Testament

Dark Roots of Thrash tracks

Lyrics

DISC 1

1. INTRO

(Instrumental)




2. RISE UP

When I say rise up
When I say war
That means the time is now
To even up the score

The leader speaks
His plan has failed before
Enlisted soldiers
Awaiting orders

It's time for justice
Just like before
Our troops protect and serve
Are they ever coming home

So much regret
Another killed by war
Such a tragedy
Enlisted soldiers
Obey their orders

When I say rise up
You say war
When I say rise up
You say War!

Rise Up... War!
Rise Up... War!
Rise Up... War!
Rise Up... War!

The smell of death
Reeks through the air
The stench of burning bodies
Bloodshed everywhere
Scattered remains
And bullet shells
Send in the dogs of war
Unleash the hounds of hell

It's time to rise up!
It's time to rise for war!
It's time to rise up!
Black is death!
And red is war!

Yeah I said rise up
And you said war...
All for one and one for all
The perfect world war

All of the rest
Will fail just like before
Such a tragedy
The fallen soldiers
They followed orders

When I say rise up
You say war
When I say rise up
You say War!

Rise Up... War!
Rise Up... War!
Rise Up... War!
Rise Up... War!




3. MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

Life in a world untold, question the unknown
This prison captures me, my cell is all I know
I thought I knew it all, stubborn in my ways
My sentence has begun, my future's what I waste

Next chapter of my life, is filled with violent scenes
I stay awake at night, hiding from my dreams
The voices haunting, me driving me insane
Can't seem to get away, they're calling out my name

I feel that I am slipping
Are they out to get me?
My life is upside down
More than... meets the eye

For now I am in control, choosing my own fate
And now I sleep at night, because I'm not afraid
My demons haunting me, I chased them all away
I've conquered all my fears, my destiny awaits

I'm no longer slipping (I'm not slipping away)
No one is out to get me (No one will get in my way)
No longer upside down (I've turned my life around)
More than... meets the eye

More than
More than
More than
More than...meets the eye




4. BURNT OFFERINGS

Summoned to the house of seance to play the evil tarot cards
To find out what our fate will bring us before the war
Approaching now the hour of tiamat; evil feelings in the air
The chosen wait impatiently to find the...

Rituals of power come out of the fire
Making the legacy known
Takes its toll at last
Now knowing when it strikes

The endless feuding shows its fate, the people are all shocked with fright
They know the end is coming near - it's time to fight
The revolution holds on strong, the armies have all met their match
Entire world up in arms; destruction sees...

The spirits of anger come up from the gallows
Conjured my demons appear
Summoned to my cast, prey this deadly mass
Takin' by the fire you fail

The world became a vast wasteland, survivors turn to cannibals
Killing everything in sight: warfare tonight
The armies are all closing in, the populations getting small
The feelings are as cold as ice, survival names it's price

Starting to burn, the rape and violence grows high
A kingdom will rise to rule with contempt
They will surprise, kill and repent
The weakness in armies won't die! Won't die! Won't die!!!

Leaving now the house of seance, speculating destiny
Wonder if the cards were true, will wait to find out and will wait to see




5. NATIVE BLOOD

Whenever I stumble, Whenever I fall
Whenever I'm pushed against the wall
This white man's world
Won't tell me what to do

Nowhere to run, my native blood
I wanna reach and touch the sun
Blistering my soul but I can't feel

You hear me say, get out of my way
I'll do it my own way
Cross my path and get what you deserve

I'm warning this world
To say out of my way
My voise will be heard
I'm alone...
I won't be afraid
I got something to say
My voise will be heard
So loud!
Native blood

Forever proud, so goddamn loud
It's me alone against the crowd
Right or wrong it's the road that
I must choose...

There's no excuse, attitude!
Got Something here that i must prove
Live to win instead of burn to lose

I'm warning this world
To say out of my way
My voise will be heard
So strong...
I won't be afraid
I got something to say
My voise will be heard
So loud!
Native blood

I learned to walk before I could cawl
Whenever pushed, I push back
Not afraid to throw the first punch
I'm never wrong cause I'm always right
And when I'm wrong I won't admit it
Im the person your mother warned you about
They broke the mold after I came out
What gives me strength is my beliefs

Whenever i stumble, Whenever i fall
I won't be pushed against the wall
This white man's world
Won't tell me what to do

Nowhere to run, my native blood
I wanna reach and touch the sun
Blistering my soul but I can't feel

I'm warning this world
To say out of my way
My voise will be heard
I'm alone...
I won't be afraid
I got something to say
My voise will be heard
So loud!
Native blood

I'm warning this world
To say out of my way
My voise will be heard
So strong!!!
I won't be afraid
I got something to say
My voise will be heard
So loud!
Native blood

My native blood!




