Sign of the Hammer

Sign of the Hammer
  1. All Men Play On 10 – 4:15
  2. Animals – 4:20
  3. Thor – 3:57
  4. Mountains – 4:24
  5. Sign of the Hammer – 4:24
  6. The Oath – 3:06
  7. Guyana (Cult of the Damned) – 8:58


Релиз: 1984
Жанр: Heavy metal
Длительность: 40:35
Лейбл: 10 Records

Все композиции написаны Joey DeMaio.

All Men Play On 10

  I made a rock-n-roll sin
  When I tried giving in, to make money had to turn down loud
  They said, "Why be proud, don't play so loud
  Be like us and get a sound that's real thin
  Wear a polyester suit, act happy, look cute, get a haircut
  And buy small gear"
  That's when I turned to them and said, hold it, right there

  (bridge:)
    Well it's more to me than just a job, and while I'm playing
    You won't get robbed
    Nobody tells a man how to play, it just ain't that way
    Hey, hey, hey, can you hear me say

  (chorus:)
    All men play on ten, never gonna turn down again
    All men play on ten, never gonna turn down again

  I'm jet fuel honey, plug me in to 220, step back and let
  My fingers fly
  While I'm burning up my gear, there's a fire in your ear
  That's won't stop until the day you die
  I really put it to the floor when I hear the crowd roar
  Oh, it's music to my ears when they scream
  Then! Run back the power jack, and deck, all of my gear

  (bridge)

  (chorus)

  (bridge)

  (chorus)

Animals

  Hear the call of the wild in us all
  It waits for the night to fall
  I'm getting hot, I'm ready for the night
  No holdin' back, let's ball
  I'm gonna give all you can take all night
  And leave you in the morning feeling right

  (chorus:)
    I'm an animal, there's an animal in me
    Gonna set it free
    I'm an animal, there's an animal in me
    Gonna set it free

  I've been looking, you've been watching the side
  There's somethings you just can't hide
  Oh, your getting wet, your working up a sweat
  Your hairs standing up on end
  Your skin is screaming, glad we met?
  Tonight's one night you won't forget

Thor

  Black clouds on the horizon
  Great thunder and burning rain
  His chariot pounding, I heard the heavens scream his name

  (bridge:)
    I watched as he shouted
    To the giants that died that day
    He held up his hammer high and called Odin for a sign

  (chorus:)
    Thor the mighty, Thor the brave
    Crush the infidels in your way
    By your hammer let none be saved
    Live to die on that final day
    Gods, monsters and men
    We'll die together in the end

  God of thunder, God of rain
  Earth shaker who feels no pain
  The powerhead of the universe
  Now send your never ending curse

  (bridge, chorus)

  (solo)

  Swing your hammer to crack the sky
  Lift your cape so that you might fly
  Back to Odin and gods on high
  And leave this mortal world

  (chorus)

  Odin

Mountains

So tall, silent against the sky
Up through the clouds, where eagles fly
Wind and rain beat down on one so strong
They cut but never change, what stood so long

Tall as a mountain, I'm gonna tear through the sky
Life's for the taking
Like a man is a mountainside
Greatness waits for those who try
None can teach you, it's all inside
Just climb

I'm in the ground, I'm in the air, I'm all
I live in the hearts of all men
I'm the call to greatness
Not all can hear
I awaken the creator, in those who dare
And the day will come, when we all must die
And enter the mountainside

Tall as a mountain, I'm gonna tear through the sky
Life's for the taking
Like a man is a mountainside
Greatness waits for those who try
None can teach you, it's all inside
Just climb

I have no fear
Death and glory
Both draw near
Like a man is a mountainside
Greatness waits for those who try
None can teach you, it's all inside
Just climb

Sign of the Hammer

The spell has been broken, the curse has been lifted
Black is the wind on the heels of the gifted
Four sworn to vengeance, see the hate in our eyes
Called by the gods and given a sign

Onward pounding into glory ride
Sign of the hammer, be my guide
Final warning all stand aside
Sign of the hammer, it's my time

Pounding, pounding, we are back from the dead
Those who denied us are delivered instead
Into the hands of four sworn to ride
Now the people will triumph and live by the sign

Onward pounding into glory ride
Sign of the hammer, be my guide
Final warning all stand aside
Sign of the hammer, it's my time

The spell has been broken, the curse has been lifted
Black is the wind on the heels of the gifted
Four sworn to vengeance, see the hate in our eyes
Called by the gods and given a sign

Onward pounding into glory ride
Sign of the hammer, be my guide
Final warning all stand aside
Old man and young boys, it's my time
Sign of the hammer, it's my time

The Oath


Burning embers of the second death will come in the night
Priests and kings, the alpha and omega, poison bites
False prophets and deceivers, swing from the trees
Now dawn the age of birds
Drunk with blood, like lepers with disease

Lord of the sky, mercury the guide
Lord of the underworld, I swear the scared rite
I will crucify, slay them with their tribe
Hear my war cry

They'll find no sanctuary hidden in their ancestral halls
Let loose the knot that binds
The spirit and flesh, let it fall
For only courage and heroism linger after death
So, hold fast thy sword, rejecting pain, feel the dragons breath

Lord of the sky, mercury the guide
Lord of the underworld, I swear the scared rite
I will crucify, slay them with their tribe
Hear my war cry

I've sworn the oath
I've sworn the oath
I've sworn the oath

Lord of the sky, mercury the guide
Lord of the underworld, I swear the scared rite
I will crucify, slay them with their tribe
Hear my war cry

Burning embers of the second death will come in the night
Priests and kings, the alpha and omega, poison bites
False prophets and deceivers, swing from the trees
Now dawn the age of birds
Drunk with blood, like lepers with disease

Lord of the sky, mercury the guide
Lord of the underworld, I swear the scared rite
I will crucify, slay them with their tribe
Hear my war cry

I've sworn the oath
I've sworn the oath
I've sworn the oath

Guyana (Cult of the Damned)

  Thank you for the kool aid reverend jim
  We're glad to leave behind their world of sin
  Our lifeless bodies fall on holy ground
  Rotting flesh a sacrificial mound
  Were you our God or a man in a play who took our applause and forced us to stay
  Now all together we lived as we dead on your command by your side

    Guyana in the cult of the damned
    Give us your sword for the grand final stand
    Guyana in the cult of the damned
    Give us your sword for the grand final stand

  In the cult of the damned we all worked the land, too afraid to look up
  We all feared his hand
  Hurry my children
  There isn't much time
  But we'll meet again on the other side
  Be good to the children and old people
  First hand them a drink
  They're dying of thirst

    Guyana in the cult of the damned
    Give us your sword for the grand final stand
    Guyana in the cult of the damned
    Give us your sword for the grand final stand
    Guyana in the cult of the damned
    Give us your sword for the grand final stand
    Guyana in the cult of the damned
    Give us your sword for the grand final stand

  Bigfoot, bigfoot thrown in a well
  Pulled under water
  Screaming like hell
  He told us life was just a hotel
  Time to check out when he rang the bell

    Guyana in the cult of the damned
    Give us your sword for the grand final stand
    Guyana in the cult of the damned
    Give us your sword for the grand final stand
    Mother, mother.