Lyrics

The Longest Night

Sunrise

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

Sunrise, why can't you sympathize?
You disrespect the darkness
You creep your way into the morning sky
You desecrate the stars

Sunrise, how you offend the eyes
Befoul the breath of morning
And by your force I'm drawn into the light
Beneath the blinding eternal flame
My shadow's dreadful bane
Spare me, sunrise
Go back from whence you came

Moonlight, the music of the night
A symphony of silence
And for a moment all the world is right
forsaken by the

Sunrise, come another day
The world looks best a deeper shade of grey
Sunrise, go the other way
I can live without you, love will light the way
Sunrise

Don't need you sunrise
Sunrise go away
Sunrise, come another day

Sunrise, come another day
The world looks best a deeper shade of grey
Sunrise, go the other way
I can live without you, love will light the way
Sunrise

And in the darkness
Stars shine upon us
and the world turns without you

Too many promises,
The broken promise of tomorrow
For fools who live by the sun

Moonlight, the music of the night
A symphony of silence
And for a moment all the world is right
forsaken by the

Sunrise, come another day
The world looks best a deeper shade of grey
Sunrise, go the other way
I can live without you, love will light the way
Sunrise

I Am the Hammer

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

Forged in the fire, but cold as ice
I will spare no sacrifice
You'll pay with tears shed in mortal fright
All shall fear the hammer's strike

Nailed to this war that will never end
Death inspires those whom I defend
Your pounding heart thrusting like a knife
Eyes wide with hate as you come into sight

As you're losing your way in the night
Finding you've run out of life
Lay your soul on the anvil I strike
'Cause I am the hammer!

As you're losing your way in the night
Finding you've run out of life
death will drive through your head like a spike
'Cause I am the hammer!

Black bombshells fly and swordsmen clash
Rockets blaze and muzzles flash
Now soldiers shake and cowards cry
So dig the graves by the dawn's early light

As you're losing your way in the night
Finding you've run out of life
Lay your soul on the anvil I strike
'Cause I am the hammer!

In the Violet Fire

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

In the darkness envision
Angels protect you from sin
In your heart there's a key to the prison within

In the violet fire
Wash away your fears
Let it shine forever
Holy light for the world to see

Tears of joy like a river
Finally touching the sea
Unified by the flame we together are free

In the violet fire
Wash away your fears
Let it shine forever
Feel it flow from your heart over me

Generations of anguish and pain
Oblivious to the power of the flame
Derision casting a shadow on the path to life

From the fire
Violet Fire
Heaven's Desire

In the violet fire
Wash away your fears
Let it shine forever
Feel it flow from your heart eternally

In the violet fire
Wash away your fears
Let it shine forever
Feel it flow from your heart to me

By the Night Sky

  • Music: Chris Kerns
  • Lyrics: Chris Kerns

Deep within the desert
One race of mortal men
The gods have given to us
A rich and fertile land

Adorned with greatest splendor
The dawning of a time
Where all men pledge their honor
And some pay with their lives

We are a people like none were before
A civilization that demanded more
A craftsman by trade, I've seen it all start
From floods of the Nile to the beauties of art

The voices of heroes cry out from the sands
Their spirits call out to me, I hear them call to me

Drive on, guided by the night sky
As in the heavens shall now be on Earth
We go on guided by the night sky
Stone by stone we prepare for rebirth of the king

Divine revelation, a king and his pride
To build such a tower to reach the sky
His guidance is crucial, we must heed the call
For the strong can build many, but the dead none at all

They say that our destiny's drawn in the stars
It's all so clear to me, everything's clear to me

Drive on, guided by the night sky
As in the heavens shall now be on Earth
We go on guided by the night sky
Stone by stone we prepare for rebirth of the king

Oh, twenty years have come and gone
Thousands, they did what can't be done
They gave their lives, their sweat and blood

So, born is a gateway to the sky
A passage to meet with the light
To reap the fruits of the afterlife

To the king we give this symbol of our loyalty
For when he will descend amongst the gods
And in the end he'll give us immortality
For we have kept the faith and we are strong

The tomb of the pharaoh, a well hidden vault
Safe from the tides, within thick walls
Stacked well with fortunes and lined with respect
Preserved there for ages, for the life that comes next

The quest of the Pharaohs, they walk with the sun
For this we gave everything, we've given everything

Drive on, guided by the night sky
As in the heavens shall now be on Earth
We go on guided by the night sky
There'll come a time when we will live again

Drive on, guided by the night sky
As in the heavens shall now be on Earth
We go on guided by the night sky
Stone by stone we prepare for rebirth of the king

Endlessly

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

The way you betrayed me is unspeakable
Although it comes as no surprise
Cause anyone who's ever owned my loyalty
Repaid me with insanity
And still you cry about your misery
The way you always

Tell your tale like you're a refugee
You lies intentional and cold
And if you found a way, the perfect way to finish me
And free my tortured soul
What reason would it hold?

