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2 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

 

edehra

 

Kill for gain or shoot to maim.
But we don't need a reason.
The Golden Goose is on the loose.
And never out of Season.
Some blackened pride still burns inside.
This shell of bloody treason.
Here's my gun for a barrel of fun.
For the love of living death.

Ref.:   The killer's breed or the Deamon's seed.
           The glamour, the fortune, the pain.
           Go to war again, blood is freedom's stain.
           But don't you pray for my soul anymore.
           2 minutes to midnight.
           The hands that threaten doom.
           2 minutes to midnight.
           To kill the unborn in the womb.

 

Mezihra

 

The blind men shout let the creatures out.
We'll show the unbelievers.
The Napalm screams of human flames.
Of a prime time Belsen feast ... yeah!
As the reasons for the carnage cut their meat.
And lick the gravy.
We oil the jaws of the war machine.
And feed it with our babies.

Ref.:   The killer's breed or the Deamon's seed …
          

Mezihra


The body bags and little rags of children.
Torn in two.
And the jellied brains of those whow remain.
To put the finger right on you.
As the Madmen play on words and make us all.
Dance to their song.
To the tune of starving millions.
To make a better kind of gun.

Ref.:   The killer's breed or the Deamon's seed …
          
Midnight … midnight … midnight ... is all night ...

Midnight … midnight … midnight ... is all night ...
 

Dohra:    Midnight … all night …!

 

 

BRAVE NEW WORLD

 

Předehra

 

Dying swans - twisted wings - beauty not needed here.

Lost my love - lost my life - in this garden of fear.

I have seen - many things - in a lifetime alone.
Mother love - is no more - bring this savage back home.


Wilderness - house of pain - makes no sense of it all.

Close this mind - dull this brain - Messiah before his fall.

What you see - is not real - those who know will not tell.

All is lost - sold your souls - to this brave new world.


Ref.:   A brave new world, in a brave new world.

           A brave new world, in a brave new world.

           In a brave new world, a brave new world.

           In a brave new world, a brave new world.


Dragon kings - dying queens - where is salvation now.

Lost my life - lost my dreams - rip the bones from my flesh.

Silent screams - laughing here - dying to tell you the truth.

You are planned - and you are damned - in this brave new world.


Ref.:   A brave new world, in a brave new world.

           A brave new world, in a brave new world.

           In a brave new world, a brave new world.

           In a brave new world, a brave new world.

 

Mezihra

Ref.:   A brave new world, in a brave new world.

           A brave new world, in a brave new world.

 

 

FEAR OF THE DARK

 

Předehra

 

I am a man who walks alone.
And when I'm walking a dark road.
At night or strolling through the park.

When the light begins to change.
I sometimes feel a little strange.
A little anxious when it's dark.

Ref.:    Fear of the dark, fear of the dark.
            I have constant fear that something's always near.
            Fear of the dark, fear of the dark.
            I have a phobia that someone's always there.

 

Mezihra

Have you run your fingers down the wall.
And have you felt your neck skin crawl.
When you're searching for the light?
Sometimes when you're scared to take a look.
At the corner of the room.
You've sensed that something's watching you.
 

Ref.:    Fear of the dark, fear of the dark …
              
Have you ever been alone at night.
Thought you heard footsteps behind.
And turned around and no one's there?
And as you quicken up your pace.
You find it hard to look again.
Because you're sure there's someone there.

 

Ref.:    Fear of the dark, fear of the dark …
              

Mezihra

 

Fear of the dark, fear of the dark, fear of the dark, fear of the dark.
Fear of the dark, fear of the dark, fear of the dark, fear of the dark.

 

Mezihra

Watching horror films the night before.
Debating witches and folklores.
The unknown troubles on your mind.
Maybe your mind is playing tricks.
You sense, and suddenly eyes fix.
On dancing shadows from behind.

Ref.:    I: Fear of the dark, fear of the dark.
            I have constant fear that something's always near.
            Fear of the dark, fear of the dark.
            I have a phobia that someone's always there. :I

 

Mezihra

 
When I'm walking a dark road.
I am a man who walks alone.

