On a cold winter morning, in the time before the light
In flames of death's eternal reign, we ride towards the fight
When the darkness has fallen down, and the times are tough all right
The sound of evil laughter falls around the world tonight

Fighting hard, fighting on for the steel, through the wastelands evermore
The scattered souls will feel the hell, bodies wasted on the shores
On the blackest plains in hell's domain, we watch them as they go
In fire and pain, now once again, we know

So now we fly ever free
We're free before the thunderstorm
On towards the wilderness, our quest carries on
Far beyond the sundown, far beyond the moonlight
Deep inside our hearts and all our souls

So far away, we wait for the day
For the lives all so wasted and gone
We feel the pain of a lifetime lost in a thousand days
Through the fire and the flames, we carry on

As the red day is dawning
And the lightning cracks the sky
They'll raise their hands to the heavens above
With resentment in their eyes
Running back through the mid-morning light
There's a burning in my heart
We're banished from a time in a fallen land
To a life beyond the stars

In your darkest dreams see to believe
Our destiny this time
And endlessly we'll all be free tonight

And on the wings of a dream, so far beyond reality
All alone in desperation, now the time has gone
Lost inside, you'll never find, lost within my own mind
Day after day this misery must go on

So far away, we wait for the day
For the lives all so wasted and gone
We feel the pain of a lifetime lost in a thousand days
Through the fire and the flames, we carry on

Whoa-oh-oh, whoa-oh-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh
Whoa-oh-oh, whoa-oh-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh

Now here we stand with their blood on our hands
We fought so hard, now can we understand?
I'll break the seal of this curse if I possibly can
For freedom of every man

So far away, we wait for the day
For the lives all so wasted and gone
We feel the pain of a lifetime lost in a thousand days
Through the fire and the flames, we carry on


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  • +3
    General CommentWhen I first heard this song, the first thing that popped into my mind was "Journey" meets "VanHalen" meets a MASSIVE AMOUNT OF ASS KICKING. I listen to this song every morning to get pumped for work. I bust a nut everytime they play that guitar solo. DAMN theyre good.
    mystadobalinaon August 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentok ok ok... on almost every entry i have made. i have noticed people arent just talking about what thie song means. most of them are talking about how awesome the "shit" is. and not talking about the lyrics at all...

    anyway. this song means keep pushing on and on. till you get to your destination. no matter how hard it is (through the fire and the flames we carry on!) keep your eye on it. and never give up. now some people just look at the lyrics and "translate" them for word for word. if you do that your rarely gonna find the "real" meaning of the song your looking at. you have to summarize each verse. and then put it all together.
    bvillanson February 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe Song is about World War II and the Americans vs the japanese-
    On a cold winter morning
    In the time before the light
    In flames of death's eternal reign
    We ride towards the fight- WWII for the Americans began in the winter and launched dozens of surprise attacks on japan in the following weeks.


    When the darkness is falling down
    And the times are tough or right
    The sand of evil laughter
    Falls around the world tonight- World War II included the whole world so evil laughter falls around it. Back then times were not like today's and the darkness is the journey to fight


    Fightin' hard, fightin' on for the steel
    Through the wastelands evermore
    The scattered souls will feel the hell
    Bodies wasted on the shores- Finally they made it to the shores and the fighting begins with the singer fighting in this battle and shots are flying all around. It's a wasteland of scattered and dead bodies in the hands of steel (Guns and Cannons and swords were made from iron not steel)


    On the blackest wings in hell's terrain
    We watch the lands become
    In fire and flame, now once again we know- Americans in the battle thought japan was hell because they kept coming with everything they got including black wings (airplanes) and hell's terrain (japan and surrounding islands)

    So now we're flying, we're free
    We're free before the thunderstorm
    Hunt towards the wilderness
    Our quest carries on
    Far beyond the sun down, far beyond the moonlight
    Deep inside our hearts and all our souls- On their way to the battle they are free one last time before they must give up their lives for their nation. The thunderstorm (Sound of guns, bombs, etc)is the battle they're heading to. The wilderness are all the mountain ranges and grasslands on the island before japan such as midway. They battle all day and all night with all they got.


    So far away we wait for the day
    For the lives all so wasted and gone
    We feel the pain of a lifetime lost in a thousand days
    Through the fire and the flames we carry on- So far away means on the other side of the world in Japan. The pain of killing and people being slaughtered around you would not experience in a thousand day as you have in one night. And through the fire and the flames they keep fighting.




    GermanNSB65on February 01, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningLike most DragonForce lyrics, these are straightforward, yet with a much deeper meaning. The basic idea is to suggest living on through a great battle. "So far away" is a line that suggests that the battle takes place in a fictional world. The sound of the guitar and very long interlude imply that the fight is long and shows great intensity. "We feel the pain of a lifetime lost" shows they mourn for the fallen soldiers fighting for them.
    MWA220on September 06, 2010   Link
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    General Commenta friend told me all their songs are supposed to be from a dragon's point of view, kind of ridiculous but it does put a wierd spin on the songs if you listen with that idea in mind.
    Cpt_Blood_Sausageon March 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing, all of Dragonforce is insane, especially the guitars no doubt. How many of you have played guitar hero? Wouldnt this be sick on there, hell yeah dude/
    HOBSK8on May 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningListen to the lyrics. "Through the fire and the flames we carry on,". It most likely means that no matter what happens, never give up.
    dragonforcerules1497on April 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think the lyrics are supposed to be from a dragon's point of view on the surface but have deeper meanings as well. I think they are meant to let you interpret it whichever way you want.
    seaweedbeachon December 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis reminds me of something like in WoW, like a band of paladins riding in to the fight together ya know how the paladin chargers glow with holy power and all. thats the way i see it anyways =D
    Exanderon March 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI believe its about going through the hardships in life when you have to work harder to achieve a bigger goal My example for this
    "On the wings of a DREAM so Far beyond reality" and
    "We Fought hard so now we can understand"- You keep working and then you realize that all the work actually worth doing to achieve that goal
    DisturbedFTW4on October 07, 2011   Link

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