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Hour of the Nightingale

(2016)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresDoom Metal, Ambient
LabelsSvart Records
Album rating :  86 / 100
Votes :  5
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Hour of the Nightingale Lyrics

(10)
Submitted by level Eagles
1. My Requiem (6:02)
Light, blistering so bright
Re-align my core
Lenses open wide
Coming into form
The imprint of a life

Too late you're calling out my name
To raise me up out of my grave
Alive in memory I'll stay
If you shun these waters where I lay

Night, curtains coming down
Into the shade I stray
losing all I've found
To my own dismay
My season has come to an end

Too late you're calling out my name
To raise me up out of my grave
Alive in memory I'll stay
If you shun these waters where I lay

Leave me to rest
Too drained to rise
To try to detect
Any light at the end of the tunnel...

Too late...
2. Eye of Night (6:05)
See all the colours fading
out with the sun
Season of sombre darkness
again, it has begun
Cursed by recurring cycles
raised to be undone

Lost is this cause you’re mourning
Its death stands at your door
Break under the pressure forming
or embrace it to your core

Behind closed eyes, see the signs

Chorus:

No faith to hold on to
let seasons evolve through the night
the all-waking eye
Is your rising sun
No truth to hold you
Let peace enfold you, it’s alright
to rely on light
from the eye of night


The future stands veiled in opaque lace
a figure without form
that changes with every fear you face
and every dawn

No faith to hold on to..
3. Condemned to Silence (5:23)
Reach through your mind, internal sky
Endless glide into the I
Soul encaged, trapped behind your eyes
Until it’s saved, by sharing its light
and darkness…

Save my immortal Soul
From its own chains
From a fate worse than death
Condemned to silence
To turn away
Implode and fade

Days pass me by, carved out of time
I transpire before my own eyes
No decay can touch a fire
But I choke my flame, in fear of shining too bright
or too faintly…

Save my immortal Soul
From its own chains
From a fate worse than death
Condemned to silence
To turn away
Implode and fade
Bridge:
We don’t become who we dream of
If we don’t face our own demons
If we shun what conceals us
We go blind to that which frees us… if we shun

Reach through your mind, internal sky
Endless glide into the I
4. A Million Tears (7:13)
A million things I want to say
But I shield my face and turn away
Swallowing my words, silenced by shame

A million tears I want to cry
But I shield my face and dry my eyes
Swallowing my hurt, breaking inside

Please stay here with me
Just hold me while I bleed myself dry
See straight into me
Just look beyond the tears in my eyes

A million things I wish you would say
Even if I fall that you will stay
And none of my flaws can turn you away

Please stay here with me
Just hold me while I bleed myself dry
See straight into me
Just look beyond the fear in my eyes

Bridge like a circle around me
Is the prison of this boundary
I need a storm to break it down
Shield your eyes from the fire light
But please don’t turn away from my side
I am not that, which I fight

Every tear I cry
Burns a way through my eyes
Where I see through my lies

Every tear I cry
Makes trails in the ice
Where I am warm inside
5. Hour of the Nightingale (5:36)
Weep not for martyrs...
Raise your head...

Saline waters won't raise the dead
Grief will haunt those who forget,
that night is not the end

Embrace this as a Nightingale in song
In the darkest hour of shadows she belongs
Her voice reflects the colours of dawn

Raise not a fortress to protect
from what the waters
might reflect
Grief will wash those who caress
the night as though its theirs

Embrace this as a Nightingale in song
In the darkest hour of shadows she belongs
Her voice reflects the colours of dawn

There's an ocean of despair
Where the road must end
All souls must pass there
for what is broken to mend
On a island i will want for you to raise again...

Embrace this as a Nightingale in song
In the darkest hour of shadows she belongs
Her voice reflects the colours of dawn

It pierces like an arrow trough a storm...
6. The Passage (6:11)
An eye in the night appears as Something awakens
Into the silent sphere of Nothing created

Mother of time she breathes
Summons the autumn leaves
Turning the wheel of history
Constant Change is her name

Into the void I breathe
life as it swallows me
sinking into the hollow Tree
of Eternity
as winter buries her seed

Chorus.
Time - another inevitable lie
Taken in the undertow of life
We gravitate to annihilate
The coals of our fire

Circles of Life and seasons
Imprints of our achievements
Carved in the aether and in
The eyes of the one
Who brings the night and the dawn

Chorus.

Time - another inevitable price

Tides are my emotions
Water my tears and ice
Is time frozen
Stored in the memory of a sigh

Time - another
Inevitable price
Paid when the river of life
In our veins runs dry
The waking moments
That pass before our eyes
Are all we take to our graves.
7. Broken Mirror (5:58)
A piece of me in your eyes
Reminds me of what's forgotten
I need to get closer to the fire
And feel my own reflection

A piece of me needs to die

A seed of the fatal kind
No roots to grow and thrive
Some things weren't meant to stay alive
Aborted while still in mind

You gave me a sword to pierce a lie
Serrated edge for the demon inside
A moment I'm torn between two tides
But all I need I bear inside

Fear is a self-destructing fire
That burns what's dead and dry
Tears clean the wound that's left behind
When a shadow is forced into light

You gave me a sword to pierce a lie
Serrated edge for the demon inside
A moment I'm torn between two tides
But all I need I bear inside

Broken Mirror
Beauty divides
Though it's an illusion
It can cut like a knife

Don't try to give me what I think I deserve
It's mine to find

You gave me a sword to pierce a lie
Serrated edge for the demon inside
A moment I'm torn between two tides
But all I need I bear inside
8. Black Ocean (7:02)
Oh my love
Will me make it through this night?
Overshadowed by our minds

Do we further entwine?
Through the...

Ocean... of deep and endless night
Ocean... calling from inside

No tomorrow
No where to hide
Ocean of sorrow
Just taken by the tide

To be further aligned
To the...

Ocean... of deep and endless night
Ocean... calling from inside
9. Sinking Ships (3:36)
To know her is to see that nothing is as it seems
She’ll show her true face when you’re stripped of all belief
Sweet tyrant, laying out the course with what you need
To send you through the veils of eternity

Crack me open or I’ll go down
On this sinking ship, don’t leave me to drown
Still the water bears the sound
Of my eternal plea, and all I found, and all I will

She calls you with a mirage of what you want to see
You fall into her arms as she shatters all your dreams
Sweet violence, aimed to crack the shell from which you bleed
And send you through the tree of eternity

Crack me open or I’ll go down
On this sinking ship, don’t leave me to drown
Still the water bears the sound
Of my eternal plea, and all I found, and all I will
10. Gallows Bird (9:38)
A red sun on the horizon
marks the hour of your call
Somber is the one whose eyes are still veiled
Watching your departure
as mine watch you arrive...

BIRD VERSE I.

Your hands are tied
Your mask applied
The mark of shame
you wear to all eyes

No glimpse of light
can touch your mind
So black inside
as you face your crime

Mmm...
Dreams are unable to come
Mmm...
with you on this journey that's just begun.

BIRD VERSE II.

Not a sigh
As your noose is tied
Is it pride,
or are you frozen inside?

Mmm...
Fear is unable to come
Mmm...
with you on this journey that's just begun.

How can I make peace with my path
when life has come to this?
Chased by the shadow of my past
Eclipsed by what lies ahead

As the last ray of hope is lost,
fight and resistance
Nothing remains to hold
me to this existence
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