 

 

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

 

Předehra

 

I'm waiting in my cold cell when the bell begins to chime.

Reflecting on my past life and it doesn't have much time.

'Cos at 5 o'clock they take me to the Gallows Pole.

The sands of time for me are running low.

 

Mezihra   … running low, yeah.


When the priest comes to read me the last rites.

I take a look through the bars at the last sights.

Of a world that has gone very wrong for me.


Can it be there's some sort of error.

Hard to stop the surmounting terror.

Is it really the end not some crazy dream.


Somebody please tell me that I'm dreaming.

It's not so easy to stop from screaming.

But words escape me when I try to speak.

 

Tears they flow but why am I crying.
After all I am not afraid of dying.

Don't believe that there is never an end.

 

Mezihra


As the guards march me out to the courtyard.

Someone calls from a cell "God be with you".

If there's a God then why has he let me die?

As I walk all my life drifts before me.

And though the end is near I'm not sorry.

Catch my soul 'cos it's willing to fly away.


Mark my words please believe my soul lives on.

Please don't worry now that I have gone.

I've gone beyond to see the truth.


When you know that your time is close at hand.

maybe then you'll begin to understand.

Life down there is just a strange illusion.

 

Mezihra

 

Yeah … hellowed be thy name.

Yeah … hellowed be thy name.

 

Dohra    … yeah.

 

 

HEAVEN CAN WAIT

 

Předehra

 

Can't understand what is happening to me.
This isn't real, this is only a dream.
But I never have felt, no I never have felt this way before.
I'm looking down on my body below.
I lie asleep in the midst of a dream.
Is it now could it be that the angel of death has come for me?
I can't believe that really my time has come.
I don't feel ready, there's so much left undone.
And it's my soul and I'm not gonna let it get away.

Ref.:   I: Heaven can wait.
           Heaven can wait.
           Heaven can wait.
           Heaven can wait til another day. :I

I have a lust for the Earth below and Hell itself is my only foe.
'Cause I've no fear of dying, I'll go when I'm good and ready.
I snatch a glimpse of the light's eternal rays.
I see a tunnel, I stand amazed.
At all of the people standing there in front of me.
Into the paths of rightness I'll be led.
Is this the place where the living join the dead?
I wish I knew this was only just a nightmare.

Ref.:   I: Heaven can wait.
           Heaven can wait.
           Heaven can wait.
           Heaven can wait til another day. :I
 

Mezihra


Take my hand, I'll lead you to the promised land.
Take my hand, I'll give you immortality.
Eternal youth, I'll take you to the other side.
To see the truth, the path for you is decided.

I: Oh…Oh…Oh…Oh … :I  6x
 

Mezihra


My body tingles, I feel so strange.
I feel so tired, I feel so drained.
And I'm wondering if I'll ever be the same again.
Is this in limbo or in Heaven or Hell?
Maybe I'm going down there as well.
I can't accept my soul will drift forever.
I feel myself floating back down to Earth.
So could this be the hour of my rebirth?
Or have I died or will I wake from dreaming?

Ref.:   I: Heaven can wait.
           Heaven can wait.
           Heaven can wait.
           Heaven can wait til another day. :I  4x

 

Dohra

 

 

MOONCHILD

 

Seven deadly sins.
Seven ways to win.
Seven holy paths to hell.
And your trip begins.


Seven downward slopes.
Seven bloodied hopes.
Seven are you burning fires.
Seven your desires …

 

Předehra

I am he the bornless one.
The fallen angel watching you.
Babylon, the scarlet whore.
I'll infiltrate your gratitude.
Don't you dare to save your son.
Kill him now and save the young ones.
Be the mother of birth strangled babe.
Be the devils own, Lucifer's my name.

Ref.:   Moonchild - hear the mandrake scream.
           Moonchild - open the seventh seal.


