Lyrics

After the Fire

Unum

  • Music: Chris Black

(instrumental)

After the Fire

  • Music: Chris Black, Matt Johnsen
  • Lyrics: Chris Black

And then the war was done,
all the dead were one,
I found my eyes and
they were useless in the sun.
And with a blade I found,
I cut a mountain down,
I built a house where all
the flames had touched the ground.

Then all the stars fell from the sky;
all lost at sea, the shipmen cry:
without the help of constellations in the night
we're forced to fly by our own light.

And when the sons have killed their fathers,
and when the census of the dead is given up,
and when the fire starts returning to the sun
I take my place among the one.

I've lost the world now,
my heart is blind somehow.
Every night I hear a crying in the wind.
The ghost of soldiers dead,
the ghost inside my head,
even ghosts of enemies begin to sound like friends

Then all the stars fell from the sky;
all lost at sea, the shipmen cry:
without the help of constellations in the night
we're forced to fly by our own light.

And when the sons have killed their fathers' fathers,
and when the census of the dead is given up,
and when the fire starts returning to the sun
I take my place among the one.

After the fire
After the flight
It's time to forget everything that you're thinking is right

The fire burned alive,
it's ashes filled my eyes,
it's cinders left a hopeless hunger in my bones
And some I've never known
their bodies paving stone,
and I am left to walk an earth I call my own

Then all the stars fell from the sky;
all lost at sea, the shipmen cry:
without the help of constellations in the night
we're forced to fly by our own light.

And when the sons have killed themselves,
and when the census of the dead is given up,
and when the fire starts returning to the sun
I take my place among the one.

Flash of the Dark

  • Music : Chris Kerns, Chris Black
  • Lyrics: Chris Black

Under the mountain
Inside the eye
The ashes of dreaming
The reason to lie

Heretic! Traitor!

Inside the armor
Trapped under ice
A stranger among us
My only choice

Heretic! Traitor!
Derelict! Infidel!

In a flash of the dark
I'm finding my wisdom is gone
It's a fight for my life
I don't know which side I am on

Sucking the venom
Twisting the knife
Losing all purpose
Failure for life

Heretic! Traitor!
Derelict! Infidel!

In a flash of the dark
I'm finding my wisdom is gone
It's a fight for my life
I don't know which side I am on

Forever Free

  • Music : Matt Johnsen, Tim Aymar
  • Lyrics: Tim Aymar

This pain in my head, this anger in my heart
It is for you, my friend
The tears ever flow a river of disdain
So unfailingly flowing to the end

Oh - Beyond the other side of sanity
A thousand dreams away
Oh - close your eyes and everything you see
Will come to be reality
Forever free

Oh - Can I believe in what could be un-true, enough to make it right?
Oh - Would the truth surrender if I fight, no longer be reality?
I pray it comes peacefully and sets you free for all eternity
Forever free

Inside I'm dying just the same
I'm suffering to see you in this pain
Just close your eyes and say goodbye

The song of my soul will never sound the same
Until we meet again
The tears ever flow a river of disdain
So unfailingly flowing to the end

Oh - Beyond the other side of sanity
A thousand dreams away
Oh - close your eyes and everything you see
Will come to be reality
Forever free

I pray it comes peacefully and sets you free for all eternity
Forever free

Heart of the Enemy

  • Music : Chris Kerns
  • Lyrics: Chris Black

Inside me barely beats
A heart that's poisoned through
Filled with this death disease
No chances left to lose
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger for a time
But it will get you down the line

Outside in the street tonight,
they're fighting with the law
Outside in the street tonight,
they're fighting for control
The enemy, the rebel sect,
the bastard breed amok
Where you see a casualty
I see a stroke of luck

The bleeding of my hands and
the snapping of your ribs
Broke hearts are mine
The profit of your death is my life going on
Your fight ends just in time

Underneath the street tonight,
they're ripping at the bone
Underneath the street tonight
They're ripping parts unknown
A beating heart, a life goes on,
you're almost a friend
They will take your life and then
I'll take it once again

The bleeding of my hands and
the snapping of your ribs
Broke hearts are mine
The profit of your death is my life going on
Your fight ends just in time

Beating in my chest tonight
the heart of fallen foe
Beating in my chest tonight,
a heart I'll never know
Treachery, the evil eye
behind my father's back
Knife in hand, swooping blade
broken heart attacks

