Twelve Bells

by Sacred Oath

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released May 12, 2017

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Sacred Oath has been crafting their particular brand of US metal since 1985. Their debut album “A Crystal Vision” (1988) is widely regarded as a cult classic piece of seminal US power metal, and they’ve followed that up with six more solid studio albums, including “Darkness Visible”, “Sacred Oath”, and “World On Fire”. ... more

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Track Name: New Religion
NEW RELIGION

I've got a new religion
High priest, sacrificial virgins
And blood we spill
For celebrity

Come join my new religion
Get up to speed with the latest version
Swallow the pill
Set yourself free

Live life vicariously
Add friends precariously
Post a thought about your future
We'll all be screaming for the end

Conception in the afterlife
Feed the afterbirth to the antichrist

Our reality is a world of make-believe
No God can turn it upside down
Close your eyes to see the new religion - fantasy
We once were lost but now we're found

I'm in a new position
Follow me, get the pic and caption
What won't I do
To get on your feed

Sift through my virtual treasures
Desperate times call for desperate measures
But that's nothing new
We're all born in need

Living life vicariously
Adding friends precariously
Posting comments on the future
Of the human race, when will it end?

Conception in the afterlife
Feed the afterbirth to the antichrist

Our reality is a world of make-believe
No God can turn it upside down
Close your eyes to see the new religion - fantasy
We once were lost but now we're found

I'm a god with a new religion
Eat my flesh and blood with passion
Holy Communion
Never tasted so good

Sacrifice the present moment
Your time is now but you don't own it
You'll tithe your privacy
For good

So many likes but you're still a loner
Cause real love is not a number


Conception in the afterlife
Feed the afterbirth to the antichrist

Our reality is a world of make-believe
No God can turn it upside down
Close your eyes to see the new religion - fantasy
We once were lost but now we're found
Track Name: Twelve Bells
TWELVE BELLS

Sharp sting of a white fang
Full moon and the wolf sang
Twelve bells in the night rang
We're coming for you

Boil in a blood bath
Can't get out of our path
Another victim of this wrath
The wolf howling for you

We've got you surrounded
Hot flesh getting pounded
No way you can play dead
With us at your throat

You'll beg us for mercy
You'll slake bloodthirsty
Twelve bells and thirty …
We're finished with you

Call us relentless
Always repentless
May be sinners
Senseless violence

Meet your fate
Love your death
Feel our hate
Take your last breath ...........

There's the story of twelve bells
Our heaven and your hell
So don't fall under the spell
The wolf singing for you

Take this as a warning
Stay in bed until morning
When the wolf is howling
To the chime of twelve bells

Twelve bells
Twelve bells

Twelve bells at midnight
Twelve bells at midnight
Twelve bells at midnight
They gave us a fright

Twelve bells at midnight
Twelve bells at midnight
Twelve bells at midnight
They gave us a fright


Twelve bells
All’s well

All’s well at
Twelve bells
Track Name: Fighter's Heart
FIGHTER’S HEART

I am the warrior feeding on the spoils of my latest coup
Tore down a system that was rotten and tomorrow I'll be coming for you
My revolution the solution to a world that's bent on keeping me down
My persecution evolution since the years that we defied the crown

I am the mastermind behind the rhythm and the melody
Of this eternal song we're singing under chains of slavery
There is a fighter in my heart that even death can't smother
Reborn to every generation and an all-too-human mother

Stand up and fight
Rise up, take back the night
Stand up and fight
Wise up and live your own life

You can't you can't you can't you can't make me
I've got the upper hand you can't take me
All your money and your power they can't bring me down

No fear of death
Or taking my last breath
Will slow me down while taking yours
Back against the wall
I've already lost it all
There's nothing left for me to lose.

Stand up and fight
Rise up, now don't take flight
Stand up and fight
Wise up and live your own life

I am the warrior feeding on the spoils of my latest coup
Tore down a system that was rotten and tomorrow I'll be coming for you
My revolution the solution to a world that's bent on keeping me down
My persecution evolution since the years that we defied the crown

Stand up and fight
Rise up, now don't take flight
Stand up and fight
Be strong don't take your own life
Track Name: Bionic
BIONIC

Expectation
Tribulation
Conflagration
Revelation
God's creation
Only got me so far

Call it magic
Call it tragic
Automatically
Everything fell into place
Don't try to stop me
I'm indestructible

I am bionic
I’m supersonic
Man with a robotic eye
I rule in a world
Of flesh and bone
I am bionic
I’m supersonic
Hyper-organic lie
Render you perfectly, lifeless
Make you a clone

My appointment
Is with disappointment
And in the tough times
I'm your ointment
God's creation
Only got you so far

Still you never gave in
Never let up
Will you believe in
The strength of what I'm stirring up?
I will take you
I will make you better than human

I am bionic
I’m supersonic
Man with a robotic eye
I rule in a world
Of flesh and bone
I am bionic
I’m supersonic
Hyper-organic lie
Render you perfectly, lifeless
Make you a clone

I'll leave you a pound of flesh
And no soul
I’ll edit your algorithm
Make you whole
Your God built you thoughtlessly
I'll render you flawlessly
I’ll give you the life you deserved
All along

Expectation
Tribulation
Conflagration
Revelation
God's creation
Only gets you so far

Call it magic
Call it tragic
Automatically
Everything falls into place
Don't try to stop us
We're indestructible

I am bionic
I’m supersonic
Man with a robotic eye
I rule in a world
Of flesh and bone
I am bionic
I’m supersonic
Hyper-organic lie
Render you perfectly, lifeless
Make you a clone
Make you a clone
Track Name: Never and Forevermore
NEVER AND FOREVERMORE

I never thought much about the future
Did my best to learn from the past
Tried to keep my heart in the moment
You know I tried to make a good thing last

Never believed in rainy days
Never dreamed you'd look my way
Here we are now and I wonder
Where did all the years go?

