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Iconoclast

(2011)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Power Metal
LabelsNuclear Blast
Album rating :  90.4 / 100
Votes :  58
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Iconoclast Lyrics

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Submitted by level Zyklus
1. Iconoclast (10:53)
With rage we ride into the flames
Striking with spears of hate,
At the heart where evil reigns
Holding the line from the charge
Of armored steeds
Gather around this deadly ground,
Come watch the war god bleed.

The chaos unseen rips
The midnight sky
Infernal machines arise
Flesh and steel collide

We are strong
We will stand and fight
We are strong
We will stand and fight

Victory of death, only time will tell
Synthetic resurrection,
From the heart of hell
Slowly they fall, as we watch
The daylight die
We spit and curse this hallowed earth
With our final battle cry,

The chaos unseen rips
The midnight sky
Infernal machines arise -
Flesh and steel collide

We are strong
We will stand and fight
We are strong
We will stand and fight
2. The End of Innocence (5:29)
Bite your tongue
The blackened sun
Will curse the moon
Skies of fire
Nothing's worth a damn

Calculate
Anticipate
Your every move
Beware
The ruthless hearts of man

Feel my pain
My words are in vain
I believe it's the end of innocence
Don't look away
Oh, hear what I say
I believe it's the end of innocence

Cut and splice
On this device
Degenerate
Sons of light
Synthetic gods, our man

Crushed beneath
The dragon beast
Breathing hate
Your blood
Your blood is on their hands

Feel my pain
My words are in vain
I believe it's the end of innocence
Don't look away
Oh, hear what I say
I believe it's the end of innocence

The world is dying
The precious sands of time
Are running out

We are the fallen
Made obsolete
Methodically phased out

Feel my pain
My words are in vain
I believe it's the end of innocence
Don't look away
Oh, hear what I say
I believe it's the end of innocence
3. Dehumanized (6:49)
Captivate
Enchant my brain
And let the poison flow

Torn apart
You're ripping out my heart
It's painless, let it go

Come on, hit the switch
You son of a bitch
I'm devoured, broke in two

You take control
And resurrect my soul
Becoming something new

What's done is done
I'm dead inside
I'm what you've all become
Mindless and mesmerized
Dehumanized

I'm dehumanized
Don't you realize
I'm dehumanized
And victimized
You can't break me
You unmade me
Dehumanized

Ripped to shreds
The venom spreads
Release the system plague

Shed your skin
Electrified within
Complete the final stage

I will break my shell
And unleash hell
There's nothing you can do

Just a cut above
This sacred new blood
Becoming something new

What's done is done
I'm dead inside
I'm what you've all become
Mindless and mesmerized
Dehumanized

I'm dehumanized
Don't you realize
I'm dehumanized
And victimized
You can't break me
You unmade me
Dehumanized

Is this life worth a question whine
Or is this life just a lie
Cause my eyes
Are cold and numb
And I don't know
What the hell I've become

I'm dehumanized
Don't you realize
We're all dehumanized
It's lies and vicitimized
You can't break us
No, you can't unmake us
We have all become
Dehumanized
4. Bastards of the Machine (4:58)
You can be all you desire
An honest man - a vicious liar
Seek out the Light or seek the Dark

You can honor or desecrate
Sympathize or manipulate
Carved in your flesh - embrace the Mark

Enslaved and hypnotized -
Chained to artificial lives
You are the Bastards of the Machine
The Bastards of the Machine

Be a saint for those in need
Or spin them webs of lust and greed,
Yeah, you've restored my dying faith

With a kiss of death - a last farewell
Hand in hand, through the Gates of Hell
You'll pay the price for the choice you make

I see your demons rise -
Deep within your burning eyes
You are the Bastards of the Machine
The Bastards of the Machine

The Bastards of the Machine
The Bastards of the Machine
5. Heretic (6:26)
The human infection
Soaring on winds of woe and pestilence
Remove imperfection -
Parasites with lives of little consequence,

Even though we know the sky is falling
Still we choose not to believe,
On your knees...

Heretic - devil in disguise
Never quit - tearing down the walls, brick by brick
Feeding on the lies - Heretic
Counterfeit's the kingdom you devise

The flesh breeds corruption -
Irradicate the insect prey, exterminate
Crawl with the Leeches - you cry
Shattered to pieces - you die
Here I stand - god of man - the Perfect Beast

Even though we know the sky is falling
Still we choose not to believe
On your knees...

Heretic - devil in disguise
Never quit - tearing down the walls, brick by brick
Feeding on the lies - Heretic
Counterfeit's the kingdom you devise

Oh, burn!
Watch me burn - Live and learn
As the night surrounds me
No escape, no where to hide

Feel the sting of severing
Become one with Darkness
No escape, I'm dead inside

Heretic - devil in disguise
Never quit - tearing down the walls
Brick by brick
Feeding on the lies - Heretic
Counterfeit's the kingdom you devise
6. Children of a Faceless God (6:22)
Screaming at the walls around me -
Broken and alone
Fighting with my inner demons is all I've ever known

All I am - I give to you
All my dreams and nightmares, too

Disconnected life of anguish -
The mirror fades to black
Feels like I'm sinking deep into illusion.
No one's staring back

Somewhere unseen - there's something between
Is it the truth or a lie...

