Tracks

01. The Grey God Passes
02. Stand Your Ground
03. The Battle of Bonchester Bridge
04. Hermitage
05. Do What Thou Will
06. Only The Brave
07. Hallowed Be Thy Grave
08. The Fountain
09. The Calling
10. Mysterium



01. The Grey God Passes

Onto the field of Clontarf
Warlords scream in
Both pagan and christian of heart
An age comes to end

The ground shall bare the mark
Of glory's crimson stain

Battle is night
Raise up your eyes
Look to the sky
Valkyries fly

Two honored chieftains collide
Battle begins
Comes the Grey God with one eye
Fighting within

The ground shall bare the mark
Of glory's crimson stain

Battle is night
Raise up your eyes
Look to the sky
Valkyries fly

The age of old gods ending
Replaced by man's misgivings
But still the ravens call to Odin

The ground shall bare the mark
Of glory's crimson stain

The spears of Clontarf gleaming
The blood and sweat is streaming
Resounding battle horns are calling

Grey one eye apparition
Grey hand of doom so viscous
The Valkyrie choose from the fallen

The age of old gods ending
Replaced by man's misgivings
But still the ravens call to Odin


02. Stand Your Ground

Revolution
Against the church and the crown
Retribution
Scottish clans stand their ground
Border reivers
Striking out at the realm
Vengeance reapers
Stand their ground and rebel

Defenders of the clans
Onward we ride hell bound
Come down from the Highlands
For freedom stand your ground

By sword and shield
Victory or the grave
We'll take the field
Win our freedom this day

Defenders of the clans
Onward we ride hell bound
Come down from the Highlands
For freedom stand your ground


03. The Battle of Bonchester Bridge

When the full moon is high
Fog creeping in
Hear the sounds of the fight
No one can win
Echoing outlawed pipes
Hauntingly played
As the ghosts of brave knights
Still fight this day

Spectres still waging war
In their deaths wake
Battling evermore
Till the daybreak
Known throughout the Borders
The Bloody Ridge
Ghostly place of honor
Bonchester Bridge

Heaven still weeps
For those noble souls
Each full moon brings
An army of warrior ghosts

Haunting pipes sing
Through the Border hills
Heroes of dream
Reliving the battle

Heaven still weeps
For those noble souls
Each full moon brings
An army of warrior ghosts

Haunting pipes sing
Through the Border hills
Heroes of dream
Reliving the battle


04. Hermitage

To guard the bastard son
That someday could be king
The Elliott reiver clans
Were charged with the bidding
And as the tale is told
This monster grew with age
Torturing flesh and soul
Inside the Hermitage

The spirits stir again
In ruins still it stands
The keep of doom
The Hermitage

The Lord of Liddlesdale
De Soulis be the name
Whose grim debauchery
Had earned a tyrant's fame
A soulless pedophile
Who wanted to be thane
Who left a wake of death
Behind his bloody reign

The spirits stir again
In ruins still it stands
The keep of doom
The Hermitage

I felt the energy
And stood within its walls
I've seen the grey pale light
Inside the ancient halls
I've seen the pit of doom
The dungeon of despair
And felt the breath of hell
Within the tyrant's lair

The spirits stir again
In ruins still it stands
The keep of doom
The Hermitage

His body boiled alive
Inside a vat of lead
His ghost still haunts the keep
His spirit trapped in death

The spirits stir again
In ruins still it stands
The keep of doom
The Hermitage


05. Do What Thou Will

You have to do what thou will
You've got to free yourself
Is your cup empty or filled
Wisdom is the true wealth

Through science, man has evolved
Into the master race
Embracing the eight fold law
Your will is your own fate

If you believe
That all your dreams
Shall be fulfilled
You will achieve
What you can be
Do what thou will

Reaching out unto the muse
Searching for the lost chord
Seeking the metal that's true
Scream out and raise your sword

If you believe
That all your dreams
Shall be fulfilled
You will achieve
What you can be
Do what thou will


