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Testament lyrics

Album: Live at the Fillmore [1995]

Tracks17
 01  The Preacher
 02  Alone in the Dark
 03  Burnt Offerings
 04 A Dirge
 05  Eerie Inhabitants
 06  The New Order
 07  Low
 08 Urotsukedoji
 09  Into the Pit
 10  Souls of Black
 11  Practice What You Preach
 12  Apocalyptic City
 13  Hail Mary
 14  Dog Faced Gods
 15  Return to Serenity
 16  The Legacy
 17  Trail of Tears
all Testament lyrics



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
Alone in the Dark
When I was but very young
sorcerers came the claim my mind
leaving death and hatred to
unmask
the master of the game had won
and let his final sin be know
killing those who stand in his
path

Alone In The Dark
where the demons are torturing
me
the dark passages of revenge is
all that I see

Armies of witches
are called in from north
murders of elders occur
the high priest of evil
has lowered his iron fist
thousands of people will die

The slaughter of the innocent
the house is burning
that lights the sky
my nightmare has begun to
unfold
the hissing of the cobras tongue
sound and feel of ripping flesh
fall two thousand feet from the
sky

My terror has controlled my life
and
let my only weakness know
I got the 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 passages 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
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 the claim my mind
leaving death and hatred to
unmask
the master of the game had won
and let his final sin be know
killing those who stand in his
path

Alone In The Dark
where the demons are torturing
me
the dark passages of revenge is
all that I see

Armies of witches
are called in from north
murders of elders occur
the high priest of evil
has lowered his iron fist
thousands of people will dieback 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 feeling 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 its toll at last
Now knowing when it strikes

The endless feuding shows its 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
Takin' by the fire you fall

The world became a vast wasteland
Survivors turned to cannibals
Killing everything in sight
Warfare tonight
The armies are all closing in
The populations getting small
The feelings are as cold as ice
Survival names its price
Starting to burn
The rape and the violence grows high
A kingdom will rise
To rule with contempt
They will surprise
Kill and repent
The weakness in armies
Won't die! Won't die! 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 see."back to top
Eerie Inhabitants
When I see my brother
What I see is like no other
What we had forever lost
Can't deny our friendship
Feeling like it's time to end this
bad relation ripped appart

When we're young
and disaranged
We didn't know it
any other way
Now were grown
He's still the same
People see him suffering

I am not about to run away
Turn my back to him
In his darkest hour
Give him will to fight
Antagonize his thoughts
See him thew his thoughest times
Purify his weakened heart

All the friends
We feel the same
the way it was
back in the day
The more we change
He stays the same
Will we ever see our friend again

I... feel that...
I can't protect myfriend from himself

All I've got
are these lessons learned in life
The lessons I've been taught
They still remain
inside me thoughts
Even as we speak
as troubled as it seems
He'll always be a friend of mind
That's the way it was
and always will be

When we're young
and disaranged
We didn't know it
any other way
Now were grown
He's still the same
People see him suffering

I... feel...
I cannot help my friend
help him self

You... can't hear what I say
Never going away...
still friends down for life...
can you still fight...

All I've got
are these lessons learned in life
The lessons I've been taught
They still remain
inside me thoughts
Even as we speak
as troubled as it seems
He'll always be a friend of mind
That's the way it was
and always will be

Now in the end
it plain to see
what kind of friend
He has been for me
all along he could never see
Who he was
and always be

I... feel...
I cannot help my friend
help him selfback 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
Low
Fuel the fire for war
Itīs man against mankind
Bruises that they bear
Been beaten down with time
Innocent people suffer the loss
Your broken hope so close to the cross
Sometimes you just donīt know
How low... how low you can, go...
So low itīs sickening
Low... Low... show some mercy...
Hey you piece of shit
Just leave the kids alone
Why canīt you bear
The things that we endure
Innocent people suffer the loss
Lost hope with faith to the cross
Sometimes you just donīt know
How low... How low you can go
Show some sympathy
Low... Low... show some mercy
I donīt like you for your warped demented ways
I hope they lock you down so you never get away
Low... Low... show some sympathy
Low... Low.. show some mercy...back 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
Souls of Black
Can't you see
That in the world we live in
Political lies
Are just corporate decisions
They`ll take away
All the hopes, not their promises
They'll put an end to this
Land of the livin

Look at the lost souls
They seem so black
Look at the lost souls
Souls of black

They got control
Of the heart of a nation
Their social bribes
Seem so graciously
As time goes by
'cause time as you can see
Will slowly die for you and me

Look at the lost souls
They seem so black
Look at the lost souls
Souls of black

So put an end
To this idolization
Antagonizing so commonly
Open your eyes
'cause the lie's there so plain to see
Life goes on
There's no guarentees

Look at the lost souls
They seem so black
Look at the lost souls
Souls of black

They're bleeding so blackback to top
Practice What You Preach
"You think your lifeīs so grand
You donīt believe a word you say
Your feet arenīt on the ground
You let your life just slip away
Just so uncertain of your body and your soul
The promises you make your mind go blank
and then you lose control, then you lose control!