6. TRUE AMERICAN HATE

Fear nothing, say nothing
Pledge allegiance to what's right
The future in question
Revolution overnight

For all the disservice
Into peril we fell
My instinct ticking like a time bomb
The human race implodes

Some choose to celebrate
Some choose to hate
Some choose to live their life
Through someone else's pain

All those who follow
All those with faith
Show us your colors, American hate

True American Hate (Hate!)
True American Hate (Hate!)
True American Hate (Hate!)

Stand up and be counted
Stand up for what's right
Fall to resurgence
Intuition overnight

The final plot in question
Evil mind overturned
So many flags of hate
So many nations scorned

Some choose to celebrate
Some choose to hate
Some choose to live their life
Through someone else's pain

All those who follow
All those with faith
Show us your colors, American hate

True American Hate (Hate!)
True American Hate (Hate!)
True American Hate (Hate!)

Stand tall and be proud
Is there an end in sight?
Ever since conception
Always fighting for your life

Underneath the surface
There toils your hell
I'm ticking like a time bomb
Watch the world explode

Some choose to celebrate
Some choose to hate
Some choose to live their life
Through someone else's pain

All those who follow
All those with faith
Show us your colors, American hate

True American Hate (Hate!)
True American Hate (Hate!)
True American Hate (Hate!)
True American Hate (Hate!)
True American Hate (Hate!)

Hate!




7. DARK ROOTS OF EARTH

Now that the sun won't shine
Slow down and take your time
Don't lose your mind it's all
Soul destroying lies

I've walked for miles
Past the sacred halls
Sacred Halls!
My fists have bled
As I smashed the walls
Smash The Walls!
Through this assault,
A voice says halt,
You're not supposed to be here

I saw my grave
I see no future
Am I insane
Woven by the fabrics of the...

Dark roots of the Earth
Echoes an eternity
Dark roots of the earthy
Will see us home eventually

Now that the sun won't shine
My world was left behind
All mankind was left behind
All mankind will rise and fall
Will anyone survive

Will we be saved
Is there a future left
What will it take
Woven by the fabrics of the...

Dark roots of the Earth
Echoes an eternity
Dark roots of the earth
Will see us home eventually
That's right!

Now that the sun won't shine
Slow down and take some time
The sands of time will fall
Left to ou demise

You hear the cries
Through the sacred halls
Sacred Halls!
The people pray
To their God they call
God They Call!
To save the Earth for its rebirth
Are we supposed to be here...

I saw my grave
I see no future here
Am I insane
Woven by the fabrics of the...

Dark roots of the Earth
Echoes an eternity
Dark roots of the Earth
Will see us home eventually




8. INTO THE PIT

Deep in the pit and lying alone
Where death has reared itself a throne
We're all the good, the bad, the worst and the best
And where they land is their eternal rest

Foul plays of passion at twilight's dim
In joy of woe, of good and sin
Winds of storm and fates overcast
Darkly my presence is now your past

Join the insanity or die as you fall
Into the pit!
The mass production and the killing of all
Into the pit!
The future screams for help are fading away
Into the pit!
The world tomorrow - will it die for today?
Into the pit!

So in the sad silent watches of night
The lonely pathway envisions my sight
Echoes of laughter and boundless cries
So here I wander under infinite skies

Join the insanity or die as you fall
Into the pit!
The mass production and the killing of all
Into the pit!
The future screams for help are fading away
Into the pit!
The world tomorrow - will it die for today?
Into the pit!




9. PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH

You think your life's so grand; you don't believe a word you say
Your feet aren't on the ground, you let your life just slip away
Just so uncertain of your body and your soul, the promises you make
Your mind so blank and then you lose control
Then you lose control

I never was the one, the one to say the things you say
Never seem to wonder what you say
You think you've got your life completely in control
You've got a lot to learn: the bridge you burn is gonna take its toll
Pay the appropriate toll

So practice what you preach!
Practice what you preach! (Preach!)
Practice what you preach!
Practice what you preach! (Preach!)
Practice what you... preach!

You think your life's so grand; you don't believe a word you say
Your feet aren't on the ground, you let your life just slip away
Just so uncertain of your body and your soul, the promises you make
Your mind so blank and then you lose control
Then you lose control

Pay the burnt bridge toll
Then you lose control
Pay the burnt bridge toll

So practice what you preach!
So practice what you preach! (Preach!)
Practice what you preach!
Practice what you preach! (Preach!)




DISC 2

1. RIDING THE SNAKE

Caged... and riding the snake straight down from the night
True love for the fix and she never been able
One minute to kick back the feelings enticed and you know it's never the same
Venomous poison constricting your life

Life... enough of the taste
Sweet demonic night raised up on her legs
Everytime you encounter the demon your future forever is lost
While riding the snake who suffers the loss

Is there no shame? Is life so bad without you?
So far away... and I still can't fight you!

