Between the Worlds

by Alkonost

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1.
There had winds arise They made clouds so dark In the storm-sky In the black mirk Then they had strip up Drowsy fields of grass And prophetic stars Fall from sky Open to me gates Let me know the seckrets Or will weakly fall Three of Universe Waiting is my life Under snow of ash Like this blood red River my flow Veiled dream prophetic Will occurs like shadow In the abysstime It will vanish from the life I see blood On the grass I see blood In the blaze There had winds arise They made clouds so dark In the storm-sky In the black mirk Then they had strip up Drowsy fields of grass And prophetic stars Fall from sky
2.
Nevertimes 04:54
Sun’s down skyline Nignt is crawling long Time have no stopped Night came stone-cold Can’t keep me warm Those stars in far space Clad in snow ground And trees lifeless Spiteful blizzard Howls in deadly night Howl meant to freeze Like wolf’s despair Can’t give reprieve Those towns abandoned Flame can no more Save me from fate Towns are desert All around the world Lands was in ruin For long ago Faltered time Past died like iceform All was taken By flame of heaven All scattered are nests now And memory’s filled by dreams They’ll give me drink cold venom They’ll burn me with the vain hope You can’t get back the wind And ashes can’t revive fire In heavenly keen flare Tears are scanty Heart is made of stone Sprouts are lifeless On fields that boundless
3.
Abyss 04:33
My sight is dimmed Tears are still alive No one will Mourn my soul Heart will rouse a song Pain of hope will burn Like a wounded bird With the broken wing Can’t find me home In my native land Have no kin Among live men Brothers fall in fight, Underground they lie Gloomy life of mine Leave me now with cry Like the abyss My life became to me Oh, don’t flow Like scalding water Words my into tears- Sorrow is unspoken Path is lying across ashes Show me way, wind Somewhere in legends In the heavens leas I will live forever With my new hope Like the abyss My life became to me Oh, don’t flow Like scalding water Words my into tears- Sorrow is unspoken Oh, don’t flow Like scalding water Words my into tears- Sorrow is unspoken
4.
Waiting 06:08
Where had you roam, where had you wander For days undayly you’d rove like wind through wild lea So long years had roads weaved their meshes And you’d forget where were you heading Those grasses charmed me in dark oblivion Poisoned me, and drawn in deep black swamp And I went round and roamed in thick mist Had not know light – that just lost dreams Already birds fly back home from foreign lands Birds those white to nests that was forsaken And only you’re not bind by yearning yet To native land still you turn not your gaze I am seeking you in land deserted I am calling but have no reaply Just so all troubled, vernal waters will go Just I will wait you but have no return But days of mine will die away like sparkles And lowering sky will bloody my last sunset And I will follow you through flames of interment And grass of dreams will cover up my mound River is wide, it’s winding on the long way Across the fields of death I could never pass And light grows dim – my sun will soon be leaving So I will stretch my weak hands To sundown, biding farewell.
5.
Eviltimes 05:46
Light of Sun hidden by smoke Water of black fills the rivers Animal hides in its lair Bird don’t sing in the sky And hard years like wind Impetuous Had broke my life sorrowfull Don’t go round my shelter Like black bird, you, bad news Unexpected death Here had came to me It had call with it Driving into flames Parched by the light Capturing by dark I’ll return on sword Being my own master I see you in my dreams Mother my, you, Magozh Give me strength to stand up Years of distemper Don’t you abandon me Amid mortal foes Cover you my sword now From the evil spells Unexpected death Here had came to me It had call with it Driving into flames Parched by the light Capturing by dark I’ll return on sword Being my own master
6.
Over forests’ wall In the rivers glass In a gloomy field Fire burns unhide And the voice calls from faraway Whispers over threshold As a hostile arrow Pain pierce my heart Senses mine will befog just a bit And the darken waters’ shadows Will reveal veiled face They will lighten me And will guide my path Distant lands Are waiting me But in wandering there’s no shelter There’s no repose Distant, distant voice will Call beyond, call me over threshold But in wandering there’s no shelter There’s no repose But in wandering there’s no shelter There’s no repose Years that had gone for now- Leafage-like under snow-cover Days that will not return- Clouds’ shade-like they’re flying over And ahead is just void- Luring presentiment Waits unremittingly It will envelop me And I’ll be lost, I’ll perish, I’ll die.
7.
Dark of the Night My scream will piers like arrow And trees of the forest Will let out veiled word And secret word is proud Winds whisper up to Heaven And fire take and hide Heart what was tormented I dont know No other days My Light went out In soils blood Burning Land Filled with blood Shine of swords had Turn back rivers Light is fading From my eyes Face of Sun went dark In the Heaven Dark is my gaze And soothsayers threaten misfortune And anew the foe descendes On our forts with great force And foe this have no face His strength is in the dim words He makes mind drunk with lie And put folk into irons Blackened sun’s face Will herald the death And with fire will go Power of my words Sword hadn’t taste Blood of brothers And my rebellious spirit Is clean to Heaven Burning Land Filled with blood Shine of swords had Turn back rivers Light is fading From my eyes Face of Sun went dark In the Heaven Wind, wind awaits Light of my legends In breath of star’s Singing, singing of past days Pain of my heart Torment of my torments Winnow ashes mine One who came behind One who came with cross Wind, wind awaits Light of my legends In breath of stars
8.
Уж ты мать-тоска, горе-гореваньице Ты скажи, скажи, ты поведай мне На добычу то, как выходишь ты, Как сживаешь люд ты со свету. Ты змеёй ползёшь подколодною? Бурым коршуном бьёшь ты со неба? Бурым коршуном бьёшь ты со неба? Серым волком ли рыщешь по полю? Аль ты, Горе, богатырь могуч Выезжаешь ты со многой силою, Выезжаешь ты со дружиною, Выезжаешь на смертный бой? Полно, полно добрый молодец, Словы неразумны выговаривать. Не змеёй ползу, я не коршуном С поднебесья я не бью. Выхожу-то я красной девицей, Выношу я чару - в пояс кланяюсь. Выпьешь чару - отуманишься Отуманишься - меч свой выронишь.

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released December 1, 2004

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Alkonost Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia

Band's history began in the second half of 1995 when Andrey Losev decided to start his own project. His attention was drawn to medieval music and russian folk melodies. After a year, in August 1996, Alkonost was born. Over 20 years band has gone through a lot of different things, but it's unique sound and special atmosphere remained, being band's distinctive features for all that time. ... more

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