Draconian – Sovran Lyrics (2015)

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Draconian – Sovran Lyrics (2015)

1. Heavy Lies the Crown

Clouds of defiance
Over mankind they gently weep
To this verge I collapse
While God stays sound asleep

Losing the balance
I’m losing the hold of it all
Make these trembling ghosts
Not chase me anymore!

Stars shine brighter
Yet heavy lies the crown
Distant still clutching
In the blackness of it all
And the candles burns out
As I touch your heart –
For treading the footsteps
Of many sorrows passed

And I yearn for the sun to set,
For the curtain to fall
This is all I am…
All I have

Fallen from luster
To nothingness and scorn
And fall dark veil
Softly through the morn

A haunted, starless sky,
Fragile and oh so deep
The dying softly wakes
And smiles in painless peace

Fallen from luster;
To nothingness and scorn,
And fall dark veil;
Softly through the morn
And the drumless beat,
It dissolves into the mire –
But you are sleeping,
And a vacuum to my fire

And I yearn for the sun to set,
For the curtain to fall
This is all I am…
All I have

Fallen from luster
To nothingness and scorn
And fall dark veil
Softly through the morn

A haunted, starless sky,
Fragile and oh so deep
The dying softly wakes
And smiles in painless peace

2. The Wretched Tide

We’re leaving today
After dust-ridden shutters close
And heartbeats they rush
Then to cease in your embrace

These scars though-out the night
Left no more fighting in us
No tears to fill the void
In a place even devils fled

The wretched tongues
Wording their pain on to me
Until even tide enters
There’s no place out of here

For grace to life me up every molecule
whispered to make peace with the unreality
I felt I was slipping downwards
into darkness
…and in darkness I stayed
until sadness closed its eyes

Ships passing in the silvery night,
Carrying this vicious, benevolent heart
And in sadness we part…
In the dark of you, in the dark of me

Release these hearts from the turmoil

Tired and cold,
A tale since eons of old…
So elusive this intemperance of escape

So much has fallen and is falling still
Into the hands of the ever madding crowd

So we’re leaving today
As dust-ridden shutters close
To site that glimmer of hope
And breathe, if only for a while

These stars that turned the tide
Left no more fighting in use
No hope to find the dawn
In a place even specters dwell

Ships passing in the silvery night,
Carrying this vicious, benevolent heart
And in sadness we part…
In the dark of you, in the dark of me

Release these hearts from the turmoil!
Only Love before they drown…

Tired and cold,
A tale since eons of old…
So elusive this intemperance of escape

So much has fallen and is falling still
Into the hands of the ever madding crowd

3. Pale Tortured Blue

On my naked back
A dance of the nocturnal sun
The tall grass crawls around me;
In adoration bowing
Can I find you in your dark?
Can you find me in your heart?

There’s a fallen statue in the wilderness
It has found its way to your dreams
Haunting the waking hours
In nights’ color with eyes like rain

The shades beseech you
My love increases you
And summer freezes you into me…
The cold fire suits you!
A pale tortured blue blistering through

A lifeless lover was the high mountain
Where we tried to reach the stars,
The moon, the ways beyond
It was the purest love of all…

I will raise a statue in the wilderness
It will find its way to your dreams
This will haunt you forever
In nights’ color with eyes like rain

Yet I collect the stars you wept,
Keeping them as my own
To be lost in your eyes
For all the sadness that we kept

And I fail to realize it’s you…
The cold suits you!
A pale tortured blue blistering through

When there’s peace within myself
And everything else
A pale tortured blue blistering through

4. Stellar Tombs

A place where daylight aches
It’s all unreal to you
A sunset calls me here
I swear to love it’s true

So alien this vaulted screen
And patterns form into contours
The dark around me as dense as matter…
A stellar quake fills the astral space

How dare you not to see?
My tears are gifts to you
A heart you must set free
How dare you not believe?

