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Memento Mori

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released September 16, 2016

Music - Martin Hamiche
Lyrics - Marion Bascoul
Artwork - Niklas Sundin (DARK TRANQUILLITY)
Mixing & Masterig - Maciej Dawidek (WIDEK)

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Track Name: Unstoppable
Sheltered in there since the fateful flight
Crafted den, seething with these dreams alive
The shadow will no more withdraw
Wicked time has frozen in a dusky dawn
Daylight will never be reaching noon
Marvel and despair of a world
Dressing not anymore in its cloak of gloom

Nothing hinders the will
Nor suffers delay
Time is standing still
As nothing more stands in the way

Even if he claims
Only joy remains
Even quite alone
In a savage run

The ones that might slow the haste
Are fated to be hushed
The ones that try to stop the race
Deserve to be crushed

Under a mask of conceit and pride
Badly armed with some tricks and a cunning mind
The harmless faced the foe unnamed
Played the part of a cruel unfair game
And killed, destroyed the grim enemy grown
Only one tremor for a wrong
Buried under a bunch of stillborn hopes

Nothing hinders the will
Nor suffers delay
Time is standing still
As nothing more stands in the way

Even if he claims
Only joy remains
Even quite alone
In a savage run
Track Name: Sisyphus' Bliss
How would it be like to live along
Our passions all the way ?
And let their harrowing law
Prevails until the last day !

How in the world, did I get there
Bonded by habit's chains ?
Countless duties everywhere
Will soon drive me insane !

Condemned to ceaselessly repeat
The same absurd distress
There is no more dreadful ordeal
Than carry on while knowing all that meaningless

Amid the strife between our longing and deeds
May the struggle itself be enough to craft our bliss

But first of all, let's trick the fate
And devote to chasing new baits

As we escape across the void
Let's reshape what's already spoiled

Sticking to that forlorn solace
Futile entertainment
Perpetual restarting
Devoid of sense as well !

Now time to face, with new insight
The huge waste of the years
What once seemed of little price
Is driving me to tears !

Condemned to ceaselessly repeat
The same absurd distress
There is no more dreadful ordeal
Than carry on while knowing all that meaningless

But first of all, let's trick the fate
And devote to chasing new baits

As we escape across the void
Let's reshape what's already spoiled
Track Name: Hellebore
From deep slumber we awaken
When this sudden moment comes
Unexpected news calling
To the bedside of our kin

You have taken the hellebore
To cure your sorrow, heal your sores
Trapped at last by toxic grain
Which for a while relieved the pain

Many major things to do, I recall
Delayed me while you sank into dire fall

We're not aware of the woes to bear
When the somber fate was ever kept at bay
How I bemoan that time has flown
For the coming days are a covered pathway

I seek to mend my faults
And to find the antidote
Will there be enough time
For a change of life ?

Black flowers, misleading leaves
For an evergreen disease
Within the ill, we find the cure
Mourning is real renewal's root

A shade is cast over my bliss
A threat is on your life
Grounds for another sense of guilt
I'm even more in fear for mine

The day has come to take our place on time's curve
Through the grief
To this horror
Which seizes us
We belong

We're not aware of the woes to bear
When the somber fate was ever kept at bay
How I bemoan that time has flown
For the coming days are a covered pathway

I seek to mend my faults
And to find the antidote
Will there be enough time
For a change of life ?
Track Name: The Oathsworn
Faint sound coming from the heights
Limbs are rasping in the breeze
Omen of relentless plight
Foretold by the laughing trees

But soothing hope enlightens dusk

So begins a loyal quest
Made of things to bow
Endlessly doing your best
To stay true to your vow

Be sure to do what's right
And silence all the fears
Always waiving with delight
All that you held dear

Even when the reason is blurred
You're not the kind to forsake
Sailing in turbid, uncharted waters
Commitment drags you in its wake

New pledges sworn
To remain faithful to the old ones

Again and again
You'll try in vain
Learning too late
Defeat is our fate

Worm of doom
Long in his lair
Lied upon despair

Word given yields
Before all things
Depending not on the will

Pain, grudge, gall
Take your reward

Vain, foolish pride
Behold your might

New pledges sworn
To remain faithful to the old ones

Repeated vows
In disaster bind us even more

Still you dwell on grievance past
All is gone in a single blast
Defying the world's contempt
In a desperate last attempt

