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All Songs Avatar

Avatar – Gun

Avatar is a Swedish heavy metal band, formed in Gothenburg, in 2001.

You give a boy a gun
You hope he won’t be long
You tell him to take aim, be strong
You gave it all

You give a boy a gun
That’s how the story ends
Atrocities aside, it’s nice
We won the war

Let me take a look at you
Just one last time
Don’t ask me to let go, not now
I’m not alright

You teach the kids to draw
Yet still the page is blank
You gave up and you stayed behind
You gave it all

You give a boy a gun
And leave the door unlocked
You gave up on yourself, but tonight
We won the war

Let me take a look at you
Just one last time
Don’t ask me to let go, not now
I’m not alright

Let me take a look at you
Just one last time
Don’t ask me to let go, not now
I’m not alright

As I don’t know of a live video, here’s a bilingual lyrics video instead.
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All Songs Nightwish

Nightwish – The Poet And The Pendulum

Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996.

[I. White Lands Of Empathica]

The end

The songwriter’s dead
The blade fell upon him
Taking him to the white lands
Of empathica
Of innocence
Empathica
Innocence

[II. Home]

The dreamer and the wine
Poet without a rhyme
A widowed writer torn apart by chains of hell

One last perfect verse
Is still the same old song
Oh Christ how I hate what I have become

Take me home

Getaway, runaway, fly away
Lead me astray to dreamer’s hideaway
I cannot cry ’cause the shoulder cries more
I cannot die, I, a whore for the cold world

Forgive me
I have but two faces
One for the world
One for God
Save me
I cannot cry ’cause the shoulder cries more
I cannot die, I, a whore for the cold world

My home was there ‘n then
Those meadows of heaven
Adventure-filled days
One with every smiling face

Please, no more words
Thoughts from a severed head
No more praise
Tell me once my heart goes right

Take me home

Getaway, runaway, fly away
Lead me astray to dreamer’s hideaway
I cannot cry ’cause the shoulder cries more
I cannot die, I, a whore for the cold world

Forgive me
I have but two faces
One for the world
One for God
Save me
I cannot cry ’cause the shoulder cries more
I cannot die, I, a whore for the cold world
(Whore for the cold world
Whore for the cold world)

[III. The Pacific]

Sparkle my scenery
With turquoise waterfall
With beauty underneath
The Ever Free

Tuck me in beneath the blue
Beneath the pain, beneath the rain
Goodnight kiss for a child in time
Swaying blade my lullaby

On the shore we sat and hoped
Under the same pale moon
Whose guiding light chose you
Chose you all

“I’m afraid, I’m so afraid
Being raped again, and again, and again
I know I will die alone
But loved

You live long enough to hear the sound of guns
long enough to find yourself screaming every night
long enough to see your friends betray you

For years I’ve been strapped unto this altar
Now I only have three minutes and counting
I just wish the tide would catch me first and give
me a death I always longed for.”

[IV. Dark Passion Play]

2nd robber to the right of Christ
Cut in half – infanticide
The world will rejoice today
As the crows feast on the rotting poet

Everyone must bury their own
No pack to bury the heart of stone
Now he’s home in hell, serves him well
Slain by the bell, tolling for his farewell

The morning dawned, upon his altar
Remains of the dark passion play
Performed by his friends without shame
Spitting on his grave as they came

Getaway, runaway, fly away
Lead me astray to dreamer’s hideaway
I cannot cry ’cause the shoulder cries more
I cannot die, I, a whore for the cold world

Forgive me
I have but two faces
One for the world
One for God
Save me
I cannot cry ’cause the shoulder cries more
I cannot die, I, a whore for the cold world
(Whore for the cold world
Whore for the cold world)

“Today, in the year of our Lord 2005
Tuomas was called from the cares of the world
He stopped crying at the end of each beautiful day
The music he wrote had too long been without silence

He was found naked and dead,
With a smile in his face, a pen and
1000 pages of erased text”

Save me

[V. Mother and Father]

Be still, my son
You’re home
Oh when did you become so cold?
The blade will keep on descending
All you need is to feel my love

Search for beauty, find your shore
Try to save them all, bleed no more
You have such oceans within
In the end
I will always love you

The beginning

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All Songs Arch Enemy

Arch Enemy – The Eagle Flies Alone

Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, from Halmstad, formed in 1995.

[Verse 1]
When I was born, the seed was sown
I will not obey, my life is my own
Battle those, who wish to enslave me
Expose the lies, that enrage me

[Verse 2]
I don’t believe in heaven, I don’t believe in hell
Never joined the herd, could not adjust well
Slave and master, it’s not for me
I chose my own path, set my self free

[Chorus]
I, I go my own way
I swim against the stream
Forever I will fight the powers that be

I, I go my own way
I swim against the stream
Forever I will fight the powers that be
The eagle flies alone

[Verse 3]
Reject the system, that dictates the norm
This world is full of lies and deceit
I have felt betrayal, cut so deep
Suffered defeat, only to rise again

[Chorus]
I, I go my own way
I swim against the stream
Forever I will fight the powers that be

I, I go my own way
I swim against the stream
Forever I will fight the powers that be
The eagle flies alone

Alone

[Chorus]
I, I go my own way
I swim against the stream
Forever I will fight the powers that be

I, I go my own way
I swim against the stream
Forever I will fight the powers that be
The eagle flies alone

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All Songs Dimmu Borgir

Dimmu Borgir – Puritania

Dimmu Borgir is a Norwegian symphonic black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1993

Let chaos entwine on defenseless soil
Remove errors of man and sweep all the weakening kind

I am war, I am pain
I am all you’ve ever slain
I am tears in your eyes
I am grief, I am lies

Bygone are tolerance and presence of grace
Scavengers are set out to cleanse the human filth parade

I am pure, I am true
I am all over you
I am laugh, I am smile
I am the earth defiled

I am the cosmic storms
I am the tiny worms
I am fear in the night
I am bringer of light

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All Songs Dark Funeral

Dark Funeral – Unchain My Soul

Dark Funeral is a Swedish black metal band from Stockholm, founded by guitarists Blackmoon and Lord Ahriman in 1993.

From tombs of forgotten times,
I summon thee from thy sleep
Across the river, ferocious and wild,
from the graves and vaults of my thoughts

I call for you my brother let me leave this awful life
and drift away beyond the borders of this realm
You wandered off before me, now come back and pick me up
Unchain my soul and bring me where all light will fade
I cannot stay, I will not wait, I have to leave
this world forever, I swear not to return
Behind their masks there stand but slaves and servitude
was not our trade so rise and set me free and bring me home

So rise from the dead
Release me from this pain
I raise the dead
To unfold the gates to Hell

I summon all the forces from the darkness that gave birth
to our exsistence and lit the hellish flames
We shall stand tall and wander
Where the heavens can not reach
us as the path will lead into the dark and cold
We can not stay and wait, the passage has been cleared
The gates are open, there is no turning back
Those left behind, shall die as slaves, as servants of
their humble ways and Satan will be laughing from his throne

So rise from the dead
Release me from these chains
I raise the dead
To reclaim my throne in Hell

And before the rise of dawn, my soul will be free

I call for you my brother let me leave this awful life
and drift away beyond the borders of this realm
You wandered off before me, now come back and pick me up
Unchain my soul and bring me where all light will fade
I cannot stay, I will not wait, I have to leave
this world forever, I swear not to return
Behind their masks there stand but slaves and servitude
was not our trade so rise and set me free and bring me home

So rise from the dead
Release me from this pain
I raise the dead
To unfold the gates to Hell
So rise from the dead
Release me from these chains
I raise the dead
To reclaim my throne in Hell