Tracks

01. Scarlet To Snow
02. This Round's On Me
03. Allegiance
04. I Demon
05. The Sword
06. In Time
08. Cinder
09. Vain
10. The Last We Wage



01. Scarlet To Snow

I am a creature of the night
How are you this eve
This is what I am and what I'll always be
I will have you know I'll take you if I please
So if you would just sit down
and I beg you not to scream

On this fairest night I only wish to speak
Shall I describe for you now the monster that you see
Life taker, blood drinker, animal!
Condemned till the end and hell takes me home

Oh! If only
You could turn my sins scarlet to snow
And finally from my guilt I will be free

The blood lust
Calling me again
You need not fear for your life
It's the killer, thieves, and the evil ones
They will quench my thirst tonight

Death seems to be my life
If one could call it that
A ravenous cycle that never ends

And a guilt that never dies
To be rid of all
And fade into oblivion

Is it my vanity
Or sincerity
That begs to atone
Whatever it is
Who could forgive
Now I must bring this to a close

With your kind I rarely get a chance to speak
So I'll leave you now and thank you for a lovely eve
In your heart do you believe what I have said is true
In this savage garden I'll be back for you


02. This Round's On Me

When your path's gone astray and you think you've gone mad
Maybe tired from washing all the blood from your hands
Do you feel that you have the world's weight on your shoulders
Not getting any younger and feeling kinda slower

Now is the time we leave it all behind
To sit with a glass and think of memories passed
Now's a time for fun not for quarrels and fears
I just needed to get out so
Pour me a beer!

So cheers for the beers and hail to the ale
Hey chin up brother!
You're looking kinda pale
Put another 50 down 'cause
This round's on me!

Good tunes, Good brew, Good friends
What we have you can't break or bend
I put another 50 down 'cause
This round's on me!

So raise your glasses high
To your brothers side by side
And we'll remember all the good times we've shared
So raise your glasses high
To the things that can go in the blink of an eye
And we'll still be here having one hell of a good time

Have a drink for your job
Where you slave all day
To the long days and the long hours
But at least it pays your way
In this moment let's pause
Reflect on what we've got
So let's give thanks
And have a round or two tonight
Before it's gone


03. Allegiance

This is my allegiance
This is my declaration for where I stand
This is my solemn vow of everything I'll fight to uphold
It's a call to war against all those who build to destroy and live to abhor
There's no room for you anymore
I will not stand by and watch as you
Tear down my world before my eyes

I won't bow down to the things you praise or hate those you despise today
I won't be deceived by the lies
The promise of wealth you can't provide
I am my own man
I fight the good fight
I'm not going to live another day if I can't fight today

This is my allegiance
To those I have fought with side by side
For those I have bled for and those who would bleed for me
For those who would lay their life down
And I would give my life for them
And on the eve of battle we'll have a pint again

I won't bow down to the things you praise or hate those you despise today
I won't be deceived by the lies
The promise of wealth you can't provide
I am my own man
I fight the good fight
I'm not going to live another day if I can't fight today

This is my allegiance
This is my declaration of where I stand
This is my solemn vow of everything I'll fight to uphold
It's a call to war against all those who build to destroy and live to abhor
There's no room for you anymore

For every man there comes a time
To choose how to live and how to die
The time is now so make a choice
Who would you fight for
Now pick a side


04. I Demon

You are nothing
You are a shadow
You will waste away
Before your time

You are a plague upon the earth
A flicker of light
Your pain and all your fears
Will fall upon deaf ears
You will not know the peace
You long so much for...

Your courage will come and go
but we are who we are

I have come here to expose all you are
You're sick and vile you know it's true
Your end I see clear, you'll fall with all fear
All that I say will be done

These voices inside my head
The ones that say anything
The ones that would have me trip and fall

I am the demon
I caused the pain
I knew what my self doubt would bring

No! No! I am more
No I can't give in
Now I'll break the cycle
Now I'll make it all right

No more falling down


05. The Sword

A choice to make
A narrow road and no easy answers
Make a stand today
Small is the gate and hardship's what you'll face

Do you see what I've become
Or would you stop what I've begun
If your scorn is my gain then get out of my way
And I'll see you on the road

If I have the strength for this
Will I be the one to stand alone?
And if I can overcome
Will I be the better man for it?

