BATTLE HYMNS - SILVER EDITION - 2001 > LYRICS

Death Tone [BACK]

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

Ah You Were Sittin Home And I Got Sent To Nam
I Went To The Big House You Just Worked A Job

Hear Me Comin
Can’t You Hear My Death Tone
Hear Me Comin
Can’t You Hear My Death Tone

Hear Me Ride On Into The Night
Pull Along Side If You’re Looking For A Fight Hey Hey Hey

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 Comin
Can’t You Hear My Death Tone
Hear Me Comin
Can’t You Hear My Death Tone

Hear Me Ride On Into The Night
Pull Along Side If You’re Looking For A Fight Hey Hey Hey

Yea

Death Tone Death Tone
Gonna Ride On My Death Tone
Yes I Am
I'm Gonna Ride On You Tonight


Metal Daze [BACK]

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
Yea

Baby I Was Born To Play Music
I Am A Man With A Screamin Guitar
Well 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 Theres 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
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
Loud As It Can Be


Fast Taker [BACK]

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
The Truth Is In The Mirror Its What They Never See I Said Yeah
A Long Time Ago They Tried To Tell Me Son
Keep Our Daughter Home
I Said No No

Now I Don’t Mind Them Saying
That You Should Be Praying For Me
A Fast Taker
Right Here’s Where I’m Staying
Life’s A Game I Play For Keeps

Ah Fast Taker Bed Breaker Love Maker Take It Away Yea

Only Sixteen A Woman Not A Girl
Old Enough For A Trip Around The World
Pick You Up On Friday When Your Daddy Goes To Sleep
Bring You Back On Sunday When He’s Watching Billy Grahm On TV
Oh Yeah He Won’t See Me

Now Do It Right With The Music
Then You’ll Learn How To Use It All Right
A Fast Taker
Right Here’s Where I’m Staying
Life’s A Game I Play for Keeps
Ah Fast Taker Bed Breaker Love Maker Take It Away

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
The Truth Is In The Mirror Its What They Never See
A Long Time Ago They Tried To Tell Me Son
Keep Our Daughter Home
I Said No No No No

Now I Don't Mind Them Saying
That You Should Be Praying For Me
Yea A Fast Taker
Right Here’s Where I’m Staying
Life's A Game I Play for Keeps
Ah Fast Taker Bed Breaker Love Maker Take It Away


Shell Shock [BACK]

Got It

Well There’s No Charge For The Haircut
And The Bullets Come Free
My Uncle Sam Sent A Letter Said
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
By 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 Ridin 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 Homelands Safe
Got A Purple Heart To Show The World I’m Brave
The Business Man Sat Home
While I Got Shell Shocked Whoa
Shell Shocked


Manowar [BACK]

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

Oh 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 Call On Partisans
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 Sights

Oh 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 [BACK]

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

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 Ye Not Pass Abbadon
Return To The World From Whence Ye Came
And Seek Payment
Not Only For Thine Own Anguish But Vindicate Souls Of The Unavenged
And They Placed In His Hand 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 Fearsome In Might And Black In Color
That He Could Stand As One With The Darkness
Save For 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 Their 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 Wait For You

Burning Death Destruction
Raping Their Daughters And Wives
In Blood I Take My Payment
In Full With Their Lives

I Spare Not Land Or Servants
My Wake Is Smoke And Flame
I Take Their Wives And Daughters
They Stand There Watching
Hoping To Gain Their Lives
But When I’m Through
They Know That They Must Pay

Burning Death Destruction
Raping Their Daughters And Wives
In Blood I Take My Payment
In Full With They Lives
With Their Lives


William's Tale [BACK]

Instrumental


Battle Hymn [BACK]

By Moonlight We Ride
Ten Thousand Side By Side
With Swords Drawn Held High
Our Whips And Armor Shine

Hail To Thee Our Infantry
Still Brave Beyond The Grave
All Sworn The Eternal Vow
The Time To Strike Is Now

Kill Kill

Gone Are The Days When Freedom Shone
Now Blood And Steel Meet Bone
In The Light Of The Battle’s Wake
The Sands Of Time Will Shake
How Proud Our Soldiers Stand
With Mace And Chain In Hand
Sound The Charge Into Glory Ride
Over The Top Of Their Vanquished Pride

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

Sound The Charge Into Glory Ride
Over The Top Of Their Vanquished Pride
By Moonlight We Ride
Ten Thousand Side By Side

Kill Kill