Tracks

01. Over The Hills And Far Away
02. 10th Man Down
03. Away
04. Astral Romance



01. Over The Hills And Far Away

They came for him one winter's night
Arrested, he was bound
They said there'd been a robbery
His pistol had been found

They marched him to the station house
He waited for the dawn
And as they led him to the dock
He knew that he'd been wronged

"You stand accused of robbery"
He heard the bailiff say
He knew without an alibi
Tomorrow's light would mourn his freedom

Over the hills and far away
For ten long years he'll count the days
Over the mountains and the seas
A prisoner's life for him there'll be

He knew that it would cost him dear
But yet he dare not say
Where he had been that fateful night
A secret it must stay

He had to fight back tears of rage
His heart beat like a drum
For with the wife of his best friend
He spent his final night of freedom

Over the hills and far away
He swears he will return one day
Far from the mountains and the seas
Back in her arms he swears he'll be
Over the hills and far away

Over the hills and, over the hills and, over the hills and far away

Each night within his prison cell
He looks out through the bars
He reads the letters that she wrote
One day he'll know the taste of freedom

Over the hills and far away
She prays he will return one day
As sure as the rivers reach the seas
Back in his arms he swears she'll be

Over the hills and far away
He swears he will return one day
Far from the mountains and the seas
Back in her arms he swears he'll be

Over the hills and far away
Ahe prays he will return one day
As sure as the rivers reach the seas
Back in his arms he swears she'll be

Over the hills and, over the hills and, over the hills and far away

Over the hills and, over the hills and, over the hills and far away


02. 10th Man Down

Today I killed, he was just a boy
Eight before him, I knew them all
In the fields a dying oath...
I'd kill them all to save my own

Cut me free
Bleed with me, oh no
One by one
We will fall, down down
Pull the plug, end the pain
Run and fight for life
Hold on tight
This ain't my fight

Deliver me from this war
It's not for me it's because of you
Devil's instant, my eternity
Obey to kill to save yourself

Cut me free
Bleed with me, oh no
One by one
We will fall, down down
Pull the plug, end the pain
Run and fight for life
Hold on tight
This ain't my fight

"I envy the 9 lives that gave me hell
My path made up by their torn bodies
Man to man, soldier to soldier, dust to dust
Call me a coward but I can't take it anymore"

They wait for me back home
They live with eyes turned away
They were the first ones to see
They are the last ones to bleed

"The ultimate high as all beautiful dies
A ruler's tool, priest's excuse, tyrant's delight...
I alone, the great white hunter
I'll march till the dawn brings me rest
10th patriot at the gallow's pole!"

Cut me free
Bleed with me, oh no
One by one
We will fall, down down
Pull the plug, end the pain
Run and fight for life
Hold on tight
This ain't my fight


03. Away

The days were brighter
Gardens more blooming
The nights had more hope in their silence
The wild was calling
Wishes were whispering
The time was there, but without a meaning

Away, away in time
Every dream's a journey away
Away to a home away from care
Everywhere's just a journey away

The days departed
Gardens deserted
This frail world, my only rest?
The wild calls no more
Wishes so hollow
The Barefoot Boy weeping in an empty night

Away, away in time
Every dream's a journey away
Away to a home away from care
Everywhere's just a journey away

Cherish the moment
Tower the skies
Don't let the dreamer fade to grey like grass
No falling for life, a gain for every loss
Time gathered me but kept me flying

Away, away in time
Every dream's a journey away

Away, away in time
Every dream's a journey away
Away to a home away from care
Everywhere's just a journey away

"For this gift of dream I must pay the price
with the loss of life's pleasures"


04. Astral Romance

A nocturnal concerto
Candlelight whispers me where to go
Hymn of gathering stars as my guide while I wander on this path of the night

Embroidery of the stars
Undress my feelings for this earth
Send me your salva to heal my scars and let this nakedness me my birth

Macrocosm poured its powers on me and the hopes of this world I now must leave
The nightwish I sent you centuries ago has been heard by those who dwelled in a woe

The distance of our bridal bed
Await for me to be dead
Dust of the galaxies take my hand
Lead me to my beloved's land

"This constant longing for your touch
This bitter ocean of hatred and pain
This loneliness I need to be who I am"

"The oceans are as lone as I
Somebody take away this gift of mine
No charisma for the beast!
But still I love you forevermore"

"Come to me, deliver me from you and from all the days of the Earth"

No last words to say, only memories remain
A farewell then, my path goes forever on