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When lightning strikes

TypeStudio Full-length
GenresPower Metal
LabelsMagic Mushrooms Productions
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When lightning strikes Lyrics

Submitted by level 록스타 (2017-05-10)
1. Hyperspace – The Arrival
(Storyline from the booklet)

Time, 2238 A.D.
Place, Earth's orbit

Above Earth's atmosphere, space cracks open with a
silent lightning. A spaceship emerges from the rift and
slowly begins to approach the blue planet. The word
"Ship", however, doesn't even begin to describe it: it's
so massive that it's more like a flying metropolis. Its
presence casts a dark shadow on the North American
continent, leaving parts of it in a complete and terrifying
2. Day Of The Gods
Seven days of darkness
Seven nights of ice
Then in eerie silence
It fell from the sky
All our knowledge and all our beliefs
Shattered like glass
We are not alone
We have never been
Today they return
To reap seeds they've sown
Mighty giants whose every step
Shatters the earth

(Storyline from the booklet)

Time, 2238 A.D.
Place, Panamerican Federation

After 7 days of painfully slow descent, the alien ship is
right above New York. All attempts to establish contact
have failed. Panic ensues as apocalyptic cults preach the
end of the world and all religions are shattered, incappable
of coming up with an explanation for what is happening.
The great machine, made of what seems to be
living metal, extends pipes andrnuades that dig
through the ground, and from doors in these appendages
giant humanoid creatures emerge. They arc completely
encased in metal: no one can say for certain if
they are living beings, or just war machines.
3. The Armageddon Machine
We've never seen something like this:
iron and steel growing as a living thing, eternally
When they will move, what will they do?
When it begins, can we defend our kin from these machines?

From the farthest reaches of the Universe, the Space Gods have come!
They will pass judgment: an epic trial that will decide the fate of the entire human race!

Signs and Prophecies
Never prepared humanity for this

The end is near
The end is near, but we won't shed a single tear
We stand together to survive, to survive, no hope is lost!
No hope is lost, and no one will be left alone
Against all reason, we'll still fight to survive, we'll survive!

And now they walk, crashing it all beneath their feet,
leaving behind only smoke, dust and blood
Sparkles of light, electric might
Computer gods ready to strike from above and below

Their motives, unknowable by our limited intellect;
their thoughts, unthinkable by our lesser mind.
And there is just one name for their gargantuan vessel:
The Armageddon Machine!

(Storyline from the booklet)

Time, 2238 A.D.
Place, Panamerican Federation

The giants start walking through the city, crushing
everything on their path. United forces from all Earth's
major countries try to hold them back, to no avail.
Between them, there's an American fighter pilot called
Hal Gardner. Colonel Gardner tries to bring his plane
close to one of the giants, but, like others before, he's
hit by the electrical storm surrounding its body, and
forced to an emergency landing. As Hal exits from his
plane, he sees the hulking humanoid leaning down to
watch him. It's the first time one of the aliens takes
notice of any of the humans around it. After scanning
him with a column of light from the eyes, the giant
grabs Hal with a tractor beam and returns to the
spaceship... followed by the rest of the aliens!
4. In The Belly Of The Beast
(Storyline from the booklet)

Time, 2238 A.D.
Place, inside the Armageddon Machine

While the world around him stands terrified, and incapable
of understanding the aliens' purposes. Hal finds
himself inside the belly of the beast. The gargantuan
ship seems to be even bigger from the inside than on
the outside. Unable to move, he is transported through
an array of metal pistons moving incessantly and finally
attached to a strange but comfortable chair. Two alien
figures stand before him. Their shapes are blindingly
bright. As soon as they start talking, his mind starts to
wander. Memories are awakened after centuries of
sleep. His conscience starts drifting back in time to different
places. Different lives.
5. Revenge Is Done
Remember, remember, the 5th of November, the Gunpowder Treason and plot;
I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot.

I am the son of fire, and I survived a thousand kinds of hell
They’ve taken everything, all that I ever cared for, ever had

But there’s a last inch of me, and that’s my own dignity
No force in heaven or hell can ever take it away, ‘cause I am free!

Your time is over, and so is mine
We're at the end of the line
Our revolution has just begun
But my revenge now is done
Revenge is done!