Climb... straight into the veins
Ran into the cell, straight up to the snake
And it never will ever be hidding from futures of innocence lost
Will we ever escape from the clinch of the jaws?

Drowning in pools filled with lies... filled in with pain
Watch how the serpent survives... simmering hate!

Caged... and riding the snake
Love loss for the fix
Bit down on the snake

Fate sending her back
No place to go
Will she ever change her ways?
Spent to many nights and can not take raw emotions from others...

Drowning in pools filled with lies... condemned in pain
Watch how the serpent survives... simmering hate!




2. EYES OF WRATH

Eyes of wrath - the beast is on your back
Razorblade slice your neck, slowly tear you down
Takes another life to feed his bloody lust
Random crime spree attack; there's no random at all

Dead city nights - another daughter's done
Another victim of circumstance took the wrong way home
Can you hear the screams, the music of the dead
A ritual of broken flesh annoints the silver blade

No one lives forever!
There is no forever!
And I'll tell you why:
Rage... Rage soothes the pain
Pain! Pain soothes the rage

Lash out in angerthat never will chance
I can never escape
Rage... Rage soothes the pain
Pain! Pain soothes the rage

Rage!!! Pain!!!




3. TRIAL BY FIRE

Accuse you of a crime, sentenced to endless time
The price you have to pay won't get away!
Sworn in by the stand: your rights are gone, the system's banned
They think you are a liar
A trial by fire!

Hey! This is what the people say
A new way! - A trial by fire!

Locked in an empty cell - your life becomes a living hell
The river of fire flows - time only knows!
Trapped by flames of fury, ordered unto by the jury
Death is their desire
Thrown in the fire!

Hey! This is what the people say
A new way! - A trial by fire!

Quiver by the fiery light, Cringing as your soul ignites
The book of law's been thrown away starting today!
The system before the war is gone for now and evermore
There is no sentence higher
A trial by fire!

Hey! This is what the people say
A new way! - A trial by fire!




4. THE HAUNTING

Hear the screams, screams of fright: shrieks of terror through the night
Souls of old band to hold; the meeting for the haunting night
Headless ghosts fill the halls, shadow plays of grief and pain
Phantom speaks his final note; tenants of the castle slain

Black cats will appear as the witching hour nears
Lost souls will all be told for a haunting we will... go!

See their dreams come to life under pressure holding tight
Feel the cold grabbing hold to feed you to the haunting night
Evil witch black as pitch starts a fire with a flinch
Burning fire rising higher making music like a choir

Children of the night - they're howling at black skies
The ruthless calls within for the haunting now begins!

Stay away! from the shining light; can't seem to find the answers there
Bring back! the terror in the night that we all share tonight!

Hear the screams, screams of fright: shrieks of terror through the night
Souls of old band to hold; the meeting for the haunting night
Headless ghosts fill the halls, shadow plays of grief and pain
Phantom speaks his final note; tenants of the castle slain

Black cats will appear as the witching hour nears
Lost souls will all be told for a haunting we will... go!!!




5. THE NEW ORDER

Takers of humanity, elders paranoid
The time is now, give up this world you once destroyed
Society versus the underground, their battles fought and lost
The time has come to rule the world at any cost

For the past it's too late
'Cause the world can't control fate
Shadows cast loud and clear
Tell the world the new order's here

Cities turn to battlefields, a deadly spell is cast
Corpses falling one by one until the last
The preacher speaks of prophecy so many years before
No one escapes their punishment - The gods of war

For the past it's too late
'Cause the world can't control fate
Shadows cast loud and clear
Tell the world the new order's here

Death is like an empty space, fell no thoughts of fear
The future cries as mother nature sheds a tear
The world becomes a prisoner, a victim of its crime
The human race is now a race against time

For the past it's too late
'Cause the world can't control fate
Shadows cast loud and clear
Tell the world the new order's here




6. D.N.R. (Do Not Resuscitate)

Lies...broken dreams, dismal past
Is there more in life I should've knew?
Ending wars...ending pain
Ending of mankind is insane

And there's all the possibilities
Some will fail and some will achieve
Even though in my youth
I didn't know but what can I do

And I may not ever see
In my pain, my suffering
Can not live for the rest of my life
D.N.R. - Do not resuscitate me

Life...lost unseen behind the mask
And with the open arms will I grasp
Open doors...open minds
Ending all the madness I hate

And I may not ever see
In my pain, my misery
Can not live for the rest of my life
D.N.R. - Do not resuscitate me!

D.N.R.

Wing of sadness will hold my prayers
All this madness will end my fears
Contempt in life, conceptualize
Wrong or right - the ending of life
God save me now!

