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A Storm to Come (2006)
2006
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Stora Rövardansen
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Stora Rövardansen

[No lyrics]

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The night is about to fall.
‘Never surrender' - I still hear them call.
Images (are) passing by.
I must watch him waving a last goodbye.

It's not that he's gone away.
It's the secure feeling he will not stay.
A wanderer leaving the land
he once had entered to rise again.

Thousands cry
until the blood runs low
they make the river flow
that he'll sail on.
Are we that alone?

The king is leaving
off to a land unknown.
And though I'm wondering why,
the king has left
the spirit we now call our own.
He lit up our life!

1000 days passed by,
from the very moment he stepped into our lifes.
Words were not his deal.
What he brought to us is the power to feel.

The power to believe.
The power to walk on, the power to see.
To determine wrong from right.
The power to check out the step from dark to light.

Sometimes I'm even more afraid
of times beyond the gates of now.
Remembering his glory
pounds my will onto the ground.

Can you hear us cry?
Can you see our kingdom die?
No!

Now for me it's plain to see
that everything I want to be.
Can be done by holding on
in hard and gruelling times.

We are rising high.

. . .


For years and years we waited
And now the time has come
To leave these barren lands
Towards new horizons.

No matter what has happened
And what was said or done.
Words are to be to forgotten.
We will roam on!

We cross the gates of darkness
Into the black of night.
We don't fear anybody:
Got the second sight.

We move a little further
Towards the borderline.
Before the dawn of day
Our souls come back to life.
And life comes back again.

The mission's to fight to be free again.
To stand our ground and to be immortal.
This is our mission so here we stand.
We have the right to be ourself again.

They held us down for so long
Our backs against the wall
We didn't see a future,
Did not hear the call.

But now that things have changed
Now that our fears are small
We create a vision
Face it - one for all.

We cross the gates of darkness
Into the black of night.
We don't fear anybody:
Got the second sight.

We move a little further
Towards the borderline.
Before the dawn of day
Our souls come back to life.
And all I see, in front of me.
Every step I take is bringing me closer to me!

The mission's to fight to be free again.
To stand our ground and to be immortal.
This is our mission so here we stand.
We have the right to be ourself again.
The mission's to fight to be free again.

All that we are is everything we've ever been.
And what we'll be is what we are.

All we are
All we are
All we ara
Is everything we've ever been.

The mission's to fight to be free again.
To stand our ground and to be immortal.
This is our mission so here we stand.
We have the right to be ourself again.

The mission's to fight to be free again.
To stand our ground and to be immortal.
This is our mission so here we stand.
We have the right to be ourself again.

The mission's to fight to be free again.
To stand our ground and to be immortal.
This is our mission so here we stand.
We have the right to be ourself again.
The mission's to fight to be free again.

. . .


Sonic signs are waiting
for me to show a way.
I am anticipating
to be the perfect deputy.

But to be honest, I'm my father's son.
A chosen one.

While the world is changing
I try to keep an open mind.
Even though it's plain to see
that things remained the same inside.
(I remain the same inside)

Everyone has seen it:
‘the only perfect way'.
Ignoring there are crossings
that make the target fade away.

(From) now ‘til the end of a lifetime
let me be myself.
Let me be invincible
in stories I can tell.
Until the end of a lifetime
let me be myself.
I define my heaven,
send the doubting ones to hell!

Now I know what's going on.
I bring it back into my heart
the blood of youth.
It didn't change its color
red to black.

Now I know how to carry on.
I bring them voices from within.
So the blind can see.
It's time for me, now to bring them back.

Denying where I come from
don't seem to be too true.
This is why I roam on.
Take your doubts. They're all for you.

. . .


Thirst is slowly crawling
through roads of life.
Awaiting someone who will hear
a call for resurrection
in heartless times.
Waiting for someone who will
undo the fear.

Please surrender my fate.
Give me more pleasant days.
There is nothing to focus my eyes on until

Rain falls on white scattered grounds.
Mirroring the light
breaking through every cloud.
Thirst will vanish.
Healing, feeding, breathing life.
Rain falls on white scattered grounds.
Bring us back to life!

Thoughts of water seem
like distant memories.
I don't remember where I'm from.
Cannot live in this world,
this is what I know.
Something inside me is
pushing me on an on.

. . .


I hear a voice from below.
‘Something's wrong' and
as soon as these words are
intruding my mind I do know:
It is her who's betrayed.
By her consciousness
starting to fade.

And as if I still had
needed to know.
She's the only one.
Fear starts to grow.