All I ever wanted was to know a feeling less than sorrow

But endlessly, so many worlds apart still I fight the pain
That endlessly and always in my heart has to live so endlessly

I'll never surrender to the treachery
The soulless beast behind your eyes
I once mistook or overlooked your vanity
My heart's no longer blind
If it takes the rest of time

I will wait forever and a day
watching you wish there's no tomorrow

But endlessly, so many worlds apart still I fight the pain
That endlessly and always in my heart has to live so endlessly

Tell your tale like you're a refugee
You lies intentional and cold
And if you found a way, the perfect way to finish me
And free my tortured soul
What reason would it hold?

All I ever wanted was to know a feeling less than sorrow

But endlessly, so many worlds apart still I fight the pain
That endlessly and always in my heart has to live so endlessly

Endless guilt and pain
Endless walks in the rain
Endless tragedy
Endless, endlessly...

The Longest Night

  • Music: Chris Kerns
  • Lyrics: Chris Kerns

Seven days ago
Came a blast that stole the air we breathe
with fire searing from the sky
The earth was shaking, bells were ringing
Left with nowhere we can hide
All hope was crushed by the first of God
Forget the promises we made
We can't get go, though everything is gone

We were the brave, we were alive
Until we endured the longest night
Now we're enslaved, we've lost our minds
We fell victim to the longest night
And now we're no more

Now night can never turn to day
The stars left darkness in their wake
This broken shadow of a world
Is not the life we knew
Can you believe me?

We were the brave, we were alive
Until we endured the longest night
Now we're enslaved, we've lost our minds
We fell victim to the longest night
And now we're no more

We were the brave, we were alive
Until we endured the longest night
Now we're enslaved, we've lost our minds
We fell victim to the longest night
And now we're no more

Fighting

  • Music: Chris Kerns, Matt Johnsen, Chris Black, Tim Aymar
  • Lyrics: Chris Black

The hollow harvest
A generations plow
Will never be missed
They reap their fruits in hell

Or on a slave ship
It would be just as well
Our shaking death grip
It tightens still

As we break and burn, we'll never learn
We've wasted all these years
We fight and die to drown the lies
That echo in our ears

In tears or chains
You never dreamed of this
An insane mind game
Although it must be true

For all that you've done
And all that's done to you
You never did run
And when you do

For a sin, for a shame, we recite the names
Awakened from our trance
For down below, you'll never know
If you had stood a chance

We're fighting by the dawn
We're fighting after sunrise
We fighting for a chance to see our life to be
And you won't take us alive

We're fighting in the dark
We're fighting after midnight
We're fighting for a fantasy reality
In case our dreams are right

On we fight!

Forever fighting by the dawn
We're fighting after sunrise
We fighting for a chance to see our life to be
And you won't take us alive

We're fighting in the dark
We're fighting after midnight
We're fighting for a fantasy reality
In case our dreams are right

Like A Ghost

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

I was blind to the sins of a time forsaken
When love inflicted misery
So long ago her face was a dim reflection
So many frozen memories

Now they haunt my soul
Like a ghost of love

And I fear that she's come to reclaim her power
Take possession of my dreams
And steal away my sanity by the hour
Evanesce reality

Spinning lies of gold
Oh, she haunts my soul

Like a ghost of love
A curse I can't undo
I hear a siren's voice
A song of love so true

Keep the ring I gave to thee
You broke the promise so selfishly
It was an unexpected tragedy
Life goes on and on and on without you

Like a ghost of love

Like a ghost of love
A curse I can't undo
I hear a siren's voice
A song of love so true

Fear that she's come to reclaim her power
Take possession of my dreams
And steal away my sanity by the hour
Evanesce reality

Like a ghost of love

Up the Gates

  • Music: Matt Johnsen
  • Lyrics: Matt Johnsen

When the banners were called, we had raised a mighty cheer
Our forces had seemed so strong
In the time that's passed, we have seen what we lost
Our lives have been hard so long

Now the conquerors have come tonight-
Do we fold or do we fight?
Is the kingdom still worth fighting for?
Up the gates! and let them in!

So the siege is on, we hunger and we quake in fear
Not just soldiers fight the war
Will we die in here? We're all afraid and can't recall
The cause that we're starving for

Now the conquerors have come tonight-
Do we fold or do we fight?
Is the kingdom still worth fighting for?
Up the gates! and let them in!

Though we pray to be relieved, our prayers are never heard
Prayers are never heard
Though we're promised that we're safe, they lie with every word
Lie with every word

When the banners were called, no one thought to doubt the cause
Our leaders had seemed so strong
Now we wait and hope and wonder were we right or wrong
We'll only survive so long

Now the conquerors have come tonight-
Do we fold or do we fight?
Is the kingdom still worth fighting for?
Up the gates! and let them in!

Up the gates!

Never Run

  • Music: Chris Black

(instrumental)