Godsmack

The Oracle tracks

Lyrics

1. CRYIN' LIKE A BITCH

Strut on by like a king,
Tellin' everybody they know nothing,
Long live what you thought you were,
Time ain't on your side anymore,
Anymore

And so You tell me I can't take my chances,
But I've told you one too many times you were cryin'
Like a bitch!

I'm tougher than nails, I can promise you that,
Step out of line and you'll get bitch slapped back,
And you can run your little mouth all day,
But the hand of God just smacked you back into yesterday

And so You tell me I can't take my chances,
But I've told you one too many times you were cryin'
Like a bitch,
And you wonder why no one can stand you,
And there's no denyin' you were cryin' like a bitch,
You were cryin' like a bitch!

Blinded by your sacred faded past times,
Only time is your enemy,
Granted a second chance to prove that
Your arrogance is stronger than you'll ever be,
Stronger than you can be,
Oh, stronger than you can be
Oh, stronger than you can... BE!

And so You tell me I can't take my chances,
But I've told you one too many times you were cryin'
Like a bitch,
And you wonder why no one can stand you,
And there's no denyin' you were cryin' like a bitch,
You were cryin' like a bitch!
You were cryin' like a bitch!
You were cryin' like a bitch!
Oh, Bitch!




2. SAINTS AND SINNERS

Yeah!
Grown from a seed of hope I've never known
Been raised by the surroundings of a home so cold, so cold
If I only knew what I know

I'll shake my fist up to the sky
Just keeping my dreams alive
I'm one part saint and two part sinner,
And the last part is still on the line

We pray even when we know nobody cares, ah ya
And make everything we know turn into fear
And then disappear
If I only knew what I know

I'll shake my fist up to the sky
Just keeping my dreams alive
I'm one part saint and two part sinner,
And the last part is still on the line

I'll shake my fist up to the sky
Just keeping my dreams alive
Im one part saint and two part sinner,
And the last part is still on the line
Ya! Ya! Ya!
Eye for an eye they told me for some time
No way to hide from what’s inside, what's inside of me!

I'll shake my fist up to the sky
Just keeping my dreams alive
I'm one part saint and two part sinner,
And the last part is still on the line

I'll shake my fist up to the sky
Just keeping my dreams alive
I'm one part saint and two part sinner,
And the last part is still on the line




3. WAR AND PEACE

Here we go!

Dance with the devil inside of me
I'm longing for a second chance
And taste what seems to remind me
of all my skulls and skeletons

Live and let live
Die and let die
War and peace in my hand - my temptations
This war and peace inside will take me to the end

Hell awaits
Its closing in on me
It strokes its hand down on my back
And no more mistakes
My intentions are finally clear from how I've always been

Live and let live
Die and let die
Live and let live
Die and let die
War and peace in my hand - my temptations
This war and peace inside wont end
War and peace in my hand, yah
This war and peace inside will take me to the end

War and peace in my hand - my temptations
This war and peace inside wont end
War and peace in my hand, yah
This war and peace inside my head will take me to the end




4. LOVE-HATE-SEX-PAIN

In this life I'm me,
Just sitting here alone
By the way I tryed to say I'd be there
For you
Walk the silent emptiness
That leads me by my hand
And throw away
What I don't understand, as a man

Love-Hate-Sex-Pain
It's complicating me sometimes
This love-Hate-Sex-Pain
Is underestimating life

And I wonder as I tear away my skin
It's taken me so long to stitch
These wounds from were I've been
And mother please don't bury me
I'm beging for my life
It's hard to say that I will be complete
Before I die

Love-Hate-Sex-Pain
It's complicating me sometimes
This love-Hate-Sex-Pain
Is underestimating life

Don't you worry please
And don't you leave me
Because I slowly slip away
Though love, hate, sex, and pain
I fall away into
Love, hate sex, and pain

Love-Hate-Sex-Pain
It's complicating me sometimes
This love-Hate-Sex-Pain
Is underestimating life

Love-Hate-Sex-Pain
It's complicating me sometimes
This love-Hate-Sex-Pain
Is underestimating life




5. WHAT IF ?

Been disconnected for so long
And left my mark here along the way
So many years have come and gone
So many fears have remained the same

I see a faith
I swim and play
Yet drowning all possibilities
Beyond what I believe and know
I cut the cord free of home again

