Manowar

Gods of War Live tracks

Lyrics


CD 1:

1. Manowar

We met on English ground
In a backstage room we heard the sound
And we all knew
What we had to do
We called the high command
Questedly to make a stand
And in the field we grew
And we all knew

Soon the time would come
For us to fight
Destination
Now in sight

Oh, Manowar
Born to live forevermore
The right to conquer every shore
Hold your ground and give no more

Our fight will never end
So we called your party sense
To raise your hands
And take our stand
Look sharp when duty calls
Where we march cities fall
And the strong survive
And take our side

Now the time has come
For us to fight
Target waiting
In our sight

Oh, Manowar
Born to live forevermore
The right to conquer every shore
Hold your ground and give no more

[Solo]

Manowar
Born to live forevermore
The right to conquer every shore

Manowar
Born to live forevermore

Manowar
Born to live forevermore
The right to conquer every shore
Hold your ground and give no more

Born to live forevermore
The right to conquer every shore
Manowar




2. Call To Arms

When they see us they will run for their lives
To the end they will pay for their lies
So long did we wait - now we are home

Here once again there's a battle to fight
Gather together for the sound and the might
So long did we wait - now we are home

Now we will fight for the kingdom, fighting with steel
Kill all of them, their blood is our seal
Fight till the last of the enemy is dead
Ride through their blood that we gladly have shed

I now issue the call: are you ready to fight? - "Yeah!"
Fight altogether as one for the right
To be free once again, tonight we will win

I can see by the look that you have in your eyes
You came here for Metal, to fight and to die
Defenders of steel, now we are home

Fight for the kingdom bound for glory
Armed with a heart of steel
I swear by the brothers who stand before me:
To no man shall I kneel
Then blood is upon my steel
Blood is upon my steel

[Solo]

Fight for the kingdom, fighting with steel
Kill all of them, their blood is our seal
Fight till the last of the enemy is dead
Ride through their blood that we gladly have shed

I now issue the call: are you ready to fight? - "Yeah!"
Fight altogether as one for the right
To be free once again, tonight we will win

I can see by the look that you have in your eyes
You came here for Metal, to fight and to die
Defenders of steel, now we are home

Fight for the kingdom bound for glory
Armed with a heart of steel
I swear by the brothers who stand before me:
To no man shall I kneel
Then blood is upon my steel
Blood is upon my steel

...Upon my steel...




3. Gloves Of Metal

Hear the pounding army of the night
The call of metal summons us tonight
And gather we on this site
To behold the power and the might

We wear leather, we wear spikes, we rule the night

Off with the lights, hear the screams
See the banging heads awaken to their dreams
The sound of metal so loud it cracks the beams
Played by warriors called the Metal Kings

A hero's welcome for those who heed the call
We are together, we are all

With hands high, fists fill the air
Against the world we stand
Hands high, forever we'll be there
Gloves of Metal rule tonight, yeah!

[Solo]

A hero's welcome for those who heed the call
We are together, we are all

With hands high, fists fill the air
Against the world we stand
Hands high, forever we'll be there
Gloves of Metal rule tonight

Leather, Metal, Spikes and Chains
Gloves of Metal raised to show the brave
Into the darkness march the armies of the night
Bound by metal we live the fight

We wear leather, we wear spikes, we rule the night

With hands high, fists fill the air
Against the world we stand
Oh, with hands high, forever we'll be there
Gloves of Metal rule tonight, yeah!

