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Hail to the King (Release Date: August 27, 2013)
My favorite songs are: Planets - Acid Rain - Crimson Day - Heretic - Coming Home.
Official Lyrics (I typed them all - they come directly from the CD booklet.)

My Review for this album: www.sputnikmusic.com/review/59…

Hail to the King (Lyric Video) - vimeo.com/70461160
Planets (Lyric Video) - vimeo.com/73994769

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SHEPHERD OF FIRE


Let's take a moment and break the ice, so my intentions are known.
See, I have pity in watching you suffer.
I know the feeling of being damned alone.
I got a storybook of my own.

Don't you see - I am your pride - agent of wealth, bearer of needs. (and you know it's right)
I am your war - arming the strong, aiding the weak.
Know me by name, shepherd of fire.

Well I can promise you paradise, no need to serve on your knees.
And when you're lost in the darkest of hours - take a moment and tell me who you see.
Won't tell you who not to be.

Now you know - I am your pride - agent of wealth, bearer of needs. (and you know it's right)
I am your war - arming the strong, aiding the weak.
Know me by name, shepherd of fire.

Disciple of the cross and champion in suffering.
Immerse yourself into the kingdom of redemption.
Pardon your mind from the chains of the divine.
Make way the shepherd of fire.

Through the ages of time I've been known for my hate.
But I'm a dealer of simple choices.
For me it's never too late.

I am your pride - agent of wealth, bearer of needs. (and you know it's right)
I am your war - arming the strong, aiding the weak.
I am your wrath, I am your guilt, I am your lust. (and you know it's right)
I am your law, I am your scar, I am your trust.
Know me by name, shepherd of fire.


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HAIL TO THE KING

Watch your tongue or have it cut from your head.
Save your life by keeping whispers unsaid.
Children roam the streets now orphans of war.
Bodies hanging in the streets to adore.
Royal flames will carve a path in chaos - bringing daylight to the night. (Night)
Death is riding into town with armor.
They've come to take all your rights!

Hail to the King.
Hail to the One.
Kneel to the crown.
Stand in the sun.
Hail to the King.

HAIL - HAIL - HAIL

(The King)

Blood is spilt while holding keys to the throne.
Born again but it's too late to atone.
No mercy from the edge of the blade.
Dare escape and learn the price to be paid.
Let the water flow with shades of red now - arrows black out all the light. (Light)
Death is riding into town with armor.
They've come to grant you your rights!

Hail to the King.
Hail to the One.
Kneel to the crown.
Stand in the sun.
Hail to the King.

HAIL - HAIL - HAIL

(The King)

There's a taste of fear when the henchmen call.
Iron fist to tame the land - Iron fist to claim it all.

Hail to the King.
Hail to the One.
Kneel to the crown.
Stand in the sun.
Hail to the King.

Hail to the One.
Kneel to the crown.
Stand in the sun.
Hail to the King.

HAIL - HAIL - HAIL


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DOING TIME

The lives of some men ...
If walls could talk to spill the lies, we'd see the world through devil's eyes.

I maintain an addiction - been known to take it too high.
I got an itch with a loaded hair trigger and a one-way ticket to fly.

When there's no writing on the wall, I see the lifeless devils start to crawl.
And I don't need no lessons.
After all, everybody's doing their time.

Caught your eye in the corner - don't you look at me wrong.
Fucked up and thrown into the gutter, gotta fix what don't belong.

I see the writing on the wall.
I see the lifeless devils start to crawl.
And I don't need no lessons.
After all, everybody's doing their time.

That's just the price to play - so tell me what you like.
Gotta hand on the kerosene match tonight.

Right ...

Had enough of opinions - I got enough on my mind.
Sell your soul for approval and a dollar got a pretty little body to grind.

I see your number on the wall.
I see the lifeless devils start to crawl.
And I don't need no lessons - watch the fall.
You lost my attention.
After all, everybody's doing their time.

Time ...


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THIS MEANS WAR

Hide my face again - harbor in the shadows.
Feel this weight of sin hammering away.
(DIE) - with the guilt of a thousand AWOL soldiers.
(DIE) - watch the scythe usher me astray.

