Call To Arms (2011)

Tracklist CD

  1. Hammer of the Gods
  2. Back in 79
  3. Surviving Against the Odds
  4. Mists of Avalon
  5. Call To Arms
  6. Chasing the Bullet
  7. Afterburner
  8. When Doomsday Comes (Hybrid Theory)
  9. No Rest for the Wicked
  10. Ballad of the Working Man
  11. Call To Arms – orchestral version

DIGIPACK BONUS FEATURE:
Live At Donington 1980
Re-mixed and Re-mastered from original multitrack tape

  1. MOTORCYCLE MAN
  2. STILL FIT TO BOOGIE
  3. FREEWAY MAD
  4. BACKS TO THE WALL
  5. WHEELS OF STEEL
  6. BAP SHU AP
  7. 747 (STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT)

Produced by: Biff Byford and Toby Jepson

LYRICS

1. Hammer of the Gods

See the full moon rising across the blackest night 
Sails on the horizon  dragon ships in sight
Gods are in the heavens a crack across the sky
Coming with the thunder soon your gonna die

Gods of war
Stand in fear
Strike you down
With the hammer of the Gods
Hammer of the Gods

Prepare to meet the fury coming with the dawn
Take your wives and children protect them from the storm
Make your stand before them fight them to the last
The warriors of the Northlands soon will cross your path

Gods of war
Straight from hell 
Strike you down 
With the hammer of the Gods
Hammer of the Gods

Silhouettes  at sunrise everything is still
Inside your heart is pounding waiting for the kill
Crashing through the silence come the Viking hordes
Screaming down with terror battle axe and sword

Gods of war
Stand in fear
Strike you down
With the hammer of the Gods
Hammer of the Gods

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2. Surviving Against the Odds

Nobody said it was easy when your back’s to the wall
We started with nothing nothing at all
It’s just you and me against the World
That’s how it’s meant to be
You can’t escape the simple truth
It was our destiny

Surviving Against the Odds
Surviving Against the Odds

They never thought we could make it but that was never the case
We made a vow to each other that nothing could break
Just stand your ground against the odds
That’s what we have to do
Together we can face the worst 
That life can throw at you

Surviving Against the Odds
Surviving Against the Odds 

Keep both feet on the ground
Don’t let them drag you down

You know we started with nothing with our backs to the wall
They never said it was easy with nothing at all
Just me and you against the World that’s how it’s got to be 
You can’t escape the simple truth this is our destiny

Surviving Against the Odds
Surviving Against the Odds

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3. Mists of Avalon

Sword of power forged in steel 
Your desire to make the deal
Excalibur yours to take 
Deep beneath the Crystal Lake

In the Mists of Avalon she’s waiting there for you
The lady of the lake you must be brave and true
Avalon  Avalon

Mystic powers in your hand 
Take the blade and free the land
Unite the kingdom from sea to sea
Excalibur your destiny

In the Mists of Avalon she’s waiting there for you
The lady of the lake you must be brave and true
Avalon Avalon

In your heart you must be true
Abuse the power she gave to you
Betray your vows you’ll stand alone
Excalibur return to stone

In the Mists of Avalon she’s waiting there for you
The lady of the lake you must be brave and true

In the Mists of Avalon 
She’s waiting there for you

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4. Back in 79

It was Back in 79  when we rode the mighty tide
It swept across the World we came together
We never stood alone wherever we roamed
This legacy of rock will stand forever

Show me hands show me your hands
Raise up your hands deliver me

Defenders of the faith to you this vow we make
When our backs against the wall  we’ll not surrender
You may be young or old there’s no difference at all
Just raise your glasses high and sing our song

Show me your hands show me your hands
Raise up your hands deliver me

It was Back in 79 when we rode the mighty tide
The music will go on and never die

Show me your hands show me your hands
Raise up your hands deliver me

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5. Call To Arms

The telegram came today taking me far away
Away from the ones I love I put my faith in God above
We march towards the sound of distant guns
White fire lighting up the sky
We came to fight and die in fields of blood
We follow the Call to Arms

I’ll write you every day hope our love won’t fade away
You give me strength to carry on until the final day is done
This hell, this hell is where we live and die 
We fall comrades by our side
We pay to make it through another day
We follow the Call to Arms

