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Once and Future King Part I

(2003)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresAOR
LabelsFrontiers Records
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Once and Future King Part I Lyrics

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Submitted by level DaveÅkerfeldt
1. Excaliber
[The Prologue]

Upon a Pagan land in darkness came
A black and heartless spawn of seed,
A cruel and wretched plague,
For in the mist of tima a king lay slain
Anf left the vilest form of greed
With a crown to claim
They battle, heed no warning
Prattle as they feud their lives away
They drown in civil war; they bleed

And still your dreams chill the night
While the dead fill your head
Desperate scenes take yhe knife
Through your flesh to the bone
Such extremes shape this fight
Fire is fed; blood is shed
And the pleas to unite
Scream "Excalibur guide our way home"

A ray of hope emerging bright as day
Amidst the darkness hour, reveals
what is pre-ordained
To hold a sword of power the Gods have made
To temper lightning forged as steel
for it's sacred blade
Strenght, passion, hopes and glory
Balanced on the brink, no time to fail
This time the saviour must be real

And still your dreams chill the night
While the dead fill your head
Desperate scenes take yhe knife
Through your flesh to the bone
Such extremes shape this fight
Fire is fed; blood is shed
And the pleas to unite
Scream "Excalibur guide our way home"
2. Dragon Island Cathedral
[Arthur]

Rising from the ocean like a fortress
from the black,
The Pagan sacred isle "Ynys Mon"
It looms before me now there's no
turning black
As my Kingdom and my destiny come

I'm sailing on the wings of time,
The paths of fate unfold, entwine,
For I must face the warning tribes
I must embrace and unify
Kneel,
This Dragon Isle Cathedral forged
upon the anvil
and honed from the stone,
Steel
Sceptress its mountainous steeple
Land at no command but its own,
This throne,
Dragon Isle of Ynys Mon, home

Hallowed down the centuries,
through this sacrificial age,
These dark foreboding towers of stone
It is my calling I was born to this place
Where the timeless seeds of history are sewn,

I'm sailing on the wings of time,
The paths of fate unfold, entwine,
For I must face the warning tribes
I must embrace and unify
Kneel,
This Dragon Isle Cathedral forged
upon the anvil
and honed from the stone,
Steel
Sceptress its mountainous steeple
Land at no command but its own,
This throne,
Dragon Isle of Ynys Mon, home
3. At the End of the Day
[Guinevere And Arthur]

Now that the madrigal has died
And the crowds have gone
It's you and I,
Bathed in the light as the embers flare
You shine, beyond compare
I will be everything you need,
For the timeless one
Brought you to me,
Safe in my arms as the torches fade
With the light at the end of day

I saw a miracle arrive,
For an angel walked
into my life,
You make the flames in a heart so cold
Ignite, you melt my soul
I found the keeper of the key
To the chains inside,
Don't set me free,
Slave to your touch as the darkness plays
With the light at the end of day

Time leads the river to the sea,
And without you would be
Faithless and broken
Climb on the magic we weave
And I promise I will see
The spell is never broken

Love, is the mirror of your eyes
Where the wildest heart is purified
Lost to the glow as the candles wane
With the light at the end of day

Locked in the cradle of a kiss
With the words of love upon our lips
Framed in caress by a golden veil
From the light at the end of day
4. The Reason Why
[Lancelot]

In this world we are more or less
entwined in a race
Losing ground, it's a brittle mess,
designed to decay,
We never dream to think of others,
Lie in the face of truth

We're ensnared in the ties of love
then bound by a ring
Spring is short as the cries above,
resound, deafening
But 'silence' greets the brink of summer,
"Why?" meets the winter's chill

Show me the reason why we put
chains on our lovers
How can we justify this king of control?
Show me the reason why we enslave
one another

We swear to keep our promises, in
time we renege,
And though we sleep in the dragon's
lair, we're blind to the flames
We're callous, disrespect our brothers,
Fight in an age of fools

Show me the reason why we put
chains on our lovers
How can we justify this king of control?
Show me the reason why we enslave
one another
5. Shapeshifter
[Morgana]

The perfect spell, you could not resist,
I cast it well, beguiled and bewitched,
The evening fell and knocked like before,
But this time Hell had come to your door,

Trick of the light, (Shape)
Shapeshifter,
Thief in the night, behind a lovers disguise,
Dream (Hey)
Shapeshifter,
Tracing the face of a lie your eyes betray

My changling heart can mould you within
This fire starts with vegeance and sin,
I guide your hands, control every move
I steal your love, I win and you loose

Trick of the light, (Shape)
Shapeshifter,
Thief in the night, behind a lovers disguise,
Dream (Hey)
Shapeshifter,
Tracing the face of a lie your eyes
betrayTrick of the light, (Shape)
Shapeshifter,
Thief in the night, behind a lovers disguise,
Dream (Hey)
Shapeshifter,
Tracing the face of a lie your eyes betray

The perfect spell, you could not resist
I cast it well, beguiled and bewitched,
The evening fell but noy like before
You've taste Hell and still you wants more,

Trick of the light, (Shape)
Shapeshifter,
Thief in the night, behind a lovers disguise,
Dream (Hey)
Shapeshifter,
Tracing the face of a lie your eyes
betrayTrick of the light, (Shape)
Shapeshifter,
Thief in the night, behind a lovers disguise,
Dream (Hey)
Shapeshifter,
Tracing the face of a lie your eyes betray
6. King for a Day
[Merlin]