[Solo]




4. Each Dawn I Die

Passing through the storm led by Demons
Walk between the world of men and Gods
Cast no shadows, draw no light
I rape the priestess on pagans' night

I taste the serpent's poison
On the lips of the one I love
She brings this gift of witchcraft
I wear the cat-skin gloves

Apples of youth when I wrought mischief
Hung on a tree to rot in the sun
Reborn in the middle of the final orgy
A gift of slavery to the chosen one

Suicide, suicide, don't you know me?
Call to the Master - he will come
He will bring our resurrection
Cloaked in darkness - he has won

Smoke of my sacrifice
Journey to the Isle of the Blessed
Grant my soul your glory
At night time I'm your guest

Only I know why each dawn I die

[Solo]

Smoke of my sacrifice
Journey to the Isle of the Blessed
Grant my soul your glory
At night time I'm your guest

And only I know why each dawn I die




5. Holy War

"Damnation, Religion
Salvation, Fire And Steel"

I have seen the fire
Of a thousand suns pass by
While blasphemers spread their Gospel
Bearing false witness - now we rise

All ye children of the wild
Fists like hammers fill the air
Vast legions, all immortal
Smash the stillness everywhere

Holy... Holy War!

Holy!
We are fighting, fighting a Holy War
Holy War!
See us fly on winds of doom
Holy War!
Baptized in Fire and Steel
Holy War!
For the end we bring is soon
Holy War!
Now face the storm
A Holy War!

Brothers of Metal know no masters
Metal's our religion - take it to the grave
Rulers of the earth, our dawn of glory
All reborn, we live again

Hold true, ye sacred army
Our last battle is at hand
Sweep these dogs from our kingdom
Bless this ground, our holy land

Holy... Holy War!

Holy!
We are fighting, fighting a Holy War
Holy War!
See us fly on winds of doom
Holy War!
Baptized in Fire and Steel
Holy War!
For the end we bring is soon
Holy War!
Now face the storm
A Holy War!




6. Mountains

So tall, silent against the sky
Up through the clouds, where eagles fly
Wind and rain beat down on one so strong
They cut but never change what stood so long

Tall as a mountain
I'm gonna tear through the sky
Life's for the taking

Like a man is a mountainside
Greatness waits for those who try
None can teach you, it's all inside
Just climb

I am in the ground, I am in the air
I am all, I live in the hearts of men
I am the call to greatness not all can hear
I awaken the creator in those who dare

And the day will come
When we all must die
And enter the mountainside

Tall as a mountain
I'm gonna tear through the sky
Life's for the taking

Like a man is a mountainside
Greatness waits for those who try
None can teach you, it's all inside
Just climb

[Solo]

Ow! I have no fear
Ow! Death and glory
Ow! Both draw near

Like a man is a mountainside
Greatness waits for those who try
None can teach you, it's all inside




7. The Oath

Burning embers of the second death will come in the night
Priests and kings, the alpha and omega, poison bites
False prophets and deceivers swing from the trees
Now dawn the age of birds drunk with blood like lepers with disease

Lord of the sky
Mercury, the guide
Lord of the underworld
I swear the sacred rite
I will crucify
Slay them with their tribe
Hear my war cry

They'll find no sanctuary hidden in their ancestral halls
Let loose the knot that binds the spirit and the flesh - let it fall!
For only courage and heroism linger after death
So, hold fast thy sword, rejecting pain, feel the dragon's breath

Lord of the sky
Mercury, the guide
Lord of the underworld
I swear the sacred rite
I will crucify
Slay them with their tribe
Hear my war cry

I've sworn the oath
I've sworn the oath
I've sworn the oath

[Solo]

Lord of the sky
Mercury, the guide
Lord of the underworld
I swear the sacred rite
I will crucify
Slay them with their tribe
Hear my war cry

Burning embers of the second death will come in the night
Priests and kings, the alpha and omega, poison bites
False prophets and deceivers swing from the trees
Now dawn the age of birds drunk with blood like lepers with disease

Lord of the sky
Mercury, the guide
Lord of the underworld
I swear the sacred rite
I will crucify
Slay them with their tribe
Hear my war cry

I've sworn the oath
I've sworn the oath
I've sworn the oath

[Solo]




8. Secret Of Steel

Atop the mountain
Where the river of steel flows
Black is the forest
White was the snow