Because I freeze in the warmth, in the glow of Helios –
sweat in the heart of summer drained
and radiant life to falter and beautiful tears to dry:
I’m gracefully bowing… in horror

Waterless like the ocean
Drizzling like the deserts;
Come emerge and wallow!
Pretend like nothing at all
Along the whirlwinds in your head

A place where daylight aches
It’s all unreal to you
A sunset calls me here
I swear to love it’s true

Petrified spirit, dilated stare…
I’m piercing through these icy shackles
Somehow cast around this nebula,
Unwilling to enter my birth

Would you take my hand and follow through the ether?
would you sweat and dance in winters’ bloom?
for radiant life to falter and beautiful tears to dry:
I’m gracefully bowing… in sorrow

Waterless like the ocean
Drizzling like the deserts;
Come emerge and wallow!
Pretend like nothing at all
Along the whirlwinds in your head

…Along the whirlwinds in your head

frailty and strength marry and dissolve
and the sky fills up with poetry and song…
into the soothing black we go

5. No Lonelier Star

Floating imperceptible cinders…
Back and forth a stare over the cosmic veil
As a star is dying nuclear winters’ coming;
Oh, entangled earth, distant eyes ablaze

Interweave forever into your hunger
As gravity collapses and light torn asunder

Sowing the seeds,
Then burning the fields
We are burning the fields,
Then sowing the seeds

Nothing lives or dies here,
Just calumnies of matter onto the dark
It slips through our fingers,
Unperceiving the emptiness

We are burning the stellar fields

I rise through debris and the dust
Who is this sun?
I always spoke to the stars
I rise through debris and the dust
Who was this sun?
I always spoke to the stars

Release me from myself,
fading back into the womb,
that stellar, ethereal tomb
just waiting for my moment to matter
and consciousness slept inside the stars
and we must remember that we forgot
there’s an immunity boundless ahead of it all

Further, always further from here
These memories are continuing
Ever onward before the dawn
Seeing as time we can’t escape

I’m drifting and fading and choking in here
These nightmares are continuing
Aching glimpses always in hiding
I’m begging, begging you for hope

I stumble through the rugged door;
The crater of my being
Watching this heart graciously beating,
Until it beats no more

Interweave forever into your hunger
As gravity collapses and light torn asunder

We are burning the stellar fields…

I rise through debris and the dust
Who is this god?
I always spoke to the stars
I rise through debris and the dust
Who was this god?
I always spoke to the stars
I rise through debris and the dust
Who is this god?
I always spoke to the stars

Debris and the dust…
Who are these gods?
Debris and the dust…
They came from the stars!

6. Dusk Mariner

No light finds me
Perish like the setting sun
No truth defies me
Unburdened like the fallen one

I’d give you my love
But it’s freezing cold
My lips ever sealed
And the things I have done
Are slowly growing old,
Yet dying to be healed

No heart guides me
Frozen in the depths below
No fear leaves me
I’m haunted by a distant soul

She gives me her voice
She gives me her soul
Yet demons in my view
As fear breaks down
I weep to understand
I was already you

Living in a circle of decay
Where morn remains the night
Under these starless skies
Love’s out of sight

Breathe carelessly,
Be all you feared as a child
See, it’s only me
And not the heavens
Coming down on you

No light finds me

She gives me her voice
She gives me her soul
This angel in my view
As fear breaks down
I weep to understand
I was already you

We were living in a circle of decay
Where morn remains the night
Under these starlit skies
Love marks our flight

Farewell!

7. Dishearten

All the tears that you cry won’t awaken me
When the devils lay dormant inside
The blood in my veins has forsaken me
As the angels around me die
They die!

Disheartened and cold
And scars upon my soul

I lost you in the silence
Bleeding through the walls
A sorrow came that ceased to leave
And took you from my arms

The dawn, a promise of beauty
But in dusk our rose will die
I’m forgetting how to face
The sadness of your eyes

Further I linger with nothing to give
Faster I’m choking on the poison I breathe
Spare me your judgment, and spare me your woes!
This burden upon me is ruthless and cold

Disheartened and cold
And thorns upon my soul

I found you in the nothingness;
Haunted by the past
Too late I heard the howling
That broke your heart at last

The moon, a promise of solace
But the sun; a promise of scorn
I’ll cry for you no longer
You don’t need me anymore

We’re too tired to sleep,
And these bodies confound
As coldness awaits us
The deeper I stumble
Into your arms
The harder we suffer
As the empire falls

-strange eyes are gazing
-your hissing, smouldering tongue…
-your reflection is broken…
-yet the mirror is mine!

