Machine Head

The Tour '95 tracks

Lyrics


SLAYER

1. SERENITY IN MURDER

Let me take you down without a sound
Dead before you hit the ground
Blood washes my hand can’t understand
Sterilizing my pain

Washed away with crimson tide
By my hand I keep testing time
Quench the fire that drives my soul
Soothing me as death takes hold

Peaceful and serene slowly bleeding
Eyes once bright are now fading
Pallid ashes face against my skin
Staring blindly at some distant place

Washed away by crimson tide
By my hand I keep testing time
Straight flesh lace adorns your neck
Spilling your blood all over my flesh

Quench the fire that drives my soul
Soothing me as death takes hold
Divine godsend enveloping me
Spiritual ecstasy sets me free




2. DITTOHEAD

This fucking country’s lost its grip
Sub-conscious hold begins to slip
The scales of justice tend to tip

The legal system has no spine
It’s corroding from inside
Slap your hand you’ll do no time

Reality in vacation
All across a blinded nation
Mentally under sedation

Anyone can be set free
On a technicality
Explain the law again to me

Here in 1994
Things are different than before
Violence is what we adore

Invitation to the game
Guns and blades and media fame
Every day more of the same

Murder, mayhem, anarchy
Now are all done legally
Mastermind your killing spree

Unafraid of punishment
With a passive government
There’s nothing for you to regret

Nothing to regret

Unimposing policy
No enforcing ministry
Gaping with judicial flaws
Watch a fading nation crawl

Clashing with the public’s frame
I’m the one that’s place in fame
Legislature sets the stage
Social slaves caught in my rage

Administrative anarchy there’s nothing
You can do to me
The world around you drifting to a
Continental tomb you see
Violence is my passion
I will never be contained
Living with aggression and its
Everlasting reign




3. DIVINE INTERVENTION

Awaken
In a web like hell
How did I reach this place
Why are they haunting me
I cannot look at God’s face

Paralyzing
Brilliant light
Trying to run
Want to scream but cannot speak
I cannot look at God’s face

Blind my eyes I can’t see
What is being done to me
In my mind only pain
All the memories are drained

Victimized
Specimen
Deathless torture
Void with no mercy
Black shroud blinds those who see

Violated naked before you I stand
Shattered shrine of flesh and bone
God’s piercing through my soul

Segments of my life
Morbid pieces of reality
Twisted personality
Many faces yet faceless
Familiar things give way to strange
No mercy no reason just pain

Fatal
Sub-conscious control
Threshold of pain unfolds
Transfixed martyr saving race
Who am I to judge thy grace

Awaken
In a web like hell
How did I reach this place
Why are they haunting me
I cannot look at God’s face

Blind my eyes I can’t see
What is being done to me
In my mind only pain
All the memories are drained




4. KILLING FIELDS

You know the feeling
When adrenaline takes control
Can’t beat the rush
That leaves a suicidal hold

Instinct spares no one
Destroying the human heart
The taste of blood
Can rip your soul apart

Devils that drive us
Do not discriminate
A state of mind
That becomes the ultimate end

Action reaction
Blood line is not immune
To the depth of human nature
Inside of me and you

A sociopath with empty eyes
And no soul
Paranoid psychotic heart of stone
My blood runs cold

Evils of passion
Can drive reason to extremes
Love, hate and murder
Temporary insanity

On the edge of a
Demented personality
Emotional
Pain is a deadly reality

A sociopath with empty eyes
And no soul
Paranoid psychotic heart of stone
My blood runs cold

A choice is made of free will
Just like the choice to kill
Decisions to lose control
My self-destructive rationale

A choice is made, made of free will
Just like the choice, the choice to kill
In the speed of the moment
Life stands still now you’re standing in my killing field




BIOHAZARD

5. LACK THERE OF

Lack of trust, all alone
Lookin' down at the bottom of a hole
I've no trust, bare my soul

Are we alone? Or do we have friends
Or are we just searchin' for a means to an end
What up, peace out, my boys and all that
But as soon as we leave they talk behind our backs
Low self image of the way things are
Either way we lose and we can never go far
'Cause always we'll wonder as to just what's the deal
It just depends on what you feel is real

Perception is everything inside our brains
With much bigger problems leave no time for games
Of people acting down but it's just a facade
Can't say it to my face, isn't that odd
Just exactly what does trust mean
Is it about being down with the scene?
Or is it about following your own true heart?
And being true to your friends to the end from the start

Lack of trust, all alone
Lookin' down at the bottom of a hole
I've no trust, bare my soul

Trust no one

I trust no one
I trust no one
I trust no one

Just what is wealth it's just how you view it
It's not having to wonder whether or not you might lose it
It can't be about material gain
If you're drowning alone neck deep in pain
To trust and lay your soul on the line
May not be the nature of most humankind
Lookin' over your shoulder is no way to go out
Stick with true friends and do without the doubt

Lack of trust, all alone
Lookin' down at the bottom of a hole
I've no trust, bare my soul

I trust no one
I trust no one
I trust no one




6. FIVE BLOCKS TO THE SUBWAY (LIVE IN BERLIN)

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7. SCUMBAG

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MACHINE HEAD

8. OLD

I am the man that defends all things profane
6000 years is the time that I shall reign
And with a grin drank the blood of holy swine
Impurity made the blood turn into wine

[Chorus]
Old man, dead hand
If only their insanity
The lie feeds off their greed
Jesus wept

I am the pain that feeds off your weakness
A sickening born of hate, not of the blessed
And with the time I will crush all things you prey
Destroying all from the known to the arcane

[Chorus]

Burn my eyes and try to blind me
Bury me so they won't find me
Try to suck my power empty
Got no crown of thorns on me

So burn my eyes and try to blind me
Bury me so they won't find
Try to suck my power dry
You got no crown of thorns on me

[Chorus]




9. DAVIDIAN (LIVE AT THE LIMELIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY)

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