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Terra Incognita: a Line in the Sand

(2010)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Metal
LabelsProgRock Records
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Terra Incognita: a Line in the Sand Lyrics

(10)
Submitted by level Rousseau (2016-03-22)
1. Barricade (8:24)
A line in the sand,
A wall to the sky...

We don't need your kind with us,
So just stay on your side.
Every time you get too close,
Our principles collide.
We don't need you to agree,
Our faith is true and tried.
We will never think like you,
The gap is just too wide.

Brick by brick,
Stone by stone,
We build the wall
To protect us all.
The faith that I had is all gone.

Maybe you can't see the truth,
It makes no difference now,
We made a choice to still your voice
Can't live with it somehow.

We don't need a better view,
We've got the one we chose
It may take ten thousand years,
To dam where the river flows.

Brick by brick,
Stone by stone,
We build the wall
To protect us all.
The faith that I had is long gone.

One more brick, one more row,
We see less the higher we go.
One more brick, one more row
We don't need to look when we already know.

Don't try to reconcile with us,
Let's end this masquerade.
Can't hear you shout when you're locked out
Behind this barricade.

Brick by brick,
Stone by stone,
We build the wall
To protect us all.
The love that I had is long gone.
2. Whirlwind (5:00)
The storm has arrived
The darkness is here
Our dreams of tomorrow
Hold bloodshed and fear.
They won't disappear.
They won't disappear.

Somewhere in the whirlwind
We pray for the calm
We try to hang on
We have faith, we seize hope,
We hold love, we hold love, we hold

Our nightmares are warning
Our hearts to be strong.
Survival's the only
True victory song
So much could go wrong.
So much could go wrong...

Somewhere in the whirlwind
We pray for the calm
We try to hang on
We have faith, we seize hope,
We hold love, we hold love, we hold love

The eye of the storm
Frames a moments of calm
The world holds its breath
For the next sword to fall.

So startle the thunder
And shout down the storm.
Cling tight to each other
Life must go on.
We wait for the dawn.
We wait for the dawn.

Somewhere in the whirlwind
We pray for the calm
We try to hang on
We have faith, we seize hope,
We hold love.
3. The Crown (5:19)
I was born in tradition, I know it is time
I ask for no pity, the honor is mine

This is the place I truly belong.
I carry the weight my shoulders are strong.

It raises me, it weighs on me.
Liberates me, re-creates me.
It enthrones me, but it owns me.
This crown I wear.
It will guide you, surely bind you
Terrify you, and inspire.
It commands you, reprimands you.
This crown I wear.

They say I'm too young
To wield so much power.
I wanted a life not this ivory tower.
My family, my kingdom, all part of my soul.
The glory, the trappings, they all take their toll.

It raises me, it weighs on me.
Liberates me, re-creates me.
It enthrones me, but it owns me.
This crown I wear.
It will guide you, surely bind you
Terrify you, and inspire.
It commands you, reprimands you.
This crown I wear.
This crown I wear.

A circle of parts:
My hand and my heart
My land and my throne
My flesh and my bone
My mind and my soul
My self and my role
My light and my air
This crown

I accepted the kingdom,
I surrendered my heart.
And I'm merely a woman
A true queen plays her part.

Oh, I could have been happy
To love only one.
Now I must love them all,
And that dream is gone, gone, gone ...
That dream is gone...

It raises me, it weighs on me.
Liberates me, re-creates me.
It enthrones me, but it owns me.
This crown I wear.
It will guide you, surely bind you
Terrify you, and inspire.
It commands you, reprimands you.
This crown I wear.
This crown I wear.

It raises me, it weighs on me.
Liberates me, re-creates me.
It enthrones me, but it owns me.
This crown I wear.
This crown I wear.
4. Loyalty (6:15)
I am used to victory, and I don't say it pridefully,
Nothing's worthy to me, except what I offer.
Accept what I offer . . . to you.

Your people cheer and applaud.
Advisers will always agree.
But in your life you don't need another fraud,
What you need is honesty . . . a little honesty

A man should never surrender, but I surrender to you,
I lay my tribute at your feet, just take what you need.
A man should never surrender, but I surrender to you.
I give you my oath, my devotion, my creed . . . my loyalty.

How could I offer you anything less than everything you ask of me?
I will always be with you, always protect you.
And I'm proud to profess . . . my loyalty.

A man should never surrender, but I surrender to you,
I lay my tribute at your feet, just take what you need.
A man should never surrender, but I surrender to you.
I give you my oath, my devotion, my creed . . . my loyalty.

What would I give, if you asked?
All my strength, all my dreams
All my days and my years
My blood, my heart, my life . . . and my love.

A man should never surrender, but I surrender to you,
I lay my tribute at your feet, just take what you need.
A man should never surrender, but I surrender to you.
I give you my oath, my devotion, my creed . . . my loyalty.
5. My Father's Son (6:09)
I will remember, and I will be different. I won't make the same mistakes.
I'll take a new path, another direction. I won't, no I won't be my father's son.
My words - won't be so cruel
My rules - will make more sense
My life - will feel secure
My sons - ill honor me

My father's son, that's what I am. Or am I not?
Please tell me, god! If that's what I am,
Will his mistakes be mine to make if I'm indeed my father's son?
My father's son!

