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EMPYRE (music & lyrics P.Ahonen)


The war is over but the battle`s just begun
I met the devil`s minion, it was case of hit and run
It was time to do or die...

Giving up to my demons, mistake that i won`t do
Blinded by neons for a while i was a fool
but now we have build...

BRAVE NEW EMPYRE
The untouchable, the unbreakable
BRAVE NEW EMPYRE
reaching new horizons, storming with defiance

Am i to blame from your imperfection
It`s truly a shame, you gained nothing from the lecture
and now it`s all about...

BRAVE NEW EMPYRE
The untouchable, the unbreakable
BRAVE NEW EMPYRE
reaching new horizons, storming with defiance

MANIC MERRY-GO-ROUND (music & lyrics P.Ahonen)


Should I do that did i say it like it was
Who`s in the shadows who will count the costs

Perfect balance between hell and paradise
Who dipped the scale who will be sacrificed

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I don`t need no exuses to throw you out
The pressure is off without a doubt

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Stuck in between...
evil whirlwind and a Manic Merry-Go-Round
like you haven`t seen...
evil whirlwind and a Manic Merry-Go-Round

Why leave it halfway just dump me when you`re done
My mind is lost did someone blocked the sun

No more tears i`ve done all that i can, but it`s not over
have i failed the masterplan ?

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I don`t need no exuses to throw you out
The pressure is off without a doubt

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Stuck in between...
evil whirlwind and a Manic Merry-Go-Round
like you haven`t seen...
evil whirlwind and a Manic Merry-Go-Round

FACE THE TRUTH (music. P.Kolivuori & lyrics P.Ahonen)


No one cares what you say or do
so why even bother
It`s all clear now, no room for two
We have to turn against each other

Scorch the land
Remember my name

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Deny me, Ignore me, Refuse me
but FACE THE TRUTH
Bow down before me deny me
and FACE THE TRUTH

Beneath the surface the beast awaits
to be released to the world
On a judgement day we storm the gates
with powers you`ve ever heard

Scorch the land
Remember my name

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Deny me, Ignore me, Refuse me
but FACE THE TRUTH
Bow down before me deny me
and FACE THE TRUTH

No one cares what you say or do
so why even bother
It`s all clear now, no room for two
We have to turn against each other

Scorch the land
Remember my name

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FOOLS PARADE (music & lyrics P.Ahonen)


March to the sound of the pied piper
Hypnotized by the power it will bring

Push aside the human behaviour
Take the place reserved for you in the ring

Pre-chorus

Do this don`t do that, don`t act against the orders
Never too late to be bad but no crossing the borders

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One by one we march to the beat
of enchanted drums
Come join the FOOLS PARADE
One by one we march to the beat
of enchanted drums
Let`s join the FOOLS PARADE

Over powered by the false messiah
Rational minds falls in to oblivion

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Do this don`t do that, don`t act against the orders
Never too late to be bad but no crossing the borders

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One by one we march to the beat
of enchanted drums
Come join the FOOLS PARADE
One by one we march to the beat
of enchanted drums
Let`s join the FOOLS PARADE

Was it me again ( music & lyrics P.Ahonen )


I build a wall
impossible to climb
My hands are sore from the times i have tried

It´s no easy thing
for me to pour my heart
but it`s a necessity or we`re drifting apart

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There are times that i`ve been wrong
and maybe the words came out too strong

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WAS IT ME AGAIN,
I BLAME MYSELF FOR THE PAIN I PUT YOU THROUGH
IT`S ALWAYS THE SAME, ALWAYS THE RAIN, IT COMES DOWN HARD...WAS IT ME AGAIN...

I have tried and failed
but still i`m coming back for more
It`s a relief to see that i`m not rotten to the core

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There are times that i`ve been wrong
and maybe the words came out too strong

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WAS IT ME AGAIN,
I BLAME MYSELF FOR THE PAIN I PUT YOU THROUGH
IT`S ALWAYS THE SAME, ALWAYS THE RAIN, IT COMES DOWN HARD

YOU CAN`T SEE THE TEARS FROM ALL THE FEARS
THAT HAS BURNED INSIDE MY SOUL
I`M NOT UNKIND BUT I A`M HURT INSIDE I JUST CAN`T TELL...WAS IT ME AGAIN...

Between the walls of this unholy church
I open the doors and the evil emerge...

WALLS OF STONE (music P.Kolivuori & lyrics P.Ahonen)


Hey you, what`s your name ?
Nevermind to me it`s all the same
May i rest, i`m feeling tired

Last in line first in the fire
I was caught between temptation and desire
May i rest, i`m feeling tired

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Between these walls of stone
A place a call home

Is that a smile on your face
or just distorted image filled with hate
You can`t hide the pain it reflects from you

So cold, blood in your veins
Break me and you`ll be crushed by shame
I can`t hide the pain that reflects from you

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Between the walls of stone
A place i call home

...No more, playing with my desire
Leave me and i`ll be free
So cold, the one who stole the fire...

