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Pure Heathen Metal

Hard Lemonade
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No Mercy for the Slain

Hard Lemonade

1. Lemonade 4. A.P.O.
2. Midsummer Night 5. Drinking Song
3. Funeral (Love Song No.2) 6. I Love the World

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Lemonade

My friend Lisa tells me that I should cheer up
My fast forward's broken and my rewind is stuck
I'm constantly depending on a bitter outlook
One heartbreak per song, that's all that it took

I wrote my best songs the day my ex flew away
If I ever feel happy then I have nothing to say
Sometimes I feel like I need a new girlfriend
So she can break my heart and I can start writing again

Ya gotta have lemons to make lemonade
You can't see the rainbow till it rains on your parade
This irony is a giant friggin joke
My life feels better through a glass of whisky and coke

So bring on the nightmares, I'll try and write them down
If you ever see me smiling, please try and make me frown
If I say life is sweet, take away my insulin
Give me a lemonade sour and let the madness begin

And when I've got one foot in the grave
And you brew my funeral ale
Make sure the piper's paid
Give him a double vodka with a shot of lemonade

Ya gotta have lemons to make lemonade
You can't see the rainbow till it rains on your parade
This irony is a giant friggin joke
My life feels better through a glass of whisky and coke

I got one foot in the grave
I'm gonna find me some lemonade
I got one foot in the grave
I'm gonna find me some lemonade

Ya gotta have lemons to make lemonade
You can't see the rainbow till it rains on your parade
This irony is a giant friggin joke
My life feels better through a glass of whisky and coke

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Midsummer Night

Night falls at the top of the stairs
I got you in my arms
I see Freya in your eyes
Weaving another charm

Let the thunder rage on in the sky
Let the fire shake the ground
Every time I turn around
It feels good to be alive

Soft touch, tenderness
On Midsummer's Night
Kisses sweeter than mead
The Falcon's flight

Rain falls down the mountain side
The changing seasons and the changing tides
Every time I look inside
It feels good to be alive

The wolf howls outside my window
Cockles and mussels alive, alive-oh
Across the world a thousand voices
No regrets, we made our choices
No regrets- we made our choices

Where the pine trees touch the sky
Rattlesnakes and grizzly bears
Soft caress wash away my cares
It feels good to be alive

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Funeral (Love Song No.2)

Stare into the sunset
Bitter with regret
The choices we have made
The road that we have paved
Walking on the beach
Forever out of reach
A knife in each hand
My heart laid on the sand

Won't you tell me why we're here?
I'll let go of all that I hold dear

And I will say goodbye
Watch you walk away
I will dry my eyes
Knowing it's better this way

Destroy what I create
A channel for my hate
In barbed wire a trapped dove
No tears shed for this love

An unknown soldier in a tomb
Bury my heart alone, I'll be home soon

And I will say goodbye
Watch you walk away
I will dry my eyes
Knowing it's better this way
And so the black clouds rise
The rain begins to fall
Doubt I have inside
Did I lose it all?
What we cannot have
The sight of my desire
You ask me what love is
Fuel for this funeral pyre

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A.P.O.

Hey Mother
Do you hear me calling?
Hey Mother

Hey Mother
Will I be bold in battle?
Will my death rattle echo round the world?

Hey Mother
Do you hear me calling?

Hey Mother
Remember me when I am gone
Every winter sing this song
Every midsummer sing my name
One day I'll be back again

Hey Mother
Can you hear me calling?

Hey Mother
You promised you would not forget
And now all the plays are set
Off to war we all must go
While winter skies are set with snow
A single kiss before I go
A kiss beneath the mistletoe

Hey Mother
Do you hear me calling?

Hey Mother
Can you hear me call your name?
Please don't think that you're to blame
When all the light has turned to dust
And all our dreams have been crushed
I will return

Hey Mother
Do you hear me calling?

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Drinking Song

Here's a song for the laddies who fought in the war
For the lassies who waited so long
A song for the parents who had never before
Mourned a son who ain't coming home

Here's a song for the soldiers who stood side by side
And the causes that they gladly died for
Here's a tune for the bar and the brethren within
Who remember the cost of this war

We'll drink and we'll drink and we'll drink and we'll drink and we'll
drink and then we'll drink some more
We'll drink and we'll drink and we'll drink and we'll drink and then
sing a song that's in ¾

And here's a toast, quite a boast, from the back of the hall
And the voices that echo its reason
While we sit here and drink the sweet brew of freedom
Across the world, it's hunting season

Those who died for the land, be ye humble or proud
Ye died for a cause that was noble
If ye fight to be free, you've the courage of three
May your horn forever be full

We'll drink and we'll drink and we'll drink and we'll drink and we'll
drink and then we'll drink some more
We'll drink and we'll drink and we'll drink and we'll drink and then
sing a song that's in ¾

And I'll sit here and wait in this old tavern hall
And watch all my brothers go missing
And the bags that come home to be buried alone
I salute you and for you I sing

We'll drink and we'll drink and we'll drink and we'll drink and we'll
drink and then we'll drink some more
We'll drink and we'll drink and we'll drink and we'll drink and then
sing a song that's in ¾

And the pain never ends for those who stayed behind
To watch as our brothers go off to die
The stained flag of liberty waves o'er us now
As we salute a blood bought free sky

We'll drink and we'll drink and we'll drink and we'll drink and we'll
drink and then we'll drink some more
We'll drink and we'll drink and we'll drink and we'll drink and then
sing a song that's in ¾

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I Love the World

(Sullivan/Heaton) 1988

The roll of distant thunder breaks, the afternoon of silence wakes
They hurry through from Petergate as if they know this dance
In fury blind, I drive at night across the moors, the open roads
Beneath the freezing starry skies, racing in some trance
These cities are illusions of some triumph over Nature's laws
We've seen the iron carcass rust and buildings topple into dust
And as the waters rise, it seems we cling to all the rootless things
The Christian lies, technology, while spirits scream and sing
Oh God I love the world

Well I never said I was a clever man but I know enough to understand
That the endless leaps and forward plans will someday have to cease
You blind yourselves with comfort lies like lightning never strikes you twice
And we laugh at your amazed surprise as the Ark begins to sink
This temple that is built so well to separate us from ourselves
Is a power grown beyond control, a will without a face
And watching from outside I wish that I could wash my hands of this
But we are locked together here, this bittersweet embrace
Oh God I love the world

And if one day the final fire explodes across the whitened sky
I know you've said you'd rather die and make it over fast
With courage from your bravest friends, waiting outside for the end
With no bitterness but an innocence that I can't seem to grasp
I know somehow I will survive - this fury just to stay alive
So drunk with sickness, weak with pain, I can walk the hills one last time
Scarred and smiling, dying slow, I'll scream to no one left at all
I told you so, I told you so, I told you so . .
Oh God I love the world

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