Hail Victory

 Skrewdriver – Hail Victory

 

1. Hail Victory
2. Vampire
3. White Noise
4. House of Treason
5. Mother Europe
6. Old Albion
7. European Battlesong
8. We March to Glory
9. Renegade
10. Fools No More
11. Time to Die
12. Night Trains

 

 

 

1. Hail Victory

 

You stand out from the crowd with the love for your nation undimmed! Well it seems that your country is crumbling, but you won’t stand and let the enemy win! Your duty is to stand firm and steadfast. To stand proud and stand free is a must! You are the light in the darkness. You are the diamonds in the dust! You are the diamonds in the dust! Yeah you are the diamonds in the dust! I said you are the diamonds in the dust…!

 They keep coming back but we won’t go away. We’ll never surrender, gonna win the day. They might as well give up, we’ll never give in. They’ll never beat us, ‘cos losing is a sin.

 Hail. Hail. Hail Victory. Hail. Hail. Hail Victory.

 Who do these people think they impress? With their little red badges, peculiar dress. Spouting beliefs we all thought had died. How can they still believe Das Kapital’s lies?

 Hail. Hail. Hail Victory. Hail. Hail. Hail Victory.

 Just like the lies of the media Black, White and Red. We’re still aware of the reds in the beds. Take a big brush, sweep the dirt out. They can try and hide filth, but we know it’s about.

 Hail. Hail. Hail Victory. Hail. Hail. Hail Victory. Hail. Hail. Hail Victory. Hail. Hail. Hail Victory.

 

2. Vampire

 

So many lies, until the day he died. They say he passed on, and now your money’s gone. It was all show, and now we all know. Yeah, nothing was the truth, lies mirrored his views.

 He was a vampire, living on another man. He was a vampire, living on the blood of our land.

 European empire, built on lies. We don’t even know yet, if he acted as a spy. He took away the dues, of the pensioners he mocked, he took away their life’s blood, and now they’re all in hock.

 He was a vampire, living on another man. He was a vampire, living on the blood of our land. He was a vampire, living on another man. He was a vampire, living on the blood of our land.

 And now they say he’s dead, but I am not too sure. Buried on a mountain, the land must be impure. If justice had been done, he’d be buried in the trash stead of living it up, on other people’s cash.

 He was a vampire, living on another man. He was a vampire, living on the blood of our land. He was a vampire, living on another man. He was a vampire, living on the blood of our land.

 Living on the blood of our land. Living on the blood of our land. Living on the blood of our land.

 

3. White Noise

 

Things have got worse as time has passed. It’s my nation, first and last. No one’s gonna take our pride away. No one can tell me that we asked for this. To have our land thrown into the abyss. Treason and deceit are the orders of the day.

Come on boys, hear the white noise. Come on boys, hear the white noise.

What you gonna do when it’s too late? Let the stranger control your fate? Let all our music be taken away? It’s a little weird how it’s gone so far. Like a madman at the wheel of a car. No one’s gonna know the final date nor day.

 Come on boys, hear the white noise. Come on boys, hear the white noise. Come on boys, hear the white noise. Come on boys, hear the white noise.

 We know the ones who’ve brought us to this. The ones who gave our land the deadly kiss. Hidden behind the screens and the daily news. A nation of warriors prepares to die, beaten by the airwaves and the lies. A maritime nation’s final deadly cruise.

 Come on boys, hear the white noise. Come on boys, hear the white noise.

 Control your fate before it’s too late. Control your fate before it’s too late. White noise, white noise.

 

4. House of Treason

 

I’m just a politician, I do it all for you. I always answer truthfully, honestly I do. Even if you did not vote, I ‘ll do my very best. I’m here to get this country, out of such a mess.

 Na, nanna, na, elect me to the House of Treason. Na, nanna, na, you can kiss good-bye to freedom. Na, nanna, na, elect me to the House of Treason. Na, nanna, na, you can kiss good-bye to freedom.

 I’ll be standing over you, keeping you safe while you’re in your bed. Can’t you see my honesty, as I kiss your babies heads? I’ll give you promises, I’ll promise luxury. I’ll promise you all everything, if you just vote for me, now.

 Na, nanna, na, elect me to the House of Treason. Na, nanna, na, you can kiss good-bye to freedom. Na, nanna, na, elect me to the House of Treason. Na, nanna, na, you can kiss good-bye to freedom.

