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A Sultan's Ransom

(1989)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHeavy Metal
LabelsFM Revolver
Album rating :  91.3 / 100
Votes :  3
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A Sultan's Ransom Lyrics

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1. Astral rider (5:15)
Take a trip out of consciousness
across the great divide,
Astral thought projection,
suspended in time.

Flying high through
cosmic oceans,
supernatural skies.
Leave the Earthbound minions,
so very far behind.

As one with the universe,
beyond pleasure and pain.
Die hard retrogression,
being reborn again.

Chorus
Nightriders on the astral planes
Nightriders on the astral planes
Nightriders on the astral planes
Nightriders on the astral planes

Frontiers of meditation,
the search for inner light.
Take a look through
the mind's eye,
on an endless flight.

Between the gates of forever,
void of love and hate.
Life and death have no meaning,
in animated state.

(Chorus)

A spectrum of fantastic colours,
Incandescent bright.
Vibrating on a timeless wavelength,
a vision of paradise.

We're gonna take you to a place
where the king of terror reigns,
Carnage and mutilation
degredates your burning remains.
2. Forgotten heroes (4:41)
I'm a soldier
born and trained to kill,
Nerves of steel
forged by an iron will.
No heart to run away.

Here where the bullets fly,
There's no one left
to hear my battle cry.
Mine is not to reason why?

Chorus
Forgotten heroes,
the battle has been won.
No more heroes,
but their memory lingers on.
Forgotten heroes,
too late to count the cost,
No more heroes,
the languid and the lost.

Cheating death so many times,
haunted spirits of the front line.
They seem to have died in vain.

Trenches deep in blood,
The stench of corpses
sinking into mud.
Did the sacrifice do any good?

(Chorus)

Help me sweet Jesus,
I feel I can't go on.
Our ranks are falling,
reinforcements are gone.

Mortars are pounding,
it seems this is the end.
A case of death or glory,
What honour to defend?

(Chorus)

Oh Forgotten Heroes,
Oh Forgotten Heroes,
Oh Forgotten Heroes,
Oh Forgotten Heroes.
3. D.V.R. (2:49)
Spectral rider,
screaming out of hell.
challenging all comers,
taken by his spell.

Phantom of the highway,
cruise the speed of sound.
Speed demon on burning wheels
that never touch the ground.

Out of nowhere,
in a blinding flash of light.
Till another rides beside him,
to vanish into night.

...Look out!

Chorus
Here comes the Death Valley Racer,
The pace is taking its toll.
Here comes the Death Valley racer,
he's out to capture your soul.
...Carry you away.

Revved up and ready,
Now the race is on.
roaring to the red line,
like a bullet from a gun.

Chequered flag survivor,
the devil drives within.
It's to the death,
the price is life,
pay the price to win.

(Chorus)

There's more here at stake
than your life for the taking,
Breaking too late claim your
Posthumous prize.

(Chorus)
Carry you away
Carry you away
4. Jekyll and Hyde (3:28)
Left alone in your little room,
Tonight it's not safe in your bed.
You'll find me where the shadows loom
I've a hunger and it must be fed.

Cold blooded mentality,
two-way gemini.
My dark side gets the better of me,
the evil is rising inside.

Chorus
Jekyll and Hyde.
Calling Dr. Jekyll,
meet Mr. Hyde!

Got a split personality
when the night begins to fall.
Can't fight this insanity,
the beast within us all.

Transformation changes my face,
visions twist my mind.
They seek a killer,
but in my place,
another stands behind.

(Chorus)

Woman child you are the victim,
Of my inner battle for survival.

Left alone in your little room,
Tonight it's not safe in your bed.
You'll find me where the shadows loom
I've a hunger and it must be fed.

Got a split personality
when the night begins to fall.
Can't fight this insanity,
the beast within us all.
5. 1001 nights (5:28)
Salam o exalted one,
come share a vision with me.
Back in time,
for it is written,
so it came to pass.
So shall it be

Let the centuries unfold,
like the dance of the seven veils.
Before your very eyes

In a 1001,
1001 nights of Arabia
In a 1001,
1001 nights of Arabia
A Sultan's delight,
gemstones bright
On a flight to Arabia
In a 1001,
1001 nights of Arabia

Told by queen Scheherazade,
shackled and sold,
into slavery
To stay alive,
by royal decree
That another day of life,
might go free

Bewitching with tales,
when all else fails,
to curb the wrath of the king

(Chorus)

In a Persian market place,
slave girls sell their bodies for a price
In the city of sin,
that will pacify,
your every vice

Salam o exalted one,
Now you've shared a vision with me
Precious sights beyond compare,
magic carpets ride the air
The back of a genie will take you there,
on endless fights
On a 1001 nights of Arabia.
6. Silver surfer (3:43)
I blaze across the heavens,
Into the great unknown.
Riding the comet's tail
with ease I soar.
I've seen the supernova,
star fields to roam.
Here where the winds of Saturn roar.

