Tracks

01. Hope
02. These Hours Of Despair
03. The Justice Of Suffering
04. Don't Fall Asleep
05. Too Cold For Tears
06. The Empty Skies
07. No Light, No Hope
08. Doomed To Walk The Earth
09. These Low Lands



01. Hope

Music & lyrics by Juha Raivio
Deep into the flesh the arrows cut
From the hope of a hunter's bow
Wounded we fall
With bleeding hearts we crawl
Taking shelter from their arrows

Cut the trembling flesh
And don't let the tears tame you
Rip your arrows out
And make them cut deeper
Crush my mouth, for it still sings praises to you
Run the blood out from my throat
For I'm still yours

And the hope will die
When the curtains fall
And silence the pain

We drink from the well
The well of poisoned hope
Until the water will burn
All pure hearts away

And the hope will die
When the curtains fall
And silence the pain

Keep your eyes on the wounds
Those rivers will run dry soon
Will it leave you wanting more
The taste of flesh that bleeds in your honour

Cut the trembling flesh
And don't let the tears tame you
Rip your arrows out
And make them cut deeper
Crush my mouth, for it still sings praises to you
Run the blood out from my throat
For I'm still yours

And the hope will die
When the curtains fall
And silence the pain


02. These Hours Of Despair

Music by Juha Raivio
Lyrics by Mikko Kotamäki
I'm buried in the snow
As your blackened heart finally got frozen
No daylight in the horizon
Your warm and loving flames of wrath
Shall be my guiding light

Light has faded
As has the touch of your palms
No more songs of joy
Only dreadful silence
And painful memories

Was it my shadow
That eclipsed the sun in your heart?
Was the ice cold river
Your final relief?
Light, joy, love, hope, trust
All is lost

These hours of despair
Pitch-black holes in my soul
All is lost
I can't forgive myself
I will follow you

Was it my shadow
That eclipsed the sun in your heart?
Was the ice cold river
Your final relief?
Light, joy, love, hope, trust
All is lost

These hours of despair
Pitch-black holes in my soul
All is lost
I can't forgive myself
I will follow you

Was it my shadow
That eclipsed the sun in your heart?
Was the ice cold river
Your final relief?
Light, joy, love, hope, trust
All is lost


03. The Justice Of Suffering

Music & lyrics by Juha Raivio
I curse the love for you
And the pale souls you have tasted
The songs of filthy passion
Will soon turn to cries of pain
When I claim what is mine
Through the justice of suffering

When the paying of her sins come closer
The night will end in tears
And the moment you dirt her skin with your fingers
You will be sentenced the same
Every second with her I count
And for every second you will suffer too

No light will save them now
When the words of hope have all been spoken
And I wash the blood from my hands
And let them lie silent and cold on the flowers

For my anger is greater
Than the hand that once swept your cheek
And my anger is greater
Than the human I was
I will claim that is mine
Through the justice of suffering

No light will save them now
When the words of hope have all been spoken
And I wash the blood from my hands
And let them lie silent and cold on the flowers

Is this poison in your womb
Worth of the burning flesh
In this pyre of ghost lovers

But every second with her I count
And for every second you will suffer too
The night will end...
It will end in tears soon

No light will save them now
When the words of hope have all been spoken
And I wash the blood from my hands
And let them lie silent and cold on the flowers


04. Don't Fall Asleep

Music & lyrics by Juha Raivio
Don't fall asleep
To the weeping of the birds
Don't fall asleep
In this room of the fallen

Don't fall asleep
To the breathing of the walls
Don't fall asleep
In this room of loss

Don't fall asleep
In the arms of dead air
Don't fall asleep
In this symphony of the damned

Time stands still in this chamber of pain
The clock stops and the horror comes
The children cry and weep
In this room of the unforgiven
Lie down because you'll never leave
Lie down, but don't fall asleep

Don't fall asleep
To the weeping of the birds
Don't fall asleep
In this room of the fallen

Don't fall asleep
To the breathing of the walls
Don't fall asleep
In this room of loss

Time stands still in this chamber of pain
The clock stops and the horror comes
The children cry and weep
In this room of the unforgiven
Lie down because you'll never leave
Lie down, but don't fall asleep

The signs show slowly with the dark
They glow brighter as the shadows grow deeper
Blood marks on the walls and the ceiling and on the floor and the doors, oh how they flow!

