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Dark Skies Over Babylon

(2013)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresPower Metal, Melodic Heavy Metal
LabelsMausoleum Records
Album rating :  92.5 / 100
Votes :  2
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Dark Skies Over Babylon Lyrics

(11)
Submitted by level NC Duality
1. Omertà (1:51)
instrumental
2. Bitter Sweet Paradise (5:27)
What do you see when you look at me
Can you feel the pain in my eyes?
Where will I go, what will I do
Who earned the right to criticise?

I've had my share; it's enough for me
I tried to speak, you won't let me be
Just lay your venom to one side
What did I do to cause you pain
And have you scream my name in vain
Just save your story
For when the hangman comes around

I may not see tomorrow
But I'm not the only one
I'm the master of my sorrow
So take a look in my eyes
For this bitter sweet paradise

All my life I've been a devotee
Confirmed to esoteric ways
You build me up, and then you broke me down
It's just the price I had to pay

Bruised and battered, down on my knees
I call your name, but silence greets me
Just pray my demons don't collide
What did I lose to live this life?
Salvation from sacrifice
Forgive me father for I know
Not of what I've become
3. Sky Is Falling Down (3:50)
They look to their Gods
Praying for prosperity
Stood up, against all odds
The sky is black but still she breathes

An offer to heaven
The truth in their eyes
This wasn't god given
This lonely sacrifice

With every page I turn (turn the pages)
Another story's told (turn the pages)
The ageless quest of man
Watch the truth unfold

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
Filled the air with plain mistrust
Cast the stone and break the crown
Somebody come save me
The sky is falling down
The sky is falling down

They sailed upon the seas
Landing on forbidden shores
They brought death and disease
No one spared a tour de force

An offer to heaven
The truth in their eyes
This wasn't god given
This lonely sacrifice

The sky is falling down (4x)
4. Tame the Tempest (6:31)
One by one they march without trace of fear
Rising high the standard of the holy nation
To the death for liberty
Promised salvation for you and me •
March on my chosen angels only you can set us free

As the battle begins
They're cut down in their prime
Each blood stained second's frozen in time

Turn to the light
Ready to fight
These days are my darkest
Tables have turned
Babylon's been burned
Woah oh, watch me tame the tempest
Tame the tempest

One by one they fall by the sword in defeat
Tensions high, reaction to the provocation
To the end, fight for glory
Blood is spilled for sanctuary
Mother Mary save our souls
From a life in purgatory

Take this cup away from me
Commend my spirit above
Blessed art thou and blessed be
I did it all for love
Carried your cross
Spoke no words
I broke no code of silence

Forever doomed in my private hell
Another captive of violence
5. Dark Skies over Babylon (7:30)
Here I stand once again
On the edge of right or wrong
And I face the world a broken man
Who's watched his dreams turn to stone?

And I've played the fool so many times
Now I ask you once again for your forgiveness
If I only understood
What makes you smile?

If you choose to live your life
Under that black cloud
With no silver line
Please forgive me if I turn
And walk away
'Cause I found something better

Tell me why does the rain fall down on me
While I stand here all alone
Now I've opened my eyes and now I see
There are dark skies over Babylon

Here I stand once again
On the night so dark and long
Put your faith in me now
Give me your hand, please be strong

We've played the fools so many times
And I ask you once again for your forgiveness
If I only understood
What makes you smile?
6. Seventh Seal (6:08)
If Mother Earth could shed a tear
Then every river in this world would flow
The fallen angel's time is here
There's no respect and no love on show

Rise Up
And lead us from temptation
I think the time is now
You better wise up
Or it's eternal damnation
Your judgement's coming round

They wait with bated breath each year
For just one sign that he's willing to show
The hope is soon replaced by fear
Another period of despair and woe

Blood and Fire
Hail from above; see how black is the sky
The wells have dried up
We better take cover

The seventh seal will break before us
The heavens are falling down upon us
I can't believe just what we've done
It's the end of the world we know
The seventh seal was passed before us
The wrath of god is now upon us
I can't believe just what we've done
It's the end of the world we know

The sky has turned a shade of red
And every person in this world will know
The seventh marks our time of death
We passed our chance to change it long ago