06. Only The Brave

Metal mayhem and wonder
Rolling on through the night
Bringing down holy thunder
In the circle of light

No one shall put asunder
What we've forged here in fire
Let the halls of Valhalla resounding
Hail to the god with one eye

If we must all go down in flames
We'll go down fighting in Thor's name
We'll ride the thunder to the grave
Wielding death by the hammer
Glory comes only to the brave

Stand for metal and honor
Raise your blades to the light
Let the war cries of Midgard ring out
Press on and never say die

If we must all go down in flames
We'll go down fighting in Thor's name
We'll ride the thunder to the grave
Wielding death by the hammer
Glory comes only to the brave


07. Hallowed Be Thy Grave

There's tombs of the unknown soldiers
Round all the world
For honored and fallen warriors
Names lost to the earth

Their stories will never be told
Lost for all times
In memory of soldiers unknown
And their sacrifice

Hallowed be thy grave
For the freedom of the ones you saved
Hallowed be thy grave
For the honor and the lives you gave

The battlefields run red with blood
Across the lands
Souls flow through the gates like a flood
The stain upon man

These fallen ones never shall know
Glory or fame
Each soldier, an unknown hero
Hallowed be thy grave

Hallowed be thy grave
For the freedom of the ones you saved
Hallowed be thy grave
For the honor and the lives you gave


08. The Fountain

I'm drawn, like a moth to the light, in the mist
As my ship rolls over the sea
I've quested so long and I've traveled so far
My treasure, an elusive dream

I've never looked back on the things that I missed
And still, in my heart, I believe
That soon I shall find the fountain of life
Fill my soul with it's sweet mead

Search 'til the end of all time, if I must
I'll never give up my beliefs
Carry the torch, 'til my life turns to dust
Never let go of my dreams
No, I never let go of my dreams
Still, I believe

My destiny drives me to stay on this path
And seek out the fountain of life
I've come so far now, that there's no turning back
I'll find the fountain or die

Through jungles and forests, I've search for the place
That feeds the gods' great tree of life
I'm sure it's the truth, the well spring of youth
Is waiting there, for me to find

Search 'til the end of all time, if I must
I'll never give up my beliefs
Carry the torch, 'til my life turns to dust
Never let go of my dreams
No, I never let go of my dreams
Still, I believe

I'm drawn, like a moth to the light, in the mist
As my ship rolls over the sea
I've quested so long and I've traveled so far
My treasure, an elusive dream

I've never looked back on the things that I missed
And still, in my heart, I believe
That soon, I shall find the fountain of life
Fill my soul with it's sweet mead

Search 'til the end of all time, if I must
I'll never give up my beliefs
Carry the torch, 'til my life turns to dust
Never let go of my dreams
No, I never let go of my dreams
Still, I believe


09. The Calling

[Instrumental]


10. Mysterium

[I. Sea of Dreams]

O'er the sea of dreams, he sailed
As the fair winds turned to gales
Come to search the land outback
Seeking knowledge that we lacked

The sea of dreams
The sea of dreams

Ludwig Leichhardt was his name
Explorer, destined for fame
He would find his quest to be
Across the sea of dreams

The sea of dreams
The sea of dreams

[II. The Quest]

With compass and journal
He set out 'cross the lands
To seek Australia's truths
For science and for man

From east to northern coast
He charted lands unseen
Received a heroes name
For all his honoured deeds
Then came the final quest
To trek from coast to coast
It proved to be his last
And turned him to a ghost

[III. Into the Unknown]

Into the outbacks unknown
Venturing from coast to coast
His expedition lost, vanished with no trace
Except for 'L's' carved in trees
A burnt gun sling, near Sturt Creek
Bearing his name plate, stamped 1848
We may never really know
What fate befell our heroes
Australia's lost patrol
Is still a mystery
For science and adventure
His work, a valued treasure
Into the great unknown
His life's destiny
Following his dreams
Into history