Into the Fray

by DEADIRON

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released 07 March 2015

All songs Written, Published, and Copyrighted by Deadiron LLC, 2014

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DEADIRON Cleveland, Ohio

Born on the storm-battered industrial-wasteland of Lake Erie’s shores, Cleveland metal titans Deadiron find themselves on the precipice of change. Dire economic conditions, line-up changes, and a political climate rife with tension have torn apart many a band, but those elements only forged members of Deadiron into a unit bound and determined for musical domination. ... more

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Track Name: Cast No Shadow
Cast No Shadow

As our cities rot, and tensions grow, born of inequity,
We take our shot, and hope our lives will gain tranquility.
Peace erased to sell and buy, we're pacified and force fed lies.
In the name of freedom, we hide.

Cast No Shadow, Have No Fear. Cast No Shadow, Shed No Tears.
Cast No Shadow, Have No Fear. Cast No Shadow, Shed No Tears.

Those that burned in spring, they walk in flames for a greater thing;
that, though they fell, they did so as freeborn men who know their foe.
Yet while heroes die, in ignorance, we buy the lies,
that let us sleep at night, without sight.

Cast No Shadow, Have No Fear. Cast No Shadow, Shed No Tears
Cast No Shadow, Have No Fear. Cast No Shadow, Shed No Tears

The powers yearn to divide and conquer, so we never learn.
While Nero plays, we could set the fire; become the blaze.
While they've torn our world apart, we've been too blind to see, we’re starved from prosperity.
Will we ever be free? They keep us down, while they wear the crown.

Be the ones, strong enough, to die in flames, to show the world its shame.

Those that stand apart, those that set the spark
that set the fire too bright for shadows.
Those who resist the few, those who refuse to lose;
those in immolation in defiance of intimidation.

Cast No Shadow, Have No Fear. Cast No Shadow, Shed No Tears.
Cast No Shadow, Have No Fear. Cast No Shadow, Shed No Tears.
Track Name: Bloodline
Bloodline

Betrayal of Apathy
What you had meant to me
We stood together through thick and thin.
Through the good and the hard times
On the backstreets, we sang rhymes.
Now it all seems to slip away.

Where have you gone now?
Did we change? If so, how?
Are you the one who's still angry?
Do you feel all alone,
Standing on your own?
You want it, but you stand in your way.

Friends are your bloodline.
We share the front line.
Over time, we can drift away.
I used to trust you;
Shared my blood with you,
Now we have all drifted...

Ill-tempered and unhappy,
Ridiculing all you see.
You’re a hypocrite, yeah, you should see yourself.
When you lay awake at night,
The stress in your own life,
Just let it drift away.

Where have we gone now?
Did I change? If so, how?
Am I the one who's still angry?
I feel all alone,
Standing on my own.
I want it but you stand in my way.

Friends are your bloodline.
We share the front line.
Over time, we can drift away.
I used to trust you;
Shared my blood with you,
Now we have all drifted away.

Trust is a fragile thing;
Once lost, so hard to regain.
Though, we have changed much,
Our hearts are still the same.
We persevered
Through time and through strife.
Some bonds don't break.
Friends should be loyal through life.

Friends are your bloodline.
We share the front line.
Over time, we can drift away.
I used to trust you;
Shared my blood with you,
Now we have all drifted, we have all drifted away...
Away...
Track Name: In Memorium
In Memorium

The endless days of summers gone,
Under moonlit skies that carry on,
Good times never seem to die.
Sitting on a corner, years ago,
a kid walked up and bummed a smoke.
He said his name was Len; he was only passing through.

A true blue punk with a checkered past,
In and out of prison, but it couldn't last.
He was on the streets, wasting his life away.
Drinking whiskey, falling down the stairs,
Wild eyes starring like he didn't care.
He never listened to what anyone would say;
Wouldn't have it any other way.

It’s been years now since you died.
I get this feeling deep inside,
Like knowing you can never come home.
Now I have to face what I don’t know.

I remember when I got the call,
Reading writing on the wall,
Hoping that this was just a hoax.
Were you playing Russian Roulette?
Were you high as the sky? Did you lose a bet?
The chamber only held one round.

