The Dead Disciples

Spinning out into the void
Waking up and feeling like you’ve been destroyed
Thirty-one nights of suicide
Near obliterated but you’re still alive

Fearless state of mind
If you believe then you will never die

I can feel you
In my mind
I am feeling
So alive

In the shadows of death and gloom
Hiding seeking solace in the catacombs
Dead and resurrected in a foreign land
Reincarnated as a hawk-like man

Fearless state of mind
If you create then you will never die

I can feel you
In my mind
(I am feeling
So alive)
When the storm is breaking
And the ghosts are walking
When the walls are shaking
Watch the stars exploding

In the nightmares of the paranoid
Shaking in the fallout from the asteroid
Every waking minute learning mind control
Soar over the ocean and release your soul

(I can feel you
In my mind
I am feeling
So alive)
When the storm is breaking
And the ghosts are walking
When the walls are shaking
Watch the stars exploding
When the storm is breaking
And the ghosts are walking
When your heart is aching
Watch the stars exploding
Watch the stars exploding

Song Notes

Tim said of the song:

We flew to Cordoba in Spain for a festival in the middle of a European tour in September 07, but the night before the festival a storm came in that wrecked the stage and PA system, causing the festival to be cancelled. So we ended up having 2 days off in this great ancient city. I used some of my downtime to do a bit of writing and that‘s where I wrote the music for “The Dead Disciples”. It was one of the first songs we started working on when we reconvened at our studio at the start of 2008 and I wrote the lyrics after we’d recorded most of the track. It’s the first Ash song to feature double-kick drum playing by Rick and has some liberal tremolo bar use by me in the guitar solo. There’s a James Joyce/Deadalus reference in the lyrics for our literary friends.