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Between these walls of stone A place a call home Between the walls of stone A place i call home

SACRIFICE (music & lyrics J.Ontero)


Watch your own reflection force yourself to see
You are not your only enemy
Look behind the mirror see behind the lie
Feel the pain and let it multiply

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So many nightmares that are real
They are alive
Don't let them set your soul on fire

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Sacrifice your love and hate
Sacrifice your heart
See the meaning of your fate
Tear your world apart
Fly down from your heaven climb up from your hell
Realize, it's your own soul to sell
Melt the ice around you hold your torches high
Feel the power, let it come to life

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CRUEL WORLD (music & lyrics J.Jokikokko)


Silent place of emptyness
like through eyes of an drunken men
Quiet thoughts, peacefull mind
it's so strange, feels like i'm fine

I can't hear that noisy world
can't see the smoke of my inner burn
feel like I'm a reborn again
like my soul is almost unbroken

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cold darkness of night
why I can't stay in the light
when I finally can, continue my journey to the unholy land

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In this world I cannot stay
soon I have to go away
I wish I could open the the door
and make this cruel world to exist no more

Song of sorrow, song of my life
I can see tears in the drunken men eyes
there are so many destinys
so many broken hearted stories

Through the silence I found a way
to drown sorrow and make pain go away
Finally I can set myself free
of this sadness and misery

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No one can't take this pain away from me
Flames of my life burned too fast,
my spirit climes high and now it flies free

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BLINDED BY THE DARKNESS (music & lyrics J.Ontero)


You try to burn the witches from day to day you moralize
you cried the wolf but now it's catching you
There are no more excuses no guardian angels for the damned
you drink the poison from the cup of gold

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All the towers falling down
Your crying can't be heard no more
Your lies won't set you free

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Eyes open wide -- You're blinded by the darkness
No need to fight ---You're blinded by the darkness
With your own eyes you saw the signs you read them all across the skies
none of them did stand for victory
The double-talking , false attacks and the stabbing of the backs
never got you where you wanted to go

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ONLY THE WRONG WILL SURVIVE (music & lyrics P.Ahonen)


You act like a king of 1000 dreams
The superstar of mankind

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You`re blocking my view
you`re not worth the pain
The chances are few
still you drive me insane

Masters of mediocrity
The rulers of the world

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You`re blocking my view
you`re not worth the pain
The chances are few
still you drive me insane

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Always why is it always
Only the wrong will survive
No change there is no change
Only the wrong will survive

To the eyes of the world you`re nowhere in sight
Who`s the ruler of mankind

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From the start to the end
this world of make believe
My wounds do not mend
i`m going insane

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Always why is it always
Only the wrong will survive
No change there is no change
Only the wrong will survive

Wings of fire burn down my nightmare
Endless desire will keep my flame...keep my flame alive

BLACK STAR (Japan bonus track) (music by P.Ahonen, lyrics by P.Ahonen & J.Kyrö)


Back alleys and secret doorways
you always try to find
passages to the other worlds
but you`re missing all the warning signs

Countless days of fighting
the Quest for the Holy Grail but the mysteries of a man prevail,
you just leave blood on your trails

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Haunted by the past
memories will last
through your life time

Revealing all the pain
your minds gone insane
but its no excuse for your acts

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Black Star
shining over you
Black Star
you are always twisting the truth
Black Star
is shining over you
Black Star
but its not an excuse for your acts

Youll never see a teardrop
that`s falling down my face
but before you tear my heart out
I hide in a secret place

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...In the misty morning, just before the dawn
I hear it calling, calling me...
Out from the darkness, into the light
its finally over the endless night...

LAKE OF FIRE (Japan bonus track) (music by P.Ahonen & J.Kyrö, lyrics by J.Kyrö & P.Ahonen)


Look at me now, Im bleeding
the river runs red, no more dreaming
the dream is over, we lost the war
the sun is rising, the last time, nevermore

Remember these words: fragile is the life
hold on to the truth, death is not the end
my pulse is getting slower, my hands are numb
I look at the sky, blinded by the sun

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The Lake of Fire - the holy-land is in flames
betrayed by liar - the whole nation face the end

The Lake of Fire - the soulless ones to blame
betrayed by liar - for only fortune and fame

Betrayed by my brother, forsaken by my kin
look at him now, torn apart by enemy within
the war is over, hatred grew stronger
remember me now, as I am no longer

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The Lake of Fire - the holy-land is in flames
betrayed by liar - the whole nation face the end

The Lake of Fire - the soulless ones to blame
betrayed by liar - for only fortune and fame

...The last echoes of the dying hope
carried by the wind, the end is closing in
no retreat, no surrender
is there a reason for this fight?
or are we pawns in a game
like puppets on strings
born without sins,
are losing it all?...

REMAINS OF MY BROKEN DREAMS (music & lyrics J.Jokikokko)


Would you remember my name
if you can see me fade
into the dark and crying in the shadows

Would you remember my face
if you can see through the days
full of mist of that pain (what remains)

Would you be calling my name
if you can hear me say
the final words with the angels and demons

Would you remember that day
when I turn the last page
of my dreams and they would be forgotten

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Mask of an angel was turned to a stone
gates of the eternal flames there were closed

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Only broken shadows of my dreams
are remains of the world where I lived
Badly burned and twisted memories
are remains of my broken dreams

Will my world still be cold
if I let a piece of my soul
for someone to find and remember

I try to walked through the doors
try to meet next world lords
but the guard of those doors wouldn't opened

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