Borknagar : True North

Folk black / Norway
(2019 - Century Media)
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1. THUNDEROUS

Up high and far away, where the air is clear
A vast horizon shimmers
The cold wind seems to carry the light away
As the earth's rotation closes the day
Beyond the towering peaks
Recurring shadows bow deep
Into the raging rivers
Beyond the towering peaks
Recurring shadows bow deep
Into the raging rivers
The ground runs cold and hard
Throughout the dark season
The ebb and flow of growth and regression
Seasons build, seasons tear down
The northern hammer
Keeps beating, beating
Hear the echoes rumble
Hear the echoes rumble
Beyond the towering peaks
Recurring shadows bow deep
Into the raging rivers
Into the raging rivers
Beyond the towering peaks
Recurring shadows bow deep
Into the raging rivers
The ground runs cold and hard
Throughout the dark season
Roots grow…


2. UP NORTH

There's a place where the summer will be
As a legend long gone set free
And this warms me beautifully
Where the sun cast shadows at night
Where the day and evenings are bright
The place where I belong
Up north

Where the pine trees meet the sea
Where the stormy sky will sing for me
The place I wanna be
Up north

Fall my favorite season
Death and rain and rain and rain
Falling leaves and fallen stars
As fallen men go back to start
Death as life we hail
Alone but not alone we sail
Death give life and lead the way
All energy remain

Then winter its you and me
The winter is home to the dead alone
With you I'll sleep with ease
Take a moment to reflect and be
Who you are and you are just another icebergs tip at sea
You will melt eventually
And the ocean will rise and the sun crystallize you for the aftermath to see
The spark of true eternity
Clean as a new starter set me free
In your wisdom I'm lost what do I know of frost
But I trust you know lost is lost
Winter she is unforgiving as faith

And then spring you will shake
Speed the circle and brake
And create and create and create

And the circle is now complete
No end for an end to meet
Nothing is obsolete
Up north
No end no end for an end to meet
No end no end for an end to meet


3. THE FIRE THAT BURNS

The fire that burns
The light that governs the heat
Igniting the passion, the eternal appetite
For things to come
For thoughts to create

The independent nature of man
A creator and destroyer
Deeply rooted, widely spread
The will to strive,the need to push
Fire,fire that burns
Fire,fire that burns

The spark that glimmers
So that visions appear in a flash
The independent nature of man
A creator and destroyer
Deeply rooted, widely spread
The will to strive, the need to push
Fire,fire that burns
Fire,fire that burns

The adventures of the mind
And the conquest of the flesh

The spark that glimmers
So that visions appear in a flash
Initiating the chain reaction

Culminating in the very fuel
That drives us on
Independent nature of man
Of man

The will to thrive,the will to leap
Above the highest peak
The will to swim
Beneath the deep
Fire,fire that burns

The adventures of the mind
And the consquest of the flesh

4. LIGHTS

When the dotted lights
Crawl like bugs
On the canvas high above
All I love

And the answer's in my sheets
I forget about tomorrow
And my sorrow

Leave it to the great painter
To open the world and mind
In the morning light
Leave it to my mind
In the morning light
In the morning light

The air vibrates with awareness
So now that you see me a servant in the snow
And now that you hear me I broke free long ago

I took the world and broke it up
To force it down
I picked the pieces up and wore them like a crown

And the light shone through forever
And the sky would never hold
And the light shone through forever
And the sky would never hold

So now that you see me a servant in the snow
And now that you hear me i broke free long ago

My heroes they all died so long ago
My heroes they all died so long ago

To expand on his creation
I took the world and broke it up
To force it down
I picked the pieces up
And wore them like a crown

And the light shone through forever
And the sky would never hold
And the light shone through forever
And the sky would never hold

Leave it to the great painter
To open up my mind
And leave it to me
To expand on his creation

My heroes they all died so long ago
My heroes they all died so long ago

Freedom exists on a greater scale
Freedom exists on a greater scale
Freedom exists on a greater scale
Freedom exists


5. WILD FATHER'S HEART

Awakened by a thumping heart growing in his chest
Impulse of generations free sounding in on men
Calling him all ready