There as children
How could children know?
One without name or number
Soon would show

There stood he
On his chariot made of gold
He did reveal
The trinity of secrets old

A sceptre of iron could mercy bring
A shield of gold, the Creator and king
And the great sword of steel
Sons of destiny shall wield

Hear Wisdom's voice rise
Know the strength that you feel
Hold in your heart but never reveal
You were called by the Gods
Their powers to wield
Guard well the secret of steel

[Solo]

A sceptre of iron could mercy bring
A shield of gold, the Creator and king
And the great sword of steel
Sons of destiny shall wield

Hear Wisdom's voice rise
Know the strength that you feel
Hold in your heart but never reveal
You were called by the Gods
Their powers to wield
Guard well the secret of steel

And the great sword of steel




9. Son Of William's Tale





10. The Gods Made Heavy Metal

In the beginning there was silence
And darkness all across the earth
Then came the wind and a hole in the sky
Thunder and lightning came crashing down
Hit the earth and split the ground
Fire burned high in the sky

From down below fire melted the stone
The ground shook and started to pound

The Gods made heavy metal and they saw that is was good
They said to play it louder than Hell, we promised that we would
When losers say it's over with, you know that it's a lie
The Gods made heavy metal and it's never gonna die

We are the true believers
It's our turn to show the world
In the fire of heavy metal we were burned
It's more than our religion
It's the only way to live
But the enemies of metal we can't forgive

Cause we believe in the power and the might
And the Gods who made metal are with us tonight

The Gods made heavy metal and they saw that is was good
They said to play it louder than Hell, we promised that we would
When losers say it's over with, you know that it's a lie
The Gods made heavy metal and it's never gonna die

[Solo]

We believe in the power and the might
And the Gods who made metal are with us tonight

We're here tonight for heavy metal
Are you ready in the hall?
They have chosen us and we have heard the call
Gonna tear the roof off with our sound
Crack the walls and shake the ground
Fight tonight for metal - one and all

Cause we believe in the power and the might
And the Gods who made metal are with us tonight

The Gods made heavy metal and they saw that is was good
They said to play it louder than Hell we promised that we would
When losers say it's over with, you know that it's a lie
The Gods made heavy metal and it's never gonna die




11. Die For Metal

They can't stop us
Let 'em try
For Heavy Metal
We will die!

Quit my job this morning sad forever
I would hold my head up high
Cause I need Metal in my life
Just like an eagle needs to fly

So I walked outside into the street
From a hall I heard thunder and screams
I walked inside so I could hear
And the guy beside me gave me a beer

He had his fist up in the air
And called me brother said my friends
Are over there

They call themselves Immortals
They're the truest of the true
And in that very moment
I was born again like you

They said hold your head up high
Raise your fist up in the air
Play Metal louder than Hell
Louder than Hell

They can't stop us
Let 'em try
For Heavy Metal
We will die!

Brothers stand beside me, there's a battle on
Know my words are true
There's a battle for true Metal
They're marching; they're marching on
Me and you

Ten thousand strong are here tonight
With twenty thousand fist up in the air
The power of true Metal's calling you
It's everywhere

Hold your head up high
Raise your fist up in the air
Play Metal louder than Hell
Louder than Hell

They can't stop us
Let 'em try
For Heavy Metal
We would die!




12. Kings Of Metal

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

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!
Some 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

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!
Some other bands play
MANOWAR KILL!

[Solo]

Now listen to me!

We are 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

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!

The Kings of Metal - kick your ass!
Kick your ass - MANOWAR KILL!
Comin' to town, we're gonna kick your ass!
The Kings of Metal - MANOWAR KILL!
Comin' to town, we're gonna kick your ass!
We're the Kings of Metal - MANOWAR KILL!
Kick your ass - MANOWAR KILL!
The Kings of Metal - kick your ass!
We're comin' to town - MANOWAR KILL!
Comin' to town, we're gonna kick your ass!
The Kings of Metal - MANOWAR KILL!




