Empires Never Last

by GALAHAD

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released January 10, 2011

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GALAHAD Dorset, UK

Cult English progressive band. Released 9 studio, 5 live (3 of which are a CD/DVD combo) 7 compilation/related project albums up to 2017.

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Track Name: De-Fi-Ance
Despite all our traumas
And through all our pain
Cast out you disbelievers
We are fighting fit again

We come back ever stronger
Determined to succeed
Ignore us at your peril
We are true in word and deed

We will not yet be buried
There’ll be no laying down of arms
We will cast our living shadow
We really have no qualms

Just because we are not ‘youngsters’
Just because we are not ‘hip’
Doesn’t mean we are less valid
Than the latest one card trick

Our faith remains intact
Our ambition still burns bright
Our resolve is not dimished
Our darkness turns to light…….

Defiant in our quest
We will not be vanquished
By those who mock our true endeavour
We will yet prevail….

DE – FI – ANCE……….
Track Name: Termination
I’m getting tired of all your broken promises
I’m getting tired of all your fickle excuses

I’m sick to the back teeth of all your boring anecdotes
You know I’ve heard them all a million times before

I don’t think you realise what damage you have caused
We can’t go on like this, we can’t take any more

How long have we got to wait
How long before you complete
How long before you finish what you started
Tell me how much more time
is this all going to take?
You have to listen and get on with this belated show

Termination, it’s the only way
Termination, it’s the only answer

You don’t seem to have any sense of urgency
Meanwhile our lives are put on hold as we wait to break free

You’re taking all our money and you’re bleeding us dry
And still we have nothing to show for all our efforts

We’ve got to see some action, payback time is near
How long before we can capture your attention, about time we were out of here

How long have we got to wait
How long before you complete
How long before you finish what you started
Tell me how much more time
is this all going to take?
You’ve taken the piss and now it’s time for some closure

Termination, it’s the only way
Termination, seems the only answer

Why can’t you see the problems you have caused
I can’t believe you feel no guilt or no remorse

How long have we got to wait
How long before you complete
How long before you finish what you started
Tell me how much more time
is this all going to take?
You’ve told your jokes, you’ve had your fun , now get it done!

Tell me how much more time is this all going to take
How long before you finish what you started
Tell me how much more time is this all going to take
Now you’ve told your jokes, you’ve had your fun now get it done!

Tell me how much more time is this all going to take?
Track Name: I Could Be God
I could be God or I could be the Devil
I could be a force for good or I could be evil
I can smile like an Angel
Or I can roar like a demon
I can be timid , quiet as a mouse
Or I could go crazy like a psycho killer
I could be human, shock horror!!
or perhaps some otherworldly creature

Which way will I go?
It really depends on how I feel

I can always be God
He can exist deep inside of me
But it doesn’t make me
Better or a better person
Perhaps it just gives me an excuse
to do just what I want to do
God and the Devil are not so different
Both manipulate in their own way

Which way shall I go?
It really depends on how I feel
Am I happy or am I sad
Am I rational or am I mad

It’s all a matter of perspective
Yes I guess it’s all relative
Am I the poison, Am I the vice
It’s for someone else to decide…
I COULD BE GOD

I could behave like a crazed maniac
Or I could sit quietly watching the carnage on the TV
But I’m still the same multi faceted me
It seems so ridiculous as I sit there moulded to the sofa
Contentedly sipping my Earl Grey tea

I can hide behind my own God
He will forgive me all of my sins
Give me carte blanche to do what I want
Just as long as I repent

And it’s all a matter of perspective
Yes I guess it’s all relative
Am I the poison,Am I the vice
It’s for someone else to decide…

I COULD BE GOD

Sanity, insanity, there’s a fine line between the two
You can see me how you want to see me now
I got a different perception to you
But it could be a different me to what others may see, you see?
And you may be a different you to what you perceive as being you
You could be God too.....You could be got to
You could be God too....You could be got to….
I could be God too..

