Black Label Society

Skullage tracks

Lyrics


1. MACHINE GUN MAN

Tell me what a young man Mama
What's he got to live for
Tossed in the shuffle of everyday war
Searchin' for some trouble
Which I'm sure he will find
Spend your whole life fightin' son
Meet your dyin' time

It's a shame
It's a shame
The trigger be his only friend
It's a shame, oh yeh
But it ain't never gonna end

He's a pocketful of hate
That don't give a damn
What fate awaits the machine gun man?
Well, he ain't got no future
And he ain't got no plan
What fate awaits the machine gun man?

I can't see tomorrow
And I don't see today
Trail of confusion done leadin' my way
They say the only thing worth killin' Lord
Be killin' time
I say the only soul worth savin' now Mama
Resavin' mine

It's a shame
It's a shame
The trigger be his only friend
It's a shame, oh yeh
But it ain't never gonna end

He's a pocketful of hate
That don't give a damn
What fate awaits the machine gun man?
Well, he ain't got no future
And he ain't got no plan
What fate awaits the machine gun man?

He keeps shootin' mama like any old fool would do
Lord, the life he be leadin' ain't the one he has to choose
As he walks on out that door
Mama breaks down to cry
As she waves the machien gun man
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye...




2. DEAD AS YESTERDAY

It'll leave you with nothin' to say
Lost without a way
Ain't it funny child
Love sometimes leaves you
As dead as yesterday
Hoping to hold a handful of sunshine
Like a child told it cannot play
Never ever figured Lord love would leave me feeling
As dead as yesterday

Lord could you help me find some shelter?
Lord could you help me find some shelter?

It'll leave you feeling hollow & helpless
And there is where you'll stay
Ain't it funny child love sometimes leaves you
As dead as yesterday




3. ALL FOR YOU

My neck has been broke in the noose of life's rope
Through My loss of you I have found no hope
Slain emotions, lifeless and blue
Destroying myself now

All for you

Remote recollections of tranquility
Terror grotesquely becoming of me
Unnamable joy when our blood once ran true
Destroying myself now

All for you




4. 13 YEARS OF GRIEF

You're so fuckin' tough, so motherfuckin' bad
13 years of grief is all your folks ever had
Just an ignorant cunt, talkin' such shit
Tryin to act like a man, you little fuckin' punk kid

[chorus]
Yeah
Son, look at you now
Yeah
Son, look at you now

Day of court, day of fear, in walks the judge
Half a year nothing less, no he wouldn't budge
Hand over your belongings and your motherfuckin' soul
That's the joy of life, six months in the hole

[chorus]

You raped your mother, yeah you beat her down
Jesus can't protect you when your brain is unfound
Once so fuckin' tough, so motherfuckin' bad
13 years of grief is all your folks ever had




5. BLEED FOR ME

This grain of life I give to you
And all what was you know it's true
Realms of fear they speak the truth
What has passed I hand to you

Bleed for me, I've bled for you
Embrace me child, I'll see you through
Bleed for me, I've bled for you
Embrace me child, I'll see you through
I'll see you

I'll dig the hole, and bow my head
To see you smile, I wish my death
Realms of fear they speak the truth
What has passed I hand to you

Bleed for me, I've bled for you
Embrace me child, I'll see you through
Bleed for me, I've bled for you
Embrace me child, I'll see you through
I'll see you

Bleed for me, I've bled for you
Embrace me child, I'll see you through
Bleed for me, I've bled for you
Embrace me child, I'll see you through
I'll see you




6. DOOMSDAY JESUS

Kill your past and all you thought you knew
Blacked out, hatred running through & through
Horsemen rolls, tomorrow's fading fast
Make damn sure, aint nothings gonna last
Ohhh
Ohhh
Doomsday jesus we need you now
Oooh
Oooh
Doomsday jesus we need you now

Souls that bleed have nowhere left to run
Blind the crucifix and shoot the gun
Generals speak, we leave a trail of dead
Keep on killing 'til theres nothing left

Ohhh
Ohhh
Doomsday jesus we need you now
Oooh
Oooh
Doomsday jesus we need you now




7. STILLBORN

Blind me, erased what was
Stillborn I have become
The feelings I once felt are now dead and gone
I've waited here for you for so very long
So empty, just a shell of a man
Stillborn, this I understand
The feelings I once felt are now dead and gone
I've waited here for you for so very long

I've waited here for you for so long
I've waited here for you, for you

The feelings I once felt are now dead and gone
I've waited here for you for so very long

I've waited here for you for so long
I've waited here for you for so long
I've waited here for you for so long
I've waited here for you, for you




8. WON'T FIND IT HERE

You say that you're down, now
Can't find a place to rest your head
The leaves have all fallen
And your garden is dead
Turning your back now
Ain't nothing left to say
No need for tomorrow
When you can't find today

When you can't find today, oh
When you can't find today, oh
Search all you want, oh
Well you won't find it here, oh
Well the fortunes you seek, oh
They were always right here
They were always right here