13. Warriors Of The World United

Here I see you stand from all around the world
Waiting in a line to hear the battle cry
All are gathered here, victory is near
The sound will fill the hall, bringing power to us all

We alone are fighting for Metal that is true
We own the right to live the fight, we're here for all of you
Now swear the blood upon your steel will never dry
Stand and fight together beneath the battle sky

Brothers everywhere
Raise your hands into the air
We're warriors, warriors of the world
Like thunder from the sky
Sworn to fight and die
We're warriors, warriors of the world

Many stand against us, but they will never win
We said we would return and here we are again
To bring them all destruction, suffering and pain
We are the hammer of the Gods, we are thunder, wind and rain

There they wait in fear with swords in feeble hands
With dreams to be a king, first one should be a man
I call about and charge them all with a life that is a lie
And in their final hour they shall confess before they die

Brothers everywhere
Raise your hands into the air
We're warriors, warriors of the world
Like thunder from the sky
Sworn to fight and die
We're warriors, warriors of the world

If I should fall in battle
My brothers who fight by my side
Gather my horse and weapons
Tell my family how I died
Until then I will be strong
I will fight for all that is real
All who stand in my way
Will die... by steel!!

Brothers everywhere
Raise your hands into the air
We're warriors, warriors of the world
Like thunder from the sky
Sworn to fight and die
We're warriors, warriors of the world




14. Black Wind, Fire And Steel

Full moon's light is calling me
My kingdom lies within
The mystic soul and lion's heart
Brought by the talisman
The ecstasy of battle takes me
Where the falcons fly
Immortal youth was granted me
I will never die

Born of Black Wind, Fire and Steel
Born of Black Wind, Fire and Steel
Born to teach them all to heel
Born of Black Wind, Fire and Steel

Pounded by the hammers
Of the giants of the world
I can see in darkness
I'm the overlord
Single combat I await
My shadow brings them fear
The spikes upon my chariot
Will grind them when they're near

Born of Black Wind, Fire and Steel
Born of Black Wind, Fire and Steel
Born to teach them all to heel
Born of Black Wind, Fire and Steel

I am an outcast
On the path of no return
Punisher and swordsman
I was born to burn
Black Wind always follows
Where my black horse rides
Fire's in my soul
Steel is on my side

Born of Black Wind, Fire and Steel
Born of Black Wind, Fire and Steel
Born to teach them all to heel
Born of Black Wind, Fire and Steel

[Solos]

I am an outcast
On the path of no return
Punisher and swordsman
I was born to burn
Black Wind always follows
Where my black horse rides
Fire's in my soul
Steel is on my side

Born of Black Wind, Fire and Steel
Born of Black Wind, Fire and Steel
Born to teach them all to heel
Black Wind, Fire and Steel




CD 2:

1. The Blood Of Odin

Upon his shoulders perch two ravens, huginn and muninn. They circle the earth by
Day seeing all, at night they report to him the world's tidings. He wears a golden
Helmet and a golden ring, at his side sit two wolves. His weapons a magic sword
And a spear called Gungnir, they are carved with runes. His eight legged horse Sleipnir
Carries him over land sea and air, the bringer of the valiant dead, the einherjar, from
The battlefield across the rainbow bridge to Valhalla.

For a single drink of the enchanted water he paid with one eye, he was granted
Supreme wisdom. He is the god of poetry, sorcery, and death. Wounded, pierced by
A spear he hung upside down for nine days. Fasting and agony he made of himself
A sacrifice to himself. Given no bread nor mead he looked down, and with a loud
Cry fell screaming from the world tree. In a flash of insight the secret magic of the
Runes was revealed to him. He took up the runes and mastered them, eighteen powerful
Charms for protection, success in battle, lovemaking, healing and the power to bring
Back the dead.

