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AMORPHIS LYRICS

1. The Bee


A fire in the sky
Ablaze the spark beyond the stars
Its gleaming wings will cut their way
Through the silent paths of space

Planets whirl, suns are lit
Mountains fly, stars are dimmed
Its golden sabres tear through time

In the night of the river of death
Fly the silent prince electors

On the banks of Tuonela
Bleach the skeletons of kings
Their skulls of sugar sickly sweet
Their bones piled up on the shore

On bed of mottled rocks
Amid flowers cold as ice
Pray the weak, the old, the poor

And when the tiny one from heaven comes
Crawls inside the chosen skull
And when the tiny one it summons the others
To crawl inside the chosen skull

They build their castles in the heads of kings
Bring life to the empty halls
They build their castles in the heads of kings
And honey will flow once more, once more

In the night of the river of death
Fly the silent prince electors

And when the tiny one from heaven comes
Crawls inside the chosen skull
And when the tiny one it summons the others
To crawl inside the chosen skull

They build their castles in the heads of kings
Bring life to the empty halls
They build their castles in the heads of kings
And honey will flow once more, once more


2. Message In The Amber


Your heart is eternal
Like a bee in amber
The distant words in your gaze
Drops of blood in honey-stream
The memories of these days
And times
When moments became eternity

Fallen
No drums echo on waves
Sunken
Long-lost the kingly message
Fallen
Fallen is the herald
Sunken
Is the oaken ship

The death-rimed peat and mould
Eat away the castles and flags
The marsh swallows up the treasures
Thus dawns the Age of Moss
The bridge falls to the ground
Eat away the castles and flags
The trestle crumble, roads overgrow
Thus dawns the Age of Moss

Just floating scraps
That search their form
Shards sinking to the bottom
Wealth and knowledge buried by mud
The magic blade covered by sand

Fallen
No drums echo on waves
Sunken
Long-lost the kingly message
Fallen
Fallen is the herald
Sunken
Is the oaken ship

The death-rimed peat and mould
Eat away the castles and flags
The marsh swallows up the treasures
Thus dawns the Age of Moss
The bridge falls to the ground
Eat away the castles and flags
The trestle crumble, roads overgrow
Thus dawns the Age of Moss

If, by a chance, a mussel
Or a playful odder
Would take one shard ashore
Maybe someone, sometime
Should find the amber
And lift it to the sun

[Choir]
Your heart is eternal
Like a bee in amber
The distant words in your gaze
Drops of blood in honey-stream
The memories of these days
And times
When moments became eternity

[Vocoder-Effect]
The death-rimed peat and mould
Eat away the castles and flags
The marsh swallows up the treasures
Thus dawns the Age of Moss
The bridge falls to the ground
Eat away the castles and flags
The trestle crumble, roads overgrow
Thus dawns the Age of Moss

[Tomi Joutsen]
The death-rimed peat and mould
Eat away the castles and flags
The marsh swallows up the treasures
Thus dawns the Age of Moss
The bridge falls to the ground
Eat away the castles and flags
The trestle crumble, roads overgrow
Thus dawns the Age of Moss

[Outro]
The marsh swallows up the treasures
The death-rimed peat and mould
The bridge falls to the ground


3. Daughter Of Hate


She spoke to me, approaching me
On a road so dark and dreary
Her black halo walked by me
Disappearing so far behind
She travelled not alone
An old wife followed on her side
And snakes crawled behind her steps
And crows circled overhead

Time and again they come to me
In the darkness of the night
And the raven-haired girl
Whispers her listless words

"Do not look at me
I am the daughter of hate
You must not see me
Never touch my heart
Never!"
The words of raven-haired girl
"Do not look at me
'Cause I'm the daughter of hate"

[Saxophone Solo: Jørgen Munkeby ]

Each morn I swear, each day I pledge
Should we yet meet
On the road of dream
That we would look each other in the eye

