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Empire in Ruins

(2011)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresSymphonic Power Metal
LabelsIndependent
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Empire in Ruins Lyrics

(12)
Submitted by level Carlos Acioli
1. Before the Storm (2:56) (Instrumental)
2. On the Ides of March (5:23)
Welcome Caesar to the Senate floor,
You're in for a meeting like never before!
Play the part, walk to your final act - your requiem!

Do you know what's behind the set?
Can you read from the eyes you've met?
On this day we cherish the God of war.

Warned by the seer to stay away,
You should've listened, they're not all astray.
Every step you take may be your last; a thing of the past!

Do you know what's behind the lies?
Can't you see you're the one they despise?
On this day we cherish the God of war

You live with traitors by your side

Watching you waste your days and nights
Take the seer's advice and cherish your life
Beware, beware the Ides of March!

An innocent meeting or so it would seem,
In a place so private, none can hear you scream.
A crowded room, a quick violent stare; a knife surprise!

Tripping, falling, there's no chance for escape
23 wounds are more than it takes.
A tyrant is down; no help for him now

(CHORUS)

Welcome Caesar to the Senate floor,
You've been in a meeting like never before!
Played your part in your final act
Your requiem!
3. A New Chapter (2:44)
Now a new age dawns
The Republic's time is ending
The people fear the end draws near

Listen friends and hear my tale
Of power and of betrayal
The stage is set the world will never forget

Where legends dwell and myths are born
In the aftermath when the world is torn

Listen friends and hear my tale
Listen all!
Welcome to the show...
4. Lex Titia (5:41)
People of Rome behold,
There is something important, that has to be told:
Lex Titia – the new law of Rome.
Rise of the trinity - a new chapter has begun.

Three's company
Prepared to rule the world
Three's company
They conquer with the sword

Rotten within,
Just layers of , sin!
Our republic is no more!

Dictators side by side, governing our days,
But they don't care about us.
Forced control of our land, our homes, our lives,
What will we become?!

Whatever will happen, whatever will come
Nothing else matters, just glory of Rome.
Three's company - prepared to rule the world
Three's company - they conquered with the sword
Whatever will happen, whatever will come
Nothing else matters, just glory of Rome.

(CHORUS)
5. Endless Shades of Pain (3:35)
Legions awaiting for new dawn to come,
Redemption or one's final breath?
The army of thousands, but yet all alone
Every man on his own...

A change of an era hangs in the air
Can anyone sense that it's here?
Their eyes are reflecting a new kind of dreams
A vision of future, it's not what it seems...

A strike through the hand of Mars
New blood in the sea of lies
A mask, a death parade

Their endless shades of pain.

Gaze in their eyes my innocent child,
Defeat is what you will see.
A message in time, a lesson to learn,
The final betrayal, their fortune has turned.

The cost of their lives, the price they have paid,
An empire made out of sand.
Always ahead, but never in front,
Forgotten they died all alone.

(CHORUS)
6. Eastbound (5:55)
Now the battle has been won
I shall remain in the East
Far and near, high and clear,
The winners will write history

So much death under the sun
So many brothers deceased
In Egypt I shall go from here
To write my own history

The alliance formed - my lover you shall be

No fate I want, no world; no world without you
(no faith no world without you)
Such lovely fantasy full of mystery (mystery)
When Fortune smiles, no escape without you (no faith no world without you)
This is the deepest secret nobody knows

Wind and rain, the bone chill of cold,
The prophecy of the Old

What you keep saying - you still propose
Is to finally crush all my foes
In Egypt where my soul shall dwell
Until my last dying breath in hell

The alliance formed - let history be judge

(CHORUS)

An alliance doomed - let history be judge

No fate I want, no world; no world without you
(no faith no world without you)
Such lovely fantasy full of misery (misery)
When there's no end, no escape without you (no faith no world without you)
We'll lie forgotten in the sands of time
7. King of Kings (4:04)
A new life conceived by Sand and Steel,
Uniting former foes against their will.
Son of the goddess, the "King of the Kings",
The ruler of the dawn is here.

Arise from the desert, my dearest son,
Sit by me on a golden throne.
Merge the great nations of East and West
These lands are all for you to own.

