Ensiferum Celestial Bond

A long time ago I went to the shore

I whispered my wish to a breeze from the North

The wind took the wish high to the stars

Told them what I’ve missed with all my heart

I was mesmerized by the rolling tide

I lay on that shore and gazed into the skies

Like a shooting star, my dream was gone

I made up my mind

I don’t want to wake up

When will time heal and fulfill the dream of my heart?

When will we unite as one and light our own star?

All these memories I will treasure in my heart

Words are so vain

A bond beyond quintessence

For a thousand lifetimes

I will wait to feel

A passing moment of bliss

To be embraced by silence

Ensiferum Into Battle

We left our homes behind, now we’re following the wolves’ trail

Through the deepest forests, beneath the stars we ride

I can see the moon glowing red like the blood of warriors

There’s a prophecy, that tonight many men will die

The fire will burn forever in our passionate hearts

Our destinies are calling us now

We are ready to take their lives

Into battle we ride with Gods by our side

We are strong and not afraid to die

We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled

WE’LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!

Prominent leaders, cast your swords in the wind as a sign of war

Men, prepare for death, ’cause we might never return

Blood will spill and heads will fall

As the swords sparkle, lights the night

The ground rumbles as we attack

In the throes of rage, we will fight

The lightning’s flash, the thunder’s roar

Will petrify the weak

We’ll show no mercy, we’ll kill them all!

We are sworn in the name of steel

Ensiferum Token Of Time

Harvest the field of time

with the old man’s scythe

The narrow path of the chosen one

reaches beyond life

I set sails for the ageless winds

No fear of dying or a thought of surrender

I threaten every barrier on my way

I am bound forever with Token of Time

Among the humble people

Everything is torn apart

but I’m blessed with faith

and bravely I shall go on

Are thou the bringer of hope and joy

that I’ve waited for years

I shall fight to restore the moon

Wisdoms of time are carved on the sacred wood

Do thou possess spiritual powers

that would dispel all my fears

I shall not die until the seal is broken

Token of Time is trusted in the hands of the chosen one

Ensiferum God Is Dead

Bring out your dead

I shout again

[?] never end

Rotting corpses everywhere

But I knew how to transcend

Round and round, the bottle goes

Drown, drown all hope and sorrow

Mad men on the streets

Keep herding their sheep

(High or low, we’re all gonna go)

Down at least for six feet

Round and round, the bottle goes

Drown, drown all hope and sorrow

Round and round, the bottle goes

Drown, drown all hope and sorrow

Like thunder in a pint

Divine truth I will find

Lifelong misery

It is not out destiny

Joy to the world, god is dead

So let’s drink until the bitter end

Joy to the world, god is dead

So let’s drink until the bitter end

They whip you with their made-up sins

They beat you until you finally give in

But know that there is another path

Filled with joy and not the grandeur of misery

Wake up and see

Drink with me

In our wanton harmony!

Round and round, the bottle goes

Drown, drown all hope and sorrow

Round and round, the bottle goes

Drown, drown all hope and sorrow

Like thunder in a pint

Divine truth I will find

Lifelong misery

It is not out destiny

Joy to the world, god is dead

So let’s drink until the bitter end

Joy to the world, god is dead

So let’s drink until the bitter end

Joy to the world, god is dead

So let’s drink until the bitter end

Joy to the world, god is dead

So let’s drink until the bitter end

God is dead!

Joy to the world!

God is dead!

Ensiferum Näitä Polkuja Tallaan

Mä näita polkuja tallaan kai

viimeiseen asti

jos sä rakkaani seisot mun vierelläin

näilta poluilta löytyy se viimeinen rasti

jonne yhdessä kuljemme ystäväin.

En kotiseutua vieraaseen vaihtais

vaik tätä maata niin moni kaihtais.

tää tila isältä pojalle siirtyi

vaikka naapuri omansa myi.

mä kuulin sydäntäin

se sanoi tänne jää

et maailmalta onneas

voi löytää

sä tulit kanssani

yhteiseen kotiin

korpimaata myös

rakastit niin.

mä näita polkuja tallaan kai

viimeiseen asti

jos sä rakkaani seisot mun vierelläin

näilta poluilta löytyy se viimeinen rasti

jonne yhdessä kuljemme ystäväin.

Ei näitä juuria

irroita myrskyt

ei meitä kaada

elämän tyrskyt

me voimme lapsille

jokatin antaa

mitä kaupungin lapset ei saa.

jos kuulee sydäntään,

se sanoo – tänne jää

et maailmalta onneas

voi löytää

se on niin lähellä,

kun sen vain huomaa,

eikä kurkoita merien taa.

mä näita polkuja tallaan kai

viimeiseen asti

jos sä rakkaani seisot mun vierelläin

näilta poluilta löytyy se viimeinen rasti

jonne yhdessä kuljemme ystäväin [x2]

[English translation:]

I guess I tramp these paths

till the end

If you, my love, stand at my side

On these paths the last “cross” is found

To where we are heading together my friend

I wouldn’t swap my native region to a foreign

Even though so many would avoid this land

This farm passed from the father to the son

Even though the neighbour sold his.

I listened to my heart

It told stay here

From the world your happiness

you can’t find

You came with me

to the shared home

Wilderness too

You loved so much

These roots won’t

be detached by the storms

We won’t be fallen

because of the breakers of life

To the children we can

Give something

That the children from the cities can’t have

If one listens to the heart

It says – stay here

From the world your happiness

You can’t find

It is so close,

When you just notice it

And not just reach behind the seas.

