SHADOW FROM THE EAST [2020]

LYRICS

Music by Alex Armuschio
Lyrics by Wilma Collo

IN THE ASSAULT OF BLACK WINDS
WE WONDER WHAT LIES AHEAD OF US
THE CITADEL OF STARS IS SLOWLY FADING
IS THIS OUR END 
OR A PASSING CHILL?

A FAILING FORTRESS WHERE DEMISE AWAITS,
IS OUR RIVEN SYMBOL OF THESE DARKENING STRAITS
AND THE WITHERED TREE CASTS A TERRIFIC STAIN,
WILL WE EVER KNOW 
IF IT SHALL BLOOM AGAIN?

SWIFTLY, SWIFTLY THE GLORY HAS PASSED
IN A TIME THAT COULD BE OUR LAST
HIGH AND LOFTY, AND YET SO SMALL
IS THE SPIRE BEFORE ITS FALL
IS THE SPIRE BEFORE ITS FALL

WITH OUR AGE OF GOLD BEHIND US
IN THE UNCHARTED SPACE WE TREAD
AS THE PLAGUE RAGES, CERTAINTIES CRUMBLE
AND THE NOON 
SHINES A SULLEN RED

A VOICE RINGS HOLLOW IN THE EMPTY HALL
AND AIMLESS FOOTSTEPS ON THE STONE RESOUND
WE DON’T KNOW WHETHER TO CRY FOR MERCY
IN THIS ARBOUR 
WHERE THORNS ABOUND

SWIFTLY, SWIFTLY THE GLORY HAS PASSED
IN A TIME THAT COULD BE OUR LAST
HIGH AND LOFTY, AND YET SO SMALL
IS THE SPIRE BEFORE ITS FALL
IS THE SPIRE BEFORE ITS FALL

WE HAVE FLOURISHED AND THE WIND IS CHANGING
WE ARE VANQUISHED AND OUR FORCE IS WEAK
DRIED UP CISTERNS STAND IN IDLE STUPOR
IN THIS ARBOUR WHERE DECAYED ROOTS STREAK

SWIFTLY, SWIFTLY THE GLORY HAS PASSED
IN A TIME THAT COULD BE OUR LAST
HIGH AND LOFTY, AND YET SO SMALL
IS THE SPIRE BEFORE ITS FALL
IS THE SPIRE BEFORE ITS FALL

SWIFTLY, SWIFTLY THE GLORY HAS PASSED

SLOWLY, SLOWLY THESE DAYS WILL RUN
IN THE SHADE OF A DARKLING SUN
TILL THE SAPLING FROM THE LOST REIGN
CASTS NEW BRANCHES AND BLOOMS AGAIN
CASTS NEW BRANCHES AND BLOOMS AGAIN

CREDITS

Ainur:
Luca Catalano – Guitars, Back Vocals
Marco Catalano – Drums (mainly Finger and Pepper), Back Vocals,
Alex Armuschio – Composer, Lead Vocals, Piano
Luca Marangoni – Violin
Carlo Perillo – Viola
Daniela Lorusso – Cello
Chiara Marangoni – Horn
Massimiliano Clara – Lead Vocals
Elena Richetta – Lead Vocals
Roberta Malerba – Lead Vocals
Cristiano Blasi – Flutes
Giuseppe Ferrante – Bass
Wilma Collo – Lyrics

Mix:
Luca Catalano – Ainur Studio 2.0 – Montalenghe, Italy
Mastering:
Luca Catalano – Ainur Studio 2.0 – Montalenghe, Italy
Artwork:
Luca Catalano – Montalenghe, Italy

Released 2020
Rockshots Records

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