Van Canto

Hero tracks

Lyrics


1. SPEED OF LIGHT

I have walked about a million miles,
Step by step into the haze.
To notice it it took a while
That circles where the ways I made.
Is it far too late?
Changing my own fate.
A million voices telling me:
"Tomorrow is a different day.
Our concept is to do the same,
The opposite of yesterday".
Let me get away.

[Chorus:]
At the speed of light I fly
I'm one step away.
Seconds turn days into nights
And I am on my way.
At the speed of light I fly
Aeons passing by.
All believers still alive
At speed of light they fly.

A cave, narrow walls surrounding me.
This is just a place to die.
Although sometimes one gets to see
Shiny lightnings passing by
At the speed of light,
Breaking through the night.
A million voices telling me
Nonsense I should listen to.
There's better life beyond these walls,
And now I know what to do:

I will get away.

End what was there, what has been.
Break the silence.
Tell me about what you hold inside.
See what is here, what will be.
Be inspired.
Take off to fly to a better life.

[Chorus]

Flying at the speed of light
The speed of life is quickly passing by.
Still it's all the same.
Flying at the speed of light
The speed of life is quickly passing by.
I'm here to remain. [x2]

[Solo]

End what was there, what has been.
Break the silence.
Tell me about what you hold inside.
See what is here, what will be.
Be inspired.
Take off to fly to a better life.

[Chorus]





2. KINGS OF METAL

[Manowar cover]

Manowar Manowar living on the road
When we're in town speakers explode
We don't attract wimps 'cause we're too loud
Just true metal people that's Manowar's crowd

[Chorus:]
They wanna keep us down
But they can't last
When we get up we're gonna kick your ass
Gonna keep on burnin'
We always will
Other bands play Manowar kill
Other bands play Manowar kill

We like it hard, we like it fast
We got the biggest amps, man they blast
True metal people wanna rock not pose
Wearin' jeans and leather, not cracker jack clothes

[Chorus]

We're the kings of metal comin' to town
When we light up, have the roof nailed down
Don't try to tell us that we're too loud
'Cause there ain't no way that we'll ever turn down

[Chorus]

Kings of Metal!! (Kick your ass!!)
Kick your ass!! (Manowar kill!!)
We're coming to town!! (Kick your ass!!)
Kings of Metal!! (Manowar kill!!)
Coming to town!! (Kick your ass!!)
We're coming to town!! (Manowar kill!!)
[Repeating Fading]





3. PATHFINDER

Now I admit what is obvious: this is no place to stay. (Ahhh!!)
Though I know all that's behind and nothing before me. (Ohhh!!)
I must move on, I'm a roamer, a wanderer on his way. (Ohhh!!)
How come my feet just won't follow the road that was chosen for me.

On stormwinds I'm riding, there's no sense in hiding.
There's no doubt at all, the last wall will fall.
And now that I can see I am way before me.
I'll fly just to follow the call.

[Chorus:]
This is the way,
(I am the pathfinder)
The very next step leads me straight to the core.
At the end of the day,
(I am the pathfinder)
Still roaming on that's what pathfinders (are) for.

(OhhhhOhhhh!!!)

Ten years of trying to fly have proven the strength in me. (Ahhh!!)
Not one single time was I able to lift off the ground. (Yeah!!)
Now I fly higher and faster because I believe in me. (Ohhh!!)
My black wings are beating and filling the air with a symphonic sound.

On stormwings I'm riding, there's no sense in hiding.
There's no doubt at all, the last wall will fall.
And now that I can see I am way before me.
I'll fly just to follow the cal.

[Chorus x2]

[Solo/Riffs]

[Chorus x3]

(OhhhOhhhOhhh!!)





4. WISHMASTER

[Nightwish cover]

[Chorus x2:]
Master!
Apprentice!
Heartborne, 7th Seeker
Warrior!
Disciple!
In me the Wishmaster!

Elbereth
Lorien

A dreamy-eyed child staring into night
On a journey to storyteller's mind
Whispers a wish speaks with the stars the words are silent in him
Distant sigh from a lonely heart
"I'll be with you soon, my Shalafi"
Grey Havens my destiny

[Chorus]

Silvara
Starbreeze

Sla-Mori the one known only by Him
To august realms, the sorcery within
If you hear the call of arcane lore,
your world shall rest on Earth no more
A maiden elf calling with her cunning song
"Meet me at the Inn of Last Home"
Heartborne will find the way!

[Chorus x2]

Wishmaster
Crusade for Your will
A child, dreamfinder
The Apprentice becoming...

[Chorus x3]





5. THE BARD'S SONG - IN THE FOREST

[Blind Guardian cover]

Now you all know
The bards and their songs
When hours have gone by
I'll close my eyes
In a world far away
We may meet again
But now hear my song
About the dawn of the night
Let's sing the bards' song

Tomorrow will take us away
Far from home
No one will ever know our names
But the bards' songs will remain
Tomorrow will take it away
The fear of today
It will be gone
Due to our magic songs

There's only one song
Left in my mind
Tales of a brave man
Who lived far from here
Now the bard songs are over
And it's time to leave
No one should ask you for the name
Of the one
Who tells the story

Tomorrow will take us away
Far from home
No one will ever know our names
But the bards' songs will remain
Tomorrow all will be known
And you're not alone
So don't be afraid
In the dark and cold
'Cause the bards' songs will remain
They all will remain

In my thoughts and in my dreams
They're always in my mind
These songs of hobbits, dwarfs and men
And elves
Come close your eyes
You can see them too





6. QUEST FOR ROAR

This is the quest for roar...
The quest for roar...

