Iced EarthThe Devil To Pay (July 1st, 1863)

In July 1863, A nation torn in tragedy A trick of fate two great armies merge Gods of war at Gettysburg Devastation lies ahead 50,000 bodies..litter the land Hell raises,three full days The reaper sows,and there's a devil to pay The press is on and the reb's attack They Yanks must hold, they cant fall back Just two brigades, 2000 strong Against 20,000 they cant hold long General Reynoldsmakes his way Expect no mercy from the "Iron Brigade" Until he shows, theyre on their own But Buford's men have a will of stone Bayonet's gleam in the morning sun Smoke & fire belching from their guns Another volley and again they strike Thousands more coming to the site ***? Chorus: The tragedy and what it brings All the devastation... Men will kill & blood will spill To preserve the nation Sound the tone down the Emmitsburg Road" The first corps are starting to show For Buford's men they're here just in time The desperate need to stregthen the line Bodies droping, the blue & the grey Muskets fire and the cannon blaze The union fight, defending the town but their outnumbered and losing ground For they know very well as more Rebel's arrive Thousands more and the fight multiplies McPherson's Ridge and the Black Hand Strike A rebel sharpshooter takes Reynold's life Chorus: The tragedy and what it brings All the devastation... Men will kill & blood will spill To preserve the nation Attack! Attack! General Lee gives command Theyre overwhelemed, the situation demands The Federals retreat, theyll rush out of town But they are fortified and save the high ground The day ends victory for the South Lee scales defence, says God's will is profound They are invincible and theyre cause is just but Longstreet is cautious And lacking in trust.. Across the way, the Union did cheer The Round Tops Cemetary makes it hard to close in Their lines are strong, no denying this day When the Confederates strike, theyll be a Devil to pay Chorus
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