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No Place Like Home

(1986)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Power Metal
LabelsFlametrader
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No Place Like Home Lyrics

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1. Black Death (3:24)
Engulfed by the metropolis
Cheating death and getting stronger
Living, thriving in this world
Of filth that we’ve created
Survival of the fittest
All creatures great and small
But we must be their masters
Or be headed for fall

Black Death – Black Death – Black Death

Wound up like a rattlesnake
The plague has struck all the nations
Conquest of the human race
The rats have taken control
A journey into terror
A disease you know there is no cure
Another plague to burn
Across the pages of history

Black Death – Black Death – Black Death

At night, the victims are descending to the streets
Can you hear them crying
Stumbling through the carnage in the alley ways
Followed by the dying
Looking, into the frightened faces turning blue
So many millions, I can feel their pain
Like you and I will never see again
I Know, now I must escape
This world of living hell

Aeons since we’ve seen the sun
Survivors have moved underground
Now there’s nowhere left to run
And the energy grows stronger
Survival of the fittest
Take heed to nature’s call
The rats are now the masters
They’ve inherited all

Black Death – Black Death – Black Death …
2. So Far To Go (4:32)
The hammer forges binding chains
The sickle draws blood from my veins
I look off into distant skies
All I see is the red they force into my eyes
The pressure hastens my demise
I’ve heard there’s so much more
Calling me to freedom’s shore
Should I entice such deadly fate

I crawl the ground in rabid flight
Blazing eyes search through the night
Razor wire of gleaming steel
Ten thousand volts the coiled blades conceal
I sense the dogs are on my heal
Can’t tell my sweat from tears
A shadowed figure laughs and rears his head
Can be this the end

So many times when they have dreamed
I’ve sat atop the eagle’s wings
Across this land he flies so great and free
And there a lovely lady stands
She lights my way with torch in hand
She stands for liberty - and the free

Beyond the wall I run for life
Gunfire burning up the night
I’ve got to make a hundred yards
I know that they can only go so far
The blood of freedom now pumps through
my heart
Sweet freedom up ahead
I thought for sure I would be dead
Instead I’m free

So many times when they have dreamed
I’ve sat atop the eagle’s wings
Across this land he flies so great and free
And there a lovely lady stands
She lights my way with torch in hand
She stands for liberty - and the free
3. Over The Rainbow (3:50)
And as I awoke
From where I did not know
A world so far away
Into the sky, into the sky
A finger from the heavens
My home took to the air
Whirling round and round
Into the ground, into the ground
Death to the witch – the wicked witch is dead
Death to the witch – the wicked witch is dead
Faces I have seen, my mind I have lost
A scarecrow, a lion, a tinman
What does all this mean

Ah ah ah ah – over the rainbow, over the rainbow
Ah ah ah ah – over the rainbow, over the rainbow

Onward we journied
Off to see the wizzard
To find a way back
Back to my home, back to my home
Monkeymen with batwings
Fear from the air
The wicked witch of the West
Gives me no rest
Death to the witch – the wicked witch is dead
Death to the witch – the wicked witch is dead

Ah ah ah ah – over the rainbow, over the rainbow
Ah ah ah ah – over the rainbow, over the rainbow

Ah ah ah ah – over the rainbow, over the rainbow
Ah ah ah ah – over the rainbow, over the rainbow

I leave the Emerald City
My ruby slippers bring me home
Now I end my journey
As I find myself alone
And as I awoke
From where I’ll never know
A world so far away


No place like home…
4. Shadows Of The Future Past (4:36)
I lay alone at midnites toll
Awakened in a distant dream
A demon’s laugh, an angel’s cry
A martyr’s painful scream
Shadow of the future
A tragedy to tell
His words echo footsteps
On his journey out of hell

Listen to my vice you’ll hear it as your own
In the fire of my eyes your bloody past unfolds
Medieval swords, crusading plunder,
poison gas, your fathers under
M-16 shread your brother
atomic fate you’ll know no other

Centuries have past you by
yet time is standing still
Your leaders’ lies from evil eyes
Still have you at their will
Oh foolish ones consumed by pride
you hate, you war, your children die
A thousand chances through greed are lost
Eternal darkness will be the cost

Your tragedies repeat themselves
How blind can you be
With much contempt I leave this world
To fester in disease
Pray forgiveness sinful ones,
Before the trumpets blow
Or wait until the final hour
An I will welcome you below
5. The Mine (3:55)
We labor every day
Toiling our lives away
But freedom we won’t find
We’re working in a mine
Dig, dig, dig, dig down deep
Digging in the ground for what others have found
Down, down, down earn your keep
The digging and blasting seems everlasting

Only a chance in a million
Only a chance in a million
Then we struck it rich
In the mine
In the mine
It’s all mine

But you shouldn’t take chances
Don’t be a victim of circumstances
Over and under
Kinda makes you wonder
How long will it last
When you’re spending it so fast

In the mine – in the mine
In the mine – in the mine

Sordid, greedy, aged, little prospector
Now, now, you’ve got it made
More, more, more always going back for more

Only a chance in a million
Only a chance in a million
In the mine…

You’ve got money to burn now
I’m sure in time you’ll learn how
What will you do
When there’s nothing left to buy
Richer and richer kinda makes a pretty picture
Year after year till the assets
Are pilled pretty high

