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Graceful Inheritance

(1986)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHeavy Metal, Power Metal
LabelsArkeyn Steel
Album rating :  -
Votes :  0
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Graceful Inheritance Lyrics

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1. Entrance (0:38)
2. Another Candle (3:56)
I've seen through times of mystery
And dreamed of truth in history
I can't imagine why we'd let our lives be stole away-
For Armageddon

To be their pawns
And fear their Gods
With no free will - NO!

Another candle burning down
See the flickering light upon the ground
There'll never be a Chosen Few
The ignorant- they never knew

And now the oceans cry

From the fire in the sky
And there's nothing you can do
'Cause the world you've known is through
And now your people cry
At the rivers running dry
And there's nothing you can do
'Cause the world you've known is through

Desire- - the lust for total joy
The Fire- - a world it shall destroy
Fever- - you'll feel it in your mind-
It's the nature of your kind

Lost - the future from your view
The Cost - too high to start anew
Reason - the one thing you ignore-
Could open up the door

Another candle burning down...
3. The Servant (3:25)
A servant's life is always short
I never wonder why
An angel fails to keep his wings
Falling from the sky

On your way -on your way
On your way -to the ground

A misty dew settles down
On the Earth below
The Winds of Time are telling me
I've got no place to go

I'm on my way -alone

But now, I'm free
To find the reasons why
I must beleive, in faith within my mind
-and in my wings

A servant's life is always short
I never wonder why
An angel fails to keep his wings
He knows it's time to live or die...

Fly on!
4. Tear Down the Walls (4:34)
They dwell in a palace of ivory and gold
In beauty and comfort, a fortune untolled
Yet, out in the courtyard injustice prevails
They've turned their backs on what Lordship entails

They squander their riches on oceans of wine
The masses are starving while ministers dine
The Bringers of Sorrow, the Masters of Pain
Rise up in anger, let sweet vengeance reign!

Tear down the walls - tear down the walls

A code of corruption, a throne of despair
A common affliction the townspeople share
Depriving the hungry and robbing the poor
Slaves to a system they loathe and deplore

A bounty of torment, abuse of command
The wicked are crippling this misgoverned land
The innocent perish, the cruel remain
Take up your sabres, let sweet vengeance reign!

Tear down the walls - tear down the walls
Tear down the walls - tear 'em down!

The peasants are storming this palace of gold
By evil repressors, no longer controlled
The banner of justice unfurled overhead
The victors rejoicing, the conquered lie dead

Yet few of them know what the future will bring
Another unjust and unmerciful King
The nature of Monarchs is always the same
Soon time will come to let sweet vengeance reign!

Tear down the walls...
5. Running From the Thunder (2:59)
I hear it in the distance
I can feel it in the wind
Somehow, some way
Will it return again?

I see a change taking over
A taste of things to come
Somehow, some way
Am I the only one?

- Running from the thunder
- Reaching for the sun

I've heard it in the distance
I've felt it in the wind
Sometime, some day
Will it return again?

I've seen the changes around me
The threat of things to come
Sometime, some day
Am I the only one?

- Running from the thunder
- Reaching for the sun -Lookout!

Running from the thunder
Reaching for the sun...
6. The Cloak (2:34)
The black night is the cloak I wear
I'm a nightmare borne on wings
A dark image of boundless fear
On the street I'm King of Kings

A pale specter of shattered hopes
I'm a symphony of lies
A vague shadow, a nameless pair of eyes...

A stained picture of broken dreams
I'm a twisted demons' rage
a cold whisper, a silent scream
I'm a panther left uncaged

The dim glow of the haunting moon
I'm your deepest fears unveiled
The wind mocking your every step
I'm a dagger cast in steel

The black night is the cloak I wear
I'm a serpent's icy gaze
A grim chorus, a siren's suite
I'm the misty twilight haze

The chill stabbing the midnight air
I'm a frenzied banshee cry
A blind evil, a mindless beast
I'm the fate you can't defy
7. R.I.P. (live) (4:59)
8. Hands of Destiny (3:27)
Like oils upon a canvas cast in silver, black, and grey
The angry skies of autumn hold the distant sun at bay
Mighty airborne armies waging battles in the sky
The clouds are locked in conflict, sending thunderbolts to fly

Yet in our abundant wisdom
Man can't tame the sky, the mountains, or the sea
Held beyond our understanding, helpless to deny
The Hands of Destiny

A monolithic menace reaches up to touch the sky
Below, a tiny township, waiting, helpless to defy
In a violent clamor sends a molten sea of flame
Bringing forth destruction, leaving nothing to remain

Yet in our abundant wisdom
Man can't tame the sky, the mountains, or the sea
Held beyond our understanding, helpless to deny
The Hands of Destiny

With the rage of Neptune, savage seas divide the land
Claiming countless victims of the power at His command
Dark and dismal waters seem to laugh with fiendish pride
Leaving those who dared to venture washed up with the tide

Yet in our abundant wisdom
Man can't tame the sky, the mountains, or the sea
Held beyond our understanding, helpless to deny
The Hands of Destiny
9. Keeper of the Reign (4:46)
...And the poor shall kneel down at their Master's feet
And dedicate themselves to please...