 I do declare in my position as a politician to lie, steal and rob you blind. Give money and property to people who shouldn’t get it, while you go hungry and homeless. I also declare that I will do my best to bring this once-great nation down to the ground, and make it into some sort of second-rate banana republic. You know, in my position as a voice of the people, ha, ha, I will attempt to pull the wool over the eyes of those who have put me into esteemed position of authority. Haven’t you realised yet that my friends and here in the House of Treason on the banks of the old river, are just treacherous vermin who one day will destroy you all. Fools. You’re just fools. Yeah fools. Fools…

 Na, nanna, na, elect me to the House of Treason. Na, nanna, na, you can kiss good-bye to freedom. Na, nanna, na, elect me to the House of Treason. Na, nanna, na, you can kiss good-bye to freedom.

 

5. Mother Europe

 

Many people, of a kind, Mother Europe’s sons faced so many tragedies at the barrel of a loaded gun. A guardian angel stands with us, stands by our side, when danger threatens our cherished land, she’ll be there with a flag held high now.

 Mother Europe, stands by our side. Mother Europe, we all live for you now.

 So many martyrs, whose blood has drenched the soil. So many honest men, who on the land have toiled. So many warriors, whose bones are laid to rest for keeping Europe sacred, will be our fateful quest.

 Mother Europe, stands by our side. Mother Europe, we all live for you now. Mother Europe, stands by our side. Mother Europe, we all live for you now.

For far too long now we’ve sat in apathy, but just be warned now, before the coming tragedy. For the power and the glory stand within our reach we must prepare the struggle for the victory we seek.

 Mother Europe, stands by our side. Mother Europe, we all live for you now. Mother Europe, stands by our side.

 Mother Europe, we will die for you now.

 

6. Old Albion

 

The scent of an English meadow wafts gently through the bars. The sounds of summer harvesting can be heard from afar. The beauty of old Albion, a beauty hard to beat, but the heart has been corrupted, by the changing power-seat.

Will we stand and watch them taking our freedom away? Will we stand and watch them taking our freedom away?

Our warriors are slandered, and thrown into their jails and kept from their loved ones, in dungeons deep and stale. They say that self-defence is no offence, until the law starts with their lies. They’ll send you down for protecting your own, already guilty in their lying eyes.

Will we stand and watch them taking our freedom away? Will we stand and watch them taking our freedom away? Our warriors are slandered, and thrown into their jails and kept from their loved ones, in dungeons deep and stale.

Our hearts are full of love and pride, for England is our home. The hills and dales are in our souls, and the forests ours to roam. But now we lie back in our cells, and think of times gone by. We think back of our lives and homes, and the girls who wait and cry.

Will we stand and watch them taking our freedom away? Will we stand and watch them taking our freedom away? Our warriors are slandered, and thrown into their jails and kept from their loved ones, in dungeons deep and stale.

 

7. European Battlesong

 

Raise aloft the standards, our ideals march before us. Join in the chorus of our rousing battle song. Hear the beat of the feet, of our mighty nation waking. Far ahead the tread, of our comrades marching on.

Can’t you hear the sound of our European battle song? Can’t you hear the sound of our European battle song?

Against the tyrants, we fight the power of gold. With steel and sinew, as our fathers fought of old. The whole land echoes, our triumphant shout. The night of want is breaking, and day will see their rout.

Can’t you hear the sound of our European battle song? Can’t you hear the sound of our European battle song?

Can’t you hear the sound of our European battle song? Can’t you hear the sound of our European battle song?

 Raise aloft the standards, our ideals march before us. Our battalions march along, without ado, without a fuss now.

 Can’t you hear the sound of our European battle song? Can’t you hear the sound of the victors marching on? Can’t you hear the sound of our European battle song? Can’t you hear the sound of our Mother Europe’s sons?

 

8. We March to Glory

 

We march in glory, to the jaws of death we ride. We know the gods are on our side. No one’s gonna halt us, great power we wield upon great battle-steeds we ride. For years we have waited, revenge will be sweet. No one’s gonna stand against our might. Stand out if you’re weak, or fear grips your heart if you’ve not got stomach for the fight.

We march to glory and great victory. We’ll drive the enemy down to his knees.

 Great warriors beside us, all riding abreast. Our battle-shields are gleaming in the sun. Our swords are unsheathed, and thirsty for blood and eager for the battle that will come.

 We march to glory and great victory. We’ll drive the enemy down to his knees.