His sacred blood mixed with black wind and rain wept down from the world tree
Deep into the earth. He commanded the earth to crack open and to spew forth the
Strongest of the strong!

On this day he did bestow unto the world the sons of Odin!




2. The Sons Of Odin

Here to the blaze
I wander
Through this black night
I pounder
The edge of our mighty swords
Did clash
Fallen by our axes
Helmets smash

Glory and fame
Blood is our name
Souls full of thunder
Hearts of steel
Killers of men
Of warriors friend
Sworn to avenge our fallen brothers
To the end

One day too
I may fall
I will enter Odin's Hall
I will die sword in hand
My name and my deeds will
Scorch the land

Glory and fame
Blood is our name
Soul full of thunder
Hearts of steel
Killers of men
Of warriors friend
Sworn to avenge our fallen brothers

Sons of the gods today we shall die
Open Valhalla's door
Let the battle begin with swords in the wind
Hail Gods of War

[Solo]

Sons of Odin we for
By the hammer of Thor
Ride down from the sky
Another is born
Another shall fall
This day bent will die

(oh) Glory and fame
(oh) Blood is our name
(oh) Souls full of thunder
(oh) Hearts of steel
(oh) Killers of men
(oh) Of warriors friend
(oh) Sworn to avenge our fallen brothers

(oh) Sons of the gods today we shall die
(oh) Open Valhalla's door
(oh) Let the battle begin with swords in the wind
(oh) Hail Gods of War

(oh) Sons of the gods today we shall die
(oh) Open Valhalla's door
(oh) Let the battle begin with swords in the wind
(oh) Hail Gods of War

(oh) Let the battle begin with swords in the wind
(oh) Hail
(oh) Gods
(oh) of War!!!

[Onward into the heart of battle
Fought the sons of Odin
Outnumbered many times
Still - they fought on
Blood poured forth from their wounds
Deep into the earth
Vultures waited for the broken shells
That once were bodies
Thus Odin alone would choose the day
They would enter Valhalla
And in their hour of need
He sent forth onto them The Berserker Rage
Now gods embed
They grows up from the ground
Screaming like wild animals
Such is the gift of absolute power
No blade or weapon would hurt them
They killed them and horses alike
And all who stood before them died that day
Hail Gods Of War]




3. Glory Majesty Unity

Deep into the heart of the battle they fought. Covered on
All sides as all converged on them, until the four could
No longer be seen. As time passed I feared them lost, then
Slowly the armies separated, many were dead. I saw the four
Each down on one knee, all stopped to watch and gaze
Upon them with a smile of victory before sending them into
The ground.

Then they rose together to make a final stand. With their
Last bit of strength they raised their arms into the air pointing
Blood stained weapons to the sky. They called upon the god
Of war and made ready to die. But Odin would not call
Them this day to Valhalla, instead he sent thunder and
Lightning to strike the ground, bestowing upon them the
One gift every warrior lives in hope of - the berserker rage!

Now filled with that strength, the power of a thousand
Men was given them. No longer mortal they were touched
By the gods. This time when they took up the attack, men fell
Not by tens, but by hundreds, by thousands. And when the
Smoke did clear, the four spoke the words and the masses
Answered the response of the warrior's prayer.

Gods of war I call you
My sword is by my side
I seek a life of honor
Free from all false pride

I will crack the whip
With a bold mighty hail
Cover me with death
If I should ever fail

Glory, majesty, unity
Hail! Hail! Hail!




