Live at the Metro

This album was recorded on December 23, 2006 at the Metro Theatre, Sydney, and features the final performance of original LORD guitarist Mav Stevens.

Released May 1, 2010

Produced by Lord Tim

Musicians that appeared on this album:

LT – Lead Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
Tim Yatras – Drums, Backing Vocals
Andy Dowling – Bass, Backing Vocals
Mav Stevens – Guitars, Backing Vocals

Videos from this release

LYRICS and LINER NOTES

The Legend of Huma

Oh – the armies of darkness are coming to poison the lands
Takhisis, the queen of the night has risen again
Five-headed dragon returned from the land of the dead
To enslave us all

Oh – may Paladine smile upon us as we go to war
Like ancient Solamnic Knights have battled before
Defenders of light, sworn to fight for us all
To save the world

Silver and gold – the dragons of light
Pushing the darkness aside
The Measure and Code – the law of the knights
Echoing in my mind

My honour – is my life
My honour – will survive

Oh – as I look deep into the elf-maiden’s eyes
Gwyneth, my love, don’t you mourn for me if I die
Your memory will pass with me into the next life
You’ll always be part of me

Now – as I ride through the sky, a dragon of silver below
The dragon is one with Gwyneth, but how could I’ve known?
I focus my mind, remember the Solamnic Oath
As we reach the queen

SOLO: LT

Flames were all around, they heard the victory cry
Ansalon was spared, but they knew they’d reached their time
With their final breath, her secret was set free
Huma, I’m one with you – you’re one with me…’

Now as you look into the sky, there’s two new shining stars
The legend handed down from son to son, sung by bards
The dragon and the ancient knight did defeat the evil queen
They went to their deaths together with a love that could never be


Liner Notes: Originally appears on the album Resurrection.

Words / Music: T. Grose

Resurrection

A memory of a time
When we were proud to live our dreams
There’ll be no compromise
Standing tall, we will be supreme

No-one could crush our will to be
This time we’re gonna make them see

The resurrection time is now
Forever we survive
Back from the grave to take control
Forever
The resurrection time is now
Returning from the fire
We have the strength, we have the power
Forever we survive

They tried to tear us down
Rape our hearts and steal our dreams
This time we won’t hold back
Glory bound, we claim our victory

Standing tall and standing proud
The beast inside is breaking out

SOLO: LT / MARK


Liner Notes: Originally appears on the album Resurrection.

Words: T. Grose  Music: T. Grose / S. Moore

Steelheart

Turning our back on society’s treason
Kicked in the face, your rules – we don’t need ’em

We do what we want
And say what we like
Never held back
Remain unchained… UNCHAINED!

Think you’re taking us down?
Well, I’ve got something to say

Won’t beg and we won’t break
Your way we’ll never take
We’re the masters of our fate
We were born with a steelheart

You follow the blind, don’t question the reason
Open your mind – it will lead to your freedom

We’ll be what we want
And say what we please
Never held back
Forever we’re unchained… UNCHAINED!

SOLO: MAV / LT


Liner Notes: Originally appears on the album The Final Chapter.

Words: T. Grose  Music: T. Grose / T. Yatras

Better Man

Deceiver – ill will you deny
Betrayer of trust you defile
False logic, the truth you defy

Of heart icy cold, turned to black
Razor-wire words of attack
With thrust of the blade to my back

And watching your fables unfold
In time truth be told

I will always be the better man
I will always be the best man that I can
So come on twist the knife, my friend
But I’ll still be here at the end
And soon you’ll see you’ve lost it all

So now, transparent – I see through your lies
Facade torn, betrayed, no surprise
Remaining respect cast aside

As plain as the day now it’s clear
Playing the game, insincere
Caught up in your own web of tears

And watch as your crocodile smile
Is betrayed by your eyes

SOLO: MAV


Liner Notes: Originally appears on the album The Final Chapter.

