Conquistadors – Lyrics

Across The Sea

They came across the sea, riding the waves of eternity
Many stories had been told, about a city made of gold

In the name of the spanish crown, they’ve sailed so far away
Conquering the new world, determined men who raid and slay

Under the sign of the cross, many lifes were lost
There was no turning back, piles of treasures lay ahead

Journey into the unknown, a trip without return
They came for gold, but death is what they’ll earn

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Sacrificed

Spanish colonists from Santa Maria, left their home on a caravel
Destination Santo Domingo, but they never arrived

They hit a sandbank and got shipwrecked near Yucatan
Everyone got into a rescue boat. What remained was hope

The spanish men died on an altar
A naked priest opened their chests

He drenched an idol in their heartblood
Sacrificed to Chaak, the mighty rain god

Among the passengers was a Franciscan friar, named Geronimo de Aguilar
He and 17 other people stranded at the coast of Mexico

Captured by the Maya, many of them died
Either by disease or they have been sacrificed

The spanish men died on an altar
A naked priest opened their chests

He drenched an idol in their heartblood
Sacrificed to Chaak, the mighty rain god

Geronimo and his friend Gonzalo Guerrero, managed to escape into the jungle
They were hiding for a while, but discovered again
Taken as slaves for different clans

The spanish men died on an altar
A naked priest opened their chests

He drenched an idol in their heartblood
Sacrificed to Chaak, the mighty rain god

Sacrificed…
Two guys survived…

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Flower Wars

When the smoke was rising and drums disturbed the silence
When the horns called for war and warriors were marching

The Aztecs thirsted for honour and blood,
in a sacred battle to satisfy their gods

The people of Tlaxcala were rivals in this fight
All victims on both sides, had been captured alive

Supposed to be eaten by their unchallenged masters,
the humble prisoners embraced their fate

Flower Wars,
religious warfare of the tribes
Flower Wars,
blessed by the god of the sun
Flower Wars,
religious warfare of the tribes
Bloody  rites and offerings for the one

The Tlaxcalans were at enmity with the Aztecs all the time,
but this organized battles were with tradition intertwined

As the Spanish conquered the land,
Tlaxcalans reached out their hands

They were joining forces to fight the Aztec realm
Their reasons had been different, but the goal remained the same

Aztecs should be crushed into submission
A bound with the invaders has been made

Flower Wars,
religious warfare of the tribes
Flower Wars,
blessed by the god of the sun,
Flower Wars,
religious warfare of the tribes
Bloody  rites and offerings for the one

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Descendants Of The Sun

The great conquistador Hernán Cortés,
was sailing with his men to the coast of Yucatan

They travelled up the river and reached a native city called Tabasco
Fearsome indian warriors, were hiding behind the mangrove trees

Hernán Cortés claimed this land in the name of Spain,
but the native indians responded by attack
Brave tabascan warriors defended their home and their land

Cortés crossed the river and arrows were flying high
In the face of the enemy, men died on both sides
Guns roared like thunder and screams of pain were all around
The indians awaited gods, instead of death and sorrow, unleashed by the
Descendants of the sun.

Horses trampled over bodies
They seemed like creatures out of nigtmares
The natives were scared to death, but they kept on fighting

They fought in shallow waters and the Spaniards were outnumbered,
but with wartime experience and superior weapons, a lot of indian blood was shed

They pushed the indians back to the shore
and the final fight took place at the beach
Even more natives attacked and they fought hard,
but the Spanish defeated them at last

Cortés crossed the river and arrows were flying high
In the face of the enemy, men died on both sides
Guns roared like thunder and screams of pain were all around
The indians awaited gods, instead of death and sorrow, unleashed by the
Descendants of the sun.

After the spanish victory, the Tabascans pledged loyality
The natives bowed respectfully and the chieftain showed humility
He gave a gift of twenty slaves to the spanish conquerers
One of them was native beauty and her name was Malinali

A girl so young and beautiful, all men fell right in love with her
Even Hernán Cortés was overwhelmed when they first met.

Cortés crossed the river and arrows were flying high
In the face of the enemy, men died on both sides
Guns roared like thunder and screams of pain were all around
The indians awaited gods, instead of death and sorrow, unleashed by the
Descendants of the sun.
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The Slave Princess

I was just a native girl,
as my father died
My mother sold me,
even though i cried

Slave-traders gave me,
to the Tabascan tribe

Living as a slave,
in the city of Tabasco
No place for me,
where i could go

But this was not the end
Strangers conquered our land

Malinalli the slave princess,
she was a traitor and a saint
La Malinche the slave princess,
lover, ally and hated renegade

A battle broke out
Tabasco took up arms
Brought to their knees,
the chieftain gave me free

I was given as a present,
to the foreign men

I became the mistress
of Hernan Cortes
He was their leader
and i helped him to success

I bore our son and
all my suffering was gone

Malinalli the slave princess,
she was a traitor and a saint
La Malinche the slave princess,
lover, ally and hated renegade

My beloved tried to free two spanish men
They had been captured years ago
One of them rejoined us gratefully
and his name was Geronimo de Aguilar
The other one, Gonzalo Guerrero
sided with my people and fought the Spaniards

