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Dark Tranquillity

  • Melodic Death Metal / Sweden
Dark Tranquillity - We Are The Void - Tour Edition

We Are The Void - Tour Edition

Century Media Records - 2010

Lyrics

Shadow In Our Blood

We are delusional
To go against mortality
Still we fight, love and create
As the only creatures
In on life´s grand secret
We sense the pointlessness beyond

There is a void between our hands
That drown the sounds of night
An arrow laced with liquid darkness
For every sungods heart

It has always been right here
Like a shadow in our blood
It waits for you and me
The shadow in our blood

We are delusional
From fictional reality
To prayers for prosperity
Loneliness
Can we resist your pale attraction
Give in to the dream with open eyes

How will this world within a world live on
Another page torn from the book of strangers
Who says "I" when all voices fear their own sound
And who remembers the hours

It has always been right here
Like a shadow in our blood
It waits for you and me
The shadow in our blood

Here in the barren and still
Far from the shores of real
Dreams borne beyond borders
On weave of thought and want
Here were invincible

It has always been right here
Like a shadow in our blood
It waits for you and me
The shadow in our blood

Dream Oblivion

He takes a stand
And looks his enemy in the eye
This goes no further

I have the upper hand
This ends on my terms
I challenge non-existence
Every single day

The end of mind
End of freedom
End of everything

A most violent event
Breaks individuality
And turns out your shadow

In devastating light
That push against our eye
Dance to the bloodsong
In dream oblivion

He makes a point
Of sticking to the lie

This is the last time
I´m now done with this
I carry my nothing
Every single day

The end of mind
End of freedom
End of everything

Now with reality on end
The fall of all morality
Dance to the bloodsong

In devastating light
That push against our eye
Dance to the bloodsong
In dream oblivion

The end of faith
End of meaning
End of everthing

The Fatalist

Eventually they´ll come
Your name has been called
Out for aeons
To claim the blood
And salvage what remains

For once we´ve seen the fragile nature
Of things behind these windows
Where nothing lives
And nothing ends

And seen what drives the hopeless
In between their closing yellowed walls

The day has come
You are the fatalist
The day has come
You are the fatalist
You walk on soil that dreams of blood

How can we fight fatigue?
In pre-historic sorrow?
When all is preordained
The cycle never ends

What once had been an endless realm
Of possibility and dream
Now laid to waste and ruin
Laid to waste again
You wash your hands in blood

You squander time
We borrow from eternity
Is it another lame excuse?

The day has come
You are the fatalist
The day has come
You are the fatalist
You walk on soil that dreams of blood

You are the fatalist

If nothing changes
Then nothing ends

Your thoughts are broken
Your reasoning is flawed
The defense is just an act
And lies are all you´ve got

You are the fatalist
You are the fatalist

How easy we can see?
Defeat behind your argument
The fatalistic smile

The day has come
You are the fatalist
The day has come
You are the fatalist
You walk on soil that dreams of blood

The day has come
The day has come
You walk the ground that screams for murder

In My Absence

Eyes that meet to say farewell
And linger through the sleepless nights
A trail of days that end in tears
But I can never be there

The rush of hours that never seem to end
What life has dealt you can not comprehend
I am the absentee

I know you´re out there searching tonight
I´m right here
Another day and I cannot see through your eyes,
I´m right here

How could I have known what preceded your own thoughts
Wish that I could listen to what only speaks inside
Every raging dissonance
Each jarring note
But I could never be there

How could you think that I would understand
When words just go around what the heart truly wants?
I am the absentee

I know you´re out there searching tonight
I´m right here
Another day and I cannot see through your eyes,
I´m right here

I want to tell you,
Of the exploding light
How everything is visible
Moments before the dark

I am never, never there

I know you´re out there searching tonight
Another day and I´m not there

Thrust with nails of conflict
Anxiety and pain
Through spells of anger, confusion and defeat
I wish you´d see me here in front of you,
But I am not here

I know you´re out there searching tonight
I´m right here
Another day and I cannot see though your eyes

I know your out there,
But I´m right here
Another day and I cannot see though your eyes,
Lead me right

The Grandest Accusation

What if you are an island of sorrow
Then I´ll be the raging sea
What if you are the reaching trees
Then I´ll be the storm that with fire rages

The new loneliness
Your name on the door
Just like a diagnose
For venomous disease

Man is the cemetery for unlived life
All for nought
The grand accusation

Your face is your name
Word and shield
Sharp as a curse

Man is the cemetery for unlived life
All for nought
The grand accusation

You chose rejection
Over thoughts of insight
You take action
From focus on intent
And brace for impact
Not waiting for the fall

What cries here, cries inside
Man is the cemetery of unlived life
The grand accusation

What if you were a country of grief
With me the invading force
What if you were to measure the hollow
That captivates and devours you

The new loneliness
Your name on the door
Just like a diagnose
For venomous disease

Man is the cemetery for unlived life
All for nought

At The Point Of Ignition

Do not hide your sorrow,
Or banish it from sight
Take it out to burn,
Turn the pain against it

In a day, that holds no other
What are we? The fuel or the flame?
In a life, that hides behind you
What are you? The fuel or the flame?