Raging rivers run for the lucky one
For the Keeper of the Grail
And the lower men, subjects of the King
On their hands and knees remain

Raging rivers run for the honored one
For the Keeper of the Key
And the lower men, servants of the King
Live to suit their Master's greed

The Keeper of the Reign
The Keeper of the Reign
Feels no pain...

Raging rivers run for the Royal One
For the Keeper of the Crown
And the lower men soldiers of the King
To whom their lives revolve around

The Keeper of the Reign
The Keeper of the Reign
Feels no pain...

Raging river run with the blood of mad men
Battle is the Keeper's game
For the Lucky One, to him no harm comes
The Keeper never feels their pain - No Pain!
10. Dragon's Lair (3:28)
Looking through the windows to your mind
Can't you see that there isn't much more to find?
As you take the crystal deep within
Waiting for the magic to begin

And are the broken mirrors of your soul
Dying for a lesson to be told?
And will you ever find an answer there?
Daring to approach the Dragon's Lair

And the dragon beckons you nearer
And you think you're so damn strong you've got no fear
Are you a victim - a blind man - a fool?
Living in illusions, you can only lose

Shooting deadly arrows in your heart
Bleeding from the moment that you start
A rush that never seems to satisfy
Tempting you once more before you die

And are the broken mirrors of your soul
Dying for a lesson to be told?
And will you ever find an answer there?
Daring to approach the Dragon's Lair

Dragon's Lair
Are you there?
Do you care?
...Illusions
11. Masters of Invasion (5:07)
They march at night through fiery battlefields
And the Death bell rings it's toll
They take no prisoners, they shoot to kill
And ever onward they will roll
Plated armor of the hardest steel
Their tanks are quick and their Trooper's keen
A game of chess with clear-cut strategy

Masters of Invasion, take your prey
Masters of Invasion, claim your life and dig your grave...

The Legions follow orders manifest
No provocation to avenge
Assume a destiny to reach the West
The conquered live in hope for their revenge
You can't escape this vicious War Machine
No sanctuary for this Grim Regime
Freedom and property are stripped away

Masters of Invasion, take your prey
Masters of Invasion, claim your life and dig your grave...

And on they march to quench their thirst for greed
Without a warrant for their crimes
Annihilation is their craving need
And the Death bell counts the lives
Another country doomed to die in vain
Another victim of this Mongers' Reign
Another paragraph in History...

Masters of Invasion, take your prey
Masters of Invasion, claim your life and dig your grave...
12. Nightmare (2:41)
Dark figures dancing madly underneath the moon
Chilling cold of fright surrounds you here
Shivers running down your spine like frigid blades of ice
The wind blows applause throughout the hills
Nighttime brings vague and shapeless visions into view
Images of evil catch your eyes
Danger lies amidst the shadows everywhere you turn
'Cause in your dreams the darkness never ends...

Nightmare - faces in the dark surround you
Nightmare - images of Hell around you
Nightmare - nowhere left to hide
Nightmare - haunting you tonight

Memories of haunting voices burning in your mind
A strange uneasy presence in the air
Your heart pounds, your breath stops, you tremble with fear
Cast into a cauldron of despair
Caught within a wrath of torment every night you dream
Soon you'll be afraid to close your eyes
Imaginary fears are flowing like a steady scream
As you approach your midnight-mare

Nightmare - nowhere left to hide
Nightmare - haunting you tonight
Don't go out alone
Don't go out alone
Don't go out alone!
13. A.N.D.... Drogro Lived On (3:42)
Face the facts of Life On Earth
The nature of Mankind
Pages from our past are now defined
Humanity has common sense
We all know right from wrong
We've lived in False Pretense too long!

RISE!! RISE!!
Face the facts of Present Day
RISE!! RISE!!
Rid yourself of ancient ways

Fear of gods and demons is the folly of your mind
Acknowledge facts of Science -don't be blind
The war of Good and Evil is what you create within
The Facts of Life are where the truth begins

RISE!! RISE!! RISE!!

Prepare for your future -don't live within the past
The ancient cultures never knew the facts
Technology has given truth where myth had been before
It's time Humanity stepped through the door

RISE!! RISE!!
Face the facts of Present Day
RISE!! RISE!!
Rid yourself of ancient ways...

RISE!! RISE!! RISE!!
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