The Last Hero Album Lyrics by Alter Bridge


Alter Bridge Lyrics

The Last Hero Album Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Show Me A Leader

Well they're selling another messiah
Here tonight
But we're all way too numb and divided
To buy it

Singing
No no no
We are all too divided this time
No no no

Show me a leader that won't compromise
Show me a leader so hope never dies
We need a hero this time
No no no

Disillusioned and tired of waiting
For the one
Whose intentions are pure unpersuaded
We can trust

Singing
No no no
'Cause a promise is never enough
No no no

Show me a leader that won't compromise
Show me a leader so hope never dies
We need a hero this time

I know, I know
I know if we're to survive
We need to know this is not the end
How will we ever get by
It's getting harder to fight out here on our own

Show me a leader that won't compromise
Show me a leader so hope never dies
Show me a leader that knows what is right
Show me a leader so hope can survive
We need a hero this time

No no no
We need a hero this time
Or we will never survive
No no no
We need a hero this time
Or we will never survive



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The Writing On The Wall

Don't tell us this is normal
Don't tell us there's no change
So selfish and immoral, you're to blame
'Cause you're the great disrupter
Still crossing out of line
Now tell me who will suffer for all your crimes?
We are running out of time
Out of time

And the writing's on the wall
That the end will begin
Still you do nothing at all
And keep denying the greatest sin

Ignore the truth and follow
Reap all that you sow
Spawn the future sorrow, we will know
Refusing every warning
Deny the rate of change
The ignorance is swarming, what a shame
And you know that you're to blame
You're to blame

And the writing's on the wall
That the end will begin
Still you do nothing at all
Throwing lies to the wind

And the writing's on the wall
So I say it again
Still you do nothing at all
And keep denying the greatest sin

You're the one to blame
For this rate of change

No tomorrow
When will you see?

And the writing's on the wall
That the end will begin
Still you do nothing at all
Throwing lies to the wind

And the writing's on the wall
So I say it again
Still you do nothing at all
And keep denying the greatest sin

The greatest sin
Deny it again
When will it end?



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The Other Side

Just step into the dark, it's waiting
Take your vow, it's time
Time for you to meet your maker
Playing God tonight

You're insane
Have you gone too far?
Who's to blame
For what you are?

If you believe yours is the only way
Then you're the fool who lives to die
Well you deserve the Hell, you're gonna pay
On the other side
Once you reach the other side
Once you reach the other side

The trigger warm, anticipating
The ritual's begun
You think that Heaven's gates are waiting
But only Hell will come

You're insane
Have you gone too far?
Who's to blame
For what you are?

If you believe yours is the only way
Then you're the fool who lives to die
Well you deserve the Hell, you're gonna pay
On the other side
On the other side
Once you reach the other side

Fade to black, you'll see in time
You will only be denied

Fools will only be denied
There will be no paradise
Fools will only be denied
There will be no paradise
Yeah

If you believe yours is the only way
Then you're the fool who lives to die
Well you deserve the Hell, you're gonna pay
On the other side
On the other side
Once you reach the other side
Once you reach the other side
There will be no paradise
Once you reach the other side
There will be no paradise
Yeah



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My Champion

May this be your victory song
A song for you when I am gone
Reminding you of what you're meant to be
A gift to bring you clarity
To show you that your destiny
Is not defined by what you've failed to see
No

May this lift you up
When you feel you'll fall again
You cannot win, no
Hope these words are enough
For you to be strong, my friend

Sometimes you fall before you rise
Sometimes you lose it all to find
You've gotta keep fighting
And get back up again
My champion
Oh, my champion

You've lost so many times it hurts
But failures made are lessons learned
Cause in the end what you are will be much more
Than you were

May this lift you up
When you feel you'll fall again
You cannot win
Hope these words are enough
For you to be strong, my friend

Sometimes you fall before you rise
Sometimes you lose it all to find
You've gotta keep fighting
And get back up again
My champion