In the proud momentum,
Thrust the hand from the start
Our fragile fate falls apart

I hear you in my echo,
A few steps behind
I see you in my shadow, waiting inside

What if we don´t question the meaning of it all
The answer in our system
Bound to kill the spark

The moments so illusive
One dream never ends
Scorns the doubting nomads
That burn another trail

In a day that holds no other
What are we? The fuel or the flame?
In the life, that hides behind you
What are you?

The shine of trembling stars,
Out in the distant
Curse this lack of site,
Into darkness without end

In a day that holds no other
What are we? The fuel or the flame?
In a life that hides behind you
What are you? The fuel or the flame?

In a day that holds no other
What are we?
In a life that hides behind you
What are you? What are you?

Her Silent Language

Why do I see her, the never ending nights?
Why do I see her, wearing nothing but the dark?

Have you come here to warn me
Of what I cannot see?
You want to tell me something
But you do not have the words

I know where you live
I can see through your darkness
And when you sleep
I hear a heart that beats you

Have you come here to warn me
Of what I cannot see?
You want to tell me something
But you do not have the words

Eyes far into the distance
A life that does not connect
Time played well its part
On the strings that bind us

Encounters in silence
Words elude the freeing night
Wish I could fathom
What is too hard to tell

Her head hangs low
In the silence of her room
Her head hangs low
She takes a bite out of her heart

Have you come here to warn me
Of what I cannot see
You want to tell me something
But you do not have the words

Arkhangelsk

Willed by winter´s so called frost
Fix the in anxieties from grip
The frost that burned the honorees
Underneath the heavy clouds
The lifted sword, the broken shield
The hand that drew the final word
From the frozen mouth of Arkhangelsk

Let them go, let them burn the world to cinders
Let the rats run down
Falling through the tungsten skies
The burning clouds of Arkhangelsk

To the eye of judgement now
What will stand when time of the end (time of the end)?

Center stone, into fire
All to nothing and nothing to lose
They gather groaning to the souls
Of the grinding wheels of Arkhangelsk

With one word, one movement in the fabric
Everything dies
The storm that sweeps the world away
From the frozen plains of Arkhangelsk

Inherit from the morning star
What others brought
And the land, forgot

Soaring through van allen belts
Through blazing stars, through dying suns
Collide not now, but carry us
Through the burning air of Arkhangelsk

I Am The Void

Drink this water again
That runs by without memory
Where your name is lost
Drink and forget yourself
This featureless stream
That carries your face further on
These waters know you
It calls you by your one true name

Have you ever noticed
The spaces in-between
Where life is in recession
And agony begins?

I am the call
I speak inside of you
I am the void
That haunts you
I am the howl
That calls you out
I am the void
I am the... void!

You rest your weary head
On to the underworld
And let the silent whispers
Guide your waking dreams
In time with the pulse
Of what is long since gone
The beat of the fallen
Is cold already in your blood

The machinery of chaos
Comes alive in you
Chained to the grinding wheel
Of forces unseen

I am the call
I speak inside of you
I am the void
That haunts you
I am the howl
That calls you out
I am the void
I am the... void!
I am the void!

You have always been between another set of walls
Outside of which the world is watching down on you
Inside the silence speaks
Kept close to the endless alibi
Never reaching out
Never give in

I am the call
I speak inside of you
I am the void
That haunts you
I am the howl
That calls you out
I am the void
I am the void

Surface The Infinite

It starts below
The pile and the burning in the
Darkness in the recipe
And fire in the soul
To paralyze and strangle hold

Disable the design
The remnants of reality
In our measured time
Is torn apart

We carry our fear inside,
A space that hold the darkness
We stretch our skin around,
To cover the abyss

The smirk on our reality
At the future we foresee
Blood that seeks redemption
In endless nights of sin
Spades without spears
That pierce the blinding sun

We heard from the heralds of grief
That nothing remains

We carry our fear inside,
A space that hold the darkness
We stretch our skin around,
To cover the abyss

Breaks into day
Upsets the system
It´s in our nature to bear
The hidden to the end

What if this feeling contains the truth?
What if our dreams give way to the dogma of old?
What if lost desire can be found?

