Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Vocal Tracks Lyrics

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©2013 Konami Digital Entertainment

Music Composed by Jamie Christopherson (Soundelux DMG)

Music Coordinator: Julia Bianco (Soundelux DMG)

Additional Music By:
Graeme Cornies, Brian Pickett, James Chapple and David Kelly

Score mixed by Jamie Christopherson
Surround sound mixing by Gary Adante & Rob Arbittier

Vocals Recorded at Sonic Fuel Studios, Darth Mader Music and Voodoo Highway

Drums Recorded at Stagg Street Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Assistant to Jamie Christopherson: Robben Fenderson

Assistant Engineer to Logan Mader: Damien Rainaud

Additional Programming:
Graeme Cornies,
Brian Pickett,
James Chapple,
David Kelly,
Damien Rainaud,
Robben Fenderson

Guitars by:
Aaron Kaplan,
Graeme Cornies,
Andrew Synowiec,
Jamie Christopherson,
David Kelly

Maniac Agenda
Producers: Antonio “S.A.T.” Gonzalez
Dennis “Ramen” Gonzalez

Dance Therapy Productions
Producer: Ferry Corsten

Special Thanks:
Logan Mader, Pete Crossman, Voodoo Highway Music & Post, Inc., Soundelux Design Music Group, Sonic Fuel Studios, Chris Lennertz, Tim Wynn, Jeff MacDonald, Kevin Riepl. Ludvig Forssell

For Dance Therapy/Flashover Recordings: Joeri Lodders, Lia Colayco, Rob Van Dongen, Martin Corsten, Brian Dessaur, Dimitri De Wit, Paula van der Waerden,
Ludvig Forssell

Rules of Nature (Platinum Mix)

Written by Jamie Christopherson
Lyrics by Jamie Christopherson and Graeme Cornies
Produced and Mixed by Jamie Christopherson
Remixed by Akira Takizawa
Vocals Recorded by Logan Mader
Vocals: Jason Miller
Guitars: Aaron Kaplan and Graeme Cornies
Drums: Ralph Alexander
Programming: Graeme Cornies and Jamie Christopherson

The time has come to an end
Yeah – this is what nature planned

Being tracked by a starving beast
Looking for its daily feast
A predator on the verge of death
Close to its last breath
Getting close to its last breath

(Rules of Nature)

And they run when the sun comes up
With their lives on the line
(Alive)
For a while
(No choice)
Gotta follow the laws of the wild
(Alive)
With their lives on the line
(No choice)
Out here only the strong survive

What’s done is done
Survived to see another day
The dance of life
The hunter and the agile prey
No guarantee
Of which of them will succeed
Strong or weak

(yell)

Rules of Nature
Rules of Nature

The Only Thing I Know For Real (Maniac Agenda Mix)

Written by Logan Mader and Jamie Christopherson
Lyrics by Logan Mader and Jamie Christopherson
Recorded by Logan Mader
Produced by Logan Mader and Jamie Christopherson
Mixed by Logan Mader
Remixed by Maniac Agenda
Vocals: Tyson Yen
Guitars: Bill Hudson, Johnny Death and Logan Mader
Drums: Ralph Alexander
Bass: Logan Mader
Programming: Logan Mader and Jamie Christopherson

Memories broken
The truth goes unspoken
I’ve even forgotten my name

I don’t know the season
Or what is the reason
I’m standing here holding my blade

A desolate place
Without any trace
It’s only the cold wind I feel

It’s me that I spite
As I stand up and fight
The only thing I know for real

There will be blood-shed
The man in the mirror nods his head

The only one left
Will ride upon the dragon’s back

Because the mountains don’t give back what they take
Oh no
There will be blood-shed
It’s the only thing I’ve ever known

Losing my identity
Wondering have I gone insane
To find the truth in front of me
I must climb this mountain range
Looking downward from this deadly height
And never realizing why I fight

Dark Skies (Platinum Mix)

