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Orphanage lyrics

Album: By Time Alone [1996]

Tracks12
 01  At The Mountains Of Madness
 02  Five Crystals
 03  The Dark Side
 04  Deceiver
 05  Cliffs Of Moher
 06  By Time Alone
 07  Ancient Rhymes
 08  Odyssey
 09  Requiem
 10  Leafless
 11  Deliverance
 12  The Crumbling Of My Denial
all Orphanage lyrics



At The Mountains Of Madness
... the lavas that restlessly roll Their sulphurous currents down Yaanek
In the ultimate climes of the pole
That groan as they roll down Mount Yaanek
In the realms of the boreal pole...

itís been not so long I accidently sold
my former frame of reference to the cold
thinking back, remembering, my tale seems so unreal
Iím closed up but the time has come to reveal

anxious, also ignorant, my investigative mind
had led me there and led me to be so blind
haunted are the mountains, I plead for your restraint
or hope for menís survival will be faint

all my days are nightmares and memories haunt my brain
my former mind of knowledge has gone insane

youíll never hear this twice ëcause once I had seen
the sheen that filled the sky soon Iíd die the mounts drew the bounds
and I climbed one step too high soon Iíd die

the cold that had enwrapped my heart is bound to freeze my eyes
the truth that seemed on our side had covered all with lies
take off my hands, take off my feet take off my ears,
rip out my tongue but donít hurt my mind, donít hurt my sense
donít hurt my intellectual powers

what is frozen you donít feel, what hurts is what you lose
but at this moment I gave up, the ice had blown my fuse
made out of cold, made out of fear God's will attracts,
God;s will is here

all had begun, when led by fear, right at the end of the world
high in the sky, here at the end of the worldback to top
Five Crystals
evil roams the land of my dreams
onslaught is the onset of coma
ancients chase the crystals of black
magic is the secret I keep

searching in the land of my dreams
gazing in the eyes of my dying conciousness
I have to grasp the last stone
failing means I will never awake

slowly I drown in my sleep
hoping my brain will awake
my last crystal will fall in their hands
leaving me to die alone in my sleep
ride!

I hear hooves pounding
I see his mask, itís black!
I try escaping but I canít move
Iím doomed
sword!
flesh!
blood!
kill!
die!

sun will rise for you againback to top
The Dark Side
suffer with me
or you will see the end of time
the figure you are dreaming of
the shapes of those are mine
come in my mind
coming with the tides
are roaring waves of doom
darkness weíll find, soon
if you listen to my cries then you wonít miss
the prophecies I tell to everyone of you

I see youíre frail, never have I seen my inner self so black
every twig I try to grab
is si fearfull it will crack
my lungs are screaming
because my heart is too shy to explain
youíre born to fail
never will I find the rest
untill Iím lost and gone
and my blood poors down the drain

from beneath the earth I rumble and I bait
Iíve resigned myself without resistance to my fate
I drag you down
now Iím dead and what I did was useless to you all
youíre down with me
the only thing I still maintain is making you even worse than me
and dragging you down within my fall

cry for me and for the world
because where I look it is black I find
cry for me because I have unfurled
I have found
the dark side of my mindback to top
Deceiver
your spirit turns black
as sympathy of life declines
only selfish ways reign
in your sickened mind
your tears have dried
and floods of deceit are unleashed
upon all humanity

heed me from you, deceiver, make believer

you shattered my dreams in two
all trust lost in dust
I sweep and in agony I bleed
your honesty repressed by hypocrisy
mental thief, turning my life into disease

no paradise, in hell youíll see
internally Iím screaming
my fear of dyingís dying
as compassion decays
tell right from wrong
words nothing more than vicious lies, betrayal
too late, Iím pissed off with violent rage
we call him traitor
... bastard!

Hate and fear united
wonít turn into tranquillity
no sympathy for God or Christ
reality? Itís all fantasy
lifeís washing away
forever caressing the bitterness
Iím roaming forever through my angerback to top
Cliffs Of Moher
once there was a time
when no man had ever touched the earth
all that has been built was balanced
and so was manís birth

come with me
and youíll see

youíve been put here for a reason
use your powers well
keep respect for all
because on my surface you will dwell

when the morning comes
we find our way in life
her powers make the trees look green
the sun will laugh to flowers in the sand
I came through
another night...

your disgrace for me
has brought up shame on my behalf
what weíve seen so far
feels like youíre tearing up my scars

on my recall
Iíve shown you all
you careless fools
I make the rules

the sun will laugh to flowers in the sand
I came through
another night...back to top
By Time Alone
I prepared you with all I know
as I taught to you I watched you grow
changes in the heart and in soul
no one ever has got the strenght for that goal
you see...

