As the sun goes down, I move around
Keeping to the shadows
Life hangs by a thread
And I've heard it said
That I'll not see tomorrow

If that's my destiny, it'll have to be
So I'll face the future
Running out of time
I'm on the line
But I'll go down fighting

Felt the hand of justice
Telling wrong from right
Threw me out upon the street in the middle of the night
Cybernetic heartbeat
Digital, precise
Pneumatic fingers nearly had me in their vice

Not begging you
I'm telling you

You won't break me
You won't make me
You won't take me under blood red skies

You won't break me
You won't take me
I'll fight you under blood red skies

Through a shattered city, watched by laser eyes
Overhead the night squad glides
The decaying paradise
Automatic sniper
With computer sights
Scans the bleak horizon for its victim of the night

They're closing in
They'll never win

You won't break me
You won't take me
You won't make me under blood red skies

You won't break me
You won't take me
I'll fight you under blood red skies

As the end is drawing near
Standing proud, I won't give in to fear
As I die, a legend will be born
I will stand, I will fight
You'll never take me alive

I'll stand my ground
I won't go down

You won't break me
You won't take me
'Cause I'll fight you under blood red skies

You won't break me
You won't take me
'Cause I'll face you under blood red skies

You'll never take me alive
I'm telling you
Hands of justice

I will stand, I will fight
Never surrender (never surrender)
I still stand, I stand


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    I love this part:

    "As the end is drawing near Standing proud, I won't give in to fear As I die a legend will be born I will stand, I will fight You'll never take me alive I'll stand my ground I won't go down"

    Amazing

    Lucasmvon December 06, 2007   Link
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    Makes me think the likes of Kyle Reese from the first Terminator.

    Psychotron1099on August 16, 2011   Link
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    I feel this is an angry struggle against religious views of homosexuality. I believe those laser eyes and the pneumatic fingers which nearly had him in their vice, was about the urging of religion telling him that he can't give in to his sexual tendencies, and the fear of going to hell if he did being imprinted on his mind, and him struggling against that. Saying "you can't break me...." What my personal views of this are isn't revelant, so lets not get into any of that.

    unimportanton April 26, 2012   Link
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    I read somewhere that it was influenced by the future of The Terminator, but I don't know how credible it was. It would make sense, though, Either way, it will always be an amazing song.

    MasterofMetalon September 18, 2013   Link
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    The seventh son of the seventh son has all power,and is sole owner of all things,they all try to destroy him,and also mankind.

    The guardianon November 18, 2013   Link
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    I think it reminds me of the struggle between God and the Devil. The Devil is always running and hiding from final judgement but at the end , they will fight one another under a blood red sky. The beginning of the conflict is described almost at the beginning: "Felt the hand of justice Telling wrong from right Threw me out upon the street in the middle of the night." Meaning that Lucifer where cast out from heaven and stripped off his former glory in the middle of this age for his rebelion against the Laws of God. But that he is constantly surveyed by angelic and divine forces while roaming a broken world:"Through a shattered city, watched by laser eyes Overhead the night squad glides The decaying paradise

    Automatic sniper With computer sights Scans the bleak horizon for its victim of the night."

    He is certain that his time is almost at an end and that he is using the lack of spiritual insight as a cover for his deeds and existence. The downside of this is that he has to deal with his upcoming final judgement and increasing mockery from believers: "As the sun goes down, I move around Keeping to the shadows Life, hangs by a thread And I've heard it said, that I'll not see tomorrow.

    But even though he is in this position he refuses to back Down and repent. But is determined to fight the heavens to the bitter end:"You won't break me You won't make me You won't take me Under blood red skies."

    That is my interpretation.

    Quelvaron February 28, 2014   Link
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    This song almost perfectly mirrors the Butlerian Jihad from Dune. It's close enough to be a soundtrack for it.

    JeffDenveron May 24, 2017   Link
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    fist comment? really? doesnt sound like typical priest but its still a classic "You won't break me You won't make me You won't take me"

    Lt. Salton June 12, 2007   Link
  • -2
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    Seems to be about every bad sci-fi from the 80s.

    Chain Nooseon October 06, 2007   Link

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