For years and years we waited
And now the time has come
To leave these barren lands
Towards new horizons

No matter what has happened
And what was said or done
Words are to be forgotten
We will roam on

We cross the gates of darkness
Into the black of night
We don't fear anybody
Got the second sight

We move a little further
Towards the borderline
Before the dawn of day
Our souls come back to life
And life comes back again

The mission's to fight to be free again
To stand our ground and to be immortal
This is our mission, so here we stand
We have the right to be ourselves again

They held us down for so long
Our backs against the wall
We did not see a future
Did not hear a call

But now the things have changed
Now that our fears are small
We create a vision
Face it - one for all

We cross the gates of darkness
Into the black of night
We don't fear anybody
Got the second sight

We move a little further
Towards the borderline
Before the dawn of day
Our souls come back to life
And all I see in front of me
Every step I take
Is bringing me closer to me

The mission's to fight to be free again
To stand our ground and to be immortal
This is our mission, so here we stand
We have the right to be ourselves again
The mission's to fight to be free again

All that we are is everything we've ever been
And what we'll be is what we are
Everything we've ever been
And what we'll be is what we are
Everything we've ever been
And what we'll be is what we are
Everything we've ever been
And what we'll be is what we are

Everything we've ever been
And what we'll be is what we are
Everything we've ever been
And what we'll be is what we are
Everything we've ever been
And what we'll be is what we are
Everything we've ever been
And what we'll be is what we are

All we are, all we are, all we are
Is everything we've ever been
All we are, all we are, all we are
Is everything we've ever been
All we are, all we are, all we are
Is everything we've ever been
All we are is everything we've ever been
And what we'll be is what we are

The mission's to fight to be free again
To stand our ground and to be immortal
This is our mission, so here we stand
We have the right to be ourselves again

The mission's to fight to be free again
To stand our ground and to be immortal
This is our mission, so here we stand
We have the right to be ourselves again

The mission's to fight to be free again
To stand our ground and to be immortal
This is our mission, so here we stand
We have the right to be ourselves again
The mission's to fight to be free again


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    General Commentgreat song! :D
    dooothyon September 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis was the very first song I heard by Van Canto... I just LOVE it! It's my very favourite, and I could never ever get sick of it! The chorus are sooooo epic! Ugh, eargasm.

    The mission's to fight to be free again
    To stand out ground and to be immortal
    This is our mission, so here we stand
    We have the right to be ourselves again

    It's so obvious: it's about fighting for your rights and freedom.
    LunaLightgreenon May 28, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIn all honesty Van Canto tends to lyrically bore me, but the "rowrowfightthepowah" nature of the of the songs gets me everytime. Plus, I can't help but revere anyone who does a Cappella. It took ages in choir to do just the Star Spangled Banner like that. Great singers, great arrangements, and the lyrics are still better than most American songs.
    craniiferon November 14, 2011   Link

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