Van Canto

Dawn of the Brave tracks

Lyrics

1. DAWN OF THE BRAVE

[Instrumental]




2. FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE

The whole world against you? (Fight)
Bad things you've been through? (Fight)
Ignore disbelievers, the so-called achievers.
You are just doing it right.

You're facing haters? (Fight)
Marooned by traitors? (Fight)
Every morning, instead of mourning
Wake up and stand up to fight.

And by time this elegy
Is healing wounds, and blinded eyes will see.
Lost in eternity, banned for all times?
Fight for your life.

[Refrain]
Are you bound in darkness?
Is it that you miss the light?
Fight for your life.
Imagine getting stronger
Instead of feeling weak inside.
Fight for your life.

Betrayed by liars? (fight)
You're trapped by fires? (fight)
Just feel empowered,
Every hour,
Knowing you're just doing right.

And by time this threnody
Is giving life for those who dare to feel.
Creating reality from the inside.
Fight for your life.

Are you bound in darkness?
Is it that you miss the light?
Fight for your life.
Imagine getting stronger
Instead of feeling weak inside.
Fight for your life.

Wipe off all misgivings,
Knowing you have always tried.
Fight for your life.
Nevermind convictors.
Let your inner hero rise.
Fight for your life.

Fill your soul with pride,
Reminding you to fight for your life.

And by time this symphony
Is getting real, surviving endlessly.
You're writing history line by line.
Fight for your life.
Fight for your life.

Are you bound in darkness?
Is it that you miss the light?
Fight for your life.
Imagine getting stronger
Instead of feeling weak inside.
Fight for your life.

Oooh,
Knowing you have always tried.
Fight for your life.
Nevermind convictors.
Let your inner hero rise.
Fight for your life.

We are at your side
Day by day, and night by night.
Fill your soul with pride
Reminding you to fight for your life.

Fight!




3. TO THE MOUNTAINS

We were called tonight by grey gulls once again.
From most far, coldest north they came.
We will join this ride, there and back again.
Into the dark through wind and rain.

It has been way more than many years ago:
Last time we fought side by side.
It will be a triumphal reunion
When the two of us unite.

[Bridge:]
Our fear yields excitement.
We are one million mates,
So I will surely stand my ground tonight.

[Chorus:]
To the mountains and beyond.
Through oceans and skies
And then to the other side.
Off to the mountains and beyond.
Through woods in blackened nights.
Off to the mountains we will ride.

Gathering.
Tonight we will forgive our sins.
We rove, we wander, and we roam.
Don't hurt our pride.
No, you should better step aside
As we are surely marching on.

[Bridge:]
Our fear yields excitement.
We are one million mates,
So I will surely stand my ground tonight.

[Chorus:]
To the mountains and beyond.
Through oceans and skies
And then to the other side.
Off to the mountains and beyond.
Through woods in blackened nights.
Off to the mountains we will ride.

To the mountains side.
Then to the other side.
Off to the mountains side.
Then to the other side.

[Solo]

[Bridge:]
Our fear yields excitement.
We are one million mates,
So I will surely stand my ground tonight.

And if I'd be falling
I'd surely hear a calling
To meet my gods on the other side.

[Chorus (2x):]
To the mountains and beyond.
Through oceans and skies
And then to the other side.
Off to the mountains and beyond.
Through woods in blackened nights.
Off to the mountains we will ride.




4. BADABOOM

An ancient legacy
Turned into a song
Of confidence and hope.
Spreading endlessly.
A view to the end of all
Horizons and beyond.

[Chorus:]
We'll get to the core tonight.
Our forces will prevail.
For too long we've been doomed.
Release our Badaboom.
We draw a line of sight.
New air we inhale.
No more are we doomed.
Release our Badaboom.

Rumours were afloat,
Turned into reality
And finally brought to life.
Letters that we wrote
Became a melody
Granting deep insight.

[Chorus:]
We'll get to the core tonight.
Our forces will prevail.
For too long we've been doomed.
Release our Badaboom.
We draw a line of sight.
New air we inhale.
No more are we doomed.
Release our Badaboom.

And we'll find a way
Through darkest nights,
Our road enlightened by the moon.
Every step will lead us
Closer to our might.
Our final aim appearing soon.
Release our Badaboom.

From no one to someone.
From nowhere to somewhere.
To any places one can be.
We will find our way
Through darkest coldest nights.
This is for eternity.

[Chorus:]
We'll get to the core tonight.
Our forces will prevail.
For too long we've been doomed.
Release our Badaboom.
We draw a line of sight.
New air we inhale.
No more are we doomed.
Release our Badaboom.

(x2)
And we'll find a way
Through darkest nights.
Our road enlightened by the moon.
Every step will lead us closer to our might
Our final aim appearing soon.

Release our Badaboom.




5. THE FINAL COUNTDOWN (EUROPE COVER)

We're leaving together
But still it's farewell
And maybe we'll come back,
To earth, who can tell?

I guess there is no one to blame
We're leaving ground (leaving ground)
Will things ever be the same again?
It's the final countdown.

The final countdown.

