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Testament lyrics

Album: Days of Darkness [2004]

Tracks23
 01  Hatred's Rise
 02  John Doe
 03  Riding the Snake
 04  Down for Life
 05  Demonic Refusal
 06  The Burning Times
 07  Ten Thousand Thrones
 08  D.N.R. (Do Not Resuscitate)
 09 3 Days in Darkness
 10  Together As One
 11  Legions of the Dead
 12  Fall of Sipledome
 13  First Strike Is Deadly
 14  Into the Pit
 15  Trial By Fire
 16  Disciples of the Watch
 17  The Preacher
 18  Burnt Offerings
 19  Over the Wall
 20  The New Order
 21  The Haunting
 22  Alone in the Dark
 23  Reign of Terror
all Testament lyrics



Hatred's Rise
Music: Peterson, Murphy
Lyrics: Billy, James
I am alive
I feel dirt in my eyes
There's no escape when redemption is lost
I'm not a saint
There's no use to looking
No sins to deny
Just my will to go on
Armas of darkness
Embrace me in madness
In my life it's mandatory
Hard to resist you
I still can't forgive you
For sins that I cannot wash away
Hail Mary full of grace
Throw some light upon this race
Intertwining final breath
Now... in the hour of death
Solo: James
Bound by the lies
Of constant denial
Pay for my sins that I bear for a child
I'm not a saint
There's no use denying
Falling from grace
Is my reason to go on
Hail Mary full of grace
Put me down, and kick me in my face
Intertwining final breath
Now... in the hour of deathback to top
John Doe
Slashing through the fight
Before him dressed in the armor of the dead

Crossed fists
Can't deny
The swift sword
Getting closer to their lair

Follow me and I'll give you a king
Singing over talking
Fight with me and kill for your king

Hatred was a man out to seek
Vengeance for the death of his father
For he is the one bears the mark
Of the great warrior king and
No one can stop him

Waiting
For tonight
The ax swings
Into battle on the wall

Striking
Blows from life
For my king
Deathly victim of the blade

Stabbing and slashing
When night falls
They all must die...
Beating and bashing
With blood lust
From hatred's rise

The high priest
Blessed the blood shed
Of defeat
The smell of death roams
Through the air

Rising
Flames of war
Shine through the night
Until the dawn the troopers storm

Stabbing and slashing
The nights gone
No one alive...
Beating and bashing
With blood lust
From hatred's riseback to top
Riding the Snake
Music: Peterson
Lyrics: Billy, James
Doesn't know what to do anymore
Jesus makes love to the spike
A trick for a fix and feeling so sck
Just can't seem to get right
Once he was the king of his world
A world without any order
SOld it all without thinking twice
Just for a spoonful of water
Ride, ride on through
Ride, ride through you
Ride, ride on through
Ride, ride through you
Ceremonious ritual
Raising of the veins
Always early and feeling so late
Waving goodbye to the rain
Ride, ride on through
Ride, ride through you
Ride, ride on through
Ride, ride through you
Slowly scratching away at the world
Fearless when he is stoned
Obsessed by dreams of what could've been
Trapped in his kingdom alone
Ride, ride on through
Ride, ride through you
Ride, ride on through
Ride, ride through youback to top
Down for Life
Music: Peterson
Lyrics: Peterson, Billy, James
Of dog faced gods
Through the Nile sands whisper
Of ancient times, mayfly names
Flickered and gone
The blood and honey
Dripping from their jaws
Through the Nile sands whisper
Ancient times, fade into the dawn
Of dog faced gods
Manifest in the night
The sacred rights
Handed down through tiems of old
Dark words of power
Blood upon their tombs
Through incantations
Locusts fly, signaling doom
Confirm who I am
Confort all I can
Conceive sorcery
Corrodes disbelief
Solo: James
Of dog faced gods
Dead civilzation
Through priests of power
Invoking life of the ancient one
The blood and honey
Dripping from their jaws
Through the Nile sands whisper
Travel through time to the land unkown
Confirm who I am
Confort all I can
Conceive sorcery
Corrodes disbeliefback to top
Demonic Refusal
You take my hand and sympathize
You felt the flesh, you realized
You took my will, now I'm deprived
Save myself, just save myself

I... can not be taken unto
All that I have can not be taken

She has ways mischievous
Takes your soul in pact
Demonic chants of Manatu
Save your soul, just save your soul

I... can not be taken unto
All that I feel can not be taken
A strong will is my defense
For the future and past

I... feel what I feel
I... seen what I've seen
I... have what I have
What I have is from me

