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Power Quest - Master of Illusion

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Power Quest'2008

Master of IllusionRelease by: Napalm Records

Power Quest - Master of Illusion
The length can be different in the booklet, in the player and on the different disks.
1. Cemetary Gates

(03:58)

2. Human Machine

(05:31)

3. Civilised?

(05:17)

4. Kings of Eternity

(04:52)

5. Master of Illusion

(05:53)

6. The Vigil

(04:27)

7. Save the World

(06:05)

8. Hearts And Voices

(04:23)

9. I Don't Believe in Friends Forever

(04:28)

10. Never Again

(05:01)

Bonus(es):
11. Reckoning Day
    (by Megadeth.)


 
Cemetary Gates
I never walked a lonely road
When I was young
You were always there to guide me
And if I stand up should fall
Along the way
You would pick up all the pieces.

Always I prayed
Pray that the day would never, ever happen
But deep I knew.

And at the cemetery gates
I said goodbye
'Til we meet again in heaven
And as the curtain stars to fall
On all we had
Can I really live without you?

And now I turn and face the truth
I'm older now
With your spirit watching over me
I hope you're in a better place
I have no doubt
Sacred hearts, sacred memories.

Always I prayed
Pray that the day would never, ever happen
But deep I knew.

And at the cemetery gates
I said goodbye
'Til we meet again in heaven
And as the curtain stars to fall
On all we had
Can I really live without you?

Always I prayed
Pray that the day would never, ever happen
But deep I knew.

And at the cemetery gates
I said goodbye
'Til we meet again in heaven
And as the curtain stars to fall
On all we had
Can I really live without you?

And at the cemetery gates
I said goodbye
'Til we meet again in heaven
And as the curtain stars to fall
On all we had
Can I really live without you?
 
 
Human Machine
I'm trapped inside this life
The same thing every day
Too afraid to change
Is there another way?
I have no confidence
To try and break the chains
We only get one life
And only half remains.

Time slips away
Software corrupted, infected and afraid.

Human machine
Your life was programmed many years ago
Now it's time to set you free
Decode your dreams
Understand the truth that lies below
Shutdown... Reformat... Believe!

Another chance to change
Another exit gone
I didn't have the faith
How could I be so wrong?
Forever unaware
How quickly time goes by
Maybe it's not too late
I still control my fate

Time slips away
Hardware corrupted, infected and afraid.

Human machine
Your life was programmed many years ago
Now it's time to set you free
Decode your dreams
Understand the truth that lies below
Shutdown... Reformat... Believe!

Time slips away
Mankind corrupted, infected and afraid.

Human machine
Your life was programmed many years ago
Now it's time to set you free
Decode your dreams
Understand the truth that lies below
Shutdown... Reformat... Believe!

(Every day, carry out the same routine
9 to 5, cogs in the human machine
40 years, doing what they tell you to
Now you're old, is this what you waited for?)

(Can't you see, not the way it has to be
Make a choice, beauty of humanity
No regrets, I did what I wanted to
Time to die: you did what they told you to.)
 
 
Civilised?
Turned on the radio to hear
The tragic story of an boy of 7 years
Should be sleeping in his bed
Should be sleeping, but instead he's lying dead.

In a world where children lose their lives
Face the bullet, face the knife
Is this what we call being civilised?

Face the pain, it's all gone wrong
Who's to blame? It can go on
Can't rewind, what's done is done
When will we learn from the memories?

Face the pain, it's all gone wrong
Who's to blame? It can go on
Can't rewind, what's done is done
When will we learn from the memories?

What happened to our pleasant land?
Ignore the suffering, ignore the outstretched hand
That reaches out to us in vain
We are fortunate we don't end up the same.

In a world with nowhere left to run
Spiral downwards, damage done
Is this what we call being civilised?

Face the pain, it's all gone wrong
Who's to blame? It can go on
Can't rewind, what's done is done
When will we learn from the memories?

Face the pain, it's all gone wrong
Who's to blame? It can go on
Can't rewind, what's done is done
When will we learn from the memories?

In a world with nowhere left to run
Spiral downwards, damage done
Is this what we call being civilised?

Face the pain, it's all gone wrong
Who's to blame? It can go on
Can't rewind, what's done is done
When will we learn from the memories?

Face the pain, it's all gone wrong
Who's to blame? It can go on
Can't rewind, what's done is done
When will we learn from the memories?
 
 
Kings of Eternity
A crash of thunder, lightning starts to glow
Standing in the rainstorm you feel so alone
And in the distance can you hear the sound of something new
The sun is hidden now, no rainbows can arise
All across the land the people look up to the skies
Can you see what's coming, do you understand what's gonna be?

Call our name and we'll be there
Stand beside us in the glory you'll share
We will be your guardians for all time.

Kings of Eternity, come to set you free
Breaking the chains for all humanity
Kings of Eternity, nothing left to fear
We are immortal, Kings of Eternity.