Written by Jamie Christopherson
Lyrics by Jamie Christopherson and Graeme Cornies
Produced and Mixed by Jamie Christopherson
Remixed by Akira Takizawa
Vocals: Graeme Cornies
Guitars: Aaron Kaplan and Graeme Cornies
Drums: Ralph Alexander
Programming: Jamie Christopherson

A brave new world rising

I … I can’t believe my eyes
We’ve fallen down
We’re blinded by dark skies

It’s in the way we all exploit the weak
The justice that we seek
Accept the truth to be free

Times have changed
Don’t let fate remain the same
Life … so fleeting
(yell)

The future’s ours to take when we doubt everything
No … no turning back … now!
Now find … find your own path
But don’t …. don’t give in to wrath
(yell)

I’m My Own Master Now (Platinum Mix)

Written by Jamie Christopherson
Lyrics by Jamie Christopherson
Produced and Mixed by Jamie Christopherson
Remixed by Akira Takizawa
Vocals: Graeme Cornies
Guitars: Johnny Death, Aaron Kaplan and Graeme Cornies
Drums: Ralph Alexander
Programming: Jamie Christopherson

Born
Into a pack
There’s no choice
But take orders to attack

Locked up in chains
I get fed
But the hunger still remains

Not content to live this way
Being led by the blind
Got to plan my dispersal
Time to leave them all behind

Breaking out of my pain
Nothing ventured – nothing gained
I’m my own master now

Bear the mark of my scars
Shedding blood underneath the stars
But I will survive somehow

Oooooooo
Oooooooo

Hear me howl

Time to leave them all behind
I’m my own master now

A Stranger I Remain (Maniac Agenda Mix)

Written by Logan Mader and Jamie Christopherson
Lyrics by Logan Mader and Jamie Christopherson
Recorded by Logan Mader
Produced by Logan Mader and Jamie Christopherson
Mixed by Logan Mader
Remixed by Maniac Agenda
Vocals: Free Dominguez
Guitars and Bass: Logan Mader
Additional Guitars: Len Rizzo
Drums: Ralph Mader
Programming: Logan Mader and Jamie Christopherson

I’ve come here from nowhere
Across the unforgiving sea
Drifting further and further
It’s all becoming clear to me

But violent winds are upon us and I can’t sleep
Internal temperatures rising
And all the voices won’t recede

I’ve finally found what I was looking for
A place where I can be without remorse
Because I am a stranger who has found
An even stranger war
I’ve finally found what I was looking for

Here I come

La chaleur me dérange
Mais c’est le grincement du bateau qui m’a réveillé

I sharpen the knife
And look down upon the bay
For all of my life
A stranger I remain
A stranger I remain
A stranger I remain

Return to Ashes (Platinum Mix)

Written by Jamie Christopherson
Lyrics by Jamie Christopherson
Produced and Mixed by Jamie Christopherson
Remixed by Akira Takizawa
Vocals and Drums Produced by Logan Mader
Vocals: John Bush (courtesy of Metal Blade Records)
Guitars: Aaron Kaplan and Graeme Cornies
Drums: Ralph Alexander
Programming: Jamie Christopherson

Look to history

The politicians say they’re right

And stoke the fire till the ash turns white

They say survival’s everything
But as for me I don’t say a thing

Oh yeah

How long must I still fight

Woah oh

Watching other countries plight

Woah oh

Just look back to history
You will see that it’s filled with greed

The only way to get ahead
Is exploit the weak and to burn your dead
Just look to history

Society in moral decay

Here tomorrow
Or gone today
Oh yeah

We’ll return to ashes one day

The Stains of Time (Maniac Agenda Mix)

Written by Logan Mader and Jamie Christopherson
Lyrics by Logan Mader and Jamie Christopherson
Recorded by Logan Mader
Produced by Logan Mader and Jamie Christopherson
Mixed by Logan Mader
Remixed by Maniac Agenda
Vocals: Kit Walters
Guitars: Johnny Death, Nita Strauss, Logan Mader
Drums: Ralph Alexander
Bass: Logan Mader
Additional Synth Programming: Geoff Daigle (Night Bandit)

Wash away the anger

Here I stand beneath
The warm and soothing rain
The droplets falling
Gently down on the terrain
Wash away the sorrow
All the stains of time
But there’s no memory
It’s only dry inside

