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Anthrax lyrics

Album: Stomp 442 [1995]

Tracks15
 01  Random Acts of Senseless Violence
 02  Fueled
 03  King Size
 04  Riding Shotgun
 05  Perpetual Motion
 06  In a Zone
 07  Nothing
 08  American Pompeii
 09  Drop the Ball
 10  Tester
 11  Bare
 12 Grunt and Click
 13  Dethroned Emperor
 14  Celebrated Summer
 15  Watchin' You
all Anthrax lyrics



Random Acts of Senseless Violence
Shut up, don't pass the blame
The same god-damn thing just the name's have changed
On the day you were busted you forgot the line
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time
An animal's acting instinctively
Glorified murderer, insanity
Do you think I'd kill you just count to one
You're the coward, with the gun

Yeah, you thought you knew me
Yeah, you hardly knew me
You don't know me
I know I shouldn't care
My crazy sense of right and wrong
That can't be made to break this,
Break this, break this

I see something wrong and I fix it with my hands
I walk a thin blue line, this cross I came to bear

So now you're dead well wha'dya know
And am I sorry no, I don't think so
They wanted sympathy now that's a bit much
How much did you show, how much
Take the value for one human life
And place it all right down on a roll of the dice
And a one, two three for the pain you bring
I'm the bird without the left wing

Yeah, you thought you knew me
Yeah, you hardly knew me
You don't know me
I know I shouldn't care
My crazy sense of right and wrong
That can't be made to break this,
Break this, break this

I see something wrong and I fix it with my hands
I walk a thin blue line, this cross I came to bear,
When, you die

Random acts of senseless, random acts of senseless
Random acts of senseless, random acts of senseless,
Violence

I see something wrong and I fix it with my hands
I walk a thin blue line, this cross I came to bear
I see something wrong and I fix it with my hands
I walk a thin blue line and
I'll be the one who laughs when,
You dieback to top
Fueled
I'm out to mix it up and change my complexion
To coat the feelings and cure my depression
A shot of petrol is my bonafide method
To lose control and get thoroughly distracted

I'm on the money, here I come
Fuel for my engine, and I'm gone

I like to forget why I feel this compulsive
As I toss tomarrow's dreams in the garbage
What's important is a mind that's sicker
Turning jekyll into hyde much quicker

I'm on the money, here I come
Fuel for my engine, and I'm gone

1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4
Kickstart and turn me over
Punchdrunk, but I'm still sober
Fourteen years and a whole lot bolder
And I don't flinch
Hungry and I'll take the best
'cause I never wanted anything less
What doesn't kill me makes me stronger

It's like a war inside me, I'm good, I'm evil
Two sides of the coin and I've been blessed with both
On one hand I am you, but I don't like you
I guess that's the nature of the way things work

I'm on the money, here I come
Fuel for my engine, and I'm gone

1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4
Kickstart and turn me over
Punchdrunk, but I'm still sober
Bukowski's on my shoulder
With much to think
Hungry and I'll take the best
'cause I never wanted anything less
What doesn't kill me makes me stronger
It's like a war inside me, action is all I know
Tell me it's suicide, tell me something I don't know

I don't know why I've been made some kind of hero
When I've done all I can do to prove I'm not
It's amazing to think someone could trust me
Tell me what do you know about me really?
And if you make the mistake of getting close to,
Me, you'll just give me all that you've got
So I don't know why I've been made some kind of hero
When I've done all I can do to prove I'm not

1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4
Kickstart and turn me over
Punchdrunk, but I'm still sober
Fourteen years and a whole lot bolder
And I don't flinch
Hungry and I'll take the best
'cause I never wanted anything less
What doesn't kill me makes me stronger

1,2,3,4, I can't close this broken door
It's just the nature of the way things work
You wanna be me, I don't give a damn
Anyone can do it but it takes a man not to
Try so hard to give me a real life
Anyone can do it but it takes a man not to
It's just the nature of the way things workback to top
King Size
I want to be part of the program
I want to be part of the whole damn thing
I say, minimum effort, maximum gain
From the inside out it all looks the same
Making me feel stronger
Making me feel like the hulk I'll be
King size

