Lyrics for the album Bite The Bullet


Loading Up
(Flakne/Storli/Antonsen)

little angel won’t you please
shine a light on me
nightmare visions, wars, disease,
take away the dream

of a world in burning flames
of a world where hate remains
yes I think it’s time to stop
I do believe

we’re loadin’ up – loadin’ up - loadin’ up
we’re loadin’ up – loadin’ up - loadin’ up

I can hear a young boy’s call
crying out in vain
lone survivor of the war
another victim of Cain

of a world in burning flames
of a world where hate remains
yes I think it’s time to stop
I do believe

we’re loadin’ up – loadin’ up - loadin’ up
we’re loadin’ up – loadin’ up - loadin’ up

of a world in burning flames
of a world where hate remains
yes I think it’s time to stop
I do believe- yes I do believe

we’re loadin’ up – loadin’ up - loadin’ up
we’re loadin’ up – loadin’ up - loadin’ up
lone survivor of the war

war hate flames

I can hear a young boys call

he’s crying out in vain
little angel won’t you please shine your light on me
won’t you shine your light on me
shine your light on me
another victim of Cain


Somebody Up There Likes Me
(Hartung/La Verdi)

Gonna plan my getaway
(They’re gonna find you)
Give up with my connection
Making my move in the light of day
(They’re gonna get you)
I don’t need no protection

My secret is my saviour my divine intervention
Rollin’ sevens every time I throw the dice
I’m a hero I’m a legend
but it wasn’t my intention
I got an angel on my side…

Somebody up there likes me
Somebody up there cares about me
Somebody up there likes me
Somebody’s watchin’ over me..

And I know when it’s goin’ down
(They’re gonna find you)
I got a talent for detection
Ain’t nobody gonna make a sound
(They’re right behind you)
They’re just to scared to mention it

A little bird will sing to keep away from the cages
When the song is over he will fly
When he hits the ground all my felines are waiting
There won’t be a feather left behind, I hope that

Somebody…

Somewhere on the ground lives a million paperdevils
Waitin’ for my spirit to arrive
Somewhere in the middle of another perfect mission
I feel a bullet in my side… I hope that –
Somebody up there likes me


Unconditional Love
(Boge/Frazier)

I play the fool I caused some heartache
Cause I did not see the meaning of it all
I hide my feelings that’s really my way
Still I hope that u will love me even though

Would u dare to take a chance on me even if I stumble
And then even maybe catch me when I fall
Will u try to see the best in me
Even if I fumble
Would u dare to give me unconditional love

A Romeo without his Juliette
The emptiness surrounds me even more
I really want to - try to make u come my way
- but this foolish pride is stronger than my love..

Would u dare to take a chance on me
even if I stumble
And then even maybe catch me when I fall
Will u try to see the best in me
Even when I fumble
Would u dare to give me unconditional love

Would u dare to take a chance on me
even if I stumble
And then even maybe catch me when I fall
Will u try to see the best in me
Even if I fumble
Will u dare to give me unconditional love
-unconditional love

Would u dare to take a chance on me
And then even maybe catch me
Will u try to see the best in me
Would u dare to give me unconditional love

like a Romeo without his Juliette
this foolish pride is stronger than my love


Warriors Of Genghis Kahn
(Fuego/Dennis/Webb/Grigson)

Burnin lootin rapin shootin
I was burnin lootin rapin and shootin
Burnin lootin rapin shootin
I was Burnin lootin rapin and shootin

All this I do baby I kill for you
I am a Warrior I am a Warrior of Genghis Kahn
Cause I am a Warrior , I am a warrior, I am a Warrior , a Warrior of Genghis Kahn

Come on pretty baby won´t you take my hand
Oh come and kiss the singer in a rock´n roll band
Baby baby baby baby
I wanna see your blood all over the land

All this I do baby I kill for you
I’m a Warrior of Genghis Kahn
I’m a Warrior of Genghis

I’m a warrior the blood won´t wash away

I’m a Warrior of Genghis Kahn
Yes I’m a Warrior of Genghis Kahn

I am a warrior the blood won´t wash away
Yes I’m a warrior I kill myself one day…


Shadow In My Heart
(Boge/Frazier)

I used to be so easy to take for a ride
No thought of tomorrow tonight is the the night
How could I really think that love was such an easy game
Before it’s too late it’s gon’on again

And now I have to put my love to shame
I’m over the edge darlin’ still here I stand

Will you ever be here by my side
When the heartache is over no chance to hide away my pride
‘Cause now that you’re gone a shadow is all that you left behind
a shadow in my heart

With every beat my heart is growin’ oh so cold
A lifetime without you how can I go on
I just can’t fight the thought of what you mean to me
Don’t let this love end a brief memory

