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Battering Ram (2015)

Tracklist CD

  1. Battering Ram
  2. The Devil's Footprint
  3. Queen Of Hearts
  4. Destroyer
  5. Hard And Fast
  6. Eye Of The Storm
  7. Stand Your Ground
  8. Top Of The World
  9. To The End
  10. Kingdom Of The Cross
  11. Bonus Track: Three Sheets To The Wind (The Drinking Song)

Produced by: Andy Sneap

Lyrics

01. BATTERING RAM (4:51)

Come worship at the metal church
Let your voices rise as one
Stand before the barricades
Prepare yourself for what's to come
These walls will resonate tonight
To the sound of screaming hordes

Decibels will rise above
To fill this concert hall
Are you ready to begin
Then let the hammer fall
Like a battering ram

These walls will turn to dust tonight
Long before the aftershock
Foundations crack the buildings shake
Reverberating pounding rock
Through the smoke you hear the sound
The sound of metal striking steel

Do you feel adrenaline
Racing through your heart
Take it up to overload
Let's tear this place apart
Like a battering ram

Let our voices fill the hall
Like we've never done before
Let me hear your battle call
Let me hear your battle call
Let me hear you one and all

Welcome to the house of steel
This is where we stand or fall
Capturing the atmosphere
Trapped inside these hallowed halls
We stand inside this metal church
Together now we are reborn

Decibels will rise above
Breaking down the walls
Crank it up to overload
Watch the hammer fall
Like a battering ram
Like a battering ram

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02. THE DEVILS FOOTPRINTS (4:08)

Twas in the year of our Lord 1855
The snow lay thick far and wide
Over rooftops through the fields
Did Satan leave his mark?
Something evil passed thy way
Twas a creature of the dark
Send him back from whence he came
There rose up the hew and cry
Protect thy self from fear and pain
The Devils footprint comes again

All was still no sound was heard
The snow was crisp and white
Something walked across the land
Until the morning light
Over rooftops through the fields
What made this cloven path
No one knew what beast it was
That left this ghostly track

Lock your doors and shutters tight
There's demons riding out tonight
Sent from hell to test your faith
Pray to God to keep you safe
From the Devils footprints
From the Devils footprints

In the morn' the hoof prints clear
Over valley town and weir
Twas no human made this mark
Something evil in the dark
Gather sword and shot they cry
Kill the beast and send it nigh
Back to hell from whence it came
Never tread this path again

Lock your doors and shutters tight
There's demons riding out tonight
Sent from hell to test your faith
Pray to God to keep you safe
From the Devils footprints
From the Devils footprints

See the Devil riding out tonight
Over rooftops till the morning light
Bring your sword and send him back to hell
Cast him forth to where the demons dwell

They searched till dusk found not a thing
No one knows what night will bring
Could it be the hounds from hell
Satan's work? No one can tell
Listen careful in the night
Keep the children out of sight
Save their souls repent thy sin
The beast will come when night begins

Lock your doors and shutters tight
Demons riding out tonight
Sent from hell to test your faith
Pray to God to keep you safe
Lock your doors and shutters tight
Demons riding out tonight
Sent from hell to test your faith
Pray to God to keep you safe
From the Devils footprints
From the Devils footprints

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03. QUEEN OF HEARTS (5:08)

The Queen of hearts she stands alone
Purveying all she sees
Trapped inside the players web
Of cunning and deceit
The bishop in his corner kneels
Praying for her soul
The knights are gathered at her side
To watch the game unfold
Careful where you tread
You may lose your head

To the red Queen
The red Queen
Queen of hearts
She is the red Queen
The red Queen
Queen of hearts

Like pawns we move and give our lives
While she protects her king
The rook will guard the tower gates
To keep them all within
The battle rages back and forth
Across the chequered board
Until the red King takes his place
The victor and her lord
Careful where you tread
You may lose your head

To the red Queen
The red Queen
Queen of hearts
She is the red Queen
The red Queen
Queen of hearts

Alice through the looking glass
The hatter waits below
The rabbit checks his watch again
Time is moving slow
The red Queen lays upon her bed
Dreaming of the game
The Cheshire Cat sits high above
Grinning at the knave
Careful where you tread
You may lose your head

Take your partners for the dance
Everyone must play
The deadly game of cat and mouse
No one gets away
Time has no beginning
The nightmare never stops
Round and round we spin again
Until the curtain drops

