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Shadows of the Dying Sun

(2014)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresMelodic Death Metal
LabelsCentury Media Records
Album rating :  86.4 / 100
Votes :  22
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Shadows of the Dying Sun Lyrics

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1. The Primeval Dark (3:17)
Rooted within the pitch-black heart
Entrenched behind weary eyes
In the faraway song the cold sea sung
In the calm whisper of winds afar
It lies, calls and awaits deep in the primeval dark
Embodiment of despair that never leaves or severs the ties
2. While We Sleep (6:20)
When your heart gives out and your love collapses
When the hand that never lets go is there no more
When you reap and sow only throe and resentment
When there's no one else but you to blame for

When all you ever wish for is to go back once more
When all you ever wish for is to change it all
When all you feel is remorse, pain and regret
When you dwell in the past unable to move on

And we drift far away in our dreams
Gather further distance while we sleep
Build a wall of glass thick and deep
We hear but choose not to listen

And we drift far away in our dreams
Gather further distance while we sleep
Set all the bridges in flaming fire
Leave all the love we had behind

When you realize that your life is a one-way road
When you realize that there's no point of return
When you understand that you can't go back anymore
When you understand you can only move onwards

And we drift far away in our dreams
Gather further distance while we sleep
Build a wall of glass thick and deep
We hear but choose not to listen

And we drift far away in our dreams
Gather further distance while we sleep
Set all the bridges in flaming fire
Leave all the love we had behind

Slow down
We need to slow down
We need to slow down so I can catch you

We need to slow down so I can catch you
We need to slow down so you can catch me
We need to slow down so I can catch you
We need to slow down so you can catch me
Slow down
3. Revelation (5:15)
I have drunk the yearning,
Swallowed the flame in full,
And now I will bend the skies to my will.

Two eternities can never be so far part,
That I could not bridge them together.

I hear the unsaid thoughts,
The silence through the storm,
I speak without the words,
With unbound soul,
I’ll bring forth the Sun,
And hand over the moon,
I’ll hide the evening stars,
And fold them in your heart.

I have touched the longing,
Breathed the wistful air,
If I wish, I will turn the winters to springs.

Through the dust and fear,
I find the faintest light,
And I can see life,
Amidst the death that wreaths us all.

I hear the unsaid thoughts,
The silence through the storm,
I speak without the words,
With unbound soul,
I’ll bring forth the Sun,
And hand over the moon,
I’ll hide the evening stars,
And fold them in your heart.

[2x]
Here at your feet,
I rest my head,
Hear the roar of time,
The birth of stars.

[2x]
This is the gift of man,
The key to see it all,
The hidden wonders,
Hope in despair.

But only the few will find it,
Only the few will keep it,
Only the few will ever turn towards the Sun.
4. Black Heart Rebellion (7:03)
Never pariah but always on one's own
Unwavering mind, black heart rebellion

Cold is the night for the ones born of shadows
Solemn is the way for the ones never restless
Cold is the night for the ones drawn to darkness
Desolate is the path of self-believers

Never bow to anyone; never give in
Never surrender to anyone; never go astray

Morning star, angel of the dawn
Light your torch, your radiant crown
Fill the silence with trembling thunder
Light our path with glimmering eyes

Morning star, angel of the dawn
Light your torch, your radiant crown
Dress the sky in ever-cold silver
Unshroud the sphere from the clouds

Lies...
Lies will bend the minds of the weak
Life...
Life is meant to be led, not followed

Lonely is the road for the ones seeking the truth
Bleak is the trail leading to perception
But only knowledge can cure the blindness
And only knowledge can open our eyes and make us see

Never below
Never above
On one's own
Never below
Never above
Black heart rebellion
5. Lose to Night (4:59)
And all the time we've struggled for
Without a reason or way out
All the grounds we've based our fight on
No one remembers anymore why

And all the blame that has gone into
To run in circles, stand fast still
And all the hatred we've poured into
To fill the trench between us

No more tears from me
These rivers run dry
No more fear in me
This heart's stone inside

And as the shadows give way to light
Grow and thrive
Every day must lose to night
Fade and die

And all the time we spent together
United as one on the same side
And despite the chink in the armour
We fought a good fight, we had our time

And its a shame we let all precious
Gather rust, brittle and decay
Shame we had to kill all the graceful
To grasp what we really had there
6. Collapsing Words (4:38)
Behold; never trust anyone
Every shadow shields a traitor
Always keep your friends near you
And your enemies even closer

