"Harvest Of Sorrow" as written by and Thomas/siepen Stauch....
She is gone
Leaves are falling down
The tear maiden will not return
The seal of oblivion is broken
And a pure love's been turned into sin

At the dawn of our living time
Hope may cover all cries
Truth lurks hidden in the shadows
Dreams might be filled with lies
Soon there will be light
Pain remains inside

Suddenly it seemed so clear
All the blindness was taken away
She closed her eyes
And she called out my name
She was never ever seen again

Harvest of Sorrow
Your seed is grown
In a frozen world full of cries
When the ray of life shrinks
Shall cold winter nights begin

She is gone
And I fall from grace
No healing charm covers my wounds
Fooled's the dawn
And so am I
Fooled by life and a bitter doom
To bring you the end of the day

At the dawn of our living time
Hope it soon will pass by
Facing a darkness
I stand alone

Harvest of Sorrow
Your seed is grown
In a frozen world full of cries
When the ray of life shrinks
Shall cold winter nights begin


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"Harvest of Sorrow" as written by Karl Rudolf Bauerfeind Hans Juergen Kuersch

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about Túrin Turambar son of Húrin in Tolkien's book "The Silmarillion". Túrin is one of literature's most tragic heroes. His life is a tale of unrelelenting sorrow, because of Morgoth's curse which follows him wherever he goes.
    Hand of Maedhroson October 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's definitely about Túrin. "She" is the Tear Maiden, Nienor Niniel, Túrin's wife as well as his sister. A tragic story indeed. Beautiful song!
    .ChildOfTheNight.on February 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt looks like I'm not the only one who thinks the "Tear Maiden" is Nienor.
    And I've got both the English and Portuguese versions :)
    elvin_wizardon March 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of my favorite songs and while it is made for The silmarilion, i still think it can have several meanings beyond that.
    malciteon May 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAs mentioned before, the song above gives the story of Turin Turinbar from the Silmarillion. The 'she' referred to is his sister, Nienor Nieniel, who he also marries. He does not realize she is related to him when he finds her alone and without her memory in the forest one autumn, which is why he marries her. She had lost her memory because of a dragon's spell.

    When she regains her memory, Turin is laying passed out from the dragon's poison (same as the one who took her memory) the spell is broken, she realizes what she has done and throws herself into a waterfall. (Seal of oblivion is broken, and a pure love's been turned into sin)

    The entire song is given from Turin's perspective, reflecting on what he has learned to be the truth before he falls on his own sword and commits suicide.
    FallenCrusaderon February 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is so beautiful. BG have the ability to always come out with great stuff.
    Anraon October 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is very melancholic but one of my all tyme favs. I've got the english version.
    Balkazaron August 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWait, wait - but why is "she", that "is gone"? Death or Life? Light or maybe Beauty? I don't think that this is too easy - Hansi never does it easy.
    Moristaron January 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentConsidering I got addicted to this song about the time I was reading the Dark Tower series from Stephen King (and knowing that several other songs from Hansi are about those books), I always considered this song to be about Susan Delgado. Thenagain, I probably am wrong about that.
    titonon August 31, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentSurprised no one has posted on this.... a great sad song.... and it's great having all versions of it... (with my luck I of course got the spanish version on my cd.... oh well)
    Thaugloron April 13, 2004   Link

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