The Queen of hearts she stands alone
Purveying all she sees
Trapped inside the players web
Of cunning and deceit
The bishop in his corner kneels
Praying for her soul
The knights are gathered at her side
To watch the game unfold
Careful where you tread
You may lose your head

To the red Queen
The red Queen
Queen of hearts
She is the red Queen
The red Queen
Queen of hearts
To the red Queen
The red Queen
Queen of hearts
She is the red Queen
She is the red Queen
Queen of hearts

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04. DESTROYER (3:20)

Smashing out of nowhere bringing you pain
Striking like lighting nothing remains
Screaming like a banshee out of the sky
It's never gonna stop you're all gonna die

Gods assassin
Makes no deal
Born of chaos
Forged in steel
Destroyer
Destroyer

Is he made from flesh and bone
Or is he just a robot drone
He doesn't have a soul or heart
He's gonna tear your world apart

Desolation coming
From out of the sky
Nowhere to run
Nowhere to hide
Destroyer
Destroyer

Forged in metal
Made of steel
Gods assassin
Makes no deal
Has no mercy
Doesn't feel
Destroyer

Does he come down from out of space
To devastate the human race
Nothing lives to see the day
All your future's blown away

Armageddon
Killing machine
No protection
Laser beam!!?
Destroyer
Destroyer

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05. HARD AND FAST (4:45)

Ride into the sunset
Without a devils care
Riding fast you lose yourself
The wind is in your hair
The road slips by beneath your wheels
Rolling on and on
See the world go flashing by
Like a bullet from a gun

Driving hard
Feeling free
Moving fast
At lightning speed
Hard and fast
Driving hard and fast

Out into the country
Throttle open wide
Take it to the limit
Feel the wheels begin to slide
Nothing beats the feeling
Senses overload
When you get behind the wheel
Just let your mind explode

Riding hard
Feeling free
Moving fast
At lightning speed
Hard and fast
Riding hard and fast

Racing down the highway
Engine running smooth
There's nothing better in this world
Epitome of cool
Listen to the radio
Play your favourite song
Rock 'N' Roll will never die
It just keeps rollin' on

Driving hard
Feeling free
Moving fast
At lightning speed
Riding hard
Feeling free
Hard and fast
Driving hard and fast
Riding hard and fast

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06. EYE OF THE STORM (3:54)

Howling wind raging free
Shattered land, pounding sea
Jaws of death, feel the beast
Mother Natures deadly feast

Nothing stops this deadly force
No escape in sight
From the eye of the storm
The eye of the storm

From the sea the tempest is born
Smashing down, defences torn
Heavens wrath unleashed and free
Raining down relentlessly

Nothing stops this deadly force
No escape in sight
From the eye of the storm
Eye of the storm

Stand or run, you decide
This could be your suicide
Moving fast towards the shore
Hurricane is at your door

Nothing stops this deadly force
No escape in sight
From the eye of the storm
The eye of the storm
The eye of the storm
The eye of the storm

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07. STAND YOUR GROUND (4:15)

If you're feeling weak and near defeat
And your will to succeed slips away
Take a step no safety net
Trust in the the words that you say
No retreat never beat
We all live to fight another day

You can fight against the odds
Stop praying to the gods
When you're up against the wall
And you're waiting for the fall
Stand your ground
Stand your ground

What's the of use of speaking truth
If everything sounds like a lie
Can't they see that nothing's free
No matter how much that they try
What's the cost of futures lost
Just stand up and say what you think

If they try to put you down
Don't let them turn you 'round
Remember what is right
And don't give up the fight
Stand your ground
Stand your ground

If you've had enough and life is tough
And they don't seem to hear what you say
Make a stand, play your hand
Sometimes there's no other way
If you're giving in and you can't win
And there's only one card you can play

You can fight against you odds
Stop praying to the gods
When you're up against the wall
And you're waiting for the fall
Stand your ground
Stand your ground

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08. TOP OF THE WORLD (4:00)

Break the camp, the plan is done
The mountain waits for you to come
Snow and ice, the granite rock
One mistake and you will drop
The summit never conquered yet
Soon you'll face your final test
No oxygen is taken there
You only breathe the thinning air

This is the land where the Earth meets the sky
Standing on top of the World
You're standing on top of the World

Inch by inch you near a climb
Up towards the death zone line
Your body claws for every breath
Razor sharp across your chest
Step by step, each painful minute
Through the clouds towards the summit
Standing there in majesty
The highest place above the sea

