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The Shadowed Road

TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresAtmospheric Black Metal
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Lyrics > S > Sojourner Lyrics (14) > The Shadowed Road Lyrics (7)
Submitted by level 21 Eagles (2018-04-08)
1. Winter's Slumber (7:39)
This eternal white as far as the eye can see
Remnants of eras long forgotten
Memories faded into the depths of mystery
Can I recover them?

I raise my head and breathe in deep
Words of the old ones fall to me
As snow on the mountain
I know this is how it should be
The long sleep of winter

This eternal white as far as the eye can see
Remnants of eras long forgotten
Memories faded into the depths of mystery
Can I recover them?

I raise my head, so far I see
The lake of death
Grasping the purity within

I shall rise, if not for long
To wither here in my final place of peace

No better place to glare upon one last time
I smile, I cry
I blissfully let go

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep.”

Excerpt from the Robert Frost (1874-1963)
poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”
2. Titan (6:30)
Nothing will ever be the same again
These valleys forsaken now

This distant roar like a whisper
On the blooded horizon

Mother of this world
Your tears burn my skin
And the scars shall open my eyes

Cold are the spaces between the stars
But death is just a waking dream
We’re all wanderers in dust

With all the ruin I’ve seen
I still wonder about life
Standing fearless

As I realize the end
Lift me up above
this universe of glass
Where sorrow no longer
Encircles the blossoming fields

Thus I’m banished to the hell of others
To shatter this burden
I’ll carry the weight
To the point of Hedonism
I shall revel in disgrace
Only to be born again

We were here to caress the void
Of the dying serpent sun
Winter tears my guilt apart
Spread across the heavens
And dim is the veil
Crashing down
3. Ode to the Sovereign (7:15)
The Sovereign
The roots set in
And as I fix my gaze upon you
I see beauty and pain
Shadows encircle these long lost grasps

Oh, Mother, what have we done?
Mere beasts we have become

We have forgotten our stance
In somber storms you dance
From your path we have strayed
Misguided and treacherous, we remain.

Long since we knew
Whether we could stop ourselves
A bargain made with faceless gods
Of gain and progress
To you we call
That you might reclaim us
Consign us to your realm
Or we will surely fall.

The roots set in
I see beauty and pain
Shadows encircle
Ode to the Sovereign.
4. An Oath Sworn in Sorrow (6:16)
Draw your sword
Look me in the eyes
We were born for this moment
But the memories cloud my mind
Of all that we have done
I swore I would protect you
But what have you become?

From the moment our hearts began beating
This gap would be filled

Preordained assassination of the crippled mind
Lost in an ancient sea of time

As whirlwinds dance on paths once trod
By beings vast, alone we stood
And waited for it all to end
Could you not see?

You were always there by my side
The comfort of my very being
The monster you are has me blind
I want to let you walk away but I boil inside

For your faults you shall fall
Reluctant beating slows you to a crawl
The whistling sound of steel
Sliding against your dry flesh
Proved to be my final and ultimate test
As the blade retracts so too do my tears fall
Heavily, I sob

I'll always wear you on my sleeve
A reminder of my undying love for you
Until my dying day, I'll carry your memory
Within the walls of my mind, you live forever on
5. Our Bones Among the Ruins (5:21)
A premonition of horrors awakens me from slumber
A darkened reality eaten by entities unrecognizable
What did I just see?
Sweat trickles
Through these dense and lively forests I walk
Yearning to discover what it was

This beautiful golden stream of life
I mustn't walk too far in
Obtaining cognizance is my only option
Turn around, flee

In time the grey smoke would surround
Screams of agony
Thick as fog at dawn but yet so shallow
What energy shall I muster?
My exertions are futile

In shadows you have prevailed
Your only door left open is that of defeat
You have plagued for far too long
I cannot allow you to leave

I carry the key to the lock of the netherworld
A realm lost to space and time
Here is where you will dwell and relinquish your claim
To the stranglehold you so fiercely grasp

You forever withdraw to the blackness of inanimate existence

Yet with peace restored...
The brightest light casts the darkest shadows
6. Where Lost Hope Lies (9:53)
Through the endless shadows we turn
Amongst the fires of the past we burn
For the sake of the child we fend
Yet unto an unknown will, we bend

For these flames that urge to caress our skin
Wears us down much too thin

To the highest mountain I shall walk
Through fields uncertain
Where I fought
There rises unbeknownst a cry
Culpability smiles

Seething and keeping watch
Once again it is all my fault

I must evade lest they hear
These struggles brought in agony
The starlit smouldering sky
Where arrows burn in flight

There remains yet a flicker of hope for you
Awaken, set forth and persist
Born out of despair, flames, and grief

This power grows ever so greatly within me
For there is no place left to hide

For the anger in me won't subside
My eyes have much to tell
And your empty stare will lead us into your hell
For I always knew you were already gone

Every passing day it is you I miss
My final message to you is this
From the sorrow and rage, I desist
Unrequited, I no longer exist...
7. The Shadowed Road (8:35)
If I could choose my way
I’d never leave this place
This forest dreams in greens and golds
I’ll never see again
But I hear the quiet call
A portent drifting dark and cold
For the road ahead is shadowed
And there ruin waits untold
But I will not turn away

I roam this bloodstained road
Through the mountain paths to the gates of bone

I swear by the grey boundless sea
One day I will return
But my home is corrupted
and all gods to fall
The forest will burn

So I’ll leave on the path I must take
Crushing fate, I’ll never forget
That hope is as dim as ghosts
In the dens of their hosts
I'll hold to it

Beneath this crumbling world I saw
A truth as dark as a thousand unseen winters
Our doom was written in our souls
But I will claim it as my own

I once dreamed of a place
Where all things of old stories dwell
I longed for it, now I see
That where there walk dreams
Nightmares linger as well

This is my road, through wandering shades
For the promise I made
Through hidden vales
All the shapes that haunt us
I will contend

The road has burned my world away
Did I think to come this far unchanged?
But I feel a sense of clarity
I’ve never known before
That with death so close behind me
I can see the bitter dawn
Into the plains of ash
I’ll leave the world that was behind
Though I walk into the dark
I walk at last with open eyes

Behold my empire
The ruinscape
The broken bonds that held us

I wonder how I came this far
Through terrors dread
The road won't destroy me
I'll follow where it leads

The truth is ever near
Look into the dark
If you will look into the dark

Ever will I walk upon this shadowed road
This ravaged path where phantoms roam
For if all things must end
I'd walk among the ashes of the dawning shadowed world
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