Amorphis – “Sky Is Mine” Live in Finland 2009

Amorphis is a Finnish heavy metal band from Helsinki formed in 1990. They are initially a death metal act, but on later albums they evolved into playing other genres, including heavy metal, progressive metal, and folk metal. They frequently use the Kalevala, the Epic Poem of Finland, as a source for their lyrics.

They performed at Club Teatria on 20 November, 2009 in Oulu, Finland. This stage was filmed and released on live DVD/Blu-ray called “Forging the Land of Thousand Lakes” (Nuclear Blast, 2010). “Sky Is Mine” is taken from their ninth studio album “Skyforger” (Nuclear Blast, 2009).

Lineup

  • Tomi Joutsen – vocals
  • Tomi Koivusaari – rhythm guitar
  • Esa Holopainen – lead guitar
  • Santeri Kallio – keyboards, synthesizers, piano, organ
  • Niclas Etelävuori – bass guitar
  • Jan Rechberger – drums, percussion

Lyrics

From my world the sun faded
And the moon from my sky was gone with stars
I came home to a bleak room of sorrow
Forsaken house, place of grief, in solitude

I listened to my heart beating
The faint rush of my blood
I listened to my heart beating
The echoes from space

Something moving in the emptiness
Something drew me near
Someone told me of my future deeds
Whispered them in my ear

The sky stirred
The lights of space flared
Beneath my feet
The living earth started to breath

The sky is mine
This sword is mine
This fate is mine
This miracle, mine

From steel I made the master’s sword
Cleaving stone, cliff, a mountain
From darkness I stepped
Onto the path of stars
—————-
Music: Santeri Kallio
Lyrics: Pekka Kainulainen, transl. Erkki Virta
© Nuclear Blast Records

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