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KILLING GROUND (2001)

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Tracklist

01. Prelude To War (Intro)
02. Killing Ground
03. Court Of The Crimson King
04. Coming Home
05. Till Hell Freezes Over
06. Dragon's Lair
07. You Don't Know What You've Got
08. Deeds Of Glory
09. Running For The Border
10. Shadows On The Wall
11. Rock Is Our Life

Produced by: SAXON and Biff Byford

 

Lyrics

 

01. Prelude To War (Intro) (1:36)


Instrumental

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02. Killing Ground (5:46)


Follow the piper follow the drum
Follow the footsteps our comrades begun
Till the battle's won, the battle's won
Follow the Sabre, follow the gun
For King and for Country
We stand here as one
Till the battle's done, the battle's done

We are brothers in arms
We fight for the cause
Together we stand, divided we fall
On the killing ground, killing ground

Cannons are roaring
From left and to right
Into the carnage before us we fight
Till the day is won, the day is won
Thousands have fallen, around us they lie
Onwards together, we fight or we die
Till the day is done, the day is done

We are brothers in arms
We march for the cause
Together we stand, divided we fall
On the killing ground, killing ground

Charge into battle victory we cry
Onto the lances our sabres held high
Hear our battle cry, battle cry
The field is now silent
The conflict is done
Marching to glory through rivers of blood
Hear our battle cry, battle cry

We are brothers in arms
We die for the cause
Together we stand, divided we fall
On the killing ground, killing ground

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03. Court Of The Crimson King (6:02)


The rusted chains of prison moons
Are shattered by the sun
I walk a road horizons change
The tournament's begun
The purple piper plays his tune
The choir softly sing
Three lullabies in ancient tongue
For the court of the Crimson King

The keeper of the city keys
Puts shutters on the dreams
I wait outside the pilgrims door
With insufficiant schemes
The black queen chants the funeral march
The cracked brass bell will ring
To summon back the fire witch
To the court of the Crimson King

The gardener plants an evergreen
Whilst trampling on a flower
I chased the wind of a prism ship
To taste the sweet and sour
The pattern juggler lifts his hand
The orchestra begin
I slowly turn the grinding wheel
In the court of the Crimson King

On soft grey mornings widows cry
The wise men share a joke
I run to grasp divining signs
To satisfy the hoax
The yellow jester does not play
But gently pulls the strings
And smiles as the puppets dance
In the court of the Crimson King

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04. Coming Home (3:40)


Take a plane, take a pill
Need some sleep, feel like hell
In my suitcase that's my life
Thoughts of you cut me like a knife

Gone, gone, gone, gone down
that lonely road
But it won't be long until I'm coming home

Another ticket, another town
These lonely miles, they just take me down
On this highway going anywhere
I hear your voice when there's no one there

Gone, gone, gone, gone down
that lonely road
But it won't be long until I'm coming home

Take a boat, take a train
Need some comfort just to ease the pain
Out my window I sit and stare
The days drag by, baby when you're not there

Gone, gone, gone, gone down
that lonely road
But it won't be long until I'm coming home

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05. Till Hell Freezes Over (4:44)


We're on a one way street
Going down the wrong way
We're trying to swim upstream
Against the raging tide
We're on an uphill climb
Right into the headwind
We're standing on thin ice
Fighting for our lives

It's been a hard road
And we're never going back
Till hell freezes over
Till hell freezes over

We're on a crazy ride
Going where the wind blows
We're on the crumbling edge
Waiting for the fall
We're trying to keep it cool
Walking on a tight rope
We're hanging on thin thread
Trying to survive

It's been a hard road
And we're never going back
Till hell freezes over
Till hell freezes over

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06. Dragons Lair (3:40)


In the land of Gorron
Far across the Sea
We'll journey there upon the wings of fire
Through the mystic portal
To find the ancient one
The quest to find the dragons lair is mine

Over the mountains
Far 'cross the sea
Follow the legend
Into the dragons lair

The gateway to his kingdom
Lies through the cave of dreams
There before us waits the Dragon King
In halls of golden splendor
Bathed in blood red fire
The mystery of ages waits within

