Anthrax

Live - The Island Years tracks

Lyrics

1. EFILNIKUFESIN (N.F.L.)

It started back in high-school
So cool, king of the scene
You found that making people laugh
Was more than just a dream
The public took right to you
Like flies to a pile of shit
So funny and smart so talented
But success just couldn't fit

[Pre-chorus]
Wasting your life
No future is bright
Dancing on your grave
Living like a slave, someone should've said...

[Chorus]
N.F.L., Efilnikufesin
N.F.L.
N.F.L., Efilnikufesin
N.F.L.
Wake up dead, in a plywood bed six feet from the
rest of your life
And when you couldn't see your own dependency
N.F.L., nice fuckin'life !

The whole world is your playground
Yet you can't find your niche
Your only friends it helps you through
Helps you dig your daily ditch
The bottom line can't touch you
Cause you're above the rest
But your little friend's the enemy
And the bottom line is death

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[repeat chorus]

[lead break]

You lived a life of excess
Goddamn shame it's such a waste
Just one too many cookies
From the batch no one should taste
Yet his memory still stays with us
Cause watching him was fun
Too bad things weren't different
Who knows what he'd have done

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2. A.I.R.

Young and free, something you'll never be
A childhood's end, it's lunacy
Pure dictation, they don't listen
And you're just waiting for what you're missing

Welcome to your nightmare
You just can't walk away
It's time for you, to choose, your fate
You just can't let it lay
Welcome to your nightmare
Your whole life's on the way
Today

You're no good, misunderstood, A.I.R.
All their hopes and visions of what they want you to be
Crucial times, made up minds, A.I.R.
So high and mighty, though much too blind too see

Who are you gonna live your life for?
Conformity will trap you like a locked door
Independence means owning your decision's
Authority will put your soul in prison

Fight, go insane, there's no one else to blame
Stop, their influence, you can't give them a chance
Break, right through the wall, that separates us all
Start, your second life, without their hands in sight

You got your pride you got your visions
Don't subside, don't ever give in
Don't compromise just keep on grinning
The games they play you just keep on winning
Keep on winning, A.I.R.




3. PARASITE

She'll always be there trying to grab a hold
She thought she knew me, but she didn't know
That I was sad and wanted her to go

Parasite lady
Parasite eyes
Parasite lady
No need to cry

I didn't wanna have to get away
I told her things I didn't want to say
I need her and I hope she'll understand

Parasite lady
Parasite eyes
Parasite lady
No need to cry




4. KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY

Mankind,
The public enemy's not the man who speaks his mind
The public enemy's the man that goes and acts blind
Searching for an answer that he'll never find
An action from reaction and you can't make a retraction
Once you've put your head out
And then you're blue in the face,
As you try to state your case

You can think with your dick but it can't shout
Yo, I try to understand what the hell is going on
I can't imagine how things ever got so far gone
You separatists, say you want your own state
I'll give them a state, a state of unconsciousness
Retribution, no solution, constitution
Discrimination, through the nation, raining hatred

I yell, when there's schism you must rebel
I yell, so you'll hear
I yell, I refuse to live, in, your hell
I am what you fear
I'm the truth, I don't keep it in the family
Live your life, take someone else

Keep it in the family
The real world's outside your door
You can't keep it in the family
You've got the longest way to fall

Keep it in the family
Don't even try to tell me what you think is right
When to you blacks are niggers and jews are kikes
And you expect to be taken seriously
But your actions, they're more than curiously
Juvenile, you emulate what you hate
And you don't even know why you feel this way
'Cause daddy hated this and mommy hated that
And your own ability to reason's like a tire gone flat
Yo, I try to understand what the hell is going on
I can't imagine how things ever got so far gone
You separatists, say you want your own state
I'll give them a state, a state of unconsciousness
Retribution, no solution, constitution
Discrimination, through the nation, raining hatred

Keep it in the family
The real world's outside your door
You can't keep it in the family
You've got the longest way to fall

When you keep it in the, when you keep it in the,
When you keep it in the family

Acting out of pure cold hatred
'Cause of what another's race is
Color of another's face is
Different, and your own frustrations
Taking on a violent nature
Full of hate, so full of hate
You'd kill a man is that your fate
Your street becomes a police state
Why the hell do you hate?!
Hate, hate!!!
I'm not gonna stand for it
Someone's gonna pay for it
I yell, we rebel
We're the truth and we won't keep it in the family
Live your life, take someone else

Keep it in the family
I'm the thing that you most fear
I don't keep it in the family
I am the truth you won't hear

Keep it in the family
You can't keep it in the family
You've got the longest way to fall
Keep it in the family




5. CAUGHT IN A MOSH

Why don't you listen to me when I try to talkto you
Stop thinking of yourself, for just a second fool
Shut up, shut up, I don't wanna hear your mouth
Your mather made a monster, now get the hell out of my house

