Iced Earth - Hold At All Costs (July 2, 1863) Lyrics




Just a mile or so away
Lives my dearest friend in this world.
He wears the Blue and I the Grey
And god it hurts me so
The last time we were together
I grabbed his hand and I pledged
If I ever draw my sword on you
May the good lord strike me dead.

The union flank's in trouble
To the round top on the double
A bad decision, insubordination
Exposed our line in a dangerous way

The burden lies upon us
Surrender is not an option
We are the flank and if we break
The union crumbles, We could lose the war!

Down below's the carnage
The rebel's charging onward
Push the slaughter forward the Peach Orchard.
Through the Wheat Field and Devil's Den

The valour of the Texans
And Alabama's best men
They're unrelenting and devastating
The last full measure of devotion's clear.

[Chorus:]
We know what we're made of.
When up against all odds we hold our line
For the cause that we so love
We must hold at all cost
We know what we're made of
when our nation needs us we'll stay the course
for the union we so love
We must hold at all costs!

Wave after wave they're coming
Their power must be waning!
We're out of ammo, we can't fall back, no!
One desperate measure, a means to end

On their next wave we charge them
There is no other option
Disconcert them, force submission
On my command, fix bayonets!

[Chorus:]
We know what we're made of.
When up against all odds we hold our line
For the cause that we so love
We must hold at all cost
We know what we're made of
when our nation needs us we'll stay the course
for the union we so love
We must hold at all costs!

[Chorus:]
We know what we're made of.
When up against all odds we hold our line
For the cause that we so love
We must hold at all cost
We know what we're made of
when our nation needs us we'll stay the course
for the union we so love
We must hold at all costs!





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Iced Earth Hold At All Costs (July 2, 1863) Comments
  1. t chase

    "on my command, fix bayonets!!" always gives me goose bumps

  2. Bradley Serafin

    Love this song
    Everything about it

  3. DivineHeresy

    He said he wears the gray, so why is the rest of the song from the union perspective? Awesome song!

  4. Brandon Johnson

    Great premise for a movie!

  5. Photography Raptor

    This is soo damn good, God Bless America🍻🇺🇸🤘🏻

  6. Vanquish Again

    THIS IS WAR MUSIC. NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER!!!!!

  7. Renan Costa

    Omg look this Riffs , amazing

  8. King Ozz

    I got this cd for Xmas. Brand new. Used to be 12.99 American dollars. Now it’s 120.00 for it. Worth it

  9. pt13gt

    I love this song!!!!! no matter what it is, it is the anthem for giving the last full measure of devotion for what you believe in. EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. PanteraAICtestament

    0:52 is an absolutely perfect riff. That bass sounds so fucking good that it’s almost too overwhelming to listen to....

    Heretic Creep

    Hell yea

  11. 9'MM Gamingg

    My gof this song.. I can't get enough of this song. I can listen to this song million times.Epiccc

  12. Red Skye

    I have been listening to their songs at 1.25 speed and it sounds pretty badass as well.

  13. King Diamond

    But album isn't best Iced earth quite.

  14. King Diamond

    My favorite song from this album!

  15. PanteraAICtestament

    Fuck man....0:52 is the sexiest riff ever

  16. REDDATEK

    The BEST ICED EARTH SONG OF ALL!

  17. Raziel redeemer and destroyer , peon and messiah

    4:09 the best part

  18. Spaceman

    This song makes my eyes all watery. God bless this nation and god help us in the coming years to hold it together.

  19. obadiah650

    Honestly, I would have liked it more if the whole thing was acoustic

  20. Duane Howard

    I remember when this 1st came out. Barlow gone ripper here epic !!!

  21. notyourboy

    Why did they remove it from spotify?

    Heretic Creep

    It’s on amazon music

    SomewhereFarBeyond29

    I know this comment is a year old, but it's back on Spotify.

  22. Donnie Wolter

    Ripper rocked this album!

    King Ozz

    Donnie Wolter as a Barlow fan. I agree

  23. russianbiasmaster cheeki breeki

    I love this song!

  24. OpnDoarPlcy

    I'm crying.

