Testament

Testament, the Very Best of tracks

Lyrics

1. 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

Stay away from the shining light
Can't seem to find the answer there
Bring back the terror in the night
That we all share tonight




2. 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




3. 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 serent 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




4. 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




5. 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
Son 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!




6. 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!

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!




7. PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH

You think your life's so grad
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
Yopu'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!
Preach!
Practice what you preach!
Practice what you preach!
Preach!
Practice what you preach!

You think your life's so grad
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!




8. GREENHOUSE EFFECT

Fools the ones who stray, the raw forest burns away
Know wat to believe, this is the air we breathe
So te world we know is dying slow in South America
Flames are burning down, all the trees to te ground

Time is running low, we can't stay no more
Wealth therse people see, fight for eternity
Lies they televise paid by their goverment
Tere on! It's lingers on
And they don't even care in they...

Seal te Planet's fate
Crimes tey perpetrate
Wasting precious land
It's time to take a stand

Our only hope to breathe again
To stop the madness closing in
What will we do when all is lost
Environmental holocaust.......repeat

Foes these people go, someone destroyed their home
Plagued with disease, left praying on teir kness
Laws protect the land, social justice in demand
Smoke it fills the air into te atmosphere
Now it's time to see a cycle of a tragedy
On! It lingers on, and they don't even care if they

Seal te Planet's fate
Crimes tey perpetrate
Wasting precious land
It's time to take a stand

Our only hope to breathe again
To stop the madness closing in
What will we do when all is lost
Environmental holocaust.......repeat




9. SIGNS OF CHAOS

(Instumental)




10. ELECTRIC CROWN

Here we go
The people show
Victims of tomorrow
The way it goes
It never shows
Emptiness or sorrow
There is nothing left inside
Nothing left to cry for
So I justify my crimes
Things I must die for
So alone
Away it goes
The life that you have wasted
You never know
Where is might go
The sweet success you've tasted
Tasted by a bitter frown
Knowing I must die for
Can't confide, to all the lies
No one to inquire
As I wander, change of seasons
As I realize
That I'll soon be there
I'll let you know
The reapers show
Makes you beg or borrow
He comes to see
The tragedy
His fate he will not follow
Wearing your electric crown
The preacher starts to pray
Shiver as the lights go down
Heed these words I say
As I wander
Change of seasons
I can't ponder
I got my reasons
As I realize
I don't care
All I know is
That I'll soon be there
Now it's gone
The time has come
The people stand in silence
Another dawn
Has come and gone
His fate has been decided
There is no one left inside
A brain without a mind
Traces of a bitter man
Are all you will find
As I wander
Change of seasons
I can't ponder
I got my reasons
As I realize
I don't care
All I know is
That I'll soon be there
That I'll soon be there
That I'll soon be there
That I'll soon be there




11. SO MANY LIES

I didn't mean to offend you
But you were way out of line
And I can't help the way I feel
Who said I feel fine ?
I'll only give you one warning
Then you must realize
The day of judgement is closing in
your selfish ways bring your demise

He who lies
Evil pays
Who are you ?
Who made you anyway ?
Wrong or right
Who's to say
I wanna know
Who made you God today

Slave to the ways of the system
Soon to be crucified
I've seen into your darkest fears
The ones you cannot hide
I know where you go when
Your fears start showing
You run, You cannot hide
Will they respect you when
You ask of the world,
Forgive me for so many lies' ?

He who lies
Evil pays
Who are you ?
Who made you anyway ?
Wrong or right
Who's to say
I wanna know
Who made you God today

Is there a need to pretend
To be a man, so divine
And even if I offended you
My truth you can't deny
I know where you go when
Your fears start showing
You run, You cannot hide
Will they respect you when
You ask of the world,
Forgive me for so many lies' ?

He who lies
Evil pays
Who are you ?
Who made you anyway ?
Wrong or right
Who's to say
I wanna know
Who made you God today




12. THE RITUAL

Say hello again, my friends
I've got to go
The ritual calls to me
Silent insanity
You really thought you'd never
Be the one who bleeds
It's all so clear to me now
Why they can't see ?
Revelations breaking through
The truth distorts
Untimely accident
Your precious mind is lost
Try to regain again my friend
Your sanity
The ritual calls to me
Melodic agony
You really never thought you would never
Be the one who bleeds
It's all so clear to me now
Why they can't see ?
Free away your mind
Walk behind the blind
Kill yourself killing time
Oooh, what'cha gonna say
When you are on your way
On your darkest day
Hey Darkest day
say goodbye again, my friends
I'm coming home
The ritual calls to me
Distant reality
Unless images expose
What I can't see
The ritual call to me
Won't ever set me free
You really thought you'd never
Be the one who bleeds
It's all so clear to me now
Why they can't see ?
Fry away your mind
Walk behind the blind
Kill yourself killing time




13. RETURN TO SERENITY

I'm gonna take you
To a place far from here
No one will see us
Watch the pain as it disappears
No time for anger
No time for despair
Won't you come with me
There's a room for us there
This innocent beauty
My words can't describe
This rebirth purity
Brings 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 reason 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 youth

I'm so alone
My head's my home
And I feel
So alone
You know
At last
I'll 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 a room for us there




14. 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

[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 :]




15.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 sands whisper
Ancient times, fade into the dawn

Of dog faced gods
Manifest in the night
The sacred rights
Handed down through tiems 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 civilzation
Through priests of power
Invoking life of the ancient one

The blood and honey
Dripping from their jaws
Through the Nile sands whisper
Travel through time to the land unkown

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