Testament

Live at the Fillmore tracks

Lyrics

1. PREACHER

In days of old
When the books were untold
Speak of a world crushed by sin
"The people will mourn
Of a war to be born"
Nobody would listen to him
Think back in time
When in the future you find
Is so faint that it's too hard to see
Don't disavow his word
For the truth must be heard
Cause the preacher tells visions he sees

In 1906
Like the future predicts
The city will crumble to the bay
Then what's in store
When the worlds go to war?
Peace will have come another day
Then came the one
In the year of '41
Warfare would light up the sky
He beckoned the call
Of the future for all
Blinded by what's in his eyes

In days of old
When the books were untold
Speak of a world crushed by sin
"the people will mourn
Of a war to be born"
Nobody would listen to him
Think back in time
When in the future you find
Is so faint that it's too hard to see
Don't disavow his word
For the truth must be heard
Cause the preacher tells visions he sees




2. ALONE IN THE DARK

When i was but very young
Sorcerers came the claim my mind
Leaving death and hatred to
Unmask
The master of the game had won
And let his final sin be know
Killing those who stand in his
Path

Alone in the dark
Where the demons are torturing
Me
The dark passages of revenge is
All that i see

Armies of witches
Are called in from north
Murders of elders occur
The high priest of evil
Has lowered his iron fist
Thousands of people will die

The slaughter of the innocent
The house is burning
That lights the sky
My nightmare has begun to
Unfold
The hissing of the cobras tongue
Sound and feel of ripping flesh
Fall two thousand feet from the
Sky

My terror has controlled my life
And
Let my only weakness know
I got the rid this hell from my
Head
I fight off evil sorcerers
Rid my mind of his torture and
Meet the falling angel in his
Realm

Alone in the dark
Where the demons are torturing
Me
The dark passages of revenge is
All that i see

Faustus prepares the legions of
The night
Diviners from the far north
Arrive
Aimlessly people there huddled
In a pack
Wreaking deadly havoc on
Mankind

I fall in my deepest sleep
To meet the evil asteroth
His title is the grand duke
Hell
I fight until the end is near
To rid my mind of hopes and fears
My destination lies in my dreams

"Set me free"

When i was but very young
Sorcerers came the claim my mind
Leaving death and hatred to
Unmask
The master of the game had won
And let his final sin be know
Killing those who stand in his
Path

Alone in the dark
Where the demons are torturing
Me
The dark passages of revenge is
All that i see

Armies of witches
Are called in from north
Murders of elders occur
The high priest of evil
Has lowered his iron fist
Thousands of people will die




Listen to these words i preach
Catastrophic lessons they shall teach

Listen to these words i preach
Catastrophic lessons they shall teach




3. 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 feeling in the air
The chosen wait impatiently
To find the rituals of power
Come out of the fire
Making the legacy known
Predicted by the past
Takes its toll at last
Now knowing when it strikes

The endless fueding 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 its 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




4. DIRGE

(Instrumental)




5. EERIE INHABITANTS

A world of chaos
A world of fear
A world of anger and corruption
When all is lost
And millions starve
Is this humanity destruction?

Life! A game that people play
Cryout! Will they see another day?

No one to help us
The children pray
Nobody listens to their crying
This great depression
When will it end?
To live like this is worse dying

Life! A game that people play
Cryout! Will they see another day?

Your destiny is over
Your fate has declined
Refuse to discover
What so many could find
Death's endless toil
As i long for rest
Life's now forsaken
Condemned to repress!

No sign of heaven
No sign of hell
Just the sign or pain and sorrow
This generation inhabits all
To form an order for tomorrow

Life! A game that people play
Cryout! Will they see another day?




6. 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 to 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 to 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
Feel 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 to late
Cause the world can't control fate
Shadows cast loud and clear
Tell the world the new order's here




7. LOW

Fuel the fire for war
It's man against mankind
Bruises that they bear
Been beaten down with time

Innocent people suffer the loss
Your broken hope so close to the cross
Sometimes you just don't know
How low... How low you can, go...
So low it's sickening
Low... Low... Show some mercy...

Het you piece of shit
Just leave the kids alone
Why can't you bear
The things that we endure

Innocent people suffer the loss
Lost hope with faith ti the cross
Sometimes you just don't know
How low... How low you can go
Show some sympathy
Low... Low... Show some mercy

I don't like you for your warped demented ways
I hope they lock you down so you never get away
Low... Low... Show some symphaty
Low... Low.. Show some mercy...




