Satan (UK)

Life Sentence tracks

Lyrics


1. TIME TO DIE

They say there's no future for me
Locked in the tower I'll be
Until the day the hangman calls my name
The gallows pole stands straight and call

My thoughts turn to blackness I swear
This silence is too much to bear
Am I alone? Is someone calling me?
I must be strong, shed no more tears
Until it's time to die

I took the blame and sealed my fate
With words to the wise
How much longer must I wait
For death is my prize
Death is my prize

Subjected to torture and pain
I'll never see loved ones again
I no longer know what is and is not true
Agree to their lies is all that's left to do
Confession's extracted I'll bow my hand
Until it's time to die
Until it's time to die
Until it's time to die




2. TWENTY TWENTY FIVE

So it came to pass in the ancient days of immortality
There would come a great flood such as the world had never seen
There was pandemonium in the cities and streets the whole world around
Men, women, and children were crushed in the race for higher ground

Fly together holy men and kings
Fly Godspeed on golden wings
But holy men and kings would die
In the year Twenty Twenty Five

At first the people laughed with scorn at the prophet's claim
Men of faith remained in wait for the rapture that never came
A rushing wall of water so high to cleanse the world of sin
For the few survivors there was little choice but to begin again

Fly together common men and kings
Fly full speed on frantic wings
But common men and kings they died
In the year Twenty Twenty Five

Fly together holy men and kings
Fly Godspeed on golden wings
Fly
But holy men and kings would die
Common men and kings they died
In the year Twenty Twenty Five




3. CENOTAPH

Father forgive them, they know not what they do
Self-obsessed generations without a clue
To the meaning of sacrifice, made by those gone before
Their legend inscribed on the Cenotaph wall

Bow your head for the glorious dead
We will remember
We will remember then
At the Cenotaph wall

They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember then

Mother don't weep for them, they gave their lives for a cause
Spilled out their lifeblood for you and me
The names of thousands have been etched in stone
Forever inscribed on the Cenotaph wall

Bow your head for the glorious dead
We will remember
We will remember then
At the Cenotaph wall
We will remember then
At the Cenotaph wall




4. SIEGE MENTALLY

Why should I now play the Roman fool and die on my own sword
You made me into whatever I am, for every sin of mine the blame is yours
So bring it on do your worst my ex-friend, I'll surrender but only by force

I'll never yield, I'll never give in to you
I'll never yield, This siege mentality is all down to you

Well it was not so very long ago I was courted by your heads of state
You turned a blind eye to human rights just as long as I played your game
But now it suits you to have me removed, you think I'll simply walk away

I'll never yield, I'll never give in to you
I'll never yield, This siege mentality is all down to you

Siege Mentality
My armies will die for me
I laugh at your naivety
And sneer at your kind from within my confines

No matter how much the wind should howl, the mountain still cannot bow
You took my riches in exchange for arms, I'll use them against you now
So let the mother of all conflicts begin, I'll show the world and how

I'll never yield, I'll never give in to you
I'll never yield, This siege mentality is all down to you
I'll never yield, You'll never take me alive
I'll never yield, This siege mentality is how I survive




5. INCANTATIONS

I feel the icy hand of fear, now I sense the time is near to pass into the next world
So as they ready me for salvation, there'll be spells and incantations to keep me safe from evil

Spells from the book of the dead. Words on the scroll
Written in pharaoh's blood
Sanctified
Incantations for my soul

Now as the sleep of death will rise and at last I close my eyes, Anubis waiting for my soul
So I'm delivered up to Ra
My final journey takes me for into the spirit world

Spells from the book of the dead. Words on the scroll
Written in pharaoh's blood
Sanctified
Incantations for my soul

It's in the valley of the kings
It's written in the sands of time
My secrets held within my tomb
A curse on those who break the seal

I felt the icy hand of fear when I sensed the time was near to pass into the next world
So as they readied me for salvation, there were spells and incantations to keep me safe from evil

Spells from the book of the dead. Words on the scroll
Written in pharaoh's blood
Sanctified
Incantations for my soul
Ra deliver me
Ra god of the sun
Ra deliver me
Ra god of the sun




6. TESTIMONY

No more subterfuge and no more pretence. There's not much to offer in my defence
I've gone off the path it's true but on this day, I have nothing to say

Nothing but the truth
The truth the whole truth
Nothing but the truth

These are my final words
And this is my one last testimony
I'll speak nothing but the truth this day

I have given all to plead my case
There's no lies written on my face
No more deception no games to play
I have nothing to say

