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Turisas - The Varangian Way

The Varangian Way

TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresFolk Metal, Symphonic Metal
LabelsCentury Media Records
Album rating :  90 / 100
Votes :  2
2. A Portage To The Unknown (4:50)
A Portage To The Unknown Lyrics
We've sailed across the sea
Rowed for miles and miles upstream
Passed by Aldeigjuborg
Seen Lake Ilmen gleam
Ingvar took the lead
After Holmgard as agreed
What the end of Lovat meant
Was soon to be seen

Dripping with sweat a new day dawn on
The ropes cut flesh, as they've done in times foregone
I see my breath, my hands are going numb
Far from home we have come

An endless trail in front my eyes
A swift take off, had no time for goodbyes
What will we find and what was left behind
There's no return, get it off your mind

The water's changed to sand
Lakes and rivers turned to land
Plough up the rocky seas
Ride felled down trees
Foot by foot we edge
Once a ship, now a sled

Six regular edges and six vertices
Six equilateral triangles
Six square faces in another direction
Plato's earth transparent

Give me all you have!
Pull as hard as you can
Plough up the rocky seas
Ride felled down trees
The water's changed to sand
Lakes and rivers turned to land

The rug has been pulled from under my feet
All my life made of lies and deceit
All I have left is a symbol on my chest
My only lead on my desperate quest

Branded at birth with the sign of Perun
East of the sun and West of the moon
The road now continues, Northwind be my guide
Wherever I'm going, the Gods are on my side
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Turisas - The Varangian Way
The Varangian Way - Album Credits
  • Warlord Nygård - Vocals, Keyboards, Programming
  • Jussi Wickström - Guitars
  • Hannu Horma - Bass & Backing Vocals
  • Tude Lehtonen - Drums & Percussion
  • Olli Vänskä - Violin
  • Lisko - Accordion
  • Additional musicians:
  • Antti Paranko - guest vocals
  • Aleksi Aromaa - double bass, additional bass
  • Janne Saska - additional acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Hutchings - narration
  • Antti Laurila - additional accordion
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