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LYRICS

1. Buccaneers (Instrumental)/Dead Men Tell No Tales

The cannons in the dark,

Distant sounds I can’t escape,

They split the night apart,

Quench their lightning on the waves,

The dead condemned to sea,

Pale and perish in the wake

Of a brotherhood embrace,

Crimson water to the grave,

 

We plunder Treasure Fleets,

Cuss and laugh at Phillip’s rage,

The scourge of shipping routes

And East India Company trade,

The Isthmus braids the beast,

From Tortuga we the brave

Live the life of Buccaneers

On this timeless Spanish Main,

 

We pray the wind may fill our sails,

We say that “Dead Men Tell No Tales…”

  

The captains of the seas,

Wingless talons on the wind,

We vanish on the breeze,

For Port Royal, 'Reckoning',

From Panama we cleave,

Hispaniola making sail,

We ‘The Brethren of the Coast’ 

Hunt the Caribbean trail,

 

With 'Booty' soaked in blood,

Jolly Roger on the mast,

Each man obeys 'The Code'

From the first until the last,

What Henry Morgan sealed

And Bartholomew engrains,

Makes a traitor taste the keel,

We enforce and castigate,

 

We pray the wind may fill our sails,

We say that “Dead Men Tell No Tales…”

2. Tell Me What To Do

Wet from the womb,

Beltane in bloom,

Such a cacophony

Of ideology,

For new born eyes it’s stunning,

Quickly consumed

Into the brood,

Spectral astrology,

Same genealogy,

So hit the high ground running…

 

Tell me what to do,

Shadows disentomb this torment,

Born to life in the flood,  

Candlewood and runes,

Day and night infused

Augment this skyline, 

Elements of doom,

Voices from the gloom 

Whisper and call me back to the woods,

Dazed, beyond confused,

Ushered through a moon-washed

Mandrake twilight.

 

With sweet perfumes

And nom de plumes,

We write our sonnets

For true neurotics,

Dispensed with guile and cunning,

Beaten, abused,

Broken and bruised,

It’s so ironic,

I’m catatonic,

Yet sense the storm clouds coming…

 

Tell me what to do,

Shadows disentomb this torment,

Born to life in the flood,  

Candlewood and runes,

Day and night infused

Augment this skyline, 

Elements of doom,

Voices from the gloom 

Whisper and call me back to the woods,

Dazed, beyond confused,

Ushered through a moon-washed

Mandrake twilight.

 

3. Acquiesce

London and Vegas, to the sensual heart of Paris,

One night of Burlesque, 82 Boulevard de Clichy,

Man it’s contagious, every girl is sublime as can be,

Some say outrageous, all the nylons and thighs that you see,

 

Acquiesce, this heart’s in danger, 

Lost in luge,

Moulin Rouge,

Acquiesce, its Art, no stranger,

Sex in soulful designs,

Acquiesce to lust’s ‘world-changer’,

This is what becomes of love…

The time has come,

Start beating your drum,

Taste a little bit more

Of this sexual life.

 

You’re sippin’ whiskey on the rocks, like a wild debutante,

Corseted vixens kick their legs up as high as you want,

You’re trippin’, frisky, on the embers of light that you lost,

So what you witness…don’t surrender it at any cost,

 

Acquiesce, this heart’s in danger, 

Lost in luge,

Moulin Rouge,

Acquiesce, its Art, no stranger,

Sex in soulful designs,

Acquiesce to lust’s ‘world-changer’,

This is what becomes of love?,

The time has come,

Start beating your drum,

Taste a little bit more

Of this sexual life.

 

4. This Love

If there should come a time your memory starts to fade,

Into a sea of incandescent dreams

I slowly slip away,

Unto the end I’ll watch to greet you crossing over,

This love, this love, this love…

 

For I would give this life of mine to keep you safe,

Until the day I die alone,

With me you’ll always find a place,

And though the years may come and go,

I’m at your shoulder,

This love, this love, this love…..

 

Because as life flows on

I remember every moment,

Burning bright, this love, this love,

Because your light, so strong,  

Every ember sends me homeward,

Turning tides, this love, this love,

In our eyes, this love, this love…

 

Today I’m proud to see the person you’ve become,

You have retained so much compassion through Time’s battles lost and won,

I hope you live your life and never say “If only..”

