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The Final Frontier

(2010)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresHeavy Metal
LabelsEMI Records, Sony Music
Album rating :  81.7 / 100
Votes :  32
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The Final Frontier Lyrics

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1. Satellite 15... The Final Frontier (8:40)
I try to call the earth's command
Desperation in my voice
I'm drifting way off course now
With very little choice

The loneliness is hard to bear
I try to calm my fear
Just hoping any second now
Some contact filters through

Desperate calls signal back from satellite
As my life flashes right in front of me
Try again, must get through
Hear me now for I've very little time

Not much time, hear my call
Please get through, I am here

I'm stranded in space, I'm lost with a trace
I haven't a chance of getting away
Too close to the sun, I surely will burn
Like Icarus before me or so legend goes

I think of my life reliving my past
There's nothing but wait 'til my time comes
I've had a good life, I'd do it again
Maybe I'll come back some time afresh

For I have lived my life to the full
I have no regrets
But I wish I could talk to my family
To tell them one last goodbye

The final frontier, the final frontier
The final frontier, the final frontier

If I could survive to live one more time
I wouldn't be changing a thing at all
Done more in my life than some do in ten
I'd go back and do it all over again

For I have lived my life to the full
I have no regrets
But I wish I could talk to my family
To tell them one last goodbye

The final frontier, the final frontier
The final frontier, the final frontier

There isn't much time, must say my last rites
Nobody is here to read them to me
Must say my goodbyes if only a line
A message to tell them in case they might find

For I have lived my life to the full
I have no regrets
But I wish I could talk to my family
To tell them that one last goodbye

The final frontier, the final frontier...
The final frontier, the final frontier
2. El Dorado (6:49)
Got to tell you a story on a cold winters night
You'll be sailing for glory before you know what is right
So come over here now, I got a vision for you
It's my personal snake oil, it's just something I do

I'm the jester with no tears and I'm playing on your fears
I'm a trickster smiling underneath this mask of love and death
The eternal lie I've told about the pyramids of gold
I've got you hooked at every turn, your money's left to burn

You'll be wanting a contract, you'll be waiting a while
I'd like to give you my contact but that isn't my style
Well, you only get one chance and it's too good to miss
If I gave a lot to ya then I wouldn't exist

Greed, lust and angry pride, it's the same old, same old ride
The smoke and mirrors, visions that you see are just like me
I'm a clever banker's face with just a letter out of place
I know someone just like you know someone just like me

El Dorado come and play, El Dorado step this way
Take a ticket for the ride
El Dorado streets of gold, see those shipments oversold
You've got one last chance to try

So gone is the glory and gone is the gold
Well, if you need a story, I've come, it has to be told
Well, you can say I'm a devil and I wouldn't say no
But out here on the dark side, hey, on with the show

So now my tale is told, big and bad, and twice as bold
This ship of fools is sinking as the cracks begin to grow
There is no easy way for an honest man today
Which is something you should think of as my life boat sails away

El Dorado come and play, El Dorado step this way
Take a ticket for the ride
El Dorado streets of gold, see those shipments over sold
You've got one last chance to try

El Dorado come and play, El Dorado step this way
Take a ticket for the ride
El Dorado streets of gold, see those shipments over sold
You've got one last chance to try
3. Mother of Mercy (5:20)
Sitting, waiting in the falling rain
Getting ready to begin again

Wounded lying, crying, bodies moving, dying
All around there is the smell of death and fire
Here the planes are coming, hear the soldiers running
Killing on a scale to comprehend

Why are we here in this place, here to kill?
Please God, forgive us for what we have done

I always thought I was doing right
As of now I'm not feeling so sure
I'm at a place of where I give no grace
I'm a soldier of war

I sit, waiting for my darkest hour to come
I cannot think about the things that I have done
It shouldn't take a fool to see that I believe
Accept the consequence, repent for what I've done

You tell me what is certain but I'll tell you what is true
You tell me what is honesty when all around is death and cruelty
The making of a man is fire, not giving into our desires
Within the truth it lies within the only thing

Mother of mercy, angel of death desire
Mother of mercy, taking my last breath of fire
Mother of mercy, angel of pain
Mother of mercy, taking my last breath

Some say you are a lost cause, some say you're a saint
Just being here's an act of suffering and restraint
Walk down the long dark road to ruin and panic not
I'll die a lonely death of that I'm certain of

Rivers flow with blood, there's nowhere left to hide
It's hard to comprehend there's anyone left alive
Sick of all the killing and the reek of death
Will God tell me what religion is to man?

