Black Label Society

Kings of Damnation - 98-04 tracks

Lyrics

1. LOSING YOUR MINE

Woke up early this morning
As I looked around
My world be crumblin' down
What I saw
I couldn't believe
Who are you ?
What might I be ?
Oh, the things you do

Stare at the sun
1 means 3
At the helm insanity
If you'd look Mama, ya just might find
But you're too far gone
Now you're just losin' your mind

Wanting to get away
One more fix you'll be o.k.
The things ya do
Try and try to talk you down
You're so damn high, can't hear a sound
Oh, what's going on ?

Once you start
You can't stop
Start to shake
Fall apart
Engine's burnin' burnin' out of time
You're too far gone
Now you're just losin' your mind

Pass through time
Without a move
You're the one that's being used
If you'd look
You must might find
But you're too far gone
Now you're just losin' your mind




2. HORSE CALLED WAR

If the end be a comin'
I soon be a bummin'
All you Jesus freaks I hope you're wrong
I've got so much left to live for
All these religions without God's supervision
All you Jesus freaks you kill yourselves
All in the name of the Lord

You're gonna meet your maker
Soon he be comin' to town
You tear the horse a comin'
Mercy on your soul when you're found

Been out ridin'
Ridin' a horse called war
Ain't no denyin'
You can't bury a horse called war

All of this hatin'
Just social masturbation
All you Jesus freaks we need you now
What the hell are you waiting for
Through all the pollution
Ain't seen no solution
For you Jesus freaks that ride the horse called war

You're gonna meet your maker
Soon he be comin' to town
You hear the horse a comin'
Mercy on your soul when you're found

Been out ridin'
Ridin' a horse called war
Ain't no denyin'
You can't bury a horse called war

Everyone's talkin'
But nobody's walkin'
We keep feedin'
It keeps eatin'
We'll be down, down, down on the killin' floor

You're gonna meet your maker
Soon he be comin' to town
You hear the horse a comin'
Mercy on your soul when you're found

Been out ridin'
Ridin' a horse called war
Ain't no denyin'
You can't bury a horse called war




3. BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL

Dying to live
Living to die
Ain't no hellos here
Nothing but goodbye
It's like singing a song that cannot be sung
It's like having to end child,
What's yet to have begun

[Chorus]

Hey, hey, hey now
Where I am at times I just can't tell
Hey, hey, hey, now
I'm lost somewhere Between Heaven and Hell

All that you know and all that you knew
In the end child,
tell me what's it all mean to you?
Don't forget just who and where you are --
You can spread your wings son
But don't you spread yourself too far

Hey, hey, hey now
Where I am at times I just can't tell
Hey, hey, hey, now
I'm lost somewhere Between Heaven and Hell




4. SOLD MY SOUL

Without you woman by my side
I'm contemplating suicide torn from all my pride
A man tells me, son that ain't the way
Gonna make a deal with you child
Gonna live another day

Just sign right here son
Everything will be alright

Oooo-oh, ain't nothing I wouldn't do
Oooo-oh, all and everything for you
Oooo-oh, your love is all I know and ever knew
Oooo, therefore I have sold my soul for you
Oooo-oh, Oooo-oh

I was told by this man it would be worth my while
He'd return me to my woman
Return me to my smile
It's all I ask for in this life
Whatever's wrong son he told me he'd make right

Just sign right here child
Everything going to be alright

Oooo-oh, ain't nothing I wouldn't do
Oooo-oh, all and everything for you
Oooo-oh, your love is all I know and ever knew
Oooo, therefore I have sold my soul for you
Oooo-oh, Oooo-oh

All for you

Just sign right here son
Everything going to be alright

Oooo-oh, ain't nothing I wouldn't do
Oooo-oh, all and everything for you
Oooo-oh, your love is all I know and ever knew
Oooo, therefore I have sold my soul for you




5. BORED TO TEARS

Tired Of This
Done With That
Never Satisfied With Where I'm At
I Sit And Think
What To Do
Just A Motherfuckin' Bore
Without A Clue

Shot My Drugs
Drank My Booze
Tired Of Joy And Self Abuse
Eternally Jaded Through And Through
Just A Self Loathing Dick
Without A Clue

Oh
Bored To Death
I'm Just Bored To Tears
Same Old Shit Just Different Day & Year
Killed Myself But That Got Boring Too
So Beyond The Point Where It's Not True

Far Beyond High
Dramatically Low
Eternal Stare As If I Care To Know
All Of This Struggle
All Of This Work
In The End You Die Like Some Moronic Jerk

Shot My Drugs
Drank My Booze
Tired Of Joy And Self Abuse
Eternally Jaded Through And Through
Just A Self Loathing Fuck
Without A Clue

