Tracks

01. By Endurance We Conquer
02. No Peace Beyond The Line
03. The Hands Of Time Are Bleeding
04. Trinity
05. Four Candles Burning
06. The Coward's Path
07. Cast Out All Raging Spirits
08. Beyond The Martyrs



01. By Endurance We Conquer

1914, in voyage from England
28 cast their fear to the gods
Poised to conquer the frost covered base of the Earth
At 6 months ensnared in a solid sea prison
Men and ship are beset on all sides
Abandon all hope - what the ice gets it keeps for its own

To the lifeboat, the James Caird, went six men
For 17 days facing Poseidon's wrath
On the shores of South Georgia they settled at last
Now to traverse the hazardous landscape
Over mountains and glaciers they'd fight
Into Stromness where hope was now finally in sight

So far away - we lost no faith - in unity, in bravery, in honor
As one we'd live, as one we'd die and by endurance we conquered

1916 on August the 30
28 reunited again
Against all the odds they had outrun the cold clutch of death

So far away - we lost no faith - in unity, in bravery, in honor
As one we'd live, as one we'd die and by endurance we conquered


02. No Peace Beyond The Line

What measure a man's worth
When honor steals away and break from his beliefs?
Left clutching at nothing
No handholds as he falls into the grasp of grief

There is no peace, there is no peace, there is no peace

To crawl as a blind man
As upon shards of glass, this field of broken faith
Each cut scars forever
Remembrance of the Soul who feared not darker days

There is no peace, there is no peace, there is no peace

There is no, there is no, there is no peace beyond the line
There is no, there is no, there is no peace beyond the line
There is no, there is no, there is no peace beyond the line
There is no, there is no, there is no peace beyond the line


03. The Hands Of Time Are Bleeding

The hands of time are bleeding
Drawing the hours from me
This once vital heart no longer beats
Darkness I do beseech you
Obscure this world from me
For these forlorn eyes wish not to see

Blind my eyes
Blind my heart

Dreams that once fed my spirit
As dust crumble in my hands
Hopeless I fall a broken man
Darkness I do entreat you
Obscure the light for me
It's far out of reach and tortures me

Blind my eyes
Blind my heart

Dark, dark blind my eyes, dark blind my heart, take all this pain from me
Dark, dark blind my eyes, dark blind my heart, take all this pain from me
Dark, dark blind my eyes, dark blind my heart, take all this pain from me
Dark, dark blind my eyes, dark blind my heart, take all this pain from me


04. Trinity

We reached into the obscure
To change the course of the world

Now I'm become death, destroyer of worlds

At once the birth of a sun
Beauty and horror as one
A triumph for knowledge but yet what have we gained?
A pathway to peace or the door to the world's pain?

Batter my heart three personed god
In Trinity we altered the world

Now I'm become death, destroyer of worlds


05. Four Candles Burning

This darkened world is collapsing on me
I've fought to hold it at bay but my back is breaking
Four candles burn in the dark
And they're all that's guiding me

I fear the choice that lie before me
I fear I have not the strength to return from Hell's path
They hold the key to the goodness in me
Four candles burn through the black
And they're all that's saving me

And should the shadows claim me
To walk the halls of nevermore
My heart with you remaining
Undying love

And should the shadows claim me
To walk the halls of nevermore
My heart with you remaining
Undying love

Undying love


06. The Coward's Path

Baptized in pity's robes I've failed to dam the rising tide of fear
Unmoving and unmoved your words of hope have fallen on deaf ears

I'll burn our bridge behind to ash
Alone I seek the coward's path

Repelled by outstretched arms, that seek to lift me up and pull me in
And in futility they learn to loose the soul that pushes against them

I'll burn our bridge behind to ash
Alone I seek the coward's path

Deep seated origins, the need for isolation, the need to run away
To hide eternally to draw the shades on painful hurt to keep the truth at bay
To shroud myself in this, adorned in resignation, inside a silent shell
To shroud myself in this, in this my purgatory, in this my living hell

I can't let you in


07. Cast Out All Raging Spirits

Hell - hear the coming storm - your heart seething
The walls quickly closing in - and you're paralyzed
No return to simpler times - only forward
No path forward through the past - nor through anger

Cast out all raging spirits tonight
Cast out all demons lurking inside

Regret - it wil eat away - at life's marrow
Your blood poisoned now with bitterness - it's your prison
No one else will halt your fall - you must break it
No one else will hold your heart - you must heal it

Cast out all raging spirits tonight
Cast out all demons lurking inside

Absolution - exorcism of the self
Dissolution - of the hell in which you dwell


08. Beyond The Martyrs

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