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Songs From The Silent Years

by Krister Linder

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reckneya As always, other worldly music with inspiring lyrics. Favorite track: Eternal Life.
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Phil Kelly Highly individual voice - can only be compared to Arnur Dan (Iceland/Olafur Arnalds collaborator). Such emotion put into every word. recommend his contribution to my favourite ever Katatonia track 'Departer' from 'Night Is The New Day' album. superb! Favorite track: Turning Daisies.
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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
2.
Eternal Life 05:11
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
3.
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
4.
Ghostfriend 05:01
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
5.
I Love You 06:09
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
6.
Mixed Blood 04:21
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
Nothing Ever 09:42
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
10.

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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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