Machine Head

Year of the Dragon - Tour Diary: Japan tracks

Lyrics


1. DESIRE TO FIRE

We turn desire to fire
Electric sparks to the wire
Highered the stakes when we bought
This monster life
Prevail by daring to fail
Others content just to sail
Hail the future we bring

We bring chaos to blocks
Like, riots to watts
Blow up spots, taking the crown
Off the top notch
Create the pace
That you all will follow
Sporadic flow buckles up
Like a calico
We D-O smoke sensimillo
Vodka and C-O-K-E
Is the real deal
Your flubber, never had to suffer
Life's getting hard
And it's only getting rougher

Save some for me
Cant's stop what we're going to be

Walk with me ,
And take this seed
A fire for you
So dare to fail
Will you

When my pen hits pad
It result in catastrophe
Words and verbs come
To form your disaster
If you want it, you got it
Never hit I spot it
Now come and watch me rise

On the tools, I blew
More money than Latrell
You tell, I don't know you?
Think I know you too well
You fell, and stumbled
Laughin' as you tumbled
I guess you forget
About the power we rock
Cause & quot; All hail the & quot;
Machine Head battery
The good, the bad, the ugly
Savage in capacity
Yeah you been fucked
Stuck in a rut
Your life has been sucked
Your tail has been tucked

Save some for me
Can't stop what we're going to be
Just watch as I demonstrate
The reason we dominate

Walk with me ,
And take this seed
A fire for you
So dare to fail
Will you

If we stand alone
And believe in whole
Would you tell me
It's all i believe in
Yes we stand alone
And believe in whole
And you tell me
It's all I believe in
Because we
We'll chew, and spit you, out
And prey upon the weaker
Take what we want

Walk with me ,
And take this seed
A fire for you
So dare to fail
Will you




2. TAKE MY SCARS

It's been around for a thousand years
And it'll be here for plenty more
It is the face hidden in disgrace
That has become now an open sore

It is a false messiah
It is the face of pain
The bringer of the bittersweet
The heretic insane

Take my scars
Through hands of God
I found a better way
To break the walls

Fed all the lies and desensitized
Taught to believe that it is the way
Taught to divide and exactly why
You'll never understand my rage

You've never had to borrow
You've never had to steal
You eat it with your silver spoon
For me it's real

Take my scars
Through hands of God
I found a better way
To break the walls

Blood and concrete
Piss and wine
Whores that fuck
To feel divine

They'll clean their needles
In their shrine
In ignorance
It's bliss you find

Why can't you
Fuckin' open
Open up your eyes




3. THE BLOOD, THE SWEAT, THE TEARS

Oh yes I walk the path, the righteous
Many men have walked before
And this pain's held
A broken shell
Straight shackled onto the floor

So welcome to the world
That I lived in
Puking up bile and hate
My world has turned
To false inclusion
Sickening broken state

But then I'll see
There's things in me
That make me want it
More than you

But I deny all this
Cause pain was my bliss
Gettin wasted on self destruct

Just hold on to the edge

It's all about
The blood, the sweat, the tears
Attribute to the strength
All through the years
It's all about
The blood, the sweat, the tears
Attribute to the strength
All through the years

Oh yes I walk the path
That gives me
Confidence strong and pure
Now I realize
That freedom rises
From confronting the source

I built these walls around me
And I can break them all away
I'll focus all the strength I call
Into unstoppable energy

So hold on to the edge

It's all about
The blood, the sweat, the tears
Attribute to the strength
All through the years
Attribute to soul

Take this
And focus
Create this
To Take
Take this
And focus
Create this
To Take

Hold on...

Hold on
I'm falling
I'm falling down again

It's all about
The blood, the sweat, the tears
Attribute to the strength
All through the years

Attribute 'cause
Time will set'em off
Time will set'em off
Time will set'em off
Attribute 'cause
Time will set'em off
Time will set'em off
Time will set'em off




4. STRUCK A NERVE

Give me power to end all of the strife
Courage to kill the pro-life

I don't want to see
You can't change me
You tell me not to bow
Just follow for now
You're oh so holier than thou

The more things change
The more they stay the same
The more things change
The more they stay the same
The more - things change
The more - they stay - the same

Give me patience
To deal with all the strain
Balance to take the
Fuckin' pain

I don't want to fake

And I won't break
We're too happy to be
In our apathy
We smile single
File to the line

The more things change
The more they stay the same
The more things change
The more they stay the same
The more - things change
The more - they stay - the same

So c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon
We gotta wake up
You don't know you're right
Your right from wrong
We gotta wake up




5. TEN TON HAMMER

I am the thing that makes you sick
I am the blame that gets placed quick
Detect the crack within your lie (your lie)

I'll be the wrath of your disdain
I'll be the fear in you engrained
Become the facts that you deny (deny)

I can feel this pain is real
I hate deep down inside
And like broken glass you'll shatter
With bloody fists I'll batter
Like a ten ton hammer, son

I'll be the trembling in your breath
Trickle of blood upon your flesh
You'd love to watch me take the fall - Fall

I'll be the thing that you despise
'Cause I'm the path to your demise
And I'm a be there standing tall - Tall

I can feel this pain is real
I hate deep down inside
And like broken glass you'll shatter
With bloody fists I'll batter
Like a ten ton hammer, son

I can't stand or take another day my friend
You could learn a thing or two
I can't stand or take another day my friend
You could learn a thing or two

I can feel this pain is real
I hate deep down inside
And like broken glass you'll shatter
With bloody fists I'll batter
Like a ten ton hammer, son




6. 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

Old man, dead hand
If only in 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 that time I will crush all things they prey
Destroying all from the known to the arcane

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

Bun 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
Bury me so they won't find
Try to suck my power dry
You got no crown of thorns on me

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




7. A NATION OF FIRE

Well I see, I feel
On my way
You close your eyes, scared to think
You might see
A world that spends more to kill than to cure
Living, writhing, diseased, so unpure

It hardens me, the things I see
But I won't break. it gives me strength

Our suffering. won't always be
We'll dominate. this nation on fire

The media it
Blinds out eyes
A people divided
And force fed lies
The black and white societies corrode
Warring, hating, blind, a rage explodes

So take my hand, across this land
I won't go down, stand my ground

Our suffering. won't always be
We'll dominate. this nation on fire

This nation's built on fighting war after war
And for my brothers, I will fight and stand for
'Cause I won't break. Your truth is fake
If blood ran red, you'd leave me for dead
A nation on fire
A nation on fire

You tell me peace, well I hear gunshots all night
The scars I have, I've earned 'cause I've had to fight
An endless pain, and it won't change
We just sat, and watched this world die
A nation on fire
A nation on fire




8. DAVIDIAN

Blind man ask me forgiveness
I won't deny myself
Disrespect you have given
Your suffering's my wealth
I feed off pain, force fed to love it
And now I swallow whole
I'll never live in the past
Let freedom ring with a shotgun blast

Burn my fist to the concrete
My fear is my strength
Power, rage unbound because
Been pounded by the streets
Cyanide blood burns down the skyline
Hatred is purity
The bullet connects at last
Let freedom ring with a shotgun blast

Scarred
Pour the salt in the wound
Unscarred