These are my final words
And this is my one last testimony
I'll speak nothing but the truth this day

No more subterfuge and no more pretence
There's not much to offer in my defence
I've gone off the path it's true but on this day, I have nothing to say

Nothing but the truth
The truth the whole truth
Nothing but the truth

These are my final words
And this is my one last testimony
I'll speak nothing but the truth this day




7. TEARS OF BLOOD

Day of infamy. Heaven fell where the rivers meet
A new in history, The sky will burn at forty five degrees
Out of the morning sun came the new Armageddon
The Earth stood still as one and the angels in Heaven cried

Tears of blood. They cried tears of blood
For the innocent three thousand the angels cried tears of blood

Shock and disbelief
The world gazed at TV screens
All states united in grief
Diplomacy was ll too brief
Out of the western skies came a fierce retribution
A blood for blood reprise as again the angels cried

Tears of blood
They cried tears of blood
For the unavenged three thousand the angels cried tears of blood
Tears of black blood
They cried tears of black blood
As a nation's rage defined the new age with tears of black blood
Retribution

From the aftermath emerged tales of incredible rescue
Many heroes lost their lives, yet the surfing man survived
Out of the settling dust rose a defiant nation
Bonded by their loss and a thirst for reparation

Tears of blood.
They cried tears of blood
For the unavenged three thousand the angels cried tears of blood
Tears of black blood.
They cried tears of black blood
On that terrible day a price was paid in tears of black blood
Tears of black blood




8. LIFE SENTENCE

Your wretched soul just one of the many
A life sentence bestowed upon you
A tolling hell has released you from your prison
Your living hell for a crime you did not do

Life sentence
It's been twenty eight long years
Life sentence
You almost gave up hope
You called my name and often I would hear you
Life sentence
We set you free you never gave up hope

The time is now, your wait is almost over
Rising up to regain the golden throne
We will be strong, our voices raised in chorus
Dead men's souls no longer cry and moan

Life sentence
It's been twenty eight long years
Life sentence
You almost gave up hope
You called my name and often I would hear you
Life sentence
We set you free you never gave up hope

Listen heard this is the sound of freedom
The dogs of hate will howl before they fall
We play our part standing strong together
We dare not fail, rise yuo and heed the call

Life sentence
Twenty eight long years
Life sentence
Together once again
We'll call your name and lead you from your darkness
Life sentence
With burning heart the sound begins again




9. PERSONAL DEMONS

A powerful man you came to me to repent and confess your sin
A most solemn intention but barely a mention of the trouble you're in

So summon another lie, bleed your soul dry, carry on with your scheming
You better recognise, open up your eyes, your own personal demons are pulling you down
Down, demons are pulling you down
Down, demons are pulling you down
Pulling you under, ripping your mind asunder, you're ebbing away

You arrogant fool you claim such high moral ground to present your case
Selfishly seeking favour, like you were the saviour of the human race

So summon another lie, bleed your soul dry, carry on with your scheming
You better recognise, open up your eyes, your own personal demons are pulling you down
Down, demons are pulling you down
Down, demons are pulling you down
Pulling you under, ripping your mind asunder, you're ebbing away

Out of control, spinning and whirling around
Out of control, demons are pulling you down
Soul survival is ebbing away, soul survival is ebbing away
Soul survival is ebbing away, soul survival is ebbing away

The imminent taste of victory has turned to ashes upon your tongue
So much for your fable, your Tower of Babel has crumbled and gone

So summon another lie, bleed your soul dry, carry on with your scheming
You better recognise, open up your eyes, your own personal demons are pulling you down
Down, demons are pulling you down
Down, demons are pulling you down
Pulling you under, ripping your mind asunder, you're ebbing away




10. ANOTHER UNIVERSE

As flames devour this forest, all around as far as they eye can see
Perfect devastation, a life free zone for evermore it would seem
As seasons fly, a seed may bloom against the odds
Maybe so, in another life, another universe maybe
But nothing grows, nothing grows here

As flames devour this forest, all around as far as they eye can see
Perfect devastation, a life free zone for evermore it would seem

No more to live no more to endure, no more to give
I'll meet you in another life
No more to breathe, no more to feel, no more to speak
I'll meet you in another life

Another life, another universe
Another life, another universe

A pyroclastic cloud tears the life from everything in it's path
Blackens out of the sun, and in it's wake leaves only ash

No more to live no more to endure, no more to give
I'll meet you in another life
No more to breathe, no more to feel, no more to speak
I'll meet you in another life

Another life, another universe
Another life, another universe