Here it is,
I'll stake my claim and I'll be first to warn you
Here it is,
I think the devil lives in california

Check out the freak I'm laughing
Excuse me are you talking to me?
I say, minimum effort, maximum gain
From the inside out it all looks the same
Making me feel harder
Making me feel like the hulk I'll be
King size

Here it is,
I'll stake my claim and I'll be first to warn you
Here it is,
I think the devil lives in california

I'm on a mission, I'm on a mission
For my survival, my king size postition
I'm on a mission, in my condition
Outside my world I know there's no place like home
I'm on a mission, my king size position
Outside my world I know there's
No place like home
I can't stop my life from crashing
Out of control, I'm out of control
Nothing to fear but fear itself and me

I, I'd never sell my soul for something that's free
Minimum effort, maximum gain
From the inside out it all looks the same
Minimum effort, maximum gain
From the inside out it all looks the same
Nothing to fear but fear itself and,
Nothing to fear but fear itself and,
Check out the freak and I'm still laughing
Nothing to fear but fear itself and me

Here it is,
I'll stake my claim and I'll be first to warn you
Here it is,
I think the devil lives in californiaback to top
Riding Shotgun
Do it, drive it, drink it, smoke it
Choke it

Two steps forward
One hundred steps back
We're going the wrong way
It's backwards, it's backwards
Cuffed and branded
I can't stand it

Give me the lane I'm gonna lay it my way
When I want to
Charged by the pain
I'm gonna scream out my name if I want to

Live it, be it, hold it, touch it
Kick it, beat it, love it, suck it

Two steps forward
One hundred steps back
We're going the wrong way
It's backwards, it's backwards
Cuffed and branded
I can't stand it

Give me the lane I'm gonna play it my way
When I want to
Charged by the pain
I'm gonna scream out my name if I want to

I feel like I'm riding shotgun
Not a roll I can play
I would never get on my knees
And walk the walk of the dead

I won't take a back up,
I'm gonna get my back up
I won't take a back up,
Charged by life and nothing more

Do it, drive it, drink it, smoke it
Live it, be it, hold it, touch it
Kick it, beat it, love it, suck it!

Give me the lane I'm gonna play it my way
When I want to
Charged by the pain
I'm gonna scream out my name if I want to

I'm riding shotgun

Intro solo: dimebag
Main solo: dimebag
Feedback: dimebag and scott
Cool noise in verse: joe nicoloback to top
Perpetual Motion
The cracks are showing, on my face
I didn't think that I was, that old my story is
I weathered every storm i, pulled it through
Falling by the wayside, I've seen a few
But I never went down, never went down,
I never will
Taken every single blow and countered
Never went down, never went down,
And better still
Look at my face and see your father

I'm ready to take my turn
Taking the shot that I've earned
Chance is what keeps me rolling
Rolling

Diamonds in my eyes
Oceans full of pride
Can't you see I'm only human
I'm in perpetual motion I'm rolling, rolling
Can't you see I'm only human

The cracks are showing, on my face
The well ain't empty, never out of place
It seems to be harder, for some maybe
And I won't play, the game of wait and see
But I never went down, never went down
I never will
Taken every single blow and countered
Never went down, never went down,
And better still
Look at my face and see your father

I'm ready to take my turn
Taking the shot that I've earned
Chance is what keeps me rolling
Rolling

Diamonds in my eyes
Oceans full of pride
Can't you see I'm only human
I'm in perpetual motion I'm rolling, rolling
Can't you see I'm only human

I don't fight I win, underneath it I'm human
And my pride is not a sin,
Underneath it I'm human
And I respect my mistakes,
And decisions that I make
In time I've earned my cake,
Have my cake and then
I'll eat it

I'm ready to take my turn
Taking the shot that I've earned
Chance is what keeps me rolling
Rolling

Diamonds in my eyes
Oceans full of pride
Can't you see I'm only human
I'm in perpetual motion I'm rolling, rolling
Can't you see I'm only humanback to top
In a Zone
I'm standing on a ledge cold and naked
Will someone come and offer me their help
Sometimes I forget my medication
Sometimes I forget to pray
I'll make it through this fuckin' day