Chorus
Born to ride the starways,
glide on solar winds.
To the point where time ends,
and the void begins.

Silver Surfer,
Meteors fly.
I am the Silver Surfer,
Into the eye of the sky.

I wield the cosmic power,
mine to command.
mysteries of the universe unfold.

But still my heart grows colder
away from my homeland,
light years alone no one to hold.

(Chorus)
7. Notre dame (5:45)
Esmeralda, the bell tolls for thee!

A tortured soul in a twisted frame
I'm the one who tolls the bell.
In a cathedral tower,
that is Notre Dame.
...Notre Dame!

I wave high above
to the crowd down below,
Though heaven help me.
I killed for love
now there can be no Sanctuary.

No-one would weep
as I go to my grave,
Only she who knew me.
The arrows of one betrayed,
life's hollow mockery.

Rings loud in my ears,
the bitter call of their jeers.
Cruel laughter drowns my tears.

Chorus
On top of the world,
I'm falling to the ground.
hear the bells cry Sanctuary!
On top of the world,
I'm deafened by the sound.
hear the bells cry Sanctuary!

Grotesque, outcast and alone,
they used ropes to bind me.
They broke a whip across my back
to remind me who I am.

She was beauty,
I was the beast.
My Esmeralda.
Bitter sweet she was
caught and released
by this hunchback of Notre dame.

In anger and shame,
bearing torches they came.
this fool was not to blame.

(Chorus)

Up here I'm safe
and on my guard.
While bloodlust paves
the boulevard.
These hallowed walls
are all around,
How long before madmen
Tear them down to the ground?

(Chorus)

Cry Sanctuary!
8. Mad, mad world (2:29)
We are all on a ship of fools,
who make all the rules
It's a mad, mad world

Human zoo we're living in,
seems you just can't win
It's a mad, mad world

Big money men,
they've got it all
Think they own you body and soul
Line 'em up against the wall,
see how far the mighty must fall

Children starve while others feed
on their own greed
It's a mad, mad world

Poverty, inequality,
how can it be?
It's a mad, mad world

Religion points to a better way,
tell you that you’ve got to believe
Jesus saves,
that's what they say
While the devil laughs up his sleeve

There are those with empty hearts,
who try to drag you down
Don't let them turn your head around,
Keep your feet on the ground
9. Highlander (3:40)
I am born a highlander,
into battle I ride.
With the sword of my forefathers,
And the clan by my side.

In the glen waits my destiny,
mortal wounds I sustain.
Cold steel inside of me,
but I cannot be slain.

Blessed by immortality,
as time marches on.
Take the head of my enemy,
There can be only one.

Chorus
The hills have eyes
The hills have eyes
The hills have eyes
The hills have eyes
...Oh Highlander!

Thunder in the mountains,
the final reckoning will come.
At the end of my odyssey,
the prize must be won.

Kraken stands between my quest,
evil old as the sea.
Titans clash in a mighty test,
to taste bloody victory.

Blessed by immortality,
as time marches on.
Take the head of my enemy,
There can be only one.

(Chorus)
10. Mistress of the forest (6:50)
Moonlight bathes the woodland,
Breathless night on chilled scented air.
Neath mist enshrouded willow,
Stirs a lady ivory white and fair.

My gaze is drawn to that silver hair those
Eyes of ebony bright.
Never have I witnessed such beauty,
as in she who walks alone this night.

But all is deception,
A demon as goddess guised.
My mind is drained of resistance,
Senses hypnotised.

Beckoning me to follow her lead,
Into depths of mystery.
I am bewitched doing as she so bids,
Never to break free.

Mortals have not beheld such wonder,
elemental forces In visions made clear.
I can feel myself free from physical connections,
Etheral spirit oppressed in fear.

Peer into the mirror darkly,
There's someone trying to capture your reflection.
Lines on your palm begin to glow.

Remember that old fortune-teller?
Lady read your future not so long ago,
It all happened,
how did she know?

Ask what fate waits in the stars?
Disaster governs,
your house is in mars.
Ooh you never thought it could happen to you,
But still it will come true... yeah!

Chorus
She's a bad, bad luck woman.
She's a hell raising, crystal ball gazing gypsy queen.
She's a bad luck,
bad luck.
Bad luck woman will snatch your soul
and steal your dreams.

Your mind is an open book,
step inside and take a look.
Call it second sight,
call it inner vision.

No one dares comes near, no no!
Her glade is surrounded,
by fear and superstition.
Beware her premonitions.

Destiny is already planned,
signs are forming
to her command.
Take a card,
play your hand.
She'll deal you death,
better understand.

(Chorus)

On the eve of the dead
at the forest edge,
corpses are found consumed by fire.
Shrill laughter came with the fall of the rain,
as the flames danced higher and higher.
Mistress of the forest,
Shimmering into view.
She abides eternally waiting
as the scene is set for you.

Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah she is waiting
The scene is set for you

Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah she is waiting
The scene is set for you.
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