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Nightfall By The Shore Of Time

This song is by Dark Tranquillity and appears on the album Skydancer (1993).


A shimmertrace of divinity lost
In the beckoning midnight vault
(We are) lulled within the wake
Of a cold November's nightfall


A communion of life and eternity of races
Scattered in the depths of the universal dark

Above us minds went sailing free
And blossomed in the vast nocturnal sea

Paragon of beauty
Oh, spark of Creation

We march to the rhythm of the Night
Starborn flew the Dove of Man
In the eventide of life
Whose wonders crowned
Our yesterdays with light

Fire - Earth - Water - Wind
Fire - Earth - Water - Wind

We lived beneath the waning moon of truth
And danced in hunger for the Powermind
Like the dark to a dying Flame;
Sweepingly embracing its grieving remains

Defiantly blazing the black that awaits
Counting the days 'til the new Age awaits

Times' lustful cyclones arise
Piercing the fairest of Skies
In elysian awakening of spiritual glory
We see what our history belies

Meadows of Asphodel
Burning in the hunted dawn
Tragedies die among fiery flames
As the firewood of Wisdom is sawn

Our Guardians were blind
My lightbringer ephemeral

Within the heart of all
A cold and dusky melancholy night
as ever sullied the fair face of light
Whose seeds of life they grind
To dust, of vapour is our mind

Paragon of beauty
Oh, spark of Creation

We march to the rhythm of the Night
Nightfall by the shore of time
A tidal wave of fire and woe
Swept away with the last of life
The core of the enigma as bestowed

Our crystal spirits melt to flow
The mountainside along

To join as one with seas of old
In symbiotic songs:
"Communion... Within the Oversoul
Of the Universe"

We are but fragment of Eternity
Pale shadows of what we'll once be

In life's outer regions I will find
the foremost Tranquility

Chanting the odes of Magonia
A soulstream in flight to the Otherworld
...To the Otherworld