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The Age of the Return

(2005)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresEpic Heavy Metal
LabelsUnderground Symphony
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The Age of the Return Lyrics

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1. Last Chance (2:09)
instrumental
2. A Cry in the Desert (4:23)
John is my name, this lonely desert, my home.
Silence, hunger and cold 'r the company I need.

Wake up, I've got a dream,
I bring the news
That ye were waiting!

The water of the Jordan
Will wash away
The sins of Galilee.

Don't call me prophet!
Why can't you see?
I'm just a messenger,

Harp hanging from a tree.
Elijah's voice,
Crying in the desert.

With many names they have called me
But still they don't want to see.
I bring the news of the greatest change and
They just see water in my hand.

Wake up, a man is coming,
A special one,
With fire he'll finish

What I just began.
He'll grow a forest,
Where I left some seeds.

With many names they have called me
But still they don't want to see.
I bring the news of the greatest change and
They just see water in my hand.

Oh my Lord, to set them free
I've tried so many ways,
I've warned and prayed
Cried and waited,
Bended on my knee.

A new time is coming soon,
Plenty of signs around me.
A cross is ready up the hill for the man
Who can forgive what I can't.

A new time is coming soon,
That I will never see.
The price paid for a dance under the moon
My head on plate, will be.

Thanks, Salome...
3. Misunderstandings (4:18)
The two men look at each other,
Both have a role in this story,
But one of them won't understand.
Fate curious irony.

Once my wife dreamed of you,
I wondered what it'd mean.
But no fault I've seen,
Into your words.

Pilatus, governor, listen to us!
We are the priests of Jerusalem,
Has to die, this blasphemous man
Who shamelessly swears curses and lies!

He's here to keep peace,
The peace of Rome.
Peace at any cost.
Always.

People of Galilee,
Pick one to save.
For one that'll be free,
One'll die.

He's here to keep peace,
The peace of Rome.
Peace at any cost.
Always.

What is your choice?
Jesus the King,
Or this Barabbas
The thief?

The will of these people is clear,
There's nothing more he can do.
The crowd claims the life of this man
No reason to say "no".

Blood ran through his hands many times
But this one burns like fire would.
Water won't wash away this mark
No, nothing now it could!
4. The Giant and the Shepherd (5:42)
Who says you can always pick your path
Has never been on a battle field
Sometimes there isn't a real choice
If you are David or Goliath
Isn't up to you.

Time passes by and leaves just sand
Fading memories of men and lives
Heroes out of the shadows of time
Tiny men shaking like autumn leaves.

So may happen that a shepherd
Talks too much and falls in trouble
Marks the story
Kills a giant,
Find his glory!

A man in a shining armor,
A giant spreading fear!
Soldiers running, shame on Israel!

But a young shepherd defends his flock.
Hunter of lions and wolves,
Isn't a giant just another man?

Doesn't he wear a blade?
Doesn't he fear his arm?
Oh, David is young!

Doesn't he wear a blade?
Doesn't he fear his arm?
Oh, David is brave!

Eyes of a giant cannot see
Pride pays a fee
David is smart, David is fast
Heavy is the sword
Quick is the dart

Silence around
Goliath stands
Slowly he moves
Then closes his eyes

Eyes of a giant cannot see
Pride pays a fee
David is smart, David is fast
Heavy is the sword
Quick is the dart

Now lies the warrior on his knees
And none believes
Now lies the giant on his fours
Soldiers cannot breath.

One in the sand in his own blood
One in the air
Raises the envy of a king,
A new story begins.
5. Exodus (5:18)
Sand moved by the hand of God
Shakes those worn tents
Sleeps the scared tribe of Israel
With both eyes searching the darkness.

Poor memories packed with love,
Men and goats, same fear.
Stands in the wind, Aaron the Levite,
Looks at his brother across the night.

Half freedom is nothing but slavery.
Seven times, Egypt they wounded.
But bloody rivers, snakes or sticks,
It's just a trick.

Blind men walking towards nowhere,
Now, we are talking 'bout magic.
A promised land they'll never see.
And this is faith.

Faith that guides the steps
Faith against any hope
Faith against reasons
In a promise that will be kept

Cruel Egypt seeking revenge
No way back, no more.
What a hard duty to be free,
This freezing desert all what you get.

I've seen the sand of Palestine
I've seen the Jordan
The fruits the fields, the land of Cain.
And forty years of hunger and pain.

Yes, God spoke to me, one day,
He showed the way.
But I'm a man with no certainty.
And they have only one, they've me.

