Five Finger Death Punch

The Way of the Fist tracks

Lyrics

1. ASHES

Right (x4)
Bring it

You don't understand me, and you probably never will
(Probably never will)
I got a tendency to self destruct, and a soft spot for the filth
A hair trigger temperament, a switchblade for a tongue
(Switchblade for a tongue)
I'm a walking one-man genocide, black belt in corrupt

Everything I touch, turns to ashes, falls away, falls away
Everything I touch, turns to ashes
Slips right through my hands

Love me, hate me, isolate me, everyday that I'm alive
Straight up mentally unstable, you don't have to like my life

I'm a jinx, a curse, some say, the worst
I'm a savage, rabid beast
(Savage, rabid beast), I've been called so many fucking things
That affect me in the least
I've stolen, lied, been crucified but I don't regret a thing
(Don't regret thing)
I'm an egocentric, masochist, with a sadist's point of bleak

Everything I touch, turns to ashes, falls away, it falls away
Everything I touch, turns to ashes
Slips right through my hands

Love me, hate me, isolate me, everyday that I'm alive
Less you prove you wrong it's easy
When your heart is filled with ice
Chapters in my life define me, change me into this reprise
Straight up mentally unstable, you don't have to like my life

Right

Everything I touch, turns to ashes, falls away, falls away
Everything I touch, turns to ashes,
Slips right through my hands.




2. THE WAY OF THE FIST

Break, this, shit, down
Zoltan, open the sky

You want it, you got it, everything you needed and more
You said it, I heard it, careful what you wish for
Deleted, defeated everything you've ever been
No mercy, it's the way of the fist

Strapped with rage, got no patience for victims
Sick and tired of the whole fuckin' world

I don't remember asking you, about your imperfections
You might win, one battle, but know this
I'll win the fucking war

End of the Goddamn road
(Right)

Step to me, step to me, motherfucker
Zip your lip, you've run out of time
Step to me, step to me, motherfucker
Talk the talk, now walk the damn line

Deserve it, you earned it, got yourself a fuckin' war
Believe it, you need it, face down on the fuckin' floor
I hate it, can't take it, wanna break your fuckin' bones
No mercy, you fagot, should've left it all, alone

Strapped with rage, got no patience for victims
Sick and tired of the whole fuckin' world

I don't remember asking you, about your imperfections
You might win, one battle, but know this
I'll win the fucking war

(As you crash and burn)
1, 2, fuck you, right

Step to me, step to me, motherfucker
Zip your lip, you've run out of time
Step to me, step to me, motherfucker
Talk the talk, walk the damn line
Step to me, step to me, motherfucker
Shut your face, it's your turn to die
Step to me, step to me, motherfucker
Talk the shit, your ass is mine

I don't remember asking you, about your imperfections
You might win, one battle, but know this
I'll win the fucking war.




3. SALVATION

Go

Disgusted by your weakness, you have no right to live
To know you is to hate you, but your life's yours to give

You monkey see, you monkey do
You're always doing what they tell you to
You're like a puppet on string, you don't get it

I won't bow to something, that I've never seen
I can't believe in something, that doesn't believe in me
I'm not blood of your blood, I'm no son of your God
I've no faith in your fate, still I find salvation

Right
You think you have the answers, to every last detail
In your eyes, you're the victor, in mine you've only failed

You monkey see, you monkey do
You're always doing what they tell you to
You're like a puppet on string, you don't get it (x2)

I won't bow to something, that I've never seen
I can't believe in something, that doesn't believe in me
I'm not blood of your blood, I'm no son of your God
I've no faith in your fate

Still I find salvation (x3).