In the mud and sinking deeper
Into a peaceful life

And it will come
Like a flood of pain
Pouring down on me
And it will not let up
Until the end is here
And it will come
Through the darkest day
In my final hour
And it will never rest
Until the clouds are clear
Until it finds my dreams have disappeared

My dreams disappear

Red Sun (Maniac Agenda Mix)

Written by Logan Mader and Jamie Christopherson
Lyrics by Logan Mader and Jamie Christopherson
Recorded by Logan Mader
Produced by Logan Mader and Jamie Christopherson
Mixed by Logan Mader
Remixed by Maniac Agenda
Vocals: Jason Miller
Guitars: Johnny Death, Bill Hudson and Logan Mader
Drums: Damien Rainaud
Bass: Logan Mader

Red sun
Red sun over paradise
Red sun
Red sun over paradise

Golden rays of the glorious sunshine
Setting down, such a blood-red light
Now the animals slowly retreat
To the shadows – out of sight
Arid breeze blows across the mountains
Giving flight to the birds of prey
In the distance machines come
To transform Eden – day by day

Only love is with us now
Something warm and pure
Find the peace within ourselves
No need for a cure

When the wind is slow
And the fire’s hot
The vulture waits to see what rots

Oh how pretty
All the scenery

This is nature’s sacrifice

When the air blows through
With a brisk attack
The reptile tail ripped from its back

When the sun sets
We will not forget the
Red sun over paradise

Red sun

A Soul Can’t Be Cut (Platinum Mix)

Written by Jamie Christopherson
Lyrics by Jamie Christopherson
Produced and Mixed by Jamie Christopherson
Remixed by Akira Takizawa
Vocals Recorded by Logan Mader
Vocals: Kit Walters
Guitars: Aaron Kaplan and Graeme Cornies
Drums: Ralph Alexander
Programming: Jamie Christopherson

Have you ever slashed a soul to ribbons?
Have you ever believed in a mirage?

My ears are ringing with a sound

Feel the vibrations – my hearts starts to pound (pound, pound)

Give in to darkness, bodies melt
How do we play the cards we’ve been dealt (dealt, dealt)
Beauty – it’s humanity’s greatest sin

Beauty – hiding the beast that lies within

For all our righteous crimes we compensate

But as for me it’s far too late

I can’t deny the voices inside my brain
It’s not a dream – we’re one and the same

You should know that a soul can’t be cut

(Can’t be cut)

No matter what blade you wield
If you follow your own path to justice
(Path to justice)
The brutal truth will be revealed

(Yyeah!)

The sound’s getting louder

And louder and louder
And louder and louder
You should know

Collective Consciousness (Maniac Agenda Mix)

Written by Logan Mader and Jamie Christopherson
Lyrics by Logan Mader and Jamie Christopherson
Recorded by Logan Mader
Produced by Logan Mader and Jamie Christopherson
Mixed by Logan Mader
Remixed by Maniac Agenda
Vocals: Jimmy Gnecco
Guitars and Bass: Logan Mader
Drums: Ralph Alexander
Bass: Logan Mader
Programming: Logan Mader and Jamie Christopherson

The unenlightened masses
They cannot make the judgement call
Give up free will forever their voices won’t be heard at all
Display obedience
While never stepping out of line
And blindly swear allegiance
Let your country control your mind

(Let your country control your soul)

Live in ignorance
And purchase your happiness
When blood and sweat is the real cost
Thinking ceases, the truth is lost
Don’t you worry
You’ll be told exactly what to do
I give my people the lives they need
The righteous will succeed

The fires of greed will burn the weak
So we’ll make freedom obsolete
Making whole the fabric of society
Collective consciousness controlled as you will see

MIND CONTROL

Let your country control your soul
Let your country control your soul
Let your country control your soul
Let your country control your soul

It Has To Be This Way (Platinum Mix)

