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Characters in Time

(1988)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresPower Metal, Progressive Metal
LabelsRampage Records
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Characters in Time Lyrics

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1. (New Reign) The Phoenix (4:22)
New Reign has begun
It hails to you almighty Heavens
Flowing like a crystal Stream
Said to consume itself by Fire
I know I`ve seen it in my Dreams

And I fear that one Day I must die
But a man who feels knows
His Songs will forever rise
It`s better than all Treasures
Much closer to the Sun
The Phoenix rises from its own Ashes

Man throughout the Ages
wants so desperatly to stay alive
Symbolizing immortality
For a Fear he just can`t hide

And I fear that one day we all must die
But a man who feels knows
his songs will forever rise
It`s better than all Treasures
Much closer to the Sun
The Phoenix rises from its own Ashes
New reign has begun

Sing the Song inside of you
But feel the Souls pouring out
For it`s the twinkle that begins a new life
And the Flicker that will fade you out

And I fear that one Day I must die
but a man who feels knows
His Songs will forever rise
It`s better than all Treasures
Much closer to the Sun
The Phoenix rises from its own Ashes
New Reign has begun
2. Kamikaze (4:52)
Kamikaze fly so high
Just a Boy can barely fly
Born to live , yet sent to die
For the thrill , I`ll live a lie

A greater man they say I`ll be
For a rising sun I cannot see
My father weeps , but not for me
He feels an honor of what`s to be
His Son Kamikaze !

The Time draws near , as I think of friends I`ve known

They`ve locked me in with no fuel to return
to my home
Somehow I know the truth must pay the price
A flying coffin , a human sacrifice !

A greater man they say I`ll be
For a rising Sun I cannot see
My father weeps , but not for me
He feels an honor of what`s to be
Set me free

Screams of the dying echo through the Wind
Scorching Metal penetrating the Skin
A Sea of blue turns to Pools of red
In trying to kill what`s already dead
We`re Legends of Terror , men from the east
Falling from the skies in our winged beast
I don`t feel the Courage they`ve made me portray
I don`t want to die what more can I say

Kamikaze !
3. Stormtrooper (4:24)
Soldier , not present Time
Got its way from evil minds
Soldier , its History
Seek and destroy the Enemy

Try to run , you cannot hide
When darkness falls , infrared Eyes
Break of Day , did you survive
A Stormtrooper can`t be denied

Aggressiveness , Brutality
Members , a private Army
Swastika`s Soup of the Day
Concede the Truth or you will pay

Try to run , you cannot hide
When Darknass falls , infrared Eyes
Break of Day , did you survive
A Stormtrooper can`t be denied

History repeats itself
The Right to choose is gone
Abd even though our Children die
The Honour to be free lives on
4. Heroes Road (3:49)
You blast your way into Eternity
Never thinking of yourself
You`ll lose your life but not your Dignity
Medal of Honor on someone`s shelf
Live for the Moment , a life can be saved
an unspoken code
Ripped yourself a place in time
Walking down a Heroes Road

It`s not for the weak of Heart
It`s an amazing Grace
It`s where men stand apart
Stare you in the Face

A different breed on a higher ground
Fate has dealt its hand
Lead to slaughter without a sound
For your fellow man
No Payments , no Rewards
Done without thinking twice
But still you would do it again
Danger is the Spice of Life

Chorus

Many have died so that others may live
Walk down the Heroes Road and see
Theirs is not to Reason why
Theirs is but to do or die

Chorus
5. Snake Eyes (3:53)
I answer to no one
I walk around with pride at my side
I take my chances , eat my mistakes
Stand and fight before I run and hide
I never cheat , it`s not my style
to win with a secret hand
Though I lose every once in a while
at least I know where I stand

Strength in the Eyes
Like a secret whose chance you take
some things you just can`t hide
and some things you just can`t fake

