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The Promise

(2001)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresPower Metal, Melodic Metal
Album rating :  60 / 100
Votes :  2
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The Promise Lyrics

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Submitted by level DaveÅkerfeldt
1. Intro (1:41)
[Instrumental]
2. Word of Truth (5:22)
Life can be hard like a steel cage
If you don't know how to live it.
You can be so frustrated, total rage.
But deep inside you must learn it
The way of truth:

You had enough of their rules
When they tell you what to say or what to do.
You had enough of their lies.
When is this hell gonna end for me and you?

Honor , respect, justice and truth
Are these values long gone?
Greed, hatred, warfare and lie
It's now the only way to fade and die.

The word of truth begins with you
No matter all the odds against you
The word of truth is not always easy to say
But if you try, true friends
Will stay with you.

Life has been always hard without.
You don't decide what is right
Learn that happiness is inside you.
Somewhere else can it be more bright
The way of truth:

You had enough to please every one
Be true to yourself, don't be afraid to dare
Remember that true friends are worth
Ten times someone who's pretending to care.

Honor, respect, justice...
3. Cold Heart (4:52)
I can see in your eyes the fear and the pain.
Now you know that today will be your last
If you could see in our hearts the clouds and the
rain.
You should know,we can't forget the past.

You lived your life in gold and lace
With plenty of food and wine.
But the world outside was in disgrace
Waiting for a sign.
You've raped, you have stolen
A thousand times on this land.
For you it was only amusement
That they didn't understand. But today... They will
see...

The death of a cold heart, liberty for all
There'll be no more tyrant to tear them apart.
Death of a cold heart, liberty for all
Death of a cold heart, they will be free at last.

You lived your life all alone, you thought you had
friends.
They got you to the bone, you'll regret 'till the end.

Now we see in your eyes
The end of this reign of terror
Wherever we'll go even in the skies
We'll never meet together
If you could see in our hearts
No more clouds, no more rain
We now have hope for your children
They are free at last. And they've seen...
But today... They have seen...

They've seen the death of a cold heart...
4. Far Away (6:03)
Sitting back against a tree of tears
This loneliness is what I fear.
I'm looking silently at the night sky.
I am still searching the reason why...
You left me this way without a world to say
I thought our love would never fade away.

The stars don't shine anymore
Since you have passed away
Life on a battlefields, death and decay.
It's the dream , we are fighthing for?
Is this price we have to pay
For freedom and liberty.
I remember well your face that day.

Fade away, fade away
Our love just faded away
Far away, far away
You're just so far away
Oh, God give me the strenght to stay
Life must go on , it's the only way

It's hard for me to accept that you're gone
A farewell my love, tell me how long?
This tragic destiny tears me apart
Never realized it could break my my heart.

Last night , I dreamt of you by my side
Still you're waiting for me on the other side
I know that one day , we'll be together again
I guess it's goodbye until then goodbye my love.

Fade away...
5. Gates Beyond Reality (3:57)
Do you know there's a strange place
Somewhere down an unconcious alley.
A sanctuary that you've already faced
Like a misty dream that won't stay.

Do you remember the last time you came?
You know you don't feel the same.
You got this joyful taste of your tears.
It's time to release your fear.

Everytime you look around,
Every place you're searchin' for.
There's no answer , there's no clue.
Until it reaches you waitin' for more.

Here are the gates beyond reality
Waiting for your destiny
Open it once and you will find
What clears the shadows of your mind.
Here are the gates beyond reality.

Everytime you look around...

While you're asleep, this world still turning.
A world of fairytales and glorious fantasy.
Waitin' for your until the next morning.
Now you know that you're free.

In daytime, aching for your way
You want to go back.
Nobody can steal your dreams away
In here you control your fate.

Here are the gates...
6. Sanctuary (4:18)
Is there a place on earth
Where men could leave in peace.
With no frontier to fight for,
No treasure to keep.

I imagine a wealthy land
Feeding men 'till the end of times.
It seems so unreal,
Once I see it , it all disappear.

This land in my head, we'll find it one day.
Even it takes eternity.
This land in my dreams, we could reach all together.
And so it will become... our sanctuary.

