Stories From The Book Of Metal

by Zephaniah

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released March 26, 2008

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Track Name: The Metal Prayer
Oh, Metal Gods
Who art in Valhalla
Hallowed be thy names
Many battles done and kingdoms won
To be able to claim victory

Give us this day our shields and swords
And forgive our lack of mercy
As we forgive those
who are merciful towards us
And lead us not
into the land of the peaceful
But deliver us into battle
For the power, the glory, the honor are yours
Now and forever

Hail, hail, hail...
Track Name: Antietam
A devastating assault
Cast upon their left flank
Confederates at fault
Dispiriting their vast ranks
On a bridge they rode
Stampeding with full power
The Union army showed
Who stood tall that final hour

Brother, Brother
Shoot each other
For your country
For your own life
Father, Mother
Have Another
We are Dying
Stop your crying
This bloody day

Their hearts are still bleeding
But too much blood is lost
The dead wind is beating
From their own holocaust
Reinforcements come
And march on the field
Beating on their drums
For hours they never yield

Brother, Brother
Shoot each other
For your country
For your own life
Father, Mother
Have Another
We are dying
Stop your crying
This bloody day
Track Name: Avenger Of Souls
Avenger of Souls
When you're the only one
Left in battle
You will stand and fight
Or perish like the others

If you try to run
They will catch you
If you try to hide
They will surely find you

Think of what's become
Of your brothers
Avenge their restless souls
Attack with all your fury

Meet them in the middle
With power you can feel
Then it will be settled
With a mighty clash of steel

Shout out your battle cry
To deter them
Charge with all your strength
And slay them by the hundreds

Blocking sword with shield
Dodging arrows
Bodies on the fields
With the blood of thine enemies

Meet them in the middle
With power you can feel
Then it will be settled
With a mighty clash of steel

Wo!
It is done
To avenge the fallen ones
Fighting!
All alone
They'll remember you as
Avenger of Souls
Track Name: Deep Breath
If an hour goes by
And time stands still
When death birds fly
And dark blood spills
If the way is lost
And paths are found
Spears are tossed
Morale is down


We will fight on
Our enemies will fall
Fight until dawn
We will not fall


When armor breaks
And warriors cry
When bodies bake
And soldiers die
When tigers fight
And lions roar
Into the night
The blood will pour


We will fight on
Our enemies will crawl
Fight until dawn
We will not fall


Our eyes are red
Our fingers sore
Our swords like lead
Our skin is torn
We cry for aid
In a time of need
Heads held high
Their wounds will bleed


We will fight on
Our enemies will crawl
Fight until dawn
We will not fall


We will not fall
We will fight on


The battle is won
The war has just begun
Track Name: Sword of The King
Forged out of mighty steel
Sharpened by the grinding wheel
Shining with crimson light
It's prepared to win the fight
A mighty warrior holds it high
He is not afraid to die
Their glory is world renown
They hold their enemies spellbound

They ride into battle
to defend their land
Mighty warriors with swords in hand

Oh! Sword of Rubies
In your sapphire sheath
Won't you come out to fight
And kill our enemies

Riding on the battlefield
The sword is cracking every shield
Coming to the castle-hold
Where inside lies the king of old
His wickedness and tyranny
Will be his undoing indeed
The evil king will be cast down
The rightful heir will take the crown

We need your power now
we must win the battle somehow
And you will lead us on
to certain victory

Oh! Sword of Rubies
In your sapphire sheath
Won't you come out to fight
And kill our enemies

The rightful heir takes up the crown
And he shall rule over all that he sees

Oh! Sword of Rubies
In your sapphire sheath
Won't you come out to fight
And kill our enemies
Track Name: Fight For Love
Fight for the energy
Fight for the ecstasy
Raise your swords up to the sky
Show the demons how they'll die
Grab thy horse, unsheathe thy steel
Let love be our battlefield
We fight for love that's right and true
Our love will triumph over you

Fight! Fight for love
Fight the war
Fight for love

You will try but not succeed
Overcome by foolish greed
Love burns power over sin
You will lose we will win
Counting down the enemy list
Lightning strikes in love's fist
Love is power you will see
The only way to be free

Fight! Fight for love
Fight the war
Fight for love

Time has come to march to fight
Sword in hand shield held tight
Both sides face eye to eye
Truth cries to overcome lies
Under the moon and under the sun
Love's victory shall be won
We will fight for loves call
Our love will triumph above all

Fight! Fight for love
Fight the war
Fight for love

Fight!...
Track Name: Blackbeard's Revenge
The Captain sighs and breathes anew
As he looks upon the ocean blue
Fly to the decks, we must prepare
The shouts of battle in the air

The water rises higher and higher
Our bones break and our muscles tire
The captain sings like a choir
"Man the cannons boys, its time to fire!"

Man the cannons secure the sails
This be the day that we prevail
Bodies flying, Our lives are lost
Defend the ship at any cost

The water rises higher and higher
Our bones break and our muscles tire
The captain sings like a choir
"Man the cannon boys, its time to fire!"

Bows are breaking with bending steel
As the captain comforts his trembling wheel
The captain orders the men's retreat
But we have never known defeat

The bow is broken the decks are smashed
The ship is taking water fast
We don't know how longthe ship will hold
Bloodied water around the ship
Bodies fallen from the steel's tip
The enemy will never take our gold!

Songs are sung and tales are told
How we raped their land
and stole their gold
We are sailing with blood red eyes
For we are pirates in disguise

The water rises higher and higher
Our bones break and our muscles tire
The captain sings like a choir
"Man the cannons boys, its time to fire!"

FIRE!
Track Name: The Lone Warrior
From her castle in the sky
The Ice Queen watches down
At the warrior down below
Riding into town
He proclaims his love
And she puts on a façade
Her treachery and lies have made him curse the Gods

Her love is blinding as the snow
And he does not know which way to go

Stand and fight against the world
With only a sword in your hand
Your true power will be unfurled
You will become a man

He rides along the beaten path
Sure of loves way
She breaks her vow
Stabs him in the back
Makes the warrior pay
For his crime of love
He did not deny
He took his steel
Broke her flesh
And then he said goodbye

Leaving her to die in his wake
His honor and his pride he must take

Stand and fight against the world
With only a sword in your hand
Your true power will be unfurled
You will become a man

Stand & fight against the world
With only a sword in your hand
Your true power will be unfurled
You will become a man
Track Name: Flame of The Dragon
Fire blazing from its mouth
Dark wings in the sky
Feeble soldiers down below
Burning as they die

His breath will show no mercy
His eyes will show no fear
Fly the dragon into the night
Feel his fire in the sky
Fly the dragon swords held high
Burn them as they die

He flies across the clouds
Searching for their death
And when he sees his enemies
He burns them with his breath

His breath will show no mercy
His eyes will show no fear

Fly the dragon into the night
Feel his fire in the sky
Fly the dragon swords held high
Burn them as they die

Those who stand against us
Will only meet with flames
And when they beg for mercy
Their faces will be maimed

His breath will show no mercy
His eyes will show no fear

Fly the dragon into the night
Feel his fire in the sky
Fly the dragon swords held high
Burn them as they die