Tarja: Colours In The Dark [2013]

Tarja - Colours In The Dark [2013]

Released Japan28 August 2013[1]
European Union30 August 2013
Czech Republic2 September 2013
United States3 September 2013
United Kingdom4 September 2013
Recorded 2012-2013
Genre Symphonic metal, rock, crossover,alternative rock, classical music
Length 61:11 (Standard edition)
Label EarmusicUniversal Music
Producer Tarja & Mic

Colours in the Dark is the fourth studio album released by Finnish vocalist Tarja Turunen. It will be released on August 30, 2013, in Austria, Brazil, Finland, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland; September 2 in Norway, Poland, and the Czech Republic; September 3 in the United States and Canada; and September 4 in Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the UK. Mixing was done by Tim Palmer in AustinTexas.[2] Tarja will start the Colours in the Dark World Tour on October 17, 2013, to promote the album. The name of the album, as the cover image, came as a metaphor from the idea that life has a large range of colors and the darkabsorb all of them, containing every color.[3]

An official lyric video of the song “Never Enough” was released May 31.[4] The video was shot in Zlin, Czech Republic.[5] The song was also released as a ‘single’ on iTunes.[4]

The first music video for the Victim of Ritual song was shot in BerlinGermany.[6] and was released on 10th July. A promo teaser was released on 26th June.

Track listing

Standard Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Victim of Ritual” Mattias LindblomAnders Wollbeck, Tarja Turunen 5:54
2. “500 Letters” Johnny Lee Andrews, Tarja Turunen 4:22
3. “Lucid Dreamer” Mattias Lindblom, Anders Wollbeck, Tarja Turunen 7:28
4. “Never Enough” Johnny Lee Andrews, Tarja Turunen 5:20
5. “Mystique Voyage” Tarja Turunen 7:14
6. “Darkness” Peter Gabriel 5:38
7. “Deliverance” James Michael Dooley, Mattias Lindblom, Anders Wollbeck, Tarja Turunen 7:27
8. “Neverlight” Jesper Strömblad, Mattias Lindblom, Anders Wollbeck, Tarja Turunen 4:33
9. “Until Silence” Marko SaarestoOlli TukiainenMarkus Kaarlonen, Tarja Turunen 5:03
10. “Medusa (feat. Justin Furstenfeld)” Bart Hendrickson, Angela Heldmann, Tarja Turunen 8:12

+ Bonus for iTunes:

  • Neverlight (Full Orchestral Version)
  • Until Silence (Orchestral Version)

Lyrics

1. Victim Of Ritual

Black Eyes and hardly breathing
When there’s no light
You sacrifice
Alone amongst the living
You lost the fight before the fall

How did you end up in hell?

Hysterical, tragical
Victim of Ritual
Cynical, critical
Victim of ritual
She’s a killer, killer
She’s a killer, killer

Cold eyes for every sin
They tried to hide in thin disguise
Denied your soul from singing
Her darkest night, the night you died

How did you end up in hell?

Hysterical, tragical
Victim of Ritual
Cynical, critical
Victim of ritual
She’s a killer, killer
She’s a killer, killer

Pandemonium, where’s your heart from?
Pandemonium, where’s your heart from?

2. 500 Letters

500 letters from a stranger at my door
500 letters, words like scars no one can see

It felt so innocent, a childish game
lines of poetry without a name
waves of paranoia washed upon the page
and soon obsession turned to rage

why do you love me?
why do you want to hurt me?

500 letters from a stranger at my door
500 weapons I can’t take it anymore
500 letters, words like scars no one can see
500 secrets, slowly killing me

At the mercy of a violent hand
drawing images in my head
I can’t escape the way I feel inside
in every shadow just a breath behind

why do you love me?
why do you want to hurt me?

They found the final letter lying by his side
A smile was on his face, cold as ice
One last message written only for me
Now you won’t forget
“I’ll see you in your dreams”

3. Lucid Dreamer

Memoria, Gloria one last time with you
The feeling remains the same
But I just walk through
The story of forgotten fields I ran with you
To them it’s the same
A game, the shame, I leave you

Gloria, memoria

You can do anything
when you feel it
burning at your wings
just look in the mirror
I’m a lucid dreamer

You can go everywhere
you can rise up, see me standing there
just look in the mirror
I’m a lucid dreamer

You’re out of air
Memoria no one hurts like you
Nothing to loose
And all I hear is silence
I’m not afraid I’m living with colour every day
The moment is now, you’re far away to find me

You can do anything
when you feel it
burning at your wings
just look in the mirror
I’m a lucid dreamer

You can go everywhere
you can rise up, see me standing there
just look in the mirror
I’m a lucid dreamer

4. Never Enough

Life in bloom
The sweetest season
Warm embrace gave me the meaning

Another time
A cross to carry
Cruel façade imaginary

I don’t belong

There’s no going back
What we used to be
There’s no room for us
No place for me

Never enough, never enough,
No, never enough, never enough,
I gave it all,
You still want more

A childish game
A search for reason
Coldest day when I stopped believing
Another war
My endless laughter
Storyline is all they’re after

I don’t belong

There’s no going back
What we used to be
There’s no room for us
No place for me

Never enough, never enough,
No, never enough, never enough,
I gave it all,
You still want more

There’s no going back
What we used to be
There’s no room for us
No place for me

Never enough, never enough,
No, never enough, never enough,
I gave it all,

(never enough)

(never enough)
(never enough)
(never, never, never enough)

5. Mystique Voyage

Welcome to my Mystique Voyage
An inner trip to fantasy, freedom and love
A conquest of fear, lonesomeness and dislike
Welcome to my world

Do you see them flying?
Signs are never lying
Journey to the East will show
What the Seven Wonders know

Live without finding
Search without learning
When I faced the endless sea
All mysteries reveal

Zarpa el barco al llamado del mar
Su alma navega, más sin encontrar
Al amar espera la tormenta
Olas fantasmas y coral

Where the breeze is welcoming me
Home will always be.

