Ashes You Leave

The Inheritance of Sin and Shame tracks

Lyrics

1. TIN HORNS

The twelve raise their tin horns
Into the wake of dawn
But as the tides rise they realize
The march has long gone home
And the lonely melody tunes again
To the consonance of the wind

As we die, the sun and earth do shine,
Will the stars remain if you and I
Leave earth like leaves on wind?
Like waves in the brine

Tin horns make us sleep
We never wanted to stay
We never wanted to...

Like a wreck of time
An abandoned ship
Beneath us splits the void
But we never look back

The twelve raise their velvet horns
Into the restful hours
But as life fades they realize
That the march has long gone home
And their melody tunes again
To the consonance of the wind




2. YOUR DIVINITY

With every minute death is nearer
Are we not just passengers
Aboard a sinking ship?

All is lost, memories are distant
Into the air you slowly disappear
Just to come again as rain

And I bathe in your divinity....

I don't know why or how
But time kills like the plague
And death will have its way

The crates have emptied
The dreams, washed away
But tears still fall
They still do...

With every minute death rears its ugly end
More and more
Are we not just passengers caught in a storm?

The days have emptied
Memories, washed away
But tears still fall
They still do...




3. SHEPHERD'S SONG

(Instrumental)




4. MILES OF WORN OUT DAYS

Miles of worn out days
They pass me like a dream
Within their reach
Is where I'll never be

Piles of happy people
I pass them like a shadow
Within your gaze
That's what I'll always be,

Just a shadow....

Miles Of Worn Out Days

Miles of worn out days
They erase me with their stream
And within their reach
Is where I'll never be

Once I lie, I never want to wake up
As shadows cast their spells
I am yearning for rest
And never want to wake up (on my own anymore).....

Miles of long gone days
You erase me from your gaze
Within your dreams
Is where I'll never be




5. WHEN WITHERED FLOWERS BEGIN TO BLOOM

I look upon the lightless sky
With drops of sadness from my mourning eye
I only heard the reckless waters roar
Those ways could not bear me from the shore

When Withered Flowers Begin To Bloom

She loved to dwell in darkness and dismay
Deeming herself predestined to do

When withered flowers begin to bloom
I want to remain unseen in the shadow of her mind




6. AND THUS YOU POURED LIKE HEAVEN WEPT

...And thus you poured like heaven wept,
From your buds and springs,
Cover us in leaves the wind brought
They only wanted to leave....

And Thus You Poured Like Heaven Wept




7. THE INHERITANCE OF SIN AND SHAME

You shine like the blinding sun
With the seas weeping on the shores
And the salt spray dashing
Against the windows

Your gaze lies distant...
Where have your thoughts gone off?

You shine like the blinding sun
With your sorrows hidden away
And a face without a heart gazes
Upon the portrait that reflects
Your sin and shame
Where have your thoughts gone off?

As a sinless and shameless face
Walks among the living unchanged
And yet your gaze lies distant
And you wish you had never lost your soul
To a portrait of sorrow
But where does a troubled mind go?




8. AMBER STAR

I bleed for you, amber star
At the gates of dawn
I will bleed again until pale death
Takes me into its hands
And I am left on my own

The moon bleeds with me
None has what one wants
The sun never crowned the night
With the richness of its colours...

The passionate play of your fingers
They stir the waters we once knew
And the sun is too late again
To see me disappear in the rain

We all seek something
I never sought anything but this