Don't ever run away
For every fear you face
You will survive and be much more
Than you were

Sometimes you fall before you rise
Sometimes you lose it all to find
You've gotta keep fighting
And get back up again
The world's gonna try and knock you out
Just pick yourself up when you go down
You've gotta keep fighting
And get back up again
My champion
Oh, my champion
My champion
My champion



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Poison In Your Veins

How long will you cower down
Until you come to see
That courage is the hallowed ground
That changes destiny?
That only those who dare to win
With no fear have no remorse
The time has come to rise again
You were meant to be much more

Somehow
Somehow

It's like poison in your veins
Oh, it's the beast you cannot tame
The way you let your fear burrow inside
Will chew you up and spit you out in time
Release the poison in your veins right now
Right now, oh

Everything that could've been
Has only failed to be
Cause you wasted all your precious time
You were too afraid to dream
Well, damn it all to hell I say
Don't you waste another day
It's time for you to own it now
The world is yours to take

Right now

It's like poison in your veins
Oh, it's the beast you cannot tame
The way you let your fear burrow inside
Will chew you up and spit you out in time
So release the poison in your veins
So come on bleed it out, it's not too late
What you choose to see is falling short
It's time for you to rise and be much more

Don't waste another day
Don't let it slip away
The world is all yours to take
If only you could change

Oh it's like poison in your veins
Oh, it's the beast you cannot tame
The way you let your fear burrow inside
Will chew you up and spit you out in time
So release the poison in your veins
Come on bleed it out, it's not too late
What you choose to see is falling short
It's time for you to rise and be much more
Release the poison in your veins right now
Right now
Right now
Right now



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Cradle To The Grave

Mother, tell me,
I long to hear the stories
Just like long ago
All these memories
Start to fade before me
I cannot let them go

No, I can't let them go

From the cradle to the grave
It's a fear I can't escape
Who will be my hiding place
When you're gone?

Father, stay here,
Don't leave me like the other
Know, I need you so
All you gave me
Father, how you loved me
Treated like your own

Don't ever let me go

From the cradle to the grave
It's a fear I can't escape
Who will be my hiding place
When you're gone?

There's no way to deny
The brevity of life

As time keeps marching on
All we have is lost

As time keeps marching on
All we have is lost

Nothing lasts forever
Nothing stays the same

From the cradle to the grave
It's a fear I can't escape
Who will be my hiding place
When you're gone?

From the cradle to the grave
It's a fear I can't escape
Who will be my hiding place
When you're gone?

How am I to carry on?
How am I to carry on?
As time keeps marching on
How am I to carry on?
All we have is lost

Nothing lasts forever
Nothing ever stays the same



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Losing Patience

Sitting by the telephone
Waiting for what never comes
A chance to be the chosen one is all but gone
Arise the tide within your heart
A longing for another start
Far beyond the wretched place that you've come to know

Are you finally losing patience?
May you rise, your time has come
May you fight for what's been taken
Find your strength when there is none

A message from so long ago
Reminding you that you let go
Why did you throw it all away, it still haunts your soul
But now you see what's come to pass
You're screaming for a second chance
If life is what you make of it then make it your own

Are you finally losing patience?
May you rise, your time has come
May you fight for what's been taken
Find your strength when there is none
Know your life is still worth saving
Can't you see how far you've come?
If you find you're losing patience
Then just rise, your time has come

Your time has come

This may be the only way you've got
A second chance to turn the page, move on
If you choose to wallow in these sorrows what will be the cost?
If you did and follow your tomorrow, find where you belong
Move on, move on

Are you finally losing patience?
May you rise, your time has come
May you fight for what's been taken
Find your strength when there is none
Know your life is still worth saving

May you fight for what's been taken

Your time has come
If life is what you make of it then make it your own



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This Side Of Fate

This side of fate is blind
The choice has been made, it's time

For all that we've done
Will we ever choose to see?
The fault of our own
This fate we must receive
We must receive

This side of fate is blind
The choice has been made, it is time

We had a dream
Now it's gone
A future revealed
We were all so very wrong
We were all so wrong

This side of fate is blind
The choice has been made, it is time

What have we done?
There's nowhere to run
Is this hopeless?