I count the heads of those unborn.
The accursed ones I'll find them all.
If you die by your own hand.
As a suicide you shall be damned.
And if you try to save your soul.
I will torment you - you shall not grow old.
With every second and passing breath.
You'll be so alone your soul will bleed to death.
 

Ref.:   Moonchild - hear the mandrake scream.
           Moonchild - open the seventh seal.

           Moonchild - you'll be mine soon child.
           Moonchild - take my hand tonight.

The twins they are exhausted, seven is this night.
Gemini is rising as the red lips kiss to bite.
Seven angels seven demons battle for his soul.
When Gabriel lies sleeping, this child was born to die.

 

Mezihra

One more dies one more lives.
One baby cries one mother grieves.
For all the sins you will commit.
You'll beg forgiveness and none I'll give.
A web of fear shall be your coat.
To clothe you in the night.
A lucky escape for you young man.
But I'll see you damned in endless night.

 

Ref.:   Moonchild - hear the mandrake scream.
           Moonchild - open the seventh seal.

           Moonchild - you'll be mine soon child.
           Moonchild - take my hand tonight.

 

Dohra

 

 

NO MORE LIES

 

Předehra

 

There's a darkened sky before me.
There's no time to prepare.
Salvage a last horizon.
But no regrets from me.

Maybe I'll be back some other day.
To live again just who can say.
In what shape or form that I might be.
Just another chance for me.

A hurried time no disgrace.
Instead of racing to conclusion.
And wishing all my life away.
No-one can stop me now.

Time is up it couldnt last.
But there's more things I'd like to do.
I'm coming back to try again.
Someday maybe I'll wait till then.

Ref.:   I: No more lies.
           No more lies.
           No more lies.
           No more lies. :I

They're all sitting at my table.
Talking tall and drinking wine.
Their time is up just like me.
But they just dont know it yet.

So just a word of warning.
When you're in your deepest dream.
There's nothing you can hide from.
I've got my eye on you.

The clock is fast the hour is near.
Eventful past is everclear.
My life is set the time is here.
I think I'm coming home.

Ref.:   I: No more lies … :I
 

Mezihra


A hurried time no disgrace.
Instead of racing to conclusions.
And wishing all your life away.
No-one can stop me now.

Time is up it couldnt last.
But there's more things I have to do.
I'm coming back to try again.
Don't tell me this is the end.

Ref.:   I: Už žádné lži … :I
 

No more lies, no more lies.

 

Dohra   ... No more lies.

 

 

NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING

 

Předehra

 

There are times when I’ve wondered.
And times when I’ve cried.

When my prayers, they were answered.

At times when I’ve lied.
But if you asked me a question.
Would I tell you the truth?
Now, there’s something to bet on.
You’ve got nothing to lose.

 

Mezihra


When I’ve sat by the window.
And gazed at the rain.
With an ache in my heart.
But never feeling the pain.
And if you would tell me.
Just what my life means.
Walking a long road.
Never reaching the end.

 

Mezihra

God give me the answer to my life.
God give me the answer to my dreams.
God give me the answer to my prayers.
God give the answer to my being.

 

Dohra

 

 

OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET

 

Předehra

 

I: Out of the silent planet.
Out of the silent planet we are. :I  4x

Mezihra

 

Withered hands, withered bodies.
Begging for salvation.
Deserted by the hand of gods of their own creation.
Nations cry underneath decaying skies above.
You are guilty, the punishment is death.
For all who li…ve.
The punishment is death for all who li…ve.

Ref.:   I: Out of the silent planet, dreams of desolation.
           Out of the silent planet, come the demons of creation. :I   2x

Killing fields, grinding wheels crushed by equilibrium.
Separate lives, no more disguise, no more second chances.
Haggard wisdom spitting out the bitter taste of hate.
I accuse you, before you know the crime it's all too la…te.
Before you know the crime it's all too la…te.

