Alestorm

Sunset on the Golden Age tracks

Lyrics

DISC 1

1. WALK THE PLANK

The time for execution, a harrowing display
For treachery upon the seas has taken place this day
Your final hour has begun,
We‘ve all agreed your end has come
We‘ll take your sword, we‘ll take your gun - it‘s time
For you to come undone
Be aware, what lies beneath
Razor sharp and pointy teeth
Walk the Plank!
With your life, you‘ll pay the price
Walk the Plank!
Boots of lead, your blood runs red
Walk the Plank!
Time to die, your end is nigh
Walk the Plank!
Descend into the black and don‘t come back
A nameless bay, in the mist
You have no right to exist
You‘ve got the captain really pissed,
and so it‘s time you were dismissed
Give the line a little twist
And wrap the ropes around your wrist
Eyes to fill your soul with dread
The fury of the hammerhead
Walk the Plank!
With your life, you‘ll pay the price
Walk the Plank!
Boots of lead, your blood runs red
Walk the Plank!
Time to die, your end is nigh
Walk the Plank!
Descend into the black and don‘t come back
Be aware my friend, what lies beneath
Razor sharp and full of pointy teeth
Burning eyes to fill your soul right up with dread
The raging fury of the hammerhead




2. DRINK

Piracy's a crime and crime doesn't pay,
And we go home poor at the end of the day.
But I'd rather live my life in rags
Than be taped to a desk with a wife that's a hag.

We live each day like there's nothing to lose,
But a man has needs and that need is booze.
They say all the best things in life are free
So give all your beer and your rum to me.

(x2)
We are here to drink your beer
And steal your rum at the point of a gun
Your alcohol to us will fall
'Cause we are here to drink your beer

Drink

We sailed over seas for Wenches and Mead
And told great tales of The Huntmaster's deeds
The quest for a drop of the Famous ol' Spiced
Has shown us the wrath of Leviathan's bites.

We went Back Through Time to get more Rum
Though we end up Shipwrecked having no fun
But Heavy Metal Pirates we must be
So give all your beer and your rum to me.

(x4)
We are here to drink your beer
And steal your rum at the point of a gun
Your alcohol to us will fall
'Cause we are here to drink your beer

Drink




3. MAGNETIC NORTH

The snow fell hard on a frozen sea
As the night swarmed all around
With no moon to guide our passage north
This corpse of mine may never be found
Thirty days, into this dead mans quest
In search of riches in a time-lost treasure chest
Through oceans never seen, through fog as thick as night
To the northern wastelands, onwards we must fight
Far beyond the ice and snow
Our voyage carries on
For blood and gold, we sold our souls
Redemption lies at Magnetic North
Set the course for Magnetic North
Beyond the snow to Magnetic North
On the quest for Magnetic North
We will die at Magnetic North
Sold a lie, condemned to die
Empty promise encased in ice
One by one, our time has come
Death awaits before the sun
The snow fell hard on a frozen sea
As the sun rose to the sky
Trapped forever in the sea of ice
This is the place where we will die
Far beyond the ice and snow
Our voyage carries on
For blood and gold, we sold our souls
Redemption lies at Magnetic North
Set the course for Magnetic North
Beyond the snow to Magnetic North
On the quest for Magnetic North
We will die at Magnetic North




4. 1741 (THE BATTLE OF CARTAGENA)

Sailing the raging seas
To distant lands unknown
Porto Bello fell in a day
Now Britannia rules the waves
Thirty thousand men at arms
Red Ensign in the sky
To Cartagena we set sail
With blood and plunder we‘ll prevail
Twice struck, and twice we‘ve failed
But third time works a charm
The greatest fleet the world has seen
To fight the War of Jenkins‘ Ear
Waters lash across the bow
Through Caribbean Seas
The year is 1741
The final battle has begun
The skies are burning with thunder
The seas are ablaze with flame
Set the course for Cartagena
The sands of time will remember our names
The skies are burning with thunder
The seas are ablaze with flame
Set the course for Cartagena
History is written today
Across the sea-lashed deck
Our captain gives a cry
„Cartagena lies ahead
The Spanish foe will soon be dead!“
Portents of coming doom
Engulf the battle line
High above, the heavens sigh
A red light burning in the sky
An omen of dread
Which no man can deny
The legends hold true
We must turn back or die
Superstitious fools
Be gone from my sight
Blast the trumpets of war
And prepare for the fight
The skies are burning with thunder
The seas are ablaze with flame
Set the course for Cartagena
The sands of time will remember our names
The skies are burning with thunder
The seas are ablaze with flame
Set the course for Cartagena
History is written today
Hard to starboard
Man the cannons
And on my command, unleash hell!
FIRE! Show them your steel
Bring them to death on the battlefield
Ride on the wind, and conquer the foe
The legends be damned, to our deaths we will ago
The skies are burning with thunder
The seas are ablaze with flame
Set the course for Cartagena
The sands of time will remember our names
The skies are burning with thunder
The seas are ablaze with flame
Set the course for Cartagena
History is written today