Ensiferum Don’t You Say

From town to town I roam and dwell

Sing my songs and stories I tell

Gone is the gold and ladies smiles

I’m living on borrowed time

This is me, no guilt, no shame

I ain’t no saint, I ain’t no king

I’m a man of my word

With a stone backbone

Open your arms, I’m coming home

Don’t you say it’s the same old story

Don’t you say I came too late

Don’t you say it was all for nothing

For now I am here to stay

I have a will, hard as a rock

But it crumbled down with the very last drop

Don’t ask so I don’t have to lie

I’m a rover till the day I die

Don’t ask so I don’t have to lie

I’m a rover till the day I die

Don’t you say it’s the same old story

Don’t you say I came too late

Don’t you say it was all for nothing

For now I am here to stay

Don’t you say it’s the same old story

Don’t you say I came too late

Don’t you say it was all for nothing

For now I am here to stay

Don’t you say it’s the same old story

Don’t you say I came too late

Don’t you say it was all for nothing

For now I am here to stay

Don’t you say it’s the same old story

Don’t you say I came too late

Don’t you say it was all for nothing

For now I am here to stay

This promise will never fade away!

Ensiferum Battle Song

Hear the sound of swords fulfill the night

Feel the winds of death on your skin

See the arrows fly, flaming in the sky

Hear the screams of men, as they die

We won this battle wit might and fearless hearts

We came and we fulfilled our prophecy

So now we shall march back towards our kingdom

With heads up high and glimmering eyes

we returned with our glory

Silence now falls upon this blood red field

Vultures feasting with the flesh of dead bodies

“This is a great moment for all of us

but now it’s time to head back home victorious”

Ensiferum My Ancestors’ Blood

Not just for victory,

Not just to crush your enemy,

Not just for heir to be,

But for this moment and to fight the injustice…

It was written long ago,

This is what I’ve been told,

An army came across the sea

To conquer this low land.

They lured with their lies,

Shouted, “Peasant, kneel or die!”

Outnumbered, undaunted,

War cry rose to the skies.

On the homeland of the raven,

Where the eagles scream at daybreak,

And the clang and clash of armies,

Beautiful the strife for conquest.

[Chorus:]

Rains came over to the north,

Flood of lies to drown the old gods,

A storm rose within the hearts of the enslaved,

Ode for my ancestors’ blood.

The seer foresaw the curse from above,

Like a roar of approaching giant horde,

In the moors and in the marshes,

On the borders of the woodlands,

They marched like approaching giant horde.

When I yield my life forever,

Bravely will I fall in battle,

Fall upon the field of glory,

Beautiful to die in armour.

[Chorus]

Ensiferum Twilight Tavern

We heard that enemies were approaching from the south

We marched to face them, I killed their scout

But we were ambushed and slaughtered in the night

We fought so bravely but none were left alive

Now I open my eyes and what do I see

A rainbow in the moonlight, pipers calling me

They say don’t be afraid and asked me to follow

You’ve been expected, so forget your sorrow!

[Chorus:]

Their warrior’s souls forever rejoice

TWILIGHT TAVERN!

With our ancestors we raise our horns

TWILIGHT TAVERN!

Their warrior’s swords forever shine on

TWILIGHT TAVERN!

Welcoming our brothers at the break of dawn!

TWILIGHT TAVERN!

Life is so short (Life is so short)

Oh! son of the north (Oh son of north)

You’ll find your peace

At the end of your journey

Hey! All greet us when we open the door

Familiar faces – “Brothers, it’s been too long”

Beer is flowing, the smell of burning meat

In the morning battle reigns like hell’s been unleashed!

As the sun sets behind the mountains peak,

The master of the house shouts: “Drink and feast!”

This feels like it is too good to be true.

The call for the final battle will be here soon

[Chorus]

Ensiferum Vandraren

Vandraren har ingen stans att gå, när han kommit fram till slutet.

Månen färgar alla skuggor blå, han är ensam kvar där ute.

Långt där borta från en enslig gård, lyser värmen ut i natten.

Väcker hungern i hans frusna kropp, som har levt på luft och vatten.

[Chorus:]

Det gör ont, men gå ändå, du kan alltid vända om.

Det gör ont, men gå ända, du är här och kom hit som en vandrare.

Klockan ringer för en ensam själ, den har lånat röst av döden.

Vill den illa eller vill den väl, när den räknar våra öden.

Sluta tänka det är svårt ändå, du får ta en dag i taget.

Vandraren har ingen stans att gå, om han går vid sista slaget.

[Chorus 2x]

[English translation:]

[The Wanderer]

The wanderer has nowhere to go, when he arrived at the end.

The moon will stain all shades of blue, he is the only one left out there.

Far over there from a secluded courtyard, lit the heat into the night.

Raises hunger in his frozen body, which has lived on air and water.

It hurts, but go anyway, you can always go on.

It hurts, but go right, you are here and came here as a wanderer.

Bell rings for a lonely soul, it has borrowed the voice of death.

Does it hurt or want it well, when the count of our destiny.

Stop thinking it is difficult anyway, you may take one day at a time.

The wanderer has nowhere to go, if he goes at the end of the battle.