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The Ninth Hour

(2016)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresPower Metal
LabelsNuclear Blast
Album rating :  74.5 / 100
Votes :  13
Lyrics > S > Sonata Arctica Lyrics (132) >

The Ninth Hour Lyrics

(11)
Submitted by level Eagles
1. Closer to an Animal (5:25)
I am a man!

You fell down from that apple tree,
the other day with me!
We had already forgotten,
we one day crawled up from the sea

Imagine now!
If we one day could build,
a flying contraption and see the world.

What if we could somehow,
store knowledge in a cloud?
Draw a smiling face on the moon,
find the meaning of life.

Riding the crest of our time,
with bravado, soon complete.
Will we see a new one rise behind us?
A new chance, a new world!

Our wave, it's about to break!
And we're about to dive in the void.
It echoes our fall, our paean to avarice.

I think we're closer to an animal!
Every day, till we fall!

Can you believe?
We have all those eyes high in the sky,
and we can now see the world.

One thing truly makes me blind!
The wisdom of hindsight,
the eye in my own hand!

Riding the crest of our time,
with bravado, soon complete.
Will we see a new one rise behind us?
A new chance, a new world!

I think I'm closer to an animal!
Every day, till I fall!

If you want it all, you can have it all!
But greed raises oceans too.
When the glacier of our broken dreams,
melts in your champagne glass.

Someone knocks on your door,
four times!

Sand in your hour glass,
every grain is a day falling.
Finding it's rightful place!

If you want it all, you can have it all!
But greed raises oceans too.
When the glacier of our broken dreams,
melts in your champagne glass.

Do we need it all, we can have it all?
Our greed will raise oceans soon.
And the glacier of our human dream,
gone with the champagne glass in the sea.

"I am a man!
In the grand scheme of things,
only minutes have passed,
since I crawled up from the sea.

But already,
I've built a flying contraption,
and seen the world.

I've drawn a smiley face on the moon,
and stored knowledge in a cloud.
What a wonderful gift our mind is...

But why am I using it,
to destroy this beautiful planet?
My only home!

If it defines me,
if it makes me a human,
I need to get closer to my inner animal."
2. Life (5:06)
Life is an illusion!
Time, a mere delusion.
The cage is a creation,
of someone's imagination.

If life makes you glow,
then glow like a star.
You're the night, you're the day.

Own the sky, live in the clouds,
to defy gravity.

A sign, an aberration,
your road down to damnation.
When a restroom illustration,
predicts the tribulation.

Let the dreams give you hope,
live in a dream, let the music flow.
When your eyes closed,
from the vast garden of stars.

Sing one rhyme,
wait for the punch line.
Notes are blind,
but they know when you sing and smile.

Life is better alive!
It is a dumb thing to say,
but the fact won't wane away!

Sing with someone today!
When your team makes a game winning goal,
get ready to sing!

With a friend who is right beside you!
With the friends beside you!

Time!
Every light on the blue sky,
the night will beautify.

Time!
Cast coins in a waterfall!
Two coins, one for each eye.

Time!
The icy tingle,
of empty vapour on your hand.

Time!
A tiny crack's,
a grand canyon in its command.

Just one line,
sing with a feeling.
Turn back time,
make all your stars align.

The only thing you need,
the vanity of happiness.
When friends align,
they sing in the key of life.

Life is better alive!
It is a dumb thing to say,
but the fact won't wane away.

Smile at someone today!
If the wall smiles back,
you're alive and ready to sing!

Life is better alive!
It is a dumb thing to say,
but the fact won't wane away!

Sing with someone today!
When your team makes a game winning goal,
get ready to sing!

With a friend who is right beside you!
With a friend beside you!

Yeah!

Life is better alive!
It is a dumb thing to say,
but the fact won't wane away.

Life is better alive!
When your team makes a game winning goal,
get ready to sing!

It is a dumb thing to say,
but your life is better alive.
Life is better alive!
Life is better alive!
3. Fairytale (6:38)
It’s cold and we’re all snowed in.
Vote "yes" for the global warming.
Reaping the things the poor are sowing.
What then are the polls showing?

Who’ll be the superseder,
the builder of the walls, a great leader?
He’ll rape us all and say: "surprise".
And everything is fine!

The one who traps the most monkeys,
in the maze will win.
The ballots handed,
did not have all names in.

You know that?
I’m just saying...

The New World Order,
keeps fishing in the troubled water.
“Choose me, I will pour more fish in the sea.”

So I would need a billion dollars to my name?
But no validation, no acclaim?
It’s like a play, TV-make-up, a toupée.
The chosen one may dig one grave,
for the nation.

Hooray!

Fairytale for the ones with no hope!
Human weakness gets explored,
and the end is the triumph of the poor.

