Tracks

01. Set Sail To… (Intro)
02. New Horizons
03. The Chevalier
04. Far From Home
05. Heavenly Mission
06. Prayer (Interlude)
07. State Of Siege
08. Changing Fate
09. When Canvas Starts To Burn
10. Serenade Of Flames
11. Youngest Of Widows
12. Below Eastern Skies (Interlude)
13. Beyond Desert Sands
14. To India's Shores
15. Lament (Interlude)
16. My Legacy



01. Set Sail To… (Intro)

[Instrumental]


02. New Horizons

Nova Albion, your haven we must leave
Find our way on a silent sea
Brave men did before with unshakeable belief,
Sailed around the world and so shall we

The war of crowns seems to be a story far away
This is the time to write my own tale

New horizons lie beyond the sun's golden doors
Riding high on waves of fortune without fear
New horizons for this son of English shores
And the fire of the cannons lights the way

Hundreds were lost in fifty days of storm,
In all those endless fights and treachery
Sailing for the queen we are gambling with our lives
In many of her games I've been the key

The war of crowns seems to be a story far away
This is the time to write my own tale, I know that I won't fail
I see the strongest ships and daring men in company
Seven seas, here I'm coming!

New horizons lie beyond the sun's golden doors
Riding high on waves of fortune without fear
New horizons for this son of English shores
And the fire of the cannons lights the way

An apprehension
Means inquisition
Faith collision
Leads to division

Give us just a reason, we'll be devil's breed instead of men
Do not try to fool us as no one can

The war of crowns seems to be a story far away
This is the time to write my own tale, I know that I won't fail
I see the strongest ships and daring men in company
Seven seas, here I'm coming!

New horizons lie beyond the sun's golden doors
Riding high on waves of fortune without fear
New horizons for this son of English shores
And the fire of the cannons lights the way


03. The Chevalier

When silence comes
And I focus all on the inside
I take a look into my past
Full of wrongs, full of rights,
The story of my life

So many different places,
Enjoyed so many nights, I danced with chances
I made my way
Until this present day

You are one I'd give my life for
You are the one who is haunting my dreams
Oh how I long to be yours for evermore
For all time our love shall be prime

I still see you dancing…

That night in that shiny hall
The same old boring gentry, then you caught my eyes
You played your game, used all your sweetest words
I was entertained, but tell me are they true…

…Things they say about you
A mason and a spy, he knows all beds,
Escaped the 'leads'
Oh chevalier tell me another lie

You are one I'd give my life for
You are the one who is haunting my dreams
Oh how I long to be yours for evermore
For all time our love shall be prime

Hold me
How can I?
A game
…Like all your gambles?
The only
…Until this day is gone?
Hold me
How can I?
A game
…Like all your gambles?
What can I do to change your mind

You are one I'd give my life for
You are the one who is haunting my dreams
Oh how I long to be yours for evermore
For all time our love shall be prime

I'll make this vow tonight

I see all lights are low
Show me I have to go
Venice can ease all my pain
Will do so once again


04. Far From Home

[The Captain]
The sea is deep and blue
No shallow waters are in sight
And hearts should be so light
North winds sing
Tell us of an unknown coast
We've gone southernmost to glorify the king

We have raised his coat of arms
Wherever we have landed
Our dreams of foreign shores were flying high
Now, a victim of democracy am I

No one has ever sailed so far from home
The one who wishes to go on is me alone
Turning back feels like I'd leave a child behind
Oh fate be kind

We passed a raving storm
That left us all in mortal fear
So why are we still here?
Don't you see
Don't you see this tempting chance
Reaching India and other lands by sea

[The Crew's Choir]
So distant
Horizons
Behind them
Doom is waiting
Two more days
We will sail
If this fails
We'll be turning


05. Heavenly Mission

They could not control us and started to fear us
So our story had to end…

Almost two hundred years have passed
And it seems that I will be the last
Last of the masters, faithful and bold
Who's now tired and old

The templar cross is growing pale (growing pale)
We never thought our plans would fail (never fail)

A sacred ambition, a heavenly mission:
Liberate the Holy Land
Our power grew stronger, they tarry no longer
So our story has to end

Maybe we somehow lost our ways,
And have fallen from God's grace
But He'll remember our noble aims
When we'll die by the flames

The templar cross is growing pale (growing pale)
We never thought our plans would fail (never fail)

A sacred ambition, a heavenly mission:
Liberate the Holy Land
Our power grew stronger, they tarry no longer
So our story has to end

Oh Jesus forgive me, they made me lie
Be with me, watch over me when I die...

