Monday, August 13, 2007

Winterborn- Cruxshadows

Cruxshadows is a great band whose songs always seem to have a story or message. This one is a favorite and always hits home when I think about the ongoing battle for freedom and those who sacrifice for it.

Winterborn (this sacrifice) lyrics
Cruxshadows
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Dry your eyes and quietly
bear this pain with pride
For heaven shall remember the silent and the brave
And promise me they will never see, the fear within our eyes
(my eyes are closed)
We will give strength to those who still remain

So bury fear, for fate draws near
And hide the signs of pain
With noble acts, the bravest souls
Endure the heart's remains
Discard regret, that in this debt
A better world is made
That children of a newer day might remember
And avoid our fate

(I've waited all day in the pouring rain, but nobody came, no, nobody came)

And in the fury of this darkest hour
We will be your light
You've asked me for my sacrifice
And I am Winter born
Without denying, a faith is come
That I have never known
I hear the angels call my name
And I am Winter born

Hold your head up high-for there is no greater love
Think of the faces of the people you defend
(you defend)
And promise me, they will never see the tears within our eyes
(my eyes are closed)
Although we are men, with mortal sins, angels never cry

So bury fear, for fate draws near
And hide the signs of pain
With noble acts, the bravest souls
Endure the heart's remains
Discard regret, that in this debt
A better world is made
That children of a newer day might remember
And avoid our fate

And in the fury of this darkest hour
We will be your light
You've asked me for my sacrifice
And I am Winter born
Without denying, a faith in God
That I have never known
I hear the angels call my name
And I am Winter born

And in the fury of this darkest hour
I will be your light
A lifetime for this destiny
For I am Winter born
And in this moment..I will not run
It is my place to stand
We few shall carry hope
Within our bloodied hands
(bloodied hands)

And in our Dying, we're more alive-than we have ever been
I've lived for these few seconds
For I am Winter born

And in the fury of this darkest hour
We will be the light
You've asked me for my sacrifice
And I am Winter born
Without denying, a faith in man
That I have never known
I hear the angels call my name
And I am Winter born

Within this moment now
I am for you, though better men have failed
I will give my life for love
For I am Winter born
And in my dying
I'm more alive, than I have ever been
I will make this sacrifice
For I am Winter born

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Other inspiring songs to look for from Cruxshadows are "Eye of the Storm" and "Citadel"

5 comments:

WomanHonorThyself said...

And in the fury of this darkest hour
I will be your light...........you were..you were.

Aurora said...

Falcon, beautiful poem! I see you're a military man. God bless you. Every one of you is far more a hero than any of the rest of us who gain freedom from your sacrifices! One of my best friends in the U.S. is married to a 27 year military man and it's only through meeting him that I see what a military man's heart really is!

falcon_01 said...

Cruxshadows is a band- those are just some lyrics to a really good song of theirs. I need to remember to put disclaimers on my posts when I post lyrics... ;-)

Anyway... Thanks for the blessing :) My time in uniform was cut way short, but I try to look on the bright side and see how much more of a difference I can make here than where I was.

I think one of the greatest things about America is that nearly everyone like yourself who truly values freedom, does their part to spread awareness of the things that threaten that freedom. "A greatful nation" aside- that fighting American spirit is what makes service worthwhile, otherwise, why bother wearing a uniform or work defending the country?

It is a comfort to know that America will never fall, so long as there are Americans fighting for it with whatever means they have... so God bless you, and God bless all true Americans!

Aurora said...

Falcon, you're right that we try to do our best, but I'd love to do more. As far as I'm concerned, the military are the purest form of patriots our society produces!
ANyway, nice lyrics even if you didn't write them. :)

Wolfie said...

I saw Cruxshadows' table at Dragon*Con this weekend. "Winterborn" and "Birthday" have a great message. Both songs are my favorites of the ones I've listened to.

Because of some of their lyrics, do you think or know of they are a Christian band? Email me at wolfie21@gmail.com if you know.