I don't hold with bad religion, understand what's underneath it
Now I come to think of it, I just don't hold at all, you know it
You say you are a holy man but what is it you do?
From where I stand is nothing but a hollow man I see

Mother of mercy, angel of death desire
Mother of mercy, taking my last breath of fire
Mother of mercy, angel of pain
Mother of mercy, taking my last breath

Mother of mercy, angel of death desire
Mother of mercy, taking my last breath of fire
Mother of mercy, angel of pain
Mother of mercy, drawing my last breath

I'm just a lonely soldier fighting in a bloody hopeless war
Don't know what I'm fighting, who it is or what I'm fighting for
Thought it was for money, make my fortune, now I'm not so sure
Seem to just have lost my way
4. Coming Home (5:52)
When I stand before you shining in the early morning sun
When I feel the engines roar and I think of what we've done
Oh, the bittersweet reflection as we kiss the earth goodbye
As the waves and echoes of the towns become the ghosts of time

Over borders that divide the earthbound tribes
No creed and no religion, just a hundred winged souls
We will ride this thunder bird, silver shadows on the earth
A thousand leagues away, our land of birth

To Albion's land, coming home when I see the runway lights
In the misty dawn the night is fading fast
Coming home, far away as their vapor trails align
Where I've been tonight, you know I will not stay

Curving on the edge of daylight 'til it slips into the void
Waited in the long night, dreaming 'til the sun is born again
Stretched the fingers of my hand, covered countries with my span
Just a lonely satellite, speck of dust and cosmic sand

Over borders that divide the earthbound tribes
Through the dark Atlantic, over mounting stormy crates
We will ride this thunder bird, silver shadows on the earth
A thousand leagues away, our land of birth

To Albion's land, coming home when I see the runway lights
In the misty dawn the night is fading fast
Coming home, far away as their vapor trails align
Where I've been tonight, you know I will not stay

To Albion's land, coming home when I see the runway lights
In the misty dawn the night is fading fast
Coming home, far away as their vapor trails align
Where I've been tonight, you know I will not stay

Coming home, far away when I see the runway lights
In the misty dawn the night is fading fast
Coming home, far away as their vapor trails align
Where I've been tonight, you know I will not stay
5. The Alchemist (4:29)
Stranger than the comet as it streaks across the sky
Stranger than the truth I know before my open eyes
I have dealt in mysteries and trickery of light to entertain
Looked into the abyss, called it by its name

I have plundered time itself, put the world inside it
I'm the mysteries, day and night, divide it
A plague of wonders, on your knees beside me
Know the secrets, you shall not deride us

My dreams of empire from my frozen queen will come to pass
Know me, the Magus, I am Dr. Dee and this is my house
I am the master of the tides, I shame the mirror in my sight
What random music of the spheres across the years

Know this, I will return to this land
Rebuild where the ruins did stand
Chain up the demons set free
Strange alchemy

Gather round the aimless and the feckless and the lame
Hear the master summon up the spirits by their names
I curse you Edward Kelley, your betrayal for eternity is damned
Know you speak with demons, you cannot command

Even as I looked into the glass then I was blinded
Burning by the Mortlake shore, my house, my books inside it
You have taken up my wife and lain beside her
Now the black rain on my house, the timbers burning

My dreams of empire from my frozen queen will come to pass
Know me, the Magus, I am Dr. Dee and this was my house
I was the keeper of the books, I had the knowledge of the scrolls
But now through ignorance and fear, I cast a shadow through the years

Know this, I will return to this land
Rebuild where the ruins did stand
Chain up the demons set free
Strange alchemy

Know this, I will return to this land
Rebuild where the ruins did stand
Chain up the demons set free
Strange alchemy

Know this, I will return to this land
Rebuild where the ruins did stand
Restore the knowledge memory
Strange alchemy
6. Isle of Avalon (9:06)
I can hear them floating on the wind
Immortal souls, their weeping saddens me
Mother Earth, you know your time is near
Awaken lust, the seed is sown and reaped

Through the western isle, I hear the dead awaken
Rising slowly to the court of Avalon
The cauldron of the head of Annwyn laced with envy
Dark around its edge with pearl and destiny

All my days I've waited for the sign
The one that brings me closer to isle of Avalon
I can feel the power flowing through my veins
My heart is beating louder, close to Avalon

I can hear you, can you hear me?
I can feel you, can't you feel me?