The templar cross is growing pale (growing pale)
We never thought our plans would fail (never fail)

A sacred ambition, a heavenly mission:
Liberate the Holy Land
Our power grew stronger, they tarry no longer
So our story has to end

A sacred ambition, a heavenly mission:
Liberate the Holy Land
Our power grew stronger, they tarry no longer
So our story has to end


06. Prayer (Interlude)

[Instrumental]


07. State Of Siege

It comes again
When the temples are shining in golden light
And day fades away
Deep inside
There's a feeling that I have not chosen well
My role in this play
All this time
I have been a good soldier whose will was strong
So I played my part
A painful song
Is the cry of a friend as they raise the knife
To cut out his heart

I've never tasted fear but now I know
Fearful nights and days of woe
Our raging treasure hunt has ended here
What's the use of all gold when death is near?

State of siege
A peaceful ending out of reach
Our vessels were burning on the beach
The general, he left us no choice but to die in this land

In their eyes
We were heralds of gods who would bring liberation
Far too late
They did realize what we bring is damnation

I've never tasted fear but now I know
Fearful nights and days of woe
I've heard my promised piece of land's right here
I'll resign it, my friend, my death is near!

State of siege
A peaceful ending out of reach
Our vessels were burning on the beach
The general, he left us no choice but to die in this land

Hear me, god, I am a simple man who's praying for a chance to return home again
Oh I've shot so many men, I'm sick of killing, save my life, get me out of this land

Hear me, god, to stay alive
Hear me, god, I am a man who's praying for a chance to stay alive

Save my life, I'm sick of killing

State of siege
A peaceful ending out of reach
Our vessels were burning on the beach
The general, he left us no choice but to die in this land


08. Changing Fate

So ends the tale of a hero
With a true English heart
Of a man who knows pain and sorrow
And the fortunes in life
Villain, then hero, then scapegoat was I
Once I was knighted, now my star disappeared
In a darkening sky

Never feared the enemy
Not on land, nor on sea
Beating loud inside me, I can't negate
I've been always fighting for,
For my Queen forevermore
The empire's blade for a changing fate

This news is too disappointing
To ignore it, Sir Drake!
Sunken ships and twelve thousand fallen,
A disastrous mistake!
You've been a daring, reliable man (I'm still that man!)
Upright and loyal to his Queen and land
Now our union must end

Never feared the enemy
Not on land, nor on sea
Beating loud inside me, I can't negate
We've been always fighting for
Our land forevermore
The empire's blade for a changing fate

…The island's fate forever
May England's people ever
Know well our names and honour
Our legacy…

Will now the overrun armada rise again?
Finally tide has turned
I fear the menace of invasion is at hand …
Hear me now, I have learned my lesson, please be gracious
I shall never fail anymore!

Never feared the enemy
Not on land, nor on sea
Beating loud inside me, I can't negate
We've been always fighting for
Our land forevermore
The empire's blade for a changing fate


09. When Canvas Starts To Burn

We can't deny the signs clearly showing the times are changing
Floods rise and comets fly
Is this the end?
Is judgment night?

Drawing lines and colours true and fair
I create a mirrored universe

I see the world through different eyes,
that's the painter's soul and mind
My hands are guided by a force
Some would call divine
A gifted man, but I know
There is still so much to learn
And in some dreams canvas starts to burn
When I touch it

I've been to foreign lands
In north and south where legends dwell
But perfect harmony
Remains a mystery, hidden well

Drawing lines and colours true and fair
I create a mirrored universe

I see the world through different eyes,
That's the painter's soul and mind
My hands are guided by a force
Some would call divine
A gifted man, but I know
There is still so much to learn
And in some dreams canvas starts to burn
When I touch it

Drawing lines and colours true and fair
I create a mirrored universe

I see the world through different eyes,
That's the painter's soul and mind
My hands are guided by a force
Some would call divine

I see the world through different eyes,
That's the painter's soul and mind
My hands are guided by a force
Some would call divine
A gifted man, but I know
There is still so much to learn
And in some dreams canvas starts to burn
When I touch it


10. Serenade Of Flames

I'm glad we're talking face to face
You know I've got a job to do
And I expect some help from you, too
Soon you'll call them in to torture me
Why do you need this privacy?
You'll have your horrid joy anyway

One more night and then in flames you'll die
Nothing you can do or say could change your fate
You are mine!
One more night and then in flames you'll die
We invented Lucifer to spread the fear
Across the nations

I can't negate the evidence
They say you've healed a little girl
With guidance from another world
Then a good deed, now my last mistake
You tell me my reward's the stake
Is this the christian duty you preach?