I never was the one, the one to say
the things you say
Never seem to wonder what you say
You think youīve got your life completely in control
Youīve got a lot to learn, the bridge you burned
Itīs gonna take its toll!!! Pay the burnt bridge toll!!!

So practice what you preach!
Practice What You Preach!
Practice What You Preach!
Practice What You Preach!

You think your lifeīs so grand
You donīt believe a word you say
Your feet arenīt on the ground
You let your life just slip away
Just so uncertain of your body and your soul
The promises you make your mind goes blank
and then you lose control
Pay the burnt bridge toll, then you lose control
Pay the burnt bridge toll, so practice what you preach!

Practice What You Preach!
Practice What You Preach!
Practice What You Preach!

"back to top
Apocalyptic City
Hey everybody
Join together unified
Hey are you ready
for us all to fight for pride
It's our last chance to defend
our war cries to the bitter end

Pray up to the heavens
Our creator justifies...

A war dance of indians
It's my own allegiance to the fight
Me... white... breed...
Everybody simbolize
Join together unified

Hey everybody
come together, raise the knife
same old promise
that we've heard a thousand times

It's our last chance to defend
war cries to the bitter end
as man shows his ignorance
it's my own allegiance to the fight
Fight... me... white... breed...
Everybody simbolize
Join together unified
Fight... me... white... breed...
Everybody stand and rise
and join together unifiedback to top
Hail Mary
=============================
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
Dog Faced Gods
================
Living my life on borrowed time
Watching my dreams disappear
My fists slowly clench as my mind seeks control
My body trembles in fear
Life was looking up for me when I left home
It seems like yesterday
Now I'll never go back there again
Here is where I'll stay
Nobody can hear you scream or shout
Once you're in, you won't come out
You will never see the light of day
I'm the hunter, you're my prey !
Watching the clash between the forces below
>From up in the planes we're flying
Survivors are taken as prisoners of war
The others are slowly dying
I shiver as we strap on our parachutes
We line up to jump out the doors
We're already there and there's no turning back
I fall to the scene of the war
Nobody can hear you scream or shout
Once you're in, you won't come out
You will never see the light of day
I'm the hunter, you're my prey !
You can see me, flying right over your head
Try to stop me, you can't cause your armies are dead
To cross the blood red trenches of the dead below
Do or die, Hell's the place you'll go
Living my life on borrowed time
Watching my dreams disappear
My fists slowly clench as my mind seeks control
My body trembles in fear
Life was looking up for me when I left home
It seems like yesterday
Now I'll never go back there again
Here is where I'll stay
Nobody can hear you scream or shout
Once you're in, you won't come out
You will never see the light of day
I'm the hunter, you're my prey !back to top
Return to Serenity
I'm gonna take you
To a place far from here
No one will see us
Watch the pain as it disappears

No time for anger
No time for despair
Won't you come with me
There's room for us there

This innocent beauty
My words can't describe
This rebirth to purity
Brings a sullen tear right to your eyes

No time for anger
No time for despair
Please let me take you
'Cause I'm already there

I'm so alone
My head's my home
I'll return to serenity

Rhyme without reason
Is why children cry
They see through the system
That's breeding them just so they die

So please let me take you
And I'll show you the truth
Inside my reality
We shared in my youth

I'm so alone
My head's my home
And I feel
So alone
You know
At last
I return to serenity

Now that I've taken you
To a place far from here
I really must go back
Close your eyes and we'll disappear

Won't you come with me
Salvation we'll share
Inside of my head now
There's room for us there

CHORUSback to top
The Legacy
"We're gonna take you back
through the pages of the past
Just another lonely boy
I could laugh and play
and live in any other way
Then the devil took my soul
The fortune and the fame
I knew I was not the same
and I know I'd never return

Looking at the sky
I know I would never die
And forever shining through
Wish the sky would say
that blue would turn to grey
and I know I'd be there

Life was like a fantasy
taken by reality
Does anyone remember me
You once knew me
Flashes of the day
I knew I was here to stay
But no one stays the same

Turn the pages back in time
through the chapters in my mind
Life's too short to leave behind
It's to late know
Life was like a fantasy
taken by reality
Does anyone remember me
You once knew me

Flashes of the day
I knew I was here to stay
But no one
knows my name"back to top
Trail of Tears
See the sun as the day is done
Life is of the broken ones
Some will stray as time will come

All their lives, they live it well
Red man proud and giving hell
Some stand and shining tall

Can you hear them call...

See the sun as itīs setting still
Tears fall from a warrior
Damn those who feel

Set a trail to the promised land
Mother and child holding hand in hand
Through the snow or through the sands

All across the land...

Full moonīs rising from the sky, a warriorīs riding
Ride with the wind
So far away, the spirits will guide you
No more sorrow
Donīt look back
your freedom will follow
Flying so free
Canīt you see...on the trail of tears

Full moonīs rising from the sky, a warriorīs riding
Ride with the wind
So far away, the spirits will guide you
No more sorrow
Donīt look back
your freedom will follow
Flying so free
Canīt you see...on the trail of tearsback to top
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