Diamond Head

To Heaven from Hell tracks

Lyrics

1. DEAD RECKONING

New York City
New York time 2084
Business man makes a deal for a nuclear war
Time is right, split the atom, and the Berlin wall.
Bring your dead
Nuclear holocaust will fall

Dead reckoning (x2)

Make a deal
Time is right to start your fight
Friends are here, all are waiting for the night
Just reckon, to see if its alright

Dead reckoning (x2)

City weeps, children run to hide their skins
Time will stop, as the nuclear war begins
Children die, but I'm sure no-one can win
New York City
New York time 2085
Business man, he is dead no-one left alive
Saturn sky, a fire has just arrived
I can see, what a waste for the tears you cried

Dead reckoning (x5)
I reckon you're dead




2. HEAT OF THE NIGHT

Steely eyes of a silvery people
Walk behind me, with evil intent.
Up to the tower, I stand alone
Stripped of rank before a throne I am sent.

[Chorus]
What befalls us in the heat of the night? (x2)

Before long, behind adamantine doors,
I taste of the wine of their joy.
Through delirium of a tortured mind
Her face gave me strength to this day.

[Chorus]

In the heat of the night
But love deceived me, and in my despair
I recalled the ring once again
Born of Sorrow my cunning revives me,
And I took them with me enchained

[Chorus]
In the heat of the night




3. BORROWED TIME

On scorched earth return me to be a simple man
I am destined by the gods to walk this land
An embittered poet, a slave to this black blade
Oh, my heart still searches for truth, a lost age

[Chorus]
I have loved, I have lost
I have killed those who have loved me so
I have loved, at what cost
Lord, I don't know
I'm living on borrowed time
I'm living on borrowed time

These robes, purple royal, claim me their own
From a city lost in dust, I stand alone
Evil thoughts; evil minds; must I live like I do?
Without fear, on borrowed time she helps me through

[Chorus]

On scorched earth return me to be a simple man
I am destined by the gods to walk this land
To search for love, to search for love
All in my heart, is this enough love...
As Satan's child, I stand alone in hand
I'm a nomad of this desert, barren lands
My time is short, wild gods of air and sea
Stand by your corruption, and thrive by sorcery

[Chorus]
I'm living on borrowed time (x2)




4. DON'T YOU EVER LEAVE ME

Oh Babe
I can recall the day
Close enough to make me feel bad
Seems like only yesterday
Still in my heart it makes me sad

[Chorus]
Oh no, oh no
Don't you ever leave me baby
Oh no, oh no
Don't you ever leave me
Oh no, oh no
Don't you ever leave me baby
Oh no, oh no
Don't you ever leave me

I can remember that night I cried
The love we had, you said you don't give me no more
And as you kissed my lips goodbye
I called out to you now to close the door

[Chorus]
Don't you leave me baby (x6)




5. TO NEAVEN FROM HELL

Lonely moor, sky is grey
Moon acroos the waves
See the steely shafts of light reflect across the bay
Towards the tower
The coach prepares
To shed its load of life
I'm prepared for what they see
For what they meet tonight

[Chorus]
To Heaven form Hell
I've been there before
To Heaven from Hell
Sweet I'm Sure
To Heaven form Hell
I've been there before
To Heaven from Hell
Lock my door

On we go, up to the castle
Death waits for our call
left unkempt, but quietly praying
Remembers when to call
Alone for now
But soon not so
As we return to reclaim
The home of my generations
Lost but now remain

[Chorus]

Oh Lord now help
Its entrance falling down
The madness of our fathers law
The pain of retribution
The house brought down to ground
Sins of my ancestors
The judgement day's at hand, yeah
The creeping voice of fire
Screams out for bloody war
Send out the grave