* The StanRogers song ''Mary Ellen Carter'', which actually saved the life of a shipwreck victim who sang it to stay awake in the icy water.
--> All you to whom adversity has dealt a mortal blow,
--> With smiling bastards lying to you everywhere you go,
--> Turn to, and put out all your strength of arm and heart and brain,
--> Like the ''Mary Ellen Carter'', rise again!
--> Rise again! Rise again!
--> Though your heart may be broken, and life about to end,
--> No matter what you've lost, be it a home, a love, a friend,
--> Like the ''Mary Ellen Carter'', rise again!
* ''Die Gedanken Sind Frei'', German for "My Thoughts are Free." An old folksong sung by WWII prisoners, Cold War protestors, and modern freethinkers.
--> Die Gedanken Sind Frei, my thoughts freely flower
--> Die Gedanken Sind Frei, my thoughts give me power
--> No scholar can map them, no hunter can trap them,
--> No man can deny, Die Gedanken Sind Frei!

--> I think as I please, and this gives me pleasure
--> My conscience decrees this right I must treasure
--> My thoughts do not cater to duke or dictator,
--> No man can deny, Die Gedanken Sind Frei!

--> And should tyrants take me, and cast me in prison,
--> My thoughts shall burst free, like blossoms in season
--> Foundations will crumble, and structures will tumble,
--> and free men will cry, Die Gedanken Sind Frei!
* Heather Alexander's ''March of Cambreadth''
--> Midnight mare and blood-red roan
--> Fight to keep these lands your own
--> Sound the horn and call the cry
--> '''How many of them can we make die?'''
* ''Slipknot'' on (sic) has "You can't kill me cause I'm already INSIDE YOU!"
* ''The Switch and the Spur'' by The Raconteurs
--> Any poor souls, who trespass against us
--> Whether it be beast or man
--> Will suffer the bite, or be stung dead on sight
--> By those who inhabit this land
--> For theirs is the power and this is their kingdom
--> As sure as the sun does burn
--> So enter this path, but heed these four words:
--> '''You shall never return'''
* "Sophia" by the Cruxshadows
--> Do not injustice to another
--> Defend the weak and innocent
--> Let truth and honor always guide you
--> Let courage find a life within
--> Stand up when no-one else is willing
--> Act not in hatred or in spite
--> Be to this world as a perfect knight
--> Even if it means your life
* [[ManOfLaMancha The Impossible Dream:]]
--> To dream the impossible dream
--> To fight the unbeatable foe
--> To bear with unbearable sorrow
--> To run where the brave dare not go
** In fact, the whole song is his Badass Creed.
*** As are the opening and the finale.
**** One might say the whole musical is.
* It loses its rhyme in translation to English, but there's an old children's rhyme for the holiday of Hannukah:
--> We have come to expel darkness.
--> In our hands are light and flame.
--> Every one of us is a small light.
--> And all of us are a firm light.
--> Fight darkness, drive back blackness!
--> Fight for the cause of the light!
* The electronic dance song "Stop the Revolution" by D. Ramirez and Meat Katie:
--> You cannot restrain or tame an idea with idle threats.
--> Once it has crept into the mind, the mouth will not bite the tongue to keep it in silence.
--> The sheer promise of bondage and whips will not be enough to apprehend a thought as it travels from ear to misinformed ear.
--> We ''will'' protest, because ''you'' cannot tell a concept not to raise its fist in anger!
--> You cannot censor that which only exists in theory!
--> You cannot tell anarchy to stop in its tracks, when its feet only exist in the minds of the oppressed!
--> There is a force out there, greater than the media, greater than right or left, greater than empty lies or promises!
--> You can try all night to stop the noise... but you'll never stop the Revolution.
* "Prisoner of Our Time", "Branded and Exiled", "Chains and Leather"... Like many old school metal bands, Music/RunningWild had many of these on it's earlier releases. Here's a example from "Branded and Exiled":
--> Many relocated all across the land
--> Together we've got the power in our hands
--> We are strong enough to fight mendacious laws
--> We've got the wrath, 'cause we are
--> Branded and exiled
--> Together, we can stand the night!
--> Branded and exiled
--> Together, we can stand the night!

* The Incredible String Band -- ''My Name is Death''
--> I am the question that cannot be answered,
--> I am the lover that cannot be lost,
--> Yet small are the gifts of my servant; the soldier,
--> For time is my offspring; pray, what is my name?