Yeah he feeds on innocence
Dreams the taste of war
Smells the fear that he has dreamt
Wake yourself, just wake yourself

I... can not be taken until
All that I have can not be taken

The tarot cards on the table
They showed the future and past

I... feel what I feel
I... seen what I've seen
I... have what I have
What I have is from me

I... am a prisoner of fate
I'm refusing all hate
I... will cast it away
I... will not be a slave

You take my hand and sympathize
You felt the flesh, you felt the flesh
You took my will, now I'm deprived
Save myself, just save myself

I... can not be taken until
All that I have can not be taken

The tarot cards on the table
They showed the future and past

I... feel what I feel
I... seen what I've seen
I... have what I have
What I have is from me

I... In through out death I shall be
I... In through out death I shall beback to top
The Burning Times
Cast away by darkness
It's time to let you know
Voices of many soldiers
Arise ten thousand thrones

They're just turned away, they're told that they're OK
The spread of chemical warfare
Destroyed the human race
Life is darkening, sickening
Endless conscious slumber ten thousand thrones

Paralyzed, depression
Schizophrenic minds
New born retardation
A war they're born to fight
Life is darkening, sickening
Endless conscious slumber ten thousand thrones

Cancerous tumor invading the mind
Leaving behind
Ashes are burning that fall from the sky
Politically devine
Honor the code and defending the line
Pretentious lies
The fighting of war is shattering lives
The death of mankind

Why have we forgotten
A war the holocaust
What is the solution
Ten thousand lives were lostback to top
Ten Thousand Thrones
Hate...
Hate is a lesson we know
Alone on its own it will die
It eats what it needs to survive...
It wants to survive
Every night you look deep in your soul
Burn the fields
Where the the hatred is grown...

Hate...
Hate always seething to find
some way to get to your brain
Infesting what's pure in the mind
Hatred divine...
Look around you is anyone pure
Free of hatred
Inside this cold world

Pre-conceived
Truth from lies
Blind to see
Thru sewn shut eyes
Hate breeds hate

Hate...
Always eager to rise
Above all to gain full control
Infesting what's pure in the mind
Evil entwined...
Even now that the seeds have been sewn
Burn the fields
Where the hatred still grows...
Hate breeds hate

How many have die
before we realize hate undermines

Hate...
Hate always eager to find
some way to tear out your soul
Surviving the passage of time
Dirty white lies...
Back in time as our history shows
Endless cycless
of hatred still flow

Pre-conceived heartless lies
Blind to see - thru sewn shut eyes
Is there still hope for us now?
I said - is there still hope for us now?
NO!!!back to top
D.N.R. (Do Not Resuscitate)
Lies... broken dreams
Dismal past
is there more in life...
should I... know
Ending wars... ending pain
Ending of mankind is insane
and there's all the possibilities
some will fail and some will achieve
Even through in my youth
I didn't know but what can I do
and I may not ever see
In my pain, my suffering
Can not live for the rest of my life
DNR Do not resuscitate me...

Life... lost unseen
behind the mask
and with the open arms will I grasp
Open doors... open minds...
Ending all the madness I hate

And I may not ever see
In my pain, my Misery
Can not live for the rest of my life
DNR Do not resuscitate me... DNR...

Wing of sadness... will
hold my prayers
all this madness... will
end my fears
contempt in life
Conceptualize, wrong or right
The ending of life...
God save me now...

Time... end it now
No going back
Can you see the light as you pass
Ending wars, ending pain...
Waited all my life to be saves

And I will not ever see
All the hate and suffering
Can not live for the rest of my life
DNR Do not resuscitate me... DNRback to top
Together As One
In a world polluted inside
let's pretend the nightmare is done
from the earth the magma will rise
From the sea comes cancerous tides
The meaning of life ends in prophecy
Premonitions bring tragedy
is the hope for humanity

Molten fire.. flies thru the sky
Burning high... eclipse of the sun
Blackened skies
Rites of the night
The days in darkness in 2012

Mother earth's been withered by time
Already dead and we didn't even know it
Watch the stars to give us a sign
From above, all the angels descend
The meaning of life ends in agony
Raped by impurites
Not chance for humanity

Molten fire.. flies thru the sky
Burning high... eclipse of the sun
Blackened skies
Rites of the night
The days in darkness in 2012

Magma splits the earth and shifts below
Molten lava bursts and overflow
Rise as we wait, annihilate
Burning earth pulls to the sun
Rise as we wait, obliterate
Burning earth pulls to the sun
Three days of dakness in 2012

