White Diamond – Power and the Glory

 White Diamond – Power and the Glory

 

1. Rise Up
2. Refugee
3. Outlaw
4. Politician
5. Take No Prisoners
6. No Man’s Land
7. Jumping Jack
8. The Only One
9. To Freedom We Ride
10. Ain’t Got the Time
11. The Power and the Glory

 

1. Rise Up

If I look far ahead to the mountains of despair

Past the gloomy forests of misery

To the side of me a lake that polluted by great foe

I think of how our nation used to be

 Rise up! As an ocean crashing on the shores

Rise up! As the flames on the fire

Rise up! As oppressed against old tyrants

And we’ll burn them on a mighty funeral pyre

 The skies above are dark, and the chains have broken free

As the filthy rain descends upon our heads

Villages deserted, the people have all gone

No longer are you safe in Europe’s beds

 Rise up! As an ocean crashing on the shores

Rise up! As the flames on the fire

Rise up! As oppressed against old tyrants

And we’ll burn them on a mighty funeral pyre

 A sense of freedom a rising deep with in the heart

something that comes from deep within

Liberation is coming as we prepare our folk

May all our Gods forgive us all our sins

 Rise up! As an ocean crashing on the shores

Rise up! As the flames on the fire

Rise up! As oppressed against old tyrants

And we’ll burn them on a mighty funeral pyre

 To have a nation’s glory then to let it slip away

Like dirty water pouring down a drain

Committed such a sin

We as people need to plug the drain

 Rise up! As an ocean crashing on the shores

Rise up! As the flames on the fire

Rise up! As oppressed against old tyrants

And we’ll burn them on a mighty funeral pyre

2. Refugee

They all come here from distant lands

Well it seems to me that it’s been planned

What are they looking for?

They have seen the open door

Not enough for our own folk, so coming here is just a joke

 Refugee, you’re not fooling me

Refugee, you just want our jobs and our money

 They all claim they’re refugees

Yeah, fleeing from their enemies

Give me money, give me more, and then protect me with your law

Given a house before your own, before you know it, you’ll have none

 Refugee, you’re not fooling me

Refugee, you just want our jobs and our money

 Give me money, I’m a refugee

You must pity me, I’m a refugee

Give me housing, I’m a refugee

Give me everything, ‘cos I’m……..a refugee

 Refugee, you’re not fooling me

Refugee, you just want our jobs and our money

 We got no money, we got no homes, yet they’re arriving in their droves

If violence happens, that’s a shame, politicians and their games

Everyone queues to fill their hands

What about the people of our own lands?

 Refugee, you’re not fooling me

Refugee, you just want our jobs and our money

 Refugee, you’re not fooling me

Refugee, you just want our jobs and our money

3. Outlaw

Well they put a price on freedom, and they put the price on me

‘Cos I fought for the southern way, for my beloved Confederacy

Well it seems I became a criminal, for fighting in a civil war

But now I am the hunted man, and I’m living outside the law

 Seems that I’m a criminal

‘Cos in fought in a civil war

Seems that I will live the life

Of a rebel, outlaw

 Well I come from the southern Cotton Belt, and I put my faith in Lee

I gave my backing to succession, for our independency

Then they tried to tell the southern man, exactly what he had to think

Well we lost this war for freedom, I dread what the future is going to bring

 Seems that I’m a criminal

‘Cos in fought in a civil war

Seems that I will live the life

Of a rebel, outlaw

 Seems that I’m a criminal

‘Cos in fought in a civil war

Seems that I will live the life

Of a rebel, outlaw

 But now my face is on a poster, the picture of a wanted man

All my dreams have been now broken, and the southern way is gone

I’m a devil to their newspapers, they put me down to my own kin

I guess I’ll have to keep on riding, and dreaming things, that could have been

 Seems that I’m a criminal

‘Cos in fought in a civil war

Seems that I will live the life

Of a rebel, outlaw

 Seems that I’m a criminal

‘Cos in fought in a civil war

Seems that I will live the life

Of a rebel, outlaw

4. Politician

Could you tell me, what’s happened to our land?

Could you tell me, did you have it planned?

Could you tell me, why you’ve never asked the people?

Could you tell me, why you’ve treated us like sheep?

 Politician, are you really sane?

Politician, the country’s going down the drain

Politician, who’s putting money in your hands?