Words: T. Grose  Music: T. Grose / T. Yatras

Tarranno Del Mar

I, King of the sea
A galleon ship, the waves of torment and destiny
A thousand winds bear our gust, my eyes are blinded by hate
With the hammer of war and evil onboard
At the edge of hell we await

A pauper’s son, a god reborn
My name is death’s last kiss
The iron cross of Usthanates
From the secrets of the deep

There’s an evil force inside of me
Will it end, I do not know
Unholy force that lives inside my dreams
To the gates of hell we roar
Down below

Blood and battle-scarred, the sea my domain
None shall pass the Maybelle alive
Victims forty score, my sails filled from hell
Victims of the seven seas

SOLO: LT


Liner Notes: Originally appears on the album One Step Beyond.

Words: S. Marshall  Music: S. Marshall / T. Grose

Curse of the Pharaohs

In the northern lands of Thebes
Under a heartless sun
Three hundred lifetimes ago

Here it lay, the Pharaoh’s kingdom
Horizon of the Aten
So lived a child who would be king

And so he lived and so he died
A tomb than no man shall defile
Forever lost are the fools who dare defy

[The curse of the Pharaohs]
Inside the Pharaohs tomb the wealth of ages
A curse befallen those who seek the king
[The curse of the Pharaohs]
The lights of Cairo died with those who gave their lives
To the shifting sands of time

Came a man in search of glory
In the Valley Of The Kings
Unlocked a curse that doomed them all

And so he lived and so he died
And all who conspired paid the price
Death will come swiftly to those who dared defy

SOLO: LT


Liner Notes: Originally appears on the album The Final Chapter.

Words: T. Grose  Music: T. Grose / T. Yatras

Footsteps in the Sand

Tonight my spirit dances like an angel in the flames
While my body lay alone
I can fly outside of time
Where we all exist, all free to roam

Seeing tomorrow today
Every step of the way
(Is this) just a role that we play?

Like footsteps in the sand
It sometimes seems we’re following
A destiny that’s planned
Predetermined lives
I see the choice is mine
A million ways, a million dreams
A twisted path through time
The story still untold, the future now unfolds

Like Deja Vu and future dreams we have in stranger days
Icy fingers rake down your spine
The answer lies beyond our reach
Lies within subconscious minds

Thousands of ways yet to go
So much more left to grow
Leave this path that we know

SOLO: LT


Liner Notes: Originally appears on the album A Personal Journey.

Words/Music: T. Grose

The Richest Man

Old eyes stare beyond these lonely walls
Out toward the sea
In a darkened room, he sits and thinks of
All that might have been

Sure – there’s regrets
But he wouldn’t change a thing

He had it all and lost it all
But the memories remain
To you and me he may not seem a wealthy man
(but) If this is what we’re really worth
He’d be the richest man on earth

A young man so long ago, so full of hope
Of what he may become
Never scared to take a risk, a life so full
Would someday come undone

So, roll the dice
‘Cos the future isn’t clear

SOLO: MAV / LT


Liner Notes: Originally appears on the album A Personal Journey.

Words/Music: T. Grose

Lost in the Light

A plastic life inside a plastic world
No longer feel the fire
So sanitised, integrity’s demise
It’s evil in disguise

We blindly trust our guiding light
Following misguided dreams
What have we done? We’ve gone too far

Unwise to the world, we’re told what to see
Force-fed a life so sugary sweet
Never questioning the world around us
Never dared to look inside

We are lost in the light
Inner darkness that betrays the night
Is this the world we wanted?
Somehow we’ve lost our way
We’ve lost our way…

SOLO: MAV / LT

BASS SOLO: Andy

SOLOs: LT

Deprived of the truth, we’re told what to feel
Accepting their words, a world beyond real
What once began with the best intentions
Somehow ended up as lies

SOLO: LT


Liner Notes: Originally appears on the album A Rise to Power.