Mega cities still blaze in the night
Burning the ashes they choke
From the earth the magma will rise
Enveloped in poisonus smoke
so the meaning of life ends in prophecy
Premonitions of tragedy
still no hope for humanity

Molten fire.. flies thru the sky
Burning high... eclipse of the sun
Blackened skies
Rites of the night
The days in darkness in 2012back to top
Legions of the Dead
Music: Peterson
Lyrics: Billy, James
Domestically violent
With razor blade smiles
Infested with anger
A well hidden crime
Teaching those lessons so cruel
Ah, the torment spreads
War inside my head
Please just set me free
You call this... a family?
Battered, abusive
There's no wrong or right
When you're enslaved in your room
Hiding from demons
In urban daylight
Knowing that they'll be here soon
Confusion and bruises
And scars left for life
When physical evidence fades
Silently screaming
Just to be loved
Their innocence taken away
Ah, the torment spreads
War inside my head
Please just set me free
You call this... a family?
Solos: Eric, James
Virtues are shattered
By parents they trust
When all love they give is misued
The next generation
The damaged will learn
To keep spinning wheels of abuse
Ah, the torment spreads
War inside my head
Please just set me free
You call this... a family?back to top
Fall of Sipledome
Eyes of wrath
The beast is on your back
Razorblade slice your neck
Slowly tear you down
Takes another life
To feed his bloody lust
Random crime spree attack
There's no random at all

Dead city nights
Another daughter's done
Another victim of circumstance
Took the wrong way home
Can you hear the screams
The music of the dead
A ritual of broken flesh
Annoints the silver blade

No one lives forever
There is no forever
And I'll tell you why
Rage, Rage soothes the pain
Pain, Pain soothes the rage
Lash out in anger
that never will chance
I can never escape
Rage, Rage Soothes the pain
Pain, Pain Soothes the rage
Rage, Painback to top
First Strike Is Deadly
You will pay the price of the master, and the master says ...

Prisoners of the venom master
Guilty for what you've been charged
Sit in cells, condemned to face
The deadly snap of their jaws
Terror stricken, you lie in wait
In the final hour
Knowing of your wretched fate
And the serpent's power

First strike is deadly !

The evil path that you must take
Is filled with the slither of snakes
They're hiding and waiting for the time to lunge
For your flesh and your fate
No one escapes or comes out alive
For the snakes never lose
For if they hit you just one time
You have just faced your doom

First strike is deadly !

Deadly strike, bred to kill
The venoms howling in your veins
Psychotic spell, a gift from hell
The sound of a deadly lead remainsback to top
Into the Pit
Deep in the pit and lying alone
Where death has reared itself a throne
We're all the good, the bad
The worst and the best
And where they land is their eternal rest

Foul plays of passion
At twilight's dim
In joy of woe, of good and sin
Winds of storm and fates overcast
Darkly my presence
Is now your past

Join the insanity
Or die as you fall
Into the pit!
The mass production
And the killing of all
Into the pit!
The future screams for help
Are fading away
Into the pit!
The world tomorrow
Will it die for today?
Into the pit!

So in the sad, silent watches of night
The lonely pathway envisions my sight
Echoes of laughter
And boundless cries
So here I wander under infinite skies

Join the insanity
Or die as you fall
Into the pit!
The mass production
And the killing of all
Into the pit!
The future screams for help
Are fading away
Into the pit!
The world tomorrow
Will it die for today?
Into the pit!back to top
Trial By Fire
I was born into a womb so insane
Over crowded as we share the same veins
You will not be...
More man than me...
I... will not be the other...
I am the one... the chosen son
Who devours and smothers

Violence is not the way...
What am I anyway...

Implantation as they ripped us apart
Joined together cause we share the same heart
You will not be...
More man than me...
You... will not be the other...
I am the one... the chosen son
Who devoured his brother...

Hurt... help... hell...
And now you will see... that we will be
Always... together as one
Always together as... one
Will not be half a man
We're joined together as... one

The dominant son, who was joined as one
Always wonders why
The unborn son, who lives inside his head
Can never die

Violence is not the way...
Damaging vows I take...
The one who was built of rage
Bow down before I
Prayed forgiveness
From the father above
Joined together
But not bonded by love
I will not be...
More man than he...
We... will not have each other...
I am the one... the burden son
Who devoured his brother...