Time is a mystery
Yet time is how you'll measure me
Always searching for eternity
Never and forevermore

I get older and a little wiser
Still get burned when I play with fire
What am I willing to give away this time?

Is my life just a running countdown?
Is my death just another sundown?
What will I find on the other side?

Time is a mystery
Yet time is how you'll measure me
Always searching for eternity
Never and forevermore
Track Name: Demon Ize
DEMON IZE

You talk the talk
We walk the walk
A living sacrifice
Our blood is real

Plans laid in chalk
But we don't balk
We're facing evil
And blood is real

Your demon eyes …
Don't you demonize
Your demon eyes …
Don't you demonize me

You try to hide
What you confide
In us when you come knocking
On our door

And those who died
Gave all for your lie
Ultimate sacrifice
Their death was real

Your demon eyes …
Don’t you demonize
Your demon eyes …
Don’t you demonize me

With lies, with lies

A battle won
Another job well done
A life that served its purpose
In military service

When will it end?
How long can we defend
The politics of greed,
And hatred?

Your demon eyes …
Don’t you demonize
Your demon eyes …
Don’t you demonize me

With lies, with lies
Track Name: Well of Souls
WELL OF SOULS

There's a well
In hell
For the damned
And those under my spell
And they drink
In the stink
Of their own rotting flesh
But they drink

Went astray
Lost their way
Came to me
On their darkest day
No return
Now they burn
By the well
And they learn

Down by the well

Needed money
Wanted power
Begged for relief
in their final hours
Lost control or
Took control
Ran away like a thief
Or a coward

An adventure
This human nature
Keeps me occupied
Another sinner died
There's no lack
Of black
In the human spirit

Down by the well

I call this my well of souls
Eternal font, How my garden grows!
Drink from my well of souls
Watch how my garden grows

There's a well
In hell
For the damned
And those under my spell
And they drink
In the stink
Of their own rotting flesh
But they drink

Down by the well

Think of all the ways
They can pay in hell
Get it straight from the source
When they're down by the well
I was there for them
In their hour of need
Now they're here for me
When we're down by the well

Down by the well
Track Name: Eat the Young
EAT THE YOUNG

They can't keep us down
Can't stop the world from going 'round
Can't tell us what to do
We're gonna rise from the ashes

They can't shut my mouth
Can't stop the beast in the south
Can't stop the north wind howling
Through the night again and again

Eat the young
Burn the old
Dance around the stake
All night long

They won't shut me up
Even if they blow the world up
Can't force me to become
Another mannequin

Now we're in retrograde
Another Trump so well played
Hand me the ace of spades
I'll dig another grave

They can't shut my mouth
Can't stop the beast in the south
Can't stop the north wind howling
Through the night again and again

Eat the young
Burn the old
Dance around the stake
All night long
Track Name: No Man's Land
NO MAN'S LAND

Four days in hell
No relief from the horrible smell
Of death and decay
My friends rotting away

In no man's land
We make our stand

Sixty yards from the German front
Crawling into a shell hole
They call this hell hole
No man's land
Scarred earth, rivers of blood
In Railway Trench
Can't shake the stench
Of no man's land

Gunfire overhead
Tempts me to join the undead
No orders, no borders
A brotherhood of those who bled and fled

In no man's land
We make our stand

Sixty yards from the German front
Crawling into a shell hole
They call this hell hole
No man's land
Scarred earth, rivers of blood
In Railway Trench
Can't shake the stench
Of no man's land

How can you tell a man
Lay down your life
In hunger, strife, and fear
Now I'm forsaken by my God and king
Gave everything for no return
And here I'll live in exile
Here I'll stay in no man's land

Sixty yards from the German front
Crawling into a shell hole
They call this hell hole
No man's land
Scarred earth, rivers of blood
In Railway Trench
Can't shake the stench
Of no man's land
Track Name: The Last Word
THE LAST WORD

I'm lying in this hospice
And I'm afraid
I hear familiar voices
Fading away

Have my sins
Come to this
Will I die here all alone?
Don't take me
I'm not ready
To face the ending on my own

I feel you take my hand
I'm overcome
If I had one more chance
I'd tell you that I love you

All of the sadness that you feel,
And all of the hatred, isn't real.
Only Love, that's what's left for you and I
What I wouldn't give if I could live
To see another day

Don't take me
I'm not ready
To face the ending on my own
Have my sins
Come to this
Will I die here all alone?
God save me
My family
Can't you hear their prayers?
Why take me
I'm not ready
I can't remember the last word

All the pain and suffering
Doesn't make a man a king
Death, now what will you bring
Will you take away the sting?

Hang a body on a cross
How can we gain from loss
The captain and the albatross
Both of them died in vain

I took a sacred oath
I took the best from both
Questioned authority
No power over me

In your quest for the last word
Remember what you just heard
Life can be so absurd
If you refuse to learn

That the last word is love
Though you'll try to deny it
Yes the last word is love