Black Label Society

Catacombs of the Black Vatican tracks

Lyrics

1. FIELDS OF UNFORGIVENESS

Lakes of fire
Filled with regrets
Took your chances
Your losses won't let you forget

[Chorus:]
So you think that it's over?
So you think that it's done?
The fields of unforgiveness never die
They've just begun

You thought you'd elude life's sorrow
Emptiness and grief
The oceans of life's contempt
Drown the liars and the thieves

[Chorus:]
So you think that it's over?
So you think that it's done?
The fields of unforgiveness never die
They've just begun

[Solo]

[Chorus:]
So you think that it's over?
So you think that it's done?
The fields of unforgiveness never die
They've just begun




2. MY DYING TIME

Chosen fate
I have become
Broken slave and overrun.

In my dying time
My wounds shall all be healed

Servant to one's sufferring
The poisoned crown
A fallen king

In my dying time
You're all that is real
In my dying time
My wounds shall all be healed

[Solo]

In my dying time
You're all that is real
In my dying time
My wounds shall all be healed




3. BELIEVE

They say that you've come to end
The sadness and pain
A barer of light
To the darkness that reigns
Destroyer of fear and the
War of man
To live forever just take my hand

Take these eyes so I can see
Are you just a story in a book
For us to read?
I wanna believe

They say that you heal the sick
Breathe life to the dead
You've come to save us all
So they have said
Destroyer of fear and the war of man
To live forever, come take my hand

Take these eyes so I can see
Are you just a story in a book for us to read?
Are you God or just another man that bleeds?
Please tell me there's a heaven that awaits
I wanna believe
I wanna believe

[Solo]

Take these eyes so I can see
Are you just a story in a book for us to read?
Are you God or just another man that bleeds?
Please tell me there's a heaven that awaits
I wanna believe

I wanna believe
I wanna believe




4. ANGEL OF MERCY

I woke alone today
For all the birds have flown
Inside this empty house
Which no longer feels like home

[Chorus:]
No angel of mercy
Is gonna hear my call (lord no)
No angel of mercy
To dry the tears that shall not fall

I woke alone today
Admidst life's killing fields of war
Door of memories
Closed forevermore

[Chorus:]
No angel of mercy
Is gonna hear my call (lord no)
No angel of mercy
To dry the tears that shall not fall

[Solo]

[Chorus:]
No angel of mercy
Is gonna hear my call (lord no)
No angel of mercy
To dry the tears that shall not fall




5. HEART OF DARKNESS

The angels of hatred
The engine that
Scream through the sky
As visions of crosses and graves
Fuel lifeless eyes

[Chorus:]
Desolation of hope and the death
Of one's prayers
The tarnished cage of goodwill
Is beyond repair

Heart of darkness
Remorse has fallen away
Not of this world
For God is not here today

The coldness that sets in the air
As the ice fills the veins
Disorder and chaos overthrowing
The house of the sane

[Chorus:]
Desolation of hope and the death
Of one's prayers
The tarnished cage of goodwill
Is beyond repair

Heart of darkness
Remorse has fallen away
Not of this world
For God is not here today

[Solo]

[Chorus:]
Desolation of hope and the death
Of one's prayers
The tarnished cage of goodwill
Is beyond repair

Heart of darkness
Remorse has fallen away
Not of this world
For God is not here today




6. BEYOND THE DOWN

Travel the waste
Seeking the unknown
Come with me
The truth it shall be shown

[Chorus:]
Forget all you know and all that you learned
Bridges of doubt shall all be burned
Who you are it shall be found
Through the darkenend light
Beyond the down

Temple of black
Guilt shall not be mourned
Trampled beneath
The sickened mind that has been sworn

[Chorus:]
Forget all you know and all that you learned
Bridges of doubt shall all be burned
Who you are it shall be found
Through the darkenend light
Beyond the down

[Solo]

[Chorus:]
Forget all you know and all that you learned
Bridges of doubt shall all be burned
Who you are it shall be found
Through the darkenend light
Beyond the down




7. SCARS

Say your peace
For i'll be on my way
One last look, nothing left to say

[Chorus:]
As I turn my back, to walk away
I shall forgive
But I won't forget that day

For every sky that shines
Shall meet the pouring rain
For my will shall never break
Though it may bend
Like the scars that heal
Yet never mend

When lies become the truth
Well, you've got your beliefs
No burdens on your mind
They're buried beneath your feet

[Chorus:]
As I turn my back, to walk away
I shall forgive
But I won't forget that day

For every sky that shines
Shall meet the pouring rain
For my will shall never break
Though it may bend
Like the scars that heal
Yet never mend

[Solo]

[Chorus:]
As I turn my back, to walk away
I shall forgive
But I won't forget that day

For every sky that shines
Shall meet the pouring rain
For my will shall never break
Though it may bend
Like the scars that heal
Yet never mend

For every sky that shines
Shall meet the pouring rain
For my will shall never break
Though it may bend
Like the scars that heal
Yet never mend




