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Testament lyrics

Album: Practice What You Preach [1989]

Tracks10
 01  Practice What You Preach
 02  Perilous Nation
 03  Envy Life
 04  Time Is Coming
 05  Blessed in Contempt
 06  Greenhouse Effect
 07  Sins of Omission
 08  The Ballad
 09 Nightmare (Coming Back to You)
 10 Confusion Fusion
all Testament lyrics



Practice What You Preach
You think your life's so grand
You don't believe a word you say
Your feet aren't 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 you've got your life completely in control
You've got a lot to learn, the bridge you burned
It's gonna take it's 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 life's so grand
You don't believe a word you say
Your feet aren't 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
Perilous Nation
Bold is the one who dares to say what he feels
Renegation man, to one he yeilds
The bleeding hearts and empty minds, hiding words they fear
Blind is the one who censors what we see and hear
Come into my world and take a journey with me
Paint me a portait now, of the things you see

Men are poor and lost in war of ideology
No solution will prevail unless we can be
Free on anger, free of pain
Free of hatred that we obtain
Tell me what this place was meant to be

Can you see? Can you see what it does to me?
Can you hear? Can you red?
Can you see what it did to me!

Totalitarians in a Perilous Nation
Forcing through control turns, to desolation
Listen to the leader speak, he's your only friend
Take a stand in the motherland, take it to the end

Say now what you will, before they make it illegal
Time to draw the line, between the bad and the evil
Distant times had friendly rules, became its deadliest foe
We have heard it all before, the morals come and go

Men are poor and lost in war of ideology
No solution will prevail unless we can be
Free on anger, free of pain
Free of hatred that we obtain
Tell me what this place was meant to be
Free on anger, free of pain
Free of hatred that we obtain
Tell me what this place was meant to be

Can you see? Can you see what it does to me?
Can you hear? Can you red?
Can you see what it did to me, can you hear? Can you read?
Can you see what it did to me
Can you hear? Can you read?
Can you see what it did to me...back to top
Envy Life
In regards to the nature used with pacts of magic
Spirits from the vastly deep
Respond the calls from their broken silence
Make sure your reach does not exced your grasp
All that is to be done before you act
In a pact of invoking spirits from the past

Have you lost your mind
The dark souls of time
Ending life!
Ending life!

They see you calling out their names and getting ready
Chant in darkness shrouding near
Through your virtued youth they'll strike a deal
What's to obtain if no pain no gain
But to sell your soul you must be insane
Wrote your name in blood and then they came

You're as good as dead
The lost souls of time
Envy life!
Envy life!

Come on down to the house of pain
You hear them calling
Shouting out their names in vain. envy life!

In regards to the nature used with pacts of magic
Spirits from the vastly deep
Respond the calls from their broken silence
Make sure your reach does not exceed your grasp
All that is to be done before you act
In a pact of invoking spirits from the past

You're as good as dead
The lost souls of time, envy life, envy life! envy life, envy life!back to top
Time Is Coming
Yeah! the way I feel, seems to me to be so real
So sick and tired you know just how I feel
Cops they dress in black, they bid their lives
The bribes they stack, so sick and tired
Of the same old this and that

The time is coming, it's too son I can't quite tell
I don't know, I think my world has gone to hell
The time is coming, life it spins just like a wheel
I don't know, that's the way that it makes me feel!

The man I most resent
You might know him through the government
He'll tax our lives the money spent
He's just the president!!!
The land liberty for all mankind and all to see
What's the use, laws a conspiracy

The time is coming, it's too son I can't quite tell
I don't know, I think my world has gone to hell
The time is coming, life it spins just like a wheel
I don't know, that's the way that it makes me feel!

Searching for answers to make life complete
No need to search for more question
There for you to see!

