A Bolt of Blazing Gold Lyrics

Dark Tranquillity


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Anders Mikael Jivarp, Anders Par Friden, Martin Hans Knut Henriksson, Mikael Bengt Stanne, Niklas Bo Sundin
album: Track 3 in album Skydancer
release date: 1993-8-30
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genres: Rock
styles: Death Metal
length: 7:16
drums: Anders Jivarp
lead vocals: Anders Fridén
guest background vocals: Anna-Kaisa Avehall
engineer: Dragan Tanaskovic and Stefan Lindgren
electric guitar: Mikael Stanne and Niklas Sundin
electric bass guitar: Martin Henriksson
composer: Niklas Sundin, Martin Henriksson
lyricist: Niklas Sundin

Cover Art

Dark Tranquillity Skydancer cover art
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A bolt of blazing gold,
Lifted from the horizon's edge
Another radiant dawn sends new hope,
Avowed my hearty pledge

My yearning to be part
Of nature's truthful solitude
Of wisdom's inner light
That shines in mystic multitude

The guiding source within,
So few of us will ever know
And few will ever climb
The great world-tree from which we've grown

But those who seek will find
The rhythm that vibrates high and far
And rearrange the cosmic threads,
The pattern of the Weave of Stars

A bolt of blazing gold,
A sunfire in zenith hurled
Oh, wingless skydancer,
Rejoiced upon the warmth unfurled

What wonders do you hold ensnared
With your mighty heart?
What secrets may be mine
To brother-share as we depart?

Of richest emerald forged,
My soul still rises, longingly
From inferno's winding caverns,
Through dark air soaring, restlessly

If silence was enough!
No words can grasp my starkest thoughts
No language known to man
Portrays my naked sentiment

A bolt of blazing gold,
Swallowed by the waveless sea
The ocean-winds set sail,
In breeze towards their destiny

On solarbeams they rode,
White sea-gull-wings in harmony
For a moment's startling glimpse
A sienna-burnt tranquility

Oh father of the coloured sky,
Unwear thy robe of shadowhood
Let nature's soul once clash again
'Neath blooming glades of goldenwood

We're the ones who seek
To dance to fallen serenades
The magic hymns of gold;
As softly sung, the sunlight fades away

Of richest emerald forged,
My soul still rises, longingly
From inferno's winding caverns,
Through dark air soaring, restlessly

If silence was enough!
No words can grasp my starkest thoughts
No language known to man
Portrays my naked sentiment

A world of silent stone,
As frozen in the nightly sky
In heaven's dark recesses laid,
No living soul draws night

For seconds all is still,
No moonlight heaves throughout the dark
Nor do the heavens breathe,
No dryads wreathe within the dark

Within my dark domain


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Nightfall by the Shore of Time
  • 2 Crimson Winds
  • 3 A Bolt of Blazing Gold
  • 4 In Tears Bereaved
  • 5 Skywards
  • 6 Through Ebony Archways
  • 7 Shadow Duet
  • 8 My Faeryland Forgotten
  • 9 Alone