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Heart of a Warrior 2008

Heart of a Warrior album cover "…Heart of a Warrior provokes the listener to rise up and be a
WARRIOR OF LIGHT! To discover who they are, Identity, and why
they are here, Destiny!…"

Heart of a Warrior contains songs with a much darker tone than anything else I have ever composed or recorded. It is a defiant album both in its sound and message – against selfish systems of man that seek to control and manipulate us. No doubt, this album is spiritual, but it isn’t the least bit religious. Heart of a Warrior provokes the listener to rise up and be a WARRIOR OF LIGHT! To discover who they are, Identity, and why they are here, Destiny! It speaks right to the heart of man with a bold, liberating and relevant word of life! You will not find a voice of judgment and condemnation in this album. One song cries out to mankind, "Put away the gun, put away the gun from your head!" Another sings, "In your pain you would curse me, but the pain brought you life!" Open Up Your Eyes (coming soon!) chants "Open up your mouth and breathe, open up your soul and sing, open up your self and be, open up your eyes and see!" I have received many letters from people who have shared very moving messages about how their lives have been transformed by the songs from this album – be it people with suicidal tendencies, people battling depression, people searching for the truth of who they are and why they are here – these songs have brought them answers, peace and hope for another day. I fight for the same thing that Martin Luther King Jr. fought for, the same thing that Nelson Mandela stood for – FREEDOM.

 

track list
1 illusion listen
2 the exodus listen
3 shame listen
4 please listen
5 put away the gun listen
6-12 (coming soon!)

Although Heart of a Warrior is presently incomplete as a whole, at the request of so many people I have decided to release a limited edition 5 song EP. The completed album is planned for release in 2008.

$13.99 USD (9.99 + 4.00 S&H)


Lyrics

illusion
You were an illusion in my mind, that’s just the way it goes
And I know the promises you made, they were just fools gold
And you hate me, for the same reasons that you love me
And now I must go

I though you could see, every part of me
But not I realize the blindness of your eyes
A lesson to be learned, a memory to burn
I’m a devil in disguise and you’re a terrible surprise…

And I hate you for the same reasons that I loved you
Lost is the flow

Illusion, Illusion

How could you hate me for the same reasons that you loved me?
And I hate you for the same reasons that I loved you
Now we both know you must go!

Illusion, illusion, confusion, disillusion

lyrics and music by Niko Papasideris
copyright 2005 Melodic Warrior Publishing

 

shame
When it would rain, you would curse me
When it would rain, you would curse me
But the rain gave you life
It was the rain, my sweet rain, that made you smile

Did you ever stop to think about it?
Did you ever take a moment, figure out it?
The questions in the scheme of it all
The truth is what most won’t recall

And in the pain, you would curse me
And in the pain, you would curse me
But it was pain, that brought you to life
It was pain, all of my pain, that made you mine

Did you ever stop to think about it?
Did you ever take a moment, figure out it?
The questions in the scheme of it all
The truth is what most won’t recall

If you ever stop and think about it
If you ever take a moment, figure out it
You find the answers in the palm of her hand
To cleanse the shame in the soul of man
Cleanse the shame, cleanse the shame

If you can take a black heart, wash it in red blood and make it whiter than snow,
then please, please, don’t let me go, please wash away my shame!
Wash away my shame! Wash away my shame! Make me clean.

lyrics and music by Niko Papasideris
copyright 2004 Melodic Warrior Publishing

 

please
Can you feel the hate outside
Can you feel the cold inside
Can you feel the rejection
Can you feel the bitterness

Anger

Then I saw an angel descending from heaven holding in his hand the key to the abyss and a great chain and he seized the dragon that ancient serpent who is the devil and threw him into the pit and shut it and sealed it over him that he should deceive the nations no more.

Can you see the greed and lies
Can they feel a hungry child
Can we love the murderers
Can I forgive my molester

Angels

What shall become of you
What shall become of me
What shall become of us

lyrics and music by Niko Papasideris
copyright 2005 Melodic Warrior Publishing

 

put away the gun
Put away the gun, put away the gun

You’d like to think that you’re not loved
but the truth is that you’re the one
Put away the gun, put away the gun from your head

He came to you and whispered his lies, plotting to kill you, cause your demise
Put away the gun, put away the gun from your head

Don’t take your life, time isn’t through
Don’t pull the trigger! It won’t rescue you!
So put away the gun, put away the gun from your head

I tasted death, to give life to you
Cried it is finished, the veil rent in two
Put away the gun, put away the gun from your head

lyrics and music by Niko Papasideris
copyright 2004 Melodic Warrior Publishing

$13.99 USD (9.99 + 4.00 S&H)


The Voice album was conceived in 2001 and is part of a larger project entitled Melodic Warrior.