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Back The Glorius Burden
1. The Star Spangled Banner (1:16)
2. Declaration Day (4:56)
3. When The Eagle Cries (4:06)
4. The Reckoning (4:56)
5. Greenface (3:02)
6. Atilla (5:36)
7. Red Baron / Blue Max (4:04)
8. Hollow Man (4:35)
9. Valley Forge (4:46)
10. Waterloo (5:48)
11. When The Eagle Cries (Unplugged) (3:34)
12. The Devil To Pay (12:13)
13. Hold At All Costs (7:05)
14. High Water Mark (12:35)

02 DECLARATION DAY

(4:56)

A desperate situation
Forced to retaliation
The task ahead, a burden
Men will suffer, that's for certain
We'll charge into the fire
The cause, we must inspire
We'll raise our fists to tyranny
A high price, freedom is not free

The odds are stacked against us
But with our resolve, relentless
And arrogance, their weakness
Our cause is just, we won't be beaten

Upon this declaration
Will come a brand new nation
Where men are seen as equal
Governed by and for the people

So we make our stand and pray
On this declaration day
For independence I will fight
With liberty I will defy
So we make our stand and pray
On this declaration day
Give me liberty or give me death
I'll fight to my last breath

With virtue as our beacon
Our cause is charged as treason
Battle worn and starving
Through the hell of war, we'll keep marching
The birth of our new nation
An act of desperation
We'll force King George down to his knees
Capitulation

So we make our stand and pray
On this declaration day
For independence I will fight
With liberty I will defy
So we make our stand and pray
On this declaration day
Give me liberty or give me death
I'll fight to my last breath

So we make our stand and pray
On this declaration day
For independence I will fight
With liberty I will defy
So we make our stand and pray
On this declaration day
Give me liberty or give me death
I'll fight to my last breath

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03 WHEN THE EAGLE CRIES

(4:06)

Another day, just like any other
Out of the blue, it turned to horror
How could they, why would they
The innocent suffered hell's inferno
A senseless act that goes unforgotten
How could they, they will pay

When the eagle cries (Blood will flow)
When the eagle cries (For freedom's fight)
When the eagle cries (We love her so)
When the eagle cries (We will sacrifice)
When the eagle cries

Out of the ashes came a tempting vengeance
But we are focused, we seek redemption
We are free, we'll stay free
All they've done, is make us stronger
The sleeping giant, is asleep no longer
If need be, we'll die free

When the eagle cries (Blood will flow)
When the eagle cries (For freedom's fight)
When the eagle cries (We love her so)
When the eagle cries (We will sacrifice)
When the eagle cries

When the eagle cries (Blood will flow)
When the eagle cries (For freedom's fight)
When the eagle cries (We love her so)
When the eagle cries (We will sacrifice)
When the eagle cries

And they only made us stronger
When the eagle cries (We will sacrifice)
When the eagle cries, (We love her so)
When the eagle cries, (We will sacrifice)
When the eagle cries (Blood will flow)
When the eagle...

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04 THE RECKONING

(4:56)

Destiny's called us, it's the reckoning
This time it's for blood, don't tread on me
Revenge is not justice, it's the reckoning
This time it's for blood, yeah don't tread on me

You went too far this time, for this heinous crime
You will know defeat, begging on your knees
One by one you'll fall, your back's against the wall
Nowhere to turn, you're sure to burn

Destiny's called us, it's the reckoning
This time it's for blood, don't tread on me

The hour's close at hand, we'll make our final stand
Justice shall be done, nowhere to run
True evil broods in you, you're just a brainwashed fool
The coward kills then hides, spewing forth his lies

Revenge is not justice, it's the reckoning
This time it's for blood, yeah don't tread on me

Born of destruction, bred in agony
Is this my salvation
From these ashes I'm your devastation

If it was up to me, an eye for an eye I'd seek
But the high road we will take, Lady Justice is at stake
The judgment has been made, in blood it shall be paid
Death knows what to do, the horseman comes for you

Destiny spawned us, it's the reckoning
This time it's our blood, don't tread on me
Revenge is not justice, it's the reckoning
This time it's for blood, yeah don't tread on me
Destiny's called us, it's the reckoning
This time it's for blood, don't tread on me
Revenge is not justice, it's the reckoning
This time it's for blood, yeah don't tread on me

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05 GREENFACE

(3:02)

A warrior down to the depths of my soul
I terrorize evil that's out of control
On land, in the air, at sea
On danger I feed, my war paint, the last thing my enemies see
Their teeth and their ears are trophies for me
On land, in the air, at sea
I'll be where the metal meets the meat

Greenface
Greenface

On land, in the air, at sea
I'll be where the metal meets the meat

Lagoons deep in jungles are home to me
The desert, nor mountains, they can't hide from me
On land, in the air, at sea
I'll be where the metal meets the meat