[BRIDGE]
Can't stand it for another day
I ain't gonna live my life this way
Cold sweat, my fists are clenching
Stomp, stomp, stomp, the idiot convention

[PRE-CHORUS]
Which one of these words don't you understand ?
Talking to you, is like clapping with one hand

[CHORUS]
What is it ? - Caught in a mosh
What is it ? - Caught in a mosh
What is it ? - Caught in a mosh
What is it ? - Caught in a mosh

Don't tell me how to do my job
There's the door, your name's on the knob
You're always in the way, like a beast on my back
Were you dropped as a baby, cause brains you lack

[Repeat bridge]
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[repeat chorus]

[MOSH PART]
Think - before you speak
Or suffer, for your words
Learn, to give respect
that others, give to you
Aaaaaaaaaah, The best you can do

Hey Man
I'm trying to reason but you don't understand
Talking in circles, we'll never get it straight
Just you and me in our theatre of hate

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6. INDIANS

We all see black and white
When it comes to someone else's fight
No one ever gets involved
Apathy can never solve

[Bridge]
Forced out - Brave and mighty
Stolen land - They can't fight it
Hold on - To pride and tradition
Even though they know how much their lives are really missin'
We're dissin them ...

[Pre-chorus]
On reservation
A hopeless situation

Respect is something that you earn
Our Indian brother's getting burned
Original American
Turned into, second class citizen

[Repeat bridge]
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[Chorus]
Cry for the Indians
Die for the Indians
Cry for the Indians
Cry, Cry, Cry for the Indians

Love the land and fellow man
Peace is what we strive to have
Some folks have none of this
Hatred and prejudice

[Repeat bridge]
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Territory, It's just the body of the nation
The people that inhabit it make its configuration
Prejudice, Something we all can do without
Cause a flag of many colors is what this land's all about

[Repeat first verse]
[repeat bridge]
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7. ANTISOCIAL

You're a train ride to no importance
you're in love with hell existence
Money is all that you desire
Why don't you pack it in and retire
It's common nature you can't fool me
I'm just the money that you can't let free
Rainy day genius clouds your mind
Don't you realize the blind lead the blind

You're anti, you're antisocial

Oh mister time will you ever unwind
Or just rebuild a new design
Your claim to fame is law and order
The rich get rich, the poor get poor
You put a price tag on what you see
This one's for you, that's for me
If that's winning I'd rather lose
Why don't you listen to my senseless views

You're anti, you're antisocial
How do you feel?

You're a train ride to no importance
you're in love with hell existence
Money is all that you desire
Why don't you pack it in and retire
It's common nature you can't fool me
I'm just the money that you can't let free
Rainy day genius clouds your mind
Don't you realize the blind lead the blind




8. BRING THE NOISE

Now low can you do ? Death row what a brother knows
Once again back is the incredible the rhyme animal
The incredible D Public Enemy, number one
" Five - o " said, " Freeze I " and I got numb
Can I tell 'Em that I really never had a gun
But it's the Wax that the terminator spun
Now they got me in a cell 'cause my records they sell
Cause a brother like me said " Well...
...Farrakhan's a prophet and I think you ought to listen to
What he can say to you what you though to do
Follow for now power of the peace say
"Make a miracle, D, Pump of the lyrical
Black is back, all in, here gonna win
Chek it out, yeah y'all c'mon, here we go again

Turn it up ! Bring the noises !

Never badder than bad 'cause the brother is madder than mad
At the fact that's corrupt as a senator
Soul on a roll, but you treat it like soap on a rope
Cause the beast in the lines are no dope
Listen for lessons I'm saying inside music
That the crusicsare blasting me for
They'll never care for the brothers and sisters now across
The country has us up for the war
We got to demontrate, come on now, they're gonna have to
Wait, 'till we get it right
Radio station I question their blackness
They call themselves black, but we'll see if they'll play this

[Chorus]

Turn it up ! Bring the noises !

Get from in front of me, the crowd runs to me
My Dee Jay is warm, he's, I call him norm you know
He can cut a record from side to side
So what, the ride, the glide should be much safer than a suicide
Soul control, beat is the father of your rock'n'roll
Music for whatcha, for whichin',you call a band man
Makin' a music, abuse it, but you can't do it, you know
You call 'em demons, but we ride limos too
Whatcha gonna do ? Rap is not afraid of you
Beat is for sonny bond, beat is for Yoko Ono
Run - DMC First said a Dee Jay could be a band
Stand on it's own feet, get you out your seat
Beat is for Eric B. and L.L. as well, hell
Wax is for Anthrax, still it can rock bells ever forever
Universal it will sell
Time for me to exit, terminator x - it

[Chorus]

Turn it up ! Bring the noises !