  25. Mauku

    I've loved this album, particularly the gettysburg CD part of it, for over ten years now.
    It's inspired me to read about the civil war, it's major battles, figures such as general Lee etc.
    Very sad that some people want to forget history and bury it instead of trying to learn from it.

  26. Tin Man

    These songs are racist. We need to tear them down.

    Mauku

    The trend with censoring and tearing down statues in order to edit history is sad and misguided. And yeah, it has to stop before it spreads into other mediums of art and knowledge as well.

    Greg Hurst

    Mauku this album wasnt funded by taxpayers and the "historic statues" you defend were erected durring Jim Crowe and the civil rights movement to say "fuck you" to black people. You can teach history without memorializing people in stone with tax dollars from citizens whos family were subjected to their cruliety.

    Claymore8365

    Greg Hurst Yeah, like that evil Revolutionary War general! And other people who had significant cultural and historical importance to the area their statue is in.

    FrontLineTexan 21

    Greg Hurst
    Sure but that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to tear them down and rename everything. If you have a statue of a racist then ask this: first was this person from a time where racism was the norm of their time/did they live in a time where morality hadn’t developed enough to see the obvious immortality of racism, slavery etc? If yes then look past that to see what good they did. Statues of Sam Houston for example are everywhere in Texas because he was like our George Washington. We aren’t praising the fact he held slaves, but rather the fact that he led Texas to Victory and also lead us during our period as an independent republic.

    But even if the statue is about someone bad and the statue was put up to celebrate what was bad about them, then it’s still a reminder. Some may not know they existed and may look up facts and information about who they were and what they did. Statues and names are not simply a way of praising someone, they’re a way of making sure they aren’t forgotten. They don’t necessarily keep that legacy clean they just keep remembered.

  27. Azin Baharin

    Eric Bugenhagen brought me here

    Shawn Gadwa

    Same here!

    Berserk-Strength

    The 415?

    Vlad Mărghitaș

    Yeah the 415 decline pr

  28. Raoul Tolud

    If your here because of eric you awsome.

    Vlad Mărghitaș

    Raoul Tolud Ayyyy brother

  29. magicsinglez

    this is incredible

  30. semih lokmanoglu

    Most underrated group and vocal so far

  31. Owen Kelly

    fucking epic

  32. Judy K

    New fans of Iced Earth. Research these guys. They are truly metal.

  33. Sean Quertinmont

    one my favorete songs that tim owens sung

    Fox Azure

    _"To the last man!"_
    -Maine Militia Mantra

    King Diamond

    Mine not, he is better in Judas priest's jugulator, it's his best job! But this song is best in this album, this is part of this trilogy. I have this album, that digipack. This is great!

  34. EXPLORING WITH MUSCLE THE RUSSELL

    Ct is a shit of liberals

    Fox Azure

    _"To the last man!"_
    -Maine Militia Mantra

  35. T. B

    Sensacional esse som

  36. Jeremy Creason

    The valor of the Texans.

    FrontLineTexan 21

    Jeremy Creason
    Texans are the best fighters America has and has had. The Lone Star forever!

    Jason Grubba

    and Alabama's best men

  37. Shelby Wissler

    ive been to Gettysburg the High Water mark and Devils den all over that land close your eyes and play this song its so powerful.

  38. linda abrahamsen

    i"m in love

  39. withintemptation73

    The first 54 or so seconds of this song is one of my favorite pieces of music ever...just absolute pure beauty musically and lyrically

    REDDATEK

    MOST DEFINITELY PLAY IT HARD PLAY IT PROUD!

  40. Στελιος Αντωνοπουλος

    LYRICS:

    Just a mile or so away
    Lives my dearest friend in this world.
    He wears the Blue and I the Grey
    And god it hurts me so
    The last time we were together
    I grabbed his hand and I pledged
    If I ever draw my sword on you
    May the good lord strike me dead.

    The union flank's in trouble
    To the round top on the double
    A bad decision, insubordination
    Exposed our line in a dangerous way

    The burden lies upon us
    Surrender is not an option
    We are the flank and if we break
    The union crumbles, We could lose the war!

    Down below's the carnage
    The rebel's charging onward
    Push the slaughter forward the Peach Orchard.
    Through the Wheat Field and Devil's Den

    The valour of the Texans
    And Alabama's best men
    They're unrelenting and devastating
    The last full measure of devotion's clear.

