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Anvil lyrics

Album: Speed of Sound [2000]

Tracks10
 01  Speed of Sound
 02  Blood in the Playground
 03  Deadbeat Dad
 04 Man Over Board
 05  No Evil
 06  Bullshit
 07  Mattress Mambo
 08  Secret Agent
 09  Life to Lead
 10  Park That Truck
all Anvil lyrics



Speed of Sound
Turbine starts, engines whine
Rocket fire, you know it s blast off time
Burning fuel, deadly tool
Break the sky, shock wave blast, ripping fast

The speed of sound, speed of sound
The speed of sound, speed of sound

Sonic boom, machine of doom
The power to fly, bird s eye view,climbing to

[Chorus:]
The speed of sound, speed of sound
The speed of sound, speed of sound
The speed of sound, speed of sound
The speed of sound, speed of sound

High speed flight, vapour trail
Thunderous thrust, hear the engine s wail
After burn, no return
The angel s cry, searing speed, the power to exceed

[Chorus 2X]back to top
Blood in the Playground
There were two young boys with a murderous
plan frustrated with their lives
Evil thoughts went through their heads like a thousand knives
No one thought they d really do it but much to our surprise
Using guns their father bought was part of the demise

They took their guns and ammo and one sat on the hill
The other pulled the fire alarm and they waited for the kill

Bullets flying
People dying
Blood in the playground
Blood in the playground

Blood in the playground

On the bloody ground the people lay,
some were already dead
A teacher shielding her students
took the wound from which she bled
The perpetrators of this crime,
they were apprehended
This story is sad but true,
that is how it ended

It s saddening
It s maddening
Blood in the playground
Blood in the playgroundback to top
Deadbeat Dad
A failed marriage left the mother to care
Love is gone but the kid s are still there
A broken home has become commonplace
The look of anguish on the child s face
Gone and lost

Being there just for conception
Made a promise that was all a deception
Gone and lost

[Chorus 1:]
Deadbeat dad, support he won t pay
Deadbeat dad always staying away
Deadbeat dad in disgrace and despair
Deadbeat dad, to the kids it s not fair

Biology can only go so far
When your gone it leaves a scar
Children learn to live without
Being there is what it s all about
Gone and lost
Pay the cost

[Chorus 2:]
Deadbeat dad lost in a haze
Deadbeat dad set in his ways
Deadbeat dad, a loser at heart
Deadbeat dad won t do his part

Deadbeat dad
Deadbeat dad
Deadbeat dad
Deadbeat dad

[Chorus 1]
Deadbeat dad
Deadbeat dad
Deadbeat dad
Deadbeat dad
Deadbeat dad
Deadbeat dad
Deadbeat dadback to top
No Evil
Living in a daydream is the way some people live
Stubborn in their ways, no compromise to give
Locking out the real world, letting nothing in
Believing that the world is bad and evil is within

[Chorus 1:]
Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

Influence and environment can be detrimental
Hiding from reality, is sure to drive you mental
You have to know the fact remains, evil won t disappear
There is no sense spending your life living in fear

[Chorus 2:]
Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil
Speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil

Taking on all obstacles and making a stand
Not being like an ostrich with your head in the sand
Good or bad accept it all, take it in stride
Evil is abound, there is no place to hide

[Chorus 2]back to top
Bullshit
Bullshit is all that I hear
Bullshit, it s loud and clear
Bullshit is all that I m fed
Bullshit, by the nose I m led
Bullshit, verbal diarrhea to me
Bullshit, it flows like the sea
Bullshit is all that they say
Bullshit, 'til the end of the day

Bullshit from the corporate whore
Bullshit, with their marketing lure
Bullshit, like crap on my shoe
Bullshit is what they spew

[Chorus:]
Lies that flow from a deceptive mouth are bullshit to me
I don t fall for your twisted truth, stay away from me