This love, this love, this love…

 

Because as life flows on

I remember every moment,

Burning bright, this love, this love,

Because your light, so strong,  

And it’s embers send me homeward,

Turning tides, this love, this love,

In our eyes, this love, this love…

5. The Dragon And Saint George

Ironclad in the rolled, cold steel of twilight,

Saint George on his charger nears the fight,

Each man stands alone, his time is finite,

So brace for a leap of faith tonight,

 

The city’s gripped, as a demon eats their children raw,

A winged, plague-like behemoth, tooth and claw…..

 

Then the dragon came down to the deafening sound,

Burning eyes like the winter sun,

And such a terror unwound to this hell-bound requiem,

The Beast, a ravenous hound on the hunting ground,

Breathes fire to the funeral drums,

Now there’s a dragon in town and he won’t back down again.

 

Enchained and proclaimed his Bride of Midnight,

Fear drenched by the Moon, robe sheer to light,

Insane, inhumane, condemned to this plight,

The Day came, she was named his sacrifice,

 

A faithless nation of heathens, “One true God” said George,

“Be my strength in believing, shield and sword…”

 

Then the dragon came down to the deafening sound,

Burning eyes like the winter sun,

And such a terror unwound to this hell-bound requiem,

The Beast, a ravenous hound on the hunting ground,

Breathes fire to the funeral drums,

Now there’s a dragon in town and he won’t back down again….

“There’s a dragon in town and he won’t back down” I said….

No he will never back down ‘till the whole damned town is dead….

 

“You become true believers and I will slay this scourge,

You can trust the redeemer and my word…”      

 

Then the dragon came down to the deafening sound,

Burning eyes like the winter sun,

And such a terror unwound to this hell-bound requiem,

The Beast, a ravenous hound on the hunting ground,

Falls hard on  the funeral drums,

There was a dragon in town but he won’t come down again….

“There was a dragon in town but he won’t come down” I said….

No he will never come down for the dragon in town…is dead.

 

6. Intensify

Her body shaped the mold for sexual lines,

A priceless bottle of a timeless wine,

The way she walks is natural crime,

Erotic movement of the finest kind,

 

She’s machined hydraulics in motion, residual,

A supreme narcotic devotion, on visual…

 

She runs her body clock on sensual time,

Perfect biology, a treasure find,

A fading world decays in her eyes,

Aurora Borealis dims and dies,

 

Her supreme bionics go way beyond physical,

Beating heart, pulse racing, I’m verging on critical,

 

In her ‘blow your mind’ bodice with ‘Kryptonite’ bows,

This statuesque goddess can knock you out cold,

My sexual solace, she lives and breathes tonight, She’s sublime in seamed stockings and heels, as light shows

Suspender lines flashing through fibre tight clothes,

Tendrilous light, making all those dreams of mine…

Intensify…

 

She gives a natural urge mercurial rise,

Can’t look away from something so damn fine,

And that explains why girls are just as inclined,

I look her over, check her vital signs,

 

To resist is like fighting a war and I’ve lost the will,

In the mist of lust, sex and emotion, I love her still…

 

In her ‘blow your mind’ bodice with ‘Kryptonite’ bows,

This statuesque goddess can knock you out cold,

My sexual solace, she lives and breathes tonight, She’s sublime in seamed stockings and heels, as light shows

Suspender lines flashing through fibre tight clothes,

Tendrilous light, making all those dreams of mine…

Intensify…

 

7. Karnak (Instrumental)/The Valley Of The Kings

Carved with pain,

Etched in bone,

Creeping flesh,

Tomb and throne,

Sacred place,

Peace untold,

Desecrate

My sleeping soul,

 

You will learn to fear the night

And this cursed, unholy rite,

When the darkness steals the light,

It will end your lowly life....

 

Death crossed The Nile to the Valley of The Kings,

Nephthy’s Memphite Necropolis cites :

“…Vengeance will rise, Seker silent on its wings,

None shall escape these claws…“,

You drank from the vial, now the prophesy begins,

Damned “…till your heart stops beating…”,

Defiled and reviled by this talisman of sins,

The breath of Anubis spawned,

Cursed forevermore.

 

Warning came,

Hewn in stone,

Death awaits,

Thieves and rogues,

Feel my rage,

Blood will flow,

Cursed and maimed,

Doomed and woed,

 

For your sacrilegious crime

Dared disturb this sleep of mine,

Absolution names the price,

Retribution takes your lives...

 

Death crossed The Nile to the Valley of The Kings,

Nephthy’s Memphite Necropolis cites :

“…Vengeance will rise, Seker silent on it's wings,

None shall escape these claws…“,

You drank from the vial, now the prophesy begins,

Damned “…till your heart stops beating…”,

Defiled and reviled by this talisman of sins,

The breath of Anubis spawned,

Cursed forevermore.