I can't go on this way - not as I am today.
The ugly side of me is strong.
Take aim a loaded gun, pull back on all who run.
A coward's truth - inside the wrong.

THIS MEANS WAR. (3x)

Lash your tongue of bane - carry me to nowhere.
Mental holocaust - battle never ends.
(LIE) - mask the pain of a child who's forsaken.
(LIE) - to myself, praise the new regime.

I left me long ago - reasons you'll never know.
No one to miss me when I'm gone.
With no more words to say, no argument to stay.
Another post - I don't belong.

THIS MEANS WAR. (5x)

No home to call my own.
No finding someone new.
No one to break the fall.
No one to see me through.
No name to carry on.
No promise for today.
No one to hear the call.
No tattered flag to raise.

Walk the razor's edge - cut into the madness.
Question all you trust - buy into the fear.

(I) - see the man ripping at my soul now.
(I) - I know the man, I know him all too well.

There's nothing here for free.
Lost who I want to be.
My serpent blood can strike so cold.
On any given day - I'll take it all away.
Another thought I can't control.

THIS MEANS WAR. (5x)


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REQUIEM

Days of warning.
Night brings mourning.
My prayers - wordless.
Heaven is burning down.
I walk stricken.
Pitch-black vision.
O' one - save me.
Caress my weary eyes.

Darkest lord, your mercy shall I gain.
Strike the match, engulf the earth in flames.

In flames (3x)

Nature quaking.
Prophets aching.
I kneel - faithful.
Damnation cracks the sky.
My heart - fiction.
Superstition.
Your grace - deathless.
Give life to my last breath.

Darkest lord, your mercy shall I gain.
Strike the match, engulf the earth in flames.

In flames (3x)

Grant them eternal rest O' lord.
Embrace them into your army of undead.
Strike with vengeance those who oppose your will.
And lay waste to all opposition sent before you.
Walk with them and cure them from the blinding light of servitude.
And devastate your enemies as they die by your hand - Amen.


Rise from ashes.
Violent clashes.
My soul - vacant.
Cleanse me of all this sin.
I stand - guilty.
I bleed - filthy.
Born of fire.
Savor this final hour.

Darkest lord, your mercy shall I gain.
Strike the match, engulf the earth in flames.

In flames (3x)

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CRIMSON DAY

Dark years, brought endless rain.
Out in the cold I lost my way.
But storms won't last, they clear the air for something new.
The sun came out and brought you through.

A lifetime full of words to say.
A hope, that time will slow the passing day.

I've been wrong - times over.
And I've been shamed, with no words to find.
But if the sun will rise, bring us tomorrow.
Walk with me crimson day.

Don't speak, no use for words.
Lie in my arms, sleep secure.
I wonder what you're dreaming of, lands rare and far.
A timeless flight to reach the stars.

A lifetime full of words to say
A hope, that time will slow the passing day.

I've been wrong - times over.
And I've been shamed, with no words to find.
But if the sun will rise, bring us tomorrow.
Walk with me crimson day.

I've come so far to meet you here.
To share this life with one I hold so dear.
And I won't speak but what is true.
The world outside created just for.
It's for you - FOR YOU!

I've been wrong - times over.
And I've been shamed with no words to find.
But if the sun will rise, bring us tomorrow.
Walk with me crimson day.


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HERETIC

As they search for blood.
All eyes descend on one.
Honest man in chains.
But that don't matter anyway.

My judgement day.

My flesh will feed the demon.
No trail, no case for reason.
I've been chosen to pay with my life.
Mad men define what mad is - turning witches and saints to ashes.
Rising masses marching to find heretic blood.

Impose your will on me ... 'til fire sets me free.
The flames of hell burn bright.
My fate decided by their lies.

Final demise.

My flesh will feed the demon.
No trail, no case for reason.
I've been chosen to pay with my life.
Mad men define what mad is - turning witches and saints to ashes.
Rising masses marching to find heretic ...

Heretic blood.

Please don't leave me.
Please don't leave me like this.
I've walked a fragile line and I've fallen down.
Please don't leave me.