There is no flesh and no blood
Behind this mask to kill
For I’m not a man, not anymore!
Ideas are bulletproof
You cannot shoot or stab them, they will endure, and so will I!

People should not be afraid of their own leaders no more
It’s leaders that have to learn to be afraid of us all, ‘cause we are free!

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, 'twas his intent
to blow up the King and Parliament.
Three score barrels of powder below,
Poor old England to overthrow

(Storyline from the booklet)

Time, 2070 A.D.
Place, England

In an England cntshed under the heels of a tyrannical
government, a man without a name fights oppression.
Politicians call him a terrorist. People call him a hero.
He is a man with a dark past; forged anLimade stronger
by those he now seeks vengeance against, people in
positions of power that he's sworn to bring down. Donning
a mask inspired by the face of an historical figure
also deemed a terrorist, he will not stand down until
he's freed his people... and had his revenge.
6. When Lightning Strikes
Staring at the fire pits, in control
Pain and Desperation Overlord
He’s Alpha and Omega of a tortured world
Looking to expand his grim domain
Searching for the power to enslave
His iron will is all that remains

We are the ones, the only hope
We stand against his fanatic horde
We are the ones whose light will shine
When all is dark and we will arise
When lightning strikes

Born with a heart of stone, only one desire: a universe to mire
Sons, spawn of Italy, fight against the dire, feel the righteous ire
Join our revolution scream!

Destiny awaits me on this peak
And there is no fear of death in me
I don't care, as long as I'm free
As I fall with bullets in the chest
I can see the eyes of my best friend
"Rest", they say, "for you have done well"

(Storyline from the booklet)

Time, 1945 A.D.
Place, Italy

War World II is ahnost over. In Italy, the resistance,
with the help of the Allies, is freeing the country from
the kneel of Nazi-fascist oppression. The partisan
group known as Brigata Fulmine (Lightning Brigade) is
about to attack the fortified enemy position on Monte
Lancio (ncar Modena). The attack will be a success,
but the man leading it will not make it alive
7. Winter soldiers
It’s 1812 and the Emperor has built
The biggest army that the world has ever seen
Their guns are loaded, their confidence is high,
a firm belief That God is on their side

We're Winter Soldiers
Don’t know surrender, neither fear
We’ll draw ‘em out of here

I feel my heart pounding faster in my ears
The howling wind
My sense of time that is slowing down
The land will freeze
A sudden rush of adrenaline inside
To set us free!
As the thunderous roar of the gun
Shakes the ground

They strike so fast, so hard and they are sure that in the end, our land they will secure
They've yet to learn that in the ice and snow to conquer or keep is not the same at all

If there is one thing I’ve learned
Is that there is no righteous war
But we cannot let them take our homes, kill our sons
We'd rather burn to the ground
Positions we cannot defend
We will make sure that their clutches won't hold a thing, only dust!

(Storyline from the booklet)

Time, 1812 A.D.
Place, Russia

The battle of Borodina is about to begin between the
invading forces of Napoleon's Grande Armée and the
Russian army. Prince Pëtr Ivanovič Bagration,
Russian general, is the designated leader of the left
wing. He doesn't know how gruesome the battle is
going to be, and how many lives it's going to claim...
his included. But there's one thing he does know: even
if they lose this battle, in the end they will win the war.
The iron will of the Russian people, their willingness
to crash and purn their villages, rather than leave them
to the enemy, and the terrible Russian winter are going
to be too much, even for a general like Napoleon.
8. Salvation
My time has come
On this fateful night, I will surrender my life
With no regrets in my heart and no fear, for such is the way of the warrior:
To die with honor and steel

Will never come

Oh son of mine
I am sorry to leave you behind
But my duty calls, and tonight there's no...