Heir to the throne, all the legions of Rome,

My heart sees divinity in you.
Bright eyes see, what night conceals - the secrets of a man.
Carry out my hidden plan - you're blood bound to these lands.
Scheme so mysterious, eager for the fray;
It's written in the sand.

Stand out against all odds
The dawn of a new day has begun.
Royal blood streams through your own veins,
Great deeds are yet to be done.

(CHORUS)
8. The Alliance (4:49)
The queen of sand, the chosen one,
Goddess on earth, sent from above.
The queen of kings, a tear of Ra,
An ocean princess.

A man of arms, a legionnaire, a fool in love,
,blinded by the light.
A destiny – united; a passion – unrevealed
All it took was one look into,

Her eyes.
Two saints gone astray.
A sign sent from the sky,
A moment, caught in time.

Two souls, one mind - the alliance!
A bond of life - the alliance!

A trail of tears, a pact of death,
Sworn enemies, becoming friends.
Against the world, on a path of dreams,
Towards a dead end.

A change in course of time, a point of no return,
Against the rest of the world!
A unity – unbreakable.
One voice.

The lies,
Repeating once again.
When dreams come to life,
United till the end.

(CHORUS)
9. Battle of Actium (10:21)
PT .1: SET SAIL TO DESTINY (INSTRUMENTAL)

PT .2: ON THE EVE OF BATTLE

Before the dawn,
Far across the sea,
The story of Actium begins.

I await my redemption,
Extend me your helping hand.
Bring me salvation,
Escort me to the shores of ancient (lands).

Calling...
I'm calling you,
Try, to ease my pain!

Erase the sins I've made,
Oh gods give me mercy.
Help me find my peace,
A chance to set those spirits (free).

Wake me up from this horrible dream!

A journey of my life, a moment lost in time.
My final act, betrayal, what have I done?!
Escort the souls up to the heaven's gate,
Drain my blood and let me die in shame.

A journey of my life, a moment lost in time.
My final act, betrayal, what have I done?!
I stand before you, but cannot explain,
It is my weakness that conducts my fears.

A journey of my life, a moment lost in time.
My final act, betrayal, what have I done?!

Escort the souls up to the heaven's gate,
Drain my blood and let me die in shame.
Die in shame,
Die in shame.

PT.3: TO ARMS (INSTRUMENTAL)

PT.4: THE FINAL ENGAGEMENT

A new dawn comes, I am reborn.
A crest of life, a new beginning.
I'll close my eyes,
And dream away
I fear the dark at night

Take me there, where I belong
Open my eyes and make me strong.

I will not stop, until the day
That I'll be taken from this life.
It is the end,
They've died in vain
How can I accept this pain?

Take me there, where I belong
Open my eyes and make me strong
My final wish, before I die
Is to see that they have reached the sky.

I hear the thunder
In the sky
Let the world just pass me by

(CHORUS)

PT.5: FALLEN (INSTRUMENTAL)
10. Deceptive Dreams (4:29)
Running – on the road to nowhere
Time is - passing on
Now that – all hope is gone and
The end will be violent
So little time, my agony

Now the dark creeps in
Soon I will sleep
For all eternity

Somewhere out there (there)
Lie all our dreams (dreams)
Once enchanted
Now deceptive
Drifting through dark
The change in seasons
Give me reasons
For this treason

Darkness – covers these lands
Silence – the end is near
Something – hides in (the) shadow
Someone breaths and waits
Forgotten life, a mercy of night

Now the dark creeps in
Soon I will sleep
For all eternity

(CHORUS)

Now the dark creeps in
Soon I will sleep
For all eternity

(CHORUS)
11. The Haunting (6:37)
It's been a long, long time since I slept in peace, so calm
Now only a shadow remains
You asked me once if I can conquer the great blue sky
In silence I can hear your cries

Sometimes I just wish that I could turn back the time
and just give it all up

My heart lies in utter darkness now
So ignorant and blind
Beaten in my own game
Over and over again
I can't stop but wondering
What would be if I were free from her spell

Some days I just wish that I could turn back the time and start from anew

Now I walk alone in shame full of misery and pain
As I contemplate my final plan

All these echoes from the past in time they shall pass
As I free myself from this hell

Once a general, now a fool
I shall leave this world now...