And now I have to live and take the blame
I’m over the edge darlin’ still here I stand

Will you ever be here by my side
When the heartache is over no chance to hide away my pride
‘Cause now that you’re gone a shadow is all that you left behind
a shadow in my heart

I’m dreamin’ dreams in all colors still it drives me mad
I’m dreamin’ dreams of tomorrow -
Will you ever come back, will you ever come back
Will the hurt that I’m feelin’ ever go away with time

Will you ever come back in my life
Will the hurt that I’m feelin’ ever go away with time
‘Cause now that you’re gone a shadow is all
When the heartache is over a shadow is that you left behind
a shadow in my heart


Bite The Bullet
(Boge/Frazier)

you’re gonna bite the bullet…

I’ve got a bad reputation I’m an outlaw in the making
I’m the cause of your pleasure , the hell that you’re takin’
I’m the heat that you feel and I’ll burn you with my fire
yes I’m the heaven that you’re seeking if you wanna take it higher

because the first time that you saw me you knew my name was hell
my mama was an angel but my dad you couldn’t tell
the devil right behind me like a shadow on my tail
these words are what the stories say..

u gotta leave this town
or u will bite the bullet boy
u gotta leave this town
-don’t wanna see your face no more

you hear them hellhounds comin’ boy you better run for cover
mister down – sister dangerous behind me you’ll discover
and when you see my shadow you’ll know why my middle name is trouble
there’s a bounty on my head and by dawn it’s gonna double

I’m always on the move ’cause I’m runnin’ from myself
I know you understand me ’cause you fight it just as well
the devil right behind me like a shadow on my tail
these words are what the stories say…

u gotta leave this town or u will bite the bullet boy
u gotta leave this town don’t make me pull the trigger pull pull the trigger
leave this town cause I put the mad dogs down leave them rotting on the ground
leave this town don’t wanna see your face no more
pull the trigger…

leave this town -or u will bite the bullet boy
u gotta leave this town- or soon you will discover
why this town ain’t like no other
leave this town- I put the mad dogs down
leave them rotting on the ground
leave this town cause when I show you my 45′ you better split at 55′

bite the bullet- bite bite the bullet
you’re gonna bite the bullet…


Starship Trooper
(Boge/Frazier)

At the end of the alley he was looking for a place to run
‘Cause there is no escape ahead when the danger comes

Heading for disaster he ain’t got much time to spare
Bold enough to risk and still be brave enough to dare
Caught up in this violent frenzy got him catching hell
Innocence is cut and bleed then hung out to fail

And then the battle starts to change
You know it drives a man insane

Trooper- heading for reality startrooper
so lost in his fantasy the trooper
ours is the life he saves the trooper
No time left to be afraid

On a mission of payback fighting hard to get back home
‘See the enemy they missed him and it cost them for the wrong

Born with life up in his face he’s ready for the fight
Response is ruthless really it’s a question of his life
Universal soldier in a world of fear and pain
won’t back off until the ashes scatter on the flame

And then the battle starts to change
You know it drives a man insane

Starship trooper many roads to victory star trooper
choosing his own destiny the trooper
in a blaze of glory starship trooper
hero in this story
He always on the run
They say it can’t be done
Still he’s on the run
Tryin’ to break the chains of fear and pain
Still he fights even if it’s bound to drive him insane

Rides across the heaven in a chariot of fire
Lifted beyond conflict and then taken so much higher
Universal soldier in a world of fear and pain
won’t back off until the ashes scatter on the flame

and then the battle starts to change
you know it drives a man insane

Trooper break the chains and set us free startrooper
he won’t back off ’till job’s complete the trooper
keeping us protected starship trooper
circumstance selected

break the chains set them free still he fights
break the chains set them free still he fights
break the chains still he fights


Trapped
(Boge/Frazier)

Thrown into a madness from a living hell
And you never saw it coming though you knew it well
Nowhere to find shelter lost in nowhere land
And with every step you take your fate is at your hand

And you’re trapped in this place beyond your wildest dreams
Hold on stop yourself from sliding back in misery
And you’re back in this place beyond your wildest dreams
Hell and back you can’t get through it clean

Screamin’ in the silence hearin’ colors rage
the world is wrong and you are here stuck in the haze
Lost inside a darkness every hope undone
But you’re hopin’ you will wake up and the day will come

And you’re trapped in this place beyond your wildest dreams
Hold on stop yourself from sliding back in misery
And you’re back in this place beyond your wildest dreams
Hell and back you can’t get through it clean

Lost in twilight another nightmare turning real
All inside of you and me
Shades of daylight traces of reality
Will I find the secret key- it’s inside of you –and me
it’s all inside of you –and me

trapped in this place beyond your wildest dreams
Hold on stop yourself from sliding back in misery
And you’re back in this place beyond your wildest dreams
Hell and back you can’t get through it clean-

you can’t get through it clean in this place beyond your wildest dreams
Hang on for your life and grab the thing you need to keep
Attack in this place beyond your wildest dreams
Hell and back you can’t get through it clean
you can’t get through it clean


The Battle Of Kringen
(Boge)

This is an instrumental, so there are no lyrics. But here’s the story behind the track:

On August 26th in the year 1612 an army of 300 Scottish mercenaries marched into what was to be their certain death.

