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Van Canto - Voices of Fire

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Van Canto'2016

Voices of FireRelease by: Edel Records

Van Canto - Voices of Fire
The length can be different in the booklet, in the player and on the different disks.
1. Prologue

(02:56)

2. Clashings on Armour Plates

(04:06)

3. Dragonwake

(05:12)

4. Time And Time Again

(04:22)

5. All My Life

(04:12)

6. Battleday's Dawn

(03:27)

7. Firevows (Join the Journey)

(03:52)

8. The Oracle

(04:53)

9. The Betrayal

(04:07)

10. We Are One

(05:27)

11. The Bardcall

(04:45)

12. To Catharsis

(04:53)

13. Epilogue

(00:46)



 
Prologue
Harmony was broken.
The Five that should have been one became divided, each reverting into its own nature.
Only as the evil of the Fifth was realized, did the Four shape the world one last time.
But their power was too great to be unleashed without powers.

Harmony was broken.
But the echoes of the World Song can still be heard. And through this, the Four found their champions, calling them together.
The elements would have scoured the world and made it devoid of life, had not the Bard's Call checked their terrible power.
Much was lost that day. But the world was won. The Fifth fell into the depths of the world, body rent asunder, mind broken.
But even out of the defeat of the Fifth, a new hope arose. Eight lands, blessed and cursed by its power.

Harmony was broken.
And yet peace returned. The Fifth defeated, the Four withdrew. What had been wild and mutable became solid.
History unfolded, the mortal races made the world their own, as was ordained.
The Fifth slipped into legend, the Four became myths. Both treachery and sacrifice nothing more than stories.
Stars, dancing through the night's sky.

But I remember. For I can hear the songs on the wind, in the waves, in the crackling of flames, rising from the very bones of the earth.
What has been forgotten may become known again. What lies hidden may be revealed. What sleeps may wake. And with it all its terrors.

Harmony was broken.
And still the songs endure. I shall sing of the Five, of the return of the Fifth, of evil old and unimaginable.
I shall sing to mortal hearts and heavens alike.

I shall sing - with a Voice of Fire!
 
 
Clashings on Armour Plates
From Creation over Damnation
To another page of the tale
Our battle cries presaging the story
Of clashings on armour plates

Of myths and twists
Of fields in mist
Of creatures flying high
Of lands (to find)
Of seas (so wide)

A mystery by night
And part of a firefly
Facing fortune once again
Voices feeding flames

From Perdition over Salvation
To another side of fate
Our gathered swords are breaking the silence
Clashing on armour plates

Four good, one bad
Not back for good
How to find a way through darkest nights

A voice (still faint)
Speaks names (to the sky)
And getting flames to rise
We're all a part of this firefly

Read the hero's dream
Lights of dawn will gleam
Once our voices unify
For flames they'll scream

From Perdition over Salvation
To another side of fate
Our gathered swords are breaking the silence
Clashing on armour plates

From Creation over Damnation
To another page of the tale
Our battle cries presaging the story
Of clashings on armour plates

Clashing on armour plates
Hoping it's not too late
After all we know
That way leads onto way

Clashing on armour plates
Hoping it's not too late
After all we know
That way leads onto way

Clashing on armour plates
Hoping it's not too late
After all we know
That way leads onto way

Clashing on armour plates
Hoping it's not too late
After all we know
That way leads onto way

Perdition
Salvation
Creation
Damnation

Perdition
Salvation
Creation
Damnation

From Creation over Salvation
To another page of the tale
Our battle cries presaging the story
Of clashings on armour plates

From Perdition over Salvation
To another side of fate
Our gathered swords are breaking the silence
Clashing on armour plates

From Creation over Damnation
To another page of the tale
Our battle cries presaging the story
Of clashings on armour plates
 
 
Dragonwake
Fide, Odor, Cognitio, Scientia, Dogma
Fide, Odor, Cognitio, Scientia, Dogma
Fide, Odor, Cognitio, Scientia, Dogma
Fide, Odor, Cognitio

Again, I find myself at night,
Falling awake from a dream
Memories, one-of-a-kind,
Still I wonder who once sowed them

Into my mind
And into my life
Forebodings moving by

Somehow I know you,
Faithfulness I owe you
Worlds wand' ring silently,
While the dragon sleeps.

