On the fall of our kingdom time would never be the same
Cursed mortals,
their ignorance brought about undying pain
Not of life nor of death
Light...we'll never see again

Entombed, now and forever by the suns blinding light
Trapped by flesh turned to stone, set free by the night
Lavish lords that we once were condemned to never die
As we watch the genocide from on high

Long ago...the first age of earth
From the dragons womb we're given birth
Protectors of our fathers right
Guardians of primordial light
How can we save our dying world
From the humans lack of sight

The darkest corner of your mind
is where we choose to live
Reminding you of what you've lost
in your quest for dominance
Of our children all is gone except the terror in your soul
Our image cast in stone, which once was flesh and bone

The time will come when we rise and reclaim our domain
from the war and deceit which infests our world
We are all around you
Watching, waiting...in the shadows

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    General Commenti think this song is about how mankind is so violent...how everone is out for power and dont think of our future. All this war for power will bring the end of mankind....so basically it is senceless to go to war over land and power if the world will be destroyed by it
    Headgear87on October 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this one is found on Alive in Athens. Isn't it on any of their studio albums? I find it kinda strange they only performed this live.
    Crujebsulon February 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song comes originally from their demo CD, "Enter The Realm," if I recall correctly, back when they were still called Purgatory, I think. But this is the same song as "Written on the Walls," just different lyrics. With that in mind, why play this at Alive in Athens if they thought it needed to be redone anyway?
    rock_hawkon May 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentscratch my previous comment. this is indeed an early song, maybe from the Purgatory years, but it's not on "Enter The Realm," (The were Iced Earth by the time they released that EP), but it is on both "Alive in Athens" and "Days Of Purgatory."
    rock_hawkon December 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song is pretty much about gargoyles and how humans somehow cursed them to turn to stone during the day. It's pretty much Written on the Walls from the first album, just rewritten lyrics
    Genpachi7on December 19, 2007   Link

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