This is the land where the Earth meets the sky
Standing on top of the World
You're standing on top of the World

Make no mistake, descent is slow
Death awaits you far below
Check the rope is good and strong
Take your time, don't get it wrong
To reach the peak is what you yearn
But many go and don't return
Your body screams from the lack of rest
But no one hears on Everest

This is the land where the Earth meets the sky
Standing on top of the World
You're standing on top of the World
Standing on top of the World
You're standing on top of the World

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09. TO THE END (5:50)

I'll be leaving down that road again tomorrow
I don't know when I'll be back again
There's a feeling in my heart that I must follow
When I leave you all behind I feel the pain

This is our world
It's who we are
You wouldn't have me change a thing
Before we go just let me know
Will you be with us to the end

Many more have walked this path before us
I hear their voices whisper in the wind
The piper plays the tune and we must follow
No one knows just what the future brings

This is our world
It's who we are
We wouldn't try to change a thing
Before we go just let me know
Will you stand with us to the end

We dim the lights and fade into the distance
But we won't forget the friends we left behind
To the aching deep inside I've no resistance
Only you can make me feel alive

This is our world
It's who we are
We wouldn't ever change a thing
Before you go just let me know
Are you with us to the end

I'll be leaving down that road again tomorrow
I don't know when I'll be back again
There's a feeling in my heart that I must follow
When I leave you all behind I feel the pain

This is our world
It's who we are
We wouldn't ever change a thing
Before you go just let me know
We stand together to the end
Before we go just let me know
Are you with us to the end

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10. KINGDOM OF THE CROSS (6:08)

What is this place across the fields
Where poppies stretch and sway
In Flanders, days of war are gone
But memories will remain
Comrades of their different coats
Came to fight and die
From all sides they stood and fought
And fell beneath the sky
Where is this land where I am now
A million spirits cry
A generation loved and lost
Never asking why
It didn't matter much at all
To the generals how you died
But to your families back at home
You were heroes side by side
The unknown soldier never known
A cross to mark your grave
But we remember what you did
In our hearts you will remain
Where is this land where I am now
A million spirits cry
A generation loved and lost
Never asking why

So wave the flags and say goodbye
To a generation lost
They're marching into history
To the kingdom
The kingdom of the cross

Across the Somme and Flanders lay
A generation gone
Came to fight the war of wars
The father and the son
Marching bands and cheers of joy
Sent you on your way
To face the bloody battlefields
And lives just thrown away
An inch of ground was heavy won and lost
Too much a price to pay
Young men lost
Their future gone
That's all there is to say

So wave the flags and say goodbye
To a generation lost
They're marching into history
To the kingdom
The kingdom of the cross

The papers said you'd all be home for Christmas
The politicians sang their battle hymn
Soon the guns will start the slaughter
And the end of innocence will begin
There's no one left that made it home
Their eyes will see no more
Gone to meet their fallen friends
In Flanders' fields of war

In the kingdom of the cross
Lay a generation gone
Remember they were men like us
Remember everyone
So wave your flags and say goodbye
To a generation lost
They're marching into history
To the slaughter and the loss
Remember
A generation lost
They're marching out together
To the kingdom
To the kingdom of the cross

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11. THREE SHEETS TO THE WIND (THE DRINKING SONG) (3:53)

We were rollin' on a boys night
Staying out till daylight
Putting down a glass or two
Laughing like cheapskates
Falling down a staircase
Think of better things to do
Pour another drink man
Time to get a round in
Night has only just begun
We're gonna paint the town red
Getting out of our heads
Nothing's gonna stop the fun

More wine, more beer
We got to make a move
To make it out of here
We couldn't walk, we couldn't talk
We were three sheets to wind

We were hangin' with our best mates
Getting in a right state
Drunker than a box of skunks
Flirting with the bar maid
Tryin' to get the bill paid
Acting like a bunch of punks

I've had enough, no more
I'm bouncing off the walls
I couldn't find the door
I couldn't think on the brink
We were three sheets to the wind

More wine, more beer
We got to make a move
To make it out of here
We couldn't walk, we couldn't talk
We were three sheets to wind

I must have drunk my paycheque
Feeling like a trainwreck
Never gonna drink again
I'm like a bear with sore head
Crawling out of my bed
Must have been a bit insane

Can't move no way
Just let me lie in peace
Don't wanna see the day
Not again, too much pain
We were three sheets to the wind
Three sheets to the wind
Three sheets to the wind

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