Enlisted by the Swedish King Gustav in the war against Denmark-Norway they were on their way to Sweden through Norway. Having landed on the western coast a few days earlier they had marched across the mountains and were on their way down a valley called Gudbrandsdalen.

Stricken by fear, the local peasants had gathered a militia of 500 men. Armed only with axes, spears and simple weapons, they knew they couldn’t fight professional soldiers in open battle. Hence they decided to ambush the Scotsmen at a place called Kringen. Legend tells that the Norsemen played a trick upon the Scots, having posted a fair maiden with a horn on the opposite side of the valley. From her position across the river she saw the approaching troops and began to play her horn. The Scotsmen marched straight into the trap.

Having carefully laid out their tactics, the Norwegian peasants managed to fight down the Scottish soldiers. Over 150 men where killed. The rest was imprisoned in a barn, and the Norwegians where celebrating their victory. The day after the battle the rest of the soldiers, except officers, were executed. The reason for this was as simple as it was grim. Being a critical time in the harvesting season, none of the peasants could afford to escort the prisoners the 300 km to Christiania. Death of the common man is the rule in warfare - not the exception.

Leaving only 18 enemies alive, the incident later was named “The battle of Kringen”. The girl with the horn was called “Prillar Guri” and legend grew as time passed by. Being a vessel state under Denmark, and later Sweden, Norway at this time had no army of its own. Among many historians “The battle of Kringen” therefore represents the foundation of the modern, independent Norwegian army. Not a glorious start. But has war ever been?


Maniac
(Sembello/Matkofsky)

just a steel town girl on a Saturday night
looking for the fight of her life
in the real time world no one sees her at all
they all say she’s crazy
locking rhythms to the beat of her heart
changing movement into light
she has danced into the danger zone
when the dancer becomes the dance

it can cut you like a knife
if the gift becomes the fire
on the wire between will and what will be

she’ a maniac maniac on the floor
and she’s dancing like she’s never danced before

on the ice blue line of insanity
is a place most never see
it’s a hard won place of mystery
touch it but can’t hold it
you work all your life for that moment in time
it can come or pass you by
it’s a push shove world but there’s always a chance
if the hunger stays the night

there’s a cold kinetic heat
struggling stretching for the peak
never stopping with her head against the wind

she’s a maniac maniac at your door
and she’s dancing like she’s never danced before

it can cut you like a knife
if the gift becomes the fire
on the wire between will and what will be

maniac maniac on the floor
and she’s dancing like she’s never danced before
-she crossed the line

she’s a maniac maniac a ride into the danger zone
and she’s dancing like she’s never danced before

she’s a maniac maniac this whole charade has gone too far
a she’s dancing like she’s never danced before

she’s a maniac maniac she’s a fire on the dancin’ floor
and she’s dancing like she’s never danced

she’s just a steel town girl on a Saturday night
it can cut you like a knife- crazy


Silent Tear
(Boge/Frazier)

how will I ever find my way
I’m trapped in this maze unchanging day by day
heartache and hurt just kills my pride
something so precious to me won’t survive
yes even though I try

I shed my silent tear
I couldn’t help it ’cause it’s over
but still I have this fear
inside my heart it’s growing colder

crawlin’ a long and winding road
nobody here to share this heavy load
seems like a hundred years of rain
though never enough to wash my sins and pain
the song remains the same

I shed my silent tear
I couldn’t help it ’cause it’s over
but still I have this fear
inside my heart it’s growing colder
I shed my silent tear
I really thought that it was over
cause inside I have this fear
deep inside my heart it’s growing colder it’s growing colder

it’s deep inside
I’m trapped in this maze
unchanging day by day

is there no way out
in this place no doubt about it
silence’s screaming loud
in this storm I’m twrown about
my heart is still in doubt

I shed my silent tear
I couldn’t help it ’cause it’s over
but still I have this fear
deep inside my heart it’s growing colder

I shed my silent tear
I really thought that it was over
inside I have this fear
inside my heart it’s growing colder

inside my heart
noone here to share this heavy load
a hundred years of rain