Lyrics

Going to Hell (2017)

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Dogs of War

{Lyrics and music: Dan Patterson}

VERSE 1
A heart born to violence
To live in fear for all time
To know no adolescence
Only to be a weapon
Kill or be killed
Blood must you spill

CHORUS
You are the Dogs of war
What are you fighting for
You are the dogs of war
What are you fighting for

VERSE 2
Promised false absolution
Manipulation and disguise
Turn in to face the master
Through it all in due time
You will find your intervention ain’t so divine

CHORUS

VERSE 3
There are no golden answers
Only the dreams of fools you’ll find
Torment in a thousand questions
Or comfort behind the diamond lies
Allegiance there to buy

CHORUS

Dogs of war
Dogs of war
Dogs of war
Dogs of war

This Sorrow

{Music: Dan Patterson & Haakon Aarflot. Lyrics: Dan Patterson & Vegard Bjermeland}

VERSE 1
I leave you
Always wanting more
‘cause it’s never enough
No it’s never enough to heal me
Forever
Know forever you can be sure
That in this place I hold you
When I’m back you’ll find

CHORUS
Whatever’s left
Is all that I can give you
There will be dark before tomorrow
The final count
Of minutes and hours
This sorrow you are the cure
This sorrow you are the cure

VERSE 3
A deep breath
I’ll take it one more time
Drag into the dark
Into the dark without you
I find you
In the solitude of war
That in this place I hold you
When I’m back you’ll find

CHORUS

Bridge
When I have been away
So many thing for me have changed
But not you
You would never stray
You wouldn’t even look away
I found you
Will it be the same
If I come back to you this time
To my cure
Be my paraffin
Relight our fire for all time

CHORUS

Going to Hell

{Lyrics and music: Dan Patterson}

VERSE 1
I’ve got a cautionary tale
Of a man that lived a life too fast and hard
His apocalyptic fantasy ride
That knew no concept called too far

PRECHORUS
A trail of destruction fell on everyone he knows
But he didn’t care about a soul
Now he’s down at the crossroads, begging again
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing
and nothing shines a halo like death creeping in
Go

CHORUS
You’re going to hell
No that won’t save you
You’re going to hell
Know that won’t save you

VERSE 2
Living his life in a dream
A jacked up, euphoric ecstasy
If only he’d look down from his starry high
See he’s fatalistic and finally realise

PRECHORUS
CHORUS

They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing
and nothing shines a halo like death creeping in
Go

CHORUS
You’re going to hell
No that won’t save you
You’re going to hell
You’re going to hell
You’re going to
You’re going to
You’re going to
You’re going to
Hell

Years From Now

{Music: Dan Patterson. Lyrics: Vegard Bjermeland}

VERSE 1
Foundling about
Swirling around
Look what the fool left on the ground
There’s no release
From what you’ve done
Take the next train to town

VERSE 2
Life can tear you down
Leave you all alone
When you know there’s no-one home
Give you strength to fight
Answers will be found
Take the sword and go

CHORUS
Here I am
Taking the fire right out of your hand
Let it go
There’s no way of saving your soul
One more time
Over and over and over it goes
Years from now
Take a look back and see what you’ve done

VERSE 3
Still up to close
You can see
Life is ticking by your eyes
Take a deeper breath now
And a closer look
The big black boat has left the shore

BRIDGE
How will I know
When to let go
When you find yourself
In this mess you’ve made
Try to escape ‘cause

CHORUS

50:50

{Lyrics and music: Dan Patterson}

VERSE 1
Some people say that I am just a fool
Misguided, but they don’t know the truth
I am divided between this love, (this hate)
You never know what you’re gonna get today

PRECHORUS
It’s not my fault there’s just something inside of me
It’s not my fault some days I’m real good company
It’s not my fault from time to time I lose control
It’s not my fault, Is it my fault? , It’s all my fault

CHORUS
Fifty Fifty
You never really know
Fifty Fifty
What is coming round the corner
Fifty Fifty
What could trigger the explosion
Fifty Fifty

VERSE 2
Now people say, I have broken all their rules
They are blinded, shackled and controlled
I won’t fit your prescribed system
If I conform I’ll be just another victim

PRECHORUS
It’s not my fault there’s just someone inside of me
It’s not my fault some days I’m just real good company
It’s not my fault from time to time I lose control
Loose control
It’s not my fault, Is it my fault, It’s all my fault

CHORUS x3

Osmotic Hate

{Music: Haakon Aarflot. Lyrics: Dan Patterson & Vegard Bjermeland}

VERSE 1
I can feel it
All around me
Heavy in the air
I still feel
What you did to me
Taking me back there