If I die please don’t forget me
If I live I want to live free
We pray to God these days will end
And bring us back safe in your arms

I saved all your letters I keep them pressed close to my heart
They won’t stop a bullet
They just keep me closer to you than apart

If I die please don’t forget me
If I live I want to live free
We follow the Call to Arms

A telegram came today  
It’s taking me far away 
Away from the ones I love 
We put our faith in God above

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6. Chasing the Bullet

I been working like a dog I need some time
I been running round in circles out of my mind
I got to pack my bags and get away 
I’ve had about enough I’m not going to stay

We’re Chasing the Bullet  Chasing the Bullet

I need a long vacation a little bit of therapy
I not gonna get it here until I’m running free
The clock keeps ticking on the wall
I’m running out of time 
Staring into space I need  a sign

Where’re Chasing the Bullet Chasing the Bullet

Every body’s left I’m on my own
I’m climbing up the walls I want to go home
The phones are ringing off the hook the world is the line
I’m running round in circles out of mind

We’re Chasing the Bullet Chasing the Bullet

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7. Afterburner

Pull the throttle back ready to attack
Turn the bow around into the wind
Engines on full thrust waiting for the rush
Shoot the metal bird into the sky

Power, screaming, burning
Afterburner
Afterburner

Let the eagles fly launch into the sky 
Like birds of prey they circle high above you
We arm the mighty beasts  the talons are unleashed
Messengers of death will come among you

Power, screaming burning
Afterburner
Afterburner

Pull the throttle back ready to attack
Like birds of prey they circle high above you
Engines on full thrust
The messengers of death will come among you

Power, screaming, burning
Afterburner
Afterburner

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8. When Doomsday Comes (Hybrid Theory)

Resistance is futile 
There’s no where to hide
We’ve run out of options
We flow with the tide
We wait for tomorrow
To see if it comes
Defences are pointless 
It’s inevitable

Where will we be what will we do
When Doomsday Comes when Doomsday Comes

It’s just an illusion
Nothing is real
We’re here for a moment 
And then disappear

Where will we be what will we do
When Doomsday Comes when Doomsday Comes

Can’t stop the feeling
Of being alone
Dark and foreboding
It’s taking its toll
The end of tomorrows
Will nothing survive
To remember the feeling 
Of being alive

Where will we be what will we do
When Doomsday Comes when Doomsday Comes

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9. No Rest for the Wicked

Welcome to my sacrifice have you come to stay the night
Have no fear and come with me enter my reality
In this place where darkness  dwells  you will face your private hell
In my labyrinth of fire I will build your funeral pyre

No Rest for the Wicked no rest till the work is done
No Rest for the Wicked no peace for the chosen one

Take your chance and start to run
This game of death has begun
If you die I still exist 
This will be your nemesis

No rest for the Wicked no rest till the work is done
No rest for the Wicked no peace for the chosen one

Your like lambs to the slaughter stand in line and wait your turn
I am the destroyer this thing you’ll quickly learn
Have no fear and come with me enter my reality 
I am your  hybrid curse this is my universe  

No rest for the Wicked no rest till the work is done
No rest for the Wicked no peace for the chosen one

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10. Ballad of the Working Man

Hear the whistle blowing another working day
Turn the wheels of power earn the daily pay
The blood and sweat of working men 
Made this country great
The Kings and Queens of industry
This song we dedicate
No matter where you’re going
Remember where you’ve been

It takes me back
To a simple life
I sing my song 
The Ballad of the Working Man

The rhythm of the engines pounding out a song
Pulling all together to make this kingdom strong
To every man and woman standing tall and proud
We dedicate this song to you 
Rejoice and shout out loud
It’s not so complicated
Remember where you’re from

It takes me back
To a simple life 
I sing this song
The Ballad of the Working Man

Another round of whisky another shot of gin
The barmaid rings last orders get the last ones in
The place is full of laughter glasses full of  beer
It takes me to a simple life 
That’s nearly disappeared
No matter where you’re going
Remember where you’ve been

Take me back to a simple life
I sing my song
The Ballad of the Working Man

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