Never more you'll be deceived
By the conceit of your oaths
Like the gentle falling leaves
Wind has slowly blown them all
Track Name: Rage and Forgiveness
Nearby the ships, the armies have met
For a new onslaught far from the high walls
A torch is carried, the fire lets
No kind of retreat once the first flame falls

Bitter defeat again switches sides
Last hope of the greeks is waiting afar
The screaming fray engulfs like a tide
The one fallen under fellow's arms

Now he's back, enraged
Crimson blood will drench the soil
Soon he'll pour his cruel revenge
Upon the plain of Troy

So cloak your pain with rage
Fling a blade over despair
For the last battle to wage
Let fury lead warfare

No time to mourn
The revenge needs no tears
Of ire adorned
Unleash the baneful spear

No more inspired by the wish for praise
Thrown in the fire, as the many slayed

Dragging the corpse, so fiercely tough
Despite all the blood shed
This will never be enough
To behold the trojan dead

Painful distress still dwelling in his heart
Bloody vengeance has not quenched his wrath

As the mourning city awaits
Crossing the hallowed gate
An old man hauls his gift, unseen
To the bane of his kin

Here they are, the king, the warrior
Once they were the mightiest of theirs
Now on pathetic fate, they cry
Their beloved ones are lost, they died

Shared sorrow and crushing grief
Forgiveness rules, and rage is sheathed
Fame, hatred, blood and fire
None remains but a smoking pyre
Track Name: The Call Of The Wild
Pulled from a life soft and quiescent
Flung into the heart of fight
Threat and peril at any moment
Death is everywhere in sight

Neither rest nor peace
Nor a place of safety
Circled with perpetual fear
Of those who struggle to live

This feral world seems not to know any moral law
These savages tear all to pieces between callous jaws

Need to change to survive in this hostile land
Time to learn the way of the claw and the fang
As the primordial beast grows stronger
And the claims of mankind are waning in whispers

Herein the primeval forest
Covered by the veil of the mist
The theatre of a great trial
And the trail to wisdom we aspire

Deep into the wild

The river runs as the pack pours in a flood
Life flows and breeds and fades away in blood
Nothing stands still, all existence is brief
Reminding that law gives us some relief

Turn away from the toil
Seek for your true self
In due time returning to void
Follow the tracks elders have left

Trial of death must be faced
To retrieve our rightful place
All from nature rise and fall
And shall dissolve to its call

So go on your way and rely
On the growing sound of the wild
The song of the stream, make it yours
And never go back anymore
Track Name: Crows
Swift messenger, loquacious crow
Thee through faithfulness obtained
Shift from silver to dark glow
Sing the struggles of a perilous change

Crossing spirit, trickster raven
Thee who disturbs lines and finds
On the border your haven
Show how to get out of an ominous bind

Memory is keeping at bay
Those who hesitate to move away
What is urging to roam
Those who are on the road ?

Wandering the dire lands
Back to gleaming shores
To get lost or to strand
But rest no more

Shape-shifting mind
Ready to take a chance

Lies tells the truth
In the wake of deep change

Crossing spirit, trickster raven
Thee who disturbs lines and finds
On the border your haven
Never enter an unfair game
Nothing ever remains the same
Go on your quick waving black flight
Seeking the ancient ageless light
Track Name: Memento Mori
Standing still you hear drums are beating faraway
While it's getting closer angst is growing every day

The grim saraband
The black rondo
The frantic jig

For the young and the old
Both the starved and the crowned
All are taken away to a sudden end

What we are, they were
Those who lie in their graves
May the worms and decay be our common fate

Yesterday was time to dance footloose upon the earth
Now you can't refuse to give up all things of worth
No time for contrite regrets, no more bitter cries
Now come, for everyone must finally die

Crooked bones lead the dance
Doomed ones coerced to prance
The noisy scream of pipes
Bring them to their demise

Here they are the still and silent
Ossuary residents
Ironic naked teeth
Smiling at our deep conceit

How unworthy our concerns are
Tempers, pledges and desires
As bodies buried, nothing lasts
This is where the sad truth lies

Crowded skulls as a looking-glass
The whole world is a charnel house
Lively corpses on respite
Behind beauty, decay hides

Beware to not being caught off guard
Gloomy tragedy of a lifetime marred

We don't know when we'll take our last breath
There's no reprieve for the dance of death

When will come the final breath?
No reprieve for the dance of death