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

by Forefather

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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)

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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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Track Name: Natural Chaos (2014 re-issue)
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
Track Name: Deep Into Time (2014 re-issue)
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?
Track Name: Immortal Wisdom (2014 re-issue)
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
Track Name: Visions of Elders (2014 re-issue)
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
Track Name: These Lands (2014 re-issue)
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
Track Name: Dusk To Dawn (2014 re-issue)
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
Track Name: Ancient Voice (2014 re-issue)
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
Track Name: A Hearth Companion's Pride (bonus track)
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