Ensiferum Unsung Heroes

Forgotten tomb hill

Unnamed graves

No light can reach there

Memories fade away

Only frozen soil

And eternal wind

Remember the sacrifice

Of those who are now buried in time

A Dauntless heart

A Righteous mind

No sign of fear

Cast aside

Left to die

Just one frozen tear

Unsung heroes

Forgotten valour

Unknown soldiers

Entombed in time

Only shadows grow

Where the forsaken lie

Hope buried in snow

A thousand scars

Regret none

But only the dead ones

Have seen the end of war

Ensiferum Tumman Virran Taa

“Yllä harmaan korven korpit laulaa,

Hurme tämän kansan roudan sulattaa,

Katso kuinka hohkaa kansi taivaan,

Kutsuu se meitä tumman virran taa,

Heikot vaipuu kuohuun sysimustaan,

Sankarit kun astuu joen rantaan,

Halki iäisyyden laulu raikaa,

Kutsuu se veljiä tumman virran taa.”

[English translation:]

Above the darkened woods, blackened ravens sing.

As flows the people’s blood, to melt these frozen grounds.

See how glows the sky, how curve the heavens above us.

It beckons, calling us, to the lands beyond the Dark Stream.

Those weakened, to the Darkest of Streams shall drown.

And when heroes, those riverbanks will reach.

The sounds of singing, across eternity shall echo.

Calling our brothers, to journey, afar, beyond the Dark Stream.

