A Sound Of Thunder

Time's Arrow tracks

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1. POWER PLAY

Heavy swords are drawn this day
Old boundaries are gone
The brutal march is underway
The huddled mass will move as one

Keep your eyes open day and night
Don't try to run
The enemy is there
Faded armor shining bright
Blood brothers rush the field
They do not understand

No time
For hesitation
Think fast
You’ll make it back alive
No fear
Too late for you to run away

Can't wait
For some miracle
Shout out
Scream the battle cry
Get up
Be a part of the power play

Fight the strong enslave the weak
Another treaty burned to dust
The minds of peace don't dare to speak
There's no one left that we can trust

Keep your eyes open day and night
Don’t have to run
The enemy is dead
Faded glory shining bright
Blood brothers fall apart
They do not understand

No time
For hesitation
Think fast
You’ll make it back alive
No fear
Too late for you to run away

Can't wait
For some miracle
Shout out
Scream the battle cry
Get up
Be a part of the power play




2. TIME'S ARROW

Another stormy night
Another stormy vision
One chance to run
A broken body stands alone
No fantasies
No dead end fascination
An open window
To the world of the unknown

So many days spent in isolation
Walk a twisted line
To the edge of sanity
Unlock the mystery
Of time in all dimensions
To see with mortal eyes
The limits of reality

A secret passageway is there
I’ve got to find out where

Time's Arrow
Please take me
And change my destiny
Time's Arrow
Bring life back
To what it used to be

Countdown is done
Generators spark
And twist with power
I close my eyes
Looking for a miracle
A blast of energy
Rushing through my veins
No second thoughts
I cast away these broken chains

Defied the science of the day
No one listens anyway

Time's Arrow
Please take me
And change my destiny
Time's Arrow
Bring life back
To what it used to be

All I see in front of me
Parallel eternity
Suddenly I start to pray
This will never fade away

Fading from my tired sight
Endlessly into the night
Spirits from beyond the grave
I can never save

Swept away so from me
Standing silently
Rising up into the sky
Right before my eyes

Precious memories
Don’t leave me
Can’t turn back
My world is turning black

The final curtain of this play
Doesn’t matter anyway

Time's Arrow
Please take me
And change my destiny
Time's Arrow
Bring life back
To what it used to be




3. I WILL NOT BREAK

I've heard a thousand voices
Telling me to do as they say
Forcing their hands to
Put me on display

I will not submit
I won't be their prey
I'm not your fool
I make the rules

I will not break
I am the only master of my fate
You can't control me
Nothing in this world can hold me

I have the voice
How and when I use it is my choice
I won't be silent
But I might be violent

You have the illusion
That yours will be the hand that guides my path
Don't try to deny it
Those words might be your last

You are not worthy
To feel all of my wrath
I won't let you inside
I'd rather die

I will not break
I am the only master of my fate
You can't control me
Nothing in this world can hold me

I have the voice
How and when I use it is my choice
I won't be silent
But I might be violent

Eyes gleam watching
Craving but not seeing
My life
My Role
My dreams and my soul

I will not fall again
Strength carried deep within

I will not break
I am the only master of my fate
You can't control me
Nothing in this world can hold me

I have the voice
How and when I use it is my choice
I won't be silent
But I might be violent




4. BROKEN BRIDGE

Been running away
High on the night
Looking for something
Nothing's in sight

Memories
More dead dreams to face
Hoping for some peace
Can't stay in this place

Laughing and crying
Driving way too fast
Cross that broken bridge
It won't be the last

Trying to forget
Time and time again
Need to get to the other side
Don't care how or when
Don't care how or when

I feel the beat
A forgotten song
Shoved it away
I guess it was all wrong

So far removed
Forever gone I fear
But I keep this reckless pace
'til the coast is crystal clear

Laughing and crying
Driving way too fast
Cross that broken bridge
It won't be the last

Trying to forget
Time and time again
Need to get to the other side
Don't care how or when
Don't care how or when




