Ashes of Ares

Ashes of Ares tracks

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1. THE MESSENGER

Traveling by word of the wise
This ancient story arrived
A messenger sent from far and wide
Upon the raging beast he rides
He rides
Ride

Upon the death of mortal man
The messenger journeys across the land
Clutching the unknown in his hand
Bestowing the mystery of God's plan
Upon his death an old man finds
That life and death
Are intertwined
The question that once was denied
Is answered now, in this afterlife

Every man controls his state
The extent to which he seals his fate
The messenger brings to his prey
The creator's will that final day
Of good or evil, there are none denied
The right to pass to the other side
But in this life, if evil aligned
To hell the messenger will ride
Riding from the other side
Upon your death he will decide
Heaven or hell… which is deserved?
Hear the word from the messenger

Riding from the other side
Upon your death he will decide
Heaven or hell… which is deserved?
Hear the word from the messenger
Riding from the other side
Upon your death he will decide
Heaven or hell… which is deserved?
Hear the word from the messenger




2. MOVE THE CHAINS

The veiled enslavers of this world have got you in their grasp
They'll think you're easy prey, until they're called to task
Treachery to God and man, deceivers never cease
To bend your will for their ends,
Their power… your disease
(Your disease)

Entrenched in battle since it all began, insanity
To what end.. What's it for… is it hate… or is it greed?
Time will come to break these chains and move into the light
Before that time, we must awake and stand for what is right

All rise, children of earth, freedom calls your name
If we're to survive, and turn the bloody tide
We've got to move the chains

Time will tell if we can win this war on true deceit
If ever was a time to fear, you must believe
Time will come to break these chains and move into the light
Before that time, we must awake and stand for what is right
We've got to move the chains

Time will come to break these chains and move into the light
Before that time, we must awake and stand for what is right
All rise, children of earth, freedom calls your name
If we're to survive, and turn the bloody tide
We've got to move the chains

All rise, children of earth, freedom calls your name
If we're to survive, and turn the bloody tide
We've got to move the chains




3. ON WARRIOR'S WINGS

My brother died today
It's going on three years
I think of him every day
Fought back a lot of tears
Well you could say he's a good man
But you would understate
The impact of one man's life
And his eternal fate

I know my brother isn't gone
(I know he isn't gone)

The devil came and took his life
But his soul remained
Waiting on St. Michael's hand
So he could lead the way
The archangel said
"Come with me my brother"
And with God's touch
He granted him
Wings of a warrior

I know my brother isn't gone
(I know he isn't gone)
And still his spirit carries on
(It carries on)
And by his light he found a way
(He found a way)
He battles evil still today
On the wings
On the wings
On the wings of a warrior
On the wings of a warrior

Now he charges into battle
With the sword of kings
Trampling the fallen
As the herald angels sing
Vengeance flies from heaven
On warrior's wings

I know my brother isn't gone
(I know he isn't gone)
And still his spirit carries on
(It carries on)
On the wings
On the wings
On the wings of a warrior
On the wings of a warrior
On the wings of a warrior
A warrior

My brother died today
It's going on three years




4. PUNISHMENT

They took away all that I am
From this dark place there can be no return
As I become master of my own destiny
I will make right injustice
Protect the innocent
...And punish the wicked

I want you to know right now
You're one step from the edge
Something inside keeps telling me
You're not long for this world
Take some time to think about everyone
That you have harmed in your life
I will take their pain away
When I bring your punishment

Ask not why your time's in jeopardy
Of coming to an end
Your life has been blasphemy
Destruction's all you know
For this I will bring the hammer down
Judgment has been made
I will wash your sins away
When I bring your punishment

For the innocent
I have risen
Time won't heal all wound
So punishment will be given

This is the path I've chosen
It blocks the pain of failure I feel
Losing you is killing me
But I will not go without a fight

For the innocent
I have risen
Time won't heal all wound
So punishment will be given

For the innocent
(For the innocent)
I have risen
(I have risen)
Time won't heal all wound
(Time won't heal all wound)
So punishment will be given
(So punishment will be given)




5. THIS IS MY HELL

As I travel down this lonely road
So many signs I should have seen
Paths I've chosen never rise to meet
The man I should have been

As I sit here huddled in the dark
A sullen face tattered clothes
Thoughts of you struggle to keep me warm
In this night so bitter cold

Devastated, all alone
Of my sins I can't atone
Self-imposed
This is my hell
(I want you to release me)
Forgotten soul some twenty years
A vivid memory of your tears
Let me go
This is my hell
(I want you to release me)