Yes, I remembered. Yes, I am different.
I don't make the same mistakes.
I took a new path, another direction trying not to be my father's son.
My words - are sometimes harsh
My rules - must be obeyed
My life - is just too full
My sons - are all renegades.

Oh, my father's son, that's what I am. Or am I not?
Please tell me, god! If that's what I am,
Will his mistakes be mine to make if I'm indeed my father's son?
My father's son!

And so I remembered. I'm not so different. And I made my own mistakes.
I forged a new path, another direction but I'll always be my father's son.
Father's son!
(My words, my woman, my life, my sons)

Could I be my father's son, that's what I am. Or am I not?
Please tell me, god! If that's what I am,
Will his mistakes be mine to make if I'm indeed my father's son?
My father's son!
6. When God Smiled on Us (6:00)
Red was the flush of a young maiden's lips
Now it's the color of blood.
White was a blanket of pure mountain snow,

Now it makes shrouds for our dead.
A memory so faint it gets harder and harder to find.
A memory that fades buried deep in my mind
In happier days, we were at peace,
When God smiled on us,
Our hearts were content and our laughter flowed free
When God smiled on us.
When God smiled on us.
When God smiled on us.

Churches once called down God's blessing on us
Now they cry out for revenge.
Trumpets blew fanfares proclaiming good news,
Now they call armies to war.

A memory so faint it gets harder and harder to find.
A memory that fades buried deep in my mind
In happier days, we were at peace,
When God smiled on us,
Our hearts were content and our laughter flowed free
When God smiled on us.
When God smiled on us.
When God smiled on us.

How much more will we bruise,
How much more can we lose,
How much more must we win, before God smiles on us again?

How much more will we bruise,
How much more can we lose,
How much more must we win, before God smiles on us again?

How much more will we bruise,
How much more can we lose,
How much more must we win, before God smiles on us again?

A memory so faint it gets harder and harder to find.
A memory that fades buried deep in my mind
In happier days, we were at peace,
When God smiled on us,
Our hearts were content and our laughter flowed free
When God smiled on us.
How much more must we win, (when God smiled on us)
Before God smiles on us again?
God smiled on us.
7. Need (6:06)
In my heart, I stand alone
Even so, I always know
I can lean on you.
When I'm lying awake
With the whole world, whole world at stake
I still see you.
Though it isn't all I want
And I know that it will haunt me, I say, I . . .

I need you . . .

You've seen me as I am
But I know you understand
I must play a part.
And you'd never betray
Any secrets that weigh on my heart.
Though it isn't all I want
And I know that it will haunt me, I say,

I need you . . .

How I want to let you in
I can tell you see the signs.
There are words I cannot speak
So please read between the lines.
Between the lines . . .
We both know what we must do
This is what I need, what I need from you to go on.
But my mind can't erase
Longing dreams of your face
While you're gone.

I need you . . .
8. Spiral (6:45)
What do you achieve with wounds that you leave?
You leave us to grieve.
We'll never forget what you've done to us.
The pain that you've caused
The lives that we've lost
The bloodshed you've cost
We'll never forget what you've done to us.

You killed our fathers, so we kill your sons.
How can you claim you're the innocent ones?
You killed our fathers, so we kill your sons.
How can you claim you're the innocent ones?

Why should we feel shame when you are to blame?
It's always the same in this unending game.

The hate in your soul will burn and corrode.
We take what we're owed.
We'll never forget what you've done to us.
Where does it begin - original sin?
We can't let you win.
We'll never forgive what you've done.
Action, reaction – It's a spiral, spiraling out of control
Action, reaction – It's a spiral, spiraling out of control

You killed our fathers, so we kill your sons.
How can you claim you're the innocent ones?
You killed our fathers, so we kill your sons.
How can you claim you're the innocent ones?

Why should we feel shame when you are to blame?
It's always the same in this unending game.
Action, reaction – It's a spiral, spiraling out of control
Action, reaction – It's a spiral, spiraling out of control

You killed our fathers, so we kill your sons.
How can you claim you're the innocent ones?
You killed our fathers, so we kill your sons.
How can you claim you're the innocent ones?

You killed our fathers, so we kill your sons.
How can you claim you're the innocent ones?
You killed our fathers, so we kill your sons.
How can you claim you're the innocent ones?

Why should we feel shame when you are to blame?
It's always the same in this unending game.
9. Battleground (6:10)
instrumental
10. Victory (9:06)
Victory, victory, victory is ours! Victory!

Battle horns blow and survivors are calling.
Mortal wounds flow. How the mighty have fallen!
The land was once yours, and now it is ours,
Paid for in blood by the pawns of great powers.

Lived my whole life based on honor and glory
But the battle today was much more than a story.
We fought and we won, and they lost and they died
Now the triumph at hand shows that God's on our side

Victory, victory, victory is ours! Victory!

As they lie dying, the weak and the brave
Corpses are mingled, both soldier and slave
But all blood is red, and the dead ask me why
In a war that won't end, was it worth it to die?

I choke as spilled blood drains my innocence dry.
Smoke, like their souls, rises faint to the sky.
Is this victory?

Victory, victory, victory is ours! Victory!

Is this victory?
A line in the sand . . .
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