Dark Tranquillity - A Bolt of Blazing Gold Lyrics

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


  • Credits
    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
    popularity : 42 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Death Metal
    length: 7:16
    engineer: Stefan Lindgren and Dragan Tanaskovic
    drums: Anders Jivarp
    electric bass guitar: Martin Henriksson
    electric guitar: Mikael Stanne and Niklas Sundin
    lead vocals: Anders Fridén
    guest background vocals: Anna-Kaisa Avehall
    composer: Niklas Sundin, Martin Henriksson
    lyricist: Niklas Sundin
    Album Information
    label: Spinefarm Records
    country(area): Finland
    format: CD
    script: Latin