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Aurora Borealis

by Dark Forest

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the northmen decide that now is the time the time to avenge all wrong done. they know its time, its time for war they make plans for the attack. they look to the sky, so clear and so free the sun sinks down into the ground a sign of the time, when the night will arrive to send these cross-men to their burning "hell" the night's dark has come, only lit by thier flames they say their last words to their loved. they sing songs of war, and they gather thier arms. now they head down for the shores. down on the shores, they hail these ships these dragons so swift and so grim. armed is them all, for battles beyond these ships now set sail for glorious war. "O wind, give us strength from up high O wind give us strength from the sky" now the ships leave the bay, dragons on bow the winds of glory fills their sails. the thousands of stars, up in the sky fuels these pagan's pride. a man stands on deck, gazing at the sea wondering "will i give up it all?" he smiles grinly and raises his sword towards Odin''s mighty hall
Thurisaz 05:15
fear is not something to feel right now as you depart now from this sphere the power of the stone has long taken your mind to places not down here do not fear Thurisaz it protects, it shields our faith from those who do not deserve now I will share a vision of mine deep in my mind I was released I close my eyes and connect with the skies now a high far place from here alone in still time I can speak to the ones who have come and gone before and I now see that it is not the time down below that is all one should take in remember there is more than those few blinks down there just as I have seen, you will receive this freedom eternal remember your past? those times long ago? ones will remember you by these they will echo through time for eternity do you understand what I see? do not fear Thurisaz it protects, it shields our faith from the start until the end that stone of power that you grasp in your hand it connects you with the son of One-Eyed God God of Thunder, the songs of skies I hail you to no end before I return to that place down below receive me by your hand by your hammer, Mjolnir send us songs of thunder to remind us your presence and down from the ground I will look to the sky and await the time and life, the freedom eternal
deep in the north an arctic wind screams its voice comforts the forests. here warriors of northern hall guard. ice sharp like steel lit by the moon the wind is voice of our gods soon these roots will drink much blood. Hail! let this night be one of glory! fight for your honor! fight for our gods! let it be known! that the north is eternal! it remains untouched! The fullmoon lights their path a wolf screams to the sky six times one hundred men holding hammers high to the golden hall, they will ride for Odin they will die this land of forest and ice dormant, it shall always lie.
there is a kingdom of green out where no man has walked the only things that sees this kingdom is up in the skies its they who walk in the skies. ice cold streams have flown for thousnands of years throughout the axe-age, the sword-age, the wolf-age these streams have run eternal and for one thousand more years, they will flow free even after the age of eternal snow. by the suncross, this kingdom will reign by the gods, this eternal domain stays a place so untouched by all I will see it one day from almighty golden hall.
Northstar 08:43
can you hear that raging thunder? it sings so high in the sky the echo of times, it pounds to us all they pound the high worldly spike and the brightest star, so bright it did shine it filled us with guidance and pride for in the times of battles, struggles, and wars the fathers gave unto us mighty Northstar and as i walk here through the green of the black star-filled night I can feel the call of the sky, with a voice of such nature that i can connect with my surroundings, with a new level of total focus. and in this environment, i can learn the ways of the past to futher myself in a way so different than the rest so that one day, when i am called from up high in the hall of eternals, looking down below, i may live on. hail now, to the northern sky home of the ones before shine 'o brightest star skywards to Allfather''s hall home of the ones before shine'o brightest star can you see that raging flame? it burns so high in the sky the illuminate of times, it shines to us all the shining of that worldly spike and the birghtest star so birght it did shine it filled us with strong northern pride for in the times of past, present, and on the fathers gave unto us mighty Northstar
I hear from high. a calling from the realm of the olden. I travel onward. to they who walk the winter skies.


Originally self-released 2006 in 500 copies; out of print. Official re-issue.

David Parks: Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Griffin Kissack: Session Drums


released July 31, 2007

Artwork by Kris Verwimp
Logo by Kris Verwimp
Mixed by David Parks
Mastered by David Parks & Griffin Kissack


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