Greenface
Greenface

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06 ATILLA

(5:36)

He's ruled them for twenty years
And ravaged as their king
Conquest burns in his eyes
And ice shoots through his veins

Their leader's new ambitions lie farther to the west
The empire that he seeks, the father to the rest
Atilla wants to take his place like the impetuous son
To make the entire world bow to the kingdom of the huns

Alliance has been made with many other clans
Frank and vandal forces held within his hand
Led by Atilla's hand it's said his brother met with death
To make his rule his legacy he did his awful best
Ethele and Etzell, by many names he's known
But scourge of God is the one that rings the darkest tone

Hell awaits behind Gaul's gates
The romans stand only to fall
They will die by his sword
The barbarian lord
Atilla hears victory call

Path of fire and plunder, cities burn and crumble
Attila's fate beckons, he will come to conquer

Archers stand at ready, centurions all together
Keep to your lines and the mongol's sure to falter

We will surely break them, we will overtake them
Fight till our deaths or the christians' devastation

They won't overthrow us, God will stand before us
Show us the path to the huns' destruction


Sing to the sky, the battle cries to propagate their fear
As terror is the weapon drawn, when battle has drawn near
And so the conflict is at hand, the gauntlet has been thrown
Contempt for the Christian reign, this poison seed now sewn
And if by chance, all is lost, cut down by Roman steel
We'll suffer not as others have, broken mind or broken will

Hell awaits behind Gaul's gates
The roman's stand only to fall
They will die by his sword
The barbarian lord
Atilla hears victory call

Hell awaits behind Gaul's gates
The roman's stand only to fall
They will die by his sword
The barbarian lord
Atilla hears victory call

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07 RED BARON / BLUE MAX

(4:04)

The son of a major, prussian nobleman
His name bestowed by a holy roman
The war broke out, and looked to the air
Twenty-four hours of training, he was there

One hundred miles an hour, top speed his plane would fly
And if he flew behind you, you know you're sure to die
Eighty kills, that are confirmed
While other pilots had so much more to learn

Red Baron, Blue Max
The albatross flies high
Red Baron, Blue Max
He's got you in his sights

The red battle flyer
Red like fire
He sees no faces
The ace of aces

His british quarry flew a reckless flight
A shot from the ground, took the Red Baron's life
He flew with honor, he flew with pride
In 1918, the battle flyer died

Red Baron, Blue Max
The albatross flies high
Red Baron, Blue Max
He's got you in his sights

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08 HOLLOW MAN

(4:35)

Emptiness, consuming me
Head in hands, I can hardly speak
Looking for solitude, lost in humanity
True knowledge leads to suffering
A constant quest, an endless dream
Searching for inner peace, hidden so deep in me

Don't wanna be a hollow man
Ain't gonna be the hollow man
Don't wanna be a hollow man
Ain't gonna be the hollow man

Sadness comes knocking constantly
Filling up my eyes, for all to see
Peace will come some day, I pray that it finds a way
Darkness caressing my mind and soul
My spirits rejecting, I'm feeling whole
Emptiness goes away, fills with the light of day

Don't wanna be a hollow man
Ain't gonna be the hollow man
Don't wanna be a hollow man
Ain't gonna be the hollow man

I rise up like the phoenix from the ashes of an older way
With wisdom gained, I turn away, I turn away
Hollow man, find yourself some other prey

Don't wanna be a hollow man
Ain't gonna be the hollow man
Don't wanna be a hollow man
Ain't gonna be the hollow man

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09 VALLEY FORGE

(4:46)

Close your eyes and imagine
The soldier at Valley Forge
The suffering that he endured was real
Starvation, total war
Yet in his eyes, the iron will to win
And for the cause, he won't relent

Would he look upon us now in anger and disgust
His politics a birthright and our creed
Will we let ignorance and laziness bring our demise
Complacency, we're blinded by our greed

Standing barefoot, frozen bloody hands
His musket clutched, an iron grip
And for the cause, he has but one regret,
He's only got one life to give

Would he look upon us now in anger and disgust
His politics a birthright and our creed
Will we let ignorance and laziness bring our demise
Complacency, we're blinded by our greed

It's time for us, to open up our eyes
And cherish the lives we all can have
And to the ones who kept our freedom free
Words can't express all that you've done

Would he look upon us now in anger and disgust
His politics a birthright and our creed
Will we let ignorance and laziness bring our demise
Complacency, we're blinded by our greed

Would he look upon us now in anger and disgust
(Will open your eyes)
His politics a birthright and our creed
(We're blinded by our greed)
Will we let ignorance and laziness bring our demise
(Will open your eyes)
Complacency, we're blinded by our greed

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10 WATERLOO

(5:48)

Usher in the rally cries, revolution's here again
The emperor's bonds are broken, and free he shall remain
Escape, though narrow, was demand while his reign remained in view
This fight for France till bitter end, we must see it through