CHORUS
Osmotic
Hate seeps through my veins
Infecting
Everyone who gets in my way
Osmotic
Hate turns into pain
Polluting
All of you with my hate

VERSE 2
In my head
Anger darkens my soul
Kicking screaming
Let this anger go

CHORUS

VERSE 3
Choking thoughts
Delirious rage
Will this hate
Ever go away

CHORUS

This is Not the End

{Lyrics and music: Dan Patterson}

VERSE 1
There’s nothing left here any more
Twisting back to the start all reverts
Innocence lost to a world
Full of thieves unrepentant

VERSE 2
Entitled thieves have no honour at all
Count the coppers while they sieve out the gold
The pound of flesh sacrifices ignored
Don’t take it to heart
Keep fighting

PRECHORUS
Rise Up
Step back from the edge don’t let hate devour your soul
Rise Up
This is not the end it’s hard you must move on

CHORUS
‘Cause this world is sure to test your heart again
Lift your head high know that this is not the end

VERSE 3
We all bleed the same inside
The same things burn
Pains ignite
We all crash from time to time
When you’re down get up
Keep fighting

PRECHORUS

CHORUS

BRIDGE
At the end of all time
Maybe you’ll find
A new beginning
At the end of all time
Maybe you’ll find
A new beginning
At the end of all time
Maybe you’ll find
A new beginning
At the end of all time
Maybe you’ll find
This was not
This is not the end

PRECHORUS

Chorus
Cause this world is sure to break your heart again
Rise up
Lift your head high know that this is not the end
Rise up
Know that this is not the end
Rise up
Know that this is not the end

Twenty Percent from Perfection (2015)

Twenty Per Cent from Perfection album cover

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For the Fallen

{Lyrics and music: Dan Patterson}

VERSE 1
Reaper´s hands can be harsh they can be so cruel
Taking things held dear before it´s due
What to do, what to say, it can be so hard
Just know that their passing touched this heart

VERSE 2
The timing of his call we can´t decide
Come take a walk with me through the afterlife
You never know what it is that you might find
A sea of dreams or flames in those eyes

CHORUS
This is
One for the fallen
Hold on
Never let them go
This is
One for the fallen
Stay strong
Carry on down the road

VERSE 3
Some times if he could let them go
Reset the sands of time before the curtain falls
In us all they will live on
Wake in mourning but sorrows will move on

CHORUS

BREAK AND SOLO SECTION

CHORUS X2

Carry on
Carry on
Carry on
Carry on down the road

THE TRAGEDY OF HISTORY

{Lyrics and music: Dan Patterson}

VERSE 1
Look to the skies heaven is falling down
Stupidity reigns and it´s flooding my soul
The streets are on fire blackened and scarred
No one seems to notice
No one seems to care
No justice under foot on the streets of despair
No one seems to notice
No one seems to care

CHORUS
The tragedy of history is victory has taken it´s toll
Our conscience speaks morality but apathy has taken a hold
Insipid personalities devoid of all humanity
And I wonder
What the hell is going on
We´re losing, we´re losing, we´re losing control

VERSE 2
Peace has been bought a billion bullet holes
I pray for the day the world bleeds no heroes
Pull the trigger move on just do what you´re told
No one´s gonna notice
No one´s gonna care
Or get buried alive by the weight of it all
No one´s gonna notice
No one´s goon care

CHORUS

BRIDGE
The tragedy of history is victory has taken it´s toll
..taken it´s toll
In moments of clarity insanity´s behind it all
..insanity´s behind it all
What the hell is going on
What the hell is going on
CHORUS

REHAB, RELAX, REWIND

{Lyrics: Dan Patterson & Graham Collier. Music: Dan Patterson, Haakon Aarflot & Rik van der Linden}

VERSE 1
I´ve got a disease
Called addiction
It´s my friend
My enemy
It brings me down
Lifts me up when I am weak
It speaks os clear
But blinds the truth

CHORUS
Rehab relapse rewind and I blow my mind
Rehab relapse rewind and I blow my mind

VERSE 2
I´ve got a disease
Called addiction
It lies to me
And in turn to you
Its made a home
A secret place I cannot reach
It turns the knife
Inside of me

CHORUS

VERSE 3
I´ve got a disease
Called addiction
It feels like heaven
Then it feels like hell
For all the angels
That are watching over me
There are demons
I cannot shake

CHORUS

DIRTY MIND

{Lyrics and music: Dan Patterson}

VERSE 1
Through falling for angels she devil will do
She asked for the world so what could I do
But tear it apart one piece at a time
All for one piece of her dirty mind

CHORUS
Her dirty mind will always defeat
The innocence inside of me always buried sleeps
Her dirty mind wakes the devil in me
Tempted by each carnal sin forced onto me
Her dirty mind