Bullshit, you lie like a rug
Bullshit, so smart and smug
Bullshit from your wife and your kid
Bullshit for nothing you did
Bullshit, it rings in my head
Bullshit won t stop 'til I m dead
Bullshit, you re drying the well
Bullshit, you can go to hell

[Chorus]back to top
Mattress Mambo
My favourite type of dancing is done upon a bed
Moving to the music that plays within my head
Learning all the dance steps, point flex plie tendu
Bending over backwards, on point I ll be for you
Tarantella
A midnight dance for me

[Chorus:]
Mattress, mattress mambo
Mattress, do the mattress mambo

Bouncing off the headboard, slip on satin sheets
Titillating tango in the bedroom can t be beat
Waltzing Matilda
A midnight dance with me

[Chorus]

Hiphop, Jazz and Breakdance, it all seems the same
Moshing, Disco and Raving are all just as lame
My favourite type of dancing is done upon a bed
Moving to the music that plays within my head
Tea for two
A midnight dance for you

[Chorus]

[Chorus]back to top
Secret Agent
You make a living by being a spy
Up for hire as a private eye
Covert operation, tap a telephone
Hack into a hard drive, you re on your own
The fear of death is what keeps you alive
A deadly mission you must survive
You lurk in shadows, darkness a friend
The lies begin and never end

It's not for glamour and it's not for fame
You have a number, not a name
You take your chances out on a limb
You make your chances not on a whim

Secret agent, your law is a gun
Secret agent, you trust no one
Secret agent, a man in black
Secret agent, a gun at your back
Got to get away with what you can
Got to make a secret plan
Secret agent man!

Truth is out there, you know it s a lie
Trust no one, if you do you die
Government deployed, what s at stake?
Double agent out on the take
Charged with treason, secrets to sell
Signed in blood, a contract with hell
Followed orders, no questions asked
Suicide mission, could be your last

Secret agent, nothing to do
Secret agent, the cold war is through
Secret agent, it's espionage
Secret agent, it's sabotageback to top
Life to Lead
You know I ve heard it all before, I ll hear it all again
I know just where I m going and I know just where I ve been
I ve seen so many come and go but somehow I survive
I know I will die someday, but I m glad to be alive
Glad to be alive
The strong survive

I ve got a life to lead, I care if I succeed
I got to find my way
I ve got a life to lead, I take just what I need
That's where I will stay
That's where I ll stay

I can t tell the future, I can t give a prophesy
Doing what it take to make my destiny
I can t help but wonder, but much to my surprise
Doing what I want with no trace of compromise
No compromise!
I tell no lies!

I ve got a life to lead, you know my soul is freed
I m finding my way
I ve got a life to lead, you know my soul is free
'Til the end of the day

I don t know who said it first, losers never last
Having no direction can make it end so fast
See so many come and go but somehow I survive
I know I will die someday, but I m glad to be alive
Glad to be alive
The strong survive

I ve got a life to lead, I am the hardened breed
I know the way
I ve got a life to lead, I am the hardened breed
You know I m here to stay
Here to stay!back to top
Park That Truck
Revenge's a dish best served when it s cold
I m a predator, a wolf in the fold
Menace to society, a deranged psychopath
I m the bastard who brings on the blood bath
Taking vengeance out in the street
I m the criminal police can t defeat
Murder, mayhem my claim to fame
Brutal violence dominate my game
I want to destroy you and your kind
By now you know my vengeance is blind
I hate you all, you'll be the sacrifice
Be the victim of my explosive devise

Park it, park it, park it, park that truck
Park it, park it, park it, park that truck
Park that truck

Terrorism, anarchy is all that I crave
I want to see you all rot in your grave
I m the one that you least suspect
A social outcast that gets no respect
By now you know my vengeance is blind
I want to destroy you and your kind
Don t try to cross me, you ll pay the price
Be a victim of my explosive device

[Verse 1]

Park it, park it, park that truck
Park it, park it, park it, park that truck
Park it, park it, park that truck
Park it, park it, park it, park that truck
Park that truck
Park that truckback to top
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