See them standing in the foothills waiting for the kill
On wings of fear the terror sweeps into the city peace

To defend, this is the pact
But when life's scorned and damage done
To avenge, this is the pact

On wings of vengeance (turnibuns) and left for the aliens

To defend, this is the pact
But when life's scorned and damage done
To avenge, this is the pact

Flying over the oasis she is captured and that boy fell down

Feeling (deee)
Close my eyes
And I am them
I feel I'm falling down in a deep dark pit

Put him down, the soldiers said
I'll put an arrow in his head
But the bird flew off instead
To save his master on his back she fled

Her time has come

Riding the bird, high in the saddle
She gets a chance to fulfill the pact now
As the leader swoops from the clouds
She sticks him with the sword, then she throws him down

The enemy killed, the land died
The enemy killed, the land died

To defend, this is the pact
But when life's scorned and damage done
To avenge, this is the pact


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    General Comment"Vengeance (The Pact)" was originally titled "Taarna's Theme" - the song lyrics are taken from the last story in the movie (with Taarna, the warrior woman who rides the giant bird).

    The apparent reason for the song not being used is that it told the 17-minute (in the movie) story in 5 minutes. The soundtrack was finally officially released on CD in 1995, and an updated version of the movie was released in 1996.
    Cumarison February 20, 2012   Link
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    General CommentNo need to question the meaning of this song but I've always felt it should have benn in that scene of "Heavy Metal" along with the song HM. I think the soundtrack would have benefitted.
    youbastardson May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful poetry. Well, beautiful not in the sweet gentle way but beautiful nevertheless.
    SweetCheeks2on February 20, 2012   Link

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