VERSE 2
With silvered tongue
She pulls me in
She drags me down, down, down it´s poisoning
These blackened hearts
Were written in the cards
Dealt wicked hands right from the start

PRE CHORUS
She devil´s game
I can never win
But I don´t care
Just let me in

To
CHORUS
VERSE 3
Inked wings and stars
Paint coloured scars
A living canvas through her soul
She draws the line
Just one more time
She devil twists and takes control

PRE CHORUS

To
CHORUS

BRIDGE
Is calling
And I…
She devil is crawling
And I´ve fallen

CHORUS

FRESH LIES

{Lyrics and music: Dan Patterson}

VERSE 1
You stand on your platform preaching your shit
A political marionette spitting deceit
You think no one can see you tattered and flawed
A pathetic inflated ego blind to the storm
I´ll be there when the reign burns on the ground
And the clarions call thunders out

PRE CHORUS
No ones buying the lies that you sell
Stop denying what we know to well
Waters rising but you can´t cleanse your soul
If it´s wicked, vile from the start

CHORUS
No one buys
Lies, lies
Your fresh lies
Lies, lies
Don´t deny
Lies, lies
More fresh lies
Lies, lies

VERSE 2
Time to..
Dying in the streets the innocent bleed
While the architect laughs bent down to feed
No one can see you embezzle and choose
Through a window washed red by the clean you abuse
I´ll be there when they rise dragging you down
To spit on your grave with a smile

PRECHORUS

CHORUS

BRIDGE
At the end of your days
When you see what you hope
Calcic steps you´ve built
Will not carry you home
To elysian fields
For the power you crave
Is wicked, vile, dark

PRE CHORUS

CHORUS

RIGHT DOWN

{Lyrics: Dan Patterson & Haakon Aarflot. Music: Dan Patterson, Haakon Aarflot & Rik van der Linden}

VERSE 1
I´m so sick and tired of you
Everything you fucking do
When you´re up I am down
Hate´s cycle goes round and round

CHORUS
Why can´t you see what your doing to me
When all of your sins they burn right down
I´m screaming inside but you´re blind to see
That all of your sins they burn right down
Right down

VERSE 2
I take pity on you the fool
Cause I´m so much damn better than you
High and mighty sit on your throne
Would you have gotten there on your own

CHORUS x3

NICOTINE KISS

{Lyrics: Dan Patterson, Graham Collier. Music: Dan Patterson}

VERSE 1
If something comes from heaven
You gotta hold it in close
And take care of it
When you realise you just can´t take any more
You gotta a wrap it right up
And take yourself one more draw

PRE CHORUS
You were everything to me
And I just couldn´t break free
Smouldering with light
I breathe you into my life
And I will never let you go
Never let you go
I just need you to see
That I will never let you go
Never let you go
You´re just so bad for me

VERSE 2
I crave you near
You´re in my head
And when we´re done you know I´m closer to death
You´re the product of fire
I´ll play with you
You burn me on touch to spread your cancer right through

PRE CHORUS

CHORUS
I need you
I want you
I cannot live without you
I cannot wait to drag you in
My nicotine kiss

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Let you go
Let you go
I just need you to see that I will
Let you go
Let you go
Cause you´re so bad for me and I will
Let you go
Let you go
I just need you to see that I will
Let you go
Let you go
Cause you´re so bad for
So bad for me

So bad

CHORUS

OUTRO
My nicotine kiss
You set my heart on fire
My nicotine kiss
My nicotine kiss

OUTLAW

{Lyrics and music: Dan Patterson}

VERSE 1
Hit the dirt they thought their shot was my last sound
And now they´re dead ´cause you´ll never stop coming
And now they´re dead ´cause you´ll never stop coming
They should have known that I can never be kept down
And now they´re dead ´cause you´ll never stop coming
Never stop

PRE CHORUS
The ransom for my crimes
Those dearest to me
Now I have no brothers
The colours they are fading in the wind
This road is dusty
The streets they hold no names
Frontier justice
I am labelled
I am shamed

CHORUS
Outlaw
I will stand and I will fight
Outlaw
I am taking back what is mine

VERSE 2
Lying in wait
One day revenge it will be mine
You pull the trigger and they all start running
You pull the trigger and they all start running
Pray to God
Forgiveness
Here you will not find
You pull the trigger and they all start running
You pull the trigger and they all run

PRE CHORUS
No protection from the chapters
They label me as dead
In the eyes if the family
I see greed for the money on my head
He who shuns me
Betrayals I have none
Has the ear of the mother
Has sent me on the run

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Dear God
I am down on my knees
Please
Forgive me
There are those who need me

So from a distance
I watch the woman that I love
Drying tears from her eyes
If only I could reach her
Remove the veil hiding truths
Behind their lies