 

8. Revolution

This fight, constitution and rights,

Citizens at war,

My sins release me,

Rally the troops, in their scores,

Blood red, this a history book blight,

Like no page before,

Belief, unceasing,

No turning back anymore,

 

Robespierre in a riotous city,

Shadow cast in the half-moon light,

We dance through fires that he was right

To ignite…

 

This petrified throne,

Brittle as fleshless bone,

Finds ‘Revolution’ casting stones,

So let the bells toll,

‘Vive la Carmagnole!’,

Blind Revolution, killing,  

My Revolution in cruise control…

 

We strike and our hatred incites

‘Liberte’ by force,

With ‘Egalite’, ‘Fraternite’,

Common cause,

In this plight‘s ‘Reign of Terror’, we’ll smite

Twenty thousand more,

‘Les riches’ decreasing,

‘La guillotine’ spares the poor,

 

Can’t rebuild that which knows no pity,

Tear it down, let The Bastille die,

The people’s enemy resides

In Versailles…

 

This petrified throne,

Brittle as fleshless bone,

Finds ‘Revolution’ casting stones,

So let the bells toll,

‘Vive la Carmagnole!’,

Blind Revolution, killing,  

My Revolution in cruise control…

 

In the streets with a sound so chilling,

Swept along by the turning tide,

Two worlds ignore this overture

Then collide…

 

This petrified throne,

Brittle as fleshless bone,

Finds ‘Revolution’ casting stones,

So let the bells toll,

‘Vive la Carmagnole!’,

Blind Revolution, killing,  

My Revolution in cruise control…

9. Angel Of Darkness

She’s a machine gun coming

With the sun at her back,

She’s like a racehorse running,

Like a train off a track,

You can’t escape,

Better get what you need,

For there’s a full moon rising,

‘Man have you gotta bleed!’ ,

Her kind of body’s like a loaded gun,

She’s like a hunter in the shadows

Till the daylight comes,

So make your peace with your god and succumb,

For this assassin won’t sleep,

And you’ve got no where to run,

 

The Angel of Darkness,

Will tear you apart

Just to bury your soul,

She’ll kill you regardless,

Possess and accost you,

The controlling host,

The Angel of darkness

A city this heartless

Devours you whole,

The sins of the father, the son,

Leave you lost,

Another holy ghost,

  

With such a high spec

No one takes their eyes of her ass,

She’s like a bonafide angel

As a matter of fact,

Visual tease,

Aphrodisiac,

But when this thunder bolt hits,

She knocks you flat on your back,

A silent death you never see nor hear,

She severs flesh from bone easy,

No remorse or tears,

You think she’s hot, comin on so strong,

But she’s a psychopath feeding,

Only leading you on,

 

The Angel of darkness,

Will tear you apart

Just to bury your soul,

She’ll kill you regardless,

Possess and accost you,

The controlling host,

The Angel of darkness

A city this heartless

Devours you whole,

The sins of the father, the son,

Leave you lost,

Another holy ghost,

 

She’s like scene from a wet dream,

Sexed to the seams,

She’s got all the right tools,

For all the right needs,

You sense her mood

Swing from grey into black,

And what’s about to go down

Is a frontal attack,

You better pray that end comes quick,

This nymphomaniac’s crazy,

One demonic chick,

She’s says ’Tonight you can pay with your blood” ,

And in a razorblade minute

You’ll be coughing it up,

 

The Angel of darkness,

Will tear you apart

Just to bury your soul,

She’ll kill you regardless,

Possess and accost you,

The controlling host,

The Angel of darkness

A city this heartless

Devours you whole,

The sins of the father, the son,

Leave you lost,

Another holy ghost…

 

10. The Last Pretender

Love’s lost endeavors

Conceal the light,

Each time it seems we’re burning brighter and developing

Towards a key to life,

Star crossed together,

Full steam tonight,

For in my dreams you hold me tighter than I’ve ever been,

A bitter sweet delight,

 

When people talk about forever

And of a path that lies in wait,

The mysteries of life ‘till death,

Of destiny and fate,

They watch for thunder clouds to gather,

But the lightning comes too late,

The fire within us dies

And with it hunger starts to fade,

 

When I think about you,

That’s me…‘The Last Pretender’,

Maybe I refuse to breathe

Scorched earth and embers,

Friends have tried to change me,

Say my head‘s in the sand,

But sometimes lovers have to go,

With life torn love it’s lust that’s in command.

