue
Nightmares of yesterday's sorrows
Disappear into the light anew

Here today, gone tomorrow, it will be
Leave your ghosts behind
...for a while

Night came with warm tears
Now the drops of morning dew

"Arise with the new dawn's hour
And let your eyes reflect the dark..."

...away with the first light of the day
Let it wash your tears away today
And all that will remain

'Nothing here will stay the same"

Not even this pain

Here today, gone tomorrow
It will pass with time, and leave its mark on you
Embrace this early hour

Silent trees and sill horizon
You will find it here
When the wind lifts you broken wings

"Arise with the new dawn's hour
And let your eyes reflect the dark..."

...away with the first light of the day
Let it wash your tears away today
And all that will remain

"Nothing here will stay the same"




4. PRAY FOR THE WINDS TO COME

Wind across the barren land
Lift my wings from the desert sand
My spirit is broken, but not my hands
To write these lines in the sand

Deceivers, unbelievers
Fall on your knees
And pray for the winds to come
Undying and defying North
Winter bless your child
I'm coming home

Sun burns my eyes in this strange land
Vast fields of sand from where I stand
My ships are gone, but the sea will carry me
Under your skies

Deceivers, unbelievers
Fall on your knees
And pray for the winds to come
Undying and defying North
Winter bless your child
I'm coming home

The starlit night sky, with unknown patterns above
Abandoned on these far away shores
Left alone with the memory
Of the trees, the snow and the lakes
Tonight I will catch the wind
And escape this land of burning sun

Deceivers, unbelievers
Fall on your knees
And pray for the winds to come
Undying and defying North
Winter bless your child
I'm coming home

Wind across the barrel land
Lift my wings from these desert sands

Deceivers, unbelievers
Fall on your knees
And pray for the winds to come
Undying and defying North
Winter bless your child
I'm coming home




5. SONGS FROM THE NORTH

Oh Mother North, eyes like blue sapphires
I'm lost in your wildernes, in your arms
From your love my heart has been forged
Eternal nights, to ever-light
To winter's throne

"Niin laulut Pohjolan kun sammuu, hiipuu hiljaa
Hallatar kun viljaa lyö, ja yö tuo kuninkaan tuon talven maan
Niin routaan kaivtaan, lepoon omaan maan
Ja laulut Pohjolan mukaan vain saan"

Oh Mother North, lakes like blue sapphires
Under your skies, into the wild I drown my sorrows

At the midnight hour of sacred light
The magic of these woods, so alive

The shadows of the giants in a silvery dark light
From the snowy trees ahead
And their slow march closer to the flaming night skies
To touch the tail of fire

But their roots hold the secrets, these melodies
Echoes from the past, nothing here will last
But the songs from your journey
You will bury with your heart




6. 66°50´N,28°40´E

(Instrumental)




7. AUTUMN FIRE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9...
Times I breathe in the holy air
Before I open my eyes to summer's dying flare
The autumn fire, the arches of rust
This hallowed aisle

Cathedrals of trees, where the altars are burning
The smoke of October leaves
Father winter is calling his herd aloud
And we are the crows who fly

"From the aisle of autumn fire we arise
Over the lakes and trees we draw the night sky
With our wings we paint the vast horizons, and the stars
The stars upon the Northern skies"

Blinded by the midnight sun
In this land we were born
Now racing the clouds
Towards the winter's thorn, and we fly

We turn our heads towards the setting sun
The beauty and the light of the one
Who will be gone so soon, fade into her hiding
And the season of rust
Will soon harvest the living
So we can be reborn again




8. BEFORE THE SUMMER DIES

We fall like leaves from the skies
Down with the sun
North winds are taming her down
Chased away for a lifetime

Into the twilight
Away with the light
Aw are the children
Who stare into the night

"We are the ones
The children of the setting sun
We are the ones
Who pray upon the fading light
We are the ones
The children of the setting sun
Wo pray upon the night"

Summer is fading like time
Runs through your fingers
And night will havest us down
Before the words of goodbye

Into the twilight
Away with the light
We are the children
Who stare into the night

We fall like leaves down from the skies
Down with the sun
And storms will arrive and harvest us down
Down with the sun

We pray for the night
To give us one more sunrise
To shine from our eyes
Before the summer dies




DISC 3

1. THE GATHERING OF BLACK MOTHS

Hell is here, whre storms are drawing near

We are black moths, seperated from the core
Chased away into the night, to the farthest shore
Where storms rip our wings apart

We cicle around the flame
Holding on to the light of hell that glows for us
In our name, of pain and betrayal
This is our home, on the farthest shore, where the bells toll fear

We are the black moths circling around the flame
The distant lighthouse in the raging storm
The glow of the safe harbour we will never reach
Like a compass without the North, we are lost
Ever changing course from home, forever lost

For our sins we are cursed to stay here
For all the wings we left behind, burned and broken
Now the ones to hold the blackest ones
On our backs they keep us alive in this world of the dead
But not to be remembered, only in all evil

We are the black moths circllng around the flame
For a thousand years of suffering, a price from the life we left behind
Thrown into the loneliness of this last shore
From the life all promises, into the abyss of souls parted

And the calm is only to remind us of our black hearts
The one that beats no more, won't hurt anyone, evermore

Now I am finally home where I belong
Flying into the flame of hell every night, just before the sunrise

To burn to ashes
Just to form again for a new night of suffering

To remain what I was
The evil, again and again and again and again and again and again...




