Lyrics: Thrawsunblat I: Canada 2010

tblatcanada2010

Order now!

THRAWSUNBLAT – CANADA 2010
All lyrics by J. Violette, 2008-2009.

1. BLACK SKY

As we tread further
On our separate paths
We fade further
Out of sight

Stars are all we have
To connect our diverging lives

Look at the sky from where you are
And know that though we are so far
We see the same stars

Stars are all we have
To connect our distant lives

So what becomes of you and I?
Under this fading Winter sky
This death black sky

As we walked for hours,
Stars lit the forest of our past
You and I faded like the night sky
Fearing to leave the beaten path

And so we lie, you and I
Torn apart by the miles
And so we die, you and I
Under the same black sky

I hope someday you find the fire
To leave the comfort of the beaten path.

2. SET US ABLAZE

Raise your torch to the sky!
Fight this darkest of nights!
Raise your torch to the sky!
Raise your torch to the sky!

The light will burn
And set us all ablaze
As the sunwheel turns
Through these dark winter days

Moonless sky
Breathing the dark.
We burn as the sun,
Sole bearers of light.

Winter black
Engulfs us all.
Shadows dance from the torch,
Summon the sun to life.

Rise in the Eastern sky
Chase the eternal archer
Across celestial planes

Bearer of the Ancient Fire
Stand and take thy place
Atop this midwinter stage

Raise your torch to the sky!
Raise your torch to the sky!

Earn
Thy name
Invictus
Again

Moonless sky
Breathing the dark

We burn as the sun
Sole bearers of light

Winter black
Engulfs us all

Shadows dance from the torch
Summon the sun to life

Born in the Eastern sky
Cast thy light upon
These dead winter days

Bearer of the Ancient Fire
Stand and take thy place
Atop this midwinter stage

3. MISTED SHORES

All who crossed the Great Atlantic
Who beached their ships on misted shores
Rode the Eastern stormwinds
And heaved on the heathen oar

From the land of ice
And the land of fire
Past the glacier isle
Past the wooded sandy shore

Drink from her flowing waters
Taste of her cascade streams
Hunt from her brimming forest
Vinland

Drink from her flowing waters
Taste of her cascade streams
Hunt from her brimming forest

But Eastern winds found you
And carried Skaldic songs from home
And so your spirits dragged you
Back to the Allfather’s shores

To the land of ice
And the land of fire
Past the wooded land
Past the isle of ice and stone

Sail, Northlanders, ye masters of the Western Sea
Heave Away! Rape the waves with rabid oars
Sail, Northlanders, ye masters of the Western Sea
Tell the saga of this new found land of fjords

Our shores are strewn with iron
Our fields are sown with runes
Along the coast where
The ancient winds still blow

In the air we still can hear
The skalds sing their haunting tunes
They are calling back the wayward spirits
They are calling us home

4. SLAKE THE EARTH

Pure April rain
Replaced by
Dead April heat
Would it ever rain again?

Black earth cracking
Scorched by the sun
The rivers it drained
Left us dying in the dust

The world changes when it starts to rain
Green radiates against the grey
And we can find solace from the torch

But it remained
Sol Invictus
Unconquered idol
Fire orb primordial

Burning steadfast
In harbouring skies
Blistered vastlands
Reeked of immolation

The world changes when it starts to rain
Green radiates against the grey
And we can find solace from the torch

Venite imbriferae
ut terram alatis
Venite nubes
ut levamen donetis

Pluvie, ubi es
Ibi, vita est

The mist will rise
In a haze to the sky

Iubar aureus extulerat Sol
flabat adhuc eurus…

Then came the rain
And it slaked the Earth
Spewed across the land
And fed the rivers

So poured the rain
As it slaked the Earth
Rising from the ground
An ethereal fragrance

Pluvie Optime
Multas tibi
Gratias agimus

5. THROUGH THE ICE

Many who’ve died deserve life
Many who live deserve death
Live with fire, laugh at fate
Bare your teeth as you draw your final breath

Life’s a journey ‘cross a frozen lake
Wind howling in your face
Never know how solid your steps are
Until the moment you fall through the ice

We all march into the unknown
Time whipping our backs
Pushing us ever forward
Until the moment we fall through the ice

Drowning in the blackest water
One mis-taken step
Laden with past choices
Pure consequence pulling me down

We never know when we’re to die
We only choose what we do with our time
Too many let it go to waste
I cannot let this be my fate

A hand burst from the water
Veins frozen through
Inch by inch, hour by hour
I dragged myself back onto the ice

Ad mortem
Gelor
Sed perseverabo
Et hoc superabo

6. FIRE STILL BURNS

Wind still blows
Rain still falls
Earth still alive
Time still burning wildly

I see the lowering darkness, shades beyond black.
Stars are points on this ancient map.
The only warming solace in this vile place
The only link to the old, forsaken ways.

It’s like a breath inhaled from an air so sick
To suffer existence in this tar-laden pit
Pale dead lights offer no heat
Toxic smoke air, poison so sweet

Moon still evades
Sun still pursues
Though chilled by the night
Fire still burns inside me

I see the lowering darkness, shades beyond black.
Stars are points on this ancient map.
The only warming solace in this vile place
The only link to the old, forsaken ways.

All the ancient gods are man’s embodiment of nature.
Portrayal of our ancestors
Symbolic of the forces that created us all.

The gods of old
Are with us still
Every rainfall
Every breath drawn

With the rising of the morning sun
I look to the east and see it has begun
A new dawn approaching, a return from abroad
I depart this wasteland, back to the green of the gods

7. SHE, ARBOREAL

She radiates across the skyline.
I have swept through her oak, maple, and pine
As a spirit released from corporeal ways,
Or a man who is still from the kill ablaze.

And though I’ve seen her aflame in the sun
Just as I have in the gloom of the rain,
And as I have in dead winter days,
Her beauty abides in all her shades.

A thousand times and
She’s never lived at all.
She, arboreal

The silence stills the morning air so clean,
As if she’s holding her breath in waiting.
She beckons through her cascading greens.
In susurrations she speaks my name.

A thousand times and
She’s never lived at all.
She, arboreal

8. VASTLAND

Feel the atavism
Coursing back through time
Bringing forth ancient fire
Life, in its purest form

It shall be embraced
It shall light the torches of the hordes
By this flame
We will march across the vastlands

Along rivers of ice
Standards of black unfurled
It shall burn in our veins
Across the ages, through the haze

Veni ignis, veni fere
Arde ignis acerrime

We will tread on paths
Overgrown throughout time
Neglected by mankind,
Reclaimed by wilderness

Until the end of days
One with the winds and storms
We will carry on
Ever ablaze with primal flame

Veni ignis, veni fere
Arde ignis acerrime

Rise from the Earth,
Bearing flames primordial.
Alive at last
Bearing time eternal.

 

 

© Joel Violette and Ignifera Records Ltd, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Joel Violette and Ignifera Records Ltd with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.