Mistress of the Gods

by VISION OF CHOICE

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credits

released February 14, 2020

Lukas Remus: lead and background vocals
Steve Brockmann: all instruments

Ponch Satrio: guitar solo on no. 1, 2, 5, 8, 9
Marco Wriedt: guitar solo on no. 10
Klas Holmgren: additional background vocals on no. 2

All songs by Steve Brockmann (music) & George Andrade (words)

Recorded and mixed by Steve Brockmann at Fencesound Studios, Nordfriesland, Germany

Mastered by Andy Horn at Final Audio (finalaudio.de)

Cover artwork by Timo Wuerz (timowuerz.com)

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Vision of Choice is a german metal project with classic influences like Iron Maiden, Helloween, Omen, Malice and Chastain just to name a few, featuring the impressive baritone voice of singer Lukas Remus (Epilirium) and guitarist/composer Steve Brockmann (AIRS - a Rock Opera). ... more

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Track Name: New Horizon
[6am]

pinned down by the Fliers,
fight away
crawl in shifting sand

long ago my fight was desire
but now my fight is for those who fear to land

[9am]

• called out by the Criers
• fear to stay
• cross the coastal stand
 
long ago my fear was desire
but now my fear is for those who dare to land
and you … my words that night


“After the storm - when it's all over
we’ll lift our heads for the new horizon!”
 
“Come take my hand - I’ll take you with me,
we’ll make it there - our adventure’s just begun!”

[4pm]
 
• preyed on by the Miters
• loss - dismay
• bleeding down the strand
 
long ago my loss was desire
but now my loss is not knowing where to land
and you … my words that night!


“After the storm - when it's all over,
we’ll lift our heads for the new horizon!”
 
“Come take my hand - I’ll take you with me
we’ll make it there - our adventure’s just begun!”
 
~solo~

After the storm, when it’s all over, we’ll lift our heads on this new horizon!
You’ll take my hand, I’ll take you with me, we’ll make it here!
 
The third planet from the sun.
Track Name: Come Tomorrow
in ships that dropped from the sky
I raided graves to ask “why?”
an archeologist’s son

now under cover of carriage
covert traders in passage
safeguard me on the run

I took the scrolls from the darkness
of a well
and now I’m haunted by what they
foretell!

look out
your days that follow!
watch out
for come tomorrow!

the ancient wisdom of ages
and the voices of sages
in the end had their say

but these voluminous pages
cuneiforms that presage us
tell how we lost our way

her words were lost in the darkness
where none dwell
and now I’m hunted by those who
would sell!

look out
your days that follow!
watch out
for come tomorrow!
reach out
to ease your sorrow!
seek out
for come tomorrow

~solo~

he lost himself in the darkness
of that well
and like my father before me
I’ll pray not tell

look out
your days that follow!
watch out
for come tomorrow!
reach out
she’ll ease your sorrow!
seek out
for come tomorrow
Track Name: Shine
in the distance dance the tribal flames
and the men all gather to them
lifting voices up to call my name
celebrate my life in poem
 
hidden huddled at the edge of night
children whisper once up to me
through the days they are all chasing light
though they find this darkness freeing
 
on this special day
in this special way
I’ve been waiting for my fire call
 
shine
dance and call me to a new way
shine
let my myth be life for you to find
 
fearing facing an eternity
Mistress of the Gods consoles me
behind her veil lies the mystery
and our fire songs set me now free
 
on this special day
in this special way
I’ve been waiting for my fire call
 
shine
dance and call me to a new way
shine
let my myth be life for you to find
Track Name: Into the Light
in the river of history
on the banks of hypocrisy
we’re all that matters
 
in the quiver of agency,
on the flanks of democracy,
we’ve never waited
 
gunshots all around you
and you wonder
but you don’t know why
 
children’s arms surround you
and your saddened
when they ask you why
 
out on the streets
we follow the lead
into the light
 
we’re all the same
chasing the name
into in the light
 
on the needing of currency,
in the place of identity,
we’re all that matters
 
on the seeding of fantasy,
in the face of reality,
we’ve never waited
 
stranger’s words spellbound you
and you wonder
but you don’t know why
 
children’s words astound you
and your saddened
but you must ask why
 
it’s so absurd
we follow the herd
into the light
 
we’re all the same
chasing the game
into the light
 
~solo~
 
it’s so absurd
we follow the herd
into the light
 
we’re all the same
chasing the game
into the light
 
out on the streets
we follow the lead
into the light
 
we’re all the same
chasing the name …
 
Track Name: Endlessly
deep snow all around, her voice hanging in the air
I shouldered the door, determined to break from there
 
now, I know what I must do
make to any port back home to you
 
pushed over the hill, I swore she was standing there
eyes white in the night, black hair in the blizzard air
 
yes, I know what I must do
make to every port back home to you
 
through the darkest nights on the stormy seas
I’ll be thinking of you, always
endlessly
 
through the mountains high and in dungeons deep
you’re my vision of choice, always
endlessly
 
made passage at dawn, a captain who trades my way
still secret the book, strange text that will haunt my days
 

oh, I know what I must do
make to every port back home to you
 
through the darkest nights on the stormy seas
I’ll be thinking of you, always
endlessly
 
through the mountains high and in dungeons deep
you’re my vision of choice, always
endlessly
 