Alone once again, now
Walked a mile inside your head
This movie's been played now
All is done and all is said
You're running so fast now
You can't get away
No need for tomorrow
When you can't find today

When you can't find today, oh
When you can't find today, oh
Search all you want, oh
Well you won't find it here, oh
Well the fortunes you seek, oh
They were always right here
They were always right here

When you can't find today, oh
When you can't find today, oh
Search all you want, oh
Well you won't find it here, oh
Well the fortunes you seek, oh
They were always right here, oh
Search all you want, oh
It was always right here
It was always right here




9. SUICIDE MESSIAH

Crawl through the flames that eat your flesh
Drowned in the waters that know you best
Step inside I've been waiting here for you

On your knees, where you shall crawl
Flying so high you'll never fall
Step inside we've been waiting here for you

Bow down, you've chose your maker
He never gives he's always a taker
The electric burns that fuel the fire
It's just your suicide messiah

Walk through the streets that know your name
All that's pure is now insane
Step inside I've been waiting here for you
Another trip, another lie
Life's hand of doom has you feeling fine
Step inside we've been waiting here for you




10. IN THIS RIVER

I been around this world
Yet I see no end
All will fade to black again and again
This storm that's broken me my only friend, yeah

[Chorus]
In this river all shall fade to black
In this river ain't no comin' back
In this river all shall fade to black
And no comin' back

Withdrawn I step away, just to find myself
The door is closed again, the only one left
this storm that's broken me my only friend, yeah

[Chorus 4x]

In this river all shall fade to black
In this river ain't no comin' back
In this river all shall fade to black
And no comin' back {2nd and 4th times}




11. FIRE IT UP

Fire It Up
Let the engines roll
It's time to burn it down
Keep bleeding on 'til the day you die
Forever, love it loud,
Hellfire, doom
Watch the hatred spin
Beyond the speed of sound
Fire it up
Let the engines roll
It's time to burn it down

Keep moving on

Face your fear
Accept your war
It is what it is




12. NEW RELIGION

New Religion

Take me
Raise me above
Take me
This undying love

What once was
I wish to no longer see
Wings of hatred
Come set me free

You are the air in which I breathe
You are the blood I drink and bleed
These words beyond forever true
My new religion is you

Forsake me
It's you that I serve
Take me
This undying love

You are the air in which I breathe
You are the blood I drink and bleed
These words beyond forever true
My new religion is you

New religion, new religion
New religion, new religion
New religion, new religion
New religion




13. SLIGHTLY AMPED INSTRUMENTAL INTRO (ACOUSTIC)

(Instrumental)




14. THE BLESSED HELLRIDE (ACOUSTIC)

Break me down and roll me once again
Got no time to think of now and then
Catch my breath pick myself up off the floor
One more drink, a nervous breakdown, then another war
Oh, you can never get too low,
When youre so damn high
Oh, been out rolling
On the blessed hellride

Through the lines, aint no in betweens
Gardens of filth, the obscure and the obscene
Catch my breath, pick myself up off the floor
One more drink, a nervous breakdown, then another war

Oh, you can never get too low when you're so damn high
Oh, been out rolling, on the blessed hellride
You can never get too low when youre so damn high,
On the blessed hellride

Oh, you can never get too low when you're so damn high
Oh, been out rolling, on the blessed hellride
You can never get too low when youre so damn high,
On the blessed hellride




15. SPOKE IN THE WHEEL (ACOUSTIC)

Lord, I Question Whether I've had my fill
Lord, I Question whether I can take much more
You may laugh as I lay here bleeding
No more afters or befores

Some day you'll know just how I feel
You left me there twice before
Some day you'll know just how it feels
Shattered, cast aside, stripped of your pride
Like you were never nothing special
Made you feel like another spoke in the wheel

So you say im just another dollar
So you say I'm just another day yeah
Once my blood was strong but now its jaded and its thin
Unlike you I can still tell right from wrong

Some day you'll know just how it feels
While you left me there twice before
Some day you'll know just how it feels
Shattered, cast aside, stripped of your pride
Like you were never nothing special
Made you feel like another spoke in the wheel

Some day you'll know just how it feels
While you left me there twice before
Some day you'll know just how it feels
Shattered, cast aside, stripped of your pride
Like you were never nothing special
Made you feel like another spoke in the wheel




16. STILLBORN (ACOUSTIC)

Blind me, erased what was
Stillborn I have become
The feelings I once felt are now dead and gone
I've waited here for you for so very long
So empty, just a shell of a man
Stillborn, this I understand
The feelings I once felt are now dead and gone
I've waited here for you for so very long

I've waited here for you for so long
I've waited here for you, for you

The feelings I once felt are now dead and gone
I've waited here for you for so very long

I've waited here for you for so long
I've waited here for you for so long
I've waited here for you for so long
I've waited here for you, for you