Ouroboros

by Casa Ukrania

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released April 25, 2017

Written and performed by - Casa Ukrania
Vocals, instruments, lyrics (except track 4) - Nata Hrytsenko
Produced, arranged, mixed by - Leonid Zhdanov

"All In Green" (4) poem - by E.E.Cummings

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Casa Ukrania Odessa, Ukraine

Casa Ukrania is an understanding of ukrainian mentality as a part of the world culture. It's the natural synthesis of occidental and oriental, the link between the living voice of folk music and the urban world.

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Track Name: The Path
Once you have chosen this path
The passage is closed
Nor a chance to step back or reverse

A wand and a book in your hands
Your tears turning acid
Your shout is shaking the earth

We all get swallowed by our little black sun
Our pain is the purest of arts
But here in the dark there is no need to run
And after it all
There's no more pity and fear in our hearts

Once you have chosen to die
Death is protecting you
Try to be good as your word

Your will is your main guiding light
Your mind is the key
And your love is the greatest reward

We all get swallowed by our little black sun
Our pain is the purest of arts
But here in the dark there is no need to run
And after it all
There's no more pity and fear in our hearts
Track Name: The Question
A man and a woman were sitting together but truly alone
The sunset was sparking, burning the roofs, and the summer was gone
She wondered what he was trying to run away from
Never expecting tomorrow to come

But he knew the secret staring at houses painted in red
Thousands of people still do not guess they're already dead
He saw in his dream those flashing dispiteous rays
Destroying the city in couple of days

He had to recollect all his remaining courage and nerve
To keep back the truth for that was not what she really deserved
He was agonizing, he was unable to take
The fact that tomorrow she won't be awake

The question's unanswered, evening covered the motionless street
For the first time in his life autumn was so undesired to greet
He returned as he promised to love her till her last breath
The man who was damned to miss his own death
Track Name: Another Train Passing By
I'm standing on the station drowning in regret
Waiting for beloved one I should have never met
He's coming for the last time just to say goodbye
Another train passing by
Nothing remains but to sigh
God please have mercy, don't let me cry

Today my darling leaves me in this town lone and sad
I'm sure he would prefer another woman in his bed
Though he says he's just a free bird and he wants to fly
Another train passing by
Nothing remains but to sigh
God please have mercy, don't let me cry

Time ran out too quickly, now the clock is striking five
Oh God, I understood too late that he wouldn't arrive
Never in this life again my heart will be high
The last train passing by
Nothing remains but to cry
God please have mercy and let me die
Track Name: All In Green
All in green went my love riding
on a great horse of gold
into the silver dawn.

four lean hounds crouched low and smiling
the merry deer ran before.

Fleeter be they than dappled dreams
the swift sweet deer
the red rare deer.

Four red roebuck at a white water
the cruel bugle sang before.

Horn at hip went my love riding
riding the echo down
into the silver dawn.

four lean hounds crouched low and smiling
the level meadows ran before.

Softer be they than slippered sleep
the lean lithe deer
the fleet flown deer.

Four fleet does at a gold valley
the famished arrow sang before.

Bow at belt went my love riding
riding the mountain down
into the silver dawn.

four lean hounds crouched low and smiling
the sheer peaks ran before.

Paler be they than daunting death
the sleek slim deer
the tall tense deer.

Four tall stags at the green mountain
the lucky hunter sang before.

All in green went my love riding
on a great horse of gold
into the silver dawn.

Four lean hounds crouched low and smiling
my heart fell dead before.
Track Name: The Rest Is The Dust
Would you remember the pain when the death's door's wide open
Would you mind how it hurts at the last day you can see
No need to be ashamed for your imperfection
Only for the memory you refused to hold

All that's forgotten just never existed
All that's forgiven will fade away
The rest is the dust melting into the air
And dissolving in the sun

We're just uninvited guests, the wanderers at half-lights
Enchanted by a dream we cannot even speak aloud
Thrown into the world full of reminiscence
Remembering ourselves is the way that we move on

