ABENDROT
Album: Mensch und Endlichkeit

Mensch und Endlichkeit

Über dem Menschen schwebt die Endlichkeit
Sein ewiges und tragisches Geleit

Was Leben gebiert
Hat Sterben kreiert
Vom Sterben berührt
Zum Leben geführt

Es tanzen Mond und Sonne Hand in Hand
Sie drehen sich
Verlieren den Verstand

Mensch und Endlichkeit
Gnade oder Leid
Lohnt sich denn die Last
Von Zukunft und Vergangenheit
Heilt jede Wunde doch die Zeit
Auch Vergänglichkeit
Lebt sie nicht im Augenblick
Die wahre Herrlichkeit

Was Leben gebiert
Hat Sterben berührt
Zum Sterben kreiert
Vom Leben geführt

Mensch und Endlichkeit
Gnade oder Leid
Lohnt sich denn die Last
Von Zukunft und Vergangenheit
Heilt jede Wunde doch die Zeit
Auch Vergänglichkeit
Lebt sie nicht im Augenblick
Die wahre Herrlichkeit


ANCIENT EARTH
Album: Moon over the Mountainforest

Moon over the Mountainforest

Hail thee...
Spirits of the trees
Flora and Fauna

Deep in the vast mountains there a forest lies
Lonely, lost in silence
In the arms of snow and ice

He who is to reach through the shades
He shall be bound by eternal spell

When the moon is full over the Mountainforest
The arcane time has come
Elements rising, elements glide and fall
The universe unfolding...
By a splendent moon over the Mountainforest

One with... every atom
One with... nature’s soul
One with... the macrocosm
One with... the essence of all

Winter’s breath so cold
Nature’s art so old
In dreamlike oblivion a dale so encased
The skylights reflect on the frozen lakes

Brilliant night of glory
The clouds will unveil
Monument of space and time
Enlighten the meaning of life

But high are the keeper’s walls
Lightning strikes, thunder rolls
The few paths leading to the core are forlorn
Abandoned and marked by the rage of the storm

Yet the tempest is also a guide
On the journey to a gate of the mind
The wrong way may lead to the shadow’s domain
In too deep hope for return is in vain...

Fire born in water
Marvel to the eye
A woodland since the ancient earth
Preserving balance, harmony and design

The tears are sadness and joy
For life itself is in bloom
Full of power, magic, energy
And in the darkness burns the moon
... o beloved moon over the Mountainforest

One with... every atom
One with... nature’s soul
One with... the macrocosm
One with... the essence of all

Fill full body and soul...
Make one understand the connection of everything
The flame in every creature’s heart
Is a part of one great fire

A bond so strong that night and day
Desire burns to find a way
Through the mists... to the gate
To stand again before the light in darkest shell

Hear the call: “Come forth!”
To reunite the dark with light


The Infinite Beauty of the Stars

I gaze into the night…
The silence lifts the human mask
A lonely sorrow fills my heart
As I´m overwhelmed
By the beauty of the stars

I would give my very life
To take part in this glorious art supreme
No hand can write…
No word can tell…
Of this phenomena
Far beyond heaven and hell

There is something stronger than all…
The infinite beauty of the stars

The thrill of eventide
The crown-jewels of the night
The soul-signs of delight
The lights of unknown mights
The hosts of legendry
The veil of galaxies
The beholders of life
The ones who never die

The stars…behold them now
Their arcane beauty is eternal…

And when I die maybe I`ll be a star…


Urania

Urania - Inflame my heart
Urania - Enchant my soul



Fourfold Elemental Force

Can you sense the power of the burning flame
Can you see the might of rivers, sea and rain
Can you doubt the holyness of Mother Earth
Can you stand the storm that rules the air
Holy Nature - Sanctuary I adore

Element Fire - passionately burn
Bring energy as well as destructive you consume
The forces of nature you can’t fight in the long run
Dance before me, unleashed by rush
Devour what is yours and leave the ash
The forces of nature you won’t bend in the long run

Element Water - passionately flow
Bring your life to awaken the earth
Hide your secrets in the depths unknown
Fill the great vast oceans of time
Witness aeons without decline
The forces of nature you can’t spare in the long run
Thy shores let souls reflect
Colossal waves rising from your shape
Drowning all what’s in the way
Tsunami unleashed
The forces of nature you won’t tear in the long run

Element Earth - passionately grow
Form majestic mountain thrones 
Burning blood of melted stone
Cradle us to death, being life’s mysterious source
The forces of nature you can’t grasp in the long run

Element Air - passionately blow
Tornados, twisters, hurricanes
Rage beyond control
But be gentle to the ones who earn your midnight breeze
Caress the countless trees and the watchful clouds
Bringing revelations from places unknown
The forces of nature you won’t last in the long run


 

OBSIDIAN MOON
Album: Nightshade Dreams (1999)

Into Darkness... (intro)

I bow in front of candles burning darkness
They cast on me a shadow
Like eyes crowned with horns
I yearn to the ancient times
Making the sign...

Where northern winds blow under the silver moon
Winds of the ancient
Whispering pure darkness

Wolves sing their song of the night
Banishing all servants of the light
With sword in my hand
Of the coldest steel

In the arms of eternal magic woods
I sink into oblivion
Under the sounds of the winter
I leave this world...finally...


Nightshade Dreams

In my defenseless Eden sky
The proudest star falls pale and dies
And as the light begins to fade
Its gleaming dust remains still bright

For darkness claims its glorious sphere
I´m desperately trying to hold it near
Only Arcturus of mine
Because I know in this dusk-veiled game
A fallen star can rise again...

The vehemence of love is born
Throughout siderial cries
In moonlight I´m drowning
Before your Urania´s eyes

The fear arises in me
That it is lost for eternity
But by embracing it more tight
The gleam gets smothered hopelessly
...As unknown flames burn my hands

Dank nightmares darken even more
As melancholy is almost adored
Velvet mania
But obscure emotions don´t resist
The glowing embers that still exist in me...

The vehemence of love is born
Throughout siderial cries
In moonlight I´m drowning
Before your Urania´s eyes

Crimson autumn tears I cry
Adorning vast eternal night
A shelter in the storm
Deformed, resplendent as a rose
Enchanting, silent in repose
Still so easily decayed

An extreme fountain of dark and light
Where coalesced contrasts flow united
Because every deep scar in your life
Just makes you stronger to survive...

The vehemence of love is born
Throughout siderial cries
In moonlight I´m drowning
Before your Urania´s eyes

[Epilogue]

When day is night...
You can feel my way
When dark is light...
You won't need no prayer

And as fire is born
In a maelstrom of seas
Prepare to adore

Endless nightshades
Of dreams


Alone

I am alone
Reflecting to myself
An embryonic creature reassembling in its shell
I fly above the heavens
I dive into the seas
I struggle with myself an aeonian war of fantasy
I could so easily surrender
But I enjoy the pain
An inner state of apathy
There´s no loss and no gain
I´m getting out of myself
I´m coiling up inside
I sense the burning daylight and the shadows of the night
But my sun is never shining
Nor does the moon lend me her light
Indifferent life of death
With no wrong and no right
I adore the peace and beauty of the tenderness
Again I taste blackhearted angels
Indeed a holy bane
A fall of heaven
A lattice of despair
But in nourishing solitude I slowly can reclaim
A blackened flame of darkness burns me
Casts blood upon the ice
The only powers that are true
Those of love and life
Life is just a whore that even has no price
Stumbling from good to bad
From virtue to vice
Rejecting all the rules of piety
The true nature is sin
Open the gates for me
Let the feast begin
I want to break the wall
The fetters of the blind
I´ll take you to the hidden realms of mine
Don´t be afraid
But don´t even think about leaving me behind
Cold and bereft
In fugue I am a murderer
With cruelty at its best

I know that I can trust you for love do us unite
Turning round I just behold a phantom of
The night
A merciless dream
Driven away by screams
The whispers of the twilight
Play a serenade that gleams me
The way in the dark
That I should find a path
Back to your heart again
I cannot stay alone...

Rotting insane
I feel the mighty strain
What is my will?
A rebirth that would kill
All what has been
I choose the unseen

I am the wrath
The iron grasp
I am your thrill
I am your will
I am your moon
I am your sun
Your destiny
The end has just begun

I know that I can trust you for love do us unite
Turning round I just behold a phantom of
The night
A merciless dream
Driven away by screams
The whispers of the twilight
Play a serenade that gleams me
The way in the dark
That I should find a path
Back to your heart again

I cannot stay alone...


The Moonshine Domains

Sunset Maelstrom

Obsidian Lords

In an age of waring thunder
A noble bloodline cursed
Preserved the fall of crumbling walls
That tragedy had ruined
The filthy crest lies tattered
Each hand was washed in blood
And no more dark-doomed spirits left
As the ghostly bride whispered
Verses of death

Arcain:
“I know that thou art murderer
Angel-winged raven
Spreading thy blight
Lead fear astray
A hissing snake disguised by night
A lustrous seed grows in me
That wears hate in its bloom
Whilst I shall count the carrion crows
That circle upon a moonlit
Restless tomb“

Garm:
“Eerie words won´t melt the ice
Nor will they stirr damnations dice
Come with me
Embrace me
You will never dream reality“

“Spawn of lies! “
- “Slanderous! “
“Hidden stalker! “
- “Libidinous! “
“Thy dark crops will succumb to my frost! “
- “A firestorm will burn your hordes!
I do not long for bloodshed! “
“Thou will pay for all crimes past! “
- “Then drown in the hellish mass of the Styx! “
“Fear the devastating breath of war! “

“Northern horsemen gather for attack! “
A battle so strong
That nymphs shrieked in fear
Whilst Samael smiled
Ran tear after tear
Down Eirene´s eyes
Who saw Ares rising
And fallen men guided
By Hermes to Hades´ domain

Garm´s legions unleashed
A dark god held reigns
Utter demons surrendered
As Arcain the elder was slain...

“And now...as you die
Your storm became a breeze
Let me hear your whisper
Begging on your knees
And brave men...fought for the wrong
Listen to the cries
Spilled all the blood across the field
Paying with their lives“

“Hold on my brother...in vain
Victory is so pure
I fade into the arms of death...
Feeling his allure
Somber memories of love
Forbid the last embrace
Abyssic tongues reveal this one
The mortal of my blade...“

-“Feel the steel! “
- “You fiend! “
“Vengeance is mine...finally!
Now we can combine“
- “We will reach the darkness in the abyss
For eternity...but bound together... “

“One blood...one soul...one destiny... “

So came this branding story to an end
By arcane powers saved from the ignorant
Reminding mankind
Of mortal obscurity
One blood...one soul...one destiny...

Choir:
“Obsidian Lords bound for eternity -
One blood, one soul, one destiny
Obsidian Lords for eternity -
One blood, one soul, one destiny“


Song for Sparrow

Frozen thoughts about life
My grief is in disguise
From shadows you emerged
My enchanting fountain of all life
Changing out my soul
Your glory takes control
Spending me indescribable times
Trodding the old lifepage down

As I touched your lovely hair
I felt a gentle strain
Velvet thorns penetrated my skin
Like a fire inflamed in me
I wandered through the woods one day
I felt you growing inside
I thought of the morning next to you
When I touched early daylight
Your eyes are the deepest stars
Your smile delights the sun
I swear to you - I love you
A new life had begun...


Winter Evening Storm (outro)

The vehemence of love is born
Throughout siderial cries
In moonlight I´m drowning
Before your Urania´s eyes