fredag 22 juni 2018

Shum Shaula lyrics


Shum Shaula
Fifth song on Svavelvinter's full-length-album Mörkrets Tid.
English lyrics translation and explanations below.
Album available at Dimout Production.


Shum shaula means Svavelvinter (Winter of sulphur) in Ithilgrom's tongue, the ancient language of the undead people of Cruri that you see waking up on the album's cover. The Cruri have been sleeping in the mires on Marjura for eight hundred years, waiting out a curse. The song depicts their somewhat optimistic dream of a new, bright future.

Swedish lyrics
Rämna lera
Strömma myr ur huvudhåla
flöda brun som öl ur mun
Tandarad, låt sila rot som slam från tunga
Tömma, torka, orka glömma
klistrad lunga 
sliter bröstets kalla djup
Andan sargar svalg
och strupens karga stup

Frusen kättja
gyttjan fjättrat folk som fränder
Pansarisen låst och lastat
lagda låg vi under isens täta täcke
Bida hat att rida snart
Vintern river land
Vi väntar Cruri vår
Varvet vänder, stjärnor
väcker man från bår

Shum shaula
Regum laaba
Kvur Kaarot bas Shum shaula
Regum ailee!

Vakna, vandra
fria andra
finna randen
Landakennings lagoband
Blodets trolldom dövar smärtan
prövar hjärtan
Segra, lägra Cruri land

Kapa, brista rygg och lem
för koppareggen
Rikta, ränna skäktans ramm
mot hjärteväggen

Mitt folk är tidens hjältar nu
Jagannath drar vårt ödes plog
Se fälten vita i morgonens ljus
Bergen stiger bortom berg
När våra blickar höjs är månen röd
Låt knivar falla till en köttets vard
er död vårt liv till vård

Mitt folk är tidens hjältar nu
Jagannath drar vårt ödes plog
Se fälten vita i morgonens ljus
se bergens rötter väts där lemmar blöds

English lyrics
Clay cracking
mire pouring from skull
flowing brown as ale from mouth
Teeth sifting root and sludge from tongue
Emptying, drying, working to forget
glued lungs 
tearing the cold depths of my chest
Breath rending throat
my windpipe’s barren chasm

Frozen lust
mud fettering folk and family
Icy armour trapping and weighting down
deep under heavy ice we slept
Bide hate, soon to ride again
Winter tears the land
We await the spring of Cruri
Circle turning, stars
awaking man from bier

Shum shaula
Regum laaba
Kvur Kaarot bas Shum shaula
Regum ailee!

Awaken, go
free others
finding the edge
Landakenning’s law-bond
Blood magic dulls the pain
tries our hearts
Prevail, mount the lands of Cruri

Cut, break back and limb
under the copper edge
Aim and ram the bolt
towards the crumbling heart

My people are the heroes of our times
Jagganath pulls the plow of our destiny
Behold the fields, white in morning light
and mountains rising beyond mountains
Raising our gaze to a red moon
Let knives strike down to feast on meat
to make your deaths our life

My people are the heroes of our day.
Jagganath pulls the plow of our destiny
Behold the fields, white in the morning light
Behold the mountain roots
wet where limbs are bled

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Red text is in Ithilgrom's dead tongue and translates to:
Winter of sulphur
the king has risen
Cruri under the winter of sulphur
Make way for the king!

Green text is a pastiche on the initial chorus of John Adams opera ”Nixon in China”, act 1, scene 1.

Jagannath is a giant being in the magma under the island Marjura. You can see him in the video Vanderland. The name is from Hindu mythology – same as in ”juggernaut”.

Landakennings lagoband / Landakenning's law-bond is the magical force that keeps the Cruri alive.

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