4. THE BLEEDING

Rise

I remember when, all the games began
Remember every little
(Every little lie), lie and every last goodbye
Promises you broke, words you choked on
And I never walked away
(Never walked away), it's still a mystery to me

Well I'm so, empty
I'm better off without you, and you're better off without me
Well you're so, unclean
I'm better off without you, and you're better off without me
Right
The lying, the bleeding, the screaming
Was tearing me apart, the hatred
Deceiving, the beatings, it's over

Paint the mirrors black, to forget you, I still picture your face
(Still picture your face), and the way you used to taste
(Way you used to taste), roses in a glass, dead and wilted
To you this all was nothing, everything to you is nothing

Well you're so, filthy
I'm better off without you, and you're better off without me
Well I'm so, ugly
You're better off without me, I'm better off alone

The lying, the bleeding, the screaming
Was tearing me apart, the hatred, the beatings
disaster, it's over

As wicked as you are, you're beautiful to me
You're the darkest burning star, you're my perfect disease

The lying, the bleeding, the screaming
Was tearing me apart, the hatred, the beatings, it's over
Disaster, the lying, the bleeding, the screaming
Was tearing me apart, the hatred, the beatings, it's over
Disaster

It's over now.




5. A PLACE TO DIE

It's days like this I wish that I, wish that I had stayed asleep
It's times like these that make it so, difficult to be
The light at the end, the crack in the sky
there's no promise for release
No way for me to get away, and all I'm trying to do is breath

Searching, for something more, searching, for something right
Searching, for a sense of clarity, searching, for a place to die

Days like this I really wish, I really wish I wasn't me
It's times like this that make it hard
Makes it hard to fuckin' see
No light at the end, no crack in the sky
Everyone ends up deceased
A life like mine, makes a man, turns a grown man to a flea

Searching, for something more, searching, for something right
Searching, for a sense of clarity, searching, for a place to die

Piece, by, piece, I, slowly fade away, I slowly drift apart
I see a different world, closing in on the future
Sorry to be so cynical, it's all I know
Piece, by, piece, I slowly start to change
I slowly start to change

It's days like this I wish that I, wish that I had stayed asleep
It's times like these that make it so, difficult to be
No light at the end, no crack in the sky
Everyone ends up deceased
A life like mine, makes a man, turns a grown man to a flea

Searching, for something more, searching, for something right
Searching, for a sense of clarity, searching, for a place to die

Searching, for a place to die.




6. THE DEVIL'S OWN

The Devil's own
Why?
Where did I go wrong? Who was I supposed to be?
No matter what I've done, you've always criticized me
Where did I go wrong? Who was I supposed to be?
When it's said and done, will you remember?

Yeah, right
Slap on the wrist, smack in the face
The family tree, gave me a name, and nothing more
Neglected seed, why?

It's because of you I'm broken
It's because of you I'm dead inside, I never asked to be here
It's because of you I'm Godforsaken, I never wanted this
It's because of you I'm dead inside

Where did I go wrong? Who was I supposed to be?
No matter what I've done, you've always criticized me
Where did I go wrong? What was I supposed to be?
When it's said and done, will you remember, me?

Right
A happy home, a fairy tale, a broken dream
Gave me a life, then turned away, killed everything, why?

It's because of you I'm broken
It's because of you I'm dead inside, I never asked to be here
It's because of you I'm Godforsaken, I never wanted this
It's because of you I'm dead inside, I die

Fuck, you
Father, bastard, I'm the Devil's very own
Mother, know not, just who, I've become
Father, hate me, for being all your not
Mother's baby, I hate what I've become
I hate what I've become, I hate what I've become

Oh
It's because of you I'm broken
It's because of you I'm dead inside

Where did I go wrong? Who was I supposed to be?
No matter what I've done, you've always criticized me
What did I go wrong? What was I supposed to be?
When it's said and done, will you remember, me?




