The Great Silver Eye

Tracklist

1. Wolfshade (a werewolf masquerade) 7:43
2. Vampiria 5:35
3. Alma mater 5:37
4. Opium 2:46
5. Raven claws 3:16
6. Full moon madness 6:47
7. Second skin 4:51
8. Magdalene 6:17
9. Soulsick 4:16
10. Lustmord 3:44
11. Firewalking 3:05
12. Nocturna 3:52
13. Everything invaded 6:16
14. Capricorn at her feet 6:04
15. Finisterra 4:08
16. Luna 4:42
total time 78:59

Line up

Fernando Ribeiro (Langsuyar) – vocals
Pedro Paixão (Passionis/Neophytus) – keyboards, guitars
Ricardo Amorim (Morning Blade) – guitars
Miguel Gaspar (Mike/Nisroth) – drums
Aires Pereira (Ahriman) – bass

“There is a fine, lunar line between dreaming and nightmarind.An even thinner horizon is to be observed between feeling revered or simply defeated by aging. The ambiguity dividing those conditions generates my present frame of mind : sitting on a chair, facing the back and forth of words in the screen, writing a text that is to be the token of my involvment on something i didn’t expect to happen when I was flying abroad for the very first time ever (to record Wolfheart, that is) and that fills me with many dreads but also a few certainties : a compilation, an icy still, a best of.
Without wanting to become  dramatically boring, such an event as a best of, which, bluntly, depresses and annoys most of you, it’s something a bit hard to look at from the inside as well.
Decisions come out from shadows, deeds  trap you and push you in the dark  and most of all you want to juggle with the honesty of your music, taken from its rightful time, and the fact that you have to be involved, even if just to prevent the label of going the wrong way or to add a just credibility to this depository of emotions, impossible to describe in retrospect or, back then, in the all there was to be.
And you can’t let anything fall ! 
So, to make ends meet a few of thoe certainties : Moonspell has always been about learning that is our only face value. And time taught us that in art or in this case in music one can only go two ways : the way of representing yourself; or the way of pretending another nature rather than your own. This anthology allows us to; at least, conclude that we did both quite completely deep. What many considered a schizophrenic musical direction and others (like us) just the normal disquiet of the heart can be perceived here, in the teary waves of the Great Silver Eye rhapsody.
From Wolfheart to Memorial, represented herein, countless stories, decisions, dangerous glories and shortcomings are to be accounted. We hope that this best of, if nothing else, functions as a document for most of them and allows you yo participate on those moments of vertigo fleshed and spirited into songs. If it does that, then we would feel good about who we were, are, and will be : ourselves or some characters we dreamts about to replace us, even if momentarily, in our limited skin, bone and spirit shells. You just have to join is in the midnight ride. I am sure that, by now, you know where it will take you.”

Taken from TGSE booklet by Vanessainthemoon, admin of www.moonspell-lyrics.com

"The great silver eye" releases on Discog

1. Wolfshade

She brought the Night hidden in her sad Wolf eyes
The perfume of a twilight, her strongest scent
Half Wolf, Half female – what a strange wedding
Mother Nature has offered us to see…

Her mask lays lost in a fatal dawn
Closed were the eyes of the Sun. He sleeps.
And in the name of Her Father.
She will kill. My child kills.

You nightly birth. A requiem God can’t forget.
For your life is just a celebration of his death
Without his thorns in her heart. She wears a shadow as face.
A werewolf masquerade. In her eyes the wolfshade.

She brought the Night and by the night was brought
We are but children of the powers she had set free
Strange are the ways of the wolfhearted…

2. Vampiria

Vampiria, you are my destiny
My only Love and true destiny
Vampiria…

You’re a beast, evil one
Above your head lays a Star
In your heart is buried the jewel
Of a Serpent who wished to die
Your red long tongue has her poison
And you will spread it as you breed
In unique transylvanian ream
Conceiving the creed of all creeds

Vampiria, fly Vampiria

In your eye burn, defying
All those who in silence sleep
In a city once named Desire
Dreaming with the entombed dear

The lady has fallen in a blossom
Spread far away by undesirable winds
To females conspiring in gloom
Hiding your pearls from the pigs

So open your arms!
They were shaped as wings
A serenade of revenge draw on your lips

The sombre hill you’re staying in
Is now defined
And your Star had start to shine

Depart now on your bright wings
The world envy
The skies have always seduced you
Precious Queen
And you know your time has come
To fly away with Me, so far…

3. Alma Mater

Mother Tongue speaks to Me
In the strongest way I’ve ever seen
I know that she sees in Me
Her proudest child, her purest breed

She speaks to Me in colours
That I can’t really understand
I only know that they are ours
And to those I’ll proudly bend

For I am your only child
And you my dearest mystery
From an ancient throne I defy the world
To kneel before the Power within.

For I am your only child
And you my dearest mystery
World can’t you see it?
Am I alone in my belief?

Virando costas ao Mundo
Orgulhosamente sós
Gloria Antiga, volta a nos!

ALMA MATER!

Breaking waves announce my Bride
It is the only way the Sea could sing
Legends of Lusitanian pride
He sings the words I cannot spring

At the Moon Mountain six wolves cry
Your lost glory we’ll regain or die

For I am her only child
And she is my dearest mystery
Pagan Gods in conspiracy
For the sword of Tyranny

Mother Tongue has spoke to thee
In the strongest way they’ve ever seen
World can’t you see ?
I am not alone in my belief.

ALMA MATER!

Virando costas ao Mundo
Orgulhosamente sós
Gloria Antiga, volta a nos!

ALMA MATER!

Mother Tongue has spoke to Me
In the strongest way I’ve ever seen
I know that she sees in Me
Her proudest child, her purest breed

She speaks to Me in colours
I can’t really understand
I only know that they are ours
And to those I’ll proudly bend

For I am her only child
And she is my dearest mystery
From an ancient throne I defy the world
To kneel before the powers within.

For I am her only child
And she is my dearest tragedy
World can’t you see it?
I am not alone in my belief.

Virando costas ao Mundo
Orgulhosamente sós

ALMA MATER!

4. Opium

Opium, desire or will?
Inspiration bound from an elegant seed
Subversion, through smoke I foresee
Erotic motions of lesser gods in ecstasy

Opium, bring me forth another dream
Spawn worlds of flesh and red,
Little jewels of atrocity
Opium, I sleep in debauchery
And burn with you
When you burn in Me

Opium, we fantasize
As we fuse with your root
You are a strange flower,
we are your strangest fruit

Opium, it burns in me and you
Opium, it burns for me and for you

“Por isso eu tomo opio. é um remédio.
Sou um convalescente do Momento.
Moro no rés do chão do Pensamento
E ver passar a vida faz-me tédio.”

5. Raven Claws

I remember her as a child

Raven…on and on with her raven claws
Carving…on and on with her raven claws

How she lusts when she remembers
The night of her first blow
She always wanted to know
How far could she really go

Inflamed, a dead-end room
Seduce to consume
Nightsilence…Vampire…Empire
Statues with open wounds

The flavour of poison and moon
Still maturing on her blood
She is not your occasional affair, no!
But eternal love, drop by drop…

Raven…on and on with her raven claws
Carving…on and on with her raven claws

How daylight hurts when moonlight bites
She juggles with her invisible knife
A black bird senses danger and flies
Gives peace to a tall figure in the dark

Little silhouette snakes find
A warm nest behind the door
And whip-tongues and skins
Of sisters now gone.

Bodyprints cover the velvet floor
Which grows red and red
They know she will hunt and hurt tonight
And they crown her Queen of the Dead.

Raven…on and on with her raven claws
Raping…on and on with her raven claws

Will she weep for them or whip them once again?

6. Full Moon Madness

We are wolf memories
That tear the skin apart
Wolves that once were men
And shall be them again

We are wolf memories
That tear the skin apart
Wolves that once were men
And shall be them again
Or perhaps memories of men
Who insist of not tearing for to be wolves
But that never shall be them again…

Somos memórias de lobos que rasgam a pele
Lobos que foram homens
E o tornarão a ser

They awake for flesh
Choose pain as a path
Refuse a light
To blind you and me

Full Moon Madness,
We are as one and congregate
Full Moon Madness
We rise again to procreate

Somos memórias de lobos que rasgam a pele
Lobos que foram homens e o tornarão a ser
Ou talvez memórias de homens.
Que insistem em não rasgar a pele
Homens que procuram ser lobos
Mas que jamais o tornarão a ser…

They awake for flesh
Choose pain as a path
Refuse a light
To blind you and me

Full Moon madness,
We are as one and congregate
Full Moon Madness
We rise again to procreate to seal our fate

Irreverence was cast out from the sky
And eternity lost its sex forever
And under the same heaven they voted to emptiness
They still celebrate under a Full Moon Madness…

They awake for flesh
Choose pain as a path
Refuse a light to blind you and me

Irreverence was cast out from the sky
And eternity lost its sex forever
And under the same heaven they voted to emptiness
We still celebrate under a Full Moon Madness…

7. Second Skin

Crawl me into your second skin
And teach me everything

Second skin

Through your eyes a voyeur
Through your veils of a visionaire
Talk to me about those things
No other soul would care.

Outcast all the colours that I still have
Camouflage me so I can fall and stand
Somewhere between an underrated angel
And all those citizens marked with an X-Sex.

Second skin

Tissue apart and right to the heart
Teach me the wonders of your moral blade
So I can stand still while you have to kill
All that was yours before and now has to fade away

Draw me the fine line between religion and crime
You are one more son of God you can never be wrong
But aren’t we all?

As we sit and wait
For the serpent to bite our very own tail.

As I sit and wait
For the serpent to bite my very own tail.

Second skin

8. Magdalene

Have you ever loved a woman
Who should be that little intruder
In the one that you should be

Share the snake with us,
Swallow the snake for us…

Have you ever loved a woman
Who instead of give or take
Would seduce you with a trade

Share the snake with us,
Swallow the snake for us…

You have learnt heaven through impure lips
So different from what you have been told
So different from what you have seen

And now that you learnt you will have to release
The tender arms of a woman
Which would have strangled you to let you live
You will have to elect the fainting arms of this cross
Which are just killing you to let you live…

Share the snake with us,
Follow the snake with us..

9. Soulsick

I am only real at places I can not be

My right hand rebels and chops off the left
(the) hairy ape walks into stage
He tries to stay erect

The one who never slept
In order to be perfected
The arrogance of their hands
The joy of the regret

Soulsick- good at things I never did

Soulsick but skindeep, tense, frantic but relieved
Soulsick but skindeep, tense, frantic but believed

I am only real at places I can not be
Dead liquid vigilant
Implanted into my sleep

The one who never slept
The one who stays erect
The one who is perfect
The one I do reject

Soulsick but skindeep, tense, frantic but relieved
Soulsick but skindeep, tense, frantic but believed

Soulsick- good at things I never did

I am only real at places I can not be

Soulsick but skindeep
I’m not real, just believed in

Soulsick but skindeep
Not real, just believe it

10. Lustmord

Whatever haunts me from birth on
Is leaking white blood again
It is sickening my heart
While I divide yours in two

Lustmord- (I will) never stop to hurt you
Lustmord- (I will) never stop to love you

I will never stop to hurt you
Now that I have you with me
So close together in one body

I feel so safe but what about you ?

The soft, sweet wound of normalcy
Is sweating white blood again
I am fingering every inch of it
Grateful for who I am

You’re my interruption
My crossroad of just one way
My object without a function
But so mine anyway

Unpredictable- when I kiss it burns
Irresistible- as a crowd of only one
I am so addicted and you are so down
You are nailed forever to my sense of lust

Lustmord- (I will) never want to stop you
Lustmord- (I will) never try to stop you

11. 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

12. 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

13. Everything Invaded

From the soul to its waste,
The Common hates his evil twin.
Everything invaded
In its simplicity

How did you get inside me?

Still all fascinated,
Invaded by everything.

In the first morning light
The touch of death covering skies,
Everyhting invaded
(and) All the fears inspired

How did you get inside me?

Still all celebrated
Invaded by everything

Everything so full
In the lives I have taken with Me.
All our moments wasted
All is getting in.

Still all violated
Divided by everything

And all the grace disturbed.
All existence false.
All your dead generations!
I am a son of yours and I am coming back.

Everything invaded
In its finality.
Tell me will it hurt
When you get outside of me?

Everything is breaking.
Why have we ever stopped here?
Everything invaded
I am a son of yours
And I am giving up.
Everything invaded
Invaded by everything

14. Capricorn At Her Feet

Snowbird, ablaze and hurt.
Brighter, fearless, just like a runaway.
Princess never-a-smile.
Oh, child! What makes you try?
Crying and sobbing
You greet the other day

She who never touches ground.

Spreading an eclipse.
Where never the sun shines,
At her feet.

Frostbite, Astray, Will, Faith.
Haunting, hunting ,she rules the game.
Twin soul you are always a strange.
Nothing ever makes you afraid?
Promising, threatening.
She looks the other way

She who never touches ground.

Spreading an eclipse.
Where never the sun shines
At her feet.

Starlike, but never to be counted.
Look at your hands, child!
Destinies grow back to them.

Daughter sun
With nothing to say.
Never a fullmoon
Just the sickening ray.

Prudent.
In tears hiding,
No water shed.
The sign of the Cross
Will take you to bed.

In Capricorn.

Spreading an eclipse
May never the sun shine
At her feet

15. Finisterra

The world has turned once more inside
Brought up a message from our dead:
The ones you love the most
Are the ones you hurt as deep

The world has turned once more inside
Anchored into captivity
The ones you wanted the most
The ones you buried under sea

Exit wounds, waterdrums, dream the eternal return
Tree of life rotting inside, autumn leaves, winter white

A light at the end of the world

Whole world a ghost shading inside
True love waits for the bless of death
The doubt that sets me free
Not to remember anything

Stillborn, bloodlet, die in our feet like the trees
Earthsong, neverland, let the blood have its way

A light at the end of the world

Was it for this we sold our souls?
Was it for this we missed our chance of leaving?

(for) a lie at the end of the world

16. Luna

Bleed no reflection
Upon the waters that you fear
Make things happen

Accept no resignation
For some life has been cruel
You have set the mood

Thinking about you… Luna..Luna..Luna

Lay the serpent’s egg
In this world of make believe
And make things real

My seed of a lunacy
Was a sign made to resist
A mood set from birth

Thinking about you… Luna..Luna..Luna

Show me your moon burns
Take me as the moon burns
The freezing moon
Making things real for me
The killing Moon
Making things happen for me

Luna..Luna..Luna
Luna – all above
Wound of light in the enemy skies
Make things happen for me

On the eve of self destruction
On the eve of all can be… Thinking about you


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