 As swords clash on shields, and fire fills the air. Our enemy is driven to retreat. Blood stains the earth, they scatter in fear. We know now that we have got them beat.

 We march to glory and great victory. We’ll drive the enemy down to his knees.

 

9. Renegade

 

You’ve been lying, for far too long. You’re just another snake in the grass. You been stealing, from your own comrades’ hands. I reckon you’re a pain in the ass.

We’re gonna bring you down, bring you down, bring you down to the ground. Cos you’re a renegade, how much d’you get paid? For robbing your comrades and then running away. You’re a renegade, is Judas your name? One day we’ll find you, you’re a renegade.

If we knew then, just what we know now. You’d never had the chance to steal. Well I’ll tell you now, what the future will hold: One day those tears will be real.

We’re gonna bring you down, bring you down, bring you down to the ground. Cos you’re a renegade, how much d’you get paid? For robbing your comrades and then running away. You’re a renegade, is Judas your name? One day we’ll find you, you’re a renegade.

 Cos you’re a renegade, how much d’you get paid? For robbing your comrades and then running away. You’re a renegade, is Judas your name? One day we’ll catch you, you’re a renegade. Cos you’re a renegade, how much d’you get paid?

 For robbing your comrades and then running away. You’re a renegade, is Judas your name? One day we’ll find you, you’re a renegade.

 

10. Fools No More

 

Gloom in the trenches, fire in the sky. You wait for the signal, the order to die. You’re scrambling forward, with fear in your eyes, charging the enemy and you still wonder why. Obey all your orders, and you do what they say, but you may be a pawn in a political game. And your leaders may not be all that they seem and your bravery’s mocked by a crooked regime.

We’ll be the fools no more. Now that we’ve found out the score.

Millions of men have died in these plans, but it’s not always been for the good of their land. Some died for profit and political greed, but it’s always the soldiers not the leaders who bleed. With a few brave exceptions most leaders are scum who lie to the people whilst they beat on their drums and they plead to the people to heed national pride, but the leaders they don’t have none, we’ve been taken for a ride.

We’ll be the fools no more. Now that we’ve found out the score.

It’s always been those with the flags in their hands who have fought and have died out in no-man’s land. While the leaders stay home with their massive cigars and stay permanently drunk in their luxury cars. They take all the credit, and they take all the fame whilst millions have died in their personal games. And if you dare to object and ask them to cease, you’ll get a visit from their political police.

 We’ll be the fools no more. Now that we’ve found out the score. We’ll be the fools no more. Now that we’ve found out the score.

 

11. Time to Die

 

Live your life to the full, never say die. Keep on breaking rules up ’til the end. Don’t let nobody, tell you what to do. In the end the decision’s up to you.

 Live life, to the full-It’ll soon be time to die.

 There are people high up there, trying to limit you. They believe they can run the people’s lives. Don’t let them grind you down, bring their towers to the ground. You’ll never know if you don’t go and try.

Live life, to the full-It’ll soon be time to die.

 New day, comin’ soon, in time to save our lives. New day, comin’ soon, it’ll soon be time to die. New day, comin’ soon, in time to save our lives. New day, comin’ soon, it’ll soon be time to die.

 Live life, to the full-It’ll soon be time to die.

 If you wanna speak your mind, they’ll kill your voice. They never allow the good and proud to speak. They’ll try to kill your pride, don’t have no choice. They only respect the silent and the meek.

 Live life, to the full-It’ll soon be time to die. Live life, to the full-It’ll soon be time to die.

 

12. Night Trains

 

Night trains, filling up, on a railway station in Berlin. On the way to the Eastern Front, as winter was closing in. Young soldiers who were on their way to a freezing, living hell. For victory’s dreams had faded now, amongst explosions and deadly shells.

 Night trains, moving out-Moving on, to the distant east. Pride and love for the Fatherland as they sought the road to victory.

 They choose to fight against all odds, against a foe without a god. They fought for good, for all mankind, along death’s roads they bravely trod. Marching on to a fiery fate, their courage it did not fail to a land of fire and ice, they advanced up danger’s trails.

 Night trains, moving out-Moving on, to the distant east. Pride and love for the Fatherland as they sought the road to victory.As the they marched into the icy wastes, there was no end in their sights.

 And all they had was their comradeship, and the bitter cold of endless nights. Well so many died in graves of ice, never again to see their Fatherland. As their blood was spilt, so died their dreams, before the true ideal they took their stand.