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"1997-1999" (2005 Best of/Compilation)

1. Frost
2. Old Man (Väinämöoinen)
3. Knighthood
4. Dreamer's Prelude
5. Little Dreamer (Väinämöoinen part II)
6. Warrior's Quest
7. White Storm
8. Intro
9. Hero in a Dream
10. Eternal Wait
11. Battle Song
12. Guardians of Fate

1. Frost

Howling winds of the North
the cold predator of the fells
Mighty woods of the North
under cover of darkness
Desolate and dying lands
barren ground, covered with snow
There forever I am,
where the cold winds blow

Gathering thoughts, take me
into a whirl of silence
Gathering thoughts, give me
strenght to survive

Wail to me my winds
Fly away with frozen wings
Take my life to your hands
O'cold wasteland... of Frost

Great land of the North
the ice shimmering upon the lakes
Great storms of the North
all life frozen to death
Freezing days of sorrow
I'm alone in this infertile world
in the year before time

2. Old Man (Väinämöoinen)

So much farther off than time could reach
Today it would be too late
So much despair he has bled
but will he wither away
No one knows that you must keep
this Old Man wide awake
'cause the nightmares will be released

Sweeter far than life I found that love was
Sweeter far than love to die as he did

The stars fell from the nightsky
as he reached his hands in the air

As the sun peeked between the trees
the Old Man burst to tears

3. Knighthood

I walk through the calm forest in the time of kinghts
and only the dark memories are left from these times
There's pieces of armour on skeletons
of men lying on the ground
They were killed by the stab of the sword

Before me lays thousands of dead kinghts
Beneath of my feets lays skeletons
And only the dark memories
are left of this Knighthood

On this ground all fought for domination
but no one stayed alive
and no one know why that even one life,
didn't survive
It must have been the powers of evil,
that killed the rest of men
on this bloodstained ground,
that which stories had been told

4. Dreamer's Prelude

5. Little Dreamer (Väinämöoinen part II)

Once there was boy back in time of the heathens
Day after day he just kept dreaming things that would make him weaker
His father could not make him see, that there is more than dreams
But he wouldn't listen to the words of his father, 'cause he's the Little Dreamer

Along his quest for solitude
A wise man came and told him to follow the stars

He ran to the forest with whirlwinds by his side
He's lost in this world of lies
Take him back where rivers flow upwards
He is the one who lives
under a moonless sky looking for time
Take him back where stars are shining bright

Far in the land of icetop mountains far on the other side
pictures are appearing so serenely into my mind
Far in the land of meadows of fire deep in forgotten life
memories are drifting away so silently from light

Along his path of misery
A wise man came and told him to follow the stars

Little Dreamer

6. Warrior's Quest

(Let me tell you a story of a great warrior...)

Strike with the powers of magic stone
grab your legacy that you behold
If you can find your destiny
then you may return back to your home
... Ride away with your mighty horse
ride away through the land of storms...
Unknown are the ways of your journey ahead
but with strength and courage you can avoid your death

Throw you sword through the memories
embracing your bleeding heart
Don't follow the shadows they ain't for real
like the guiding stars

As he falls to eternity the truth is fading
Part of him died long time ago
but still there's death awaiting

Go now brave warrior don't look back
the stars will guide you through the night
But even the brightest light,
won't reach into the darkest night...

7. White Storm

On this magical dawn the colours of the autumn are reflected by a light
A light that has been captured for years in oblivion

Circles of wind are raging now
and so his powers are slowly dying
Before the coldness rapes the land
his spirit is wandering into the night... to DIE!

Over the mountains
he had travelled
Across the oceans
deep in the night
Now when it's time to
say last farewells
show us your power
show us your mighty
gift from the sky

His eyes can see it so clearly now
but his restless mind cannot sense it in the air


...and his powers gained in this mystcial place more than
he ever possessed before.
So now he could rule the realms of ice... ONCE AGAIN!

8. Intro

9. Hero in a Dream

Witch read from the palm of his hand
that his life would turn into darkness
and alone he would face all demons
from his past that he tries to forget
An elder king warned of the dangers
that lie in the valleys of north and
his only change was to find his shadow
so he had to set forth

He is the man who travels in the land
of dragons and magic spells
He rides in the winds of fire and snow
and he rules the forest of elves

Slash of the golden sword
a flash in the burning night
Curse of the evil lord
He is fighting for his life for the last time

Oh such beauty in time, but it's just external
He cannot see the truth with his eyes, so he is bound by a lie

The snow starts falling in paradise, as he gazes at the stars
He will be born again in the sky, when the night turns into a dawn

On the way to the ancient castle of time
he will soon be damned by rage
so that his pride could betray him
when it's time to set him free
The tears in his mind had to be pushed aside
as he walked through the gates
He will never die
'cause he is truly a Hero in a Dream

10. Eternal Wait

Over the Forgotten sea
Voice of angel is calling for me
Somewhere, where the mountains collide
That's where I'll find my new life

I have carried this burden so long for you
that nothing but sorrow I feel
I have let myself believe
that nothing would hurt deeper than the truth

Never has the wind blown like thousand years ago
Everything that I've known has left me on my own
Never have I felt the rain fall down like the burning flames
All I see is the face of eternal wait

I hear your silent cry
lost in the rainy night
No reason to live for
one reason to die for

I am the one who has fallen into the path of shadows
(and that road never seems to end)
I am the one who has drowned into the river of tears

11. Battle Song

Hear the sound of swords fulfill the night
Feel the winds of death on your skin
See the arrows fly, flaming in the sky
Hear the screams of men, as they die

We won this battle wit might and fearless hearts
We came and we fulfilled our prophecy
So now we shall march back towards our kingdom
With heads up high and glimmering eyes
we returned with our glory

Silence now falls upon this blood red field
Vultures feasting with the flesh of dead bodies
"This is a great moment for all of us
but now it's time to head back home victorious"

12. Guardians of Fate

Race with the wind
The night is ending
They will win
when the sun is rising
Stories have been told for years about the rebel man
riding in the lands of unknown
No one has ever seen their furious beings
and their secret remains untold

Their deeds shall be heard
Their legend will live forever
They are the Guardians Of Fate

As they shouted their last battle cries their destiny was to be dead
Their future was in no one's hands like the prophet of the moon had said

Those who travelled far away from home, they'll never return
and those who crossed the seas of hope, they all will burn


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