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Venom & Tears tracks

Lyrics


1. HOLY ROLLER

Crucify me for a lie
While You cut another line to breathe
Holy roller, poster child for fear and insecurity

Well, nothing is holy and nothing is sacred
They'll cut to the bone to get under your skin
I've stolen, I've lied, I've done my time,
But I won't pay for your sin

You don't have to bow your head in shame
Cause I can see right through you and I know that you have felt that way
Never will I bow my head in shame
I live this life with no regret, a lesson for you in respect

Sermon of hate spoken between a smile and words of piety
Well, I've got a use for you
It's time we stuck the pig

Well, nothing is holy and nothing is sacred
They'll cut to the bone to get under your skin
I've lived and died a thousand times,
But I won't pay for your sin

You don't have to bow your head in shame
Cause I can see right through you and I know that you have felt that way
Never will I bow my head in shame
I live this for no one else. Save your judgement for yourself

Teeth in my tongue for far too long
I've watched your lechery
So let this be your requiem...
When there's no eulogy, I'll speak

You don't have to bow your head in shame
Cause I can see right through you and I know that you have felt that way
Never will I bow my head in shame
I live this life for no one else. Save your judgement for yourself.

I'll never bow my head in shame.




2. DAY OF THE DOG

Was born alone, a bastard son unto the world
Given a family that called me their own
It gave me something
It gave me something called hope

Twenty years away, a life of opportunity
But emptiness eclipsed the man I should be
Inside was nothing,
I need something to fill the holes
And am I alone?

Fuck no, Are we alone?
Fuck no, Do we believe in you?
Fuck no, Are we below?
And will we ever surrender alive?
Fuck no

Fuck conformity, a tired gospel for the weak
I'd rather die in pain than live on my knees
I owe you nothing,
We owe you not a Goddamn thing

Fuck no, Are we alone?
Fuck no, Do we believe in you?
Fuck no, Are we below?
And will we ever surrender alive?
Fuck no

Nobody said this wouldn't end in tears
But I refuse to live a coward's life,
Guided, guarded by fear
It won't be long
The dog will have his day and I'll say
Fuck you all

...Fuck you all

Fuck no, Are we alone?
Fuck no, Do we believe in you?
Fuck no, Are we below?
And will we ever surrender alive?
Fuck no




3. SCUM

We need a fucking plague
A flood, a war to kill it all to cure it all
Cause every corner turned the scum of the earth
Fuck the gangs of middleclass suburbia
The gutter punks
Their prozac medicated parents too strung out to give a shit

Where did we go wrong?
How in the hell did it come to this?
You're pissin in the wind if you think it can be fixed because I'll tell you what we really need…

Deliverance
Go to your gods, beg for
Deliverance from the scum of the earth

Let the locust swarm, allow the jaws of earth to swallow us alive
Baptize me in the blood of scum for rebirth
If I see another pedophile priest released
A hipster glam rock wannabe, a cop shooting an unarmed teen
I'll carve my eyes out with a stick

Where did we go wrong?
How in the hell did it come to this?
You're pissin in the wind if you think it can be fixed because I'll tell you what we fucking need…

Deliverance
Go to your gods plea for
Deliverance
And in your prayers beg for
Deliverance
Our only chance is
Deliverance
from the scum of the earth

Deliverance…deliver us from the scum of the earth




4. AMERICANA

All hail the god in the TV
White noise medicating
Rape and murder, holy war, nothing phases me
And now I have the only scapegoat that I need
(A modern day alibi for a life of abuse and neglect)

Hail
All hail

Pray to the god in the TV
Eyes wide, fixed and dilated, bleed
A myriad of rich white trash, nothing phases me
It promises just what I'm longing to be

Hail, All hail your brand new religion
Hail, An old American sin (all hail)
Hail, This is the murderer of evolution
Hail, This is no way for us to live

...Now hail the god within
Hail
All hail

Relive a warped reality
Push the syringe in and let the hours wane
Ashen eyes, catatonic, praying on our knees
To hail the god for a legion of zombies

Hail, All hail your brand new religion
Hail, An old American sin (all hail)
Hail, This is our cancer
Feeding thought pollution
Hail, This is no way for us to live

Hail, All hail your brand new religion
Hail, An old American sin (all hail)
Hail, This is the murderer of evolution
Hail, This is no way to fucking live

...Now hail the god within
Hail
All hail




5. WEIGHT OF THE WORLD

Drive
With a plan of escape
Fire,
Blood and fire in my wake
No pretension, I know that I'm running away
But what can I say?

I drive to escape the weight of the world
But there's no more love than hate
Here on this road

Drive
With a plan of escape
Fire,
Blood and fire in my wake
No pretension, I know that it won't be OK
But what can I say?

What more can I say?

I drive to escape the weight of the world
But there's no more love than hate
Here on this road

No more love than hate here on this road

Today I'm gonna come to terms
With what I have done
There's no salvation,
But I've learned that there's nowhere...
There's nowhere to run

I drive to escape the weight of the world
But you know
I always make my way back home...

