Who Sang Marathon? System Shock

System Shock Urban Rage cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2008
length: 6:30
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Lyrics

Silence fell across the oceans
Ships from Persia touched the shores
Burnt and plundered Eretrian lands
Heading now for the northern coast

Summon the men, inform our allies, lead the city-states to war
Time has come for the citizens' vote show of hands in the assembly's floor
No more talk and indecision, time to march the phalanx forth
No turning back, as the city has voted for war

War on our shore
Hope in the sword
This war scares us all
Call for the phalanx to reach the shore

Now again marching to the end, tired, sore and outnumbered
Nine thousand men, fight to the death, fight to the bitter end

Evil spread across the land
Sparta failed to march for war
Cowardice has stained her city
Alone we'll face the barbarian foe

Get the shields and shining armor, let the goddess guide our sword
Let the pain feed our anger, lead the men to a merciless war
Leave behind our city and home, let Miltiades engage the foe
No turning back, as the city has voted for war

War on our shore
Hope in the sword
This war scares us all
Call for the phalanx to reach the shore

Now again marching to the end, tired, sore and outnumbered
Nine thousand men, fight to the death, fight to the bitter end

Goddess, we'll fight forevermore
March to the other world
Into the the darkness and death
Goddess, we'll fight forevermore
March to the other world
Into the shadows of death

Goddess, is your desire to forfeit your might?
Goddess, shed your light for us
For we pledge to fight

Hades open wide the doors, phalanx marches to the shore
Carry on forevermore, fight 'till the battle's won
Write the story of the sword, crush their will to carry on
Scatter bodies on the shore, blood, legions, battles, war


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Tyrannicide (Article 114)
  • 2 Evil Monkey
  • 3 The Wisest of Design
  • 4 Marathon
  • 5 The Less You Speak
  • 6 Way Out
  • 7 Where I Was
  • 8 Campaign 275
  • 9 Tiny Wave

  • Release information
    label: Sleaszy Rider Records
    country(area): Sweden
    format: CD
    script: Latin