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Antioch

from The Last Emperor by Judicator

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lyrics

Stand alone among the throngs, I blaspheme silently
Nobody knows my private crime
Walk with me

Outside the city of Antioch
Crusaders patiently laying siege
Until the day came for Raynald Porchet
The knight was captured and paraded on the walls

“I will not plead or beg”
Upon the walls, there on his knees
He’s on his way back home

No ransom, don’t you pay for my life or lift the siege
You must persist
Please fight hard, I’ve seen that behind the walls they are weakened
Keep your resolve

On his knees before the general, who offered anything if he’d apostatize
The clever Raynald asked for some time to think about the proposition that he faced

For days on end, so piously he prayed unto his God
“I won’t apostatize”

He used the time to pray and ask for the strength to be prepared for what God willed
It wasn’t long before an interpreter found him out and saw he wouldn’t capitulate

Just like the Jews who could not sing their song of God on foreign soil
These blasphemies kept in my mind could turn into a cross to bear

On the walls, Raynald was paraded before us
Helplessly, I watched him kneel
One last time, a smile he offered to me before he died
The headless saint of Antioch

Guitar Solo: Tony

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from The Last Emperor, released March 30, 2018

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Judicator Tucson, Arizona

Judicator is a Power Metal band formed by John Yelland and Alicia Cordisco after the two met at a Blind Guardian concert. They released two historical based albums as a recording project, and then evolved into a full band, signing with Prosthetic Records in 2020! Their 6th album 'The Majesty of Decay' full of epic and progressive power metal is out now! ... more

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