Did you really believe that you would win this too?
Or did you just want all the pain to be through?
Did you ever believe that we would still miss you?
Well we do; I wish you knew.

At the wake, we all gathered ‘round.
Music playing, oh, so loud.
The song on was Amazing Grace.
As someone cried, our boots touched down
On your grave just six feet down.
I knew you'd wanted it that way.

Now you’re gone; long since passed by.
I still find myself asking, “Why?”

It’s been years now since you died.
I get this feeling deep inside,
Like knowing you can never come home.
Now I have to face what I don’t know.
I Don’t know…

Our friends loved their brother dear.
I can't stand watching my friends tears.
Why'd you have to go, have to go that way?
On angles wings on a Friday night,
in a drunken calm, Len took to flight.
Fly away, brother, fly away.

Did you really believe that you would win this too?
Or did you just want all the pain to be through?
Did you ever believe that we would still miss you?
Well we do, I wish you knew.
Want to tell you, that I still do.

It’s taken ten years to write this song.
I’m sorry that it took so long.
I hope somewhere up there you can hear.
I know this comes as a surprise,
but we miss you and I realize,
All the times I knew you were worth these tears.

Fly away, brother, fly away.
Track Name: Lady Red
Lady Red

Where have you been and where are you now
Did you lose your way somehow
Into the morning and on through the night
You weren't here by breaking light.

Did you finally find the one?
Tell that lie to everyone.
Play your game and dance all night,
But the truth will be here come daylight,
So Run!

Whoa... My Lady Red torn Asunder.

He won't be there for you, though.
You will be left on your own.
Who will sleep by your side, Lady Red?

The pretty girl with the red dress on;
Well, we danced the dance, but it won’t last long.
She turned away without a word,
But the truth inside is what I heard.

He smiles to you, you smile at him,
He lies to you, you lie to him.
The emptiness is always there,
So hide your heart from all who'd care.
So Run!

Whoa... My Lady Red torn Asunder
Whoa... My Lady Red torn Asunder

He won't be there for you though.
You will be left on your own.
Who will sleep by your side, Lady Red?
He won't be there for you though.
You will be left on your own.
Who will sleep by your side, Lady Red?

Your never gonna be, never gonna see, never gonna…
Will you ever find what you are, inside? So run.
Track Name: прощай
Lady Red

Where have you been and where are you now
Did you lose your way somehow
Into the morning and on through the night
You weren't here by breaking light.

Did you finally find the one?
Tell that lie to everyone.
Play your game and dance all night,
But the truth will be here come daylight,
So Run!

Whoa... My Lady Red torn Asunder.

He won't be there for you, though.
You will be left on your own.
Who will sleep by your side, Lady Red?

The pretty girl with the red dress on;
Well, we danced the dance, but it won’t last long.
She turned away without a word,
But the truth inside is what I heard.

He smiles to you, you smile at him,
He lies to you, you lie to him.
The emptiness is always there,
So hide your heart from all who'd care.
So Run!

Whoa... My Lady Red torn Asunder
Whoa... My Lady Red torn Asunder

He won't be there for you though.
You will be left on your own.
Who will sleep by your side, Lady Red?
He won't be there for you though.
You will be left on your own.
Who will sleep by your side, Lady Red?

Your never gonna be, never gonna see, never gonna…
Will you ever find what you are, inside? So run.
Track Name: Travisty
Travisty

Beaten the mirror's broken.
Thin Cord Around a Young girl's arm.
Painting vivid pictures.
It pumps up from tired lungs.
The blood it lingers on the rug...
Whoa...

Lies center her life.
She can not stop it, takes her far away.
To die today, would be the day the walls cave in.
This is not fun anymore.
Travis shot the pimp!

The room drawn in Crayola,
Marlin is dead and gone.
They wallow on the bed.
The poison spreads in a sea of red.
Is nothing sacred any more?
Whoa...

Lies center her life.
She can not stop it, takes her far away.
To die today, would be the day the walls cave in.
This is not fun anymore.
Travis shot the pimp!

Travis walked sullen towards a man named Sport
Asked how Iris was. “I don't know,” was the retort.
“Hey man, you gotta gun; are you talkin' to me?”
In a hail of fire and blood, Travis set her free.

