"Rise Of The Tyrant" as written by Michael Amott, Angela Gossow, Christopher Amott and Daniel Erlandsson....
The end is near, panic is closing in
Sick with fear, they run
Watch freedom's fall
What have we become? Cannon fodder

Reign of terror, enslave the nations, devastation
This is war, pull the trigger
One nation under their control

Rise, the tyrants rise
The enemy inside, the tyrants rise

The end is here, feel it closing in
Blood runs red
Watch in horror, our lives destroyed
We failed

The final holocaust
Enslave the nations, annihilation
This is war, pull the trigger
One nation out of control

Rise, the tyrants rise
The enemy inside, the tyrants rise

War, pain, suffering
The price we pay to stay alive
Blood, fire, death
His glory come, his kingdom rise
This world will burn, burn, burn, burn

Rise, the tyrants rise
The enemy inside, the tyrants rise

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"Rise of the Tyrant" as written by Christopher Amott Angela Gossow

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    General CommentThe intro's probably from Caligula, by shakespeare. Not sure, but it's a fair bet... Word is that play is a total blood bath.
    Eli Bedlamon October 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe Intro seems to be from a movie called Caligula (About Gauis Caligula) starring Malcolm McDowell (Cat people, A Clockwork Orange)...

    Haven't seen it, supposed to be crap.
    Eli Bedlamon November 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI hope Arch Enemy are not jumping on the bandwagon of Bush-bashing with this song.
    Vasaon November 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's Bush-bashing, I think it's a fantasy world thats controlled by a hated tyrant, and if we aren't careful, this world could become one.
    dbro46on November 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHey...im new to this site...my first comment actually...so yeah

    The intro of this song is from the movie Caligula...this is from the scene when Caligula proclaims himself to be a god...the senators agree and he's pronounced a god. Caligula started of as a good caring leader but soon took the shape of a tyrant...forcing the wives and daughters of his senators into prostitution...turning his court into a brother...killing unnessecarily...cetra...so he rose as a tyrant...
    taifion January 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentturning his court into a brothel* :P
    taifion January 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHaha. There seems to be more interest in the film excerpt rather than the actual song.
    But anyway, support this band. They're awesome live.
    Josueon March 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBush was a tyrant. Undisputibly the worst dictator this country has ever had the misfortune to encounter. He single-handedly destroyed the constitution and the economy simultaneously. Bush and his cronies domestic and international are the tyrants, they have killed the republic and replaced it with empire and as with all empires the time of it's fall has come. Defend your precious self appointed god-king as much as you like, him and people like you have brought the end to the United States.

    The end is near.
    We gladly became the cannon fodder for the tyrants reign of terror.
    We have enslaved ourselves to them.
    We have allowed them to destroy our lives.
    We have failed as a country and a people.
    One nation out of control, we will pay the price for our hubris.
    anonarchiston January 28, 2013   Link

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