Testament

The Ritual tracks

Lyrics

1. SIGNS OF CHAOS

(Instrumental)




2. 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




3. LET GO OF MY WORLD

Listen now to my sordid tale
My words they speak to you
They testify
You can't deny
You see it's on so true
I dwell in thoughts
Of the universe
What's immorality ?
it's said to be
The lies they breed
The pages start to bleed
How can this be ?
Let go of my world
Let it go ...
Touch my soul
With subliminal sin
Deceptions they induce
Ingest the lies
Dissect the mind
You can't control the youth
Enslave the free
With conformity
Oppression takes its toll
Hey little man
Who are you
To try to take control
Of my soul ...
Let go of my world
Let me go ...
Bleed me dry
Read between the lies
Filter out the truth
Pick at my brain
Brand me insane
I know what I must do
take my life into my own hands
My sins I will atone
It I don't cry
I will reside
Inside mental home
Home sweet home ... Let go of my world
Let it go ...




4. DEADLINE

Take a look away
Think about the things you say
The day awaits your soul in chains
Ya got to make it today
Or there will be hell to pay
And there is no other way
Look at how you're living now
Life can always bring you down
the cradle to the grave
All I give is all I save
Every day's the same
Can you still feel the pain
You lose your mind then go insane
I can't talk to you
You can't tell me what to do
What I need is up to you
Look at how you're living now
Life can always bring you down
the cradle to the grave
All I give is all I save...
And I wonder how they live
Always taking what they give
Never far,always near,lose your mind
Gripping you with...fear...
What's done is done...
Hey,Slave,take it to the grave
Walk in someone else's shoes
That's the path you paved
Live,die,take off that disguise
Find your own reflection now
In the pool it lies
Now you know the score
You can't take this hell anymore
You feel like you never did before
Go and find the way
You're closer to it everyday
Yes,this is the price you pay
And I wonder how they live
Always taking what they give
Never far,always near,lose your mind
Gripping you with fear...
When the first comes down...




5. AS THE SEASONS GREY

Take a look,what do you see
Image in the mirror
Yesterday is yesterday
You'll meet your marker
I know that time grows old
Can't stop the seasons
Shifting sands slip through your hands
Time is gone before it's begun...

[CHORUS :]
Die
A little more
A little more for every day
Lord why
Oh tell me why
Do the seasons slowly grey?

Days of blue just turn to grey
The picture slowly aging
Nothing left to the memory
Death will not forsake them
God fearing people say
They are not afraid of dying
So why do they turn to faith
When faith has no meaning in life?
Time worn,worn time
Say goodbye to yesterday
After life,life after
It's all the same
The golden years bring out the pain
Death rolls in like the seasons change
You've lost all hope but still you pray
Aging eyes that fail to see
The mirror has been shattered
Death's knocking on their door
A vision filled with laughter
I know that time grows old
Can't stop the seasons
And as the end draws near
The story's over before it's begun...

[CHORUS :]




6. 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

[CHORUS :]
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

[CHORUS :]




7. 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




8. 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




9. AGONY

Trapped in a nightmare
Prisoners of warfare
Days gone become years
Of suffering ...
Fight on but what's to gain ?
Misfortune leads to pain ...
Fearless they won't die
Caged in they ask why
Cry out but don't cry
In agony ...
Live on but what's to gain
Die slowly everyday
Misfortune leads to pain
Will they ever be saved
From agony, Agony, Agony
In silent suffering
It's never ending
They pray to end their
Misery ...
Fight on but what's to gain
Die slowly everyday
Misfortune leads to pain
Will they ever be saved
From agony, Agony, Agony
Agony
Missing in action
Never forgotten
America the mighty
Set them free ...
Fight on but what's to gain
Die slowly everyday
Misfortune leads to pain
Will they ever be saved
From agony, Agony, Agony
Agony




10. THE SERMON

Suit up for destruction
Death looks behind many faces
Hatred plants its deepest seed
In the most obvious places
Symbols of allegiance
Chaos spells devotion
The master plan is set in motion
Oh,Yeah!!
What the hell are you proud of
Heads held low
Self respect must be carved
Evil poisons taste just like wine
Swallow the lies until you are blind
You're going blind
Now let it flow...
Waiting to deliver
Imposing martial laws of pain
KKK or CIA
They are one and all the same

Evil poisons taste just like wine
Swallow the lies until you are blind
You're going blind
Can't get to me
Or abuse me
Your racist tears will amuse me
And then you'll bleed...
Now let it flow...
Charismatic leaders
Preach their sermons of ignorance
please take heed soon my friends
promises won't cleanse the sins





11. TROUBLED DREAMS

Troubled dreams
Of a wandering nomad
Damned to be all by myself I travelled far
Following bright stars
Through the endless desert sands
Starring off into the sky
Down on Myself
Loneliness brings my demise
Oh,what a nightmare
Here we go
Leave me be
Why must I please them
When I can't even please myself
Deep in thoughts
But I still feel so
Lost in endless despair
Starring off into the sky
Down on myself
Loneliness brings my demise
Oh,what a nightmare
Here we go
As you soon realize
The nights so black I feel blind
Should I keep wandering on
On and on and on
There's just one thing you should know
No I can't take it no more
Two wrongs don't make it right
Right or wrong I can't take it
And in the end you will find
Find me a peace of mind
Forever lost
Severing my thoughts
From the dream I must seek
Time to end
This aggravation
The nomad spirit lives in me