Oh
Bored To Death
I'm Just Bored To Tears
Same Old Shit Just Different Day & Year
Killed Myself But That Got Boring Too
So Beyond The Point Where It's Not True

The Colors I See Are All Bleeding
The Sound That Was Is Now Standing Still
I Wonder When It Was It All Faded
A Dullen Corpse That Cannot Be Killed

Oh
Bored To Death
I'm Just Bored To Tears
Same Old Shit Just Different Day & Year
Killed Myself But That Got Boring Too
So Beyond The Point Where It's Not True




6. BLEED FOR ME

This grave of life I give to you
Ignore 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 face 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

(Solo)

7. TAZ

(instrumental)




8. COUNTERFEIT GOD

(God no, God no) (God no, God no)
(God no, God no) (God no, God no)

Can't you see I feel your pain?
I got jesus running thourhg my veins.
In this hopeless life that's turned on your.
Give yourself to me, I'll help you through.
I feed off your unanswered fear,
When visions of lifes end appear.
Hand over your will and then you'll see.
Now get on your knees and worship me.

(God no, God no)
Worship me. (God no, God no)
On your knees!
Worship me. (God no, God no)

In this world when at it's best,
Of never ending hate and death.
Abandon all and trust in me.
Escaping from reality.
My world, it has no space or time,
The crippled walk, and the sick feel fine.
Hand over your will and then you'll see.
Now get on your knees and worship me.

(God no, God no)
Worship me. (God no, God no)
On your knees!
Worship me. (God no, God no)

(solo)

Beyond this wall of life unknown,
I'll lead you where you need to go.
Void of worry , stress and pain.
Left with nothing but your name.
We've washed your brain and clensed your soul,
Till' nothing's all you need to know.
Hand over your will and then you'll see.
Now get on your knees and worship me.

(God no, God no)
Worship me. (God no, God no)
On your knees!
Worship me. (God no, God no)

(God no, God no)
Worship me. (God no, God no)
On your knees!
Worship me. (God no, God no)




9. STRONGER THAN DEATH

Hunt me down, seek me out, bring your best
That's how I want it to be
Full of doubt, full of fear, all's unclear
It's over cuz now I can see
Like a tank, seething strength, crushing all
Pulling you under my treads
Lost some years, lost some days, that's O.K.
I piss on what's in my way

[Chorus]

Your two-faced abusin'
Mindless confusion
Resolution
(I feel I'm breathing my first breath)
Manipulation
Dyin' salvation
You'll never rest
(You can't kill what's stronger than death)

Looked inside, found myself, it was me
Waitin' there at the well
If you're green, you ain't seen, life's a game
Sometimes it's just hard to tell
Gouging eyes, breakin' bones, eatin' flesh
Puts a smile on my face
Crawlin' through glass, eatin' nails, losin' blood
It's all part of findin' your place

[Chorus]




10. SPEEDBALL

(instrumental)




11. DEMISE OF SANITY

It's gonna break you son
it's gonna run you through
Forget the past and all you ever knew
You've never known such fear
You've never shed such tears
It'll have you wishin you were never here

Where have I gone?
Blacked out on my death ride
Twisted and broken down
Forever on the wrong side
Where have I gone?
Blacked out on my death ride
Twisted and broken down

All that has been,
All that's to be
No tomorrow,
no Demise of Sanity
All that has been,
All that's to be
No tomorrow,
no Demise of Sanity

Straight to the depths of hell
Ain't got no soul to sell
Death on death, the enternal funeral bell
You've never known such fear
You've never shed such tears
It'll have you wishin you were never here

Where have I gone?
Blacked out on my death ride
Twisted and broken down
Forever on the wrong side
Where have I gone?
Blacked out on my death ride
Twisted and broken down

All that has been,
All that's to be
No tomorrow,
no Demise of Sanity
All that has been,
All that's to be
No tomorrow,
no Demise of Sanity




12. WE LIVE NO MORE

You say you don't know what it's all about
Just look around you'll see there is no doubt
The worms and maggots gather for the feast
An endless slave behind your belief

Choose what you wish to believe
Choose what you wish to see
The hatred one can't ignore
Let the gathering begin
For we live no more

You can't erase the past that will not die
Life's countless suffering
Your countless lies
Dead and buried
Peace, yet you turn away
Hate on hate was born here to stay




13. 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 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 so long
I've waited here for you so long
I've waited here for you so long
I've waited here for you
For you




14. THE BLESSED HELLRIDE

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

Ooh, 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. CRAZY OR HIGH

I thought I knew who you were
I thought I did, now I ain't so sure
I can't believe what I see
I take a look and I know what you need