The siege begins: it won't be long before the end of our song
We strike as fast and as hard as we can
To breathe our last, to meet a glorious death

My time has come
It won't be long before the end of my song

(Storyline from the booklet)

Time, 1600 A.D.
Place, Japan

Torii Mototada is ready ro defend the Fushimi Castle
from the army of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. He knows that
the battle is hopeless: a 2,000 men garrison against a
force of more than 40,000. He knows that he has no
chance of surviving. But he also knows that a samurai's
life does not belong ro the samurai: it belongs to his
lord. In a letter to his son, Tadamasa, Torii explains that
his obligations to the Tokugawa clan are more important
to him than his very life.
9. At The Flaming Shores Of Heaven
Promised to faith and the holy mysteries
Obedient to the righteous hierarchy
Follow the path of the unicorn tapestries
The heritage of our ancestry

By this night we anoint our steel
For the moon vessel to distill
As we are marching towards the sea
our armors scorch our skin

Transcend every duality
For our souls to be transparent
Refuse every idolatry
And imitate our masters' ascent

I am your knight servant
To keep this garden verdant
Until the light will be back
Thy name is resplendent
Thine sorrows are the pendant
That glistens bright around my neck

Bow down on our wounded knee
And summon the Holy Trinity
My beloved brothers
We must be one against the enemy

(Storyline from the booklet)

Time, 1191 A.D.
Place, the Mediterranean Sea, Near Arsuf

Jean-Baptiste de Reims is a Templar. His life revolves
around God and the Order. He reaches the shores of
Arsuf with his brothers, ready to join the battle against
the forces of Saladin. His faith is greater than his fear
10. We ride
Son of a land
Harsh and covered in ice
You must be strong
If you want to survive
To save our kind
From starvation and death
Pirates we'll be
Warriors until the end

Side by side
The crows of Odin be my guide
Kill or die
The only choice you have in life

We ride winds of fury
The blade is our jury
We sail when the dragon
Is awake!

For some of them
We're more monsters than men
Ruled by their fear
They do not understand
Now there's a storm
That is coming our way
Another fight
Against thunder and rain

(Storyline from the booklet)

Time, 818 A.D.
Place, the North Sea

Once again. winter has takm its tollo n the village of
Hjörvarðr Gunnarson. OzKe again, it is time to sad, in
search tor more fertile rich lands to raid, Hjörvarðr
and his companions know that they have an obligation
to their people: to come back with enough loot to help
survive, feed and clothe them. While on the open sea
with their Drakkar, they encounter a storm with furious
winds. Lightning strikes their sail, setting the ship
on fire. Hjörvarðr looks to the sky, ready to meet his
end... and is blinded by a light shining through the
clouds. It's the light of flying machine. Lifted in the air
by an invisible hand. the son of Gunnar feels his life
slipping away... but it's not the end: only the beginning!
11. The Awakening
All my life I’ve known that something was amiss
I am conscious now, awakened from the sleep
I can remember all the loves
I've lost through the years
I do remember all my fights, the joy and the tears
I am a man out of time
Tell me why?

(Storyline from the booklet)

Time, 2238 A.D.
Place, inside the Armageddon Machine

Inside thr city in the sky, Hal finally remembers everything.
He was born Hjörvarðr Gunnarson. He was
taken by the Space Gods in 818 A.D., and transformed.
His life energy, his very soul, was bound to the material
world, in an endless circle of reincarnation, death and
rebirth. Now, for the very first time, he can remember
all of his lives. The time spent as freedom tighter in
Italy, the love for his son in Japan, the cold Russian
winter... and many, many others. He understands
what the alien did to him: what he still doesn't know...
is why.
12. My endless flight
Some people would say that I’m gifted
While others would think I am cursed
‘Cause all of my lives end in violence
But every time I am reborn

My soul was bound
To this plane forever
By the strongest chain
That cannot be severed
Like a guinea pig for a force beyond our wildest dreams
I have crossed the ages but I never held my memories

I am a warrior coming from the past
But I’m living for today
And now I understand
The final part I have to play

My endless flight
Will shape a destiny for all of mankind
For every wight
My endless flight
Will carry me to prove that we got the right, and we're no blight

Gods of thunder descending on Earth
I will show you we're worth

Inside their temple of metal
While fires burn my whole being
I face the ghosts of my fears
I see the point in their game
Re-live all deaths I have suffered
It's not to test our boldness
And feel the worst man can give
It is to see where we aim

Will we end up destroying
All the good that we build?
Are we ready to change, or are we bound to repeat?