Oh, We're heading for Venus (Venus)
And still we stand tall
Cause maybe they've seen us
And welcome us all, yeah
With so many light years to go
And things to be found (to be found)
I'm sure that we'll all miss her so
It's the final countdown.

The final countdown.

The final countdown (final countdown).

Oh...oh

The final countdown.

Oh...oh

It's the final countdown.

The final countdown.

The final countdown. (final countdown)

It's the final countdown
We're leaving together
The final countdown
We'll all miss her so
It's the final countdown (final countdown)
Oh, it's the final countdown.




6. STEEL BREAKER

I am on a hunt tonight.
Cool and anticipating.
Looking out if someone's there for me.
A trip to my real wild side.
Another endless ride
From here to everything I'll ever be.

[Bridge:]
I already shoot as you still load.
Dead on target, ready to explode.

[Chorus:]
I pull the trigger,
I'm the steel breaker.
Out of my way.
Steel breaker.
Night into day.
Steel breaker.
Listen to what I say.
Another night,
I am the steel breaker.
On the run
Steel breaker.
Now let it come.
Steel breaker.
Shut up, bring it on.

Another night became my friend.
Wild and alive I am.
Hungry for some more, don't let it end.
My reputation preceding me
And while staring back at me
I overtake at supersonic speed.

[Bridge]

[Chorus:]
I pull the trigger,
I'm the steel breaker.
Out of my way.
Steel breaker.
Night into day.
Steel breaker.
Listen to what I say.
Another night,
I am the steel breaker.
On the run
Steel breaker.
Yeah, let it come.
Steel breaker.
Shut up, bring it on.

They are backbiting me.
2 out of 7 is what they have for me.
Still they didn't write a single song,
(not a single one)
Voices all around.
I love to hear the crowd.
40.000, 50.000, one for all.
(all for one)

Tales are told,
Worlds unfold.
He's back in town with balls of seven tons.
He is the steel breaker.

[Chorus:]
Steel Breaker.
Out of my way.
Steel Breaker.
Night into day.
Steel Breaker.
Listen to what I say.
Another night,
I am the Steel Breaker.
On the run
Steel Breaker.
Let it come.
Steel Breaker.
Shut up, bring it on.

I pull the trigger,
I am the Steel Breaker. [3x]
Listen to what I say.

Another night,
I am the Steel Breaker.
On the run
Steel Breaker.
Now let it come.
Steel Breaker.
Shut up, bring it on.

I am the Steel Breaker.




7. THE AWAKENING

[Chorus:]
The awakening of a morning dawn.
Opens up the gate for times to come,
To aims and beyond.
The awakening of a new aeon
Will tell us the missions to be done.
An icy gloria.
Awake is what we are,
Awake and aware. [3x]

In this brotherhood of life
We are the unforsaken.
For years and years we had been lost.
Today will finally be our time.
They build the walls, we break 'em.
Recall: to leave is to arrive.

[Bridge:]
On our way, there's a land under our feet.
And I know that you will always keep your eyes on me.

[Chorus:]
The awakening of a morning dawn.
Opens up the gate for times to come,
To aims and beyond.
The awakening of a new aeon
Will tell us the missions to be done.
An icy gloria.

No rain to wash away our sins.
We felt so forced and driven.
We have been homeless, so we'll be.
But there is still much life within.
We are the unforgiven.
We will be more than what we've been.

[Bridge:]
On our way, there's a land under our feet.
And I know that you will always keep your eyes on me.

[Chorus:]
The awakening of a morning dawn.
Opens up the gate for times to come,
To aims and beyond.
The awakening of a new aeon
Will tell us the missions to be done.
An icy gloria.
Awake is what we are.
Awake and aware. [3x]

Countless nights, I'm still awake.
For an endless sleep I wait.
In a minute I'll be gone, awaiting dawn.
Countless nights, I'm still awake.
For an endless sleep I wait.
In a minute, I'll be gone, and I am awaiting dawn.

Times I am doubting. Times I feel weak.
Times and times I'm struggling to believe
It gets better. Every day
We keep track and we'll follow this way.

[Chorus:]
The awakening of a morning dawn.
Opens up the gate for times to come,
To aims and beyond.
The awakening of a new aeon
Will tell us the missions to be done.
An icy gloria.
Awake is what we are.
Awake and aware. [3x]

We're awake and we'll be there.




8. THE OTHER ONES

All have come. Heeding the call.
Gathering secretly while kingdoms fall.
Drawing new borders by mountains as tall
as our gods had once created them in mighty halls.

None shall ever take our faith away.

[Chorus:]
We are the other ones,
unique and united.
We are the other ones,
Those who will succeed.
We are the other ones,
strong willed and delighted.
Once more we returned to be
the other ones.

We leave for a place we'd once called our own.
Until this, our fortress away had been blown.
By forces that banished us to the unknown.
Still we are the strange outsiders.
But we're not alone.

Roaring thunder, wind and rain.
Whirlwinds are at our side, there to remain.
None shall ever banish us again.