Behold; never trust anyone
Betrayal lurks in every corner
Always keep your back against the wall
Your mind collected and focused

The crash of collapsing worlds
The crackle of burning paper
Always speak less than you know
Walk one step ahead of others

Their words cut like knives
Their words sharp as razor
But never surrender to fear
Never let them take your freedom

And remember, you'll always be alone
Since the day you choose your own path
So make sure to prepare yourself
For everything live might throw at you

Because you know your only chances are
To win this war by each battle
Merit the difference; never bow anyone
You are your own saviour

Live as if you were to die tomorrow
Learn as if you were to live forever
Stay awake while the world is sleeping
Free yourself before you disappear
7. The River (7:57)
Old is my moon - Circle is complete
Long has been the way - The day is giving in
The dusk is thickening, cold engulfs the shore
I hear across the stream as Charon blows the horn
One more summer I ask for, I crave
One more autumn just to finish my song

Grant me this wish, bestow this gift
Ye noble gods I pray
When all is done, I'll go down with the sun
And welcome the twilight that falls

I know its in vain
For it's my time
There is no delay
Last light will hide

Hearken now to the trumpet call
As it echoes in the dark (whirls through the night)
Time has come to say the farewells
Step down into the shades

I scrape the sand that's running out, slipping away
Dripping now through this weary hands
Vanishing into thin air
All I ask is one more day to redeem it all
Then gladly I will pass and welcome the silent world

With no sound, upon the calm stream
The black boat moves, like mist on the waves

Slowly Charon rows, slowly sky turns
Stars fade away, we enter the shades

But a wanderer I am on the heaths of night
On this shore now ends my prolonged path
I am home at last
Tonight my dust is being gathered here
And brought before my father
Set before his throne, I am home at last
8. Ephemeral (4:01)
Darkness is ignorance
Knowledge is light
Fight only with yourself
Or the shadows of the night
[2x]


For this life will break you
Years will wear you down, wear you down
And every day you die a little
Until the shadows will take you, shadows will take you

[Chorus:]
Dying doesn't make this world dead to us
Breathing doesn't keep the flame alive in us
Dreaming doesn't make time less real for us
One life, one chance, all ephemeral, ephemeral

Darkness is ignorance
Knowledge is light
Fight only with yourself
Or the shadows of the night

All the pain and suffering will dispirit or feed you, dispirit or feed you
For each and every time your failures will craft you
When the fear of them is gone, fear is gone

Dying doesn't make this world dead to us
Breathing doesn't keep the flame alive in us
Dreaming doesn't make time less real for us
One life, one chance, all ephemeral...

We stumble and hover at the edge of the world
One life, one chance – that's all we have, that's all we have

Never walk away
Turn your back on yourself
One life, one chance – that's all we have

Dying doesn't make this world dead to us
Breathing doesn't keep the flame alive in us
Dreaming doesn't make time less real for us
One life, one chance, all ephemeral, ephemeral...
9. The Promethean Song (6:41)
A child will look up in the sky
Ask guidance from the sun
And directions from the moon
Counsel from the mighty ones
Hiding beyond the stars
Far above this earth

No redemption from the skies
No response up from heavens
No relief will ever come
From beyond this realm

For the spirits in their halls
Will turn away their glance
Hearken to the songs of the stars
Consider the weight of time
Ponder over the spheres
Watch how the firmament turns
To place your trust in them
Is like leaving in the dark
Like letting the gale take you where it may

Ward off your fears
Break your harness
Forge your own fate
Rebuild yourself
10. Shadows of the Dying Sun (6:32)
We're nothing more than shadows
Light scatter of the dying dun
Just particle beams in passing
Waves riding the eternal dark

We're nothing more than shadows
Mere remnants of the distant past
Animated sparks of energy
Bursting flames of the end

We're nothing more than shadows
We grow tall then fade away
We're vessels for a surging power
With solar fire in our veins

We're nothing more than shadows
Flares blazing in a blink of an eye
We're nothing more than shadows
Glimmers of hope against the black sky

And far upon the skies
Lies the truth within
We are shadows of the dying sun

Children of infinity
Always gazing to our past
We are dust of the stars

And I feel it in my heart
And I know it in my mind
That's all there is, ever will be

We're the dust of the stars
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