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Watch your tongue or have it cut from your head
Save your life by keeping whispers unsaid
Children roam the streets now orphans of war
Bodies hanging in the streets to adore

Royal fames will carve a path in chaos,
Bringing daylight to the night
Death is riding into town with armor,
They've come to take all your rights

Hail to the king
Hail to the one
Kneel to the crown
Stand in the sun
Hail to the king

Blood is spilt while holding keys to the throne
Born again but it's too late to atone
No mercy - from the edge of the blade
Dare escape and learn the price to be paid

Let the water flow with shades of red now
Arrows black out all the light
Death is riding into town with armour
They've come to grant you your rights

Hail to the king
Hail to the one
Kneel to the crown
Stand in the sun
Hail to the king

(Guitar Solo)

There's a taste of fear
When the henchmen call
Iron fist to tame the land
Iron fist to claim it all

Hail to the king
Hail to the one
Kneel to the crown
Stand in the sun

Hail to the king
Hail to thw one
Kneel to the crown
Stand in the sun

Hail to the king



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  • e
    +24
    Ed BeeverJul 15, 2013 at 9:19 pm
    heres my take.

    Watch your tongue I'll have it cut from your head.
    Save your life while keeping whispers unsaid.
    Children roam the streets now orphans of war.
    Bodies hanging in the streets to adore.

    Royal flames will cover path and chaos.
    Bringing daylight to the night.
    Death is running in the town with armour.
    They've come to take all your rights.

    Hail to the king.
    Hail to the one.
    Kneel to the crown.
    Stand in the sun.
    Hail to the king.

    Blood is spilled while holding keys to the throne.
    Born again but it's too late to atone.
    No mercy from the edge of the blade.
    Dare we sleep and learn the price to be paid.

    Let the water flow with shades of red now.
    Arrows black out all the light.
    Death is running in the town with honor.
    They've come to grant you your rights.

    Hail to the king.
    Hail to the one.
    Kneel to the crown.
    Stand in the sun.
    Hail to the king.

    *Solo*

    There's a taste of fear.
    When the henchmen call.
    Iron fist to tame them.
    Iron fist to claim it all.

    Hail to the king.
    Hail to the one.
    Kneel to the crown.
    Stand in the sun.

    Hail to the king.
    Hail to the one.
    Kneel to the crown.
    Stand in the sun.
    Hail to the king.
  • U
    +3
    UnregisteredNov 23, 2013 at 5:59 pm
    I think everyone is being too literal on this one. I think this song is more politically motivated "hail to the king (chief)", with many Nostradamus like allusions to modern day issues. It seems that"henchmen" refers to the NSA/DHS/IRS. Simply put this is a way to make a political song while being"closeted".
  • c
    +3
    Chase BorchardJul 16, 2013 at 9:48 pm
    It's actually
    "There's a taste of fear
    When the henchmen call
    I am fist to tame them
    I am fist to claim it all."
  • a
    +3
    Anthony NokesJul 15, 2013 at 8:32 pm
    What is said in between this, " no mercy from the edge of the blade, _____ and learn the price to be paid"?
  • k
    +1
    Ken DemmertAug 16, 2013 at 9:36 pm
    just watched the music video and the original lyrics posted by this site are right... well for the most part... I heard " Royal fams come empowering chaos"

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