True Gods, they sleep
Locked in their mountain of dreams
They wait for the call: for the hunger
They must be freed.
Drive out the Christian seed
Lay waste; bring the storm and the thunder

There must be change
Or this land will crumble and decay
I must redeem them; somehow I
must free them,
Return waht was lost once again

If I was King for a day
This land would burn in the mystical flames
Born through the fire
The Old Gods would reign
If I was King for a day

These words I speak
Let loose the dragon I seek
His breath will transform through the madness
Immersed, so deep,
Secrets the centuries keep
In death are restored in the vastness

Until that day
We must take their sanctuary away
Cast out the pieces, the Christian weakness
And build on the pyre that remains

If I was King for a day
This land would burn in the mystical flames
Born through the fire
The Old Gods would reign
If I was King for a day
7. Avalon
[Lancelot]

It's a emotional crime,
You should be here by my side,
I'm set on manking you mine
I cross a dangerous line
Oh, but I can't barely describe
The way i want you inside

I love you,
I need you,
The truth will not decieve you
This heat grows stronger every day,

Don't you go, won't you stay
Girl I'm beggin' you to find a way
For this feels so strong it just can't be wrong
And it grows, every day
Just like dreaming but I'm wide awake
You and I, we belong, this is Avalon

You're an obsession of mine,
The only face in my mind,
You are my one of a kind
As sure as love is not blind
Oh, and though your love is implied
I'll peel away your disguise

I love you,
I need you,
The truth will not decieve you
This heat grows stronger every day,

Don't you go, won't you stay
Girl I'm beggin' you to find a way
For this feels so strong it just can't be wrong
And it grows, every day
Just like dreaming but I'm wide awake
You and I, we belong, this is Avalon

We live in turbulent times
We never know what we'll find
I see that look in your eyes,
You turn away but can't hide
Oh, you're giving all the right signs
So just give in and don't fight

I love you,
I need you,
The truth will not decieve you
This heat grows stronger every day,

Don't you go, won't you stay
Girl I'm beggin' you to find a way
For this feels so strong it just can't be wrong
And it grows, every day
Just like dreaming but I'm wide awake
You and I, we belong, this is Avalon
8. Sinner
[Galahad]

Born of a nightmare nad your heart never breaks
One of the black lair's fateful mistakes,
No one sensed the storm was comin'
No one sensed the mountains start to crumble
The laws tore

Dawn and the light snares every crime like a stain
Spawns as the rites tear, tempers the blame,
No one breached your lies and cunnin'
No one reached your heart but now its over
The walls fall

For you dared, now the battlefield is bloody,
And you shared, what was sacred is undone,

You're the queen, it's obscene how
you lied and schemed
You're a fake; there's a snake deep within ya
It's a web that you weave out of vile deceit
You've got blood on your hands,
You're a sinner

Your thrust at the heartland with the sword of bretayal
Trust tore apart there, honesty failed
No-one's left to save you woman
No one rests; the blame is on your shoulders
For all time

Is your soul full of sandness?
Is your heart full of hate?
Were you touched by the madness?
passion and fate;
No one cares and now you're runnin'
No one can deny that now it's over
You're long gome
For you strayed and I should have
seen it coming,
Now you pray, only look what
you've become,

You're the queen, it's obscene how
you lied and schemed
You're a fake; there's a snake deep within ya
It's a web that you weave out of vile deceit
You've got blood on your hands,
You're a sinner
9. In Flames
[Merlin]

The time has come
There's no other way now
This crime is done
It tore what remained of our reason
'Right' is gone
This 'Wrong' is the shame
As it buries the soul for your treason

This night has come
It falls from the rain clouds
This blight is done
Flawed with the stains from your scheming
'Sight' is gone
We're 'blind' by the pain
So we stab at the heart of the demon

Crawl out, bruised by the landslide
Fools fate, destiny's jaws
Ground down, used and abused by
Love like a silent blade
Shout; bleed as the dammed die
Too late, venom and claws,
Gouged out, wounded and tongue tied
Love
Love cuts you down in flames

This plight has come
Full circle again now
But what was done
Can't be erased to redeem her
Trust is gone
The people are shamed
She must burn at the stake to appease them

Crawl out, bruised by the landslide
Fools fate, destiny's jaws
Ground down, used and abused by
Love like a silent blade
Shout; bleed as the dammed die
Too late, venom and claws,
Gouged out, wounded and tongue tied
Love
Love cuts you down in flames
10. Lies
[Arthur]

Life, testing my courage tonigt,
Stretching my sanity,
Broken and bruised, open and wounded inside

I thought that you loved me, you lied
Stabbed at the heart of me,
Callous and cruel, showed me no mercy this time

This web of lies is to blame, binding the pain,
You betrayed me time and time again,
Why don't you answer me,
You left me crying in the rain, blind and afraid,
Now the broken words I have to say
Echo but my heart has turned away,
You'll never lie me again

Gone, ended before it's began,
I need no sympathy,
I was a fool and now the damage is done

This web of lies is to blame, binding the pain,
You betrayed me time and time again,
Why don't you answer me,
You left me crying in the rain, blind and afraid,
Now the broken words I have to say
Echo but my heart has turned away,
You'll never lie me again
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