The bleeding of my hands and
the snapping of your ribs
Broke hearts are mine
The profit of your death is my life going on
Your fight ends just in time

Solar Flight

  • Music : Matt Johnsen, Chris Black
  • Lyrics: Chris Black

Dawn closes in without mercy and my boy is here
I'll be the one to damn us both if pride is a sin
Flying on wings of faith, dying on wings of fear
No more leashes, cut the cord - no more reeling him in

Shooting star of my own flesh and blood
A comet on wings of pride
Failure flying, falling from the sky
But look at that boy try

I've told him my failures and given him all of my grief
But now it's time that he should learn from his own mistakes
To be empowered or betrayed by his own belief
I admire his faith, his strength, and the risks that he takes

Shooting star of my own flesh and blood
A comet on wings of pride
Failure flying, falling from the sky
But look at that boy fly

Shooting star of my own flesh and blood
A comet on wings of pride
Failure flying, falling from the sky
But look at that boy die

Now is the Time

  • Music : Matt Johnsen, Tim Aymar
  • Lyrics: Tim Aymar

To sail the waves of the ocean
Across the sea of life
Chasing the wind of freedom
And reaching into the light
Dreaming all I can dream
Feeding my hungry eyes
Unafraid of the future
Aware in a world of lies

There's no place for pain and tears
Feeling like the end is drawing nearer
It's so clear
Everything to think is true might just be
The things that cloud your view

While the earth is turning
As the stars align
Now is the time

Every moment that you choose
Not to take is one more time you lose
Time can't wait around for you
It's too late tomorrow's overdue

While the sun is burning
Life is on the line
Now is the time

To say the words we all live to hear
The time to reach for things we long to be near
The time for facing things we don't want to fear
The time to tell you now is here

To feel the flame of devotion
Inhale the smoke of peace
Holding a breath of silence
Regaining your sanity

Free - the answer is always the same
Free - There's only one truth to proclaim
Free - Relax and let go of your fear
Free - Your soul is the sound that you'll hear

To sail the waves of the ocean
Across the sea of life
Chasing the wind of freedom
And reaching into the light
Dreaming all I can dream
Feeding my hungry eyes
Unafraid of the future
Aware in a world of lies

There's no place for pain and tears
Feeling like the end is drawing nearer
It's so clear
Everything to think is true might just be
The things that cloud your view

While the sun is burning
Life is on the line
Now is the time

To say the words we all live to hear
The time to reach for things we long to be near
The time for facing things we don't want to fear
The time to tell you now is here

Never, Not Again

  • Music : Matt Johnsen
  • Lyrics: Matt Johnsen

They are lost to the mythic haze,
those retreating and distant days
when the eye could observe your ways
and our memories were made,
but those memories fade.

Precious seconds are squandered like rain on sand
but how can we know when it ends?

Never, not again. No!
Never, not again. No.

Though the ghost maybe lingers on,
chased in visions before the dawn
from the light you're forever gone,
and too soon it will seem
like your days disappear in a dream

Too much living is given to grief and pain
when too much forgiveness remains

Never, not again. No!
Never, not again. No.

Slaves

  • Music : Chris Black, Matt Johnsen, Keith Barnard
  • Lyrics: Matt Johnsen

The threat, so dark on the horizon
seemed far too strong to fight.
The only hope, we thought, was running
under cover of the night

But we disdained to follow,
to leave the life we knew.
So we stayed, and they betrayed us
when they flew

Those who refused to stay
are slaves to a different way.
They fear every dawning day.
What did they hope to find:
passage or peace of mind?
Are these what they left behind?

The danger passed for us who met it,
but some did not survive
The ones who stayed do not regret it,
the slain or the alive.

But those who left are doomed to wander,
to flee the hated foe.
Though the menace is no longer,
they don't know.

Those who refused to stay
are slaves to a different way.
They fear every dawning day.
What did they hope to find:
passage or peace of mind?
Are these what they left behind?

Though they say it's best to live to fight another day,
you can't prolong your life with delay.

The menace, dark on the horizon
Seemed far too strong to fight,
but still our hope, we knew, was holding,
pitting passion versus might.

So we would never follow,
or leave the way we knew.
And had they stayed, they might have also
made it through

Those who refused to stay
are slaves to a different way.
They fear every dawning day.
What did they hope to find:
passage or peace of mind?
Are these what they left behind?