Into the twilight,
Dreaming, gaining insight
Worlds waiting endlessly,
While the dragon sleeps

Fide, Odor, Cognitio, Scientia, Dogma
Fide, Odor, Cognitio

Helplessness about what they tell,
I refuse to believe
Chaos entering my realm,
Still I wonder who wants to

Deceive my delight,
Bereaving my might
Should I mistrust myself?

Somehow I know you,
Faithfulness I owe you
Worlds wand' ring silently,
While the dragon sleeps

Into the twilight,
Dreaming, gaining insight
Worlds waiting endlessly,
While the dragon sleeps

Wheels of time are turning round
What they've done comes back to us and
What goes up surely must go down
We are not the ones to turn the tide
We are destined to survive this night

Wake up!
Wake up, dragon! Dragonwake!
Wake up, dragon! Dragonwake!
Wake up, dragon! Dragonwake!

The dragon awakes.
He wakes up. (x16)

Somehow I know you,
Faithfulness I owe you
Worlds wand' ring silently,
While the dragon sleeps

Into the twilight,
Dreaming, gaining insight,
Worlds waiting endlessly,
While the dragon sleeps

Somehow I know you,
Faithfulness I owe you
Worlds wand' ring silently,
While the dragon sleeps

Into the twilight,
Dreaming, gaining insight
Worlds waiting endlessly,
While the dragon sleeps
 
 
Time And Time Again
Face it your highs turning to dust now
Don't you think it's time to find another path in life?
Because you, my friend, just waste your time here
Day by day, and night by night
When will you accept what might have been will not arise?

So what! (Don't mind) another round!
For all our friends and all the others
We shine so bright in our old stories
(Time and time again)

So what! (Don't mind) another round!
Heroic deeds. My house of glory
Look! This harlot is sweetening my night
(Time and time again)

Where is your faith? It's going under!
Pick up yourself and put your goddamned face back into light
Back to old strength, a fight for courage
What's past is past, our future is a chance
When we accept what might have been will not arise.

What the hell do they know?
Judge a bard's life? No, no, no!
Another pint, another song
Time and time again this night will not last long

So what! (Don't mind) another round!
For all our friends and all the others
We shine so bright in our old stories
(Time and time again)

So what! (Don't mind) another round!
Heroic deeds. My house of glory
Look! This harlot is sweetening my night
(Time and time again)

Fighting inner demons
Contending against someone I know
Fighting inner demons
Where was the call? I had nowhere to go
Fighting inner demons
I just felt my eagerness grow
Fighting inner demons
Time and time and time again

Fighting inner demons
So many killed, their dead faces they show
Fighting inner demons
The smell of perdition. Cadaver winds blow
Fighting inner demons
This story is over, so leave me alone
Fighting inner demons
Time and time again.
Time and time again.
Time and time again.

What the hell do they know?
Judge a bard's life? No, no, no!
Another pint, another song
Time and time again this night will not last long

So what! Another round!
Tonight we get knocked out

So what! (Don't mind) another round!
For all our friends and all the others
We shine so bright in our old stories
(Time and time again)

So what! (Don't mind) another round!
Heroic deeds. My house of glory
Look! This harlot is sweetening my night
(Time and time again)
 
 
All My Life
All my life put in jeopardy, in a heartbeat
I'm lost and lone ...

Falling
When magic turns to gravity, can't live up to my destiny
No majesty in me, I'm falling into a darkness

Hiding
A long bygone anxiety has taken our sanity
Our hearts betray ourselves, we're losing control of arcos

All my life
High fidelity to my kingdom beyond forever
Never lost my inner voice in favour of my crown!
All my life
Put in jeopardy in a heartbeat begone! Forever!
I'm a queen without a choice (the world turned upside down!)

Running
An overpowering enemy has taken our bravery
Our weapons turned on me, I'm possibly twice defeated?

