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Harvest

(2011)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresAtmospheric Gothic Metal
LabelsCentury Media Records
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Harvest Lyrics

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1. Harvest Bell (2:11)
2. At The Green Country Chapel (6:09)
The date was set
by failed harvest
And when it hit home
Invitations were sent
for their ghosts
To arrive at winter solstice

As the day rolled over
As the sun declined
At the chapel arrived
Thieves in the night
On their way
Through the green country.

Finest tables were set
Under the Elms of old
where they waited
Trees were pruned in the garden
To guide the strangers to the sun
which they would become.

In the end
Could you tell the score - And how
... If the score is not written in numbers?

As the day rolled over
As the sun declined
At the chapel arrived
Like thieves in the night
On their way
Through the green country
Demands of murder
Like theives in the night.
3. Code Of Surrender (5:32)
Accusations. And shame
of the kind you would deny
if it did not shine like a light
obeying no switch or hour
of each corroded day
passing
like shadows over heart

Inside the moment
But outside the code
Of this motionless dawn
ground to a halt
But breathing
Relief of surrender
To a great white Abyss
Surrendered.

Salvation from secrets
Of the kind you would deny
If they did not weigh
Like the cross created
As a burden to carry
Through Each corroded day
passing
Like shadows over heart.
4. Armed (3:50)
I do not know why
I am giving this to you
But here it is;
The number of days left

Instead of an ocean of time
I painted a house
- Around you -
And locked the door
Left you at the shore
Until came the flood

The thought of time passing
Opened it for me
I had never known what I need
Or heard what you really meant
By saying That I live a house
That would collapse
By any minute to come
As if wahed away by that same flood

No more can time bring mercy, forgiveness,
Than ghosts can choose their houses to haunt
Or time be disarmed
Like a weapon to standstill

From these shores of time we'll be
Exiled into a place where things
Obey rules laid down
Laws that they are heavy like walls of stone
5. Like Mute Companions (5:42)
Dismantled our will
Once brave and firm
We took it apart
Like summertime sleep
We fooled it away

Dismantled our speech
Once clear and so true
Levelled it to the ground
As if the st a had come
Claim its due

The promise
Of what would happen today
Replaced
With a promise
Of what what we would have
In the world to follow

It's the wait you compare all wait
Against
When days like mute companions
Deliver willing herds
Into the pale lavender blue
The wait you compare all wait against
On days like mute companions
When all who will find you
Will do what they must
To get from end to an end
Of their shameful days
6. Exhaled (7:57)
Lying to liars
And stealing from thieves
Issued a feather to build ourselves a faith
They stayed and broke the deal
All the fists we saw in the air
Were. opened into hands
And now hone grinds like grain

Building these windows from stone and steel
To keep us from seeing the skies full of birds
They said it was safer inside
All the smoke we saw in the air
Was all there was still free
And now bone grinds like grain

From this house of loving hurt
You will not need those keys to leave
As these chimneys like lungs will exhale
Your uprising into free heavens
After it's parted from flesh-
From this house of loving hurt
You will not need those keys to leave
After dreams are pulled apart
7. Down To The Color Of The Eye (6:49)
So much slower than our march they flew
Our guardian angels who would now hear
The true words
We would march across the plains and burn
down all green and live
So bulletproof it was

So courageously we invented the night
Drank the bottles dry
Engineered the sand and with godspeed
Sent it moving across the fields
and closed down the blue sky
So bulletproof it was

The roads traveled
And the ones ahead
And nothing compared
To the miles grown inside us

And every detail
Of life's machinery
Out on display
Down to the lovely shadows that fall

And every detail
Of life's machinery
Out on display
Down to the color of the eye

Upon this sodom we have built
8. Incendere (4:11)
A strange generation-now at watch
By the rain of fire
Decommissioned-from the drag of days
From mirth to grave

Like seed you would cast the hope i always
Wanted to know;
To reach inside for its heart-to bring it
Back in these hands

I prayed and kneeled by the image
Made of silver, light and time
I lit and burned my incense
But the altar was so wrong
To this day i cannot live with those
Ricochets from silence
9. All You Kept Free (6:52)
This piece of evidence
Rendered useless
All you kept-under threats-prep
Of a burial under a cloud
All the chains you broke
Evoked the mirth of spring
So here they arrived at haven
And thought they could stay
By this river and breathe free
Of a burial under a cloud
All the chains you broke
Evoked the mirth of spring
But hope
It dispersed in homes and haunts-
Like mercy that is now in pieces
There by the promise
Broken down by murder
Striking life down and harvesting
Its own
From the earth
As it was season making room for
Spring itself
10. Karsikko (4:25)
Kaikkeudessa kaikelle on paikkansa
Tyhjyydestä kaikelle on aikansa
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