Black Label Society

The Song Remains Not the Same tracks

Lyrics

1. OVERLORD (UNPLUGGED VERSION)

The undying embrace of chaos and war
As the oppressed lie writhing down on the floor
This Babylon of fear that you shall know
To rule and suppress, destroy and overthrow

[Chorus:]
Kings of this world
The servants shall serve
Slaves never free
Kings of this world all that's to be
All that you hear and all that you see

I am your overlord
Everything above and below
I am your overlord
The exodus of your will and
All that you'll ever know

This brotherhood of snakes shall
Rule and control
The corruption of man his fate
And his soul

[Chorus]

This flame of black which burns so bright
For the slaves shall never see
The apocalyptic end of the past
The new world shall forever be

The great conspiracy
The betrayal of god
The fires of revolution
Aimed at the heavens above

[Chorus]




2. PARADE OF THE DEAD (UNPLUGGED VERSION)

Exterminate the laws of all
The sacred past
Begins to fall

[Chorus:]
The undying gods of death
The disease it must be fed
Parade of the dead

The asylum marches on
The madmen kill
What's left is gone

[Chorus]

Revenge and retaliation
The shadow of man's war
Has been cast

The masses and the grave
A fate that can't be saved

[Chorus]




3. RIDERS OF THE DAMNED (UNPLUGGED VERSION)

There is no absolution
Never lose what was never there
No regard for the future
As for the past i never cared

[Chorus:]
For the damned shall roll
Walking tall we stand
Long may you run
Riders of the damned

Salvation has been wrecked
Dissolution has been found
Punishment and judgement
Lay rotting beneath the ground

[Chorus] (x2)




4. DARKEST DAYS (UNPLUGGED VERSION)

Divided soul of a troubled man
The final fight
The final need to understand
These tangled roots
Ripped from the ground
Abandonment and worry
Forever to be found

[Chorus:]
Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain
Take this hand of sorrow
Take away my darkest days
Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain
Take away my darkest days
Return me for i feel they here to say

For just one moment of peace I long to know
I can hear the storm clouds calling me back home
The blood of the hurricane
Where the water is never still
Life is a loaded gun
Love is a bullet that sometimes kills

[Chorus] (x2)




5. JUNIOR'S EYES

Junior's eyes looked up to the skies in tears
He prayed that his maker, the giver and taker,
Would 'pear
Junior sighed, as his hands reached out to the sky
Junior cried, the day that his best friend died

[Chorus:]
They're coming home again tomorrow
I'm sorry it won't be for long
With all the pain I've watched you live within
I'll try my hardest not to cry
When it is time to say goodbye

Junior's eyes, they couldn't disguise the pain
His father was leaving, and Junior's grieving again
Innocent eyes watched the man who gave everything
Junior's sorrow, knew what tomorrow would bring?

[Chorus]

Junior's eyes looked into the skies once more
Now he knew well, this life was hell for sure
He desperately tried,
His fingertips retched to the stars
Reaching for reason,
Along with the time and the scars

[Chorus]




6. HELPLESS

There is a town in North, Ontario
With dream comfort memory spare
And in my mind i still need a place to go
All my changes were there

[Chorus:]
Blue, blue windows behind the stars
Yellow moon on the rise
Big birds flying across the sky
Throwing shadows on our eyes
Leaves us helpless, helpless, helpless
Leaves us helpless, helpless, helpless

Baby, can you hear me now?
The chains are locked and tied
Across the door
Baby, sing with me somehow
Helpless, helpless, helpless
Leaves us helpless, helpless, helpless
Helpless, helpless, helpless
Leaves us helpless, helpless, helpless

[Chorus]

Helpless, helpless, helpless
Leaves us helpless, helpless, helpless

There is a town in North, Ontario
With dream comfort memory spare
And in my mind i still need a place to go
All my changes were there




7. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER

When you're weary, feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all

I'm on your side when times get rough
And friends just can't be found

[Chorus:]
Like a bridge over troubled waters
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled waters
I will lay me down

When you're down and out
You're on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you

I'll take your part when darkness comes
And pain is all around

[Chorus]

Sail on, silver girl, sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way

See how they shine if you need a friend
I'm sailing right behind

[Chorus]




8. CAN'T FIND MY WAY HOME

Come down on your throne, leave your body alone
Somebody must change
You are the reason I've been waiting here so long
Somebody holds the key

[Chorus:]
But I'm near the end and I just ain't got the time
And I'm wasted and I can't find my way home

Come down on your own, leave your body alone
Somebody must change
You are the reason I've been waiting here so long
Somebody holds the key

[Chorus]




9. DARKEST DAYS (FT JOHN RICH)

Divided soul of a troubled man
The final fight
The final need to understand
These tangled roots
Ripped from the ground
Abandonment and worry
Forever to be found

[Chorus]
Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain
Take this hand of sorrow
Take away my darkest days
Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain
Take away my darkest days
Return me for i feel they here to say

For just one moment of peace i long to know
I can see the storm clouds calling me back home
The blood of the hurricane
Where the water is never still
Life is a loaded gun
Love is a bullet that sometimes kills

[Chorus] (x2)




10. THE FIRST NOEL

(Instrumental)