4. Gods Of War

Father on bended knee
I ask thee
Raise thy hand
We the sons of Odin
Await thy command
Born under the sign
Of the hammer we stand
And here we all may die
Our blood on the ground
The battle horns sound
Let thy Valkyries fly

Down from the sky
Into the fight
Hearts full of rage
Full of thunder and glory
Swords in the wind
Crossing the sky
Lords of doom
Bring an end to their story

Today is the day
We die in the fight
None shall remain
To pass one more night
Now Valhalla's calling us
Immortal
We are gods of war
Immortal
We are gods of war

Odin here the fallen wait
To join thee by thy side
Let Valhalla's gates open wide
Born under the sign
Of the hammer they lived
And here they fought and died
Their blood on the ground
The battle horns sound
Let thy Valkyries fly

Down from the sky
Into the fight
Hearts full of rage
Full of thunder and glory
Swords in the wind
Crossing the sky
Lords of doom
Bring an end to their story

Today is the day
We die in the fight
None shall remain
To pass one more night
Now Valhalla's calling us
Immortal
We are gods of war
Immortal
We are gods of war

Down from the sky
Into the fight
Hearts full of rage
Full of thunder and glory
Swords in the wind
Crossing the sky
Lords of doom
Bring an end to their story




5. Army Of The Dead

Raise thy weapons on this day
Ye shall not die alone

Fight and die let Valkyries fly
For they shall take thee home

I promise thee that on this night
Ye shall be by my side

Asgard's halls await with heroes
Brothers that have died

For thee we wait at Asgard's gates
Come join us by our side

Valhalla waits so choose thy fate
For all of us must die!




6. Odin

In the hall of the slain
Valkyries and heroes attend me
Ravens and wolves at my side
Forever they did befriend me

I paid an eye for a drink of mead
And was given wisdom supreme
Granted to me the secrets
Of magic, of life and death

Ah.. Speared hung upside down
Nine days and nights no food nor mead
The will to be a sacrifice
Of myself unto myself

Wisdom and rhyme
Sorcery, death living inside me
Of life and death I am king
For both do I bring by sword and spear and ring

Raise thy weapons on this day
Ye shall not die alone

Fight and die let Valkyries fly
For they shall take thee home

I promise thee that on this night
Ye shall be by my side

Asgard's halls await with hero's
Brothers that have died

For thee we wait at Asgard's gates
Come join us by our side

Valhalla waits so choose thy fate
For all of us must die!




7. Hymn Of The Immortal Warrior

A hero was he
Touching all our lives
As if he lived and died
In a single moment

Great were his deeds
All his words were true
He lived and died
A man of honor

He paid with his life
For his life was the price
To pass the gates immortal

Thy journey begins
With sword in the wind
Stay thy hand rest thy command
For Odin's call was heard above them all
Thy name shall never die!

Long shall we remember
He who walked the road of danger
Master of revenge
Death's no stranger

Blood and death lived on his sword
The god of war his only lord
Into the depths of hell
Go all he fell

Take thy shield take thy sword
All thy weapons to the sky
Ye shall need them when Odin bid thee rise

For none but the brave
Shall rise up from the grave
To see the Valkyries fly

And so it was by the hand of Odin
Did the immortal warrior pass through
The gates of Valhalla and into legend.

Rise brother rise pass Valhalla's gates
Here great warriors await

Reborn from thy steel
All thy wounds be healed

From the earth to the sky
Now the son of Odin rise!

Take thy place among the kings
For thy soul shall never die!




8. The Crown And The Ring

From a battle I've come, to a battle I ride
Blazing up to the sky
Chains of fate hold a fiery stride
I'll see you again when I die

High and mighty, alone we are Kings
Whirlwinds of fire we ride
Providence brought us the crown and the ring
Covered with blood and our pride

Heroes await me, my enemies ride fast
Knowing not this ride's their last
Saddle my horse as I drink my last ale
Bow, string and steel will prevail

High and mighty, alone we are Kings
Whirlwinds of fire we ride
Providence brought us the crown and the ring
Covered with blood and our pride

Odin, I await thee, your true son am I
I hail you now as I die
I pledge you my sword and to no man I kneel
Ours is the Kingdom of Steel

High and mighty, alone we are Kings
Whirlwinds of fire we ride
Providence brought us the crown and the ring
Covered with blood and our pride