Written by Logan Mader and Jamie Christopherson
Lyrics by Logan Mader and Jamie Christopherson
Recorded by Logan Mader
Produced by Logan Mader and Jamie Christopherson
Mixed by Logan Mader
Remixed by Akira Takizawa and Pete Crossman
Vocals: Jimmy Gnecco
Guitars: Johnny Death and Logan Mader
Drums: Ralph Alexander
Bass: Logan Mader
Programming: Logan Mader and Jamie Christopherson

Standing here
I realize
You are just like me
Trying to make history

But who’s to judge
The right from wrong
When our guard is down
I think we’ll both agree

That

Violence breeds violence
But in the end it has to be this way

I’ve carved my own path
You followed your wrath
But maybe we’re both the same

The world has turned
And so many have burned
But nobody is to blame

Yet staring across this barren wasted land
I feel new life will be born
Beneath the blood stained sand
Beneath the blood stained sand

The War Still Rages Within

Written by Jamie Christopherson, Pete Crossman, James Chapple, David Kelly, Graeme Cornies
Lyrics by Jamie Christopherson
Produced by Jamie Christopherson
Mixed by Jamie Christopherson
Vocals: Graeme Cornies
Guitars: Graeme Cornies, David Kelly, Andrew Synowiec, Aaron Kaplan
Programming: Pete Crossman, James Chapple, David Kelly and Jamie Christopherson

Looking down on the cars on the highway
The stream of tail lights

Everybody advancing together
Do so willingly sacrifice rights

When people accept they’’ -re_ cogs in the system
Give up free will, conform

Individual pieces of dust swirl together
Become a full storm

Looking down on the burgeoning city
The skyscrapers rise

Even men with the greatest intentions
Start believing their own lies

We can borrow from the future
But eventually someone’s got to pay

The only way out of the cycle
Is to strike out and pave your own way
Yeah

We all fight our own fight
Will you fuel the desire to win

Always struggling with the truth
Of the life that might have been

But no matter how jagged your path is
You’ll always come back to the road

When the dust of battle settleshas settled
The war still rages within

The Hot Wind Blowing featuring Ferry Corsten (Platinum Mix)

Written by Jamie Christopherson
Lyrics by Jamie Christopherson
Produced and Mixed by Jamie Christopherson
Additional Production by Ferry Corsten
Remixed by Akira Takizawa
Vocals Recorded by Logan Mader
Vocals: John Bush (courtesy of Metal Blade Records)
Guitars: Aaron Kaplan and Graeme Cornies
Drums: Ralph Alexander
Programming: Ferry Corsten and Jamie Christopherson

The hot wind blowing
Jagged lines across the sand
The crumbling buildings
In our minds are all that stand

Just like the buffalo
Blindly following the herd
We try to justify
All the things that have occurred

I don’t know what I’ve been told
But the wishes of the people can’t be controlled
I don’t know what I’ve been told
But the wishes of the people can’t be controlled

Heat of the desert
Dust settles on my face
Without a compass
The soldier knows no disgrace

Out of the ashes
The eagle rises still
Freedom is calling
To all men who bend their will

Here I am
Dirty and faceless
Waiting to heed your instruction

On my own
Invisible warrior
I am a wind of destruction

All men who bend their will

We fight for justice
In a forgotten place
Fulfill our duty
Then vanish without a trace

Don’t need a medal
For all the men we kill
Freedom is calling
To all men who bend their will

Wind of destruction

A Soul Can’t Be Cut (Platinum Mix – DLC Version)

Written by Jamie Christopherson
Lyrics by Jamie Christopherson
Produced and Mixed by Jamie Christopherson
Remixed by Akira Takizawa
Vocals Recorded by Logan Mader
Vocals: Tyson Yen
Guitars: Aaron Kaplan and Graeme Cornies
Drums: Ralph Alexander
Programming: Jamie Christopherson

Music Director: Naoto Tanaka (PlatinumGames Inc.)
Song Remix: Akira Takizawa (PlatinumGames Inc.)
Music Coordinator : Jean Pierre Kellams (PlatinumGames Inc.)
Director: Kenji Saito (PlatinumGames Inc.)
Lyric Supervisor: Etsu Tamari
Game Producer : Yuji Korekado