Tracks

01. Shepherd Of Fire
02. Hail To The King
03. Doing Time
04. This Means War
05. Requiem
06. Crimson Day
07. Heretic
08. Coming Home
09. Planets
10. Acid Rain



01. Shepherd Of Fire

Let's take a moment and break the ice
So my intentions are known
See, I have pity in watching you suffer
I know the feeling of being damned alone
I've got a story book of my own

Don't you see I am your pride?
Agent of wealth,
Bearer of needs
And you know it's right
I am your war
Arming the strong,
Aiding the weak
Know me by name:
"Shepherd of fire"

Well I can promise you paradise
No need to serve on your knees
And when you're lost in the darkest of hours
Take a moment and tell me who you see
Won't tell you who not to be

Now you know I am your pride
Agent of wealth
Bearer of needs
And you know it's right
I am your war
Arming the strong,
Aiding the weak
Know me by name:
"Shepherd of fire"

Disciple of the cross and champion in suffering.
Immerse yourself into the kingdom of redemption.
Pardon your mind from the chains of the divine.
Make way the shepherd of fire.

Through the ages of time
I've been known for my hate
But I'm a giver of simple choices.
For me it's never too late

I am your pride
Agent of wealth
Bearer of needs
And you know it's right
I am your war
Arming the strong,
Aiding the weak

I am your wrath
I am your guilt
I am your lust
And you know it's right
I am your law
I am your scar
I am your trust

Know me by name:
"Shepherd of fire"


02. Hail To The King

Watch your tongue or have it cut from your head
Save your life by keeping whispers unsaid
Children roam the streets now orphans of war
Bodies hanging in the streets to adore

Royal flames will carve a path in chaos
Bringing daylight to the night
Death is riding into the town with armor
They've come to take all your rights

Hail to the King
Hail to the One
Kneel to the crown
Stand in the sun
Hail to the King

Hail, Hail, Hail

The King...

Blood is spilled while holding keys to the throne
Born again but it's too late to atone
No mercy from the edge of the blade
Dare escape and learn the price to be paid

Let the water flow with shades of red now
Arrows black out all the light
Death is riding into the town with armor
They've come to grant you your rights

Hail to the King
Hail to the One
Kneel to the crown
Stand in the sun
Hail to the King

Hail, Hail, Hail

The King...

There's a taste of fear
When the henchmen call
Iron fist to tame the land
Iron fist to claim it all

Hail to the King
Hail to the One
Kneel to the crown
Stand in the sun

Hail to the King
Hail to the One
Kneel to the crown
Stand in the sun

Hail to the King


03. Doing Time

The lives of some men...

If walls could talk to spill the lies.
We'd see the world through devil's eyes

I maintain an addiction
Been known to take it too high.
I got an itch with a loaded hair trigger.
And a one way ticket to fly

When there's no writing on the wall
I see the lifeless devils start to crawl
I don't need no lessons
After all
Everybody's doing their time

Caught your eye in the corner.
Don't you look at me wrong
Fucked up and thrown into the gutter gotta fix
What don't belong

I see the writing on the wall
I see the lifeless devils start to crawl
I don't need no lessons
After all
Everybody's doing their time

That's just the price to play so tell me what you're like.
Got a hand on the kerosene match tonight.

Had enough of opinions
I got enough on my mind
Sell your soul for approval and a dollar
Got a pretty little body to grind

I see your number on the wall
I see the lifeless devils start to crawl
I don't need no lessons
Watch the fall
You've lost my attention
After all
Everybody's doing their time

Time!


04. This Means War

Hide my face again.
Harboring the shadows
Feel this weight of sin.
Hammering away.

Die, with the guilt of a thousand AWOL soldiers.
Die, watch the scythe usher me astray.

I can't go on this way.
Not as I am today.
The ugly side of me is strong.

Take aim, a loaded gun.
Pull back on all who run.
A coward's truth inside the wrong.

This means war! [3x]

Lash your tongue of bane.
Carry me to nowhere.
Mental holocaust.
Battle never ends.

Lie, mask the pain of a child who's forsaken.
Lie, to myself, praise the new regime.

I left me long ago.
Reasons you'll never know.
No one to miss me when I'm gone.

With no more words to say.
No argument to stay.
Another post I don't belong.

This means war! [5x]

No home to call my own.
No finding someone new.
No one to break the fall.
No one to see me through.

No name to carry on.
No promise for today.
No one to hear the call.
No tattered flag to raise.

Walk the razor's edge.
Cut into the madness
Question all you trust.
Buy into the fear.

I see the man ripping at my soul now
I, I know the man, I know him all too well.

There's nothing here for free.
Lost who I wanna be.
My serpent blood can strike so cold.

On any given day.
I'll take it all away.
Another thought I can't control.

This means war! [5x]


05. Requiem

[Latin chants]

Days of warning
Night brings mourning.
My prayers - wordless.
Heaven is burning down

I walk stricken
Pitch black vision
Oh One, save me
Caress my weary eyes

Darkest Lord
Your mercy shall I gain
Strike the match
Engulf the earth in flames, in flames, in flames, in flames

Nature quaking
Prophets aching
I kneel faithful
Damnation cracks the sky

My heart fiction
Superstition
Your grace deathless
Give life to my last breath

Darkest Lord
Your mercy shall I gain
Strike the match
Engulf the earth in flames, in flames, in flames, in flames

Grant them eternal rest oh lord
Embrace them into your army of undead.
Strike with vengeance those who oppose your will.
And lay waste to all opposition sent before you.
Walk with them and cure them from the blinding light of servitude.
And devastate your enemies as they die by your hand.
Amen.

