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Serenades

(1993)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresGothic Metal, Doom Metal
LabelsPeaceville Records
Album rating :  76.6 / 100
Votes :  8
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Serenades Lyrics

(10)
Submitted by level DevilDoll
1. Lovelorn Rhapsody (6:25)
I hear your voice
It sings so softly
Curious to join in
A harmony to breathe forevermore

Joyous the one to hear a voice

In fields where grass grows tall
Golden carpets swell and whisper
Autumn trees will weep

Immune to pity, I've grown used to grief
The eternal tear reciprocates

In fields where grass grows tall
Golden carpets swell and whisper
Autumn trees will weep

Dawn breaks open like a wound that bleeds afresh
In bleak misery, the lifeless lie in squander

Love has left me, fled from me
Fragrant lust waits beside and dies
Like flowers that wilt without refreshment
In midday sun I sit and bide time
Adorning me, a lovelorn rhapsody
2. Sweet Tears (4:14)
In each others arms
We cried together
And your tears tasted sweet

All is not lost
And never to be forgotten

Like a shiver down my spine
The lonely nights keep falling
And I still want you

All is not lost
And never to be forgotten

She's passed away but dreaming
Her soul's awake and screaming
The weeping willow is weeping
And beneath our hearts...
... all joy is sleeping
Our bliss is carried away... sweet tears
3. J'ai Fait Une Promesse (2:40)
La voie, le saule s'incline dessus du ruisseau,
Comme une personne qui se descend criant pour l'amant.
La voie le saule s'incline dessus du ruisseau,
Comme une personne qui se descend criant pour l'amant.
Me rapelle d'automne précedente, en révérence,
Je m'ai engagé, je m'ai engagé, je m'ai engagé à vous
Je m'ai engagé, je m'ai engagé, I plegded myself to you.

[English translation:]

The way the willow leans over the brook
Like a person dropping down, crying for his lover
The way the willow leans over the brook
Like a person dropping down, crying for his lover
Reminds me of last autumn when, bowing down,
I pledged myself, I pledged myself, I pledged myself to you.
I pledged myself, I pledged myself, I pledged myself to you.
4. They (Will Always) Die (7:16)
All tears restrained for years
Their grief is confined
Which destroys my mind

An ode to their plight is this dirge

Some yearn for lugubrious silence
Serenity in the image of coffins

Shall life renew these bodies of a truth?
All death will he annul, all tears assuage?
Fill the void veins of life, again with youth
And wash with an immortal water, age

They Die... They will always die
5. Sleepless (4:12)
And I often sigh
I often wonder why
I'm still here and I still cry

And I often cry
I often spill a tear
Over those not here
But still they are so near

Please ease my burden

And I still remember
A memory and I weep
In my broken sleep
The scars they cut so deep

Please ease my burden
Please ease my pain

Surely without war there would be no loss
Hence no mourning, no grief, no pain, no misery
No sleepless nights missing the dead... Oh, no more
No more war
6. Sleep In Sanity (6:53)
It is not I who sleeps
It is you who sleeps... you sleep

Insane you sleep, I sleep in sanity
7. Scars Of The Old Stream (1:10)
We are scars of the old stream
Trailing away from the hills where we once lived.
8. Under A Veil (Of Black Lace) (7:34)
With loving passion, oh your radiance
A serenade I cry
Your silk lined coffin the lachrymatory
To hold a mourner's tears

Ethereal splendor
Pale skin and down cast eyes
Scent of paradise
Like her, forever remains unknown

Through tear stained eyes
My view is growing weaker
Please help my grief be vanquished
Thy bed of roses, funereal drapery
Impale my on your thorns

Celestial splendor
Pale skin and down cast eyes
Farewell autumn kisses
Like her, forever remains unknown

I loved her... but now she's gone
(It's so hard to face)
Overcoming... tender reckoning

If I too depart this earth
I harmony to (our) heaven we'll elope

Heavenly grace with which to ease
The virgin's tears
9. Where Shadows Dance (1:58)
Oh, ready to un-
Let's go.

The shadows dance;
The culprits fall.
The cold brings shadows;
(They) dance and fall.
10. Dreaming: The Romance (23:24)
[Instrumental]
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