To climb the peaks to reach the sun
To rise above
To rise above
To climb the peaks to reach the sun
To rise above
To rise above

There's a time a time for all
No man's in memory
Eyes are glowing
Life and possibility
Wild father's

There is a time a time for all
To rise above
To rise above
There is a time a time for all
To rise above
To rise above

Reason and reverence
Lot of flowing him and knows who follows
Wild father's heart
Driven by natures excellence

Wild father's
Wild father's heart

There is a time a time for all
To rise above
To rise above
There is a time a time for all
To rise above
To rise above


6. MOUNT RAPTURE

Mankind's constructed fallacy
Aggressively upheld a reality
Fit for an age without questions
But these constructions of delusion now crumble

A new complexity rises
Violently force themselves
Into stagnant waters of old
As progression descents

Serving us evolution on a plate
Mankind's infancy is over(over)
Our vision is finally clear

Man derives from the great old blue
From mankind's disavowal
Grew confusion,grew delusion
In a haze from human curiosity and logic
Reason and clarity are born

Fashioned words corrode
Bewilderment of old


We've reached the summit
The zenith of our mountain
And the clouds of delusion are finally beneath us

Mount rapture crumbles
Stale ignorance implodes
Reality shines through

Mankind's constructed fallacy
Aggressively upheld a reality
Fit for an age without questions
But these constructions of delusion now crumble

Fashioned words corrode
Bewilderment of old


7. INTO THE WHITE

They left it all behind
Crawling through the snow
Every peak a spear pircing the sky
In the twilight glow

The blinding white
Swallowed them whole
The freezing wind drained them of all life
Then left them cold

Life in a flash of red
Pushing the white death

Hear them calling you...(floating in the white)
Heat is white and they can not find treir way
Back into reason into their lives
(into the white)
Hear them calling you...(floating in the white)

When their is nothing left to save
But an empty shell
You sink into the white
You sink into the white
(...white)
Into the nothingness
(...white)
Into the nothingness
(...white)
Into the nothingness
(...white)
Into the nothingness
So the winter finally brought them home
Into the white


8. TIDAL

The ancient trails ahead
Beat through the barren plains
Wandered by man and beast
Since the dawn of time
Towards the sun
Towards the moon
They strode,as do I
To claim our stellar home under the dome

We have walked these paths before
We are standing on the shoulders
Of our fathers of our mothers
And their world of lore
The olden seas below
Raging as they beat the shore
Lifting me with a threat into calmer waters,

Leading me towards my haven
Towards the sands
Our ancient retreat underneath the stars

We have sailed the seas before
We reached them through the rivers
Icy waters of the moors
And age old peaks above

In our chase through the steep ravines
We have sought to see, we have strained to be free
We have charged towards smooth waters
Towards new horizons and our land of old

Under the stellar dome
I have seen these lights before
The moon, the stars
Our place within the lore

We have sailed the seas before
We reached them through the river
Our place within the lore
I have seen these lights before

We have sailed the seas before
We have reached them through the rivers
Trough the icy waters of the moors
And age old peaks above


The ancient trails ahead
Beat through the barren plains
Wandered by man and beast
Since the dawn of time


We have sailed the seas before
We reached them through the rivers
The waters of the moors
And age old peaks above



9. VOICES

There are voices in the air
There are voices in the air
They always find me - oh they find me
No matter where i go

There are voices in my head
There are voices in my head
They won't leave me - never leave me
No matter where i go

There are chains now in the field
There are chains now in the field
There's no freedom - no freedom
There's no freedom in the field

There are voices in the air
They always find me in the air
There are voices - oh there are voices
No matter where i go

There are voices in my head
There are voices in my head
They won't leave me
They won't leave me
No matter where i go

And there are chains now in the field
Yes there are chains now in the field
So there's no freedom, no freedom
There's no freedom in the field

There are voices in the air
There are voices in the air
They always find me oh yes they find me
No matter where I go

I will lay there in the field
Without voices in the air
When I finally draw my last breath
I will lay there in the field

When I finally stop to breathe
When I finally stop to breathe
All the voices, all the voices
Will only linger in the field
Will only linger in the field
Will only linger in the field

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