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POWER AND THE GLORY (1983)

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Tracklist

01. Power And The Glory
02. Redline
03. Warrior
04. Nightmare
05. This Town Rocks
06. Watching The Sky
07. Midas Touch
08. The Eagle Has Landed

Produced by: Jeff Glixman

 

Lyrics

 

01. Power And The Glory (5:58)



I'm a soldier of fortune
I'm trained and I'm ready to kill
Put me in battle
I follow the sound of the gun

And give me an order
At many I will fire at will
I got no emotions
I'm living with the thunder and steel

I don't hear lies
All I hear are your battle cries
I'm a soldier of fortune
I'm trained and I'm ready to die
To the power and the glory
Raise your glasses high
To the power and the glory
Be with me tonight

A cold death awaits me tonight
If I stumble or fall
My friends lay around me
Bodies all tattered and torn
But mine is not to reason why
Mine is just to do or die
To the power and the glory
Raise your glasses high
To the power and the glory
Be with me tonight

Can you feel the power
Can you feel the glory
Can you feel the power
Can you feel the glory
Can you feel the power
Is it with you tonight

I'm fighting for freedom
I'm safe, I've got God on my side
With what poisoned rights
Can you justify your battle hymn
The general says we'll win the war
Just sacrifice a thousand more

To the power and the glory
Raise your glasses high
To the power and the glory
Be with me tonight
Tonight, tonight, tonight

To the power and the glory
Raise your glasses high
To the power and the glory
Be with me tonight
Tonight

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02. Redline (3:38)


Hey baby (*)
Why don't you come and ride with me
Like a bullet
I'm the fastest thing you've ever seen

Hey Momma (**)
Can't you hear the master scream
Feel the power
Riding on my mean machine

Just me and my machine (***)
Out on the highway
Just me and my machine
I'll take you tonight
To the redline

Like lightning
It's the only way I get my fun
Don't stop me
I got to let my motor run

Sensation
Running up and down my spine
Celebration
Streaking past the winner line

(Repeat ***)
(Repeat *)
(Repeat **)
(Repeat ***)

To the redline
I'll take you tonight
To the redline
Redline

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03. Warrior (3:47)


They land on your shore
Kick down your door
Invaders from over the sea

They rape and they slaughter
Your wifes and your daughter
Pillage the wealth from your land

Where do they come from
These warrior hordes
With their death and destruction to you

They come with the thunder
They kill and they plunder
Pillage the wealth from your land

So build your defenses
Against the invader
The terror from over the sea

Warrior came (*)
Warrior saw
Warrior conquered
Warrior came
Warrior saw
Warrior conquered

A village is peaceful
No sign of danger
People at work in the fields

Then they hit you like lightning
Stealing and fighting
Driving you down in the weeds

Over the border
The raiding marauder
Gathers his wealth to the sea

So you bury your dead
Put out the fires
And the death will be back with the tide

So build your defenses
Against the invader
The terror from over the sea

(Repeat *)

They land on your shore
Kick down your door
Invaders from over the sea

They rape and they slaughter
Your wifes and your daughter
Pillage the wealth from your land

Where do they come from
These warrior hordes
With their death and destruction to you

They come with the thunder
To steal and to plunder
Spilling your blood on the ground

So build your defenses
Against the invader
The terror from over the sea

(Repeat * twice)

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04. Nightmare (4:26)


Where are you
In the night
Where are you
In the night

As the night closes in
I lay in my bed
Since you went away
It's been driving me mad
Stand in my room
I can't see the light
I wish you were here
I'm lonely at night

I'm caught in a nightmare (*)
Alone in the night
I was caught in a nightmare
Alone in the night
I was caught in a nightmare
Alone in the night

I was caught on the inside
I'm afraid of the night
Let my nightmare begin
Where reality ends
I won't sleep tonight
My head's spinning round
I'm alone in a crowd
I'll wait for the dark
For my nightmare to start
I'm lonely at night
Don't leave me this way

(Repeat *)

I was caught in a nightmare
Alone in the night
Oh, well you found me
Alone in the night
Don't leave me this way
Don't walk away
Alone in the night
Don't leave me, no
Don't walk away

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05. This Town Rocks (3:59)


This town knows how to rock (*)
This town knows how to rock
This town knows how to rock
This town knows how to rock

We gonna send some knights
That gonna vandalize your soul
It does no good to sit there
Stand up and rock and roll

We know what to do in here
We'll start a ballroom blitz
So come on down and rock with us
We'll blow this town to bits

Well I ain't seen a town like this since 1974
I want so see you rock tonight, we gonna lock the doors

(Repeat *)

I've walked the streets of London
And I've been to Tokyo
I've seen the Coliseum
And I've grasped the Berlin Wall

I've heard the pipes of Scotland
Seen the eartbound snow
I've crossed the Mississippi
I've touched the Alamo

Well I ain't seen a town like this since 1974
I want to see you rock tonight, we gonna lock the doors

(Repeat *)

(Solo)

(Repeat *)

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06. Watching The Sky (3:43)


Ever since I was a young boy (*)
I turned towards the sky
I know there's something out there
A message in the skies

When the night is black (**)
And the dark is dark
I stand and watch your lights
I long to be there with you
And join you in your flights

I been watching the sky (***)
Waiting for you
I been watching the sky
Calling to you

I wrote up to the government
But I got no reply
They tell us there's no cover up
But I don't believe their lies

Fifty billion planets
There's got to be some life
Don't tell me I'm the only one
Standing in the night

(Repeat *** twice)
(Repeat *)
(Repeat **)
(Repeat *** three times)

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07. Midas Touch (4:13)


See the man in the bookshop
See his withered hand
He walks very slowly
Never stands in crowds

Children stand in wonder
As he turns and walks away
Closely guards the secret
Of the beauty in his eyes

He's the man with the midas touch (*)
He'll make you burn with just one look
He's the man with the midas touch
He's got the beauty in his eyes

He looks so innocent
As he shuffles down the street
But he is the holy sent to know
That guards the gates of Hades

To stand the Lord of Darkness
Coming straight from Hell
The bringer of disaster
The one who took the bread

(Repeat *)

Until the final conflict
He has to walk the earth
To do his master's bidding
And stop the evil force

He waits for Armageddon
The Nazarene will come
Rising from the ashes
I'm the fallen one

(Repeat * three times)

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08. The Eagle Has Landed (6:57)


The man has stepped up for mankind
On a distant moon, a sea
As you travel across the universe
Or you take a step
Take a step for me
Will you take a step for me

I'm an eagle
Blasting to the stars
You take the hopes and dreams of men
To find yourself
To find tranquillity
To find tranquillity

Speeding across the universe
And placed a lonely flag
Out there in isolation
At the final
Final frontier
At the final frontier

Celebration
As we wait for your return
You took a giant leap for mankind
On another
On another world
On another world

Take it easy
Take it slow
Don't go fast
Don't let go
The eagle has landed (Repeat 4 times)

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Power And The Glory
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Rock N' Roll Gypsies
Greates Hits Live
Solid Ball Of Rock
Forever Free
Dogs Of War
The Eagle Has Landed II
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Eagle Has Landed III
The Very Best Of Saxon
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Live To Rock
Into The Labyrinth

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