Evening full of grandeur, skies tinged with red
Mountains crowned with crimson, treetops with scarlet blaze
As the dusk is falling, night settles in
Stars slowly come out, moon glides skywards
...Still cheerless is in my soul, my heart filled with cares...

Longing for the misty shores, weather-beaten strands so poor
Where the weeping sky archs over water calm
Pining for primeval woods, murky shade of leafy roof
Where the silent trees arch over our path

Do you walk in mourning, still wear the grief
Raiment of sorrow, remembrance of me
Through the years of bleakness, winters of bitter cold
Will you not forget me, forsake my soul
...Low-spirited is my song, downhearted my tune...

Beyond enchanted sea, wistful is my sleep
Darkness by my side, through the dreary night
Will you follow me, through eternity
To another world, to the quiet halls

I've lost my way in the dark, strayed apart from my love
I've faced the demons of might, passed away into shades

Long are lonely years, slowly pass these days
In undying land, in the divine light
Where I wait...in the dark

The black of the night turns to dusk of the dawn
Through the mist now shines the fairest light of all
The caress I've waited for eternity
Into the shades, together we fade



Lyrics submitted by Alexiel_Laguna

In the Halls of Awaiting song meanings
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    General CommentPostmortem letter to a lover, written by the deceased, who is waiting for his/her lover to join them in death. Despite being in the divine land, a paradise if you will, loneliness and the thought of being forgotten in death bears a heavy burden. It isn't until the last stance, with the death of their love, that they are reunited. All in all, a very beautiful song with a very unique point of view.
    blarghityblarghon September 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentTypical finnish melodic death metal poetry, but the last stance is different, you can see a glimpse of hope here, as a new day dawns and it's getting a bit warm & fuzzy ;). Yet it's not clear if this release is caused by a better life or just death, it seems to me that we can decide ourselves, which one is meant.
    totycroon January 29, 2009   Link

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