Bob Catley

When Empires Burn tracks

Lyrics

1. THE TORMENT

(Instrumental)




2. CHILDREN OF THE CIRCLE

Standing tall, we worship the night
We cry the tears, the questions unspoken
The sacred form, a bronze reflected light
In soil we search for this greed to be broken

Upon this day, a god forsaken right
The passing dawn, the heart of the sunrise
We build the dream, stay true to the fight
We light the fire, keep the power till this world dies

When the spirit joins the afterglow
And when the demons dance their fantasies below
The guardian leads the path to kingdom come
The true religion face the dagger run

We are the night, we are the day, we are the dream
We are the secret of the miracle
Love, we are the right, we are the way
We are the children of the circle
Truth, we are the life, we are the right
We are the masters of all evil
Earth, the air you breathe, we are the fire
We are the children of the circle

The golden wings, the brothers of the earth
The rivers tied, the silence is broken
We seal the truth, the sister-hooded birth
We light the heavens till the new dawn has woken

Let's give the freedom for an angel's flight
So many centuries, the secrets hold the night
And if the power breaks, the system falls
Come forth you holy men and heed the call

We are the night, we are the day, we are the dream
We are the secret of the miracle
Love, we are the right, we are the way
We are the children of the circle
Truth, we are the life, we are the right
We are the masters of all evil
Earth, the air you breathe, we are the fire
We are the children of the circle

We are the night, we are the day, we are the dream
We are the secret of the miracle
Love, we are the right, we are the way
We are the children of the circle
Truth, we are the life, we are the right
We are the masters of all evil
Earth, the air you breathe, we are the fire
We are the children of the circle




3. GONNA LIVE FOREVER

Going to live forever
Going to live our lives in just one day
Going to make it with you
Going to live forever

Don't look for excuses, ain't none around
Don't look for reasons, there's no reasons to be found
It's all or nothing but I ain't going to make you stay
Don't lose this feeling, don't make it go away

Like sand through my fingers
Every second slips away
It's us, together
Going to live our lives in a day

Going to live forever
Going to live our lives in just one day
Going to make it with you
Going to live forever

No more to tell you, ain't that enough
Don't make no promises, just want to be making love
Can't stop this feeling, ain't going to try
Just tale my hand and baby, we're going to fly

Ain't complicated
Don't throw it all away
It's now or never
Going to live our lives in a day

Going to live forever
Going to live our lives in just one day
Going to make it with you
Going to live forever

Going to live forever
Going to live our lives in just one day
Going to make it with you
Going to live forever
Going to live our lives in a day

With every second lost
We're running out of time
Just take my hand
We're going to leave this world behind

Going to live forever
Going to live our lives in just one day
Going to make it with you
Going to live forever

Going to live our lives in just one day
Going to make it with you
Going to live forever
Going to live our lives in a day




4. THE PROPHECY

We knew it would be like this, a tainted eden lie
From now the serpents gather as they sentence men to die
They welcome fallen paradise while haunting every breath
But the broken, cold and desolate soul defies a righteous death

For men in arms are soldiers, they fight for their belief
The struggle never ending to find the prince of peace
Come the time, the only crime is letting truth be heard
When a stone inspires a castle, the meek forever feared

My angel, be my guardian now
Sweet angel, may the song be a sweet forgiving sound

Grant us now, the prophecy, the right to carry on
Forgive us now, the truth, the battle for the rising sun
Give us now, the prophecy, the gift of purity and show us now
Show the door to set the sinner free

We had to find a way to make the serpent shine
The reaper sighs the fall of a man in a gilded temple shrine
Then rise a golden future from the gold distorted past
We say a prayer for the innocent in a dream too good to last

My angel, fight to foe for me now
Sweet, sweet angel, may the word be a sweet forgiving sound

Grant us now, the prophecy, the right to carry on
Forgive us now, the truth, the battle for the rising sun
Give us now, the prophecy, the gift of purity and show us now
Show the door to set the sinner free

Grant us now, the prophecy, the right to carry on
Forgive us now, the truth, the battle for the rising sun
Give us now, the prophecy, the gift of purity and show us now
Show the door to set the sinner free

Grant us now, the prophecy, the right to carry on
Forgive us now, the truth, the battle for the rising sun
Give us now, the prophecy, the gift of purity and show us now
Show the door to set the sinner free

Grant us now, the prophecy, the right to carry on
Forgive us now, the truth, the battle for the rising sun
Give us now, the prophecy, the gift of purity and show us now
Show the door to set the sinner free




5. I'LL BE YOUR FOOL

We knew it would be like this, a tainted eden lie
From now the serpents gather as they sentence men to die
They welcome fallen paradise while haunting every breath
But the broken, cold and desolate soul defies a righteous death

For men in arms are soldiers, they fight for their belief
The struggle never ending to find the prince of peace
Come the time, the only crime is letting truth be heard
When a stone inspires a castle, the meek forever feared

My angel, be my guardian now
Sweet angel, may the song be a sweet forgiving sound