We stand among you, this dark and fateful night
Dispel the darkness in a blazing flash of light
We have all the answers; do you doubt that we can save you now?

We walk among you, we walk on higher ground
All of us together let us gather all around
Look into the future; see the way that things are gonna be

Call our name and we'll be there
Stand beside us in the glory you'll share
We will be your guardians for all time.

Kings of Eternity, come to set you free
Breaking the chains for all humanity
Kings of Eternity, nothing left to fear
We are immortal, Kings of Eternity.

Call our name and we'll be there
Stand beside us in the glory you'll share
We will be your guardians for all time.

Kings of Eternity, come to set you free
Breaking the chains for all humanity
Kings of Eternity, nothing left to fear
We are immortal, we are the Kings.

Kings of Eternity, come to set you free
Breaking the chains for all humanity
Kings of Eternity, nothing left to fear
We are immortal, Kings of Eternity.
 
 
Master of Illusion
You paint a picture of what you want us to see
Masking the wreckage of our own reality
Ignoring genocide in corners of the world
You're only interested if there's some oil or gold.

Why don't you just reach out your hand
To people of your land?
You turn a blind eye to their plight
How can this be right?

You are the master, the master of illusion
Why don't you ever speak the truth?
You spell disaster, creating deep confusion
Why can't you see what can't you see what you have done?

Ignore the warning signs that come from mother earth
Evolving climate change, there cannot be rebirth
I read it in the news, I see it on TV
Forgotten faces could so easily be me.

You want to send them all to hell
You're going there as well (There as well)
What makes you act the way you do
I see right through you.

You are the master, the master of illusion
Why don't you ever speak the truth?
You spell disaster, creating deep confusion
Why can't you see what can't you see what you have done?

You are the master, the master of illusion
Why don't you ever speak the truth?
You spell disaster, creating deep confusion
Why can't you see what can't you see what you have done?
 
 
The Vigil
Gonna be the longest night all the angels take to flight
(No-one left to save you, darkness will enslave you)
There are many twists and turns, many lessons to be learned
(Do you yearn for daylight, can you feel the madness?)

Can you find some respite from the chaos in your mind?
Will you see the answers to your prayers?
You will know, some hours from now
If you will live till the day.

Redefine my way in life (Never be lonely)
Sanctify my fractured mind (Broken inside me)
Realign the dark and light (Closer than ever)
Sacrifice my tainted sight (Always behind me now)

I can feel them closing in and the nightmares now begin
(But you have to fight them, only don't believe them)
Tell you black is really white and that day is really night
(They will try to turn you, fingers poised to burn you!)

Can you find some respite from the chaos in your mind?
Will you see the answers to your prayers?
You will know, some hours from now
If you will live till the day.

Redefine my way in life (Never be lonely)
Sanctify my fractured mind (Broken inside me)
Realign the dark and light (Closer than ever)
Sacrifice my tainted sight (Always behind me now)

Can you find some respite from the chaos in your mind?
Will you see the answers to your prayers?
You will know, some hours from now
If you will live till the day.

Redefine my way in life (Never be lonely)
Sanctify my fractured mind (Broken inside me)
Realign the dark and light (Closer than ever)
Sacrifice my tainted sight (Always behind me now)
 
 
Save the World
This world ain't what it used to be
I'm fighting things I cannot see
I think there's something going on tonight
The future melted with the past
I don't know how long this can last
There's something out there but it don't feel right

Some things I recognize but others seem so strange
Can't believe I fully understand
How things can be one way and
Then suddenly they're turned upon their head.

Sometimes the world can be so blind
Can't see what's right before their eyes
And just deny that they can see things changing
Dance to the beat of a different drum
Imagine where it all went wrong
And try to prove that they just want to save the world.

Our leaders just don't seem to care
They sanction fighting everywhere
But what the hell is all this fighting for?
Then politicians take their leave
Leave the rest of us to grieve
And shed a tear for those who went to war.

Some things I recognize but others seem so strange
Can't believe I fully understand
How things can be one way and
Then suddenly they're turned upon their head.

Sometimes the world can be so blind
Can't see what's right before their eyes
And just deny that they can see things changing
Dance to the beat of a different drum
Imagine where it all went wrong
And try to prove that they just want to save the world.

So can't we all just live our lives?
So many people need not die
Why can't they see we are all flesh and blood?
There has to be another way
I don't care what our leaders say
I know that we can find a brighter day.

Sometimes the world can be so blind
Can't see what's right before their eyes
And just deny that they can see things changing
Dance to the beat of a different drum
Imagine where it all went wrong
And try to prove that they just want to save the world.

Sometimes the world can be so blind
Can't see what's right before their eyes
And just deny that they can see things changing
Dance to the beat of a different drum
Imagine where it all went wrong
And try to prove that they just want to save the world.
 
