Tracks

01. Sampo
02. Silver Bride
03. From The Heaven Of My Heart
04. Sky Is Mine
05. Majestic Beast
06. MY Sun
07. Highest Star
08. Skyforger
09. Course Of Fate
10. From Earth I Rose
11. Godlike Machine
12. Separated



01. Sampo

Sparks sent flying, my mind thundering
The room of my heart flashing to the sky
The flaring of fumes fill my senses
Pervade this room and this space

The days they blend into the night
The moon, the sun unite
Order of stars expires
A wonder is born

I listen and aim, I observe
I use all the forces and let it transpire
I confront the darkness absolute
And blinding, dazzling brilliance

The days they blend into the night
The moon, the sun unite
Order of stars expires
A wonder is born

The days they blend into the night
The moon, the sun unite
Order of stars expires
A wonder is born

From roaring flames
The shapes emerge
Come forth they do
With vile charms
Their poisoned core
Hides in beauty
But I see and perceive
Their deceit, I see

Into the blaze
I shove them back
To lose their forms
To the hungry fire
Again and yet again
I start my work anew
Again and again
I start my work again

The days they blend into the night
The moon, the sun unite
Order of stars expires
A wonder is born

The days they blend into the night
The moon, the sun unite
Order of stars expires
A wonder is born

A wonder is born


02. Silver Bride

From the mystic dreams of nighttime
I saw the clarity of my days
From the shades of longing
Looked for the familiar glow

The death of my wife's slayer
Brought no comfort to me
No shape for loneliness
For a dream

A queen of gold I made
A silver bride I built
From the northern summer nights
From the winter moon
Responded not my girl
No beating heart I felt
I brought no sighs to the silver lips
No warmth from the gold

Within my heart a flame of desires
Provoked the power of my will
Forced into silvery shape
A golden queen for me

I made our bed under the stars
Covers aplenty, bear skin hides
Stroked the arc of golden curves
Kissed the lips of silver

A queen of gold I made
A silver bride I built
From the northern summer nights
From the winter moon
Responded not my girl
No beating heart I felt
I brought no sighs to the silver lips
No warmth from the gold

(Queen of gold) I made her
(Silver bride) I built her
(Queen of gold) no warmth
(Silver bride) no love

(Queen of gold) I made her
(Silver bride) I built her
(Queen of gold) no warmth
(Silver bride) no life


03. From The Heaven Of My Heart

I who have forged the heavens
I also have my king
To northland I was sent

I was cast to distant Pohjola
Enforced by my king's spells
His orders undenied

From the small crumbs of earth
From a fleece of summer ewe
From a memory of a single seed
From the flair of a swan's feather
I let the milk come seeping
From the heaven
The heaven of my heart

There my skills were known to them all
They all knew my name
All knew of my might

And I forged a godly device
A machine divine
The gates of plenty opened by me

From the small crumbs of earth
From a fleece of summer ewe
From a memory of a single seed
From the flair of a swan's feather
I let the milk come seeping
From the heaven
The heaven of my heart

From the small crumbs of earth
From a fleece of summer ewe
From a memory of a single seed
From the flair of a swan's feather
I let the milk come seeping
From the heaven
The heaven of my heart

From the flair of a swan's feather
I let the milk come seeping
From the heaven
The heaven of my heart


04. Sky Is Mine

From my world
The sun faded
And the moon from my sky
Was gone with stars

I came home
To a bleak room of sorrow
Forsaken house
Place of grief, in solitude

(I listened to my heart beating)
The faint rush of my blood
(I listened to my heart beating)
The echoes from space

Something moving in the emptiness
Something drew me near
Someone told me of my future deeds
Whispered them in my ear

The sky stirred
The lights of space flared
Beneath my feet
The living earth started to breathe

(I listened to my heart beating)
The faint rush of my blood
(I listened to my heart beating)
The echoes from space

Something moving in the emptiness
Something drew me near
Someone told me of my future deeds
Whispered them in my ear

