Tracks

01. In Sickness And Health
02. Gaya's Dream
03. Always...
04. Subzero
05. Anthology In Black
06. Second Sunrise
07. Downfall
08. In Sickness And Health
09. Second Sunrise
10. Six Dead, Three To Go
11. Downfall
12. Another Day
13. Share The Wisdom



01. In Sickness And Health

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Bart Smits
<i>"Through marriage we're bonded, by death we're separated.
But sometimes our dreams can keep us together. Life is transitory but love can be eternal."</i>

The cruelty of this world persists
The cold wind speaks for our lost
Whispering words, weaving worlds
Her time has come, alas

A man with opened eyes
One stopped out of a dream
With a view held within his mind
The tears for his bride redeem

Watching this world falling apart
Like the dreams in a shallow sleep
Countless are the nights they shared
The mourning in his tears

But morning still has broken
A light in his world of dawn
All beauty turned to rot
His flowers, all are gone

Close the eyes of eternal love
Buries his face in his hands
Her face looks so alive
In the morning sun

But morning still has broken
A light in his world of dawn
All beauty turned to rot
His flowers, all are gone

Dreams are nothing but illusions
Illusions for one to see
It's the visual projection of our inside
And as empty as the heart in me

As the heart in me...


02. Gaya's Dream

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Bart Smits
<i>"Infatuated by the extensiveness of the universe,
it's easy to forget one of the most complex enigmas of this world:
The human mind, a universe of its own."</i>

Open the gates of the past
With the key to our hearts
Dream of the years gone by
Centuries through mankind's eyes

In the wasteland that grows inside
Within me I shall find myself

Slowly walking, pacing front
See through these blind eyes
Stepping on shadows, touching air
Stones move as I stand still
Seek the answers in the skies
As we don't even know ourselves
Silent, as the sun sets before our eyes

In the wasteland that grows inside
Within me I shall find myself

For years of space technology
Still we haven't learned
Like children we explore
Things we can't yet comprehend

Open the doors of the past
With the beating of a heart
Dream as the years go by
Carrying our own cross
Seek the answers in the skies
As we don't even know ourselves
Silent, as the sun sets before our eyes


03. Always...

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Bart Smits
<i>[Instrumental]</i>

<i>"Sometimes words can not say what the heart feels.
Music can express the things that our language cannot."</i>


04. Subzero

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Bart Smits
<i>"Imaging emotions as being a lake, the water can be calm or stormy.
But can it be frozen; can emotions reach freezing point?"</i>

The bowels of my thoughts, icy lake
Drain emotions from my bleeding soul
Tears that follow burn my skin
Dread to see myself, I ain't me

The sun encircles my shape on the ice
In my shadow I see people below
Their frozen faces staring blank
All crying without a sound

Thousand degrees below
Ice age has begun, Subzero
Emotions running low
My heart is so cold, Subzero

Hatred in words, spewing from their mouths
Verbal injection of a freezing void
Sunrise in three directions
As all the faces turn to laugh

Thousand degrees below
Ice age has begun, Subzero
Emotions running low
My heart is so cold, Subzero


05. Anthology In Black

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Bart Smits
Thousand morbid dreams cross my mind
Reflections of the past, twilight in my thoughts
Try to think back to how it all started
But the act stands in the shadows of my thoughts

As the curtain of mist slips away
I can see, destruction of a thousand
Curon's lights will die tonight
Bells toll for the wrath that unfolds

Hear the bells chime upon the water
Feel the wind chasing the silence
Lake of Resia, divinity was lost
And lost it shall remain

When I close my eyes what will I see?
It takes me back to the beginning of the end
When false illusions caressed my mind
Curtain falls on the world of today

Hear the bells chime upon the water
Feel the wind chasing the silence
Watch my heaven turning to hell
Midst the sound of a tolling bell


06. Second Sunrise

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Bart Smits
<i>"Peace comes through thinking with your heart and not with words.
Until then we'll light another candle for this world."</i>

What is left of our world, today
Walls have fallen with peace
But walls are build within our hearts
Wars are fought within

A cloak lies over our world
A misery show without an end
The masses follow the masses
The blind will lead the way

To see the colors that rest within your mind
The paradise we seek lies inside

Who's to blame, who will lose
Now the dice have been rolled
We must find the guilty ones
Instead of condemning what has been done

Who shall we praise now
When all our gods are gone
Living is not just to live
In a concrete or cardboard box
Think in a carbonized world
Where all has been done before
The thought of a perfect world
On the pile of broken dreams

To see the colors that rest within your mind
The paradise we seek lies behind

Who's to blame, who will lose
Now the dice have been rolled
We must find the guilty ones
Instead of condemning what has been done

From the smoking cities we shall rise
And on the ashes we will build
Praying for that one day
The sun will rise again...


