As I Lay Dying (USA)

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Lyrics

1. PARALYZED

What is certain I have ignored
I have spent most of my life
Trying to complicate everything that I believe

So that what paralyzed
In thought I will always have an alibi
Just another excuse, just another excuse
To hesitate, to hesitate
Delaying true progress with passivity

The answers that I've found
Are all the same
They uncover questions
That still remain
(x2)

What is certain I have ignored
And what I know is simple
If I'm honest with myself
My soul is broken yet easily fixed
And what I know is simple
I must die if I truly want to live

The answers that I've found
Are all the same
They uncover questions
That still that remain
(x2)

The greatness of us have become the least
I must be reborn to revive the heart that hardly beats
Keeping alive this hollow frame
I must be reborn
I must be reborn




2. FROM SHAPELESS TO BREAKABLE

If I have been kept alive for one reason,
It's to declare that apart from you I can do nothing
Though discouraged by my failure
I remember who I used to be
Like a murderer transformed into a pretty thief
I have so far, so far left to go

From shapeless to breakable I have involved

My transgressions are evident to all who know me
Like porcelain carried through a Downtown street
At any moment I might break
From shapeless to breakable I have involved

I could say a thousand more apologies
But to prove that I have truly changed
Only time will tell.

From shapeless to breakable I have involved




3. MOVING FORWARD

We're born helpless but guided by humanity
What was compassion
Soon controls the way we think
Familiarity has left me desensitized
And inanity keeps deception disguised
We are lost but keep moving forward
To find the truth we must turn around
History reveals an inviting sense of compromise
Our customs destroyed what was once unique
Traditions started with useful intention
Now subjugate those too numb to question
We are lost but keep moving forward
To find the truth we must turn around
I desire to wake from this sedation and begin to separate
The truth from tradition
We are lost but keep moving forward
To find the truth we must turn around




4. WAR ENSEMBLE (SLAYER COVER)

Propaganda death ensemble
Burial to be
Corpses rotting through the night
In blood laced misery
Scorched earth the policy
The reason for the siege
The pendulum it shaves the blade
The strafing air blood raid

Infiltration push reserves
Encircle the front lines
Supreme art of strategy
Playing on the minds
Bombard till submission
Take all to their graves
Indication of triumph
The number that are dead

Sport the war, war support
The sport is war, total war
When victory's a massacre
The final swing is not a drill
It's how many people I can kill
(x2)

Be dead friend from above
When darkness falls
Descend into my sights
Your fallen walls
Spearhead break through the lines
Flanked all around
Soldiers of attrition
Forward their ground
Regime prophetic age
Old in its time
Flowing veins run on through
Deep in the Rhine
Center of the web
All battles scored
What is our war crimes
(Era forever more...war)

Propaganda war ensemble
Burial to be
Bones shining in the night
In blood laced misery
Campaign of elimination
Twisted psychology
When victory is to survive
And death is defeat

Sport the war, war support
The sport is war, total war
When the end is a slaughter
The final swing is not a drill
It's how many people I can kill




5. HELLION (JUDAS PRIEST COVER)

Hell hound!
Hot leather on your legs,
They're smoking power kegs
Your ranting on means
It's hell bound!
And you're the one they claim
Is going down in flames
You're acting in Hades grave
Hellion! The devil's hellion in town
Hellion! We'll never have to die!
Well, child,
You're sweating and you're stoned
They've got to knock you down
Makes you crazy all night!
You're in never ending pain
And drink the devil's rain
You're screaming out your name
Hellion! The devil's hellion in town
Hellion! We'll never have to die!
The Gods you worship are steel
At the altar of rock and roll
You kneel,
A slave who forever rocks
His tail in the devil's locks
A slave like the bloody exile
Hellion! The devil's hellion in town
Hellion! We'll never have to die!




6. ELECTRIC EYE (JUDAS PRIEST COVER)

Up here in space
I'm looking down on you.
My lasers trace
Everything you do.
You think you've private lives
Think nothing of the kind.
There is no true escape

I'm watching all the time.
I'm made of metal
My circuits gleam.
I am perpetual
I keep the country clean.

I'm elected electric spy
I protected electric eye.
Always in focus
You can't feel my stare.
I zoom into you
You don't know I'm there.
I take a pride in probing all your secret moves
My tearless retina takes pictures that can prove.

Electric eye, in the sky
Feel my stare, always there
's nothing you can do about it.
Develop and expose
I feed upon your every thought
And so my power grows.
Protected. Detective. Electric eye.




