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Temple of Shadows

(2004)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
LabelsSteamhammer
Album rating :  92.9 / 100
Votes :  132
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Temple of Shadows Lyrics

(13)
Submitted by level DevilDoll
1. Deus Le Volt! (0:52)
[Instrumental]
2. Spread Your Fire (4:25)
[The crusader meets a Jewish Rabin; an old blind oracle with frightening looks who acknowledges that the voyager has been chosen by God to bring light to the eyes of people who can't see. He hands the crusader a book of blank pages eagerly shouting, "Spread your Fire! burn the temples down!".]

[The oracle's voice resounded in his ears lunatic and sensless for years.]

Woke up to life not long ago
You think your mind is in control?
God will take it back someday

It's not so hard to understand
They say the world has good and bad
Father Universe brings Love and Hate

Glorious - You'll lead the way
To free the world from these chains
Glorious - Your story now begins, Oh!
Fire!
Unleash the angel of the Light
Thank him for bringing us to life
Lucifer is just a name!

We are the only ones to blame
Just look around, I'm not insane!
Satan is a child of our God

Glorious - Don't be afraid
To lead the way with thy sword
Glorious - You are the chosen one. Go!

Spread your fire

Salve ara, salve victima
Spread your fire
De passionis gloria
Spread your fire
Qua vita mortem pertulit
Spread your fire
Et morte vitam reddidit

Glorious - Don't be afraid
To lead the way with thy sword
Glorious - You are the chosen one. Go!

Salve ara, salve victima
Spread your fire
De passionis gloria
Spread your fire
Qua vita mortem pertulit
Spread your fire
Et morte vitam reddidit
3. Angels and Demons (4:11)
[Rumors come to the ears of the cardinals and the Pope. "A knight from the order of the temple has gone crazy and is claiming to be the new Jesus! Many of the peasants from the villages seem to be following the man." ...For threatening the catholic hegemony he is persecuted, captured, tortured, kept in prison, judged and sentenced to death. In front of the cardinals, the culprit humbly explains how Angels and Demons disguise, then he pronounses his famous Theory of Light based on the forgiveness of Satan, the absence of God, the Athiest Love and the Gnosis. "No absolute truth can exist in a conscious mind, because every single thought is submitted to an individual and arbitrary judgement."]

Dreams -- sensations you prove
Are taken from nature
You find those emotions are true in your mind

Fight against the kingdom of fear
Sooner or later they'll try to convince you are wrong
But I'm sure..
We're just

Crawling Angels and Demons disguised
The truth you don't know so try to be sure
When your Angels and Demons arise
Face the Truth: God is not love!
Feel as fluid as life,
Love is a rainbow
As much as it seems to be real
It's all in your mind

Sooner or later I'm gonna convince that
The truth is a lie
There's no Judge when we die
Only dust
We're just
Crawling Angels and Demons disguised
The truth you don't know so try to be sure
When your Angels and Demons arise
But we're still not sure which way we should go
When the Angels and Demons disguise
Just confusing our brains with their lies
Enticing emotions
Revoltiong devotions
The Angels and Demons telling me lies!
4. Waiting Silence (4:55)
[The man falls in love with the young Muslim lady, and finds himself divided between the warmth and comfort of a humble life and his hunger for wisdom.. He is writing his dream and revelations on the empty book given by the Jewish oracle as his two sons are growing up . Four years have passed and his happiness seems to be a gift from God, waving deep into his heart. No other feeling could be greater than to hold and protect his beloved ones. Yet, he isn't complete. Should he share his knowledge and revelations? Would people care? And, as the great meanings of life are unveiling to his eyes, the Shadow Hunter is tormented by an extreme anxiety.. The urge for shouting reminds the moments prior to the troops' attack. A disturbing Waiting Silence, hovering seconds before the desperate screams.]

Caught in space and time
Like a bird in a cage
Cruelly confined
In a passing matters state

You suddenly realize
That the wrong is the right
Daring the laws
Ready to put up a fight
But...

Love will drag your heart away
To a world where dreams are made
Can't hide away
When your helpless mind obeys

Together we wait in silence
(Still are the cries)
Forever the fate is hungry
for your soul
Together we wait in silence
(Still are the cries)
Worth your while until you're gone

All the secrets of life reveal
To my eyes I can't conceal
And again I fly away
To a world where dreams are made

Together we wait in silence
(Still are the cries)
Forever the fate is hungry
for your soul
Together we wait in silence
(Still are the cries)
Worth your while until you're gone

Life's too short to grieve in sorrow
(Still are the cries)
Fate is waiting for your soul
(Secrets inside)
Live your life like no tomorrow
(Still are the cries)
Worth you're while until gone

Fate's gonna take your soul!
5. Wishing Well (4:00)
[The crazy Rabin keeps appearing on his dreams. "It makes no difference if you throw your coins into the Wishing Well, or save your prayers inside a marvelous church filled of gold. All that matters is the faith inside you! If there is a God, He has no home; He is everywhere!"]