Ensiferum Little Dreamer

Once there was a boy back in time of the heathens

Day after day he just kept dreaming things that would make him weaker

His father could not make him see, that there is more than dreams

But he wouldn’t listen to the words of his father, ’cause he’s a little dreamer

Along his quest for solitude

A wise man came and told him to follow the stars

He ran to the forest with whirlwinds by his side

He’s lost in this world of lies

Take him back where rivers flow upwards

He is the one who lives

under a moonless sky looking for time

Take him back where stars are shining bright

Far in the lands of icetop mountains far on the other side

pictures are appearing so serenely into my mind

Far in the lands of meadows of fire deep in forgotten life

memories are drifting away so silently from light

Along his path of misery

A wise man came and told him to follow… the stars

Little Dreamer…

Ensiferum Raised By The Swords

Oh, who is raised by the sword

Can’t be beaten

Who is toughened by the fire

Can’t be burned

Awaited by immortality

Are the ones sacrificing their lives

To blood, to victory, to the truth

As ye saw, as shall ye reap

We will turn your fields into death

Shining our blades smash all down

Guidance of cold winds

We complete the ancient rule

Each of us was created to kill

Hail, the wisest ones

You have walked the severe and harsh path

To the almighty crown

Soon the lost riddles will be solved

Once and for all

As the ageless earth praises your sword

As ye saw, as shall ye reap

We will turn your fields into death

Shining our blades smash all down

Guidance of cold winds

We complete the ancient rule

Each of us was created to kill

Oh, raise the wind

Oh, open up earth

Oh, wild waters flood

And flames burn the ruins they own

Burn all and everything they own

Now let your prayers fade

The weak ones will meet their gruesome fate

Loyal minds will not break

The bold people of war

Have raised to get their victory

You depend on our mercy

Who is raised by the sword

Can’t be beaten

Who is toughened by the fire

Can’t be burned

Our everlasting loyalty will never break

The bold people of war

Have raised their swords

Ensiferum Lady In Black

She came to me one morning

One lonely Sunday morning

Her long hair flowing

In the midwinter wind

I know not how she found me

For in darkness I was walking

And destruction lay around me

From a fight I could not win

Ah ah ah…

She asked me name my foe then

I said the need within some men

To fight and kill their brothers

Without thought of love or God

And I begged her give me horses

To trample down my enemy

So eager was my passion

To devour this waste of life

Ah ah ah…

But she wouldn’t think of battle that

Reduces men to animals

So easy to begin

And yet impossible to end

For she’s the mother of all men

Had counselled me so wisely then

I feared to walk alone again

And asked if she would stay

Ah ah ah…

Oh lady lend your hand I cried

And let me rest here at your side

Have faith and trust

In me she said

And filled my heart with life

There is no strength in numbers

Have no such misconception

But when you need me

Be assured I won’t be far away

Ah ah ah…

Thus having spoke she turned away

And though I found no words to say

I stood and watched until I saw

Her black cloak disappear

My labor is no easier

But now I know I’m not alone

I find new heart each time

I think upon that windy day

And if one day she comes to you

Drink deeply from her words so wise

Take courage from her

As your prize

And say hello from me

Ah ah ah…

Ensiferum Unettomaan Aikaan

Vain aamu-usva peittona

Laulu säilyy muistona

On joka polun hintana

Kaiho, epäily ja kuolema

Only morning mist as a veil

The song will remain as a memory

The price of every path is longing, doubt and death

Ensiferum Neito Pohjolan

Nähnyt oon sen, yllä aaltojen kaukaisten

Kuinka loistaa kuu ja tähdet taivaiden

Kai kulkuri matkoillaan voi joskus unhoittaa

Kuinka kotimaa oottaa kaukaa plaavaa…

Kaihon siivin saan

Lentää halki kaukomaan

Minne sydän halajaa

Aina palaamaan

Eessä myrskytuulien

Eessä elon taistojen

Aina sydämessäin oon

Neito pohjolan

Kun lähdin pois

Virranneet ei surun kyyneleet

Kun palaan takaisin

Huomaan jonkin muuttuneen

Ei polku tuo kulkurin

Totta ollutkaan

Vaan ainoastaan

Kaipausta ja unelmaa

[English translation:]

[Lady Of The North]

I have seen

How moon and stars glimmer

Over the waves far away

Sometimes wanderer may forget

How home land keeps on waiting

The one who is returning from far away

With the wings of longing

I fly across a distant land

To where my heart always desires to return

In front of storm clouds

In front of battles of life

In my heart I’ll always be

Lady of the North

When I left

Tears of sorrow didn’t flow

When I came back

I saw that something had changed

The path of a drifter

Wasn’t real

But only longing and dreams

Ensiferum The Longest Journey

Could my ruin have come,

My day of trouble have arrived,

In these tuonele cabins

These abodes of the dead land?

[Kalevala]

Far beyond the dark stream pagan souls will

Roam those cold lands wild and free.

Wait for the sign; a blood red sky.

Then beyond the dark stream we will ride.

The path of mortals,

So narrow and brutal.

Only bravest of them all

Will find true valours

Decaying souls of men,

Who trust in false omens,

Will drown in the stream

With their untrue beliefs.

He’s been drifting

For so long,

Searching for the land.

Where heroes roam.

In the horizon,

The last ray of light,

A breeze from the other side,

Before he dies.

Dividing walls of stone,

Eternal heathen Throne,

Beneath the cold starlight.

Revealed for the purest sight.

Through constant affliction

Towards alleviations,

When a searing star is near.

Carry on, you’re almost here

Far beyond the dark stream we’ll meet again.

Across the wilderness and we will be home.

Gather your strength, don’t be afraid.

Far beyond the dark stream, we’ll meet again.

The longest journey of them all,

Has to be made all alone

A flame in the skyline reaching the stars

Guiding the seeker through the night!

Ensiferum Deathbringer From The Sky

High above the ground

Beyond the thunderclouds

A Black shade is flying alone

Once so feared among men

Now the legend is becoming too old

But finally the horrifying truth is about to unfold

Deathbringer from the Sky

Hunting victims in the night

Feel the terror as flames are burning bright

There is… No tower as high or a cave so deep

That can save you from its endless spite

So bow down and face your wretched destiny

A Den filled with treasures and gold

No longer calms his spirit so cold

Again it is time to spread the wings of doom

A Growl shakes the ground

Flames blind men and smoke covers the stars

As he rises towards an ancient sky

The era of total chaos will arrive

Men shall flee in fear

My name will haunt their mortal souls

I’ll burn their flesh and I’ll crush their bones

Now they shall know

That every myth told is true

They shall burn on my blazing gallows

Deathbringer from the Sky

Hunting victims in the night

Feel the terror as flames are burning bright

There is… No tower as high or a cave so deep

That can save you from its endless spite

So bow down and face your wretched destiny

Your screams can’t make me feel pity or regret

I only feel furious hatred

With fire my dominion is gained

So burn away and let my kind rule the world again

Ensiferum Ajattomasta Unesta

Katsokaa tuulen kulkua

Kuulkaa ajan kuoksua

Alla ikitähtitaivahan

Kasvava on voima valtava

Pohjanpalon loimussa

Nousee miekka voittajan

Behold how travels the wind

Hear how runs the time

Beneath the eternal star dotted sky

Will grow a vast power

In the glow of northern lights

Rises the sword of the victor