Silent Guardians

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Lyrics for this track are written by Matt DeVries, a long time friend of Vladimir with whom he has a black metal project called Sorrow’s Grave. This song is about an imaginery land ruled by a king whose kingdom was protected by the four mighty dragons, but they were betrayed by the evil wizard and thus the entire kingdom fell into everlasting darkness, while the dragons were turned into stone statues – gargoyles. This song also features some folk-influenced medieval acoustic elements.

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Silent Guardians
(music by Vladimir Garčević & Matt DeVries; lyrics by Matt DeVries)

Winged beasts of his majesty, honored through time
Protectors of realm, four dragons that stood tall
Omniscient, silent and true
Bringers of justice, givers of hope
Pillars of freedom, allegiance never swayed
But soon things would change

They did oversee a wizard one day
Who came to their king with grin upon his face
That sinister face
Dragons then knew something was wrong
They were enraged to see the kingdom betrayed
They’ll betray their king on this day

The king of the realm traded his honor for a tyrant’s life
In league with the wizard who promised him all he could want
Four dragons then came prepared to attack
Before they could act, the wizard assured they would stay
With his magic he put them away

Turned into stone for what they had known
They were the guardians of paradise
Once dragons of fame, the statues remain
Standing alone in the wind and the rain

The wizard ended the dragons’ great rule
Turned them to stone and placed each one alone
on castle's four tops of the world
Instead of the power the king met his end
Death dealer the wizard, his task is now complete
Throne is now a vacant seat

The dragons’ spirits looked down from above
Knowing all well there is nothing they could do
The wizard knew this too
Evil minions were summoned, the kingdom now claimed
No use to wizard the people dragons once saved
All were slain!!!

The king of the realm traded his honor for a tyrant’s life
The wizard betrayed him and took all he could want
The dragons stood still on the castle top
They could not act, they watched as the madness took place
Forever in silence they wait

Turned into stone for what they had known
They were the guardians of paradise
Once dragons of fame, the statues remain
Standing alone in the wind and the rain

Decades go by and still dragons stay
Bodies of stone with spirits dismayed
No savior in sight no chance to be freed
The kingdom crumbled under king’s greed
Decades go by and still dragons stay
Bodies of stone with spirits dismayed
No savior in sight no chance to be freed
All betrayed!!!

Turned into stone for what they had known
They were the guardians of paradise
Once dragons of fame, the statues remain
Standing alone in the wind and the rain
Turned into stone for what they had known
They were the guardians of paradise
These dragons of fame, forever in shame
Only the wizard to know of their fate

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from Unbroken, released July 1, 2015

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Claymorean Lazarevac, Serbia

Epic power metal band from Lazarevac, Serbia.
Combines traditional power metal elements with epic metal.
Lyrics are mostly based on history, fantasy and horror fiction.

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