Monumension (2001)

Group Selection: 7/2/2017 – 7/8/2017

Theme: Summer 2017: Enslaved

Artist: Enslaved

Release Date: 11/27/2001

Runtime: 59:37

Label: Osmose

Track Listing:

1). Convoys to Nothingness – 7:58
2). The Voices – 6:07
3). Vision: Sphere of the Elements – A Monument Part II – 4:58
4). Hollow Inside – 5:38
5). The Gromlech Gate – 6:55
6). Enemy I – 5:16
7). Smirr – 4:26
8). The Sleep: Floating Diversity – A Monument Part III – 8:12
9). Outro: Self-Zero – 3:08
10). Sigmundskvadet – 6:59

Lyrics:

1). Convoys to Nothingness

Faces – eyes – noise

Floating patterns of no coherency, none needed

From behind the chapel of dreams came imagery
From another world
The left for a brighter star
A new home called “now”

Womb – death – dawn

Follow seafarers on an ocean of silence
Remaining humanoid shells, a distant thought
The chasm between truth and flesh paved
With bricks from secret cities

Entering linear orbit
Crushing the foundations of divided times
Suns reflected

Convoys…
Convoys to…
Convoys to nothingness…

2). The Voices

I hear their poisonous words again
As they call out for submission and code
“To be less than one and drown equals pride” they say
These were the voices that destroyed us

Did I want for this loss to be sustained?

Through the clipping of wings found the secret paths
From the blinding light of lies obtained second sight
Stabbed in the back, gained strength in One-ness
Taken from me, I learned to preserve

These were the voices that sunk our ships
These are the voices – poisoned ears bleeding

Did I pray for the dead to be kept awake?
Did I gently place these thorns through the surface
of my eyes?
Did I ask for this fathomless tragedy to go on forever?

Fail to comply – reborn in war
The answer being no

Did I?

3). Vision: Sphere of the Elements – A Monument Part II

Betrayed by disillusion
Enslaved by insanity
Enslaved by commitment to betrayal
Betrayed by all elements

My vision is clear and strong
I comfort myself to fulfil it
There exists no edge
Clearly existence is wrong

I kill myself to fulfil my vision
Consumed by astral interference
I deny this monument to be my sphere
I choke this ego to find that i’m dead
I deny this monument to be my sphere

I will die as one

4). Hollow Inside

Hollow inside – I didn’t sleep too well last night
Step over, turn the light
Hollow inside – I didn’t dream too much last night
Step over, turn the light

Knock on the door – these are the interfering themes
Open it up, too soon

Shorter in time – the interactive parts go by
I fear for a while – my head

I fear for a while – that my head will expand
And stretch out in to the stratos wild

Can’t you see, those birds in limbo breaks
And of course you hear, listen, the straws
From above you, and underneath in the glow
I can touch them
Spiritualized

Dogs with bones, they are released
One too many to get on

5). The Gromlech Gate

[The fool:]
“Fear not dear kinsmen, cause you
Saviour I am. I’ll bring back our glory
And wisdom Achieve I’m searching the
Old path to bring back the elder”

Smug as only the fool can be, mindless
Blindly. He marches towards his fate
Summoned to the Cromlech by hunger within

[Voice from a parallel existance:]
“Come inside my friend, your father is waiting.
Your search ends here, Wisdom you have
gained, the signs you have read.”

Doomed to walk the smiths dungeons
Underworld slavery
Through the eyes of the fool nothing can be seen
The elder is hiding beyond thoughts
Only leaving with glimpses of long lost knowledge

I once saw the Cromlech and was kindly invited
But I stayed the beast I kissed the ground
(I drank the wine)
(I took up the runes)
I found the home of the elder

6). Enemy I

It was here I was born
While the stars held their breaths
After ages of pseudo-presence

I climbed the final steps
Up from deep beneath the shores
Eieth no longer sleeping gal

Thus alive and the stillness
Only to be broken by whispers
Towards the moon

Bloodred from the Unborn Ones cries
That will not be silenced or rest
Forever more and awaken not

To paint in blanks or wither
Beauty blinding no more
than the whole is less now

We see clearly what was not there
The prey become predator
Slaughtering not raging blindly

Through tunnels of sorrow and lust
For solitude and peace of mind
Says it is time to unmask and face

Behind lines – that is Enemy I

7). Smirr

He sees his world through the crystal state of departure
The hooves echo the approach of the third coming
On it’s back a goddess with shining black armour
The steel that will separate the will from doing
Closing in as he falls to his knees, surrounded by
Plasma of dying chapters
Life succumbs to silence, desire alone to the dying
Of inner banes
His hands no longer grasping contraction as he laughs

Winds play their mourners dirge through heaps of corpses
The hooves thundering the arrival of the final coming
Carrying forth the seeds of eternal night
So that the Shadow may sleep, eternity weeps
While we laugh and remain forever

She feels the cold floor giving no comfort as she fades
The hooves echo the approach of the third coming
On it’s back the faceless her Elder Ones saw
The agents of microcosmic change shattering the megalith
Stories told, divinity unfold
She passes on, yet remains in Smirr
Cold remains scattered in dead void dreams

8). The Sleep: Floating Diversity – A Monument Part III

The battle’s now past
The war of all was within itself

Painfully sleeping

All hail the fallen
The time is now for the king to tell

The battle’s now past

All hail the fallen
Pleading diversity equals no scream
Thickening intensity now fatal
Beyond portrayed dream

9). Outro: Self-Zero

instrumental

10). Sigmundskvadet

Í Føroyum búðu høvdingar tveir,
Tróndur og Sigmundur itu teir.

Noregs menn! dansið væl í stillum;
stilli tykkum allar,
riddarar, Noregs menn!
dansið væl í stillum.