It turns to silence
A silence sometimes I can hear
Internal violence
A struggle deep within what if

What if I leave, could I still breathe
What if I breathe, could I still be
And if I leave, would I be me

I lost my hope along the way
I lost my hope along the way

It turns to silence
A silence sometimes I can hear
Internal violence
A struggle deep within what if

What if I leave, could I still breathe
What if I breathe, could I still be
And if I leave, would I be me

What if
What if
What if

It turns to silence
A silence sometimes I can hear
Internal violence
A demon deep within what if

What if I leave, could I still breathe
What if I breathe, could I still be
And if I leave, would I be me

What if
What if
What if




6. DEVILS SWING

One step back from a beat down maniac
I'm tired of taking a back seat from all the other demons
That are stealing all the good shit
Leaving me with nothing but my hands

Another stroke down my back tasting all the flames that are
Licking around my neck and making me insane
As they pull me down, pull me down into my grave
I can't get away

Ooooh, it doesn't mean nothing
Until your deep inside dancing to the Devil's swing
Whoa, it doesn't mean a God damn thing
Dancing to the Devil's swing.

Spit down inside I'm begging for another ride
I'm trying to find a way to keep it all and
Satisfy the needs I'm craving and
I'm not taking it lightly
Oh no!

I'm living inside, a dead lie
Controlled by the Devil's eyes and I don't mind it
Draw my ace up and roll my snake eyes nightly
Hold on baby!

Ooooh, it doesn't mean nothing
Until your deep inside dancing to the Devil's swing
Whoa, it doesn't mean a God damn thing
Until your deep inside dancing to the Devil's swing.

Whoa, dancing, dancing to the Devil's swing.

Play with my insanity
Live inside my darken dreams, my darken dreams
hail to the Devil's swing

Ooooh, it doesn't mean nothing
Until your deep inside dancing to the Devil's swing
Whoa, it doesn't mean a God damn thing
Until your deep inside dancing to the Devil's swing.
Whoa, it doesn't mean a God damn thing, a God damn thing
Dancing to the Devil's swing.




7. GOOD DAY TO DIE

Who really knows what rights all the wrongs anyway
Who really cares what people do or say
No matter where this life takes me
Ill never let it compromise
To much luck to bet it on do or die

Cuz I've seen everything that I could see
And now I can say goodbye today
With all I know
Its time I said goodbye
Today is a good day to die

Lived by the rules you that you gave me and fell apart
All the wrong turns down a dead end street so far
I stretched my wings and breath in different day
Alone and broken is the price I pay
But that's ok

I've seen everything that I could see
And now I can say goodbye today
With all I know
Its time I said goodbye
Today is a good day to die

never thought life??
Taking all I can take
It's time to say goodbye
It's a good day to die

Cuz I've seen everything that I could see
And now I can say goodbye today
With all I know
Its time I said goodbye
Today is a good day to die




8. FOREVER SHAMED

When will it ever end and when will my life begin...

No sweat, no regrets run down my back
A fine line just right before I crack
Oh man to see me and then wave your finger up in my face
Believing in what you say and promising another day

Will it ever end, when will my life begin
All this built up pain forever plaguing me
It's the last time, it's my lifeline
It's the last time that I'll be forever shamed

No breath and disrepecting all my time
Dividing and speaking out of line
Tell me the reason oh everybody needs to feel your pain
So draw the line back to me
And save me from insanity

Will it ever end, when will my life begin
All this built up pain forever plaguing me
It's the last time, it's my lifeline
It's the last time that I'll be forever shamed

When will it ever end, when will my life begin
All this built up pain forever plaguing me
It's the last time, its my lifeline
It's the last time that I'll be forever shamed

Ha, ha!

Will it ever end, when will my life begin
All this built up pain forever plaguing me
It's the last time, it's my lifeline
It's the last time that I'll be forever shamed

When will it ever end, when will my life begin
All this built up pain forever plaguing me
It's the last time, it's my lifeline
It's the last time that I'll be forever shamed

Forever shamed! Forever!




9. SHADOW OF A SOUL

Anywhere I go, anything I try
Anyone I love is compromised

Everyone I see, staring on back at me
Why can't you let me be

Ohhh, so far from home being shallow and alone
And why can't you see its tearing away what I used to be
I'm a shadow of a soul

I don't know how to run, I don't know where to hide.
The old me is dead and gone inside

What will you think of me, when all that you'll ever see
Is only a part of the other me.