5. MEAD FROM HELL

Under the sea, there‘s a colony of bees
And a man named Fred who will shoot you dead
If you try to steal from his apiary sealed
With magic spells at the gate to hell
He‘ll kill you in your sleep
If you so much as take a single peek
Set sail across the waves
Where we will stop no man can say
The alcohol stores are running low
So into the deep blue yonder go
Set sail across the waves
Where we will stop no man can say
We‘ll end our quest by following the smell
That leads us to the Mead from Hell
He brews his mead with psychotropic weeds
That‘ll get you high, assuming you don‘t die
And you probably find that it makes you go blind
From the alcoholic proof (it‘s through the roof )
We seek the mead from hell
The endless search for the infernal hydromel
Set sail across the waves
Where we will stop no man can say
The alcohol stores are running low
So into the deep blue yonder go
Set sail across the waves
Where we will stop no man can say
We‘ll end our quest by following the smell
That leads us to the Mead from Hell
We‘ve found the mead from hell
The infernal hydromel
The booze is in our grasp
Now it‘s time to kick your ass
Set sail! Set sail! Set sail!
Set sail for the Mead from Hell




6. SURF SQUID WARFARE

I come to you from another time
With a message that everyone must die
At the hand of undead squids from space
They‘ll crush your skull and smash your face
We saved the past from vikings
Now the future is unclear
We must travel through time again
And save the world with beer
We‘re class! You‘re not!
Let‘s kill some squids and make them rot
With pirate powered murder skills
The future‘s where we get our thrills
A shot to the heart with a flintlock gun
And mash their brains with a bottle of rum
We‘re class! You‘re not!
From the past we have returned
We‘re here to make those bastards burn tonight
Fueled by rum and lust to kill
We have the power and the will to fight
Hey Marty, it‘s your kids
They get devoured by undead squids
Lest the world be torn asunder
To the future we must plunder!
We‘re class! You‘re not!
Let‘s kill some squids and make them rot
With pirate powered murder skills
The future‘s where we get our thrills
A shot to the heart with a flintlock gun
And mash their brains with a bottle of rum
We‘re class! You‘re not!




7. QUEST FOR SHIPS

I know a place at the edge of the land
Where the grass runs out and turns into sand
I know a place where a man can‘t stand
Cos a man can‘t walk in the sea
I know a place where a man can‘t go
Where a man would drown and sink below
But if you have a ship then you should know
That you can come with me
Come with me on a quest!
I‘m on a quest, a quest for ships
Sailing‘s how I get my kicks
I‘m on a quest, a quest for boats
I‘m mad for anything that floats
I‘m on a quest, to find a craft
A barge or bark or dinghy or raft
I‘m on a quest, a quest for ships
And now I need my fix
I know a place where we can sail
A place I heard of once in a tale
No gems, no gold, no holy grail
A place at the end of the sea
But there‘s one problem I can see
I have no ship that could take me
But if you have one, or two, or three
Then you can come with me
Come with me on a quest!
I‘m on a quest, a quest for ships
Sailing‘s how I get my kicks
I‘m on a quest, a quest for boats
I‘m mad for anything that floats
I‘m on a quest, to find a craft
A barge or bark or dinghy or raft
I‘m on a quest, a quest for ships
Won‘t return 'til I‘ve had my fix




8. WOODEN LEG!

I‘ve got a leg, it‘s made out of wood
I bought it in a tavern from a gnarly old dude
When I got shot to pieces by a cannon ball
It cut me down to size, I used to be quite tall
A couple of drinks, to dull the pain
I stood up on my leg and began to fight again
When all of a sudden, can you believe
A cannonball hit me in the other knee
AGGGHH YOU SPANISH BASTARDS!

