Testament

The Spitfire Collection tracks

Lyrics


1. 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




2. 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

Look at the lost souls
They seem so black
Look at the lost souls
Souls of black

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

Look at the lost souls
They seem so black
Look at the lost souls
Souls of black

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

Look at the lost souls
They seem so black
Look at the lost souls
Souls of black

They're bleeding so black




3. 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 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
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
Preach
Practice what you preach
Practice what you preach
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 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




4. HATRED'S RISE

Hatreds Rise
Slashing through the fight
Before him dressed in the armor of the dead
Crossed fists
Can't deny

The swift sword
Getting closer to their lair
Follow me and I'll give you a king
Singing over talking

Fight with me and kill for your king
Hatred was a man out to seek
Vengeance for the death of his father
For he is the one bears the mark

Of the great warrior king and
No one can stop him
Waiting
For tonight

The axe swings
Into battle on the wall
Striking
Blows from life

For my king
Deathly victim of the blade
Stabbing and slashing
When night falls

They all must die...
Beating and bashing
With blood lust
From hatred's rise

The high priest
Blessed the blood shed
Of defeat
The smell of death roams

Through the air
Rising
Flames of war
Shine through the night

Until the dawn the troopers storm
Stabbing and slashing
The nights gone
No one alive...

Beating and bashing
With blood lust
From hatred's rise




5. THE BURNING TIMES

Back in time the punishment
Was burn all you witches burn
Some mothers burned, burned alive
Hear the children cry...

Children Crying... mothers dying...
Some would die the innocent
Some would die a whore
Some so scared the children fled

Confused by this world
Why... they don't want to
Burn... alive...
Caught in the burning times

When all the witches died
Still hear the children crying
The burning times...
Some say when you float a witch

You set free their soul
I've always said... burn the bitch
My spoken words of old
Why... they don't want to

Burn... alive
Caught in the burning times
When all the witches died
Still hear the children crying

The burning times...
Back in time the punishment
Was burn all you witches burn
Some paid the price of their crimes

Caught in the burning times
Why... they don't want to
Burn... alive...
Caught in the burning times

So many people died
Still hear the children crying
The burning times...

Caught in the burning times
Caught in the burning times
Caught in the burning times




6. JOHN DOE

He died on thorazine
Lost life and any hopes
Laid him down on a bed of steel
Laid downtown at the city morgue

John Doe... a man haunted by his past
John Doe... his lost soul will never rest

He was raised as an orphan
Abuse victim as a child
Dreaming haunting memories
Made John Doe take his own life

John Doe... a man haunted by his past
John Doe... realize that you're dead

He who is victimized can never grasp
Never ever knowing what is love...
He was a bitter man an only son
Never ever knowing what is... love... no love

Take heed to my warning
Even though I might be wrong
Fulfill life full of love
Or you'll end up just like John

John Doe... a man haunted by his past
John Doe... his lost soul will never rest
John Doe... a man haunted by his past
John Doe... realize that you're dead
John Doe... John
John Doe... John




7. CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

Grace - in a perfect world
On shines the light
Praise - an angelic song
But there's another side you'll see

Now hide salvation easily denied
Reigns - Down with misery
Life's not always what it seems
False hope written in the testament of old

Take heedstop believing everyword you read
Truth inconsistencies
Distorts the lie
False imprisonment

Forever lost inside your mind
Fates door
Just be careful what you wish for
Death's door
Just be careful what you wish for

Peace of mind I can't find
Don't be blind take the ride
Hey... we live in a fucked up world
Walking on through the demise
We step into the unknown

Your better save yourself...
Hey... we live in a fucked up world
Hiding behind the disguise
Never let your feelings show

Why can't you be yourself...
We live in a fucked up world
Walking on through the demise
We step into the unknown
Your better save yourself...




8. DOWN FOR LIFE

When I see my brother
What I see is like no other
What we had forever lost
Can't deny our friendship

Feeling like it's time to end
This bad relation ripped appart
When we're young and disaranged
We didn't know it any other way

Now were grown
He's still the same
People see him suffering
I am not about to run away

Turn my back to him
In his darkest hour
Give him will to fight
Antagonize his thoughts

See him threw his thoughest times
Purify his weakened heart
All the friends we feel the same
Tthe way it was back in the day

The more we change
He stays the same
Will we ever see our friend again
I... feel that... I can't protect
My friend from himself

All I've got are these lessons learned in life
The lessons I've been taught
They still remain inside me
Thoughts even as we speak as troubled as it seems

He'll always be a friend of mind
That's the way it was and always will be
When we're young and disaranged
We didn't know i tany other way

Now were grown
He's still the same
People see him suffering
I... feel... I cannot help my friend help himself

You... can't hear what I say
Never going away...
Still friends down for life...
can you still fight...

All I've got are these lessons learned in life
The lessons I've been taught
They still remain inside me
Thoughts even as we speak as troubled as it seems

He'll always be a friend of mind
That's the way it was and always will be
Now in the end it's plain to see
What kind of friend

He has been for me all along he could never see
Who he was and always be
I... feel... I cannot help my friend help himself




9. RIDING THE SNAKE

Caged... and riding the snake
Straight down from the night
True love for the fix and
She never been able one minute

To kick back the feelings enticed
And you know it's never the same
Venomous poison constricting your life
Life... enough of the taste

Sweet demonic night
Raised up on her legs
Everytime you encounter the demon
Your future forever forever is lost

While riding the snake who suffers the loss
Is there no shame
Is life so bad without you...
So far awayand I still can't fight you!!!

Climb... straight into the veins
Ran into the cell
Straight up to the snake and it never will ever be
Hidding from futures of innocence lost

Will we ever escape the clinch of the jaws
Drowning in pools filled with lies
Filled in with pain
Watch how the serpent survives...

Simmering hate!!!
Caged... and riding the snake
Love loss for the fix bit down on the snake
Fates sending her back

No place to go
She will never change her ways
Spent to many nights
And can not take raw emotions from others

Drowning in pools filled with lies
Condemned in pain
Watch how the serpent survives...
Simmering hate!!!




10. 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

Restart my life
Or self destruction
To climb this wall
Of dark construction
Holding the quest for freedom
That beckons me

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

Restart my life
Or self destruction
To climb this wall
Of dark construction
Holding the quest for freedom
That beckons me




11. THE PREACHER

In days of old
When the books were untold
Speak of a world crushed by sin.
"The people will mournof a war to be born"
Nobody would listen to him.
Think back in time
When 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 oneIn 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 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.

Listen to these words I preach
Catastrophic lessons they shall teach
Listen to these words I preach
Catastrophic lessons they shall teach




12. 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!




13. TRIAL BY FIRE

Accuse you of a crime
Sentenced to endless time
The price you have to pay
Won't get away
Sworn in by the stand
Your rights are gone
The system's banned
They think you are a liar
A trial by fire

Hey
This is what the people say
A new way
A trial by fire

Locked in an empty cell
Your life becomes a living hell
The river of fire flows
Time only knows
Trapped by flames of fury
Ordered unto by the jury
Death is their desire
Thrown in the fire

Hey
This is what the people say
A new way
A trial by fire

Quiver by the fiery light
Cringing as your soul ignites
The book of law's been thrown away
Starting today
The system before the war
Is gone for now and evermore
There is no sentence higher
A trial by fire

Hey
This is what the people say
A new way
A trial by fire




14. 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
For 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