Fertility Mother Goddess
Celebration, sow the seeds of the born
The fruit of her body laden
Through the corn doll, you will pray for them all

The image of Mother Goddess
Lying dormant, in the eyes of the dead
The sheaf of the corn is broken
End the harvest, throw the dead off the pyre

I hear her crying the tears of an angel
The voices I hear in my head
Blessed the fruits are the corn of the earth
Mother Earth, holy blood of the dead

Mother Earth, I can hear you
Sacrifice, now united

Rising levels of the tidal lakes protect them
Keepers of the goddess in the underworld
Holding powers of the mystics deep inside them
Nineteen maidens, guardians of the other world

Mortal conflict born of Celtic legend
That apart from seven non returned from Avalon

Mother Earth, I can feel you
My rebirth now completed

Fertility Mother Goddess
Celebration, sow the seeds of the born
The fruits of her body laden
Through the corn doll, you will pray for them all

The image of mother goddess
Lying dormant in the eyes of the dead
The sheaf of the corn is broken
End the harvest, throw the dead on the pyre

To have the belief of others
Looking for the isle to show them a sign
Fertility of all mothers
Stood in silence waiting now for their turn

The gateway to Avalon
The island where the souls of dead are reborn
Brought here to die and be
Transferred into the earth and then for rebirth

I hear her crying the tears of an angel
The voices I hear in my head
Blessed the fruits are the corn of the earth
Mother Earth, holy blood of the dead

The water in rivers and rhymes rises quickly
Are flowing and flooding the land
The sea shall return once again just to hide them
Lost souls on the isle of the dead
7. Starblind (7:48)
Take my eyes
The things I've seen in this world coming to an end
My reflection fades
I'm weary of these earthly bones and skin

You may pass through me
And leave no trace, I have no mortal face
Solar winds are whispering
You may hear me call

We can shed our skins
And swim into the darkened void beyond
We will dance among the world
That orbit stars that aren't our sun

All the oxygen that trapped us
In a carbon spider's web
Solar winds are whispering
You may hear the sirens of the dead

Let the elders to their parley
Meant to satisfy our lust
Leaving Damacles still hanging
Over all their promised trust

Walk away from freedoms
Offered by the jailers in their cage
Step into the light, star tripping
Over mortals in their rage

Starblind with sun, the stars are one
We are the light that brings the end of night
Starblind with sun, the stars are one
We are with the goddess of the sun tonight

The preacher loses face with Christ
Religion's cruel device is gone
Empty flesh and hollow bones
Make pacts of love but die alone

The crucible of pain will forge
The blanks of sin begin again
You are free to choose a life to live
Or one that's left to lose

Virgins in the teeth of God are meat
And drink to feed the damned
You may pass through me
And I will feel the life that you live less

Step into my light, star tripping
We will rage against the night
Walk away from comfort
Offered by your citizens of death

Starblind with sun, the stars are one
We are the light that brings the end of night
Starblind with sun, the stars are one
We are with the goddess of the sun tonight

Take my eyes for what I've seen
I will give my sight to you
You are free to choose whatever
Life to live or life to lose

Whatever God you know
He knows you better than you believe
In your once and future grave
You'll fall endlessly deceived

Look into our face
Reflected in the moon glow in your eyes
Remember you can choose to look
But not to see and waste your hours

You believe you have the time
But I tell you your time is short
I see your past and future
All the same and it cannot be bought

Starblind with sun, the stars are one
We are the light that brings the end of night
Starblind with sun, the stars are one
We are with the goddess of the sun tonight

Take my eyes for what I've seen
I will give my sight to you
You are free to choose whatever
Life to live or life to lose

Whatever God you know
He knows you better than you believe
In your once and future grave
You'll fall endlessly deceived

The preacher loses face with Christ
Religion's cruel device is gone
Empty flesh and hollow bones
Make pacts of love but die alone

The crucible of pain will forge
The blanks of sin begin again
You are free to choose a life to live
Or one that's left to lose
8. The Talisman (9:03)
When I stand and look about the port
And contemplate my life, will I ever see my countrymen again?

As the captain calls us on the deck, I take my things and walk
To the harbor side I glance back one last time
Fleeing our nation, our problems we leave behind
Ships by the tenfold sail out on the tide

We are pleased to be out and embracing the open sea
Free from our troubles and more free from thee
Inheritors unfulfilled reason behind us
We flee from what is not, what is will be

We flee the earth and face our harsh reality
Will death be low mist that hangs on the sea?
We run from the evil tongues, rash judgments, selfish men
Never to be seen on these shores again

As we sail into ocean size and lose sight of land
A face of contentment around in the air
We're off now to seek all our fortunes
To the land of our dreams

Riding the waves and the storm is upon us
The winds lash the sails but the ropes keep them tight
Off in the distance a dark cloud approaching
None could imagine what there was to come

No, there's no one going back, no, there's not a second chance
As we strap onto the side, we pray to God that we won't die

As we ride the rough seas, as we soak from the ocean waves
I just hope for all our lives and pray that I survive
Four ships are lost in the stormy conditions
The spirits of the sunken crews, their phantoms follow us

Spirits, sails, they drive us on through the all consuming waves
Cold mortality, no weapon against these ever raging seas

Four leagues and ten and we hit storms again
We just can't get away from the eye of the storm
The birds out soar the raging storm but we cannot escape it
Abandoned earth that we now crave is many leagues from safe

Holding on for our dear lives and we're praying once again
Rotten luck or just jonahed? The talisman is in my hand