She's alive,
She's alive.
What a wonderful
creation bringing time.
She's alive.
And she knows inside.
She's alive,
She's alive.
What a wonderful
and joyful singing time.
She's alive.
And I know inside.

My life speed starts slowing down.
All of my future plans mistrusted.
And as I'm standing here
I start to drown.
(It's) not up to me anymore.
I know I need her more than ever before.

She's struggling against hands of darkness reaching out.
The more time is fading the less I will doubt.
A woman like her is built to return.
As she's regaining I cry out for her.

She's alive,
She's alive.
What a wonderful
creation bringing time.
She's alive.
And she knows inside.
She's alive,
She's alive.
What a wonderful
and joyful singing time.
She's alive.
And I know inside.

She's alive,
She's alive.
What a wonderful
creation bringing time.
She's alive.
And she knows inside.
She's alive,
She's alive.
What a wonderful
and joyful singing time.
She's alive.
And I know inside.

She's alive,
She's alive.
What a wonderful
creation bringing time.
She's alive.
And she knows inside.
She's alive,
She's alive.
What a wonderful
and joyful singing time.
She's alive.
And I know inside.

. . .


As I lay to rest
and my blood's slowing down
I feel the heat fading
and I wipe the sweat from my brows.
It's finally done.
I made my way home.

Struggling for minutes,
a million hours or so.
I ran seven miles and still
I have thousands to go.
Same story again:
I stand alone.

And for every question
an answer is found.
Thousands of voices are
screaming new questions out loud.
But I make a stand.
I'm not gonna drown.

Here I stand alone.
With an innermost freedom
like rivers coming home.
I stand alone.
Finding trust and forgiveness
in somenone I know.

For every crossing
where two roads diverged.
I fell one false decision.
But still you find me on this earth.
No matter how far.
I made my way home.

Is it you who's diverging?
The very next day
all the roads seem to vanish.
You're still here, so I have to say.
Same story again:
You stand alone

And for every question
an answer is found.
Thousands of voices are
screaming new questions out loud.
But I make a stand.
I'm not gonna drown.

Here I stand alone.
With an innermost freedom
like rivers coming home.
I stand alone.
Finding trust and forgiveness
in somenone I know.
And this goes to all of my friends:
I am with you and with me - until the end.

And for every question
an answer is found.
Thousands of voices are
screaming new questions out loud.
But I make a stand.
I'm not gonna drown.

Here I stand alone.
With an innermost freedom
like rivers coming home.
I stand alone.
Finding trust and forgiveness
in somenone I know.
And this goes to all of my friends:
I am with you and with me...

Here I stand alone.
With an innermost freedom
like rivers coming home.
I stand alone.
Finding trust and forgiveness
in somenone I know.
And this goes to all of my friends:
I am with you and with me - until the end.

. . .


I feel a heat inside
the past begun to thaw.
My mind describes the picture
that I want to draw.

What I have waited for
it seems to be so near.
And every step closer
is damping the fear.

All I am lies right in front of me.
Where did I go wrong
that it took so many nights to be
where I belong?

Starlight
please enlighten me.
I feel so immortal.
Starlight
raised to let me
see what was, what is
and what will be.

This one goes out to the preachers of the light
that never broke the promise:
„You will get there, if you still care“.
This one goes out to the darkness of the night
planning my atlantis.
I did not drown. No, I got there!

All I am lies right in front of me.
Where did I go wrong
that it took so many nights to be
where I belong?
I'm back again.

All I am lies right in front of me.
I'm back where I belong.
And the truth it lies beyond
these gates of dawn.

. . .


Lashing out the action,
Returning the reaction
Weak are ripped and torn away
Hypnotizing power,
Crushing all that cower
Battery is here to stay

Smashing through the boundries
Lunacy has found me
Cannot stop the Battery
Pounding out aggression
Turns into obsession
Cannot kill the Battery
Cannot kill the family
Battery is found in me
Battery

Crushing all deceivers,
Mashing non-believers
Never ending potency
Hungry violence seeker,
Feeding off the weaker
Breeding on insanity

Smashing through the boundries
Lunacy has found me
Cannot stop the Battery
Pounding out aggression
Turns into obsession
Cannot kill the Battery
Cannot kill the family
Battery is found in me
Battery

Circle of destruction,
Hammer comes crushing
Powerhouse of energy
Whipping up a fury,
Dominating flurry
Weakening the Battery

Smashing through the boundries
Lunacy has found me
Cannot stop the Battery
Pounding out aggression
Turns into obsession
Cannot kill the Battery
Cannot kill the family
Battery is found in me
Battery

. . .


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