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Lyrics for Perdition City

Discussion in 'Ulver' started by jeanreno, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. jeanreno

    jeanreno I said no olives!

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    If anyone could post or transcribe the lyrics for Perdition City I would be very thankful. I have searched the internet in vain looking for them, and I could only find the words to 'Nowhere/Catastrophe'.

    Help please. :cry:
     
  2. jeanreno

    jeanreno I said no olives!

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    Ok, I've transcribed them by ear, and if anyone could help me correct them I'd be very thankful.

    Thanks in advance guys. :)

    ---------------
    Lost In Moments
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    [Norweigian]


    What's the meaning of this voyage?


    To talk in a dream
    So many bends and these years we've been together passed

    And all this time she was tremendously excited
    About everything she saw
    Everything we had talked about
    Every detail of every moment that had passed

    Ready
    One, two
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    Porn Piece or the Scars of Cold Kisses
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    I remember walking, one side of town to the other
    Alone one night in January... or February
    It's like in an old movie from some other land
    It lasted for hours

    Only streelights
    And the grating of gravel in pedestrian subways

    I remember some trees which stood black and naked
    Weather-beaten hollows of snow
    With sparse lumps of ice,
    Been scraped off by the wind alone
    And on the stairs before I left
    One of the girls had surprisingly given me a kiss
    Stung in the cold long after
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    We Are the Dead
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    Ghosts present, ghost music in the radio at night,

    when you can't sleep, in the line of shadows
    around the glowing red eye.

    Voices that talk and talk towards nothing,

    so that nothing's hollow role shall not slide
    in on the scene in the solitary theater.

    And the voices laugh loud, so the candles flicker

    and go out, without noticing how dark it becomes.

    And he who records the voices of the spirits

    of the dead. On the tape filled with buzz and
    cosmic noise you can hear their remote voices
    form German words; they say: Wir sind die Toten,
    which is true, whoever they might be.

    The total inaccessibility of silence, it shines in the

    wall-mirror when you've left, and disappears
    when you return. No silence in death's silence.
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    Dead City Centres
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    You’re taking a ride to the underworld
    Where death lurks in dark corners
    And trouble is never far away

    Wild gangs rule by fear and prey on the weak
    Lone killers haunt the highways
    And dark forces move through the shadows

    In this lowlife realm of freaks and psychos
    Only the tough or the streetwise survive
    And you might be big, but to stay big
    You’ve got to keep moving, stay sharp and hit first

    Enter a deadly future where no prisoners are taken
    And the killing never stops
    Enter the underworld
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    Nowhere/Catastrophe
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    You fly, or rather float, drift
    Through an enormous dark room
    A room of noises

    Endless shimmering glissandi
    Crackling pizzicato
    Coal black, turbulence holes of bass drones
    But otherwise empty
    No planets, no meteorites
    If anything, perhaps fine dust clouds of exploded music

    You float there, somewhere between pleasure and fear

    In a piece of time you can't determine
    You're everywhere but in the present
    Hey you disappear further and further
    Into these incalculable rooms
    And your personality fades away

    Your features evaporate, your body decomposes

    And your last thought is that you have become a noise
    A thin, nameless noise among all the others
    Howling in the empty dark room
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  3. Verago

    Verago Member

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    Great job, man! [​IMG]

    I´ve listened to the music while reading your lyrics and they sounded correct to me.
    Just one really small detail: I think the first line in "We are the dead" says
    "Ghost´s presence, ghost music in the radio at nights" (instead of "ghost present").

    Btw, are you sure that the wispering at the beginning of "Lost in Moments" is Norwegian? I´m not sure, but I think I get some short phrases like "long way", "madness" or "...and nice"(?). But I might be totally wrong! The words are just too silent and drowned by the sax to get them properly...


    Thanks for sharing this! :cool:
     
  4. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    Thanks for the Nowhere/Catastrophe lyrics! I've searching those for months and months ever since I got the CD!

    :D

    Just messing around, and I thank you for the transcription. I will print them out and sing along with delightful glee this eve.
     
  5. Blue Moon

    Blue Moon Staring at the Sun

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    When you listen closely to Future Sound of Music, there are lyrics too, muffled in the background. But I guess they are totally impossible to understand properly. Kind of frustrating...
     
  6. IcemanJ256

    IcemanJ256 Dark Overlord

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    wow, I never knew the lyrics were so interesting and good, especially on Nowhere/Catastrophe. I guess I haven't payed much attention to the lyrics, even though I've listened to it so many times...
     
  7. Ulverytteren

    Ulverytteren svenskjävel

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    Here's another one...

    Ulver - Gnosis
    (found on: Metamorphosis EP 1999)

    Science - The new aristocracy
    Progress - The world is on the march
    Why shouldn’t it turn too?
    It’s the vision of numbers.
    We are moving towards the Spirit.
    Certainly deserted: It’s the voice of the oracle, what I say.
    Understand, and not knowing how to express myself without using hidden words.
    I prefer to remain silent

    (original excerpt from Arthur Rimbaud’s “Bad Blood”)
    Science! The new nobility! Progress. The world progresses!
    Why shouldn’t it turn as well?
    It’s the vision of numbers. We advance towards the Spirit.
    It’s quite certain: it’s oracular, what I say. I know, and unaware how to express myself without pagan words, I’d rather be mute
     
  8. IcemanJ256

    IcemanJ256 Dark Overlord

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    that kinda sounds like 'winterlong'
     
  9. jeanreno

    jeanreno I said no olives!

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    Which makes zero sense. :p
     
  10. NFU

    NFU I like pie.

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    i said no olives.
     
  11. IcemanJ256

    IcemanJ256 Dark Overlord

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    it could make sense... it was scraped off by the long duration of winter... nevermind :[
     
  12. Kains D

    Kains D Am I my brother's keeper?

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    Um, no translations in English of the beginning lyrics of Lost in Moments?
     
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  14. jeanreno

    jeanreno I said no olives!

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    Holy shit, I posted this thread in 2003, talk about megabump. Blackened Rainbow, those look like the same lyrics I posted a year and a half ago in this very thread, looks like someone submitted them to darklyrics for me. Oh well.
     
  15. Blackened Rainbow

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    i did not check the date man...
    i just saw topic and write..
    if that lyrics is your lyrics mail to darklyrics. they must write your name under it...
    take care.
     
  16. jeanreno

    jeanreno I said no olives!

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    No problem. :)
    I would email them but after listening to Perdition City again I can hear things I missed back then. I may make a few corrections. I also looked around with Google and it seems these lyrics have spread to many sites. Next time I'll make sure they're right.

    If anyone wants to help out with fixing these up, please let me know.
     
  17. Danny7468

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    Hi everybody.... doesn't Ulver has a Homepage or something???
    Any information on that?
     
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  19. Kains D

    Kains D Am I my brother's keeper?

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    :cool:

    Like the Norweigian stuff? I'm dying to know what does it mean.

    On a similar note: Does anyone can understand what Trickstah is singing in Christmas? My speakers are dead (pun-intended) and let's add that I suck at understanding lyrics... :rolleyes:
     

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