The wars that we must fight
You dodge the draft before, you drive
So sick and tired, why can't, why can't they realiza
The rights they sympathize
Life is just a big disguise
So sick and tired, why can't we live our lives

The time is coming, it's too son I can't quite tell
I don't know, I think my world has gone to hell
The time is coming, life it spins just like a wheel
I don't know, that's the way that it makes me feel!back to top
Blessed in Contempt
All that can escape me, all I realize
That it will come back to me the day my father dies
His burning eyes would stare at you
I was born a masochise
I cried out in pain, as he clenches up his fist

Slowly as the years go by, the darkness builds inside
Trying to find a passage out, before I lose my mind
Ingestuous temptation but what is wrong or right
Why must I fall victim of hereditary spite

Soon! we will arise, forming despise
Conceptual intent
Blessed in contempt!

Thoughts have now come back to me
It's time to perpetrate
Take me to my sanity, before it gets too late
Hear me as I call to you, right here down below
Resurrect my will to live, come before i... go!

Soon! we will arise, forming despise
Conceptual intent
Blessed in contempt!back to top
Greenhouse Effect
Fools the ones who stray, the rain forest burns away
Know what to believe, this is the air we breathe
So the world we know is dying slow in south america
Flames are burning down, all the trees to the ground

Time is running low, we can't stay no more
Wealth these people see, fight for eternity
Lies they televise paid by the government
There on! it lingers on
And they don't even care if they...

Seal the planet's fate
Crimes they perpetrate
Wasting precious land
It's time to take a stand

Our only hope to breathe again
To stop the madness closing in
What will we do when all is lost
Environmental holocaust...

Our only hope to breathe again
To stop the madness closing in
What will we do when all is lost
Environmental holocaust...

Foes these people go, someone destroyed their home
Plagued with disease, left praying on their knees
Laws protect the land, social justice in demand
Smoke it fills the air into the atmosphere
Now it's time to see a cycle of a tragedy
On! it lingers on, and they don't even care if they...

Seal the planet's fate
Crimes they perpetrate
Wasting precious land
It's time to take a stand

Our only hope to breathe again
To stop the madness closing in
What will we do when all is lost
Environmental holocaust...

Our only hope to breathe again
To stop the madness closing in
What will we do when all is lost
Environmental holocaust...back to top
Sins of Omission
The day vanished in the night, soon the children pray
Pray themselves alone, the hate built from their pride
You can't take away, can't take what they own!

The eyes watching from the sky, guides them through the haze
Calling far away, the rain is black as black, black as night
Oh let them pray!

False sense of pride, satisfies
There's no reason for suicide
Use your mind, and hope to find
Find the meaning of existence...

The crys answers wonder why, why it's time to die
Time to die alone, cause I'm wasting too much time
Wandering down the live reasons why I go my own!

False sense of pride, satisfies
There's no reason for suicide
Use your mind, and hope to find
Find the meaning of existence...

The eyes watching from the sky, guides them through the haze
Calling far away, the rain is black as black, black as night
Oh let them pray!

False sense of pride, satisfies
There's no reason for suicide
Use your mind, and hope to find
Find the meaning of existence...

False sense of pride, satisfies
There's no reason for suicide
Use your mind, and hope to find
Find the meaning of existence...back to top
The Ballad
I'm not one to say
Where my feelings are going when they wither away
I pray to see another day
My heart's feeling like a needle lost in the hay
Restrained to meet again
My friend do you think that we ever will
I know we are free...

The games are played with your life on the line
Some lose, you win if you keep on trying
I don't mind doing time, I'm happier being alive
Now I know the means to my opression were all lies
The only truth is your own most sacred lesson I've ever learned
I know we are free...

I've been robbed, I've been fooled
I intend now to make my own rules
Dagger's edge cut the line, I've been down that road
Too many times

What's to fear, fear no more
Show my conscience what fears's for
Now I know this is so real
What's done is done so do as you will!

I'm keeping alive! go on, no don't look back
Just realize where you've gone
Where are you going to, no lifes not done with you
You're only just begun, to live your life!
For you...back to top
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