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Anthrax lyrics

Album: Among the Living [1987]

Tracks9
 01  Among the Living
 02  Caught in a Mosh
 03  I Am the Law
 04  Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)
 05  A Skeleton in the Closet
 06  Indians
 07  One World
 08  A.D.I./Horror of It All
 09  Imitation of Life
all Anthrax lyrics



Among the Living
Disease! disease! spreading the disease.
With some help from captain trips,
He'll bring the world down to his knees.
Power, yes power! he'll show them all his power.
It pulses through his ice cold blood,
A whole world to devour!
Bridgehe's seeing, he's calling, his legacy he's spawning.
He's coming, corrupting, among the living!
Murder! murder! commit cold blooded murder!
Like nazis during world war two, they only follow orders.
Hatred! hatred! a crucifix is your bed,
Once he turns his eye on you, you'll be better off dead!

I'm the walkin' dude, I can see all the world!
Twist your minds with fear, I'm the man with the power.
Among the living, follow me or die!
Man, fights man! divided they can't stand!
United, they can battle back, and make him force his hand!
Fear, yes fear! his end is growing near,
He didn't count on man's good faith,
And their will to persevere.

Follow me or die!
Fire! hot fire!! purge the world with fire!!
Damnation is the price he'll pay, for an evil man's desire!
Good, versus evil! the stand to vanquish evil!
Man can only live one way, that place right in the middle.

Follow me or die!
Among among among among among among
Among among among among among among!back to top
Caught in a Mosh
Why don't you listen to me when I try to talk to you
Stop thinking of yourself, for just a second fool
Shut up, shut up, I don't wanna hear your mouth
Your mother made a monster,
Now get the hell out of my house
Bridgecan'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

Which one of these words don't you understand
I'm caught in a mosh!
Talking to you is like clapping with one hand

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
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
Which one of these words don't you understand?

I'm caught in a mosh
Talking to you, is like clapping with one hand
What is it? -- caught in a mosh!
What is it? -- caught in a mosh!

Think-before you speak
Or suffer for your words
Learn, to give respect
That others, give to you
Aaaaaaaaaaah, 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
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
Which one of these words don't you understand?

I'm caught in a mosh!
Talking to you is like talking with one hand
What is it? -- caught in a mosh!
What is it? -- caught in a mosh!back to top
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 wind up dead
Truth and justice are what he's fighting for
Judge dredd the man, he is the law
Drokk it!

With 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
Mega-city was bombed to the floor
Dredd resisted, and the judges fought back
Crushed the sov's with their counter-attack
Drokk it!

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, 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 with his law-giver
Judge, jury, and executioner
Drokk it!

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

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 warback to top
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

Wasting your life no future bright
Dancing on your grave
Living like a slave, someone should've said...

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

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 stills stays with us
Cause watching him was fun
Too bad things weren't different
Who knows what he'd have doneback to top
A Skeleton in the Closet
All american, an evil game of extortion
A sick old man, and who would guess
He was once s.s.
A deadly fascination, of a madman's solution
Six million dead, poison tales pollutes his head

Tell me a story--will ya, will ya
A real good story, I won't leave till ya
Spill your guts old man
Leave out any secrets, hiding in the..

Any skeletons, and all your other sins
Any skeletons, in the closet
Any skeletons, any misfortunes
Any skeletons, hiding in the closet
Any skeletons, any skeletons
In the closet!it's insanity, puppetmaster boy or nazi
Apt pupil, he hears the screams
Nightmares turn into wet dreams
Hatred lives, boiling inside,
Dealing death it's bumicidein too deep,
Their secpill your guts old man
Leave out any secrets,
Hiding in the...

Fun pickin-part
The truth comes out, conspiracy there is no doubt
His life is ruined, but no not yet
He's still got one card in the deck
A loaded gun, a happy smile,
He'll scope the freeway for awhile
King of the world, four hundred rounds,
It took five hours to bring him down
Tell me a story--will ya, will ya
A real good story, I won't leave til ya
Spill your guts old manleave out any secrets,
Hiding in the...back to top
Indians
We all see black and white
When it comes to someone else's fight
No one ever gets involved
Apathy can never solve

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...

On reservations
A hopeless situation
Respect is something that you earn
Our indian brothers' getting burned
Original american
Turned into second class citizen

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

Mosh partwardance!!!
Territory, it's just the body of the nation
The people that inhabit it make it's configuration
Prejudice, something we all can do without
Cause a flag of many colors is
What this land is all about!!!!back to top
One World
Stop it!
There's been too much debate
We could save ourselves from holocaust
Or is that just our fate
Start now
But we continue to balk
We let the genie out of the bottle
But we still hold the cork

One, two - not!
Three, four - die!
One, two - not!
Three, four - die!

Ignorance, is no excuse
For violence
No one wins...
One world!
One world!!
One world! - welcome to it
One world! - don't abuse it
One world! - to live out your life
One world! - total schism tunnel vision.
One world - taming the beast

Fighting for peace
Killing
You pushed a button, that's all you did
It's much harder to kill a man
If you've seen pictures of his kids
Responsibilityand what are all our lives worth?
What kind of sentence would you serve
For killing the earth

Mosh partlead break

Russians
They're only people like us
Do you really think they'd blow up the world
They don't love their lives less

America
Stop singing hail to the chief
Instead of thinking s.d.i.
He should be thinking of peace

One world!!!!back to top
A.D.I./Horror of It All
It's just to damn easy, to die in this life
Who's making the dicisions?
Tell me, who's got the right?

WOH, OH, OH, My grief turns to anger
WOH, OH, OH, It's time to...

Say good bye, It's a horror
Memories,
Nothing's harder
I know that there's no answer,
I mean what'd I expect
So many unanswered questions
I can't believe I can't accept

WOH, OH, OH, My anger turns to hatred
WOH, OH, AH, OH, It's time to...
Say good bye, It's a horror
Memories, Nothing's harder

OOOOOH, AAAH, OOOOOH, The horror of it all
The horror of it all, I'm gonna break
The horror of it all, Tell me why
You're not supposed to question
but why's there so much pain
When someone's taken from youWhat can you do or say?
WOH, OH, OH, My hatred turns to violence
WOH, OH, AH, OH, It's time to...
Say good bye, It's a horror
Memories, Nothing's harder
OOOOOH, AAAH, OOOOOH, The horror of it all
The horror of it all, I'm gonna break
The horror of it all, Tell me why

The horror of it allThe horror of it all
The horror of it all
The horror of it allSay good bye it's such a horror
My memories there's nothing harder
Anger and hatred fill the page
So smash the walls it's time to rageback to top
Imitation of Life
There's nothing I hate more, than all these plastic people,
With all there plastic promises, and all there plastic deals.
They just can't be themselves, and live their own lives out.
They're just an imitaiton of what life's all about.

Because of me you are who you are,
So sign your name and you'll go for.
I'm your friend: I think you should,
So sign your name, it's for your own good.
How many times have you heard this today?
Some boguns piss on saying 'let's do lunch babe.'
For them this bullshit, that's their whole life.
Cut through their bullshit with a knife!

*chorus*:
Imitation of life!
Oh! oh! oh! anger burns!
Imitation of life!
Living out a lie, you'll never be right.
Imitation of life!
Why are you here? taking up my space!
The new imperfect race;
Imitation of life!
Still call him a friend.

Bands dress like women with hairspray and lace,
I'd pass an image law, stick it in your face!
Let's see how long they keep dressing this way,
Wearing this image twenty four hours a day!

Chorusback to top
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