The Enemy's Gate is Down

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Based on ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card.

lyrics

It's supposed to be noble, to fight for a cause
But more of us fight for our families or comrades who stand at our sides
Ideals may get lost, when we're counting the cost
And all that we have is each other, our love, our honor, our pride

Chorus 1:
Down, down, the enemy's gate is down
Down, down, the enemy's gate is down
The enemy lurks in the endless sky
And gave us no choice but to win or die
But justice will not be denied
The enemy's gate is down, the enemy's gate is down, down, down

They came without warning, attacked from the black
They came here to conquer, to kill, to maim and destroy what was ours
We beat them the first time, we'll fight to the last
We'll chase them into the fearsome dark and pave our way to the stars

Chorus 1

There are times when you fight, win however you can
The price you pay is your soul ... piece by piece by piece
It's a pittance to offer, for your fellow man
To guard those we love and treasure while they peacefully sleep

Bridge:
The lion won't lie down with the lamb tonight
A favored son is leading it to war
One with mind and stomach for the fight
A different fight than we've ever had before ...

They offered no quarter, no chance for escape
Just fire and vacuum, confusion-and-chaos, pain and death and fear
We united against them, common foe, common fate
The tribes and tongues and nations together in arms along the frontier

Chorus 1

Chorus 2:
Down, down, the enemy's gate is down
Down, down, the enemy's gate is down
The price of freedom is always high
We pay it when we kill, and we'll pay it if we die
But we pay it for the futures of those we left behind
The enemy's gate is down, the enemy's gate is down, down, down

credits

from Distorted Vision, released August 22, 2015
Words and music by Gray Rinehart
Gray Rinehart - vocals and backing vocals
Mark Minervino - instruments
Recorded at Stormghost Studio, Cary, NC, and MKM Studios, Scarborough, ME
Engineered and produced by Mark Minervino

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Gray Rinehart writes science fiction, fantasy, assorted nonfiction, and the odd song. Or odd songs.

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