The men stood tall on the battleground
with pride in their eyes
and with a faith to guide them
Blood was spilled over the fields
They won, but for what cause?
What we do echoes in eternity

Now as brothers they unite,
and as enemies they shall apart
for the glory of the Empire
Now I've been betrayed,
but there is no one here, nobody to tell
I must walk towards the deadline
I must walk it alone, all alone

On my quest for a new horizon
I've been waiting for so long
In the time of a desperate fighter

Free me from the spell that I'm in
Through these eyes I have seen
With my soul I have been drowning
This journey must end
I must enter the scene once again

My name has been taken
My soul has been torn apart
What I have lived for has now been taken away from me
Sold for a penny, I was marked as gold
The arena opens up
The salute of a thousand souls
I must struggle to win the crowds

Now the time has come
Will I win or fall?
Victory is on my mind
Could it ever be what I have found?
Now the gates are open wide
I must enter the arena
It will bring me one step closer to my revenge

On the quest for a new horizon
I've been waiting for so long
In the time of a desperate fighter

Free me from the spell that I'm in
Through these eyes I have seen
With my soul I have been drowning
This journey must end

I gazed into the night, where you and I
once used to watch the sun set and the moon rise
Now as the time pass by, when I cannot breathe at all
When you reach out your hand

Betray whispers in the wind
An era that never ends
My soul is in blister, but I feel - I feel no pain
I can now see what was taken away from me
Through the gates I walk, but I am not alone
I am One, now finally...finally I'm free

On my quest for a new horizon
I've been waiting for so long
In a time of a desperate fighter

Free me from the spell that I'm in
Through these eyes I have seen
With my soul I have been drowning
This journey must end
I have entered (I have entered) the scene again

For the glory of the Empire
that's been built by the hands of slaves
For the glory of the Empire
that's been built by the hands of slaves
to fulfill the master's will


Lyrics submitted by tasso, edited by Octavarium64

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    General CommentThe basic idea of the song is rather clear, but I'm not sure if it's supposed to be based off the story of Spartacus, or perhaps the movie Gladiator... either way, it's absolutely excellent. Love the song.
    Mikachuon February 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGlory of the Empire uses the idea of Gladiator as a metaphor for the character's release from the power of Satan. He has been used as a slave, to fulfill the devil's will, and he will no longer be a part of it.

    This album is just powerful. If you've committed a huge sin, forgiveness is just right there. Never, ever give up.
    Octavarium64on September 15, 2009   Link

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