From coast to coast, so you stop being like a comatose
Stand my man ? The beat's the same with a boost toast
Rock with some pizzazz, it will last, why you ask ?
Roll with the rock stars, you'll never get a accepted as
Don't need to wait, get the records straight
Hey Roses in effected, got flavor, Terminator
X to sign checks, play to get paid
We got to check it out down on the avenue
A magazine or two is dissing me and dissing you
Yeah, I'm telling you...




9. I AM THE LAW

Fifteen years in the academy
He was like no cadet they'd ever seen
A man so hard, his veins bleed ice
And when he speaks he never says it twice
They call him Judge, his last name is Dredd
So break the law, and you may wind up dead
Truth and justice are what he's fighting for
Judge Dredd the man, he is the law
Drokk it

With his gun and bike he rules the streets
And every perp he meets will taste defeat
Not even Death can overcome his might
Cause Dredd and Anderson, they won the fight
When the Sov's started the Apocalypse war
And Mega-city was bombed to the floor
Dredd resisted, and the judges fought back
And crushed the Sov's with their counter-attack
Drokk it

[Pre-chorus]
Respect the badge - he earned it with his blood
Fear the gun - your sentence may be death
because ...

[Chorus]
I am the law
And you won't fuck around no more - I am the law
I judge the rich, I judge the poor - I am the law
Commit a crime I'll lock the door - I am the law
Because in Mega-City ...
I am the law

In the cursed earth where mutants dwell
There is no law, it's just a living hell
Anarchy and chaos as the blood runs red
But this would change if it was up to Dredd
The book of law is the bible to him
And any crime committed is a sin
He keeps the peace whith his law-giver
Judge, jury, and executioner
Drokk it
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[repeat chorus]

[Bridge]
Crime - the ultimate sin
Your Iso-Cube is waiting when he brings you in
Law - it's what he stands for
Crime's his only enemy and he's going to war

[Repeat bridge]
[repeat pre-chorus]
[repeat chorus]




10. METAL THRASHING MAD

Racing down the road
In a street machine of steel
Gears are jammed in full
I'm the madman at the wheel

Got my foot pinned to the floor
You can feel the engine roar
I got thunder in my hands
I'm metal thrashing mad

Driving like a maniac
Can't go any faster
Burning up the road
Headed for disaster




11. IN MY WORLD

They're gonna put me in jail?
Man, I'm already in jail
Don't they know that my life
Is just one big cell
I'll bite the hand that feeds me
And I could give a damn if that hand needs me
Why can't you leave me alone?
A lie may fool someone else
But it tells you the truth
You're weak, just another clone

I just want my life
To do whatever I like
Yeah, it's a selfish need
To have no responsibility
So I'll say what I'm gonna say
'Cause I'm going to hell anyway
I'd rather be alone
In my world
I'm not afraid
I am not afraid
Nothing touches me I'm a walking razor blade

Face the face of fear
Face the face of death
Laugh when others tear
Hate when others laugh
In my world it's cold
My defense is like stone
No one gets inside, 'cause
In my world I'm home
In my world I loathe

And you'll always pay a toll
No one gets inside, 'cause
In my world I'm home
An adult at thirteen
My childhood was a dream
A full clout nightmare, a sight unseen
My greatest fear as a kid
One which I always kept hid
Was to come home from school
And find my mother dead

Face the face of fear
Face the face of death
Laugh when others tear
Hate when others laugh
In my world it's cold
My defense is like stone
No one gets inside, 'cause
In my world I'm home
In my world I loathe
And you'll always pay a toll
No one gets inside, 'cause
In my world I'm home
Home!!!




12. NOW IT'S DARK

In dreams I can rule your life
With me nothing's ever right
Sing for me up on a stage
Keep your mind trapped in a cage
I'm your man I'm what you need
Dance with me but never lead
One deep breath will set me free
Don't you fuckin' look at me
You know that I am...

One fuckin' well dressed man!

Now it's dark, but I can see
Don't you fuckin' look at me
Now it's dark, your gonna be
Exactly what I want to see
Now it's dark, Mommy
Don't you fuckin' look at me

A sensation
Of elation
Intoxication
Now it's dark

A candy coated existence
Underneath is decadence
What was hidden you have found
Made it your own battleground
Pretty, pretty don't say please
Don't you fuckin' look at me
You know that I am...

One fuckin' well dressed man!

Now it's dark, but I can see
Don't you fuckin' look at me
Now it's dark, your gonna be
Exactly what I want to see
Now it's dark, Mommy
Don't you fuckin' look at me

I'll send you a love letter
Straight from the bottom of my heart
You'll be fucked forever
The candy coated clown's done his part

I'm your man I'm what you need
Dance with me but never lead
One deep breath will set me free
Don't you fuckin' look at me
You know that I am...