My flesh will feed the demon.
No trail, no case for reason.
I've been chosen to pay with my life.
Mad men define what mad is - turning witches and saints to ashes.
Rising masses marching to find heretic ...

Heretic blood.

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COMING HOME

I've been away, searching for a reason - another purpose to find.
I've sailed the seas, fought my many demons - I've looked to gods in the skies.
I've stood in hell, where many had to suffer - I stared the devil in the eyes.
Walked many roads to witness ancient idols and found the great gates of fire.

Had many storms question my conviction, gave armies reason to rise.
The hangman's searching for the bones he can borrow, while I escaped in the night.

Fight or flight ...

Live again, all roads end.
I'll be coming home.
Tend your light 'cause on this night I'll be coming home.

Escaped the hail of calculated mortars, then drank the blood of a king.
The desert rain has washed away direction, had angels looking after me.

So it seems ...

Live again, all roads end.
I'll be coming home.
Tend your light 'cause on this night I'll be coming home.

My story ends not far from where it started, my weary limbs have grown old.
I've seen the world through the eyes of a nomad.
Home is where the heart is I've been told.

So I go ...

Live again, all roads end.
I'll be coming home.
Tend your light 'cause on this night I'll be coming home.

I'm coming home.
(repeat)

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PLANETS

Godless - meteoric war.
Anger - our existence nevermore.
You awoke the giants who were dormant in the sky.
Comets reigning death from a fiery eye.

Mother of all your time is coming.
One with eternity.

Planets collide.
Planets collide.

Damage - galaxy destruct.
Endless - celestial orbit corrupt.
You will be forgotten like the others lost in time.
Dead civilization left behind.

Mother of all your time is coming.
One with eternity.

Planets collide.
Planets collide.

Take heed the violent march is closing in.
You can't defeat them on your own.
Weapons are loaded for the final stand.
And they're all aimed at you from heaven.

Planets collide.
Planets collide.
Planets collide.
Planets collide.

You will be forgotten like the others lost in time.
Dead civilization left behind.

Mother of all your time is coming.
One with eternity.

Planets collide.
Planets collide.


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ACID RAIN

Our day has come.
It's drawn in the sky.
So don't shed a tear now.
Be thankful for the time.

Life wouldn't be so precious dear if there never was an end.

Children still play in the garden.
Dance as the sun slips away.

We stand on the edge now.
We've come so far.
And through all the dust it becomes clear.
You will always be my heart.
There's no death, no end of time.
When I'm facing it with you.

Children still play in the garden.
Dance as the sun slips away.
Not even stars last forever.
Cleanse us acid rain.

Stand near to me, don't look, be brave.
Over the blackened moon I'll carry you away.
Through the planets we fly.

Children still play in the garden.
Dance as the sun slips away.
Not even stars last forever.
Cleanse us acid rain.

Send us home.
Send us home.
Send us home.
Send us home.


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ST. JAMES (bonus track)

This is the story of a man who conquered life drink in hand, ship unmanned.
Marked by genius, channeled good, by some a bit misunderstood.
They'd been wrong many times before.

Many (some) times our saints are sinners.
They blur the lines and lead the way - their way.
Raise hell and a glass in reverence.
(To) the fearless lives of our great saints - our saints.

Never a stranger to late night snake bite fist fights and empty pints, unrivaled heights.
He led with songs, they sang along, created bonds that held so strong.
Some were right and some were wrong.

Many (some) times our saints are sinners.
They blur the lines and lead the way - their way.
Raise hell and a glass in reverence.
(To) the fearless lives of our great saints - our saints.

It's by the sea and at night's end, that's when the sin and swill begin.
That's when he had that certain light inside his head.
For every whisper he would scream.
For every draught he shared a drink.
For every sorrow there is a light from our St. James.

On the sea by the cliffs he watches, he waits the night to see the day - his way.
Last call will find us all, but there's a light that leads the way - our way
.

Many (some) times our saints are sinners.
They blur the lines and lead the way - their way.
Raise hell and a glass in reverence.
(To) the fearless lives of our great saints - our saints.


Side note: "St. James is the light to So Far Away's dark.
St. James is a celebration of Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan's heart and color, and should be listened to with your favorite beverage!"

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