Dark Dragon King

by Gunblade X

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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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Track Name: Elemental Master
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
Track Name: Weary Warrior
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
Track Name: Horror Below
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
Track Name: Dystopia
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?
Track Name: Child's Play
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)
Track Name: God of War
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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