I'm unconscious, drunk and blinded
Count to ten and then I unwind it
I'm unconscious, drunk and blinded
Take a deep breath and then I unwind it

I'm wearing out my skin I'm under pressue
Pressure makes me burn it makes me ache
Sometimes I want to burn the things that make me...
Sometimes I stop myself too late
It's written all across my face

I'm unconscious, drunk and blinded
Count to ten and then I unwind it
I'm unconscious, drunk and blinded
Take a deep breath and then I unwind it

Wired, wired
I'm in a zone, I'm in a zone, I'm a zone
This is how I live

I never have to justify my actions
Scathing rhetoric my saving grace
Sometimes I really think that it's too noisy
Sometimes I have to hit myself
Words can kill as well as help

I'm unconscious, drunk and blinded
Count to ten and then I unwind it
I'm unconscious, drunk and blinded
Take a deep breath and then I unwind it
Wired, wired
I'm in a zone, I'm in a zone, I'm in a zone
This is how I live

You can't touch me, ever
Fear burns at my touch

Standing on a ledge will you come and help
Will you burn yourself, would you help me then
Fear burns at my touch, in it's wake
An ugly jagged scar across your face
I'm unconscious, I'm unconscious,
I'm unconscious, I'm unconscious
Count to ten, I'm unconscious
Take a deep breath and then I unwind it

Wired, wired
I'm in a zone, I'm in a zone, I'm in a zone,
This is how i...
How I live, how I live, how I live, how I live
I'm in a zone, I'm in a zone, I'm in a zone,
This is how I liveback to top
Nothing
It's difficult for me to get a grip on what you mean
When you stick you fingers in your ear
And create another scene
You always step into the traps set perfect in yor path
Busy going crazy over whose knife's in your back

Dive inside your blackest stare
The one that's saying do you date
Screaming that you're scared
You the tallest soul
With the shortest self-esteem
Painted as the victim
Who's split between the beams

It doesn't seem to matter
It's nothing
Dead a dream is dying
It's nothing
Best friend I never had

Play me to the point of pushing me too far away
I can only say whatever, ambivalent to your game
You can pretend to the mirror,
It's the lie you tell yourself
And I won't walk on eggshells that's
A dance for someone else

Dive inside your blackest stare
The one that's saying do you dare
Screaming that you're scared
You the tallest soul
With the shortest self-esteem
Painted as the victim
Who's split between the beams

It doesn't seem to matter
It's nothing
Dead a dream is dying
It's nothing
Best friend I never hadback to top
American Pompeii
I try to imagine the best place I've been
Can I go back again?
Open my eyes, what was no longer exists,
I can't go back again
I like to pretend that nothing has changed
And never went too far
But it started to lose me like a four-hour movie
I'd already seen
Holding onto my memory of what this used to be
Holding onto my memory of you

Sometimes I tell myself that things are o.k.
Another lie but it makes me feel better
Never as old as I was today
I'm gonna breakdown

In american pompeii
In american pompeii
Break myself just to live this way
Never as old, as I was today
American pompeii

Look in my eyes and see how sick I feel
About what you've become
Filthy and twisted like you never existed
I know what you were
Your beauty forgotten under mountains of schism
I don't want to climb
Giving up my memory of what this used to be
Giving up my memory of you

Sometimes I tell myself that things are o.k.
Another lie but it makes me feel better
Never as old as I was today
I'm gonna breakdown

In american pompeii
In american pompeii
Break myself just to live this way
Never as old, as I was today
American pompeii

Try to imagine the best place I've been
Can I go back again
Open my eyes it just no longer exists
I can't go back again
I'm giving up my memory of what this used to be
Giving up my memory of youback to top
Drop the Ball
Killing myself
Someone said the fix is in
Killing myself
Once again, once again
Over easy
Burnt, my mind is overdone
Life's a jigsaw
Why can't I find the missing one

Even though I've felt I've proven
What it is I'm worthy of
I can't exist inside the boundaries
Of the so-called world of love

Someone rescue my downward virtue
I dropped the ball again

Hands that touch me
Take 'em all away
Patronizing
Will you hear what I say
Fuck your caring
No one knows what's in my heart
Bring it all down
Break it all down to parts