Faith that guides the steps
Faith against any hope
Faith against reasons
In a promise that will be kept
6. Regrets (4:20)
It's beautiful,
Look, how it shines!
Not just a coin:
It's silver.
It is the price
Of a human life
Look, how it shines!

Between the trees,
A little man cries,
Shadows on his face
Empty eyes.
Accomplished destiny,
Someway we can say.
A little man cries.

Thirty coins,
Shining silver
Thrown in the air by Juda's hand.

Last night dinner,
We knew he was lost
Soldiers all around.
He was lost.
He looked at us,
Deep into our souls,
Little weak things.

It was written
Someone would betray.
A kiss like a mark.
That same is he!
Just I can't see,
Since all he knew,
Why not to stop me.

Where can I hide?
How to forget
The days I spent
On his side?

I can stand hate
But not those eyes,
All that forgiveness
So much love.

Where can I hide?
How to forget
The days I spent
On his side?

Death is silence,
Eternal regret.
The last escape,
Without peace.
Not far away,
Thirty silver coins
Paid a cross of pain.
7. The Cross (8:50)
Eli, Eli Eli Lema Sabactani!
Oh, why hast thou forsaken me?
Eli, Eli Eli Lema Sabactani!
Why love asks for so much pain?

Rough wood scorches my skin
Each step is harder
Pain, deep like a sin.

Blood over my eyes
But I can hear
Yesterday friends laughs.

My heart won't bring me up there
Breath doesn't come.
Laughs everywhere.

Pitiless sun burns my throat
No friendly faces
To calm this thirst.

Who's him, what did he do?
A fool who had a dream
A lover without sin
Law won't allow a king with no crown

John, brothers, where are ye?
Peter,
Denying me.

Love doesn't fear wounds,
Father,
But this poor body shakes...

Nails through bones
A cross is made
Pain makes us all the same
These two men
At my side
Would deserve a better fate.

I won't go
I won't leave
As he didn't leave me
I was lost
With no pride
Then one day he smiled.

Silently a woman cries
Little whispers of pain
Fading slowly at sunset
Three crosses in the rain

No, father!
Not her, no!
This is not for her eyes
Now I know,
Bring her away
This is a price well paid

Seventh hour
One single cry
I know it's over now
Donno how
So much to say
But I just ran away

Silently a woman cries
Little whispers of pain
Fading slowly at sunset
Three crosses in the rain

T'was a price well paid
The corpse seems to smile
T'was a price well paid
8. So Far Away (5:13)
I wonder what my father would say today,
If he could see me in this weird place.
He that never went a mile away,
He that never left his land nor his boat.

My bones are stiff, my beard is long and gray,
My tired eyes confuse shadows and lights.
Still with iron chains they tied my wrists.
How much can an old man scare an empire!

Chains have no power
Won't stop his words
Won't stop thoughts from running away.

Outside the sun shines
The old man smiles
And closes his eyes.

I went so far away!
No fisherman ever
Made such a long way.
Nets are too heavy,
To catch bigger fish, you need to fly.

Painfully, sits the old men on the floor
Passes the spring through the air.

They build a cross,
They think is funny.
An honor that I don't deserve.
The day is sunny
I pity them
For all what they miss.

"Kephas is your name"
This once he said
"And on this stone something we'll build"
I wish I had known
Heavy is the weight
A stone has to hold.

Iron and walls
To bury an idea
Iron and walls
For an old man
Who smiles, closes his eyes and flies away

So many friends are waiting for me out there
Death does not scare me, why should She?
Sometimes I can't remember the faces
But their words are still with me.

Bit of pain doesn't count
When time has come.
I just hope he has forgotten
Now that time has gone
Three "no" of fear
I said on that mount.

Iron and walls
To bury an idea
Iron and walls
For an old man
Who can fly away...
9. Hell Is Not Burning (5:50)
Thundering nothing,
Revolving darkness.
Then He said "light", and light was.
And stars and anything.

Favourite angel,
And lux ferentes.
Burning of blind jealousy
For the Creation He loves.

Little men
Shadows and nights
Universe from a single thought.

Angels at war,
Shaking the sky.
Ages or seconds.

He did not move,
He did not raise.
Just painfully looked.

Hell is not burning,
Is frozen and dry.
A heart who cannot repent,
Tears eternally hold.

Black stormy mirror,
Cruelly reflecting
A blind worm trapped in the dark,
Condemned to remember.
10. Memories of a Paradise Lost (5:25)
Oh, yes, 'bout this we all agree,
It wasn't just a little apple,
Even if we picked it from a tree.

