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LIONHEART (2004)

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Tracklist

01. Witchfinder General
02. Man And Machine
03. The Return
04. Lionheart
05. Beyound The Grave
06. Justice
07. To Live By The Sword
08. Jack Tars
09. English Man'O'War
10. Searching For Atlantis
11. Flying On The Edge

Produced by: Biff Byford and Charlie Bauerfeind

 

Lyrics

 

01. Witchfinder General (4:49)



Send for the General, there's witches to burn
The day of your judgment draws nigh
In torment and torture, the bringer of pain
Disciples of Satan will die

And tell me your secrets, bring them to me
Give your confession - your soul will be free
No one is safe from the purging of fire
You'll rue the day that you.. send for the Witchfinder General!

Accusing the innocent, prey on the weak
It's not just their souls that you seek
Your friends will not help you, they stand back in fear
Hide when the General is near

Trial is by water; no one can win
Drowned and you're innocent, guilty you swim
The gallows are waiting, they're lighting the fire
There's no release from the monster's desire

Tell me your secrets, bring them to me
Give your confession - your soul will be free
There's no escape from the purging of fire
You'll rue the day that you.. send for the Witchfinder General!

(Confess... Confess... Confess!)

Send for the General, there's witches to burn
The day of their judgment draws nigh
In torment and torture, the bringer of pain
Disciples of Satan will die

And tell me your secrets, give them to me
Give your confession - your soul will be free
No one is safe from the purging of fire
You'll rue the day that you.. send for the Witchfinder General!

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02. Man And Machine (3:28)


Blue bird skimming on razor's edge the legend will be born
The race is on against the clock in the silence of the dawn
The greatest bird to ever fly the fastest of her breed
Pushing out the envelope to break the record speed

Blue water
White lightning
Pushing yourself to extreme
Man and machine

Taking it on to the barrier screaming it right to the edge
At the limit of technology hanging your life on the ledge
You gave up your life for the record you were driven and born to achieve
Your legend will not be forgotten you were the master of speed

Blue water
White lightning
Union of man and machine
Blue water
White lightning
Pushing yourself to extreme
Man and machine

Blue birds skimming on a mirrors edge a legend will be born
The race is on against the clock in the silence of the dawn
The greatest bird to ever fly the fastest of her breed
Pushing out the envelope to break the record speed

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03. The Return (1:18)


Instrumental

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04. Lionheart (6:04)


Raise your banners raise them high in your homeland hear the cry
From the battle turn to home back to england to claim your throne
Six white horses you must ride loyal comrades by your side
Prince of lions the second son through the darkness the king will come

Lion, lionheart
Defenders of the faith
Lion, lionheart
Protector of the state
Lionheart

Your crown awaits you the chosen one tell the people that freedom's come
Light the beacons ring the bells sing you minstrels there's tales to tell
Send the message across the land the king returns with sword in hand
Law and order he will restore evil tyranny will reign no more

Lion, lionheart
Defenders of the faith
Lion, lionheart
Protector of the state
Lionheart

Raise your banners raise them high in your homeland hear the cry
From the battle turn to home back to england to claim your throne
Build your castles guard the keep behind these walls the city sleeps
No more conflict the blood is shed three gold lions on flags of red

Lion, lionheart
Defenders of the faith
Lion, lionheart
Protector of the state

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05. Beyond The Grave (4:55)


Are you standing on your own
When the darkness closes in
Can you hear the voices calling from within
Do you see the spirit world
Like a cold and frightened child
Or is you imagination running wild

Is there anybody out there
We're waiting for a sign
Calling to the afterlife
Is anybody there
Beyond the grave

On a breath of cold night air
The candle starts to dim
When shadows dance the walls start closing in
Does your fear begin to rise
Are you paralysed with fright
Can they hear you screaming in the night

(Repeat chorus)

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06. Justice (4:26)


We lay our case before you
Let your hammer fall
Tip the scales of justice
Liberty for all

Do you stand for freedom
Do you stand for justice
Do you stand for anything at all
We have the power
We have the courage
To make the mighty fall

Hear the voice of reason
Let your hammer fall
You're the judge and jury
Gimme justice, give me justice!
Justice!