Grant us now, the prophecy, the right to carry on
Forgive us now, the truth, the battle for the rising sun
Give us now, the prophecy, the gift of purity and show us now
Show the door to set the sinner free

We had to find a way to make the serpent shine
The reaper sighs the fall of a man in a gilded temple shrine
Then rise a golden future from the gold distorted past
We say a prayer for the innocent in a dream too good to last

My angel, fight to foe for me now
Sweet, sweet angel, may the word be a sweet forgiving sound

Grant us now, the prophecy, the right to carry on
Forgive us now, the truth, the battle for the rising sun
Give us now, the prophecy, the gift of purity and show us now
Show the door to set the sinner free

Grant us now, the prophecy, the right to carry on
Forgive us now, the truth, the battle for the rising sun
Give us now, the prophecy, the gift of purity and show us now
Show the door to set the sinner free

Grant us now, the prophecy, the right to carry on
Forgive us now, the truth, the battle for the rising sun
Give us now, the prophecy, the gift of purity and show us now
Show the door to set the sinner free

Grant us now, the prophecy, the right to carry on
Forgive us now, the truth, the battle for the rising sun
Give us now, the prophecy, the gift of purity and show us now
Show the door to set the sinner free




6. EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART

We knew it would be like this, a tainted eden lie
From now the serpents gather as they sentence men to die
They welcome fallen paradise while haunting every breath
But the broken, cold and desolate soul defies a righteous death

For men in arms are soldiers, they fight for their belief
The struggle never ending to find the prince of peace
Come the time, the only crime is letting truth be heard
When a stone inspires a castle, the meek forever feared

My angel, be my guardian now
Sweet angel, may the song be a sweet forgiving sound

Grant us now, the prophecy, the right to carry on
Forgive us now, the truth, the battle for the rising sun
Give us now, the prophecy, the gift of purity and show us now
Show the door to set the sinner free

We had to find a way to make the serpent shine
The reaper sighs the fall of a man in a gilded temple shrine
Then rise a golden future from the gold distorted past
We say a prayer for the innocent in a dream too good to last

My angel, fight to foe for me now
Sweet, sweet angel, may the word be a sweet forgiving sound

Grant us now, the prophecy, the right to carry on
Forgive us now, the truth, the battle for the rising sun
Give us now, the prophecy, the gift of purity and show us now
Show the door to set the sinner free

Grant us now, the prophecy, the right to carry on
Forgive us now, the truth, the battle for the rising sun
Give us now, the prophecy, the gift of purity and show us now
Show the door to set the sinner free

Grant us now, the prophecy, the right to carry on
Forgive us now, the truth, the battle for the rising sun
Give us now, the prophecy, the gift of purity and show us now
Show the door to set the sinner free

Grant us now, the prophecy, the right to carry on
Forgive us now, the truth, the battle for the rising sun
Give us now, the prophecy, the gift of purity and show us now
Show the door to set the sinner free




7. WHEN EMPIRE BURNS

When empires burn
When empires burn

A raging heart, a second hand emotion
The flowers of freedom, turn to cold heartless skies
The feint refrain of songs of dreams and wonder
The nightmare visions wait behind closing eyes

The winds of change, the words of hope and splendour
A slowly fading star in circles belief
But then it came, a sound that rocked a nation
We only suffer fools when fools we believe

But only dreamers get lost in cold perfection
Love changes temples when banners unfurl
The blind man leads the blind to find a new direction
Whatever it takes love survives

When empires burn and the hammer it must fall
The innocent finally find the truth behind it all
When empires burn, the last curtain call
The children will dream in their hearts, a new world tonight
When empires burn and freedom is the sound
The pages of history see the world tumbling down
When empires burn, a new brighter day
The children will shine in their eyes, a new world tonight
When empires burn

The blackened night, the sound of heavy thunder
The wheels keep turning as we fight to the fall
The last embrace across the seas and oceans
As one in spirit but united the cause

The burning bridges gives light to new horizons
The milk of human kind as white as the day
The cup of kindness gives a bittersweet emotion
Whatever it takes love survives

When empires burn and the hammer it must fall
The innocent finally find the truth behind it all
When empires burn, the last curtain call
The children will dream in their hearts, a new world tonight
When empires burn and freedom is the sound
The pages of history see the world tumbling down
When empires burn, a new brighter day
The children will shine in their eyes, a new world tonight
When empires burn

When empires burn

When empires burn and the hammer it must fall
The innocent finally find the truth behind it all
When empires burn, the last curtain call
The children will dream in their hearts, a new world tonight
When empires burn and freedom is the sound
The pages of history see the world tumbling down
When empires burn, a new brighter day
The children will shine in their eyes, a new world tonight
When empires burn




8. MEANING OF LOVE

With your dreams I could climb every mountain
With your love I could tear down the walls
With your heart I could fly like an eagle
Break these chains when you call

You feed the fire that burns deep inside
I feel you love growing higher and higher
You are the light, the dark and the reason
You are the flame to my fire

When the wind cries your name
I'm on the wings of an angel
I'm caught in a moment in time
In your arms
I'm on the golden wings of romance with you