--> My name is Death.

** Justifying note: Far from being a harsh metal song, this is a rather unsettling Folk song.

* Music/IronMaiden has many:
** One of note is "Die With Your Boots On,"
-->No point asking when it is,
-->No point asking who's to go,
-->No point asking what's the game,
-->No point asking who's to blame,
-->'Cos if you're gonna die, if you're gonna die,
-->'Cos if you're gonna die, if you're gonna die,
-->If you're gonna die, if you're gonna die,
-->If you're gonna die, if you're gonna die,
-->If you're gonna die, die with your boots on,
-->If you're gonna try, well stick around,
-->Gonna cry, just move along,
-->If you're gonna die, you're gonna die.
** Then, from "Sun and Steel,"
-->Sunlight, falling on your steel,
-->Death in life is your ideal,
-->Life is like a wheel.
** And, from "Flash of the Blade,"
-->You'll die as you lived
-->In a flash of the blade
-->In a corner forgotten by no-one
-->You lived for the touch
-->For the feel of the steel
-->One man, and his Honour.
** And of course The Trooper
-->
-->You'll take my life but I'll take yours too
-->You'll fire your musket but I'll run you through
-->So when you're waiting for the next attack
-->You'd better stand there's no turning back

-->The bugle sounds as the charge begins
-->But on this battlefield no one wins
-->The smell of acrid smoke and horses breath
-->As you plunge into a certain death

-->The horse he sweats with fear we break to run
-->The mighty roar of the Russian guns
-->And as we race towards the human wall
-->The screams of pain as my comrades fall

-->We hurdle bodies that lay on the ground
-->And as the Russians fire another round
-->We get so near yet so far away
-->We won't live to fight another day

-->We get so close near enough to fight
-->When a Russian gets me in his sights
-->He pulls the trigger and I feel the blow
-->A burst of rounds takes my horse below

-->And as I lay there gazing at the sky
-->My body's numb and my throat is dry
-->And as I lay forgotten and alone
-->Without a tear I draw my parting groan


* Victory Song -- ''Ensiferum''

--> Ei urhot kaukaisen pohjolan
--> Uhan eess?aipuneet
--> J?een pauhaa kansi taivahan
--> Veri valuu maahan lumiseen
--> Moni n??i saa en?huomista
--> Moni j?heit?aipaamaan
--> J?ipolville j?maa rauhaisa
--> Voiton laulut soi ainiaan

--> Translated:
--> The warriors of the north
--> Stood strong against aggression
--> Again the thunder rumbles
--> Blood stains the snow
--> Many will not see tomorrow
--> Many will be missed
--> But the land remains safe for our children
--> And songs of victory will sound forever

** For that matter, most Finnish marching music; [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6VqLkqxp7Y&feature=related The Jaeger March]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DUpIhG0VsE&feature=related The Pori Regiment's march]], just to name a few.

* The Show Must Go On, by {{Queen}}.

-->The Show must go on!
-->The Show must go on! Yeah,yeah!
-->Ooh! Inside my heart is breaking!
-->My make-up may be flaking...
-->But my smile, still, stays on!
-->Yeah! oh oh oh

-->My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies,
-->Fairy tales of yesterday, will grow but never die,
-->I can fly, my friends!

-->The Show must go on! Yeah!
-->The Show must go on!
-->I'll face it with a grin!
-->I'm never giving in!
-->On with the show!

-->I'll top the bill!
-->I'll overkill!
-->I have to find the will to carry on!
-->On with the,
-->On with the show!

-->The Show must go on.

And the kicker? Brian May wrote this for Freddie Mercury, when people questioned if he could 'go on', considering his health was failing because of his battle with AIDS. Acording to [[{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]], May wasn't sure that Freddie would be able to sing the song, his health was so bad. Freddie's response? He took a swig of vodka and said [[PrecisionFStrike 'I'll fucking do it, darling!']]. May says he considers this [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome one of Mercury's best performances]]. [[SandInMyEyes 'Scuse me, I have something in my eye..]]

** Also from that same album (Freddie went out Badass!), the song "Innuendo". The whole song was a BadassCreed, like "Show Must Go On". Just the first verse:
--->While the sun hangs in the sky and the desert has sand,
--->While the waves crash from the sea to meet the land,
--->While there's the wind and the stars and the rainbow,
--->'Til the mountains crumble into the plains,
--->Yeah, we'll keep on trying,
--->Tread that fine line
--->Yeah, we'll keep on trying,
--->Just passing our time.

