"Shadow Of The Gods" lyrics - BRUCE DICKINSON

"Shadow Of The Gods"

And so we lay under the moon
The stars have crossed our paths tonight
So journey on, our wandering souls
Let our tears fall on our road
Against the sun, there are shapes in the fire
Around the stars are blue and grey

Halos, forever
Into the light

A pathway, silvered and untold
A frozen river, a river of souls
Let your tears fall on the ice
In the shadow of the gods
Somewhere there is hope
In this heartless world, together
To come again on this new earth
Once more, forever, evermore

Journey on
Beyond the stars
Our weary souls, the road is long
We live in shadows of the gods
The soundly homeland is not far

Absolute night, in absolute zero
The universe stops
A fetus in vitro
I have a river of souls on the foot
One drop creates the light
One drop will fill the night

I need a necromancer, the science has no use
I need your skill to raise the veil
Sanctify release
A sacrifice at midnight
Do what must be done
I need your help to save them all
Save my only son

This is my world, world of the dead
This is my life, world of the dead

Before a body had grown cold, you were there to steal its soul
Your son is dead, he told me so, I gave him peace, he is let go
So now a double threat unfolds and purgatory awaits
The travel head and hellhound fox had opened up the gates

Look at your life, world of the dead
This is your life, world of the dead
You have no life, world of the dead, world of the dead

We are part of the temple gates
Like the crucible again
We watch the phoenix rises in fire
Burning by the ritual flames
So lay me down in the shadow of the ghost