[Latin chants]

Rise from ashes
Violence clashes
My soul vacant
Cleanse me of all this sin

I stand guilty
I bleed filthy
Born of fire
Savor this final hour

Darkest Lord
Your mercy shall I gain
Strike the match
Engulf the earth in flames, in flames, in flames, in flames


06. Crimson Day

Dark years brought endless rain,
out in the cold I lost my way.
but storms won't last, they clear the air
for something new
the sun came out and brought you through.

A lifetime full of words to say,
A hope that time will slow the passing day.

I've been wrong, time's over
and I've been shamed with no words to find.
But if the sun will rise, bring us tomorrow,
walk with me.
Crimson day.

Don't speak, no use for words
lie in my arms, sleep secure.
I wonder what you're dreaming of,
lands rare and far
A timeless flight to reach the stars.

A lifetime full of words to say,
a hope that time will slow the passing day.

I've been wrong, time's over
and I've been shamed with no words to find.
But if the sun will rise, bring us tomorrow,
walk with me.
Crimson day.

I've come so far to meet you here,
to share this life with one I hold so dear.
and I won't speak but what is true,
the world outside is created just for you.
It's for you, for you.

I've been wrong, time's over
and I've been shamed with no words to find.
But if the sun will rise, bring us tomorrow,
walk with me.
Crimson day.


07. Heretic

As they search for blood
All eyes descend on one
Honest man in chains
But that don't matter anyway
My judgement day

My flesh will feed the demon
No trial, no case for reason
I've been chosen to pay with my life
Mad men define what mad is.
Turning witches and saints to ashes
Rising masses marching to find heretic blood.

Impose your will on me
'Til fire sets me free
The flames of hell burn bright
My fate decided by their lies
Final demise

My flesh will feed the demon
No trial, no case for reason
I've been chosen to pay with my life
Mad men define what mad is.
Turning witches and saints to ashes
Rising masses marching to find heretic...
Heretic blood

Please, don't leave me
Please, don't leave me like this
I've walked a fragile line and I've fallen down
Please, don't leave me

My flesh will feed the demon now
No trial, no case for reason
I've been chosen to pay with my life
Mad men define what mad is.
Turning witches and saints to ashes
Rising masses marching to find heretic…
Heretic blood


08. Coming Home

I've been away
Searching for a reason
Another purpose to find
I've sailed the seas
Fought my many demons
I've looked to gods in the skies

I've stood in hell
Where many had to suffer
I stared the devil in the eyes.

Walked many roads
To witness ancient idols
And found the great Gates of fire

Had many storms
Question my conviction.
Gave armies reason to rise.

The hangman searching
For bones he can borrow.
While I escaped in the night.
Fight or flight.

Live again
All roads end
I'll be coming home
Tend your light
'Cause on this night
I'll be coming home

Escaped the hell
Of calculated mortars.
Then drank the blood of a king
The desert rain
Has washed away direction
Had angels looking after me
So it seems

Live again
All roads end
I'll be coming home
Tend your light
'Cause on this night
I'll be coming home

My story ends
Not far from where it started
My weary limbs have grown old
I've seen the world
Through the eyes of a nomad
Home is where the heart is
I've been told
So I go

Live again
All roads end
I'll be coming home
Tend your light
'Cause on this night
I'll be coming home

I'm coming home
I'm coming home
I'm coming home
I'm coming home


09. Planets

Godless, meteoric war
Anger, our existence nevermore
You awoke the giants who were dormant in the sky
Comets reigning death from a fiery eye.

Mother of all, your time is coming
One with eternity
When planets collide!
Planets collide!

Damage, galaxy destruct
Endless, celestial orbit corrupt
You will be forgotten like the others lost in time
Dead civilization left behind!

Mother of all, your time is coming
One with eternity
When planets collide!
Planets collide!

Take heed the violent march is closing in.
You can't defeat them on your own.
Weapons are loaded for the final stand.
And they're all aimed at you from heaven.

Planets collide!
Planets collide!
Planets collide!
Planets collide!

You will be forgotten like the others lost in time
Dead civilization left behind!

Mother of all, your time is coming
One with eternity
When planets collide!
Planets collide!


10. Acid Rain

Our day has come
It's drawn in the sky
So don't shed a tear now
Be thankful for the time

Life wouldn't be so precious dear if there never was an end

Children still play in the garden
Dance as the sun slips away

We stand on the edge now
We've come so far
Through all the dust it becomes clear
You will always be my heart

There's no death, no end of time when I'm facing it with you

Children still play in the garden
Dance as the sun slips away
Not even stars last forever
Cleanse us acid rain

Stand near to me
Don't look be brave
Over the blackened moon
I'll carry you away
Through the planets we fly

Children still play in the garden
Dance as the sun slips away
Not even stars last forever
Cleanse us acid rain

Send us home
Send us home
Send us home
Send us home.