Kamelot: Silverthorn [2012]

Released October 24, 2012 (Japan) October 26, 2012 (Germany), October 29, 2012 (rest of Europe) and October 30, 2012 (North America)
Recorded Morrisound Recording, Tampa, Florida, USA, May 2012 and Gate Studios, Wolfsburg, Germany, June 2012
Genre Progressive metal, symphonic metal, power metal
Length 53:53
Label SPV/Steamhammer (Europe and North America), King (Japan)
Producer Sascha Paeth and Miro

Silverthorn is the tenth studio album from metal band Kamelot. It will be released on the Steamhammer label, a subdivision of SPV,[1] on October 26, 2012 in Germany, three days later in the rest of Europe and one day after that in North America.[2] It is the first album to feature Tommy Karevik as the lead singer. It will also be their third concept album.[3] The story is original, about a little girl in the 19th century named Jolee who dies at the hands of her twin brothers. It deals with an affluent family that handles tragic events leading to coverups, secrets and betrayal. The cover is Jolee, the main character and angel of afterlife, as an adult.

Track listing

All music composed by Kamelot.

No. Title Length
1. “Manus Dei”   2:12
2. “Sacrimony (Angel of Afterlife)” (feat. Elize Ryd & Alissa White-Gluz) 4:39
3. “Ashes to Ashes”   3:58
4. “Torn”   3:51
5. “Song for Jolee”   4:33
6. “Veritas” (feat. Elize Ryd) 4:34
7. “My Confession”   4:33
8. “Silverthorn”   4:51
9. “Falling Like the Fahrenheit” (feat. Elize Ryd) 5:06
10. “Solitaire”   4:56
11. “Prodigal Son”

  • “Part I: Funerale”
  • “Part II: Burden of Shame (The Branding)”
  • “Part III: The Journey” (feat. Alissa White-Gluz)
8:52
12. “Continuum”   1:48

Lyrics

1. Manus Dei

Give me a sign
Sing the words of innocence and broken pride
Make my conclusions fail
Send me a sign
Heal this broken melody
‘Cause each day
A dying Hell

2. Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)

A passing life each day a carving on the wall
It s like a night without awakening
The truth is lost and maybe never to be found
Like the shadows of my pantomime

When all the world is gathered for the final feast
Will there be someone to believe in me?
Voices echoing in my distorted mind
Is this for real or just a dream?
(Am I losing my mind? I am not afraid, my dear)

[Chorus:]
Sing for me angel of afterlife calming me down
Chaos inside my nebula
And make the wrong turn to right in a celestial light
Forgive my sacrimony

Tell me what they say that I m supposed to know
Tell me every little detail
Make truth appear for me as distant memories
Like pictures on a silver screen

It all becomes clear
The truth will appear
Forever a debt for you and me

[Chorus]

And now leave me alone
Erase my memory
Don t want to hear, don t want to see
Don t want to think about the lie that follows me

All becomes clear
But no one will hear my testimony

I am your angel of afterlife calming you down
Silence inside your nebula
And when the wrong turns to right in a celestial light
I ll be your testimony

[Chorus]

(Ring around a rosie,
A pocketful of posies,
Ashes, ashes
We all fall down)

3. Ashes To Ashes

Ravished from our paradise
A crack in the mirror
I know it’s too late
So full of life
But there it lies
Etched on my iris
But i try not to think of your

You swore to god in veritas
And burned our skin like it burned our souls
What gentle grief by causing pain
She hid behind maples and built her a fortress of sound

Here this melody almost forgotten

[CHORUS:]
I’ve been waiting a lifetime to show you
You’re returning to heaven like dust to dust
Been waiting forever to witness your fading
Like ashes to ashes

One day we’ll dance on fragile skin
Why dull the shyness I suffer in vain
The greatest scars remain within
Leaving you now with a heart black as cardinal sin

Here this melody almost forgotten

[CHORUS]

(isolation, fate, illusion)

[CHORUS 2x]

4. Torn

Like a pendant on the neck of a queen
Ten thousand scars embrace of the stone
As we dance on the stake and a beat
Accuse me, fool me, take all my pain away
My friend singing my final song of honor
Betrayed but still I never came around to open my mind
I was

[CHORUS:]
So much thorns in my head
Like a victim of a fate
Born to regret
Still denied by the spirits of hell
A call to rebel to the vision still standing silent
Like a shadow