Politician, you’re a traitor to this land

 Could you tell me, about decisions that you’ve made?

Could you tell me, if they’re for the people’s sake

Could you tell me, ‘cos it doesn’t seem to me

Could you tell me, why there’s no prosperity

 Politician, are you really sane?

Politician, the country’s going down the drain

Politician, who’s putting money in your hands?

Politician, you’re a traitor to this land

 Politician, are you really sane?

Politician, the country’s going down the drain

Politician, who’s putting money in your hands?

Politician, you’re a traitor to this land

 Could you tell me, why you’re doing what you do?

Could you tell me, if it’s not for us for who?

Could you tell me, why you work against your own?

Could you tell me, if you’ll squeal when your time has come?

 Politician, are you really sane?

Politician, the country’s going down the drain

Politician, who’s putting money in your hands?

Politician, you’re a traitor to this land

 Politician, are you really sane?

Politician, the country’s going down the drain

Politician, who’s putting money in your hands?

Politician, you’re a traitor to this land

5. Take No Prisoners

Presenting arms, gather ranks

To the northern gods, we give our thanks

Wheels are rolling, banners fly

Onto battle, it’s kill or die

 Defend your people from evil ways

End this swamp pit we want better days

Our nation’s borders should be sealed

Defend our culture, our identity

 Take no prisoners

This is war

Expect no mercy

‘Cos you know what you’re fighting for

 For much too long now, they’ve told us lies

The end’s approaching, it’s time for good-byes

We must awake now, take up arms

Before our heritage, is finally gone

 Our nation’s history, our nation’s pride

We must stand proud, come and fight

The warrior’s spirit must rise again

Our so-called leaders, dead insane

 Take no prisoners

This is war

Expect no mercy

‘Cos you know what you’re fighting for

 Take no prisoners

This is war

Expect no mercy

‘Cos you know what you’re fighting for

 If we don’t win the coming fight

Apocalypse is gonna be in sight

We’ll be drowned in alien ways

Treachery, the word of the day

 No more pride, no family

Just mass starvation, and just anarchy

Rich rich leaders, for hungry folk

This once-great nation’s gonna be a joke

 Take no prisoners

This is war

Expect no mercy

‘Cos you know what you’re fighting for

 This is war!

6. No-Man’s Land

In the gloom of the battlefield, as another dark night falls

The guns have ceased, and silence reigns, as another evening calls

A sense of dark foreboding lies, between opposing bands

As fields of death, a blood-soaked earth, it’s name is no-man’s land

 O-ooo… No-man’s land

O-ooo… No-man’s land

 How many men have perished there, how many dreams have died?

In a fight against a brother, for leaders who have lied

As young men die for flying flags, bright colours in the mud

Another colour now appears, the red of fresh-spilt blood

 O-ooo… No-man’s land

O-ooo… No-man’s land

O-ooo… No-man’s land

O-ooo… No-man’s land

 Another night fades into dawn, the barrage starts anew

The shells explode, the bullets fly, the sniper aims for you

Whistles shriek, as up you go, your rifle in your hand

Forward, forward, to glory’s death, the hell of no-man’s land

 O-ooo… No-man’s land

O-ooo… No-man’s land

7. Jumping Jack Flash

I was born in a crossfire hurricane

And I howled at my ma in the driving rain

 But it’s all right

Yeah now, in fact, it’s a gas

But it’s all right

Yeah, jumping jack flash is a gas, gas, gas

 I was raised by a toothless, bearded, hag

I was schooled with a strap right across my back

 But it’s all right

Yeah now, in fact, it’s a gas

But it’s all right

Yeah, jumping jack flash is a gas, gas, gas

 But it’s all right

Yeah now, in fact, it’s a gas

But it’s all right

Yeah, jumping jack flash is a gas, gas, gas

 I was drowned, I was washed-up and took for dead

I fell down, on my knees in the storm and prayed

I was crammed, with the crumbs of the crusts of bread

I looked down to my feet, and I saw they bled

 But it’s all right

Yeah now, in fact, it’s a gas

But it’s all right

Yeah, jumping jack flash is a gas, gas, gas

8. The Only One

I still don’t reckon much to mixing

People should stick with their own

No one ever wants the zebras

They’re gonna bring our nation down

 We are the loners, baby

We are the only ones, now

We are the loners, baby

Right, and we’re carrying on and on…

 It’s hard to trust in anybody

Once bitten then you are twice shy

So many people wanna use you

Do you ever ask the question why?