Hey it’s a fairytale,
for the ones with the dough.
Here‘s the happy rending news,
told by the one you’ll choose.

Wait, wait, wait,
there is more!

All the news your TV’s sending,
the same news they´re all dispensing.
One Ring to rule them all, who’s paying?
Where’s Waldo, who’s the Walrus?

Confuse to veil the wrong questions,
by the only ones with the answers.
“Facts are stupid things!”

No, I don’t need a billion dollars to my name!
I don’t need a star, The Walk of Fame!
It’s all a play, TV-make-up, a toupée.
The chosen one will dig my grave.

Hip, hip, hooray!

Fairytale for the ones with no hope!
Human weakness gets explored,
and the end is the triumph of the poor.

Hey it’s a fairytale,
for the ones with the dough.
Turn the page with fingers so,
so long and beautiful.

The moon is rising down,
your smile is but a frown.
Befitting like a tailor-made,
upscale suit on a clown.

“Things have never been more,
like the way they are today in history”

“Sir, you are urinating on me”

“It’s freezing and snowing in New York.
We need global warming”

“Let’s steel our wills and lose our minds”

Let’s steel our wills,
and lose our minds.

Our minds!

No, I don’t need a billion dollars to my name!
I don’t need a star, The Walk of Fame!
It’s all a play, TV-make-up, a toupée.
The chosen one will dig my grave.

Hey, yay!

Fairytale for the ones with no hope!
Human weakness gets explored,
and the end is the triumph of the poor.

Hey it’s a fairytale,
for the ones with the dough.
Turn the page with fingers so,
so long and beautiful.

Fairytale for the ones with no hope!
Human weakness gets explored,
and the end is the triumph of the poor.

Hey it’s a fairytale,
for the ones with the dough.
Page by page, we turn and fall asleep,
then count the only sheep...

Too afraid to leap,
into a ravine.
4. We Are What We Are (5:25)
I walked down from the mountain,
failed to find youth from the fountain.
I summoned the Gods of old by a song,
and then I killed them all!

When there was a storm, I sang louder.
After I failed I tried harder.
If I didn't like how the lake reflected me,
the lake would dry!

I am a human,
disgraceful is humanity.
I am a human,
destroyer of many worlds, not one!

I can end another animal,
deeming they are suffering.
But this ample mercy’s not for me.

Man came down from the mountain,
blind for the love all around him.
The last beautiful heartbeat!

We could save our world,
but we are what we are.
We should love our earth,
but we are what we are.

It takes care of our loved ones,
but we are what we are!

You haven’t thought of this, have you?
The place we call home, without value.
If you didn’t like how the songbird greeted thee,
the bird would die!

The ship we leave behind us,
has no anchor.
Thus your only child,
will sail too far from the sun.

We could save our world,
but we are what we are.
We should love our earth,
but we are what we are.

It takes care of our loved ones,
but we are what we are

We could save our world,
but we are what we are.
We should love our earth,
but we are what we are.

And take care of our loved ones,
but we are what we are!

We could love our world,
but we are what we are.
We should save our earth,
but we are what we are.

It would save our loved ones,
but we are what we are...

But what are we?
5. Till Death's Done Us Apart (6:06)
You made me smile, Dear.
Now I never do when I'm alone.
Pulling on a thread of life,
just to see what unravels this time.

My love's a clone!

Once upon a time,
there was a boy who wrote a fairytale.
Ding, dong, ding, dong,
where everything would go wrong.

And one day then...

He found a girl he fell in love with,
who thought forever is only a myth.
They lived the fairytale, prophecy.
And since slowly grew apart, but...

One, two, three, one, two, three,
she was dancing on their wedding day.
Hiding deep the secret in her heart,
till death do us apart.

There's no sign of the love I found!
In your heart, no more, no love, no wonder.
You have tried to evade my touch.
It is plain to see we're done, my weakness

When snow falls,
on the ruins once more.
You're still acting,
like a Madonna that you are not.

I can hurt you now!

I know the pain!
You're already crushing me,
by kissing me now.

You never should have loved me
Cause maybe my heart is made of stone
But still I wonder!

If our once forever is done,
then leave me.

In the light of the restless night.
You fell asleep with the wound, forgot to bleed.
For me, won't you bleed for me!
For the love, one drop, not more, my weakness!

Snow must fall,
on the ruins once more!

If you wish to see it end,
you'll have to paint your lips,
with the blood-red tar of my broken heart.

Blood-red tar of a broken heart.
The taste wears off, leaves a tainted scar.

I am nailed down on the wheel of torment.
Spin me again, celebrate ends advent.
Beautifully rust, my pain of sadness.
Following your bread crumb trail to my madness.

The darkest acres of human hearts are,
lit by the cinders of lost perfection.
Once in a lifetime: love, affection.
Withering tree, most violent passion.

