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The Cycle Never Ends

(2016)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHeavy Metal
LabelsCruz del Sur Music
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The Cycle Never Ends Lyrics

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1. Cromlech Revelations (6:48)
Into the night the moon shine was bright
I walked on to the stones of old
Where druids once sang and dark leaves now hang
My mood was fearless and bold

Circle of the Sun
Lives of men undone

Who was to say what words I should pray
There in the circle of stone
And the cromlech was dark and silent
And the circle I entered alone

And there, possessed by visions
Of a journey to the past
Dreams so real they made me feel
Into a world of yore I had been cast

Times of peace and war
To live forevermore

Seasons changing fast
On a journey to the past
Following my way
As I walk on night and day

Oh... oh...

Stone of Crom whose dark gaping holes
Now vacant, black secrets hide
They murmur atavistic tales and myths
Of death heads that lay inside

Priests now gone were all around
And acknowledged my presence there
Ancient men who ruled back when
True magic was everywhere

Times of peace and war
To live forevermore

One day I shall rest
Upon this world so vast
Ever shall I stay
And never be away

Oh... oh...

Silent
Ancient priests
Hold forth
Staves ablaze

Birth and death
Dying breath
Dying nights
Dying days

Gazing at the sky
Until the day I die
Following my way
As I walk on night and day

Oh... oh...
2. Crosshaven (4:50)
Along the green shores of a river
Where once Norsemen settled for winter
Our dragon sails, his heart feeble
Escaping the wrath of the invincible, yeah

So shall the bards sing in times to come
Crosshaven

After fear, slaughter and misery
Torn and ravaged we long for sanctuary
Pleading ancient spirits to strike back
Against our foe, o mighty gods attack, yeah

So shall the bards sing in times to come
Crosshaven

Scattered and battered
The mighty invincible, vanquished

Crosshaven
Crosshaven
Crosshaven
Crosshaven

On the pool we raise our spirits
Having been pushed beyond our limits
It's time to recover from the mighty fray
And return to the high seas in search of prey, yeah
Yeah...
3. Solitary Vagrant (3:17)
Alone walking through the night no brothers by my side
For I am old my wealth resides in tales I tell with pride
Many years I wandered, and lived life to the full
For this planet can be so kind, yet can be so cruel

White bearded and old
Soon to meet death's clutch
My hands blades did hold
And my eyes have seen so much!

Come sit by the fire
For the night is dark and cold
If such is you desire
Come hear the tales of old

Once the world held magic that now men did forget
Many foes and friends along my journey have I met
You never know for sure where danger may dwell
A fragile woman may be worse than all the fields in Hell

Hear the tales
Of bliss and woe
Time to learn
And know

Come sit by the fire
For the night is dark and cold
If such is you desire
Come hear the tales of old

Alone walking through the night no brothers by my side
For I am old my wealth resides in tales I tell with pride
Many years I wandered, and lived life to the full
For this planet can be so kind, yet can be so cruel

White bearded and old
Soon to meet death's clutch
My hands blades did hold
And my eyes have seen so much!
4. Procession of the Dead (6:03)
As the dusk gives way to night
The embers' glow grows strong
By the bonfire once a light
The procession is come and gone

Ghosts that rise out from the woods
With memories once held dear
Moving on without a sound
Oblivious to pain and fear

The forest is dark and deep
All is silent like a grave
Do the spirits come in search
Of life that they still crave

Or are they caught between the worlds
Unable to find rest
Burdened by the sins and torment
And anguishes of their past

They march without so much as a nod to acquiesce
Should I try to interact with the ones that came to pass?

Memento ????
De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine: Domine, exaudi vocem meam
????
Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison. Pater noster.
Et ne nos inducas in tentationem. Sed libera nos a malo.
A porta inferi. Erue, Domine, animas eorum.
Requiescant in pace...
Amen...

