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Promise and Terror

(2010)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHeavy Metal
LabelsBlaze Bayley
Album rating :  85.5 / 100
Votes :  2
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Promise and Terror Lyrics

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1. Watching the Night Sky (3:36)
I only regret chances I did not take
And decisions that I waited too long to make
There comes a time when you just realise
Who and what really matters to you in this life
Always connected but so far away
The suffering and passion that we have each day
Feeling the pain of the absence of you
Each night we look up at the same sky
Watching the night sky

However far I am away from you now
I swear that there is nothing that I won't get through
Stars in the night sky can guide us both home
To our hope and our truth and to where we belong
Always connected but so far away
The suffering and passion that we have each day
Feeling the pain of the absence of you
Each night we look up at the same sky
Watching the night sky

Always connected but so far away
The suffering and passion that we have each day
Feeling the pain of the absence of you
Each night we look up at the same sky
Watching the night sky
2. Madness and Sorrow (3:09)
Through madness and sorrow
Walking hell for a mile
I vow to myself
I'll always look back and smile
When inside I'm burning
This can always be said
Here and now I stand with my
Head held high 'til I'm dead
I won't
Take
More
Madness and Sorrow

Back to the wall
Feeling hell in my head
Holding a hand
Of the devil's own deck
Deal back the cards
And now I'll take my turn
Throw back three sixes and watch the world burn

There's a malignant feeling
That's born in my head
With all this black inertia
Could we be seen as dead
Through the storms and the battles
Of my life I have found
My primal born instinct is never to
be held down
I won't
Take
More
Madness and Sorrow

Back to the wall
Feeling hell in my head
Holding a hand
Of the devil's own deck
Deal back the cards
And now I'll take my turn
Throw back three sixes and watch the world burn
3. 1633 (6:03)
What is the reason God blessed me with sight?
And shows me these signs in the sky
Where my observations are now leading me
I am just so afraid to describe
My certainty
The centre of the universe is the earth
The Holy Father has decreed
But I believe this heliocentric truth
Will they burn me for what I believe?

In holy flame be purified
In holy flame

How can all this be offensive to God?
Who created all that I see
How can I deny what I know to be real?
Will they burn me for what I believe?
In holy flame be purified

Injuring the holy faith with my blasphemy
I will face torment, and I will taste pain
I will be purified in holy flames
I pray for my salvation
Offending the Holy Church with my heresy
Before this court and before Holy God
I beg for mercy please forgive my sin
I pray for salvation
This fact cannot be disputed
The centre of all creation is here
No debating and no discovery
Pray for my salvation
I abjure curse and detest all my errors
They are contrary to the Holy Scriptures
I recant for everything I have said
Pray for my salvation

And so we turn
And so we turn
Turning in a circle in a circle round the sun
4. God of Speed (5:48)
Twisting the grip of the beast you've created
Alive in the seconds that you burn away
You taste the fear and you're feeling the danger
Danger inside that you know is the spice of your life
25 years you have dreamt of a moment
A moment that puts you in this place on earth
Heroes make legends on this holy ground
To race against legends you traveled halfway round the world
Your face in the wind
You give this offering
To the god of speed
This is what you need

To live your life
Living your lifetime
When you ride
You're living your life
You live your life
Living your lifetime
When you ride
You live your life in the wind

All of your life you thought that you'd do something
Do something big and not just fade away
You are too old, your machine is outdated
You won't let that stop you following through on your dream
Your face in the wind
You give this offering
To the god of speed

This is what you need
To live your life
Living your lifetime
When you ride
You're living your life
You live your life
Living your lifetime
When you ride
You live your life in the wind

Living each day like it could be your last
You regret nothing, it's all in the past
You just don't know if tomorrow will come
So everything you want to do you get done
You make no excuse or try to justify
Anything that you have done in your life
Living more in five minutes when you ride
Than some people do in the whole of their life

Living your lifetime
When you ride
You're living your life
You live your life
Living your lifetime
When you ride
You live your life in the wind
5. City of Bones (6:26)
The flood of death all around
But from your soul is the sound
The sound of defiance and pride
To prove your spirit's alive
The seventh symphony calls
To beyond city walls
Surrounded for 900 days
But you will never give way

You fight
You stand and fight
Fight for your life
Stand and fight, stand and fight, for your life

Frozen so hard is the ground
The fallen lay all around
A great patriotic war
Starvation taking you all
Eat anything to survive
Because you refuse to die
Dying and dead everywhere
But you refuse to dispair

You fight
You stand and fight
Fight for your life
Stand and fight, stand and fight, for your life

Don't take a single step back
While you are under attack
You stand against tyranny
With just your humanity
You stand, your backs to the wall
Forsaken ready to fall
You won't surrender your pride
Your pride is holding the line

You fight
You stand and fight
Fight for your life
Stand and fight, stand and fight, for your life
6. Faceless (3:46)
Can you spend your life, a man that no-one ever hates?
Can you just fit in with everything, another face?
Never challenging or disturbing the status quo
You try to fit in and you just keep your status low

If you think you're beaten
You will be beaten down
If you think you're losing
You have lost it all
If you think you're beaten
You will be beaten down
Why do you try to be a man
A man that no-one hates

You just accept that where you are is where you'll always be
Always being, there's a madness of its own you see
In quiet desperation you live, no-one ever knows
The suffering you bear so you can be a tortured soul