Ref.:   I: Out of the silent planet, dreams of desolation.
           Out of the silent planet, come the demons of creation. :I   2x

Mezihra


I: Out of the silent planet.
Out of the silent planet we are. :I

 

Mezihra

 

Ref.:   I: Out of the silent planet, dreams of desolation.
           Out of the silent planet, come the demons of creation. :I   2x
 

Mezihra

 

I: Out of the silent planet.
Out of the silent planet we are. :I   6x

 

Dohra

 

 

PRODIGAL SON

 

Předehra

 

Listen to me Lamia.
Listen to what I've got to say.
I've got these feelings.
And they won't go away.


I've got these fears imide.

That'll bring me to my knees.
Oh help me Lamia.
Or I'm sure I'll die, oh please.

I feel unsettled.
Now I know that I've done wrong.
I've messed around with mystic things.
And magic for too long.
 

I feel I'm being paid.
With this nightmare inside me.
The devil's got a hold on my soul.
And he just won't let me be.

I'm on my knees, oh help me please.
I'm on my knees, help me please.

Ref.:   Oh Lamia please try to help me.
           The devil's got a hold of my soul.
           And he won't let me be.
           Lamia I've got this curse.
           I'm turning to bad.
           The devil's got a hold of my soul.
           And it's driving me mad … Oooh.

 

Mezihra

Ref.:   Oh Lamia please try to help me.
           The devil's got a hold of my soul.
           And he won't let me be.
           Lamia I've got this curse.
           I'm turning to bad.
           The devil's got a hold of my soul.
           And it's driving me mad … Oooh.

 

Dohra

 

 

REVELATIONS

 

Předehra

 

O God of Earth and Altar.

Bow down and hear our cry.
Our earthly rulers falter.
Our people drift and die.
The walls of gold entomb us.
The swords of scorn divide.
Take not thy thunder from us.
But take away our pride.

 

Mezihra


Just a babe in the black abyss.
No reason for a place like this.
The walls are cold and souls cry out in pain.
An easy way for the blind to go.
A clever path for the fools who know.
The secret of the Hanged Man - the smile of his lips.
The light of the Blind - you'll see.
The venom that tears my spine.
The Eyes of the Nile are opening - you'll see.

 

Mezihra


She came to me with a serpent's kiss.
As the Eye of the Sun rose on her lips.
Moonlight catches silver tears I cry.
So we lay in a black embrace.
And the Seed is sown in a holy place.
And I watched, and I waited for the Dawn.
 

The light of the Blind - you'll see.
The venom that tears my spine.
The Eyes of the Nile are opening - you'll see.
 

Mezihra

 

Bind all of us together.
Ablaze with Hope and Free.
No storm or heavy weather.
Will rock the boat you'll see.
The time has come to close your eyes.
And still the wind and rain.
For the one who will be King.
Is the Watcher in the Ring.
It is You.

 

It is You.

 

 

RUN TO THE HILLS

 

Předehra

 

White man came across the sea.
Brought us pain and misery.
Killed our tribes killed our creed.
Took our game for his own need.

We fought him hard we fought him well.
Out on the plains we gave him hell.
But many came to much for Cree.
Oh will we ever be set free?

Riding through dustclouds and barren wastes.
Galloping hard on the plains.
Chasing the redskins back to their holes.
Fighting them at their own game.
Murder for freedom the stab in the back.
Women and children and cowards attack.

Ref.:   Run to the hills - run for your lives.
           Run to the hills - run for your lives.

Soldier blue in the barren wastes.
Hunting and killing their game.
Raping the women and wasting the men.
The only good Indians are tame.
Selling them whiskey and taking their gold.
Enslaving the young and destroying the old.
 

Ref.:   Run to the hills - run for your lives.
           Run to the hills - run for your lives.

 

Mezihra
 

Yee … eee … eee … eee … aaa …. aaa … aaa … aaa!

 

Ref.:  I: Run to the hills - run for your lives.
          Run to the hills - run for your lives. :I

 

 

RUNNING FREE

 

Předehra  … O.K.

 

Just sixteen, a pickup truck.
Out of money, out of luck.
I've got nowhere to call my own.
Hit the gas, and here I go.