Limbs fatigued, trembling with cold, blinded from the sea spray salt
Clasping anything we can hold, heaven's rain upon us falls
Twenty days without a meal and ten without fresh water still
Those that didn't die in storms, the scurvy rest did slaughter

Westward the tide, westward we sail on
Westward the tide, sail by the talisman

We approach the other side of the ocean with the tide
In our favor just for once, welcome greeting, our new land
The elation in our hearts, the excitement in our veins
As we sail towards the coastline of our golden promised land

Weary limbs fatigued away, I have no life left in me
No more strength and nothing left to give, must find the will to live
Never thought that we could make it, truly sight of shores divine
The sickness I am dying from, never wanted it to end this way

Westward the tide
Westward we sail on
Westward the tide
DSail by the talisman
9. The Man Who Would Be King (8:28)
As he travels on the beast of burden
Moving up along the mountain side
As he gazes looking down the valley
No regrets but his pride

As he journeys across mountain passes
Insignificance sweeps over him
His reflection of the beauty around him
Feeling empty inside

He is running from his wildest thoughts
He is running from his everything
He is looking now to find something
Hoping he could be saved

He's searching for the answer now
Is something that he's managed to avoid up until now
Looking for the conviction that he craves
He needs to find the answer sooner or later

Pushed himself to the limits
He had to strife for all the harder things in life
But what the cost to give him now
His life and time is the only things that he has

Life is, is not a rehearsal
Only has this the one chance to get it right
Living really is only way to know
Maybe one day they'll forgive him what he's done
With all the pain of lying too early in the grave

Destiny, no good to hide away
Hear us now, we'll be his only way
Understand, no good to run away
Hear us now, we'll be his saving grace

Just to make his peace with God
All is forgivable but he's left a little late
Trying something that he's not
Is impossible to change such a lot

He's taken someone's life away
There's not a day that goes by
He regrets what he's done
He should have found another way
But the good book says an eye for an eye

In reflecting on decisions that were made
On the judgments that will haunt him 'till his grave
No-one has the right to take another life
But in his mind he had no choice so be it

Destiny, no good to hide away
Hear us now, we'll be his only way
Understand, no good to run away
Hear us now, we'll be his saving grace

Destiny, no good to hide away
Hear us now, we'll be his only way
Understand, no place to run away
Hear us now, we'll be his saving grace

Far far away the man
Who would be king
So far away the man
Who would be king
Far far away the man
Who would be king
10. When the Wild Wind Blows (10:59)
Have you heard what they said on the news today?
Have you heard what is coming to us all?
That the world as we know, it will be coming to an end
Have you heard, have you heard?

He sees them in the distance when the darkened clouds roll
He could feel tension in the atmosphere
He would look in the mirror, see an old man now
Does it matter they survive somehow?

They said there's nothing can be done about the situation
They said there's nothing you can do at all
To sit and wait around for something to occur
Did you know, did you know?

As he stares across the garden looking at the meadows
Wonders if they'll ever grow again
The desperation of the situation getting graver
Getting ready when the wild wind blows

Have you seen what they said on the news today?
Have you heard what they said about us all?
Do you know what is happening to just every one of us
Have you heard, have you heard?

There will be a catastrophe, the like we've never seen
There will be something that will light the sky
That the world as we know it, it will never be the same
Did you know, did you know?

He carries everything into the shelter, not a fuss
Getting ready when the moment comes
He has enough supplies to last them for a year or two
Good to have because you never know

They tell us nothing that we don't already know about
They tell us nothing that is real at all
They only fill us with the stuff that they want
Did you know, did you know?

He's nearly finished with the preparations for the day
He's getting tired, that'll do for now
They are preparing for the very worst to come to them
Getting ready when the wild wind blows

He sees the picture on the wall
It's falling down, upside down
He sees a teardrop from his wife
Roll down her face, saying grace

Remember times they had
They flash right through his mind, left behind
Of a lifetime spent together
Long ago will be gone

They've been preparing for some weeks now
For when the crucial moment comes
To take their refuge in the shelter
Let them prepare for what will come

They make a tea and sit there waiting
They're in the shelter feeling snug
Not long to wait for absolution
Don't make a fuss, just sit and wait

Can't believe all the lying
All the screams are denying
That the moments of truth
Have begun

Can't you see it on the TV?
Don't believe them in the least bit
Now the days of our ending
Have begun

Say a prayer when it's all over
Survivors unite, all as one
Got to try and help each other
Got the will to overcome

I can't believe all the lying
All the screens are denying
That the moments of truth
Have begun

Can't you see it on the TV?
Don't believe them in the least bit
Now the days of our ending
Have begun

When they found them
Had their arms wrapped around each other
Their tins of poison laying
Nearby their clothes

The day they both mistook an earthquake
For the fallout
Just another
When the wild wind blows....
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