A mind dejected, blood boiling with anger
The storm of the warpath, now sings in my heart
Your pleadings, useless, I now shall disregard
I'll leave you to weep and to fear for me

I'm ready for my end
My hair I comb down
With resin into braids
I'm ready to ascend
My will burning high
Summon strength from the night

I equip myself, to warfare I prepare
I put on my black cloak, enchanted adders skins
Your prayers shall not reach into my heart
Your despair shall not stop me now

This precious hairbrush, thrown at the wall
It came to me from my father
I give you this as a token of myself
for you to have and mourn over

And when my blood flows from it's bristles
When my sap is dripping from it's shaft
Then you will know of my anguish
My destruction will be revealed

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Weaving the Incantation song meanings
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    General CommentThe opening riff and progression reminds me of Disillusion..
    Lateralus518on November 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLemminkainen, reckless hero,
    Also known as Kaukomieli,
    Stood beside his mother, combing
    Out his sable locks and musing,
    Brushing down his beard, debating,
    Steadfast still in his decision,
    Quickly hurls his brush in anger,
    Hurls it to the wall opposing,
    Gives his mother final answer,
    These the words that Ahti uses:
    "Dire misfortune will befall me,
    Some sad fate will overtake me,
    Evil come to Lemminkainen,
    When the blood flows from that hair-brush,
    When blood oozes from those bristles."

    Silent Waters is a reference to the legend of Lemminkainen in the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala. My limited understanding, based on reading from the above link to a translation of the Kalevala, is as follows:

    Lemminkainen's wife Kyllikki breaks a vow she makes to her husband, and angrily he goes off to war ("Weaving the Incantation") (during which he shows that his singing is also quite bewitching - "Towards and Against"). Then he desires to marry a daughter of Louhi; Louhi assigns him various impossible tasks to accomplish first, including the killing of the swan that lives in the river of the underworld ("Enigma", cover art); he is killed by the river's shepherd, who slays him with a serpent, in the attempt ("The White Swan"). His mother, learning of his fate, goes to the river, and with a divinely-forged rake, dredges Lemminkainen's body from the river ("Silent Waters").
    neoflameon January 22, 2008   Link

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