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TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Metal
LabelsCruz del Sur Music
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I'm Alive Lyrics

5. I'm Alive (11:13)
...and at last before my eyes,
no longer alone, I realize.
There are tracks on the sand,
someone else has come before me -
making plans for this land,
laying claims that are not mine!

Through the trees I see him kneeling,
and he looks to me like Christ.
Gethsemane crosses my mind,
but the doubter here is me -
Can it be? Can it be the truth before me, all the while?
Can it be? Can it be the Pilot lost from the Mercy Childe?

Now my Captain now you see the truth;
I am alive, I am alive!
The pilot charts were left for you to find your way
To my side, I am alive!

How are you here, O my pilot?
You cost me my command -
And the Mercy Childe is lost!

This doesn't matter now,
let the cares escape your mind
the never-ending is your home now,
forever - Eleutheria...

Your Mercy Childe has gone,
and so too flies your duty and your charge.
You shall live in this land now,
The quiet shores, forever - Eleutheria...

I don't understand, your words confuse my mind.
This land is now the King's domain,
The other constraints compromised.
I will commandeer your vessel,
Return to serve my oath,
Build a second, better crew -
And lead them back to colonize...

My friend you have not understood,
Freedom is not a boon to man.
There will never be a ruler here,
But you and I can share this land.

You talk and talk at me Pilot,
And you begin to test my nerves,
Captains give commands -
Pilots serve!

So this land is yours?
Well I say it's mine!
Many resources so rich and grown...
I must bring him word,
what I've witnessed here
Mighty King and countrymen at home...

You owe it to our struggling nation...

I owe nothing to the lives of men.

You cannot stop progress Pilot!

But I will stop you if I can...

if I can!

...Captain? Are you still with us, Captain? Why is it that you've stopped speaking? You are in a public hearing for your own defense this morning, and neither His Majesty, not this Court - are in an obliging mood. You've returned to us empty-handed, and although your claims of mutiny have been delivered with passion - they do not persuade us. You'd best think carefully about what you have to say in your defense - for your very life is at stake...

Thank you, my lord, for your learned advice - but I am aware of the stakes involved in this hearing. I must admit, it is this part of my tale that is most difficult to tell, for - you see, despite my best efforts to convince the Pilot he wouldn't concede. He claimed that the new land was to remain virgin, unused and primitive, and our argument reached a fevered pitch. He was speaking treason my lord, and - God help me - with a stone from the river, I - brought him down. My God, I killed the Pilot. But I tell you now Councilmen - I did this in defense of His Majesty's regal claims... Listen to me - for there is none more faithful than myself. I have ever worked to serve this land, and my lord the King, and to that end I have brought the proof that will both exonerate me, and lead our Nation back... Do you see? Do you see them? These are the Charts! And I understand them now! Believe me, Council - grant me a ship, and I will find the way. The land is there, the land is there - it's for us now! These charts are a map to Paradise! Believe me when I tell you, the stars will connect - we'll find the way - the passage opens the Sea - the Second Sea...

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Submitted by level Scotty Vortekz (2017-04-11)
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