Hurt... help... hell...
And now you will see... that we will be
Always... together as one
Always... together as one
Will not be half a man...
We're joined together as... one...back to top
Disciples of the Watch
Cast to the fire
Banned by the light
Worship and listen to me
Condemned in his mind
In his evil place
Your fate is all that you'll see
I am the one
To show you the path
Salvation is in the fields
Listen up children and follow me
Or I'll let you pay the price
Of malachi!

Disciples of the watch
Obey!
Or I'll burn you to that cross!

Holding the mass
The demon is cast
To resurrect your soul
Calling to him
Is like an evil sin
A prophet is what they're told
Taking the land under command
Killing friend or fore
Feel the might of his evil wrath
Desecrate your soul!

Disciples of the watch
Obey!
Or I'll burn you to that cross!

Cast to the fire
Banned by the light
Worship and listen to me
Condemned in his mind
In his evil place
Your fate is all that you'll see
For I am the one
To show you the path
Salvation is in the fields
Listen up children and follow me
Or I'll let you pay the price
Of malachi!

Disciples of the watch
Obey!
Or I'll burn you to that cross!back to top
The Preacher
In days of old
When the books were untold
Speak of a world crushed by sin.
'the people will mourn
Of a war to be born'
Nobody would listen to him.
Think back in time
When the future you find
Is so faint that it's too hard to see.
Don't disavow his word
For the truth must be heard
Cause the preacher tells visions he sees

In 1906
Like the future predicts
The city will crumble to the bay
Then what's in store
When the worlds go to war?
Peace will have come another day
Then came the one
In the year of '41
Warfare would light up the sky
He beckoned the call
Of the future for all
Blinded by what's in his eyes

In days of old
When the books were untold
Speak of a world crushed by sin.
'the people will mourn
Of a war to be born'
Nobody would listen to him.
Think back in time
When you future you find
Is so faint that it's too hard to see.
Don't disavow his word
For the truth must be heard
Cause the preacher tells visions he sees.

Listen to these words I preach
Catastrophic lessons they shall teach (x2)back to top
Burnt Offerings
Summoned to the house of seance
To play the evil tarot cards
To find out what our fate will bring us
Before the war

Approaching now the hour of tiamat
Evil feelings in the air
The chosen wait impatiently
To find the rituals of power
Come out of the fire
Making the legacy known
Predicted by the past
Takes it's toll at last
Now knowing when it strikes

The endless feuding shows it's fate
The people are all shocked with fright
They know the end is coming near
It's time to fight
The revolution holds on strong
The armies have all met their match
Entire world up in arms
Destruction sees the spirits of anger
Come up from the gallows
Conjured my demons appear
Summoned to my cast, prey this deadly mass
Taken by the fire you fail

The world became a vast wasteland
Survivors turn into cannibals
Killing everything in sight
Warfare tonight
The armies are all closing in
The population's getting small
Feelings are as cold as ice
Survival names it's price
Starting to burn
The rape and violence grows high
A kingdom will rise
To rule with contempt
They will surprise
Kill and repent
The weakness in armies
'won't die'

Leaving now the house of seance
Speculating destiny
Wonder if the cards were true
Will wait to find out and will wait to seeback to top
Over the Wall
I've been a prisoner
Trapped in by fear
Ordered for the rest of my life
Condemned in a jail cell
Ain't seen life in years
Escape is the only way out

Restart my life or self destruction
To climb this wall of dark construction
Holding the quest for freedom
That beckons me

My sanity is all but gone
My patience is growing very weak
I need to get a hold of myself
I stare at the wall
For the right time has come
Escape must occur on this night

Restart my life or self destruction
To climb this wall of dark construction
Holding the quest for freedom
That beckons me

Stand in my way
And I'll run you straight through
There's no one to stop me now
For I'm on the loose
And I'm ready to start
Torture and hell on this town

Over the wall !

The search will not stop
And the hounds will not rest
Till I am back in my cell
For if I am caught
I will try it again
Over the wall I will go ...

I will go !
Go !

Restart my life or self destruction
To climb this wall of dark construction
Holding the quest for freedom
That beckons meback to top
The New Order
===================
Hear the screams, screams of fright
Shrieks of terror through the night
Souls of old band to hold
The meeting for the haunting night
Headless ghosts fill the halls
Shadow plays of grief and pain
Phantom speaks his final note
Tenants of the castle slain
Black cats will appear
As the witching hour nears
Lost souls will all be told
For a haunting we will go
See their dreams come to life
Under pressure holding tight
Feel the cold grabbing hold
To feed you on the haunting night
Evil witch, black as pitch
Starts a fire with a flinch
Burning fire rising higher
Making music like a choir
Children of the night
They're howling at black skies
The ruthless calls within
For the haunting now begins
Stay away from the shining light
Can't seem to find the answers there
Bring back the terror in the night
That we all share tonight
Hear the screams, screams of fright
Shrieks of terror through the night
Souls of old band to hold
The meeting for the haunting night
Headless ghosts fill the halls
Shadow plays of grief and pain
Phantom speaks his final note
Tenants of the castle slain
Black cats will appear
As the witching hour nears
Lost souls will all be told
For a haunting we will goback to top
The Haunting
Hear the screams, screams of fright
Shrieks of terror through the night
Souls of old band to hold
The meeting for the haunting night