Now that I know this will not end.
I do understand that I am alone.
But then we are more than just one.
We are all but conform,
still wandering on.
We are the other ones.

Now that all have come.
This last day has begun.
And by the rise of thousand suns.
We know what we'll become:
the other ones.




9. HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO (BONNIE TYLER COVER)

Where have all the good men gone and where are all the gods?
Where's the street wise Hercules to fight the rising odds?
Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
Late at night I toss and I turn and I dream of what I need

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero till the end of the night
He's gotta be strong and he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero till the morning light
He's gotta be sure and he's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life
Larger than life

Somewhere after midnight
In my wildest fantasies
Somewhere just beyond my reach
There's someone reaching back for me
Racing on the thunder and rising with the heat
It's gonna take a superman to sweep me off my feet

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero till the end of the night
He's gotta be strong and he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero till the morning light
He's gotta be sure and he's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero till the end of the night

Up where the mountains meet the heavens above
Out where the lightning splits the sea
I can swear that there's someone somewhere watching me
Through the wind and the chill and the rain
And the storm and the flood
I can feel his approach like a fire in my blood

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero till the end of the night
He's gotta be strong and he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero till the morning light
He's gotta be sure and he's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero till the end of the night
He's gotta be strong and he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero till the morning light
He's gotta be sure and he's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero till the end of the night




10. UNHOLY

I feel the skies are closing in.
There is an unease deep within,
slowly crawling to the core,
drooling over more.

In your deviant state of mind
the wheel of time still turning,
you think you are the one.
By fires you've been burning worlds to pieces,
nothing remains.

[Chorus:]
In vain to firefight
the fiend in you,
the demon deep inside.
You were born unholy.
You are shading lives,
no matter what,
your nature's built on lies
you're born unholy.

I am disgusted by your words.
They are causing an alert
and I am feeling mesmerized.
I will not accept your lies.

And so I'm trying to foresee
your decisions in the making.
Ignore your two-faced mind.
By rumors you've been breaking worlds to pieces,
nothing remains.

Everything bad you have been
now united in you.
Every sin that you commit
one day will come back to you.

Begone! Nothing will be undone.
Under the next sun you will hide,
hunted by wolves you will run.




11. MY UTOPIA

I feel the greater sense
just by the kind of mood I'm in.
Something touched my core
and everything within.

That kind of certitude
is attaching wisdom to my mind
that everything that was
effects a future life.

[Bridge:]
On and on to other lands.
My beliefs are my command.
Like a universe, like space that never ends
my utopia expands.

[Chorus:]
If I die,
if I'm at the end of all skies
I try to review
my utopia.
If I'm gone
comets I am riding on
they're leading me to
my utopia.

Doubts are closing in,
rewinding written scripts of time.
I'm a turning point,
at a key scene of my life.

Is this a déjà-vu?
Is it something I've been through?
Am I the only one
whose last will will be done?

Fly to the morning skies
with armies of the true believers.
Try, try another time
by breathing hope.
Ride through the waste of time.
Be yourself a pain reliever.
Fight. Multiply the light
and space will grow.

[Bridge]

[Chorus]

(x2)
Now that we're flying through eons of time at speed of light.
Now that we're flying through eons of time at speed of light.
Out of the big bang straight into the dark, into the night.
Out of the big bang straight into the dark, into the night.

Fly to the morning skies
with armies of the true believers.
Try, try another time
by breathing hope.
Ride through the waste of time.
Be yourself a pain reliever.
Fight. Multiply the light
and space will grow.

[Bridge]

[Chorus]

If I die,
if I'm at the end of all skies
I try to review
my Utopia.

If I'm gone
comets I am riding on
They're leading me to
my Utopia.




12. INTO THE WEST (LORD OF THE RINGS SOUNDTRACK COVER)

Lay down
Your sweet and weary head
Night is falling
You have come to journey's end
Sleep now
And dream of the ones who came before
They are calling
From across a distant shore

Why do you weep?
What are these tears upon your face?
Soon you will see
All of your fears will pass away
Safe in my arms
You're only sleeping

What can you see
On the horizon?
Why do the white gulls call?
Across the sea
A pale moon rises
The ships have come to carry you home

And all will turn
To silver glass
A light on the water
All Souls pass

Hope fades
Into the world of night
Through shadows falling
Out of memory and time
Don't say
We have come now to the end
White shores are calling
You and I will meet again
And you'll be here in my arms
Just sleeping

Chorus

And all will turn
To silver glass
A light on the water
Grey ships pass
Into the West




13. PARANOID (BLACK SABBATH COVER)

Finished with my woman 'cause she couldn't help me with my mind
people think I'm insane because I am frowning all the time
All day long I think of things but nothing seems to satisfy
Think I'll lose my mind if I don't find something to pacify

Can you help me occupy my brain?
Oh yeah

I need someone to show me the things in life that I can't find
I can't see the things that make true happiness, I must be blind

Make a joke and I will sigh and you will laugh and I will cry
Happiness I cannot feel and love to me is so unreal

And so as you hear these words telling you now of my state
I tell you to enjoy life I wish I could but it's too late