Ohhh, so far from home being shallow and alone
And why can't you see its tearing away what I used to be
I'm a shadow of a soul

Ohhh, I'm so far from home being shallow and alone
And why can't you see its tearing away what I used to be
I'm a shadow of a soul

You can tear away the legs on the outside,
But what lies underneath, you'll never find.
To many people taking up all my space,
To many faces pressing up against my face

Ohhh, I'm so far from home being shallow and alone
And why can't you see its tearing away what I used to be
I'm a shadow of a soul

Ohhh, I'm so far from home being shallow and alone
And why can't you see its tearing away what I used to be
I'm a shadow of a soul

Ohhh, I'm so far from home, I'm shadow of a soul
Ohhh, I'm so far from home, I'm shadow of a soul
Ohhh, I'm so far from home, I'm shadow of a soul
Ohhh, I'm so far from home, I'm shadow of a soul
Ohhh, I'm so far from home, I'm shadow of a soul




10. THE ORACLE

(Instrumental)




11. WHISKEY HANGOVER

So what if I never wanna be sober?
So what if I wanna be numb all the time, yeah?
I can't justify why I'd wanna go slower
Takin' my time just ain't my style, yeah

I'll walk dead or alive
I'll waste my time whenever I like
I'm feeling okay with my whiskey hangover

So what if you cleaned your act up so far?
So what if I'm pissing into the wind again?
Have you ever thought that I'm not who you are baby?
'Cause even when I lose I know how to win
Again and again and again

So sick of you preaching all the time
Just keep your shitty advice inside

'Cause I'll walk dead or alive
I'll waste my time whenever I like
I'm feeling okay with my whiskey hangover, oh yeah, yeah

'Cause I'll walk dead or alive
I'll waste my time whenever I like
I'm feeling okay with my whiskey hangover, oh yeah

Oh yeah, let's go

One sip ain't gonna do shit
On the second sip I begin to admit
That the third one down is what makes me feel alright, yeah

And number four I slam down to the floor
By five I'm ready to fight all night
And then six, seven, eight to make me break
Your face sometimes

'Cause I'll walk dead or alive
I'll waste my time whenever I like
I'm feeling okay with my whiskey hangover, oh yeah, yeah

'Cause I'll walk dead or alive
I'll waste my time whenever I like
I'm feeling okay with my whiskey hangover

With my whiskey hangover
With my whiskey hangover
With my whiskey hangover
With my whiskey hangover
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah




12. I BLAME YOU

Shifting through the ashes in scratching through my life
How sick is it to live with the promises
No rhyme or reason expect another fight
And my decsions are based on your ignorance
And i blame you for everything you do for the scars i bear And breathing all my air
For everything i ever do i blame you
Im taking every prisoner
Through the ups and downs and my ship aint
Gunna sink to the hypocrits
Reach deep inside me and tear away my soul and
Nonbody left to comfort me anyomore and
I blame you i blame you for
Every thing you do for the scars
I bear and breathing all
My air fo reverything ill ever do
I blame you n i blame you
For everything you do for the scars i bear
And breathing all my air for everything ill ever do
I blame ooooh i blame you ohhhh i blame....




13. THE DEPARTED

To think beyond what you could think,
And feel beyond what you can feel
To see beyond what can be seen,
And be beyond what we believe, oh yeah

I know you know something
So many miles and miles away

In separation we come together,
It never ends, change has just begun
Believin' as we release the departed

To know what noone else could know
Away into the unexplained, oh yeah
Redeem my soul into my body
To think my soul's been damned again
And again and again

I know you know something
So many miles and miles away, yeah
Why can't we do better
As the line between begins to fade
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In separation we come together
It never ends, change has just begun
Believin' as we release the departed

In separation we come together
It never ends, change has just begun
Believin' as we release the departed

Tryin' to be higher than I am
Tryin' to see beyond what I can
Tryin' to be higher than I am
Tryin' to see beyond what I can

In separation we come together
It never ends, change has just begun
Believin' as we release the departed

In separation we come together
It never ends, change has just begun
Believin' as we release the departed

As we release the departed...