I can hide behind my own God
He will forgive me all of my sins
Give me carte blanche to do what I want
Just as long as I repent

And it’s all a matter of perspective
Yes I guess it’s all relative
Am I the poison, am I the vice
It’s for someone else to decide

I COULD BE GOD…
I COULD BE GOD.......
Track Name: Sidewinder
I’m getting nervous, all this loose talk of war
But still so many problems closer to home, seem to be ignored
If you want to be a ‘real’ hero It’s the mundane things in life
Education, the ‘Health of the Nation’ which need putting right

‘Now, let me take your hand, I’ll lead you to the promised land
You know you can trust in me, I’ll be right behind you, just wait and see’

Don’t listen to the mad man, he got insanity in his eyes
Doesn’t know what he’s talking about, no sincerity only lies
Vacant glances, taking chances, sounds like the rhetoric of fools
He’s a man of material mean’s, I’m not sure what he’s trying to prove?

‘Now, let me take your hand, I’ll lead you to the promised land
You know you can trust in me, I’ll be right behind you, just wait and see
You have to understand that I’m the man who ties your hands
Politically, economically, yes, I’m the controller of your destiny

It’s a dangerous path we are taking
Beware of false prophets spinning yarns of deceit

‘Now, let me take your hand, I’ll lead you to the promised land
You know you can trust in me, I’ll be right behind you, just wait and see’
Yes, you have to understand that I’m the man who ties your hands
Politically, economically, yes, I’m the controller of your destiny
Track Name: Empires Never Last
Always remember…
Empires never last, they always crumble and fall..

A bully with a smile, transparently nice
But beware as she carries a big spoon and a long sharp knife

She’ll diss you and stab you as soon as look at you
She’ll point the finger and pull the trigger
For no good reason
And your only crime was to tell the truth

She don’t like it, no she don’t like it

Always remember…
Empires never last, they always crumble and fall..

Little Miss Glory seeker, taking all the accolades
But if something goes horribly wrong , her enthusiasm rapidly fades
And she’ll run a mile to distance herself, if it doesn’t work out
And let some other poor sods take the blame, of that there is no doubt

She don’t see it, no she don’t see it

Always remember…
Empires never last, they always crumble and fall

And I don’t know how she sleeps at night
She blots out the truth and believes in all her own hype
No, I don’t know how she sleeps at night
Perhaps she enjoys the thrill of a kill and a dirty fight

She don’t see it, no she don’t like it

Always remember…
Empires never last, they always crumble and fall
Always remember…
Empires never last, they always crumble and fall
They crumble and fall


When you I look at you, I see nothing at all
Just a big black hole where there should be a s o u l……..
Track Name: This Life Could Be My Last
This life could be my last
This life could be my last
This life could be my last
But at least we’ve had a blast

I mustn’t wait a second, there’s so much left to do
So much weight upon my shoulders the pressure just isn’t true
But hang on for a moment who am I trying to kid?
This is a crazy situation as nobody else really cares

So from now on everything I do I do it for me and mine
A selfish streak I know but it’s about time.
There’s so much I want to experience some legal some not
It makes life more exciting, I’ve just got to give it a shot

Because each day I’m feeling like I’m dying just a little bit more
Because each day I’m feeling like my energy is seeping away

This life could be my last, this life could be my last
This life could be my last, at least we had a blast

Want to travel to the ends of the earth
And see what it’s all about
Want to soak up our destructive history
And try and work it all out

Because each day I’m feeling like I’m dying just a little bit more
Because each day I’m feeling like my energy is seeping away

This life could be my last, this life could be my last
This life could be my last, at least we had a blast
This life could be my last, this life could be my last
This life could be my last, at least we’ve had a blast

I know that there’s no sense
In much that we do
But there has to be a cause and effect
For everything to come true

Because each day I’m feeling like I’m dying just a little bit more
Because each day I’m feeling like my energy is seeping away

This life could be my last, this life could be my last
This life could be my last, At times it went so fast
This life could be my last, this life could be my last
This life could be my last, at least we’ve had a blast