Over the mountains
Far 'cross the sea
Follow the legend
Into the dragons lair

Now we stand before him
The last one of his time
To seek the ancient knowledge of kind
He gives up words of wisdom
In a strange forgotten tongue
Tales of knights and wizards
Lost in time

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07. You Don't Know What You've Got (5:01)


Did you take me for a fool I don't think so
Did you think that you could see it in my eyes
You bled me like a stone and left me nothing
But you're the one that's luring with the lies

Up down turn around you're driving me insane
In out there's no doubt you're the loser in the end

You don't know what you've got
You don't know what you've got, till it's gone

Maybe you can think of some invention
To make me see you in a different light
But it wouldn't make a blind bit of difference
Even if you found a second sight

Up down turn around you're driving me insane
In out there's no doubt you're the loser in the end

You don't know what you've got
You don't know what you've got, till it's gone

Give me one good reason why I should believe you
I lost my faith in you and that's no lie
You're heading for a final retribution
I think it's time we said our last goodbye

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08. Deeds Of Glory (4:36)


When I was a boy I listened to the stories
Of conquerers and heroes of old
Tales of adventure and valiant days
Warrior courageous and bold

Come with me and I'll take you there
Let's open the book of time

Battalions of steel on charging white stallions
Riding out in the dawn
Many will follow and carry the flag
Defenders of faith and the realm

Come with me and I'll take you there
Let's open the book of time

They are calling hear their voices
From the pages of history
Fallen heroes not forgotten
Your deeds of valour, deeds of glory
Deeds of glory

Forged from purest metal, courage made of steel
They stand upon the city walls
Guardians of fait on lonely distant watchtowers
We hear your gallant voices call

Come with me and I'll take you there
Let's open the book of time

They are calling hear their voices
From the pages of history
Fallen heroes not forgotten
Your deeds of valour, deeds of glory
Deeds of glory

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09. Running For The Border (4:26)


We were standing at the border
Waiting for the man to come
We didn't have a problem
Till he invented one

He said take it easy, take it slow
No one moves
Till I say so

Running for the border
Down in Mexico

We made it to Chihuahua
With the setting sun
The fans were going crazy
Everyone had fun

He said take it easy, take it slow
We've got all day
We'll make the show

Running for the border
Down in Mexico

We met the Federales
They wouldn't go away
So we gave them lots of money
It was all our fuckin' pay

They said take it easy, take it slow
No one moves
Till I say so

Running for the border
Down in Mexico

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10. Shadows On The Wall (6:17)


In a desert valley
Near the Rio Grande
Through the sun baked wasteland
Cross the burning sand
On the edge of nowhere
In a hidden place
They were looking for the answer
To the power of the sun

From out of the sky came the burning death
Could anyone foresee
The raging terror coming from above
To erase humanity
In a blinding flash came the fireball
Melting skin and bone
It was a mighty city just blown away
Like dust before a storm

There is no city
There are no people
There's only shadows on the wall
Where is the city
Where are the people
There's only shadows on the wall

Children were playing in Los Alamos
Nuclear fusion critical mass
Start a chain reaction
Build the doomsday toy
Split the tiny atom
Your littly boy

There is no city
There are no people
There's only shadows on the wall
Where is the city
Where are the people
There's only shadows on the wall

It was a clear blue morning
On the fatefull day
Silver wings of destruction
The enola gay
Unleash the awesome power
Release it from it's cage
Opening the doorway
To the nuclear age

There is no city
There are no people
There's only shadows on the wall
Where is the city
Where are the people
There's only shadows on the wall

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11. Rock Is Our Life (3:55)


We stand here together
Fearless and proud
Raise up your voices
Let the music be loud
There's nothing between us
We stand here as one
The waiting is over, your time has come

Raise up your hands into the light
We stand together 'cause rock is our life
Lift up your voices into the night
We stand together 'cause rock is our life

Rocking together
Into the night
Denim and leather
The feeling is right
Will you be standing
When the music is done
The waiting is over, you time has come

Raise up your hands into the light
We stand together 'cause rock is our life
Lift up your voices into the night
We stand together 'cause rock is our life

Voices together
This is your song
Here is the spirit
Where we all belong
When we stand together
The bands will play on

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