Once upon a time,
there was a man who lived his fairytale.
Ding, dong, ding, dong,
and everything did go wrong.

And one day then...

He lost the girl he fell in love with,
she proved forever is only a myth.
They lived the fairytale, prophecy.
And were slowly torn apart.

He is nailed down on the wheel of torment.
Spin him again, celebrate ends advent.
Beautifully rusting pain of sadness.
Following her bread crumb trail to his madness.

The darkest acres of human hearts are,
lit by the cinders of lost perfection.
Once in a lifetime: love, affection.
Withering tree, the most violent passion.

You made him smile, Dear.
Now he never does, because he's alone.
Hanging on a thread of life,
just to see what'll save him now.

He wonders!

You were like a siren,
living on the island of his love.
A drought in the chalice of life, so bitter.
He knew it would kill him one day.

Once upon a time,
there was a boy who wrote a fairytale.
Ding, dong, ding, dong,
where everything would go wrong.

Seems that he has found you now,
so break the seal and read the card:
Ding, dong, ding, dong!
"Until Death has done us apart."
6. Among the Shooting Stars (4:10)
There was a boy,
there was a girl!
There was a night!
The moon, full and bright!

There was a howl,
closer and closer.
There was a scream,
there was a bite.

He’s always been a dreamer,
a man without a face.
The ghosts have silent footsteps.

Her only real achievement,
the license to be frail.
The beauty of her wisdom,
is permanently veiled.

No music for the lonely,
they only know one dance.
The one they do alone,
the silence of their homes.

Then winter builds a fortress,
around their lonely hearts.
And life becomes a fable,
a snow globe in the dark.

The light of the frozen moon.
The howl, a familiar tune.

The bane of an innocent dreamer!
Two of a kind on a moonlit night,
they walk among the shooting stars.

Six words for a hapless drifter,
a silver blade for the brave at heart.
“Don’t become my work of art”.

Save me!
If you cannot save me,
I need you to slay me!

Only the embrace of my true love,
could ever turn me back into a man now...
Into the man now!

She finds a tiny snow globe,
a garland made of hay.
“Oh ghost of silent footsteps,
can you expel this bane?”

Full moon confessions!
Lucid fantasy, it‘s not a dream.
The hate, the fear, they can’t alleviate.

“Soon they will know,
but now we are together.
We must go and get slain together,
or fall in love.”

Save me!
You only could save me,
or you’ll have to slay me!

Only an embrace of my true love,
can ever change me.
Please say you can heal me!
Need you to break this spell, love.

Save you!
I know I could save you,
no one has to slay you.

Take my embrace, please have my true love.
You’ve already saved me!
Please let me just break thee,
free from your bane, your globe of snow.
7. Rise a Night (4:28)
Vast were the storms,
no hope for the dying.
Home once so blue,
a shade of grey in the dark.

Then a well-lettered man,
saw a smile on a dolphin.
It planted a thought,
with the eye of its mind.

You could build a ship, sail the stars.
Find a new home for all of us.
Fare in the night, find the light.

We have sealed,
the fate of our kind.
We have lost this fight.

Fly in the dark,
and find a warm blue light.
One to harbour life.

A hope arise anew, sailing forth,
the Planet Blue will fill our needs.
We’ll go in peace and ask them,
to take us to their leaders, my friend.

And then we’ll kill them all!
Enslave their poor and inflict fear,
bring the all seeing eye of providence down here.

We found discarded beauty,
these creatures hate their home.
The locals called this all Planet Earth.

Close their curtains, like a soldier does.
You’re a hero for all of us!
Kneel as light, rise a night.

A new dawn of life for our kind,
we will rise tonight.
We will win this day!
Their leaders, knights,
we control their minds.

Sailed in the dark,
and found their warm blue light,
can still harbour life.

Rise a night...
8. Fly, Navigate, Communicate (4:27)
Fly, navigate, communicate!

You remember still,
all the words I’ve chosen wrong.
The hand of time,
it seems to accelerate.

My hour of wolf,
morning flight will slice the sky.
I would like to stay,
but can’t today.

Talking is flaunting
Silence is so taunting
The word I don’t say,
has its own gravity.

Fly,
navigate,
communicate,
if you dare.

I will abdicate!
All rights to say,
when things feel wrong.
The gate’s closed for the day.

Turn, go away!

Passport in one hand,
exit the strange land.
Things you have not planned.

Words have their meaning,
like salt in the sea!

For once I‘m doing things right.
I won’t communicate in turbulent times,
but will navigate and fly!

I’m trying to land in the sea,
but the sea is on fire.
Now we have to brace for the impact,
We’ll crash in the sea of bittersweet depravity.

I can’t fly,
I can’t navigate.
Refuse to communicate!
Oh, I tried today.