Like a martyr that is nowhere to be seen
Ten thousand stars I’ve prayed for
As we drift on this never-ending sea
Hear me, keep me, take all my pain away
My friend singing my final song of glory
Betrayed but still I finally came around and opened my eyes
I was

[CHORUS]
Like a shadow

Torn by thorns in my head
Like a victim of violence
A call to repent
Denied by the spirits of heaven
Take me up again to the music of dawn

I was torn by storms in my head
Like a victim of pain
Born to regret
Still denied by the spirits of hell
A call to rebel to the vision still stand
Like a shadow

5. Song For Jolee

There’s a shadow in the cold white light of day
I hope that someday you forgive and set me free

While standing in the pearl white light, Jolee is lost
I wrote an letter to the angels to follow me into the light again.

Underneath the velvet letters of my heart
Always will remind me that I’m hurt and sad

I’m sorry but I can’t stop the bleeding
Crying and its all because of you.
One look in the mirror to see
What’s real and fake, Jolee.

There’s a princess captured in a wooden frame.
I’ll trade eternity for one last look at you.

Not playing by the rules
We played the game of lost.
I keep on writing to the angels so you’re safe to the moment really [?] again.

Underneath the make-up the scars that seal my hart,
Unspeakable reminder that I’m hurt and sad

I’m sorry but I can’t stop the bleeding
Crying and its all because of you.
One look in the mirror to see,
What’s real and fake, Jolee.

I’m sorry but I can’t stop the bleeding
Crying and its all because of you.
One look in the mirror to see, what’s real and fake,

Jolee.

Ohhohh.
One look in the mirror to see, what’s real and fake, Jolee.

6. Veritas

In the mirror my reflection lies to me
That is not the man I want to see
But every harvest takes me closer to my aim
I will be there as soon as darkness falls
My life is but a heartbeat away
And all you’ve ever had will soon belong to me

[CHORUS:]
(Reporting all you’ve seen, my veritas)
You will kneel before me
And you will confess that I’m god
(in dignity he thinks that he is us, in nomine)
Save me your prayers
For death is the answer to life

While you’re weeping, feed my anger I stay calm
‘Cause I’m sure that you won’t let me down
Fading gently to the sound I can’t forget
And don’t you know that when the music dies
My life is but a heartbeat away
And all you’ve ever had will soon belong to me

[CHORUS]

(So short but innocent
It always will remain
And all I know is
It was good
My childhood memories
And I was blessed to live)

(Please, please let it die
Or brother this is my last goodbye
I’m begging you)

[CHORUS]

7. My Confession

Give me a sign
Sing the words of innocence
And broken pride
Make my conclusions fail

Send me a sign
Hear this broken melody
‘Cause each night i die
In hell

[CHORUS:]
My god has shown his sympathy
For all the spirits lost
I’ll pray for salvation
And peace for ages
Standing in the summer breeze
Inhaling life again
A new day has come
A chance to renew[?]
Forget and forgive

Somehow I wasted all
They sealed my voice and wisdom
But my soul was born
On the battleground

Justice and blood
Long awaited fix of me
And tonight you die
In hell

[CHORUS]

I bind my eyes
Inside my mind
We’re bound together
This is my confession
So may your enemy
Alone in my religion
Release my heart
Unfold my tongue

Save a place for me in heaven
We’ll meet another day
I found forgiveness
And the meaning of it all
My fear is gone
Gone

[CHORUS]
Forget and forgive

8. Silverthorn

Curse or repayment
Truth or illusion
I know why[?] I’m silent

When dark hours linger
The city’s still silence
Is poured into millions of tears

[CHORUS:]
The sweetness of sound
Turns the raging thunder
A deadly serenade
In the moonlight
My bringer of pain
My fear on a silver plate
I am frozen
Betrayed by myself
When will this end?