Rising
A long forgotten symphony of hate attaints our unity
We're poisoning ourselves, and while I defend our glorious throne
The stars are colliding over my home

(Home) where people used to trust one another
(Home) where strangers turned to sister and brother
(Home) where you and me belong to forever
Home - can't see my home
(Home) the genesis of love and compassion
(Home) the haven in the heart of our nation
(Home) the paragon of peerless perfection
Under attack, oh we need to fight back now!

All my life
High fidelity to my kingdom beyond forever
I'm a queen without a choice (the world turned upside down!)

Run, you cannot hide, we come,
We hunt you down and then we'll take you one by one
You can't trust anyone, the hunting has begun
You're done before the sun breaks your final dawn

Run, you cannot hide, we come,
We hunt you down and then we'll take you one by one
You can't trust anyone, the hunting has begun
You're done before the sun breaks your final dawn

Run, you cannot hide, we come,
We hunt you down and then we'll take you one by one
You can't trust anyone, the hunting has begun
You're done before the sun breaks your final dawn
You won't recognize your own home

(Home) where life ignites the first of all heartbeats
(Home) the cradle of all hope when we're heartsick
(Home) where you and me unite when our heart's weak
Under attack, oh we need to fight back now!
Take up the fight for the crown and our own folk!

All my life
Put in jeopardy, in a heartbeat - I'm losing

All my life
High fidelity, to my kingdom beyond! Forever!
Never lost my inner voice in favour of my crown!

All my life
On a heartbeat, bygone, a heartbeat!
Bygone forever!
I'm a queen without a choice (the world turned upside down!)

All my life
To my kingdom, to my kingdom beyond! Forever!
Never lost my inner voice ...
 
 
Battleday's Dawn
 
 
Firevows (Join the Journey)
Look at her (look at him)
A loud mouthed wench (a broken man)
A little Miss Know-it-all (standing tall)
I can't believe (I believe)
We have joined (this won't last long)
Mission is huge, chances small (if at all)

My fate (my life) is turning
The skies (inside) are burning (I'm burning)
Unearthly night

Join the journey we are heading for
Join our ride we'll come back for more

Look at her (look at him)
Queen of hearts? (a warrior brave?)
Freed from ancestor's halls? (heeds the call)
Still handsome (still a man)
A heroine (leading them)
Leading this mission for all (one for all)

And still I'm learning (I started learning)
For peace I'm yearning (for what I'm yearning)
We're doing right

Join the journey we are heading for
Join our ride we'll come back for more
Join our journey, life's an open door
Join our ride, we'll be back for more

Firevows we swore
Firevows we swore
Firevows we swore

Hard times for journeys to the dark side
Something I can't deny
If I ever fall, will you be there?
To flames I'm swearing
The burden I am bearing will still remain

Join the journey we are heading for
Join our ride, come back for more
Join our journey, life's an open door
Join our ride, we'll be back for more

Firevows we swore
 
 
The Oracle
Once for all!
Hear your call!
Dragonfall!
Create an army, unite in harmony.

No escape!
Face your fate!
Save the eight!
Fulfill your purpose, your voice is precious.

Rise up and fight your misery.
Step right into your destiny.
Defend our holy legacy.
Create an army, unite in harmony.

Rise up and face your enemy.
Invoke the bard's integrity.
Unite your skills for victory.
Fulfill your purpose, your voice is precious!

We come in peace to seek your advice.
Too blind to see we beg for your eyes.
Is there a hidden prophecy
To figure out this mystery?
Is there a little chance to survive this war?

(A war)
Out of my mind,
Left far behind.

The dragon is rising,
The islands colliding.
The savior in hiding,
The empress not guiding.
Ash to ash - dust to dust,
Our star will combust.
Not to fail is a must.
Raise your voice to be free,
Harmony is the key!

I need a little faith in my voice (don't rail against your fate, young bard!)
I cannot seem to have any choice (defeat the coward you have empowered!)
I want to hide behind armour plates (you can't escape - accept your lot!)
My inner voice is conquered by hate (rise like a phoenix, out of the ashes!)

Fight with a mighty heart,
And we will sing aloud of dragons we fight.

This line of fate decides on my heart (don't lose heart!)
I'm cut into pieces, like the islands
I am drifting apart.
No gallantry inside my soul (call the bards!)
All valour vanished in my memory,
And a long long way from home.