We were so wrong
Now we know it
We can't go on
Until we own it

Don't say it's over
Don't let us down
Don't turn away, we need you now

This side of fate, it is blind
The choice has been made, it is time
For all that we've done will we ever choose to see?
The fault of our own, this fate we must receive



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You Will Be Remembered

I wrote these words to tell you all the things I should've said so long ago
So long ago
Know that I am grateful I will not forget or let your memory go
No, I won't
I waited way too long
Way too long

I know this life's a mystery, we lose the things we never can replace
No
So many things we keep inside are never said until it's much too late
Oh

So I'm giving you this song

For the ones who sacrifice it all, we will sing
Who took a stand so we would never fall, we will sing
You will always be a hero, we will sing
So you will be remembered
You will be remembered

I know you've suffered way too much, I know you gave your all for us to be
Oh, I see
I know how much you've sacrificed and all of this you did so selflessly
Oh

So I'm giving you this song
I'm giving you this song

For the ones who sacrifice it all, we will sing
Who took a stand so we would never fall, we will sing
You will always be a hero, we will sing

You'll be remembered, you're still alive
Your memory will survive
And in the end, all your sacrifice
It made a difference this time

So I'm giving you this song
And I'm giving you this song

For the ones who sacrificed it all, we will sing
Who took a stand so we would never fall, we will sing
You will always be a hero, we will sing
So you will be remembered
So you will be remembered



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Crows On A Wire

If you wanna step into the light
Well, I'm warning you, be wise
Nothing goes unnoticed
If you wanna lead or be a star
They'll expose all that you are
Are you sure you want this now?
They will only tear you down

'Cause they're waiting just like crows on a wire
They pry and conspire, that's all they do
Baiting to consume and devour
The glory and power they gave to you

If you wanna step into the ring
Well, you can't hide a god damn thing
In the end they'll find it
If you've got a secret deep inside
Nothing's sacred or divine
They will always bleed you out
They will always bleed you out

'Cause they're waiting just like crows on a wire
They pry and conspire, that's all they do
Baiting to consume and devour
The glory and power they gave to you

There will come a time
When all they give they will steal
The love you think you will find
Know that none of it's real

Waiting just like crows on a wire
They pry and conspire, that's all they do
Baiting to consume and devour
The glory and power they gave to you

Let this serve you as a reminder
No, they'll never tire, they'll come for you
Cause yes, they're baiting to consume and devour
The glory and power, so sad but true

You know it's true
You know it's true
You know it's true



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Twilight

The world has gone mad, the future is so unclear
Where do we stand? It feels like the end is near
I remember everything you said and what would come to be
A prophet of the future, now the future is reality

Twilight
Where do we go? Time is running out
We can't fight
Hope for a future worth saving now

One thing's for sure, we must accept and change
Or we in time will just have ourselves to blame
Divided by differences, now everything is torn apart
Tomorrow is contingent on the tolerance of every heart

Twilight
Where do we go? Time is running out
We can't fight
Hope for a future worth saving now

Will you show us the way we should go?

I looked at the sky, praying for time
Hoping for what hasn't come
The dream's still alive but the nightmare just won't come undone

The tyrants will rage, there's no time to waste
There's no telling what will become
If we don't sustain some hope from tomorrow, we'll learn

Twilight
Where do we go? Time is running out
We can't fight
Hope for a future worth saving now

Twilight
Where will we go when it all comes down?
We can't fight
Hope for a future worth saving now

Will you show us the way we should go?