  

Bound, trussed and tethered,

We realize,

If one true love was our indictment here in purgatory,

Why not keep the prize…?, 

Ground, crushed and severed,

Repeat the crimes,

The truth is, all we share together lasts eternity,

‘Till the end of time,

 

When people talk about forever

And of a path that lies in wait,

The mysteries of life ‘till death,

Of destiny and fate,

They watch for thunder clouds to gather,

But the lightning comes too late,

The fire within us dies

And with it hunger starts to fade,

 

When I think about you,

That’s me…‘The Last Pretender’,

Maybe I refuse to breathe

Scorched earth and embers,

Friends have tried to change me,

Say my head’s in the sand,

But sometimes lovers have to go,

With life torn love it’s lust that’s in command.

When I think about you,

I see… my own agenda,

Like something from a dream,

You seem so warm, so tender,

You look so ‘jaw dropping’,

Lady, I understand,

His arrows never leave the bow

If Cupid’s got his manhood in his hands.

 

11. We Can Be As One (European Version Bonus Track)

Pick up the pieces of my heart,

On every empty stage I hide a shard,

A thousand reasons why I find it hard

To say goodbye each time we have to part,

Tonight you took my breath away

And now you leave me lost for words to say,

So let’s pretend that I will find a way

To let my blessed and humbled heart convey,

 

I hate to leave you here like this,

The show is over and the light has gone,

I’d love to stay and sing another song,

Bid you adieu with one last kiss,

So much about you I will miss,

But I’m right beside you now as life moves on,

I’ll wait forever for the time to come,

When on another night like this

We can be as one……

 

12. Assault And Battery (Japanese Version Bonus Track)

I feel oppressed and scarred today,

My severed senses part,

Iconic, something to be feared,

I’m burning up, on fire, in flame,

I never felt this charred,

A demi-god, to be revered,

 

Between the earth’s tectonic plates we fall,

Into its misanthropic, faithless core,

Fault lines, on the dark side of extreme,

We breed the worst psychotic traits of all,

On this kaleidoscopic cannonball,

Volatile and bursting at the seams,

Assault and battery…

 

I smell the stench of our decay,

This pungent abattoir,

Demonic plague in every breach,

Pathetic commissars to flay,

Endemic counterparts,

Atomic wastelands, poison seas,

 

Between the earth’s tectonic plates we fall,

Into its misanthropic, faithless core,

Fault lines, on the dark side of extreme,

We breed the worst psychotic traits of all,

On this kaleidoscopic cannonball,

Volatile and bursting at the seams,

Assault and battery…

FEATURED VIDEOS
 
 
 
ISLA DE MUERTA - 2015
Release Date: May 20, 2015

Label: Rocktopia Records (003 RTP)

Producer: Gary Hughes

Tracklisting:

All songs written by Gary Hughes.

   

European version (Rocktopia Records 003RTP)

  1. (i) Buccaneers (Instrumental) / (ii) Dead Men Tell No Tales - 6:27

  2.Tell Me What To Do - 4:15

  3. Acquiesce - 4:45

  4. This Love - 4:42

  5. The Dragon And Saint George - 5:16

  6. Intensify - 6:39

  7. (i) Karnak (Instrumental) / (ii) The Valley Of The Kings - 8:10

  8. Revolution - 5:56

  9. Angel Of Darkness - 3:57

  10. The Last Pretender - 6:40

  11. We Can Be As One - 3:28 (European Version Bonus Track)

 

Asian version (Avalon Records MICP-11210)

  1. (i) Buccaneers (Instrumental) / (ii) Dead Men Tell No Tales - 6:27

  2. Revolution - 5:56

  3. Acquiesce - 4:45

  4. The Dragon And Saint George - 5:16

  5. Intensify - 6:39

  6. This Love - 4:42

  7. (i) Karnak (Instrumental) / (ii) The Valley Of The Kings - 8:10

  8. Tell Me What To Do - 4:15

  9. Angel Of Darkness - 3:57

  10. The Last Pretender - 6:40

  11. Assault And Battery - 4:52 (Japanese Version Bonus Track)

Personnel:

    Gary Hughes – vocals, guitars, backing vocals
    Dann Rosingana – guitars, Lead guitars
    Steve Grocott – guitars, Lead guitars

    John Halliwell – guitars
    Darrel Treece-Birch – keyboards, Programming
    Steve Mckenna – bass guitar
    Max Yates – drums and percussion

Production:

    Written and Produced by Gary Hughes
    Mixing and Mastering – Dennis Ward

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