Battle Hymns

Death Tone (R.Friedman/J.DeMaio)

Ridin' on two wheels
Chains hooked on my heels
Sittin' in leather
Ridin' on steel

Put my shades on
Hair blows in the wind
I give some square the finger
Now he won't look again, no he won't

Now, you were sittin' home
And I got sent to Nam
I went to the big house
You just worked at job

Hear me calling
Can't you hear my death tone
Hear me calling
Can't you hear my death tone
Hear me ride
On into the night
Pull along side
If you're looking for a fight, yeah !

My social workers
Got me on a chain
Keeps me out of jail
So the paper prints his name, yes it does, and he likes it

Unemployment checks
Run out next week
It won't be very long
'Til I'm back on the streets again

Now, you were sittin' home
And I got sent to Nam
I went to the big house
You just worked a job

Hear me calling
Can't you hear my death tone
Hear me calling
Can't you hear my death tone
Hear me ride
On into the night
Pull along side
If you're looking for a fight

Death tone
Death tone
Gonna ride on my death tone
Yes I am
I'm gonna ride on you baby ! Oh !

Metal Daze (J.DeMaio)

I hear the sound
In a metal way
I feel the power
Rolling off the stage
'Cause only one thing
Really sets me free
Heavy metal
Loud as it can be

Baby I was born to play music
I am a man with a screaming guitar
There's a light in the middle of the stage
In a minute I'll be wearing it all
I don't know another way of living
Baby I don't really care
Give me a pair of jeans, and a riff that´s mean
And girls that love to share

Heavy metal, metal daze
Heavy metal, heavy metal daze
Heavy metal, heavy metal daze

Living like there's no tomorrow
Yeah,Curry says we're all on the edge
He says man you´re really graphic
This bands a social wedge
Well, we all got hearts made of metal
And our blood is hot molten rock
And if I don't hear the sound of metal
I go into shock !

Heavy metal, metal daze
Heavy metal, heavy metal daze
Heavy metal, heavy metal daze
Heavy metal, heavy metal daze
Heavy metal

So mister D. J.
Play just one for me
You know the one
With the crashin' and the screams
'Cause only one thing
Really sets me free
Heavy metal
Loud as it can be

Heavy metal, metal daze
Heavy metal, heavy metal daze
Heavy metal, heavy metal daze
heavy metal, heavy metal daze
Heavy metal
Loud as it can be

Fast Taker (R.Friedman/J.DeMaio)

Mama´s having problems
Always comes to me
Your daddy´s been a drinker
Since 1943
They tell you I'm a loser
'Cause I like bein free
But truth is in the mirror
It´s what they never see

I sing Yeah
Long time ago
You tried to tell me son
Keep our dauther home
I said no no, no no

No, I don't mind them saying
That you should be praying
For me, fast taker
Right here's where I'm staying
Life's a game I play
For keeps, fast taker,bed breaker, love maker
Take it away

Only sixteen
A woman not a girl
Old enough
For a trip around the world
Pick you up on Friday
When daddy goes to sleep
Bring you back on Sunday
When he's watching "Billy Graham" on T.V.

Oh yeah, he won't see me

Now do it right with music
Then you learn how to use it
All night, fast taker
Right here's where I'm staying
Life's a game I play
For peace, fast taker,bed breaker, love maker
Take it away

Mama is having problems
Always come to me
Your daddy´s been a drinker
Since 1943
They tell you I'm a loser
'Cause I like bein free
But truth is in the mirror
It´s what they never see

A long time ago
You tried to tell me son
Keep our dauther home
I said no no, no no

No I don't mind them saying
That you should be praying
For me, fast taker
Right here's where I'm staying
Life's a game I play
For keeps, fast taker, bed breaker, love maker
Take it away

Shell Shock (R.Friedman/J.DeMaio)

I don't know

Well, there's no charge for the haircut
And the bullets come free
My Uncle Sam send a letter, said:
He's got a mission for me

Now I'm a ranger, not a stranger
And I live in Saigon
We've got a team of special forces
And we deliver napalm

But if they tell you that I've lost my mind
Baby it's not gone just a little hard to find
About the time this letter gets home
I'll be gone, gone, yeah gone

