BOOK OF THE DEAD - LYRICS

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01. SIGN OF THE DEVIL
(T. Olsson)

The last of immortals
The last of his kind
No roses upon his grave

The spell has been broken
Has come to an end
Thereís nobody left to save

Should I live or should I die
End the circle black the sky

Sign of the devil
Heís been calling out your name
Sign of the devil
The deliverer of pain
Sign of the devil
He will make you go insane
Sign of the devil
Say your prayers and Iíll see you in hell

The angels of heaven
The monsters of hell
Youíre taking this life I gave

Depraved in denial
The ending is near
Withheld from the blood you crave

Should I live or should I die
End the circle black the sky

Sign of the devil
Heís been calling out your name
Sign of the devil
The deliverer of pain
Sign of the devil
He will make you go insane
Sign of the devil
Say your prayers and Iíll see you in hell
02. THE TEMPTER
(F. Bergh/T. Olsson)

Into the shadows of the night
Youíre alone, no sign of light
The moon is creeping in the sky
The eyes of darkness are watching you
Something evilís coming through
You canít run, thereís no escape

Demon of Babylon
Awaits in the dark

Fear of the devil, the master of pain
From the shadows heís calling your name
Thereís no escaping the powers of hell
Heís the tempter, heíll steal your soul away

Donít look into his evil eyes
Heíll entice you with his lies
Heíll find a way into your mind
You feel the presence of the beast
And your blood begin to freeze
Say your prayers to stay alive

Demon of Babylon
Is calling your name

Fear of the devil, the master of pain
From the shadows heís calling your name
Thereís no escaping the powers of hell
Heís the tempter, heíll steal your soul away
03. BOOK OF THE DEAD
(T. Olsson)

No sound on the burial ground
Thereís a stone with your name on the side
Itís done the awake has begun
You can run but thereís nowhere to hide

Satan, keeper of souls
Calling from your grave

Take my hand and Iíll guide you to hell
Show you evil youíre under my spell
Make your choice between heaven and hell
Thatís what the devil said in the book of the dead
In the book of the dead

Deep down thereís a beast with a crown
And heíll rise if the right words are read
Youíll pray at the end of the day
Take my life cause Iím better of dead

Satan, keeper of souls
Calling from your grave

Take my hand and Iíll guide you to hell
Show you evil youíre under my spell
Make your choice between heaven and hell
Thatís what the devil said in the book of the dead
In the book of the dead
04. BLESS THE UNHOLY
(T. Olsson/F. Bergh)

The devils hellhound scenting you heís on his way
Heís gonna hunt you down like prey
You better run before the light will turn to dark
Cause soon youíll hear his evil bark

Before the lightning strikes you
The silence will fall

Bless the unholy
You can feel life is slipping away
Bless the unholy
Close your eyes at the end of the day
Time to pray

The heaven sent can not protect you from the beast
Heís not an exorcist or priest
Condemned in darkness with the sentence on its way
The day of reckoning now pray

Before the lightning strikes you
The demon will call

Bless the unholy
You can feel life is slipping away
Bless the unholy
Close your eyes at the end of the day
Bless the unholy
You can feel life is slipping away
Bless the unholy
Close your eyes at the end of the day
Time to pray
05. LORD OF BATTLE
(F. Bergh/T. Olsson)

You fought your way through a world made of stone
Like a renegade, you stood on your own
Through fire, wind and rain
Destined for eternal glory
You learned to fly like an eagle so high
You rode the sky so brave and so wild
Through flames of eternity
Freedom for your holy land

Forever bold and mighty, Immortal hero
Youíre the chosen one

On your way on wings of glory
Over hills and lands so holy
Ride across the plains forevermore
Born to stand and fight for freedom
Sworn to kill, defend the kingdom
Lord of battle, set the people free

Stronger than evil, protector of kings
Youíre the keeper of their crowns and their rings
So brave, not afraid to die
Armed with a heart made of steel

Forever bold and mighty, Immortal hero
Youíre the chosen one

On your way on wings of glory
Over hills and lands so holy
Ride across the plains forevermore
Born to stand and fight for freedom
Sworn to kill, defend the kingdom
Lord of battle, set the people free
06. FLAMES OF PURGATORY
(T. Olsson/F. Bergh)

Youíre halfway to nowhere
The memories are deep inside you mind
Youíre in Purgatory
Youíre looking for danger
The ashes of doom is what youíll find
Youíre in Purgatory