(I listened to my heart beating)
The faint rush of my blood
(I listened to my heart beating)
The echoes from space

Something moving in the emptiness
Something drew me near
Someone told me of my future deeds
Whispered them in my ear

(The sky is mine)
(This sword is mine)
(This fate is mine)
(This miracle, mine)
(The sky is mine)
(This sword is mine)
(This fate is mine)
(This miracle, mine)

From steel I made
(The sky is mine)
The master's sword
(This sword is mine)
(This fate is mine)
Cleaving stone
Cliff, a mountain
From darkness I stepped
Onto the path of stars


05. Majestic Beast

In the bowels of rocky mountain
A fiery bird I forged
Forged from iron, from molten steel
A flaming eagle, majestic beast

On the wings of my eagle
To black river I flew
To the dale of the dead
To the stream that grinds all flesh

The eagle soared sky high
Touched the vault of heaven
(The sky sparkled)
Cracked and creaked

The eagle soared sky high
Soared my flaming griffin
(The thunder crashed and rolled)
Rolled the monster's head

I found a monster, a black giant pike
From its jaws my eagle saved me
Dragged the fish under the sun
Split its belly, ripped the head off

I rolled the pike's head to the house of the north
I threw the bony skull at the haughty queen
Here's a throne for you to rest your frozen bones
I have done my share, now keep your promise

The eagle soared sky high
Soared my flaming griffin
(The thunder crashed and rolled)
Rolled the monster's head

I had made the heavens
Forged out a miracle
The snake infested field
Of death turned over
Slain the wolf of shadow lands
Shackled the bear of death
I captured the impossible
The pike from the black river


06. MY Sun

Slowly turns the key of time
In the lock of promises broken
In mute silence of my space
I crouch under my yearning

Under my yearning

The works of my gods receding now
Evade my grasping hands

Her hair I would
Long to adorn with glowing stars
Her brow, with shining sun
In silver I would
Trace the moonshine of her grace
The shining one

Perfection of the skies I knew
And memories of my deeds
Fade away beyond my reach
And change to lonely nights

(Ah, ah-ah)
(Ah, ah-ah-ah)
(Ah, ah-ah)
(Ah, ah-ah-ah)

Her hair I would
Long to adorn with glowing stars
Her brow, with shining sun
In silver I would
Trace the moonshine of her grace
The shining one
The shining one

Her hair I would
(But ever so slowly)
Long to adorn with glowing stars
(Turns the key of time)
Her brow, with shining sun
In silver I would
(In a rusty lock)
Trace the moonshine of her grace
(Of broken promises)
The shining one


07. Highest Star

Under the vault of heavens I stood
Alone, waiting
The blaze of silver shining in my eyes
My hands, gleaming gold

The red of iron in my veins
The blue of steel in my bones
The sparkle of blackness of coal in my hair
My chest golden with waved

It is my heaven
It has my eyes
It is my space
It has my shape

I knew it was my masterwork
I felt the strength of gods
Revised the soaring heights
Let the heavens be aligned
Heavens be aligned

I listened with care the place for the moon
Made sure of, of the tones
Painted through void the route for the sun
Made out the locus of stars

I pierced the distant dome
For the lights to seep through
I checked the curves and borders of all
And placed the highest star

It is my heaven
It has my eyes
It is my space
It has my shape

It worked and sun and danced
It shone and gloved and gleaned
It circled, curved, and blazed
It pulsed, burned, and waned
Burned and waned

It flowed (it flowed)
From my bones (from my bones)
And bolted (and bolted)
From my fingers

And settled on (and settle on)
And over me (and over me)
And made me (and made me)
Face my longing


08. Skyforger

Inside this nonexistence
I know very clearly
The directions, all the points
Of every potential quarter

I forge my wisdom
Into an arc surrounding all
I forge my heartbeat
To a dome all heavens wide

I know the sun and the moon
The names of stars
Their movement and purpose
I mark the place of Polaris
On these impossible heights

I forge my wisdom
Into an arc surrounding all
I forge my heartbeat
To a dome all heavens wide
I forge the horizons
I craft them for flowing blood
I forge the places
Precise for silver, precise for gold