Little voices like the whining of the birds
As the closet door opens
I still can hear them screaming
And the shape... Is it me on the piano?
Playing the symphony of the damned


05. Too Cold For Tears

Music & lyrics by Juha Raivio
Sweet fall, come and take me away from this pain
Towards the dark womb of winter

Sweet fall, come and take me away from this pain
Towards the dark womb of winter
Beautiful fall, kill the light of summer
And bless us with your shades

Sweet fall, chase the sun away
And lay down the veil of leaves

Sweet fall, chase the sun away
And lay down the veil of leaves
Beautiful fall, come and take me away from this pain
Towards the dark womb of November

To them you are the bringer of grief
But you will lead me to hope
Into the arms of winter frost
Will you release me
And silence those fears
I wait for your arrival
And soon it will be too cold for the tears

The great clouds, I welcome your shields
My old friend, will you lay me back to rest

The great clouds, I welcome your shields
My old friend, will you lay me back to rest
I've been suffering so long without you
Come and take me away from this pain


06. The Empty Skies

Music by Aleksi Munter
Lyrics by Mikko Kotamäki
The dead walk
In the silent world
Oh, how the dead talk
With empty words

Redemption
By thought injection
And the dead march
To the voice of deception

This is now a new beginning
There will be no creation from chaos
No light at the end
Just a faint glimpse of the forgotten

Screaming
Overcome by silence
Suffocated
By the unspoken

And the dead walk
With no fear
And the dead fall
With the horrors of living

This is now a new beginning
There will be no creation from chaos
No light at the end
Just a faint glimpse of the forgotten

Murky demented eyes
Stare at the empty skies
Desperately searching for something
Something that once was there

It's too late for salvation
While falling to oblivion
We are doomed to stagnation
To witness the inverse creation

This is now a new beginning
There will be no creation from chaos
No light at the end
Just a faint glimpse of the forgotten

Murky demented eyes
Stare at the empty skies
Desperately searching for something
Something that once was there


07. No Light, No Hope

Music by Juha Raivip
Lyrics by Mikko Kotamäki
Fall deeper and deeper
Don't forget what you have done
Did I ever say?
Some things can't be undone

Fall into my darkest thoughts
No light, no hope
My dagger in your heart is the mark of my true love

Venomous lips and poisonous words
That's what you are made of my dear
Eyes wide shut, left to rot
No regrets

Fall into my darkest thoughts
No light, no hope
My dagger in your heart is the mark of my true love


08. Doomed To Walk The Earth

Music by Juha Raivio
Lyrics by Mikko Kotamäki
Love is lost but not forgotten
I keep repeating to myself every day
Too many times I have seen
Autumn leaves turn to snow
Flowers wither to dust
But I promise
They will suffer well

Cursed be the day
When they took her away and left me to bleed to death
Too many times since then
I have seen all beauty die
And the lakes turn to ice
But I swear
I will have my revenge

I wander between two worlds
No one can see me
They just feel my cold breath behind their backs
No redemption for the lost souls
I am doomed to walk the earth

But I swear
I will put them to eternal sleep
Then I can leave...


09. These Low Lands

Weakness of the past
Like vapor in the trenches
These lowlands haunted
By a man clad in frost

All evil deeds done
Are piled up into hills
And visible on the left side
Fields of bad omens

Behind the skyline
The worst noise of the world
Violent crows of this dream
Flying backwards

Open below us
Another swarm grows
Feel like tumors
Which shall return

And every night someone
Moves all the clocks forward
And the sun seems to
Set always at the sunrise

No one leaves this place
No roads out from here
No passing birds ever
Really do pass by

No one entering here
Walks without trembling
No one ever dreams of
The hands of tender fathers