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Eternal

(2015)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresPower Metal
LabelsearMUSIC
Album rating :  88.6 / 100
Votes :  50
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Eternal Lyrics

(10)
Submitted by level Rhea
1. My Eternal Dream (6:04)
I still remember when I was a child
So curious, adventurous and wild
Looked at the world with open eyes
I couldn't tell the truth from all the lies

I was taught how to live, how to behave
I was told, how to walk, to talk, to know my place
All those years I was searching for my way
All the world was my stage

So I will turn every dream
Into reality
And through the dark they will be
The light to guide me

I'm on my own, walking down this road alone
I'll go on, I'll be strong, all I need is my eternal dream

Now I can see it all so clear
There are no boundaries and no frontier

I wouldn't change the road I'm on
My dream lives on long after I am gone

I have learned I must do whatever it takes
I make mistakes, I must fall to rise again
Break the rules, all the chains that hold me down
I may sink but I won't drown

So I will turn every dream
Into reality
And through the dark they will be
The light to guide me

I'll show that I can't be tamed
When I'm gone remember my name
And I won't give up the fight
Go gently into the night

I'm on my own, walking down this road alone
I'll go on, I'll be strong, all I need is my eternal dream

Turn every dream
Into reality
And through the dark they will be
The light to guide me

I'll show that I can't be tamed
When I'm gone remember my name
And I won't give up the fight
Go gently into the night

I'm on my own, walking down this road alone
I'll go on, I'll be strong, all I need is my eternal dream

I'll go on, I'll be strong alone
All I need is my eternal dream
2. Shine in the Dark (5:05)
When I was young and life had only just begun
The days were long and bright
So warm and full of life
I never knew that one day you would fade away
Your colors fade to gray
It seems like yesterday

Still you're shining in the dark
You're still safe within my heart
Where my memories lie and
I will follow you
Wherever you go

[Chorus:]
I am what you made of me
Your blood is my blood, and your heart is my heart
We are what we leave behind
An eternal stream
You flow through me

And I fear no more though you're gone
I know we'll meet again
I know you're there, still somewhere
You are waiting

You are the mystery that only I can know
The gentle wings that glow
The glitter on the snow
I never dream about you
Never say your name
It's not that I don't care
It's just that I'm not dead

You're still gone and I'm still here
Yet I always feel you near
Wherever I go

[Chorus]

Still you're shining in the dark
You're still safe within my heart
Wherever you are

[Chorus 2x]

And I fear no more though you're gone
I know we'll meet again
I know you're there, still somewhere
You are waiting
3. Rise Above It (4:26)
Scam is the way
How they play
How they make their move
Damned everyday
What they say
How they forge our truth

We've seen it all so many times before
Make a stand, their demands don't matter anymore

Uprising, uniting, all those who fear no more
Confusing, misleading, media's hard to read

What is real, what's the deal
Is it all done in the name of greed

What we feel is right and true
What we have is still
Inside our burning heart
Not torn apart, now we need to
Rise above it
They can write another lie
They can try to make us weaker
We won't bend, fight 'til the end
We won't yield
We'll rise above it

What they write isn't right
It doesn't matter if it serves the plan
Don't believe what you see
Just try to understand

We've seen it all so many times before
Make a stand, their demands don't matter anymore

What we feel is right and true
What we have is still
Inside our burning heart
Not torn apart, now we need to
Rise above it
They can write another lie
They can try to make us weaker
We won't bend, fight 'til the end
We won't yield
We'll rise above it

What we feel is right and true
What we have is still
Inside our burning heart
Not torn apart, now we need to
Rise above it
They can write another lie
They can try to make us weaker
We won't bend, fight 'til the end
We won't yield
We'll rise above it

We'll deny their every lie
And we, we'll rise above it
We won't bend, we won't yield
They'll see we'll rise above it!
We are free, you and me
And we, we'll rise above it
We won't bend, we won't yield
They'll see
4. Lost Without a Trace (5:28)
I can't explain the way I feel sometimes
The loss of words, the chaos in my mind
It seems like I can only bring you pain
The passion fades away
Like tears in the rain

