Languid waves of desperation
Fall before the rains
A vanguard to approaching war
Is borne upon the sea
The icy breath of cyclones bent
On waging our destruction
Drills hard against the hearts of heroes
Called here to defend

I see storms on the horizon
I see the tempest at the gates
I see storms on the horizon
And a citadel alone
Clinging brave defying fate
And I will stand here at the gates to face the onslaught fighting
Without surrender or defeat
With Troy besieged by tyrants' greed - (tyranny)
In Hector's memory, God willing
We shall save this victory
Without surrender or defeat

Sudden silence - I realize
Breaking teardrops in the rain
With every breathing moment
The pillars are sustained
Waking hands attached to nothing
Tightly clutching close
Each sleeping vision speaks unheard
And heaven only knows (exactly why)

Paris' arrow landed true
Paris' arrow landed true
Paris' arrow landed true
Down upon your heel...

This Troy
She will not fall again
This Troy
She will not fall

Lyrics submitted by Chapel

Citadel Lyrics as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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    General CommentIt seems to be a cross between what is being alluded to and the fall of angels.
    nessymonster0917on January 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne word: Iliad. I think we all know whether or not Troy was able to defend itself "without surrender or defeat". ;)
    unfashionedon September 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHa, Troy fell, due to their own stupidity, and well, of course due to Odyseus. But I really like this song. Has any one heard the song Never Surender/Citadel. It's a remix I think, but I like it alot better than this one. Almost the same lyrics.
    HearMeWhisperon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf anyone was curious about HearMeWhisper's post, Never Surrender / Citadel is a remix by Clan Of Xymox and it is on the Fortress in Flames remix album.
    achromaton July 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThere's also an Iris Remix of this song, on the Fortress in Flames EP. Worth buying, for sure.
    The Toweron December 08, 2008   Link

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