2. 7 HOURS LATE

Forgive me father
I was 7 hours late, and now you're gone

But I made it next to you, as I promised
Dressed you for your last journey
I'm dead to you now, sill holding the words that were left unsaid

Couldn't burden you wish the sorrows that crushed my chest
Couldn't find the right time to share those words, why the days passed away

I'm dead to you now, and will be, until my own heart sees the fallen veil of night
Until the curtains open for me, to walk the same moonlit silver trail, I always will be 7 hours late

Carrying the pain of knowing, that you never know
Why we both went through the days apart, but with the same shadows in our hearts

I can't never tell you why I wasn't there, until they bury me in the same soil
Until we meet again, I will be 7 hours late

These rooms of shadows, echoes on these walls, this empire of loneliness
Sill feeling the presence, your soul sill lingering here for a while

And the dark that pours in through the night-side window
And the light that fades into the woods
Like fireflies dancing betweenthe rusted trees, the light that escaped from my side
Glowing in the woods, waving its last goodbye until its gone

And then it's dark




3. EMPIRES OF LONELINESS

A lonely shape at my door, as death walked in
Turned his grey face toward me
No eyes, but his stare pierced my soul
No words, but I knew his reasons well
Nothing here for me, just a burden to others
I followed his slow steps, quiet sighs straight into the night

Through these streets of flashing lights
Shapes with eyes like shadows and stares so hollow
Nowhere to go, but lower from here
Deeper, down into the fear and hopelessness
Hell everywhere around me
So why would I have anything to lose if I follow?
Through this city of long shadows we walked
This world of empty spuls

Kingdom of fear and hearts so lost, abandoned by the light
Cells of empty shells, filling their insides
With promises of something, anything...

These grey towers around me climbing toward the night sky
Reaching for the clouds like birds so black high above
With their all seeing eyes, the halo o their stares
And these concrete walls
With dim lights that are covered with curtains
And within are lost stairs
Just leading down to the depths of hell

This carnival of everything
Yet we have nothing, but this horror of our existence
Couldn't find more reasons to pray for a better tomorrow,
All I achieved was just more distance
From my dreams, my hopes and from the light of the morning
That I separated my self from so long ago

So I followed his slow and quiet sighs
To the place I loved most as a child
Where I chased my dreams
And waved to the passing trains, the miracles of life

And here, back on those same tracks
I stand again, being so much less
Now alone holding nothing within
But this empire of loneliness

The low rumbling sound of a train
In the distance, its blinding eye in the dark
Ready to swallow you whole
Left in pieces like my wounded soul

Then from the dark, a small glimmering light did appear
With the trembling wing of a butterfly
It shone a light into my night
A halo of a childish hope, reaching
From somewhere, long since gone

I held my breath and it landed
On my arm and asked

Is there sill anything worth reaching for?
...and my heart said no
Any light or goodness in you worth holding on to?
...and my heart said no

I closed my eyes, got on my weak knees
And breathed in the dark glow
As her wings turned to ashes, from ashes to a black moth
I heard the sirens and screaming of the iron
... and my heart sill said no

So I followed his slow steps and quiet sighs
To the place I loved most as a child
And there, back on those same tracks I stood again
Now alone holding nothing within
But this empire of loneliness




4. ABANDONED BY THE LIGHT

I anchored my heart
Into the depths of this sea
With this ship made out of fears
Its crew plagued with the curse
That comes with the daylight
And pours its black flood on me
When the night arrives
On this sinking hearse I stand
Made of bones, blood and horns
Sails of this ghost ship left at the mercy of these storms
I tore the demons out of me
But the night always brought them back
They painted my skin with their shadows
And cut me with their blades
I was drowned under their will,
Untl I knelt like a ship under wolves' eye
They made me stare straight into the fire
Until I heard all the cries of pain in the aether
But in the flame I saw myself burned alive
Burned alive with her
Please, save me Saint Peter!
On this sinking hearse I stand
Made of bones, blood and horns
Sals of this ghost ship left at the mercy of these storms
Flags ripped apart by the winds that felt like thorns, no land, no home in sight
I am abandoned
Abandoned by the light

The purest form of pain
My heart pulled apart by ebony horses
Unaware of their powers
Gentle in their calmness
Until their eyes lit up like the fires of Hell
Or was it just a reflection of mine?

On this sinking hearse I stand
Made of bones, blood and horns
Sals of this ghost ship left at the mercy of these storms
Flags ripped apart by the winds that felt like thorns, no land, no home in sight
I am abandoned
Abandoned by the light




5. THE CLOUDS PREPARE FOR BATTLE

The black winds lift my wings, on my command
I turn my eyes to the North, against the distant flaming sky
The pressure of the air, and the weight of the clouds on the horizon

I have no more fear in me, nor tears to resist
I rise above you and take your throne
...of fear

"I turned my wings towards the dark, and your armies
Threw my soul into the eye of the storm, to feel your force
But you were less than nothing as an enemy of mine
I arose through the shadows and the fires of hell"

"To look you straight in the eye, in this stillness before the storm
One more time, before I raise my hand
As these clouds prepare for battle
Under my command"

I rise through the cliuds with wrath in my eyes
Through the temples of the skies, under the stars
Upon the night sky, above the living and the dead
Through the black night of the souls, into the fiery throne

This darkness grew my wings too mighty to break, too strong to fall
I have no more fear in me, nor tears to resist
I rise above you and take your throne
Through the black night of the souls, into the fiery throne

"I turned my wings towards the dark, and your armies
Threw my soul into the eye of the storm, to feel your force
But you were less than nothing as an enemy of mine
I arose through the shadows and the fires of hell"

"To look you straight in the eye, in this stillness before the storm
One more time, before I raise my hand
As these clouds prepare for battle
Under my command"