And every time you try to reach for me
I feel afraid, I feel I’m in too deep
It's not your fault we ended up this way
It's just that I can't be
What you want from me

I must walk away again

[Chorus:]
You will never see me
You will never hear me calling out your name again
I’m out of words to say so I’ll stay away
You will never heal me
You will never feel my touch upon your skin, your face
For I—
I'm lost without a trace

I did not want to fight, not make you cry
I was too weak, the time was not right
I hope one day you can forgive me
For everything I've done
How I let you down

[Guitar solo]

[Chorus 2x]
5. Feeding the Fire (4:12)
Reading all the daily news
Full of crime, hate and abuse
Where is this world heading to

Can't you get it in your head
No brighter future lies ahead
There's nowhere to hide
We're lost and we're out of time

So hear me now
The time has come to make a stand
We lost, no one won
We fell one by one and
All we had slipped out of our hands

We will be the last
The die is cast
Open your eyes, hear the dreams burn
And light up the skies

No return, no lesson learned
We watch and we wait while everything burns
And we're just feeding the fire

While you're watching daily feeds
Have you done all of your deeds
To make our world a better place

It is not so hard to tell
It's all going straight to hell
We'll leave like we came
We'll be gone without a trace

So hear me now
The time has come to make a stand
We lost, no one won
We fell one by one and
All we had slipped out of our hands

We will be the last
The die is cast
Open your eyes, hear the dreams burn
And light up the skies

No return, no lesson learned
We watch and we wait while everything burns
And we're just feeding the fire

So hear me now
The time has come to make a stand
We lost, no one won
We fell one by one and
All we had slipped out of our hands

We will be the last
The die is cast
Open your eyes, hear the dreams burn
And light up the skies

No return, no lesson learned
We watch and we wait while everything burns
And we're just feeding
The fire that will rise
The die is cast
Open your eyes, hear the dreams burn
And light up the skies

No return, no lesson learned
We watch and we wait while everything burns
And we're just feeding the fire
6. In My Line of Work (4:19)
You deserve everything
Everything that you need
And all that you long for

But I, I'm rarely around
Every train feels outbound
I wish I could give you so much more

I must roam
Follow the road I've chosen
Leave our home
The land is dark and frozen
Night by night
You're still in my mind
Everything I must do
Is your burden too

Still the road goes on and on
We just have to play along
Days are lonely, nights long
In my line of work

This is how the story goes
Highest highs and lowest lows
Home is never too close
In my line of work

Here the rules don't apply
Another town passes by
New faces, new strangers

And you could use someone new
Someone better than me
But I still hope you will be waiting

I must roam
Follow the road I've chosen
Leave our home
The land is dark and frozen
Night by night
You're still in my mind
Everything I must do
Is your burden too

Still the road goes on and on
We just have to play along
Days are lonely, nights long
In my line of work

This is how the story goes
Highest highs and lowest lows
Home is never too close
In my line of work
7. Man in the Mirror (4:43)
Cry for the man in the mirror
See his empty eyes, where nothing lies beyond

You rape all the world for nothing
You made fire and curse the flame
You suck dry the fount of wonder
You turn sorrow into hate

A lone wolf, a walking carcass
A sore sight for putrid eyes
What doesn't kill you makes you fouler
A dying whore by heaven's gate

We took the bait

The big millstone slowly turning
You make mud from hidden gold
You weigh down and crush my spirit
For every step of the road

Your dead lips embrace deception
My head filled with wasted words
You kill what you can't devour
You wanna drown me in a lake of shit filth

Cry for the man in the mirror
See his empty eyes, where nothing lies beyond

We lost the race, and then you spat right in our face

A mouth open, flies ascending
A paradise of empty souls
The black skies an empty ocean
It took the wink of an eye

From our pleasant tree of knowledge
A long shadow touches death
Lose sight of a broken promise
And in a moment nothingness descends

Cry for the man in the mirror
See his empty eyes, where nothing lies beyond
8. Few Are Those (4:11)
Don't fear the darkness
Let it find you if it must
Open the door and
Embrace the sadness