Can't control my inner rage
Now I'm damned to live that day
For all time
This is my hell
(I want you to release me)
I'd trade my soul for what I've done
I swear to Father and to Son
You were my world
This is my hell
(I want you to release me)

I can see the tears
Falling from your eyes
I can see the light
Growing dimmer as I die

Over and over in my mind
I've come to you so many times
And asked forgiveness
For your hell
(I want you to release me)
Please forgive this awful thing
So I can hear death's angels sing
You were my world
This is my hell
(I want you to release me)

I can see the tears
Falling from your eyes
I can see the light
Growing dimmer as I die

I can see the tears
(I can see your pain)
Falling from your eyes
I can see the light
Growing dimmer as I die




6. DEAD MAN'S PLIGHT

Come closer
To me now
And put your faith in me
You will not
Deny me
You know
I'm your creator

Can you feel me now?
(Can you feel me now?)
I will ease your pain
Can you see me now?
(Can you see me now?)
In darkness
I'm the flame

Forsaken
Unforgiven
God won't have you
Look to the morning light
Damnation
Devastation
I am
The dead man's plight

Can you hear me now?
(Can you hear me now?)
Your life was profane
Can you feel me now?
(Can you feel me now?)
You're burning in my flame

Your future's written by your own hand
The well is filled with uncertainty
The choice is your now
To tip the balance
of light or darkness
Eternaly

As my life
Fades away
For one moment I
Start to pray
Please forgive me
I've gone astray
Shine your light as I
Fade away

[Solo]

Can you feel me now?
(Can you feel me now?)
I Will ease your pain
Can you see me now?
(Can you see me now?)
In darkness
I'm the flame

our future's written by your own pen
The well is filled with uncertainty
The choice is your now
To tip the balance
of light or darkness
Eternaly




7. CHALICE OF MAN

Here's nothing here but dying
There ain't no use to pray
Your mothers keep on crying
Till the light of day

I drink this life you've given me
My chalice, mortal man
I'll curse your soul eternally
Humanity be damned

Ain't no heaven here boy
God has left this place
All those here are hellbound
In my dark embrace

I drink this life you've given me
My chalice, mortal man
I'll curse your soul eternally
Humanity be damned

I will taste your life…
I will curse your soul
I will taste your life…
I will curse your soul

When shadows fall upon you
The cursed souls take flight
We prey upon the living
The undead of night

I drink this life you've given me
My chalice, mortal man
I'll curse your soul eternally
Humanity be damned

I'll drink this life you've given me
My chalice, mortal man
I'll curse your soul eternally
Humanity be damned




8. THE ANSWER

Time can be a friend
But her grains of sand are slipping through your hands
Every time I can see it in your face
You're holding on for the ones your heart embraced
Fly away
Fly away
And find the answer

Life will never be the same
What you've given us forever will remain
In your heart a many splendored thing
Just ask the question… you'll hear it answering

Fly away
Fly away
And find the answer

Life begins again
Though your time with us is coming to an end
Journey on, I will see you soon my friend
Beyond this plane your spirit shall ascend

Fly away
(Oh fly away)
Fly away
(And find the answer)
Fly away
(Fly away yeah yeah)
Fly away
And find the answer




9. WHAT I AM

You preach salvation as if you could do no harm
But your words are visceral hatred is their spawn
Toxic in nature dripping with the stench of fear
A coward's lies still haunt me of these many years

Take a look around you friend this world is not your alone
You keep belching bile trying to keep your gilded throne
Your righteousness is tethered to hypocrisy
Delay your judgement until the old man comes our way

Let God judge me let God judge me!
Words like "sin" and "blasphemy" they are wasted on me
Take your judgement and be damned God knows what I am!
The beauty of this life must escape your crimson eyes
The word of God you have twisted as you please
Well you have got to believe




10. THE ONE-EYED KING

All who stand before me now
Believe in what I say
I'm the one to which you owe
Each and every day

I'm a modern demi-god
Cult of personality
If you're not dead, I'm in your head
I am the one-eyed king

I am the one-eyed king
I'm creating everything
All you know, all you believe
Won't exist without me
The one-eyed king
(The one-eyed king)

Blind, blind you're all blind
Swimming in my pool of lies
I control all that you know
And never dared deny
Black is white… right is wrong
The devil sings an angel's song
Whispered sweet into your ear
Mine to love, yours to fear

I am the one-eyed king
I'm creating everything
All you know, all you believe
Won't exist without me
I am the one-eyed king
I'm creating everything
All you know
All you believe
Won't exist without me
The one-eyed king
(The one-eyed king)