5. QUEEN OF HELL

Welcome brothers sisters
I am the queen of hell

Come with me I'll show you
The burning place we dwell

We will show no mercy
A nation of the cursed
So arm yourselves
Join the cause
Satiate your thirst
We won't be denied
We'll conquer mankind

Follow me as we march forth
Do as I command
Red and black our banners waive
As we march across the land

Bow down before me
The queen of hell
Be worthy of my chains
Know that to serve me
Means glory as well
Your queen of desire and pain

No man can defeat me
They've tried before and failed
They cower at me feet now
And tremble at my wail

We will show no mercy
I have no tears to shed
Only those of metal
Will wear the black and red
Don't fear the dead
There's blood to shed

Follow me as we march forth
Do as I command
Red and black our banners waive
As we march across the land

I know that you can hear me
I will not be ignored
My army of the dead will see
The metal age restored

Bow down before me
The queen of hell
Be worthy of my chains
Know that to serve me
Means glory as well
Your queen of desire and pain

Make your salute
To the queen of hell
Join my ranks of steel
An army of metal
To conquer mankind
And force the world to kneel




6. LET'S START A FIRE

Gather the kindling
I'll bring the flame
Let's start a fire
No one can tame

Limits are endless
I've seen it free
You don't know fire
'til you know me

Let's start a fire
Let's watch it grow
Through the flames
We'll disintegrate
All that we know

The houses smoking
The forest dead
Curled up in ashes
After what you said

Photos and letters
Reduced to dust
Broken by misery
We do what we must

Let's start a fire
Let's watch it grow
Through the flames
We'll disintegrate
All that we know

Let's feed the embers
There's no retreat
Illuminate our lives
Stand within the heat

Let's start a fire
Let's watch it grow
Through the flames
We'll disintegrate
All that we know

Let's start a fire
Out of control
Destroying all it touches
Ignite my soul




7. I'LL WALK WITH YOU

We saw it coming from a distance
We heard the screaming on the news
You barricaded all the windows
All I had was you to lose

The scratching found us in the night time
Hollow voices hungry cries
We held each other through the chaos
Never thinking we could die

You were too weak to make the journey
We had to leave supplies were gone
I thought that I could still protect you
We could survive on the run

Don't stare at me with those lifeless eyes
Memories lost in the blue
How could I picture such a future
How could I live by killing you

Are you still living without breathing
Or are you just a broken shell
Are you watching me from heaven
Or is the world a living hell

They found us sleeping human weakness
They ripped you from me from my hands
I watched my life break right before me
Destroyed with all our plans

Don't stare at me with those lifeless eyes
Memories lost in the blue
How could I picture such a future
How could I live by killing you

Are you still living without breathing
Or are you just a broken shell
Are you watching me from heaven
Or is the world a living hell

It's not an innocent reaction
It's punishment for my distraction
No one could ever take your place but
I put a gun against your face

How could I picture such a future
How can I live by killing you

There's nothing left for me to live for
I wish that it were me instead
They're closing in all around me
I'll walk with you when I'm dead




8. MY DISEASE

Sweaty palms and itchy skin
Precursor to the pain
Of the burning in my chest
And the fire in my brain

Questioning all that I am
Traveling my mind
Drowning in my mixed emotions
Honor fighting pride
Nowhere to hide

I crave the illness that you
Give me with your eyes
Stomach pain and bleeding brain
Are with me through the highs
Contaminating poison
In my blood is crippling me
Compulsion that I feel
Is eating me like a disease

Plague in the mind
In the heart of a man
Bringing such despair
Auto-masochistic instincts
We're driven by beware

I grow cold and nauseous
When your skin touches mine
A sick combination
Of disgusting and divine

I crave the illness
That you give me with your eyes
Stomach pain and bleeding brain
Are with me through the highs
Contaminating poison
In my blood is crippling me
Compulsion that I feel
Is eating me like a disease

These cannot be my thoughts
These are not my deeds
Destiny is a blessing I'm denied
Fate is just a knife

You're my disease

I crave the illness
That you give me with your eyes
Stomach pain and bleeding brain
Are with me through the highs
Contaminating poison
In my blood is crippling me
Infatuation infestation is my disease