    [Chorus:]
    We know what we're made of.
    When up against all odds we hold our line
    For the cause that we so love
    We must hold at all cost
    We know what we're made of
    when our nation needs us we'll stay the course
    for the union we so love
    We must hold at all costs!

    Wave after wave they're coming
    Their power must be waning!
    We're out of ammo, we can't fall back, no!
    One desperate measure, a means to end

    On their next wave we charge them
    There is no other option
    Disconcert them, force submission
    On my command, fix bayonets!

    [Chorus:]
    We know what we're made of.
    When up against all odds we hold our line
    For the cause that we so love
    We must hold at all cost
    We know what we're made of
    when our nation needs us we'll stay the course
    for the union we so love
    We must hold at all costs!

    [Chorus:]
    We know what we're made of.
    When up against all odds we hold our line
    For the cause that we so love
    We must hold at all cost
    We know what we're made of
    when our nation needs us we'll stay the course
    for the union we so love
    We must hold at all costs!

    SadHappy

    I don't need the lyrics, I know them off by heart

  41. Rodrigo Guimarães Lobato

    Wonderfull and epic song...

  42. Something Hairy In The Shadows~The Sasquatch Whisperer

    The only band that doesn't need words. They would be epic to do an album with no lyrics called Speecheless man.

  43. The

    this can't be real. it's too epic. surely i'm just hallucinating this music.

    Jeremy Creason

    I went to this tour it was fucking epic. Schaffer came out dressed in a confederate uniform.

    N0rth3rnP1k3

    This is the very first song I heard from this band and got instantly hooked! Suggest me the best albums and other epic songs!!!

    Steph Cesar

    N0rth3rnP1k3
    Alive in Athens , 3 cd .

    FrontLineTexan 21

    *hits blunt*
    Yo this some good music. Metal about the civil war

  44. The Good Son

    fucking best song of the album !!

  45. VideoGameMetal01

    Great song, the album as a whole is sadly underrated.

    wumpscut1

    @VideoGameMetal01 horribly underrated its fuckd up

    Andrew Duncan

    Underrated? It's by far my favorite Iced Earth album lol

    Jacob Crabtree

    VideoGameMetal01 one of my favorite albums

  46. PanteraAICtestament

    Holy fuckin Schaffer

  47. brnleague99

    "He wears the Blue and I the Gray..." The Blue is Winfield Scott Hancock and the Gray is Lewis Armistead. Lewis was mortally wounded at Gettysburg. When he went down from his wounds he gave the Freemason sign for help and two Unionist Masons ran up and pulled him off the field. Armistead died before Hancock could get to his friend's side.

    Dan Renaydo

    Now I understand why Battleground Cigar company uses Armistead as a masonic mascot. History is fun!

    C T

    what the...

    Dave M

    Lol at conspiracy people

    Heretic Creep

    Scarab Assassin free mason was a guild with esoteric knowledge. Albert pike was a confederate soldier and was a key member in founding the free Masonry in the United States at the time but it’s hard to say if they believed in luciferian teaching hard to say. But research it

    Heretic Creep

    Scarab Assassin but in the modern world free masonry has taken a dark side with satanic symbolism and satanic teaching but it’s such a dee rabbit hole. I love the south but sometimes get thought that this was orchestrated to destroy the south sovereignty

  48. David Camfield

    Completely masterful first minute, but man. After that is a huge let down.

    Jeremy Creason

    Hugh mungos

  49. Kernel_Kraut

    Based Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain 

  50. Logan Smith

    "The Glorious Burden", this old man put's this album in his top 20 and I have a lot of stiff competition in there; Lizzy, Skynyrd, etc...I.E. hasn't done anything any better since this offering. 

  51. jimfrankkken

    History + metal = pretty friggin cool!

    CrawlerEnder 935

    My guess is that you've never heard of Sabaton then.

  52. Eddie Dubitsky

    Fuck man I fucking love this song \m/

  53. Jerry De Feo

    this song takes my breath away.... poetry and melancholy in a powerfull way.. <3 IE

  54. fallvegas

    this deserves many more views.

  55. MultipleScrotum

    Fuck YES!