The hall it reeks of Iron,
Spray paint on the wall says we're “already dead.”
Iris just looks at me and stares.
Her head slumps to the floor,
Her eyes roll back; she starts to fall.
Whoa...

Lies center her life.
She can not stop it, takes her far away.
To die today, would be the day the walls cave in.
This is not fun anymore.
Travis shot the pimp!
Track Name: Long Way Home
Travisty

Beaten the mirror's broken.
Thin Cord Around a Young girl's arm.
Painting vivid pictures.
It pumps up from tired lungs.
The blood it lingers on the rug...
Whoa...

Lies center her life.
She can not stop it, takes her far away.
To die today, would be the day the walls cave in.
This is not fun anymore.
Travis shot the pimp!

The room drawn in Crayola,
Marlin is dead and gone.
They wallow on the bed.
The poison spreads in a sea of red.
Is nothing sacred any more?
Whoa...

Lies center her life.
She can not stop it, takes her far away.
To die today, would be the day the walls cave in.
This is not fun anymore.
Travis shot the pimp!

Travis walked sullen towards a man named Sport
Asked how Iris was. “I don't know,” was the retort.
“Hey man, you gotta gun; are you talkin' to me?”
In a hail of fire and blood, Travis set her free.

The hall it reeks of Iron,
Spray paint on the wall says we're “already dead.”
Iris just looks at me and stares.
Her head slumps to the floor,
Her eyes roll back; she starts to fall.
Whoa...

Lies center her life.
She can not stop it, takes her far away.
To die today, would be the day the walls cave in.
This is not fun anymore.
Travis shot the pimp!
Track Name: Laurelen
Laurelen

Laurelen, Laurelen
You face the dark. You face the dark. You stand between.

To do what must be done, to stand serene,
To stare in the abyss, to still believe,
To be a king to men, a stalwart knight,
To hold to chivalry, through darkest night.

Laurelen
You face the dark. You face the dark. You stand between.

To see the hate in men, and still believe,
In one perfection, in hour of need,
To serve all others first, to dedicate
Your life to someone else, to something great.

You’re not alone, this path we walk,
You’re inspiration, for what was taught.

Laurelen, Laurelen
You face the dark. You face the dark. You stand between.

To say what must be said, to act when called,
To serve with humility, to stand so tall,
To fight from perfectness, be quiet and still,
To burn with inner light no dark can fill.

You’re not alone, this path we walk,
You’re inspiration, for what was taught.

From Ancient VVisdom, a path was cut,
To leave a guide, for us to walk.

To lay down your life for a thousand men,
A legend was born to live again,
Darksbane…Laurelen.

To fight through the night and the dark of men,
your light will rise like the dawn ascends
Darksbane…Laurelen.

With nothing but cloths of chivalry,
White belt, chain, a sword, and humility
Darksbane…Laurelen.

Cut down by the blades of a thousand men,
Your legend was born and now transcends.
Darksbane…Laurelen.

A way to live, a way to die,
a way to serve, to sacrifice.
A way to live, a way to die,
a way to serve, to sacrifice.
A light that shines a path for all to see.
Track Name: Skies of Grey
Skies of Grey

The Skies they weep
To mask your grieving heart.
Seek shelter from the rain,
And pain that’s in the dark.
Run away to find
You can't face your demons.
Where can you hide
When the enemy’s inside?

The gun rests in your palm.
Will the pain finally calm?
The storm, it echoes your torment.
As the blood takes you away
And there is nothing left to say,
You finally found a way to hide
From skies of grey

The Sun is gone; it will not shine.
All hope is lost
In the pain you leave behind.
So hard to hear,
But the answer is never clear.
You listen to the voice
Telling you, “It’s not your choice.”

The gun rests in your palm.
Will the pain finally calm?
The storm it echoes your torment.
As the blood takes you away,
And there is nothing left to say,
You finally found a way to hide
From skies of grey.
Skies of Grey.
Skies of Grey.

The taste of steel and fear,
The barrel rusts beneath your tears
Your life, it flashes by.
Lost hopes and dreams and reasons why,
So die.
You’re lost in vain, in cowardice, in fear of pain.
The shot
Rings out so loud,
Across grey skies shrouded by clouds.
So die…

Under skies of grey.
Nothing more to say.
I will remain,
Under skies of grey.
Nothing more to say.
I will remain.
So die in vain,
Under skies of grey.