You are my disease




9. END OF THE ROAD

I can taste the end
Whiskey sweet
Burns like corruption
Stings like the street

My hands have been dirty
Love is easy to blame
But I'm not one to say no
And I don't feel no shame

I spent too much time
In a broken town
Drained the life from my veins
'til I burned it down

The path of redemption
Blaze a trail 'cross the land
From the peaks of the holy
To valleys of the damned

Is this the end of the road
Tell me I'm ready to go
Hands are washed clean
Something's calling me home
Is this the end of the road

One boot-step at a time
Leather metal and black
Kicked 'em down kicked 'em hard
Ain't no turning back

Now here at the altar
At the end of the game
Set the past on fire
And worship the flames

Is this the end of the road
Tell me I'm ready to go
Hands are washed clean
Something's calling me home
Is this the end of the road

The world is spinning faster
And the seas are on the rise
People marching everywhere
With fear behind their eyes
Start a revolution
Or a holy war or two
Or live the life you were born to live
It all comes down to you

There's nothing that is written
In the stars or in the sky
You can choose to walk the path
Or you can choose to fly
You can take the future in your hands
Or just take what they give
But what's the point of living
If you don't decide to live

I'm living my life
'til the end of the road
There's no turning back
At the end of the road




10. WASTELANDS

It's 2090 and the seas are boiling
The sun is beaming down on poisoned land
Starving people in the ruins toiling
The remnants of the legacy of man

Civilization burned in the fire
Disintegration of a golden age
Survival necessary to aspire

Run through the wastelands
So we can live on
Promise of life in the dawn

The world is madness our cities broken
The Armageddon finally has come
The dust has settled on dreams of old
Refugees are what we have become

Children are starving
As they search for longing
Knowing nothing of the world that's gone
They do not cry for simple sad belongings

Reality drifting through madness and pain
Mankind will not be restrained

There's still a light to follow
Don't drown yourself in pain
Though hope is desecrated
We've not survived this long in vain

Walk on do not stumble
There must be a promised land
Though all you know has crumbled
We are the last hope of man

The snow is falling
And we don't have shelter
Our clothing clinging to us paper thin
A fire rages in our hearts and voices
Nothing to shield the peril that we're in

The road is endless the forest falling
There's nothing left to grow it all will burn
Death is tempting you hear her calling

Don't follow dreams
That are tempting and true
Death is just calling to you

There's still a light to follow
Don't drown yourself in pain
Though hope is desecrated
We've not survived this long in vain

Walk on do not stumble
There must be a promised land
Though all you know has crumbled
We are the last hope of man

Memories fading like nightmares in time
Remnants of man
And the earth in their prime
Grasping at shadows before they can run
Pray for the warmth of the sun

The pain of hunger and the fear of torment
It's driven men and women to go mad
I will not join them or their savage nightmare

Hope will not die if there's fire inside
Humanity won't be denied

There's still a light to follow
Don't drown yourself in pain
Though hope is desecrated
We've not survived this long in vain

Walk on do not stumble
There must be a promised land
Though all you know has crumbled
We are the last hope of man




11. REIGN OF THE HAWKLORDS

From the dust of time
Across infinity
Came a race of gods
In a silver machine

Sonic assassins
They are the lords of light
Children of the sun
Down through the night

Lords of chaos standing
On the edge of time
Mirror of illusion
Reflecting the sign

Warriors on the edge of time we stand
See the Hawklords rise again
Legend in flesh and gold
Never will they die
Casting their gaze across the sky

From the golden void
Heralded by Magnu
Horse with golden mane
Born to go where no one knew

Dream the iron dream
Of black sun alchemy
The long forgotten science
From a spiral galaxy

Chaos army worshippers
In blood shall be ordained
When the Hawklords rise again
Master of the universe
Sound the battle cry
As they spread their iron wings and fly

Warriors on the edge of time we stand
See the Hawklords rise again
Legend in flesh and gold
Never will they die
Casting their gaze across the sky