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Island Of Fools

Shatter the illusions
Of the world that you believed in long ago
You can let go

Nothing's sacred, can't survive
You'll reach the end
On borrowed time
But you must try

Just save yourself
There is nothing to hide but the truth
There's no one else
Here beside you
Please save yourself
'Cause you don't have a moment to lose
The time will tell
If you're meant to survive on your own

Crying for redemption
It's a mystery that only broke your heart
And left you scarred
The time is now
There's no recourse
It's only what you see and what you are
I know it's hard

Just save yourself
There is nothing to hide but the truth
There's no one else
Here beside you
Please save yourself
'Cause you don't have a moment to lose
The time will tell
If you're meant to survive on your own

On your own

And when you see
The promise of what life should be
The destiny
You must believe
The courage is all that you need
That's all you need
(All you need)

Save yourself
There is nothing to hide but the truth
No one else
Here beside you
Save yourself
Or you're lost on this island of fools
Time will tell
If you're meant to survive on your own



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The Last Hero

Can you hear the marching, beating of the drums?
Once again the dogs are out for blood
Words and accusations, history revised
The time has gone to tell that you are right

Oh how you tried
I know that you tried
To save us

Save us

I remember dreaming not so long ago
The change was gonna come, I still had hope
How long must I keep waiting, feeling so ignored
Is anything worth saving anymore?

I just don't know
But need you so

Don't let us fall again
We can't fight this on our own
Who'll save us in the end
Have we lost our last hero?

Tyrants overtaking intoxicate with lies
There is no escaping, not this time
The simple man receiving, defending every crime
Somehow still believing they are right
So hypnotized

Don't let us fall again
We can't fight this on our own
Who'll save us in the end
Have we lost our last hero?

Tell me where are the heroes?
No
Tell me where are the heroes?
No, no
Have we lost all our heroes?
No

How could this be, we couldn't see
Now we are left here to fight this on our own

Build them up to tear them down
What we've done I'm far from proud
Chew 'em up
Spit 'em up
In the end
Who'll save us now?

Can you hear the marching, beating of the drums
Once again the dogs are out for blood
Words and accusations, history revised
The time has gone to tell that you are right

Don't let us fall again
We can't fight this on our own
Who'll save us in the end
Have we lost our last hero?

Have we reached the end?
Are we last to know?
Are we still afraid?
Nowhere left to go
No, it's much too late
There's no hope to see
There is still a chance left
For you and me



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Last Of Our Kind

There's something creeping just beyond the door
And it's raging like we've never seen before, oh

Annihilate
Eradicate
We'll be erased
We cannot run, we only crawl
Obliterate
There's no escape
We must remain
Or there'll be nothing left at all

Nothing left at all

The symphony of agony plays on
We pay the price, the last in line to fall
As the symphony plays on

Suffering, are we lost in genocide?
Though we're aching, I won't give up without a fight, oh

But the pain
It never fades
It overtakes
Won't beg for mercy, though we could
It's not too late
We'll find a way
Beyond this fate
And we will fight forever more

Fight forever more

The symphony of agony plays on
We pay the price, the last in line to fall
As the symphony plays on

There can be no compromise when you know it's wrong
'Cause in the end the sacrifice was worthless all along

The symphony of agony plays on
We pay the price, the last in line to fall
As the symphony plays on



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Breathe

You were hungry for life
Then you took mine
Left me so hollow
And I was eager to play
To give you all of me
For what I will never know

Well I'll rest my eyes
And I'll let the earth breathe
And I'll bide my time
I'll let the earth breathe

You wiped the smile from our face
Our saving grace
Our lasting passion
And with a knife in our soul
We realize
We will not feel it

Well I'll rest my eyes
And I'll let the earth breathe
And I'll bide my time
I'll let the earth breathe

Well it's all I am
And it makes me feel at home
And I must be mad
And I must not care at all

Well I want my life
And I feel it taking on
'Cause it left me here
And it left me all alone

Well I'll rest my eyes
I'll let the earth breathe
And I'll bide my time
I'll let the earth breathe

Well I'll rest my eyes
I'll let the earth breathe
And I'll bide my time
I'll let the earth breathe
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