~solo~
 
through the darkest nights
I’ll be thinking of you, always
endlessly
 
through the mountains high and in dungeons deep
you’re my vision of choice, always
endlessly
 
through the darkest nights over stormy seas
 
through the mountains high and in dungeons deep
you’re my vision of choice, always
endlessly
Track Name: Hold Your Head High
standing at the headland of your life
feelings break like waves down below
 
searching for the answers you can’t find
fighting back the tears that would flow
 
I know you’ll make it
make it all right
you can’t forsake it
make it a fight!
 
hold your head high
you know what you can do
when holding your head high
you’ll see beyond the edge
and you’ll fly!
 
awaiting a magnificent skyfall
praying all the gods would allow
 
knowing you’ve been generous to all
hoping for salvation somehow
 
I know you’ll make it
make it all right
you can’t forsake it
make it a fight!

hold your head high
you know what you can do
when holding your head high
you’ll see beyond the edge
and you’ll fly!
 
~solo~
 
I know you’ll make it
make it all right
you can’t forsake it
make it a fight!
 
hold your head high
you know what you can do
when holding your head high
you’ll see beyond the edge
and you’ll fly!
 
 
Track Name: Mistress of the Gods
on a dark arctic evening
it’s late in the season
the snow howling
strands me in hell
 
the lantern light leaning
I struggle with reading
from scrolls hidden
deep down a well
 
o hear my words
soothing your despair
 
heed my words
fighting your despair

The Mistress of the Gods!
 
symbols strange and blaspheming
they predate the meaning
of cuneiform texts
that we’ve known
 
I speak the words weeping
and struggle with sleeping
dreams haunt me with
fears that have grown
 
o hear my words
soothing your despair
 
heed my words
fighting your despair
 
The Mistress of the Gods!
 
~solo – the break for home~
 

on a dark arctic evening
it’s late in the season
through high mountains
ancient gods moan
 
swirling out of the snow
in the lantern light’s glow
comes the Goddess
with psalms of her own
 
“o hear my words
soothing your despair”
 
“sing my words
fighting your despair”
 
“o heed my words
saving your despair”
 
“fear my words
facing your despair”
 
The Mistress of the Gods!
 
~outro~
 
Track Name: Givin' It Up
roarin’ down the coastline
mayhem breakin’ all around
flames engulf the engine
no quarter to be found

flashin’ in the heavens
violent burstin’ from the sky
all my men around me
no one questions why

givin’ it up
with nothin’ to spare
givin’ it up
with no repair

keepin’ our line steady
radio breakin’ up inside
smoke flies past the windows
one last hellish ride

linin’ the horizon
airships liftin’ from the sea
we all can’t believe it
no place we’d rather be

givin’ it up
with nothin’ to spare
givin’ it up
with no repair
Track Name: Gates of Evermore
these days of sorrow
shall be our last
I’m on my way, now
forgive my past
 
lay my body on the ground
I shall rise
bathed in light
 
these days of sorrow
they will not last
I’ll give my life, now
the die is cast
 
share my body when I’m found
as we’re told
in new light
 
time
how many times
have we all cried
hungry and so alone
 
I promise
I’m coming home to you my friends
 
lives
how many lives
far from their own
lost on this broken road
 
I know I’ll be going through the gates of evermore
 
~at the gates ~
 

time
how many times
have we all cried
hungry and so alone
 
please know
I am coming home to you my friends
 
lives
how many lives
far from their own
lost on this broken road
 
I know I have made it through the gates of evermore
 
Track Name: Hold On
after midnight the siege
engines tumble the wall
all hell breaks loose,
and fills us with dread
 
frantic orders and our
cries of pain in the hall
fill the courtyard, where royalty fled
 
and ‘till the end
 
men
“we’ll still defend!”
 
while you pretend
the only thing to do is
 
men
“hold on!”
 
we hold on
our lives
are all for one
 
wounds lay opened our blood
flows down drains in the hall
to the river we enter, flow red
 
life is over my king
doesn’t know me at all
now with no dreams, I wait with the dead
and ‘till the end
 
men
“we’ll still defend!”
 
while you pretend
the only thing to do is
 
men
“hold on!”
 
we hold on
our lives
had just begun
 
take care
account for what’s been lost
 
beware
and understand the cost
 
men
or you will need us more!
 
~solo~
 
take care
account for what’s been lost
 
beware
and understand the cost
 
men
or you will lose us all!
Track Name: Touch the Sky
so much access
some things you couldn’t know
realize what you’ve been waiting for
you embrace your changing story
(unknown to the world)
now you don’t know where to go
(which side you’re on)
 
too much access
some things you wouldn’t know
worried from what you weren’t waiting for
caught up in the hidden story
and you don’t understand which way to go
 
are you lost and lonely?
and you don’t know where to go?
touch the sky!
 
live for access
say things you shouldn’t know
make the name that you’ve been waiting for
you embrace your made-up story
but you don’t understand which way to go
 
are you lost and lonely?
and you don’t know where to go?
touch the sky!
 

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