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Deep Into Time (2014 re​-​issue with bonus track)

by Forefather

We'll slay and we'll destroy and we'll feel no guilt Haphazardly we'll do as we do please We will act on instinct, our minds know not compassion Unimpeded by corrupt restraints This is the way it should be And in natural chaos we are free With laws and morals cast away We'll violate, obliterate to fuel our will On impulse act without any regret Survival of the strong will be the only rule Disorder is and will be evolution A time when life is pure And justice is our blades When being is unspoiled And gone are all restraints
They came from other lands to change our views They said to worship their god or we would die Eras on I yearn to reveal our ways again To unveil ancient wisdom gained through generations I dig deep into time To bring back ancient ways Before they clawed them down Their reign is failing now Our forefathers resisted all they could To save the traditions olden But they destroyed them and stole our children's minds And now we shall restore forgotten honour and pride Pure blood, unpoisoned water Passed from father to son An age now long since gone Is there time to revert?
The winds sweep across the raging skies of our tormented domain All around I hear the ghostly chants of generations gone Can't they the howls of the Old Ones great coming with the storms? Cries of betrayal and destroyed will over ages passed I hear the winds of immortal wisdom sing Nature is yet to breath its last breath They blindly go about their ways, forget what is real A fantasy turned to legacy, a spiral of doom Can't they hear the howls of the Old Ones great coming with the winds? The warnings fall on stubborn minds and on deaf ears
Somewhere we lie in a circle of time Where ages of elders have passed the land by Somewhere we lie in a circle of time Where those ancient mortals will not ever die Taught in the valleys and forests of home Devoted to ways of old Sometime we'll lie in a circle of time Where we are the fathers who told I live by the distant sun of the earth And hills that have branded my name Visions of elders are all that I see Alive on my elders' plains Onward the fyrd's men, together we go Chanting songs of victory We will always live Like the fathers once did dream Guided by that which is known to us all And means all of living to me Somewhere we lie in a circle of time Where reason of old is the key The sun and the moon hold the key To how the ways of life should be Free of ruler, we will see On a journey deep in ancestry
Soul of fire, heart of flame I walk across these wintry plains The biting cold, fresh and cool air Fills my lungs and blows my hair Great expanses unconquered by men A place to go by myself now and then To empty my mind, close me eyes And breath the pure life beneath the skies The distant sun breaks through the clouds And shines its rays on the cold ground The winds howl at my ears As they have through all the years Small streams flow, the sound of the stones These lands gave me my flesh, blood and bones Steep hills, mighty climbs These lands of our ancestors' times
The sky begins to darken gradually As the sun descends to the horizon Making the trees look grim And the atmosphere feel dormant Chinks of light break the layers of dark As the sun ascends the sky making the trees look benign And the atmosphere feel awake
The winds of wisdom lash my face As I hail this open space Under the burning midday sun I sense the power that makes us one This stretch of land before I see Lies symbolic of history An Angleman, I am of many I am of their spirit, I am of them I hear their ancient voice The storms of knowledge pound the skies As I praise this sight before my eyes Through the mist beyond the sea I see the past that calls to me We are one Heathen son As I stand above your graves We are one Heathen son As I see the world in flames
Oaths they did swear, devotion they gave To fight for their lord and strive for his aims Feast in his halls, share in his wealth Ride by his banner for good or for ill Companions in life, to serve and defend Strengthen his will across the domain Plunder to win, honour to earn With wyrd on their side a mighty scop's fame A war band’s bond is true and iron-strong To serve their master till their lives are done Charging into battle side by side None can take away a hearth-companion's pride Eager for glory, hardened by war The young and the old united in cause Power of youth, the wisdom of time Struggling together, united in mind Service to give, oath-gifts to gain A bond of allegiance twixt Theoden and Thegn Boasts to be yelled, the death of a foe Fight to the death or suffer the shame


2014 re-issue of the 1999 debut album, including the remixed bonus track "A Hearth Companion's Pride" (originally appeared on the 2005 vinyl release)


released November 13, 2014

All tracks performed by Forefather.
All vocals by Wulfstan.
All keyboards by Athelstan.
Recorded and mixed by Forefather at "The Croft", August 1998.

"A Hearth Companion's Pride" recorded at "The Croft", January 2005.
Remixed by Athelstan, 2014

Cover art by Chrille Anderson


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