Rise up
And lead us from temptation
I think the time is now
You better wise up
Or it's eternal damnation
Your judgement's coming round

Forgive me Father for thy sins
For I know not of what I've become
Won't you burden me your suffering
For a chance to pass the seventh one
7. Witches of November (5:12)
The Lights flicker on a far away distant shore tonight
While all our lives hang by a thread
In this cold dark moonlight
Another month of storms with wave after wave
If you listen to the seas she cries
Mother nature's sacrifice
I will come hunting for you
(I'm watching you)
I am coming for you (I'm watching)

Well you better start running
Fill the sky with falling ember
Never thought it'd end like this
From the witches of November
Well you better start planning
Find a way that you remember
Just one more stolen kiss
To the witches of November

The mast she crashes
The fires burning a little brighter tonight
The maiden fades away
Lost to sea, no time for sweet goodbyes
Stand here all alone
Day after day
And if you listen to the bell it tolls
For all those long lost souls
8. Black Abyss (5:53)
I sleep heavy unlike before
And drift away to a land unknown
I feel no pain, I feel comfort
There's stirring in my brain

Which way does the West Wind blow?
Asked a man I've seen before
But not with my eyes
I've seen his face in a dream world
Some time, some place

Straight ahead for the brave new world
I don't know where I'm headed and I don't
Know where I'm going
Fates change in the brave new world
There's no way back to reality

You gotta be true
You gotta be strong
You've gotta be you
You gotta go on
You've gotta have skill
You've gotta have faith
You've gotta have will
You've gotta show face
Help me

I'm stuck inside a fantasy
Nothing can save me or wake me from this
I'm falling fast into the Black Abyss

How long 'til this nightmare ends
I asked a man I'd seen before
Just open your eyes
This is not some dream world, this is now and then
9. Knights of the Crimson Cross (5:06)
I still can't recall
The night that we answered the call
From beyond the grave
The bloodlines run thin
Protect them from deadly sin
Hidden from all that crave

Out of sight, but not out of mind
A quest to the death
I pledge my allegiance 'til the end of time

I'll carry your heart
To distant lands and vacant shores
I'll defend honour
I feel no pain, I will take no loss
I'll carry your heart

Where no one knows what legends told
I'll defend honour
For we are knights of the crimson cross
We are the - We are the
We are the knights of the crimson cross
We are the - We are the
We are the knights of the crimson cross

The shadows of time
Call on my open mind
To unleash my faith
The victory's at hand
We march upon foreign land
To fulfil the prophecy
10. Midnight Cathedral (Veritas) (6:44)
Here in the dark
I can hear the power of the storm
The candles they burn all night
As the autumn winds start to call

Next to my heart
I can feel the pages so warm
The book never leaves my sight
For fear that mankind will fall

For ten thousand years
The seal has never been broken
Through my fallen comrades tears
They said they must never open

We live to protect and serve
The order is here
We'll fight just to preserve
Our secrets so real
Rise up while our comrades fall
A final requiem at the midnight cathedral

Our brother he stands
Watching over with pride
Delivering us from evil
The curse of all mankind

But when he opens the book
It's pages burn like pure light
The truth is revealed alone
Another mind filled with sight

Veritas, the truth will be revealed
Take your last stand, fight 'til the end
When it comes to judgement day
On bended knee I bow and pray
And I break, the holiest of seals
The truth is revealed
11. Here to Heaven (6:31)
I'm standing here a million miles from friendly shores
I've got shattered dreams
And hopes are gone
Another prisoner of your war
Life can be cruel sometimes
Filled with heartache and pain
(Heartache and pain)
Don't despair, just grab hold
And climb the golden chain

We all need something to believe in
A final goal without a rhyme or reason

We are all trying to march from here to heaven
So stand strong, don't give up
And never stop to dream
This is the road that leads from here to heaven
So stand strong, don't give up
And walk with me
From here to heaven

I'm standing here stronger than I was before
I know your no-one's fool
And play it cool
Another road unexplored
Life can be cruel sometimes
And filled with tears and restrain
(Tears and restrain)
Don't delay, take a chance
Aboard the runaway train
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