When you free the guilty
The innocent remain
Can you hear your conscience
Can you see the pain

Do you have the mercy
Do you have the passion
Do you have integrity at all
We have the power
We have the courage
To make the mighty fall

Hear the voice of reason
Let your hammer fall
You're the judge and jury
Gimme justice, give me justice!
Justice! Gimme justice!

Take the oath of honor
On the Bible swear
Fight for truth and justice
Do you really care

Will you fight for freedom
Will you fight for justice
Will you fight for anything at all
We have the power
We have the courage
To make the mighty fall

Hear the voice of reason
Let your hammer fall
You're the judge and jury
Gimme justice, give me justice!
Justice, gimme justice

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07. To Live By The Sword (4:10)


To follow the code of honour
Die with a sword in your hand
That is the way of the warrior
Your forefathers left on the land

To live by the sword
You must die by the sword

Trained in the way of the masters
Disciples of conflict and war
The blade of and the bow are your weapons
Your brothers have fought here before

Forged in the land of the shogun
A blade of unbreakable steel
The samurai spirit is with you
To battle you carry their seal

To live by the sword
You must die by the sword
Warriors born to be free
To live by the sword
You must die by the sword
Warriors born to be free
To live by the sword

Born in the shadows of Fuji
From out of the ashes you rise
To fight on the side of the emperor
Like many before you that died

You courage can never be broken
Warriors fearless and brave
You follow the ancient traditions
Sworn to your ancestors grave

(Repeat chorus)

To live by the sword
To die by the sword
Warriors free
To live and die by the sword

To follow the code of honour
Die with a sword in your hand
That is the way of the warrior
Your forefathers left on the land
The samurais spirir walks with you
A blade of unbreakable steel
Forged in the land of the shogun
To battle you carry their seal

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08. Jack Tars (0:57)


Once was a sailor
Ship of the line
Came to my duty
Serving my time

Far, far away from you I must go
Ne'er to return - I do not know
If I return to tell you my tale
I'll sing of gunsmoke and blood-stained sails

Stand by my shipmates
We will not fall
Jolly Jack Tars, brave men and all
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09. English Man O'War (4:08)


Crashing through the raging sea flagship og the line
Comander of the English fleet the greatsest of her time
Searching the horizon a thousand leagues or more
Mighty winds will carry you onto bloody war

Let the four winds blow
The tempest come
Let the seas run high
'Till the battle's won
Let the Cannons roar
English Men of war

Built of oak hard as steel master of the sea
Six Thousand yards of sail flies onto liberty
Call to arms man the deck soon the guns will toll
Ram the ball and load the shot the fight will take its toll

(Repeat chorus)

Hear the sound of iron shot smashing down the mast
Ripping through the flesh and bone ships's company stand fast
The battle raged on through the night falgship of the line
Bathed in pride and glory the greatest of her time

(Repeat chorus)

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10. Searching for Atlantis (5:54)


Here we stand underneath a blood red sky
To seek the answer we're all looking for
We build our lives but there's no certainty
They won't be washed away like castles in the sand

We're still searching for Atlantis
We're all looking for our shangrila
Searching for Atlantis

Looking back you can't change a thing
In your mind there lies the key
There are many doors that you'll be passing through
Down the winding road to find your xanadu

(Repeat chorus)

You walk the path towards your destiny
Through twists and turns to reach your journey's end
We build our lives but there's no certainty
They won't be washed away like castles in the sand

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11. Flying On The Edge (4:54)


Sitting on the runway waiting for the rush
Talking to the band but no one's saying much
Flying out of Monza playing for the gods
Heading out to Deutschland we've got to beat the odds

We were flying on the edge
Running out of time
Flying on the edge
Standing on the line
We were flying on the edge
You've got to let us go
Flying on the edge
We've got to make the show

Waiting in the thunder, lighting and the rain
We ain't going nowhere we need a bigger plane
Jensen phoned the airline booked another flight
We could make a concert if they timed it right

And the rain came down
Thunderstruck and lightning all around
And we flew on through
Glad to get our feet back on the ground

Touching down in Dortmund driving hard and fast
The night was closing in are we gonna last
We made it to the backstage with seconds left to spare
Rocking hard and crazy metal filled the air

(Repeat chorus)

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