7. WHITE KNUCKLES

Oh, fuck it all

Sick of being sick and tired
(Sick and tired), sick of understanding
(Fuck 'em all), tired of feeling sick to my stomach
Demons inside command me

They're saying crush it, break it, smash it
Fuckin' kill 'em all, laugh as it falls away
I won't dodge another silver bullet, just to save a little face

I want you to know, I want you to see
I want you to look, beyond your own eyes, past your afflictions

How many people really care?
(Really care), How many will be standing?
(One or Two), I'll light the match, the flame, the fuse, the bomb
Rescue the world from slavery

I wanna torch it, burn it, scorch it, fuckin' stomp it out
Laugh as it blows away, I won't eat another rotten apple
Though I've grown to like the taste

I want you to know, I want you to see
I want you to look, beyond your own eyes, past your afflictions
I want you to hurt, want you to bleed
I want you to look, beyond your own face, past your infections

I'm taking back control, with my knuckles (x4)

Smash it, burn it, break it, kill it, fuck 'em all

I want you to know, I want you to see
I want you to look, beyond your own eyes, past your afflictions
I want you to hurt, want you to bleed
I want you to look, beyond your own face, past your infections.

8. CAN'T HEAL YOU

The deeper you get, the farther you fall down
The closer, I get, the more you dissolve

You're lost inside, your pale addictions
Bury you, with the demons in the ash

Can't heal you, don't want to
Cause you can't, save your-fuckin'-self
Can't heal you, don't need to, cause you won't, save, yourself

You are the one who, made the decision
Stuck in a prison, shattered and broken
I am the one who, expected to heal you
Saved you from drowning, in your endless nightmare

Blessed be, the disillusioned
The banished misfit and the cursed hollow son

Can't heal you, I don't want to, cause you can't, save, yourself
Can't help you, don't need to, cause you won't, save, yourself

We're taught to perish, but fade away
Become the haunted, and die as slaves

Can't heal you, I don't want to, cause you can't, save, yourself
Can't help you, don't need to, cause you won't, save, yourself
Can't heal you, don't want to
Cause you can't, save your-fuckin'-self
Can't heal you, don't need to, cause you won't, save, yourself.




9. DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR

To the haters, the takers, the liars
All the vultures and the bottom feeding scum
The FCC, the FBI and every tin God with a badge and a gun
You talk and talk, you preach and bitch
But your words don't mean a thing
You get what you give, you give what you get
Just the way it's always been

I choose death, before dishonor
I'd rather die than live down on my knees
Bury me like a soldier, with my dignity

You, imitate the ostracized, put your head beneath the sand
Your cup it run it, over, must be rough to live so grand
You reap what you sew, you pay what you owe
Unless you bathe yourself in greed
You rob and you take, your world is fake
There's no honor amongst the thieves

I choose death before dishonor
I'd rather die than live down on my knees
Bury me like a soldier, with my dignity

Fuck

You're self righteous, self pretentious, your ways are not for me
You're deluded, so confused, your world is not for me

I choose death before dishonor
I'd rather die than live down on my knees
Bury me like a soldier

(Bury me), bury me (x2)
(Bury me)
With, my, dignity.




10. MEET THE MONSTER

It's not that complicated, and you ain't gotta believe
They'll put me down in a hole, before I let you succeed
I've never been complacent, I can't afford to be
I know you think you're special, but you ain't nothin'

Can you read between the lines?
Or are you stuck in black and white?
Hope I'm on the list of, people that you hate
It's time you met the monster, you have helped create

You've, pushed, me one too many times
I'm sick of all of the fiction, we're gonna settle it
You've, pushed, me one too many times
I'm sick of all of the shit, I'm gonna settle it

It's not that complicated, and you ain't gotta believe
They'll put me down in a hole, before I let you succeed
I've never been complacent, I can't afford to be
I know you think you're special, but you ain't nothin'

Well there's nothing you can say to me now
And there's nothing you can do to stop me
It's hard not to be, a menace to society
When half the population, is happy on their knees

You've, pushed, me one too many times
I'm sick of all of the fiction, we're gonna settle it
You've, pushed, me one too many times
I'm sick of all of the shit, I'm here settle it

I can't take it anymore, I refuse to live this way
It's not that I don't care enough, it's not that I can't see
It's everything inside of me, that won't let me be, you
It won't let me be, you

Go
It's not that complicated, and you ain't gotta believe
They'll put me down in a hole, before I let you succeed
I've never been complacent, I can't afford to be
I know you think you're special, but you ain't nothin'
No, you ain't nothin', and you'll never succeed
I know you think you're special, but you ain't nothin'

But you ain't nothin.




