Songs From The Silent Years

by Krister Linder

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Songs From the Silent Years
Written & recorded at Dagshagen
Ramshyttan, Sweden

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released June 1, 2006

Music & Lyrics by Krister Linder

Bass – Jan Hellman
Guitar – Hjalmar Leissner
Guitar [Additional] – Magnus Eriksson
Mastered By – Hoffe Stannow
Vocals [Additional] – Aleah
Programming - Krister Linder

Original Album Cover (not depicted here) credits:
Sleeve design by Jonas Kjellberg. Photo by Therese Aldgård. Digital photo retouch by Aleah Liane Stanbridge. K logo by Satrio Vijaya. Perfect timing by Fredrik Rundqvist at Playground. Illustrations (City of North Navratil) by Jonas Dahlbeck, Johan Irebo, Boris Nawratil and David Nord at Filmtecknarna.

Tracks 1, 4 & 9 written with Thomas Huttenlocher. Track 5 written with Aleah and track 10 written with Per Holm.

Produced by Krister Linder

Credits from the CD digipack:

"From the bottomless depths of my heart I wish to thank all of You who somehow stood by and supported me through my silent years. I carry within me a long list of people who I'm endlessly touched by and grateful towards. Surprisingly, some of You may not even know how much You mean to me. But everyone who has on any occasion let me into their heart, is a savior to my soul. In fear of excluding someone I won't try to list You all here, but rather simply trust that You count yourself among them. All included, none forgotten. I love You. You know who You are.

Invaluable:
Gaia, Her gift of Life and its Source. My family and friends. My adorably beloved Aleah, Her family and friends. Everything and everyone, here or elsewhere, in the past present or future, that lovingly conspires to support the realization of our innermost dreams and accelerate the awakening of mankind. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Be true, go deep and stay inspired. "

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Track Name: Don't Lose Your Way
Even when pitch black all around
And everything seems
to be shutting you down
Although they've left you in the cold
and everyone else is safe and sound

Believe in what you know
Don't lose your way
Remember what you know
Don't lose your way
You better not
Don't you
Don't lose your way

Nobody wants you to get off track
It wasn't meant as a stab in the back
A million and one circumstances lead
you to this pitchfork
Use your head

Believe in what you know
Don't lose your way
Remember what you know
Don't lose your way
You better not
Don't you
Don't lose your way

That's when the devil tosses you the ball
It seems so innocent and small
But that's usually how we fall
Track Name: Eternal Life
beneath a ton of rock
a diamond knows the spark
for ages yet to come
splitting the dark
inverted and eclipsed
below into above
we surface as we sink
to deepen our love

black holes and blazing suns
reflections of the one
my heart on the razors edge
where flame and shadow dance
no star however bright
is seen except at night
I sing in the face of death
songs of eternal life

from underneath my shields
a softened wound reveals
the treasure of all times
a scar sublime

unsheathe your sword in me
and pierce the falsity
my heart on the razors edge
to sound the melody
of dreams to come undone
before the endless one
i sing in the face of
sing in the face of
black holes and blazing suns
reflections of the one
my heart on the razors edge
where flame and shadow dance
no star however bright
is seen except at night
i sing in the face of death
songs of eternal life
Track Name: Soft King Kong
I bow tonight
never seen you shine so bright
I bow tonight
a fool for your effulgent light
I bow tonight
just so i may soar your heights
rising like a weightless kite
wide awake tonight

I swear to meet the challenge
of divine love
no matter what the path will offer
I'll love
I swear
gently like soft king kong
I'm breaking
gently like soft king kong
I break open

I vow to light the dark
and spark nocturnal sight
I vow tonight
to make space for you deep inside
I'm falling free
I miss the ground in ecstacy
and only you can capture me
save me carefully

I swear to keep the promise
of divine love
even if the world turns over
I'll love
I swear
gently like soft king kong
I'm breaking
gently like soft king kong
I break open

break open
and the whole of the world is yours
tonight
break open
and the whole of our love is yours
tonight
break open
and the whole of the sky is yours
tonight
open
Track Name: Ghostfriend
in the darkness of
electric nights
I was lost in time
and blinding lights
in cities of a billion dreams
searching for the grail in gutters
all around the world

from the silence of
the boundless night
we descend in time
emerge in light
pilgrims of the one to come
and awaken in us all
all around the world

then like a flash from a clearblue sky
I saw it all, I saw it all
and in a blink of an eye
I lost it all, I lost it all
and it was from then on I knew that I
was nothing more
than a ghost in the night

from the heart of earth
to the edge of sky
I would search for my self
in fears and lies
in a race against the clock
to fulfill my destiny
all around the world

then like a flash from a clearblue sky
I saw it all, I saw it all
and in a blink of an eye
I lost it all, I lost it all
and it was from then on I knew that I
was nothing more
than a ghost in the night

since the dawn of days
our souls entwined
like a braid of fates
a web of lives
stretching from the first of us
'til the stars have all burned out
all around the world
Track Name: I Love You
I know you
and the force that emanates
from you