 We are the loners, baby

We are the only ones, now

We are the loners, baby

Right, and we’re carrying on and on…

 We are the loners, baby

We are the only ones, now

We are the loners, baby

Right, and we’re carrying on and on…

 Today we’re standing on our own now

Independent is the way we’ll stay

We’ll put our trust in our close comrades

Work towards a bright new day

 We are the loners, baby

We are the only ones, now

We are the loners, baby

Right, and we’re carrying on and on…

 We are the loners, baby

We are the only ones, now

We are the loners, baby

Right, and we’re carrying on and on…

9. To Freedom We Ride

Once a land that knew no fear, a nation proud and free

No dark infringed upon our land, a beacon in dark seas

The warrior ruled his people, he kept us safe and fed

His earned his strength and honour, a crown upon his head

 But dark clouds are gathering, the storm has killed the peace

The people cry and cower, as onwards crawls the beast

 Now its system rules here, the warrior seems now dead

Its creed is called deception, the nation has been bled

Although we have been weakened, the spirit has not died

And one day soon, I know not when, to freedom we shall ride

 But dark clouds are gathering, the storm has killed the peace

The people cry and cower, as onwards crawls the beast

 But dark clouds are gathering, the storm has killed the peace

The people cry and cower, as onwards crawls the beast

 But now its system rules here, the warrior seems now dead

Its creed is called deception, the nation has been bled

Although we have been weakened, the spirit has not died

And one day soon, I know not when, to freedom we shall ride

 But dark clouds are gathering, the storm has killed the peace

The people cry and cower, as onwards crawls the beast

10. Ain’t Got The Time

Give me a loud guitar and a thundering bass

And drums that fill your head

Give me a screaming lead, to make your ear-holes bleed

And a riff that knocks you dead

 ‘Cos I ain’t, I ain’t got no time, for no discos

No I ain’t, I ain’t got no time, for no rap

And I ain’t, I ain’t got no time, for no raving , silly noise

No I ain’t, I ain’t got no time for none of that crap!

 Give me a night at the bar, with a lot of good friends

Some music and a whole lot of beer

Yeah, don’t try to tell me, ’bout the little wine bar

With a cabaret sound in your ear , in your ear

 ‘Cos I ain’t, I ain’t got no time, for no discos

No I ain’t, I ain’t got no time, for no rap

And I ain’t, I ain’t got no time, for no raving , silly noise

No I ain’t, I ain’t got no time for none of that crap!

 No I ain’t!

 ‘Cos I ain’t, I ain’t got no time, for no discos

No I ain’t, I ain’t got no time, for no rap

And I ain’t, I ain’t got no time, for no raving, silly noise

No I ain’t, I ain’t got no time for none of that crap!

 Yes, so don’t try to tell me, that rap’s a good thing

It don’t seem to make any sense

They tried to put together a lot of big words

But I don’t think they know what they meant , hey sambo?

 ‘Cos I ain’t, I ain’t got no time, for no discos

No I ain’t, I ain’t got no time, for no rap

And I ain’t, I ain’t got no time, for no raving, silly noise

No I ain’t, I ain’t got no time for none of that crap!

11. The Power & The Glory

The power and the glory

The power and the pain

The power and the glory

We will rise again

The power and the glory

The power and the pain

The power and the glory

We will rise again

 They tried to kill us, stamp us down

Silence our voices, our freedom they would drown

Police pressure from a corrupt state

Puppet-masters from an alien land, try to seal our fate

 The power and the glory

The power and the pain

The power and the glory

We will rise again

 They don’t care for our people, they don’t care for land

They’d rather take bread from our folk, and put it in foreign hands

Never ask you what the people think, they just act on how they think

If this is called democracy, I think your system stinks

 The power and the glory

The power and the pain

The power and the glory

We will rise again

 The power and the glory

The power and the pain

The power and the glory

We will rise again

 Our so-called leaders, where are they, when our nation is in need?

Attempting peace in foreign lands, while their own country bleeds

They have no interest in our folk, their strings are pulled by banks

Long-supplied by alien gold, we must all say no thanks, no thanks!

 The power and the glory

The power and the pain

The power and the glory

We will rise again