Tracks

01. Coil
02. Heir Apparent
03. The Lotus Eater
04. Burden
05. Porcelain Heart
06. Hessian Peel
07. Hex Omega
08. Derelict Herds
18. Bridge Of Sighs
19. Den Ständiga Resan



01. Coil

She told me why
She told me lies
Always take care of this

I told her how
I've always stayed
Always waiting
For nothing

When I get out of here
When I leave you behind
I'll find that the years passed us by(x2)

And I can, see you
Running through the fields of sorrow
Yes I can, see you
Running through the fields of sorrow

[Nathalie Lorichs:]
When you get out of here
When you leave me behind
You'll find that the years passed us by

When you get out of here
When you leave me behind
You'll find that those years passed us by

And I can, see you
Running through the fields of sorrow
Yes I can, see you
Running through the fields of sorrow


02. Heir Apparent

Long days
Slow waste
Sew lies
Sow hate

So many years to clean the slate
Endless despair within its wake
His touch soiling what used to be clean
His gaze burning on the edge of our dreams

No more

Cold pace
Slow days

And again he rides in
It's September and he covets the gullible
Skeletal wish - hunter
A thousand lies
Cast from the throne of secrecy

Hear him spewing forth a meaning to miserable eyes
See the twisted hand of doubt seal the affair
The insect tryst - believer
Your body a vehicle to house his disease

Pearls before swine they are nothing but blind
Submit to nothing and swallow my spit of scorn
Invisible king - dying
Procession of woe, struck down by sorrow

A burden so great
Weighs heavy on old and withered beliefs
The swift solution crumbles
Beneath the mock notes of a masterpiece
Death in his eyes - waiting
Spiraling judgement, provoked in the rains

This futile test drowned in the levee of deception

In the year of his sovereign
Rid us of your judgment
Heir apparent


03. The Lotus Eater

The liquid is in your throat
One hopeless delight
After all you fell in love with death
Life has aborted
All you've had and all you became
The night is calling, you pray forth

A barren waste is your land
Crops they were sown to die

This skin is a mirror
The eyes hollow with ignorance
Health runs from your lips
Tucked in and safe in a world of sleep

All those years caring for a liar
The benefit road is winding higher
You're a moth too close to the fire

You are stuck in a route of confusion
Changing and waiting and seeking the truth of it all

Fleeing your sorrows
Pushing your spirit away
Sick of the weakness of the psyche
Whispered from the heart of evil
Luring them all into despair
Resenting the goods of a savior

Cries out: "The restless will also... die."

A selection culled from the damned
Drawing a lifeline of one
A friend died in your room
And sought the birth of a follower

O brother, you are a killer
And you target yourself
I wish you had never come back
For us to see the beckoning end

And the pride of a mother
Brought flaws in a mother's son
And the love from a father
Was used by a father's son

Overheard us talking
In a smoke of lost hope
The language of our parting
So clear and so true

Overheard us talking


04. Burden

Music by Opeth
Lyrics by Mikael Åkerfeldt
I, once upon a time
Carried a burden inside
I sung a last goodbye
A broken rhyme I'd underlined
There's an ocean of sorrow in you

A sorrow in me

Saw a movement in their eyes
Said I no longer knew the way
Given up the ghost
A passive mind submit to fear
And the wait for redemption at hand

Waiting to fail

Failing again

If death should take me now
Count my mistakes and let me through
Whisper in my ear
You've taken more than we've received
And the ocean of sorrow is you


05. Porcelain Heart

I lost all I had (that April day)
I turned to my friends (nothing to say)
I wrote down a name (and read it twice)
I wallow in shame.