Close your eyes, what do you see?
Takes a while to believe
Feel the wind kissing your chin
Hold your cries make your wish
Dream away, breath...

Why did it take so long to understand?
Black sheep of the flock will soon be
banned
Don't loose your hope, wish away

(Journey to the sacred
ground of Dreamland)
To one's heart's content I'll be free again
(Visions telling secrets on the Dreamland)
And my fortune ends
in the Wishing Well

Close your eyes what do you feel?
Hold your cries keep it still
Where am I? Why am I here?
Reasons where
Reasons why

(Journey to the sacred
ground of Dreamland)
To one's heart's content I'll be free again
(Visions telling secrets on the Dreamland)
And my fortune ends
in the Wishing Well

Oh! Who knows the truth
in this world?

(Journey to the sacred
ground of Dreamland)
To one's heart's content I'll be free again
(Visions telling secrets on the Dreamland)
And my fortune ends
in the Wishing Well
Close your eyes,
what do you see?
Make your dreams
come true again
Where am I? Why am I here?
Dreaming is believing,
your wishing well
6. Temple of Hate (5:13)
[July of 1099, Jerusalem was stormed by the army of the Holy Roman Church; which atrociously annihilated every single inhabitant. The poor man's wife and two children were among the dea; cruelly killed by the insane Christian soldiers. "The entire population of the Holy city was put to the sword, Jews as well as Moslems, 70,000 men, women and children perished in a holocaust which raged for three days. In places men waded in bloodup to their ankles and horsemen were splashed by it as they rode through the streets. Weeping, these devout conquerors went barefoot to pray at the Holy Sepulcher before rushing eagerly back to the slaughter." - Desmond Sweard, The Monks of War.]

[The Reign of Jerusalem was founded upon the fanatic, intolerant and ignorant ideals of The Temple of Hate, against the will of those who lived in the Holy Land before their invasion.]

Nations battle on the field across the lands
Ruthless - stealing territories from our hands
Anger throwing down the victims to the ground
Cold blood younger soldiers weeping with no sound

Revolution striking down right now!

Blind fools fighting for the power to command
Flag poles threading down the freedom of our men
Innocence dying by the fury of the sword
Poor men falling before saying their last words

Revelation code XI
Striking over us

Sounds of revolution
Freedom is proclaimed

Bells announcing changes for the better
in the temple of hate
The Temple of Hate!
Satan awaits!

Revolution we have waited
Burning down our souls

Sounds of revolution
Freedom is proclaimed
Bells announcing changes for the better
in the temple of hate
Satan awaits!
The Temple of Hate!
7. Shadow Hunter (8:05)
[On a brothel-tavern, a gypsy prostitute sees in the eyes that he is the chosen one and reads him cards instead of giving him carnal pleasure. "The words of the old man won't have any sense until you find the morning star", says the prostitute. "Your mission is important, but it is not in the army". The voyager is desperately seeking for redemption to his mind and spirit, like a roaming wolf seeks for food. She fills him with doubts; saying that love will drag him out of his path.]

[...During the conquest of Xerigordon Fortress, The Shadow Hunter is injured and has to run away to escape from the troops of Kilij Arslan. Loosing blood, he collapses before getting back to Constantinople. He dreams about the lost scrolls hidden in the ruins of the Temple of Solomon and inside lost caves by the Dead Sea.]

I remember the blood on his hands
So ashamed regretting his faults
So defenseless he came from the darkness
We spoke and had a good talk

Dark old hat reminds me of someone
I find hard to recall
Bowed his head surrendering to sorrow
Wears the face of war
Desperate cries:

(Desperate cries)
Running in circles
(Mourining in vain)
Resigning to terror
(A sinful warfare)
A sinful warfare
(Innocents die)
Lost in the faith from my fragile heart...
...From my heart

Wearing black, a bow without arrows
God, have mercy on his soul
Eyes of dread, entrenched in horror
My devotions are gone!

(Desperate cries)
Running in circles
(Mourining in vain)
Resigning to terror
(A sinful warfare)
Atrocious attack
(Atrocious attack)
My crusaders faith
Drowns in religious blood
But I'll fight till the end
Gonna find my Holy Grail

Running blind against the faith
Reason slips away
Churches falling like castles on the sand
Ends the Holy War
Have the good for bad.

(What does a man gain from his work?
Under the sun where he labors

What is so good for a man in life?
During his days he's just like a shadow

Vanitas! Vanitas! Utters the oracle
A chasing after the wind

Meaningless! Meaningless searches for wisdom
Everything is in vain like your hunting for shadows)

Lost my pride, fought in vain
Had to find reasons to my pain - Oh!