Through my eyes now they see
That despite all our flaws
There will always be those
Who will strive on and on
To make a better world

I'm tired and empty
And yet, somehow relieved
I feel their decision is fair
They've seen potential
In humanity
So... thus, I am finally free

They're returning all
To the state it was
Before their machines
Landed on the Earth
Guardians of the stars, they have deemed that our history
Can follow on, 'till we solve their big mystery

Gods of thunder descended on Earth
I have proven we're worth

(Storyline from the booklet)

Time, 2238 A.D.
Place, inside the Armageddon Machine

The strange chair starts to move. The shining aliens
move towards him, but Hal is not afraid. Their warm
presence is strangely reassuring, more than it is terrifying.
A telepathic link is established. Hal feels his whole
being burning. and finally understands the purpose of
his plight. He is under examination... He is under trial,
and it's not just his fate that hans in the balance, but
that of humanity as a whole. The Space Gods are, in
fact, the oldest race of the universe, and the, self-appointed
Guardians of the Stars. In order to protect
the peaceful development of the galactic community,
they keep under close watch every planet inhabited by
intelligent life forms. They do this by transforming a
single being into an immortal living recorder of historical
events. Then, if and when they have developed so
much that they're about to discover a technology to
travel great distances through the stars, thus becoming
a potential threat to the universe, the Space Gods come
back. Examining the memories of all lives lived by the
subject through their unique point of view, they decide
if their race can be allowed to grow further and leave
its home planet, or if it is too dangerous and must to
be confined. or destroyed.

So, through Hal's eyes, the aliens re-live the story of
the luunan race, its nobility and its wickedness, its best
and its worst. Ultimately, the Space Gods see the great
potential of humanity, its willingness to improve and
grow despite all its flaws, and decide that it can be
spared and allowed to discover hyperspace travel,
which they know is going to happen soon. Having
reached their verdict, the Space Gods are about to leave.
But before doing so. they revert all the damage caused
by their arrival. In the space of a few minutes. every
broken bridge is fixed, every collapsed building is rebuilt,
and everyone who was supposed to be injured,
even dead, reappears in perfect health.
13. Aftermath – The Departure
Their march is done
Their march is done
And the judgment is over
We stood together to survive, we survived, no one was lost!
No one was lost
In our fight for tomorrow
Against all reason, we were spared, left alive
We survive!

(Storyline from the booklet)

Time, 2238 A.D.
Place, Panamerican Federation

The Armegeddon Machine leaves Earth, opens a rift
into Hyperspace... and disappears. Hal stands in the
middle of the rebuilt city of New York and, before his
memories of past lives and all that he's been through
start to fade, knows that he still has a past to play... in
different places. In different lives.
14. Engage!
15. New Frontier
Here in the future
A united humanity
Travels the galaxy to seek
New races and cultures
To discover new ways to be
What an adventure to live!

Our Starship goes
Where no one has gone before
Where empires fall
Or new ones are born!

Open a New Frontier
Carry hope, carry aid to the planets in fear
Open a New Frontier
Carry hope, carry aid to the forgotten worlds

Strange is the crew
Made of humans and aliens alike
Ready to serve or to fight
All dedicated
To the noblest ideals of all
Duty and justice’s their call

(Storyline from the booklet)

Time, 2411 A.D.
Place, Mars orbit

All is ready: the first of a new generation of Earth
starships just left the Space Yard orbitting aournd Mars
and it's about to make its first jump. The engine revs
up, and in the blink of an eye the E.F.S. Drakkar disappears
from sight. The Drakkar is the first E. F. starship
with aliens in its crew. Humans were finally admitted
to the officers-exchange program in place between
some of the most important races of the galactic community.
Command of the ship has been given to Captain
Youssef Jamil Hassan, renown for being one of the
most skilled diplomats, as well as a master strategist, in
the whole Federation. His mission is to bring aid to a
most troubled region of the galaxy, where strange incidents
and epidemics are putting entire planets at risk.
He knows that he has been trusted with a great responsibility.
as the first human Captain to guide such a crucial
humanitarian mission; but as much as he feels the
burden, he also revels in the pride and excitement for
what is expecting him beyond the stars. Now, if only
he could understand why in the world he, a man of
middle-eastern descent, felt the irresistible need to
christen his new ship with the name of a Viking
vessel... Oh well. The universe is a place of mysteries.
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