The Ascent

by Seventh Harmonic

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1.
2.
04:07
I stole some angel's wings to make you fly I drank all your tears to make you smile And I drank all the rain of your sky Since deep inside your love made me the strongest I came from the light without fear To your black kingdom You and your darkness You and your sadness You and your madness You and your devil Let you take me to my heaven You and your devil I'll keep you safe and insane I have the power To eat your anguish and your pain Now and forever There's nothing that can stop me Deep inside me Your love made me the strongest I can protect your devil from my god Or I can make them be one Like you and me
3.
I've just seen my body next to yours I don't want to realise That I'm reaching the sky That they gave me the wings to fly Ne laisses pas les anges m'emporter Ne laisses pas les anges nous separer C'est dans tes bras que je veux m'endormir Dans tes bras, mon dernier sourir Dans tes bras, mon dernier desir Retiens moi ne me laisses pas partir I can fly but I don't want without you
4.
03:11
I was my own pain I was feeding this pain I was an eternal victim eternally guilty But once I stopped thinking and realised that life is not for eternity And the idea made me smile And now I keep this smile Now it feels like I can fly Now it feels like I'll never die I'm dancing in the fire because it burns the pain Because it melts my heart and burns gently my skin I'm dancing in the fire until it dries my tears I'm dancing in the fire until it burns my fear I've never noticed the blue of the sky, the taste of the sun It tastes so sweet on my lips When fighting becomes dancing When crying becomes laughing Et j'attends que le feu me consume Buite toutes les coutumes Que les flames sechent mes larmes Et buite mes etats-d'ame
5.
04:57
Awake from the deep I reach for the sea Feel the heat take a hold, through the body hides the soul Each thought of her will torture me I must remain cold... The fear won't unfold Does the depth of my need Penetrate your sleep Awake from your sleep to reach for the dream No longer to come unto me In that breath of defeat I found my own peace Our heaven brought hell No water in this well...
6.
The sun, the sea, the life in me that rises with the flood Within these sparks I raise my heart and flow into the blood Deep within the swell of fear I watch it quelled when I am here As I wash away the winter to let life take hold The dream of the future Return to the soul
7.
04:02
Need no drug to dull no pain To prise the lock that keeps me sane The maelstrom of my rising brain Quiets me time and time again... No feeling or compassion left So tested by the past Is it that to feel's a fight 'Some are born to endless night' How can one so few of fears Still contain so many tears On the verge of all I've dreamt And if it all ends unredeemed...
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9.
Je sais que je ne pouvais changer Le cours des choses jamais je sais Le cours du temps des saisons je sais When the seasons change Life is born again The flower of your heart unfolds The dreaming comes to an end The long shadows of a winter's day Leave behind that solemn smile Approach the sun, the wind, the rain Summer's on its way again Sparkling jewels, the source of life Prepare the way, prepare the way For the coming of the sun, the shining one To save us from self-made pain The sun was lost from view forever... Waken from timeless time Savour the glory of summer wine For the spell is broken And the door is open Sing the song of Aaron Come to me my darling Spring has come again...
10.
05:37
And the man creates God And the man creates Satan and the guilt They fear his hell But I fear their heaven You believe in what you fear You fear the one you believe in I believe in what I need What I need is being free From your blind church For the love of your god Burn your blind church Burn your blind church Sacred knowledge lost forever Civilizations wasted Your hell is the one you built Your hell is your fake heaven I would fight with any god I would fight with any devil Who would steal the freedom of my soul Who'd steal the dignity of my heart The more I pray, the more I make mistakes We all come from the same place We all come from some kind of heaven From between my mother's legs There's no priest, no master We all come from the same place We all come from some kind of hell But from between our mother's legs There's no god, no devil...
11.
03:35
Feel too little, think too much The only thing that moves is touch Alone I rape the ghost of love The fire I drink from never enough I fall into my shadow again Fate predetermined by my pain I melt...tears run like rain The ice has frozen again And in the bitter end the void was never filled The visions merely emptiness and sentience slowly killed But still I continued on the weakest quest Submerged in blind pleasure I failed every test The ice has frozen again The ice is all that remains...
12.
04:10
I know I cannot cease to dream Words never mean just what they seem Weaving in and out of time Seeking endlessly the sign Two steps forward, two steps back Dancing on the beaten track Yet to fall into the ground With real pain I'd come around Till then I'll look inside to see How can I touch outside of me For everyone that reads this mind Too many close are left behind In places where you never slept Doors close on things you won't forget No pain for tears never wept I am the girl you'll never get... Paralysed by hidden fear You'll scratch your dread across my back Hope to lose your conscience here On my body try to trace connection with your own Intensity of intimacy after so much time alone Drown in flesh Hope to find home...
13.
A mirror sleeps and fills its pages with memories of wistful past With hope and fear and dust of age Shattered dreams and silent glass A vision shroud in fatal beauty Hallucinate horror image fracture An ice face no doubt won't see Time will poison your enrapture A blank: doubt: no vision The light's reflection pale incision The murdered ego starts to fall Until there's nothing left at all...

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released September 1, 2001

Vocals: Amandine Ferrari
Violin: Éilish McCracken:
Keyboards/drum programming/bass/guitar: Caroline Jago

Kate Arnold: dulcimer
Paul Nemeth: vocals

All music; lyrics to tracks 5,6,7,11,12,13: Caroline Jago
Lyrics to tracks 2,3,4,10: Amandine Ferrari
Lyrics to track 9: Paul Nemeth

Recorded at Deepwater Studios, March/April 2001
Recorded and engineered by John Hull
Produced and mixed by John Hull and Caroline Jago
Mastered by John Hull

Cover art by Owen Tooth.

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Seventh Harmonic Canterbury, UK

Seventh Harmonic are an all-female neoclassical ensemble creating sensual euphoric epics which draw on a great diversity of influences. The music blends an intoxicating kaleidoscope of rhythmic intensity and soaring vocals with ethno-symphonic overtures, defying categorisation yet always beating with a dark romantic heart... ... more

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