Malinalli the slave princess,
she was a traitor and a saint
La Malinche the slave princess,
lover, ally and hated renegade

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March To Tenochtitlan

The Spaniards were on their way to the capital called Tenochtitlan
While in Cholula, a native woman approached
She told Malinalli, that they’d planned to ambush the Spaniards,
but Malinalli spoke to Cortes

3000 Cholulans gathered together
They had been unarmed, but the Spaniards killed them all

With armored men and horses and a trail of deep red blood,
they were pushing forward and received as gods

The march to Tenochtitlan
March to Tenochtitlan

Massacre in the name of god…

Tlaxcalans were the most important allies of the Spaniards
Thousands of them fought on the side of Cortes

The army entered Tenochtitlan on a flower covered causeway
Moctezuma was the ruler of this realm

Malinalli and Geronimo were used as translators on this dangerous journey

With armored men and horses and a trail of deep red blood,
they were pushing forward and received as gods

March to Tenochtitlan
March to Tenochtitlan

With armored men and horses and a trail of deep red blood,
they were pushing forward and received as gods

March to Tenochtitlan
March to Tenochtitlan

Moctezuma invited the strangers to live in a giant palace
The Spaniards took the chance and settled down

At a traditional festival of the natives
The Spanish lost their nerves and attacked

They took Moctezuma as a hostage
and they forced him to talk to his people

Moctezuma had been killed by his own people
Stoned to death as a traitor, he was lying in his blood
Malinalli convinced him to go out…
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Beyond Retrieval

After the festival, the Spaniards were in grave danger
Cortes returned and he knew they’ve been beyond retrieval
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La Noche Triste

Cortés told his men about his disengagement plans
and then they tried to run away

The Aztecs promised prosperity and peace,
to the people of Tlaxcala, if they turn against Cortes

With pockets full of gold and treasures,
the burden was too high

La Noche Triste

1520, the spanish troops had to flee, in a rainy night

Escape from Tenochtitlan,
their hopes and dreams were gone

All this arrogance and greed, resulted in defeat

The Tlaxcalans chose Cortés,
over the Aztecs and their offering

Together they fled over the causeway,
but the Aztecs killed so many men

Fate was turning against the Spaniards,
but Cortes desired punishment

La Noche Triste

1520, the spanish troops had to flee, in a rainy night

Escape from Tenochtitlan,
their hopes and dreams were gone

All this arrogance and greed, resulted in defeat

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Aztecs‘ Last Stand

In the eye of defeat,
the spanish troops were on their knees
Cortés decided to rise again,
and he vowed to conquer the land

He rejoined forces with Tlaxcala,
while many Aztecs died from spanish pox
The Spaniards were marching again,
to the gates of Tenochtitlan

Scared and crushed with brutal force,
by Tlaxcala and Spain
A bloodbath caused for gold and might
Invaders and natives, side by side

Defenders of Tenochtitlan,
repulsed so many hard attacks
The Spaniards driven by revenge,
they fought until the bitter end

The Aztecs‘ last stand

The Aztecs‘ last stand

Many battles later, they advanced into the city
and a terrible slaughter has begun
The Aztecs carried on with their bloody rituals,
cutting out the hearts of spanish men

The attacks were getting fierce
and the Aztecs surrendered
The Tlaxcalans kept on fighting
They’d slain their old rivals without mercy

Scared and crushed with brutal force,
by Tlaxcala and Spain
A bloodbath caused for gold and might
Invaders and natives, side by side

Defenders of Tenochtitlan,
repulsed so many hard attacks
The Spaniards driven by revenge,
they fought until the bitter end

The Aztecs‘ last stand

The Aztecs‘ last stand

There was no god at this victory in blood
Hundreds of thousands dead, so many blood has been shed…

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Once He Was Loyal

Once he was loyal to the spanish crown,
but he’s fighting Spaniards now
Tattooed from head to toe,
his former life so long ago

Chetumal became his home
Determination has been grown
Captain on the battlefield,
with native weapons which he wields

Captured and tortured by a Mayan tribe
First he was just a slave with prospect of a nameless grave,
but he gained the confidence of the native leaders
Risen from captivity, released from his chains

He came from a land so far away with a ship
Gonzalo Guerrero was his name and he changed the sides

Cortés heard about Guerreros fate and tried to rescue him,
but Guerrero was already a native warlord and rejected his offer
Geronimo de Aguilar, a former fellow prisoner,
went to visit him at home, but Guerrero shooed him away

Once he was loyal to the spanish crown,
but he’s fighting Spaniards now
Tattooed from head to toe,
his former life so long ago

Chetumal became his home
Determination has been grown
Captain on the battlefield,
with native weapons which he wields

Guerrero married a native wife and she bore him many children
Aguilar told him not to throw his life away just for this primitive woman,
but Guerrero led his Mayan tribe against the spanish troops
Cortés and his men wanted to see him dead

Pedro de Alavarado, lieutenant of Cortes,
was on mission to kill Guerrero soon in Honduras

Alvarado moved with his troops to Honduras
and he fought Guerrero on the battlefield at all costs
The Spanish massacred the indians in a bloody fight
and they found Guerreros corpse in the night