High Water Mark (July 3rd, 1863) Lyrics - Iced Earth

Iced Earth The Glorious Burden cover art
release date: 2004-1-11
genres: Rock Brass & Military
styles: Thrash/Speed Metal
length: 12:36
It was very close, yesterday,
I thought for sure, that they would break
But this attack, that I have planned
A massive strike across open land.
In the center, they will break
Plan it well, everythings at stake
We'll hit em hard, not a silent gun.
Before the infantry's begun
Execute it well...we risk everything..its in Gods hands now..
General Lee, I must tell you straight
That I beleive this attack will fail.
No 15,000 men ever made,
will overtake that ridge today.
A wild charge over open ground,
with yankee cannon gunning down,
we do our duty, we do what we must
And in my plan, you will trust
(Thooouusands diiie...)
Execute it well...we risk everything..its in Gods hands now..
The rebel cannons break the silence!
One hundred fifty gunsmen on the cannons there
We must destroy the union center
Before the infantry can launch their grand assult
The yankees are returning fire
We must in turn fight its gods will that we are here this daay!
What happens here this day
The fate of a nation
In the balance it will hang
Consumed with the pain
The COURAGE of the blue!
The VALOUR of the gray!
So very sad but true
Consumed with the pain..

The virginians are then chosen
They went behind the trees on Cemetery Ridge
They must be slow to give the orders
THe light emerged from my own 15,000 men
The charge begins in all its granduer
For many are these men, they know it is their last
The slaughter now ensues, bodies fall like rain
They valiantly ensue, though doomed to remain
At the double quick they charge
The can

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CD 1
  • 1 Declaration Day
  • 2 When the Eagle Cries
  • 3 The Reckoning (Don't Tread on Me)
  • 4 Attila
  • 5 Red Baron/Blue Max
  • 6 Hollow Man
  • 7 Waterloo
  • 8 Valley Forge
  • 9 The Devil to Pay (July 1st, 1863)
  • 10 Hold at All Costs (July 2nd, 1863)
  • 11 High Water Mark (July 3rd, 1863)
  • 12 Green Face
  • 13 When the Eagle Cries (unplugged)