All that's forgotten just never existed
All that's forgiven will fade away
The rest is the dust melting into the air
And dissolving in the sun

I can hardly explain what's the point of the game
All I've got from the start is my faith and my name
And the trail up ahead's overgrown
But when God calls me back into darkness so blind
There is certainly something I can leave behind
Apart from the silent gravestone

All that's forgotten just never existed
All that's forgiven will fade away
The rest is the dust melting into the air
Track Name: Faces Of Death
Death of a rich man comes wearing velvet and furs
With majestic orchestra playing her music of curse
She'll find him anywhere to throw him down
She says - be ready to take off your crown
You had plenty of gold and now it's all lost
Cause the place in heaven never had a cost

Empires will ruin and cities will burn
From ashes we're made and to ashes return
A priest and a poet, a king and a slave
All crumble to dust, disappear in grave

Death of a poor man is one you'd have pleasure to meet
A well-dressed gentleman walking the cobblestone street
He enters the hovel to take poor man's hand
He says - your sufferings have to end
You own nothing so nothing is gone
But sure I can promise you'll never be alone

Empires will ruin and cities will burn
From ashes we're made and to ashes return
A priest and a poet, a king and a slave
All crumble to dust, disappear in grave

Death of an orphan is playing a seraphine flute
A girl in a white dress, very pretty and cute
She wipes his tears and she sings a song
She says - your solitude won't be long
There's a place in the sky above
Where they're waiting for you, the ones that you love

Empires will ruin and cities will burn
From ashes we're made and to ashes return
A priest and a poet, a king and a slave
All crumble to dust, disappear in grave
Track Name: Misto
У мареві сутінок вогні сліпих ліхтарів
Крадеться провулками липка матерія снів

Місто шкіриться хижими тінями
Двері зачинено - ховатись пора
Сплітаються вулиці, повзуть лабіринтами
І в павутинні тому час завмира

З будівель покинутих на волю рветься зима
В перехожих зневірених серця руками вийма

Місто шкіриться хижими тінями
Двері зачинено - ховатись пора
Сплітаються вулиці, повзуть лабіринтами
І в павутинні тому час завмира
Track Name: Sacred Within
Argent moon
In luminant skies
Floating softly in deep
Nothing can
keep me awake
From this innocent sleep

That I'm falling into
Time's passing me through
And my lightening twin
Keeps me sacred within

So harmless
so fragile
Soul is lighter than breath
Just a few steps
From consciousness
To this somnolent bless

That I'm falling into
Time's passing me through
And my lightening twin
Keeps me sacred within
Track Name: Derevo
Дерево бачить уві сні вітер, каміння і зорі
Дерево дихає, мріє, живе та всміхається
Дерево знає - інколи час забуває плинути
Й ті, що пішли, знову назад повертаються

Неба торкається сивим гіллям і питає -
Чи кожен знаходить те, що так довго шукає?
Чи буде щасливий той, що сльози ховає?
Та небо не знає

Дерево чує звідусіль шепіт примари минулого
Втрачене, мертве, загублене в пам'яті світу
Дерево мусить стерегти сонячну браму предвічності
Духів старої зими та холодного літа

Неба торкається сивим гіллям і питає -
Чи кожен знаходить те, що так довго шукає?
Чи буде щасливий той, що сльози ховає?
Та небо не знає
Track Name: Far And Beyond
Midnight under the moonlight opens the pathway far and beyond
Fire's meant to inspire driving the soul far and beyond

Hey! I'm out of my way, I'm willing to pray to the gods of decay
Hey! Lead me astray and carry away at the dawn of the day

Hazy, cloudy and mazy appears the journey far and beyond
Destruction, the strongest seduction, spotlights the doorway of far and beyond

Hey! I'm out of my way, I'm willing to pray to the gods of decay
Hey! Lead me astray and carry away at the dawn of the day

Seeker follow the flicker showing the pathway far and beyond
Urchins, gentlemen of fortune, always be welcomed far and beyond

Hey! I'm out of my way, I'm willing to pray to the gods of decay
Hey! Lead me astray and carry away at the dawn of the day