Time...end it now, no going back
Can you see the light as you pass?
Ending wars, ending pain
Waited all my life to be saved

And I will not ever see
All the hate and suffering
Can not live for the rest of my life
D.N.R. - Do not resuscitate me!

D.N.R.




7. THREE DAYS IN DARKNESS

In a world polluted inside let's pretend the nightmare is done
From the earth the magma will rise
From the sea comes cancerous tides

The meaning of life ends in prophecy
Premonitions bring tragedy
Is the hope for humanity?

Molten fire - flies thru the sky
Burning high - eclipse of the sun
Blackened skies - rites of the night
The days in darkness in 2012

Mother earth's been withered by time
Already dead and we didn't even know it
Watch the stars to give us a sign
From above all the angels descend

The meaning of life ends in agony raped by impurites
Not chance for humanity

Molten fire - flies thru the sky
Burning high - eclipse of the sun
Blackened skies - rites of the night
The days in darkness in 2012

Magma splits the earth and shifts below
Molten lava bursts and overflow
Rise as we wait, annihilate
Burning earth pulls to the sun
Rise as we wait, obliterate
Burning earth pulls to the sun

Three days of dakness in 2012!

Mega cities still blaze in the night
Burning the ashes they choke
From the earth the magma will rise enveloped in poisonus smoke

So the meaning of life ends in prophecy
Premonitions of tragedy
Still no hope for humanity

Molten fire - flies thru the sky
Burning high - eclipse of the sun
Blackened skies - rites of the night
The days in darkness in 2012




8. THE FORMATION OF DAMNATION

False leader crowned, a world of mass destruction
Can't wash the lies away, death messiah to whom people pray
Election day, spitting bullshit to the enslaved
Make them believe, compromised insanity

The time is now, rise up from destitution
We won't lay down, resist the persecution

Inspired hate, controlled by endless faith
Sins washed away, the bloddy shores of humanity
Unholy war, mankind is blind and bleeding
Indoctrinate, shatter all of the peoples faith

The time is now, rise up from destitution
We won't lay down, resist persecution
The time is now, rise up from destitution
We won't lay down, resist the persecution

I - will fight relentlessly, I - stand tall defiantly
I - see what you cannot see, I - invoke the beast in me

I - fear not the agony, I - breathe hope inside of thee
I - will kill the enemy, I - fulfill my destiny

A swarm of death, engulfs the sky forever
Blots out the sun, the desecration of salvation
The end is near, elected false messiah
Plan put in gear, the formation of damnation

The time is now, rise up from destitution
We won't lay down, resist the persecution
The time is now, rise up from destitution
We won't lay down, resist the persecution

Eyes, see, hands, bleed
Set, free, the formation of damnation




9. OVER THE WALL

I've been a prisoner trapped in by fear
Ordered for the rest of my life
Condemned in a jail cell, ain't seen life in years
Escape is the only way out

Restart my life or self destruction
To climb this wall of dark construction
Holding the quest for freedom that beckons me

My sanity is all but gone, my patience is growing very weak
I need to get a hold of myself
I stare at the wall for the right time has come
Escape must occur on this night

Restart my life or self destruction
To climb this wall of dark construction
Holding the quest for freedom that beckons me

Stand in my way and I'll run you straight through
There's no one to stop me now
For I'm on the loose and I'm ready to start
Torture and hell and this town

Over...the wall!!!

The search will not stop and hounds will not rest
Till I am back in my cell
For if I am caught, I'll try it again
Over the wall I will go, I will go!
Go!

Restart my life or self destruction
To climb this wall of dark construction
Holding the quest for freedom that beckons me

Over... the... wall!!!




10. DISCIPLES OF THE WATCH

Cast to the fire, banned by the light, worship and listen to me
Condemned in his mind, in his evil place, your fate is all that you'll see
I am the one, to show you the path, salvation is in the fields
Listen up children, and follow me, or I'll let you pay the price of Malachi!

Disciples of the watch
Obey!
Or I'll burn you to that cross!

Holding the mass, the demon is cast, to resurrect your soul
Calling to him is like an evil sin, a prophet is what they're told
Taking the land, under command, killing friend or foe
Feel the might of his evil wrath, desecrate your soul!

Disciples of the watch
Obey!
Or I'll burn you to that cross!

Disciples of the watch, disciples of the watch...watch!

Obey!

Cast to the fire, banned by the light, worship and listen to me
Condemned in his mind, in his evil place, your fate is all that you'll see
I am the one, to show you the path, salvation is in the fields
Listen up children, and follow me, or I'll let you pay the price of Malachi!

Disciples of the watch
Obey!
Or I'll burn you to that cross!

Disciples of the watch, disciples of the watch

Disciples of the watch!