Tethered to the Tide

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Calm are the winds on the shore in morning
Soothing sounds have filled his dreams
He wakes to his family calling
“Daddy, will you feed us please?”

A house with a wife and a daughter
Gives this man a will to be
He smiles as he waves goodbye then
Walks to the docks to stake his claim

Approaching the ship he sees a good omen to set his sails
The northern winds are blowing strong to make them cross the vale
Their vessel speeds towards the great unknown
All thoughts are now of home, the yearning has won

The day will turn to night
The waves will show their might
Condemned, enslaved in the gods domain
Their souls will eternally drink from the ocean

Anchored to the deep
Tethered to the tide
Vision fading, breath cascading
Leviathan, you'll find your way inside

Out on the open sea the sky has turned to darker shades of grey
The morning sun has gone and waves now crash on wood and sail
The bow has split in two - the men are down to few - all hope is gone
The Serpent has won

Inside me, the sea will now bind me
Into the ever night, the abyss will hide me
Writhing in the domain of Jormungandr

Waiting for death to claim us
We face the end of light to watery graves
But we'll fly with the wings of the Valkyrie up to Valhalla
We surrender

Seas will bind me, never to see home
Deep within the mortal coil we're thrown
Darkness claims us, gods will break us
And we'll face the end of days alone

Alone, we are alone and out of sight
Forgotten souls, the depths are now our home
I want to go home
I want to go home


from Cryogenesis, released July 18, 2017
Music by Luke Ashley
Lyrics by Tim Leopold & Luke Ashley



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Trigger Melbourne, Australia

A fusion of European melody and American aggression - Trigger is an explosive melodic metal band based in Melbourne's west. Influenced by bands such as Iron Maiden, Megadeth and Trivium; Trigger's twin guitar attack and soaring vocals are powerful while retaining a traditional aesthetic. ... more

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