Ref.:  I'm running free - yeah, I'm running free.
          I'm running free - yeah, Oh I'm running free.

Spent the night in an L. A. jail.
And listened to the sirens wail.
They ain't got a thing on me.
I'm running wild, I'm running free.

Ref.:  I'm running free - yeah, I'm running free.
          I'm running free - yeah, Oh I'm running free.
 

Mezihra

 

Ref.:  I'm running free - yeah, I'm running free.
          I'm running free - yeah, Oh I'm running free.
 

Mezihra


Puller here at the Bottle Top.
Whiskey, dancing, disco hop.
Now all the boys are after me.
And that's the way it's gonna be.

Ref.:  I: I'm running free - yeah, I'm running free.
           I'm running free - yeah, Oh I'm running free. :I  3x

 

 

THE CLAIRVOYANT

 

Předehra

 

Feel the sweat break on my brow.
Is it me or is it shadows that are.
Dancing on the walls.
Is this a dream or is it now.
Is this a vision or normality I see.
Before my eyes.

 

Mezihra

I wonder why I wonder how.
That it seems the powers getting stronger.
Every day.
I feel a strength an inner fire.
But I'm scared I won't be able to control it anymore.

 

Mezihra
 

Ref.:    I: There's a time to live and a time to die.
            When it's time to meet the maker.
            There's a time to live but isn't it strange.
            That as soon as you're born you're dying. :I
 

Mezihra


Just by looking through your eyes.
He could see the future penetrating right.
In through your mind.
See the truth and see your lies.
But for all his power couldn't foresee his own demise.

 

Mezihra

Ref.:    I: There's a time to live and a time to die.
            When it's time to meet the maker.
            There's a time to live but isn't it strange.
            That as soon as you're born you're dying. :I
 

Dohra   … and reborn again?

 

 

THE LONGEST DAY

 

Předehra

 

In the gloom the gathering storm abates.
In the ships gimlet eyes await.
The call to arms to hammer at the gates.
To blow them wide throw evil to its fate.

All summers long the drills to build the machine.
To turn men from flesh and blood to steel.
From paper soldiers to bodies on the beach.
From summer sands to armageddon's reach.

Overlord, your master not your god.
The enemy coast dawning grey with scud.
These wretched souls puking, shaking fear.
To take a bullet for those who sent them here.

The world's alight, the cliffs erupt in flame.
No escape, remorseless shrapnel rains.
Drowning men no chance for a warrior's fate.
A choking death enter hell's gate.

Ref.:   Sliding we go, only fear on our side.
           To the edge of the wire.
           And we rush with the tide.
           Oh the water is red.
           With the blood of the dead.
           But I'm still alive, pray to God I survive.

           I: How long on this longest day.
           'Til we finally make it through.
           How long on this longest day.
           'Til we finally make it through. :I
 

The rising dead, faces bloated torn.
They are relieved, the living wait their turn.
Your number's up, the bullet's got your name.
You still go on, to hell and back again.

Valhalla waits, valkyries rise and fall.
The warrior tombs, lie open for us all.
A ghostly hand reaches through the veil.
Blood and sand, we will prevail.

Ref.:   Sliding we go, only fear on our side …
            
           I: How long on this longest day … :I

Mezihra

Ref.:   I: How long on this longest day.
           'Til we finally make it through.
           How long on this longest day.
           'Til we finally make it through. :I

 

Dohra

 

 

THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST

 

Woe to you, Oh Earth and Sea.

For the Devil sends the beast with wrath.

Because he knows the time is short ...

Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the beast.

For it is a human number.

Its number is Six hundred and sixty six.

 

I left alone my mind was blank.
I needed time to think to get the memories from my mind.

What did I see can I believe that what I saw.
That night was real and not just fantasy.

Just what I saw in my old dreams were they.
Reflections of my warped mind staring back at me.

’Cos in my dreams it's always there the evil face that twists my mind.

And brings me to despair.
 

The night was black was no use holding back.
’Cos I just had to see was someone watching me.
In the mist dark figures move and twist.
Was this all for real or some kind of hell.
666 the number of the beast.
Hell and fire was spawned to be released.