Phantom glow amidst the trees
Looming from beyond the tomb
Land of never ending darkness
Where all flowers ceased to bloom

I fear that if they lift their heads
To gaze at me with gaping holes
Their eerie light will capture
And forever take away my soul

They march, pale line of light
Sepulchral, expressionless
And the breeze chills to the bone
And the sky is overcast
5. Trapped in Dreams (4:24)
A deep but troubled slumber
From which I could not wake
Dreams and visions grip me
Like the coils of a snake

See the rising mountains
It's madness they spell
Crimson skies above
From which angels fell

In the night, paralyzed
Evil nightmares, tormenting me
Trapped in dreams; eldritch schemes
I must wake up to be set free

Oh... oh... oh... yeah... yeah...

Swift descending darkness
Swallowing the light
Sorcerers surround me
Perform an evil rite

Vicious monsters rising
From the depths underground
I grip sword and dagger
With courage newly found

In the night, paralyzed
Evil nightmares, tormenting me
Trapped in dreams; eldritch schemes
I must wake up to be set free

Oh... oh... oh... yeah... yeah...
6. White Pillars Trilogy: Part I - Eternal Sun (4:38)
Where the land ends and the sea will begin
The King of the realm was summoned to see
Buried in sand, by the ocean blue
Ancient stones bearing portents and prophecy

Surely these stones from an antique past
Blessed in the name of the mother of Christ
Now disclosed by God for all to see
Were the sign of a glorious destiny

When waters mingle
From East and West

We raise our gaze to the eternal Sun

Men of high knowledge came see the stones
Francis of Holland would later recall
A circle of altars from ancient Rome
The Sun and the Moon at the center of all

Then a tower was built on the salt-covered rock
A lighthouse to guide the ships to the land
In time those memories would also fade
And the tower as well was lost in the sand

When waters mingle
From East and West

Our lives go on the endless cycle
We raise our gaze to the unconquered Sun

The time we now live in will soon be the past
Maybe the stones and naught else may last
But for now I toil under the Sun
From the stories that ended, a new one begun

Retrieved from the sand where long they did rest
Altars to gods, and pillars so white
A millennium past, the writings at last
Again praise the Sun under his light

When waters mingle
From East and West
7. White Pillars Trilogy: Part II - Blood and Gold (4:55)
Far away, from the cold north
Towards the riches of the holy land
They sailed with a saga ahead
With their crosses and swords in hand

Mighty crusader and king
Would have many stories to tell
He reached the end of the world
In his hands Lisbon and Sintre fell

Sigurd, Crusader
With tales to be told
The way to the East
Paved with blood and gold

Sixty ships and five thousand men
So much to plunder on the way to the east
Swords of steel in the name of Christ
To take the life of every man and beast

Al-Andalus never tried
Such fierceness in battle and barbaric rage
Wild Norsemen converted to Christ
The lion of Norway set free from its cage

Sigurd, Crusader
With tales to be told
The way to the East
Paved with blood and gold

By the mouth of the westernmost river
There lay a fortress of infidel men
And there Sigurd saw arches of stone
With white pillars, timeworn by then

Sigurd, Crusader
With tales to be told
The way to the East
Paved with blood and gold

The fortress was left behind
Onward they sailed, the brave and bold
But there, at the end of the Earth,
There once stood a temple at times of old...
8. White Pillars Trilogy: Part III - Temple at the End of the World (6:37)
Night was coming to its end
As our prow ploughed the sea
On to the end of the Earth
We sailed untamed and free

Millennia ago
before the night has died
I'd walk down to the stone
And see the temple rising high

Temple of the Sun
At the end of the Earth
The cycle never ends
Of life, death and rebirth

Wild waves would whip the wharf
And dark and jagged tusks
I longed to stay and watch the sky
For a thousand dawns and dusks

White altars shining bright
Under celestial light
The priests would charge the price
Victims for the sacrifice

Temple of the Moon
At the end of the Earth
May we travel safe
When our vessel leaves its berth

Far away we shall sail
For the glory of Rome
May the gods give us strength
And take us safely home

Millennia ago
before the night has died
I'd walk down to the stone
And see the temple rising high

Temple of the Sea
At the end of the Earth
By the Ocean that defies
Our courage and our worth

Temple of the gods
Now lost under the sand
I'll see your pillars still
For the end is not the end
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