Lyrics

1. The Million Dollar Mile
what are we gonna do?scratch a living off the rocks if it were up to youcan’t be right in the headto throw away all we have earned and leave our kids for deadhow do we make our wayin a world of dirty tricks where filthy riches rule?where they all need the fuel,the provider will prevail and outlive the fool
burn the black goldlove it, love it, love it, love itthe smell of our bones
I'm all smilesrunning the million dollar milechasing the billion dollar highit's mine
we have it all worked outthe perpetual machine rolls on beyond doubtwe see right through your liesif the engine sputters you jump in with blazing eyeswhat would you have us be?not the leaders of the pack but animals at bayit’s not for you to saykeep hysteria to yourself and stay out of the way
drink the black goldyummy, yummy, yummy, yummy the taste of our souls
I'm all smilesrunning the million dollar milechasing the billion dollar highit's mineI’m all smilessporting the million dollar stylekissing the billion dollar skyit's mine
shoot the black goldthe carbon, our blood
I'm all smilesrunning the million dollar milechasing the billion dollar highit's mineI’m all smilessporting the million dollar stylekissing the billion dollar skyit’s mine
2. I Am the Taker
day in, day outpunch in, punch outunthinking routine automatedset out at duskcome in at dawnunblinking rhythm integrated
robotic in trance of the taker's tunechugging along on the taker's trackconvinced of the right in the wrong I dohiding behind how I give it back
devour the worlda tale of the harvesta song of the sunsetwe take the light in your life away
stock up on their lifebloodwe suck their wellspring drybut a flicker in my soul asks me "who am I?"keep them under our heelmonopolize supplybut a devil on my shoulder asks me "who am I?"
we take the light in your life away
a lake of poison ashesa river running drybut a flicker in my soul asks me "who am I?"hold every drop of watermonopolize supplybut a devil on my shoulder asks me "who am I?"
devour the worlda tale of the harvesta song of the nightfallwe take the light in your life away
robotic in trance of the taker's tunechugging along on the taker's trackIn the dead of the night I pay my duesbelieving the lie that I give it back
out on the swellhere at the deskI am the same man in the same gameday in, day outwithin, withoutI am the drain, I am the taker
3. Tundra
the blanket of the long winter fell upon my soullocked away inside, what did I do to end up here?and in the numbness of my state, the approaching dawnbut I am still so far away, so far away
In the rage of a mountain's memorylike a dream of eternal fury, tundrayou can try but you cannot reach mefor my heart is buried deep in the tundra
the chill of the endless night pierced into my mindlocked away outside, what did I do to deserve this?and in the darkness of my thoughts, the aurora lightsbut I am still so far away, so far away
In the rage of a mountain's memorylike a dream of eternal fury, tundrayou can try but you cannot reach mefor my heart is buried deep in the tundra
all my life I have felt the longingfor the touch when the ice is breaking, tundrafor the sound when the ground is shakingand my heart is coming loose from the tundrathere's a light on the faint horizoncoming through to the bones in prison, tundrato the edge of the frozen daybreakat the end of the world there's no more tundra
4. The Lighthouse Burden
I saw the lighthouse on fireand I still ran the ship ashoreI never heeded any warningand I don't count the seventh time
I am the watcher in the towerI hope the failure isn't minethey say I've scared them off their bearingstoo much light confuses the eye
come and keep us through the seas uncertainlead us safely back to shorecome and heal us of the lighthouse burdenwhat we saw we could not know
I felt the danger in my cold bonesbut I had never seen the beastI thought I knew these wicked watersmaster of the treacherous sea
I am a guide through the dark placesfrom distant stars to crushing rockfollow my light upon the skylinedon't let your mind confuse the eye
come and keep us through the seas uncertainlead us safely back to shorecome and free us from the lighthouse burdenthrough the darkness we must go
5. Voices of the Dead
late one night they caught me, as my boat came into harborI was put in prison to await the sentenced horrorone chance of escaping, one chance out through doors to nothingwounded, blinded, crawling, I hear deathly voices tauntingme
voices of the dead speakvoices of the dead speak
on my journey, wandering, I could never avoid blamingills of not belonging on the change I knew was comingbut then what of them who never made it to diminish?wounded, blinded, crawling, I hear deathly voices callingme
voices of the dead speakvoices of the dead speakvoices of the dead speakvoices of the dead speak
out here in the desert of the dry and lonely winterI can find no comfort in my dogged explanationsI'm confronted day by day, I can't escape their judgmentwounded, blinded, crawling, I hear deathly voices cursingme
voices of the dead speakvoices of the dead speakvoices of the dead speakvoices of the dead speakvoices of the dead speak (genocide, genocide)voices of the dead speak (genocide, genocide)voices of the dead speak (genocide, genocide)voices of the dead speak (genocide, genocide)
no, you are gonevoices of the dead speakno, you are gonevoices of the dead speak: genocide
6. A Ghost and a Promise
once outside the city walls I headed for the hillsno laconic wit could help me nowtrudging through the desolation, in the swirling mistall was suddenly clear...