Out of your mind
Oh, you must be crazy or high
Out of your mind
Oh, you must be crazy or high

Days have changed and rolled by
They are forever 'till the day that I die
You tried to kill me again
I feel no pain although the scars never mend

Out of your mind
Oh, you must be crazy or high
Out of your mind
Oh, you must be crazy or high

Out of your mind
Oh, you must be crazy or high
Out of your mind
Oh, you must be crazy or high




16. HOUSE OF DOOM

Take all that you can
Take it all
I know you'll do it again
Rape, rape me again
I'll take the fall
I know you'll do it again

Oh, I know the truth
And there's no where you can hide
Oh, in this house of doom
No one gets out alive
Oh, won't you step inside
No one gets out alive

You lie and you lie again
You've got your plans
And you sure ain't no friend
Oh, there ain't no turning back
They say you reap what you sow
Hell, if that ain't a fact

Oh, I know the truth
And there's no where you can hide
Oh, in this house of doom
No one gets out alive
Oh, won't you step inside
No one gets out alive

Oh, I know the truth
And there's no where you can hide
Oh, in this house of doom
No one gets out alive
Oh, won't you step inside
No one gets out alive




17. TAKILLYA

(instrumental)




18. DOOMSDAY INC

Holy And High
The Engines Start To Grind
The Shotgun Speaks The Final The Word
The Race To The End
Keep Killing All That You Can
Beneath The Ground What Can't Be Heard

Roads Paved In Flesh
The Bombs Which Have Been Blessed
The Blackout Through The Doom
The Race To The End
Keep Killing All That You Can
The Casket Which Fills The Room

Slither With The Maggots And The Worms Below
Warped Confusion Mental Illness Bestowed
An Inward View, An Outward Pass Is All You Can See
Disillusioned Warhead Of Reality

Gathered For The Feast
The Table Set For The Deceased
Hows The Dead No Peace No Rest
The Race To The End
Keep Killing All That You Can
Doomsday Calling 'Till Nothing's Left




19. SDMF

You Beat Me Down And You Raped My Soul
You Must Have Thought I Was Through
You Should Have Killed Me When You Had The Chance
I Can't Describe Whats Gonna Happen To You(To You)

When Heads Roll
The More The Better
Strength, Determination, Merciless Forever
When Heads Roll
The More The Better
Strength, Determination, Merciless Forever

As I Lay Bleeding In My Pool Of Blood
I Listened While You Laughed
Retribution In It's Purest Form
You Should Have Killed Me When You Had The Chance(The Chance)

When Heads Roll
The More The Better
Strength, Determination, Merciless Forever
When Heads Roll
The More The Better
Strength, Determination, Merciless Forever

When Heads Roll
The More The Better
Strength, Determination, Merciless Forever
When Heads Roll
The More The Better
Strength, Determination, Merciless Forever
When Heads Roll
The More The Better
Strength, Determination, Merciless Forever
When Heads Roll
The More The Better
Strength, Determination, Merciless Forever




20. NO MORE TEARS

The light in the window is a crack in the sky
A stairway to darkness in the blink of an eye
A levee of tears to learn she'll never be coming back
The man in the dark will bring another attack

Your momma told you that you're not supposed to talk to strangers
Look in the mirror tell me do you think your life's in danger here, ya

No more tears, tears, tears
No more tears, tears, tears
(No more tears, tears, tears
No more tears, tears, tears)(for long version)

Another day passes as the night closes in
The red light goes on to say it's time to begin

I see the man around the corner waiting, can he see me?
I close my eyes and wait to hear the sound of someone screaming here

No more tears, tears, tears
No more tears, tears, tears
No more tears, tears, tears
No more tears, tears, tears

(Spoken:)
It's just a sign of the times
Going forward in reverse.
Still, he who laughs last
is just a hand in the bush.

So now that it's over can't we just say goodbye? bye bye Good bye
I'd like to move on and make the most of the night
Maybe a kiss before I leave you this way
Your lips are so cold I don't know what else to say

I never wanted it to end this way my love, my darling
Believe me when I say to you in love I think I'm falling here

No more tears, tears, tears
No more tears, tears, tears
No more tears, tears, tears
No more tears, tears, tears

(spoken)

He's just a hand in the bush




21. WHITER SHADE OF PALE

We skipped the light fandango
And turned cartwheels across the floor
Yeah, I was feeling kind of seasick
But the crowd called out for more, yeah, oh yeah
And the room was humming harder
And as the ceiling flew away
We called out for another drink, oh yeah
The waiter brought the tray

And so it was that later, yeah
As the mirror told his tale
That her face at first just ghostly
Turned a whiter shade of pale

