Words unspoken, sworn in secrecy
A burning flame for the ones who believe
The prophecy

Revelations from the sun as of the moon
In seven nights we became history
The prophecy

On a cold dark night
We set our sails to search for land so far away
Searching for the truth

There's a howl in the wind
On this mystic trail of water we sail on
The source of youth

And the storm breaks loose on the seven seas
Tag on the signs on the mounting sun

Northern light is shining on for us
Breaking the ice in search for tomorrow
Setting the sails into the future
Leave all your fears and your sorrows

From the mountain side
Came a twisted wind, it brought us new insight
Whispering these words

Come in the midst you'll see
Said a voice, I thought it was the prophecy
The secrecy unheard

And on the violent sea there's tranquility
We saw the signs on the mountain side

Northern light is shining on for us
Breaking the ice in search for tomorrow
Setting the sails into the future
Leave all your fears and your sorrows

A secret passage never to be found
In front of us a delusion of sight
The prophecy

From the mountains and the rivers down below
A silent breeze, there's a wail in the wind
The prophecy

We've come from a land so far away
We bow down to the words you pray
Storming down the mountain side
No place to go, no place to hide

Here we stand under of cover the moonlight
Oh, the prophecy was bound to fail
Here we are, nowhere to be found
We're trapped in another world and the journey's just begun

Ah, ah, ah

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"Knights of the 21st Century" as written by Oscar Fredrick Dronjak Joacim Anders Cans

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    General CommentListening to this right now. I think the beginning's a bit... odd =\ But it's really an epic. Over twelve minutes long... wow. Not what I'd expect from HammerFall. Still great though.
    Crujebsulon January 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDefieetlly epic...the ending scares me XD
    Ninji-Xon May 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI was only about halfway through this song, when I officially decided that this was my favorite Hammerfall song. It's extremely cheesy, but hell, that's what good power metal is after all.
    Thrash Metal Rulezon August 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commenttemplar knights. prove me wrong.
    midnightsunrisingon October 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcronos is amazing in this song...this tells me that hammerfall are fans of black metal...at least early black metal
    Baphomet-Lordon August 29, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationJust a fantasy tale - i don't think there is a second meaning to it. If there is, though, it would be something like "don't care about the past and don't mind the propecies, just do your thing and look into the future".
    Unelithon September 26, 2015   Link

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