"Valley of the Damned" as written by and Herman/theart Li....
On a cold dark winter night
Hidden by the stormy light
A battle rages for the right
For what will become

In the valley of the damned
A warrior with sword in hand
Travels fast across the land
For freedom he rise

And the sign from the master on high
He screams a loud and across hear the cry
For the kingdom of fire and ice
And the power to be alive

Four strong ride on carry on through the war
Four strong carry on living for ever more

On the wings of death
By the hands of doom
By the darkest light
From the darkest moon

Crossing silent seas
Over mountains high
All will stand as one tonight

On the black wind forever
We ride on together
Destroying your evil with freedom my guide
When the master will call us
He stands high before us
Our hearts filled with splendour
Our swords will shine over the light

In the valley of the damned
Days breaks with golden strand
Over pastures green it glows
To where night returns

On the shadows faces appear
Warriors wearing full metal gear
Join together one and all
Before the glorious light

Rise up gather around come and hear what is said
Use your senses open your mind don't you ever forget

On the wings of life
By the hands of hope
By the brightest light
From the brightest sun
Crossing silent seas
Over mountains high
To the valley of the damned

On the black wind forever
We ride on together
Destroying your evil with freedom my guide
When the master will call us
He stands high before us
Our hearts filled with splendour
Our swords will shine over the light

On the black wind forever
We ride on together
Destroying your evil with freedom my guide
When the master will call us
He stands high before us
Our hearts filled with splendour
Our swords will shine over the light


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"Valley of the Damned" as written by Sam Totman Herman Li

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    General CommentDragonforce have stated in one of their interviews that the 'master' that is often depicted in their lyrics is in fact God, yes. ( since the band members are anglican).

    On the wings of death, by the hands of doom
    By the darkest light, from the darkest moon
    Crossing silent seas, over mountains high
    For we stand as one tonight

    This is about facing death.


    On the wings of life, by the hands of hope
    By the brightest light from the brightest sun
    Crossing silent seas over mountains high
    To the valley of the damned!

    And this is about going to heaven. ^_^
    BlackDragonon May 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's a song about growing up in a shitty hometown. But like most of their songs, it's got a strange mix between good and bad feelings. And the way I see it, they're basically saying that even when you grow up in the "valley of the damned" among ignorant and hateful people who don't even try to understand you, at the end of the day, it's still your hometown and you'll still feel nostalgic for it years later.

    I think most of the songs on Valley of the Damned are centered around this sort of loose concept. The coming of age/leaving your hometown. It's just told through the images of swords and dragons.
    PhantomBPRon August 30, 2014   Link
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    General Commenti think this might be about a corrupted government controlling a corrupted land. a land that was rich and prosperous but now its been deduced to the valley of the damned. theres my power metal input. and man, what a solo
    dylan617on September 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think this songs about life and death, just my take on it though. cos if you think of the valley as being death, then the songs singing about how life is a 'war' we all have to go through but have to stay strong right through it.

    'Be strong ride on, carry on through the war
    Come along carry on, living for ever more'

    and more on the note of death, the 'master' could be meant to be god.

    'When the master will call us
    He'll stand high before us
    Our hearts filled with splendour
    Our swords will shine over the light'

    its kind of saying as if meeting god after you die, you'll feel good...unsure on what swords could be tho
    cistm_konfliqton February 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh i just thought of it, maybe swords is lives.

    "a warrior with sword in hand" (his life)

    "our swords will shine over the light" (heaven is higher than the sun)

    maybe lmao i dunno tbh
    cistm_konfliqton February 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell start simple.. my initial interperetation is that the vally of the damned is a test for aspiering knights to prove there mettle.
    afterwords the knight waits to be summoned for battle, this will fill the knight with strength knowing that you are being depended on completely is an incredibble motivator, for men in particular.
    ZehmBahDehon February 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI see this song as saying 'stick together with those you trust, and you'll overcome any adversity'.
    Anilandon May 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat a great song, my fav dragonForce song, i think ts about fighting with honour and to victory
    J0K3Ron August 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is pure perfection
    anticristoon October 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMan, that's cool to hear that they're Anglican and not your steriotypical satanist metal band.. Anyways, yes, I believe that this song is another song about an epic battle.. But, I don't think it's so much your every day battle.

    To me, the lyrics have always seemed to be about a battle between good and bad and the refference to the 'valley of the damned' leads me to believe that it's a fight between heaven and hell, which I get about a couple of their songs.. But I've always thought they were singing from the perspective of one of the warriors for the 'bad' side..
    Shaun Staticon December 09, 2006   Link

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