(I...) I sing with a shattered voice
(I...) I sing with a heavy heart

There in the deepest well of dreams
echoed a distant song
I hearkened to the hallowed voice
stirred from ageless sleep

Through this barren soil you came
sweet scent of spring
came and cast the earth in bloom
lent your light to me

But now the summer`s dreams are bent
like grain against the scythe
and memories of blissful days
they fall like leaves

For autumn`s songs are made of loss
of yearning and regret
in bitter tone they are recited
uttered with a heavy heart

"I sing with a shattered voice
a tale made of marred souls
I cry for consumed hearts
and springs forever gone"

The light of sun and stars will fade
and moon covers it`s face
all the tunes will quiet down
and the songs shall die

As this wretched heart unfolds
like mouth of furnace grins
inside there`s but a blackened cell
full of filth and flames

There once was time when I resounded by your side
There once was time when I trembled under your eyes

What do I hear when you`re gone ?
the wind`s harrowing cry
what do I hear when you`re gone ?
the sighing of the languid grief
cold creeps in, silver crowns the land
long are the evenings now, grave the guilt´s weight
stars shriek their emptiness in the darkling sky
all the world is but a barrow shrounded in white


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    General Commentthis song is amazing. they are comparing phases of a relationship to seasons. summer is usually associated with fun and sunshine, which is like the first few phases of a typical relationship (going on dates, enjoying each other's company) but then when it all goes to shit.... and the weather gets colder (autumn comes) . Autumn is beautiful because of the scenery and the hint of colder weather, but at the same time the beauty and sadness of summer turning into autumn is similiar to the end of a relationship where you reflect on how amazing it was, but come to terms with the end of it.
    coconut33on October 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAfter the summer here lies the lay of the autumn, the inevitable change of restoration.It is the time nature slows down his breath and souls turn inwards to seek the beauty of their nature. To keep and carry the reminiscent of the last blissfull days.

    This is the most effective song with the chorus and all direction it covers, great vocal at the end also makes it perfect for enyoying the utterance of the lover.
    baro656384on May 03, 2015   Link

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