Deathaura Lyrics - Sonata Arctica

Sonata Arctica The Days of Grays cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Elias Viljanen, Henrik Klingenberg, Marko Paasikoski, Mikko Mustonen, Tommy Portimo, Toni Kakko
release date: 2009-9-8
genres: Rock
styles: Symphonic Rock/Heavy Metal
length: 7:58
producer: Tony Kakko and Sonata Arctica
vocal: Tony Kakko
arranger: Sonata Arctica
guitar: Elias Viljanen
Hammond organ: Henrik Klingenberg
guest: Johanna Kurkela
additional keyboard: Tony Kakko
keyboard: Henrik Klingenberg
drums (drum set): Tommy Portimo
bass guitar: Marko Paasikoski
composer: Tony Kakko
lyricist: Tony Kakko
The premonition

Remember when I told you how my
Kin is different in some ways?
And how you should not fall in love
With someone like me, anyway
Between the lines, people see signs
When they feel the sear, every day's fear
And one night their torches
Find the girl without a name
And the one who has her
Love is no more safe

And until I get my peace I'm but a shade

(The witch-hunt)

The sun lit the white mountain's snow covered peaks,
There I see you, amongst the good people, suffering
She is the one, the unwanted, decidedly so,
'Cause she makes our children cry.
It's a fact, she is exactly that!
A harbinger of death from the world of witchcraft,
And she's feeding them cakes and her ale to this innocent boy,
And her magic brings dismay

(Exposing the heathen)

"I hear her in the wind, the bane of our town
Come with me, father, I'm to expose a heathen"

In my home town
No one's safe now
Young love's been forbidden
For five-fold kisses, my only love had to die


"Your crops are all flourishing, so what's the catch?
I know what you are, the new evil unhatched
As sure as the dawn, they will hear what I know,
And recognize you, and you'll be cleansed too"

(The fear)

For the good, trusting people in town,
In their fear stricken hearts,
Seeing skyclad's a sign like the deathaura,
Every night, so painful's the memory of love in the dark.
One wheel of the year ends their short lives in fear

"I hear her in the wind, the bane of our town.
Come with me, oh, father the heathen is exposed."

(The grudge)

In the age of burning times, you saved my life
The blaze grew ever higher.
I was your cunning man, hiding in the light,
Now your land shall go sour

Your own fears will destroy everything
Envy consumes all, and "thou shall not"
Though it hurts, I must tell you
"I am truly the one
Behind it all"

(The curse)

In the hands of time we all will die
The dead of night will devour your child
The creation o' beliefs you've been fed
The fear, the unknown, the poison loved by death.

(The flames)

In the cool of the night air
Flames purify minds, where
Almost anyone could be the next
"Unless morning finds all of them somehow hexed"

(Endless inquisition)

(Together, today, for all eternity)

I remember how you told me,
Your kin's different, on that sunny day?

You made me smile,
'Cause I was just about to say the same thing
So deeply entwined, love of a lifetime

But they paid someone to say their torment has a name
And after all these years we get to be together for all eternity

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CD 1
  • 1 Everything Fades to Gray (instrumental)
  • 2 Deathaura
  • 3 The Last Amazing Grays
  • 4 Flag in the Ground
  • 5 Breathing
  • 6 Zeroes
  • 7 The Dead Skin
  • 8 Juliet
  • 9 No Dream Can Heal a Broken Heart
  • 10 As If the World Wasn’t Ending
  • 11 The Truth Is Out There
  • 12 Everything Fades to Gray (full version)
  • 13 In the Dark