* The Fire Dawn, by Oh Sleeper, exudes this trope. IN SPADES!

-->Stand up, we'll be more than kings.
-->Show no mercy when the gates swing.
-->I've said it before but without accepting that my body
-->Was the only thing keeping me from living.
-->I wouldn't even let the surgeon touch me.
-->Though facing death, I dined on flesh...
-->But now I live to fight out-numbered.
-->I live to fight out-numbered at the fire dawn to live in rebellious honor.
-->I'll stand, you'll see me over all of your fallen.
-->I'll be knee-deep, knee-deep in a sea of their organs.
-->Send me all of hell and I'll face them,
-->I'll face them one on one-thousand.

* Most, if not all, ProfessionalWrestling ThemeMusic.

* EnterShikari's {{Badass Creed}} in "Juggernauts" also acts as a complete {{Crowning Moment of Awesome}}:
-->We'll do what we've always done
-->Shut our eyes and hope for the best...
-->NO! We're gonna face this
-->And step out onto the tracks
-->Stare it right in the face
-->THOU SHALL NOT PASS!

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfs_-tyJH9w Army of the Dead Part I]]/[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV-BmFUoVt8 II]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MguJyPOlOoE Odin]] by Manowar.

-->Raise thy weapons on this day
-->Ye shall not die alone

-->Fight and die let Valkyries fly
-->For they shall take thee home

-->I promise thee that on this night
-->Ye shall be by my side

-->Asgard's halls await with heroes
-->Brothers that have died

-->For thee we wait at Asgard's gates
-->Come join us by our side

-->Valhalla waits so choose thy fate
-->For all of us must die!

* This excerpt that appears in the Manowar songs [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb46TxwEaZw The Warrior's Prayer]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diLCzRJEJRg Glory, Majesty, Unity]] :

-->Gods of war I call You. My sword is by my side.
-->I seek a life of honor, free from all false pride.
-->I will crack the whip with a bold mighty hail.
-->Cover me with death if I should ever fail.

-->Glory, Majesty, Unity
-->Hail, Hail, Hail

* Pretty much any Manowar song, actually. Here's one from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=431ghP7AWf0 Sons of Odin]] :

-->Glory and fame
-->Blood is our name
-->Souls full of thunder, hearts of steel

-->Killers of men!
-->A warrior's friend!
-->Sworn to avenge our fallen brothers, to the end!

** Even more to the point, the band itself has one: "Death to false metal".

* "Morituri", by Robin Wayne Bailey:
-->Let us live short lives of glory
-->Let us burn bright like a flame
-->And when the gods call, let the poets remember our names!

* [[WorldOfWarcraft Level 70/80 Elite Tauren Chieftain]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGGROC4USto 'The Power of the Horde']]
--> Surrounded by the enemy
--> The wolf among the hounds
--> Thunder turns to silence, it took...
--> A hundred to bring me down
--> Wolf-brothers falling at my side
--> With honor I will die
--> Upon the altar of the storms
--> I will be reborn
(Rest of the lyrics: [[http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/l/l70etc/#share]] )
* AllThatRemains has several, but the song "Some of the People , All of the Time" exeplifies it:
--> When all seems lost we count the cost
--> We still remain connected
--> We'll be made strong we are not wrong
--> we will not be neglected
--> Now Wake this doubt and cast it out
--> Weakness will be rejected
--> And through all wrongs we must stay strong
--> We will not be neglected

* "The Gears" by Dethklok
--> We fear not our mortality
--> We'll serve to the best of our ability
--> We give our lives to our masters
--> We vow to smite our enemies

* Andrew W.K.'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlBnJ0egT_4 "Get Ready to die"]] is one massive Badass Creed combined with a Badass Boast.
-->This is your time to pay,
-->This is your judgement day,
-->We made a sacrifice,
-->And now we get to take your life.

-->We shoot without a gun,
-->We'll take on anyone,
-->It's really nothing new,
-->It's just a thing we like to do.

** Andrew gets another crazy-awesome one that encompasses the ending of "Totally Stupid". Might double as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming for some.
-->If we wait until tomorrow
-->Will tomorrow ever come?
-->This is where we're coming from
-->And we're not the only ones

-->When we find ourselves in trouble
-->We can find outselves a way
-->You can find a place to stay
-->And the place is always safe

-->If you have a heart that's in pain
-->Don't be afraid
-->You're not to blame
-->There's a better world inside of us
-->Where we always thought it was
-->You don't need to hide
-->You can open up your eyes
-->And you'll discover
-->That there is another world.

