Sacrifice (2013)

Tracklist CD

  1. Procession
  2. Sacrifice
  3. Made in Belfast
  4. Warriors of the Road
  5. Guardians of the Tomb
  6. Stand up and Fight
  7. Walking the Steel
  8. Night of the Wolf
  9. Wheels of Terror
  10. Standing in a Queue

Produced by: Biff Byford and Andy Sneap

Lyrics

01. PROCESSION (1:45)

Instrumental

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02. SACRIFICE (3:08)

Hail to the gods, the bringers of fortune 
Worship the sun giver of life
Follow the steps that lead you to heaven
Sacrifice waits for your beating heart

Blood on stone holy priest
No escape no release
Sacrifice sacrifice

Enter the temple, the altar of stone
Appeasing the gods you give up your life
Eyes open wide the priest stands above you 
Held in his hand your still beating heart

Blood on stone holy priest
No escape no release
Sacrifice sacrifice

Civilisation lost in the jungle
Forgotten in time the cities of gold
Carved in the stone the stories before you
When sacrifice claimed the still beating heart

Blood on stone holy priest
No escape no release
Sacrifice sacrifice

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03. MADE IN BELFAST (4:34)

We’re a hundred thousand strong 
Better there are none
At building mighty monarchs of the sea
We bend the heavy steel 
Lay the massive keel
The greatest ships the world has ever seen

Pulling all together boys 
Slaving for the boss’s boys
Got to meet the deadline now
Pulling all together boys
Made in Belfast
Made in Belfast

Bring the rivets glowing white
Hammered in ‘till they’re tight
Inch by inch
She rises from the quay 
Night and day we toil and sweat
Glad to work free from debt
Side by side we forge this legacy

Pulling all together boys
Slaving for the boss’s boys
Got to beat the deadline now 
Pulling all together boys
Made in Belfast
Made in Belfast

Wood and steel, gilt and glass
Everything was made first class
Nothing spared, the finest in the world
We see them now in picture books
Built by you on Belfast docks
The greatest ships the world as ever seen

Pulling all together boys 
Slaving for the boss’s boys
Got to meet the deadline now
Pulling all together boys
Made in Belfast
Made in Belfast

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04. WARRIORS OF THE ROAD (3:34)

Five red lights, nerves of steel 
engines hot, grip the wheel
Lights go out, motors roar
Ram the pedal to the floor
Pushing hard, don’t look back
Try to focus on the track

Warriors of the road 
Born to fight and win
Warriors of the road
Let battle now begin

Scream into the first chicane
Show no fear, deadly game
Find the pace your only chance 
Feel the tyres skip and dance
You’ve got to keep the pressure on
One mistake the race is gone

Warriors of the road 
Born to fight and win 
Warriors of the road 
Let the race begin
Guitar solo Doug

Race towards the finish line
Final lap fastest time 
Blasting down the winning straight 
Checkered flag yours to take
Standing on the podium
Number one job is done

Warriors of the road
Born to fight and win 
Warriors of the road
Let battle now begin

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05. GUARDIANS OF THE TOMB (4:47)

Two thousand years in time, the first of his kind
He dreams and plans of immortality
A dynasty of jade, an empire he has made
All the land beneath the setting sun

You wake once more to rise again
Guardians of the tomb
You live once more to fight again
Guardians of the tomb
Guardians of the tomb

His tomb will lay beneath the ground
Forces will be gathered ‘round
To fight his battles far beyond the grave
A mighty army made of clay
Sleeps in death to rise again
Hidden just below the ancient soil

You wake once more to rise again
Guardians of the tomb 
You live once more to fight again
Guardians of the tomb
Guardians of the tomb

Through the years the memories fade
Forgotten now inside his grave
The first in line, an empire lost in time
Until a farmer breaks the seal
The terracotta tomb revealed
To rise again for all the world to see

You wake once more to rise again 
Guardians of the tomb
You live once more to rise again 
Guardians of the tomb
Guardians of the tomb

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06. STAND UP AND FIGHT (4:02)

If you wanna make a life playing in a rock and roll band
You’ve got to take a chance and don’t look back
There ain’t no easy way, you can’t fake it
You‘ve got to be yourself, don’t follow the pack
When it seems you’ll never get a break
You’ve got to make a vow to keep the faith

