A Tale They Whisper

by Above The North

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released March 16, 2015

All songs written, produced and performed by Above The North
Lyrics written by Clément Darlix
Engineered by Robin Mariat & Benjamin Parel @ La Petite Maison (Le Locle, Suisse)
Mixed/Mastered by Brian Hood @ 456 Recordings (Nashville, TN)
Artwork by Agnès Mariat

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2012 - 2016
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Track Name: Rains
«Tell me your name, says the proud wealthy man,
So that I have to pay you my respects»
Nothing more than someone else with a humble face,
A living frame, a fallen consciousness.

And so were his words, over and over again,
But every pieces of what he was
vanished, like dust in the rain.
And no one’s here to say that despite all his gains,
He lost everything.

His losses are countless,
His home’s nothing but emptiness.

But here lies reality,
May power and money be yours.
A man will always struggle for his own goods.
And we’re starving for triumph and answers,
As much as you do, my dear brothers.

And so were my words, over and over again,
But every pieces of what I was
vanished like dust in the rain.
And no one’s here to say that despite all our gains,
We’ve lost everything.

Losses are countless,
Homes are nothing but emptiness.
Track Name: One in a Million
And then I’ve passed the last few years,
Asking myself what all this means, was this all meant to be.
Comfy but lazy in my ness, confined in a cage that I’ve built
All by myself.

If there could be an answer,
this life for everyone would get easier.
But when time goes by
The only thing you got left is what’s behind.
No time out, no second chance,
Live to the fullest, before you’re laid to rest.

«You have to run away from those who live for this machine,
trust me you will be one of those who make it, you’ll write
a part of it»

Strives and battles lie ahead, so please
Please hold my hand
Until this imperfection comes to an end.

One in a million, rare and tender.
A precious character,
You love and look after.

Why oh why do they say it’s how you make history?
Too clever for the worst setup.
When silence speaks and words shut up.
Disclosing each other as we suffer from a constant enemy.

For the best we sing songs, about a something afterwards.
Dreaming, oh dreaming, of a never coming farewell.

One in a million, rare, unprotected.
A golden character,
You loved and looked after.
Track Name: Bright & Honoured
There is a lie in all beliefs.
A war in every one’s hope.
Your mind, your body and your soul
Are the battlefields of modern days.

Nonetheless, you shall never be
This face you cherish, this face you worship.
This face they cherish, this face they worship.
This face they perish for, this face they kill for.

Doomed and locked in a shell.
A bridge that embraced me from birth to death.
To live one true hell is to live in the one we’re living in.
When you have nothing else to do but fight and pray.

This is a life that we’ll never forget.
This life we have, this life we have to regret.
Was this a time we shall remember?
A moment fixed, bright and honoured.

Did you hear the fights?
Covered by the jokes and shouts.
Or is it just another lie,
A tale, they whisper.

Does this life deserve our regrets?
This life we have, this life we have to forget.
Was this a time we shall remember?
A fixed point, shared and honoured.

Did it hurt when you heard?
When you heard those
War’s burning children cries.

From yesterday to tomorrow,
There was and will be
Good man willings.
From yesterday to tomorrow,
There was and will be
Blood spillings.
Track Name: Hills
Over our hills,
When the sun
Calls for a soft waking up.
Predictions of better days,
Beauties of the land
Speaking to gentle souls.

When sunless lights are,
Playing again in dark woods.
We feel closer, closer to this place.
A peaceful soul’s always happier,
Until it reaches the sacred beyond.

Accents of a faithful heart.
Moved words of a lonely mind.
Even the highest lord will bend the knee.
Even the so called one will come down in symphony.

And when the night came,
Lightnings strike in crashes.

«We gather ourselves in one, in storms and distress,
unite to build an unbreakable fortress»

From the mountains comes a call.
«There’s only love and truth left to hope for,
Have faith in the past, be inspired by the future.
Over the land’s altar, drop your goods and your life»

Accents of a faithful heart.
Moved words of a lonely mind.
Even the highest lord will bend the knee.
Even the so called one will come down in symphony.