Endless Oceans

by Ghost Voyage

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Ghost Voyage's debut full-length album.

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released 11 October 2013

Line-up:

Vocals - Teppo Hyttinen
Guitars - Taneli Jämsä
Guitars - Panu Gavrilov
Bass - Janne Parikka
Keyboards - Martin Hansen
Drums - Ilari Heikkilä

Recorded and Mixed by Lauri Heikkilä at Astral Studio (www.astralstudio.fi)
Additional Recording by Ville Johanson
Additional Recording in track 6 by Petri Ahvenainen at Sonic Pump Studios (www.sonicpumpstudios.com)
Mastered by Sami Arola at Astral Studio (www.astralstudio.fi)

Cello in tracks 1, 4 and 7 by Roope Mäenpää
Violin in tracks 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 by Hanna Heinonen

Cover Artwork and Booklet by Gogo Melone (www.gogomelone.com)

Photography by Heikki Santasalo

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Track Name: Homecoming
"The waves rocked my old ship slowly as my journey was nearing its end
The sea was calm, but I could sense a darkness rising from the depths
As I saw land in the horizon, a heavy burden was lifted off my shoulders
I was finally back home, after so many years
Little did I know that everything I had known had changed
Little did I know that my journey was just about to begin"
Track Name: The Paragon
Dark oceans of sorrow
The sea captured my heart

I felt the burden letting me go
As I reached the shore of my homeland
Familiar coastline, the jagged rocks
Untouched by time, but stained by sword

Dark oceans of sorrow
I felt the warmth fade away
My heart was lost to the sea
And my love was lost to war

I was here to witness the massacre

Whole village was burning, families were slaughtered
None they spared. The old, the young too they took
Ripped their throats open, bathed in their blood
Severed their limbs, and fed them to dogs

I was here to witness the massacre

I felt the burden letting me go
As I reached the shore of my homeland
My old heart was gone, and a new one was shaping
Filled within me, the heart of the paragon
Track Name: Ghost of Dawn
In this dark, cold room, where the light cannot reach
This place, where the spirits haunt my dreams
In this dark, twisted chamber, way towards insanity
This place, where I can hear her cries

The ghost of dawn, laughing at my existence
For the lost and damned, these chains are here to stay

In this dark, cold room, where the light cannot reach
This place, where the shadows haunt my wake
In this dark, twisted chamber, way towards insanity
This place, where I can feel her pulse

The ghost of dawn, laughing at my existence
For the lost and damned, these chains are here to stay

They open her cage, and take her away
They drag her across the bloody halls
I can hear her screams, and the beating of her heart
I can feel her pain, and the breaking of her bones

The ghost of dawn, laughing at my existence
For the lost and damned, these chains will fade away
Track Name: Mourning Waters
I saw the great bird rise from the spectral ashes
I followed the trail of its wings, changing the course of my fate

Opening the doors towards my freedom, shattering this confinement that binds me so

I left the broken shell of her soul behind me
Her heart knows no peace until I have avenged her

And the bird flew away, away from my side
Its ghost-like wings like a beacon in the dark
Come back! And guide me through this maze of thought!
And so the bird flew away

My eyes burn with the hatred that was forced upon me
I will not rest until all of them are dead

And the bird flew away, away from my side
Its ghost-like wings like a beacon in the dark
Come back! And guide me through this maze of thought!
And so the bird flew away

"I see the path laid before me, paved with burning feathers"

I walked these mourning waters, wading through their cleansing tears
These layers of filth upon my wretched soul, washed away
Crystalline lights beckoning from the fathomless deeps
The great spirits of these waters will sing for me tonight
Track Name: Silver Frontier
The symphony of broken bones
Lingering in my ears
Their desolate song
Under my tired feet
Traveling across these mountains
Once mighty and strong
As unwavering as my faith
Both now shattered and weak
And bitter, I yearn for pain!

As mountains fall before me, before my very eyes
Breaking through barriers that once held me down
These walls are crumbling between the world and me
And for the first time I can see

As I reached the summit
And looked down to the valley below
Witnessed the purification
The one I had forever longed for
God, I am ready
I'll carry out your will!

As mountains fall before me, before my very eyes
Breaking through barriers that once held me down
These walls are crumbling between the world and me
And for the first time I can see

My feet carried me towards the raging flames
Burning bodies piled up, impaled and desecrated
My hand clenched around the hilt of my sword
I felt my blood boiling, and my hatred growing

My blood was driving me onwards to war!
And my blade cut them down where they stood

I saw the massive swarm of winged beasts
One by one, all men were ripped apart

I knew this was the end, the end to everything
As I saw the seven beastly heads rise from the sea

In the presence of this great evil, my body froze in fear
It was as if my body was torn apart by its piercing eyes

The beast stopped and watched my petrified figure
Turned around and left me standing alone, on this pile of corpses

All of us are dead
Track Name: Journey for Redemption
"My enemies are vanquished, yet my heart knows no peace
My hands are stained with the blood of hundreds and they will not leave me be
Their ghosts laugh at me in the hours before dawn and in my restless dreams I see the beast
Watching me with its eyes like black jewels, weighing my soul
I cannot find the answers here
It is time to go home"
Track Name: Heart of the Heartless
As I trailed along the road towards my long forgotten home, I could not ease my troubled mind
The spirits of dawn followed my weary steps, as a burden on my shoulders
There is no excuse, there is nothing that justifies the crimes I've committed
I will carry this burden forever in my travels through the endless void

Over these lifeless hills, past the ruined cities
Their once mighty walls now crumbled
The sky is torn apart, and poison rain comes down
Corroding my wretched skin away
I force myself onwards, against the howling wind
The wind that pierces through my flesh
As my steps come to a halt, and my broken body falls
My soul is crushed under the weight of the world

I can only wish that the light is shown to me
The light that guides me back to my true home
I never wanted to suffer and I never wanted this pain
But I know that there is none I can blame
Track Name: Endless Oceans of Sin
Silent forests, once my beloved homeland
The dead trees and the dried lakes sing their songs no more
Silent streets, no cheering crowd to greet my arrival
And only ashes where once stood my home

Curse you ghosts of dawn, why do you haunt me so
You don't belong with the living
I am alive! My body broken and my mind shattered
But I'm still alive

The distant stars look down upon me
The remnants of my soul laid bare under their glare
I'm the last of my line, the last of mankind
Just a bitter old man, yearning for peace

"Why was I the one to survive? I was no different from them, no different in the end
As years passed me by, I watched the world grow old with me"

Silent shore, covered in poisonous mist
The dense fog like a suffocating shroud over this land
Silent waters, dead bodies washed ashore
And wrecked ships as far as the eye can see

Curse you ghosts of dawn, why do you haunt me so
You don't belong with the living
I am alive! My body broken and my mind shattered
But I'm still alive

The great bird flew back to my side
Rested its tired wings on my heavy shoulders
Wounded, suffering, entwined with my pain
The bird cried with me, and turned into ash

As the storm gathers and approaches me
I close my fist around the ashes of my hope
I watch the oceans rise and swallow the world
The end has finally come and the world will drown

"As I sit here by the ocean, I welcome the waves that will cleanse this world
My heart will soon find peace as my body is embraced by the sea
Long have I waited, long have I fought this neverending battle
All will be over at last"