There must be some countries
Where violence doesn't exists
A nation of true freedom
Never been controlled by kings.

My friends follow me on this land
To breathe the air of liberty
I know we're so close this time
I can feel it under my skin.
7. The Tale Of Neeris - Part I She Is Falling (3:58)
[SHE'S FALLING]

On a distant land, far away
Intense was the summer heat
When fate struck her to the heart

Here lies what is left of her body torn and broken.
It happened here today
In these golden, peaceful wheat fields.

She's staring at the sky
All of her dreams are gone now.
Her chidhood has been stolen
By wicked men of the Northern hills.

She's falling, new angel of hatred
She's losing, all of her conscience.
To follow a dark path of blood wrath
And all she wants is vengence.

Her heart had turned to stone
No more smiles, so more cries
She had to grow so fast
Anger and sorrow filled her eyes.

She's falling, new angel of hatred
She's losing, all her righteousness
The dark path is here, a bloodbath.
Revenge is what she wants, no less

[DEADLY GRASP]

Day after day
Her courage and strenght getting stronger.
Training so hard
Have made her become a fierce warrior
Armored with steel
Her sword as light as a feather
No chance for the men she will fight.

Hear her cry of war
It's the last thing you'll hear.

She's the only one remaining alive
At the end of the battle raging.
Never show your back or death will arrive
When you'll feel her deadly grasp.

Day after day
Destroying all in the country
Working so hard
To find one of her worst enemy
Then with the steel
She'll make him pay with long agony
No chance for this man who will die.

The torment that fills her heart
And the sorrow of her soul
Can only be appeased by each blow...
Of her... sword.

Hear her cry of...

[ENDLESS DREAM]

It hunts me every nights
A dream a cannot fight.
I'm afraid to close my eyes
All i feel and see are lies.

In that dream i'm on a throne
Made of flesh and human bones.
A deadly smile on my face.
No mercy for the human race.

I wanna break free from this endless dream
I can't believe i become this evil queen.
Please release me from this endless dream.
I want to forget all these things i have seen.

In that dream i'm on my horse
Striking with a hellish force
Bodies falling all around me
It makes no sense at all to me.

In that dream i see myself die
Too much pain i can only cry
What have i done to deserve this
There must be something i have missed.

I made men pay the price for things they haven't done.
But my heart is a cold as ice and my pity's on the
run.
I'm a prisonner of my own sleep and this time, it's oh
so deep.
I'm under lock and key, it's so bad the jailer is me.

I wanna break free...

[THE PROMISE]

I'm aware of who I am
A war machine dressed to kill
I think of what i left behind
I found nothing, nothing but a chill.

I'm afraid of what I'll be
Queen of death, that's for sure
I'm at the point of no return
It's now too late to find a cure.

There's a poison running trough my veins
Dark thoughts invading my brain
When I'll get my vengence, sweet caress
I'll get out of this mess, I promise

Now that I found their shelter
I can achieve my tasks
I'll never forget the laughter
They will see who hides behind the mask.

I'm not proud of all that past
It will follow me forever
With forgiveness, I guess it won't last
I will never, never surrender

I have learned that you never win
Even if the other dies
You must fight the enemy within
There is no compromise.

There's a poison...

OH, OH, OH
8. Part II Deadly Grasp (4:08)
[SHE'S FALLING]

On a distant land, far away
Intense was the summer heat
When fate struck her to the heart

Here lies what is left of her body torn and broken.
It happened here today
In these golden, peaceful wheat fields.

She's staring at the sky
All of her dreams are gone now.
Her chidhood has been stolen
By wicked men of the Northern hills.

She's falling, new angel of hatred
She's losing, all of her conscience.
To follow a dark path of blood wrath
And all she wants is vengence.

Her heart had turned to stone
No more smiles, so more cries
She had to grow so fast
Anger and sorrow filled her eyes.

She's falling, new angel of hatred
She's losing, all her righteousness
The dark path is here, a bloodbath.
Revenge is what she wants, no less

[DEADLY GRASP]

Day after day
Her courage and strenght getting stronger.
Training so hard
Have made her become a fierce warrior
Armored with steel
Her sword as light as a feather
No chance for the men she will fight.

