"Gallows Pole" as written by and Jon/kuersch Schaffer....
Endless stairs
A guiding light
It seems to shine bright
But it's cold
Wicked signs will mark our way
Wicked signs will mark our way
Mark our way
Mark our way

Call me Messiah - I am god
A true lord but alone
Call me a liar - oh I won't deny
That I'm mad

Am I evil am I good
Mad existence, faith and greed

The universe a gallows Pole
Extinction of the living soul

Towards the sun we'll keep moving
Fate I hold in hand
Dancing 'til the end
I am condemned
Oh I bring all mankind's end
The end
Oh I've seen
All life die

A shattered heart an empty soul
Just one false move and it took its toll
The rising of an evil seed
I can't describe the pain I feel
Outside it's dark inside it's cold
The sun still shines bright
But its time is short

Endless stairs
A guiding light
That once was warm
But now it's bitter cold

It's freezing hearts
It's freezing souls
Soon icy shades will cover all
It pretends to be alive
It pretends to be alive
Be alive
Be alive
Be alive

Collapse of the mother
All will die
The void it frightens me
I've faced the demon
And he dwells inside

And when I laugh it's tears I hid
And when I cry it's joy inside
A foul disease has stained the land
The bitter harvest of a dying bloom
And when I cry it's joy inside
A wicked smile for all the tears I hide
It hurts to hold all the pain I feel
The bitter harvest of a dying bloom

Nothing is real
Nothing but him

Lyrics submitted by KrudeDuse

"Gallows Pole" as written by Jon Schaffer Hans Juergen Kuersch

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    General CommentClose... This is part two in the trilogy that starts with Tear Down the Wall... here's a quote from the website:

    The three songs tell the bleak story of the fictious character Azrael, a gnome. Azrael is the creator of the entire universe. He becomes weary of his creation and wants to undo that which he has done so he and a companion begin a journey through the universe. Azrael dissolves his creation bit by bit, including himself and finally lets his companion return alone to create a new universe for himself.
    RainbowDemonon January 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, humans are the plague of the planet, god hates them, he's all sad about it. Plus he's completely insane because his most loved creation have turned against him and we're heading to another ice age. It will be a bitter harvest of a dying bloom. A foul disease has stained the land and we're heading into the gallows everytime we expand. I think that's what he's talking about. Humans need culling. I think we should pick a hemisphere at random to bomb to death and start again.
    This is arguably the best song by D&W.. the only other competition comes from Fiddler on the Green but I think this is better. The contrast between the droning, wavering first verse and when Hansi's voice breaks in, showering anger and power over it's listeners.. It gives you a great rush. Along with Fiddler on the Green it is the most emotional song they have done. Only a few by Blind Guardian come close.
    Dark_Outon April 12, 2004   Link

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