I know you
and the vibe i get
with you

I love you
I go both high and low
with you

I love you
everything expands
with you

from dusk 'til dawn
through blazing storm
our love endures

I love you
I journey heights and depths
with you

I love you
I'm dreaming life and death
with you

our souls may strive
through countless lives
but neither time nor space
can leave a trace
upon the light in your eyes

I love you

though not a thing
is ever what it seems
though caught and caged
in a self-made maze
though eternity is vast
and I'm lost and cold
though all is made anew
just to grow old
Track Name: Mixed Blood
this time I've reached
the point of no return
this shadow like mirage
no longer turns me on
finally the dream is gone
finally the dream is gone

I've seen the source and cause
of all I am
a soft kill
and shattering awakening
in a labyrinth of wheels and cogs
smokescreens, blindfolds
thickening fogs
not again
'cause I'm done with dreaming up
a long way around
this time I'm a let go,
give up and get down

I make my peace with god
as soft skin, hard bone
and mixed blood

dont get me wrong
I'm not depressed
but my melancholy is existential
no remedy or antidote
dont bother with a cure or rescue
for I got ringside seats
but I'm all alone
on a one-way trip
through the twilight zone

I make my peace with god
as soft skin, hard bone
and mixed blood

stop
listen to the moment
fleeting by
stop listen underneath
just go inside
stop
stay within the deep
dont reach outside

for the moment you get entangled in
the game and drama
you're lost again

when god wakes up
and the dream is gone
when his shadow dissappears
he's all alone

I make my peace with god
as soft skin, hard bone and
mixed blood
Track Name: Before It's All Over
I split the clouds and pierce the sky
I dive through depths and rise to heights
I stay awake and burn tonight
I fear no dark 'coz i blaze with light
I live for love and die for life
to kiss the beast and kill the lie

this could be my last chance alive
to feel love
this could be my last chance alive
to breathe love
then if tomorrow I died
I'd be in love
before it's all over

I slash the veil and boost the spark
to shoot a flame into your heart
it's all for you, for love, for lust
that streak of gold beneath the dust
that sends a flash upon my flesh
and puts my weary ghost to rest

this could be your last chance alive
to feel love
this could be your last chance alive
to breathe love
then if tomorrow you died
you'd be in love
before it's all over

I used to cry and curse the night
I feared the dark and prayed for light
I thought I'd drift forevermore
in search of something to adore
but now I blaze with life anew
though death has pierced me
through and through
I vapourise the morning dew
and all along it's all for you
I break the cage and hit the stage
to curse with love and bless with rage
the sun that set arise again
go tell your friends
I'm born again

this could be our last chance alive
to feel love
this could be our last chance alive
to breathe love
then if tomorrow we die
we'll be in love
before it's all over
Track Name: Turning Daisies
from nights blackest beauty
through skies clear or cloudy
the stars tireless light radiates
long after we've turned to daisies

mountains wont miss me
the woods wont be sorry
the earth wont be in lack of company
even since we've turned to daisies

the rains washing away
in streams flooding highways
our streets namelessly empty
lost in the haven of daisies

cities falling softly
sinking ever gently
slowly bleached out of memory
borne on the fragrance of daisies

when all is beyond me
I know that I will be
aglow, blissful and ready
to meet with the valley of daisies
to walk through the valley of daisies

from nights blackest beauty
through skies clear or cloudy
the earths tireless light radiates
long after we've turned to daisies
Track Name: Nothing Ever
she says
everything
everything
always

he says
nothing nothing
nothing nothing
ever
ever

she is
all around
all around
always

he is
nothing nothing
nothing nothing
ever
ever

whatever never was is over
whatever never happened is done
no need to run
this nothing can be fled forever
but eventually we'll come around
and face the one
then our search and journey has ended
the split is gone
whenever we're ready
the abyss awaits in the black sun

where there's
nothing nothing
nothing nothing
ever ever

simply
nothing nothing
nothing nothing
ever
ever