Can't you see - You and me
We're Children of a Faceless God
Misery is our destiny
We're Children of a Faceless God

Just another faceless shadow - I'm desensitized
And I don't feel the pain, am I insane?
My nightmare's realized

Somewhere unseen - there's something between
Is it the truth or a lie...

Can't you see - You and me
We're Children of a Faceless God
Misery is our destiny
We're Children of a Faceless God

All I have - I give to you
All my dreams, my nightmares, too

Wretched promenade - watch the freak parade
Celebrate the suffering and affliction

Laugh at tragedy - worship sin with me
Let us share in selfish addiction

Spitting on the shrine - drink the poison wine
Leave a life in ruins - tattered and torn

Completely interfaced to a God without a Face
In his image of darkness... I'm reborn

Can't you see - You and me
We're Children of a Faceless God
Misery is our destiny
We're Children of a Faceless God
7. Electric Messiah (6:15)
You liberate me, separate and set me free
You release my spirit to the wind
For evermore your name will soar inside of me
Let the reign of steel begin

Oh, how the prophets of the people were so blind
As one by one, all the kingdoms fall in line

Hail the Night - the Bringer of Light
My Electric Messiah
Come and be transformed - unmade and reborn
Set your soul on fire

All will believe, you won't deceive in any way
Endless empty minds at you command

I'll never fail, I'll drive the nail in all the way
Right into you heart with dying hands

Oh, how the prophets of the people were so blind
As one by one, all the kingdoms fall in line
Oh, so blind...

Hail the Night - the Bringer of Light
My Electric Messiah
Come and be transformed - unmade and reborn
Set your soul on fire

Hail the Night - the Bringer of Light
My Electric Messiah
Come and be transformed - unmade and reborn
Set your soul, your souls on fire

Hail the Night
Oh, oh Hail the Bringer of Light
I am reborn, I am transformed
8. Prometheus (I Am Alive) (6:48)
Perfection - one direction
One voice, one mind
Selection - mass dissection
Rebuild, refine

Creation - modification
Becoming something more
Mutations - bred to infect
Erase, restore

You made me strong, but you don't fear me
No right or wrong, if you believe set me free
Feel the power inside of me...

Alive, Alive - Rising up I am Alive
I am the Dark - I am the Light
Alive, Alive - Rising up I am Alive
Within you I'm Alive

Undying - no denying
Predict, engage, remove
Destroyer - soul exploiter
Delete, design, improve

Invasion - mass domination
Becoming something more
One nation born to accept
Embrace, endure

You made me strong, yet you don't fear me
No right or wrong, if you believe set me free
Feel the power inside of me...

Alive, Alive - Rising up I am Alive
I am the Dark - I am the Light
Alive, Alive - Rising up I am Alive
Within you I'm Alive

Alive, Alive - Rising up I am Alive
I am the Dark - I am the Light
Alive, Alive - Rising up I am Alive
Within you I'm Alive

Rising up I am Alive
Forever I will live a lie
9. When All Is Lost (9:10)
I believe... Nothing ever comes to light -
Chasing shadows in the night
In a starless sky and I wonder why

I believe... We will never find a way -
That darkness lights the day
We never question why, still I wonder why?

I close my eyes lost in a memory
Just like a candle in the wind
What could have been, with just one kiss goodbye
You spread your wings to fly
Far away, somehow, someday you will understand
I hope you'll understand... someday

Silent pictures speak like ghosts in the machine
Haunting my reflection in the frame
Chasing down the hopeful child inside of me
Where'd it all go wrong and who's to blame

We pass the time away
With empty lives, the laughter dies

Is this all we have to show?
Is this all they'll ever know? Can they find their way?
What went wrong? Where have all the heroes gone?
Trading futures for a song we gave away

Thinking only of myself, I forged ahead
No regrets, no apologies
Bitter tears reward the life that I have led
A world of lies brings me to my knees

I took the road with every twist and every turn
The words of wisdom is the lesson never learned
Lose your fear and free your soul or
The mysteries of life you'll truly never know
You'll never know

Is this all we have to show?
Is this all they'll ever know? Can they find their way?
What went wrong? Where have all the heroes gone?
Trading futures for a song we gave away
Just gave it away...

I close my eyes, lost in that memory
Like a candle in the wind
What could have been, with just one kiss goodbye
You spread your wings to fly far away
I hope you'll understand one day

We pass the time away
With empty lives the laughter dies
And the colors fade -- fade away

Is this all we have to show?
Is this all they'll ever know? Can they find their way?
What went wrong? Where have all the heroes gone?
Trading futures for a song we gave away

What went wrong?
Where have all our heroes gone?
Trade our future for a song,
We gave it all away...
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