Really, was a solemn pact made
That we weren't able to keep,
A matter of betrayed faith.

Hear God's voice!
Fear his rage!

Any fruit was ours, all the wealth,
Except for the one forbidden:
Peace, silence, eternal health.

"Take it" slowly hissed the snake,
"It's so juicy, why exitate?
He just fears your race to wake!"

Respect the pact!

Knowledge we wanted a and full knowledge we've gotten
Of the bad things on Earth not one we've forgotten.

Now that we know hunger, cold, pain and neglect,
Still hopeless hopes are left.

Fast are passing by the years in this harsh land
Aches the back under the farm work, bleed the hands.

Now that we know hunger, cold, pain and neglect,
Still hopeless hopes are left.

Her beauty is fading away, but not her smile
Weakness helps a new wisdom to grow deep inside.

Short life of pain, just one regret,
The shame of a promise unkept.

Pain is needed
Pleasure to feel,
Hate is required
Love to believe.

Oh, Eve is aging, but not for my eyes!

God still waits us,
Keeps the garden,
Where one day our
Children will play.

Oh, Eve is aging, but so isn't our love!

And if I look into her eyes untouched by time,
I still see memories of a lost paradise.

Now that we know hunger, cold, pain and neglect,
Still hopeless hopes are left.

Short life of pain, just one regret,
The shame of a promise unkept.
11. Revenge (6:39)
Under the chains, meat gets rotten,
I've counted this stones every day
I had forgotten
To have a debt to pay
But now I know.

Her beauty sweet like poison,
All she's taken.
But now I have awaken
Now I am back!

Pain, when tendons and muscles seem to crack.
God, make me the shadow of the man I was
Now that I've nothing left finally all is clear
I am back.

For the empty promises whispered in the wind,
For the days that won't return, the lost joy
For my freedom, for the betrayal that loosed my mind,
They'll all will pay.


Where is his strength?
He's just a child,
Trapped in the body of a man.

Clever woman!
Or just cruel...
Empty promises of love.

You asked his trust,
And then you laughed.
Kissing your mouth he got lost.

Down in the jail,
Dreaming revenge.
Blind tears in the dark.


Women are a matter of lust,
Their beauty only a sweet trap.
They talk of trust,
They want you to believe
The day they leave.

She took my name, pride and glory,
She was my shame,
She sold my freedom,
Throw me in jail.

Pain, when tendons and muscles seem to crack.
They took my eyes but I'll see my revenge.
Tonight will be different, tonight all will change.
I am back.

I hear her voice between the songs, I hear her laugh.
Life is running away, but they'll come with me!
And laughs can easily turn into cries, as she taught.
So red was her mouth:

Cracks in the roof.
The child has grown.
Hard a lesson has learnt.

Clever woman!
Or just cruel...
Empty promises of love.

You asked his trust,
And then you laughed.
On your mouth he got lost.

Revenge taste's strange
Bitter and sweet
Like blind tears in the dark.

Revenge taste's strange
Bitter and sweet
Like sadness and love.
12. The Age of the Return (5:12)
The patrol is here!
Hide in the darkness!
Quick come with me,
Silent or lost.

The mark we refused,
The beast has no mercy.
We are the game,
He's the hunter!

Forty two months has ruled
Over kings and kingdoms.
Over the Earth.

His wicked miracles
Have poisoned our dreams.
Black thorns of despair.

Run, behind the corner!
Run, into the shadow!
Quick, man! Quick.

Crazy wizards reign.
Wise men hiding,
Waiting a sign.

Seven seals broken,
Now rules the beast.
Evil is loosen over the world.

Seven seals broken,
Seven trumpets played.
The age of darkness has come on Earth.

But in the deepest,
In the darkest hour,
Still someone has not lost his heart

When no one believes,
When fear only rules,
Still someone has not lost his hopes.

Beware of a lamb,
Vane emperor!
It's time:
The Age of the Return
Has come!

In a white cloud I've seen
Death coming with a crown.
They are here.

Oh evil Babylon,
Which lie will save you
Now that they have come?

Ten cruel kings of the world,
Blasphemous alliance
It's the end.

One thousand years
Will last his reign of love.

Now I'm hiding
But soon I'll raise
It's time...
The age of the return
Has come!

Beware of a lamb,
Vane emperor!
It's time...
The age of the return
Has come!

Seven seals broken
Now rules the beast
Evil is loosen over the world

Seven seals broken
Seven trumpets played
The age of darkness has come on Earth

But in the deepest
In the darkest hour
Still someone has not lost his heart

When no one believes
When fear only rules
Still someone has not lost his hopes.
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