Some days I just wish that I could turn back the time
and just give it all up

(CHORUS)

Once a general, now a fool
I shall leave this world now...
Once a general, now a fool
I shall leave this world now...

Past the White Rock, past the Land of Dream,
I shall walk the Elysian Fields
Kept my soul clean, kept my soul pure,
A prayer of my soul.
12. End of Days (6:04)
Now that everything is lost
Everything I held dear
All gone in the madness of this world
Don't let me fall apart
Don't let me live a lie

Kiss my lips and poison my heart
Whisper your love and poison my soul
Anubis be my guide tonight
Let my thoughts run out of line
So we can start this show tonight

Drums pounding in the distance
Heralding the end of days
A whisper of a warning,
They grow louder every day
They bring the nightmare that's at bay
My final act
My betrayal

My ancestors in the past
Have foreseen a future that would last
So Fathers where are you now
I'm just wondering why

There are drums in the distance
Heralding the end of days
A whisper of a warning,
They grow louder every day
There will be no new dawn
For me a child of (the) Gods
Now the drums are beating faster
"It's coming now, It's coming now" they warn

There comes a time when you decide
A time to make a sacrifice
And pay the final price in blood
So sacred and divine

Is there glory in such an act?
Endless death or eternal fame
And as the final curtain falls
I'm just wondering why

There were drums in the distance
Heralding the end of days
A whisper of a warning,

They grow louder every day
There will be no new dawn
For I was child of (the) Gods
Father please come get me now
And take me to a better place
Yes there were drums in the distance
Heralding the end of days
Come and see my final act
Of despair and of regret
Won't see a brand new dawn
For I was child of (the) Gods
All for this day, this twisted glory
Still I'm wondering why

There were drums in the distance
Heralding the end of days
A whisper of a warning,
They grow louder every day
There will be no new dawn
For I was child of (the) Gods
Father please come get me now
And take me to a better place
Yes there were drums in the distance
Heralding the end of days
Come and see my final act
Of despair and of regret
Won't see a brand new dawn
For I was child of (the) Gods
All for this day, this twisted glory
Still I'm wondering why

Can't hear it, can't see it, can't feel it, can't hide it
Don't need this damnation
When all I sought was salvation
Can't hear it, can't see it, can't feel it, can't hide it
Don't need forgotten glory
Still can't help but wonder why

Have the Gods forsaken,
Have the Gods forsaken me?
Have the Gods forgotten,
Have the Gods forgotten me?

In a life it's hardest to know which bridges to burn
and which ones to cross
All these paths can surely make one scream when it all seems like a dream
Somewhere out there there is truth and there are lies,
all well hidden in disguise
For what follows ends in my goodbye, still can't help but wonder why
13. Immortal (9:12)
In secret I - now rule my land
In secret now - I command the damned

In the halls of our fathers
We shall meet again
In the halls of our fathers
We shall remain insane...

Another day is dawning,
Another sunrise coming
To mark the fall of all
Come, come, come and hear thy call

The starless sky dims this night, (this night tonight)
And the moon is left alone to shine in vain, (to shine in pain)
From the far away I can hear the rain drawing nearer.

Can feel the end of my reign.

On this night
Will you fight?
Will our world burn bright?
Immortal
Forever
Now that we are free

As faith tosses coins in the air, turning hope into despair
For the shadows see it all and they rarely forget,
Near the borders of insanity
We will find our immortality

(CHORUS)

And now I stand alone,
No one to take me home

Even death will not wait
All is gone, let me rage against my fate.

All we do not see
Lost and forgotten yet immortal forever

See the end of the sons of Ra.

(CHORUS)

Alone we walk this path,
of death and of decay
Alone we contemplate,
our faith and our betrayal
And as our life transcends,
to another realm
It's hard to let it go;
So hard to let it go!
I can see that
this is now the end
... the end
,the end

In our blindness we move forward
Clinging to the lies we've harboured
Never could admit mistakes
Despite the fears, what it takes
Is there someone who can tell me
How this future came to be?
And as the worlds now fall apart
My visions fade away in dark
Each escape that I've taken
Never sleep yet never waken
Can this question last forever?
Hidden dreams it's now or never
This is the end, the end, the end
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