And if they tell you that I'm M.I.A.
Think a little less about me each day
'Cause if I ever get back
I'll be shell shocked, whoa
Shell shocked, yeah

Feels funny riding in my car
Used to drive a tank and shoot a B.A.R.
I know I'm home
But I feel gone,gone, yeah gone

Now it's over and the homeland's safe
Got a purple heart to show the world I'm brave
The businessmen sat home
Well I got shell shocked, whoa
Shell shocked, whoa
Shell shock
Shell shock
Shell shock

Manowar (R.Friedman/J.DeMaio)

We met on English ground
In a backstage room
We heard the sound
And we all knew
What we had to do

We called the high command
Requested leave to make a stand
And in the field we grew
And we all knew

Soon the time would come
For us to fight,
Destination
Now in sight

Oooh, Manowar
Born to live forever more
The right to conquer every shore
Hold your ground and give no more

Our fight will never end
So we called your party sense
To raise your hands
And take our stand

Look sharp
When duty calls
Where we march
Cities fall
And the strong survive
And take our side

Now the time has come
For us to fight
Target waiting
In our sight

Oooh, Manowar
Born to live forever more
The right to conquer every shore
Hold your ground and give no more

Manowar
Born to live forever more
The right to conquer every shore
Manowar
Born to live forever more
Manowar
Born to live forever more
The right to conquer every shore
Hold your ground and give no more
Born to live forever more
The right to conquer every shore
Manowar

Dark Avenger (R.Friedman/J.DeMaio)

He broke the laws of the elders
So they plucked out his eye
Took his land and fortune
Left him to die

Bound on the shoreline
Left for the tide
Sees his life, blood leaving
Circling lower, the vultures fly

These bones may be broken
But the spirit can't die
And the Gods see his anguish
And give him a sign

From the floor of the ocean
The ship of the lost souls rise
And they take him where no one sleeps while the undead cry
Where no one sleeps while the undead cry

And in the world above
The elders sing
On his land they live
Let deaths bell ring

Narration:
He was met at the gate of Hades
By the Guardian of the Lost Souls
The Keeper of the Unavenged
And He did say to him
Let you not pass abandon
Return to the world
From once you came
And seek payment
Not only for thy known anguish
But vindicate the souls
Of the Unavenged

And they placed in his hands
A sword
Made for him
Called Vengeance
Forged in brimstone
And tempered
By the woeful tears of the Unavenged

And to carry him up on his journey
Back to the upper world
They brought forth
Their demon horse
Called Black Death
A grim steed
So fiercely might
And black in colour
That he could stand as one with the darkness
Save from his burning eyes
of crimson fire

And on that night
They rode up from Hell
The pounding of his hooves
Did clap like thunder !

Burning, death, destruction
Raping the daughters and wives
In blood I take my payment
In full with their lives

No one can escape me
On Black Death I ride
When kissed by the sword of Vengeance
Your head lays there by your side
I take the lives of all that I once knew
The torn flesh of a slow death waits for you

Burning, death, destruction
Raping the daughters and wives
In blood I take my payment
In full with their lives

I spare that land of servants
My wake is slow dead there
I take their wives and daughters
They stand there watching, watching
Hoping to get my life
But when I'm through they know they must pay

Burning, death, destruction
Raping the daughters and wives
In blood I take my payment
In full with their lives
With their lives
With their lives
With their lives

William´s Tale (Instrumental) (Rossini)

Battle Hymn (R.Friedman/J.DeMaio)

By moonlight we ride
Ten thousand side by side
With swords drawn held high
Our whips and armour shine
Hail to thee our infantry
Still brave beyond the grave
All sworn the eternal vow
The time to strike is now

Kill, kill
Kill, kill

Gone are the days when freedom shone
Now blood and steel meet bone
In the light of the battle's way
The sands of time will shake
How proud our soldiers stand
With mace and chain in hand
Sound of charge into glory ride
Over the top of the vanquished pride

Victory, victory
Victory, victory

To the battle we ride
We crossed a starlit sky
No space no time
We'll catch the wind
Strange losses, men died
We crossed a starlit sky
And still no space and time
We'll catch the wind

Kill, kill
Kill, kill

Sound the charge into glory ride
Over the top of their vanquished pride
By moonlight we ride
Ten thousand side by side

Kill, kill
Kill, kill


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