Coalition forms of many lands, against Napoleon, west to east
The dogs of war will take to arms and soon will be unleashed
Prussian, Russian, and Austrian all follow British lead
Then allies' helm is Wellington who must make his foe concede

Foreshadowed men of destiny, soon you will be forced to see
Nations aligning against you, marking the time your reign is through
And you'll see your hundred days come to an end
Foreshadowed men of destiny, soon you will be forced to see
Nations aligning against you, marking the time your reign is through
It lies before you, fate shall befall you

Quickly, the allies gather force near the Franco-Belgian line
While a 124,000 french march there in double-time
As the battle begins, Napoleon springs his audacious plan
He'll attack them on two fronts, splitting up his warring band

As the prussians sound retreat behind they leave 12,000 slain
Most of their force is still in tact and will live to fight again
Wellington, who felt the loss of 5,000 men
Would feel more under cannon fire, bombardment from the french

Foreshadowed men of destiny, soon you will be forced to see
Nations aligning against you, marking the time your reign is through
And you'll see your hundred days come to an end
Foreshadowed men of destiny, soon you will be forced to see
Nations aligning against you, marking the time your reign is through
It lies before you, fate shall befall you

Of all the wars I have waged to propel my nations might
For this I'll be remembered from now till the end of time
If to the victor go the spoils, I may die an impoverished man
For in the end, irony has dealt the cruelest hand

The French force was swift and sure but their attack would be repelled
And though their center battered, the Anglo-Dutch line would be held
As fate or skill would have it an army moves in from the east
The prussians who slipped through his hands would soon spell his defeat

The French lines now all broken and being open to attack
The Emperor has no choice and the old guard pulls him back
There were 45,000 wounded or dead when the fight was finally through
On a three mile square of battlefield near a town named Waterloo

Foreshadowed men of destiny, soon you will be forced to see
Nations aligning against you, marking the time your reign is through
And you'll see your hundred days come to an end
Foreshadowed men of destiny, soon you will be forced to see
Nations aligning against you, marking the time your reign is through
It lies before you, fate shall befall you

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11 WHEN THE EAGLE CRIES (UNPLUGGED)

(3:34)

Another day, just like any other
Out of the blue, it turned to horror
How could they, why would they
The innocents suffered hell's inferno
An senseless act that goes unforgotten
How could they, they will pay

When the eagle cries
When the eagle cries
When the eagle cries
When the eagle cries
When the eagle cries

Out of the ashes came a tempting vengeance
But we are focused, we seek redemption
We are free, we'll stay free
All they've done, is make us stronger
The sleeping giant, is asleep no longer
If need be, we'll die free

When the eagle cries (Blood will flow)
When the eagle cries (For freedom's fight)
When the eagle cries (Love her so)
When the eagle cries (We will sacrifice)
When the eagle cries

When the eagle cries (Blood will flow)
When the eagle cries, as they fall it made us stronger (For freedoms fight)
When the eagle cries, we will sacrifice (Love her so)
When the eagle cries, for freedom's fight (We will sacrifice)
When the eagle cries

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12 THE DEVIL TO PAY

(12:13)

In July 1863, a nation torn in tragedy
A trick of fate, two great armies merge
Gods of war at Gettysburg
Devastation lies ahead
Fifty thousand bodies litter the land
Hell rages, three full days
The reaper sows, and there's the devil to pay

The pressure's on and the reb's attack
The yanks must hold, they can't fall back
Just two brigades, two thousand strong
Against twenty thousand they can't hold long

General Reynolds makes his way
Expect no mercy from the iron brigade
Until he shows they're on their own
But Buford's men have a will of stone

Bayonets gleam in the morning Sun
Smoke and fire belching from their guns
Another volley and again they strike
Thousands more coming down the Chambersburg Pike

This tragedy and what it brings
All the devastation
(The Reaper has his way)
Men will kill, blood will spill
To preserve the nation
(There's the devil to pay)

This tragedy and what it brings
All the devastation
(The Reaper has his way)
Men will kill, blood will spill
To preserve the nation
(There's the devil to pay)

South of town down the Emmitsburg road
The first corps are starting to show
For Buford's men, they're here just in time
The desperate need to strengthen the line

Bodies dropping the blue and the gray
Muskets fire and the cannon blaze
The union fights, defending the town
But they're outnumbered and losing ground

From the north and the west more rebels arrive
Thousands more and the fight multiplies
McPhereson's ridge and the black hats strike
A rebel sharpshooter takes Reynolds' life

This tragedy and what it brings
All the devastation
(The Reaper has his way)
Men will kill, blood will spill
To preserve the nation
(There's the devil to pay)

This tragedy and what it brings
All the devastation
(The Reaper has his way)
Men will kill, blood will spill
To preserve the nation
(There's the devil to pay)