Va la niña, al llamado del mar
Cabellos de agua y piernas de sal
Mejor dejar el cuerpo, no volver
Que anclarse a morir

Uusi aamu koittaa
My Mystique Voyage
Tuuli purtta soittaa
Haaveet kauas kuljettaa

Zarpa el barco al llamado del mar
Su alma navega, más sin encontrar
Al amar espera la tormenta
Olas fantasmas y coral

Va la niña, al llamado del mar
Cabellos de agua y piernas de sal
Mejor dejar el cuerpo, no volver
Que anclarse a morir

6. Darkness

[originally by Peter Gabriel]

I’m scared of swimming in the sea
Dark shapes moving under me
Every fear I swallow makes me small
Inconsequential things occur
Alarms are triggered
Memories stir

It’s not the way it has to be

I’m afraid of what I do not know
I hate being undermined
I’m afraid I can be devil man
And I’m scared to be divine
Don’t mess with me my fuse is short
Beneath this skin these fragments caught

When I allow it to be
There’s no control over me
I have my fears
But they do not have me

Walking through the undergrowth, to the house in the woods
The deeper I go, the darker it gets
I peer through the window
Knock at the door
And the monster I was
So afraid of
Lies curled up on the floor
Is curled up on the floor just like a baby boy

I cry until I laugh

I’m afraid of being mothered
With my balls shut in the pen
I’m afraid of loving women
And I’m scared of loving men
Flashbacks coming in every night
Don’t tell me everything’s alright

When I allow it to be
It has no control over me
I own my fear
So it doesn’t own me

Walking through the undergrowth, to the house in the woods
The deeper I go, the darker it gets
I peer through the window
Knock at the door
And the monster I was
So afraid of
Lies curled up on the floor
Is curled up on the floor just like a baby boy

I cry until I laugh

7. Deliverance

Dreams go on forever
with only one life
You cannot relieve
What you gave me never
Fear of being hurtful
Feelings left unspoken
I’m breaking myself
out with tears
Through the years
Into you

I find myself in love
The fall of you defining me
I’m always home with her as a shield
You are me

Far away to heaven
I run with the wind
That´s how I begin
road to my deliverance.
Paved with my desire
Breathing air like fire
I start to give in my last war
Where I can’t walk you carry me
From now into eternity

Into you

I find myself in love
The fall of you defining me
I’m always home with her as a shield

You are me

I found the world through love
The door of hope you cannot see
Army of one is waiting to be
You are me

8. Neverlight

Neverlight
into the shadow of my darker side
where no one finds me
How I die?
Is when you save me
Are you terrified enough to watch me go?
I guard the boundaries of you world

Don’t let my inside fall apart
a prison I don’t need
Where no one ever hears your heart
Insanity

Neverlight, forever after in eternal light
I fall to pieces

Did I lie?
To form a proposition
Cast aside in my condition now
Oh, I
I guard the boundaries of you world

Don’t let my inside fall apart
a prison I don’t need
Where no one ever hears your heart
Insanity

So far away from me

9. Until Silence

When just a light remains
Daring dark returns like echo waves
I hope I’m not too late
For this final twist of fate

Once grief has passed me by
The pantomime of time comes healing
Feel mockery caressing me
Now that yesterday is burning free

Goodbye, I know my love will go on
I’ll wait until the tears are gone
Goodbye, I know this love will go on
Until the silence says goodbye

I saw our memories die
Thought our dreams had lost their meaning
But dreams still in my heart
Are painting colours in the dark

Goodbye, I know my love will go on
I’ll wait until the tears are gone
Goodbye, I know this love will go on
Until the silence says goodbye

Goodbye, I know my love will go on
I’ll wait until the tears are gone
Goodbye, I know this love will go on
Until the silence says goodbye

Goodbye, I know our love will go on
Till silence says goodbye

10. Medusa

[feat. Justin Furstenfeld]

Come to see me
I will show you
The island of the roses

Come to love me
I will play you
With fearless temptation

Close your eyes and leave the empty grail
Taste the sweet wine from my lips
Face your virgin bride without a veil
And I will forgive you all your sins

Dance with me the dance of fire
Feel our worlds colliding
Join me in my cold desire
Last for you to see will be my eyes

A beautiful evil cursed with heart of stone
Feed my hunger with your kiss
Taking a life tonight is mine alone
Give me a luscious sigh of bliss

Dance with me the dance of fire
Feel our worlds colliding
Join me in my cold desire
Last for me to see will be your eyes

Come to see me
You will find my
Truth in the reflection

Come to love me
I will call you
The daughter of the darkness

Come to see me
You can call me
The daughter of the darkness

Come to love me
I will play you
With fearless temptation

Come to see me
You will find my / I will find your
Truth in the reflection

Come to love me
I will have you suffer in perfection

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