I Live You Die – Flotsam And Jetsam

The arena is mine, I live, you die.

Entry of the gladiators, 264 B. C.
The emperors and nobles have made a pawn of me.
I battle slaves end free men and wild blood thirsty beasts.
The red sand surrounds me, so they can’t see them bleed.

chorus:
Your life passes you by (I live you die).
The Reaper is near.
Again the arena is mine (I live you die).
I live you die.

Sword drawn and battle ready, Trajan in command.
Fight ’till death 100 days, corpses of 2000 men.
The masses they decide the fate of a fallen men.
Thumbs down in drunken haste, life’s taker and giver I am.

(repeat chorus)

Innocent children dressed like the sacred lamb,
Taken for Nero’s-slaughter, as the people look away,
To the pit dogs they are prey, the people look away… they look away…

I live, you die!

Persecuted Christians in the blood soaked ring.
Many over many lose their lives, peace to their soul it brings.
The thrills from the kills, those that I have slain,
Are keeping my heart pounding, I live another day.

Your live passes you by (I live you die).
The Reaper is near.
Again the arena is mine (I live you die).


Lyric I Live You Die – Flotsam And Jetsam