To the sky
In the mine
In the mine
It’s all mine
6. Terrible Swift Sword (4:04)
The battle roared that summer day
Gunfire heard for miles away
Cannon-balls were biting stone
Cold shining steel cut to the bone
When the smoke had cleared away
Johnny Reb came out to play
The Union Army lay in wait
The blade of doom would choose his fate

Terrible swift sword –
bites flesh and screams for war
Sings loud as satan grins
as he triumphs once again

The north has built its industry
Their future in the factory
The South was close to mother earth
Plantation home a right of birth
The change in life-styles caused the split
But that was just the half of it
The thought that all men should be free
Would break the bounds of slavery

Terrible swift sword –
cast a shadow on our land
Terrible swift sword –
scars our nation like a brand

A nation’s tear would pour like rain
But that could never ease the pain
The enemy we fought, our brothers
A lesson to be learned by others
But now we have a different game
Buttons hell it’s all the same
To keep the peace I have a plan
We should learn to love our fellow man

Terrible swift sword –
brings unrest to our world
Destruction by it’s hand
has scarred the fatherland
7. Burning Bridges (3:57)
We started the game out so young and naive

Now you’ve grown older – Now you’ve grown wiser

A back stabbing business we could not conceive

Why don’t you stay here – Why don’t you play here

Women in dark doorways inviting us inside
They tried to suppress us while they undressed us
Now there’s nowhere left for them to hide

How could we know
What we could believe
You only meant to deceive

You and I know
Now there’s nowhere left to go
The tables are turning

Forget all the people you once knew
Keep only beside you, friends you know are true
Building the future in my mind
Destroy all your hopes and leave you far behind

Burning bridges, burning in front of you
Burning bridges, burning behind

An eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth
Some of the memories trapped inside your youth
Into the darkness we must ride
Out of a nightmare leave you in our stride

Burning bridges, burning in front of you
Burning bridges, burning inside you

It’s not a secret anymore
It’s what we’ve been waiting for
To even the score

No way to follow, no way to return

Move only forward, - Move only forward

When you were younger it didn’t matter

Now you’ve grown older – Now you’ve grown wiser

When you were younger it didn’t matter

Now you’ve grown older – Now you’ve grown wiser
Now…
8. Another Lost Love (4:30)
Looking back on how it used to be
A faded love oh girl why can’t you see
You’re not the same
Look what you’re doing to me
The dreams we shared
The times we spent together
Endless love gone forever
How long can I go on

You’ve changed my mind
What’s happened to the times
You and me another lost love
As time goes by
Remember how it was
You and me another lost love

The lies you told
Burning in my soul
Your lips so warm
Your words so cold
Two as one
Now I stand here alone
It’s hard to hide
The pain I felt inside
Looking back and now I realize
You’re not worth the tears I cried

Chorus

In the night your tears fall into day
A voice so near and yet so far away
Begging me to come and stay
When I was young your cries rang in my ears
Love has gone and with it went my tears
On your own to face the lonely years

Chorus
9. A Place In Time (4:07)
Sometimes it seems – it was never meant to be –
the answers so unclear
That’s when it comes to mind -
another place in time
Only the truth to fear

Certain things that you don’t understand
Still your calling is your mind’s command
Someday you might see how
For the knowledge there’s a price you pay
The truth is never very far away
So who’s the victim now

When you get the feeling
that you’ve been here before,
maybe it’s just a feeling, or it’s something more,
like someone’s calling you

if you have the time I think
That you can find the key
To unlock the door into your own worst misery

Part of what you’re looking for
is deeply suppressed in your dreams
Picking up the pieces in – nocturnal extremes
Nothing more – deep inside
Hidden realities you never face
In your mind – a place in time – your innerspace

Close your eyes – you are there
Happens as soon as you turn out the light
Without delay you’re on your way –
lost in the night

Another world – it’s another there
Keeping the balance between time and space
Leaving you with a memory that you can never erase

I’ve been screaming – no repeal
Am I dreaming – or is it real
Tell me…

Now and then you wake and you wonder while
It’s still fresh in your mind
And you don’t know where it is
This funny place you’ve been to
Another place in time

I’m obsessed – afraid to rest
The feelings grow stronger and stronger
each day
Haunting me – taunting me – to go away
I’m growing weak – afraid to speak
Still slipping further and further away
Coming back – still intact – but never to stay
I’ve been there – what a scare
I caught a glimpse of the horror in store
A world of pain – a world insane – no metaphore
It’s another world – another place
Keep the balance between time and space
Leaving you – with a memory –
you can never erase

I’ve been screaming – no repeal
Am I dreaming – or is it real
Tell me…
10. Iron Coffins (3:36)
In forty-two the world has burning
A massive power play
The vicious war machine
Was turning faster every day
From evil minds did evil come
And searching ways to kill
Using underwater pathways
To perform their ill

Their U-boats came and took their place
In the deadly game
Running low in darkened silence
Terror built their name
The German Wolfpacks start to plunder
On the North Atlantic seas
The devastation from down under
Brought men to their knees

Their fate was sealed
Wrapped in steel
No escape
From Iron Coffins

The Nazi-Terror from below
Didn’t last for long
As time went by they could not see
The allies were too strong
Countless young men lost their lives
In a death without disgrace
The solemn sea would not reveal
Their final resting place

Their fate was sealed
Wrapped in steel
A frozen grave
In Iron Coffins
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