Dark Dragon King

by Gunblade X

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1.
Washing over me Fear, anxiety Fight or flight response Cannot find the cause Find it hard to breathe Anger makes me seethe What is taking me Over In the days of my youth No emotion was my king Now, as I am older I feel like a child’s plaything Doubts Ring Through My mind Leave me be Let me see I don’t want this Anxiety Leave me be Let me see Help me find the roots To my tree Like some dark dragon king Emotions run wild but I'll master them all Fire Squelched by the sea Wind streak on The earth carry me On and on Now I have power, over my being I'm better than fear, and free of my doubt Let my will sing Now I can face the, rage of existence The tempest is me, I'm one with the sea I seek repentance As I Race towards My fate So near My feet Falter And it Becomes clear Something inside of me, is holding me back So I must retreat, and refortify Then I can get right back on track Seeking the council, from sages so wise Preparing to do, what they advise Gathering my courage to fight I set out in search of the light Like some dark dragon king Emotions run wild but I'll master them all Fire Squelched by the sea Wind streak on The earth carry me On and on Falling ever faster, the mania is winning Why can't, I shake this malaise I feel like a failure at everything Some of us can handle all of life's tests Others cannot keep ahold of their stress Elements are flying all around our heads Forever Some can quelch a fire with no effort But then would even drown out in a desert We cannot be perfect masters all of the time No matter what Like a dark dragon king Emotions have power, and when the bell tolls We, will succumb To the forces out of our control
2.
Swords gleam in the sunlight What a beautiful view From this majestic mountain I can see the horizons hue Cherry blossoms in the wind Cool breeze across my face What is this glow Bright and sickly light I’m being summoned Someone wants me to fight My swords shine in the light of the fire I gaze into the eyes of my enemy It may be some sort of ultima weapon Brought to this world magically No matter who has summoned me I am bound to do their bidding My destiny is to join in combat My only thought is winning Excalibur is in my hand Kings power to command Feel my power: Zantetsuken Parry and riposte Dodge and fleche’ While my hapless summoner Steps out of the fray My martial maneuvers Are matched with even pace Now I must win this battle Or fall in disgrace Torn away from my mountain home Thrown into combat against my will What mad god did I offend To be cursed to randomly test my skills For many years these battles waged Were my greatest source of pride But lately I’ve been wondering How many times I’ve died Is there a corpse of me strewn On some hallowed mountainside But my musing is cut short As our swords again collide *spoken* Hahaha… You withstood that! Now it's time to fight like MEN! And LADIES! And LADIES who dress like MEN! For Gilgamesh It's Morphin' Time! It seems I’ve met my match I feel my senses fading A familiar glow surrounds my form And I feel myself transcending I know this mountain view Of my absence, there is no clue As if this was all some sort of fleeting dream
3.
06:06
Descending, to the dark depths beneath the castle Revealed by, the shifting of the earth Forging on, now I must solve the mysteries Unveiled here, beneath my ancestral home Once again I feel the earth, move beneath my feet Leading further, deeper, how far I’ve yet to see Ancient ornate tapestries, line the great stone walls The creatures depicted there, I fear they roam these halls On and on, through the dark I keep moving forth No sun no stars, sense of time has been lost Markings found, along these walls tunneled deep. They show, Rituals, of some lost ancient art Once again I feel the earth move beneath my feet Leading further, deeper, how far I’ve yet to see Falling through the tunnel floor I'm shocked to be alive Rising up I scan the walls and further my surprise Caverns carved out far and wide like some great feasting hall The length of which goes on so far, the end escapes my light Movements stir from the next room Cautiously I move ahead Frightful noises getting louder Strange creatures are suspended In the air, before me sensing a new way to the surface, they charge I flee in terror from these creatures behind me Their gelatinous bodies rebel against gravity Cosmic forces released upon an abandoned earth We are not alone, but something far worse Once again I feel the earth move beneath my feet Praying that it seals below what never should be freed Sacrifice myself I will to prevent their release Death or life, my mind is gone, never to find peace Spying light ahead of me, an exit I might find Escape the cave collapsing, sealing foul creatures behind Descending, through the dark depths beneath the castle Revealed by, the shifting of the earth Forging on, now I have solved the mysteries Unveiled here, beneath my ancestral home I have seen, more than any man should I alone, know what lies beneath Memories, this horror to my grave I'll take Pray will I, that it never re-awake
4.
04:14