 
Hearts And Voices
In a time of restlessness.
We live in hate and fear
Fighting for religion.
As we face another year
Murder breeding murder, a new morality
Killing in the name of some immortal mystery.

For all eternity, we will stand as one
Coming from the corners of the world

Raise your hearts and voices
Raise your hearts and voices
Raise your hearts and voices
Now! (Raise them)

Raise your hearts and voices
Raise your hearts and voices
Raise your hearts and voices
Now! (Raise them now)

Can you see the justice, the reason for this crime?
Ain't no fight for freedom.
Can we really be so blind?
Brother stands with brother, don't need to be afraid
We are all the children and we must not fade away

For all eternity, we will stand as one
Coming from the corners of the world

Raise your hearts and voices
Raise your hearts and voices
Raise your hearts and voices
Now! (Raise them)

Raise your hearts and voices
Raise your hearts and voices
Raise your hearts and voices
Now! (Raise them now)

And we will find a way to stay together now
And send a message cross the stars.

Raise your hearts and voices
Raise your hearts and voices
Raise your hearts and voices
Now! (Raise them)

Raise your hearts and voices
Raise your hearts and voices
Raise your hearts and voices
Now! (Raise them now)
 
 
I Don't Believe in Friends Forever
You never know who you can trust
You never know who's gonna stab you in the back
Sometimes you just don't know your friends
Sometimes you gotta sleep with one eye open.

It's hard to know who's on your side and who's against
It's hard to recognize the truth behind the lies
Sometimes a moment, sometimes many, many years
You'll find it written in their eyes.

I don't believe in friends forever
I trusted you and you just shot me down
I don't believe in friends for forever
30 pieces of silver - it's over now.

Some people only think of them
Their deeds remind me what I never want to be
They have no reason to exist
All they do in life is count their money

It's hard to know who's on your side and who's against
It's hard to recognize the truth behind the lies
Sometimes a moment, sometimes many, many years
You'll find it written in their eyes.

I don't believe in friends forever
I trusted you and you just shot me down
I don't believe in friends for forever
30 pieces of silver - it's over now.

It's hard to know who's on your side and who's against
It's hard to recognize the truth behind the lies
Sometimes a moment, sometimes many, many years
You'll find it written in their eyes.

I don't believe in friends forever
I trusted you and you just shot me down
I don't believe in friends for forever
30 pieces of silver - it's over now.
 
 
Never Again
I always had a dream, pictures in the magazines
Want to be like all my hero's are
Will I die before I'm old; live the life of rock n' roll
Travel all the highways of the world.

I took the easy way
Turned my back and walked away
Didn't have the courage or the will
Sometimes it's hard to say
Question what I did that day
Now I know I'll hide away no more.

Never again will I hide myself in shadows
Never again will I look the other way
Never again will I take the easy option
Never again, I won't wait another day.

And now I'm standing here, metal anthems fill the air
Playing through the songs you all wanted to hear
Without you we will fall, you're the ones who heed the call
You're the ones who make the dream come true.

I took the easy way
Turned my back and walked away
Didn't have the courage or the will
Sometimes it's hard to say
Question what I did that day
Now I know I'll hide away no more.

Never again will I hide myself in shadows
Never again will I look the other way
Never again will I take the easy option
Never again, I won't wait another day.

Sometimes it seems another chance won't come my way
Won't stop believing that it might just be my day

Never again will I hide myself in shadows
Never again will I look the other way
Never again will I take the easy option
Never again, I won't wait another day.
 
 
Reckoning Day
(by Megadeth.)
I like the way that I make you itch
And all the reasons I give you to bitch
And how I make you wanna scream in pain
And feel your life is just a losing game

I like the way that you let me in
The way you look when the walls cave in
I like the way that your stomach knots
And how you cry for it all to stop

I like the way that you fool yourself
And make believe there's nobody else
I like the way that you stand in line
And beg salvation from the empty skies (empty skies)

Don't want no revenge
Ain't no pay back time
It ain't called getting even
Here comes the reckoning day

I like the things that you try to fake
And your face when I see you break
And that you say you will pray for me
You realize you are prey for me

I like the way you stay on attack
No matter what, I keep coming back
And how you try to hold me down
But you end up driven to the ground (to the ground)

Don't want no revenge
Ain't no pay back time
It ain't called getting even
Here comes the reckoning day

Don't want no revenge
Ain't no pay back time
It ain't called getting even
Here comes the reckoning day
Here comes the reckoning day
 
Lineup:
Alessio Garavello - vocal, back-vocal, guitar
Steve Williams - keys, back-vocal
Andrea Martongelli (Sandy Marton) - guitar, back-vocal
Steve C. Scott - bass guitar, back-vocal
Francesco Tresca - drums, back-vocal

Guests:
Bob Katsionis - keys
Bill Hudson - guitar
Jorn Viggo Lofstad - guitar
Richard West - keys
Chris Neighbour - vocal
 
Produced by Nick Savio, Richard West and Steve Williams.



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