Wooden leg, wooden leg, wooden leg
I‘ve got a wooden leg, wooden leg

Wooden leg, wooden leg, wooden leg
I‘ve got a wooden leg, wooden leg

Wooden leg, wooden leg, wooden leg
I‘ve got a wooden leg, wooden leg

Wooden leg, wooden leg, wooden leg
I‘ve got a wooden leg, wooden leg

Now both of my legs, are made of wood
The future‘s looking grim, it doesn‘t seem good
So I drink all day and I drink all night
I get really drunk and get into a fight
With a samurai guy with ninja skills
He beats me up til i‘m nearly killed
I ask him for mercy, do me no harm
But the bastard chops off both my arms
Aggghh You Japanese Bastards!

Wooden leg, wooden leg, wooden leg
I‘ve got a wooden leg, wooden leg

Wooden leg, wooden leg, wooden leg
I‘ve got a wooden leg, wooden arm

Wooden leg, wooden leg, wooden leg
I‘ve got a wooden leg, wooden leg

Wooden leg, wooden leg, wooden leg
I‘ve got a wooden leg, wooden leg




9. HANGOVER

I got a hangover
I‘ve been drinking too much for sure
I got a hangover
I got an empty cup, pour me some more
So I can go until they close up
And I can drink until I throw up
And I don‘t ever ever want to grow up
I wanna keep it going, keep keep it going
I got a little bit trashed last night
I got a little bit wasted
I got a little bit mashed last night
I got a little shit faced-ed
I‘m on a ship
If you don‘t know
Well now you know
I got a hangover
I‘ve been drinking too much for sure
I got a hangover
I got an empty cup, pour me some more
So I can go until they close up
And I can drink until I throw up
And I don‘t ever ever want to grow up
I wanna keep it going, keep keep it going, come on
Drink up, cause a party ain‘t a party
'Til you ride all through it
End up on the floor wit can‘t remember you clueless
Officer like what the hell is you doing
Stumbling, tumbling, you wa‘know what? come again
Give me rum, give me gin, give me liquor, give me champagne
Bubbles 'til the end
What happens after that?
If you inspired then tell a friend
Like oh my homie Gregar,
we can all sip again
and again, and again
remember this
Wasted, so what? Irrelevant
We‘re kicked to the head,
who‘s selling it
I got a hangover,
that‘s my medicine
Don‘t mean to brag or sound too intelligent
A little Rum can‘t hurt this veteran
I show up but I never throw up,
so let the drinks go up, go up
I got a hangover
I‘ve been drinking too much for sure
I got a hangover
I got an empty cup, pour me some more
So I can go until they close up
And I can drink until I throw up
And I don‘t ever ever want to grow up
I wanna keep it going, keep keep it going, come on




10. SUNSET ON THE GOLDEN AGE

Inside of aeons from chaotic spires
A shell of frozen time
Where beats the silent ocean
Of shadows turned sublime
Forces of inspiring luminescence
Guide the hidden way
I know that it will take me to
Another golden age
Sundered from daylight, by the rage of the unseen
Betwixt carbonic plateaus where rarity convenes
Under the heat of a thousand suns destruction is attained
When flows the red and ochre histories ingrained
Legends pass and time ticks on, entropy prevails
Into the endless darkness every ship must sail
Ouroboros uncoiled, the circle ends tonight
One thousand years of history banished from all sight
The sun will set forever
Never to rise again
And in the coming darkness
We‘ll fight to the bitter end
Our legend passed from memory
It‘s time to turn the page
The sun has set upon the golden age
The final chapter, the end is close at hand
Across the boundary where ocean meets the sand
Embrace the anatine, forsake all that you know
The tenebrous cosmic sphere where all of us must go
Inside of aeons from chaotic spires
A shell of frozen time
Where beats the silent ocean
Of shadows turned sublime
Forces of inspiring luminescence
Guide the hidden way
I know that it will take me to
Another golden age
The sun will set forever
Never to rise again
And in the coming darkness
We‘ll fight to the bitter end
Our legend passed from memory
It‘s time to turn the page
The sun has set, now night is falling
Never again to hear the calling
The sun has set upon the golden age