Sigmundur búði Skúvoy á,
Tróndur búði við Gøtuvág.

So grammur var Tróndur, hann hugsar ilt:
Sigmundur hevur vár’ veitslu spilt.

Tróndur hann situr í sínari lon:
“Tit heintið mær Sjúrða Tollaksson.

Tit heintið mær Gutta og láa Tór.”
Snarliga boð eftir teimum fór.

Inn komu garpar og søgdu so:
“Hvat vilt tú, Tróndur, tú sendi oss boð?”

“Eg havi sent tykkum boðini tey,
at tit skulu hjálpa til Sigmunds deyð.

Tit hvessið spjót, tit hvessið knív;
tað skal galda Sigmunds lív.

Hetta mítt ráð man vera gott:
Vit skulu herja á hann á nátt.”

Teir samlaðu saman sveinar og menn
og gingu til strandar allir í senn.

So sigldi Tróndur Skúvoyarfjør,
skútan bognaði sum ein gjør.

So myrk var náttin, og skútan gegg,
so blíðan byrðin Tróndur fekk.

Myrk var náttin, og skútan rann,
teir hildu beint mót Skúvoy fram.

Eingin vardi, teir komu hartil,
alt gekk til, sum Tróndur vil.

Skramblaðu teir við vápnum hart,
so hurðar gingu í smildur snart.

Sigmundur vaknar úr svøvni brátt:
“Hvør brýtur inn á meg í nátt?”

“Hann, sum brýtur tínar dyr,
tað er tann maður, tú háaði fyrr.

Sigmund helt sítt svørð ímót,
fimm fullu høvur á Tróndar fót.

Sigmundur høggur av makt og vold,
trý fullu høvur á Tróndar skjold.

Tróndur hann var til ilsku fús:
“Tit setið nú eld á Sigmunds hús!”

Sigmundur talar til frænda sín:
“Nú má eg rýma av húsi mín’.”

Einar úr Suðuroy, hans frændi Tór,
eingin annar við Sigmundi fór.

Sigmunds hústrú stendur við vegg:
“Tú hoyr meg , Tróndur Gøtuskegg.

Stríðist tú móti konu og børn,
so ert tú grískari enn ein bjørn.”

“Tit sløkkið eld, tit stingið inn knív!
Eg stríðist bert um Sigmunds lív.”

Tróndur vendi borgini frá,
beint ímót’ sum Sigmundur lá.

Tróndur hevði so fyri orð:
“Eg kenni royk av Sigmunds sporð.”

Tróndur biður teir hava mót:
“Eg kenni royk av Sigmunds fót.”

Teir gingu fram um grøna lund,
teir dvøldust við gjónna eina stund.

Sigmundur sær um gjónna brá:
Steingríms høvur á vølli lá.

Sigmundur aftur um gjónna sprakk,
svørðið úr hans hondum stakk.

Sigmundur flýddi á oynna norð,
Tróndur hevði tá manndómsorð.

Sigmundur kastaði í havið seg,
Einar og Tóri sama veg.

Tá ið Tróndur hetta sá,
aftur at báti skundar hann tá.

Aftur at báti skundar hann tá,
men ikki kundi hann Sigmundi ná.

Svimja teir tríggir við miklari ferð,
sum streymur harður á firði er.

Tórur aftur um seg sá:
“Nú tekur Einar at dragna frá.”

Sigmundur gjørdi sær tann ómak:
hann legði Einar á sítt bak.

Tórur rætti Sigmundi hond:
“Nú hevur Einar givið upp ond.”

Sigmund slepti Einar’ av,
Suðuroyarfjørður varð hans grav.

Sigmundur svimur og frændi hans,
enn er fjórðingur eftir til lands.

Tórur legði seg bylgju ímót.
“Nú eri eg givin í hond og fót.”

Tú svim til lands, legg einki í meg!
Eg eri farin, men redda teg.

Svaraði Sigmund’, í sjónum sat:
“Ei, mín frændi, skiljast vit at.

Vit vóru saman í mangari ferð,
ei mín frændi, skiljast vit her.”

Sigmundur var í orðum trygg’,
hann legði Tóra á sín rygg.

Sigmundur svimur av allari makt:
“Nú hava vit at landi lagt.”

Brimið tað brýtur sum boðaslóð,
Tað Tóra niður at botni dró.

Sigmundur var ein menskur mann,
men ikki bóru beinini hann.

Tá hann hevði svomið tann veg so lang,
hann legði seg stillan niður í tang.

Torgrímur átti Sandvík fyrr,
hann sá ein morgun út fyri dyr.

Torgrímur hugdi mót tara út:
“Eg meini, eg síggi ein reyðan klút.”

Tórgrímur talar til dreingir tveir:
“Tit vitið, um har er nakað meir.”

Inn koma dreringir og siga frá,
stórur maðu rí tara lá.

Ein stórur maður í tara lá,
ongum líkari enn Sigmund’ at sjá.

Torgrímur tók sær øks í hond,
so fór hann til sjóvarstrond.

Torgrímur niður í taran sær,
maktarleysur lá Sigmundur har.

Torgrímur talar til sveinar sín’:
“Gullringur Sigmunds skal vera mín!”

“Dreingir, tit haldið mær í hans hár,
meðan eg gevi honum banasár.

Dreingir, tit haldið (í) hans hár í topp,
meðan eg skilji høvur frá kropp’.”

Dreingirnir hildu í hans hár,
meðan hann gav honum banasár.

Dreingirnir hildu (í) hans hár í topp,
meðan hann skilti høvur frá topp.

Gullringin bóru teir heim til hús,
men kroppin gróvu teir í sand og grús.

Ein slíkan enda Sigmundur fekk,
hans líki ei í Føroyum gekk.

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