* “Indestructible” by Music/{{Disturbed}} - the whole song is one big BadassCreed

* Music/TheProtomen provide one to VideoGame/MegaMan in "The Will of One". [[spoiler:It gets a ''lot'' darker in "The Sons of Fate".]]
-->And as I live\\
There is no evil that will stand\\
And I will finish\\
What was started\\
The fight of Protoman!

* One from WithinTemptation: "Why Not Me."

-->Some may call it a curse\\
A life like mine\\
But others, a blessing\\
It's certainly a lonely life\\
But a fulfilling one and the best\\
It's my cross to bear\\
And I'll bear it gladly\\
Someone has to take a stand against evil\\
Why should it not be me?

* Music/{{Clutch}} has many songs that qualify, but "High Caliber Consecrator" is a particularly straightforward example:

-->We'll thresh the psyche, and till the pride\\
Distill the blood, proclaim the gun divine\\
Damn the foul ego, praise the promised swarm\\
We are the ploughshare, and yet we are the sword

* The entire song of Otherwise's song 'Soldiers' could count, but especially the chorus:
--> We are the one who will never be broken\\
With our final breath, we'll fight to the death\\
We are soldiers, we are soldiers\\

** Especially:
--> You can't erase us\\
You'll just have to face us\

* TheOffspring has "Defy you":
--> You may push me around\\
But you cannot win\\
You may throw me down\\
But I'll rise again\\
The more you say\\
The more I defy you\\
So get out of my face\\
\\
You cannot stop us\\
You cannot bring us down\\
Never give up\\
We go on and on\\
You'll never break us\\
Never bring us down\\
We are alive! \\

* Coheed and Cambria's "The Crowing" has:
--> I fought the decisions that called and lost.
--> My mark is the relevant piece in this,
--> I will come reformed.
--> In short, for the murders of those I court,
--> I bless the hour that holds your fall.
--> I will kill you all!

* Shinedown has a pretty good one at the beginning of their music video for "Unity"
--> We will not fall
--> Because we have each other,
--> We will not fall
--> Because we are brothers.
--> We will not fall
--> Because we have love,
--> We will not fall,
--> Because we will rise above.

* Slayer's Jihad is frighteningly inspiring.
--> Be optomistic, happy, and calm
--> show no fear, or anxiety
--> smile at the face of God
--> and your reward will be eternity
--> Holy Warriors, your patience will be justified
--> Everything is for Him
--> You must not comfort the animal before you kill it
--> Strike as champions at the heart of the non-believers!
--> Strike above the neck, and at all extremities!
--> For it is the point of no return for Almighty God!
--> GOD will give victory to his faithful!
--> When you reach Ground Zero, you will have KILLED the enemy:
--> THE GREAT SATAN!!!


* PowerMetal band Bloodbound has one in their song, Together we Fight
--> I pledge allegiance,
--> To goblins and heathens,
--> March by my side,
--> Together we fight.
--> Join my battalion,
--> And serve the medallion,
--> Slay by my side,
--> Together we fight.

* [[Music/DragonForce Through the fire and the flames we carry onnnn!!!!!!]]

* BlueOysterCult did one for the Tarachian warriors in [[WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal Heavy Metal the Movie]]:
--> To defend, this is the Pact!
--> But when life's scorned, and damage done
--> To avenge, this is the Pact!

* The badass opening to "The Devil's Deadly Weapon" by British heavy metallers Hell:
--> Who live by the sword shall likewise die, and in their bloody beds shall lie
--> I pledge myself to slay this beast, and when this deed is done shall I
--> In noble death or glory rest, when breath has fled its savage breast
--> This loathsome task I must perform, and thus my earthly fate is sworn
--> God's hideous carnage wrought upon - The Devil's Deadly Weapon!

* American metal band Oteps song 'Run for Cover'
--> Even Jesus worships me
--> I bow down to none
--> Your little light is like a candle
--> trying to outshine the sun

* Otherwise's "Soldiers" is one in total.
--> We are the ones who will never be broken
--> With our final breath
--> We'll fight to the death
--> We are soldiers, we are soldiers
--> We are the ones who will not go unspoken
--> No, we will not sleep
--> We are not sheep
--> We are soldiers, we are soldiers