Lyrics – O the Dark Tides of Solstice Day

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O the Dark Tides of Solstice DayThe Illawen
they thought they were safe in their decadent retreat
but one cannot hide forever
one cannot sit high on the hill
and poison our rivers
they cause our cancers
they are a cancer
 
the battlefield is silent
the victory is ours
we’re breaking out windows
and jumping on cars
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The Illawen – Feast Of The Vultures

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in our factory fortress high upon the hill
far away from the crumbling city streets
we awaited the warlords who marched with their guns
the scouts returned from forest posts above the only road

the only news the warlords march at dawn
they are thousands to our hundred strong

we crept near, hidden within the woods
sentries wordless slain, smiles across their throats
set fire to gunpowder kegs, we freed all the horses
stole back through the trees

the next morning their remaining force marched on
though many fled throughout the night and others never woke
their remaining ammo was just enough to bring down the wall
but inside we met with sword to their bayonets
shields were splintered guns were broke both sides suffered death
many a friend will never drink again
but the goddess smiled her favor through the day
and ten fell to every one of us

by the time the vultures circled overhead
their main force broke away and ran

we ran them down, galloping through their ranks
no quarter given, no quarter offered
to those who’d bend a knee, to other than themselves
their lord lay slain

his head was hung above the gates
their greed will not despoil the land but their blood shall feed the soil

The Illawen – On The Fall Of Avarice

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on the battlefields we’ll meet the rush
of any enemy
swift and brave we cleave our way
through the bourgeoisie

in decrepit cities of lost empire
the streets are overgrown
the wild has come to take it back
ruins are now our home

the sun sets
the dark embraces
the sun sets
the dark embraces

the wolves have come to live again
with them we coexist
any threats to the wilderness
will be brought down by our fist

capitalists and CEOs
lie dying at our feet
we took a stand and by our hand
their hearts no longer beat

we quest to destroy
defilers of the land
with swords on our backs
forged by our own hands
the ruins of your cities
all splintered away
the bones of your false gods
will rot and decay

the reverent and authoritant
won’t be missed at all
avarice and pacifists
will not survive the fall

one by one we hunt them down
those who thrive on greed
we’ll crack their heads and use their skulls
as flagons for our mead

the sun sets
the dark embraces
the sun sets
the dark embraces

warlords rise insidious
to claim the empty throne
but the power lies within the land
and not for one alone

armor forged from metal smelt
from your useless SUV
battle fierce with sword in hand
only the dead are free

we quest to destroy
defilers of the land
with swords on our backs
forged by our own hands
the ruins of your cities
all splintered away
the bones of your false gods
will rot and decay

[repeat chorus]