I found you in the silence
Bleeding though the walls
A sorrow came that ceased to leave
And took you from my arms

8. Rivers Between Us

Where is the world I saw in your eyes?
It lived through the night, then whispered goodbye
The cuts in your skin and the red in my eyes
This winter inside is crushing me now

I am alone, I am scorn
I can’t remember to forget you
I just weather the storm

The love that I had, it drowned with the tide,
stirring the waters where heartslay bare
The cuts in your skin and the red in your eyes
Enfolding this shame into despair

Let me take the noose from our necks and carry us home
Still so alive, even after you die, transcending with time
We’re just two cripples who fail to belong
Yes, we are two cripples…
But we need to hold on

From this flesh my spirit longs to break away
Did you ever feel this cosmic circumstance was never enough?
Wake me slowly if ever at all
Wake me slowly or watch me fall

The life that I had is gone with the tide
Watch me fall
Another deception, I whisper good-bye
The cuts in my flesh, the red in your eyes
Watch me fall
These demons inside, they die with me now

9. The Marriage of Attaris

You cannot hide from a grace already perceived
that’s a fierce grace indeed!
and you cannot hide a tree this is growing
valiantly stretching for the stars
angels weep as they count your scars

These rivers of blood –
Fields scorched to ask
Lament of life: A love-song
We all share our sorrows
In light suspended…
Smiling at the ever dying sun.

Flakes of snow are melting
On the top of your eyes;
Shedding heaven’s stars
The tracks we left
Almost buried now…

This is a beautiful place!
Here Cassiel wedded winter
So man could grieve
So man could see
These trees are dark and old
In solitude unified…
Licking the ground, tasting the rough
Cold wind, so man could breathe

There’s no masquerade in your silence,
just pages filled of Winter
the seeds of ascendance are hiding…
let’s drench the hours!

These wastelands of dusk –
Oceans bled and barren
Lament of life: A love-song
The only death awoken;
A fear transcendence,
Keeps us from the rapture of one

And the blood of the sphere
It emptied their mouths…
Drowning the world

Hammer me as pillars!
Veiled from creation unchanging,
Patching the holes and the cracks
Tightening the rope around your necks
And we see mankind aimlessly breeding.
Desperately bleeding
Erasing you, erasing me from here

– So tired, so tired…
I need to feel the freezing blue
Leave me here!
Let the coming of spring
Carry me back to earth.
Leave me here!

10. With Love and Defiance

Awake in a slumbering world
As structures outside cave in
So harbor us, sweet sorrow
This lonely, exquisite hollow

Oh, mother on conscious dark sails…
In your theatre of sirens, hear us!

They see us weeping the newborn horizon
We are here split to two,
With love and defiance

From the distance they came,
Covered in ask
There’s no hope in this lifeless void
Which aired of parasite tongues

Oh, mother on conscious dark sails…
In your theatre of sirens, hear us!

They see us weeping the newborn horizon
We are here split to two,
With love and defiance

As a speck in the cosmic ocean you sail
Trapped in ill-shaped tales with your grin
And your gods of death

They see us weeping the newborn horizon
We are here split to two,
With love and defiance

They see us weeping the newborn horizon
They are here in spirit and flesh
With love and defiance

 

Sovran Album Lineup:

Johan Ericson Guitars
Anders Jacobsson Vocals
Jerry Torstensson Drums
Daniel Arvidsson Guitars
Fredrik Johansson Bass
Heike Langhans Vocals
Daniel Änghede Vocals (track 8) (Guest/Session)

Recording information:

• All lyrics written between 2012 – 2015.

• Recorded at Dead Dog Farm Studios in Säffle, Sweden between 2012 – 2014.
• Drums recorded at Top Floor Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden in October 2014.
• Vocals recorded at Ghost Ward in Årsta, Sweden in January 2015.

• Mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden.

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