She said there is no reason
And the truth is plain to see
But I wandered through my playing cards
And I would not let her be, oh, oh yeah
One of sixteen vestal virgins
Who were leaving for the coast
And oh, and my eyes were open
They might as well just have been closed

And so it was that later, oh
As the mirror told his tale
That her face at first just ghostly
Turned a whiter shade of pale, oh yeah

Oh, and so it was, yeah, oh later
The mirror told his tale
Yeah her face was kinda ghostly




22. HEART OF GOLD

I want to live,
I want to give
I've been a miner for a heart of gold.
It's these expressions I never give
That keep me searching for a heart of gold
And I'm getting old.
Keeps me searching for a heart of gold
And I'm getting old.

I've been to Hollywood
I've been to Redwood
I crossed the ocean for a heart of gold
I've been in my mind, it's such a fine line
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold
And I'm getting old.
Keeps me searching for a heart of gold
And I'm getting old.

Keep me searching for a heart of gold
You keep me searching for a heart of gold
And I'm getting old.
I've been a miner for a heart of gold.




23. SNOWBLIND

What you get and what you see
Things that don't come easily
Feeling happy in my vein
Icicles within my brain
(cocaine)

Something blowing in my head
Winds of ice, it soon will spread
Death would freeze my very soul
Makes me happy, makes me cold

My eyes are blind but I can see
The snowflakes glisten on the tree
The sun no longer sets me free, child
I feel there's no place freezing me

Let the winter sun shine on
Let me feel the frost of dawn
Fill my dreams with flakes of snow
Soon I'll feel the chilling glow

Don't you think I know what I'm doing
Don't tell me that it's doing me wrong
You're the one that's really a loser
This is where I feel I belong

Crystal world with winter flowers
Turns my day to frozen hours
Lying snowblind in the sun
Will my ice age ever come?




24. THE WIZARD

Yeah!
Misty morning, clouds in the sky
Without warning, the wizard walks by
Casting his shadow, oh, weaving his spell
Funny clothes, lord, a tinkling bell

Never talking
Just keeps walking
Spreading his magic
Shiiit.

Yeeeaaaahh!
Evil power disappears
Demons worry when the wizard is near
He turns tears, yeaaah, into joy
Everyone's happy, mama, when the wizard walks by

Never talking
Just keeps walking
Spreading his magic
Yup.

Lord, lookout!

Yeah.
The sun is shining, clouds have gone by
All the people give a happy sigh
He has passed by, giving his sign
Left all the people, lord, to feel so fine

Never talking
Just keeps walking
Spreading his magic
Yeaaaahhh!




25. IN MY TIME OF DYIN'

Oh yeah!
Oh, in my time of dying, oh, want nobody to mourn
All I want for you to do is take my body home
Take it home...

Well, well, well, so I can die easy
Well, well, well, so I can die easy
I can die easy.

[Incoherant distant talking from a very drunken Zakk]

Jesus, gonna make up my dyin' bed.
Lord, Meet me, Jesus, meet me. Oh, Meet me in the middle of the air
If my wings should fail me, Lord. Oh, please meet me with another pair

Well, well, well, so I can die easy
Well, well, well, so I can die easy
Lord, Yeah!

Jesus, gonna make up.. somebody, somebody...
Jesus gonna make up... Jesus gonna make you my dyin' bed

Saint Peter, at the gates of heaven... Oh, Won't you just let me in
I never did no harm. Lord...
Ohhhhh, yeah
Never did you no wrong
Ooooooooo No wrong!

I've only been this young once. I never thought I'd do anybody no wrong
No, not once.
Lord, I musta done somebody good,
I see their smiling face.
Yeah I see your face child!

Ohhhhh.......
Oh my Jesus
Oh my Jesus
Oh my Jesus
Oh my Jesus

Oh yeah, Oh I'm gonna make it my dyin' day,
Yup.




26. COME TOGETHER

Here come old flat top
He come groovin' up slowly
He got jew jew eyeballs
He want holy rollers
He got hair down to his knees
Got to be a joker
He just do what he please
He wear no shoeshine
He got toe jam football
He got monkey finger
He shoot Coca Cola
He say I know you, you know me
One thing I can tell you is
You got to be free
Come together, right now
Over me
He bag production
He got walrus gumboot
He got Ono sideboard
He one spinal cracker
He got feet down below his knees
Hold you in his armchair
You can feel his disease
Come together, right now
Over me
He roller coaster
He got early warning
He got muddy water
He one Mojo filter
He say one and one and one is three
Got to be good looking
'cause he's so hard to see
Come together right now
Over me
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah