Strigiform Avatar - Single

by Goblin Hovel

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released July 10, 2014

Recorded in July of 2014 by Tom Gerwitz
all music and lyrics composed by Goblin and performed by Goblin Hovel, © 2014.



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Goblin Hovel

A genre-defying band that entails the cooperation of several artists from several bands of several genres under the direction of a nameless Goblin. They present a view of the modern world through the lens of history, mysticism, and mischief.

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Track Name: Strigiform Avatar
It’s been a wolf’s age
Since you stopped to see the shadows
Tracing the contours, and spiraling into the realms
I had begun to think
You were not ever coming back
Were you too proud to seize the pike and claim your place?

I speak to you through the glass
I haunt your nightly walks
And in the ring of torches
It’s clear we’ve found our way

Eyes of
Peridot and garnet
Flash with long expected life
(saegt din Verl ocghnd tag dur Tren)
Blades in
The shape of the crescent god
Flash as bright as the moon
(vek dir Grunsig Mon!)
Teeth bared
A grin that holds back
A stream of otherworldly spells
(gyf es ynan spollsaed!)
Remove the paint and runes
You will not need them anymore
(Vulkaumn maen gaaltbast!)

No human tongue
Will suffice to call us closer
Open your minds eye, can you perceive the forms we take?
Self righteous cobwebs
Spun by the spiders of deceit
Are ripped and torn, the banners of the blue moon in their place

I’m the shadow on the blade
That falls upon your foes
Those are my footprints there
Your feet have left behind you

This chamber’s filling up with blood
The corridors are darkened
And with me come the others
Who made you what you are
Track Name: The Cinnabar Fields
You kept your heart
inside a glass
a vessel meant to break in time
I saw too late
the opus failed
and in a way the fault was mine

I watched in the greatest dismay
as the colors fade to grey
but your core is sapphire blue
is that not a beauty in itself?

I'll see you shine one day
I coat myself in smoke
I'll see the change in you
even if the change will kill me.

and mysteries
seem to be all that they can see
Is the cipher needed here?
can you see the change in her?

Toxic tears shed by dragon eyes
under hammers is where you lie
but if you can weather more
then you will see a heart of gold

utter the mantra "it can be salvaged"
the work can only be done with fate
I tried to keep the peace so long
the idea of strife exists no more.