Live at Spiderhouse Ballroom

by Gabhar

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This album was recorded live at the Spiderhouse Ballroom for TOTAL WAR III, a night of Neofolk and Martial Industrial music with Awen and Furnace Door.

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released February 24, 2013

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Track Name: Dark Forest
Two winters past
We marched from our homes
Two winters past
We marched alone
The war was over
But we continued to fight
In a dark forest
We gained second sight
We drank from the sewers
We ate from the ground
Our hearts became putrid
And then we found...

The hidden light
That's the muse of our song
The hidden light
That's been absent far too long
And the path we follow
All of our days
That hidden light will guide our way

Guide our way, guide our way

The hidden light
That leads us to the sky
The hidden light
That shines brighter when we die
And the path we follow
All of our days
That hidden light will guide our way

Guide our way, guide our way
Track Name: Blood of Earth, Blood of Man
Oak wears mistletoe upon its crown
And ash wears ivy from the ground
The brambles they grow to clothe the field
And rowan is woven to make a shield

And the rulers of beasts and man
They have forgotten their ties to the land
So when blood is spilled from sap and stone
They'll sit there starving upon a plastic throne

Nature's uncaring to our plight
We're on our own to make our wills take flight
So when blood is spilled into the sky
It falls to the ground and makes the trees grow high

The apple's branches make a fork in the road
As aspen is trembling in the bitter cold
The blackthorn it cuts into our hearts
As birch bark is falling to make a new start
Track Name: War Party
Where death awaits
We'll spit in her face
Our war will be a party
We'll fall to our knees
Say more blood wine please
When death throws us all a party

Candy and bombs
Cyanide on cookie crumbs
We'll all die weakly in our sleep
So black cats and monkeys
Elephants and donkeys
Wake up and die on your feet

In the occident
We slay with intent
With love and respect for the enemy
But rabbis push pawns
And eat fancy bon bons
While fools run and die
For Idolatry

Candy and bombs
Cyanide on cookie crumbs
We'll all die weekly in our sleep
So black cats and monkeys
Elephants and donkeys
Wake up and die on your feet
Track Name: Food of the Gods
Many moons have past
Since we dirtied our hands last
The fruit on the tree
No longer falls to become seed
Demeter cries
Persephone's gone now for all times

The grain has died in the field
The vines up high give us no more yield
The milk it never flows
From our goats that turned to bones
Our stores are gone
We've taken to much for too long

We cannot plow the land
It's black and it's covered with sand
We cannot live off the land
Our mother can no longer stand
Oh, oh, sook, sook, sook oh, oh, oh

The cows will never come home
They've left us all alone
We used to sit on a throne
But now we're gone
Oh, oh, sook, sook, sook oh, oh, oh
Track Name: Anamnesis Ancestre
Whence comes the sea
Not hard it comes from deep within
And whence comes the land
Not hard it comes from the hearts of woman and man
And whence comes the sky
Not hard it comes from the likes of you and I

History is a drink of wine
This mystery of wood and wire
The nobility of our birth
That's carried through blood and girth
And we pass it on
Through word and tune
As we give thanks
For what we've learned from you

Memories from the past
That we can hear
In the fire the sky and sea and land
×2

An ancient voice
Within our hearts
It makes on us
An inescapable mark
And if we listen close
We can hear
Our ancestors
Speaking on the wind
And now the time has come
For us to take heed
To words of concern
Sent from the trees

Memories from the past
That we can hear
In the fire the sky and sea and land
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Track Name: We Are Shamed In the Light of The Sun/Green Banner
These wounds will heal
And the scars will disappear
And words always fade over time
But memories of struggle
Thoughts of battle
They will forever return

And when the sun shines in
Things will never be the same
And when the sun shines in
We'll bow down our heads in shame

We saw ourselves
In the mirror of life
But all we could find was decay
The image was broken
By the tears of rogues
And for this our debts can't be paid

And when the sun shines in
Things will never be the same
And when the sun shines in
We'll bow down our heads and we'll pray

We rode a bear
To the forest of time
And we raised up our hands to the sky
We severed our cord
From the eagle's gray doors
And we made up our bed where we'll stay

And when the black sun shines in
Things will never be the same
And when the black sun shines in
We'll bow down our heads and we'll say...
In death we'll pay our dues to those we have slain



Green Banner

Into the hills we run
We dare not walk under the sun
Against those who ruin the land
In the shadows we'll take our stand

We shall fall
Onto a blanket of moss
And we'll stand
Upon a great hill top
Gaze across the land
The bodies fall across the expanse
And their blood it drains
Like water

Like ravens in the night
Like a sniper above the fight
We can see everything
As we ourselves go unseen

We shall arise
When the two parties have died
And we'll stand
Wave a green banner to the sky
Gaze across the land
Trees regrown across the expanse
And our blood it flows
Like water

Like ravens in the night
Like a sniper above the fight
We can see everything
As we ourselves go unseen
Track Name: Our Frenzy
You are all just vultures
Circling a whore
And when the blackbird takes his leave
I'll curse this carrion
To make you sick
And this spell will be carried
To the skies with glannad
And down to the underworld
As I wretch in the well
I would rather dine on watercress
In a place without sorrow
Let my frenzy take me higher
Than your feigning of care

The answer to our prayers
Is found in the mountain stream
For we can only dream
Of dedication

In our frenzy
We'll eat the watercress
And we can fly in the treetops
With feathers on our chest

And the answer to our prayers
Is found in the valley tree
For loyalty
Is rarer than it seems

In our frenzy
We'll eat the watercress
And we can fly in the treetops
With feathers on our breast
Track Name: Dead Center
Gold is a curse
Save the gold of the sun
Coin in your purse
It's like a weight on your mind
To rule is a burden
To lead is divine
Our people are scattered
Without a spine

With grievous abandon
Our center has died
The warring states
They do divide
So where is the Sage
To bathe us in light

Avalon's light

Between two kingdoms
Is a wretched abyss
We must defend against
The decay of nobleness
The way to freedom
Is a kiss of control
And guidance is beauty
When it tunes your soul

With grievous abandon
Our center has died
The warring states
They do divide
So where is the Sage
To bathe us in light

The light of the stone
And the light of the blade
The light of the cauldron
And the light of the stave