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It Falls to Jerusalem

from The Last Emperor by Judicator

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lyrics

On a silent, starless night Bohemond feigned retreat
On a silent, starless night Antioch bled from every pore

Helpless I watch, useless on this perch
My wounds have healed, but still I cannot fight

All that it took was one man’s betrayal
Open the gates, behold the wrath of God

Blessed are you, you who go to war
Blessed are you, you who fight for God
The winds are howling, crying out for change
The southern winds are baying, crying out for love

Such carnage, revolting
It’s hard to stomach all the gore
Mangled, contorted

It’s tragic, but alas!
They had a chance to surrender, and this is the way it’s always been

For hundreds of years we were the targeted Kafir, fighting to hold onto each parcel of land
The heart of the Jihad, pumping blood and destruction into the veins of Western nations

Bohemond, clever and sly, arranged to steal away command of Antioch

You’d break the oath you swore to return what was theirs?
I call you coward, to cheat Alexios!

Purged of my guilt and yet I feel no peace of mind
We share the same blood as the beasts
I feel it throb in every wound that I took on — balance me!

Jerusalem is where it falls to cut out the rot from humankind
Jerusalem is where it falls for us to choose to end the weakness in our hearts

Under my leadership we took Jerusalem
They offered me it's gold, coveted crown

How could I wear a crown of gold in the same city where Christ did wear a crown of thorns?
Lead as the King of Kings, and serve your fellow man lovingly

Jerusalem is where it falls to cut out the rot from humankind
Jerusalem is where it falls for us to choose between forgiveness and the beast

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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