If you think you're beaten
You will be beaten down
If you think you're losing
You have lost it all
If you think you're beaten
You will be beaten down
Why do you try to be a man
A man that no-one hates

Oh oh oh oh
No-one knows your name
A faceless man
Just yourself to blame

Oh oh oh oh
You're suffering again
A faceless man
A man that no-one hates

When you are not there you wonder what it is they say
They despise your unobtrusive humble, subtle ways
From contempt to loathing into hatred it's too late
By trying to fit in you failed to be a man that no-one hates

If you think you're beaten
You will be beaten down
If you think you're losing
You have lost it all
If you think you're beaten
You will be beaten down
Why do you try to be a man
A man that no-one hates

Oh oh oh oh
No-one knows your name
A faceless man
Just yourself to blame
Oh oh oh oh
You're suffering again
A faceless man
A man that no-one hates

Oh oh oh oh
No-one knows your name
A faceless man
Just yourself to blame
Oh oh oh oh
You're suffering again
A faceless man
A man that no-one hates
7. Time to Dare (5:41)
Something is happening that I can't explain
I can feel myself changing but I don't know why
Something familiar that I've never seen
A confusing sensation inside

Beneath the human kingdom
From the realm of dreams
What does it mean?

Dangerous messengers start to appear
They are threatening everything I think I have
Threatening destruction of the world I made
With desire to know my true self

Beneath the human kingdom
From the realm of dreams
What does it mean?

Time to dare
Face the end of all that I thought I was
Face the change
Signs of the mystery living in me

Time to dare
Face the end of all that I thought I was
Face the change
A long asleep giants slowly awakes in me

Dreams
Night after night I wonder what they mean
Night after night I wonder what I'm seeing
Night after night there's something haunting me

Terror
Now in daylight
The terror I now see is real
Terror
The terror of leaving all that I know behind
The promise and terror of everything is revealed
The terror of leaving all that I know

Face the change
A long asleep giants slowly awakes in me
8. Surrounded By Sadness (3:59)
Forsaking every other thing
Leaving uncertainties behind
From the loneliness and the dark
I came into your light
No more sadness surrounding me

My heart is beating its last beat
As I am breathing my last breath
For what I could not live without
Has gone and will not come again
Surrounded by sadness
9. The Trace of Things That Have No Words (5:48)
Nothing can numb this pain, nothing can fill this void
Nothing can heal this wound, nothing can hide this scar
Nothing is what I have, nothing is all that's left
Nothing is what I am, if I am without you
Looking down at my feet, why do they move at all?
Looking down at my hands, why do they work at all?
I hear the words I speak, why can I speak at all?
If I can't speak to you, why can I speak at all?

I won't give up this pain, the pain of what I lost
I don't want to be healed, why do they even try?
Pain is all I have left to tell me this was real
Pain is the only thing left I can feel

My scars I show yo know, my scars
They prove my life was real, my scars
Here on my face, here on my arms
Lines from a play, you were the star
You see them now, you see my truth
The way I lived, I lived for you
These scars proved my life was real

Now you can see my face, now you can hear my words
Now can you understand how I traced out my world?
Why must I face this life? Why am I here alone?
Where did the future go? Why am I here alone?

My scars I show yo know, my scars
They prove my life was real, my scars
Here on my face, here on my arms
Lines from a play, you were the star
You see them now, you see my truth
The way I lived, I lived for you
These scars proved my life was real
10. Letting Go of the World (6:24)
Everything I love has been taken
I wonder what reason I have to live
Desperately I have searched for a meaning
Is it now time for me to let go of the world
Letting go of the world

The future that I began to believe in
Seemed so certain, I thought it was mine
That was where and how I would be living
A complete human being with a soul
That was only a dream in a nightmare
And the nightmare is where I now live
Empty life, empty hours without meaning
Hours of madness that make me let go of the world
Letting go of the world

The revelation of my transformation
Is both a shock and a comfort to me
Leaving behind their conventional wisdom
Their rules that govern the way I should be
The narcissist and the father believing
That they should be worshipped and obeyed
By the lost overwhelmed and bewildered
But for me it is time to let go of the world
Letting go of the world

Why should I live by rules that I did not make?
So that people I don't know will accept me
I don't care who they are, I don't care
These hypocrites preaching all of this nonsense
Reject me, they don't know who or what I am
I don't care who they are, I don't care

Fight, kill, fuck eat, fight, kill, fuck eat
I just don't care who they are
Fight, kill, fuck eat, fight, kill, fuck eat
I just don't care who they are

Letting go of the world
Letting go of the world

Letting go of the world
Letting go of the world
Letting go of the world
Letting go of the world
11. Comfortable In Darkness (5:00)
I let go of the world
I let go of the light
Then I fell towards memories of the dead
To the blackness I fell
I was lost, I was scared
And alone with the memories of the dead

Every single step I fear to take
No light at all and no end in sight
I must find my way
I must find my way

Now that I'm living here
And there's nowhere to go
Speaking to me are memories of the dead
How to cope and endure
And survive all of this
I must listen to memories of the dead

And if that's true, is all of this in my head?
If it is I can choose
What I think, what I feel
These things I fear are only real in my head
Now I found the choices I can take
I choose to rule my fear and not to break
I will master my own darkness

There is no step that I now fear to take
The world within me, is mine to create
My fate is in my own hands
Now I understand

How it can be, how I can see, how I can find a way
To be comfortable in darkness
To be comfortable in darkness

Victory of myself, by myself over me
To be comfortable in darkness
In darkness
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