Hear her cry of war
It's the last thing you'll hear.

She's the only one remaining alive
At the end of the battle raging.
Never show your back or death will arrive
When you'll feel her deadly grasp.

Day after day
Destroying all in the country
Working so hard
To find one of her worst enemy
Then with the steel
She'll make him pay with long agony
No chance for this man who will die.

The torment that fills her heart
And the sorrow of her soul
Can only be appeased by each blow...
Of her... sword.

Hear her cry of...

[ENDLESS DREAM]

It hunts me every nights
A dream a cannot fight.
I'm afraid to close my eyes
All i feel and see are lies.

In that dream i'm on a throne
Made of flesh and human bones.
A deadly smile on my face.
No mercy for the human race.

I wanna break free from this endless dream
I can't believe i become this evil queen.
Please release me from this endless dream.
I want to forget all these things i have seen.

In that dream i'm on my horse
Striking with a hellish force
Bodies falling all around me
It makes no sense at all to me.

In that dream i see myself die
Too much pain i can only cry
What have i done to deserve this
There must be something i have missed.

I made men pay the price for things they haven't done.
But my heart is a cold as ice and my pity's on the
run.
I'm a prisonner of my own sleep and this time, it's oh
so deep.
I'm under lock and key, it's so bad the jailer is me.

I wanna break free...

[THE PROMISE]

I'm aware of who I am
A war machine dressed to kill
I think of what i left behind
I found nothing, nothing but a chill.

I'm afraid of what I'll be
Queen of death, that's for sure
I'm at the point of no return
It's now too late to find a cure.

There's a poison running trough my veins
Dark thoughts invading my brain
When I'll get my vengence, sweet caress
I'll get out of this mess, I promise

Now that I found their shelter
I can achieve my tasks
I'll never forget the laughter
They will see who hides behind the mask.

I'm not proud of all that past
It will follow me forever
With forgiveness, I guess it won't last
I will never, never surrender

I have learned that you never win
Even if the other dies
You must fight the enemy within
There is no compromise.

There's a poison...

OH, OH, OH
9. Part III Endless Dream (5:48)
[SHE'S FALLING]

On a distant land, far away
Intense was the summer heat
When fate struck her to the heart

Here lies what is left of her body torn and broken.
It happened here today
In these golden, peaceful wheat fields.

She's staring at the sky
All of her dreams are gone now.
Her chidhood has been stolen
By wicked men of the Northern hills.

She's falling, new angel of hatred
She's losing, all of her conscience.
To follow a dark path of blood wrath
And all she wants is vengence.

Her heart had turned to stone
No more smiles, so more cries
She had to grow so fast
Anger and sorrow filled her eyes.

She's falling, new angel of hatred
She's losing, all her righteousness
The dark path is here, a bloodbath.
Revenge is what she wants, no less

[DEADLY GRASP]

Day after day
Her courage and strenght getting stronger.
Training so hard
Have made her become a fierce warrior
Armored with steel
Her sword as light as a feather
No chance for the men she will fight.

Hear her cry of war
It's the last thing you'll hear.

She's the only one remaining alive
At the end of the battle raging.
Never show your back or death will arrive
When you'll feel her deadly grasp.

Day after day
Destroying all in the country
Working so hard
To find one of her worst enemy
Then with the steel
She'll make him pay with long agony
No chance for this man who will die.

The torment that fills her heart
And the sorrow of her soul
Can only be appeased by each blow...
Of her... sword.

Hear her cry of...

[ENDLESS DREAM]

It hunts me every nights
A dream a cannot fight.
I'm afraid to close my eyes
All i feel and see are lies.

In that dream i'm on a throne
Made of flesh and human bones.
A deadly smile on my face.
No mercy for the human race.

I wanna break free from this endless dream
I can't believe i become this evil queen.
Please release me from this endless dream.
I want to forget all these things i have seen.

In that dream i'm on my horse
Striking with a hellish force
Bodies falling all around me
It makes no sense at all to me.