We can’t fly,
we can’t navigate.
We fail to communicate,
we’re afraid to care.
9. Candle Lawns (4:32)
We were like brothers,
lives entwined.
Kids who grew up together.
Dreaming of the world,
we’d get to see one time.

I found a girl,
and you bought a car.
Seemed like that summer,
was over in a minute.
Now it’s a fading wedding card.

And so life goes on,
when childhood’s gone.
The times we’ve had,
no words can say.

And all the things we do,
won’t fade away.
A real friend’s,
like a shelter on a rainy day.

Tear of a widow, a hermit’s plea.
Swords of an Angel King.
We got to see the world in flames,
before the calm.

Fought like an eagle,
waited for the dove.
We were the best,
never knew there was a limit.
But now all hell has broken loose...

Need you to give my son,
my purple heart.
Brother, leave me, run,
don’t close my eyes.

My last save point,
is getting out of reach.
My game is over,
let me fade away.

And will you tell my son,
about the purple heart?
And what it means,
to have him keep it today.

And that he knows,
I smile in the clouds above.
Come and see me,
at what he calls Candle Lawns.
10. White Pearl, Black Oceans (Part II: By the Grace of the Ocean) (10:13)
Once I felt the embrace of the sea.
Loved me, held me!
Once I felt so despised by eternity.
Fall upon me, it’s upon me.

The waves are high above me.
This’d be my home, deep in the sea.
Oh pain, floats like a flower.
The darkest sea refusing me.

Music of the seven gentle tides,
fade in distance.

Darkness was a friend,
leaden the candle light.
Slowly healing for a fortnight
I’m alive!

Memories!

I used to have a home in the light,
But the meaning’s still escaping me.
All the joy was gone along the barque, with the name...
There’s a face, my story in the deep dark sea.

Memories!

He used to have a home in the light,
the life he can’t remember anymore.
Every night he sees the white barque in a dream.
Every night adds colours to the memory.

Guiding star above the shallow sea,
the grave of angels.

Beacon for the ones,
who need to seize the night.
For the last time,
all onboard the White Pearl...

All onboard for the very last time.
Close your eyes, oh calamity.
Feel their pain for the very first time.
See myself in a dream.

There was a lady who was saved from the ocean.
Without a name to tell, afraid to stay,
she left, the leaves were umber.
My only hope, she’s the one I have dreamt of.
Follow my feelings, in her wake.

I’ve become a true blight,
I huddle in the daylight.
Banished by my townsmen,
with blood in my hands.

Gallop across the moorlands,
on a branded steed I’d stolen.
Building my own gallows,
grave shallowed for a thief.

Across the isle with the horse I ride.
Close my eyes, oh calamity.
Feel this pain for the very first time.
I see her eyes like a dream.

I found the lady who was saved from the ocean.
Without a name to tell, afraid to stay,
she left, the leaves were umber.
I wonder, if she’s the one I had dreamt of...
Follow my feelings in her wake.

Without names to tell, afraid to stay,
we left, in rain and thunder.
We ponder, if our dreams we’re all handed,
only by the grace of the sea.

Memories!

I used to have a home in the light,
now we keep the far-side of the sea.
And the joy we knew is still alive, trees so green.
A New Face, the beauty and the brand new me...

The music of my chosen gentle tide,
turned into a story on the other side.
A lone note in a lone vial...

“We are alive”.
11. On the Faultline (Closure to an Animal) (5:34)
I am a man!

You fell down from that apple tree,
the other day with me!
And now you ask me to apologise,
for slowly crawling up from the sea?

We never seem to find,
the time to sit by the fire.
Under the crescent moon,
lead a meaningful life.

You ever wonder, Love!
If you could one day board,
a flying contraption and see the world?
Without me?

Leave me behind,
to solve all the puzzles,
you have drawn on these walls over time.

What if I could somehow,
store good memories in clouds?
And fly to touch the moon,
and your hand at the same time?

Here I stand and look at my life.
Barren, cold and incomplete.
A mirror smiles at me with teary disdain,
pointing out the faults in me.

Memories of holidays with you,
will rain on me from time to time.
We have the road within ourselves,
to countless paradises.

When there is a tunnel, there’s a light.
The thought is causing tremors,
on the faultline between you and I.

The clouds always trail the sun,
and floods put out the fires,
To flush away the signs,
of the loves of our lives.

Here I stand and look at my life.
Barren, cold and incomplete.
A mirror smiles at me with a teary disdain,
pointing out all faults in me.

Memories of holidays with you,
will rain on me from time to time.
We are the road, the paradise,
the broken wheel of fortune.

When there is a tunnel, there’s a light.
The thought is causing tremors,
on the faultline between you and I.

When I’m without you,
am I the only human here?

Am I the only human here...

Am I the only human here,
dancing on this faultline?
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