adrift in the windI have a ghost to kill
following the river, step by step I upped the pacefailing to outrun the haunting guiltlies of all these men of honor ringing in my ears,I could never return...
adrift in the windI have a ghost to kill
passing over mountains, icy rock under my feetnever saw a soul or heard a sounddown into the gloomy valley, to the silent fjord,there a specter appeared...
adrift in the windI have a ghost to killafloat on the wavesI have a promise to keep
the north sea has come homeempty barrels, the future's gonethe arctic ocean has been sownwe're reapers of the whirlwind blown
adrift in the windwe have a ghost to killafloat on the waveswe have a promise to keepall that went beforewe have a ghost to killwhat never came to bea ghost to kill and a promise to keep
the north sea has come home
7. We Are Rebellion
by our blood the water is yours
a rusty rig of creaking steelthe splendor of her prime long gonewhen all their eyes were turned her wayto marvel at her majesty, the royalty of energy
the first of their crimes: they took the land awaythey have, we have notgrey fingers grabbed ahold, empire of the gravethe last of their crimes: they took the waterdeceit, perfect doomwe drink the deadly rain, and breathe the cold dust
by our blood the water is yours
they brought the progress death by deaththen hid behind their walls of goldand all their eyes were turned awaywhile horror took its hold outside, denial put down roots inside
the first of their crimes: they took the land awaythey have, we have notgrey fingers grabbed ahold, empire of the gravethe last of their crimes: they took the waterdeceit, perfect doomwe drink the deadly rain, and breathe the cold dustthe sum of their crimes: they took the futureblood spilled, the bloodwater born and unborn, we are rebellion
the first of their crimes: they took the land awaythey have, we have notgrey fingers grabbed ahold, empire of the gravethe last of their crimes: they took the waterdeceit, perfect doomwe drink the deadly rain, and breathe the cold dustthe sum of their crimes: they took the futureblood spilled, the bloodwater born and unborn, we are rebellionthe bloodwater born and unborn, we are rebellion
8. The Legacy Lament
now I cannot dream anymoreI cannot feel anymoreand I cannot take anymoreI cannot hope anymore
from fathers to sonsmothers, daughters long goneour home is our legacyfrom fathers to sonsmothers, daughters long goneour home is our legacy
no, never againI'll never returnI'll never forgetyou gave this to meI'll never pretendI'll never deceiveI've come to the endno, never again
9. Thunderstorm of the Century
put your nose to the wind, smell a change in the airstorm is comingwhen the thunderclap hits, and you huddle insidewe are coming
as the rain lashes down, on the countryside hillschange is comingand you scramble for cover, from the lightning and galesstorm is coming
raise us up and lead the waywe come rolling, roaring, now
face the lightninga flash across the northern skyfeel the hammerthe drum of ages long gone byhail Sky Father,raise us up and lead the wayrun for coverwe come rolling, roaring, die!
rise up in ragethunderstorm of the centurydawn of our agewe take back the rivers and underground lakesall over soonlive or die by the deeds you dowe’re on the movethunderstorm of the century
raise us up and lead the waywe come rolling, roaring, now
face the lightninga flash across the northern skyfeel the hammerthe drum of ages long gone byhail Sky Father,raise us up and lead the wayrun for coverwe come rolling, roaring, die!
turn of the tidethunderstorm of the centuryyou choose your sideyour city will rot in a cesspool of bileall over soonlive or die by the deeds you dowe're on the movethunderstorm of the century
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