Out of my mind,
Left far behind.

Don't you fear your tryst with destiny.
Put your faith in your own melody!
I will join up into harmony.

Raise you voice to be free,
Harmony is the key!
The dragon is rising,
The islands colliding.
The savior in hiding,
The empress not guiding.
Ash to ash - dust to dust,
Our star will combust.
Not to fail is a must.
Raise your voice - built on trust!

I need a little faith in my voice (don't rail against your fate, young bard!)
I cannot seem to have any choice (defeat the coward you have empowered!)
I want to hide behind armour plates (you can't escape - accept your lot!)
My inner voice is conquered by hate (rise like a phoenix, out of the ashes!)

Rise up and face your enemy.
Invoke the bard's integrity.
Unite your skills for victory.
Fulfill your purpose, your voice is precious!

Fight with a mighty heart, and you will
Raise your voice to be free,
Harmony is the key!

I need a little faith in my voice (don't rail against your fate, young bard!)
I cannot seem to have any choice (defeat the coward you have empowered!)
I want to hide behind armour plates (you can't escape - accept your lot!)
My inner voice is conquered by hate (rise like a phoenix, out of the ashes!)

Fight with a mighty heart
And you will find your own path.
Look upon the start
Shining in the dark,
And we will sing aloud of dragons we fight. (x4)

Fighting my heart,
Losing my path.
A star in the dark
For thee.
I learn to fight!
Fighting my heart,
Losing my path.
A star in the dark
For thee.
 
 
The Betrayal
Perceiving an unknown breeze, stairs in caves beyond the waterfalls
Deceiving ease, can't delay the moment duty calls
My fleeting peace is drawing back as shadows fall
Will they remember us after all?

We are doubting all we know, irritating feelings grow
Dragged into the depth by an undertow down below
Never facing who we are, disregarding every scar
That has once been caused by innocence
Betrayal of us all!

He has been granting insight, trust is growing
Wait! What is going on? Hands on the one!
(Help me!) what has he done?
(Release me!) his voice is gone!
(Relieve me!) can't be undone!
I wonder why, wonder why!

We are doubting all we know, irritating feelings grow
Dragged into the depth by an undertow down below
Never facing who we are, disregarding every scar
That has once been caused by innocence (betrayal of us all! )

Everything that was meant is rescinded now, everyone is awaiting a bard
Everywhere we will roam now is lost somehow, drowned in silence, torn apart

Treachery
Betrayal of a friend
Deceive your brother
Agony, tragedy, shadows descend into another
Treachery
Betrayal of a friend
Deceive your brother
Agony, tragedy, shadows descend into another)

He is the love of my life, why is it too late that I have realized
Oh yes I wonder why, wonder why

We are doubting all we know, irritating feelings grow
Dragged into the depth by an undertow
Never facing who we are, disregarding every scar
That has once been caused by innocence (betrayal of us all!)

We are doubting all we know, irritating feelings grow
Dragged into the depth by an undertow down below
Never facing who we are, disregarding every scar
That has once been caused by innocence
Betrayal of us all!

(Covering the light and then hiding the moon)
 
 
We Are One
I'm a man who used to live in hiding,
Fear can't seize my heart anymore
I'm a bard, can feel my spirits rising
Nothing's like before

Our fate has come to light (our love's delight)
Light will lead us through the night
Tonight I'll shine for you (you will shine when I...)
I wish you will sing (...will sing for you)

I can't shine without your voice (can't be without you too long)
You've been with me all along
I will sing for you and me (oh, sing - you and me, we do belong)
(We are one) together we're one

You make me a better man, believe in who I am
My heart beats at your command, I put it in your hands
Let's turn this into our song, I never felt that strong
Our love is a mighty one, let's go on a dragon hunt!

Our fate has come to light (let's seal our fate tonight!)
Seals can be break in two (our love will see us through)
Tonight I'll shine for you (you will shine when I...)
I wish you will sing (...will sing for you)

I can't shine without your voice (can't be without you...)
You've been with me all along (...too long)
I will sing for you and me (oh sing - you and me, we do belong)
(We are one) together we're one

Sweet wings of love take me up to stars above
His voice in sooth makes me shine a thousand lights

You make me a better man, believe in who I am
My heart beats at your command, I put it in your hands
Let's turn this into our song, I never felt that strong
Our love is a mighty one, let's go on a dragon hunt!