No shelter, no barriers between what´s already inside
Betrays what the surface holds

We wear our lives
On waters and dust
Like daemons of the lost
Still wrapped in our own confusion,
The call of the abyss

We carry our fear inside,
A space that hold the darkness
We stretch our skin around,
To cover the abyss

Iridium

Let the horizon lead
Onto the ether of the night
Draped across the burning heavens
Flying homeward like a bird of the soul

Shattered into a million brighter stars
Each flare unique and rare
Scattered across forever
Out from creation´s core
An end beyond compare
Iridium

Now is the time to leave
We lie awake, we stand afire
At the edge of the world
Above a myriad of light
Below the mantle of the stars
And strangely they fall

Shattered into a million brighter stars
Each flare unique and rare
Scattered across forever
Out from creation´s core
An end beyond compare
Iridium

Shattered into a million brighter stars
Each flare unique and rare
Scattered across forever
Out from creation´s core
An end beyond compare
An end beyond compare
Iridium

Zero Distance

Heeey
What is your life about today?

A pit of emptiness
A close resemblance
To what you thought was right or wrong
You don´t belong
The face you hold is false

Drawn to the darkest emotions
Sworn to the vortex of grief
Disguised as empathy
It´s not supposed to be
I know you´re faking it
So take a look around

[Chorus]
Zero distance
From where do you see yourself?
Zero distance
How far are you willing to go?

A broken perspective
That you impose on the innocent
Your fallen set of standards

You go beyond what is decisively human
Take from others what you do not have
What you cannot own
Wear the mask
Be the mask

You hide behind
You´re not supposed to see
I know you´re faking it
So take a look around

[Chorus]
Zero distance
From where do you see yourself?
Zero distance
How far are you willing to go?

Zero distance
Can you see what I see?
Zero distance
How far are you already gone?

To the end of what you fear
Take a hold of that outmost misery

Oh!

I want to see you show
Disgust for sympathy
Honour and bravery
I know you´re faking it
So take a look around

[Chorus]
Zero distance
From where do you see yourself?
Zero distance
How far are you willing to go?

Out Of Gravity

Each and every night
My heart shoulders the armour
And charges into the dark
To slay what took you from me
But there in the eye of the prey
I see my reflection
The armour now shatters to pieces
Until I hear the call again

Alone I set out to find you
Below the timeline
Alone and far from the stars
I walk out of gravity

As lightning scorns the night
And conspires with the sunken seas
Out there are hunters of the invisible
Tacking mere dust for days
On cracked soil now they walk
On ground that has lost it´s hold

Alone I set out o find you
Below the timeline
Alone and far from the stars
I walk the nether paths

In void-like silence
Through veins of man
A new disease breaks our ground
By venomous sorrow´s hand

It caught me by surprise
The sudden weight of my own blood
Gravitate towards the end
A pull that offers no option

So steep my longing
I give in to vertigo
Whipping of cold black tongues
Poisons my wounds

Alone I set out o find you
Below the timeline
Alone and far from the stars
I walk out of gravity

To Where Fires Cannot Feed

We throw ourselves
Like rocks against the heavens
To call to us attention
And set our sights for higher ground

Weaved within the nervous system
Of our planet and the vows we keep
The dormant fragments
Of self-destructing code

Into the emptiness
Where fires cannot feed
No way to hold
The burden of love alive

We nod at each other from across the open plain grave
And go to memories to visit our own lives

We hide in the bodies of greater beings
Together as one in the face of endless trials

You carry my life
Inside you my only witness
Our hands held against
In suffering

Into the emptiness
Where fires cannot feed
No way to hold
The burden of love alive

The Bow And The Arrow

the print you left
bear just witness
to the forceful push
with which you thrust yourself
out from this world
your own very being
launched away from this
temporary hold

you are never gone
the letters of your name
a scar that never heals

so be the bow and the arrow
be the rope and the angered scream
as time now eats away
at the unmarked graves
and indifferent winds take speed
over lands of uncertainty
to hold what can be held
against the coming dark

in the minds of the hollow
hollowed out
your words rang once so true

you are never gone
the letters of your name
a scar that never heals
you are never gone
for you are ours now
we hold you in our hearts

there are still tremors
the occational sparks
a voice unheard
from the empty void (you left behind)

we can still feel it
your body turned loose in the darkness
grief as the razor
within these walls of skin
to the end of forever
to the end

you are never gone
the letters of your name
a scar that never heals

so be the bow and the arrow
be the rope and the angered scream
you are never gone
as indifferent winds take speed
over lands of uncertainty
you are never gone

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Niklas Sundin
Guitar
Anders Jivarp
Drum
Martin Brändström
Percussion
Martin Henriksson
Guitar
Mikael Stanne
Vocal

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