Shadow Duet

Dark Tranquillity


album: Track 7 in album Skydancer
release date: 1993-8-30
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Death Metal
length: 7:07
drums: Anders Jivarp
lead vocals: Anders Fridén
engineer: Stefan Lindgren
electric guitar: Niklas Sundin and Mikael Stanne
electric bass guitar: Martin Henriksson
additional guest: Stefan Lindgren
composer: Niklas Sundin, Martin Henriksson, Anders Jivarp
lyricist: Niklas Sundin

Album Information

label: Spinefarm Records
country(area): Finland
format: CD
script: Latin

Cover Art

Dark Tranquillity Skydancer cover art


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Voice of the Shadow of Darkness - Sundin
Shadows play - in my wilderness'
One spiteful and wicked,
A windswept pale landscape
Two frictional forces

slowly traversing the atmosphere calling
A soft breeze whispers slowly
And its breath, both foul and holy

Nameless - yet it lives in you
Lawful - when all fear is slain
One shadow of beauty, caressing the flowers

maternal - eternal, blinded by visions
of sunlight nocturnal
One shadow of Darkness, a shade of deep hate
In sheets of sharp silver laid youthful to die

the grace of Storms
One shadow of beauty,
Sailing free on the seas within my mind
Surging dark oceans - perpetual waters

Whipping the white waves towards the cold air
A cascade of lost feathers adrift on the sea

hovering further athwart a leafy cower
And therefore they chose to guide this time-wind hither
Alas, in tune with the tide of time
but I'm not,

but more is to come
a friend I greet with open arms
...and joy
But time is not eternal, their life-stars not immortal
No bliss be given...nor joy
Flowing down the gates of Hell

but for your kit and kin;
My scions of light?
Depraved of the lust and the treasure of pleasure

Hear me,
before Creation's eye I stand,

A chaosvoid's tomb of dead worlds
Divinity flows in your heart,

Silent, your fool!
- remember Endymion's crestfallen tears
He touched by the heavens, his hellfire nears
Free now your heavenly body of air!
Come bathe in the rays of the all-seeing one,
Breathing new life-force like goldmade from sand
My winged steed of moonlight,
We rode above the greenish Earth
But what you left bleeding
And your deeds of sharp silver

Of beings we feed with the dust of our thoughts
Of insight created: a triad of Jewels
(A thin leaf of the life-tree's truth)


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