I lie for no one , won`t steal to get by
go for the throat , only the strong survive
I`m not a fool , just a one - of - a - kind
I never roll the dice Snake Eyes
They tell the truth
These Snake Eyes
Looking at you

I went through some changes
Sacrfices had to be made
Though I never really learned to lose
I left while others stayed
to chase my dreams , wherever they take me
I must live to see the end
Strong will and nobody breaks me
Determination is my best friend
6. Eternal Mercenary (5:25)
A Roman Soldier , a persian King
I`ve come to conquer , I`ve come to bring
A curse by god to roam this land
with an endless task to conquer man

Fires burning , children crying
Oh why my lord there is so much dying

They`ve called me evil , they`ve called my death
They`ve called me Genghis Khan
No one`s at rest , no one`s at rest
from the eternal Mercenary

March to battle I must go
To kill and take another should
And as I cross the river Rhine
I notice that good men have died

They tell the stories of years gone by
of men in battle , when children cried
cursed by god to roam this land
with an endless task to conquer man

Years and centuries have gone by
But still I must battle and never die
For I am diven and cannot escape
this pain my fury , this pain my fate

Fires burning , children crying
Oh why my lord is there so much dying

They`ve called me evil , they`ve called me death
They`ve called me Genghis Khan
No one `s at rest , no one`s at rest
From the eternal Mercenary
7. The Entity (4:55)
Through the hands of time
I`ve fled from the past
From Destiny
Into a World gone insane
A killing Ecstacy
fame is mine to claim
I`m free to relive my History

Ruler of the Night
Master of Disguise
Reflections of Despair , in my Eyes

Obsessed with the Pleasures of the Flesh
I won`t be denied
Before you realize you`ll feel the Blade twist
Inside your spine
Too late to run
Yes the Nightmare `s just begun
So kiss the Knife

Ruler of the Night
Master of Disguise
Stare if you dare
In deadly eyes

Living on the Edge
It`s through the Blinds I stare
A high tech killing Machine
And you don`t even know I`m there
Primeval ways of man
will walk Hand in Hand
Forgotten past
You are damned

Ruler of the Night
Master of Disguise
Stare if you dare
In deadly eyes
8. Sinister Minister (6:18)
Take his Hand People
Listen to his Voice on the Radio
Brings his Faith healing to your Door
Aren`t you longing to be saved ?
You`ll reach for a hope tonight
But bring your money , your pain , your fright
A chance in your life , then he`s gone
as you still wait for your master to come

Can`t you see through his disguise
who he is and his lies
takes advantage of all your fears
says the words you need to hear
takes his hanky and wipes your tears

The pain you feel is real , the hand you`ll
touch is cold
Despair is a lonely word when you have
not one to hold
A preying ground for maggots , feed on your
spiritual soul
Place faith in god above , and leave the human gods alone
Don`t you know where you`re going today
You think that you`re right but you`re really
slipping away
You`ll know , you will know in the End

Take his hand people
Listen to his voice on the radio
Brings his faith healing to your door
Aren`t you longing to be saved ?
You`ll reach for a hope tonight
But bring your money , your Pain , your Fright
A chance in your life , then he`s gone
As you still wait for your master to come
9. Forever and a Day (4:40)
Why do I try when it`s all in vain
The love I sow can only bring me pain
Building castles out of sand and stone
cause in the end I will still be alone
upon my face the smiles you see
only hide the strain and misery
in my youth my world came undone
right when my life had just begun

I know it , I need it
Somehow I must try to love again
I want it , I feel it
I just can`t seem to let it end
I have to , I need to
Can`t you see it`s killing me

Precious moments I`ll never forget
All our daydreams and the goals we set
It`s so unfair when a life has to come to an end
And to be left behind to try and start again
My eyes are dead , they see only in black and white
The color of life left with my will to fight
A love so pure that time has become my foe
I wait to be free but a new love may never show

I know it , I need it
Somehow I must try to love again
I want it , I feel it
I just can`t seem to let it end
I have to , I need to
Can`t you see it`s killing me
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