I said that I love (eternal schemes)
I cling to my past (like childish dreams)
I promised to stay (and held my breath)
I went far away

Icy roads beneath my feet,
Led me through wastelands of deceit,
Rest your head now, don't you cry,
Don't ever ask the reason why

Kept inside our idle race
Ghosts of an idol's false embrace
Rest your head now, don't you cry
Don't ever ask the reason why


06. Hessian Peel

Lyrics by Mikael Åkerfeldt
Will the children cry
When their mother dies
And in the autumn of their lives
Will they feel the same

[reversed lyrics]
"I see you
My sweet Satan
Come back tonight
Out of the courtyard"

Her longing for me coming down like hail
"Why did you leave me?"

Come here inside and tell me how
How in my final days
I'd found her out

Light comes on
The signal for us to end our lives
You wait beneath the white sheets
And you wait forever

The night comes on
Your weakness storing trace on your arms
So I left you alone
We all left you alone

[reversed lyrics]
"They're no longer your reason why"

Lock the children away from harm
They're no longer your reason why
Seeking tenderness with a dagger
Skin is marked by the years of trial

You felt abandoned in a flock of friends
Singing a praise for the dead
Awaiting the face of the moon to ascend
And swallowed the sound in your head


07. Hex Omega

Two years in your heart
One moment of doubt
Two lives torn apart
One second from now

Held him in your arms
Your fever subside
Always safe from harm
Kept demons inside

Still you always start running
Towards the light from the moon
Saw the way mother cried
And left us space here


08. Derelict Herds

Someone died for looking too far
While I was asleep in my house
A child was killed, I heard it from a friend
A war raged in a distant land
Caused me to linger on a piece of text

Someone died
Not here, never here

There was a fever
There is a failure
Are you a believer?
That someone lied to you

You hold it closer to your chest
There was a meaning for this test
But you forgot and it's gone now
You were controlled somehow

There was a mean time
An invitation of sorts
I remember life
I, I was sick with sorrow

I'd fallen asleep
And dream of my sins here
It was your turn
Adamant smile and said, "Thank you"

There was a sickness right in the family
While I shuddered in the cold
Woman hanged for her sins while I craved mine
An old man drowned in this life herd
As I made amends with my fathers

Someone died
Not here, never here


18. Bridge Of Sighs

Lyrics by Robin Trower
The sun don't shine
The moon don't move the tides
To wash me clean

Sun don't shine
The moon don't move the tides
To wash me clean

Why so unforgiving
And why so cold?
Been a long time crossing the Bridge of Sighs

Cold wind blows
The Gods look down in anger
On this poor child

Cold wind blows
And Gods look down in anger
On this poor child

Why so unforgiving
And why so cold?
Been a long time crossing the Bridge of Sighs


19. Den Ständiga Resan

Lyrics by Marie Fredriksson
När jag tänker på den ständiga resan
Genom livet
När det alltid känns som höst
Då vänder sig vinden sakta mot norr
Och blommorna dör
Det faller regn i mina drömmar

Jag måste resa igen
Och leta efter tröst
Jag måste leta igen
Efter ömhetens röst
Jag måste resa igen till nästa höst
Den ständiga resan till nästa höst

När jag vandrar på den steniga vägen genom livet
När det känns som jag bar på en sorg
Då gömmer sig solen sakta i moln
Och ordet är adjö
Snart faller snö i mina drömmar

Jag måste resa igen och leta efter tröst
Jag måste leta igen efter ömhetens röst
Jag måste resa igen till nästa höst
Den ständiga resan till nästa höst
Den ständiga resan till nästa höst

[English lyrics:]

When I think about the perpetual journey
Through life
When it always feels like autumn
The wind slowly turns to the north
And the flowers die
Rain is falling in my dreams

I have to journey again
and search for comfort
I have to search again
for the voice of tenderness
I have to journey again, to the next autumn

When I walk on the stony path through life
When it feels as if I carried grief
The sun will then conceal itself in the clouds
And the word is farewell
Soon snow will fall in my dreams

I have to journey again and search for comfort
I have to search again for the voice of tenderness
I have to journey again to the next autumn
The perpetual journey to the next autumn
The perpetual journey to the next autumn