Darkness And Hope

Tracklist

1. Darkness and hope 4:47
2. Firewalking 3:05
3. Nocturna 3:52
4. Heartshaped abyss 4:09
5. Devilred 3:25
6. Ghostsong 4:22
7. Rapaces 5:31
8. Made of storm 4:10
9. How we became fire 5:47
10. Than the serpents in my hands 5:54
11. Os senhores da guerra 6:31
total time 51:33

Line up

Fernando Ribeiro – Vocals
Pedro Paixão – Keyboards
Sérgio Crestana – Bass
Ricardo Amorim – Guitars
Mike Gaspar – Drums

Darkness and hope, year 2001 e.v
All song written by Moonspell. All lyrics by Fernando Ribeiro (darkness) except where indicated.
Produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa at Finnvox studios, Helsinki Suomi/Finland (www.finnvox.fi)
Mixed by Hiili Hiilesmaa. Mastered by Mika Jussila.

Spoken words on Than the Serpents… Adolfo Luxúria Canibal (Mão morta), courtesy of Norte Sul Portugal
Female vocals on devilRed by Asta
Female vocal sample on Rapaces courtesy of Best Service (Hallelujah)
Intro sample on Rapaces taken from Lifeforce-the movie
All choirs MS Coiro with special intervention from special K (the Skreppers)
Moonspell imaginarium drawn by Wojtek Blasiak (wojciech.blasiak@interia.pl)
Layout Adriano Esteves (Musicdrops.com), Paulo Moreira (Naked productions).
Creatively assisted by Moonspell.
Band photos : Paulo Moreira for Naked Productions 2001 (naked.paulomoreira@clix.pt)

Moonspell are heartly thankful to those supreme friends who followed us through the darkness and through the hope : Adriano Esteves, Paulo Moreira, Daniel Makosch, Pit Bender.
Moonspell would like to thank the following individuals and congregations : 
Our companions. All our followers and believers. Our dear families and friends everywhere. Hiili Hiilesmaa, Yvette Uhlmann, Adolfo Luxúria Canibal, W. Blasiak. All our friends in Amorphis, Gas(from HIM-greetings to the rest of the razorblade romantics). All others who helped and inspired us. Those we forgot : remember us !

Extended thanks
All at Century Media Records, Jean-Marc Tristani, Carsten O. and all the direct Promotion, HElena Guerreiro, Castanheira-Somusica (Porto), Wolfgang and (Darkside). Luis Burroughs from Mexico Beau king and Jeff.
Roadcrew : Manuel Antunes (lights), Pit Bender (foh), Miguel Escada (foh), Adriano Sergio Cidão, Kevin Papworth (backline), Luis Ramos (monitors), Sal, Danielle (merch.), Paulinho (cocktails), all other people involved in our belief.
Stage scenery and lightshow : Pura ficção (puraficcao@netc.pt)
Lightshow and tou material sponsored by Access. All Areas.
Moonspell uses Paiste, Premier, Brian Moore (custom guitars).

Taken from Darkness and Hope booklet by Vanessainthemoon, admin of www.moonspell-lyrics.com


"Darkness and hope" releases on Discog

1. Darkness And Hope

So this is
the exemplar deathstyle
you told me about;
you want my seed in
is this the treason
I bare the fame from?
my fatal freedom;
the omniswansong

I carry the news of Darkness and hope

So this is
the underworld
you have in your heart;
you hide in your room
I´m so sorry to say
it only makes me laugh

I carry the news of Darkness and hope

So here I have-your act of love
within the poison-of your every word
each night you stay in-each night I will have to run
knowing from darkness and hope
there is no return.

I carry the news of darkness and hope.

dedicated to the small great people of Saboia, Alentejo, Portugal.
Hang, rope, silver bullet,magic pill,mandrake´s root. The southern
deathstyle

2. Firewalking

Help me fall from grace
need you to be Incomplete
I am the impostor at your feet
is it your first time
or have you been tempted before
downward into the pulsing life
laying below

try firewalking inside of Me
when everything (else) falls apart

won´t you fall from grace
I am at a wingbeat
from my retreat
is it your first time or have you been tempted before
downward into the pulsing secret
laying below

try firewalking inside of Me
when everything (else) falls apart

3. Nocturna

High heels of crystal
Stuck in the heart
Daylight that heals
The fullmoon scars
Spider strategy
And the wish to be
At one with me
Throughout the fright

It is so real
So full of light
(when) Nocturna steals the night

Sister of cain
All our breed slain
The youthful oath
Remains the same
Le mal de vivre
That never ends
But the hunt (for you) goes on
Throughout the light

It is so real
So full of light
(when) Nocturna steals the night

4. Heartshaped Abyss

Never resist
The firewalker
He has been sent
To educate you
never look back
at the great Deep
and never dance to
that curse he sings

Never resist
The life long Pessimist
he is the leader
and not the enemy
My heart complete
put to destroy you
my darkness is obsolete
please let me follow you

And when we meet there
Into the Heartshaped abyss
you´ll scar my your kiss
and when we meet there
into the heartshaped abyss
you’ll forgive me everything
scared away
get away

Never resist the firewalker
he has been sent to lay a curse on you
never look back;never resist
Liar I am ready to push you

And when we meet there
Into the Heartshaped abyss
you’ll scar my your kiss
and when we meet there
into the heartshaped abyss
you´ll forgive me everything
scared away
get away

Let’s get away from this world
to a place we are still beautiful

Abismo portátil, em forma de coração

5. Devilred

She wears devilRed

she sweats the poison
-all over her
keeps me quiet
-inside her storm
she has the method
-no other knows

red as the veins,she likes to swim in
floating so gently,through this human misery

She must be a part
Of a Highest Plan
Something I can´t understand

she wears devilRed

She´s selling a damned soul
To whoever pays the most
Her body-the cure
for all evil and good

red as the veins
she likes to swim in
floating so gently
through this human misery

She must be a part
Of the Highest Plan
Something I can´t understand

she wears devilRed

Devilred

6. Ghostsong

Outside the mythic Rains
let us know we are not insane
blood debts still to be paid
(instead) we celebrate the Stranger

Inside the mythic Pains are played
blood doubts are asked again
beware the answers you can not tame
(might) take you too far away

Say what you are
Come here to haunt you
Say what you will
I am going haunt you
And protect you
I am going hurt you

And if we survive this dawn
we wish we’d see the Day
die to comeback a single time
that face in the window
is never the same

Say what you are
Come here to haunt you
Say what you will
I am going haunt you
And protect you
I am going hurt you

III/IX/MM-Aurora

7. Rapaces

Eternal life runs so slow
While you play your lamentation show
Eternal kisses are cold
Why do you think they are beautiful?
Let the candles burn,
And the stakes go through the soul.

Not all vampires suck blood!
Not all of them die for love!

Eternal life runs so very slow,
Impossible, so very wrong.
Final prayers are loud,
How do you think that yours will sound?
Not all romantic wounds,
Most of us are strong.

Not all vampires suck blood!
Not all of them die for love!

Eternal life runs so very slow,
You are the star of my lamentation show.
Eternal kisses are gold,
Yes I think they’re beautiful.
Let all candles burn,
None of us are strong.

Not all vampires suck blood!
Not all of them die for love!

8. Made Of Storm

I am the flood
who drags the dirt
and lives on it
She is the soil
with whom I flirt
and rots with it
I am the flood
who purifies
I guess she calls Me
the Lord of Lies

when I’m inside her
feels like she is
made of Storm

I am the flood
who likes the dirt
and sleeps with it
she is the soil
with whom I flirt
she rots within
I am the flood
who purifies
She does not know
she’s fucking with
the Lord of Lies

when I’m inside her
feels like she is
made of Storm

9. How We Became Fire

how we became Fire?
slaves to the smaller Desire
of ignoring wrong and right

when we could have been water
the shape of all things
the end of all things

burning with you
at once the grace
and the curse

how we became Fire?
when we could have been earth
the ground you sleep,rest in

when we could have been air
follow you everywhere

burning with you
at once the grace
and the curse

how we became Fire ?
slaves to the greater Desire
of enlighten you and I
of saving you and I

10. Than The Serpents In My Hands

”Dorme, dorme meu menino
dorme no mar dos sargaços
que mais vale o mar a pino
que as serpentes nos meus braços”
-Mário Cesáriny

And when all life as you know it
-fails
all ghostlike lips taste just the
-same
What better comfort can you find
Than the serpents in my arms

Sleep, sleep now my child
In the sea of crystal Trouble
For better is the violent sigh
Than all that you leave behind

In your eyes a dark so subtle
Tells you walk, but never fly
To leave us all behind

And when all life as you know it
-fails
all ghostlike lips taste just the
-same
What better comfort can you find
Than the serpents in my arms

Down, down terrible child
To look at it is a sin
For better is to hold that smile
Than all that you leave behind

In your eyes a mark so subtle
Tells you walk, but never fly
To leave us all behind

And when all life as you know it
-fails
all ghostlike lips taste just the
-same
What better comfort can you find
Than the serpents in my arms

11. Os Senhores Da Guerra

[Originally performed by MADREDEUS]

La fora estão os senhores da guerra
E cantam já hinos de vitória
Qual é a historia desta terra?
É o medo, ali mesmo

Cá dentro estão os homens á espera
Unidos no destino da terra
Já não há memória de paz na terra
É o medo, ali mesmo

Ó terra, Mais um dia a nascer
Ai, é menos um dia a morrer
É tão pouca a gloria duma guerra
E os homens que as fazem sem vitorias
Já não há memória, de paz na terra
É o medo, ali mesmo

12. Mr. Crowley

[Originally performed by OZZY OSBOURNE]

Mr. Crowley, what went on in your head
Mr. Crowley, did you talk with the dead
Your life style to me seemed so tragic
With the thrill of it all
You fooled all the people with magic
You waited on Satan’s call
Mr. Charming, did you think you were pure
Mr. Alarming, in nocturnal rapport
Uncovering things that were sacred manifest on this Earth
Conceived in the eye of a secret
And they scattered the afterbirth
[solo]
Mr. Crowley, won’t you ride my white horse
Mr. Crowley, it’s symbolic of course
Approaching a time that is classic
I hear maidens call
Approaching a time that is drastic
Standing with their backs to the wall
Was it polemically sent
l wanna know what you meant
I wanna know
I wanna know what you meant


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