Same old pavilion
Different appearance
Is playing messiah
(Playing messiah)

How could forsaken
A thorn made of silver
Abandon my will to go on
(My will to go on)

[CHORUS]

The sweetness of sound
Turns to raging thunder

A deadly serenade
In the moonlight
The bringer of pain
Like fear on a silver plate
I am frozen
Betrayed by myself
A deadly serenade
(When will this end?)
In the moonlight
The bringer of pain
Like fear on a silver plate
I am frozen
Betrayed by myself
Everything comes to an end

9. Falling Like The Fahrenheit

Let me play a melody for you
While searching for the light
And a way to live forever

Your flaws make sure you never come to play
And see the consequence
Of trying to survive

[BRIDGE:]
Like the shadows in my head
You will play the ghost again
(Do you think salvation waits for you?)
As I lay you down to sleep
All your tears are mine to keep

[CHORUS:]
Falling like the Fahrenheit
Someone will always lose
You will never see another sunrise
My cyanide in paradise
As someone’s always there
And I will never see another sundown in your eyes

Let me share a memory with you
Imprisoned in the sound
Let’s dream away together
Every single note is bound to send
A flower from this world to whither away a smile

[BRIDGE]

[CHORUS]

Give me a sign
To take what is righteously mine

Give me the secrets that you keep
I’ll save them for no one else to see

[CHORUS]

10. Solitaire

On a dank December morning
A glass of I forgot the name
I can’t unwind to water
I won’t come back again

And the minutes turn to hours
Keep spinning cards that look the same
And the slow way the moment
Talk to you

It’s time again all light is spent
My soul is free
And blessed to see

[CHORUS:]
Sometimes when I’m out of reach
And sometimes when I’m there
That is when our souls agree and join in solitaire
Sometimes when my will to love has gone away
That is when I hear your name

All the prison light is blinding
It’s here to claim my sanity
I just can’t stand the waiting
To revive ecstasy

It’s time again
All light is spent
My soul is free
And blessed to see

[CHORUS]

I won’t sustain another day
My love, my darkness
Daylight reflects my starving soul
And open wounds for everyone to see

[CHORUS 2x]

I want to hear your name
Hear your name

11. Prodigal Son

[Part I: Funerale]

Essence of beauty
Taken to soon
Princess of hope
Deep in our hearts you live on

Essence of goodness
Goddess of light
Give us the power
God gave us strength to live on

Essence of beauty
Taken too soon
Princess of hope
Deep in our hearts you live on

Essence of goodness
Goddess of light
Give us the power
God gave us strength
Give us the strength to live on

[Part II: Burden of Guilt]

(How could this happen
What have we done)

How could this happen?
Oh, what have we done?
Will our tears ever pay for our sin?
Mother forgive us
We need all your love
To fight and to carry the burden of shame

Hereby we swear that for as long as we live
We will not soil our name
The truth made of iron
Will see it with pain until death
Our secret remains
Until death our love remains
And in death our love re-framed

I need a way
But worlds unwind
Lovers in blood
Now divided in heart

[Part III: The Journey]

My grief and sorrow always trying
To repay
Behind the palisade
This is destined life
Music and the tears I hear you say
Through the walls
Turns to nightmares and there’s no escape at all

Oh joyful childhood
You died so young

Every child follows blind
On the journey we call life
Learn it every day
Given love or given name
Determines everybody’s fate in life
Be careful what you give

Stranger to love and affection
On the run
In search of shelter in the solitude of sin
A drifter in the dark
A soldier of the pain
A constant slave under the belt of misery

Oh joyful childhood
You died to young

Every child follows blind
On the journey we call life
Learn it every day
Given love or given name
Determines everybody’s fate in life
Be careful what you give

12. Continuum

[Instrumental]

13. Grace

[Limited Box Edition Bonus Track]

Watch me passing through
Your odd dimension
You’re standing there
Carrying the cross that I gave

I’m a northern light
The stars above you
I whisper your name
Oh, feeling strange

You’re falling down from grace
And feeling kinda strange
It’s not over
You’re falling down from grace
And feeling kinda strange
It’s not over

Come and breathe inside
My celestial sphere
Feel the rush in your fragile flesh

I can feel your anxiety
Restless mind
Searching for love to embrace

You’re falling down from grace
And feeling kinda strange
It’s not over
You’re falling down from grace
And feeling kinda strange
It’s not over

Don’t despise me
I am the truth
Don’t be indifferent
You won’t be condemned
Will I ever reach you
If I open my arms
You lose, you die
Turning my heart into stone

You’re falling down from grace
You’re feeling kinda strange
It’s not over
You’re falling down from grace
And feeling kinda strange
It’s not over

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