And so she prays for me
By a lonely stone
She holds a part of me
A reason to return
So now I must fight for the right to survive
I should thank the lord for living
But retribution plagues my mind
Tonight I fight for justice
Their crimes I have judged
Tonight I fight for freedom
And freedom is my gun
Yeah

CHORUS 2
Outlaw
Outlaw
Outlaw
And now they´re dead ´cause you´ll never stop coming
Outlaw
you pull the trigger and they all start running
Outlaw
And now they´re dead ´cause you´ll never stop coming
Outlaw
You pull the trigger
You pull the trigger

PRE CHORUS
Now I fight for the right to survive
I should thank the lord for living but retribution plagues my mind
I ride to down on death with war as my gun
Their blood is justice paid
Their blood is freedom won

CHORUS

OUTRO
Take it back
Take it back
Take it back

BRING IT

{Lyrics and Music: Dan Patterson & Haakon Aarflot}

VERSE 1
You´ve been killing for years
In the name of what
You´ve been killing for years
Just to get off
You´ve been killing for years
In the name of wealth
You´ve been killing for years
Just for yourself

VERSE 2
Well myself is sick and tired
Of all of your hate
I´ve got a heavy metal fist
Show me your face
Myself is sick and tired
Of all of your shit
I´ve got one thing to say
Bring it

CHORUS
Self righteous
So full of yourself
Never giving what you take from everyone else
Self righteous
Better make no mistake
There is no escape
Step up to the plate and
Bring it

VERSE 3
You´ve been living a lie
In a corrupted mind
You´ve been living a lie
Am I a fool or blind
You´ve been living a lie
Through the poisoned word
You´ve been living a lie
This will be heard

VERSE 4
Cause it only takes the head
For the body to die
And it only takes a few
For the masses to rise
And if the master psychotic
Gives a call to arms
There is just one thing to do
Bring it

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Every day military men give their lives in the service of your country
What have you given them?
And what have they given you?
A bag of skulls and a pile of money
A paradise lost in a river of blood
Where the wrathful and sullen drown for eternity
Why should I care?
Why should I lift a finger?
So many questions
Isn´t there an easy way out of this that will last
So many questions
Why not bury them all under a pile of ash?
It could end right now

VARIATION
Well myself is sick and tired of all of your hate
All of your hate
All of your hate
I´ve got a heavy metal fist show me your face
Show me your face
Show me your face

CHORUS x2

TEAR DOWN THE WALLS

{Lyrics and music: Dan Patterson}

VERSE 1
Time
Can weather down good souls
Burdening with hopes
Unwon
Life
Can throw out fates cold hands
Derail the best laid plans
Undone

PRE CHORUS
Every day
I pray that we will wake
Shadows washed away by love
This day can come
If we act as one
Find a way and rise above

CHORUS
Tear down the walls
Step outside and be free
Free from it all
Tear down the walls
Take life back
Take control
Be part of this world

VERSE 2
Why
Put faith in our wealth
Forgetting in our strengths
Inside
Guilt
Should live in here no more
Our conscience can´t afford
Our sins

PRE CHORUS
Misery
Won´t survive if we believe
That justice hears the words of our songs
Dare to dream
Indifference and hate
Are failing and it can´t belong

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Tear it down x3
Tear down the walls x3

CHORUS X2

PANDORA´S HEART

{Lyrics: Dan Patterson. Music: Dan Patterson & Haakon}

VERSE 1
For our fire from the earth a modest maid
Gifted by the gods
For her cries it is not her that should be blamed
Just like us she thought no harm

PRE CHORUS
They used her mind
Deceiving to control
Implanting punishment
Adjudged for all
Blessed speech
Only words that they impart
Trapped inside hope tears apart

CHORUS
Pandora
Did they think about your heart
When they made you
They betrayed you
And all you are

VERSE 2
Curiosity supplanted over thought
Leading to demise
Bestowing gifts within
Kindly on the eyes
Lay waiting in disguise

PRE CHORUS
One fateful night
No endeavour could resist
With just one look
All the evil did escape
Stricken with sadness
The blood set loose
In a world she could not choose

CHORUS

BRIDGE
War
Blood for wealth
Starve
By famines touch
Plague
In silent mischief
Grief
For what is sewn
Condemned
In a prison of their making for all time
She´s begging for her life

CHORUS

(Backing)
You know they betrayed you
I know
You know
You know
That they betrayed you

And all you are

OUTRO
When a person lies
It kills something in the world
I love you
What have they done to you
Pandora
Pandora
I love you
They killed a little piece of my heart
Under every olive branch lies the shade of deceit
I love you
And it hurts
And it bleeds
And it leaves me on my knees
I know
All things must end
To begin again