8. UROTSUKEDOJI

(Instrumental)




9. 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 fate 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 of 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 of tomorrow
Will it die for today?
Into the pit!




10. SOULS OF BLACK

Can't you see
That in the world we live in
Political lies
Are just corporate decisions
They'll take away
All the hopes, not their promises
They'll put an end to this
Land of the livin

[Chorus]
Look at the lost souls
They seems so black
Look at the lost souls
Souls of black

They got control
Of the heart of nation
Their social bribes
Seem so graciously
As time goes by
'Cause time as you can see
Will slowly die for you and me

[Chorus]

So put an end
To this idolization
Anatagonizing so commonly
Open your eyes
'Cause the lie's there so plaint to see
Life goes on
There's no guarantees

[Chorus]

They're bleeding so black




11. 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 go 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 burned
It's gonna take its toll!!! Pay the burnt bridge toll!!!

So practice what you preach!
Practice what you preach!
Practice what you 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 goes blank
And then you lose control
Pay the burnt bridge toll, then you lose control
Pay the burnt bridge toll, so practice what you preach!

Practice what you preach!
Practice what you preach!
Practice what you preach!




12. 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

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
No where to run or hide

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

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

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




13. HAIL MARY

I am alive
I feel dirt in my eyes
There's no escape when redemption is lost
I'm not a saint
There's no use looking
No sins to deny
Just my will to go on

Arms of darkness
Embrace me in madness
In my life it's mandatory
Hard to resist you
I still can't forgive you
For sins that i cannot wash away

Hail mary full of grace
Throw some light upon this race
Intertwining final breath
Now... In the hour of death

Bound by lies
Of constant denial
Pay for my sins that i bear for a child
I'm not a saint
There's no use denying
Falling from grace
Is my reason to go on

Hail mary full of grace
Push me down, and kick me in my face
Intertwinning final breath
Now... In the hour of death




14. DOG FACED GODS

Of dog faced gods
Through the nile sands whisper
Of ancient times, mayfly names
Flickered and gone

The blood and honey
Dripping from their jaws
Through the nile sand whisper
Ancient times, fade into the dawn

Of dog faced gods
Manifest in the night
The sacred rights
Handed down through times of old

Dark words of power
Blood upon their tombs
Through incantations
Locusts fly, signaling doom

Confirm who i am
Confort all i can
Conceive sorcery
Corrodes disbelief

Of dog faced gods
Dead civilization
Through priest of power
Invoking life of the ancient one

The blood and honey
Dripping from their jaws
Through the nile sand whisper
Travel through time to the land unknow

Confirm who i am
Confort all i can
Conceive sorcery
Corrodes disbelief




15. RETURN TO SERENITY

I'm gonna take you
To a place far from here
No one will see us
Watch the pains as it disappears

No time for anger
No time for despair
Won't you come with me
There's room for us there

This innocent beauty
My words can't describe
This rebirth to purity
Bring a sullen tear right to
Your eyes

No time for anger
No time for despair
Please let me take you
'Cause i'm already there

I'm so alone
My head's my home
I'll return to serenity

Rhyme without reasons
Is why children cry
They see through the system
That's breeding them just so
They die

So please let me take you
And I’ll show you the truth
Inside my reality
We shared in my youth

I'm so alone
My head's my home
And i feel
So alone
You know
At last
I return to serenity

Now that I’ve taken you
To a place far from here
I really must go back
Close your eyes and
We'll disappear
Won't you come with me
Salvation we'll share
Inside of my head now
There's room for us there

I'm so alone
My head's my home
And i feel
So alone
You know
At last
I return to serenity




16. LEGACY

We're gonna take you back
Through the pages
Just another lonely boy

I could laugh and play
And live in any other way
Then the devil took my soul

The fortune and the fame
I knew i was not the same
And i know I’d never return

Wish the sky would say
That blue would turn to grey
And i know I’d be there

[Chorus]
Life was like a fantasy
Taken by reality
Does anyone remember me
You once knew me

Flashes of the day
I knew i was here to stay
But no one stays the same

Turn the pages back in time
Through the chapters in my mind
Life's too short to leave behind
It's too late now

[Chorus]

Flashes of the day
I knew i was here to stay
But no one
Knows my name