Running blind against the faith
Running blind again
Church is falling like castles on the sand
Ends the Holy War
Jesus was a man

With a heart, with a mind
With a body, with a soul
So divine as your own

God has no mind, has no heart
Has no body, has no soul and no resemblance of you.

No!
(Like chasing the wind...)
8. No Pain For the Dead (5:05)
[While he is burying his wife and children, the widower knows that he will have to carry that awful pain for life. All the great moments they had together, vanished at once and converted into sad memories only. It is always better for those who leave than for those who stay. As he stares at his son's pale face in the coffin, he realizes how sublime it is to be free from the vain mortal feelings. Thus, there will be No Pain for the Dead.]

Standing by his coffin
Thoughts have gone astray
Life is just a burden
Carry yours away
Wipe the tears that fall
Moments recalled in the

Child's eyes
Watch the world go by
Flying through the stars
Won't hide the scars

Always
Mourning cries
Wasted in this world
I'd never realized
Smiles in the falling rain

Wash the tears away
Face the angel of death
Soon your time will be over
Your salvation is ahead
That's why I said

There is no pain for the dead
Dying now
Hourglass counts down
Laeaving this world
Your destination is

Hiding mourning time
Face up to the world
Another day passes by
Living our minutes in vain
Wipe the tears away

(Triumph for the martyrs of the war
Fallen for the causes of the others...
Worth the sacrifice?
Heroes are dying now
Hearing their mothers cry
Heaven is a metaphor
Free your mind and spirit)

Mother Earth, do you part take my
soul, oh no!
Water, wind and fire...
Will take our spirits away

(Victims of Sacrifice)
Face the Angel of Death
(Struggling to survive)
Soon your time will be over
(Revolution remains)
Your salvation is ahead
It's not so sad
There is no pain for the dead
(Struggling to survive)
Liberation of soul
It's not so sad
There is no pain for the dead, oh!
...No pain for the dead
9. Winds of Destination (6:56)
[In 1123, two noble men from Europe and seven Knights Crusaders were nominated to guard the ruins of the Temple of Solomon and to protect the Christians who came to visit the holy places. They were called Templar. Down the tunnels of the temple wreck they found relics and manuscripts which contained the essence of the secret traditions of Judaism and ancient Egypt, some of which probably went back to the day of Moses. Freedom of intellectual thought and the restoration of one and universal religion was their secret object. To the eyes of God, every life manifestation is the same. There is no special path prepared for us. A human being isn't worth more than a whirlwind carrying fallen leaves. We're all being carried by the same Winds of Destination.]

Blood is flowing on the ground
Like a river branching red lines
Anguish is all around
Hope yielding to despair

Life is a circumstance
Any minute slips away
God, please look upon us all
Do you give a damn?

Dancing in the air
Spinning leaves in circles giving
pleasure to my eyes
Sadden my delight
When the joy is over laying scattered
on the ground

Oh! The sun will rise
The beginning of creation
Oh! Into the skies
On the Winds of Destination
Carry us away...

Secret ark of Solomon
Hidden in the temple wreck...
for the king
Many years and centuries
Till seven knights from the order

Down the tunnels of the past
Learning from the undisclosed...
all the way!
Holding dreams on zealous hands
All those archives
Lost and wasted
Somewhere in the battle fields

Farewell to common world
Templars are watching
and guarding the scrolls
Shields of faith the knights behold
All Manuscripts of the sacred
laws are there

Dancing in the air
Spinning leaves in circles
Giving pleasure to my eyes

...arise!

Oh! The sun will rise
The beginning of creation
Oh! Into the skies
On the Winds of Destination
Carry us away

Old leaves will be falling
Old trees will remain
Whirlwind carries you away
For tomorrow be the same
10. Sprouts of Time (5:10)
[The Shadow Hunter starts a new religion, gathering people around him to spread the truth for him revealed. Words of peace and love sowed like seeds in the hearts of the wise; but fruitlessly dropped on the rocky soil of the hearts of the blind. 2The future is a consequence of what we do now. The present exposes the Sprouts of Time".]