Words: T. Grose  Music: T. Grose / B. McDonald / S. Moore

Paradise

I felt so weak, all hope was gone
My skin blistered slowly away
Gangrene and Smallpox – no life left inside of me
The pain that I felt was unreal

I make my last stand as success comes my way
My bones gain their strength, nothing stands in my way
The final encounter decides who will win
Desire to live will survive

Running away to paradise – victory in my sights
Running away to paradise – the gods are on my side

My body aching – scarred, torn and wretched
Forced to go on through the pain
Was it will that revived me, brought life back inside of me
With blood flowing fast though my veins

SOLO: MAV / LT


Liner Notes: Originally appears on the album Resurrection.

Words: D. Corney  Music: D. Corney / T. Grose

Insanity's Fall

United we stand
All intention is clear
Enraged by injustice
No longer blinded by fear

Young blood within us
Tired of wasting time
We will crush you – all! (DIE!)

Never doubting
Always in control
Believing in something
We’ve never known at all

Young blood within us
Strength born of fire
We will rise up – high!

Insanity’s fall – divided and torn
In glory or death we will rise
Fire in our eyes, in cold frost of night
Our guide into darkness will die

Hardened by anger
Our salvation draws near
My heart, my soul
My life – my own

Too late – I know
I see the forces rising
Before the lines I pray
The future will be

SOLO: LT / MAV


Liner Notes: Originally appears on the album A Rise to Power.

Words: D. Corney  Music: D. Corney / T. Grose / S. Moore

Slave of Love

I catch your eye in the fading light
Can you see me sweatin’, baby, I’m so hot tonight

I’ll do what you want me to do, I’ll do what you like
I’ve got to get close to you, to be with you tonight
I’ll be your slave of love

Slave of love – I’ll be your slave of love
Slave of love – oh, baby please
Slave of love – I’ll be your slave of love
Slave of love – I’m beggin’ down on my knees
I’ll be your slave of love…

Satin sheets – I feel so hot
Holdin’ you tightly, baby – give you all that I’ve got

I’ll be what you want me to be, I’ll be what you like
Your every fantasy, to be with you tonight
I’ll be your slave of love

SOLO: LT


Liner Notes: Originally appears on the “Changing Moods” EP, re-recorded for The Dungeon Era album A Rise to Power.

Words Music: T. Grose

The Art of War

Young man he walks alone
The power unto his own
The ancient arts under command
Stand fast, don’t run away
What was learned is now to betray

I’ll fight you, I’ll kill you
You’ve nowhere left to run
Your life within my power
Immortal forever

The boy is now a man
His family honour now betrayed
His vengeance burning deep within
Stand fast, won’t run away
What was learned is now to betray

It was developed in the art of war
My blood and spirit made of iron fury

Through blood and battle scarred
The warrior now foretold
His spirit rises to the sky
More than a mortal man
Crush all that dare to face me

SOLO: LT / MAV

Passed on unto the son
The power of the fallen one
The ancient arts reborn forever
Stand fast, don’t run away
The art of war shall rise again


Liner Notes: Originally appears on the album One Step Beyond.

Words: S. Marshall  Music: S. Marshall / T. Grose

I Am Death

Death – the anti-hero, champion of the doomed
I’ll be there to end your life, to take you to your tomb
I will seal your fate, before me you’ll decay
There’s no escape, your soul is gone – I’ll steal your life away

I’ll end your suffering, I’ll end your pain
When you take your final breath – then you’ll know my name

I am death (death – death – death) 

I live within the hungry children on the streets
I’m the disease that kills you while you sleep
I am the needle that’s in the junkie’s arm
I am the tormentor – the storm before the calm

SOLO: LT / MAV

They call me the reaper – I am the man in black
When you give your life to me, there is no turning back
You will know the end is near – you’ll see my toothy grin
Now you leave this life of hell, but another one begins


Liner Notes: Originally appears on the album Resurrection.

Words / Music: T. Grose

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