In solitude, I measure out
The range of barren lands
I draw unto the nothingness
The intersecting curves
I look at all directions
I look at one clear point
I see them all come together
I see into the heart
I see into the heart

This here is my place
It is my work
I was made the maker
Of the sky

I forge the horizons
I craft them for flowing blood
I forge the places
Precise for silver, precise for gold

(I am) the maker of the sky
(I am) the forger of the arc
(I am) the maker of the sky
(I am) the forger of the arc
The maker of the sky
The forger of the arc


09. Course Of Fate

Got a maid from the lands of north
A wife from lands of strange
The work of gods was at last replaced
By days and nights of men

She wakes beside me
She stands by me
She stares at our sky
She lives our lives

In the beginning of all time the sounds of war
I sanctified for work
Cries of terror harmonized to a song
Spirits of wrath restrained

And now dead is my wife
Ripped apart by iron teeth
Slashed by the claws of steel
The ancient venom surfaced again

She lies in the ground
She's gone from me
She stares without eyes
She stares at me

Poisoned by the bane of riches
Betrayed by lies manifold
Slain by avenger
The ancient venom turned the course of fate

She lies in the ground
She's gone from me
She stares without eyes
She stares at me

She woke beside me
She stood by me
She stared at our sky
And lived our life


10. From Earth I Rose

Yeah

Darkness was my light
Muteness was my tongue
Death was my life
Matter was my spirit

I am a brother to the fire
To fire a brother I am

From breasts of maidens three
I drank the black milk
Devoured the white milk
I swallowed the red milk

Brother to the fire I am
Brother to the fire
Brother to the fire I am
Brother to the fire

Darkness was my light
Muteness was my tongue
Death was my life
Matter was my spirit

I've lain in the dark bowels
Bowels of this marshland

Dead beneath the soil
Under the waters
Oblivious to all
Devoid of all knowing

Brother to the fire I am
Brother to the fire
Brother to the fire I am
Brother to the fire
Brother of fire


11. Godlike Machine

To a strange land, land of Pohjola
I took my gift, I received it from the gods
I melted the knowledge of heaven
From the pieces of my heart I built a golden mill

I made the heavens, I delivered them
I gave the horn of plenty, released them

My king sold me to the northland queen
I forged and gave her a godlike machine
It wasn't enough for the queen of liars
To the river of death I also was sent
I was sent

The field of death I furrowed
I turned the soil black with steaming viper blood
In a forest deep underground
I hunted a wolf and a bear from the shadow

I was offered death as prize for my great deeds
False words from the tongue of the northland queen

My king sold me to the northland queen
I forged and gave her a godlike machine
It wasn't enough for the queen of liars
To the river of death I also was sent
I was sent

A heart turned unto me

She whispered the knowledge of gods
And gave the missing words of wisdom
To me, a creator of heavens

My king sold me to the northland queen
I forged and gave her a godlike machine
It wasn't enough for the queen of liars
To the river of death I also was sent
I was sent

A heart turned unto me


12. Separated

From trails of wolves
From paths of bruin
From fen-depths and mountain winds
Raised into the light I was
Separated apart I was

I am of air
I am water
I am of fire
And earth I am

The lore of air
The waters wisdom
Fire aware
The memory of earth

Upon my birth I understood
The spirits of matter
And their alliance
In spatterns of liquid iron
Separated apart I was

Separated I was
Apart I was

In a flash of light
A crash of storm
I was called there
Among all the greatest

Where light was curved
Into an arc
I was made real
Constructed of gods

To north, south, east and west
The spirit of air to quarters four
She was my mother
Heavy with wind
Swelled from the sea

Separated I was
Apart I was

Separated I was
Apart I was

From chaos of matter restored I was
Brought to the essence of creation
To red, black and white
To milk iron and steel

The lights of chaos
They have transformed
Into a precise spark
The spark of my mind
The sounds disruptive
Into distant singing
I can hear them through waters