8. DAMN THE FLOOD

This flood of snakes
The breeding lies
Existence of unjust
Spewing falsehoods as they crawl
Assassins of one's trust

[Chorus:]
First you slither
Then you crawl
Damn the flood
I've come to end it all

Poisened blood manipulates
The bending of one's will
Assassins of your sacred words
For trust it shall be killed

[Chorus:]
First you slither
Then you crawl
Damn the flood
I've come to end it all

First you slither
Then you crawl
I've come to damn the flood
And end it all

[Solo]

[Chorus:]
First you slither
Then you crawl
Damn the flood
I've come to end it all

First you slither
Then you crawl
I've come to damn the flood
And end it all




9. I'VE GONE AWAY

This burden upon my shoulders
For I don't wish to carry anymore
A room of empty faces
As I walk through life's revolving doors

[Chorus:]
Life's high's and crashing low's
What tomorrow brings

I've mourned the past and
The death of yesterdays
The one you seek
Is no longer
I've gone away

Time stands still
As the pages start to fade and die
Closure to this ride
As I greet tomorrow
And wave goodbye

[Chorus:]
Life's high's and crashing low's
What tomorrow brings

I've mourned the past and
The death of yesterdays
The one you seek
Is no longer
I've gone away

I've gone away

[Solo]

[Chorus:]
Life's high's and crashing low's
What tomorrow brings

I've mourned the past and
The death of yesterdays
The one you seek
Is no longer
I've gone away

I've gone away




10. EMPTY PROMISES

Future's uncertain
So far from home
Hopes of tomorrow
Gathered and flown

[Chorus:]
I gave you my word
Swore with my blood
You gave me empty promises
With nothing in return
Worthless words
The funeral pyre burns
You gave me empty promises
With nothing in return

Fear has subsided
Calloused and numb
Death of compassion
There is no return

[Chorus:]
I gave you my word
Swore with my blood
You gave me empty promises
With nothing in return
Worthless words
The funeral pyre burns
You gave me empty promises
With nothing in return

[Solo]

[Chorus:]
I gave you my word
Swore with my blood
You gave me empty promises
With nothing in return
Worthless words
The funeral pyre burns
You gave me empty promises
With nothing in return




11. SHADES OF GREY

Heaven sent/ Hell beneath/ Gone away
Skies of blue/ Nothing lasts/ Couldn't stay
Oh no you couldn't stay
The morning sun has set
On what is and what has been once again

Where can you run
When there's nowhere to hide
On the outside
Living yet dying inside
Your rivers of joy can't be found anymore

The day my world it fell away
Shades of gray
Unspoken words/ Nothing left to say
The day that my world it fell away
Nothings left but shades of gray

Broken doubt, chosen fear, where your at
On the down, sinking low, no coming back
They'll be no coming back
The morning sun has set
On what is and what has been once again

Where can you run
When there's nowhere to hide
On the outside
Living yet dying inside
Your rivers of joy can't be found anymore

The day my world it fell away
Shades of gray
Unspoken words/ Nothing left to say
The day that my world it fell away
Nothings left but shades of gray

[Solo]

The sun no longer shines
My eyes have gone blind
The sun no longer shines

The day my world it fell away
Shades of gray
Unspoken words/ Nothing left to say
The day that my world it fell away
Nothings left but shades of gray

The day my world it fell away
Shades of gray
Unspoken words/ Nothing left to say
The day that my world it fell away
Nothings left but shades of gray




BONUSTRACKS ( DELUXE EDITION)

12. DARK SIDE OF THE SUN

You say that your visions are guided
Or maybe they've just been mislead
On the Dark Side of the Sun
Living just to bury the dead

On the Dark Side of the Sun
On the Dark Side of the Sun

Belief in your words
That you're chosen
The giver and taker are one
The past shall rise from its ashes
On the Dark Side of the Sun

On the Dark Side of the Sun
On the Dark Side of the Sun

A sea of cries as the mass begins
The gathering has begun
Absolution won't be found
On the Dark Side of the Sun

[Solo]

The manifestation of hatred
Deception upon the blind
On the Dark Side of the Sun
Graves of the innocent
You shall find

On the Dark Side of the Sun
On the Dark Side of the Sun

On the Dark Side of the Sun
On the Dark Side of the Sun




13. THE NOMAD

I've left the past behind
So much more to see
Like a feather to the wind
Wherever it may lead
Wherever it may lead
Where i'll never know
For I can't be tied down
I can here it call

[Chorus:]
Take me through this world
Take me through this storm
No matter where I may be
My befallen past it walks with me

The leaves shall turn and then they fall
Like the anguish and the joy
Adrift upon life's sea
Wherever it may lead
Wherever it may lead
Where i'll never know
For I can't be tied down
I can here it call

[Chorus:]
Take me through this world
Take me through this storm
No matter where I may be
My befallen past it walks with me

[Solo]

[Chorus:]
Take me through this world
Take me through this storm
No matter where I may be
My befallen past it walks with me
My befallen past it walks with me

Like a feather to the wind