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

Part III - Show me your fear

It eats the women, it kills the men
A dreadful animal, a dangerous plan

Romualdo:
“She wouldn`t enter the cave of the golden rose
cause` I have asked what a woman does fear the most
The answer was pretty clear indeed to become another meal of the legendary beast

Oh there you are my dear
Show me your fear
Reveal the truth of who you are”

Fantaghiro:
“See! I feel no anxiety but I notice you have doubts to let me go
You thought I would not
Fear- That is why you challenge me
But I know it… step aside and let me go into the cave of the golden rose!

Inside it`s creepy, the ground is soft and bones just everywhere – a deadly trap
There is the rose it is hanging right over me and now I see I´m surrounded by many teeth
I am inside of its mouth but no… I would never cry for help I would never let him know

I hear him desperately calling for me
But there`s no turning back now

See! I feel no anxiety I have noticed you had doubts to let me go
You thought I would not
Fear- That is why you`ve challenged me
But I knew it… now I am inside the cave to get this rose

And it must be the uvula
With a feather I`m gonna tickle it forever
Now the beast is coughing and it`s getting loud
The cave is shaking and the creature spits me out

As I get out I see him
He looks so relieved
My heart is beating… Why? I just can stammer:

See! I feel no anxiety I have noticed you had doubts to let me go
You thought I would not
Fear- That is why you`ve challenged me
But I knew it step aside and let me go you got this golden rose!

See! I feel no anxiety I have noticed you had doubts to let me go
You thought I would not
Fear- That is why you`ve challenged me
But I knew it step aside and let me go

You got this rose!”

Part IV - A little magic

I couldn`t sleep at night
So worried deep inside
A challenge I will fail unless I will find a way to keep up the deception
What a spiteful plan! He knows I`m not a man
A swimming contest, yes
He intends to reveal my chest
And here we are he`s shouting:

What are you waiting for? Now take off your clothes
Let us begin
What are the odds?

I`m trying to gain time
I pray another line
A messenger will come
My chance and my only one
Once again he`s shouting:

What are you waiting for? Now take off your clothes
Let us begin
What are the odds? Why are you still not bare? Hurry up! Let`s go!
Can you not swim? Please tell me all!

I hear the crowd is laughing and so are you
I feel forlorn and desperate
What shall I do?
Let`s start to undress slowly
He cannot win like that

What are you waiting for? Now take off your clothes
Let us begin
What are the odds?
Why are you still not bare? Hurry up! Let`s go!
Can you not swim? Please tell me all

I have enough of this
Take your sword and fight! Fight me!
Let`s end a war, be home tonight
Our blades are clashing Oh, he is quick and skilled and stronger
But then he falls and I should kill him now

She couldn`t kill him so she left the scenery
When she arrived at home she cried her tears
The King was oh, so happy
He got his daughter back
As she confessed she failed him he wasn`t mad
Completely unexpected Prince Romualdo came
In peace and to surrender
He was ashamed
But Catherine took his hand and led him to his love,
Led him to the tower where she was
The masquerade was over
Both as who they were and both so much in love a fairytale
Two Kingdoms got united there was no longer war
It took a little magic… a little more