We thought we were building a better future Of which we could all be a part Where freedom and science, could grow unrestricted Who knew it would all fall apart We built a city Under the sea Free from men and gods All were free to do as they want But what we built was flawed Man's free to choose but a slave obeys When Atlas shrugs, it’s the globe that pays Our world can be shattered, by one lone man In this dystopia I wish I could tell you it was all success That our efforts led to reward Let our ambitions trump our humanity Let money become our lord The rapture hit us, like a tidal wave And dragged us to the deep Madness took us in this abyss The wolves devoured sheep Man's free to choose but a slave obeys When Atlas shrugs, it’s the globe that pays Our world can be shattered, by one lone man In this dystopia Do good for another and you will fall Cull the parasites and you’ll stand tall The will of adam, law of the land In this dystopia, dystopia It seemed so promising at the start We freed these men from the grip of tyrants And set ourselves apart Selfishness is not a virtue Compassion is no vice I wish we’d seen it before we fell And now we pay the price So welcome, welcome to this nightmare Take your gun, we’ve just begun If we go too hard, get a little too wild Then big daddy will come Maybe this world, just needs good men To care for one another, and make this end We need your help to fix our mistakes Would you kindly lend a hand?
5.
05:31
I’ve fallen down beneath my home, escaped my mom, now all alone Lost in dark halls, fighting off strange creatures and inner demons I thought this was a nightmarish dream, but now I'm sure that I have been Damned straight to hell, for my sins, my foul deeds and impure thoughts I hear them come from far away The din echoes throughout the hall New tears fall, every time a new wave comes (My god it's never ending) In this life I just knew sadness, in this hell (Suffering and madness, my wailing eternal) I can't run or seek shelter, so I cry (My lachrymose calling) Death only sends me back, it’s no respite (I feel every strike, claws burrow like a knife, free me from this hell, free me from this hell) I have died so many times, I can't recall mortality Long distant dream. For my sleepless mind, I wish peace would come (Endless) Now I fight, urged by forces far beyond A plaything to an angry God. Make it stop, spare me. No more, please I beg. (End me) I hear them come from far away The din echoes throughout the hall New tears fall, every time a new wave comes (My god it's never ending) In this life I just knew sadness, in this hell (Suffering and madness, my wailing eternal) I can't run or seek shelter, so I cry (My lachrymose calling) Death only sends me back, it’s no respite (I feel every strike, claws burrow like a knife, free me from this hell, free me from this hell) Dear diary, today I died I leave all that I own to my cat Goodbye cruel world. Goodbye for good. Wait a moment... Dear Lord, make me as you wish me to be A blond girl, or maybe a one-eyed man New tears fall, every time a new wave comes (My god it's never ending) In this life I just knew sadness, in this hell (Suffering and madness, my wailing eternal) I can't run or seek shelter, so I cry (My lachrymose calling) Death only sends me back, it’s no respite (I feel every strike, claws burrow like a knife, free me from this hell, free me from this hell) I can't run or seek shelter So I cry (My lachrymose calling) Death only sends me back it’s no respite (I feel every strike, claws burrow like a knife, free me from this hell, free me from this hell)
6.
03:49
War in my heart and in my mind The fury is strong it makes me blind To calls for mercy, no quarter shown Chained to hate, now on my own When I felt the cool winds breath I once again had cheated death Fire of Hades grant me rage And strength beyond this mortal cage Fear me Aries, hear me roar Fear my coming, god of war Seas of blood, bones on the shore I will end you, god of war Once a soldier, Spartan bred Rose to general, now armies led Saved from death by Aries’s boon Crushing enemies, bodies hewn But fate would not to let me be His plan to kill my family But not himself, by my own blades For my service I am betrayed Fear me Aries, hear me roar Fear my coming, god of war Seas of blood, bones on the shore I will end you, god of war You take my family, I curse your soul You will pay for what you stole I’m the fury, hear me roar I will end you, god of war I’m coming for you No man, can stop me No god, can kill me No fate, will slow me Athena’s blessing A chance to kill the the god of war Clear my heart of pain Fight for my family Reclaim honor, reclaim fate Let wisdom guide me Gnosis guide me And quell the anger in my mind No mercy, no quarter My hands are shaking The blades of chaos thirst for blood, for vengeance Destroy them all Battle rages across the land Blades of chaos gripped tight in hand Courage spurred by memories I smite his ruin into the seas Family avenged, and needed no more I throw myself on rocky shore But fate must intercede once more Thus I become the god of war

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released October 20, 2018

Guitar: CJ Graham
Bass: Nick Glover
Keys: Noah Firtel
Drums: Chris Lee
Lead vocals: Mark Shrout

All instruments and vocals were tracked by the band.

Mixed by Nick Glover and Noah Firtel
Mastered by Michael Zucker at Differential Productions
Cover artwork by Kathleen Brenowitz
Cover layout by Navid Marvi

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Gunblade X is a progressive rock band from Washington DC. We compose original music and arrangements inspired by our favorite video games!

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