Pain won't stain you
It will only make you strong
Hurt won't haunt you
But lead you where you belong

Let your grief fade away
He's a guest, not here to stay
For one more day

Keep the flame, let it burn
Through the night let it shine
A light divine

For few are those who
See with their own eyes
Few who feel with their own hearts
And few are those who
Reach for the stars and
Few who do more than their part

Let the daylight wipe away your fears
For this is your life
And nothing can hold you back

Take a moment
Take a breath and start again
You're not broken
And it can't rain all the time

Keep the flame, let it burn
Through the night let it shine
A light divine

For few are those who
See with their own eyes
Few who feel with their own hearts
And few are those who
Reach for the stars and
Few who do more than their part

For few are those who
See with their own eyes
Few who feel with their own hearts
And few are those who
Reach for the stars and
Few who do more than their part

For few are those who
See with their own eyes
Few who feel with their own hearts
And few are those who
Reach for the stars and
Few who do more than their part
9. Fire in Your Eyes (4:15)
On the long and winding road
If I say there's no tomorrow
If I say there's only sorrow
Would you ever let me be?

'Cause I'm drowning in despair
I can barely stay in focus
And I can't get it together anymore
Anymore

But somehow it's all worth it and the pain inside me dies
When I see the fire light up in your eyes
But somehow it's all worth it and the pain inside me dies
When I see the fire light up in your eyes

When you're tired to the bone
And your batteries are empty
When your dreams have turned to ashes
Would you ever just let go?

I would hope you change your mind
'Cause the road goes on forever
And a song can help find your
Way back home

But somehow it's all worth it and the pain inside me dies
When I see the fire light up in your eyes
Somehow it's all worth it and the pain inside me dies
When I see the fire light up in your eyes

Somehow it's all worth it and the pain inside me dies
When I see the fire light up in your eyes
Somehow it's all worth it and the pain inside me dies
When I see the fire light up in your eyes
When I see the fire light up in your eyes
When I see the fire light up in your eyes
10. The Lost Saga (11:39)
I sail away from my homeland
My mission's to raid and plunder
I fight, I will rage, I will sunder
I hail the Thunder God

I look at the sky
Watch the waves turning into foam
I send my prayers against the wind
And I hope they'll reach my home

I spent weeks on the ocean
My heart filled with devotion
At last in the mist there's a shoreline
A sight that is so divine

As I set my feet on foreign soil
I feel so anxious my blood begins to boil
I leave my ship and walk across the shore
The journey goes on, I search and I explore

Now I prepare for war

As the day goes by
I must fight or die
When the crows fly low
It's my time to go

I won't fall today

I see the arrows are flying
I will be the last man standing
I hear desperate cries of the dying
Lives lost for the land, the king

See the enemy flee
Still I'm holding my bloodstained sword
My brother's laying by my side
They have lived, they have died for victory

A whisper's heard in the air
"Don't hang your head in despair"

I make offers to keep gods satisfied
I honour the friends who fought for them and died
We'll meet on the other side for one more time

As the day went by
I was standing still
All the crows flew high
Above the blood I'd spilled
I felt my guilt

I will raise my horn
And I'll drink the ale
For the dead I mourn
For the gods I hail
It's been a long day

It's time to go home
I hope someone's waiting for me there
I'll bring home fortune and fame and pain

Now I'm on my way
Through stormy waters I will sail
And I hope they'll know my name
They'll know my face

Long have been these years away
I know they've brought you into tears
And I pray I'm there one day
I'm back to stay

I won't have to fight
I feel my heart beat
I can sleep at night
My life is complete

And I know I'm home again

I will raise my horn
And I'll drink the ale
For the dead I mourn
For the gods I hail
So I have done

I will raise my horn
And I'll drink the ale
For the dead I mourn
For the gods I hail
So I have done

I did raise my horn
And I drank the ale
For the dead I mourned
For the gods I hailed

And my day went by
Time to say goodbye
Now the crows fly low
It's my time to go
My name lives on
I am going home
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