Labyrinth Alpha

by Epiclore

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released January 6, 2008

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Epiclore Joensuu, Finland

Olli Hurskainen
vocals, guitars, keyboards

Ercci Pietilä
bass guitar

Petri Pulli
keyboards

Panu Hurskainen
drums

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Track Name: Cold
Lying here in the cold
crumbled and trampled over
Blinding fear, a dismal life alone
May it hurt, truth be told
Uncertain, discontented
Fears convert into pain

When the world grows cold around you
a sense of nothingness that ails your soul
can turn into sorrow and despair
Dreaming
In the haze our mind blends into
a state of unison is all we know
a garden of Eden we can share
when the world grows cold

Hanging on to one hope
I can repress no longer
Waiting for a sign of some response
Even though worlds apart
may be meant to stay asunder
Can't let go
Have to try

When the world grows cold around you
a sense of nothingness that ails your soul
can turn into sorrow and despair
Dreaming
In the haze our mind blends into
a state of unison is all we know
a garden of Eden we can share
when the world grows cold
Track Name: Kingdom of Ends
I have waded the winter of frozen dreams
I've been lead to believe
in the calling of the heart
I have gathered a fortune and seen it gleam
Still I know, in the end
the accomplishments rarely meet the ends

Our life they say is in a higher hand
Somehow the thought can't seem to bud
In prayer they call upon thee now, o lamb
and seek redemption through your blood

So I carry on leading the life I know
still refining in terms of a personal bylaw
Turning back on the ghosts
from a time gone long ago
as I quest for the virtue of man
while repelling the vanity of the mind

Marching forth into the state
where in dreams and while awake
I know I'm yielding to a universal law
While the whole world condescends
I'll chase the Kingdom of Ends
and no matter how far...
I never will demise
Track Name: The Mirage
Turn to the cross in the guilt you feel
your fate's for sale so here's the deal
a get-out-of-hell-free card
on judgement day
Render your mortal glory
to the congregation, the holy
and when you perish
the pearly gates await

As they say...
on a sacred path we tread
and share His grace
Now for sale
the means to reach the healing hand
Every day
the price is paid
and deeds of sin erased
as they sell
their own Mirage of God to Man

To evade your condemnation
come redeem your
pass to reconciliation
Help us to help you
stay upon the way
The Holy Ghost amongst our clergy
sets the price to pay
for divine mercy
gloria mundi in nomine Dei

As they say...
on a sacred path we tread
and share His grace
Now for sale
the means to reach the healing hand
Every day
the price is paid
and deeds of sin erased
as they sell
their own Mirage of God to Man
Track Name: A Song in Solitude
Morning shroud is floating by
and the first light is nigh
Once the dawning day revives
my weary mind - I face the wind

Awakened once again into
a world made of dreams
Some of which are made to life
and lived again
some are forlorn
some laid to rest

I run into some
that have come true
I wish I could start anew...

Thereby ends another day
and I'm passing you by
just to notice once again
it's all in my mind
all in my eyes
and all I know is

I'm falling deep
into the unknown
and into oblivion's arms
You're calling me
ready to condone
I follow and there you are

I carry you home and the
grace in your eyes
makes me weep
As we embrace
you whisper it's all just a dream
And right on the morrow
it's quiet again
and your memory's
fading away

And in solitude
I wake into the day
Track Name: Labyrinth Alpha
Truth - I'll stand behind it 'til the end
though the world is moving on
Away - it's time to open up
our eyes, I'm told
and think about the here and now

Blind - I need to trust,
it's all I have
like a beacon in the dark
And still I'm searching
for my trail in time
He chose for me to find

Eyes cold, skies ashen grey
on a lifelong quest for the way
but where will I rest my head
I know I will falter someday

Long journey, winding road
leading to gardens restored
A life sacrificed in vain
or pathway to glory beyond

One day this labyrinth unfolds
I'll have all wonders to behold
His consent is more
than a means to an end
Peace of mind
and ever guiding light