You've been caught in our system of power and fear
We will break your resistance, your confession is near

Malleus maleficarum
Malleus maleficarum
Malleus maleficarum
Malleus maleficarum

Don't you think god is watching?
Your carnival of lies won't last eternally
Trust my words, if he's watching he has never shown
And he won't take your soul...

One more night and then in flames I'll die
Nothing you can do or say could change your fate
You are mine!
One more night and then in flames you'll die
We invented Lucifer to spread the fear
Across the nations
One more night and then in flames you'll die
We invented Lucifer to spread the fear
Across the nations


11. Youngest Of Widows

She found her homeland, she's heir to the throne
She fought all her battles alone

1567, there's a lord lying dead on frozen ground
Who did pull the wires in this plot? will the murderer
Ever be found?

Maybe she knows more than she pretends to know
About his passing
Who says a queen does never lie?

She found her homeland in chaos and war
The youngest of widows, a heart deeply sore
Raised far away, but heir to the throne
She fought all her battles alone

1587, winter's grey, hatchets lay by scaffold's side
Wears two rosaries, dressed in black she appears,
Face veiled in white

Guilty for high treason, that's the reason for the execution
Now by the hangman's hand she'll die

She found her homeland in chaos and war
The youngest of widows, a heart deeply sore
Raised far away, but heir to the throne
She fought all her battles alone


12. Below Eastern Skies (Interlude)

[Instrumental]


13. Beyond Desert Sands

'Unbelievable' - that's what they say when I speak true
Then they jeer at me like fools may do
So deplorable, this narrow-minded ignorance
I won't tell them how my story ends

Tell me why should I lie
As I'm going to die
All my memories are true, I swear

I remember them, the kingdoms of the rising sun
And I still hear the sound of silver chimes
Gold and ivory, precious gems and silken robes
Marble palaces from sunken times

Tell me why should I lie
As I'm going to die
All my memories are true, I swear

Illusions, all troubles and tears?
Had I been dreaming my life for seventeen years?
So many wonders I've seen
Roaming the far eastern lands beyond desert sands

My second life had begun
In the service of China's great Khan
As a respected and far-travelled man
I would see my dear homeland again

Tell me why should I lie
As I'm going to die
All my memories are true, I swear

Illusions, all troubles and tears?
Had I been dreaming my life for seventeen years?
So many wonders I've seen
Roaming the far eastern lands beyond desert sands


14. To India's Shores

She wears a ruby necklace
She's got those emerald eyes
Her pace is graceful and her words are wise
Hoping my pleading could get the treaty signed
I tried so hard and failed again
Then something's changed her mind

So my time has come
Nothing is impossible, it can be done
A course no navigator's sailed before
To India's shores

The conquest of Granada
Impossible, they said
But she has courage no one's ever had
She proved them wrong and so will I
My dream will never die

So my time has come
Nothing is impossible, it can be done!
I'll sail into the west and showing everyone
That nothing is impossible, I'll be the one
To find a course no navigator's sailed before
To India's shores

When I close my eyes
I see cities made of gold
In a land where nobody grows old

So my time has come
Nothing is impossible, it can be done!
I'll sail into the west and showing everyone
That nothing is impossible, I'll be the one
To find a course no navigator's sailed before
To India's shores


15. Lament (Interlude)

[Instrumental]


16. My Legacy

Light has gone
I'll never see the sun again
My days will be as dark as my nights
A question burning in my mind:
What is left to do for the observer when he's blind?

The telescope was my obsession
I longed to see the wonders of the sky
Moon and sun and Jupiter's companions
The milky way in all its splendour, stars numbered high

I know the key to the book of creation
Wandering a dark maze are those who don't know

All those years in shame and in torture
Self denial has clouded my ways
Verity comes as time is passing
I'll fade away but my legacy stays

To illustrate all that surrounds us,
Unveil the glory of our maker's plan
This I thought to be my only mission
A different picture of the world, a blessing for mankind

I tried to open their hearts and their eyes
A trial in Rome swept my good hopes away

Sight is gone
I'll never see the world again
My days will be as dark as my nights
Still a question in my mind:
What is left to do for me now, old of age and blind?

I tried to open their hearts and their eyes
A trial in Rome swept my good hopes away

All those years in shame and in torture
Self denial has clouded my ways
Verity comes as time is passing
I'll fade away but my legacy stays