To the weight of the world




6. CANCER

(Instrumental)




7. HELLBENT ON WAR

I've stood by too many goddamn times,
Turned a blind eye
I let it pass
But never again, never again
An example will be set
And you will pay your debt to me in blood

Blood for blood...
I'm taking you down
Blood for blood...
Prepare yourself

There's not a law in the fucking land
That will keep me
From putting things right with you
Hellbent on war
Now we're well past words and threats
And everything in between
No more restraint, just pure hostility
Confrontation, intimidation,
Vindication, I'll have my way
They say an eye for an eye,
A tooth for a tooth, but...
A code of violence and vengeance
Is written in blood

Blood for blood...
I'm taking you down
Blood for blood...
Prepare yourself... for war




8. NO LOVE

You cried us an ocean of tears,
Tried to wash me away
How I'd love to hold your face under the flood
And smile from above
While you struggle to breathe

You want what the world wouldn't give,
So you drink from my veins
But your tongue has been burned from the taste
And you've learned what I've known:
That you will never be me

Why won't you die?
When I find you I'll take my time
Burn you alive,
Piss out the flames when I feel entertained

No love
So don't cry to me
No love
No, a stone won't bleed

A fire to burn every liar
And lawyer pig at the stake
Could cure this disease
But still wouldn't buy you a breath of sympathy

Why won't you die?
When I find you I'll take my time
Cannibals and parasites,
Why won't you die?
Leeches and vampires, I pray the sun to rise

No love
So don't cry to me
No love
No, a stone won't bleed
...now bleed for me

Vultures, crows and flies,
I beg you leave my eyes so I can watch you die

No love
So don't cry to me
No love
No, a stone won't bleed




9. VENOM AND TEARS

Undone and unraveling at the seams,
My soul numb and half the man you saw in me
I speak in tongues
But sing your praises till I cave my lungs
No one could ever stop me

I sew my eyes unto the passing of a bitter life
I try with all I am to break the choke of suicide
I sew my eyes unto the passing of a bitter life
I try with all I have to bide my time till I'm...

Reborn, I return
Cause I can't breathe without you...
Reborn, I return
...with this blood inside my lungs I found you
Reborn, I return
I can't see a Goddamn thing without you...
Reborn, I return
...through this venom in my eyes
But I'm coming home

Black sun has risen again today
My soul burns to ashes unbecoming me
All I am, a skeleton of what I used to be
You see me undone, the snake uncoiling

I sew my eyes unto the passing of a bitter life
I try with all I have to bide my time till I'm,

Reborn, I return
Cause I can't breathe without you...
Reborn, I return
...my iron lung, I died then found you
Reborn, I return
I can't see a Goddamn thing without you...
Reborn, I return
...through this venom in my eyes
But I'm coming home




10. I'LL NEVER DIE A POISONED DEATH

This conversation is slowly breaking me,
My will to live
And the life you're faking seems worth taking
More each tortured second that I give

Because I know...

... What drives you, breathes inside you, son,
Don't think I don't
Because I've seen it time and time and again,
My friend, so many others just like you
It is a gift or a curse to see right through
The snake in you before it spits?
I'll never die a poisoned death
But maybe ignorance is bliss

But I know

I know
I know why you're here, don't think I don't
I know why you punished me
I know
I'll tell them all your name, don't think I won't
Show the world the fool you are

I know what drives you

I know
I know why you're here, don't think I don't
I know why you punished me
I know
I've got everything I need, nothing to prove
Can't say I feel the same for you...

...Because I know




11. I SUICIDE

End it all
The hollow voice behind your eyes
Embracing you
To numb the pain and paralyze
When no one cared, I was there,
I held your hand throughout the years
It always has and will be you and...

I, suicide
The blade between you and life
I, suicide
The gun inside a mouth of lies
I, suicide
Praise me cause you'll never survive

I, I led you here and plant your faith
Pay your price
Cause nothing's free in life but pain
I'll feed despair with scorn and hate,
Till all your dreams are laid to waste
...laid to waste

I, suicide
The warm tears in mother's eyes
I, suicide
The blackest angel's wings arise
I, suicide
Praise me cause you'll never relent till you die

I, suicide
I've known you all your life, it's true
I've known you all your life... cause I am you




12. GODSPEED

Teach me how to sacrifice,
I'm told that I don't know a thing
But maybe with some time alone
We'll both learn what it means
I feel as though I owe you more
Than just these words of gratitude you read
So before it ends, my friend,
I'll teach you how to (bleed)

Show me where to tread to get ahead,
I fear that I don't know the way
Cause this honesty and sincerity
Has brought me only pain
Show me how to make them trust the lies
To give me what I want for free
You've got it all, now there's just one thing,
Just one thing

Your soul, I'd say that it's been sold
But was it ever there?
Cold, It must be cold so far below
But keep digging, you're almost there

So long, goodbye, I can't say I wish you well
But best of luck to you in Hell
Don't speak, there is no need to drag this
Through the thorns and knives
Cause now it's time we said goodbye

I've waited for so long in this prison for so long
Served my time and I managed to survive
Lied to for so long, beholden for so long
...But now it's over

So long, goodbye, I can't say I wish you well
But best of luck to you in Hell
Don't speak, there is no need to drag this
through the thorns and knives
You know it's time we said goodbye

Goodbye

So long, goodbye, I can't say I wish you well
But best of luck to you in Hell
You don't get it, it's so pathetic,
But one thing you can't deny
Is that it's time we said goodbye

Goodbye




13. LEAVE A MESSAGE

(Instrumental)




14. PROPAGANDA (SEPULTURA COVER)

Why dont you get a life and grow up
Why dont you realize that youre fucked up
Why criticize what you dont understand
Why change my words, youre so afraid

You think you have the right to
Put me down
Propaganda hides your scum
Face to face you dont have a word to say
You got in my way, now youll have to pay

Dont, dont believe what you
See
Dont, dont believe what you read
No!!!

I know my ways, Im here to stay
I didnt start all this yesterday
Ill prove you wrong all the way
Life teaches me youre always alone

Dont, dont believe what you
See
Dont, dont believe what you read
No!!!