Die die, die under skies of…
Die die, die under skies of…
Die die, die under skies of…
Die die, die under skies of grey.
Die under skies of grey.
Track Name: Into the Fray
Into the Fray

Red dawn rose up across the break of day.
We marched into the fray.

Holman called the line to halt, we heard the shot
to warn of the coming onslaught.

On point, was the first man I saw to fall.
What was his name now? I can’t recall.
Memories of horror I could not conceive.
It comes alive at night in my dreams.

Chris joined the Corps, at the age of nineteen,
With a wife and daughter, a new family.

The light faded from his eyes.
I held his hand as he died.
I lifted him up, over my pack;
a promise, kept, “We’re going back.”
“No man left behind,”
My brothers, dead or alive.
I stand with you, we proud few.

Bonded in blood,
At the breaking of dawn.
Into the fray,
We brothers march on.

Step and advance to sweep and clear.
Under fire from the front and rear.
The first man across took one in the chest.
He waved us away, “Save the rest.”
In the blood-drenched field, mortars rained shells,
In eight hours of living hell.
Battered and broken, badly out gunned;
The artillery blots out the sun.

For the good and the right, press on through the fight,
We’re coming home.
Bleeding, desperate, scarred.
Into hell we charge.
Stand and defy, march lest you die,
Fear not, guide your brother’s on.
“No man left behind,”
My brothers, dead or alive.
I stand with you, we proud few.

Bonded in blood
At the breaking of dawn.
Into the fray,
We brothers march on.

Bonded in blood
At the breaking of dawn.
Into the fray,
We brothers march on.

I sit at home as years pass by,
Asking God why I came home alive.
Seeing friends faces, hearing their cries.
Those who have sacrificed
That I might live my life.
Track Name: Whiskey by the Mound
Whiskey by the mound

Drinking Whiskey by the mound,
The parting glass, in hand, is found.
We will drink and we will fight. (Fight!)
We will stand here ‘till daylight. (Right!)
Drinking whiskey to the sound,
The parting glass is sung so proud.
We will drink and we will fight. (Fight!)
We will stand here ‘till daylight.


We got in some fights, but we turned out alright.
They could knock us down, but we'd come back around
The spirit survived of olden times.

Just friends on the corner,
All we had was each other.
That spirit still survives.

Times they have changed,
But one thing remains;
Our heads are still held high.

Some of our best now lay to rest.
For you, we sing this song.

As years pass by, I sometimes,
I wonder why it's you who's gone, while I'm hanging on.
So, we raise our glass and toast to you who passed, and sing this song, sing loud and long.

We’re drinking Whiskey by the mound,
The parting glass, in hand, is found.
We will drink and we will fight. (Fight!)
We will stand here ‘till daylight. (Right!)
Drinking whiskey to the sound,
The parting glass is sung so proud.
We will drink and we will fight. (Fight!)
We will stand here ‘till daylight.

We got in some fights, but we turned out alright.
They could knock us down, but we'd come back around.
The spirit survived of olden times.

We walked in together
And that's how we'd leave.
You’d die for me, I'd live for you.

We came from different places,
but troubles all the same,
the tough times bound the crew.

But street lights shine bright in the rain
And pain helped guide us through.


As years pass by, I sometimes,
I wonder why it's you who's gone, while I'm hanging on.
So, we raise our glass and toast to you who passed, and sing this song, sing loud and long.

Oi! Oi! Oi! Oi!
Oi! Oi! Oi!

We’re drinking Whiskey by the mound,
The parting glass, in hand, is found.
We will drink and we will fight.
We will stand here ‘till daylight.
Drinking whiskey to the sound,
The parting glass is sung so proud.
We will drink and we will fight.
and I'll see you again some night.

Well, I’ll see you down below,
Let it go, go, go, go, go.
When I see you down below,
Let it go, let it go.
Well, I’ll see you down below,
Let it go, go, go, go, go.
When I see you down below,
Let it go.
Let it go!
Track Name: Darksbane
Darksbane

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