At the end of the day we are what we are.
Still carrying the name they gave to us.
But nevertheless we're feeling a change.
A thousand voices inside are screaming out loud.
We beg for every one to return a shout.
The course of time, now rearranged.

We are all but lost forever.
Our short time here will never last.
At least we know what we are living for.

[Chorus:]
This is the quest for roar.
The quest for more.
It is the quest for metal we're fighting for.
From deep within
with all our hearts.
We're fighting for the quest for roar.

From this very day on we will remain.
And we will refuse to disappear again.
In every blast of the storm we're spelling our name.
We are all but lost forever.
Our short time will never ever last.
At least we know what we are living for.

[Chorus]

It's not our aim to hum, to aspirate, to perish tardily.
It is our goal to be, and to become, and to rise constantly.

[Chorus x2]





7. STORMBRINGER

[Deep Purple cover]

Comin' out of nowhere
Drivin' like rain
Stormbringer dance
On the thunder again
Dark cloud gathering
Breaking the day
No point running
'Cause it's coming your way

[Chorus:]
Ride the rainbow
Crack the sky
Stormbringer coming
Time to die
Got to keep running
Stormbringer coming
He's got nothing you need
He's gonna make you bleed

Hey! He's gonna make you bleed! [x2]

Rainbow shaker
On a stallion twister
Bareback rider
On the eye of the sky
Stormbringer coming down
Meaning to stay
Thunder and lightning
Heading your way

[Chorus x2]

Coming out of nowhere
Drivin' like rain
Stormbringer dance
On the thunder again
Dark cloud gathering
Breaking the day
No point running
'Cause it's coming your way [x3]

He's gonna make you bleed!





8. TAKE TO THE SKY

"Faith and creed and my belief
Will make you carry on these wings of trust.
You will fly away.
Just hold on and you'll succeed.
Remember you're the [one]
One
Day one will speak of you
As the light of day."

Only my thoughts will remain.
Nothing that ever took place will smut my name.
I will start over again .
I fly with teardrops in my eyes...
will I ever return to places I have been?

[Chorus:]
I take to the sky.
I look back from high above.
I am on target
For something beyond.
I take to the sky.
Still grounded on Mother Earth.
Thankful for strong wings to fly.
I will take to the sky.

I can ensure you that I will always keep you in my heart until I die.
Nothing will part us again.
I fly with teardrops in my eyes.
Will I ever return to places I have been?
For years and years I tried.
I'll finally arrive.
Thunderous the winds will blare my name.

[Chorus]

[Solo]

"Faith and creed and my belief
will make you carry on these wings of trust.
You will fly away.
Just hold on and you'll succeed.
Remember you're the (one) one
Day one will speak of you
As the light of day"

[Chorus x2]

"One day one will speak of you
As the light of day"





9. FEAR OF THE DARK

[Iron Maiden cover]

I am a man who walks alone
And when I'm walking a dark road
At night or strolling through the park

When the light begins to change
I sometimes feel a little strange
A little anxious when it's dark.

[Chorus:]
Fear of the dark,fear of the dark
I have constant fear that something's always near
Fear of the dark,fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someone's always there

Have you run your fingers down the wall
And have you felt your neck skin crawl
When you're searching for the light?
Sometimes when you're scared to take a look
At the corner of the room
You've sensed that something's watching you.

[Chorus]

Have you ever been alone at night
Thought you heard footsteps behind
And turned around and no-one's there?
And as you quicken up your pace
You find it hard to look again
Because you're sure there's someone there

[Chorus]

Fear of the Dark, Fear of the Dark, Fear of the Dark, Fear of the Dark. [x2]

Watching horror films the night before
Debating witches and folklore
The unknown troubles on your mind.
Maybe your mind is playing tricks
You sense, and suddenly eyes fix
On dancing shadows from behind.

[Chorus]

When I'm walking a dark road
I am a man who walks alone





10. HERO

(Hero!! Hero!!)

Cold sweat dreaming...
Am I awake?
I feel drained...
With fevered screaming...
My thoughts they break
I am pained...

Lights are flickering down the wall
My eyes they burn.
An angel's voice then starts to talk
Hypnotised my head I turn.

I have started many miles away
to find our hero and finally lead him astray.

[Chorus:]
Oh, is it me they call hero?
Oh, is it me they await?
Oh, is it me they call hero?
Heroes are there to change fate.

Wheezing winds slit my ears,
It's hard to breath...
My eyes they water,
My eyelids hurt.
It's hard to see...
Try to figure out the way
I am flying...
What's this journey all about?
Again the angel heaves a sigh.

I started many miles away
To find the hero and finally lead him astray.

[Chorus]

[Solo]

Yeah, it is me they call hero
Yeah, it is me they await
Yeah, it is me they call hero
Heroes are there to change fate. [x2]