Song lyrics

  • "Shadow in the flames"



    For every man who gave all but never got to rise

    For every mother who suffers hungry baby's cries

    For every bird and beast that's breathing poison skies

    For every child that's been hurt, forgotten or left behind


    For every crop not used to feed the starving ones

    For every violent gangster with a hundred guns

    For every right that's been twisted into a wrong

    For every lamb that's been led into the wolf's jaws



    In answer to all this I will only say

    Every crime leaves behind a price to pay

    And everything owed is coming due someday

    They could not see him coming from so far away

    But the Shadow in the flames, is on the way




    For every home that sits under constant threat

    For every media devil that tries to make them forget

    For every tired, cold, homeless and haunted vet

    For every abandoned carcass that was once a pet


    For every family that's been forced to grieve and mourn

    For every home that's been broken and every bloody thorn

    For every time they died in vain or were ripped and torn

    For every miracle of life that never got to be born



    In answer to all this I will only say

    Each crime adds up when it comes time to pay

    And everything owed comes due someday

    They could not see him coming from so far away

    Now the Shadow in the flames, he comes to play




    Mired in despair they shuffle on through the frost

    Blind and unaware of the lines they had crossed

    By design they got the ride but could not pay the cost

    Gambled freedom against a golden prize and they lost


    They got tied up and bound by shallow desires within

    Each choice lead to failure leaving no way to win

    They were too blind to see the game had no end

    Programmed to embrace illusion like some long lost old friend



    In answer to all this I can only say

    Vengeance is expensive interest, compounded by the day

    Everything owed long overdue, late and unpaid

    They never see him coming he seems so far away

    He's the Shadow in the flames, do you know his name?