time will tell itís tale to us all
the part that we play
will be told by time alone
and so we realize
our story will be told by time alone

those who see the shades understand
theyíre the ones whoís fear wonít get out of hand
when one relies too much on his hope
he wonít search the area beyond his scope

follow the line
which one is mine?
Iíve seen things clear
no I wonít fear

time...back to top
Ancient Rhymes
ìancient rhymes infest my brain I go insane
old spells are cast ancient rhymes unleash the pastî
(Charles Dexter Ward)

ìthragta I memoria, ersensa nova nom
a ritmica ghidana, yog sodomae sabadomî

ancient rhymes I hear pounding in my ears

ìin vigatha worthanathas, ghafili commosthiî

walls are trembling, fog is thickening
dust regains itís life, fear grows in my mind

ìwho recalls me from the grace?
Once again Iím king of all, bow and obey?î

ìvocum envocathae, confilae maghaesthiî

walls are trembling, fog is thickening, ancient rhymes I hear
voices, I donít know from whom, are pounding in my ears
resting I wonít do again now ancient rhymes I hear
the knowledge that it came to life still
chills my blood in fearback to top
Odyssey
ët was pulled away by force
when I began this quest
they took away the spark
my future, life of bliss
face of blood they left me
near death but full of hate
to leave without a trace
and take away my mate

journey of my major decline
minor of joy tears to dry

I seem to fly
drifting through space and time
flying to my destiniy
I canít seem to find
anyone whoís in my way
will know the price to pay
Iím numb but donít count me out
my odyssey will end one day

the quest has made me tough
entombed in solitude
I reached my goal and thus
a better man saved you
it was a conspiracy!back to top
Requiem
rex tremendae maiestatis
qui salvandos salvas gratis
salva me fons pietatis ... amen

the trumpet scattering itís awful sound
across the graves of all lands
summons all before the throne
death and nature shall be stunned

when mankind arises
to render acount before the judge
the written book shall be bought
in which all is constained

from the depths of hell
and the bottomless pit
deliver us from the jaws of the lion
lest hell engulfs them

confutatis maledictis
flammis acribus addictis
voca me cum benedictis ... amen
oro supplex et acclinis
cor contritum quasi cinis
gere curam mei finis ... amen ... requiemback to top
Leafless
in my roots underground, bits of grief still remain
lingering memories, replacing joy by pain
in my roots underneath my silent cries grind and burn
shaping my own defeat to the point of no return

you are leaving me to cope with my scars
ignoring me for what? I donít know
former joy burnt down and decayed, all that might have been turned to hate
dew washed away by the rain, acid bitterness eats me
it burns a hole in my crust, seedlings of our trust wonít grow no more

leafless you left me as leaves fell down to earth

naked I became when you left, lonely is the woods of my trunc
where in the whirl of your thoughts was the reason anyway?
Seasons natureís cure for my shame, in time my branches will grow again
spring, winterís foe has arrived, blooming I once did ...and will do
again...

what did I do wrong to lose your trust? the tree thatís me was shook
you turned your back and left, canít you see I was afraid of you
and of that higher tree that took the sun away
it all happened much too fast for me and what you didnít know:
your tears were acid rain browning my greenback to top
Deliverance
remembering the day we took eachotherís hand
but in our minds we knew we would lose a friend
out here we think, we gaze and look above
every star for everyone weíve loved

I donít hear and I donít see but
as my guardian he is here with me...

we are what youíll lose
deliverance is what you will gain
nothing else to choose
but deliverance from the pain

my feelings are mixed, like living apart together
but in my sleep I know heís with me forever
this time itís him whoís says that itís OK
helping me to get over the previous day

lacrimosa, dies illa

in heaven reunion will take place
so take my hand have no fear

lacrimosa, dies illa

through my laughs and through my tears
Iím overwhelmed by memories
not in one day nor in years
we will forget youíve disappeared

(dedicated to Opa van der Aa)back to top
The Crumbling Of My Denial
what are you, where do you come from?
Your appearance hits me like a bomb
the words I say seem to stammer my mind
all you do makes my spirit wind

from your head to your feet itís all fine
and your eyes shiver down my spine
make my day, make my life worthwhile
you must teach me again how to smile

how to cry, how to feel whatís inside
and to know that Iím dignified
I want love but I do want pain
come to me ëcause I am insane

I take the step now
we know what to do
you understand my call
itís the crumblings of my denial

no one sees how we play this game
slowly we fan eachotherís flame
we want love and we sooth our pain
we feel fine ëcause we are insane

screaming out, see my rage
feel my flesh, thickened by my age
hear the tone of my call
itís the crumbling of my denial

you will be mine!back to top
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