I can't shine without your voice (can't be without you...)
You've been with me all along (...too long)
I will sing for you and me (oh sing - you and me, we do belong)
(We are one) together we're one

I can't shine without your voice (can't be without you...)
You've been with me all along (...too long)
I will sing for you and me (oh sing - you and me, we do belong)
(We are one) together we're one
I will sing for you and me (oh sing - you and me, we do belong)
(We are one) together we're one
 
 
The Bardcall
Winds will change and skies will fall
When the bards arrive
When the bard's call sounds out loud
We all feel so alive

Earth will shake and fires burn
When the bards unite
When the bard's call sounds out loud
We're so alive tonight

From eight pubs of sacred lands
We shall gather now
From each of all eight continents
We'll find a way to now
It's been foretold, it's destiny
That we shall meet again
To recreate this melody
That once had been made

Into battle one against four
The widest world's what we're fighting for

Winds will change and skies will fall
When the bards arrive
When the bard's call sounds out loud
We all feel so alive

Furrowed land are at our side
Dragon, spread your wings!
Annihilate the dark one's might
History begins!

Into battle one against four
Into the black eye of a storm

Winds will change and skies will fall
When the bards arrive
When the bard's call sounds out loud
We all feel so alive

Earth will shake and fires burn
When the bards unite
When the bard's call sounds out loud
We're so alive tonight

Into battle one against four
Witness the fire and smoke

Winds will change and skies will fall
When the bards arrive
When the bard's call sounds out loud
We all feel so alive

Earth will shake and fires burn
When the bards unite
When the bard's call sounds out loud
We all will survive

Winds will change and skies will fall
When the bards arrive
When the bard's call sounds out loud
We all feel so alive

Earth will shake and fires burn
When the bards unite
When the bard's call sounds out loud
We're so alive tonight
 
 
To Catharsis
To catharsis
To reincarnate is a new beginning to come
We will start this new view of our fate
Yet another aeon's begun
Rise of another sun

(Fight, fight, fight!)

When there's nowhere left to go, no place to call your home
A nomad's life, like vagabonds we'll roam
Longing to arrive, for a new homeland we strive
Although we know the one we had was right

Righteous judgement on our deeds, yet another night

To catharsis
To reincarnate is a new beginning to come
We will start this new view of our fate
Yet another aeon's begun
Rise of another sun

We did not pray for this life killing abyss
On our way to peace and endless bliss
When dragons re-awake first weaker souls they take
Let strength be on our side for heaven's sake

When there's nowhere left to go
Stay close to someone that you know
Let trust and formness grow, finding you are not alone

Righteous judgement on our deeds in this final fight

To catharsis
To reincarnate is a new beginning to come
We will start this new view of our fate
Yet another aeon's begun

To catharsis
To reincarnate is a new beginning to come
Rise of another sun

(Fight, fight, fight!)

Righteous judgement on our deeds into glory ride

To catharsis
To reincarnate is a new beginning to come
We will start this new view of our fate
Yet another aeon's begun

To catharsis
To reincarnate is a new beginning to come
We will start this new view of our fate
Yet another aeon's begun
Rise of another sun

To catharsis
To reincarnate is a new beginning to come
We will start this new view of our fate
Yet another aeon's begun
Rise of another sun
 
 
Epilogue
Harmony has been restored.
The bards heeded the call.

In time, own stories will become legends, their lives turned into songs. Their sacrifice and loss are to remind us all that we must remain ever vigilant.

Deep below the waves, the Fifth dreams its dark dreams.
The World Song is its bane, cradling it into ever fitful slumber.

Long may it rest.

And when it wakes again, the call will go out.

Will you answer?
 
Lineup:
Dennis Philip Schunke (Sly) - vocal
Inga Scharf - vocal
Stefan Schmidt - vocal
Ross Thompson - vocal
Jan Moritz - vocal
Bastian Emig - drums, percussion

Guests:
 



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