"Trial By Fire" as written by and Russ Tippins....
In 1945 the year it came to be
Their fate decided
Many miles across the sea
They told them not to fear
They couldn't be prepared.
Then came the day
That not a single soul was spared.

Too late there's no escape
The Trial has begun
Down they fly
From out of the sky
Feel the radiation burn!

The men of power
Had nothing to fear.
When the finger hits the switch
They're far away from here.
Down in their sanctuary
Hiding in their lair.
The sorcerers of justice
Will be waiting for them there.

Too late there's no escape
The trial has begun
Down they fly
From out of the sky
Feel the radiation burn!

I saw the people running
Through all my dreams.
I heard the soldiers crying,
Mother Nature screams.
I saw destruction falling
From out of the sky.
I heard the wise man calling
Why?

In 1945 the year it came to be
Their fate decided
Many miles across the sea
They told them not to fear
They couldn't be prepared.
Then came the day
That not a single soul was spared.

Too late there's no escape
The trial has begun
Down they fly
From out of the sky
Feel the radiation burn!


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"Trial By Fire" as written by Russ Tippins

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  • +2
    General CommentTrial by Fire is about World War II, when the atomic bomb was first used on Japan.
    Mordredon September 14, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAdditional Info:
    Blind Guardian covered Satan with "Trial by Fire"

    D'accord with Mordred about the meaning (which is pretty clear)
    necroon May 10, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTHis is about the Atom bomb attacks on Japan.
    DarkfallAngelon November 01, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYup this IS about WW2 :P
    XaRlieon February 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentKrude the reason he chose WWII is because of 1945. the year the atomic bomb was droped. lol thats my guess man.
    theguy1234567890on June 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLets see, 1945 and the line "Down they fly
    From out of the sky
    Feel the radiation burn!"
    Then
    "The men of power
    had nothing to fear.
    When the finger hits the switch
    they're far away from here."
    Could be easily looked at as how the people who made the choice for the bomb to be dropped were not on the plane that dropped it, rather they were in a war bunker that was rather well protected from conventional bombs.

    I dunno, it seems like they're talking of the Nagisaka bomb getting dropped in a bit of a metaphoric way.
    southpawon May 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat is it with u and WW2 references? i highly doubt BG writes about that.
    KrudeDuseon April 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about Deutschland, since the band is from there.

    Their heroic defense of Berlin in 1945, and the utter futility of the effort. Gallantry worthy of tribute in their eyes though.
    TyroneWashingtonon September 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes trial by fire is on the album "court in the act" by satan i own it
    paynison January 23, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Commenthas anyone actually heard of the band Satan? this "cover" is the only place i've ever come across the name; i like this song, so i looked them up, but i've never been able to find anything on them on the web. you'd think it'd be a more popular metal band name.
    foreverdoomedon October 06, 2008   Link

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