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War Eternal

(2014)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresMelodic Death Metal
LabelsCentury Media Records
Album rating :  87.1 / 100
Votes :  73
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War Eternal Lyrics

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1. Tempore Nihil Sanat (Prelude in F Minor) (1:12)
[Lyrics: Michael Amott, Music: Michael Amott]

De fumo in flammam
Tempore nihil sanat
Noli ignoscere
Noli oblivisci
Odire humanum est

[English translation:]

Out of the smoke into the flame
Time heals nothing
Do not forgive
Do not forget
To hate is human
2. Never Forgive, Never Forget (3:43)
[Lyrics: Michael Amott, Music: Michael Amott/Nick Cordle]

See the wolf in sheep's skin
Waiting in the shadows
Watching, learning…
Too bad I did not recognize

The dark undertow
Pulling you away
We've been infiltrated,
In fact violated
Carefully orchestrated

[Chorus 2x:]
Hate springs eternal
In this black heart of mine
Time heals nothing
I'll never forgive

You swallowed the lies
In a search for inner peace
With open ears and eyes
Could you not feel

The dark undertow
Pulling you down
You've been infiltrated,
In fact violated
Ultimately desecrated

[Chorus 2x]

Never forget
Never ever

When the dust has settled
I'll watch you drown, drown, drown in your regret

The dark undertow
Pulling you away
We've been infiltrated,
In fact violated
Carefully orchestrated

[Chorus 2x]

Never forget
Never ever
3. War Eternal (4:21)
[Lyrics: Michael Amott, Music: Michael Amott/Nick Cordle]

Friend or foe?
There's no way to know
Through the battlefield of life
It's kill or be killed
So many times
It's a matter of degree
From being up on your luck
To down on your knees

It's a hellish inferno
This is war eternal

[Chorus:]
They try to change you
Crush and break you
Try to tell you what to do
They'd like to have control of you
Back against the wall
In danger of losing it all
Search deep inside
Remember who you are

It's times like these
When lines are drawn
Which side of the fence
Are you standing on?
There will come a day
Not so far away
When the hunter
Becomes the prey

It's a hellish inferno
This is war eternal

[Chorus:]
They try to change you
Crush and break you
Try to tell you what to do
They'd like to have control of you
Back against the wall
In danger of losing it all
Search deep inside
Remember who you are

This is fucking war!

They try to change you
Crush and break you
Try to tell you what to do
They'd like to have control of you
Back against the wall
In danger of losing it all
Search deep inside
Remember who you are
4. As the Pages Burn (4:01)
[Lyrics: Alissa White-Gluz, Music: Michael Amott]

As the pages burn, secrets can't be unlearned
Silence can't be unheard
Knowledge is burden, power is upon us
As the pages burn
Your memories fade
Freed from the grip of reality
Rejecting cognition
As the pages burn
Sinking in a pool of ether
the past is washed clean

Rip apart the world
word by word
inch by inch

Sever your time line
silence your conscience

Sweet amnesia
Here to free you
As the pages burn
All your trials
Solved by fire
as the pages burn

As smoke fills the room
Soon to pass, heavy gloom
The wind will whisk away the past
a blank page stares at you
Nothing left, where to start?
A second chance carries expectation
The books you'd written no longer exist
The future is in your pen
Ink to paper, now begin

Rewriting history starting now
Erase the misery
Let the flames eat your doubts
5. No More Regrets (4:05)
[Lyrics: Alissa White-Gluz, Music: Michael Amott/Nick Cordle]

You choose your path
Don't shift the blame
You ran your course
You lost sight of your aim
Wrong choices linger
Like scars remain
Long after the bleeding stops
There's nowhere left to hide from the shame.

[Chorus:]
Never again.
No! No more regrets.
What's done is done - can't be erased.
Know, know your regrets...savour the bitter aftertaste.

The crippling guilt, how heavy it can be
When searching for the right words
Hoping the truth will bring you peace.
A lesson learned is good company
For the lonely road you walk
Each step forward - agony.

[Chorus:]
Never again.
No! No more regrets.
What's done is done - can't be erased.
Know, know your regrets...savour the bitter aftertaste.

It's hard to breathe!
Thought process is crushing me.
Purge mistakes! Strip the mind of its dignity

Liar
Liar

[Chorus:]
Never again.
No! No more regrets.
What's done is done - can't be erased.
Know, know your regrets...savour the bitter aftertaste.

What's done is done - can't be erased.
All I know is but regret.
I can't shake this bitter aftertaste.
6. You Will Know My Name (4:37)
[Lyrics: Michael Amott, Music: Michael Amott/Nick Cordle]

The judging eyes watching me
Is all I've ever known.
When I try to open up my heart
I am ridiculed and torn apart.
You tell jokes I'll never get to hear
Behind my back at my expense.

There's something inside me
And I know it's good.
I'm not evil, just misunderstood.