Headless ghosts fill the halls
Shadow plays of grief and pain
Phantom speaks his final note
Tenants of the castle slain

Black cats will appear
As the witching hour nears
Lost souls will all be told
For a haunting we will go

See their dreams come to life
Under pressure holding tight
Feel the cold grabbing hold
To feed you on the haunting night

Evil witch, black as pitch
Starts a fire with a flinch
Burning fire rising higher
Making music like a choir

Children of the night
They're howling at black skies
The ruthless calls within
For the haunting now begins

Stay away from the shining light
Can't seem to find the answers there
Bring back the terror in the night
That we all share tonight

Hear the screams, screams of fright
Shrieks of terror through the night
Souls of old band to hold
The meeting for the haunting night

Headless ghosts fill the halls
Shadow plays of grief and pain
Phantom speaks his final note
Tenants of the castle slain

Black cats will appear
As the witching hour nears
Lost souls will all be told
For a haunting we will goback to top
Alone in the Dark
When I was but very young
Sorcerers came to claim my mind
Leaving death and hatred to unmask
The master of the game had won
And let his final sin be known
Killing those who stand in his path

Alone in the dark, where the demons are torturing me
The dark passage of revenge is all that I see

Armies of witches are called in from the north
Murder of the elders occur
The high priest of evil has lowered his iron fist
Thousands of people have died

The slaughter of the innocent
The house is burning that lights the sky
My nightmare has begun to unfold
The hissing of the cobra's tongue
Sound and feel of ripping flesh
Fall two thousand feet sky

My terror has controlled my life
And let my only weakness known
I got to rid this hell from my head
I fight off evil sorcerers
Rid my mind of his torture
And meet the falling angel in his realm

Alone in the dark, where the demons are torturing me
The dark passage of revenge is all that I see

Faustus prepares the legions of the night
Diviners from the far north arrive
Aimlessly people there huddled in a pack
Wreaking deadly havoc on mankind

I fall in my deepest sleep
To meet the evil asteroth
His title is the grand duke of hell
I fight until the end is near
To rid my mind of hopes and fears
My destination lies in my dreams

Set me free !

When I was but very young
Sorcerers came to claim my mind
Leaving death and hatred to unmask
The master of the game had won
And let his final sin be known
Killing those who stand in his path

Alone in the dark, where the demons are torturing me
The dark passage of revenge is all that I see

Armies of witches are called in from the north
Murder of the elders occur
The high priest of evil has lowered his iron fist
Thousands of people will dieback to top
Reign of Terror
Marching our way through the crypts of the dead
Taking his land by command
Killing our victims and taking no slaves
Hitler's final third reich
Engines are roaring the warheads ablast
The destroyer claims their fate
Hells legions armies
They march to defy
Lucifer takes his wait

Obeying this task by our leaders will
Death camps have taken their toll
The cold winds of winter are present forever
Destroyers claim their fate

Fighting our way through the mist of the night
Taking the life from young souls
Marching our armies prepared to fight
The cities all laid destroyed
Machineguns are firing the tanks are ablast
Bombing our way through hell
Generals smiling destruction strikes
Our armies have done well

Obeying this task by our leaders will
Death camps have taken their toll
The cold winds of winter are present forever
Destoyers claim their fate

Though the dead have trapped us in
We'll break the pact a deadly whim
Faisoned hammers wielded straight
Cursing us back to hell's gates

Black magic force thats taken it's course
The world lives in fear
The death calls are near

Awaiting this task battle at last
The worlds left to defy
Now's the time for you to die

Marching our way through the crypts of the dead
Taking his land by command
Killing our victims and taking no slaves
Hitler's final third reich
Engines are roaring the warheads ablast
The destroyer claims their fate
Hells legions armies
They march to defy
Lucifer takes his wait

Obeying this task by our leaders will
Death camps have taken their toll
The cold winds of winter are present forever
Destoyers claim their fateback to top
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