I lay my eyes in the past
From the first day to the last
Several things we had to learn
Countless mistakes from times of yore

Now we restart, we recreate
Your present is your fate

Don't turn your backs on mankind!
Only yourselves you wanna save
Ignorance burns just like a fire
Consuming people on its flame

Fellow creatures, so wonderful!
So different and so grand

Sprouts of time
The roots evolving
The seeds for the future
were scattered yesterday
Tomorrow's harvest field we plant
today
Your crown will ever last
The tall trees of life

(Life experience)
Break your shell reach the light!
(Mind and sould)
Find your path to the skies
(Will come around on a thunder sound)
Raging with power and fury the new
born world

Sprouts of time
The roots evolving
The seeds from the past
branching out
Growing forever

Hands on heart
Embrace each other
The dances, the faces, the smiles
Behind the past

New seasons bring the chance
To start again
Tall trees will ever last
The circles of life
11. Morning Star (7:39)
[When he wakes up, two Muslims men are carrying him away on a type of hammock hanging on a long piece of wood. Weak and frightened he can't react. Right above his head, while the sun is dawning, the Morning Star shines in the new day's sky. The six-points-shaped star presents a cross and the trident together as one. He understands the first sign as the wolves are howling. At that very moment, the first prophecy is accomplished. He will find out later, that the two men are brothers. They have decided to carry him to their house since they found him lying stained with blood on the ground.]

[... In the Muslim family house, their lovely sister Laura will take care of the crusader's wounds.]

Dawning time
Lights a new beginning
On the shadows of your eyes
Hurts inside
Wounded heart is healing
After all you will survive

All the time I was lost in the desert
Counting what was left from the
Illusions in my mind
Hopeless fights
Foolish thoughts we were in heaven
till we die, oh!
Death will bring us back
where we belong
Now you must decide before the
Dawn is brightening up the day
Announcing in the sky
the Morning Star

Nothing left to loose
I am going on my way tonight
(On my way and...)
Shouting to the moon
I'll be roaming till I find the Morning
Star - Oh!!!
Another chance you waste
I'm the owner of my days
I'll be howling through the night till
the end of time.

Look out!

All this time I was lost in the desert
Got to get away!
Now I must decide before the
Dawn is brightening up the day
Announcing in the sky
the Morning Star!

Nothing left to loose
I am going on my way tonight
(On my way and...)
Silent like the moon
I will wonder till I find the Morning
Star - Oh no!!!
Another chance you waste
Cause I'm going on my way tonight
(On my way and...)
Shouting to the stars
I'm the owner of my days
I'll be howling through the night till
the end of time. Oh!
End of time!
Shouting to the stars!
12. Late Redemption (4:55)
[During the last moments on the life of this crusader, he is still questioning: "Was I right? Was I wrong?" Memories and thoughts twist his mind. The prisoner is being visited by angels. Or are they demons? Who knows? How can the purest heart judge evil? The Angel of Death stretches his arms and offers a comfortable eternal silence. The Shadow Hunter delivers his body and soul, sure of his Late Redemption.]

You wasted all your chances
To find yourself lost and lonely
Were so foolish
You were selfish
Much too blind to realzie
You messed up your own life...

Eu vou contando os dias
E já, já não tenho medo
Eu lhe peço
Eu imploro
Quando a minha hora chegar
Meu descanso minha paz

[ENGLISH TRANSLATION:]
I go on counting my days
And I'm not afraid anymore
I ask you, I beg you
When my time comes
My rest, my peace

Cante uma canção desconhecida
[TR.: Sing an unknown song]
Posioning with hope
the hearts around you
Plante mais lembranças na sua vida
[TR.: Plant more memories from your life]
Death is calling you
(Now or never!)
Nada além do amor é o que parece
[TR.: Nothing but love is what it seems]
Please the ones you love
before you miss'em
Toda a minha dor na minha prece.
[TR.: All my pain in my pray]
Win my chances back cause
Life is short but it's never late!

Tempo que passou
[TR.: Time that passed]
It's time to find Redemption
Não vai mais voltar
[TR.: Won't come back anymore]
Only love defies the Resurection
Tudo que se foi
[TR.: All that is gone]
Mark my words: God's abandoned this world!

Would I live again?
What's the new religion? Yeah!
And what shall be the bread?
Really I don't give a damn!
Never wanna live again
In this vain emotion
Over for me!

Sing a lullaby now I remember
Tempo que se foi e não se esquece mais
[TR.: Time that's gone won't be forgotten]
Memories are twisting in my mind
Win my chances back
Cause life is short but it's never late

Tempo que passou
[TR.: Time that passed]
It's time to find Redemption
Não vai mais voltar
[TR.: Won't come back anymore]
Only love defies the resurection
Tudo que se foi
[TR.: All that is gone]
Mark my words: God's abandoned this world!
Toda a minha dor
[TR.: All my pain]
My destiny is over
Nunca vai voltar
[TR.: Will never come anymore]
And this hope above your comprehension
Tempo que se foi
[TR.: Time that's gone]
Is the love you've been dreaming so long
Over for me.
Nunca...
[TR.: Never...]
...tudo se acabou.
[TR.: ...Everything is over]
13. Gate XIII (5:04)
[... Life consuming lives to keep living. Ends for one, continues for all. The snake eats its tale. The cycle restarts...]

[Instrumental]
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