7. COFFEE MUG (DESCENDENTS COVER)

Mug mug mug
Coffee mug
Gonna clear away the haze
Liquid proof
That i can win this race
Coffee mug
The grip that keeps me tall
My inter-link
Keeps me questing all
I don't need no booze or drugs
I just chug-a-lug-o my coffee mug
And i don't need your kiss and hug
I just chug-a-lug-o my coffee mug
They haven't banned
My liquid drug of choice
There's too many hooked
And they've got too much voice
So for the moment
We're all pretty good to go
With 98 cups
With 98 more to go
I don't need no booze or drugs
I just chug-a-lug-o my coffee mug
And i don't need your kiss and hug
I just chug-a-lug-o my coffee mug
Here a bean, there a bean
Everywhere a mean mean
Bean chug - a - lug - o - my
Coffee - mug, mug, mug, mug




8. BENEATH THE ENCASING OF ASHES (RE-RECORDED MEDLEY)

Emptiness running through me
Taking all that i am
Reach inside of me
Far beneath the encasing of ashes
Bleeding red
Still showing signs of life
Leaving me this blinding mask
Grasping for the wind
Everything I've done
Everything I've gained
It all means nothing
A mere breath has passed away
Sadness I embrace
Left with empty promises
Spent of all my strength
Relying on Yours
I look at myself and see the scars
That are brought to me by this life
Then I ask myself
Is that all this world has to give
Through this pain I refine
Tearing me from within
Screaming to be released but held fast by Your love
I have become a sacrifice
Make me pure again




9. THE BLINDING OF FALSE LIGHT (INNERPARTYSYSTEM REMIX)

I see now, I see through the veil of expectation.
I see now, I see that conformity is betrayal.

Betrayal of those who are forgotten,
Yet vision alone furthers our blame.
Unless followed by transformation,
It is pointless to be given sight.
Without the hope of our reaction,
We overlook the purpose of our eyes.

Now is our chance to breathe without tyranny,
Released from the blinding of false light.
(Blinding of false light)
Now is our chance to breathe without tyranny.
In weakness we are freed.

I see now, I see that conformity is betrayal.

With empty eyes I've looked ahead (ahead),
With clarity I now look back.

Now is our chance to breathe without tyranny,
Released from the blinding of false light.
(blinding of false light).
Now is our chance (our chance) to breathe without,
Without tyranny.
In weakness we are freed. Yeah!

I admit my failure. Opacity has dulled my senses.
Conformity (conformity) controlled by lifeless vices.
Oh! Yeah!
Covetousness (covetousness) disguised as ambition.
But now it ends. (x4)
Not with defeat but determination. We are freed. Yeah!

Now is our chance to breathe without tyranny,
Released from the blinding of false (false) light (light).
Now is our chance. (x2)
In weakness we are freed.




10. WRATH UPON OURSELVES (BENJAMIN WEINMAN REMIX)

I can only imagine that wrath is being held out
So there will be time for us to be redeemed
But surely wrath is not being held out
So that we may redeem ourselves
For I've seen the madness
Of those who died trying
But is regret only a word that the living possess?
I long to see their faces
Regardless of the decay
For in the eyes of the deceased...

We would see hope in our last day
Inside this dying world
For there is still beauty
Inside this dying world

For what good is there holding off wrath
If we are determined
To bring wrath upon ourselves




11. CONFINED (KELLY CAIRNS REMIX)

That night I never came home.
Wandering souls captured my thoughts..
Emptiness filled my mind.
Urgency spoke her lies.
In the confines of these grey walls.
I watched them move together.
Taking me places I cannot remember (remember).
We have been poured out...
Into a loveless bride..
How quickly I forget...
That this is meaningless.
How quickly I forget...
That this is meaningless.
In a world passing through my fingers.
I still chase the wind.
How quickly I forget...
That this is meaningless
How quickly I forget...
That this is meaningless
What have I learned from yesterday?
What have I learned from yesterday?




12. ELEGY (BIG CHOCOLATE REMIX)

Did you ever see me
Or could you even see at all
I looked at your cold white face
So still, so empty
Yet i knew you were at rest
Much more comforted than I
What else could i find to replace who you were
It was the carefree unrestricted love that you

Never meant to give
You never had the choice,

It was your innocence
It was part of who you were
It was the comfort of a friend




13. UPSIDE DOWN KINGDOM (IRON KRILL REMIX)

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