You're the meaning of love
You touched my heart and now I can't let you go
When the words don't say enough
You give it all, you're the meaning of love

In your eyes I see the light and the wonder
In your voice I hear love
You are the dream, the life in the springtime
You are the starlight above

Like a shadow in the daylight
I'll be there by your side
And I'm never going to let you go
In your arms
I'm on the golden wings of romance with you

You're the meaning of love
You touched my heart and now I can't let you go
When the words don't say enough
You give it all, you're the meaning of love

And if the stars refuse to shine
I'll feel you holding me close to you

You're the meaning of love
You touched my heart and now I can't let you go
When the words don't say enough
You give it all, you're the meaning of love

You're the meaning of love
You touched my heart and now I can't let you go
When the words don't say enough
You give it all, you're the meaning of love




9. THIS IS THE DAY

We're saints and sinners bound to live and breathe as one
Where love and hate are brothers we just dance to different drums
And angels fear to tread this world that has become
Where mothers mourn their daughters and fathers grieve their sons

Between a rock and a hard place
No rhyme or reason is living this way
Just like a lover's first heartache
We change the rule to our fool's game

This is the day and time like the tide is slipping slowly away
The colour of rainbow eyes, have drifted bright to grey
This is the day, take the moment, change the world, a new better way
Lets find the truth behind the lies, where hearts can beat as one
The calm before the storm, this is the day

We curse the candlelight, the drifting of the sands
The venom and the hatred for the distant foreign lands
We gaze with eyes, with cold despise, and clench the helping hand
To the beggar and the blind man, you and me the common man

We fight the fire with salvation
We quest creation with wonder and pain
We starve with fear and the hunger
We kiss the flames and the thunder

This is the day and time like the tide is slipping slowly away
The colour of rainbow eyes, have drifted bright to grey
This is the day, take the moment, change the world, a new better way
Lets find the truth behind the lies, where hearts can beat as one
The calm before the storm, this is the day

Before the madness grows colder
The dream grows older as time ticks away
We'll greet the birth of a new day
This is the day

This is the day and time like the tide is slipping slowly away
The colour of rainbow eyes, have drifted bright to grey
This is the day, take the moment, change the world, a new better way
Lets find the truth behind the lies, where hearts can beat as one
The calm before the storm, this is the day




10. SOMEDAY UTOPIA

They spawned desolate places
Cold as steel with iron faces
The citadel gates I fear are no more
Gave rise to metal messiahs
Electric eyes breathing fire
Machines for destruction born for war

But men fight, kill for the saviour
Silent like the wind, fast as a laser
They wait and pray for judgement day
Finding light, deep in the darkness
Seeking for forgiveness the see through the madness
The iron cross will guide the way

One day our sanctuary will deliver us once more
The creatures end is drawing near
The fabled stories will preach, love has found its way
For men and women will never, ever live in fear

The world, it ain't made for you and I
In the setting sun, the loaded gun waits for you
We cried the tears of a thousand eyes
Someday utopia, someday utopia, tomorrow we'll be gone

Cold as night, hides in shadow
Fight for today, live for tomorrow
Call of distant thunder pounds the air
Terror breaths, driving white lightning
God of salvation strike to the fighting
The dawn of anger, cold despair

One day in harmony, we'll live as one again
The judgement day is drawing near
The fabled stories will preach deliverance once more
For men and women will never, ever, ever live in fear

The world, it ain't made for you and I
In the setting sun, the loaded gun waits for you
We cried the tears of a ten thousand eyes
Someday utopia, someday utopia, tomorrow we'll be gone

One day our sanctuary will deliver us once more
The creatures end is drawing near
The fabled stories will preach, love has found its way
For men and women will never, ever live in fear

The world, it ain't made for you and I
In the setting sun, the loaded gun waits for you
We cried the tears of a million eyes
Someday utopia, someday utopia, tomorrow we'll be gone




11. MY AMERICA

Come, brothers, come, sisters, come, feeble, old and grey
For the famine, it has broken, so we're bound for america
For it is the land of plenty, where in gold the streets are paved
Till the hearth is green in Carrig down, I'll no return again

Come, brothers, come, sisters, come, feeble, old and grey
For the famine, it has broken, so we're bound for america
For it is the land of plenty, where in gold the streets are paved
Till the hearth is green in Carrig down, I'll no return again

Oh, my America
The land of dreams so far away
The emerald isles they shine so bright no more
I'll send a kiss across the ocean
And you're just a dream away
For dreams become reality in my America

Farewell the groves of Ireland, cross the ocean to my call
For the winter skies grow colder like the summer to my fall
So blow the winds of fortune, be still you raging waves
Till the hearth is green in Carrig down, I'll no return again

Oh, my America
The land of dreams so far away
The emerald isles they shine so bright no more
I'll send a kiss across the ocean
And you're just a dream away
For dreams become reality in my America

Oh, my America
The land of dreams so far away
The emerald isles they shine so bright no more
I'll send a kiss across the ocean
And you're just a dream away
For dreams become reality in my America

Till the hearth is green in Carrig down
I'll no return again