Testament

Live at Eindhoven '87 tracks

Lyrics


1. 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...




2. 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!!!




3. APOCALYPTIC CITY

Born into a world of hatred
Nothing to live for
What started with a simple match
Turned into something more
The pain I felt inside my head
Came on my day of birth
Now the time has come for me
To burn the planet Earth

[Chorus]
I can feel the fire
Burning inside of me
The powers at my fingers
Waiting you shall see
Burn,ignite the population
Burn,causing mass cremation
Burn,feel no shame or pity
Burn,apocalyptic city

Years have passed as I stood still
To plan the final blow
I'll make the town go up in flames
A hellish death they'll know
As I pour on the gasoline
I listen deep inside
I hear the cries of all my victims
Nowhere to run or hide

[Chorus]

Now my great assault is over
And my life is done
Staring at my great infernos
Was my only fun
So I leave you with my tale
Here my conscious falls
Victim of myself
So now I'll end it all

[Chorus]




4. FIRST STRIKE IS DEADLY

Prisoners of the venom master
Guilty for what you've been charged
Sit in cells condemned to face
The deadly snap of their jaws
Terror stricken you lie and wait in the final hour
Knowing of your wretched fate and the serpent's power!

First strike is deadly!

The evil path that you must take
Is filled with the slither of snakes
Their hiding and waiting for the time to lunge
For your flesh and your fate
No one escapes or comes out alive
For the snakes, they'll never lose
For if they hit you just one time
You have just faced your doom

First strike is deadly!

Deadly strike! Bred to kill
The venoms howling in your veins!
Psychotic spell! A gift from hell
The sound of a deadly lead remains




5. 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
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"

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




6. ALEX SKOLNICK GUITAR SOLO

(Instrumental)




7. 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

[Chorus]
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

[Chorus]
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 an 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

[Chorus]




8. DO OR DIE

Living my life on borrowed time
Watching my dreams disappear
My fists slowly clench
As my mind seeks control
My body trembles in fear
Life was looking up for me
When I left home
Seems like yesterday
Now I'll never go back there again
Here is where I'll stay

[Chorus]
Nobody can hear you scream or shout
Once you're in you won't come out
You will never see the light of day
I'm hunter you're my prey!

Watching the clash between
The forces below
From up in the planes we're flying
Survivors are taken as prisoners of war
The others are slowly dying
I shiver as we strap on our parachutes
We line up to jump out the door
We're already here and there's no turning back
I fall to scene of the war

[Chorus]

You can see me
Flying right over you head
Try to stop me
You can't cause your armies are dead
To cross blood red
Trenches of the dead below
Do or die
Hell's the place you'll go

Repeat first verse

[Chorus]




9. C.O.T.L.O.D.

Witches grow restlessm, the priests are impatient
My legions scream: "The gates must be open"
Our master repels a massage of hope
On through the gates we march
The sentinels await with their sabers in grasp
A vast group of locust attack!
...A vast group of locust attack!

Attacking with force as we show no remorse
Obstructing our victims fate
The blood in the chalice saluting the fight
All virgins must die this night
Psychotic reaction from a serpents kiss
Is taking the life from our soul
And leading a train of destruction from hell
Finding our way through hell's hole! Hell's hole!!!

Curse of the legions of death
Curse of the legions of death
Curse of the legions of death!

Curse of the legions of death
Provoke the dead!
Curse of the legions of death
Provoke the dead!
Curse of the legions of death!

Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
Curse of the legions of death




10. REIGN OF TERROR

Marching our way through the crypts of the dead
Taking his land by command
Killing our victims and taking no slaves
Hitler's final third reich
Engines are roaring the warheads ablast
The destroyer claims their fate
Hells legions armies
They march to defy
Lucifer takes his wait

Obeying this task by our leaders will
Death camps have taken their toll
The cold winds of winter are present forever
Destroyers claim their fate

Fighting our way through the mist of the night
Taking the life from young souls
Marching our armies prepared to fight
The cities all laid destroyed
Machineguns are firing the tanks are ablast
Bombing our way through hell
Generals smiling destruction strikes
Our armies have done well

Obeying this task by our leaders will
Death camps have taken their toll
The cold winds of winter are present forever
Destoyers claim their fate

Though the dead have trapped us in
We'll break the pact a deadly whim
Faisoned hammers wielded straight
Cursing us back to hell's gates

Black magic force thats taken it's course
The world lives in fear
The death calls are near

Awaiting this task battle at last
The worlds left to defy
Now's the time for you to die

Marching our way through the crypts of the dead
Taking his land by command
Killing our victims and taking no slaves
Hitler's final third reich
Engines are roaring the warheads ablast
The destroyer claims their fate
Hells legions armies
They march to defy
Lucifer takes his wait

Obeying this task by our leaders will
Death camps have taken their toll
The cold winds of winter are present forever
Destoyers claim their fate