Time and again they come to me
In the darkness of the night
And the raven-haired girl
Whispers her listless words

"Do not look at me
I am the daughter of hate
You must not see me
Never touch my heart
Never!"
The words of raven-haired girl
"Do not look at me
'Cause I'm the daughter of hate"

First come the ravens, swirling overhead
Your words, the hiss of snake
The old wife is ever silent
Your words, the hiss of snake

[Spoken words: Pekka Kainulainen]
Kun taivas taas on pimeä
Ja tuuli tuo askelten äänet
Odotan kuun alla
Vaanin varjojen välissä
Ensin tulivat korpit
Kieppuivat kulkueen yllä
Vanha vaimo on sanaton
Sinun sanasi käärmeen kuiskaus on

[English translation:
"When the sky is dark again
And the wind brings the sounds of footsteps
I wait underneath the moon
I stalk between the shadows
First came the ravens
Spun over the procession
Old wife is speechless
Your words are the whisper of a snake"]


"Do not look at me
I am the daughter of hate
You must not see me
Never touch my heart
Never!"
Your words, the hiss of snake

The words of raven-haired girl
Whispered in my ear
The sigh of the raven-haired girl

Never!"
"Do not look at me
'Cause I'm the daughter of hate"


4. The Golden Elk


Do not doubt her wisdom
Don't resist her call
Just follow in her footsteps
For she will not wait
She bears her treasure
Carries it before her footsteps
Be ever alert
For she will not wait

The keeper of fleeting moment
She's the Golden Elk
The mother of time and tide
The shaper of destinies
The keeper of fleeting moment
She's the Golden Elk
The mother of time and tide

Do not hesitate then
Don't resist her call
Be ever alert
For she will not wait
The Queen of Time
Gives you the direction
Predicts your path
The one that you must follow
The Queen of Time

The keeper of fleeting moment
She's the Golden Elk
The mother of time and tide
The shaper of destinies
The keeper of fleeting moment
She's the Golden Elk
The mother of time and tide

If you see her as a ghost in
Winter's blizzard
Sense her in the shy sunset of spring
Hear her as a rustle in summer's night
See through her autumn wood's disguise

The keeper of fleeting moment
She's the Golden Elk
The mother of time and tide
The shaper of destinies
The keeper of fleeting moment
She's the Golden Elk
The mother of time and tide
The shaper of destinies

If you thought you heard her voice
If you think you saw her shape
The Queen of Time
If the wind brought you her scent
If you tracked her on your trail
The Queen of Time


5. Wrong Direction


The night thickened into black earth
The ground sparked under my feet
I didn't know the stars had tumbled down
And that earth had turned into sky

I should have understood
I should have seen it coming
The signs on the road have changed
The fires on the mountain died

I should have understood
I should have seen it coming
The signs on the road have changed
The fires on the mountain died

I felt ascending but I really sunk
Everything had turned upside down
As I was traveling to the mountain peak
I had dug into the grave of all hope

I should have understood
I should have seen it coming
The signs on the road have changed
The fires on the mountain died

I should have understood
I should have seen it coming
The signs on the road have changed
The fires on the mountain died

Why did I not follow the bear-star
Why did I shun the advice of my brothers
Why did I not study the signs of the heavens
Why did I silenced the words of my sisters

I should have understood
I should have seen it coming
The signs on the road have changed
The fires on the mountain died

I should have understood
I should have seen it coming
The signs on the road have changed
The fires on the mountain died

Why did I shun the advice of brothers
(The fires on the mountain died)
Why did I silenced the words of sisters
(The fires on the mountain died)


6. Heart Of The Giant


The sky had rustled red
The birds grew quiet and fell
The day no longer turned
Night fell on the world
The river ran murky with poison
The land was desolate and black
The bees had left the valley
The orchards were hacked down

The huts and castles were deserted
The dusty roads were crowded
In another direction I ran

Through a deep crack in the
Mountain I slipped
Descended into the otherworld
Through a deep crack in the
Mountain I slipped
Into dark death in Manala's stream I dove

I was carried by the rapids
And my blood began to rush
Then the river turned into a vein
The vein into a crimson hall

And on its walls flickered the pictures
Of our world, eternally dancing
The hall pealed and rumble

Through a deep crack in the
Mountain I slipped
Descended into the otherworld
Through a deep crack in the
Mountain I slipped
Into dark death in Manala's stream I dove

And on its walls flickered the pictures
Of our world, eternally dancing
The hall pealed and rumble
For deep down in the mountain of time
They painted out our lives
Songs of triumph silenced
Faded and died

Through a deep crack in the
Mountain I slipped
Descended into the otherworld
Through a deep crack in the
Mountain I slipped
Into dark death in Manala's stream I dove


7. We Accursed


Sat on our throne
On the top of the mountain
In the nightside of the world
Under a crown of stone
We the doomed
To our boulders we are chained

We accursed
Turned to stone
We accursed
Shackled to our thrones
We accursed
Bound to each other
Shackled by hatred
Shackled to our thrones

Turned to stone
We the enchanted
We lost, we lost our lives
Cast in the mould of death
Forfeit what was dear to us
Gave away our hearts and sealed our fate
Our fate

We accursed
We accursed

Forfeit, what was dear to us
Gave away our hearts and sealed
Our fate

We accursed
Turned to stone
We accursed
Shackled to our thrones
We accursed
Bound to each other
Shackled by hatred
Shackled to our thrones

Shackled to our thrones


8. Grain Of Sand


The roads around here are straight
Lead over mountains and mounds
Here you will never get lost
For all roads lead to your death

You will turn into
(Into dust on the road)
Into a grain of sand
(On a bank of a river)
You will turn into
(Into a speck on a forest path)
Into a grain of sand

The sweet substance of your blood
With rushing waters will merge
It will settle on the river's bed
Snow upon your grave mound

Only Tuonela's river
Is winding and crooked
When fed to its rapids
You will be ground
Your flesh torn from your bones
Your bones spat on its banks

You will turn into
(Into dust on the road)
Into a grain of sand
(On a bank of a river)
You will turn into
(Into a speck on a forest path)
Into a grain of sand

Your flesh torn from your bones
Your bones spat on its banks

Your flesh
(Only Tuonela's river)
Your bones
Your flesh torn from your bones
Your bones spat on its banks


9. Amongst Stars


[Tomi Joutsen]
Close your eyes now
And give in to the night
Soar above the stars
Forget what's behind
Don't stare up at the setting sun
Or the light of dawn

[Anneke van Giersbergen]
Follow the thread of gold
Drift on its tide
It's a path of stars
Ride on the golden stream
And break the waves
In a gilded trail of stars

[Tomi Joutsen and Anneke van Giersbergen in turns]
Rise, Rise
Above the golden way of stars
Rise, Rise
Beyond the trail of stars

[Tomi Joutsen]
The light will lure you
To lands forged by demise
To the shores of death
The blooming meadows
Seduce and intoxicate
With a deceiving scent

[Anneke van Giersbergen]
Follow the thread of gold
Drift on its tide
It's a path of stars
Ride on the golden stream
And break the waves
In a trail of stars

[Anneke van Giersbergen]
I've seen the lights up in the sky
Like beacons from another shore
So don't look back, don't look a head
Just close your eyes, give in to the night

[Tomi Joutsen]
Close your eyes
And give in to the night
Soar above the stars
The blooming meadows
Seduce and intoxicate
With a deceiving scent

[Anneke van Giersbergen]
Follow the thread of gold
Drift on its tide
It's a path of stars
Ride on the golden stream
And break the waves
In a gilded trail of stars

[Tomi Joutsen and Anneke van Giersbergen in turns]
Rise, rise, rise
Above the golden way of stars
Rise, rise, rise
Beyond the trail of stars


10. Pyres On The Coast


They came once
And they will come again
Their sails darken the moon
Black flags waving in the night
They think they'll catch us unawares
The fires were lit in the night
Their ships carried by rushing waves

But the salmon sang what he heard
The eagle told what he saw

The fires were lit in the night
The fires were lit in the night

Their slave-ships the foams spat out
The raiders of the black waves
They moored their ships to our shores

But the salmon sang what he heard
The eagle told what he saw

The fires were lit in the night
Can you see the pyres on the coast
The fires in the night
From hill to hill the message rings
We know they are coming
Behold the pyres on the coast
The fires in the night
From hill to hill the message rings
We know they are coming

Into bears turned our men
Into wolves our brave women
Into birds our children
Into fire our wise elders

But the salmon sang what he heard
The eagle told what he saw

The fires were lit in the night
Can you see the pyres on the coast
The fires in the night
From hill to hill the message rings
We know they are coming
Behold the pyres on the coast
The fires in the night
From hill to hill the message rings
We know they are coming

We know they are coming!


11. As Mountains Crumble


The mountains crumble
Turn to dust in the breeze
Fade in solar winds
Plunge into the depths
Boulders crack
Ground by mills of time

But on the verge of the chasm of time
Crawling, the spider of chaos
And its spark of divine beauty
Snatches the last grain of sand

Overwhelming and eternal
The highest peaks of mountains
Turn the strips of dust
As the heavens turn
The mountains tumble
And seas will come to boil

But on the verge of the chasm of time
Crawling, the spider of chaos
And its spark of divine beauty
Snatches the last grain of sand

And all will be born again
As the shores of time takes shape
The seed of iron will sprout
And the sea will sing its song

But on the verge of the chasm of time
Crawling, the spider of chaos
And its spark of divine beauty
Snatches the last grain of sand


12. Brother And Sister


Dais is his name
His legs of oaken trunks
His arms of oaken branches
Flames of sun his hair
He stands on the shore
His speech is the wind
The stormy roar of the ocean
His song eternal

When the rumbling winds grow quiet
And the roaring waves turn still
A blue shadow cast on the sea
The giant is born again
When the rumbling winds grow quiet
And the roaring waves turn still
A blue shadow on the sea
The giant is born again

Night is her name
Her feet of sarsen stone
Her arms craggy reegs
Shoals of fish her hair
She stands on the shore
Stars on her shoulders
The moon floats on the waves
On her blue forehead

When the rumbling winds grow quiet
And the roaring waves turn still
A blue shadow cast on the sea
The giant is born again
When the rumbling winds grow quiet
And the roaring waves turn still
A blue shadow on the sea
The giant is born again

Roaring waves
Rumbling winds
The giant is born again

When the rumbling winds grow quiet
And the roaring waves turn still
A blue shadow cast on the sea
The giant is born again
When the rumbling winds grow quiet
And the roaring waves turn still
A blue shadow on the sea
The giant is born again

The giant is born again


13. Honeyflow


[Japanese Bonus Track]

Lightly circle and float around
The corpses of stone giants
Among the boats and fishing nets
The arrows, bows and swords

From the Sun the honey flows
It's the road of living kings
To earth it flows
It's the bridge of golden queens
It's the road of living kings
It's the bridge of golden queens

Stiffly float around and round
The corpses of gray gods
Writ in stone, forge in stars
Is the endless road of fate

From the Sun the honey flows
It's the road of living kings
To earth it flows
It's the bridge of golden queens
Honeyflow
It's the road of living kings
Honeyflow
It's the bridge of golden queens

Only Sage Eternal
Can walk against the grain
The colours sparked once again
In the darkened grave of stars

Only Sage Eternal
Can walk against the grain
The time bands under his path
The colours light once more



Thanks to posthumanist1, steffue, williammurray for sending these lyrics.


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