The Sorrowful Sun

by Ice Dragon

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about

"Imagine if Black Sabbath combined their heavy and psychedelic sides – they tended to toggle between those modes rather than combine them – and took even more drugs, and turned everything up into screaming, red-lined peaks. They then came down hard and also wrote pretty acoustic songs – not those bullshit interludes, but real, actual songs."

- Invisible Oranges (Cosmo Lee)

"Due to the great variety of sounds this album, as the previous album by Ice Dragon, is very heavy but not “monolithic”. Strangely enough, though, in spite of the frequent use of intimate, acoustic parts, Ice Dragon fixes as a “heavy” band in your mind. The sounds tremble in the void and are distorted and “dirty”, dense, three-dimensional, enveloping you like a dense fog due to a cave-like effect of the mixing/production. Even the acoustic parts and tracks are anything but flat, they are physically refreshing like breaths of night breeze."

- Doommantia (Marilena Moroni)

credits

released 21 June 2011
Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Ron's Wrecker Service

Cover art by Adam Burke
nightjart.blogspot.com

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Track Name: Flowers
when they bury me
when my head pours into the ground
my thoughts will all grow flowers
sprouting out all around

some will be violet
and yellow and green
and others will only be black

they'll tell my life's story
to all who walk by
and there will be no hidden facts

don't be suprised
if the flowers all have your eyes
and for petals your long flowing hair
and though you'd like to pick them
i'd rather you just left them there

when i said i loved you
the flowers all turned red
when i broke your heart
they all went pale instead

when we kissed
the sun shown through in yellow

when i did you wrong
the blackness crept in from below

(chorus repeats)

when i am dead and i am buried
in a long wooden box
alone with nothing but the dirt
myself, and my thoughts

i will grow a mighty tree
straight out of my heart

i will grow a mighty tree
straight out of my heart

and the fruit will bear your name
and it will grow forever strong

forever strong
Track Name: Mistress Death
looking to find
the distraction i sought
i did not
i did not

a race of ancient mercenaries
how weak they fought
how weak they fought

none proved a worthy adversary
they all fell at my hands

the massacre came so easily
none shall live while i still stand

oh my love
mistress death
oh my love
mistress death

the emptiness of space
is a reflection of my soul
my opponent lies in waiting

with my defeat i become whole
the end i am anticipating

in ancient tome lies the key
set course for home, maximum speed

soon to find the one i need
the being with the power to kill me

oh my love
mistress death
oh my love
mistress death

come for me
come for me
you're all i want

in my dreams you walk

in my dreams you walk
Track Name: Light Years
i can feel the morning sun
from all around

i can see you standing
in your autumn gown

such beauty we have never known
the earth agrees with me

the flowers lose their color
and the birds no longer sing

how can they create anything
in comparison with thee?

how can they create anything
in comparison with thee?
Track Name: Interspecies Communication
we breathe out
they breathe in
they breathe out
we breathe in

interspecies communication

mayans and incans
ancient egyptians

spiritual men
found god through ingestion

the burl and the root
take hold for the food

the stem and the leaves
sun, water, and breeze

smoke into lung
drink into stomach

when we stand next to you,
take something from us

is that you in my head trying to speak?
i believe you know the answers i seek

we breathe out
they breathe in
they breathe out
we breathe in

interspecies communication
Track Name: Poseidon's Grasp
the rays of the sun
shine on our helmets at dawn

we take to the sea
to find the ancient one

pulling away, manning the oars
to know only strangeness
and distant shores

moon and the stars
shine their love upon our quest

we pray to the gods
our mission be blessed

to find the shining serpent
that plagues this land of men

to find him where he sleeps
and then we tear into his den

there he lays, still as death
under rock and stone
and dark and wet

there he lays, still as death
under rock and stone
and dark and wet

dark black sea at night
shining serpent takes to the sky
men prepare themselves to fight
and let their spears and arrows fly

snaps through the mast
the timber cracks
ship torn in half
poseidon's grasp

snaps through the mast
the timber cracks
ship torn in half
poseidon's grasp

poseidon's grasp
Track Name: White Tusks
space boar
driving at the heart of man

space boar
how much more can he withstand?

standoff in space
one of us must take
the other's place

white tusks
reaching toward me
white tusks
coming for me

holding ground,
holding my own
you will never
take my home
Track Name: Near Sun, On Earth
i'll go low
and you'll go high

i'll sink into the ground
and you'll float up to the sky

wings made of wax
or wings made of stone
they either melt in the sun
or they're too heavy to hold

from time to time
you'll reach down to help me out

but all i'll ever do
is look up at you in doubt

wings made of wax
or wings made of stone
they either melt in the sun
or they're too heavy to hold