This is the sword that divides us all
Make one wrong move and watch me fall
The burden of the choices made
How high the price
Never thought you'd pay

These wounds run deep, see
The fears as they creep
Now left alone
Abandoned and cold
Deserted, defeated
For the things that you believe in

If they turned their back to you
If they all just turned away from you
All from those who you thought you knew
What if this is what was asked of you


06. In Time

There's a time for war and a time for peace
There's a time to laugh and a time to weep
A time to tear down and a time to build up
A time to be silent and a time to shout

When it's time to tear down
Will you have what it takes to make it right?
When it's time to build up
Will the fear of change make you go hide?
When it's time to be silent
Will you listen well?

Do you hear with your ears, leave your heart open as well
There'll be a time to shout to let the whole world hear
Everything in your heart, and all that you hold dear

Here we are, but where are we and what's this all about?
To love and to hate, to fear or be brave, is this all
All in time, all in time we'll see what's really there
Beyond all the tears all the pain and your fears, we'll see...

There's a time for war and a time for peace
There's a time to laugh and a time to weep
A time to tear down and a time to build up
A time to be silent and a time to shout

There's a time to mourn and a time to dance
A time to be born and then the end at last
So take this time that we have for fun
And all we have that's under the sun


08. Cinder

Let's burn this place to cinders
Let's burn it to the ground
No sign of its existence
No sign it ever was

With pleasure we'll light the match
And then we'll stand in awe as
It all is blown away
And the new life from its demise

Reborn a clean slate at last
And we will never go back to the way it was
How long have we waited for?
Finally at a head
'Cause there's nothing more to be said

Now! Let's burn it all down
The Parliament hill to the government halls
Will be the first to fall!
Greed and desire was the fuel for this fire
And now they've lost it all!

Next set ablaze to your church
For all the lies and the PAIN and the HURT
You all claim to be heaven sent
All I see is a god who's misrepresent


09. Vain

Can you tell me how far the east from the west is
Can you tell me how it's all going to end
How utterly gorgeous is our vanity

If I gave chase to the wind would I have it
If I treasured it would it whisper my name
How utterly gorgeous is our vanity

Desire that push us on
A slave forevermore
A lust born of our own accord
Enslaved forevermore

All in all I must have and all in all I must be
No reason beyond what I see

Desire that push us on
A slave forevermore
A lust born of our own accord
Enslaved forevermore

Can you tell me how far the east from the west is
Can you tell me how it's all going to end
How utterly gorgeous is our vanity

If I gave chase to the wind would I have it
If I treasured it would it whisper my name
How utterly gorgeous is our vanity

Lavish me with praises
And praises will they ever be
For this is truly my vanity
If I am vain then cut me deep and watch me bleed
May my eyes open to glimpse what I have never seen


10. The Last We Wage

Together on the eve of the new year
In a logging camp in gatineau
Far away from the ones we love
In the desolation and the snow

Drunk baptiste says he has a plan
A plan to travel across this land
We'll be with our family tonight and be back before first light
We must run la chasse galerie
Make a deal with the devil
He'll give us what we need
On a flying canoe we ride
To the révellion or die

And then the devil appeared and the rules he made quite clear
Touch not a cross or swear on the lord's name
Or your soul is lost
Be back before the light as well
If not it's straight to hell
We put our fears aside
To the rules we will abide

Let's ride tonight across the sky
Our souls are on the line
To be with our families tonight

The skies are so clear
So much we're eased of all our fear, look out!
For the church ahead
Turn away or we'll be dead
Not far to the révellion
So long since I've been home
Not long 'till the journey's done
And the party has just begun

Let's ride tonight! Across the sky
Our souls are on the line
To be with our families tonight
We'll meet the devil and play his game
The wage is worth what we will gain

The drink ever did flow
And the dancing never slowed
Alive and we're all here
So raise your glass and give a cheer

The devil's eyes are watching us

Now our time is almost up

And as the clock struck five we had to leave or die
We said tearful goodbyes
But now we must take to the skies

Onward we went on through the fog
Our boat did hit a cross but not a
Shard touched one of us
Our souls are not yet lost

Let's ride tonight across the skies
Our souls are on the line
To be with our families tonight
We'll meet the devil and play his game
The wage is worth what we will gain

The drunk baptiste nearly said the words that'd damn us all to hell
With a swift hit he met my fist and overboard he fell
The rest of us who made it back
We all did agree
Never attempt la chasse gallerie