Attack attack, General Lee gives command
They're overwhelmed, the situation demands
The federals retreat and rush out of town
But they have fortified and saved the high ground

The day ends, victory for the south
Lee's last defense as God's will is profound
They are invincible and their cause is just
But Longstreet is cautious and lacking in trust

Across the way, the union digs in
The Round Tops, Cemetery Ridge and out to Culps Hill
Their lines are strong, no denying they'll stay
When the Confederates strike
There'll be the devil to pay

This tragedy and what it brings
All the devastation
(The Reaper has his way)
Men will kill, blood will spill
To preserve the nation
(There's the devil to pay)

This tragedy and what it brings
All the devastation
(The Reaper has his way)
Men will kill, blood will spill
To preserve the nation
(There's the devil to pay)

This tragedy and what it brings
All the devastation
(The Reaper has his way)
Men will kill, blood will spill
To preserve the nation
(There's the devil to pay)

This tragedy and what it brings
All the devastation
(The Reaper has his way)
Men will kill, blood will spill
To preserve the nation
(There's the devil to pay)

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13 HOLD AT ALL COSTS

(7:05)

Just a mile or so away
Is my dearest friend in this world
He wears the blue and I the gray
And God, it hurts me so

The last time we were together
I grabbed his hand and I pledged
If I ever draw my sword on you
May the good lord strike me dead

The union flank's in trouble
To the round top on the double
A bad decision, insubordination
Exposed our line in a dangerous way

The burden lies upon us
Surrender is not an option
We are the flank, and if we break
The union crumbles, we could lose the war

Down below's in carnage
The rebels charging onward
Push the slaughter forward
The peach orchard
Through the wheat field and devil's den

The valor of the Texans
And Alabama's best men
Their unrelenting and devastating
The last full measure of devotion's clear

We'll know what we're made of
When up against all odds we hold our line
For the cause that we so love
We must hold at all costs
We'll know what we're made of
When our nation needs us, we'll stay the course
For the union we so love
We must hold at all costs

Wave after wave, they're coming
Their power must be waning
We're out of ammo, we can't fall back, no
A desperate measure, a means to end

On their next wave will charge them
There is no other option
Disconcert them, force submission
On my command, fix bayonets

We'll know what we're made of
When up against all odds we hold our line
For the cause that we so love
We must hold at all costs
We'll know what we're made of
When our nation needs us, we'll stay the course
For the union we so love
We must hold at all costs

We'll know what we're made of
When up against all odds we hold our line
For the cause that we so love
We must hold at all costs
We'll know what we're made of
When our nation needs us, we'll stay the course
For the union we so love
We must hold at all costs
We'll know what we're made of
When our nation needs us, we'll stay the course
For the union we so love
We must hold at all costs

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14 HIGH WATER MARK

It was very close, yesterday
I thought for sure, that they would break
But this attack, that I have planned
A massive strike across open land

In the center, they will break (Will they break?)
But plan it well, everything's at stake
We'll hit em hard, not a silent gun
Before the infantry's begun

Execute it well
We risk everything
It's in Gods hands now

General Lee, I must tell you straight
That I believe this attack will fail
No 15,000 men ever made
Will overtake that ridge today
A mile charge over open ground
With yankee cannon gunnin us down
We do our duty, we do what we must
And in my plan, you will trust

(Thousands die)
Execute it well
We risk everything
(On this day)
It's in Gods hands now

The rebel cannons break the silence
One hundred fifty guns make up their cannonade
They must destroy the union center
Before the infantry can launch their grand assault
The yankees are returning fire
(The Earth shakes violently)
In Washington DC Lincoln feels the Earth shake

What happens here this day
The fate of this nation
In the balance it will hang
Consumed with the pain

The courage of the blue
The valor of the gray
So very sad but true
Consumed with the pain

The Virginians are the chosen
They went behind the trees on Seminary Ridge
Longstreet's slow to give the order
The lines emerge, a mile, 15,000 men

The charge begins in all its grandeur
(To the copse of trees)
For many are these men, they know it is their last

The slaughter now ensues, bodies fall like rain
They valiantly pursue, yet doomed to remain
At the double quick they charge
The cannon still rips through them
To the mouth of hell they march
Glory, the only gain

We're almost there my boys
I've never served with finer
We must push forward boys
And bayonet the yankee tyrants

To the copse of trees we charge
To crush the union center
And when they turn and run
An open road leads us to freedom

It's over now, we are retreating
I never thought that we'd be beaten
All this blood is on my hands
The thousands dead due to my plan

I am responsible
All of this is my fault
I thought us invincible
Is this gods will, after all
I look across this blood soaked land
All their blood is on my hands

God, forgive me
Please, forgive me
It's all my fault
Their blood is on my hands

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