You got to fight for all that you believe in 
You’ve got to fight, it’s you against the world
Stand up and fight
Stand up and fight

If you’re looking for the light of inspiration 
Waiting for your story to be told
When music is your life and your vocation 
You’ve got to give your soul to rock and roll
When things around you start to fall apart
Don’t forget what drove you from the start

You’ve got to fight for all that you believe in 
You’ve got to fight, it’s you against the world
Stand up and fight
Stand up and fight

It‘s never easy living on the bread line
When everyday you’re following your dream
If you catch the rising star you might make it
But nothing’s ever as easy as it seems
When it seems you‘ll never get a break
You’ve got to make a vow to keep the faith

You’ve got to fight for all that you believe 
You’ve got to fight, it’s you against the world
Stand up and fight
Stand up and fight

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07. WALKING THE STEEL (4:24)

Rising from the ashes floor by floor, reaching up into the sky
Where the eagles soar
The city sleeps, life goes on, hope is still alive
Born again the towers rise above the New York skies
Rising from the ashes for all the world to see

Walking the steel build them high
Walking the steel you touch the sky

A thousand lights are blazing into the night
Marching on around the clock nothing stops the fight
High above the city the work goes on and on
Racing to the heavens until the job is done
Rising from the ashes for all the world to see


Walking the steel build them high 
Walking the steel you touch the sky
Remember the heroes
Remember them all

Walking the steel build them high
Walking the steel you touch the sky

Rising like the phoenix towards the sky
See the mighty towers reaching high
Make them strong, work the steel 
Build them to survive
Born again, the twins will stand, hope will never die
Rising from the ashes for all the world to see

Walking the steel build them high
Walking the steel you touch the sky

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08. NIGHT OF THE WOLF (4:20)

Far beyond the forest in a land of ice and snow
When the full moon rises and shadows start to grow
When man becomes the hunted screaming in the night
On your knees and pray to God to keep the beasts from sight

Night of the wolf hear them calling
Night of the wolf howling at the moon

The hounds of hell are calling, hunting in the pack
Keep the fires burning, never turn your back
Are they in the darkness watching in the night
Waiting for a weakness before they make a strike

Night of the wolf hear them calling
Night of the wolf howling at the moon
They’re fighting for survival, it’s the only thing they know
Far beyond the forest in the land of ice and snow

Far beyond the forest in a land of ice and snow
When the full moon rises and shadows start to grow
Are they in the darkness watching in the night
On your knees and pray to God to keep the wolves from sight

Night of the wolf hear them calling
Night of the wolf howling at the moon

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09. WHEELS OF TERROR (4:23)

We take no prisoners, there’s no retreat 
Our only purpose is your defeat 
The wheels of death keep turning
Leave your cities burning
There’s nothing you can do
To stop them breaking through

Wheels of terror crushing all before
Wheels of terror battle tanks of war

Blitzkrieg coming, this is the end
High explosive, your will we bend
Smashing your defences down
Making rubble of your town
Moving on relentlessly
Only death will set you free

Wheels of terror crushing all before
Wheels of terror battle tanks of war

Target in our sights, armour piercing shell
There’s no use running from the raining hell
Wheels of death keep turning 
Leave your cities burning
There nothing you can do
to stop us breaking through

Wheels of terror crushing all before
Wheels of terror battle tanks of war

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10. STANDING IN A QUEUE (3:36)

Flying in from Dallas home to see my girl
I got my bags, I’m ready to rock
I’ve been around the world
As I came around the corner 
The chaos came in view 
A thousand silent people 
Waiting in the queue
There’s got to be a better way
To get me out of here 

I’m standing in a queue
I don’t know what to do
I haven’t got a clue 
Why I’m standing in a queue

Driving through the country side
Taking in the view
I stopped to take a little break
Get myself some food
Pulled into the truck stop 
I didn’t have a clue 
Two thousand other people 
Waiting in the queue 
There’s got to be a better way to get us out of here

We’re standing in a queue
We don’t know what to do
We’re trying to make it through
We’re just standing in a queue

It shoudn’t be so difficult to find a better way
I can think of better things to do
Than standing here all day
Someone needs to get a grip
We need another plan 
Let’s raise our voices up on high and stick it to the man
There’s got to be a better way to make it out of here

I’m standing in a queue I don’t know what to do
We’re trying to make it through
Standing in a queue
Trying to get to you 
Standing in a queue

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