Xiphea Symphonic Metal Band

Xiphea The cave of the golden rose LYRICS

Part I - The Prophecy

The usual punishment: down in the fountain
Because she did not play as she should
Unlike her sisters she loved to romp around,
to read a book or to throw at dolls
Learn to fight your fear
When they were old enough to get married
The king arranged three weddings for his girls
But she could thwart the plan. The king was angry
Who could tame her rebellious soul?
Then she met a friend who told her:

Aim the arrow so far into the sky
She fights alone in an armor of a knight
What a big secret – a princess in disguise
But he will find the truth in her eyes

Fate, it has two sides. Will she win or die?

The hated enemy died of his old age
They received a message from his son
He wished to end the war by a duel and therefore challenged the king`s best knight
But no man was unharmed
The youngest princess… she knew how to fight
She cut off her hair, took a sword
An old prophecy said that she was right
So the king just had to let them go
They went off disguised as men

Aim the arrow so far into the sky…

After riding for one day they decided to take a break
Prudent Catherine was in pain, Caroline she cried and claimed
“If you are too soft just go. I am better off alone”
And her words did hurt them so they abandoned Fantaghiro

Aim the arrow so far into the sky…

Behind her temper there hide a thousand tears
I`m left alone because I`m angry. Because I`m scared. And now they hate me
What if I fail and no one ever loved me? Shame on me for my behavior!
My desperate soul on such a journey!  I`ve lost my pride and who could blame me?

There is no hope and never had been. I am weak. It`s time to turn around.

Don`t give up you`re never alone you are surrounded by friends enchanted
Find your fate and don`t go back home. This is what your heart always wanted
Raise your head and try to remember you know how to fight. Don`t surrender
You can trust your prophecy. You can trust yourself and you must believe

You are right I won`t disappoint them. It`s a challenge I can`t avoid
And all the people longing for freedom look for friends. How much do we need them!
I will fight and try to remember what it`s for and never surrender
I am here to sacrifice my blood. A princess in disguise!

No there`s no turning back. Future lies ahead. Don`t you be afraid. Never give up!

The night is gone and I see clearer: I`m on my own but I am still here. Sacrificed
but in the way it`s meant to be. I`m free.  A princess in disguise

Now victory is near, the prophecy was clear. You are not alone. Never give up!

So she armed her innocence, heading to the fight. In a world of ignorance no one sees the lie.

Part II - A truth awakens

Now here we are facing each other
You want to fight your face is covered
Well I don´t know… my heart is changing
But there you go
Our swords are clashing

You fight well until you stumble, falling down in front of me
There you`re lying – open visor and then I see
eyes I know so dear to me

A truth awakens you can`t be the enemy
You must be the love of my life then
My heart what`s happening?
Something I don`t understand
But I know for sure you are not a man

That´s a lie I`m confused
I can`t fight you
No! Tell me why I know you
Damn those eyes

I help you up
Why are you shaking?
Why does my heart not heal? It`s aching!
You walk away and leave me breathless
My mind astray but couldn`t care less

Water nymph I had to find your eyes again, my destiny
Searched them in my human world and then suddenly
Eyes I know so dear to me

A truth awakens you can`t be the enemy
You must be the love of my life then
My heart what`s happening?
Something I don`t understand
But I know for sure you`re the one I love

Eyes… pain… love…  shame

Overwhelming… unforgotten… deep end endless… Tell my why!

Water nymph I had to find your eyes again my destiny
Had to find them in my own world I was searching desperately