Sacrifice the sacred hearts of stone
And send them into Satanís jaws off fire

In the flames of purgatory
On the way to hell
Thereís a tale only dead men tell
In the flames of purgatory
Burn inside the spell
Thereís a tale only dead men tell

Youíre heading for fire
The heat of the flames upon your face
Youíre in purgatory
Youíre meeting the maker
The moment has come to leave this place
Youíre in purgatory

Sacrifice the sacred hearts of stone
And send them into Satanís jaws off fire

In the flames of purgatory
On the way to hell
Thereís a tale only dead men tell
In the flames of purgatory
Burn inside the spell
Thereís a tale only dead men tell
07. INTO ETERNITY
(F. Bergh/T. Olsson)

No one knows the way Iím feeling
Torn inside, my heart is weak
Hiding in my own world, feeling incomplete
Down and out, my soul is burning
Stranded in this no manís land
Left in the dark now life is slipping through my hands

Somewhere deep inside my mind
Memories locked away

All of my life Iíve been searching my soul
Lost in the darkness and out of control
Nowhere to go, slowly fading away into eternity

How can I rise from the sorrow
Will I ever feel alive
Will I find a way to kill the pain inside
Falling deeper into madness
Like a never ending flow
So lost and desperate with no place to call my home

In the corner of my mind
Memories locked away

All of my life Iíve been searching my soul
Lost in the darkness and out of control
Nowhere to go, slowly fading away into eternity
08. BLACK HEART
(T. Olsson)

Forever lost inside memories of the past
Together you and I a dream that never last
Black angels by my side whispering my name
Please follow us to hell and take you from the pain

Youíll never be sad again goodbye my friend
Reach your hands up to the sky

Hold your spirit high
Black heart to the grave
Now itís time to die
Black heart fade away

So dark and cold I feel destiny prevail
Into the shadow land my soul has set its sail
Black angels by my side whispering my name
Please follow us to hell before you go insane

Youíll never be sad again goodbye my friend
Reach your hands up to the sky

Hold your spirit high
Black heart to the grave
Now itís time to die
Black heart fade away
09. BLACK SHADOWS
(T. Olsson)

To hell and back they came with stories of a time
When blood of man was running wild
The night was dark the moon was gazing in the sky
Now I can tell you what went by

Forever trapped inside the gates of hell
Where the sin is sacred

Black shadows crawl in the night
Inside your mind they will haunt you
Just a walk in the park or a life in the dark
Black shadows crawl in the night

To live forever in a coffin full of hate
And never see the light of day
You walk the centuries and still remain the same
To be a part of Satanís game

Forever trapped inside the gates of hell
Where the sin is sacred

Black shadows crawl in the night
Inside your mind they will haunt you
Just a walk in the park or a life in the dark
Black shadows crawl in the night
10. TURN TO STONE
(F. Bergh/T. Olsson)

Standing in the shadows, hiding from the light of day
Paranoid and wasted, life begins to fade
Lost in desolation, demons playing in your mind
Stuck inside a world where the angels cry

Somewhere down the line you gave your soul away
Worn and jaded, feeling so astray

How can you learn how to live once again
Spread your wings, you can fly like an eagle so high
Time to let go, leave the demons behind
Fly away or youíll turn to stone

Say goodbye to all your sorrows, leave the pain behind
Chase away the monsters, fight to stay alive
Keep away from Satanís fire, donít burn your wings again
Watch out for the flames, thereís another way

Somewhere down the line you gave your soul away
Itís time to break out, face a brand new day...

How can you learn how to live once again
Spread your wings, you can fly like an eagle so high
Time to let go, leave the demons behind
Fly away or youíll turn to stone
11. SEVEN ANGELS
(T. Olsson)

Sacred hearts on fire
Gave in to desire
Damned by Satanís hand
From this holy land
Endless fields of fire
Red flames burning higher
Trapped in Satanís hand
In his unholy land

Youíre lost in darkness
All the light has fade away
In the dark the eyes are watching you
Forever silence
In a land of ice and snow
You can feel the presence of him grow

If their wings are lost
Theyíre never to return
In the winter frost
Their statues burn

Seven angels fallen
In the shadows crawling
Broken wings of fate
Seven turned to evil
Balance in upheaval
Broken wings of fate

The unforgiven
Will be waiting for your call
Find the wings and you will save us all
The face of evil
Has been called so many names
But the one he lives among the flames

If their wings are lost
Theyíre never to return
In the winter frost
Their statues burn

Seven angels fallen
In the shadows crawling
Broken wings of fate
Seven turned to evil
Balance in upheaval
Broken wings of fate