In that dream i see myself die
Too much pain i can only cry
What have i done to deserve this
There must be something i have missed.

I made men pay the price for things they haven't done.
But my heart is a cold as ice and my pity's on the
run.
I'm a prisonner of my own sleep and this time, it's oh
so deep.
I'm under lock and key, it's so bad the jailer is me.

I wanna break free...

[THE PROMISE]

I'm aware of who I am
A war machine dressed to kill
I think of what i left behind
I found nothing, nothing but a chill.

I'm afraid of what I'll be
Queen of death, that's for sure
I'm at the point of no return
It's now too late to find a cure.

There's a poison running trough my veins
Dark thoughts invading my brain
When I'll get my vengence, sweet caress
I'll get out of this mess, I promise

Now that I found their shelter
I can achieve my tasks
I'll never forget the laughter
They will see who hides behind the mask.

I'm not proud of all that past
It will follow me forever
With forgiveness, I guess it won't last
I will never, never surrender

I have learned that you never win
Even if the other dies
You must fight the enemy within
There is no compromise.

There's a poison...

OH, OH, OH
10. Part IV The Promise (5:23)
[SHE'S FALLING]

On a distant land, far away
Intense was the summer heat
When fate struck her to the heart

Here lies what is left of her body torn and broken.
It happened here today
In these golden, peaceful wheat fields.

She's staring at the sky
All of her dreams are gone now.
Her chidhood has been stolen
By wicked men of the Northern hills.

She's falling, new angel of hatred
She's losing, all of her conscience.
To follow a dark path of blood wrath
And all she wants is vengence.

Her heart had turned to stone
No more smiles, so more cries
She had to grow so fast
Anger and sorrow filled her eyes.

She's falling, new angel of hatred
She's losing, all her righteousness
The dark path is here, a bloodbath.
Revenge is what she wants, no less

[DEADLY GRASP]

Day after day
Her courage and strenght getting stronger.
Training so hard
Have made her become a fierce warrior
Armored with steel
Her sword as light as a feather
No chance for the men she will fight.

Hear her cry of war
It's the last thing you'll hear.

She's the only one remaining alive
At the end of the battle raging.
Never show your back or death will arrive
When you'll feel her deadly grasp.

Day after day
Destroying all in the country
Working so hard
To find one of her worst enemy
Then with the steel
She'll make him pay with long agony
No chance for this man who will die.

The torment that fills her heart
And the sorrow of her soul
Can only be appeased by each blow...
Of her... sword.

Hear her cry of...

[ENDLESS DREAM]

It hunts me every nights
A dream a cannot fight.
I'm afraid to close my eyes
All i feel and see are lies.

In that dream i'm on a throne
Made of flesh and human bones.
A deadly smile on my face.
No mercy for the human race.

I wanna break free from this endless dream
I can't believe i become this evil queen.
Please release me from this endless dream.
I want to forget all these things i have seen.

In that dream i'm on my horse
Striking with a hellish force
Bodies falling all around me
It makes no sense at all to me.

In that dream i see myself die
Too much pain i can only cry
What have i done to deserve this
There must be something i have missed.

I made men pay the price for things they haven't done.
But my heart is a cold as ice and my pity's on the
run.
I'm a prisonner of my own sleep and this time, it's oh
so deep.
I'm under lock and key, it's so bad the jailer is me.

I wanna break free...

[THE PROMISE]

I'm aware of who I am
A war machine dressed to kill
I think of what i left behind
I found nothing, nothing but a chill.

I'm afraid of what I'll be
Queen of death, that's for sure
I'm at the point of no return
It's now too late to find a cure.

There's a poison running trough my veins
Dark thoughts invading my brain
When I'll get my vengence, sweet caress
I'll get out of this mess, I promise

Now that I found their shelter
I can achieve my tasks
I'll never forget the laughter
They will see who hides behind the mask.

I'm not proud of all that past
It will follow me forever
With forgiveness, I guess it won't last
I will never, never surrender

I have learned that you never win
Even if the other dies
You must fight the enemy within
There is no compromise.

There's a poison...

OH, OH, OH
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