11. HATE ME

It's

It's not enough, it's not enough, it never, was or will be
I never had the chance to thank you, for ripping, out my, heart
It's not enough, it's not enough, it never, was or will be
I never got the chance to say, fuck you

Don't want to be your tourniquet, for minor lacerations
Don't wanna be, your Romeo
Because you're no Goddamn Juliet
(You always did know, just what to say, insult and injury)
You, just, love, to hate me

It's not enough, it's not enough, it never, was or will be
I never had the chance to thank you, for ripping, out my, heart
It's not enough, it's not enough, it never, was or will be
I never got the chance to say, fuck you

You've got a gun, I've got a gun, let's write a tragic ending
Don't wanna be, this way again
Don't wanna be, the one to blame
(You can have the high roads, I'll take the rose, disguise the

frailty)
I just love to hate you

It's not enough, it's not enough, it never, was or will be
I never had the chance to thank you, for ripping, out my, heart
It's not enough, it's not enough, it never, was or will be
I never got the chance to say, fuck you

You just love to hate me
It's not enough, it's not enough, it never, was or will be
I never had the chance to thank you, for ripping, out my, heart
It's not enough, it's not enough, it never, was or will be
I never got the chance to say, fuck you.




12. NEVER ENOUGH

I'm so fed up with everyone around me
(No one seems to care)
I'm just so far gone and nothing's gonna change
(I'll never be the same)
It's always do this, do that, everything they want to
I don't want to live that way
(No), every chance they get their always, pushin' me away

It's never enough, no, it's never enough
No matter what I say, it's never enough
No, it's never enough, I'll never be what you want me, to be

It's all so messed up and no one ever listens
(Everyone's deranged)
I'm just so fucked up and I'm never gonna change
(Wanna lay it all to waste)
Their always say this, say that, nothing that you want to
I don't want to live that way
(No), every chance they get their always, shovin' me aside

It's never enough, no, it's never enough
No matter what I say, it's never enough
No, it's never enough, I'll never be what you want me to be
I'm done

(I'm done) (x7)

In the end, we're all just chalklinds on the concrete
Drawn only to be washed away
For the time that I've been given, I am what I am

I'd rather hate you, for everything you are
Than ever love you, for something you are not
I'd rather you hate me, for everything I am
Than have you love me, for something that I ain't

It's never enough, It's never enough, no matter what I say
It's never enough, no, it's never enough
No matter who I try to be
It's never enough, no, it's never enough
No matter how I try to taste
It's never enough, never, never enough
I'll never be what you want me, to be.




13. STRANGER THAN FICTION

It's stranger, than fiction, how you decay
It must be, so lonely, lost within your ways

You're born alone, you die alone
The rest is yours, to fill the gap
The world goes on, without you here
The just of, just collapse

Is this what you wanted to be? Alone standing by yourself
Is this all you wanted to be? Or was that a cry for help?

(By yourself) (x3)

Verbal grenades, you throw inane
I can't believe, you'd stoop so low
Of all the things, you took away
I miss my mind, the most

Is this what you wanted to be? Alone standing by yourself
Is this all you wanted to be? Or was that a cry for help?

(By yourself) (x3)

Is this what you wanted to be? Alone standing by yourself
Is this all you wanted to be? Or was that a cry for help?

Is this what you wanted to be? Alone standing by yourself
Is this all you wanted to be? Or was that a cry for, help?

It's stranger than fiction, how you decay
It must be so lonely, lost within your ways.