Torches blazed and sacred chants were praised.
As they start to cry hands held to the sky.
In the night the fires burning bright.
The ritual has begun Satan's work is done.
666 the number of the beast.
Sacrifice is going on tonight.

 

Mezihra

This can't go on I must inform the law.
Can this still be real or some crazy dream.
But I feel drawn towards the evil chanting hordes.
They seem to mesmerise me ... can't avoid their eyes.
666 the number of the beast.
666 the one for you and me.

I'm coming back I will return.
And I'll possess your body and I'll make you burn.
I have the fire I have the force.
I have the power to make my evil take it's course.

 

Dohra

 

 

THE TROOPER

 

Předehra

 

You'll take my life but I'll take yours too.
You'll fire your musket but I'll run you through.
So when you're waiting for the next attack.
You'd better stand there's no turning back.

The Bugle sounds and the charge begins.
But on this battlefield no one wins.
The smell of acrid smoke and horses breath.
As I plunge on into certain death.

 

Óóóóóóó … Óóóóóóó

 

Mezihra

The horse he sweats with fear we break to run.
The mighty roar of the Russian guns.
And as we race towards the human wall.
The screams of pain as my comrades fall.

We hurdle bodies that lay on the ground.
And the Russians fire another round.
We get so near yet so far away.
We won't live to fight another day.

 

Óóóóóóó … Óóóóóóó

 

Mezihra


We get so close near enough to fight.
When a Russian gets me in his sights.
He pulls the trigger and I feel the blow.
A burst of rounds take my horse below.

And as I lay there gazing at the sky.
My body's numb and my throat is dry.
And as I lay forgotten and alone.
Without a tear I draw my parting groan.

 

Óóóóóóó … Óóóóóóó

 

Dohra

 

 

WASTED YEARS

 

Předehra

 

From the coast of gold, across the seven seas.
I'm travellin' on, far and wide.
But now it seems, I'm just a stranger to myself.
And all the things I sometimes do, it isn't me but someone else.

I close my eyes, and think of home.
Another city goes by in the night.
Ain't it funny how it is, you never miss it 'til its gone away.
And my heart is lying there and will be 'til my dying day.

Ref.:    So understand.
            Don't waste your time always searching.

            For those wasted years.
            Face up … make your stand.
            And realise you're living in the golden years.

Too much time on my hands, I got you on my mind.
Can't ease this pain, so easily.
When you can't find the words to say it's hard to make it through another day.
And it just makes me wanna cry and throw my hands up to the sky.

Ref.:    So understand.
            Don't waste your time always searching.

            For those wasted years.
            Face up … make your stand.
            And realise you're living in the golden years.

Mezihra


Ref.:    I: So understand.
            Don't waste your time always searching.

            For those wasted years.
            Face up … make your stand.
            And realise you're living in the golden years. :I

 

 

WASTING LOVE

 

Předehra

 

Maybe one day I'll be an honest man.
Up till now I'm doing the best I can.
Long roads, long days, of sunrise, to sunset.
Sunrise to sunset.

Dream on brother, while you can.
Dream on sister, I hope you find the one.
All of our lives, covered up quickly.
By the tides of time.

Ref.:   Spend your days full of emptyness.
            Spend your years full of loneliness.
            Wasting love, in a desperate caress.
            Rolling shadows of nights.

 

Mezihra

Dream on brother, while you can.
Dream on sister, I hope you find the one.
All of our lives, covered up quickly.
By the tides of time.

Sands are flowing and the lines are in your hand.
In your eyes I see the hunger, and the desperate cry that tears the night.

 

Ref.:   Spend your days full of emptyness.
            Spend your years full of loneliness.
            Wasting love, in a desperate caress.
            Rolling shadows of nights.

 

Mezihra

 

Ref.:  I: Spend your days full of emptyness.
           Spend your years full of loneliness.
           Wasting love, in a desperate caress.
           Rolling shadows of nights. :I

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