07. Downfall

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Bart Smits
In silence I'm walking through the darkness
Chasing the webs that haunt my mind
Voices are whispering inside my brain
Divine powers are tearing me apart
Demoniac forces with illusive grace
Beyond the truth, the downfall of Curon

Prophecy was fulfilled, eternal dawn
Away is the sun, legacy will be their fall

My dream will become grim reality
The sea and sky will cleanse this town
My lord has spoken, eternal hell
For those who decide to blaspheme
The waves of divinity will purify this village
So come, my children of the lord

Prophecy was fulfilled, eternal dawn
Away is the sun, legacy

This is your downfall

Rise children of the lord

Prophecy was fulfilled, eternal dawn
Away is the sun, legacy... the fall


08. In Sickness And Health

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Bart Smits
<i>"Through marriage we're bonded, by death we're separated.
But sometimes our dreams can keep us together. Life is transitory but love can be eternal."</i>

The cruelty of this world persists
The cold wind speaks for our lost
Whispering words, weaving worlds
Her time has come, alas

A man with opened eyes
One stopped out of a dream
With a view held within his mind
The tears for his bride redeem

Watching this world falling apart
Like the dreams in a shallow sleep
Countless are the nights they shared
The mourning in his tears

But morning still has broken
A light in his world of dawn
All beauty turned to rot
His flowers, all are gone

Close the eyes of eternal love
Buries his face in his hands
Her face looks so alive
In the morning sun

But morning still has broken
A light in his world of dawn
All beauty turned to rot
His flowers, all are gone

Dreams are nothing but illusions
Illusions for one to see
It's the visual projection of our inside
And as empty as the heart in me

As the heart in me...


09. Second Sunrise

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Bart Smits
<i>"Peace comes through thinking with your heart and not with words.
Until then we'll light another candle for this world."</i>

What is left of our world, today
Walls have fallen with peace
But walls are build within our hearts
Wars are fought within

A cloak lies over our world
A misery show without an end
The masses follow the masses
The blind will lead the way

To see the colors that rest within your mind
The paradise we seek lies inside

Who's to blame, who will lose
Now the dice have been rolled
We must find the guilty ones
Instead of condemning what has been done

Who shall we praise now
When all our gods are gone
Living is not just to live
In a concrete or cardboard box
Think in a carbonized world
Where all has been done before
The thought of a perfect world
On the pile of broken dreams

To see the colors that rest within your mind
The paradise we seek lies behind

Who's to blame, who will lose
Now the dice have been rolled
We must find the guilty ones
Instead of condemning what has been done

From the smoking cities we shall rise
And on the ashes we will build
Praying for that one day
The sun will rise again...


10. Six Dead, Three To Go

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Bart Smits
Our footsteps in the snow, the blood that marks my hands
Dream of tales that I know as we're marching to the promised land

From ruins of decayed earth, we came with the rising storm
Monuments of remaining hate in our dark and frozen hearts

Nine elements of light, six have felt our swords
Three get ready for the fight, in battle no place for words

The darkness will shine forever, the winter never ends
Controlling elements of black, the rotting stench is good

Bury the past
Await the new day
The world we lived
Will fade away

The overlord has spoken, chaos remains tonight
Dusted and blood soaken, crush them in the fight

In nominee our ancestors, who died to live in light
Rebellion against the old, growing joy of night

Bury the past
Await the new day
The world we lived
Will fade away

Thousand shadows of sin, risen with the fall
The final slaughter can begin, nine dead, zero left

From chaos and hell we ride, the warlords of a new age
Evokers of the seven storms, creations of tormented seas

Bury the past
Await the new day
The world we lived
Will fade away


11. Downfall

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Bart Smits
In silence I'm walking through the darkness
Chasing the webs that haunt my mind
Voices are whispering inside my brain
Divine powers are tearing me apart
Demoniac forces with illusive grace
Beyond the truth, the downfall of Curon

Prophecy was fulfilled, eternal dawn
Away is the sun, legacy will be their fall

My dream will become grim reality
The sea and sky will cleanse this town
My lord has spoken, eternal hell
For those who decide to blaspheme
The waves of divinity will purify this village
So come, my children of the lord

Prophecy was fulfilled, eternal dawn
Away is the sun, legacy

This is your downfall

Rise children of the lord

Prophecy was fulfilled, eternal dawn
Away is the sun, legacy... the fall


12. Another Day

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Hans Rutten
Suddenly I awake
A strange man knows my name
Heat takes my mind
What is happening to me?

The revival - True messiah
Now that you are saved a legend lives
The revival
We take you to the gate to wash your brain
True messiah

Still I cannot speak
My throat is dry as ice
A tear leaves my eye
I know that I am saved

Remember what has happened
You're older than the earth
Six hundred years
A living history

A vision in my brain takes me back
To places that I know I was before

The revival ? True messiah
Now that you are saved a legend lives
The revival
We take you to the gate to wash your brain
True messiah

Sleeping through the ages
The past rests within
Soon to be recovered
By emptying my mind

Remember what has happened
You're older than the earth
Six hundred years
A living history

A vision in my brain takes me back
To places that I know I was before


13. Share The Wisdom

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Bart Smits
Look at the sky, stars they fall
Peace between worlds, the universal wall
Advanced technologies left on earth
Forward step to a union birth
Circles in the ground, ufo's in the sky
No one ever knows the reason why
Upon horizons rising ships
Inherit what's rightfully theirs

Try to search in space, you lost your track
From this timeless desert, no way back

Feel this as a dream, flying empty massives
Diving skies of blessings, horizon expands
Primitive knowledge erased, your mind is consuming
Intelligence is an illusion, illusions are created

Look at the sky, stars they fall
Peace between worlds, the universal wall
Advanced technologies left on earth
Forward step to a union birth
Circles in the ground, ufo's in the sky
No one ever knows the reason why
Upon horizons rising ships
Inherit what's rightfully theirs

Try to search in space, you lost your track
From this timeless desert, no way back

Feel this as a dream, flying empty massives
Diving skies of blessings, horizon expands
Primitive knowledge erased, your mind is consuming
Intelligence is an illusion, illusions are created