Everytime I have considered why it is I'm even here
Calm collected copasetic, no good reasons why I fear
No one rescue my downward virtue

Even though I've felt I've proven
What it is I'm worthy of
I can't exist inside the boundaries
Of the so-called world of love

No one rescue, no one rescue
I dropped the ball again

I never felt for you for anyone
I never ate off the same plate
Drop the ball I dropped the ball
I take from you, I rape from you
I kill myself when I think of you

Drop the ball I dropped the ball
I take from you, I break from you
I used to know how to be human
Drop the ball I dropped the ball
I take from you, I hate from you

No one rescue my downward virtue
No one rescue, no one rescueback to top
Tester
I've changed by staying the same
What does it mean to be different?
You've changed, faced from the start
Tell me, an alternative to what?

How does it feel?
How does it feel to be part of the picture you...
Paint me into a corner
Tearing my niche,
'cause I'm the opposite of opposite

Test your new model and see
Test your model against the original
I'm the man you wanna be
So test your new model and once again you fail me

Planted, I'm staying in touch
Driven by something with substance
Plugging, away I'm o.k.
You'll be, here today, gone today

How does it feel?
How does it feel to be part of the picture you...
Paint me into a corner
Tearing my niche
'cause I'm the opposite of opposite

Test your new model and see
Test your new model against the original
I'm the man you wanna be
So test your new model and once again you fail me

For me, things are the same
I have no problem with fame
I can be every man
'cause my friends never shout my name

Test your new model and see
Test your new model against the original
I'm the man you wanna be
So test your new model and once again you fail meback to top
Bare
Standing on some dotted line
Reacting to the hands of time
A circumstance that I've been fed
Leaving questions in my head

Find the space that was left bare
An empty space I'd gladly share

One must live while one must die

Combined paired up for so many years
Unsure if I really want to shed a tear
Signing off is always so clearly done
A number 2 is now reduced to one

Find the space that was left bare
An empty space I'd gladly share

When your clock is up
And you rest for good
I will cut off my armpiece
Just like we agreed we would

One must live while one must die

While the other argues that
The world ain't fair
But then who ever promised
Anybody equal share
You might as well forget what you gambled on
'cause plans never go by the way they're drawn

When your clock is up
And you rest for good
I will cut off my arm piece
Just like we agreed we would

One must live while one must die

I can't say goodbye
It's all I can do to get up every morning
And when all else fails I try
To face myself and everything else
But mostly I wonder whyback to top
Dethroned Emperor
originally by Celtic Frost.

See the portal, gate to madness
Locked forever in a veil of shame
Deny extraction, Thirst for disgrace
Watch his break, the emperor's killed
Light of the day, shadow from beyond
Scaffold of steel, the throne is gone

(Chorus)
Dethroned Emperor

The foot of the stairs, dimension in might
The king sits, his eyes are glass..
Growing of the small, The laughters fall
Can you deny, remaining cries?
Decent of the lords, into the trap
Existence and hate, Unseen Hate!

(Chorus)back to top
Celebrated Summer
originally by Hüsker Dü.

Love and hate was in the air, like pollen from a flower
Somewhere in April time, they add another hour

I guess I'd better think up a way to spend my time
Just when I'm ready to sit inside, it's summer time
Should I go fishing or get a friend to hang around
It's back to summer, back to basics, hang around

Getting drunk out on the beach, or playing in a band
And getting out of school meant getting out of hand

Was this your celebrated summer? Was that your celebrated summer?

Then the sun disintegrates between a wall of clouds
I summer where I winter at, and no one is allowed there

Do you remember when the first snowfall fell
When summer barely had a snowball's chance in Hell?back to top
Watchin' You
(written by Gene Simmons), originally performed by KISS

Livin' as you do and I'm watchin' you
And you don't really know a-just what to do

You don't really know
You don't really know
What to do

And I'm standin' here not quite aware
And I'm tryin' baby, tryin' not to stare

Ooh, 'cause everybody else is here
Yes, everybody else is here
Everybody else is here
Watchin' you

Ooh, 'cause everybody else is here
Yes, everybody else is here
Everybody else is here
Watchin' usback to top
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