Those that came before, Those that went ahead 5You go on to liveI go to meet the reaperWho shall suffer more?Steel clashes, souls meetLife bleeds away, yours or mine?I have no regretsSee the coming doomIt shall devour us allRush out to meet itCowards live long livesBut their names fade into dustHeroes never dieAll our lives we fightThe fallen stand triumphantWe hope to join them
Those that came before, Those that went ahead 4Time, ultimate balmEven long unhealing woundFades away to dustMy soul is as ashBurnt on funeral pyreAlways missing youBlood flowing freelyLike coins through merchant fingersFar too high a priceWe fight on harderStruggle long and mightilyCannot change the pastAn icy wind blowsI stand atop the mountainNever more alone
Those that came before, Those that went ahead 3Ignorance is blissTo know loss is to feel painWe savor the painThe fallen mark usThey are seared upon our soulsNever to be lostWe can see fartherWe stand upon the fallenRaise us to gloryThose that came beforeThey paved the road I now walkMany more will comeIn battle we foughtIn peace we shared food and drinkWhich will I miss more?
Those that came before, Those that went ahead 2The water surgesWrecking the lives of thousandsA nation cries outThe column drives onBelching clouds of blackest smokeGo deliver deathWe marched togetherOne by one my comrades fellI am so aloneYou have earned your restYou need not take up your armsWe stand in your steadI see them fallingLike blades of grass, drops of rainNow I stand alone
Those that came before, Those that went ahead 1A hawk’s cry piercesShatters the stillness of airEchoes to twilightMan and steed are oneThey churn dust as they race onPeace in companyThe sword at my sideBring death to my enemiesNo truer comradeComrades stand with meWith bonds far stronger than bloodFight and die as oneBoat sails through the nightSlicing through the still waterShattering the moon