I have assured myself
the path that I follow is true
But after misfortune and pain
I dread what it's
leading me through

Truth - I'll stand behind it 'til the end
though the world is moving on
And still I'm searching
for my trail in time
He chose for me to find

Eyes cold, skies ashen grey
on a lifelong quest for the way
but where will I rest my head
I know I will falter someday

Long journey, winding road
leading to gardens restored
A life sacrificed in vain
or pathway to glory beyond

One day this labyrinth unfolds
I'll have all wonders to behold
His consent is more
than a means to an end
Peace of mind
and ever guiding light

Still I'm searching
for my trail in time...
Track Name: Riverball
A burning soul within
Battle's nigh and hearts begin to pound
And as the clash begins
we show no mercy, give no ground

This train will break you
time and time again
Come challenge us but
you will never win
Balls of steel...!

Riverball!
We make a stand and we'll never fall
Riverball!
bask in the limelight forevermore

Time is running out
And so we're stronger once again
Outcome on the wall
and this defeat they will retain

This train will break you
time and time again
Come challenge us but
you will never win
Balls of steel...!

Riverball!
We make a stand and we'll never fall
Riverball!
bask in the limelight forevermore
Track Name: In the Final Hour
Once, someone said
that life well spent is long
On through the years you come
to wonder what is wrong
Looking back and forth
the pathway of my time
Maybe I'm still learning life or
lack the strength to
make the best of mine

And the seasons, they change
time is passing us by
and there's none left to waste, so

Take my hand
and in the final hour we'll stand
Make a new star shine
for the sands of time
in the hourglass
will run out some day
So may a new life bloom on the way
and we will survive
and for ever thrive
in the world we'll leave behind
one day

Striving to keep
my mind stable and strong
Reason and feeling
don't that often get along
Always afraid of what will lie ahead
Something keeps telling me
it's wasted time
that I should fear instead

Only whisper of winds
just a breath in eternity
still, a lifetime within, so

Take my hand
and in the final hour we'll stand
Make a new star shine
for the sands of time
in the hourglass
will run out some day
So may a new life bloom on the way
and we will survive
and for ever thrive
in the world we'll leave behind
one day

Broken dreams
shattered reveries
fall from grace
Don't you cry
Past demises make us stronger,
better still
Every step brings us
closer to find our place
Have to try
every chance may be the last

So come, take my hand
and in the final hour we'll stand
Make a new star shine
for the sands of time
in the hourglass
will run out some day
So may a new life bloom on the way
and we will survive
and for ever thrive
in the world we'll leave behind
one day

May a new life bloom on the way
and we will survive
and for ever thrive
in the world we'll leave behind
one day
Track Name: Vox Dei
Though for a single moment
lost in time
I can sense a reason in this all
It never ceases
to defy our minds
for as we've once risen
so we'll fall

Show me life's delight
Help me gather reasons to rejoice
Gazing out with blinded eyes
All the while
we're listening for the voice
Awaiting reply

Under skies
I find that state again
where I sink into a cosmic sea
A stripe of silent stars
surrounds my soul
I can almost feel
they're watching me

And the world we're passing by
is just a grain of sand in the sky
And we're all but a fading sigh
Living out our time
Living out our time
in a blink of an eye

Show me life's delight
(we're falling down)
Help me gather reasons to rejoice
(empty inside)
Gazing out with blinded eyes
(and I wonder why)
All the while
we're listening for the voice
Awaiting reply
Awaiting reply...

And so if you hear
I hope you listen

In the dark I wish upon a star

Show me life's delight
(we're falling down)
Help me gather reasons to rejoice
(empty inside)
Gazing out with blinded eyes
(and I wonder why)
All the while
we're listening for the voice
Awaiting reply

(Gazing out with blinded eyes
and I wonder why)
All the while
we're listening for the voice
Awaiting reply

Times are changing
faith is running low
Mankind seeking
the essence of the soul
Values of our life
are redefined
Still we're searching
for a voice divine

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