Do you see me now?
Do you hear me now?
You will know my name!
Do you see me now?
Do you fear me now?
You will know my name!

Today I break my silence
Strip you of your dignity.
Tear down your perfect world
Your perfect lies!

No more jokes I'll never get to hear
Behind my back at my expense.

There's something inside me
And I know it's good.
I'm not evil, I'm just misunderstood.

Do you see me now?
Do you hear me now?
You will know my name!
Do you see me now?
Do you fear me now?
You will know my name!

No longer invisible

You will know my name!

Do you see me now?
Do you hear me now?
You will know my name!
Do you see me now?
Do you fear me now?
You will know my name!

No longer invisible

You will know my name!
7. Graveyard of Dreams (1:10)
[Instrumental]

[Music: Daniel, Erlandsson/Michael Amott]
8. Stolen Life (2:58)
[Lyrics: Michael Amott, Music: Michael Amott]

Everything so clear now
It's written on your face
In a world within a world
I can smell the bridges burn

Sharks ever circling
They never go away
In these dark, murky waters
So hard to navigate and so easy to hate

Paint me black, demonize me
This is how you pay me back?
Do you ever really know someone until you look away?
Misplaced my trust, only to learn
Honesty is just a word

This is a stolen life
Before you walk away
Don't forget to turn the knife

What's next, more betrayal?
Have I not suffered enough?
You made me feel so alive
Now you're just killing me, killing me

Carve away the rotten flesh
It's time to burn
Strip away the dirty lies
Expose the ugly truth
9. Time Is Black (5:23)
[Lyrics: Alissa White-Gluz, Music: Michael Amott/Daniel Erlandsson]

From a distance, the truth is so obvious.
Answers are all so clear.
Logic stays at arm's length.
When engulfed in the present, here.
Desperation draws near.
If I could pull the fabric of time
And bring the future near,
The answers wouldn't be so far.
The truth would be so clear.

Time is black!
And nothing will escape.
Nothing will remain.
Nothing.

From a distance time is black.
Tangible and dense.
With each rotation a new day passed
And past, at last, makes sense.
There where past obstacles seem
Just pebbles on your path.
Always just a step ahead
The peace I hope to catch.

Time is black!
And nothing will escape.
Nothing will remain.
Nothing.
10. On and On (4:05)
[Lyrics: Alissa White-Gluz, Music: Michael Amott/Nick Cordle]

We walk through war in the halls
Of dead protocols
We came so close, demands were met
That's when the rug was ripped out from under our feet
A vicious crime...cold betrayal and deceit.

Then reality hits you like a stab in the back
Just like a slap in the face, a premeditated attack

On and on...
The battle knows no victory...
On and on...
Weapons high - Reject defeat.

Decrepit smiles shine like fire
Lying through their teeth.
It's a memory you want to forget...
From one second to another the whole world went under.
The future cuts so deep tangibility bleeds.

Weapons high!

On and on! Until the victory is dead and gone.
On and on! Kill the history, the wrong side won!

Don't let the history repeat...
11. Avalanche (4:38)
[Lyrics: Alissa White-Gluz, Music: Michael Amott/Nick Cordle/Daniel Erlandsson]

A fistful of fear in my hands
A bullet of betrayal in my brain
No progress comes from pleasure
We smile in ignorance and learn in pain

Willful deceit was your plan
Desperately avoid the blame
Who will you answer to now?
Sharpened your shovels just to dig your grave

Stand up because the ground is in your way
I won't give you any peace!
Yet still you talk
Try to fight but I will watch you fall

This is a sweet revenge
And karma's a bitch
You glutton for punishment
What did you expect?

Sick, sick, sick
I'm sick of being your martyr
Your inflated ego is just dead weight
Bask in all the eyes upon you
Before you know it they'll have turned away

Stand up as the whole world turns away
I won't give you any peace
Wait and see
Cry yourself a lonesome creek
Your decaying corpse can feed the roots of my towering tree
Wait and see
You're dead to me
Yet still you speak
Trying to justify what you're doing to me
12. Down to Nothing (3:47)
[Lyrics: Michael Amott, Music: Michael Amott/Nick Cordle]

The light dwindles down to nothing
As the candle sputters out
Just beyond the ebb and flow
Of a dark and restless heart

Alone again – facing the demons
In this hell of my own making
I will not let this moment define who I am
Now you see me, now you don’t
I am strong, eternal
Now you see me, now you don’t

Aching the wound now
I shelter in the melody
My ink runs from black to red
Screaming into the void

Alone again – facing the demons
In this hell of my own making
I will not let this moment define who I am
Now you see me, now you don’t
I am strong, eternal
Now you see me, now you don’t

Seemingly endless...
Like the wind, the stormy seas
I held the poison, I had the power
I will return...

Seemingly endless...
Like the wind, the stormy seas
I held the poison, I had the power
I will return...
13. Not Long for This World (3:29)
[Instrumental]

[Music: Michael Amott]
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